Ah, the hot stove is heating up. How nice it would be to visit the homeland again. [A salty tear falls to the keyboard rendering the tilde all but useless.] The Sox have a couple new left-fielders and a new pitcher and a new shortstop and the tragedy of it all is these guys won’t be able to see any of it while they’re at work. That’s the Calvinist state that is Massachusetts for you. Meanwhile the Yankees just keep getting stronger (please click).
Shoot down the state a bit to Buzzards Bay and a late library book is being more heavily punished then a 98-year-old killer. Why? Because that’s how New Bedford rolls. They eat barbecue octopus from a can and they do not like you taking over their room. Do not live to 100 and never keep a book past it’s due date.
When asked why she did it 98-year-old Laura Lundquist said, “She’s been wicked aggravatin’ for-like-70, 80 years. I had enough of that old bag.” When the obvious pun was pointed out to Mrs. Lundquist she pulled a shiv on the reporter.
Tonight at Thom’s we take a walk down memory lane as we half-heartedly celebrate our 4th anniversary. Come in and try some new Harpoon beers and get some free stuff.
Still looking for that perfect Xmas gift? Well, look no further. The Thom’s store has a collection of books, music and dvds from people that have been to Thom’s. Please support our regulars. Featured right now is Bill Simmons’ “The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy”. The Sports Guy did a signing at Thom’s last month where about 1000 people showed up.
How about “This Bad Day in Yankee History” by Gabriel Schechter? The author will be in very soon to help us conduct a little off-season trivia party.
Or, the perfect hat for the big baseball fan in your family. These custom made caps won’t be available for much longer, so jump on it while you can.
Still stuck? Ok, candle pins make a good gift.
Pour a cheerful toast and fill it
But be careful you don't spill it
-by Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera