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24 Nov 22:19

FAMU Band Performs "Kermit Drinking Tea" Formation At Florida Classic

SuburbanKoala

Attn: Firehose

FAMU Band Performs "Kermit Drinking Tea" Formation At Florida Classic:
While the Florida Classic football game didn’t go Florida A & M’s way, the Marching 100 won halftime with a performance that featured that Kermit drinking tea meme, in formation. The full performance can be watched below, with our relevant part about three minutes in.
24 Nov 19:44

Marion Barry: Guardian Angel Of Punk Rock | VICE | United States

SuburbanKoala

I am a smidge too young for both Barry's Summer Jobs or real hey-day of DC punk. These were the stories of cool older brothers

Marion Barry: Guardian Angel Of Punk Rock | VICE | United States:
Marion Barry, the much maligned former mayor of Washington, DC, is mostly known as a punch line. As a synonym for “smoking crack,” he embodied white America’s media-based fantasy of 80s urban blacks-entitled, lazy, corrupt, drug addled, and taking advantage of poor white people.
19 Nov 19:34

Peak small plates? North End restaurant turns away from the concept

by adamg

Ristorante Damiano, 307-309 Hanover St., is moving away from small plates - and is seeking a name change to go with its move to what its attorney calls "full service" Italian food: Separate appetizers, entrees, the whole nine yards.

Other than the name and menu change, attorney William Ferrullo told the Boston Licensing Board today, the restaurant is not planning any changes.

The board votes Thursday on whether to approve the name change. The board does not vote on cuisine.

19 Nov 19:44

Controversial Vietnamese restaurant on Dot Ave. tries again for license

by adamg
SuburbanKoala

This is vacant, ugly, and 6 blocks from our place. But I don't know enough about the history and community to gauge who is right or wrong

For the second time in three months, Nhung Nguyen went before the Boston Licensing Board for permission to reopen her VN Express Cafe at 1616 Dot. Ave.

20 Nov 21:30

Dot 2 Dot Cafe wins full liquor license

by adamg
SuburbanKoala

Good for them. I wish I liked Dot 2 Dot more than I do. But they are basically the only middle-class targeted business in Melville Park, so I guess we are allies

The Dorchester Avenue cafe that inspired the effort to get more liquor licenses for Boston today won approval to offer alcoholic drinks with its meals.

Dot 2 Dot Cafe co-owner Karen Henry-Garrett has said the liquor license would mean she could start serving dinner regularly at the 1739 Dorchester Ave. restaurant.

18 Nov 16:24

‘Straight up vulgar’ flyers threaten businesses

SuburbanKoala

firehose?

‘Straight up vulgar’ flyers threaten businesses:
Threatening notices claiming to be from ‘Juggalo family’ call for businesses to leave the NE Williams St. neighborhood.
14 Nov 13:28

Anti-vax fever spreading in Massachusetts

by adamg
SuburbanKoala

This is really going to spoil our smug. Come on, neighbors, step it up!

WBZ reports state figures show growth in the number of children going to school without their full course of vaccinations. A MetroWest mother who refuses to let her kids by vaccinated says she is tired of people yelling "herd immunity" at her, when the problem is not her precious, unprotected tots but people whose own vaccinations have worn off or never worked.

10 Nov 13:06

Keytar Bear as trend setter

by adamg
SuburbanKoala

My new Boston game: Emerson or Somerville

Stevil ran across these fine furried musicians in the Public Garden yesterday.

Is there a Mrs. Keytar somewhere that popped these guys out? They were very good despite the somewhat ridiculous costumes. I wanted to read them a bedtime story. :-)

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

07 Nov 21:31

Truck vs. Longfellow Bridge: Bridge once again emerges victorious

by adamg
SuburbanKoala

Boston Bridge/truck autoshare

State Police report a truck storrowed on Storrow Drive outbound at the Longfellow Bridge and got wedged in real good around 3:30 p.m. All of its remains were hauled away by 4:20 p.m., however.

05 Nov 14:07

Globe's found a buyer for its Dorchester plant

by adamg

Dan Kennedy reports on the possible deal with Winstanley Enterprises of Concord for the 16.4-acre site - and the move of the Globies to parts unknown in late 2016 or early 2017.

The move could portend a complex without housing, since the company specializes in office and retail development, but not housing.

05 Nov 02:04

Jay-Z x Kanye West "Gotta Have It" Music Video

SuburbanKoala

Little kid Kanye and J

Jay-Z x Kanye West "Gotta Have It" Music Video:
A spec video for the song “Gotta Have It” by Jay Z and Kanye West off the Watch The Throne Album. Children were used to portray the artists in this fun, ener…
04 Nov 16:11

What The Most Infamous NBA Heckler Learned From His Friend Muhammad Ali

SuburbanKoala

My parents told me specifically not to behave like Robin Ficker when I was about 7 and learning to watch the Bullets

What The Most Infamous NBA Heckler Learned From His Friend Muhammad Ali:
He had a role model. The most obnoxious spectator in sports history says he was inspired by the most beloved athlete of all time.
02 Nov 14:30

The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF: What You Need to Know (GLD)

SuburbanKoala

Had to click through to make sure it wasn't satire.

The Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF: What You Need to Know (GLD):
The Winklevoss twins’ Bitcoin ETF could be approved by the SEC by the end of the year. Could this finally be a safe way for everyday investors to buy Bitcoin? - Leo Sun - The Business
31 Oct 15:23

Living Single Theme Song

SuburbanKoala

Totally in my head right now. My cultural studies Master's will be comparing this to Girls

30 Oct 18:43

Tootal Recall How do you get tough, working class kids to wear...

by breathnaigh
SuburbanKoala

There was a modest 60s mod revival in London which got some press. It seems very logical.











Tootal Recall

How do you get tough, working class kids to wear polka dot cravats? British neckwear maker Tootal inadvertently pulled this off in the 1960s when mods and mod offshoot subcultures tucked silky puffs of foulard  into their jackets and shirts before going to see the Small Faces melt faces or to battle with rockers. A centuries old company, Tootal specialized in furnishings like ties, cravats, and scarves. They provided scarves to Royal Air Force pilots in World War II (like the gaunt pilot pictured), but the path from there to the necks of the mods isn’t totally clear. The RAF roundel likewise went from the wings of Hawker Hurricanes to the backs of fishtail parkas. In the postwar period, Tootal shifted primarily to synthetic fabrics like polyester and rayon. At the time, these were considered technologically advanced fabrics rather than just cheap substitutes for more precious materials like silk. Tootal wares were marketed as good value: affordable, durable, and washable at home (even the ties).

The mods who Vespa’d into the spotlight in the mid-60s, and the suedeheads who followed in the 1970s, were very discerning about having the “correct” gear, and they considered Tootal ace. I’m not British, but a guy named Nigel (pictured in the bottom photo) told me that Tootal was the “Go to brand. Nothing else would do.” Fringed scarves were worn tied around the neck and tucked into macs or crombie coats (which makes natural sense—see photo of Terence Stamp from 1968), or even Levis jackets or fishtail parkas. Preferred patterns were polka dots (white on wine or navy—often coordinated to your favorite football club’s colors) or paisley, in tones not too different from what high end makers like Drake’s work with today (Daniel Craig wears a Drake’s scarf in the photo above).

Contrasting Textures

Whether you’re a mod revivalist or just a guy who appreciates the velveteen touch of a dandy scarf, silk is a worthy choice. Naturally, for really cold weather, you want a warm wool or cashmere scarves, but silk is a great option for chilly temperatures. Silk or silk substitutes provide a textural contrast with tweeds and other “dry,” matte fabrics, and can add color to otherwise neutral toned, olive and khaki-heavy ensembles. I like to wear them less formally, with a leather bomber or Barbour jacket, but silk scarves are great with heavy wool coats, too.

Vintage or New?

Tootal scarves are quite common on the vintage market, and their durability and washability mean they’re often in decent shape even if quite old. The company currently makes a higher end product in all silk, although many mod die-hards prefer vintage versions. The 1960s models came in varying qualities denoted by color-coded labels (green label, black label, etc.); but for the most part, if it’s still around, it’s wearable. Other options for new scarves include British companies like Peckham Rye (which has courted the mod market) or Jump the Gun, or trad shops like Ben Silver or J. Press. Note that size also affects wearability—a large, very broad scarf will be more at home with a chesterfield coat than a short jacket.

-Pete

28 Oct 18:00

The Screening Room….Trafic by Jacques Tati

by The Sartorialist
SuburbanKoala

Hat case

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I don’t speak French, and I can’t keep up with subtitles-but that doesn’t stop me from getting a kick out of a good Tati film.

 

These movies are so visual and so unique (the girl above stores her floppy hats where you’d expect to find a spare tire!) The mood of a Tati film is instantly recognizable and now super easy to access-as of last week I noticed that all six of Tati’s films are now available on iTunes.

 

Definitely worth viewing if you’re in the mood for something a little bit different, but not too serious. 

Screen Shot 2014-10-20 at 10.32.44 AM-Also how great are these Criterion Collection cover artworks for the films (pictured above). The covers have just as much character as the films themselves.

 

29 Oct 12:11

Keytar Bear attacked again?

by adamg
SuburbanKoala

LEAVE KEYTAR BEAR ALONE

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:00

Our favorite fuzzy musician reports on an incident last night in front of Faneuil Hall:

There was another attack by 2 guys and a girl this time this time they tried to stab me with a knife and they stole from me lm not upset because I realize god gives us problems in order to make us stronger these are the few dollars that l recovered lm hoping my Keytar still works because l used it to defend myself but my Bruins jersey is fucked up and that pisses me off because it had everyones signature tommorows another people.

Earlier:
People suck: Keytar Bear sucker punched in the face.

Free tagging: 

Neighborhoods: 

Topics: 

29 Oct 15:18

Luxury cineplex planned for Seaport

by adamg
SuburbanKoala

Oh, Seaport.

A ten-screen complex being planned for Seaport Square across from Fan Pier will feature reserved seating in custom recliners for moviegoers who will be able to sup on small plates and sip from their wine or beer.

Kerasotes Showplace Theatres has begun work on its proposed Showplace Icon for a building in front of one of the current Vertex buildings. The company highlighted its proposal this morning in hearing before the Boston Licensing Board - which decides whether to let it buy the liquor license now held by the Bar Room on Broad Street.

29 Oct 00:29

Death Becomes Her | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

SuburbanKoala

Attn: RS.
I sourced this from jezebel but didn't like thier summary

Death Becomes Her | The Metropolitan Museum of Art:
This exhibition explores the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
28 Oct 02:49

Basic Boston Is Basically Just Boston: A Guide to Things Everyone Likes

SuburbanKoala

These are the things I am constantly being mean about for no reason So I'd say it is pretty accurate

28 Oct 21:38

In Somerville, power goes out from Assembly Row to Winter Hill, where a boom was heard

by adamg
SuburbanKoala

The boom giveth, and the boom taketh away

UPDATE, 5:47 p.m.: Spirits in Black reports the lights are back on at Assembly Row, but that traffic remains a mess.

Around 5:15 p.m., Jackie Geilfuss reported the power was out at Assembly Row - including the lights at Assembly Row and Rte. 28.

People are stuck in elevators.

Around 5:30, NPW reported:

28 Oct 21:01

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/RCMP-seeking-suspect-in-sex-assault-near-Winnipeg-Beach-280681152.html?cx_navSource=d-tiles-2

SuburbanKoala

Subject is described as a zombie drawn by Dr. Seuss

20 Oct 01:30

UNIFORM | Block Shop Scarves

by Lizzie
SuburbanKoala

I also like lightweight scarfs. Maybe I have been in LA too long


My biggest retail weakness is no doubt lightweight scarves. I have...a lot of them. I think it's because they're an easy way to make basics unboring, and I love me a jeans and tee ensemble. Or maybe it's that Los Angeles is the lightweight scarf capital of the world? Either way, it's hard for me to pass on a good thin scarf. But Block Shop scarves aren't just good, they're freaking great. And their latest collection, just launched on Friday, is possibly their best yet. Under a jean jacket, over a sweater, draped with a dress, tied up with a Barbour, they work on everything. Check out the latest collection here and look out for more on Block Shop in the inaugural issue of Knit Wit Magazine.

AND. Lily Stockman, one of Block Shop's founders, just wrote the best article I've read all year >>>
Portrait of Marriage in Wartime: Why One Military Couple Left New York and Embraced Desert Life in Joshua Tree.
28 Oct 17:37

One toe over the line: Enforcing city liquor regulations can be a game of inches

by adamg

At a hearing this morning, a lawyer for Sweetwater Cafe and a Boston Police detective agreed the detective was holding a photo of a woman with a beer bottle in one hand. But was she still in the area in the Boylston Place Alley designated for the cafe's patio area or just outside it?

Attorney Dennis Quilty said the woman was obviously under the awning the cafe uses to keep patio goers dry and so not "consuming alcohol outside licensed patio area." But Det. William Gallagher countered: "Disagree."

27 Oct 18:27

High fiber chicken

My fiber is low, which was surprising because I ate chicken, which I thought would take care of that. 

28 Oct 02:40

Casco Bay Island - Maine, United States - Private Islands for Sale

SuburbanKoala

Attn: Otters

Casco Bay Island - Maine, United States - Private Islands for Sale:
This turnkey island comes with a 1,200 sq ft log home is geographically diverse. There are several protected…
28 Oct 02:56

Clapboard Island West - Maine, United States - Private Islands for Sale

SuburbanKoala

Now this one is just excessive

Clapboard Island West - Maine, United States - Private Islands for Sale:
Please watch the virtual tour at this link: http://vimeo.com/103719040 This one of a kind historic Clapboard…
27 Oct 16:00

The Classic Mac The king of classic raincoats is the...

by derekguypto
SuburbanKoala

I flirted shamelessly with a double-marked-down Aquascutum mac, but the price was just too much, even then.



The Classic Mac

The king of classic raincoats is the double-breasted trench, but nowadays, a single-breasted mac can feel a lot more practical. The difference between the two is in their designs. Trench coats were originally worn in the trenches of WWI, so they have militaristic details such as epaulets and gun flaps. Macs, on the other hand, are typically simpler and more streamlined, with just a fold down collar and two outer slash pockets. In that simplicity, I find that they’re easier to pair with a range of casualwear and tailored clothing. You can wear a mac with a chunky sweater and some jeans on the weekend, or with a tailored sport coat and some wool trousers for a smarter look. 

If you’re looking for a mac this fall, here are some options:

The Best in Classic Models

  • Mackintosh: The originator of the style, hence the term “mac.” They’re famous for their bonded cotton fabrics, which – while not terribly breathable – are unique in how they drape and feel. You can find them at Trunk Clothiers, No Man Walks Alone, O’Connell’s, and Cordings. I own and like the Dunkeld model, which is a classic, knee-length cut.
  • Grenfell: Another great British company with a ton of history. Their coats are known for their densely woven cloths, which are inherently water resistant because of the tightness of the weave. You can find them at Ben Silver.  
  • Aquascutum: Yet another great British company, although I don’t think any of their coats are made in the UK anymore. Still, I find them to be excellent. They have a wide range of models, with the slim fitting Broadgate being available at Barney’s.  
  • Invertere: Invertere died as a manufacturer many years ago, but was recently revived as a design label with limited distribution in Japan. O’Connell’s – being the treasure trove for classic men’s clothing that they are – has a few deadstock coats from the ’90s (when the company was still making stuff). 

Modern Updates

  • Nanamica: This Japanese outerwear label has a shorter fitting mac made with a Gore-Tex layer. Probably too short to really wear with a sport coat, but potentially great with casualwear. Available at Oi Polloi.
  • Todd Snyder: Another short, slim fitting model. This time, in a subtle houndstooth pattern that can add visual interest to a plain looking sweater and pair of jeans.
  • APC: A classic looking mac in a more modern cut. A subtle suede detailing at the collar allows it to look a little more special. Available at Mr. Porter.
  • Italian Brands: High-end Italian brands often have slightly more fashion forward cuts. Look into labels such as Allegri and Herno, but check places such as Yoox and Bluefly first. They often have them on heavy discount.

More Affordable Buys

  • Brooks Brothers: Doesn’t sound affordable at $500, but remember that most things at Brooks Brothers get discounted by 25-50%. Just wait for the right sale.  
  • John Simons: This London-based Ivy Style shop has a couple of models in tan and navy. Price is lowered a bit when you remove ~20% for European taxes.
  • TM Lewin: One of the most affordable options of all. With the current sale price of $160, you’d be hard pressed to find something as nice brand new. Size down if you want something slim fitting, and take your regular jacket size if you plan to wear yours with tailored jackets. A very classic, simple style that will look great either way. 
  • Local thrift stores, eBay, and Yoox: As always, the most affordable coats are going to be on the second hand or clearance market. The good news is that raincoats are often very, very durable, so you can find things in great condition, but selling for pennies on the dollar. Learn how to search around.

(Photo via John Simons)

27 Oct 20:00

On the Street…..Lafayette St., New York

by The Sartorialist

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27 Oct 21:46

Bruins Dress Up As 'Frozen' Characters For Children's Hospital Visit (Photo)

Bruins Dress Up As 'Frozen' Characters For Children's Hospital Visit (Photo):
The cold never bothered the Boston Bruins anyway. A group of the Black and Gold made their annual visit to Boston Children’s Hospital on Monday dressed in their best Halloween costumes, and this ye…