Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: Catching Up

Monday, May 19, 2008

Catching Up

Not much to talk about tonight. I'm on a killer work deadline at the moment (have been for quite some time and will be for another couple of weeks or so), but that didn't stop me and Mrs. Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk from slipping away for a weekend in Boston with some old friends. We walked and walked and walked, but we were able to mix the historical--seeing Paul Revere's graveyard, eating at the oldest continuously serving restaurant in the country, climbing Beacon Hill, visiting the state house with its statue of "Fighting" Joe Hooker, and enjoying somebody's idea of a joke with its General Hooker entrance (the elite ones no doubt have their own way in)--with contemporary pop culture--going by the Bull & Finch Pub, which served as the inspiration for Cheers (and which is now helpfully named "Cheers" so we're sure to get the connection) and walking past Denny Crane's office building on our way to dinner Saturday night. We probably should've made some sort of effort to locate the building from which Martin Sheen was thrown in The Departed, but you can't have time for everything. We flew Southwest, so that meant going in and out of Providence. On the way back to our plane, we stopped by Plymouth Rock (which is, unfortunately, closed for the season, but we got to see where it lives, anyway) and drove around the Rhode Island School of Design, which is where David met Chris and Tina. (A special tidbit for all the comics readers out there--did you know Walt Simonson was two years ahead of them at RISD? I didn't.)

Consequently, except for Teddy Kennedy's hospitalization in Boston over the weekend, I don't know what's going on. Have I missed anything? Did Obama withdraw to give Hillary the nomination she believes she so richly deserves? Did McCain go on Saturday Night Live to put a spotlight on just how old he is? What should I be watching for?


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