February 13, 2016 / 4th of Adar, 5776
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Dan Brosgol

  • Sometimes I like songs but then hate them within a week, and then of course I regret spending the $1.29 to buy them on iTtunes.

    Luckily I didn't do that with Stressed Out, because I was done it about two seconds after I wrote about it back in January... so obviously it's still on every two minutes when I'm in the car.

    But anyway.

    I've been out and about quite a lot this week, taking the T to work on Wednesday (2 hrs 10 minutes ONE WAY thank you very mu...

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  • There have been some incredible plays in Boston sports this century, so in light of the recent tragedy of the Patriots not repeating as champions, it’s time to take a walk down memory lane and remind ourselves how good we’ve got it. The following is one man’s list of the most important plays in the Golden Age of Boston sports, otherwise known as recent history. And what better time to watch all of these videos than when you are not watching Super Bowl pregame shows? It’s a...

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  • A few highlights from and musings about the wide world of sports, or more appropriately, from my narrow interests in the world of sports.

    The Patriots lost and that sucks, but it happens, and they should be better next year. Hopefully BB has seen the error of his ways and will not only value that home field advantage just a little bit more next year but will also stop making silly decisions following coin tosses. All I ask is that they add a stud lineman and an ou...

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  • In most major soccer leagues, the league champions are usually pulled from a small cabal of high-revenue and high-spending clubs (fans of MLB small-market teams no doubt understand this imperfect system). In England, it has become the Chelsea/Arsenal/Man City/Man United boys club (although this year Leicester City has crashed the party) and looking across the continent, it’s the same story, as in Spain it’s usually a Barca/Real dogfight with occasionally an Atletico Mad...

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  • Angry Birds

    After bolting out of the gate to the tune of an undefeated 11-10-0 record, Brighton and Hove Albion have run straight into the proverbial brick wall, sputtering to a 0-1-3 record in the League Championship over their last four games and getting knocked out the FA Cup following a 1:0 loss to Hull City on Saturday. The Seagulls’ recent form has dropped them from first to fourth place (11-11-3/44 points) on the League Championship table, 8 points behind top-of-the...

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  • 12 days at home was a wonderful gift, but this morning had me back on 128, running the classic Route-3-To-Winter gauntlet while avoiding sports radio after another bewildering Patriots loss. Luckily, I actually heard some music instead of the usual morning chatter, and was thusly inspired to write something about this year’s early-season favorites.

    Frirst off, “Stressed Out” by Twenty One Pilots. I know it’s been out on the Alt-Rock charts since spring, b...

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  • It’s $1 billion down and another billion to go for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and I’m happy to report that the Brosgols made their contribution towards that number over vacation as various combinations of family members went to see it. I, in fact, saw it twice, and it’s a good thing, because I actually liked it a lot better the second time around.

    All in all, it was a great movie. It was enjoyable, and at times, yes, thrilling, but at the same time it was ba...

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  • Swansea Calling

    Brighton and Hove Albion continue to roll through the Sky Bet League Championship, with 11 wins, 9 draws, 0 losses, and 42 points from their first 20 games in the 46-game season. The Seagulls’ run of play has not gone unnoticed in the Premier League, as the secret has gotten out regarding Tomer Hemed. This past weekend saw scouts from Swansea City in the stands to see the Israeli striker in action in Albion’s 2:2 draw at Derby City, with an eye toward...

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  • There is a growing list of things that make me feel old.

    At the top of that list today is the fact Coldplay was founded the year I graduated high school and that “Yellow” came out the year I graduated college. And that was sort of a long time ago.

    Last week saw the arrival of their new single for “Adventure of a Lifetime” dropped, and it’s insanely poppy and catchy, far removed from the deliberate, trance-y, bell-infused, up-in-the-ether style that marked ...

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  • Are you ready to watch The Man In The High Castle?

    If yes, then prepare yourself for things like ashes from cremated bodies falling like snow in the Rockies, a bounty hunter tracking down and killing escapees from American concentration camps, open pits of Japanese killing fields festering in the redwood forests of Northern California, and a new generation of Crypto-Jews saying kaddish for a Jewish family that has been gassed with next-gen Zyklon D (and that part is way, wa...

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