Posts Tagged 'Boston'

The Great Boston Molasses Flood Of 1919 [video]

Revenge Of The Neo-Hippies (Slackers)

This is an interesting opinion piece in The Boston Globe from David Scharfenberg.

slacker-smBut in retrospect, it’s clear that we did something right. We lived a smaller life, a life we could afford. And as the country rebuilds the economy, as it tries to replace it with something more sustainable than a leaning tower of subprime mortgages and consumer binging, it is time to reevaluate that much-maligned Gen X archetype: the American Slacker.

Read the entire piece HERE.

Beware The Inventor

phone “A man about 43 years of age giving the name Joshua Coppersmith has been arrested for attempting to extort funds from ignorant and superstitious people by exhibiting a device which he says will convey the human voice any distance over metallic wires.”

– Boston newspaper, 1865

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