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Thursday, February 1, 2007
Malden vs. Mooninites
I had to step away from the computer for a little while because there was some sheet-cake and soda pop served in a Globe hallway in honor of my fast-approaching last day (tomorrow). I'm back now...
In a Brainiac post early this morning, I made a gratuitous and cruel joke about Malden, Mass. Responding to a line in the Globe about what a blogger from Malden had to say on the topic of the Mooninite catastrophe, I wrote, "When someone from Malden is less clueless than our city's police force and elected officials, it's time to get worried."
See, I was born and raised in Jamaica Plain, and if there's one thing we clannish Bostonians like to do, it's badmouth all the other neighborhoods, suburbs, and exurbs of Boston. My wife told me it was a mean thing to say, and some Globe colleagues from Malden complained, but I stood firm. Then I got an email from Brian, the infamous Malden blogger himself.
Here's what Brian had to say:
Just so you know, I'm actually originally from Connecticut. Good joke, though.
So you see? My mean-spirited comment has backfired. I owe the people of Malden an apology. Let's move forward.
READ MORE FROM BRAINIAC: Attack of the Mooninites! | Eat your heart out P.T. Barnum | Son of Mooninite! | Panic in the Hub | Marketing Gone Awry | Mooninite Photo Op | Do the Mooninites have a posse? | Malden vs. Mooninites | Mooninite missives 1 | Mooninite missives 2