Thursday, February 1, 2007
A couple of updates.
1) Emails are pouring in about the Mooninite devices (a term I find more appealing than LED Throwy, actually). I will respond to them later today, if possible -- remember, this is my last week at the paper (though I'll still be writing for Brainiac) and I really should be wrapping things up, instead of blogging so frequently.
2) I want to give a shout-out to Adam Salsman and Alicia Conway, colleagues of mine at Boston.com. It was Adam who first alerted me that the blogosphere already had the answer to the question puzzling Boston. (NB: My original post seemed to say that the blogger Todd Vanderlin had posted earlier the same day about the true nature of the Mooninite devices; in fact, as a couple of Brainiac readers wrote, his blog post on that topic was written a couple of weeks ago.) Alicia, meanwhile, scrambled to fix a photo problem with Brainiac -- we had to get those Mooninite photos posted! Thanks to her, we did.
3) PHOTO BY SCOTT LAPIERRE WAS REMOVED
4) I asked readers to let me know about any commentaries out there on Boston's uniquely fearful attitude toward these Mooninite devices. The Weekly Dig's Joe Keohane -- his last week as editor is coming up; now that is scary -- heaped plenty of abuse on this city and its officials today, on its blog. For example, he said:
I suppose it was inevitable that someday the pop culture gap would result in an entire city being shut down and the "perps" being frog marched into some Homeland Security gulag, but I had always hoped it would be a second- or third-rate hee-haw flyover city, not Boston.
My sentiments exactly.
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Posted by Joshua Glenn at 01:01 PM