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July 29, 2008

Overheard on the Acela Express from Boston to New York

Allen @ 7:13 am   |  Comments (3)
Filed under: boston sucks,Short Conversations,Travel

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New York City, underneath a peculiar cloud formation.  July 26, 2008

Amtrak Conductor: [over loudspeaker] Attention Amtrak Passengers, next stop is Penn Station, New York City.  For those passengers from Boston, please look out the right side of the train.  That’s the Bronx… home of the 26-time World Series Champion New York Yankees.

Boston Passengers: Boo!

Amtrak Conductor: [5 minutes later] Now arriving in Penn Station, New York City.  New York City, next stop.   …  Home of the 2008 Superbowl champs, the New York Giants.

Boston Passengers: Boo!

Boston Man: [growling] Yeah, why doncha tell us about yah basketball team, yah punk.

July 3, 2008

Running with the Corporate Hoards

Mike @ 11:00 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: boston sucks,Corporate America

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Every year, my company runs the Corporate Challenge, and it’s always a little scary. Imagine thousands of people running down Commonwealth Avenue in company t-shirts that say things like “We’re Welch’s Run Team and we’re going to kick your ASS!“.

It’s all fun-n-games for the first couple miles, but on mile three, no one can really run any more—as a result of being out of shape or excessive beer consumption, it’s hard to say.

Being in incredible physical condition, running between these people was like running between pylons.

Afterwards, my company drank some beers and listened to Metallica on the jukebox.

Enter, Sandman.

June 20, 2008

O RLY, ya retahds

Allen @ 6:52 am   |  Comments Off on O RLY, ya retahds
Filed under: boston sucks,lol*

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June 19, 2008

Choad Alert

Mike @ 11:48 am   |  Comments (3)
Filed under: boston sucks

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Allen just linked to this in the comment section below.

Tipping over a flowerpot? That’s just pathetic.

Summer in Townie Town.

Mike @ 8:59 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: boston sucks

When the hometown wins the game, the Townie children get very excited.

June 18, 2008

Chillin’ with cool people, Gikku.com style.

Last night we here at Gikku.Com were invited to a very, very exclusive Improper Bostonian event. This event included a GUEST LIST (which we were on), a GIFT BAG FULL OF SCHWAG (which we greedily took), and FREE FOOD and DRINKS (which we happily drank).

I’d also like to note that our pictures were snapped by at least 3 different photographers. I can only believe that we will make THE LIST or some reasonable facsimile of it.

As I keep telling Caitlin, I am rapidly becoming a Minor Boston Celebrity and I think it suits me.

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Please note teeny, tiny image of my apartment in window.

Hello, what is your name?
Cool Guy.

June 17, 2008

This post needs no headline.

Mike @ 10:13 am   |  Comments (1)
Filed under: boston sucks

June 16, 2008

Take me back to Ole Virginny.

Mike @ 8:19 am   |  Comments (3)
Filed under: boston sucks,Food,The Great Outdoors,Travel

Here at Gikku.Com, we find ourselves travelling quite a bit. As a service to our loyal readers, we are always happy to give a brief recount of our trips. This entry is no exception.

Caitlin and I went to visit her parents in Richmond, VA on Friday night and arrived back in Townie Town this morning. I can honestly report that Richmond is sort of a Townie Town “Southern Fried” version, full of stray dogs, angry Southern Townies, Food Lions (“ROOOAARRR for green meat!!!”), and lots of Jesus.

I mean, what else is there to do?

Well, Slip-n-Slide in the backyard at Cait’s friend Ashton’s house, for example.

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Or you can smoke and throw things in the air (as demonstrated by Ashton).

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Or, you can just remember the old tymes by eating GRITS.

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June 6, 2008

Do not mess with Townie Town.

Mike @ 9:54 am   |  Comments (2)
Filed under: boston sucks,Morality/Ethics

[The Youtube video was taken down over the weekend. Here is a replacement.]

May 8, 2008

“I’m the Cheese Man.”

Mike @ 7:00 am   |  Comments (4)
Filed under: boston sucks

For loyal Gikku.Com readers who share my obsession with The Fresh Cheese Shop on Endicott Street, here’s more exciting news about its owner…

Reputed underboss vowed during arrest to ‘smile tomorrow’
Globe Staff / May 8, 2008

Reputed New England Mafia underboss Carmen “The Cheese Man” DiNunzio knew he’d been caught in a sting when he was being booked on a bribery charge at the FBI Friday and the man he thought was a corrupt state official stopped by to say hello.
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“He is a FBI agent?” asked DiNunzio, suddenly realizing that the purported Massachusetts highway inspector who had allegedly taken a $10,000 bribe from him in September 2006 was, in fact, an undercover agent, according to documents filed yesterday during a bail hearing in federal court in Boston.

The 50-year-old DiNunzio, who got his nickname because he owns a cheese shop in Boston’s North End, was urged during his arrest to cooperate with investigators, but said “he wouldn’t hurt his ‘friends,’ he would ‘smile today and smile tomorrow,’ and he would take whatever came his way,” according to one of the FBI documents.

DiNunzio, of East Boston, was indicted last week along with two other men, Anthony D’Amore, 55, of Revere and Andrew Marino, 42, of Chelmsford, on a charge of conspiracy to commit bribery. The trio are accused of paying a bribe to the undercover agent in a bid to secure a $6 million contract to provide 300,000 cubic yards of loam or fill for the Big Dig.
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