From the mushroom genus Anus Fleshjackus. And they’re all so proud of themselves for making this amazing scientific discovery. I wish I could have been in the room when the first person told them what it actually is.
Archive for June 19th, 2012
Regular readers of this blog know that I ride a large 250cc scooter to and from work when the weather allows it, and you also know how often I’d be dead or maimed on the roads of Boston if I didn’t assume every Masshole driver on all sides of me wasn’t about to do something that is either incredibly stupid and/or unbelievably aggressive toward me or another driver.
Everyone thinks their city has the country’s worst drivers — personally, I’d give that award to Atlanta, where I lived for a year in fear of driving the roadways there. But poll after poll from AAA and elsewhere bears out the fact that, even if they are not the worst drivers, Bostonians (and Massholes in general) are the most lawless and aggressive. I’ve had people try to, without bothering to hide their intent, run me off the road on my scooter. One guy drove over a median to keep chasing me.
To ride a motorcycle or scooter (or bicycle, for that matter) anywhere is to take your life in your hands. Here, I’d say at least once a week I’d have a life threatening accident if I was not driving defensively. However, there was that one time an SUV made an illegal turn so close and so suddenly, all I could do it dump my bike and hope for the best. I got away with five days in the hospital and my life that time.
We had yet another death of a motorcyclist yesterday, this time a 20-year-old on the Mass. Ave. bridge leading from Boston to Cambridge over the Charles River. Twenty years old, and dead because some 18-year-old from Gloucester decided to make an illegal turn in his pick-up in front of motorcyclist Vale Cerullo, who slammed into the pick-up, went sailing into oncoming traffic and and was run over by an SUV.
News accounts say the driver of the pick-up was distraught enough that he needed medical attention. Poor guy.
So far, nothing in the news about whether he will be charged. They often aren’t in these situations, because…well, who knows why? Maybe the cops feel sorry for someone who feels bad enough already after killing someone else. Maybe a lot of cops feel motorcycles are dangerous and hard to see, no matter what kind of crazy illegal shit you do in front of them.
All I know, is the news accounts say the 18-year-old made an illegal turn and caused the accident. If it were two cars I doubt he’d get away with it. But put the dead guy on a two-wheeler, and suddenly the perp gets sympathy. Take a look at the motorcycle in the attached picture. Who works up sympathy for 20-year-old Vale Cerullo?
First one was “Momma Just Walked In Wearing Fishnets With Dollar Bills Sticking Out Her G- String.”
I don’t know. It seems really closely matched to me, evidence-wise.
I don’t even like the guy. I think he’s a spoiled rich Southern redneck baseball jock who more than likely did everything of which he is accused.
However, the idea that our justice system goes full throttle and spends millions of dollars to protect the alleged sanctity of baseball — and that is what this was about — is monstrous when you consider that not one single Wall Street chieftain or even a lower level functionary at Goldman Sachs or any other bank or investment firm has EVER been prosecuted.
They destroy the world economy, get rich in the process and not a thing happens to any of them. Clemens supposedly does ‘roids like so many other professional athletes and the full weight of the law and Congress go after him.
Good for you, Roger. I hope you have a good retirement, buddy.
If I had my way, every single prosecutor involved in this sham would lose her or his job.