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posted by Mike on November 16th, 2006

WoMag blog? http://worcestermag.blogspot.com/ is listed in the blog log this week, but it doesn’t exist. In fact, the name worcestermag.blogspot.com is still available! What hoodlum will grab it first?

Update: Two seconds of sleuthing reveals it shoulda been http://worcesterma.blogspot.com/. Typos in URLs are serious things.

Next SMOC meeting: Monday, there’s another public meeting with SMOC about the June Street program. A judge will be the moderator.

You’ll recall that this June Street dispute prompted the classic line: “I will be the neighbor from hell.

You gotta ask yourself: is being the neighbor from hell going to accomplish your goals, or just make your neighborhood more hellish?

Downtown Worcester: The Worcester Regional Research Bureau is sponsoring an online survey about Downtown Worcester.

Winslow Street Park: Note that the future Winslow Street Park is right next door to Ed Hyder’s market, one of the finest groceries food stores in the city.

Ed Hyder's & the Winslow Park Site
It’ll be so sweet to grab some olives and baked goods and sit in the park with a young lady snacking and watching the passersby on Pleasant Street.

When Clive McFarlane sees this, he thinks:

. . . it is difficult to see how a park of leisure and peace can long endure in a neighborhood where many people live lives patched together by welfare, drugs and alcohol, and to which those who are lucky to escape with a college education seldom come back.

I think: “Picnic heaven.”

China slaughtering dogs over 35cm tall: Part of their one dog policy. Washington Post:

Keeping pets has been controversial in China for decades. Banned as a middle-class habit during the radical Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and ’70s, dog-raising surged anew with the introduction of free-market reforms.

The government line is that this is about stopping rabies. Are bigger dogs bigger rabies risks?

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  1. On November 16, 2006 at 19:45 Adam (Southern California) said:

    Wouldn’t it be more bourgeois and counterrevolutionary to own a small dog like the one Paris Hilton keeps in her purse than a larger one that can actually perform useful work?

  2. On November 16, 2006 at 22:11 OtherMichael said:

    I’m uneasy with your groceries classification. The store in question is, I presume, run by a grocer — a purveyor of singular items plurified as groceries. The edifice may be called a grocery store or simply a grocery, from which the plural groceries may again be obtained. But this is both confusing and uncommon (in a quick Google search, the plurality was not just on the side of items; it was unanimous). Perhaps it is similar to the confusion in the plurals of Attorney General. Attorney Generals? Attornies General?

    Grocery Stores? Groceries Store? Stores Grocery? Gotta love the word groceteria. Sounds like a place to go dancing (like Abercrombie & Fitch, these days).

    I am disquieted.

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