508 #16: Celebrity, violence, insanity

posted by Mike on January 4th, 2008

508 is a show about Worcester. This week I talk with Brendan Melican and Bruce Russell.

Brendan: “I would like to thank in general the people of Iowa, and in particular Mike Huckabee, for proving to me once again that the United States is nothing more than a running comedy sketch for the Dutch.”

Pulse Magazine loves Cha-Cha Connor. (Who could not?)

A guy tried to kill his wife “by sticking her head in a pot of spaghetti sauce.”

Scott Zoback’s notes on this week’s inauguration hint that the City may be taking steps toward widespread video surveillance; we’ll watch the inauguration video and see what exactly was said.

We parse Brendan’s tongue-in-cheek predictions for 2008.

A guy was stabbed near Bruce’s house, and his friend Jimmy was attacked in a separate incident.

There’s now a feed for low-fi versions of this podcast, suitable for iTunes; and there’s a “collection” page at the Internet Archive for 508. All the download stats are totally wrong, BTW.

People everywhere are recognizing the Snow Ghost. Mike is curating an art show at HBML.

The Bob Bourassa/Claude Dorman feud seems to have ended, as has Bourassa’s connection with the neighborhood association. (Classic Bourassa, WoMag article, sample of anti-Bourassa sentiment on new neighborhood association site.)

Despite mentioning so many negative things, Mike is really happy about life in Worcester.

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Cha-Cha Connor is at far right

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  1. On January 7, 2008 at 11:08 Mike said:

    Wormtown Taxi: “Friday’s episode of the 508 podcast truly establishes that the show is its own genre.”

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