508 #110: Hippopotamus

posted by Mike on April 22nd, 2010

508 is a show about Worcester. This week’s panel is Erica Getto and Brendan Melican.

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[0:30] Erica and Mike think the first annual Worcester VegFest was a triumph.

stART on the Street is May 15.

[9:36] Brendan thinks that violent incidents in the Tatnuck Square area do not constitute a trend and are not a reason to fear the neighborhood.

[16:08] A T&G columnist wrote about their legendarily awful online comments section—bloggers have been complaining about this for years and years, and the paper has yet to fix the problem.

[19:11] Mike had trouble today buying a Worcester gift.

[20:50] Jeff Barnard (rightly) won Worcester Magazine’s “Best Blogger.” We approve of WoMag’s devil-may-care attitude in composing this year’s “best” list. Brendan on WoMag: “They’re doing great without an editor. Don’t hire an editor!”

We endorse upcoming stuff at the Ecotarium and Energy Barnraising.

Are there blackflies in Worcester? We are not sure.

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2 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On April 22, 2010 at 18:45 Dr. GONZO said:

    Mike, sorry to have missed you in your quest for quality, locally produced Mustard! We do have those pesky (ish) hours that we love to enforce. I am here pretty much 23 hours a day. If the front door is closed you can usually call the cell and rouse me out of hibernation. As always, all the best and keep up the great work! -Stu aka the “Good Doctor”
    -end transmission from Uncommon Condiment World Headquarters

  2. On April 26, 2010 at 15:35 Nicole said:

    I hate to beat a dead horse, but let’s…

    Regarding the commenting policies at the Telegram, the Boston Globe Gatekeeper blog discussed the T&G’s announcement to charge for local news. While there was a nice discussion of models that have and have not worked, a good part of the post was made up of quotes from commenters to the Telegram website. So, instead of a thoughtful discussion on what journalism can and should be, and, frankly, a much-needed discussion of how much local coverage the Telegram would be adding in this scheme, we get a bunch of rants from commenters. Which, I suppose, just proves everything I thought about modern journalism.

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