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TAPPED OUT: A QUICK GUIDE TO THE PAY-TO-PLAY CRAFT BEER BROUHAHA

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Whatever one’s choice in slang or position on the act itself – which in essence gives distinct advantage to larger brewers at the expense of smaller, independent craft brewers, and is illegal according to the Mass Alcohol Beverages Control Commission (ABCC) – the fallout has become a clear and present danger to the local beer and bar ecosystem. Continue reading

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EVERYBODY LOVES EVAN: BUT IS MASSACHUSETTS READY FOR THE KIND OF INDEPENDENT POLITICIAN VOTERS DREAM ABOUT?

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Evan Falchuk seems to be the kind of godsend candidate who informed donors should be bending over forward for, and who everyday constituents constantly claim they want in leadership roles. So are millions of self-declared independents in the Bay State full of shit? Continue reading

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SPECIAL MEDIA FARM: SETTLING THE SCORE ON ‘SCOFFLAW’

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Our main intent in calling out the Globe on this ridiculous matter was to mock their utter reluctance to give credit where it’s due. Even when the source is 90 years old. Continue reading

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MEDIA FARM: THE GLOBE RE-WRITES HISTORY TO AVOID GIVING THE HERALD PROPS

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The story continues with King receiving “more than 20,000 entries” including “’boozshevic,’ ‘contralaw,’ ‘klinker,’ ‘lawjacker,’ ‘slacklaw,’ and ‘wetocrat.’” And with “two people [who] independently suggested ‘scofflaw,’ winning $100 apiece.” Thing is, we recall a different chain of events in the Ken Burns documentary Prohibition. Continue reading

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MEDIA FARM: COUNTRY MUSIC IS FOR R@?ISTS

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Since this is bound to aggravate those silly white folks who are always crying about “reverse racism,” let’s get it over with before people forget about what happened at a Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts two weeks ago. Continue reading

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PARTY ON THE M(B)TA: DRINKING ON THE SILVER LINE FOR BOSTON IDEA WEEK

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Transit officials put their monument of bourgeois excess to good use. They brought in couches. There was a beer and wine vendor, plus giant A-frames for people to graffiti with suggestions. In the words of former Boston City Councilor Mike Ross, who hosted the festivities with the joking swagger of his roastmaster surnamesake Jeffrey, it was “probably the first time most of those present drank legally in an MBTA station.” Continue reading

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MEDIA FARM: WE DON’T WANT NO STINKING OLYMPICS

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Keep the Olympics in Sochi, Rick Perry sucks, the neocons are back, and a belated farewell to a right-wing blowhard. Continue reading

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SPECIAL GRAD EDITION MEDIA FARM: FAMOUS LONG AGO, IMPORTANT TODAY

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While you’ve been overwhelmed by obnoxious prize day speeches and endless self-help bullshit written by assholes who only graduated recently themselves, there’s at least one work of local inspiration that can help lead the way … Continue reading