The Who2 Blog August 2009

Next Stop: Beastie Boulevard


205th Street in Queens was renamed "Run DMC JMJ Way" yesterday. The street's in Hollis, the African-American neighborhood where Run-DMC got its start.

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New Profile: Rosemary Kennedy

We've noticed a lot of user searches for Rosemary Kennedy this past week, so we've created a new biography of her.

Rosemary was the "forgotten" Kennedy, who spent years in seclusion at a home for the disabled in Wisconsin after she was the victim of a botched lobotomy in 1941. She died in 2005, and for most of those years inbetween she could apparently speak very little and was more or less incapacitated.

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A Critic's (Non-Oily) Farewell

IS THERE ANY BEST, SAFEST WAY TO NAVIGATE A MENU?

Scratch off the appetizers and entrees that are most like dishes you've seen in many other restaurants, because they represent this one at its most dutiful, conservative and profit-minded. The chef's heart isn't in them.

Scratch off the dishes that look the most aggressively fanciful. The chef's vanity -- possibly too much of it -- spawned these.

Then scratch off anything that mentions truffle oil.

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Ted Kennedy, 1932-2009

Senator Edward M. Kennedy has died at his home on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

His family announced his death in a brief statement last night. No cause of death was given, but Kennedy has been fighting a brain tumor for more than a year.

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Now You're A Goonie

This slightly strange behind-the-scenes featurette about the making of The Goonies is six minutes of pop culture sideshow at its best. As described by director Richard Donner (The Omen and Superman were his hits at the time), this not-very-good film was a pain-in-the-butt to make. And yet it has its fans, and lots of them.

In this short bit you see a young Josh Brolin a couple of times, and a young Steven Spielberg -- the boss on the set.

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How To Bury A Millionaire

Someone just paid $4.6 million for the crypt directly above Marilyn Monroe.

"Here is a once in a lifetime and into eternity opportunity to spend your eternal days directly above Marilyn Monroe," the eBay auction description boasted.

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