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BosGuy brain teaser

riddle, brain teaserEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain.

If you are stumped, feel free to get help share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.

I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance.

This week’s riddle:

I roll, but I am not round.
I roar, but I have no mouth.
I crack, but I am not fragile.
I have a deadly companion, yet I am feared more than he.
He strikes, but has no hands.
He always arrives before I do.
Who am I, and who is my companion?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

Bring back the Manchin-Toomey gun background check

Manchin-Toomey, gun control, background checks, NRABack in 2013 in response to the Newtown, CT shooting President Obama threw his support behind the Manchin-Toomey background check legislation only to watch it fail.  One of the reasons it failed was because NH Senator Kelly Ayotte sided with the NRA and was the only US Senator from New England to vote against background checks.  Who can say if today’s shooting in Oregon would have happened if this legislation had passed but clearly not doing anything isn’t working.

Manchin-Toomey Background Check DealBelow are the US Senators who opposed sensible background checks in 2013.  If you are as outraged as I am after this latest shooting and one of these people represent you in Washington D.C. then I would suggest you speak up and let your voice be heard.

Logo TV: Food To Get You Laid

Ronnie Woo, cooking showI eat more often for pleasure than hunger so Logo TVs program Food To Get You Laid is an interesting premise and one that I’m going to add to my DVR.

The show features real couples and offers tips on how to create a nutritious and satisfying meal that is not overly complicated or time consuming with host / chef Ronnie Woo. Episodes 2, 3 and 5 feature gay couples who struggle in the kitchen.

Food To Get You Laid
Fridays 9:30 ET / 8:30 CT on Logo TV

Check your local listings but Logo TV here in Boston is on channel 281.

Haunted house season starts this weekend


For those of you who love the more ghoulish side of Halloween, visits to one or more haunted houses always seems to be in order.  While I’m no expert on this sort of thing, I’ve done some digging and wanted to share with you some information about area haunted houses you can plan to visit between now and the end of the month. I’ve not attended any of these locations so please share your comments to help others pick and choose where is the best haunted house.

Barrett’s Haunted Mansion is south of Boston in Abbington, MA. Oct 20 and 27th  they will host their special Darkness Unleashed, which requires advance ticket purchase. Here is a $3 coupon good for visits Sunday thru Thursday.  More details can be found on their website, BHMansion.com.

Factory of Terror has three locations in Worcester, West Warwick, RI and Fall River. More details about individual locations, tickets and hours can be found on their website, factoryofterror.com.

Salem’s 4-D Haunted House adds a twist by making this tour a 4-D extravaganza. You can also purchase combo tickets to get nightly walking tour through parts of Salem. Visit their website to get more info about tickets and  the 4-D Haunted house.

Spooky World may be the largest of the haunted houses in the area. This year Spooky World presents “Nightmare in New England”. Based on feedback I read online, it seems like you will want to purchase their VIP tickets, but these come at a hefty price of ~$65. For more information visit their website, Spookyworld.com.

Mates Leather Weekend in Ptown starts today

MLW Ptown, fetish, rubber, latexMates Leather Weekend in Provincetown starts today and runs through the weekend.  Below are some of the events you can expect to attend at this year’s Mates Leather Weekend.

Mates Leather Weekend ProvincetownThursday, October 1
Prime the Pump at Bayside Betsy’s
Bootcamp at A-House

Friday, October 2
Waterfront cocktails at the Harbor Lounge
Welcome Reception at Purgatory
Uniforms and Cigars at Paramount

Saturday, October 3
Leather Tea & Meet the Meat at the A-House
First Mate contest at Paramount

Sunday, October 4
Cookout and Tatto contest poolside at the Crown & Anchor
Fetish Party: Spandex/Lycra/Superhero at The Vault from
Rubber Ball & Closing Party at Purgatory

For more information about Mates Leather Weekend check out their website at matesleatherweekend.com.

South End Open Market moves to Ink Block in 2016 but Food Trucks and Farmers Market stay put

South End Open MarketEarlier this week New England Open Markets –who operate the South End Open Market at SoWa each Sunday — announced that they will be moving to the Ink Block next season.

While the South End Open Market will be moving a few blocks down the street to the Ink Block word on the street is that the Arts & Crafts, Farmer’s and Food Truck Markets will remain at 450 and 460 Harrison Avenue.

While the details are still fuzzy, it seems to me that the retailers along Harrison Avenue must see this as great news.  The weekly markets draw thousands from outside the neighborhood each Sunday while in operation (May through October).  Although the never ending flow of foot traffic may be the source of headaches for drivers, this will help the quirky, independent retail shops that have come to define the SoWa retail scene and distinguish us from most other retail centers in the city.