Thursday, January 21, 2010

Compare And Despair Except When It Comes To Boston


All their subway ads were for medical experiments seeking human subjects and they had fewer lines than there were primary colors.

And everyone wore the same two styles of boots- professor LL Beanish outdoorsey ankle boots, or snow boots that looked like the Michelin Man's legs.

So what if the subway information guys were really nice and made sure I got the right metro card and went through the right gate. What's nice when you got cars full of style and panache and more ways to get where you're going than there are shades of pink in a paint store?

4 comments:

cityofstrangers said...

CO - I went to Boston in the spring for the first and only time. I didn't mind the smallness - it reminded me a bit of Montreal, where I lived for a long time. But Boston had to be the most gentrified city I've ever seen - and you're right, very little variation in the people.

I had the sense that ten, twenty years ago, it would have been an interesting, rough around the edges port city, a fun place to be. Now? Good for a weekend perhaps . . .

T.

Melanie said...

A while back friends came to visit me from Montana--they were amazed at the time of the subway ads for hemorroids--hernias and cosmetic surgery. They asked--does everyone need all this surgery here??I laughed and said NO.

c.o. moed said...

LOLOL

now it's booze ads that promote among other things girl on girl action. I still love seeing Dr. Ziztmor...

c.o. moed said...

Tim, in the last couple of years at least 4 to 6 people I know moved there... It's not even as cool as Philly... I don't get it... however, I've been scolded about my opinion about Boston so I've agreed to stay open and visit again.

*waits for hell to freeze over.

JOKING!!