Why Can't We Be Friends?
Boston's gone baseball crazy this weekend. And some are saying the editors of the Weekly Dig — one of the free publications you'll find all over Boston — are just plain crazy. You be the judge.
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"Are you prepared to take a dive into the deep end of my head?" — Jason Mraz
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"It takes him a while. He’s an ignorant guy. He’s got a big heart. He’s naïve. So it’s going to take him a while. He certainly doesn’t become an overnight Buddhist Monk or anything. He’s still going to make mistakes, he’s still going to have his struggles, but he’s really all about correcting the bad things that he’s done. So we’ve got this journey to follow with this small town common man and the situations he gets himself into."
The NBC sitcom is so unpretentious and original, it will probably win you over on its own sweet merits. Like its hero, Jason Lee's Earl, it is askew, funny, scruffy, and unexpectedly touching.
In a season stuffed with "aspirational" reality remakes of Queen for a Day, Earl is a bright comic twist on TV's makeover madness, a man determined to reshape his life and the lives of everyone he has robbed, conned or conked along the way.
Ahoy! — "Hello!"
Avast! — Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, "Whoa! Get a load of that!" which today makes it more of a "Check it out" or "No way!" or "Get off!"
Aye! — "Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did."
Aye aye! — "I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over."
Arrr! — This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. "Arrr!" can mean, variously, "yes," "I agree," "I'm happy," "I'm enjoying this beer," "My team is going to win it all," "I saw that television show, it sucked!" and "That was a clever remark you or I just made." And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!
Letterman recalled how Carson was asked once by a Tonight show audience member what had made him a star. "I started out in a gaseous state and then I cooled," Carson said.
"Johnny Carson's star never cooled," Letterman said.
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