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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Feeling the pain, Nantucket style

Buddy, can you spare a Nantucket Peppergun?

Where would we be without the the Boston Globe's regular reports about the pain in the lifestyle of the rich and infamous? Oh, the angst in learning that a $980 upholstered bench sits abandoned in a corner. Or that the new police station is going to have some USED furniture when it opens?

Won't some generous soul donate the upholstered bench? Won't someone else explain what a Nantucket Peppergun is?

And of course my heart goes out to the poor hedge fund managers and investment bankers who snagged a multi-million "cottage" on the island as a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Greenwich and are now having trouble making the mortgage.

Here's a novel idea for the lifestyle beat. Can we hear a word about the lives of the dwindling native island population who have been up against the gun for years as the off-islanders came in and jacked up the cost of everything?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Bob Neer said...

Amen. The Boston Globe seems to have forgotten that a newspaper needs a mass audience to prosper. Newspapers should be bottom up, not top down.

May 16, 2009 11:08 AM  
Anonymous adamg said...

Nantucket Pepperguns appear to be either pepper mills or condom dispensers (in different sizes, all the way up to "Magnum Plus").

And, of course, what good is a Nantucket Peppergun without a Nantucket Peppergun Caddy?

May 16, 2009 5:29 PM  
Blogger Outraged Liberal said...

If pepperguns are outlawed, will only outlaws have pepperguns?

May 16, 2009 8:19 PM  

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