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Today on Shuffle

So, as some of you may have noticed, I’ve become a little lax in updating my sidebar on the right. Life’s getting away from me a little bit lately, and some things have to slide. But since I understand that this is unacceptable, I’ve decided to shake things up.

I’m doing away with the “Song Lyrics of the Day”, and in its place I’ll be doing a “Today on Shuffle” category. Every morning on my way to work I will listen to my iPod on shuffle, and give you the first three songs that play. I’ve been doing this already every morning this week, and I’m finding songs I forgot I knew and it’s been a life-changing experience (ok, that’s an exaggeration, but it’s been fun).

So scroll down the right side for today’s shuffle. I’ll bold my favorite, but all my songs are good, so you should try to download all three! Who knows, maybe you’ll find an oldie but goodie that you never knew you were missing!

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Scenes from the Green Line: The MBTA Store!

Checkbook cover! With a map!

So everyone I’ve mentioned this to already knew about it, but I think it’s awesome so I’m posting it here now: to allegedly try and cut away at its ginormous deficit, the MBTA (that’s the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for you non-Bostonians) has started to sell paraphernalia. The quality of product definitely sees its share of lows here, but overall, I’m kind of in love with everything. Let’s look at the catalog!

Now, I would never, ever, consider the T to be high-end, but as far as state-run transportation businesses go, there are definitely some pieces here you could hang in your home. Take the Wall Art section, for example. Starting at a mere $15, you can be the proud owner of a 1910 System Map print. Who doesn’t want that?

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Scenes from the Green Line: My New Favorite Website

We all remember T-pocolypse 2011 a few weeks back and how the entire Green Line shut down and the Mass Pike was a parking lot for hours all because someone fainted at Arlington Street station during rush hour. It still keeps me up at night. Well apparently I’m not the only one whose life has been turned upside down by the MBTA system (actually, if we want to get existential about it, we could all probably say the T has ruined our lives in some way, butterfly effect, yada, yada, yada).

One Joey Brunelle (a.k.a. lead designer and developer of Goose Rock Design, where they “make awesome things”), a Kennebunk, ME native, has started the website How Fucked is the T? (HowFuckedistheT.com) which gives live data on where all four of the MBTA subway lines are at any time of the day, which basically shows that during most of the day the T is late, shut down, broken, sucking at life, etc. This has become my new favorite obsession.

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