History UsefulNotes / Boston

18th Aug '17 9:08:06 PM KYCubbie
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Outside of the professional sports-team rivalries, Boston is still noteworthy in sport, for hosting the oldest annually raced marathon '''on Earth''', the notorious 26.3-mile Boston Marathon. Why notorious? In a word, '''topography'''. The point at which most runners are just about to "hit the wall" (run out of stamina) is right at the start of a ''long'' up-hill stretch. This is quite possibly the origin of the phrase "Boston Strong", a phrase which gained new meaning after the 2013 bombing near the finish-line.

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Outside of the professional sports-team rivalries, Boston is still noteworthy in sport, for hosting the oldest annually raced marathon '''on Earth''', the notorious 26.3-mile Boston Marathon. Why notorious? In a word, '''topography'''. The Although the race is generally downhill, the point at which most runners are just about to "hit the wall" (run out of stamina) is right at the start of a ''long'' up-hill uphill stretch. This is quite possibly the origin of the phrase "Boston Strong", a phrase which gained new meaning after the 2013 bombing near the finish-line.
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* Most of the action in ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' takes place in and around Harvard University -- although the scenes in question were filmed at Johns Hopkins University in UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}. (Harvard hasn't allowed movies to film on-campus since ''Film/LoveStory'' in the 1970s.)

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* Most of the action in ''Film/TheSocialNetwork'' takes place in and around Harvard University -- although the scenes in question were filmed at Johns Hopkins University in UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}. (Harvard hasn't has generally not allowed movies to film on-campus since ''Film/LoveStory'' in the 1970s.)
14th Aug '17 9:11:17 AM Prfnoff
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Infamous for [[DrivesLikeCrazy aggressive drivers]] and a multitude of twisty one-way streets that make no sense in navigating (see [[http://static.fjcdn.com/large/pictures/4d/8a/4d8a31_4439601.jpg here]].) The former is less true than the latter, although the difficulty of getting around does encourage aggressive driving. The irregular street patterns can be blamed in part on the fact that Boston was originally built on a multi-lobed peninsula, with land gradually reclaimed all around it: at the time of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, the only way out by land was through what is now known as Washington Street (not to be confused with two other streets in outlying parts of Boston with the same name), and the Back Bay (one of the few neighborhoods designed around a rectangular street grid) wasn't filled in until the mid-19th century. "Interesting" road design notwithstanding, Boston's streets are still easier to navigate than London's.

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Infamous for [[DrivesLikeCrazy aggressive drivers]] and a multitude of twisty one-way streets that make no sense in navigating (see [[http://static.fjcdn.com/large/pictures/4d/8a/4d8a31_4439601.jpg here]].) The former is less true than the latter, although the difficulty of getting around does encourage aggressive driving. The irregular street patterns can be blamed in part on the fact that Boston was originally built on a multi-lobed peninsula, with land gradually reclaimed all around it: at the time of UsefulNotes/TheAmericanRevolution, the only way out by land was through what is now known as Washington Street (not to be confused with two other streets in outlying parts of Boston with the same name), and the Back Bay (one of the few neighborhoods designed around a rectangular street grid) wasn't filled in until the mid-19th century. (Charlestown and South Boston were likewise peninsulas, while East Boston was a group of islands.) "Interesting" road design notwithstanding, Boston's streets are still easier to navigate than London's.
11th Jun '17 3:47:48 PM HasturHasturHastur
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Another item of note is that Boston contains more colleges and universities than any other city in the world, and even more if you include Cambridge, its neighbor on the other side of the Charles River and the oldest college town in the United States, home to both Harvard University and MIT. Word to the wise: do NOT mix up Boston University and Boston College. [[BerserkButton It will not end well]].[[note]]For a start, BU is Episcopalian and BC is Catholic. The list of differences and sore points goes trundling on from there. About the only connection between BU and BC is Commonwealth Avenue.[[/note]] Also note that those colleges include the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory; as a result Boston has a disproportionate number of musicians with a connection to the city across a surprising number of genres. It is also home to a wide variety of world-famous live music venues, namely the Paradise, the Sinclair, the Royale, and the Middle East (for larger locations) and P.A.'s Lounge, Great Scott, and TT the Bear's (for smaller locations). Musically, its calling cards include indie rock, post-punk, and new wave (namely The Cars, Pixies, Mission of Burma, and Galaxie 500), hardcore (namely Slapshot, Gang Green, Sam Black Church, and Overcast), and a small but dedicated hip-hop scene (namely Gang Starr, 7L & Esoteric, Mr. Lif, and Slaine).

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Another item of note is that Boston contains more colleges and universities than any other city in the world, and even more if you include Cambridge, its neighbor on the other side of the Charles River and the oldest college town in the United States, home to both Harvard University and MIT. Word to the wise: do NOT mix up Boston University and Boston College. [[BerserkButton It will not end well]].[[note]]For a start, BU is Episcopalian and BC is Catholic. The list of differences and sore points goes trundling on from there. About the only connection between BU and BC is Commonwealth Avenue.[[/note]] Also note that those colleges include the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory; as a result Boston has a disproportionate number of musicians with a connection to the city across a surprising number of genres. It is also home to a wide variety of world-famous live music venues, namely the Paradise, the Sinclair, the Royale, the Brighton Music Hall, and the Middle East (for larger locations) and P.A.'s Lounge, Great Scott, ONCE, and TT the Bear's O'Brien's (for smaller locations). Musically, its calling cards include indie rock, post-punk, and new wave (namely The Cars, Pixies, Mission of Burma, and Galaxie 500), hardcore (namely Slapshot, Gang Green, Sam Black Church, and Overcast), and a small but dedicated hip-hop scene (namely Gang Starr, 7L & Esoteric, Mr. Lif, and Slaine).
2nd Apr '17 12:39:27 AM erforce
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-->--''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVCOjr8fQc Dirty Water]]'' by The Standells[[note]]{{Iron|y}}ically, The Standells were actually from UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.[[/note]]

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-->--''[[http://www.-->-- "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVCOjr8fQc Dirty Water]]'' Water]]" by The Standells[[note]]{{Iron|y}}ically, '''The Standells'''[[note]]{{Iron|y}}ically, The Standells were actually from UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.[[/note]]



** Ditto ''Ghostbusters2016''

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** Ditto ''Ghostbusters2016''''Film/Ghostbusters2016''
1st Mar '17 1:18:30 PM DanielCase
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In recent years, due to generous tax credits offered by the city and the state of Massachusetts after most of ''Film/TheDeparted'' was filmed in New York City, many more major-studio movies have been produced in and around Boston. Many of these films have given rise to their own clichés, which Seth Meyers adroitly parodies in his 2016 fake trailer, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLwbzGyC6t4 Boston Accents]]''.

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In recent years, due to generous tax credits offered by the city and the state of Massachusetts after most of ''Film/TheDeparted'' was filmed in New York City, many more major-studio movies have been set and produced in and around Boston. Many of these These films have given rise to their own clichés, which Seth Meyers adroitly parodies in his 2016 fake trailer, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLwbzGyC6t4 Boston Accents]]''.
1st Mar '17 1:17:30 PM DanielCase
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In recent years, due to generous tax credits offered by the city and the state of Massachusetts after most of ''Film/TheDeparted'' was filmed in New York City, many more major-studio movies have been produced in and around Boston. Many of these films have given rise to their own clichés, which Seth Meyers adroitly parodies in his 2016 fake trailer, ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLwbzGyC6t4 Boston Accents]]''.
17th Feb '17 6:22:36 PM bt8257
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-->--''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVCOjr8fQc Dirty Water]]'' by The Standells[[note]]Ironically enough, The Standells were actually from UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.[[/note]]

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-->--''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVVCOjr8fQc Dirty Water]]'' by The Standells[[note]]Ironically enough, Standells[[note]]{{Iron|y}}ically, The Standells were actually from UsefulNotes/LosAngeles.[[/note]]
24th Dec '16 7:18:27 PM dpisel01
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* ''Film/LegallyBlonde'' takes place mostly at Harvard Law School in Cambridge and other parts of the Boston area.
24th Dec '16 7:15:25 PM dpisel01
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* ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''
21st Nov '16 9:57:05 AM PaddyMurphy
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* Music/{{Arsis}} (technically from Virginia, but James Malone and Mike van Dyne are Berklee alums and formed the band while on Christmas vacation, and a lot of their early shows were in the Boston area)

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* Music/{{Arsis}} (technically from Virginia, but James Malone and Mike van Dyne are Berklee alums alumni and formed the band while on Christmas vacation, and a lot of their early shows were in the Boston area)



* Music/{{Revocation}} (Dave Davidson is a Berklee alum and a lifelong resident of the city, in addition to now being the only member who still lives there)

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* Music/{{Revocation}} (Dave Davidson is a Berklee alum alumnus and a lifelong resident of the city, in addition to now being the only member who still lives there)
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