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Muppet Movie Themed Gourmet Dinner and a Movie? Yes Please.

You can’t see me right now. This is the Internet. But, I should let you know that I have a pretty significant love of the Muppets and I’m currently wearing this shirt. So this news, via Eater Boston, naturally excites me.

On Tuesday, July 30th, Theatre 1 at Revere Hotel Boston Common  will bring food, film, and furry friends together for another installment of Reel Chefs, a monthly series showcasing dinner and a movie inside the ultra-luxe cinema and presentation space at the hotel.  

This month’s installment of REEL Chefs will feature Executive Chef, Brian Poe (Poe’s Kitchen & Tip Tap Room,) who will pair a muppet-themed three-course menu of small plates to the 1979 classic musical comedy and personal favorite film, The Muppet Movie.  

For details on the frog legs, pork and Sweetums, check out the registration here. Amazingness.

Also, continuing the Matt Nathanson theme of the day, he did cover the song featured above on 2011’s The Green Album:

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How Likely is a Sharknado in Massachusetts?

In the last few years, Massachusetts has seen both sharks and tornadoes in the commonwealth. Out of vigilance, though, we would like to offer a public service and temper the odds on if and where a Sharknado could occur.

According to data collected between 1950 and 1995, Massachusetts ranks 35th in the country in terms of historical frequency of tornadoes, averaging approximately 3 per year. The highest in one year was 12, but there were some years in which no tornadoes were reported. While there have been several tornado watches issued during the early summer and spring storms experienced here in the region, one was reported touched down in May in Stoughton.

When it comes to sharks, the region of the state we have to focus on is the Cape. Let’s be honest, the likelihood of a shark sighting in the western part of the state is probably below impossible given the lack of a coastline. Cape Cod Online has documented approximately 16 or so sightings in between 2009 and 2012, most of which on the lower and outer cape.

The key here is to find the middle point between how far towards the mainland sharks may go and how close to the water a tornado could come. We’re probably looking at somewhere around Plymouth or maybe New Bedford. Citizens, please be safe and, no, I haven’t actually watched the movie yet.

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The Greatest Sitcom About Boston That You All Hated

Hey! Boston! 
I can hardly believe it, Oh, 
But now I know I can see this is my place to go 
and now I’m home. I’m home, I’m Home. 
Thank you, Boston!

Being home sick in the late 90s meant one really important thing – honing my The Price is Right skills. A close second? Watching something called USAM, a morning block of failed NBC sitcoms that USA would use as a lead in to other game shows and reruns of Saved by the Bell. I don’t know why I remember this block of TV so much, but it included a potpurri of shows that couldn’t cut it in the Must See TV Thursday block – Caroline in the City, Single Guy, Veronica’s Closet – and one that always stood out to me was Boston Common.

And, man, people did not like that show.

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