Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1195501903A slight harsh on our Mike Lowell buzz: Alex Rodriguez won his third AL MVP award today. Whatever, we’ve got Mike Lowell! []

Tryptophan and rocky mountain spring water: A farmer in New Hampshire feeds his 300 turkeys Coors beer before Thanksgiving. He claims that the “modest amount of beer” keeps the birds moist when they cook. Great, now we’re hungry, and we want a drink. [WBZ]

Insurance gets competitive: Massachusetts drivers peer through their fingers as car insurance companies prepare to announce their rates under the state’s new managed competition system. All those fender-benders are coming back to bite you. [WHDH]

We’d like to thank you for reading the Internet instead of those cumbersome books: A report that surveys 40 other reports finds that kids these days aren’t reading as much as they used to, and are spending more time with electronic devices. We would lament the death of the written word, but we’re going to be too busy perfecting our Rock Band skills. [Globe]