Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1201196199Hooray, free money: Rumors are swirling that the feds are going to cut checks for $600 for an individual and $1,200 for a couple in the hopes of jump-starting the stagnant economy. We don’t know if this is the best idea, but we won’t turn it down. [CNN]

Good news for those who are suffering football withdrawl: WBZ is sponsoring a Super Bowl send-off on Saturday at 10 a.m. Speakers include Gov. Deval Patrick, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Coach Bill Belichick, and dreamy quarterback Tom Brady. [WBZ]

And here it is, your moment of schadenfreude: The Globe reports that Joe Kennedy can’t drive stick, thus embarrassing himself at a publicity event at which he would deliver some free Venezuelan oil to a family in need. Once the actual truck driver took over, the family got its oil. [Globe]

Something doesn’t add up: One of the men arrested for breaking into Mitt Romney’s campaign headquarters is a registered Independent (told you!), and authorities found two bottles of Budweiser and a stolen MacBook when they arrested the men. Shouldn’t a Cambridge hipster be drinking Pabst? []

And here’s what Bostonista and Chowder have for you.

We’re feeling a little faint: Somebody remind us how to take our own pulse until we get our Polar heartrate monitor back.

Maybe it’s because we’re hungry: Will somebody open a restaurant around here already?