Spanning the Web


Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1204141604Starbucks renews its commitment to allowing entitled brats to treat its employees like their personal slaves: After it closed down and formed the chrysalis of a three-hour employee training, Starbucks emerges a beautiful butterfly today. Signs placed in stores remind customers “Your drink should be perfect, every time. If not, let us know and we’ll make it right.” [WBZ]


This is almost enough to scare us off our Hefeweizen. Almost: Apparently, lemons that find their way into drinks often contain traces of E. coli and bacteria from human skin. Though there’s no record of anyone getting sick, it’s still nasty. [WBZ]

We’re making like Mike Huckabee and believing in miracles: Haleigh Poutre, the girl DSS wanted to take off life support after her adoptive parents beat her into a coma, is making statements about the abuse she suffered. [BostonHerald.com]

Mayor Tom Menino gets in on the flipping game: The city’s badass-sounding Foreclosure Intervention Team is looking into buying three abandoned buildings on blighted Hendry Street in Dorchester. Hey, Mr. Mayor, have you checked out the story about how best to flip a property in this month’s issue of Boston magazine (on newsstands now!)? [WCVB]

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We’ve got that golden pasty glow: Cosme Proud Gold Revitalizer mask makes our skin glow like Cate Blanchett’s.