Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

Sal should really be cringing when an unknown call comes in now: The chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party has called on Attorney General Martha Coakley to investigate House Speaker Sal DiMasi’s ties to pseudo-lobbyist Richard Vitale. []

Further clarification on shadow puppets and/or menacing gestures: Here’s some history on the “three stripes” hand sign that Paul Pierce, Mayor Tom Menino, and other hip-hoppers use. [Weekly Dig]

You can hear us now: Senate President Therese Murray says a measure to ban text messaging and chatting on cell phones without a headset probably won’t make it to the governor’s desk because she has bigger issues to worry about. (We’re paraphrasing there, but not by much.) []

Roger Clemens is to the Daily News what Sal DiMasi is to the Globe: Another day, another allegation appears in the New York tabloid that Clemens cheated on his wife. This time, it’s rumored to be golfer John Daly’s ex-wife. [WCVB]

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

It’s the one time we’ve ever imagined Angelina Jolie in clothes: We check out St. John’s pre-fall preview.

Tequila, the North End, and cooking lessons: It’s all happening this week at Boston’s restaurants.

Photo by John Goodman