The Week That Was

Chronicling the past week via quick links and pithy commentary (better luck next time, el jefe, edition)

It’s a great week for funny mayor pictures: Hilarity ensues when the Herald gets video of Tom Menino’s joyride.

Speaking of the Herald, and videotapes. . .: The tabloid faces a firestorm of controversy over its false claim that the Patriots taped the Rams’ 2001 Super Bowl walk-through.

Mike on a bike: City Councilor Mike Ross chronicles his two-wheeled commute.

Good try, guys: Sal DiMasi pays off his third mortgage and Richard Vitale registers as a lobbyist. Many still suspect shenanigans are afoot.

But Sal disagrees: He writes a letter to explain himself.

We love his gentle topspin: Gov. Deval Patrick takes some time to play ping-pong at Google and drops some seriously dated slang.

As if the threats to his political life weren’t bad enough: Someone threatened to off the Speaker during the casino debate.

Mayor Menino: Mac geek, and fan of music with lyrics he can understand.

Want to get away? Richard Vitale quits his day job, and we’re pretty sure the Speaker wants to see him leaving on a jet plane.

Don’t forget to see them on Saturday: We talked to Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys.

Mac attack! America’s largest Apple Store is open for business.

Maybe they were out sick that day? We wonder where John Tomase’s editors were when the paper ran his thinly-sourced story.

The times, they are a-changin’: Gov. Patrick is not be the butt of Speaker DiMasi’s jokes anymore.

We make the case for why the team needs Rajon Rondo. Losing on the road becomes ‘a thing.’ Perhaps the problem can be fixed if Big Baby’s teammates achieve “optimum playing nail.” For now, the C’s continue to find comfort at home.

That’s all for this week. If you need us, we’ll be asking Clay Buchholz if we can borrow his MacBook Air.