Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

1213636821But Hitler didn’t even like basketball, did he? ESPN writer Jemele Hill compared rooting for the Celtics to “saying Hitler was a victim.” Perhaps we can all admit this whole Boston backlash has gone a teensy bit too far? [Deadspin]

He doesn’t look a day older than he did back in the ’80s: Apropos of nothing, we get an article about 74-year-old Carol Spinney, aka Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. If you need us, we’ll be browsing YouTube for Sesame Street clips. Here’s our favorite. [, YouTube]

Somerville gets its close-up: Two of the city’s residents were picked by Ford to appear in those commercials where random people test out an Edge. Both participants say they liked the car, but we hoped Ford would give them a free car for their glowing praise. [Somerville Journal]

Thank God for small favors: The defense in the Neil Entwistle case is fighting to keep jurors from seeing a nude picture that he allegedly posted on a swingers website. Yiiick. []

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

We love decoupage: And so do our ex-boyfriends.

Does not compute: Our intrepid correspondent Jenn Johnson checks out the Real Deal in JP, and lives to tell the tale.