The Week That Was

Chronicling the past week via quick links and pithy commentary (we survived launching the new site edition).

Remember, prisoners don’t look kindly upon kidnappers: Clark Rockefeller proves kidnapping is easy when you lie about everything and have a yacht. (Or not. Seriously, do we know if this guy is even real?)

1217600746Manny being traded: At first, we felt nothing. Then we thought he wasn’t going. But once’s servers came back up, we learned Ramirez had become a Dodger. We’re still not quite sure what to think.

And perhaps even more devastating than the Manny deal: John Kerry spokesman David Wade goes to the Obama camp to aide a running mate to be named later.

Mayor Menino hates clowns, dancing, face-painting: Keohane sounds the call for kamikaze candidates. Again.

What do Manny Ramirez, Brett Favre, and Janet Jackson have in common? They all want control.

Boston needs mimes: Keohane makes the case.

We got your widgets: A local company makes the iPhone more fun.

Channel 7 goes HD: Just in time for the Manny trade and a spate of kidnappings.

John Kerry’s inopportune photo-op: His spokesman says it’s not what you think.

The Sal-Cognos flow chart: This isn’t good.

Aww, a cute bunny! It’s an adorable edition of Townie Town Hall.

It’s the lamest holiday since Groundhog Day: We question Gov. Deval Patrick’s reasoning for this sales tax holiday.

Further developments in the case against Julie Donaldson’s boyfriend: We break them down.

Tom Finneran’s new gig: His ratings will probably be higher as a State House tour guide than as a radio host.

And you think your elected officials were mad about missing last call? The Hill and the Hall works overtime to get you the end-of-session gossip.

That’s all for this week. If you need us, we’ll be making a ruckus outside Tom Menino’s office. Quietly.