Spanning the Web

Taking you around the Internet for your afternoon enjoyment.

If Tom Menino helped you move a futon, please send us pictures: The headline “Mayor Menino assists with move-in weekend” certainly jogs the imagination. [WHDH]

Looks like they can hold it: An Allston-based team had hoped to build a soapbox car out of a Porta-Potty, but the group is too busy to attend this weekend’s Red Bull Soapbox Race in Philadelphia. [Allston Brighton TAB Blog]

You’ll never get anywhere with an attitude like that: Former governor Mitt Romney bet a friend that he would not be John McCain’s running mate. [PolitickerMA]

All that political news and natural disaster coverage distracted us from what’s really important: The New Kids on the Block’s new album is in stores now! Also, Donnie Wahlberg wants you to hug him. [New Kids on the Block]

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

Some spent Labor Day doing backbreaking work: Bostonista moves.

And others did not: Here’s our field guide to fair foods.