Couple Legally Changes Their Name to Seamonster

When I was a kid, I wanted my name to be Anastasia Shortcake because I really liked the name "Anastasia" and I had a mad obsession with Strawberry Shortcake and also I was a complete idiot. I begged my mother to let me change my name, but after she finished drinking her afternoon peach schnapps and stopped laughing… » 8/04/14 12:30pm 8/04/14 12:30pm

Want to Have Sex While Divorcing? You May Need a Court Order in MA

Divorce can be hell. A relationship is ending, there's paperwork galore, and then you have to decide who gets what. And it gets exponentially harder if kids are involved. Well, someone's finally thinking of the children! Massachusetts State Senator Richard J. Ross has introduced a new bill that, if passed, will… » 3/22/14 5:00pm 3/22/14 5:00pm

Great News, Creeps: Upskirt Photos Are Totally Legal in Massachusetts

Hey ladies of Boston! Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made riding the Green Line even more perilous! Specifically, they ruled that upskirt photos of fully clothed women are legal, since the state's "Peeping Tom" law specifies that images must be voyeuristic of partially nude people. » 3/05/14 2:00pm 3/05/14 2:00pm

Liberal Arts College Waited Days to Tell Students About Alleged Dorm…

Administrators at Curry College, a private liberal arts school in Milton, Massachussetts, waited nearly a week to tell students and the rest of the campus community about an alleged gang rape of a student — described in court documents as "highly intoxicated" — in the dorms last month. » 2/04/13 1:40pm 2/04/13 1:40pm

Elizabeth Warren Is Pulling Ahead of Scott Brown and Can Hardly Stop…

At least according to this gif Elizabeth Warren seems positively wracked with glee that she may very soon get to do victory donuts in front of Scott Brown's house with her Harley (I don't know if Elizabeth Warren rides a Harley, but if she did I can't imagine how else she'd use it). According to the Western New… » 11/04/12 3:30pm 11/04/12 3:30pm

Compassionate Mitt Romney Thinks Gay Parents Aren't Real Parents

You guys, I'm about to tell you something shocking that I doubt anyone saw coming: Mitt Romney — smiling, gazing longingly at people, wincing and blinking, skin tanned by the bright orange Jergens sun, hair shellacked to look like a baby Ronald Reagan, hugger of babies, loving America so much he lets it be the little… » 10/26/12 2:00pm 10/26/12 2:00pm

Watch Elizabeth Warren Kick Some Debate Ass

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan weren't the only famous politicos to engage in a high-stakes debate this week. In Massachusetts, incumbent Senator Scott "Cosmopolitan" Brown and Elizabeth "BUT SHE DOESN'T LOOK LIKE A CHEROKEE" Warren duked it out onstage. While the race could go either way at this point, Warren won the night… » 10/12/12 2:00pm 10/12/12 2:00pm

Elizabeth Warren Is Now Semi-Officially Winning the Massachusetts…

After a May poll had Scott Brown up two points over Elizabeth Warren in the Massachusetts Senate race, the latest exercise in guesstimation has Warren leading Brown 43 percent to 38 percent. Although the Boston Globe poll notes that about 18 percent of the electorate remains undecided (and so the race is still pretty… » 9/30/12 5:45pm 9/30/12 5:45pm

Judge Approves First-Ever Sex Reassignment Surgery for Transgendered…

A transgendered woman incarcerated in the Massachusetts state prison system has won the right to have the state pay for her sex reassignment surgery, after a US District Judge agreed that the surgery was "medically necessary." Naturally, this has led to people making A Big Thing about what "medically necessary" means,… » 9/04/12 7:45pm 9/04/12 7:45pm

Drunk Driver Gets Stuck in a Sand Trap After Her GPS Tells Her to Drive…

The dangers of driving drunk are well-known, but apparently technology has created a new one: overreliance on one's GPS. Earlier this week, a 47-year-old woman in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, got behind the wheel of her car after having a bit too much to drink, but instead of wreaking havoc on the road, she ended up… » 6/20/12 11:15pm 6/20/12 11:15pm

Wasabi Pants Are as Scary as They Sound

Humans have been on this planet for so long that you'd think we'd have already come up with every possible combination of objects with which to hurt each other—and yet we continue to create new and ever more bizarre weapons. The latest innovation comes courtesy of a man in Barnstable, Massachusetts, who got mad at his… » 6/13/12 10:00pm 6/13/12 10:00pm

Elizabeth Warren Becomes Undisputed Champion of Massachusetts Democrats

Despite controversy over her dubious Cherokee heritage, Elizabeth Warren secured more than 95 percent of the delegate vote Saturday at Massachusetts' Democratic Convention, all but assuring voters in the state's looming senatorial race that incumbent Scott Brown will prove himself a big jerk and resort to his old body… » 6/03/12 11:30am 6/03/12 11:30am

The Curious Case of Why We Give a Shit Whether Elizabeth Warren Is a…

Things in the tight race for Massachusetts Senate between incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and his likely challenger, Democratic folk hero Elizabeth Warren, have taken a turn for the bizarre. Scott Brown has found himself in the unusual position of attacking Elizabeth Warren for claiming to be a Native… » 5/01/12 10:50am 5/01/12 10:50am

Surely You Can Find an Excuse for a Therapy Penguin

Residents of the Hannah Duston Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home in Massachusetts, are soon going to be getting a visit from a very special tuxedoed gentleman, Roast Beef the African penguin. He lives at the New England Aquarium, but he is specially trained to visit schools and community events. The five-pound… » 2/08/12 9:30am 2/08/12 9:30am

Medical Registry and Lab Sued After Hiring Models to Sexify Bone Marrow…

The Caitlin Raymond International Registry and UMass Memorial Health Ventures Inc. will pay Massachusetts and New Hampshire $770,000 in fines and attorneys' fees after a Thursday judgment in Suffolk Superior Court found that the organizations engaged in improper marketing practices in their effort to recruit potential… » 2/05/12 3:30pm 2/05/12 3:30pm