Thursday, October 25, 2007

Red Sox Fever

So this morning, tipped off to the presence of a hack by not one but two anonymous sources, I left Simmons armed with my trusty digital camera, fully prepared to record the hack for all posterity. No sooner had I stepped out the door when I was able to snap off this landscape shot:

After giving the matter some thought, I decided not to cross across Briggs Field and take pictures of the hack from the "right" angle, for two reasons. First, it was cloudy, so the pictures would not have been that stunning anyhow; and second, I didn't want to be late to 8.012 lecture. After all, the Sputnik hack was up for over two days - surely they'd leave this hack up until at least after tonight's game?

Yeah, you'd think.

After classes, I ran into a fellow Institute Historian-in-training, who informed me the hack was already gone. Naturally, I met this news with incredulity, disappointment, a bit of anger, and finally a quiet acceptance. That's simply the way hacks are. They take hours upon hours to craft and execute, yet most are destined to exist for only a few fleeting moments of glory before disappearing from view, though not from memory.

I had hoped this hack would be one of those rare exceptions that lasted a day or more...but even at MIT, I guess you can't have everything.

But enough with that attitude. Fortunately, I am not the only MIT student with a camera, so you can find some awesome pictures of the hack here. I'd also like to take the opportunity to share a few of my favorite photos from the "riots" that didn't really break out after the Red Sox avoided elimination in the ALCS by smashing the Indians in Game 7 at Fenway last Sunday. Let's start with the craziest:

Yes, that's exactly what you think it is. It's an old lady banging a pot to get the crowd excited. Don't ask me how, but it worked. In fact, her winning feeling was so contagious...

...people were even dancing in the streets!

Even the police were in a good mood, it seemed. This one nearly smiled.

But predictably enough, things started getting out of hand - and, equally predictably, the cops got mad.

And so our "unlawful assembly" dispersed, lest we be arrested under Massachusetts state law.

Well, that's all I have for now, folks. Can't wait for tonight's game - Go Sox! All of Boston's rooting for you...even the Green Building. ;)


Michael said...

Will Paul ever blog again, anywhere?!

Isshak Ferdjani said...

why this question ? he IS getting more rare, true...

Star said...

Seriously Paul, where have you gone? We all miss your blog...