Are khakis the jorts of Boston hipsters?

Boston is a really weird place.  I knew it would be in the 80s so I thought I would kick it with a hot pair of Levi cutoffs and fit in with my Somerville friends.  Once again, I was the lamest person at the party.  Unlike the Dolores Park uniform of choice, Boston, from the authentic hipsters to up-and-coming young professionals, is bound by the common uniform of post-ironic Khaki pants.  Are these Boston's version of the cutoff?

This bro is bummed.  He's 29 and still living with his college dorm mate.  That job at Newbury Comics doesn't really seem to be going anywhere and he knows he doesn't look good in a collared shirt.

This bro has upward social mobility; working a boring ass 9-5 while staying true to his roots with public trans, a fixie and an iPod for a penis.

This bro is just drunk.  Just not giving a fuck.  Bro drives a truck.

Pabst Brewing sold for $250 million

 

(photo ripped off from Plan 59)

Ok my real boss (not KevMo) is quite literally throwing shit at me right now, so I gotta make this quick.  Here's a few key points I picked up on while skimming this article (WHAT THE FUCK AM I, A JOURNALIST?!) 

  1. For the last 5 or so years, PBR has been owned by a dead guy.
  2. Pabst Brewing is the country's 5th largest beer supplier (2.7% of total market share).
  3. Pabst is a “virtual brewer,” owning the brand name.  The product is brewed under contract by MillerCoors LLC.
  4. Pabst Brewing also owns the brand rights to Schlitz, Lone Star, and Colt 45. 
  5. The new owner, C. Dean Metropoulos (I'D LIKE TO CHANGE MY LAST NAME TO THIS PLZ) is expected to put his 29 and 26 year old sons in key positions in the company.  An attempt to maintain PBR's young and hip brand integrity?  

Do you think that PBR will undergo a shift in brand identity now that it's owned by a man who made his fortune managing brands like Chef Boyardee, Duncan Hines, Bumble Bee Tuna, and (S.F. SPOILER ALERT) Ghiradelli Chocolates?  Will PBR go (even more) mainstream?  Feel free to hate. 

The Story Behind "Slangin' Strawberries"

I have no idea if this story is 100% legit or not, but the tale told by commenter Rigoberto Hernandez is worth sharing:

That picture is too funny and nostalgic.

That is Javier (probably not his real name). He lives in a garage with five other people in San Jose, including his brother Hugo (probably not his real name either). He is originally from Puebla, Mexico where he was an artisan. He worked seven days a week selling his merchandise in a market. Then business started to slow down and he immigrated, crossing through Arizona, leaving his wife back home.

He played the role of Jesus Christ in the re-enactment of his final hours, in Puebla. He said the beatings were real, but he was honored nonetheless for being given the role. He liked the role so much that he was considering going through a surgery where they perforate holes in his hands where real nails would go through as he hung on the cross.

Nowadays he wakes up every morning at 5 a.m. to go to Salinas (except Monday or if it's raining) and buys fresh fruit from a farm off the Crazy Horse Canyon. He buys an entire box (double the size of what he is holding) for $6 to $8, depending on supply and sells them for $20.

He was my favorite “fresero.” I wish him well.