Lightning Strikes Out Links

A lightning strike yesterday on a line outside my house has left the internet and phone service fried. What’s up with this weather, anyway?

In lieu of the morning links, I send you over to David Scott who has a look at the local coverage of the first day of Patriots training camp.

One last thing…I just don’t even have the words for this:

Mayor Butch Stearns

Random Quote

However, it’s nice to see that Belichick is still feisty. He just turned 60 years old and it’s been seven seasons (going on eight) since the Patriots last won the big one. Three rings bought a lot of good will, but even he has to realize that the bank account’s getting low.

— Mark Farinella, Sun-Chronicle, 6/17/12
  • jordan10

    I’m was born, raised, and still live in Braintree, and I can tell you that Buth Stearns never somes up in any type of conversation in any way. The “mayor of Braintree” is purely self proclaimed.


    The “Dork of Braintree.”

  • Curtis

    “Hey Maria, who’s better at looking like a clown than me?”
    By the way Butch, training camp has started, where’s Ty? DISAPPROVE!

  • Eric

    hmm…that was upsetting….a little embarrassing too…

  • JohnnyApps


  • Jason Coyote

    Just when you thought Bulworth couldn’t sink any lower…

  • Lance

    What a weirdo, besides being clueless.

  • Chris_SNH

    Clearly, lightning struck in the wrong place.

  • Darrell

    He’s an embarrassment. The rest of the people in the video aren’t that far off either.

  • Media observer

    Well, no one can say Butchie takes himself too seriously. I can usually take or leave Butch… but I give him credit. I wish most of the media-types in this market would lighten up.

  • Nopointe

    Saw that on the news this morning

    Congrats Butch on overtaking Burton!

  • bill

    What a douche!

  • Chuck S

    Whether or not he doesn’t “take himself too seriously,” Butch is a tremendously clueless boob. This is just a terrible concept taken to an embarrassing level by a guy who is completely unaware of what a total jackass he looks like. It’s really quite sad.

  • Ken Fang

    This video is a scream for help. However, I’m not going to help nor do I want to.

  • Chris_SNH

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, smart and ambitious TV journalism students are going to college in hopes of entering the market. Once they graduate, they will find jobs difficult to come by…mostly because people named ‘Butch’ and people like ‘Butch’ are cemented into their big-salaried positions and doing inane, embarrassing stuff like this. I would not like to be a career-placement person at some college trying to explain to these students why work is so hard to come by. And then these kids turn on the TV to see who’s keeping them from finding employment…and they see this.

  • HighWireNickEsasky

    Beyond the obvious embarrassment, that was just colossally bad television. Did someone actually write and produce that. And let’s dispell the notion that Butch did this b/c he “doesn’t take himself too seriously.” This is purely a vanity piece from a guy with an outsized ego and a delusional belief that he is funny and interesting.

    • Angry Old Bastard

      ….LMAO…write what?….he just kept repeating, “I am your Mayor, I am your Mayor”….wow…that was some BAD Television

  • anthony

    Not for nothing, but I would question the common sense of your hypothetical smart and ambitious TV journalism students looking to break through the glass ceiling by running Edward Murrow acts in 2008. 99.9 % of the talking heads on TV these days, ESPECIALLY local UHF stations, are as bad, if not worse, than Butchie. It’s simply the coin of the realm. Does that stink? Sure, I guess, if you’re looking to the Channel 25 news for something more than background noise.

  • Ben

    How about the guy at the end of clip. Nice outfit. What is this, amateur hour?

  • media-tor

    Butch is the mayor? I’m not so sure about that.

  • Funkhouser

    We are all just lucky he chose to wear underwear. I’m embarrassed to say that I live somewhat near Braintree. I’m still not sure why he was wearing a mask. Your thoughts?

  • Classless Concepts

    A small reason why I’m glad I moved to Western Mass. Mayor of FAIL