Kin Hubbard Quote of The Week From Greg Bover

"There are two ways to handle a woman, and nobody knows either of them."
Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard (1868-1930)


Midwestern humorist, cartoonist, and writer known best for his political commentary, Hubbard was a high school dropout who said his goal in life was to own a circus. He worked briefly as a silhouette artist and attended art school for a short time before beginning cartoon work for the Indianapolis News.  For 25 years he drew the acclaimed cartoon “Abe Martin of Brown County” which went into syndication and made him nationally known. Will Rogers cited Hubbard as an influence and called him the greatest humorist of his time. Another Hubbard comment on sexual dimorphism: “Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.”

Greg Bover

North Shore Health Project Dinner and Award Wednesday at Jalepenos


Don Maier writes-

I hope you can put this in GMG to help us publicize our benefit dinner at Jalapenos this Wednesday:
The North Shore Health Project, which has been helping local residents with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C for 22 years, is having a benefit dinner at Jalapenos this Wednesday, 11/9. 10% of the food bill for either dining in or taking out will be kindly donated to the Health Project by Jalapenos. We hope you can join us for an evening of great food to benefit an important Gloucester organization.
I’m also attaching a flyer for the event.
While I have your attention, I’d also like to mention that the Health Project just received a $44,000 grant from Vertex Pharmaceuticals to continue and expand our work with Hepatitis C. This is money that will directly impact our community as it helps us improve the lives of our community residents by providing them with nursing, nutritional and peer support, counseling, holistic treatments, and housing assistance.
Thanks for all you do for the community!
Don Maier
Board Member


Former GHS Football Players (Shairs / Avila) lineup opposite side of the ball (Hotos by David Cox)

Shairs, Former GHS football coach Paul Ingram and Avila

Curry College Jordan Shairs and Plymouth State Joey Avila meet on opposite side of the ball in Curry College win 38 – 14 over Plymouth State this weekend.
Jordan and Joey had played together sice the age of 7 through their high school years..

Click on photo below to view slide show of Photos by David Cox

Did You Know? (Vaseline Glass)

That Vaseline Glass, a/k/a Uranium Glass is glass which has had uranium, usually in oxide diuranate form, added to a glass mix prior to melting?  The proportion usually varies from trace levels to about 2% by weight uranium, although some 19th-century pieces were made with up to 25% uranium.

Uranium glass was once made into tableware and household items, but fell out of widespread use when the availability of uranium to most industries was sharply curtailed during the Cold War. Most such objects are now considered antiques or retro-era collectibles, although there has been a minor revival in art glassware. Otherwise, modern uranium glass is now mainly limited to small objects like beads or marbles as scientific or decorative novelties.

The normal color of uranium glass ranges from yellow to green depending on the oxidation state and concentration of the metal ions, although this may be altered by the addition of other elements as glass colorants. Uranium glass also fluoresces bright green under ultraviolet light and can register above background radiation on a sufficiently sensitive geiger counter, although most pieces of uranium glass are considered to be harmless and only negligibly radioactive.

The most typical color of uranium glass is pale yellowish-green, which in the 1920s led to the nickname vaseline glass based on a perceived resemblance to the appearance of petroleum jelly as formulated and commercially sold at that time. Specialized collectors still define vaseline glass as transparent or semitransparent uranium glass in this specific color.

Vaseline glass is now frequently used as a synonym for any uranium glass, especially in the United States, but this usage is not universal. The term is sometimes carelessly applied to other types of glass based on certain aspects of their superficial appearance in normal light, regardless of actual uranium content which requires a blacklight test to verify the characteristic green fluorescence. (Wikipedia)

R. Duck has a nice collection of vaseline glass, and of course Paul has a geiger counter and an ultraviolet light to register the uranium content of each piece. 

E.J. Lefavour

gimmesound Live Music Lineup for Monday ~ 11/7 (First Contest Clue)

Get today’s lineup and look for the first clue.  Today we start our contest .  Here is how it works:

  • There is a clue in every lineup video (including today)
  • Connect the dots from the Monday – Friday Videos.
  • After you see the Friday Video and have connected the dots
  • Give us your answer on our Facebook or Twitter
  • The FIRST person with the correct answer wins a wicked cool prize!
  • This is something you WANT ~ no rinky-dink prizes here!

Who Will Take The Pledge To Plunge? 55 Days Til the New Year’s Day Rocky Neck Plunge


I’m in!

How Bout You?

Let me know in a comment on this post and I’ll add you to our Pledge To Plunge List!

I’m adding Donna Ardizzoni,  Rick Moore,Paul Morrison and Ed Collard because they are automatics for crazy shit like this.

Here’s the list-

  • Joey C
  • Donna Ardizzoni
  • Rick Moore
  • Ed Collard
  • Paul Morrison
    Rick Paolillo
  • Melissa Cox
  • Dr. Ray Cahill
  • Colleen Apostolos-Marsh & Lotus Marsh
  • Lukas and Lasse Struppe
  • Owen, Henry, and Jon Hardy
  • Alexandra Rhinelander
  • Charles Du Deaubien Gaspien (or something like that)

Click the picture below to see the slide show from Manny Simoes

Welcome The Latest Lobster Boat To The Gloucester Fleet- Pete Libro’s Cabaret V


The Cabaret V Is a Beast.   47 feet long and beamy as a bastard.   Big and roomy with plenty of deck space to shift gear and lobster like a lobster boat should- with the ability to move large numbers of lobster traps to areas where the lobster will be next.

On a small boat you are limited with the amount of gear you can shift and the weather you can fish.  On the Cabaret V Pete and his dedicated crew can fish rough weather comfortably and chase the lobsters by moving large amounts of lobster traps in front of the lobster moves to the deeper water and off shore.

Congrats Pete.

Fishermen vs Witches a few more views – Photos from Thom Falzarano

Click photo for a few more views of the game

” Back to the basics of football, blocking and tackling” said Coach Zerilli.

Friday night was a very special night, Varsity puts a win in the book, Coach Zerilli’s 1st win as the head coach, A shut out & holding the opponent  to under 100 yards of offense,  The last Varsity Football game under the lights on the grass at Newell Stadium.

Hard work and the never give up attitude is what drives the Fishermen to success.

Gloucester travels to Swampscott next Saturday, kick off at 4:00pm!