“I think one of the neighbors had beef with my mother. Because one day when my mom went to the store, and left us alone for just a few minutes, child services came and took us away. My sister and I got split up. I got sent to a group home. It was like a prison— everybody there was looking out for themselves. I’d call my mother and cry on the phone but she’d just say she was sorry, and there was nothing she could do, and she was trying. After a few months, my sister and I got moved into a foster home. Our foster mother was this old lady named Ms. Elizabeth. She let our mother come visit us even though she wasn’t supposed to. And she took us to church and prayed with us, and every Sunday she’d cook us a huge dinner and completely deck out the table like it was Thanksgiving. It was like some movie shit. We’d never had anything like that before. Even when we moved back with our mother, we would alway visit Ms. Elizabeth up until the time she passed away.”
Beantown Buzz Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwich:
A split Boston Cream Doughnut filled with Coffee Ice Cream and more Boston Cream Filling.
“Right now I’m moving from pantries to soup kitchens to shelters.”
“What was your upbringing like?”
“I’d say dysfunctional but fair.”
“How was it dysfunctional and how was it fair?”
“It was dysfunctional because there was alcohol everywhere. There was a lot of cussing and calling me names like ‘piece of shit.’ But it was fair because I always had a place to stay and clothes on my back. And I did the Boy Scouts or the Boy’s Club, or whatever that was called. But in the end, the alcohol won out.”
The Venezuelan artist JB takes album covers from bands including Megadeth, Smashing Pumpkins, and Beastie Boys and turns them into animated GIFs. We say the result are better than the originals.
Oh, man the GIF for Iron Maiden’s Piece of Mind will give me nightmares. —Lars
Recipe of the Day: Speedy 5-Ingredient Chicken
Sweet shallots and butter add classic flavor to this easy-to-make chicken dinner.