Month: February 2012

An evening at Peggy O’Neils…

An evening at Peggy O’Neils…

You can go anywhere in Dorchester and find yourself a watering hole. But for me there are a handful of places that are truly authentic. I’m talking about establishments that are woven into the fabric of Dorchester. Family run, with a vested interest and feel for their…

Monkey Lips and Deuces…

Monkey Lips and Deuces…

Have you been online and noticed the pictures of folks who like to stick their lips out and throw up deuces in every picture their in. Am I the only person that gets pissed every time I see one of these pics? Even if your…

Is it a Funky Jew Friday?

Is it a Funky Jew Friday?

So we got a Jewish kid named Dr. K running around Dot with a Umass Boston hoodie on making hip hop videos. I have some fans of Funky Jew Friday here on DotRat.com …but I’m still trying to figure out if Dr. K is the real…

Big Breasts, a Ginger and the Debt Ceiling….

Big Breasts, a Ginger and the Debt Ceiling….

Where does the Boston Globe go when they need to get a pulse on what the nation is feeling regarding the debt ceiling crisis. Exactly….South Bay in Dorchester. The one guy with a citizenship in this video is still rattled from seeing big mama’s cones….four seconds…

Want the chills?

Want the chills?

When foreign dignitaries visit the White House and the President wants to show just how disciplined and bad ass our military is….the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon shows up and just kills it every time. Love this video! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y90UPLLo6nY]

An oldie but goodie !!!

An oldie but goodie !!!

So this traveling salesman is in between gigs and has a few days off, so he goes into bar in a small town. He sits down has a few beers, and notices a big glass jar full of fifties in the corner. He asks the…

The Best Sports Movie All-Time!!!!

The Best Sports Movie All-Time!!!!

If you grew up a Dot Rat, either you played hockey or your neighbors did. When Bobby Orr came to town he infused the neighborhoods with hockey fever. His influence can still be seen on our side streets today…street hockey is part of our fabric…

Double Dutch and The Ave…

Double Dutch and The Ave…

Racism exists on both sides of Dot Ave. Things have become better over the years but tensions do flare from time to time. The questions being raised by the recent Ups and Downs stabbings sparked my interest in writing about this. And I will try…

Nightmare scenario for Somerville fire…

Nightmare scenario for Somerville fire…

We all know that public safety is a tough job for both Police and Fire. The jobs can be thankless and prove very high risk. This morning the Boston Globe reported on this fire in a single family home in Somerville which took the life…

The city stomps the Pony Room…

The city stomps the Pony Room…

Universal Hub and the Globe report that the city has ordered Up’s and Downs closed until further notice. Guess Ginuwine will have to do more shows down Tenean Beach…. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MGMlIkf_vQ]