Though Black Friday in Harvard Square lacked the typical 5 a.m. rush of shoppers searching for dramatically slashed price tags, sales did draw some bargain hunters to local storefronts.
Tom Clark, the director of the Center for Naturalism, moderates an open discussion at Harvard Book Store last evening titled "Irreplaceable You? The Puzzle of Personal Identity". The discussion is part of the monthly gathering, "The Philosophy Café", hosted by the store.
<p>GoToBus, an internet travel agency, is now offering a direct bus trip from Cambridge to New York. A one-way ticket will cost you $20 and roundtrip tickets currently cost $40. That's a lot cheaper than a plane ticket. </p> <p> </p> <p>Once the service starts operating regularly on Dec. 4, buses will leave Cambridge at 1 Bennett St. (near the Charles Hotel) on Friday at 7 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m, on Saturday at 7 a.m., and on Sunday at 7 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m., according to Amy Veiga, the marketing manager for GoToBus. </p> <p> </p> <p>The New York City bus stop is at the intersection of 9th Avenue and 42nd Street. The bus will leave NYC on Fridays at 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., on Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. </p> <p> </p> <p>The bus will also run Nov. 25, the day before Thanksgiving. Seats are still available, according to Veiga. They will leave Cambridge at 7 a.m., 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. There will be a return bus leaving New York City Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 7:30 p.m. </p> <p> </p> <p>The new service is offered in cooperation with Azumah Bus. </p> <p> </p> <p>Hat Tip: Wicked Local </p> <p> </p> <p>Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Bernd Untiedt </p>
<p>If you’re a “Mad Men” devotee prone to eating your feelings of sadness about this season’s end, look no further than Sweet Cupcake’s Season Finale promotion! Throughout the day today, Sweet will be offering cupcakes with various Mad Men related images plastered on top of their otherwise normal cupcakes. </p> <p> </p> <p>The bakery advertises their cupcakes as “fresh baked daily from scratch—just like Betty Draper would have made them.” Perhaps this is indeed how the embodiment of ’60s-housewife-syndrome would have made them were she Betty Crocker, Baking Guru as opposed to Betty Draper, Ice Queen Extraordinaire. </p> <p> </p> <p>Sweet will be playing “Mad Men” seasons 1 and 2 on the in-store television; implicit in this aspect of the promotion is a challenge to cupcake consumers to make one cupcake last through 26 hours of television without pulling a Roger Sterling-style cardiac arrest (minus the whole “adultery as cause” part) or Peggy-style psychotic freak-out. Perhaps Sweet should have consulted Don before pulling this one.</p>