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Tom Shattuck
Radio and New Media Producer
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There is only one outfit more protective of Barack Obama than the Secret Service and its initials are C.N.N. With their nemesis sitting in the oval office you can bet they are working overtime to protect the former president. When Donald Trump tweeted early Saturday, "Just found out that Obama... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Tom Shattuck
I have not been keeping up with this blog but not to worry. You can find me at the Boston Herald RIGHT HERE I'm on Twitter at @tomshattuck and on Facebook like this You can email me at the Boston Herald tom.shattuck AT Posing with two NFL officials... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Tom Shattuck
There is a thing at that I found important. A blog post about Universal Studios offering a VIP package which would allow folks to, among other things, skip the monstrous lines and instead wait in a small, speedy queue. This is of course a very good thing. Waiting sucks.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
The Battle of Fallujah is an ice cream social compared to even one day mired within the brutal walls inside the Lexington School system. Don't laugh. It is so bad on our poor children that it became apparent to all that Lexington High students needed an emergency "Stress Reduction Day."... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
Click Here to hear the NPR audio Because the talk radio landscape is so barren in Boston I am occasionally forced to leave the weather band and dip my toe in the waters over at NPR. I pay for it, right? The program I ran into yesterday is called "On... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
I'll get better, Dick!
Toggle Commented May 14, 2013 on I've Been at Bacon at Tom Shattuck
I haven't updated this blog in about three years but I have an excuse. My life is changed forever and yours will too once you discover the greatest TV experience in the history of media. I give you United States of Bacon.. Chef Todd Fisher takes us on the most... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
....they never quite get whatever message the attacker is trying to deliver....this is tonite. They take their song over. These fans, these good people- WILL NEVER SURRENDER. Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
As you know by now, President Obama's Secret Service guy is an actual alien. Yes, it's not even disputable anymore. The only problem I have is that we know from movies that aliens always mean harm, hard as we try to win their love....... They get unhinged very quickly and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
Kara,you need to work through this and focus your ire where it belongs, on Caillou.
I have no real problem with Mickey Mouse. In fact, he plays a large role in my house, serving as spiritual leader to my two-year-old daughter. There is no one she loves as much as Mickey Mouse. Not me. Not her mother. No one. If Mickey or any other major... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
Did Caillou tell you that it's cool to call people "Bro"? Are you BEAST friends? Yes and Yes.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2013 on Caillou Must Die at Tom Shattuck
I hope you are sitting down. For a great truth has revealed itself and it will change your life. A new study from England (Steven Hawking is from there so,yeah) claims that drinking heavily does not make men and women drop their standards and hookup with someone they might otherwise... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
Alas, it has returned and in my wretched state I am selflessly compelled to unearth this PSA to spread the word.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
Obviously, I would need to be paid $500 and furnished with a complimentary helicopter ride to actual attend this event featuring a felonious Yankees fan who say's words in between catchy vocal choruses(I got 99 problems but talent ain't one) and a little white dude with hair way too curly(it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
If you have reached a point in your life where you need the federal government of the United States of America-the greatest superpower on Earth- to step in and stop you from eating yourself to death(talk about first-world problems) then you have failed as a human being. I am a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
It was Sir Robert Frost who spoke of Winter's angry onslaught in 1856 - "She hath the fury to unfurl in frigid enormity that which could only attack with consent of heaven, and a wink from the devil."* Personally, I like to use this kind of weather event to trot... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
This reporter is so right. Plastered cocktail warriors are the real zombies. You're at the bar and you see him stumbling along, using other patrons like Tarzan uses vines. You know he's coming your way and he's gonna want to talk to you, just because you attract them. He sloppily... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
A few weeks back, in a groundbreaking move I created the Hollywood Hall of Fame to celebrate the great movies, actresses and actors who got screwed at the Oscars. It is time to induct a gentleman who should have received a Best Supporting Actor nod but was denied because the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
(Our nanny, totally under-dressed as usual. Kids, right?!) It is approximately 30 below zero here in Melrose, Massachusetts. It occurs to me that if my heat breaks I will die. I don't know how to fix a heater-thingy. And I don't know how to build a fire. So I will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
Since 1984 the Earth has been perpetually punished by the existence of "Elmo", a self-centered, egotistical tyrant clad in a blood-red pelt. Over the years Elmo's legend has expanded the world-over and tragically his sadistic and foul cackle has propelled him to iconic muppet status. "Elmo want this!", "Elmo want... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
If you're anything like me you woke up to the news yesterday that the baseball Hall of Fame took its ball and went home - yes -no one is going to be inducted in to the Baseball Hall of Fame. And if you're anything like me, you didn't care. Everybody... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
Today is my birthday. I am now forty years-old and so it is time, I think, to reconcile my "bucket list." Okay let's see here........ 1.Make it through the 80's without having sex.✓ 2.Get sued by major credit card company for $8,000. Get a lawyer to negotiate only to, in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
For a good snapshot of the stuff Generation Y is made of it is wise to go to their territory, to places where they are completely uninhibited and encouraged to bare their fatuous little souls. So I checked-in to the photo gallery section of one of their coolest Boston clubs(I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at Tom Shattuck
If you're like me you were watching tv yesterday when SUDDENLY THERE WAS BREAKING LOCAL NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The local choppers had been scrambled and were hovering over Waltham! Roads were blocked, officers and rescue crews converged upon the scene! I spit-up my Grape Nuts, grabbed my daughter and huddled in the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at Tom Shattuck