IMPORTANT: This show has mature themes and language and is not appropriate for children under 15. These are not your Sesame Street-type muppets.
E.A. Davis has officially gone Hollywood this week. The typically staid department store is the site of for shooting scenes for the upcoming movie Daddy’s Home 2, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Here are a few pics of today’s excitement (and sudden dearth of parking spaces ) in the Square:
The classic Wellesley department store will be closed Monday through Wednesday (March 27-29), so plan accordingly for your spring shopping trip to stock up on Lily Pulitzer and Vineyard Vines.
The original Daddy’s Home from 2015 is a comedy about a biological dad and stepdad tussling for the love of a family, with Ferrell playing the nerdy stepdad and Wahlberg the tough guy biological dad. The sequel, according to movie site IMDB, will also feature Linda Cardellini, Mel Gibson, John Cena, John Lithgow and others. The film is slated to be released in November and promises to include a holiday theme.
(While we don’t advocate bothering the cast/crew, do feel free to share any great pictures related to this that you might snap …[email protected]).
Fortunately for you I’m not one of those people who can quote endlessly from Monty Python. So here’s the straight info, from Dana Hall:
Dana Hall Middle School presents its spring musical, Spamalot, on Wednesday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 9, at 4 p.m., in Bardwell Auditorium. The performances are free and open to the public.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, Monty Python’s Spamalot [email protected] Edition retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table in an unusual way.
Bardwell Auditorium is located on the Dana Hall campus at 37 Cameron Street. Please note that Bardwell is not handicap accessible. For more information, please call (781) 235-3010 ext. 2731 or visit www.danahall.org.
Wellesley’s Scott Maney, who gained local
notoriety fame in 2014 after posting his “My Kids Suck” trampoline ad on craigslist, is back with another cleverly crafted craiglist notice — though he takes it relatively easier on his offspring this time around.
The ad is for a 2010 black Ford Flex that needs a new engine, and Maney’s prose goes something like this:
Hey, what’s up?
We’re in Connecticut and the car stopped.
What do you mean, it stopped?
On the highway. As we were driving. The engine just. . .stopped.
On the highway?
As you were driving?
It stopped working?
Yeah. Everything went dark and we glided to the side of the road.
(A silence grows over the line. The room is somehow warmer now. Sweat begins to bead. Eyes dart back and forth. Something is heavy.)
Yeah. Well no. A red light came on awhile before.
Check engine light?
How long before?
Triple A guy is here. He said the engine seized and we need to tow it somewhere on a flatbed truck.
Yeah. He said the oil is milky or something and there’s water in it and he doesn’t think the engine will work.
Until we change the oil?
No. Like ever.
Yeah. And it’s $500 to tow the car home.
I’ll put it on my. . .
Apparently the ad worked: Maney got 10 offers in the span of 12 hours and sold the 4-cylinder Ford Flex (the same brand that took its star turn in Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg’s “Daddy’s Home” movie) for which he was asking $3,500.
The whole ordeal has actually inspired Maney, who is chief creative officer for a marketing firm.
“I’ve found my only gift is writing craigslist ads. I’m thinking of writing a book of them (seriously),” he writes.
Sometimes a person is just walking around Centennial Park, minding her own business, and a cigarette tree reveals itself to her. You can’t argue with photographic proof — Marlboros grow on trees on the Wellesley trails. I’m not a smoker, so I didn’t harvest the crop. Besides, there were only five cigarettes in the pack, so it wasn’t quite ripe for the picking.