I n most places, the sound of an ice cream truck is a happy one -- that jaunty rendition of "Turkey in the Straw" or "The Entertainer" means cool refreshment is just around the corner.
But not in Somerville's Davis Square, where bloggers are at once pleased they finally have their own ice cream truck but also puzzled by the music it plays. Ezra Ball writes on his RealFake blog (where he also puts a video of the truck):
"On today's walk home, in our neighborhood, the World's Most Melancholy Ice Cream Truck was playing 'Send In The Clowns.' "
On Davis Square Live Journal , a writer who goes by Unbelman is a bit put off by the truck:
"I've been hearing it play 'Send in The Clowns' SO LOUDLY and it belches out a lot of exhaust. When I heard it, I went looking for what the source of the noise was. I smelled it before I saw it. And it looks so beat up. Lots of old and peeling - off stickers on the side."
Out in Dedham, where several of the evacuation routes wind up, Brian Keaney got curious what Dedham police would do if tens of thousands of Bostonians suddenly showed up at the town line after a disaster. So he called the Dedham Police Department, where an officer told him they would block off side roads to keep Bostonians out of Dedham neighborhoods and encourage them to continue moving.
"Our strategy, I guess, is to make all these refugees Westwood's problem," he writes on MyDedham, referring to the next town over from Dedham.
"There was no sign of the rest of the deer."
Josh Ourisman of Somerville reports on his On the Other Hand that somebody at the Kerry Healey campaign seems to have forgotten to get Google to stop running her ads -- he noticed a Healey/Hillman ad in a forum discussion on Mitt Romney :
"I encourage everyone to follow the link. Maybe they'll get enough ad clicks that they'll actually notice it's still up."
" I think that Somerville poetry speaks clearly and humanely, and with a notion of folk poetry that has a long lineage. Somerville is witty and has guts, and is somewhat anti-Cambridge. I see it as a position of public responsibility."