While a near-record snowfall covered the City of Boston, one man tried to stay ahead of the white stuff.
Chris Laudani, a bartender, finished his shift early on Tuesday night, grabbed a shovel and headed for Boylston Street and the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
On his own, he cleared the finish line - site of the horrific bombings - of snow.
He wasn't looking for anything.
"I only did it to send a message," he later told Boston Magazine after his identity was determined. I love the Boston Marathon and everything it stands for, the finish line doesn't deserve to be covered in snow."
The folks at Go Daddy, keepers of so many web domains, usually produce an ad for the Super Bowl.
Sometimes sultry, sometimes sexy, they usually cause a bit of a stir.
This year, they decided to go with something a little more tame, sort of spoofing Budweiser's commercial last year about the lost dog.
This new Go Daddy ad featured Buddy, a golden retriever puppy who finds his way home, only to find that his owner has just sold him on a website she built with Go Daddy's help. Buddy's owner, as it turns out, is a breeder from Gabby's Goldens. At the end of the ad, Buddy's loaded into a van and driven off.
When the ad was released on Tuesday, animal rights activists were up in arms, and demanded that the ad - which they suggest was glorifying puppy mills - be pulled.
And the folks at Go Daddy agreed. Here's the ad you won't see on Sunday.
Taylor Swift may not be plastered all over the social mediascape the way that Kim Kardashian is, but she does have a very strong presence. Something like 51 million followers, making her Twitter's fourth largest account. And there's 20 million on Instagram.
Yesterday, Taylor's Instagram and Twitter accounts were hacked, making it one of the largest hacks to date.
Not a distinction anyone wants, but it looks like it was caught quickly - thanks to a fan and fellow musician who let Taylor know something wasn't right...