A Lesson on New England Geography and Beer for Boston.com

19 May


Since Dan (half of OmNomCT) is an English teacher, we thought it’d be fun to do a little geography lesson today. See, Connecticut is part of a group of six states affectionately known as New England. Those states are Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Do you notice how they are all next to each other? Weird, right? Perhaps that’s why they’ve all been grouped together, huh?

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 10.33.12 AMSo, Boston.com, make sure that you study this map. There will be a quiz at the end of this post. See, you seem to have forgotten that New England is more than Massachusetts and more than anything in a 10 mile radius of Boston. Yeah, weird to think, right? So, we know that the Pilgrims landed on your famous rock and stuff, but what’s with the wicked bad superiority complex?

We are talking, of course, about an article from Boston.com that was put out on May 18 entitled, “New England Breweries to Visit.” And, as you can assume, Boston.com crapped this one up big time. In fact, they not only left out Connecticut breweries from their list of 24 breweries, they also left Rhode Island breweries out. Suffice it to say, we’re not pleased as big time supporters of CT beer and its massive growth over the past few years.

So, there are some assumptions that we can make about Boston.com from this posting:

1) They threw this article together quickly and didn’t check their work closely.

2) They took the easy way out to avoid too much research and just picked the breweries that everybody already knows about. 

3) They don’t give a crap about Connecticut and Rhode Island beer.

4) They think that CT and RI beer is crap.

5) They are so focused on themselves, that they can’t see the good in other breweries.

6) They don’t know how to name an article.

Whatever Boston.com’s deal is, one thing is clear: it’s not acceptable nor does it follow proper journalistic guidelines to create a list like that. It shows not only poor planning and poor decision making on their part, but it also puts all of their other content into question.

So, Boston.com, are you ready for the quiz? Here you go:

Name: _________________

Date: 5/19/15

Teacher: OmNomCT

2 Responses to “A Lesson on New England Geography and Beer for Boston.com”

  1. Tartan Rooster May 20, 2015 at 5:14 pm #

    They may be intentionally trying to get us worked up by leaving us off the list. So far it seems to be working as we keep tweeting out their url and linking to their article. I’m guilty of ot too. Well played Boston.


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