The chief of Boston’s farcical Big Dig project finally gave in and resigned.

Matthew Amorello’s resignation will be effective August 15, but he will continue to receive his $223,000 annual salary through February 15.

That’s teaching him!

And speaking of stupidity (Jeff and Jon), after your comments late yesterday and taking into account other foolish ideas in North Carolina such as a costly ferry for schoolchildren and the Global TransPark (I am always impressed with the creativity of a capital letter in the middle of a word), could there be a Big Diggish project in our state’s future?

OK, I admit it — I just wanted to get in on the gratuitous fun of doubting the intelligence of our elected folk.