>>>Did you listen to Comedy Bang! Bang! when it was a mere podcast called Comedy Death-Ray? Then get yourself to The Troc at 8 PM for performances from Scott Aukerman, Tim Heidecker, Kurt Braunohler, and more. Expect things to get delightfully weird. >>>THIS IS HARDCORE fest kicks off tonight at 9 PM at Union Transfer. [...]
Archive for August 9th, 2012
KUDOS, GUYS! GunCrisis.org truly is doing some amazing work. Previously: Dept. Of Stone Cold Bummers: Philly Gun Crime Blog
The Way We Live Now: Those St. Joe’s Olympics Commercials Are The Most Strangely Soothing Things On TVThursday, August 9th, 2012
We’ve all been there: It’s a weird hour of the night, you’re alone, and shame-watching the encore presentation of Women’s Beach Volleyball. When suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, a familiar sight graces your screen. The campus… the grass… the lawns… generic, multi-ethnic college students ostensibly hard at work… could it be? Stock Footage University? Er, [...]
As we noted before, we admire his hustle. But what we admire even more is sustained hustle. It’s what made America great once. In related news, it seems like his sidekick/carnival barker dude is getting more into the act as well these days. To both of them, we say: Rock on! Previously: To The Michael [...]
NOTE: CONTAINS NSFW LANGUAGE. Here’s a teaser for the new one from Philebrity Label’s Blayer Pointdujour & The Rockers Galore featuring sometime Philebrity contributor/legend of hip-hop Schoolly D.
A (rightly) confused reader approaches the podium: I work at the 260 S. Broad St. building recently bought by the Post Brothers and yesterday, three flags were put up on the front of the building: An American flag, an Israeli flag and a pirate flag. I saw the American flag and pirate flag and thought, [...]
The phrase Keystone Weekend calls to mind many things: Ritzy ski resorts, college visits, high school kids down the shore without parents. What you probably aren’t picturing is a collective of Pennsylvania-based professionals, camped out together for hotel-based workshops. And totally riding Lightning Racer! According Keystone Weekend’s mission statement, the somewhat secretive invite-only event — [...]
More of these, from the artist Jason Novak, over at The Paris Review Blog (which is, by the way, quite possibly our favorite blog in the world).
When we saw this notice about Bradley Cooper coming to Philadelphia on August 27th, we got all excited because we thought it was for the premiere of Delco: The Movie, oops, I mean The Silver Linings Playbook; we imagined a buffet from Charlie’s Burgers and photo ops with Chitwood. But no: Cooper will instead be [...]
At lunch yesterday, we were discussing the fate of that great and mysterious (and frequently awful) modern convenience, The Chinatown Bus. And how, after New Century Travel, Inc. was shut down back in May, it seemed like only a matter of time before some other Chinatown bus would prop up, only to offer the same [...]
Just when we thought we might be done with interns forever, along came these two. Sophy Ziss and Maddy Court have been our summer interns, and we couldn’t have asked for better ones. Bright, hard-working and fun, Sophy and Maddy showed us that the Lena Dunham generation is far from what the teevee makes it [...]