Archive for November 5th, 2012

This Evening: Goodbye Sweet Dreams

Monday, November 5th, 2012

>>> Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Roky Erickson has seen a lot in his 65 years, and tonight, he will share some of the music he has made since he co-founded the 13th Floor Elevators nearly 40 years ago. Erickson is playing Union Transfer with support from Nude Beach and Hounds Of Baskerville. >>> The instrumental […]

Mitt Romney Literally Left Bucks County Supporters Out In the Cold Yesterday

Monday, November 5th, 2012

We told you earlier that America’s First Black President was rolling through town today, but if your nipples were erect yesterday, the cause was probably Governor Mitt Romney, who gathered a crowd of 25,000 at Shady Brook Farms in Bucks County, and then left ‘em out there while he speechified in Ohio, and showed up […]

Romney Will Make Last-Ditch Campaign Stop In Pittsburgh … Tomorrow

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Apparently not understanding that by holding a rally tomorrow he will be taking precious voting time away from his own supporters, Mitt Romney has scheduled a campaign stop in Pittsburgh tomorrow. Romney will also visit Cleveland earlier in the day, because you definitely want to make Pittsburgh feel like they are less important than Cleveland. […]

Live To Ride, And To Give Toys To Tots

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Yesterday, while we were just walking around trying to get to some Indian food, we watched these few hundred motorcycles make their way down to the Piazza, where the 32nd annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Drive collected between three and four thousand toys to be distributed to at least six different charities. Originally organized in […]

In Addition To Voting For Your Favorite Candidate Tomorrow, You’ll Also Be Voting On Some Ballot Questions

Monday, November 5th, 2012

When you show up to your favorite (assigned) polling location in Philadelphia tomorrow, you will be able to vote for all of your favorite politicians. But your ballot will also contain four questions, which are explained in the language of the layman over here by the great people at Committee of Seventy. Also remember that […]

Today In The People’s Republic Of Comcast: To The Highest Court In The Land

Monday, November 5th, 2012

The Supreme Court of the United States today heard Comcast’s case on a technical piece of the whole “Comcast overcharged us by $875 million because they killed all of the competition” lawsuit. The country’s highest court heard arguments on whether “a district court can certify a class (give it standing to sue collectively) without determining […]

Tomorrow It Ends: Come Join Us For An Election Night Results Party At The 700

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Tomorrow night, in lieu of the normal Philebrity Salon, we will be at the 700 watching and waiting for election results to roll in. We’ll be drinking (whether it is to mourn or celebrate is still to be determined) fancy election-themed drinks, like The Goldwater, The Obama Bahama Mama, and The Paul Rye ‘n Ginger […]

If You Felt Something Sexy In The Air This Morning, It’s Because Bill Clinton Is In Town

Monday, November 5th, 2012

The O.G. sexy sax man himself, former President Bill Clinton, is in town today for an Obama campaign rally at the Palestra. If it weren’t for the law, dude would probably still be President, so it’s no wonder the current President is all about having him campaign as much as possible. Chaka Fattah is going […]

For The Undecided Voter: Here Is Barack Obama Saying Words That Mitt Romney Has Never Ever Said

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Those words include “shit,” “bitch,” and “mothafucka,” and are taken from the audiobook of Dreams From My Father, which Barry O narrated himself, while he’s quoting an old High School classmate. When you head to the polls tomorrow, consider this: Would you rather vote for a man who has no qualms saying “mothafucka” on a […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: Philly Named One Of The Top 20 Cities For The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge

Monday, November 5th, 2012

The top 20 finalists for the Mayors Challenge, “a competition to inspire American cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life – and that ultimately can be shared with cities across the nation,” have been announced, and Philadelphia is among them. Of 305 cities from 45 states that submitted applications, […]