Archive for November 28th, 2012

NYT Flood Map Reveals: Your Great-Great-Grandchildren Will Own Beachfront Property In Kensington

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Oh dear. On Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed/infographic piece entitled “What Could Disappear”: A post-Sandy scientific analysis of what many American cities have to look forward to if nothing is done soon in coastal and low-lying areas that would be permanently flooded, without engineered protection. Using a sliding bar, you can see […]

Man Scams The City Out Of $1.3 Million Worth Of Printer Ink, Which Is About 20 Cartridges

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The graph is from 2006, but you get the general idea: Ink is fucking expensive. There’s always money in the Banana Stand ink cartridges: Calvin Duncan, a mailroom clerk at the Philadelphia Water Department, has been arrested and charged with scamming the City of Philadelphia out of $1.3 million by submitting requests for ink and […]

Dummy Neighborhood Group Who Rolled Over For SugarHouse Suddenly Not So Hot On Casinos

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The proposed Wynn casino for Fishtown, which would be plopped down just near Penn Treaty Park. It would be upsetting if it wasn’t so totally and completely doomed. Those of us who had any skin, neighborhood-wise, in the SugarHouse ramp-up a few years back will surely remember FACT (Fishtown Action), the neighborhood group that splintered […]

The Philebrity Call For Holiday Jams 2012

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Last year, with much success, we asked for you to send us all of your Holiday Jams. You guys sent in some stone-cold classics, local originals, covers, and more, but (as it is the way of the internet) many of those links are dead. So it is here, once again, where we ask for you […]

MP3 Of The Moment: Resistor, “Narcissist”

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Hailing from Philly and appealing equally to fans of both The Buggles and Magnetic Fields, the synth-pop unit Resistor lobbed this one over the transom and don’t mind if we do, too. “Narcissist” is a joyful ode to everyone’s favorite little Center Of The Universe, be it your S.O., your ex, or hey, in all […]

Yo Yo Yo Can We Give Some To The WHITE HORSE PIKE!?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

The White Horse Pike, circa 1924, Camden, NJ. Though there are many things we could say here about this season of Boardwalk Empire, and particularly the last batch of episodes (in short: it’s been face-meltingly crazy, and in fact we’ve seen two new melted faces in the past few weeks!), we will right now simply […]

Update: Dan Boobs Of The Daily Boobs Apologizes For Boobs

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Just a few quick updates for those of you still apoplectic about the Dan Gross/John Bolaris/Erica Smitheman Twitter threesome freakout we posted about yesterday: 1. There’s a Reddit thread on this now, and it’s a whole lotta win. 2. Duhhhhhh, nothing ever dies on the Internet. (NSFW-ish.) 3. “Production Glitch” is the new “Wardrobe Malfunction,” […]

Right Now In The People’s Republic Of Comcast: Fuck The Sick, Let’s Make It Rain!

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Hey, feeling that holiday spirit yet? Here’s one for ya: During the first two quarters of 2012, Comcast, in conjunction with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, spent $75K lobbying against a new paid sick-leave bill, proposed in City Council by Bill Greenlee. Now, how much they spent isn’t that important — you yourself may […]

Up Goes Frazier: Smokin’ Joe Statue Nearly Funded

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

We mentioned before that the proposed Joe Frazier statue down by Xfinity Live was facing a bit of a fundraising problem. Well, that problem is no more, after more than two dozen people donated $1,000 to watch a screening of the Frazier/Ali fight from 1971 at City Hall. Richard Hayden, spokesman for the Frazier estate, […]