Archive for December 5th, 2012

PA’s First Openly Gay Legislator Welcomes Republicans’ First Openly Gay Legislator

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Last Saturday, Pennsylvania state representative Mike Fleck came out of the closet and became the only sitting openly gay Republican state legislator in the country, and the second state legislator in PA to be openly gay. Today our friend Brian Sims (right), who defeated longtime PA state representative Babette Josephs to become the first openly […]

Mark Squilla Thinks A Supermajority Is A Good Idea … For Resident Parking Permits

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Lancaster County HS Video Spoof Of “Gangham Style” Is Quite Possibly The Most Hilariously Awful Thing We Have Ever Posted

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Reddit called it the worst video on the entire internet. We are inclined to agree. And like the last video we thought was “Quite Possibly The Most Hilariously Awful Thing We Have Ever Posted,” a simple problem is timing. Why can no one in parody music videos start a line at the appropriate time. IT’S […]

Readers Write: The End Of A (Very Sticky) Era?

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Just three weeks ago I was speaking to Forum owner Anthony Trombetta about using the place as a venue for the Cinedelphia Film Festival this coming April and today I drive by and see that it’s vacant. No posters in the windows, no words on the marquee, and handwritten signs that say “The Forum is […]

Ed Snider Breaks “Half Your Age, Plus Seven” Rule

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

45 years ago, then 34 year-old Ed Snider’s Philadelphia Flyers were beginning their inaugural season. As was Lin Spivak. Recently, while the Flyers and the entire NHL remained dormant, Snider and Spivak agreed to terms on a personal merger. Spivak will be his fourth wife. If Spivak could make it through Atlas Shrugged, which Snider […]

Noontime Nuggetz: And For Those Of You Not Feeling The Christmas Spirit …

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Here is the officially official but very unofficial looking video for “Sunshine, No Shoes” by Philebrity Awards nominee Spacin’. We named “Sunshine, No Shoes” one of our Summer Jams this year, so this should take you back to those warm, sunny days of summer (pay no attention to the weather outside the window, it’s almost […]

For Those Of You Feeling The Christmas Spirit, Here Is The Roots, Jimmy Fallon, And Mariah Carey Playing “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

… On tiny toy classroom instruments and with a small children’s choir. This will melt your ice cold heart and replace it with one made of candy cane.

Also In Schools: The NAACP, PUPE, And PHSC Are Filing An Ethics Complaint Around The School District’s “Restructuring” Plan

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Look, you don’t mess with Helen Gym. We’ve said it before, and we’re sure we’ll say it again. Apparently, the School District of Philadelphia and the William Penn Foundation didn’t get that memo, and the Gym-affiliated Parents United for Public Education, along with the Philadelphia chapter of the NAACP and the Philadelphia Home and School […]

City Of Philadelphia, Gates Foundation Will Support Initiatives To Improve Schools

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

The City of Philadelphia has announced that they “will support three Philadelphia Great Schools Compact initiatives aimed at improving school leadership, strengthening teacher training and creating benchmark assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The initiatives will be funded in part through a $2.5 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which […]

Your 2012 Philebrity Awards & Xmas Pageant Lineup Is Finalized, And Here It Is

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

Attn. Everyone: We are only a mere two weeks away from the 2012 edition of the Philebrity Awards & Xmas Pageant, taking place this year at Johnny Brenda’s. It’s the most fun we get to have all year, and all while giving out some major awards to some people who really deserve it. Plus, there’s […]