Archive for December 6th, 2012

This Evening: Soft Sounds, Dances, And Hip Hop

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

>>> Singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell brings her soft-pop to Johnny Brenda’s with Cuddle Magic. >>> The Faint is playing their album Danse Macabre in full at The Trocadero with support from Trust and the garage rock of Pujol. >>> And indie hip-hop legends People Under the Stairs will be playing Union Transfer tonight, for all of […]

Rick Santorum To Write Column for WorldNetDaily.com, Because Batshit Seeks Its Own Level

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Pennsylvania Commonwealth homophobe emeritus, and yes, National Treasure, Rick Santorum did not, alas, become President of These United States, but that’s ok, God had a different plan for our little Ricky. Our favorite vest full of venom will be regularly contributing to WorldNetDaily.com. Y’know the only publication with the courage to report the truth about […]

Jeb Bush To Act As Custodian Of Sacred Document He Once Helped Circumvent

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Second eldest of the George and Barbara Bush brood, and onetime Governor of America’s wang, John Ellis “Jeb” Bush will follow in the footsteps of his father and his father’s arch rival, William Jefferson Clinton and become the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center. I am honored to have this […]

Sports Rumblings: Farewell Vanimal

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

>>> Allen Iverson, who made around $154 million over 14 years with four NBA teams, continues to have his financial troubles revealed through his divorce proceedings. He recently claimed just over $62,000 in monthly income against approximately $360,000 in monthly expenses. You know those monthly expenses, like $10,000 for clothes, $10,000 for food, $5,000 to […]

Complete Streets Bill Passes City Council Unanimously

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

This morning, City Council voted unanimously to approve the Complete Streets bill sponsored by Councilman Mark Squilla. The bill lays out some clear laws for bikers and drivers to follow in sharing the road. “This bill will give Philadelphia one of the strongest municipal complete streets policies in the country,” says Alex Doty, Executive Director […]

Charles Schulz Sent Love Letters (And Cartoons) To A Philadelphia Woman Nearly Half His Age And Now You Can Buy Them

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Charles Schulz, the creator of the beloved Peanuts strip, was in love with a 25 year old when he was 48. He was also married at the time, and not to the 25 year old. So how could a famous cartoonist express his love for his younger companion in 1970? By sending her tons of […]

Update: Mark Segal Signs Off On Gay Republican PA Legislator So, You Know, Everybody Get In Line Or Else!

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

What, you might ask, is the only thing that could sully the act of bravery it was for PA state representative Mike Fleck to be the first Republican legislator to come out? We think we found the answer: The Mark Segal seal of approval. In a tut-tutting-before-anybody-even-knew-there-was-anything-to-tut column in his Philadelphia Gay News, Segal brays […]

Dept. Of Meaningless Lists: Philly Is Lonely Planet‘s Number Four Destination In The U.S.

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The world’s largest travel guide book publisher, Lonely Planet, has released their top ten travel destinations for 2013, and Philly landed at number four. While it is always nice to get recognized for good things, you may be asking yourself: “What bustling metropolises (metropoli?) beat out our dear city for the best travel spot?” Was […]

If Something Just Felt Off In The Air Last Night, It May Be Because Lindsay Lohan Was In Town

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Last night was Q102 Jingle Ball, which featured performances by Rachel Maddow Justin Bieber, some assholes called The Wanted, Psy (because of course), and more. In addition, hanging out backstage and signing autographs for her “fans” (read: lawyers) was Lindsay Lohan, mere days after getting arrested for drunk driving/fighting/stealing/drugs (circle all that apply). There is […]

New York City Rap Group Nominated For Grammy Award

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Indeed, The Roots — whom you may remember from things such as Philadelphia — nabbed a nom for Best Rap Album, for undun, when Grammy nominees were announced yesterday. So far as we can tell, this is the only Grammy nom this year that tracks back to Philly at all, unless you count Bruce Spingsteen […]