Archive for December 14th, 2012

This Weekend: Go West, Young Man

Friday, December 14th, 2012

FRIDAY: >>> Pacific Northwest folk-rockers Band Of Horses are taking the stage at the Electric Factory, with support from former Grandaddy Jason Lytle. >>> If you like ska, or are from New Jersey (it’s in your blood), Streetlight Manifesto are gonna make you skank all over the TLA. Fair warning: If you’re over 25, you […]

University of Delaware Shuts Down Own Marketing And Entrepreneurial Students, Gets Sued

Friday, December 14th, 2012

University of Delaware students Benjamin Goodman and Adam Bloom are suing their school for $35 large in federal court. A month before homecoming, the two entrepreneurs took to the Facebooks to announce that, like the year before, they would be selling t-shirts boasting their own design of the popular campus slogan “U can suck our […]

MoMA To Premier “The Metamorphosis By Franz Kafka,” By The Quay Brothers

Friday, December 14th, 2012

In July we told you that locally-grown artists The Quay Brothers were getting a retrospective of their work at MoMA. The brothers’ exhibition, called, “Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Perscription for Lip-Reading Puppets,” is getting ready to wrap up in the first week of the new year, and MoMA and the Quays will be […]

Film Sweat: The Greatest Little Hobbit Of Them All

Friday, December 14th, 2012

RECOMMENDED: We know most of you are going to see it anyway, and no stories of people getting nauseous while in the theaters, nor our own reactions of “What was that” will sway you. It’s The Hobbit. It’s Peter Jackson. It will make hundreds of millions of dollars. ALSO NEW IN THEATERS: Central Park Five, […]

Philadelphia Is Now In The Guinness Book of World Records For The Longest Soul Train Line

Friday, December 14th, 2012

We mentioned it back in February, when it was being planned, but now it’s official: Philadelphia now holds the Guinness World Record for longest Soul Train line. The previous record was 211 people, and the new official record is 291 people, set on the Art Museum steps in February. The soul train record joins other […]

Rumblings: Kinda Sports-ish

Friday, December 14th, 2012

>>> The Chickie’s and Pete’s airport location is the starting ground for a lawsuit from a bartender who says Pete would dip into their tips. [NBC] >>> Guardian Angels, the West Philly volunteer patrol and crimefighting group, have joined the hunt for bothers Matthew and Eric Early, who are suspects in the shooting of a […]

Scientists Concerned About Fracking Tell Obama To Do No Harm

Friday, December 14th, 2012

“Do no harm” is the first rule of giving medical care, as in, ‘Whatever you do, don’t make things worse.’ This is essentially the message that was delivered to the White House today in the form of a petition from over 100 medical doctors and researchers across the country. The petition was put together by […]

Peter Nero And The Philly Pops Did “Gangnam Style” Because That Is The World We Live In

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Somewhere, Rebecca Black is wondering why no orchestras played her song, while Psy counts his money, and Peter Nero strokes his chin beard.

Now You Can Fight Parking Tickets In Your Underwear

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Well, we guess you always could, but you’d probably get arrested: Yesterday, the Bureau of Administrative Adjudication launched a site where you can appeal all of your parking tickets using the magic of the internet. You can access the site through BAA’s website (or right here, which you may want to bookmark), and just fill […]