Archive for January 2nd, 2013

Without Further Ado, The First Thing That We Actually Like In 2013

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Brunettes by Kwesi Kankam 2013 is already insane: Boehner dropping f-bombs on Harry Reid, Mummers applying the “just the tip” philosophy to blackface, and God knows what else in the next five minutes. If the last 32 hours are any indication, you’re gonna need some soothing. Enter Kwesi Kankam. Previously known mostly to fans of […]

It’s Hard Out Here For A Cop: Deputy Police Commish Allegedly Used Dept.’s Personnel Files As OkCupid

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Sometimes, when you’re a cop (we imagine), it can be hard to get a date. You’ve got a tough exterior, you’re married to the job, and the last sexy one of you punched a lady in the face. So it is (not at all) completely understandable that Deputy Commissioner William Blackburn would have allegedly trolled […]

PhillyMag Gives Up, Buys A Social Media Firm To Handle All That Computer Stuff For Them

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Here’s one way to throw money at PhillyMag‘s longstanding Internet Everything problem: Just buy an already existing social media house. “A significant portion of our web traffic is driven by social media now and we view that this partnership will help us further engage and develop our community utilizing the strategy, insights, and analytic tools […]

Fun Programming Note: Sweeney On WPHT At 5PM Today To Explain How Redface Is The New Blackface

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

On the heels of this rant, our esteemed editor will be on the air on WPHT 1210 AM with Steve Martarano (on the show Buzz Bissinger just quit) at 5pm today. You can listen here, or on your police scanner at home, Grandpa.

Coming Soon On Philebrity: Ask Juliet Hope Wayne

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

We know, we know: You just came back to work, to a mountain of dread. Your bank account is all Edvard Munch and shit. Your love life is in shambles. Your body, your very organism, threatens doom at every turn. And you just have no idea what to do. We cannot help you. But we […]

If Damon Feldman Left Delco, Would The County Become Normal? Or Would It Collapse In Upon Itself?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

That is as deep a philosophical question as can be asked about dear old Delco, but it will have to wait: Damon Feldman will once again be in court in poor, poor Broomall, this time in the plaintiff’s seat. We’ll let Feldman’s own words (spelling, grammar, and common sense mistakes included) explain: The context (like […]

Avis Buys Zipcar, Could Be Boon Or Bust For Philly Car Share

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Topographers of the ever-evolving car-sharing/short-term-rental scene in Philly, take note: Avis is buying out Zipcar. With the purchase, Avis instantly becomes the biggest dog in the U.S. car-sharing market, over both Hertz and Enterprise, who currently own and manage the previously independent Philly Car Share. Wielding that kind of market force, logic suggests that Avis […]

PAFA Will Use A Grant To Build A Gallery To Display 75% Of Their Collection, Which Is Fancy And Light Sensitive

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

The Historical Landmark Building, which is a mere 100-years younger than our great nation, is The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts‘ trademark building. And now, thanks to a grant from Richard C. von Hess Foundation, that building will contain PAFA’s new Works on Paper Gallery. Much of PAFA’s collection (around 75%) consists of works […]

Readers Cameraphone: Why Does The SEPTA Dog Look So Damned HIGH?

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Because his resolutions are apparently not like yours. Shine on, you crazy diamond (dog)! Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.

Rumblings: Early Reports Indicate That In 2013, Conservative Middle Aged White Men Are Still, Overwhelmingly, Dicks

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

>>> Let’s start with Tom Corbett, who, as we speak, is filing suit against the NCAA over their sanctions and fines on Penn State, which the University agreed to (and began paying back) last year. This is notable for a few good reasons, one of which might be that the move is a preemptive strike […]

Surprise! The Entire Enterprise Of Mummery Is Built On Racism And Ignorance

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Not a metaphor. Actually happening. Still. FOR YEARS, we have been saying this, to the point where we even bored ourselves: Mummery is 100% backward bullshit, an annual celebration of the white man and his famous burden that has no place in the modern, better iteration of this city. Sired in an age where the […]