Archive for January 9th, 2013

Reminder: We Want To Give You Tickets To See The Walkmen And The Shaking Through Show This Weekend

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Specific details are available here (for Shaking Through) and here (for The Walkmen), but we’ll be pulling winners for both tomorrow, so get on it.

Here Is Mark Wahlberg Doing The Weather On Good Day Philadelphia

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29 No disrespect to Sheena Parveen, but that is one good looking forecast.

Remember VH1? The Roots’ 4th Of July Jam On The Parkway Will Now Air Live On VH1

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Philadelphia’s grand 4th of July concert on the Parkway, which last year featured The Roots, Lauryn Hill, Daryl Hall, and only three people shot (thankyouverymuch) will now be on an even grander stage: VH1, the E! of channels that once had a music angle. Adding to the hundreds of thousands of people drawn to the […]

Attn. Nosey Neighbors: Here Is The Median Income Of Your Fellow Philadelphians

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Rich Blocks, Poor Blocks has the tagline “See how much money people make in every neighborhood in every city in America,” and would you look at that, you can. All you gotta do is type in a city and zoom in enough to click on individual areas (separated into Census Tracts). It’s a whole lot […]

Dating Infographic On Philly Reveals: We Are All 13 And This Is Our First Date

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

To celebrate one million dates posted, the dating site HowAboutWe.com crunched its numbers and sorted them out by city. So what are we doing when we date? We’re eating pizza, bowling and playing board games and tennis, and hanging out in zoos and parks. And it’s hard to believe that any of us are getting […]

Dept. Of Sigh: Phils Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

First game is on February 23rd. Road trip, anyone?

At Long Last, A “With Love, Philadelphia XOXO” Campaign We Can Get Behind

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Huggie The Bandit Sign Artist strikes again. And yea, it is good.

Recommended Reading: Inky Columnist Annette John-Hall Calls For “Citizen Assault On Gun Violence”

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

2013 has to be the year where things change. At least, that’s what Inquirer columnist Annette John-Hall thinks. “The story of gun violence, and our efforts to stop it, is not only the story of 2013, it is the moral crisis of our time,” she says, in her column from yesterday. She continues: So why […]

The No-Pants Subway Ride, The Naked Bike Ride’s Harmless Little Cousin, Returns This Sunday

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Oh dear, remember this? It’s back: Event Details: When: Sunday, January, 13th, 3:00PM – 5:00PM Where: Meeting at domino game pieces at plaza near Broad & Arch Streets Have: Clean pair of decent underwear (that you’re wearing) under pants or other removable clothing covering your bottom half. Please no thongs or other barely-there underwear. Optional […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: Bloomberg Gives Grant To Fund Financial Empowerment Center

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

According to the Philadelphia Business Journal, “the Bloomberg Philanthropies will give $3.3 million to Philadelphia to offer financial counseling for low-income residents.” In a move that will undoubtedly get Fast Eddie’s attention, the grant will go towards funding a Financial Empowerment Center, much like the ones in New York City, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said […]

Hyperspace Television Clusterfuck: Piers Morgan Vs. Alex Jones Vs. Buzz Bissinger Vs. Sanity And Reason

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Alex Jones, if you aren’t aware, is batshit insane. In fact, if you needed to find out just how nuts Alex Jones is as quickly as possible, part one of this video of him on Piers Morgan‘s show will suffice. But, if you needed more info, just check out his little profile on the website […]

Blatstein’s Tower Place Unveiled, Is Part Of His Mission To Rule North Broad

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Bart Blatstein‘s Tower Place, the former State Office building, has been unveiled. The building’s $70 million renovation is part of Blatstein’s grand plan to get himself anointed King of North Broad Street, or something like that. The building, which will rent one and two bedroom apartments for $1500/$3000 per month to a “wide demographic of […]

This Moment In Union Goons: This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

>>> At the ribbon-cutting for the city’s first new firehouse in fifteen years, Mayor Michael Nutter was heckled by members of the firefighters union. Firefighters shouted, “Why don’t you honor the firefighters’ contract? Respect, respect,” at Nutter, and some other phrases that CBS 3 won’t print because of curse words. CBS continues, “Local 22 spokesman […]