Archive for January 10th, 2013

This Evening: Ladies’ Night

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

ruin the moment by Amanda X >>> Say hello to Amanda X, an all-female punkazoid-twee band with their eyes on the prize in a way that might separate them from any Philly band of their ilk that we can ever remember. They play Kung Fu Necktie tonight with the Parquet Floors and two more. >>> […]

For Those Of You Who Are Home Sick With The Flu, Here Is A Livestream Of Some Kittens

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

When’s the last time you took an Advil? Do you want an Emergen-C? Oh, look at you, poor thing: You have no color. Get in bed this instant. We’ll bring you some tea. Previously: New Philly Data From Google Suggests That If You Don’t Have The Flu Yet, You Will!

God, Is It Already Wig Day Again? Before You Know It, It’ll Be Merkin Week!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Naked Bike Ride too risky for you? No-Pants Subway Ride not your thing? Perhaps you might like Wear Your Wig to Work Day, which will celebrate its 10th year of existence on Friday, January 25th, by, well, having people wear wigs in workplaces that usually do not require them. Have you somehow never heard of […]

New Philly Data From Google Suggests That If You Don’t Have The Flu Yet, You Will!

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

The above (rather frightening) graphic comes to us from Google Flu Trends, which was launched four years ago to track in real time the spread of influenza. (They also track dengue, which you’ll be happy to know is not currently a threat on the East Coast.) And though we mentioned to you last week the […]

The YO! Bus Wants To Be Your New Chinatown Bus, Yo

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

A mere five months after our initial request for intel (things move fast in the internet age) we finally have proof: The YO! Bus is the new Chinatown Bus. A few of you had left comments to the effect of “The YO Bus is Greyhound’s attempt to get in on that hot, hot Chinatown Bus […]

Noontime Nuggetz: Deeper Underground

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

As it turns out, unlike the Alamo, City Hall does have a basement. And it’s got boilers, pipes, a crazy circular staircase, and a “stupendous” hidden tunnel. It’s a building many of us see, in one form or another, everyday, but we had no idea of the overall strangeness of what is under it. Our […]

Sports Rumblings: Once Hockey Actually Returns, We’ll Stop Talking About It

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

>>> And while the NHL’s schedule is not yet set, some of your favorite Flyers are back and practicing, which is a sight for sore eyes for people who give a shit about hockey. We think. Oh also, the season opener may be at home against Pittsburgh. We know people care about that. [Facebook] >>> […]

This Moment In Union Goons: The Firefighters Union Won’t Try To Recall Nutter Because You Can’t Do That

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

A few days ago, at the ribbon-cutting of the city’s first new firehouse in fifteen years (one designed to be “green”), members of the Firefighters Union booed, heckled, and cursed at Mayor Michael Nutter. Their beef? Nutter’s continued appeal of their contract arbitration. So they announced plans to gather 45,000 signatures to have him recalled […]

Delco: The Movie Nominated For Best Picture Oscar

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Along with the big prize, Silver Linings Playbook has been nominated for every acting category, best director, film editing, and writing for an adapted screenplay at this year’s Academy Awards. We better start training our ears to hear “Academy Award Nominated Actor Bradley Cooper,” because that is gonna sound weird. You can see all of […]