Archive for January 16th, 2013

This Evening: We’re Halfway There

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

>>> Hang in there friends, it’s almost the weekend, but if you wanna hang out there, there’s this: The Bailey Hounds and Katie Frank & The Pheremones are both playing a BITBY Presents show tonight at Ortlieb’s. It’s free before 10PM and there’s cheap food and beer. It’s a good way to break up your […]

Philly And NASA’s Mohawk Guy Will Be In Obama’s Inauguration Parade

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

President Obama’s second inauguration will take place twice next week. The official swearing-in takes place on Sunday, but Monday will be the public ceremony featuring the double Bible swearing-in, musical guests, and of course, Philly-born astro-robot-pilot Bobak Ferdowsi. Ferdowsi experienced a bit of fame last summer as ‘The Mohawk Guy’ when it was discovered that […]

PA Now The Number 2 Gambling Market In The Country, Stealing A Bit Of NJ’s Suckthunder

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

That’s right, we just made up that word. But yeah: Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) — Pennsylvania passed New Jersey in annual casino revenue in 2012 to become the second-largest U.S. gambling market behind Nevada, new state figures show. This comes on the heels of Atlantic City ending its 6th suck-ass year in a row. But why […]

The ACLU Is Suing The PPD For Being Camera Shy, Acting Like Dicks When Their Picture Is Taken

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

As we have covered here before, the Philadelphia Police do not like it when you photograph, record, or film them. At times, PPD officers have been known to arrest (on phony charges) and intimidate those filming, while erasing what they recorded. And since, you know, recording the police while they are policing is totally legal […]

Musical Rumblings: Visual Learning

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

>>> Free Energy‘s newest, Love Sign, received a 3.6 from Pitchfork. Better luck next time guys (though really, there’s no coming back from that, at least on Pitchfork). [Pitchfork] >>> Dave Hartley‘s second album under the Nightlands moniker, Oak Island, is streaming over here. [WNYC] >>> U.S. Girls have released a new video for “Work […]

Strippers, C-List Newscasters Alike Mourn Dan Gross As He Takes Daily News Buyout

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

In perhaps the single most I’m-taking-the-buyout-because-this-ship-is-finally-definitively-going-down move we’ve yet seen, Daily News gossip columnist/head of the Newspaper Guild Local 10 Dan “Dan” Gross has announced he’s taken the DN’s buyout offer and will depart from The People Paper, effective February 1. (Here’s his sayanora to the Guild.) We’re less troubled by the departure of Gross […]

Noontime Nuggetz: The Bombing Of Osage Avenue (1986)

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Produced in 1986 by WHYY (most definitely the pre-Marrazzo era), The Bombing Of Osage Avenue is/was an award-winning doc about the M.O.V.E. tragedy. But where so much of the coverage of this dark moment in our civic history centers around M.O.V.E. itself, this doc takes a human and ultimately utterly heartbreaking look at the community […]

The New Coach Of The Eagles Is Gus Bradley Chip Kelly

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

BREAKING – Sources: Oregon coach Chip Kelly will be the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles (via @mortreport) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 16, 2013 Only a day after reports came out that the Eagles were all but settled on Carolina Panthers Seattle Seahawks Defensive Coordinator Gus Bradley, Chris Mortensen reports that they have hired Oregon […]

Rumblings: Choose Your Own Adventure

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

>>> It may surprise you to know that the man who found that missing 5-year-old girl who was on the cover of the Daily News was named Nelson Mandela. You may find equally disorienting, but regard them as good news nonetheless, the following sentences: Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said Nelson Mandela was walking […]

PlanPhilly’s New Searchable “License To Inspect” Application Sates the Nosey Neighbor In All Of Us

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Did you ever dream of enjoying the glamorous, non-stop thrill ride that is the life of an employee of the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections? Now, thanks to the good folks at PlanPhilly, Azavea, and L&I themselves, you can venture into arenas Gladys Kravitz could only dream of. No more furtive side-glances between plywood […]

Mayor Nutter To Gun Companies: “Reform Or Face Divestment”

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Yesterday, Mayor Nutter announced the introduction of a code of corporate conduct to be known as The Sandy Hook Principles, with the goal of influencing the corporate behavior of gun and ammunition manufacturers, distributors and retailers by establishing baseline standards for responsible conduct. I am asking all cities, states, transit systems, schools, colleges, universities, hedge […]