Archive for January 22nd, 2013

There Is A Competition For Worst Philly Real Estate Agent Video, And No One Who Has Entered Knows They Have Entered It

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

This is the only way we can account for the deluge of we’re-not-laughing-with-you videos by area realtors who would seem to be involved in a desperately earnest bid to encourage renting whenever possible. For those of you who perhaps thought that Liz Lutz’s “Call Me Maybe” was perhaps too overtly bad, we give you The […]

More Readers Write: Manayunk Bike Race To Be Replaced With The First Annual Philebrity Death Race 2013?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

On the heels of today’s sad news about the (temporary, we hope) loss of a Philadelphia Tradition, one reader is moved to write: Philebrity steps in to mount an amateur, and amateurish, version of Bike Race ’13. Byko is honorary grand marshall. Tweedies and nudists and Whimsys and those a capella singing dudes and the […]

When Trolling Goes Wrong: The Collected Works Of Sandy Hingston

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Any of you who might have happened to peruse “I Am Manti Te’o’s Mother,” one of the more notably asinine pieces on PhillyMag lately, might have wondered just who the fuck its author, Sandy Hingston, is. Turns out, “author #69 from Berkley Jove Authors” is a cat lady from Pottstown who writes bodice-rippers like the […]

Breaking: Mayor Indicates 2013 Bike Race Is Dead On The Table, City Will Help Attract Sponsor For 2014

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

This just in over the transom from City Hall: Philadelphia, January 22, 2013 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter committed the City of Philadelphia to work toward securing a major pro cycling event in 2014 in the wake of an announcement that the current cycling championship has been canceled for this year. “While we are all […]

Attn. Young(ish) Gays Of Substance: Why On Earth Have None Of You Toppled Mark Segal Yet?

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Here is a little piece of inside-Philly-gay-media baseball for you: Everytime Mark Segal speaks, thinking people, of every sexual preference, groan. And that’s a damn shame. Because even though Segal, the publisher of Philadelphia Gay News, has done more for gay rights in his lifetime than you can shake a stick at, at this point, […]

Readers Write: Happy BuddDwyerversary!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I just found out that R. Budd Dwyer committed suicide 26 years ago today. Apparently, there is a documentary about Budd. I still remember this vividly, as this scared the shit out of my 7-year-old self. Also, I still don’t like that Filter song. Neither do we, man. Neither do we.

Oh, Don’t Worry, Erin Express, We’ve Got You Covered

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Start making preparations for #ErinExpress2013 @uwishunu @phillydotcom @phillyinquirer @philebrity @visitphilly @visitpa @phillydailynews — Erin Express 2013 (@ErinExpress2013) January 22, 2013 As self-respecting possessors of at least 25% Irish blood, we are fully prepared to shame you on this, your annual “Casual Friday” for would-be Mummers. We meant it when we said it’s Us Vs. The […]

When In Trouble With The Mafia, It’s Always Best To Go Straight To Craigslist In Search Of A Retired Philly Cop

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Oh yes: This will end well.

This Just In: Roots Picnic 2013 Lineup Announced. On ?uestlove’s Instagram.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

As leaked on ?uestlove’s Instagram feed (has it come to this, world of music publicists?), the 2013 Roots Picnic will go down on Sunday, June 1 at Festival Pier, and it’ll look a little something like this: 6th Annual Roots Picnic Lineup: The Roots Gary Clark Jr. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Grimes Naughty By Nature […]

Curtis To Celebrate The Guy Who Did The Music For Moonrise Kingdom

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

If you enjoyed the rumbly, sweet and crashy music that punctuated Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom last summer, you may already be a Benjamin Britten fan and not even know it; his famous piece for kids, The Young Person’s Guide To The Orchestra, lined that movie. The composer, whose centenary would have been this year, is […]

Philadelphia’s International Cycling Championship Sits Us Down, Wants To Take a Break

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Today, the Pro Cycling Tour made the surprise announcement that the bike race you like to go to Manayunk and watch will be canceled, at least for 2013. They say it’s just a one-year hiatus and that they’re gonna retool it: “We feel that we will be able to reorganize with new partners and make this […]

PA State Sen. Daylin Leach Didn’t Wait Till April 20th To Introduce Marijuana Bill

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Montgomery and Delaware County state senator Daylin Leach has introduced a bill to legalize marijuana. We got glaucoma just thinking about it, but then we read that the bill was essentially a recreational bill along the lines of those in Washington and Colorado and our glaucoma cleared right up. Leach has two cosponsors, both Democrats (out […]