Archive for January 30th, 2013

This Evening: Breakin’ Down

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

>>> The oft-troubled Cat Power is playing The Electric Factory, in a show rescheduled from October because Cat Power shows have about a 75% chance of being cancelled or rescheduled. >>> Writers are reading their writings at Writer’s Night In America … in America (specifically Jose Pistolas). >>> And jokes? Joke: Funny people will be […]

Been Waitin’ All Day For A Wednesday Night: Tonight Is Writer’s Night At Jose Pistolas

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Alright, Wednesday night, where are you? If you’re into hearing writers talk about writing and things they’ve written (we promise it’s cooler than it sounds), then TJ Kong‘s Writer’s Night in America is right up your alley. The show works like this: Local writers do a little reading of their work and then Kong does […]

PA State Troopers Enjoined From Asking You To Wrap Your Lips Around Their Thing

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

A judge in a Pennsylvania court has thrown out a DUI case due to concerns voiced about the accuracy of the breathalyzer used by PA State Troopers. Starting immediately, if you’re pulled over by the stateys and they suspect a DUI, rather than having you blow for them, they’re gonna wanna give you a little […]

The Plan To Cover I-95, Or: Look At All That Grass

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

It seems like every few months, we are hit with beautiful renderings of a Philadelphia future that looks amazing. Usually, it has something to do with the castle wall that separates us from the waterfront, I-95. This most recent rendering, seen above, shows us a lush, grass-filled, future where I-95′s current cover (between Front and […]

Rumblings: TV Party

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

>>> It is Philadelphia Day Eve for NBC, as 30 Rock‘s series finale airs tomorrow night along with the premiere of the Philly-set Do No Harm. We’ll be watching both, for better or worse. [NBC] >>> You can do your best Daniel Day-Lewis impression (he’s always so busy playing other people, he has no time […]

Noontime Nuggetz: “Put Two Philadelphia People In The Same Room And It’s Obliteration City”

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

In which Patti Smith — displaying a level of hoagiemouth that is impressive even to us — and Tom Snyder hang out and discuss God, death, childhood, the art of performance, how Santa Claus is whack, and how the fact that Johnny Carson has the same initials as Jesus Christ cannot be an accident. It’s […]

Most Famous Delco Heavy Metal Person Ever Releases New Single, Doesn’t Suck

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Tell all your buddies from the Golden Mile: Cinderella’s Tom Keifer has a new single out! And it may not make you cringe!

FYI: This Is What A Gay Watch Looks Like

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

From the mailbag: Cadence Watch Company is the only company in Philadelphia designing and selling its own watch brands. Our latest watch line, the =EQL= (Equality) watch, represents our belief that human rights should encompass all, and that we should all wear cool watches. It’s kind of amazing, when you think about it, how much […]

The Road Less Stupid: Cross Your Fingers For Ben Franklin Parkway 2.0

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

When Jacques Gréber designed the Ben Franklin Parkway in 1917 — which, as seen above, was even then the result of a decade-plus of urban planning and revitalization — the idea was that the Parkway would emulate the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Ever since, the Parkway has often been billed by wealthy, out-of-touch people who like […]

Tom Corbett Would Like To Know: Will You Still Not Not Not Like Me If I Privatize Booze Sales?

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

The numbers, released yesterday, don’t lie: Increasingly, Pennsylvanians — and not even just the reluctant ones, like you and me — are getting tired of Governor Tom Corbett‘s shit. What shit is that, you ask? Well, there’s the threatening school budgets just-because shit, there’s the cheat-to-win district gerrymandering shit, there’s the I-probably-hid-Sandusky shit… just trust […]

And In Today’s Thrilling Episode Of “Will Firefighters Continue To Boo/Heckle/Curse At Our Mayor?”…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Oh, no, guys — not with the very youngest, most fresh-faced among you… you wouldn’t, right? Would you? Especially after you’ve sufficiently embarrassed yourselves with a recall effort that, well, did not exist? We know you want/deserve a new and better contract and all that, but c’mon, this is a sitting mayor who has not […]