Archive for February 8th, 2013

This Weekend: Dark And Stormy

Friday, February 8th, 2013

FRIDAY: >>> Check out the updated accumulation totals from Philly Weather above, and watch yourselves out there. >>> Attn. sore losers: Yeah, you probably didn’t win our ticket giveaway for the Beak> and Instamatic show at Underground Arts. Boo hoo. Go anyway. >>> It’s a packed bill at Milkboy for Doylestown alt-folkers Former Belle‘s record […]

Film Sweat: Cruise Control

Friday, February 8th, 2013

(NOT NECESSARILY) RECOMMENDED: We’ve got nothing to say, so we’ll just leave that there. ALSO NEW IN THEATERS: Steven Soderbergh‘s Side Effects, a film about prescription meds and the effect that can have on the psyche of the mind as CHANNING TATUM CHANNING TATUM CHANNING TATUM. Sorry, he’s just so distracting and out of place […]

Let’s Talk About Bets, Baby: Bob Brady, Parx, Penn National, And The Second Casino License

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Oh, Bob Brady. You nearly pulled a hammy when you went out of your way to save the bike race, now known as the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic. Yes, Parx Casino. The place where parenting goes to die. Because nothing in this town can happen anymore without a casino’s name branded all over it […]

Noontime Nuggetz: ’96 Tears

Friday, February 8th, 2013

As a pretty nasty storm is about to smash into New England (and yeah, we’ll get some stuff too), let us all look back at the Blizzard of ’96, and remember how insane it was. For people who hated snow, it was a nightmare. For kids who hated school, it was a dream come true. […]

Interstate General Media Reaches Deal With The Newspaper Guild

Friday, February 8th, 2013

And the gist of the deal? The Newspaper peeps get less money (a 2.5 percent wage cut), but get to keep their jobs … for now (the deal stipulates no layoffs for the first year). Somewhere, Dan Gross is shdeding a single tear.

Dept. Of Meaningless Lists: We Read About As Much As We Read Last Year

Friday, February 8th, 2013

We found out earlier this week that Washington D.C. has the nation’s worst traffic congestion, and today we found out that the district is also the nation’s most well-read (what a relief). In Central Connecticut State University‘s annual “Most Literate Cities List,” Philadelphia came in at a mediocre #30. But hey, we were #31 last […]

Today’s Snowstorm, Or: Shit Just Got Real

Friday, February 8th, 2013

So, this storm (which some are calling “Nemo,” but we are not some and you shouldn’t be either) is coming. We’re getting wind. We’re getting rain. We’re getting snow. But how much? There are a few different predictions floating around out there, but our go-to is always Philly Weather — they’ve rarely led us astray. […]

Readers Cameraphone: Original Prankster

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Things we are willing to ignore about this flyer: >>> The random apostrophe in “Relative’s” >>> The pen writing, since the printer was probably low on ink >>> The fact that anyone who described themselves as the “Life of Any Party” never is >>> That the inclusion of “enemies” make us think this is a […]