Archive for February 20th, 2013

Dept. Of Meaningless Lists: Philly Vs. Pittsburgh Is Not A Thing, And Your Silly Reasoning Will Not Make It So

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Today, Onward State (the State College blog that will always and forever be remembered for this) threw their hat into a rivalry that really only exists in hockey and the minds of people who went to Penn State: Which city is better, Pittsburgh or Philadelphia? Using the point/counterpoint method of having one list each of […]

Tweets Of Misery: PA Isn’t That Sad, According To Twitter

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Well, this won’t make anyone happier: The University of Vermont released a study of the happiest and saddest states according to, get this, Twitter. Pennslyvania isn’t the saddest state (that honor goes to our neighbors Delaware and Maryland) but we’re down there towards the bottom of sadness (and really, not only are we sad, but […]

Captain Freeshit: Win A Pair Of Passes To An Advanced Screening Of The Sweeney Monday Night At Ritz Five!

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

It can be a bit difficult to remember — when films like A Good Day To Die Hard come out — that the action movie isn’t exclusively American. Directors have tried for years to make the big, loud, stupid, nonsensical action film solely a product of these United States, and have in some cases succeeded, […]

PSA: Do Not Be Anywhere Near “Oldie City” From March 15-17

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Because the inbox is telling us that this will be the epicenter of Saint Paddy’s PubCrawl Philadelphia: WHEN: Friday, March 15, 2013 – Registration at Red Zone (Oldie City) 5PM-11PM Saturday, March 16, 2013 – Registration at Red Zone (Oldie City) 12PM–11PM Sunday, March 17, 2013 – Registration at Red Zone (Oldie City) 3PM–11PM … […]

Noontime Nuggetz: Barbarella Party Now 1/33rd Of The Age Of The Records Played At Itself

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The groovy kids over at Barbarella’s Guitar Army party celebrate one year of chooglin’ and T. Rex-in’ tomorrow night, and to them we say: Sail on, sailors. In an age of Frank Oceans and Kendrick Lamars and Lumineers and Mumfucks, it shows real dedication and pride to just say, nah, fuck it: Slade‘s still better.

And Here’s Where You Go If You Want To See All Those New Public Safety Ads Written By A Teenager Who Just Discovered Sarcasm

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Debuting on a bus shelter near you soon: The one that says “Smooth move, Ex-Lax.” We mentioned to you last week the City of Philadelphia’s new “Ride-Right Walk-Right Drive-Right” ad campaign, the central message of which seems to be: “Don’t be an asshole.” Since then, the campaign has been rolling out all over town — […]

Study Reveals The Web’s “Kevin Bacon” Number, Only To Illustrate How Kevin Bacon Is More Powerful Than The Internet

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Oh, what’s that? You didn’t notice that in the most current issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society that there was this whole article about how all web pages can be connected in 19 clicks or less? Well, they are calling this the web’s “Kevin Bacon” number: 19. Which should only go to illustrate […]

Bill Cosby Pops Up In (Sadly) Philly-Heavy PBS Special On Gun Violence

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Those of you who caught the “After Newtown” suite of programming last night on PBS will have noticed: Philly was all over After Newtown: Guns in America. There were the givens, of course, like Commissioner Charles Ramsey, who is quickly becoming one of the most vocal gun control speakers in the country, as well as […]

Philly’s Own Kevin Hart Will Host SNL, Maybe Bring Seth Myers A Bacon Taco

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Kevin Hart, who is basically the official comedian of the NBA, will host the March 2nd episode of Saturday Night Live, and hopefully have a few things to say to Seth Myers (or at the very least bring him some PYT). Expect height jokes.

Rumblings: Wanna Bet?

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

>>> With all of those casino proposals vying for that second license in the city, it can be easy to forget that there’s a whole world of established casinos out there, where shady, crazy, and weird shit happens on an hourly basis. One such crazy thing happened when a man snatched up $55,000 in chips […]