Archive for February 21st, 2013

This Evening: Alt Shift

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Along the Gallows by The Bailey Hounds >>> “Alt-country” is a thing most people stopped saying a while ago because the term had been fairly ruined by the beer-bellied, faux-twang male equivalent of Suicide Girls, and though the term clearly did have to go, what of the people left behind, making beautiful music that once […]

And Now, Today’s GOOD NEWS: Roads To Somewhere

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

In President Obama‘s State of the Union speech earlier this month, he enlightened most Americans to the fairly-horrifying fact thatwe have “nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges across the country.” Seventy thousand! You’d think at least one or two of those are in our area, and we’re crossing these death traps every day? Well, it’s not […]

U.S. Olympic Committee Texts Philadelphia, Asks “You Up (For Hosting The 2024 Olympics)?”

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The U.S. Olympic Committee has sent out letters to 35 Mayors in 35 U.S. cities saying, “Hey, what are you guys up to in 2024? Wanna work on something together?” According to CBS3, the USOC is just gauging interest from U.S. cities to see who would be interested for a possible bid, so they can […]

More Readers Cameraphone: You’re Doing It Wrong

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

You know, Sweeney, when we told you that you might feel better if you went out and got some air on the Schuylkill Trail, THIS IS NOT WHAT WE MEANT. Seeing something around town of note? Cameraphone it to tips[at]philebrity[dot]com.

Soon, SEPTA Tokens Will Just Be Coins That Coinstar Doesn’t Recognize

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The long road of the SEPTA SmartCard system takes us back a few years, but now the proposed implementation dates are fast approaching, and with that, we’ve got more news: Say goodbye to those outdated, godforsaken tokens. According to the latest information (which we had kinda already figured), SEPTA tokens will be a thing of […]

William Penn Foundation Is Totally Cool With The Mayor, Parents United’s Still Got Beef

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

We’ve been following this whole William Penn Foundation/Parents United For Public Education kerfuffle for a little while now, and after an urging from Mayor Nutter, the city’s ethics board has clarified some issues. According to The Inquirer, “The William Penn Foundation said Wednesday that it would resume consideration of grant requests from city agencies, after […]

Update: City’s “Don’t Be An Asshole” Campaign Gets Even Sassier Still!

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Coming soon: A follow-up campaign to be placed next to all of these posters that simply says, “OH SNAP.” We’ve been following the City of Philadelphia’s new “Ride-Right Walk-Right Drive-Right” ad campaign with great interest for about a week now, as it quite frankly speaks to us in the only language our addled, distracted minds […]

Readers Cameraphone: A Sign (Removal) Of The Times

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Sign of the times… In case you can’t see what is actually going on in the picture up there (put on your bifocals Grandpa!), that is two workers taking down the Leasing Office sign from the Piazza. And the Tower Investments Leasing Office sign came down because Bart Blatstein has sold his controlling interest in […]

This May Explain How It Is That The Philadelphia Gay News Still Gets Published

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Something we never hear, not even from the very gayest of our friends: “So I was reading this article in the Philadelphia Gay News…” As local media watchers, we have difficulty remembering the time when the PGN was a relevant source of anything besides a through-the-looking-glass to the strange political fiefdom of Mark Segal, the […]