Archive for February 26th, 2013

This Evening: Play By Play

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

>>> Autre Ne Veut, the nom de plume of electro/soul/pop singer Arthur Ashin, is headlining a show at Johnny Brenda’s, along with support from Majical Cloudz. This is a show for the dancier-types. >>> And Georgia’s fuzzed-out Cusses are playing Kung Fu Necktie with support from local two-piece Slutever. This is a show for people […]

Maybe We Can Keep The Tokens After All: SEPTA Wins Outstanding Public Transportation Award

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The award was actually announced last year, but we totally missed it: SEPTA was awarded the American Public Transportation Association Award for Outstanding Public Transportation System in a major metropolitan area. The award, which Philly.com refers to as the “transit Oscar,” was awarded for a whole list of achievements, including: >>> $191 million in federal-stimulus-funded […]

Sports Rumblings: Take Me To Your Leader

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

>>> Here is a look at the new Philadelphia Union alternate jers … er … kit, paying homage to the Bethlehem Steel FC. [Philly.com] >>> The Philadelphia Eagles continue their mission to dismantle/rebuild in the wake of Andy Reid’s firing, releasing Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson. [Fox Sports] >>> And in a sport we actually […]

Update: Martha Graham Cracker Is Too Fabulous To Read Dr. Suess To Children

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Martha Graham Cracker, whose alter-ego Dito Van Reigersberg was nominated for General Fabulousness in last year’s Philebrity Awards, obviously has the fabulousness thing locked down. When Martha no longer has locked down, however, is the gig of reading Dr. Suess to a bunch of schoolkids. According to Huffington Post, after receiving an invitation to read […]

Here Is Who Is Possibly Running For Governor In 2014, Or: Tom Knox Go Away

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Really, we were about 100% ready to throw our vote for the 2014 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Race behind “Anyone but Corbett,” but Tom Knox is making that a little hard: Philly.com’s PhillyClout has reported on some of the potential candidates to be Pennsylvania’s next not-Corbett governor, and the list is … well … this: >>> State […]

Human Laughing Stock Riff Raff Thinks He’s Hennessy Youngman Or Something

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Walking joke, “rapper,” James Franco inspiration, and Mad Decent Block Party veteran Riff Raff is doing this thing now where he basically does a Hennessy Youngman impression but removes all the humor and smarts from it. Can Jayson Musson call this dude out, or at least have a battle of the art wits (and, you […]

World Family Catholic Guilt Day Could Cost As Much As $13M

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Yesterday, we spoke of the strange thing that is World Family Day, now slated to bring the Pope here in September of 2015. Those involved say that the massive (celebration, no, day of reflection, well, that’s not quite, maybe it’s more like an) awkward day of reckoning has the potential to be a bigger thing, […]

Carroll High School Students Adopt ’70s Black Power Symbol In Effort To Keep School Open Long Enough To Learn What Exactly That Is

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

On the heels of Superitendent Hite’s new proposal to close Carroll High School and fold it into a new building, Carroll students have reacted with typical (and, in its way, cute and maybe even heartening) high school levels of drama in an effort to keep their school open: They’ve joined in with a local group […]

Philly UFO Group Awaits Mothership This Saturday — Oh No, Wait, That’s Just VH-1

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Has your Flugscheibe got you down? Are greys and reptoids cramping your style and driving you to distraction? Well, in that case, you might already know about The Philadelphia UFO Meetup Group Monthly Meetup, which offers you valuable help in sorting out your cosmic junk and pondering, with like-minded friends, the meaning of it all: […]