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Meet The Philly Cop Who Allegedly Threatened A Man He’d Just Hit With A Car

04/02/2014
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Meet The Philly Cop Who Allegedly Threatened A Man He’d Just Hit With A Car

Oh, Edward Sawicki, what a shame you didn’t (allegedly) show any flash of anger-management skillz. To wit, courtesy of Philadelphia Police, aka Sawicki’s probably-soon-to-be former employer until union intervention: On October 20, 2013, at approximately 2:45 AM, at the location of 1100 S. 9th Street, P/O Edward Sawicki was involved in a minor auto versus…

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A Report From April Fool’s Night Quizzo At Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery

04/02/2014
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A Report From April Fool’s Night Quizzo At Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery

April 1 marked the first-ever dually hosted Quizzo at Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery in East Falls. Quizzo Dan and I teamed up to ask 1) really simple questions, 2) pretty much impossible questions and 3) a scant few in between. Get it? (See speed-round questions below for edification)… Anyway, these diagnostics led to a few…

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Why Is The Rocky Statue Newly Surrounded By Shrubbery?

04/02/2014
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Why Is The Rocky Statue Newly Surrounded By Shrubbery?

Driving Louden to school this morning, I noticed a peculiarity. Namely, that some folks were putting some sort of landscaping arch over the famed Rocky statue in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. So, I took a photo when stopped at a red light. This photo … … and asked that question up there…

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Marriage Boot Camp II: Episode Four

03/29/2014
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Marriage Boot Camp II: Episode Four

Any time a reality-TV episode starts with a scene that reminds you of Martin Sheen blasting his fist through a mirror in Apocalypse Now (sans punching a mirror with The Doors scoring that jawn), you know that episode has a chance to be a cray one. This is where we find ourselves this week. This…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DIX

03/29/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DIX

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 4941. Detroit, Mich. March 26. Police sergeant injured when struck by…

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Are White People Scared About Getting Hit In The Face With Bricks Wimps?

03/27/2014
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Are White People Scared About Getting Hit In The Face With Bricks Wimps?

This may well be the pinnacle of Philadelphia trolling. Either that, or the city’s biggest jitbag made himself known yesterday. Traipsing on into the comments section of what may be the city’s last bastion of white intellectualism, PhillyMag.commenter “phlhui” made his thoughts known in regards to a Temple student getting her face smashed with a…

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Can ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Top Its ‘Jugs And Ammo’ Episode?

03/26/2014
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Can ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Top Its ‘Jugs And Ammo’ Episode?

Having caught up on previous episodes of Chrisley Knows Best, I’m fairly confident in the strength of this assertion: It’s impossible to top a “Juggs and Ammo” episode in which: – Prior to daughter Lindsie’s breast-augmentation surgery, Papa Todd walks into the kitchen with a cake made to look like a huge pair of breastuses,…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DVIII

03/26/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DVIII

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 4931. San Clemente, Cal. March 21. Man injured when struck by…

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Are Kurt Sutter And Gibby Haynes the Same Person?

03/26/2014
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Are Kurt Sutter And Gibby Haynes the Same Person?

Watching last night’s Daily Show, something odd struck me: Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter and Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes are pretty much doppelgangers. Judge for yourself.

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Watch A Couple Clips From My New Favorite Junk-Food TV Show: Chrisley Knows Best

03/25/2014
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Watch A Couple Clips From My New Favorite Junk-Food TV Show: Chrisley Knows Best

I don’t have much time to delve into all the reasons me and the bride have taken a shine to this Chrisley Knows Best show. To hear bride tell it, she thinks Todd Chrisley, the patriarch of this gated outside-of-Atlanta community clan is flat-out endearingly hilarious. The whole family, for that matter. To my mind,…

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