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Brian Hickey, Inspired By Nate Silver Who Was Inspired By Ferguson, Bravely Tells Arrest Story

08/14/2014
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Numbers-cruncher Nate Silver told a story on Twitter about the time he got arrested or something. It’s here if you want to see it. His bravery, astounding. So, here’s my arrest story. Feel free to follow suit and share yours too!!! I had a run-in with police a few years ago, too. Let me tell…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLV

08/12/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLV

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. 5487. Bridgeport, Ct. Aug. 9. 22-year-old man critically injured when struck…

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Here’s A Brutal Northeast Philly Street Brawl That Someone Decided To Film In The Dark

08/11/2014
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Here’s A Brutal Northeast Philly Street Brawl That Someone Decided To Film In The Dark

There’s quote a bit to digest here. Per the uploader, this night-no-vision scene starts with assertions that it’s a one on one but ends up involving “car window kicked in and beaten with a belt outside of hammerheads in NE Philly.” That must be the window at the 0:58 mark. Right before the nervous-er-ing giggle.…

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‘Dating Naked’ Episode Four: Chuck and Camille

08/09/2014
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‘Dating Naked’ Episode Four: Chuck and Camille

Chuck is from Miami Beach, Fla. He likes to work hard and play hard. He sports a nice neckbeard. Camille is from Vegas. She serves cocktails and likes girly things AND drinking beer while eating chicken wings. She’s quite bashful. The whole meeting-naked thing is awkward. Chuck isn’t her type, what with him weighing about…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLIV

08/09/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLIV

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. 5471-72. Alpine, NJ. Aug. 5. Two bicyclists injured when struck by…

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The View From The Philadelphia Zoo Balloon Is Really Awesome

08/09/2014
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The View From The Philadelphia Zoo Balloon Is Really Awesome

If you haven’t gone up on that 6ABC Zoo Balloon yet, make a point of it, yo. Word is this is its last year.

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An Essay On Katy Perry, AS Roma, Rocky Balboa (Both Real And Fake) And Philadelphia Landmarks

08/07/2014
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An Essay On Katy Perry, AS Roma, Rocky Balboa (Both Real And Fake) And Philadelphia Landmarks

“Yeah, Independence Mall is nice and historic and all, but you could sense a palpably magnetic pop-culture connection on those ‘Rocky Steps’ that, while borderline cheesy, can’t be found elsewhere in town. … Why anybody would want to adulterate that, a la putting seats above Fenway Park’s “Green Monster,” defies common courtesy and municipal dignity.”…

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Here’s A Picture Of Katy Perry On The Philadelphia Art Museum’s ‘Rocky Steps’

08/06/2014
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Here’s A Picture Of Katy Perry On The Philadelphia Art Museum’s ‘Rocky Steps’

Granted, I wasn’t at either of Ms. Katy Perry’s two concerts in Philadelphia this week. I am ashamed of this. However, frequent Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery Quizzo-er Jamie L. was. And she took Ms. Perry at her word that she would be going to the Rocky Steps after Tuesday night’s show. Ms. Perry is a…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLIII

08/04/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLIII

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. 5458. Gray, La. Aug. 2. 29-year-old man on bicycle fatally struck…

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Philadelphia Finally* Has Its International-Soccer Moment In The Sun

08/03/2014
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Philadelphia Finally* Has Its International-Soccer Moment In The Sun

Having high-end international futbol clubs play in town is nothing new to Philadelphia. From Man U and Barcelona opening Lincoln Financial Field in 2003 to Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid facing Celtic nine years later, we’re positioned to host a game or three if/when the World Cup comes back to the United States of America.…

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