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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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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLII

08/01/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLII

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. 5437. Albany, Ga. July 28. 17-year-old male injured when struck by…

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‘Dating Naked’ Episode Three: Diane And Keegan

08/01/2014
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‘Dating Naked’ Episode Three: Diane And Keegan

If ratings fueled by lascivious viewer urgings are the true aim of VH1′s “Dating Naked,” episode three will stand the test of time as an overt example thereof. With all due respect to competitors past, Diane of New York sets a high bar in this regard. (And I’m sure lady viewers will say the same…

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Here Are 3 (Or 4) Memorable Highlights From ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’

07/31/2014
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Here Are 3 (Or 4) Memorable Highlights From ‘Sharknado 2: The Second One’

“Sharknado 2: The Second One” was a magnificent piece of movie-making that aired for the first time on SyFy last night. In watching it closely, I’ve come to the conclusion that these two clips are emblematic of the awesome that Ian Ziering and Tara Reid shared with America — nay, the world — as part…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLI

07/29/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DXLI

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. 5421-22. Tioga, NY. July 26. 41-year-old man killed and 43-year-old wife…

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