Misc.

Mayan End-Of-World Exhibit Ad Urges People To ‘Rush’ To Event After Projected End-Of-World Date

12/02/2012
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Mayan End-Of-World Exhibit Ad Urges People To ‘Rush’ To Event After Projected End-Of-World Date

Well good golly, the folks over at Penn Museum sure will feel silly if the world ends on the Mayan-projected Dec. 21 yet they prepaid for ads through the “Maya.2012: Lords Of Time” exhibit’s Jan. 13 end date, won’t they?

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This Is The Most ‘Merican Thing I Saw At The Berlin Mart Today

12/01/2012
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This Is The Most ‘Merican Thing I Saw At The Berlin Mart Today

For those unfamiliar, the Berlin Farmer’s Market in South Jersey is a glorious gathering place where, essentially, droves of “vendors” set up shop in a parking lot hawking a variety of goods ranging from concrete turtle lawn decorations to big f’ing knives for $4 a pop. Me, the bride and the Louden headed over on…

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Twitter’s #NoHomo All-Stars, Vol. 1

11/29/2012
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Twitter’s #NoHomo All-Stars, Vol. 1

Bros. *This is the start of a semi-regular post about the epic #nohomo hashtag on Twitter. There is no reason to do this other than, well, did you see those bros, bros? They got MAD LOVE for one another but do NOT want you to think they’re homos. If you see any #NoHomo all-stars, by…

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Have You Seen The Mutombo/Old Spice Game Yet? If Not, It’s The Best Thing You’ll See Today

11/29/2012
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Have You Seen The Mutombo/Old Spice Game Yet? If Not, It’s The Best Thing You’ll See Today

If the world is to survive the Mayan projected end-date, Dikembe Mutombo will play a role in saving us all. Beyond that, my writing skills do not enable me to adequately describe Old Spice’s “Dikembe Mutombo‚Äôs 4 1/2 Weeks To Save The World” game. Listen, I don’t buy products just because of ads, gimmicks or…

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Let’s Watch A Lady In Delaware’s Nasty Arm-Wrestling Injury

11/28/2012
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Let’s Watch A Lady In Delaware’s Nasty Arm-Wrestling Injury

This comes to you courtesy of the Wilmington (Del.) News-Journal, THE publication to turn to for all your women’s arm-wrestling needs. She called herself Rogue Scout and said she was in Rehoboth Beach looking to compete in her first arm-wrestling bout. Using her right arm, Rogue Scout easily took down opponent Sweet Treats, a woman…

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This Is The Most Philly Thing I’ve Seen So Far Today

11/28/2012
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This Is The Most Philly Thing I’ve Seen So Far Today

Was up in East Germantown this morning to check in on the scene of a fatal fire (story with photo gallery coming right up on NewsWorks) when, as I was walking back to my car at Chelten and Beechwood, I saw some city anti-graffiti folks doing a whole bunch of painting. It was at that…

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This Is Probably The Best Picture Ever Taken Of A Living Seagull

11/26/2012
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This Is Probably The Best Picture Ever Taken Of A Living Seagull

@Islmamorada posted this color-popping image of a camera-friendly seagull leading the pack down in the Keys, and credited it to Everything Islamorada. God, I can’t wait to get back there.

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Why Yes, There Is A Zwarte Piet Version Of Gangnam Style [Update: There Are Several]

11/20/2012
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Why Yes, There Is A Zwarte Piet Version Of Gangnam Style [Update: There Are Several]

I was first introduced to the concept of Zwarte Piet during a 2010 visit to Antwerp, Belgium. ZP can, to whittle it down, be described as a Santa elf if the Santa elf went out and about in blackface. Suffice it to say, people have thoughts on such a thing. But regardless of those divergent…

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While President Obama And Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Are Not Impressed …

11/17/2012
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While President Obama And Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Are Not Impressed …

… I’m certain they’re not as unimpressed as I’ll be when Mittens and the Sore Loser Brigade put on their witty brain wraps and try to come up with awesome lines about how unimpressed they are with the President, the economy, his socialist Kenyan upbringing, the Benghazi response, Joe Biden’s treatment of Paul Ryan in…

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Congrats To Derrick Ford and the Strawberry Mansion All-Stars Little League

11/17/2012
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Congrats To Derrick Ford and the Strawberry Mansion All-Stars Little League

I first met Rick Ford five years ago when I caught word of an upstart little-league program in a rough Philadelphia neighborhood called Strawberry Mansion and decided to do a City Paper cover story on it. That story, linked here, sparked an interest and support that extended beyond a journalistic story. I go back to…

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