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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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This Gentleman Is Literally Holding A Binder Full Of Women (s Pictures) [Updated]

07/29/2014
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This Gentleman Is Literally Holding A Binder Full Of Women (s Pictures) [Updated]

I’m not sure what this chap was doing, all shirt-and-tied up on Fifth Street, a little north of the Roosevelt Boulevard (Route 1) around 9:15 a.m. Monday morning. But whatever it was, it necessitated photos of women in a clear binder or folder or Trapper Keeper-variant. I shot this picture in case police may need…

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Today In Memorable Dear Abby Responses

07/26/2014
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Today In Memorable Dear Abby Responses

In case advice columns fall into your tl;dr category, I’ll summarize Dog Walker in San Francisco and Abby’s exchange: DWiSF: Creepy dude stares at me all. the. time. A: Maybe he’s mute?

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Inspirational Posters Are Everywhere We Look!

07/14/2014
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Inspirational Posters Are Everywhere We Look!

Caught a glimpse of this bear statue/sculpture at the Philadelphia Zoo the other day. Immediately, the inspirational cat-poster meme came to mind. So, here we are.

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Somebody Should Clean Up The Profane Scribblings At The Fairmount Water Works [Updated]

06/20/2014
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Somebody Should Clean Up The Profane Scribblings At The Fairmount Water Works [Updated]

Sandwiched between the Philadelphia Museum of Art and iconic Boathouse Row sits the Fairmount Water Works, the city Water Department’s “Watershed Education Center.” The views of the Schuylkill River, waterfall, highway, treelines and Philly Zoo Balloon from its expansive patios and pagodas are to die for. And fish from. And maybe catch a meal at…

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Fact Check: Chrysler Car Commercial’s Fine Print

05/25/2014
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Fact Check: Chrysler Car Commercial’s Fine Print

As an editor, I’m cursed by the predilection for seeking out typos in the strangest of places. I say strangest because I’m not in the market for a Chrysler vehicle; Toyota 4 Lyfe, y’all. Anyway, I somehow caught myself watching a car commercial yesterday, and I somehow instantly noticed that Chrysler’s ad team doesn’t seem…

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Bad News: There Was A Fire At The Collmont Last Night. Good News: Damage Was Contained

05/21/2014
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Bad News: There Was A Fire At The Collmont Last Night. Good News: Damage Was Contained

Good God almighty, when I saw a tweet from Jen Miller this morning that served as notice of a blaze at Tom Fischer’s Tavern in Westmont (08108 represent!), I thought the worst. And from those pictures on the right of that montage atop that post (credit to Miller and newjerseyfireground), it’s hard to blame me.…

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Marriage Boot Camp II: Reunion Show

05/16/2014
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Marriage Boot Camp II: Reunion Show

They call this Marriage Boot Camp episode “The Aftermath.” It was filmed six months after the show ended. Fair enough. Thoughts: 1. I mean, you knew there was going to be a brawl in the last episode. 2. Not sure I’m going to be able to watch this whole show, but Rob and Remy from…

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The Idaho GOP Gubernatorial Debate Was The Best Political Debate In American History

05/16/2014
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The Idaho GOP Gubernatorial Debate Was The Best Political Debate In American History

Chances are you’ve already seen the EPIC debate between four Republican candidates for the Idaho governor’s office. But if you haven’t, I highly recommend you do. Seriously. If you don’t have 57 minutes to spare, scroll along the bottom bar to moments when you see either Harley Brown or Walt Bayes on the screen. Their…

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