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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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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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Hit-and-Run At SXSW: ‘Everywhere You Look, Someone’s Been Hit’

03/13/2014
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Hit-and-Run At SXSW: ‘Everywhere You Look, Someone’s Been Hit’

Tragic hit-and-run at the South By Southwest music gathering in Austin, Texas early this morning. According to the Dallas Morning News … A man and woman were killed and 23 people were injured after a car plowed through a crowd of pedestrians at the SXSW music conference in downtown Austin early Thursday, police say. Five…

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YOU ARE GOING TO DIE BECAUSE OF THIS ICE STORM, Per Fox29

02/06/2014
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YOU ARE GOING TO DIE BECAUSE OF THIS ICE STORM, Per Fox29

(H/T PhillyMag)

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How Football Fandom Led To A Seahawks Fan’s Hit-And-Run Arrest

02/01/2014
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How Football Fandom Led To A Seahawks Fan’s Hit-And-Run Arrest

On the night of the NFC Championship Game between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers, Raisa Mosh, 45, and Irena Gardinant, 28, were fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver in Vancouver, Wash. Excerpts from the story seemingly indicate that Brandon C. Smith’s hardcore Seahawks fandom left hint traces that police followed right to the…

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Thanks To All Who Voted For Me In The Pen & Pencil Journalism Awards

12/20/2013
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Thanks To All Who Voted For Me In The Pen & Pencil Journalism Awards

On Wednesday night, I learned that enough of you stuffed the online ballot box to the point that I won the Pen & Pencil Club’s inaugural award for breaking-news coverage. And I appreciate that. Fact of the matter is my heavier breaking-news days came in Atlantic City and South Carolina, but a shift to weekly…

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Breaking: If Philadelphia Keeps Electing Democrats, Armed Thugs Will Take Over Chestnut Hill

11/29/2013
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Breaking: If Philadelphia Keeps Electing Democrats, Armed Thugs Will Take Over Chestnut Hill

At 12:33 p.m. Friday, Philadelphia Police issued a press release about a Wednesday night robbery. It read, in part … On November 27, 2013, at 6:05 pm, two unknown males entered the Wild & Crazy Beauty Supply store located at 4326 North Broad Street with their hoods up and their faces covered armed with an…

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Hey Philly Media (And Police), Let’s Get Our City’s Geography Right, OK?

11/21/2013
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Hey Philly Media (And Police), Let’s Get Our City’s Geography Right, OK?

Quirky little story out of Philly today. Guy wears sunglasses and towel wrapped around his head in an effort to rob, at hint of a gun, a convenience store. Clerk says, paraphrased, pfft, I don’t see no weapon; whatever, bruh. Robber punches and bails without a cent. Anyway, with video, that’s the type of story…

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Today In Great Twitter Exchanges Regarding The State Of Philadelphia Media

11/12/2013
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Today In Great Twitter Exchanges Regarding The State Of Philadelphia Media

¡D’oh!

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Today In Life’s Great Mysteries Brought To You By Local-TV News Twitter Accounts

11/07/2013
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Today In Life’s Great Mysteries Brought To You By Local-TV News Twitter Accounts

You mean to tell me that giving free booze to people who have to drive to and from an establishment has an impact on the number of people pulled over for driving drunk? Well I never. Police want to know if there is a connection between free drinks at an area casino and a recent…

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