The cheeky cable network's latest genre-mashing, actor-recycling schlockstravaganza - this one about heedless, hedonistic "spring breakers" unintentionally unleashing various CGI horrors upon Las Vegas - premieres at 9 EDT Thursday.
We'll see if the sight of Frankie Muniz pursued by ancient demons on the Strip ignites the Twitterverse as brightly as did Sharknado, in which Tara Reid and the rest of Los Angeles are besieged by flying sharks.
NPR's "All Things Considered" show spotlighted a North Camden Little League program on Tuesday, and helped a documentary project about the players and the neighborhood exceed a $15,000 Kickstarter campaign goal.
The radio broadcast (link here) resulted in "a flurry of donations," says filmmaker and journalist Steve Patrick Ercolani, who freelanced the piece to NPR. "Until then, we were kind of on our last legs, about $3,000 short."
Ercolani, 26, a Haddonfield native, and collaborator Gabe Dinsmoor, 25, of Baltimore, have been shooting periodically in North Camden's Pyne Poynt park since the spring. Read my previous blog post about their project here; read Ercolani's Huffington Post story here.
On the morning after Sharknado, it's time to assess the damage.
Two hours of my life have been lost forever, claimed by the exhilirating ridiculousness of the instant classic made-for-TV flick the Syfy cable network gave the world on Thursday.
Sharknado's hurricanes and twisters, which spark a Biblical rain of sharks upon Los Angeles, also set off a tidal wave on Twitter.
Fans of Google Glass, the technology that transforms the wearers of special specs into peeping toms, claim that history has been made on the Wildwood boardwalk.
A young filmmaker named Chris Barrett -- whose pallid yet bright-eyed earnestness reminds me, alas, of purported freedom fighter/man without a country Edward Snowden -- insists the herky-jerky montage his 'Glass' captured during a July 4 Jersey Shore mini-melee is the first of its kind.
Barrett is referring to a sequence showing a rather hapless and shirtless young man, who may be in violatation of Wildwood's new boardwalk-after-dark dress code, being subdued by police.
The Philadelphia Art Commission was not exactly bowled over by a second proposed 9/11 Memorial, as Plan Philly reports.
“I'm a little disappointed,” said chair and artist Moe Brooker, “that this seems rather small in comparison to the power of the day.”
The planned memorial for Franklin Square, first reported by The Inquirer’s Stephan Salisbury, is the project of first responder Steve Saymon and contractor Jeffrey Little. The proposed "Mending Liberty" memorial features a replica of the Liberty Bell suspended between a replica of the Twin Towers, with remnants from all three crash sites.
Some Philly neighborhoods have better names than others. Like Devil’s Pocket, or Kingsessing, Hantraft or Fishtown.
Philadelphia does neighborhoods right.
And then some smartypants came up with Midtown Village, a “meh” name is we ever heard one.
Can’t imagine why anyone is going around praising the Philadelphia school budget package that promises to please no one.
Yet the Tom Corbett re-election campaign sent out an e-mail donation blast Tuesday that extolls the funding. stating -- please don’t read this while drinking hot beverages -- “Not only does this budget keep Pennsylvania on a path of fiscal responsibility and economic growth, it again invests significant state funding in public education for our children's future, ensuring they will be prepared to enter the workforce.”
This would be the whopping $15 million that Corbett and the legislature were able to provide our city schools under state supervision originally asked for $120 million. It’s surely an Oliver Twist moment.
Here's a taste of The Talk, the one-stop site we've built over at Inquirer.com Think of it as Blinq on steroids.
It's a visual way to see what's happening each day morning. I start off by gathering a quick view of the day's news, then arrange a sampling of Inquirer stories, plus good works written by others in town, presented in a List.ly list. What's that? It's a service that lets you vote stories up or down and SUBMIT YOUR OWN. I get to moderate them, but still ....
You can talk back on coveritlive, which is a chat software.I've put together a Twitter feed of essential Philly voices. Let me know if you know some I should add.