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Archive: January, 2006

POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2006, 10:28 AM
Filed Under: Sports

So who's left standing? Matt Hasselbeck, Ben Roethlesberger, and the two Jakes.

That makes one Philly blog sports fan all warm and fuzzy about sports-herniated Eagles QB Donovan McNabb.

Momo wrote:

POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2006, 10:09 AM
Filed Under: Web, Tech

Side_goodday_family_upload Here's one to smoke on - did you know that if you are looking for Fox 29's Web site, and type in (that's the TV station's call letters), you wind up at the online home of

That's where Kariyanine at Metroblogging found herhimself. The station's actual Web address is

She wonders if XTXF is some secret code for marijuana.

POSTED: Monday, January 16, 2006, 8:23 AM
Filed Under: Media

Hdr_bsr A new Philadelphia arts publication with some old names - edited by Dan Rottenberg, written by former Inky critics Daniel Webster, Leslie Valdes and other scribes - has splashed down into the roiling online scene. Called the Broad Street Review, it styles itself "The Internet for Grown-ups." It addresses some old scores.

Rottenberg I've read since he edited something called the Chicago Journalism Review. Since then he's been at the helm of the Welcomat (now called Philadelphia Weekly), Seven Arts magazine and Philadelphia Forum, and been a top editor at Philadelphia Magazine. The first piece that caught my eye is by Dan Coren, a former Penn music department professor, who assesses The Philadelphia Orchestra, from Ormandy to Eschenbach, in 1,567 words.

The piece is pleasantly episodic, and iconoclastic. It slaps around The Inquirer's coverage of the orchestra, and concludes with this notion:

POSTED: Thursday, January 12, 2006, 6:00 AM
Filed Under: Family Business

Back Monday.

Meanwhile, take the blogroll for a spin. Read some favorites.

Add to this Hater Nation discussion of "Would you take Terrell Owens?"


POSTED: Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 10:49 AM
Filed Under: TV

Cosbypic "Why doesn't Bill wear those Cosby sweaters anymore."

The Cosby Theory.

A conspiracy involving the multi-colored Australian coogi.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 8:48 PM
Filed Under: City Life

Funny thing happened on the way to the airport tonight. I'm taking the R1 through Center City, lost in the Philadelphia Weekly, and expecting the crowds to thin when we get to University City. Only more people pile on.

A couple stops later, nothing looks familiar. Nothing sounds familiar. I'm heading somewhere into Delaware County, and I've got to get off now.

So I grab my stuff and tell the conductor, who looks at me and shakes his head. Gotta cross over and catch the next train back to University City, right?  Right.

POSTED: Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 8:12 AM
Filed Under: Stuff

Croatiancar Reason No. 538 why we love the Brits: - the best in car kitsch. Nice collection from Croatia!

The trailer for Clerks II is out. Now my kids have something to do this summer.

ThinkSecret on all the Apple rumors fit to post. Speaking of which, don't you need jeans that control your iPod?

POSTED: Wednesday, January 11, 2006, 6:00 AM
Filed Under: Sports

Rocky I’m loving the Rocky Balboa blog – not the scraps the production company posts - like this, the first photo from the filming -  but the expectant yowls from the South Philly fighter’s fans who are watching from places like Mexico, Turkey, England, Brazil, Italy and the Czech Republic if the commenters are to be believed.

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