Nice to see Overheard in Philly's got his ears on again. One new-found bit: "Crazy old homeless guy, to elderly rich snooty lady walking by: 'Ya got that dollar you owe me!'" Another, though possibly a plant, promises to be a Philadelphia theme song. A couple times readers have reported hearing the threat - usually uttered by an agitated mom at a checkout counter: "Don't make me put my baby down!"
That hook and lateral-turned-fumble-turned-touchdown in last Sunday's Eagles game? Score it a touchdown pass, the NFL ruled. Yesterday.
Welcome to Phillyville has a plan for the Eakins masterwork that Thomas Jefferson Hospital has agreed to sell: Have the Philadelphia Museum of Art buy it, forget the underground annex it's hired Frank Gehry to design, and have Gehry do something where it counts more - the waterfront. Phillyville writes: "Let him build a brilliant anchor that will shine along the Delaware."
Yes, some new pics are up at the Rocky Blog.
There's a new Web site offering one-stop shopping for Pennsylvania and Jersey blogs. Blognet News is a little heavy on the politics, but casts its net wider than most, which is why I now know that Pittsburgh's reputed crime boss sleeps with the fishes.
Tell your tale in six words? Wired enlisted 38 writers and designers. They were inspired by Hemingway's briefest. ("For sale: baby shoes, never worn.) So Star Trek's Captain Kirk wrote:
Failed SAT. Lost scholarship. Invented rocket.
- William Shatner
Pretty fond of this one too:
Life just not the same without Howard Stern? Sign up for two free days of the King of all Extra-Terrestrial media on Sirius Radio's site. It's a promo for the launch of the satellite provider's Internet Radio, a $12.95-a-month CD-quality, Web-only service that includes the now-orbital raunch jock and 75 or so channels. Stern's freed this Wednesday and Thursday morning. Red Herring quotes an analyst who sees Sirius using its biggest draw to lure to the Web those uninterested in jumping to satellite radio players. Rival XM Radio has had Internet Radio since Oct. '04. Sirius has has non-CD-quality Web radio since January, 2005, observes reader Tim Leithead.
An homage to Helen Leicht on the occasion of her 30th anniversary on the radio in Philadelphia. From Kiko's House, where Shaun Mullen fondly remembers her support for local artists. She's having a party tonight.
Do Philadelphia music audiences have a reputation for being loudmouths? Grizzly Bear thinks so.
Daily Sally doesn't think people ought to be using Victoria Secretesque brassieres to be bringing attention to breast cancer:
That American Cancer Society ad doesn't promote breast cancer awareness, it trivializes women by promoting beautiful, youthful breasts. Adding insult to injury, there's another one using the same perky picture which reads, "If you're 40 or over, talk to your doctor about getting a mammogram."
The softest soccer goal you'll ever see. (via Deadspin)
The Good Phight
throws Pat Burrell under the bus, SUV, Segway misses Pat Burrell and backs his words with stats.
A detailed map of The Simpson's Springfield.
When the clock starts ticking down, and the Eagles are on the losing end, Derek Sarley's wife usually takes the dog on a strategically timed loooooong walk. He gets that down. So why isn't he so upset after the Eagles' loss Sunday to the Saints?
ESPN's Alan Schwartz and his spooky conversation with Cory Lidle about the safey of flying.
Slate reads Bob Woodward's State of Denial to save us all time.