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Archive: October, 2006

POSTED: Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 10:29 AM
Filed Under: Stuff

Hemingway 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:

POSTED: Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 7:41 AM
Filed Under: Food and Drink

SpacefoodsticksI'm having a flashback. A List of Things Thrown Five Minutes Ago has linked directly into my boyhood, finding a site dedicated to that smart, indigestible food of the early '60s known as Space Food Sticks.

You remember or you don't. If you do, your mouth may be watering for Tang and some ice cold Zarex.

The Space Food Sticks Preservation Society has collected three TV spots and this original newspaper ad on their site, including the news that these highly compressed snacks were some sort of energy food. I just remember the caramel, chocolate and peanut flavors, wrapped in beat-those-Ruskies foil.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 7:20 AM
Filed Under: Music

Beck_1 The guy with two turntables and a microphone on YROCK at 8 o'clock tonight with be none other than that master of puppets, Beck. On 88.5 FM or

Tacony Lou
Posted 10/25/2006 08:43:12 AM
We're still cautiously optomistic about Beck in the non-Ron Hubbard world. By the time he gets the big promotion at the Scientology Celebrity Center, maybe he'd have learned not to go Tom Cruise on Oprah's couch with the fairy tales or produce music warning us about the dangers of pyschiatry and Matt Lauer.
Citizen Mom
Posted 10/25/2006 11:00:08 AM
One could argue that Beck already doses his music with talk of spaceships and otherworldly stuff that could, if you squint really hard, be construed as Scientologistic (is that a word?)
But we love Beck anyway.
Blackmail Is My Life
Posted 10/25/2006 03:18:10 PM
POSTED: Tuesday, October 24, 2006, 3:49 PM
Filed Under: Sports

Photobyap_25Talk about fowling the nest.  This post about the Eagles, from InstaPunk, reminds me of the ad campaign for 1965's "The Loved One" -- "The Motion Picture With Something To Offend Everyone:"

we want to comment today on the state of the Philadelphia Eagles, which is at least as important as the nuclear firecracker North Korea is clutching to its pigeon chest. Five weeks ago (an eternity in NFL time) we had this to say about the team coached by Andy Reid:

Here's the big picture for the long-suffering, oh-so-patient and oh-so-deluded Eagles fans. The Eagles are a mediocre team, Reid is a loser of a coach, McNabb will NEVER win or even play in another Super Bowl..

POSTED: Monday, October 23, 2006, 10:23 PM
Filed Under: Stuff

Howard_stern_2Life 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.

POSTED: Monday, October 23, 2006, 10:18 AM
Filed Under: Music

Bob_dylan After yearsmonths weeks of counting down its listeners' 885 All Time Greatest Artists (what, no Van Gogh?) WXPN-FM has eight to go before ending with a party, broadcast from the World Cafe Live this afternoon.

Rolling_stonesAnyone for a contest?

Number nine is playing now - Pink Floyd. Joni Mitchell was No. 10.

POSTED: Monday, October 23, 2006, 9:42 AM
Filed Under: Web, Tech

Corey Philebrity's grown a rhino hide!

Some of the posts in the uber-snarky guide to the glitz that is Philadelphia now have comments at the bottom.

Joey Sweeney cares what you think.

POSTED: Monday, October 23, 2006, 12:53 AM
Filed Under: Sports


Say farewell to the former Flin Flon Bomber.

Bobby Clarke, who resigned as Flyer's GM in a weekend blood-letting that also saw coach Ken Hitchcock fired, has long been the love-him-or-hate-him face of Flyers hockey, leading the team as a player to back-to-back Stanley Cups in the mid-'70s, and, for the last 10 seasons as general manager, building a squad that always made a run but never reigned.

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