Archive: June, 2006
We are totally going to have to credit Philadelphia Will Do on this one, because D-Mac spotted this first. It falls into two of his favorite categories, anyway: essence of Philadelphia and media mess-ups. A little cheesecake might help Geno's right now.
Right Wing News compiles the 10 Most Dangerous Democratic Candidates in 2008. Names like Clinton, Gore, Kerry and Edwards show up way lower than No. 3: Evan Bayh, the senator from Indiana said to be so popular he'd single-handedly turn his state from red to blue; No. 2: Bill Richardson, the moderate New Mexico governor; or No. 1: Guess who's No. 1?
Foobooz, a brand-new Philly blog celebrating cheap eats and beverages. (hat tip, Attytood) News of $1.90 Yards, new pool tables and restaurant.com deals.
Inky and Daily News owner-to-be Brian Tierney talks sports and other stuff on WIP-AM with Glen Macnow Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Remember the man in the background feeding pigeons?
Ron Pedelty found this snapshot in a photo CD that someone left in a DVD video recorder he bought at a Wal-Mart outside Philadelphia. He knew the device had been used; the cables were missing, the manual was crumpled, and the disc contained photographs of a trip to Washington, D.C. and an elementary school graduation. The CD was titled "Early '50s."
Blogging for the University of Pennsylvania Museum on what's happening around him in the aftermath of the massive earthquake that hit May 27, he takes an anthropological view of the relief effort:
I have been intrigued by the politics of aid. For many donors, locals as well as international agencies, it is not just of manner of giving aid. It seems to be important that as many eyes as possible see who donated. Therefore, big chunks of the relief budget are wasted on the creation of huge banners, flashy bumper stickers, colorful posters, etc. As a result, most of the aid seems to concentrate on the affected villages along the main access roads. It seems incredible that some villages still have not received any help, while others are already reselling some of the relief goods delivered because they simply do not want that much. What would Marcel Mauss, who developed the anthropological theory of gift-giving, have to say about all this?
PhillyPurge is selling Barry Bonds' integrity on Ebay.
Nine bids as of last night. Auction ends at 12 a.m. Friday. The going price so far is $3.35.
Dennis Bakay at the Pottstown-based site writes:
Funny, I didn't remember Samuel Jackson from the original. (Language alert: His bit has a bad word.)
State Rep. Mark Cohen writes he will miss retiring State Rep. Bill Rieger. Maybe Cohen can visit him in that house on Rising Sun Ave. that legions of Inky types have staked out over the years in vain hopes of finding the longest-serving Democrat in Pa. legislative history. In 40 years, he never gave a speech on the floor. Perhaps at either house.
As of 7:27 a.m. looks like I was the only Soprano's fan wondering about the Ashkenoozy.
Who Killed The Electric Car? Big Oil? The White House? General Motors, a Sony Pictures Classics movie contends.
The Fantoo Girls - a weekly sports podcast recorded by two women in a Chestnut Hill home recording studio - would like to send flowers to radio host Howard Eskin. They owe their new careers to him.
"I got so sick and tired of him saying to a woman who'd call, 'What are you going to make for dinner?' " recalls Carol Doroba one-half of the Fantoo Girls. "I'd think, 'You know, dude. I can talk sports with you until the sun goes down.' "
She and talk-partner Robin McConaughy made good on that threat in January, when they launched their first episode, a voice, they say, for the casual fan who might not know what the Sixth Man is or be able to diagram the West Coast offense. Two dozen episodes in, they're finding that that more than two-thirds of their 1,500 or so weekly listeners are men.