Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A's leave Philadelphia, again

The last bastion of Philly's other starting nine will be no more, the mystery of why their logo was an elephant performing a circus trick destined to die with them.

A's leave Philadelphia, again


In the good old days, there were two baseball teams in Philadelphia, so that if one of them was ruining your day, you could just pretend you’ve always liked the other one better.

It’s something harder to do these days, having to switch sports and still miss the playoffs regardless of where you turn. But the Philadelphia Athletics lived on, in the form of a small building in Hatboro, PA.

Until now, when they are auctioning off the remainder of their merchandise and closing forever. Having birthed the A’s into baseball, you might say the Moneyball movement started here. You’re welcome, America.

The last bastion of Philly’s other starting nine will be no more, the mystery of why their logo was an elephant performing a circus trick destined to die with them.


Somebody’s been going around, posting video love notes to certain years for Generation Z to fawn over (1999 just went up yesterday). Those who are especially vulnerable to nostalgia should probably avoid watching this one, dedicated to 1997, unless you’re trying to lose half a day talking about

Oh my god, Face/Off?! Do you remember Face/Off? It was literally a movie about two guys “facing off” against each other after surgically having their faces taken off and put on the other’s body.


If you’re like the average moviegoer, you’ve thought, “Wouldn’t that scene from American Psycho when Christian Bale drops a chainsaw down a stairwell be better if he was immersed in song?”

Fortunately, a group of like-minded (always a promising adjective) individuals was just thinking the same thing, and began a Kickstarter to get it done. Starting now, American Psycho: The Musical exists.

“A stage musical gives us the unique opportunity, through song, to go even deeper into the characters’ psychologies than ever before,” writes creator Jesse Singer of L.A. Not sure if “deeper” is the direction we want to go with Patrick Bateman.


Green Man was made famous in our region by Charlie Day, portraying an illiterate, glue-sniffing alcoholic on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” Naturally, it has become an inescapable craze for creator Rob McElhenney.

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