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Category Archive for 'Life in the Big City'

So they never managed to put any of the Wall St. bankers in jail for crashing the economy, but they arrest these guys and call a press conference? They must be so proud. Federal agents raided the Manhattan headquarters of Rentboy.com as part of a money laundering and state prostitution investigation Tuesday, authorities said. Seven […]

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Don’t worry

Mayor Nutter says all the plans for the Pope’s visit are going just fine! Even though all the restaurants that are supposed to feed one million visitors have no idea how they’re supposed to get their supplies. Bookmark It

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Yes!

I’ve been wondering when this obvious thing would happen: The most exciting news about the papal visit thus far. Update to the Dirty Franks Mural! #PopeinPhilly pic.twitter.com/5PGavJVdEb — Lauren Vidas (@BroadAndMarket) August 10, 2015 I started going to the iconic Dirty Frank’s dive bar when I was 15. I haven’t been in years but I […]

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How hot is it?

I turned the A/C on at 8:30. I had a hardboiled egg and iced tea for breakfast. It is pretty damned hot. Bookmark It

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My, I can hardly keep track these days: A man armed with an assault rifle opened fire at a crowded park in Desire Sunday (July 26), shooting at least four people, including a man left critically wounded, New Orleans police said. The attack came around 6:20 p.m., when Edith Sampson Playground Park at the corner […]

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Do you think maybe you could skip Philly this time? It’s gonna be a friggin’ nightmare here. People aren’t going to be able to get to work, the entire downtown is going to be shut down. Bookmark It

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Talking Eyetalian

This is funny, because apparently I talk like an old Italian. This is how I pronounce most of these foods! But then, I went to high school with a lot of Italian girls, and I guess it rubbed off on me. I did always wonder why the words so often didn’t sound anything like their […]

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Heat wave

Not even 9 a.m., and I had to turn the AC on. An EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING is in effect for the I-95 corridor and the metro areas until 8:00 p.m. with heat indices ranging from 100-107. Bookmark It

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UFO

Someone here in Philly took this with his cell phone. That is some weird-looking thing, isn’t it? What do you think it is? The video, which has more than 1.2 million views, was shot by Philadelphia resident Hector Garcia, who describes a “cloud with sparkling lights in it” behaving like something he’s never seen before. […]

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It’s really turning into a giant clusterfuck. They seem convinced his visit is a major terrorism magnet: Aggravating the problem is SEPTA, whose convoluted plans to try to accommodate the masses are beyond human comprehension. I need a special rail pass? Only a limited number of them will be sold? Only a few stations will […]

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