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Category Archive for 'Life in the Big City'

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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Broken windows and crime

Seems to make a lot more sense than the “broken windows” policing philosophy, where cops hassle the crap out of everyone for minor violations: Low-cost fixes to abandoned properties, such as a fresh coat of paint and replacing boarded entryways with doors and windows, can do more than eliminate eyesores. They can also significantly reduce crime in […]

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I was standing in line, waiting to use a cash machine. (I was already a few minutes late for a doctor’s appointment.) The woman at one of them started cursing loudly at the screen: “What the hell is this, they want to know if I want Spanish, German… This is what’s wrong with this country, […]

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Jeebus

This just makes me sick: PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Authorities have arrested a teenager who they say assaulted a boy by dousing him in hand sanitizer and then lighting him on fire. Officers were flagged down around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 60th Street and Hazel Avenue in West Philadelphia. An 11-year-old boy told […]

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