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You too can be anime

You too can be anime

After reading the latest Wired Japanese schoolgirl watch, I am thankful not to be a Japanese schoolgirl. The pressure to have the latest Hello Kitty gadget! The endless quest for cuteness! The constant buzzing, ringing, and beeping of electronic devices! How do they do it? Japanese schoolgirls are now wearing spooky black contact lenses for […]

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Last night a few of us had free tickets to Philadelphia’s premiere of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I’m never on the list for anything, so I get excited about things like free movie premieres, even when the only giveaways are Disney stickers, a Strasburg Railroad pamphlet, and a bag of low-fat blueberry mini-muffins. […]

Jim and Jennie & The Pinetops: they're back!

Jim and Jennie & The Pinetops: they’re back!

Jim and Jennie & The Pinetops haven’t been to Philadelphia in such a long time that I’d stopped checking the performance schedule on their website. But the ever-excellent Bloodshot Records announced today that Rivers Roll on By, the new Jim and Jennie CD, is now available! Even better, the band is playing two Philly shows […]

So which pyramid has the fluffernutter?

So which pyramid has the fluffernutter?

Just when you figure out the one-size-fits-all food pyramid, Uncle Sam scraps the whole system and replaces it with twelve different pyramids. Due to a bad case of pyramid paralysis, I haven’t eaten for two days and will soon be too weak to type. Luckily, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a website […]

Piss somewhere else

Piss somewhere else

Here’s a picture of the next door neighbor’s latest sign. He likes to make signs.

Opening day, Fairmount style

Opening day, Fairmount style

Are Fairmount residents protesting the high price of gas? Nope. This procession can mean only one thing: opening day for the Fairmount Sports Association’s baseball and softball leagues. Every year, team members and coaches don their uniforms and march through Fairmount to the tune of bagpipes, ending up at Von Colln Field for the first […]