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Philadelphia blogger summit

Philadelphia blogger summit

Ok, a mini-summit. Well, really just two bloggers. Anyway, Scott over at Blankbaby beat me to the punch and recapped an evening at the Rufus Wainwright, Ben Folds, and Guster show. A highlight of the night was Ben Folds performing Philosophy. As Ben Folds sang the first line, “won’t you look up at the skyline,” […]

Legendary Shack Shakers

Legendary Shack Shakers

An important public service announcement for those in the Philadelphia area. The Legendary Shack Shakers are playing at the Khyber on Tuesday, July 13th. According to Bloodshot Records, the band’s label, “The ‘Shakers whip up a witches brew of hillbilly hellfire and blues brimstone. The locomotive rhythms of traditional bluegrass, the intensity of Mississippi roadhouse […]

Chocolate:  The Exhibition

Chocolate: The Exhibition

Chocolate: The Exhibition is on at Philadelphia’s Academy of Natural Sciences. The exhibit presents botanical factoids and explains the chocolate-making process, but it also describes chocolate’s cultural impact over the centuries. Not only did people shop with cocoa beans, they used the ability to grow cocoa trees as a factor when deciding who to conquer. […]

Welcome America!

Welcome America!

Curses, I missed the best part of Welcome America–watching Rocky on the steps of the Art Museum. For those who don’t know, Welcome America is Philly’s annual Fourth of July festival. During the week leading up to the big day, we eat ice cream, watch movies, eat hoagies, see concerts, eat food from the grill, […]

Ice cream wars

Ice cream wars

Normally I don’t get political, but people have a right to know the truth. The ice cream wars are heating up in Philadelphia. Early last night, a non-Mr. Softee ice cream truck started cruising around the neighborhood. And I use the phrase ice cream truck liberally–it was actually a plain, white-and-bondo van with a Spiderman […]

Words of wisdom from your local toilet

Words of wisdom from your local toilet