Closing Philly’s “Borders”: Tales From a Disgruntled Reader

I was pretty bummed when I found out that my favorite bookstore was closing.  Wednesday was the last day the café in the Center City Philadelphia Borders store would be open.  The servers would be dispersed to work on the floor of the book store for the remaining time Borders' doors remained open, which, in the case of this particular branch, is estimated to be ...

The End is Nigh: Justin M. Bieber, Attorney at Law

The past few days following the Christmas holiday have yielded several memorable SEPTA commutes to work.  The buses are running on schedule with most of the holiday jumpers who enjoy flinging themselves onto the tracks in a desperate cry for attention help having already gotten it out of their system.  The buses are also curiously quiet with many of the public and private schooligans at ...

The Legend of the Conjugal Visit Polaroid Hoodie

Philly may be known for its cheese steaks, soft pretzels, and “water ice” (the Philadelphia terminology for the food item most people everywhere else refer to as “Italian Ice”)… but it sure as shit isn’t known for its sense of style. To be fair, each section of Philadelphia has its own unique vibe. In that sense, it really is “the city of neighborhoods.” In addition to ...

Censoring Zack and Miri… plus Fake Porno Parody Titles 2 – The TV Edition!

Well, well, well. Aren’t we quite the puritanical society? Apparently, you can’t say the word “porno” on TV. George Carlin isn’t even cold in the ground yet and we’re already adding new words to the list of things you can’t say on television. Several major markets have refused to air ads for Kevin Smith’s new film due in theatres October 31st, Zack and Miri Make a ...

Riding SEPTA with Kid n’ Play … And a Walk Down Memory Lane

Sometimes, you just have to make your own entertainment. Having found myself in something of a funk this week and last, I started meditating on the simple things that I can be happy about.  Sure, I don’t have another beach-side vacation lined up and I’m not hitting another show until the end of August… But there are some times when you just need to stop and appreciate ...