UPDATE: Inquirer City Council reporter Claudia Vargas is now reporting a compromise has been...
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 The Flyers fire coach Peter Laviolette. “I know I’m the one who should probably be fired,” said GM Paul Holmgren. “But that would require Mr. Snider besting me in a fistfight, as per Flyers Code, and I’m not about to lose to a 105-year-old man.”
[-2] Joyce Evans of Channel 29 tweets: “Thought ‘Breaking Bad’ was hot last Sunday? … See who’s breakin’ bad in SW Philly leavin’ 6 people SHOT - Tonite at Ten!” Cannot wait to read her Walking Dead tie-in.
[-5] In a TV interview, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett compares gay marriage to brothers and sisters getting married. “Which happens, like, 10 times in Genesis without God even batting an eye,” says Corbett. “So I guess I’m saying gay marriage and incest should both be legal. Well, there’s a surprise double whammy.”
[-1] A fraternity’s flyer featuring naked women causes a controversy on the Swarthmore College campus. A visiting Haverford student asks to borrow the flyer for a while.
[-1] Inquirer publisher Robert J. Hall says editor-in-chief Bill Marimow was fired because of “philosophical differences.” Adding, “Basically, he was really into moral relativism and non-cognitivist theory while I’m a firm believer that big words have no place in a newsroom.”
[+2] City Council approves a plan to buy vacant School District properties and sell them to developers. “And we’ll turn them into half-finished townhomes for all the dropouts to have parties in.”
[-1] The historic City Tavern is ordered to remain closed until the government shutdown is over, since it’s owned by the U.S. National Parks Service. Bleary-eyed and disoriented, the servants are released into a modern landscape of stone and glass they do not recognize. Several are felled by influenza and migraines within minutes. The rest are dragged over cobblestones to their deaths by a duck boat making its rounds.
This week’s total: -8 | Last week’s total: 4
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