Mayor Michael Nutter has announced a proposed agreement to privatize Philadelphia Gas Works. The...
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 The Philadelphia Eagles and Marvel Comics team up to create a one-off comic about the origin of Swoop, the team mascot. Long story short: His dad banged a radioactive eagle.
[+1] TV’s Dr. Oz is among several passersby who stop to help a woman in a car accident in Bucks County. “I did what any normal citizen would do,” said Dr. Oz. “I boosted her self-esteem, gave her tips for achieving a shapelier butt and pronounced her dead on the scene.”
[+3] The Drexel professor who used Cira Center’s lights to make a giant game of Pong is awarded the Guinness World Record for largest architectural video-game display. OK, dude. Now do Rampage.
[+1] The city will begin its $11 million plan to decorate North Broad Street with 50-foot-tall light-up poles in December. “Good call,” say the schoolchildren of Philadelphia. “Money well spent.”
[+1] PETA gives Philadelphia the Most Vegetarian-Friendly City for Sports Fans Award. You know what, PETA? A lot of people think you’re all a bunch of privileged, finger-pointing ideologues who like to get nude and do other stupid shit for attention, but we think you’re pretty much OK.
[+1] The city installs sensors that trigger red lights on Kelly Drive when cars are speeding. Because the one thing that’s safer than speeding cars is making those cars slam on their brakes.
[+1] Anderson Cooper poses for a photo wearing a dashiki adorned with Wolf Blitzer’s face, modeled after the one Honus Honus of Man Man wears. Not to be outdone, Piers Morgan puts on a Siltbreeze shirt and devotes a full hour to Strapping Fieldhands tour stories.
[-2] A new poll finds that most fast-food customers in Philly ignore calorie counts on menus. Wait. Those aren’t points?
This week’s total: 6 | Last week’s total: -10
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