Re: How I wish I spent my Halloween

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I like a man who thinks the answer to his problems is in Philadelphia. He's an optimist, that man.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 6:59 PM
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1: W. C. Fields?


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:01 PM
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I've heard some very encouraging Philadelphia stories.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:03 PM
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There's one that ends with marrying Grace Kelly. I don't know what further encouragement one could need.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:06 PM
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I know of a good greasy spoon on the south side.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:07 PM
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4: But that takes place in Newport!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:09 PM
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Maybe Tim Burke can get me a job at Sw/thmore.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:09 PM
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Good gracious, I seem to have mistaken High Society for the film on which it was based. Anyway, Katharine Hepburn is certainly enticing if not exactly encouraging.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:09 PM
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6: I made a terrible mistake!


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:10 PM
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Philadelphia is a perfectly charming little city with affordable real estate and great walkability. But I am a native son (well the burbs) who will never return. So I mock.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:11 PM
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And with some wall coverings and a throw rug, a dingy basement can become inviting.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:21 PM
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I wish I spent my Halloween in a dinghy basement, because environs like those are hella improbable, and I am nothing if not all about the hella improbable environs.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:27 PM
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Once I watched a drummer playing a show in a dingy Philly basement get up mid-song and barf (because drumming made him barf; he wasn't drunk or sick or anything). His bandmates explained that he barfed at every show.

And now that I wrote that out, I think it was actually Wilmington, DE, and not Philly.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:31 PM
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environs like those are hella improbable

What!

My city defies causality.

I always knew.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:31 PM
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Your city is a small boat with a root cellar. That's hott.


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:36 PM
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13.1: His high school guidance counselor was a sadist. You should have seen when she pushed the kid with hay fever into farming.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:43 PM
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You ehxpect me to notihce every goddhamn H?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:50 PM
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There are Gang of Four cover bands? This really is the best of all possible worlds.


Posted by: ari | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 7:51 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPJHQmJAiKA
is just great. I listen to it at the gym -- no David Sedaris podcasts for me.


Posted by: Econolicious, too hell with imitations, trying to make it as a western band | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 8:34 PM
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D00d.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 8:48 PM
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That looks pretty fucking fun.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 8:50 PM
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That looks pretty fucking fun.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 8:58 PM
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The truth is in here, neb.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 8:59 PM
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We saw Die Antwoord on Halloween! It was awesome!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 8:59 PM
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I think neb would like Philadelphia. It's a great city.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:04 PM
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I just watched a television show about Philadelphia and it turns out that pregnancy as a result of incest is significantly less common than the residents of that fine city expect it to be!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:06 PM
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See? What's not to love?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:07 PM
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I went to Philly once and the traffic was horrible. Plus, at a mall in King of Prussia, somebody tried to sell me a "squagel."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:07 PM
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28: short for "squamous bagel"?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:08 PM
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Apparently, some baker was really afraid his bagel would roll away.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:11 PM
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I don't recommend driving in Philly. It's not as bad as driving in New York, DC, or Boston, but that's not saying much.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:20 PM
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I don't get it.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:21 PM
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Great, start 'em young.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:23 PM
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33 to 32 is a bit creepy, interpreted a certain way.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:24 PM
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Have any of you seen The Art of the Steal? It makes you see Philadelphia as some insecure town full of corruption, betrayal and intrigue, the highest expression of which is, apparently, the abilty of extremely rich alive people to subvert the wishes of formerly extremely rich but now dead people and thereby abscond with the rich dead person's art to the public museum in the city center. Also, the Annenberg Foundation are apparently some sort of crazy monster lizard people.


Posted by: Jimmy Pongo | Link to this comment | 11- 1-10 9:51 PM
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We saw Die Antwoord on Halloween! It was awesome!

Pleased to hear that, because you said you were going to and I was afraid it'd be rather wearyingly predictable. How do they fill a complete set?


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 11- 2-10 3:08 AM
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I meant to go to a midnight showing of "The Room" for Halloween weekend, but instead I had to write 50 pages or else my committee refused to write letters for job applications due this week. :-(

I would have also liked to see Die Antwoord. Last year I got drunk enough at a party that I thought everyone might want to hear this great band I heard of and put them on, but that was apparently a mistake.


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 11- 2-10 5:39 AM
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