Archive for May, 2009

Poll: Should We Show the Post Authors?

May 27, 2009
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Poll: Should We Show the Post Authors?

Before, we had it set to show the post authors only when you click on the post. Some requested that we show the authors on the main page.  We changed it for now. We’d love to hear your feedback.  Vote in the comments. (Revised: 5.29.09)
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[mix tape] Choo Choo the band Spins Through the Decades

May 27, 2009
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[mix tape] Choo Choo the band Spins Through the Decades

From the band’s website: CHOO CHOO IS BRINGING 60IES GARAGE APPEAL BACK into today’s pop music. Drawing influences from 60ies Teenage Beat, Pop and Soul to contemporary Garage Rock, these kids from Berne, Switzerland brew their very own blend of STEAM POWERED GARAGE POP! Top 3 reasons nonpretentious asked Switzerland-based band Choo Choo for...
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Cameron Frye's Childhood Home Is For Sale

May 26, 2009
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Cameron Frye's Childhood Home Is For Sale

That’s right, friends, you can now purchase Cameron Frye’s home for a mere $11,425 per month. This four bedroom, four bath house is “cantilevered over ravine” for all your Ferrari disposal needs. Designed by A. James Speyer and David Haid, this house is being sold as-is.  If you are a little hesitant at...
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Knock-and-Announce Rule (Not) Applied to Bloggers

May 26, 2009
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This is why the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments are important. When the FCC Visits, It Doesn’t Bother to Knock If you have a wireless router, a cellphone or a cordless phone in your office or home, the Federal Communications Commission says it has the right to walk right in without a warrant at any...
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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic. (Which Type are You?)

May 21, 2009
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Toxic vs. Non-Toxic.  (Which Type are You?)

Forget horoscopes. Or those placemats at Chinese restaurants. Forget cootie-catchers, and forget MASH.  There are really only two kinds of people in this world. Take this quick quiz to find out the only characteristic that matters: 1. You break up with your boyfriend/girlfriend of nine months. The next Saturday night you are most likely...
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[mix tape] Innovator & Connector Sean Bonner Knows a Lot: Music Included

May 20, 2009
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[mix tape] Innovator & Connector Sean Bonner Knows a Lot: Music Included

The main motivation behind the column is that there are “celebrities” out there – not-so-ordinary people changing the world, influencing communities, or doing really cool things – who have not been asked to submit a “Celebrity Playlist” to iTunes (as if!). But, how cool is it to hear new music recommended by...
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Yay! Election on Tuesday!

May 17, 2009
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Remember elections? Very few Philadelphians know this, or care about it, but there’s a pretty crucial local election on Tuesday. I wanted to summarize what’s going on so you can take 2 minutes out of your Tuesday and get your democracy on. No one you ever heard of is running, but some of these...
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Everyone is Talking About Cannes But My Mind’s in Paris

May 14, 2009
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Everyone is Talking About Cannes But My Mind’s in Paris

Cannes may be on industry minds but my mind is stuck in Paris. Specifically, the 1830s Paris depicted in the film Children of Paradise. Before I recommend this film, let me disclose a few ugly truths: It’s in black and white; It’s in French, with subtitles; It’s over 3 hours long (two DVDs); It’s...
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