Years Too Late

jamesurbaniak:

Years ago, sometime in the late ’90s, I auditioned for a one-act play in NY. It was a light comedy about a playwright who had a troll who lived in his closet who wrote his plays for him. My audition for the role of the the troll went very well. I thought the character suited my strengths; I took…

eecunnings:

The perfect GIF?

eecunnings:

The perfect GIF?

AT&T Doesn’t Owe You Anything. So, go away now. There.

“We do not guarantee you uninterrupted service or coverage. we cannot assure you that if you place a 911 call you will be found. airtime and other service charges apply to all calls, including involuntarily terminated calls. AT&T makes no warranty, express or implied, of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, suitability, accuracy, security, or performance regarding any services, software or goods, and in no event shall AT&T be liable, whether or not due to its own negligence.” - AT&T Service Agreement

   After problems with my AT&T Wireless connection this morning, at home in Philadelphia, PA, AT&T responded to my inquiry with the above quote from the AT&T service agreement.

   The quoted section pretty much says, “You have to pay us a lot of money for two years, and we don’t have to guarantee you anything. Take what we give you, and be happy.”

   It actually says they aren’t even liable when they are negligent! Got some case law to back that up, AT&T?

   Nice work, AT&T customer service! When I terminate my AT&T contract, it won’t be “involuntary.”

crushcomedy:

Another video from last week’s Bedtime Stories: Christmas Eve at a DelCo Wawa. I really hope the execs at Wawa take wind of this video. Spread the hoagies nationwide!!

stevenamiri:

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012

stevenamiri:

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012

paulftompkins:

Remember that issue of Spider-Man where Spider-Man traveled from New York to Philadelphia to get a bag of food from The Palm restaurant and while he was gone, Doctor Octopus murdered forty people?

paulftompkins:

Remember that issue of Spider-Man where Spider-Man traveled from New York to Philadelphia to get a bag of food from The Palm restaurant and while he was gone, Doctor Octopus murdered forty people?

paulftompkins:

ATTENTION LAST NIGHT’S AUDIENCE: Elfreth’s Alley is NOT the only alley in Philadelphia with its own font!
Last night I poked gentle fun at our nation’s oldest residential street and its street sign’s “Game of Thrones”-y font. Well. Not only did a Google image search yield no photographic evidence of this sign THAT I ABSOLUTELY REMEMBER SEEING ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, but last night, I discovered something else!
As I walked back to my hotel, passing every drunk person in the city, I noticed this place! Schubert Alley! With its own custom-font sign! Even through the raccoon-eye-paint glow of the reflected flash, you can see: this ain’t your granddady’s street-sign font!  It’s your great-great-grandaddy’s!
So, Philadelphia, my questions are these:
1) Is the D & D-style Elfreth’s Alley sign still extant?
2) How many more alleys in the City of Brotherly Love have their own custom fonts?
Get back to me on those. Thank you.

paulftompkins:

ATTENTION LAST NIGHT’S AUDIENCE: Elfreth’s Alley is NOT the only alley in Philadelphia with its own font!

Last night I poked gentle fun at our nation’s oldest residential street and its street sign’s “Game of Thrones”-y font. Well. Not only did a Google image search yield no photographic evidence of this sign THAT I ABSOLUTELY REMEMBER SEEING ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, but last night, I discovered something else!

As I walked back to my hotel, passing every drunk person in the city, I noticed this place! Schubert Alley! With its own custom-font sign! Even through the raccoon-eye-paint glow of the reflected flash, you can see: this ain’t your granddady’s street-sign font!  It’s your great-great-grandaddy’s!

So, Philadelphia, my questions are these:

1) Is the D & D-style Elfreth’s Alley sign still extant?

2) How many more alleys in the City of Brotherly Love have their own custom fonts?

Get back to me on those. Thank you.

I have to say the new Randy Newman album seems a bit on the nose.
Tracks
I Am From Alabama
I Am From Mississippi
I Am Prejudiced Against People of Color
I Hold Material Things As Most Important In Life
I Am From Kentucky
I Am Slightly to Moderately Misogynist In My Actions
I Am A Bear, Probably
I Am From Georgia
I Am Vaguely Anti Semitic
I Am An Organ Donor With Three Children

I have to say the new Randy Newman album seems a bit on the nose.

Tracks

  1. I Am From Alabama
  2. I Am From Mississippi
  3. I Am Prejudiced Against People of Color
  4. I Hold Material Things As Most Important In Life
  5. I Am From Kentucky
  6. I Am Slightly to Moderately Misogynist In My Actions
  7. I Am A Bear, Probably
  8. I Am From Georgia
  9. I Am Vaguely Anti Semitic
  10. I Am An Organ Donor With Three Children