Saturday, May 28, 2011

FYI: FLP

The Free Library of Philadelphia System will be closed on Monday, May 30th, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day.

And...

Happy Belated Birthday Bob Dylan!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Izzy Cihak's Top 5 Bands of Brothers

5) Oasis: I don't really want to make a case for this choice as I do kind of hate myself for it.

4) Stone Temple Pilots: In a time when the biggest bands in the world were looking more and more like janitors, Jesey's own DeLeo brothers helped remind us that glitter, bell-bottoms, and a firm grasp of Aerosmith's first four albums should never be out of reach for any respectable Rock'N'Roll band.

3) Bauhaus: The brothers Haskins (and Daniel Ash) helped ensure that Bauhaus was more than a paraphrased tribute to David Bowie and gave the band a sound the audible equivalent to being sexually assaulted in the dark alley of a German Expressionist film.

2) The Black Crowes: Although I'm not generally a fan of beards or pot, the Robinson brothers generally had enough blow and designer duds to balance any hippie-dom with glamorous badassedness. And despite the fact that they share fans with Phish, they maintain a credible-music literacy that led them to often cover the work of those who find themselves at #1.

1) The Stooges: It proves hard to convince yourself not to cite Iggy as the most important Stooge, but the Asheton brothers had arguably more influence over that God-awful racket that anyone in the know recognizes as the most beautiful aural-aesthetic ever provided by postmodernity.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Worthwhile Gallery Shows



Rebekah Templeton

173 W. Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19123

SPOTLIGHTS

Eleanna Anagnos, Amy Chan, Tim Eads, Jane Fox Hipple, Benjamin Gardner, Dante Lentz, Jacque Liu, Daniel Petraitis, & Leah Tacha


Juried by Jon Lutz

May 12 - June 18, 2011




Projects Gallery

629 N. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Frank Hyder "Changing States"

Thru Saturday, May 28th

Featuring sculpture, painting and installation.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Business Card Collection (Partial List)

A-O

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Amble Gallery & Books
->Super Happy Fun Times<-
1001 N 2nd Street Suite 27
Philadelphia PA 19123 USA
Info(at)AmbleGallery(dot)Com

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Anastacia's Antiques
617 Bainbridge St.
Phila. 19147
Scott Evans
Anastacia Fahnestock
(XXX) 928 9111

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The Artful Dodger
Gone To Pee
Leave My Drink Alone
2nd and Pine Streets
(XXX)922 1790
Phila., PA 19147
www.artfuldodgerphilly.com

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Artist & Craftsman Supply
307 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
phone: (XXX) 861 6008
e-mail: phi(at)artistcraftsman(dot)com
website: www.artistcraftman.com

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Buck's Induserve Supply
Hardware & Industrial Supplies
Power Tools
John B. Buck, Jr.
122 N. 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Since 1921
Phone (XXX) 665 9650
Fax (XXX) 665 8183

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Drinker's Tavern
www.Drinkerstavern.com
124 Market St.
Philadelphia Pa
(XXX) 351 0141
First Drink Is On Us
(Bob Jones)

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The El Bar
Under The El
Jasper DelCarlin - Manager
(XXX) 740.9097
www.theelbar.com
1356 N. Front St. Phila.
CellPhone: (XXX) 634.6430
Family Owned For Over 40 Years

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Favola Books
blank journals & artist books
www.idiomoa.com
www.favola.etsy.com

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framing by walter & asfe
art studio for experiments
Established in 1976
2016 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(XXX)567.3099
yikwon peter kin / (XXX) 258.7353
appt. only

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Germ Books & Gallery L.L.C.
UFOs/Conspiracy/Sci-Fi
Occult/Apocalypse Culture
2005 Frankford Ave.
Fishtown, Philadelphia
(XXX)423.5002
www.GermBooks.com
David Williams, Owner
[[[[[[[[Mutate Or Die]]]]]]]]

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Green Rock Tavern
2546 East Lehigh Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125
(XXX) 203 0840
Kitchen Open 7 Days
Est. 2007

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Institute Of Contemporary Art
Brett Dolin
Visitor Services/Education Assistant
University of Pennsylvania
118 South 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-3289
T (XXX) 746.3704
F (XXX) 898.5050
www.icaphila.org
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Elyse Gonzales
Assistant Curator
(Handwritten on back of ICA card)

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Milkcrate Cafe
Coffee.Records.Hi-Fi.Wi-Fi
400 E. Girard Ave
Fishtown, Philly 19125
(XXX) 909-8348
MilkcrateCafe(at)gmail(dot)com

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Nathaniel's Multi-Cultural Unisex Salon
Gui Ha - Barber
609 East Girard Ave.
(next to 26th Police District)
(XXX) 909-8896
"You Hair is Your Crown. Get the Royal Treatment"

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Nickels Tavern
2nd & Orgeon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(XXX) 468-9581
Jim Nickels

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Old City Cheese Shop
Specialty Cheeses. Fine Foods
160 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(XXX) 238-1716
oldcitycheese(at)yahoo(dot)com

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Oliver's Antiques
2052 Fairmount Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(XXX) 232-8377
Brad Smith
Cell: (XXX) 439-7452
Mark Werden
Email: Oliverz(at)verizon(dot)net

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Once Worn Consignment
910 N. 2nd St
Phila, PA 19123
Now Open!
Wed - Sat 11-7
Sunday 12-6
(XXX)627.1122
info(at)oncewornconsisnment(dot)com
Now accepting consigners.
Please call or email for more info.
www.oncewornconsignment.com

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O.U.R. Gallery & Studios
3146 Richmond Street
Philadelphia, PA 19134
(XXX)273.3440

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Monies Owed



(*) pd. $4 - Nicole @ Green Rock Tavern - 1 pint & tip

(*) $8 - Debbie @ Julie's Corner Bar - 2 pints, 1 sm roastbeef sand., 2 cigs, & tip

(*) pd. $2.25 - Teresa @ Corner Bar - 1 pint/tip

(*) pd. $0.25 - FLP - Richmond Branch: purchase of used book - "Ellen Foster" by Kaye Gibbons

(*) pd. $1 - Megan @ Murph's Bar - tip

(*) pd. $1 - Fri. Barkeep (day) @ Murph's - tip

(*) $3 - Mon/Tues Barkeep @ JR's - can of Miller Lite plus tip

(*) pd. $5 - You Know Who You Are! Thanx!

(*) $6 - Walt @ Neighborhood Convenience Store - pack of cigarettes

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Random Musings, Overheard Bar Jokes, One Comment

Captain Obvious - Musings:

(*) Sometimes Intent Does Not Matter.

(*) The innocence of the '50 died when John F. Kennedy was murdered.

(*) When Robert F. Kennedy was murdered, the Flower-Power Generation ceased being a Youth Movement. They suddenly became old.

(*) The election/re-election of President Ronald Reagan rejuvenated both "Punk Rock" & "Post-Punk" music... which included both the 1st & 2nd generation musicians of said genres as well as the listeners (and their younger siblings) among others.


Overheard B. Jokes:

SetUp: Why should you not iron a leprechaun?

Punchline: You don't want to press your luck.


SU: Did you hear about the constipated accountant?

P: No matter how hard he tried, he couldn't budget.


Exercise Break:

Press Here To Continue


One Comment:

Widespread Facebook Fake Creates New National Pastime: Making Up Fake Martin Luther King Quotes

May 3rd, 2011 at 1:17 pm
Allan Smithee Says:

Full Joke:

Did you hear who the U.S. Military killed Sunday?

Charlie Sheen. He was in Afghanistan, dressed as Osama Bin Laden, and looking to score opiates.

Visual version of what Gary Arnell Radio Show listeners heard last night when “Sam from Port Richmond” was cutoff mid-sentence.

Oh. Sorry. Where’s the Sheen thread on this site?


Note: Though Talk Radio Host Gary Arnell wasn't a supporter/fan of Charlie Sheen's antics & tweets, Arnell is always talking on air about taking Meds to help combat his depression & anxieties (part of his shtick?).

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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Free Admission At Philly Museums

Admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art will be free Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of International Museums Day. All museum galleries in the main building and Perelman Building across Kelly Drive will be open. The Rodin Museum and museum-run park houses, Cedar Grove and Mount Pleasant, also will be free.

Other participating museums are the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts and the American Swedish History Museum.


More: Pew Foundation Grants

The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage has awarded $874,900 to nine exhibition projects throughout the region, including an unusual exhibition planned around removal and preservation of graffiti at abandoned Holmesburg Prison and a 10-year museum retrospective of work by photographer Zoe Strauss, known for her installations beneath I-95.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art received $250,000 for its 2012 retrospective of Strauss' street portraits, buildings, and signage, a documentation of struggling urban life.

Strauss says that her ambition is to "create an epic narrative that reflects the beauty and struggle of everyday life."

The exhibition will include a lobby kiosk designed by Megawords; the museum will project Strauss-designed slide shows on its facade, mount a banner-size photograph facing west over the Schuylkill, and present Strauss photographs on city billboards.

-- Stephan Salisbury, Philadelphia Inquirer Culture Writer

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Breakfast Sandwiches

Monday, May 09th



Scrambled Eggs, Brown 'N Serve (Original ) Sausage Patties on Kaiser Rolls

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Recent Receipts

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Port Richmond Thriftway

2497 Aramingo Avenue
Phila, Pa 19125
(XXX) 425-5690

Margaret

05/08/11 2:21 pm

RAGU HEARTY PARM $2.89 F
RAGU CHOP TOM/OL $2.89 F
1@ 4/$5.00
$ BANQUET ORIG LIN $1.25 F
(YOU SAVE...$0.74)
1@ 4/$5.00
$ BANQUET MAPLE LI $1.25 F
(YOU SAVE...$0.74)
1@ 4/$5.00
$ BANQUET TRKY LIN $1.25 F
(YOU SAVE...$0.74)
$ BANQUET ORIG PAT $1.25 F
(YOU SAVE...$0.74)
SAN GIO #8 SPAGH $0.99 F
SAN GIO #8 SPAGH $0.99 F
4 @ $0.59 EACH
LOOSE BAKERY ROL $2.36 F
PUGLISI 18 ct lrg $2.73 F

SUBTOTAL: $17.85
TAX: 0.00

TOTAL: $17.85

DEPARTMENT QTY AMOUNT

10 GROCERY 4 $7.76
30 MEAT 4 $5.00
53 EGGS 1 $2.73
60 BAKERY 4 $2.36

YOU SAVED: $2.96

# OF ITEMS: 13

THANKS FOR SHOOPING AT P.R. THIFTWAY

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Port Richmond Thriftway

2497 Aramingo Avenue
Phila, Pa 19125
(XXX) 425-5690

Mary

05/01/11 3:42pm

PUGLISI 18ct LRG $2.74 F
MINUTE INST BROW $4.39 F
$ W/R DLX MAC&CHEE $1.89 F
(YOU SAVE...$0.10)
$CHEF MINI BTS BF $0.99 F
(YOU SAVE...$0.70)
$CHEF BIG BEEFARO $0.99 F
(YOU SAVE...$0.70)

SUBTOTAL: $11.00
TAX: 0.00

TOTAL: $11.00

DEPARTMENT QTY AMOUNT

1O GROCERY 4 $8.26
53 EGGS QTY 1 AMOUNT $2.74

YOU SAVED: $1.50

# OF ITEMS: 5

THANKS FOR SHOOPING AT P.R. THIFTWAY

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Oliphant by Pat Oliphant




Related: Bin Laden's Sons Assail U.S. for Its Deadly Raid


"A Family statement says killing, instead of arrest, violated [American] legal principles." -- The New York Times


More: Bad Bargains by Op-Ed Columnist Thomas L. Friedman

The systems that created Osama Bin Laden are alive and well


Hat-Tip: Candorville by Darrin Bell










Unrelated Article/Blood Related Story: Home Grown Hate

Neo-Nazi Father Is Killed; Son, 10, Steeped in Beliefs, Is Charged (NY Times)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Numbers: The Daily Beast

10 Majors That Don't Pay

1. Journalism
2. Horticulture
3. Agriculture
4. Advertising
5. Fashion Design
6. Child and Family Studies
7. Music
8. Mechanical-Engineering Technology
9. Chemistry
10. Nutrition

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fortune Cookie

No entertainment is so cheap as reading nor any pleasure so lasting.

Learn Chinese:

Fork - cha zi

Lucky Numbers:

50, 49, 28, 11, 43, 40

Sunday, May 8, 2011

MD: A Haiku

May 08th 2011

Forty-Eight Years Hence.
Again, I Want To Thank You.
Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Letter to the Editor from the Former Director of the FLP (*)

Letters: Gov. Corbett's budget is good for libraries

There is a very positive note in Gov. Corbett's budget ("Corbett's bad math on school funding," Sunday) - level funding for libraries. This is welcome news after public libraries were devastated by a 35 percent cut during the Rendell administration.

The Pennsylvania Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped and the state-funded online POWER databases available through schools and public libraries are also not targeted for cuts after sustaining 50 percent cuts over the last three years.

Libraries are essential community resources, particularly in difficult economic times, when they are often the only lifeline for the unemployed and an economical source of learning and children's programming for families. Pennsylvania's libraries are busier than ever, having experienced 30 percent to 50 percent annual growth in usage since 2008, particularly in the use of materials and free access to computers.

Corbett is to be commended for recognizing the importance of public libraries and the services they provide to Pennsylvania's residents. Our libraries have already shouldered their fair share of budget pain.

Elliot and Evelyn Minick

Philadelphia

eshelkrot@comcast.net


(*) FLP = Free Library of Philadelphia

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Unpublished Letter To The Editor (*)

Dear Sir,

Going through an old newspaper pile looking for a none-done Sudoku puzzle, I stumbled across the article "Genesis Of A New Exodus" by Becky Batcha (Philadelphia Inquirer, April 14th, pgs. 33-34).

From said article:

"The first of the 'Four Questions' that Jewish children recite after festive seder meal, for example, always went as follows in the Maxwell House script: 'Wherefore is this night distinguished from all other nights?'

"In the streamlined update, it's 'Why is this night different from all others?'"

Questions: Doesn't this translation/update seem over-baked and only half correct? Shouldn't it be "Why and with whom is this night distinguished from all other nights?"

Sincerely,

(Name Redacted)
Philadelphia, Pa.


(*) submitted Thursday, 4/28/11