Taylor Swift, Eagles-Themed Parody. Casey and Joe Conklin have created a parody of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never, Ever Getting Back Together” that pokes fun at Andy Reid and the Eagles’ recent struggles.
Lawyer Calls “Victim 2″ a Fraud. A lawyer representing former Penn State University vice president Tim Curley released a statement on Wednesday calling “Victim 2″ from the Jerry Sandusky trial a fraud. Actually, he called the guy a “charlatan” because apparently it’s 1757 and he’s sick of using the term “mountebank.” [Inquirer]
Tagg Romney Wanted to Hit Obama? Mitt Romney’s son, Tagg, was on a North Carolina radio station when he said, in jest, that he wanted to, “rush down to the stage and take a swing” at President Obama during the second presidential debate. He said that the Secret Service, though, probably would have been an obstacle he couldn’t hurdle. [Gawker]
Newsweek Goes All-Digital. The last print edition of Newsweek will be the December 31st issue. In 2013, the mag will be all-digital under the brand name Newsweek Global. It will be available through the e-readers and tablets, with some of the content available on The Daily Beast. [The Daily Beast]
PA Legislature Passes Bill Essential for AVI. Mayor Nutter’s proposed tax overhaul took another step toward becoming a reality on Wednesday, when the state legislature passed a bill that will allow City Council to proceed with the AVI plan. Without the bill, AVI would have been held up with a rule meant to protect school funding. [Inquirer]
Don’t Start With the A-Rod Rumors. Alex Rodriguez is riding the pine as the Yankees face elimination in the ALCS. His absence from the lineup have many speculating that he’ll be traded in the offseason. Before you think, “Hey! The Phils could use a third baseman,” remember that he has absolute veto power and is owed $114 million over five years. [MLBTradeRumors]
Cause of Death Expected for Garrett Reid. Garrett Reid, the son of Eagles head coach Andy Reid, died in his dorm at Lehigh University during Eagles training camp this year. The Reids suspect drugs, as Garrett had a history of substance abuse, but medical examiners are expected to release official findings on the cause of death sometime on Thursday. A press conference has been scheduled for 2 p.m. [NBC Philadelphia]
Convent Robbed in Grays Ferry. Ugh. Someone stole $150 from a convent in Grays Ferry because the world is a horrible place. The nuns say they use the money to buy food and conduct classes at St. Gabriel Parish. [CBS 3]