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So after a nearly decade-long absence from the comedy landscape, Dave Chappelle is officially back. Today, Funny or Die announced that Chappelle (along with Flight of the Conchords, Demetri Martin, and others) would headline a month-long comedy tour.And by coming to Philly, I mean coming to Camden. September 6th, Susquehanna Bank Center. It's called the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival. We'll let you know when Chapelle has a nervous breakdown and backs out.
What do hipsters love? Eating food out of pouches! That was the conclusion Camden-based Campbell's soup came to after doing "anthropological" research on the much sought-after millenial generation.The company dispatched executives to do fieldwork at “hipster hubs” where they met with younger consumers face-to-face...Campbell’s chefs even went on fact-finding missions at New York City’s hip food trucks for inspiration.After hiding behind the hip bushes behind the hip food trucks feeding the hip people in hip New York City, they came up with this product: "A line of on-the-go microwavable soups called Go." Ahh! So hip!In fairness, we millenials have definitely exhibited
Last week, Philly Post contributor Gene Marks advised readers on ten ways to get through PHL quickly. This week we're starting a new list on how to get through the airport as slowly as possible. Starting with this piece of advice: Try to smuggle $140,000 worth of cocaine inside your heels.During a baggage examination, CBP officers discovered that three pairs of ladies cork wedge shoes were unusually heavy and an X-ray detected anomalies inside the sole and heel of all six shoes. Officers probed one shoe from each pair and discovered a white powdery substance that field-tested positive for cocaine.
The Daily News flags a video of a beating posted on the website WorldStarHipHop.com of one woman brutally beating another. "This went down in Camden," it reads. It's been viewed, as of this writing, a whopping 1,387,361 times. "You want some more lumps?" the assailant taunts, after her victim, pinned to the floor, has begun bleeding. "That's it," says a man who eventually intervenes, trying to put an end to it. The title of the video: "Crossed the Line? Camden Girl Puts A Serious Hurting on Another Woman for Lying Hands on her Child!"You can watch the video here. Warning:
I'll see your star-studded, sickly-sweet pop festival and raise you one grittier, far away from all that Philadelphia glitz. That's Bob Dylan talking, in by the way. On June 28th, Dylan is coming to Camden's Susquehanna Bank Center as part of his Americanarama Festival of Music, along with--wait for it indie/folk/southern rock fans--Wilco and My Morning Jacket. Ryan Bingham and the Richard Thompson Electric Trio will also perform at certain venues. [h/t Inquirer]
The cutest video you'll see today: Camden Aquarium officials teach a baby penguin to swim:The zoo reports: "Now you must be thinking – wait a minute…teach a penguin to swim?! In fact – penguins don’t naturally know how to swim on their own. In the wild, parent’s encourage hatchlings to swim in shallow, protected waters. And in zoos and aquariums, trainers slowly introduce penguins to the act of swimming, guiding them in the water as they learn how to use their flippers and hold their breath underwater."
"Desperate times" is the thinking here. Chris Christie has decided to placing Camden's school district--the worst performing in New Jersey--under state control, like Newark, Paterson, and Jersey City before it. It seems like precisely the sort of brash ed reform move Christie's gotten attention for in the past three years, but this is in fact his first schools takeover. Camden is also in the process of replacing its police force with a county-wide squad. Camden, which receives 86% of its schools budget from the state, better get used to taking orders from Trenton. As the Newark example shows, even if
For thirty years, Camden, N.J., population 80,000, hasn't had a supermarket. Soon, that may change. Plans are in place to construct a Shop Rite on Admiral Wilson Boulevard, which Mayor Dana Redd said would "provide residents with accessible, healthy foods." Realistically, it won't be built for another couple years. Let's just hope this really is an oasis in the food desert, rather than a mirage. After all, last year's plans to build a Fresh Grocer have stalled. [CBS 3]
For over ten years, the Camden Children's Garden has provided a sanctuary for area kids, featuring a butterfly house, dinosaur garden, carousel, and of course, fruits and veggies. Now, however, the state of New Jersey has given the garden two months to vacate the premises, in order to make more room for the Adventure Aquarium, located next door. The garden, which hosts 100,000 visitors a year, was featured in Michelle Obama's 2012 book American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America. There will be protests. [Inquirer]
Campbell's is the only U.S.-based food or beverage company to crack this year's "Global 100" most sustainable companies list, which is determined by Toronto-based Corporate Knights, and was announced in globo-corporate Eden at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Here's a snapshot of why the Camden-based soup giant qualified:• The company’s redesign of plastic product packaging, which saved more than 1.2 million pounds of plastic in fiscal 2012;• Construction of a 60-acre, 10 megawatt solar field in 2011 at its Napoleon, Ohio, manufacturing site, where 24,000 sun-soaking panels generate 15 percent of the electricity to operate the plant;