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It's been so long since Philly homeboy M. Night Shyamalan was anything but a punchline that even the jokes have grown stale. But here's something fresh! A trailer for the 1980s geek comedy Real Genius, edited to match Shyamalan's foreboding style.
It's been a couple of weeks since our friends at Foobooz told you about the burger taco with 100 percent bacon shell at PYT. News of the bacon taco went viral, and even earned a joke on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.:"No matter how good it tastes, you're still in Philadelphia," said "Weekend Update" anchor Seth Meyers. That's fine, Seth: No matter how funny you'll always have been in the movie New Year's Eve. And we'll still have the awesome bacon taco. We're pretty sure we win.
It's that time of year again: the weather's colder, days are shorter, and there's another cozy L.L. Bean catalog out for all of us to ogle. At least one Philadelphian, Elizabeth Pride, takes that ogling seriously, having started up the viral success that is "Your L.L. Bean Boyfriend," a tumblr site that couples "framed" shots of male L.L. Bean models with witty, too-good-to-be-true quips like "'I signed us up to help with the food drive,” Damien said. 'I know how that’s one of your favorite things to do during the holidays,'" a la Hey Girl Ryan Gosling. Since Pride started
The Chinese state-run newspaper celebrated North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un being named the “Sexiest Man Alive,” with a 55-image spread, and accompanying text that read: “With his devastatingly handsome, round face, his boyish charm, and his strong, sturdy frame, this Pyongyang-bred heartthrob is every woman's dream come true."The only problem is, he was named the world’s sexiest man by The Onion.
Hurricane Sandy tore through the eastern U.S. on Monday, leaving in its wake a path of devastation, as well as a lot of hilarity on Twitter. This raised the age-old question: Too soon? So I asked Philadelphia comedians Doogie Horner and Chip Chantry about joking about the storm.
“One time I got so drunk, I was hosting a show and I threw a tray of glasses, and got kicked out of the bar,” Philadelphia comedian Juliet Hope Wayne says, flatly and honestly. “Another time, I grabbed a microphone and said I thought the judges were c-bags, except I said the real word, because I didn’t think they gave my friend a good score.” Wayne’s not looking for laughs or for pity. She is simply doing in our interview the same thing she does every time she steps on stage. She’s telling the truth.