Philly Blunt

Freelance writer. Editor and web-video producer. Former Atlantic City Press and Philadelphia Weekly staff writer, City Paper managing editor/columnist and Dougherty for Senate campaign manager. Comments welcome here or emailed to brianhickey9 [at] hotmail. Now on: Facebook (Brian Hickey, in Philly) Twitter at Flickr at Be sure to check out Hickey on Divorce Court:

28 March 2007

Game On!

With no further ado, the tale of Miss Morgan.

This week's column...

Words are hard to find. So, here's an illustration by CP's Evan M. Lopez.

23 March 2007

Mas Vegas fotos

22 March 2007

Welcome to the Freddie Morgan Show

Back from Vegas, all. And though they say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, here are three photos from the extravaganza. (1) Arrival. (2) Mr. Skittles after a long 36-hour run with a gallon of Smirnoff in one hand and a warm Coors Light in the other and (3) leaving Las Vegas.

16 March 2007


My friends in corporate America, how ever do you deal with this shit?

Sayonara, good people. The countdown has ended.

15 March 2007

"Put that in your fuckin' paper, TJ!" - #2

14 March 2007

One person who's never been in my kitchen...

... is number three, Mr. Iverson. The weather in Vegas is far from frightful. And this week's cocktails with is about a Fairmount fella. No column.

13 March 2007

Fo, Fo, Fo

Because championships are somewhat rare 'round these parts. (And because weather reports are fun.)

12 March 2007

The weather report

for Las Vegas.

The High Five

10 March 2007


and for those non-Elway fans:

09 March 2007

Eight: More than enough

And, as if it's even needed, here's a hint as to who will be the focus of tomorrow's post, 7 days out.

08 March 2007

And into single digits it goes

Nine. Best number there is. Now, I'd been scouring the Inquirer archives for the 1990-almost-moment-of-glory that was a certain number 9's go-ahead goal with two minutes left in the group semifinals, Haddon Township at Schalick. Sadly, couldn't find it. Which is probably for the best, considering Schalick scored with 14 seconds left and took the game in a shoot-out. So goes life. This week's column and cocktails with, as well.
Vote Milton.

07 March 2007

The original Nate Newton

Ten. Yep. That's it. Which means, after today, just one more week-ahead update about the column and cocktails with.

Also, here's a long-awaited Milton update courtesy of CP's newest staff writer Tom Namako (If you haven't watched the March 2 video yet, you're only hurting yourself).

06 March 2007

Welcome to the Bellagio, sirs

05 March 2007

The Dirty (Old Man) Dozen

04 March 2007


"So then I said if you don't give me the job, I'm going to shoot you. Shoot you right in the head. Just like this!"

Story, speak for yourself

The 2-year-old was holding what appeared to be a marijuana cigarette "like he's done it before," Ure said. "He's inhaling."

02 March 2007

New Milton Video!!!

March 2

15 days till Vegas. Woo. Hoo. Normally, I'd be a bit amped, but no no nononononono sir, not today. For I'm still on cloud nine from yesterday's Milton Street rally. If you ain't from Philly, it probably won't make all that much sense, but here's the video of 1) the mayor's brother 2) who is running for mayor himself, even though he apparently living in Jersey 3) at a rally outside City Hall 4) throughout which a man played a keyboard 5) even as Milton rolled a casket onstage, draped himself over it and started singing a gospel hymn. (He said he'd drop out of the race if 5,000 people didn't show up. About 200 did, 100 of whom were reporters, but Milton's still in!) The magic really starts with about 1:18 left in the video.

If I could make this shit up, I would have. Long ago.

01 March 2007

Long live Milton!

Today was a glorious, glorious day in Philadelphia history. Mayor Street's brother, Milton, held his election rally at City Hall. Put it to you this way: He started singing hymns while leaning on a coffin.

March 1

Sorry, in a bit of a hurry. Milton's rally is today, and it promises to be a magical, magical day in Philadelphia history. So, here's the column, and the cocktails with. Sixteen, yo.

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