I gots me a ton of stuff to do (i.e. Real Housewives post on nj.com; put the finishing touches on a Men's Health article) before the 2:45 p.m. tapoff of Barca/ManU (3-2, Barca) so this'll be short and sweet/sour. First allow me to say that Philly Mag has clearly tapped into a vein with its great decision to turn a writer loose on the Kademeister. I insist you buy a physical copy at the newsstand for $4.99; you'll want to have it even after the machines rise up and take over. Why do I say that? Oh, because this blog as gotten nearly 1,000 hits since I posted about it yesterday afternoon. For context, that's more views than anyday after people heard I was just about dead at Cooper. I don't know how I should feel about that.
In any event, I also have a column in the Metro today...
I waited to call Seth Williams until a few days after he trounced four Democratic opponents who pined for the “next district attorney of Philadelphia” title. It was ample time, I thought, to decompress after his five-year mission reached near-apex, despite the challenges that accompany being outspent two-to-one and outslimed five-to-none.
I watched what could be the last episode of Reaper last night. It was good. But it was bittersweet because the show is on the cancellation chopping block. When I made mention of my hellacious fury over that fact last week, someone called ReaperDMV -- nice touch, if you know the show -- commented to turn my attention to a campaign to keep it on the air. If you believe in anything just and good, you'll check it out and take action.
And, finalamente, I received a press release from the Delaware River Port Authority about their "Public Safety Officer Annual Awards Ceremony" that start at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow. Immediately, I started wondering who would take the prestigious "Officer who bravely stops SpeedLine passengers from driving off from the Collingswood station hammered so they wouldn't hit, oh, someone named Brian."
The answer: Nobody, because that's not a priority. Though, taking reward posters down at their stations most certainly is. Ba-dum-bum.