Archive for December, 2012

The Internet has finally succeeded in killing off the last of the porno palaces.  No more sitting in the dark with a bunch of other pervs with your feet sticking to the floor.  Everybody now just gets their smut online – alone in their homes without the tender touch of fellow film goers.  Alas, another shared social activity destroyed by the digital revolution.  There are, surprisingly,  a couple of melancholic reviews of the theater online.

The Forum theater opened in the swinging 70s and amazingly, given it’s piece of real estate, survived into the 21st century.  Philly mag has a “research” piece on The Forum which is fascinating…

So how will this seedy block improve now that the adult establishments have been exxxpunged?   The current owner has a few suggestions, including a yarn store.  Hmmm, that conjures up a whole new image when you hear yarn bombing…

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The problem with modern day porn films is that they lack a good yarn…

 

Links: boobytrap, cozy, pillowboobs, beanis

 

I know we’re a day late and a dozen short, but yesterday’s numerologically significant occasion warrants even a belated celebration, especially at this most celebratory time of year.

It is said to be the last sequential date of the century (I guess if you don’t count 11/12/13 next year).  It’s the last REPETITIVE date is really what they mean.

Excited families welcomed new arrivals at 12:12!  Las Vegas saw a surge in weddings – some right at midnight (on the dot of 12)!

12 x 12 is the combined age of Paul McCartney plus Mick Jagger (plus a toddler) who performed in a special fundraising concert that night.

Dodeca is the ancient Greek word for 12, and people who freaked out over the date might be called dodecaphiliacs (okay, we made that up except for this lone blogger).

And for local interest, there is a special 12-ish thing to be found right here in Philly.  The garnets in Fairmount Park have a dodecahedral shape!  That shiny indigenous rock, the Wissahickon schist can be full of garnets.  You can find some pretty good sized ones in some rocks and if you look along the sandy stream bank you might just find a pile of little ones that have weathered out of the rock.  Voila!  An eggsquisite reminder of the first dozen days of 12/2012.

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Rick Santorum, along with his Patriot Voices, is challenging Americans to BUY AMERICAN this Christmas.  You got that right, CHRISTMAS, not HOLIDAY.  It’s a great patriotic idea and, for you naysayers, as easy as mincemeat pie.  There are even websites devoted to “Made in the USA” products, and what a great selection there is!  Every Tom, Rick, and Harry has a Nintendo or X-Box or tablet computer.  Imagine how excited any family member might be to see a peristaltic pump in their stocking!  Or the delight on a child’s face when he unwraps a wooden train whistle (you don’t get any more analog than that)!  And the whole, 2-parent, non-gay family will create lasting memories when they gather ’round to play the “Our America” trivia game.

 Yes, there are going to be at least 2,580 lucky recipients on Christmas day – that’s how many neocon-sumers have taken the Challenge!  Learn more about it straight from the source – Rick Santorum at his new blog site.

 Now, if only there was the perfect holiday mix tape as background while you’re shopping the American way…