Tears and laughter this week. Philly cried over the trade of Chase Utley to the Dodgers and laughed when Mayor Michael Nutter performed standup. Then rain fell on the Diner en Blanc crew Thursday night — some people laughed and some people cried. Billy Penn recaps those stories and more and combines them with music in the #BillyPennPlaylist.
“Ridin’ Dirty,” Chamillionaire
City Commissioner Anthony Clark will never be taken down. He didn’t vote — again — last week, even though it’s his job to oversee elections. But he still has the support of the city Democrats, so he’s gold.
“All White Everything,” Jeezy
Diner en Blanc happened Thursday night at The Navy Yard. And out of it came a true piece of art:
“Time of Your Life,” Green Day
Chase Utley, the ultimate Phillie, got traded to the Los Angelese Dodgers Wednesday. If you’re still hurting, hopefully this GIF can comfort you.
“99 Problems,” Jay-Z
Problems are surfacing against the planned South Philly casino from many angles. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network brought attention to discrimination lawsuits against the casino’s developers on Tuesday, and the Planning Commission said the casino doesn’t have enough open space.
“Quit Playing Games (With My Heart),” Backstreet Boys
New pope lingo this week entered the Philly vernacular: Papal Playbook. It basically contains all the maps and information we so far know about security for the pope and will be released Monday on the city’s website.
“Treasure,” Bruno Mars
The Phillies’ trash is one man’s $10,000 gain, hopefully. Glen Spence is selling the big ol’ Phillies hat that sat atop the Billy Penn statue during the 1993 World Series for $10,000. He found it in the Veterans Stadium Dumpster.
“Superstition,” Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder played a free concert on Monday at Dilworth Park. Hopefully you didn’t get the view directly behind the elevator.
“Walking On Sunshine,” Katrina & The Waves
It must feel good to be free. Michael Nutter knows the feeling: “I leave in January, so what the f–k.”