Newsletter for Tuesday, Oct. 4
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Philly’s baby gorilla finally has a name. Meet Amani (Instagram via @philadelphiazoo)
ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER TO VOTE
Are you seriously not registered to vote yet? Haven’t updated your address or your party affiliation? No time left for excuses. The deadline to register is Oct. 11 — one week from today. So if you want a say in statewide races and, ya know, a little thing called the presidency, register right now.
JUDGE TO BILL COSBY: UM NO, YOU CAN’T SIT IN ON YOUR ACCUSER’S DEPOSITION
Bill Cosby will not be allowed to sit and listen to the depositions of his accuser Andrea Constand or former Montgomery County DA Risa Vetri Ferman. Yesterday’s ruling from a federal judge prevents Cosby from using testimony from the civil case to aid his defense in the criminal case against him. So does this move things forward? Time-wise, not really. Cosby’s trial doesn’t start until June. Catch up on the case here.
FARMER’S ALMANAC VS METEOROLOGISTS: THE PHILLY WINTER WEATHER THROWDOWN
Winter 2016-17 in Philly will be pretty mild. Or not. Or it’s too soon to tell. Can’t we just guzzle our pumpkin spice lattes in peace before all the snow talk begins? Not if you work for the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which is kind of known for its early weather predictions. They say it’s going to be a blustery winter in Philly. The National Weather Service says hold on a sec. This is how winter weather works and why predictions are all over the place.
A PHILLIES FAN’S GUIDE TO OCTOBER BASEBALL
The Phillies season ended Sunday, but baseball isn’t over. Postseason begins tonight with two wild card games, and while we long for the Red October days of 2008 and 2009, there’s still plenty of worthwhile baseballing happening for Phillies fans. There are more than a dozen former Phillies still playing, including some longtime favorites. Here is a team-by-playoff-team look at the former Phillies still fighting in the 2016 MLB Playoffs.
Maggie's Farm Run of Pittsburgh makes the state's first craft-distilled rum, and it's landing in Philly. Have your first try free in a complimentary welcome cocktail.
Where: The Franklin Bar (upstairs) at 112 S. 18th St. 19103
When: October 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. to October 5, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
BILLY PENN LIKES
NATE DINGLE AND OTHER EXCELLENT EAGLES PLAYER NAMES
Marvin McNutt. Bibbles Bawel. Dick Riffle. They’re some of the greatest sports names of all-time. During the bye week, Billy Penn decided to create an Eagles All-Name Team. That means we read through the names of every Eagle there ever was, dating all the way back to the 1930s, and created a first and second team of the best names of Eagles over the last 80 years. Here’s what we came up with. You are so very welcome.
PSA: Sixers pre-season starts tonight.
PHILLY’S COMIC BOOK PODCAST HOSTS ARE ABOUT TO SHARE ORGANS
Adam Teterus and Octavious Newman are well known in Philly’s creative geek scene — from Newman’s lifestyle brand to Teterus’ tireless work for OG coworking space Indy Hall. And oh yeah. they cohost the Comic Book Junto podcast. Also, Teterus is about to give Newman a kidney. Newman’s are failing and Teterus happens to be a match, so the friends are going under the knife next week. Geekadelphia talked to the duo about comics and kidneys.