Newsletter for Friday, Sept. 30
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Sunset on the 69th Street Bridge in West Philly; photo via @nespodzany on Instagram.
FORMER INQ REPORTER RECALLS TRUMP’S FOUR-LETTER WORD OUTBURST
Jennifer Lin covered Wall Street for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She covered a deal that got away from Donald Trump. He didn’t like the headline. He called her. He called her editor. There were four-letter words involved. One of them started with a “C.” Here’s what he said.
A LOT OF PHILLY THINKS PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES ARE THE BEST PART OF FALL
The best thing about fall? It’s pumpkin spice latte season! No seriously. At least, that’s what almost half the Philadelphians they asked told McDonald’s in an online survey. Not football. Not leaves changing color. Not big, cozy sweatshirts or snazzy leather jackets. Not dressing up for Halloween, or even eating candy. Here’s how many people told Mickey D’s the sugary beverage is the ~best~ part of the season, AKA our gauge for measuring Philly’s level of basic-ness.
A group of Philly DJ legends will spin at this party that jump starts a month of Mural Arts events. Food trucks will bring the eats and Circadium circus performers will entertain.
Where: Snyder Plaza parking lot at Snyder & Swanson Aves. 19148
When: September 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free; $5 suggested donation
BILLY PENN LIKES
HOW GOOD ARE THE 3-0 EAGLES?
The Eagles are 3-0, and since Sunday’s blowout win over the cross-state rival Pittsburgh Steelers, everyone in the NFL has been trying to figure out just how good this team really is. For the first two weeks, the “undefeated Eagles” was a nice storyline given Carson Wentz’s rookie debut and all, but the Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears aren’t exactly the toughest back-to-back tests to start a season. Pittsburgh, however, opened some eyes. The Eagles are 3-0 and they beat up on the Steelers. It’s time to start thinking maybe this team is for real. Only, how real?
DID YOU KNOW? FORMERS PHILS OWNER LOST HALF A MIL BECAUSE PHANATIC
It’s hard to put a price tag on the Phanatic. But for Bill Giles, former co-owner of the Phillies, the price was about half a million bucks. Sports Illustrated published a video feature on the Phanatic, and it was revealed that Giles could have owned the copyright to the character for about two grand, but he wanted to save money. Three years later, Giles had no choice but to buy it…for $500,000. Watch the video here.