Newsletter for Sunday, October 9
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Yo dog, I heard you like the Eagles. The Birds play the Lions today at 1 p.m. (Instagram via @northphillykane)
ON SNL, TINA FEY COMPARES DONALD TRUMP TO A MUMMER
Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon showed up on Saturday Night Live last night as undecided female voters from the Philadelphia suburbs. Wearing a Villanova vest and an Eagles sweatshirt, the pair presented the Weekend Update host with a couple hoagies, then went on to talk — in kind-of-Philly-ish accents — about the candidates. “If you’ve been to the Mummers Parade on New Year’s,” Fey said, “the guys in the Clown Brigade might honk your boob on the way down the street, and Trump is like that.” The clip also includes mention of the Hooters, the Mann and releasing mice into a rival’s pizzeria for revenge (Upper Darby represent).
THE USS MURTHA HONORS A CONGRESSMAN WITH A SKETCHY BACKSTORY
Yesterday, the US Navy held a commissioning ceremony at the Navy Yard for its newest ship: The USS Murtha. As in John Murtha, as in the Pa. Congressman known as a pork-barrel king who was being investigated by the FBI. What’d the guy do? He was part of the Abscam scandal — the one in American Hustle — and that’s just the start.
THE ‘SEXIEST IN PHILLY’ LIST YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
Philadelphia is a metropolis on the rise — at least when it comes to hotties. Local media is all over this news, providing the important service of publishing local “Sexy Singles” and “Sexiest Men Alive” and “Sexiest Chefs” lists. Well, not everyone is attracted to the same thing. So with apologies to the folks on those lists, we present here the eight sexiest fire hydrants in Philly. Sizzle.
ON THE CALENDAR
Six Fishtown businesses, including Honeygrow, City Fitness, Evil Genius and JDT International will talk about how they're collaborating with Urban Roots and Connor Barwin's Make the World Better Foundation to revitalize communities with positive social and environmental impact. Food and drink included.
Where: Honeygrow HQ at 1607 N. Front St. 19122
When: October 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $35
Cut through the punidtry: John Malcolm of the Heritage Foundation and Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress will discuss how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump interpret our nation's most important document.
Where: National Constitution Center at Independence Mall, 525 Arch St. 19106
When: October 11, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How much: $15 or $10 for teachers & students
Bring your kids or just a couple friends and hit up this Mayfair rink for a day-long festival with a dunk tank, bouncy house, games and prizes.
Where: Rolling Thunder Skating Rink at 7017 Roosevelt Blvd. 19149
When: October 12, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $5 admission
As part of DesignPhiladelphia, DAG and PlanPhilly host a discussion about what constitutes ideal rowhouse design for the 21st century. A reception kicks off the event.
Where: WHYY at 150 N. 6th St. 19106
When: October 13, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free, donations accepted
The EAT Cafe is a nonprofit community center in West Philly that's also a full-service, sit-down restaurant — where guests pay what they can for their meals. Refreshments served.
Where: EAT Cafe at 3820 Lancaster Ave. 19104
When: October 14, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
How much: Free, RSVP requested