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Hottest place in Philly. No really, it might be. Or maybe we’re exaggerating. IT’S A REALLY NICE PLACE, IS WHAT WE ARE SAYING.

Hello all, we are going to downtown Philly in a little bit for “panels” and “parties,” but Monday afternoon and evening were a bit slowed down, due to how everybody was soaking wet, and not in a sexy way at all. You see, God decided we should have a monsoon, a gullywasher, a windless hurricane … it was mighty rainy, is what we are saying.

It started as we crossed the Delaware River directly into the most insane driving rain we have ever driven through in our whole life — one of those where you cannot see the lines, cannot see the car in front of you, can’t see the shoulder to pull over, so you just go 20 MPH and pray to various deities that you’ll make it through. And we did! We got the car parked, took an uberPOOL downtown — wait, what is an uberPOOL, you are asking? It is just this cheap way to Uber, where you share with other riders. We shared with a very cute Hillary campaign employee named Nathaniel, and if we hadn’t been soaking wet and gross, we MIGHT have gotten up the courage to flirt openly, but WHATEVER.

Then we arrived at our destination, the RealClearPolitics viewing party, and guys, that website must have AT LEAST a thousand more ameros than Wonkette does, because its party was SWANK. It was at a place called Talula’s Garden, and it looked like this:

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As we said, it was a viewing party, which means we got to see Sarah Silverman call the Bernie-Or-Busters “U R RIDICULOUS,” and we also got to see First Lady Michelle Obama, the greatest first lady we will ever have in the U.S. of America, absolutely slay in her speech:

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Now, you might be thinking, “Whoa, those people are mega dumb dumbs, are they just watching the back of the TV?” And the answer is YES. Or are we just fooling and there was a TV facing the other way, it being a viewing party and all? It’s a mystery!

Here is our food, which we ate:

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Talula’s Garden also has a gender-neutral bathroom, and we were immediately concerned about OUR WIVES AND DAUGHTERS, but we peed there anyway, because we are Ford Tough.

While there, we met a wonderful woman named Dale Mezzacappa, contributing editor for a Philly-area blog called The Notebook. No, it is not a blog about the 2004 Ryan Gosling film of the same name, but we forgive you for assuming that. Rather, it is a local perspective on education in Philadelphia, a city that Dale notes “has the biggest gaps in the nation in per-pupil spending among its rich and poor school districts.”

As we’ve gotten more acclimated with Philadelphia, we’ve noticed that it’s absolutely beautiful, but a couple people have told us that there are areas we probably won’t see, areas where things aren’t so shiny and luxurious. We’re guessing we could learn a lot about what’s really going on in Philly from Dale. (And you should too!)

Oh hey, want to see some protest shots from the past couple of days? Of course you do! Some of these were taken by us, others by secret Wonk operative “Chris”:

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Yes, that is a giant joint. Moving on:

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Wait, those last two don’t look like Bernie-Or-Bust protesters! Well, they are, and you just have to deal with it.

Just teasing, they are part of a program called Donkeys Around Town, which, as the name implies, involves artistic donkeys placed around the town for the convention. GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL.

Just teasing, those donkeys are total protesters.

So that is that! Now, it is sunny in Philadelphia, and we are going to a political gay panel as part of the Equality Forum, happening concurrently with the DNC. Hopefully we will meet some fancy congressmen there and snap their pictures, wouldn’t that be nice? Yes, yes it would.

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  • Gayer Than Thou

    I don’t recall any coverage of the RNC’s gay equality political panel. What’s up with that, huh?

    • EvanHurst

      We kept trying to find it …

      • Gayer Than Thou

        Shoulda asked Open Carry Hottie.

      • Msgr_Moment

        Third stall on the right. Tap your feet three times.

        • Nounverb911

          Careful, Larry Craig’s been spotted in Philly.

        • revenant

          or in an unmarked closet down an unlit corridor

      • SnarkTank

        But…but…Drumpf kept talking about how inclusive the GOP is to the G and BLT and Q communities! There HAD to be a panel…you must have just missed it somehow.

        • ThePuckStopsHere

          Beauty thing last night pointed out by a commentator. Tweety asked Pelosi about tRumps comments on LGBT…Q, and she said, “Read the GOP platform.” Fuck Chris Matthews sideways.

          • Villago Delenda Est

            Someone needs to let Sylvester have his way with Tweety.

      • HazooToo

        Did you check the closets?

    • Tio_Doidinho

      Closed panel in the Greyhound station men’s room.

    • chicken thief

      That paypal guy covered it with ‘I’m gay, get over it’?

  • Crystalclear12

    Where are skinheads and bikers?

    • Crystalclear12

      Oh wait, DNC, not RNC, mystery solved.

  • dslindc

    Needs more hot police officers.

  • Nounverb911

    God also let Putin hack the jumbotron….

  • Damn it, DNC, you should have used your evil commie liberal gay powers for good and held the convention in CA. We needed the rain.

    http://smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=2781

  • dslindc

    Perhaps “God” was just trying to put out all that obnoxious Bern around town!

    • Gayer Than Thou

      i think God was telling Jill Stein to pack it in.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Giant inflatable “Berned by the DNC” joint is exactly the kind of thing that makes me all “You kids need to get a haircut and find a job! And turn down that hippity-hop music! And get off my lawn!” What does that even mean?

    • Msmlg1979

      Puff, puff, give whippersnappers! I remember when a dime bag cost a dime!

      • ThePuckStopsHere

        Gimme 3 fingers,babe.

        • anwisok

          Ohh – I remember $15 lids!

          • revenant

            that was for Columbian. Mexican was $10. both full of sticks and stems and seads

          • anwisok

            No sticks or seeds
            that you don’t need
            Acapulco Gold is
            *ssssssssssssssssss*
            Badass weed!

          • John Smith

            Oaxacan ditch weed.

          • OddMan

            Oh yeah, I remember lids. When did we stop calling a bag of dope a lid? Olds forget stuff like this.

      • Latverian Diplomat

        What did they call “bogarting” before Bogart?

        • Msmlg1979

          Probably just said “It’s not a microphone, M.” Not that anyone ever said that to me….

          • Marycbianco2

            <<o. ★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★✫★★:::::::!!br505p:….,

      • PortTaiLand

        After Colorado legalized, the whole country is going to pot.

        • revenant

          can’t happen too soon

        • Msmlg1979

          Our morals are going Up In Smoke!

          • Shan the Libtart

            But I’ve read reports that teen pot smoking is declining in Colorado. I guess suddenly it’s not cool? I don’t know…

      • Celtic_Gnome

        I remember when an ounce of shitty Mexican was $15. Unfortunately, $15 was a lot of money then.

    • Melinda Piette

      I’m still dying to know wtf is their endless whining about “it was supposed to be Bernie’s niiiiighhhttt!!”.

      Nope, doesn’t work that way, you guys lost, go suck it and shut it

      • Lefty Frizzell

        It WAS Bernie’s night!

        He headlined, got props and respect from all the other speakers, a giant standing ovation to his entry, spoke magnificently, and got a shitload of his shit in the platform.

        I thought the old geezer did really really well, and I don’t begrudge him any of it, but you really do have to win to get any more than that.

        • Melinda Piette

          And yet they’re still insisting it wasn’t enough, because entitled, whiny turds

          • Astraea

            The group that’s still whining will keep insisting it isn’t enough until Hillary gets on stage, announces that she’s handing the nomination to Bernie, and then lets some dudes publicly humiliate her in some way.

          • Melinda Piette

            I suppose kicking Hilz and Debbie in the head while pelting them with rotten fruit might be a start to this crowd….and even then, probably not enough in their minds. Because, of course, the world revolves around them.

      • ArgieBargie

        Apparently, the almost one-thousand delegate difference between the two candidates isn’t enough to get these people to STFU.

    • orygoon

      I like to think it means that in the fullness of (not all that much) time, they themselves will be having exactly the same thoughts.

    • ArgieBargie

      I hope someday they come to the realization that “Bern” is not a really verb or a noun.

      • Doug Langley

        Calvin & Hobbes: “Verbing weirds language.”

    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      I would like to make the case that Bernie “berned” the DNC by suddenly deciding he was one of us, in a cynical ploy that involved his understanding that no Independent avowed socialist could get elected to the Presidency. But anyone who disagrees may do so. Freedom of upskirt photos speech, y’all!

      • goonemeritus

        As a registered member of the Bull Moose Party I understand your point.

    • TJ Barke

      That you’re a square.

  • Logic of Color

    I love the Huldufólk Houses at the top. Yes, I have my official Elf Spotting degree.

  • Msmlg1979

    I would smoke the hell out of that joint…

    • Nounverb911

      Will Bill Clinton confess again tonight that he never inhaled?

      • Msgr_Moment

        That’s what SHE said.

    • PortTaiLand

      Now performing at the DNC, the Doobie Brothers!

      • SnarkTank

        In a show of bipartisan support, they will play both “Jesus is Just Alright With Me” and “Ya Mo’ Be There”.

  • Nounverb911

    What no Cheese Steak Emporium reviews?
    (Which one demands all orders be spoken in American)?

    • DinkyBossetti

      That would be Geno’s, and Joey Vento’s (then-owner of Geno’s) dying wish – which he conveyed to his son – was that the sign about speaking English should stay up! Because he was a man who truly knew what was important in life.

      • LesBontemps

        Fuck Joey Vento and his spawn. Go to Pat’s. Or better yet, Jim’s.

        • DinkyBossetti

          I don’t go to any of those places. I think basically any corner sandwich shop in the city can make a better steak.

          • LesBontemps

            I’ve always had a soft spot for Jim’s, but yeah, pretty much anyplace will make a better cheesesteak than either Geno’s or Pat’s.

        • Justno

          Oregon in South Philly is good, too. But I prefer Jim’s. Too many tourists at the other places.

          Fun fact: there’s a cheesteak place in St. Cloud, FL started by a guy who grew up across the street from Pat’s. Best cheesteaks I’ve had outside of Philly. There’s a new owner but he kept everything the same. The only difference is they can’t get Amoroso’s to ship so they have their rolls flown in from New York every morning.

    • Citizen Sissy

      Bill’s 13th and Sansom (Center City); Oregon Steaks in South Philly.

      Deeply OT – for hummus fans, Dizengoff (1625 Sansom) is rapturous. It’s a takeout; make sure to grab a handful of Israeli bubble gum with your order.

  • Crystalclear12

    You know, pro-pot isn’t just for Bernie supporters. I live in Missouri, do you think I want to do this sober!?!? And I’m with her.

    • jmhm

      I don’t think it’s so much pro-pot as that the BoBs tried to drown out everyone who spoke, and magically stopped chanting to applaud Ben Jealous saying “decriminalization.” Because their principles are more vital than treating Elijah Cummings, who staged a sit in for the gun control measures their messiah voted against, with decent respect, but pot is important.

  • jmhm

    The DNC were all indoors. I think God is mad at Jill Stein.

  • Msgr_Moment

    Monsoon? So you’re saying it’s exactly like Woodstock?

    • PortTaiLand

      Putin seeded the clouds!

  • lucidamente

    Old Handsome Joe Biden, God Love Him doing walk-through at Wells Fargo Center right now. Chatting up high schoolers, totally cool, as always.

  • Spurning Beer

    I had been led to believe that it’s always sunny in Philadelphia. Damned media!

  • ThePuckStopsHere

    As for the legality of that doob, the Judges say it’s OK. They roll big joints, too!

  • Redgyal

    Natives for Bernie?

    • Querolous

      Can’t even spell naive.

      • Redgyal

        Truth.

  • TJ Barke

    In Oregon that’s what we call November through May.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      Last year, 37 children fell off their bicycles in Oregon.

      And drowned.

      • TJ Barke

        They must have been careless and forgot their life preservers.

    • Spotts1701

      Old joke:
      How do you get an Oregonian’s attention?
      “Look, sunlight!”

      • PortTaiLand

        Let’s take shelter in that microbrewery!

      • Querolous

        Question: What does daylight-saving time mean in Portland?
        Answer: An extra hour of rain.

    • PortTaiLand

      In Oregon, we don’t tan, we rust.

    • Shan the Libtart

      Ugh. I lived in Seattle on and off for several years. THE MOLD. ACK!

      • TJ Barke

        That’s Washington, which manages to be even more damp.

        • PortTaiLand

          And even more snooty and drive even worse.

        • I Only Like Cats

          Hey, I live there! It’s nice.

          • TJ Barke

            And damp.

        • Shan the Libtart

          Now I’m in Kansas and it’s the dust making me insane. And the constant wind. And the earthquakes.

          • TJ Barke

            Wow, who did you piss off to wind up there?

          • Shan the Libtart

            I was born here and have family here. Seattle was getting bloated and the housing market was insanely expensive. So I decided it would be a nice, wholesome (and affordable) place to raise my kids.

            HAHAHAHA

          • PortTaiLand

            Keep calm and carry on my wayward daughter.

          • anwisok
          • Shan the Libtart

            Yes. Yes, it is. There’s nothing for MILES and MILES to stop the wind….it comes from everywhere, all the time. *shudder*

  • Latverian Diplomat

    they are part of a program called Donkeys Around Town, which, as the name implies, involves artistic donkeys placed around the town for the convention.

    “You have our attention.”
    — Bronies

    • That should be a group – Bronies for Hillary

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Evan, are you sure you’re in Philadelphia? Because I heard it was always sunny there.
    Edit: Sorry, SpurningBeer – shoulda scrolled down!

    • revenant

      hope that storm cooled things off for you, Evan- it passed way north and just south of us here in Ballmer, but still dropped the temp enough to open the windows last night. this a.m. back to steaming

  • cousin itt

    Whenever I’m in that part of the galaxy, I like to drink at the Evildrome Boozarama. Just stay away from Zaphod Beebletrump, that guy would sell his own grandmother to the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Moscow.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “You know what they say, wash your city and it rains the next day.”
    — Philadelphia

    • Painter of Goats

      “I just washed my city and now I can’t do a thing with it.”

  • anwisok

    You just know the “Natives for Bernie” pair had a hot time when they went back to the hotel. YOU CAN’T PROVE ME WRONG AND I’LL BE IN MY BUNK NOW!!

    • elviouslyqueer

      I thought the same thing. Probably not the first time somebody’s head has been in that crotch.

  • SnarkTank

    For the record, Philly’s not a bad town (yes, it actually IS, but I’m trying to be nice)…but it’s got nuthin’ on the amazing city about 300 miles to the west on the banks of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers.

    • Nounverb911

      It’s got the Eagles.

      • SnarkTank

        I rest my case.

      • Painter of Goats

        Hahahahha, wait, that was snark wasn’t it?

        • Thaumaturgist

          You want snark? Philly has the Athletics.

          • Querolous

            I don’t care if he is buying I’ll always follow the senior circuit!

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Philly kinda peaked early. Ben Franklin is a tough act to follow.

    • The Wanderer

      Of course! Pittsburgh hosts Anthrocon!

    • TeeRaak

      Pittsburgh: Exactly halfway between Evansville and Somewhere Nice on the Ocean…

    • Celtic_Gnome

      But is it as easy to drive around in as Pittsburgh?

  • proudgrampa

    SCENE at Wonkette Editorial Conference:

    “Evan, we are NOT paying you to go to Philadelphia and FLIRT with your fellow Uber riders.”

    • AntiDerpomeme

      One cannot expect a leopard to change his spots.

    • revenant

      and pray why the hell not?

      • theCryptofishist

        He’s working on an in depth analysis of friendliness/openness in the two different cities/conventions.

        Isn’t he?

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Until I see the Craigslist stats, I’m going to say that Cleveland won.

    • Painter of Goats

      I think he’s doing that part for free.

    • DinkyBossetti

      He was trying to be responsible and save money by using UberPOOL. Is it his fault if the other rider happens to be cute?

    • PortTaiLand

      To be fair he was dressed like she wanted it.

  • nightmoth

    If Philly is as hot and dry as Georgia has been, that’s not displeasure with the DNC being expressed. God is raining tears of joy on finally hearing some intelligent humans.

  • lucidamente

    Old Handsome Joe still holding court on convention floor. Couldn’t we have Obama (Michelle) / Biden ’16?

    Saying nice things about Bernie folks, too. Tamping down trolling from journalists.

  • Joshua Norton

    Get out there and do some hard-core reporting! Like Cheez-Whiz – yea or nay!

    • Nounverb911

      Cream Cheese libelz!

      • BigBoppa

        Slightly OT but I’ve got a contribution for the Wonkette recipe hub. (we still do that, right?)

        My daughter made jalapeño poppers last weekend that were uncredible.

        1-split peppers lengthwise and de-seed
        2-fill with a 50/50 mix of grated sharp cheddar and cream cheese
        3-wrap with bacon and broil until the bacon is crisp and the cheese is slightly hotter than lava
        4-eat too many

        The 7 year old had tears streaming down her little cheeks cuz the peppers were a bit hot but she couldn’t stop eating them.

    • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

      YEA!

      and wit’

      • DinkyBossetti

        Disagree. Whiz is gross.

        • Fitzgerald Chesterfield

          Authentic Philadelphia gross.

          • DinkyBossetti

            Authenticity is overrated.

        • Justno

          Provolone.

          • DinkyBossetti

            Yes!

    • AngryKatie

      Are you trying to start a war?!?!?!?

    • To me Cheez-Whiz sounds like a urinating truckle.

    • Justno

      Nay. Ick.

  • AntiDerpomeme

    I hope Evan has downloaded the Donkeymon app. Gotta catch ’em all, and they are super-cute to boot.

  • cousin itt

    What’s the uber/unter on Evan finding some happiness in the City of Brotherly Love?

    • Msgr_Moment

      It’s there in the title. They couldn’t call it that if it weren’t true.

      • Spurning Beer

        The delegation from the Sunshine State disagrees. We’ve had a quarter inch of sunshine this morning already.

        • BigBoppa

          Note to self: Stay away from the trench coat brigade from The Show Me State.

  • Joshua Norton

    Anyone who isn’t ready for torrential thunderstorms after intense heat waves just doesn’t understand North East weather! The proper response is “we needed that to clear the air”.

    • jmhm

      trudat. I had to sleep under a blanket last night.

      • Skadi

        I’d almost forgotten what sleeping under a sheet felt like, myself.

    • arglebargle

      Yep. Gets that humidity down for a good ten minutes or so.

    • IN THE SOUTH when the weather forecast predicts during the summer months ‘a 20% chance of rain on Tuesday’ that means the heavens will vomit onto Earth its fury in torrential rains, teeth rattling thunder, and end of the world lightning for only 20% of the day on Tuesday.

      Well, at least it held off long enough so I could get the front yard mowed.

    • Doug Langley

      In Los Angeles, it doesn’t rain at all during the summer. When the rains finally come in fall, it’s a huge relief. Finally, the smog gets washed out.

  • Belasaurius

    he must be mad at where I live cause we got drenched

    • Justno

      Rained like hell in Austin. I guess God finally decided to respond to Rick Perry’s rain dance.

  • Duke

    That dinner doesn’t look good.

    I wanna see some hard reporting on cappuccino foam art.

    • anwisok

      The food looks great, the plating is terrible – but I guarantee this was a buffet, so that’s on Evan.

      • EvanHurst

        yup, all my fault

    • phoenix00

      in what way? Looks delish to me.

  • Painter of Goats

    We even got storms here in the crispy Southwest. I’m taking it as a sign that God/FSM loves us and wants us to be Democrats.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Driving to Ohio from Nashville, we hit five of those Evan-described downpours before we got out of Tennessee.

  • OddMan

    Thanks again Evan, but I did have one issue. A good looking liberal who drives a Volvo and is Ford Tough™?
    Hmmmmm, I think I like it.

    • phoenix00

      Ford did used to own Volvo so Evan isn’t far off, deliberately or not.

  • BearGHAZI

    “…Michelle Obama, the greatest first lady we will ever have in the U.S. of America…”

    HUMA LIBELZ

    • Spurning Beer

      So President Carlos Danger?

  • Painter of Goats

    I want to see how many cliched southwestern symbols they painted on the New Mexico donkey. I’m not sure they are big enough to fit coyotes, scorpions, cacti, rattlesnakes, roadrunners, Shiprock, adobes, ristras and tumbleweeds all on one.

  • arglebargle

    We don’t drive in your toilet, please don’t pee in our UberPOOL.

  • say wha

    So, it’s not ALWAYS sunny in Philadelphia.

    • DinkyBossetti

      Sorry to disappoint, but we also have nighttime in Philadelphia. Everything everyone knows about Philly is a lie!

      • TeeRaak

        Next thing you’re gonna tell us is there are no ocean views

    • Apple Scruff

      Though it is almost always sunny in LA, where they film the show!

  • ‘Cause What We Need is Brotherly Love!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkydhOl05Rw

  • elviouslyqueer

    I wonder if the donkey artists actually bothered decorating the Mississippi entry, since most people likely saw a bunch of jackasses and just naturally made the connection.

  • IdRatherBeDancing

    I am fapping to the food pr0n!

    • phoenix00

      IKR, now I’m hungry.

  • Mavenmaven

    I would have thought “prius tough”

    • phoenix00

      the Wonkemobile is a Volvo. With a bullet in it.

  • lroom

    It hasn’t rained in here Al all week and now the heat index (whatever the hell that means) is 107 degrees so maybe rain was a good sign for this week.

  • Brian

    Bernie seems to be doing good work going around to the delegations and reinforcing the fact that they need to support Hillary. Told a booing California delegation, “It’s easy to boo,” but (paraphrasing) it’ll be hard to tell your children why you let Trump get elected.

  • Marion in Savannah

    Down here we have three classes of rain storms — dust settlers, garbage movers, and frog chokers. You had a frog choker.

    • shaar dula

      you don’t know how much I love this. “dust settlers, garbage movers, and frog chokers. love the classification.

      my people write poems about rain. I’m gonna research these categories, if I can find them. if not I’m gonna be cross with you for KLPDing* a rain enthusiast.
      *seducing to cock-blockingly deceive.

  • shaar dula

    northeast is in the middle of a drought, so please to keep your monsoon jokes on the limit.

    more relevantly. day 1 of DNC was faith & life affirming.

    bernie himself was a class act. he set up his endorsement, to paraphrase, – “based on these facts any rational person must vote for Hillary” perfectly.

    to me Sanders’ approach was awesome. He re-articulated his vision, reaffirmed his commitment to it, and made a strong case that, given all that, why Hillary is the go to person.

    I really love that no one person pandered to Hillary and gave her a fawning free pass. They all made their case on observable, empirical, real, rational evidence on why Hillary distinguishes herself.

    I never thought of it that way, but as Michelle Obama pointed out, Hillary has never given up, and she has been on mission for a really really long time. That is really something.

    Nobody does anything out of altruism. But anybody that takes the long, hard road of keeping their own interests aligned to the greater common good, has my respect, FWIW.

  • chicken thief

    In that ‘Natives for Bernie’ shot, is the guy in the white-ish shorts reviewing the vid of the upskirt shot he just took of the gal with the white skirt/skorts?

  • shaar dula

    its 12:20 PM EST, Evan. Gud morning. Just wanted to let you know, its too soon to make monsoon jokes. Sorry for being thin skinned, but I grew up with atleast 5 different words for rains. And it really bothers me that it snowed so little in winter and rained so little later that we are in the middle of a drought right here. Nothing good comes from no rain.
    If it rains at an ungodly hour all you have is a case of wet undies. You have bigger problems when it does not rain.

    • Skadi

      Seconded. I grew up in Washington State and I’ve been watching with horror over the last few years as wildfires devour places I knew as a kid.

      Besides, those heavy rains are the only break from humidity we get in the summer here.

  • shaar dula

    one important thing to ponder about is how to balance modern existence between the enterprise, capital and technology that enables it and the awareness and sensitivity that informs it.
    dukkham sarvam. everything is subject to balance, tradeoff & consequent disappointment.

    • shaar dula

      before we demonize capital. please to visit places like Jamaica where money is expensive. cheap money here in the US affords us a certain level of dignity not available to people of similar abilities elsewhere.

      • TeeRaak

        Where is this “cheap money”?

        Not cheap for all social classes.

        The poor pay astronomical % rates at payday and pawn.

        Maybe the poor would show up to vote Dem if they really gave a shit. Think about it. 50-60% of the population.

  • Aileen

    I love the “do not climb” signs on the donkeys. If slightly inebriated and presented with such a donkey it would be literally impossible for me not to climb astride it and do my best Joan of Arc leading the troops into battle impression. Just the right height, those donkeys.

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  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    Isn’t the Reading RR Terminal in downtown Philly? I believe the upper part is a convention hall, and the trains are a few floors below and there is some kind of open air market on the ground level.

    • Citizen Sissy

      That’s the excellent Reading Terminal Market, a must-visit for Philly visitors. I heartily recommend breakfast at the Down Home Diner.

      http://Www.readingterminalmarket.org

      • Pierre_de_Fermat

        (quite) A while back, I attended a conference in the upstairs portion (the old RR terminal itself), liked the market (and like many attendees, was there a few times).

  • Robin

    Why is there a man with a working lamp as a head?

    https://img.wonkette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/rcp2.jpg

    • phoenix00

      ILLUMINATI CONFIRMED

  • John Wills

    If you are environmentally conscious and like a good beer, particularly an ale, try one from local brewery, Yards. Brewery is 100% wind-pwered.

  • phoenix00

    “because we are Ford Tough.”

    You are aware that means something completely different up in Canada…
    http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4142716/thumbs/o-ROB-FORD-570.jpg?16

  • Justno

    In Philly it’s Center City, never “downtown”.

    For an authentic Philly adventure try 8th and Butler or 2nd and Diamond.

    (Please don’t do that)

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