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Maybe not the best way to promote an event at the current moment…

Hurrah is a monthly event filled with awesomeness and with Plastic Little it’s going to be INSANE! Luckily they did not go with “Gathering/Flash Mob” as their event type.  We don’t want no baton wielding teens and/or misinformed po-po trying to stop this!


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Tonight: The Great Unknown and Mason Porter

If you’re looking to do something tonight that’s not First Friday related I present you with another amazing option: The Great Unknown and Mason Porter at Steel City Coffeehouse in Phoenixville, PA.

Both bands are folk/bluegrass rock and put on a great live show.  Show starts at 8PM and tickets are $15.

On another note: how awesome is that poster?! It was created by Snakes Will Eat You. If you’re around Philly you’ve probably seen some of their stuff before; they’ve done artwork for Ben Arnold, Hezekiah Jones, Sisters 3, and TJ Kong & the Atomic Bomb as well.

If you know me you know I collect Philly band posters.  If I really like a poster I take it once the show date passes. If I saw this one hanging I’d take it in a heartbeat.

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Philly Craft Beer Festival

As most of you Philadelphia beer snobs know, Philly Craft Beer Festival is this weekend at The Naval Yard.  This event has been sold out for weeks but, thanks to my very generous co-worker, I will be attending the afternoon session with Diana over at Philly Lush.  So if you’re there please stop and say HAI!

In the meantime take a gander at the pictures Erica and I grabbed at last year’s PCBF for the ExBEERiment blog:

PCBF 2009

This year I’m looking forward to seeing familiar faces from my local favorites Lancaster Brewing Co. and Yards Brewing Co.  and I’m definitely asking Brew Dog questions about their 41% “Sink The Bismarck” beer.  Huh? Say what? You didn’t hear about the strongest beer in the world?

If  you want more information about the Philly Craft Beer Festival check out their official website here.  They provide a list of participating breweries so, if you’re like me, you’ll know what to hit up and what to skip past.


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I’m hock up to my eyeballs in work today so I only have time for a quick thought:

I was completely infatuated with The Teeth.  Listening to them on my fellow employee’s ITunes is the only way I’ll be able to hear them now.  RIP The Teeth!

Now say hello to Purples.

I hope you live up to my expectations.  Said expectations tend to be ridiculously high.

I’m sure you’ll be able to appease me though.  So far so good.

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Zombies Unite!


Jesus isn’t the only one rising from the dead on Sunday!

Philly Zombie Crawl will host their annual Zombie Pub Crawl up South Street.  For most of us this has become a tradition;  a tradition better than eating dinner with Uncle Lou farting in the seat next to you, having children screaming around the house, and experiencing the family argument about why Aunt Tracy has had 3 failed marriages and wants to wear white at her 4th wedding.  Can you tell the behavior of South Philly families has forever scarred me?

ANYWAY, The zombie crawl starts at 6:00pm with pregaming and zombifying at Tattooed Moms (makeup costs $10.00 and is definitely worth it.  They know how to make one hell of a zombie face!)  The crawl officially kicks off at 7:45pm where zombies will gather outside Mom’s for the traditional “around the block and down the alley” walk.  Then the zombies will disperse with one of four zombie packs: Blood pack, Gore pack, Guts pack, Brain pack.  Packs are a new idea this year…due to overcrowded bars last year.  Being in a pack should allow better drink accomation and service all night long!

The night ends with a Zombie dance party at Fluid nightclub.  No cover till midnight.

Check out more details at the Philly Zombie Crawl website.

Here’s a few tips for all Zombie Crawl virgins:

-People are really creative with their costumes…start working on yours now!

-In need of supplies?  Halloween Masquerade is my place of choice but they can get kind of pricey.  Last year they had a great deal: if you bought zombie related supplies from there they gave you a discount.  I didn’t see that mentioned on the website for this year but it wouldn’t hurt to try!   Another good place is Party City on Oregon Ave.

-Take a picture with Zombie Jesus…he’s the leader of this whole thing!

-Make sure to share your pictures on the Zombie Crawl website!

Happy Feaster!

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Riot Von v3

A few friends of mine recently brought up the existence of this blog.  I told them I no longer use it because I have nothing to write about.

Grant it, I already co-write Philadelphia ExBEERiment, which has had more success in the past six months of its existence than I could possibly have asked for. Other than that I have no other solid interests that can make this blog stand on it’s own in an over saturated market full of music and fashion blogs.  And then only the strongest (or most ridiculous) survive.

But then I realized the only thing I know better than most people is Philadelphia.  Being born and raised here I can speak about the past, present, and future of Philadelphia with a grace and ease that Art students from Baltimore and suit wearers from the Suburbs could only dream of.

So, it is now my honor to feature:

Riot Von Philly: From Philly. For Philly. About Philly.

A “splog” (sporadic blog…should I copyright that?) where you can get helpful or utterly useless information about Philadelphia.

Because don’t we all need a little something more than Philebrity in our lives?

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Chicks for Breakfast.

I had a whopping 5 views yesterday. Very dissapointed in all you perverts.

I’m sitting on the train having the regularly miserable ride into center city (people going to work together, people standing in front of you, the blaring of “your mother I hate you with a gun banged up with drugs” from someone’s headphones) when I look up and another wonderful ad hits me in the face.

“Mornin’ y’all!”

“New – McDonald’s Chicken Breakfast Biscuit”

*picture of biscuit with a slab of fried chicken*

“McDonalds logo. I’m lovin’ it.”

So the first thing that happens is my head explodes from all the “slang English”. Brain splatters all over lady standing in front of me and on the little girl sitting next to me. Too early for all those comas I guess.

Then I feel that it’s sneakily offensive. There is a chance, maybe, that it’s suppose to give a southerly feel (which, by the way, I highly doubt people down south eat slabs of chicken for breakfast. A more stereotypical food for breakfast in the south would be grits/scrapple but definitely not chicken). But then I look at it again and realize they ALWAYS use a ton of slang terms in their ads. McDonalds- I know you try and attract certain demographics with your ads but you go about it the completely wrong f&@%ing way. Just because I live in the city and take public transportation doesn’t mean I use constant slang (hell I’m probably a part of the 5% who haven’t even eaten at McDonalds in years). I know you realize that a good percentage of your customers are from urban areas, part of the lower class (or just trying to save a few bucks), and even minorities- so is that why you’ve been using constant slang in your ads (at least around here) for the past few years? I wonder.

Plus, it looks absolutely gross. Even in the ad. Tell me do you really want to look at this right after you wake up?

mmmmm yummy *barf*

mmmmm yummy *barf*

Riot’s conclusion: McDonalds- stop blantantly stereotyping and at least be sneaky about it (because, in reality, the stereotypes is what keeps advertisers strong). Also, stop adding fuel to the slang english fire.

People of Philadelphia: Don’t eat this for breakfast and, if you’re going to eat there, at least get the REAL BREAKFAST with the hash browns (that’s the only thing I kinda miss there). Or, go to a cart and get some food there. It’s just as good, if not better, than Mickey D’s.

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