August 18, 2011
IF NECESSITY is the mother of invention, beer is its wild-eyed uncle. You know, the one who corners you at family reunions with his latest can't-miss scheme, one that will revolutionize society and earn a bazillion bucks if you want to invest a couple thou. No doubt fueled by a sixpack or two, inventors and assorted crackpots fill the archives of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with off-the-wall ideas to enhance consumption of our favorite beverage. Grand ideas such as: * Party Goggles , application No. 12/927,974, by Bruce Riggs of Helendale, Calif.
January 18, 2013
WHO SAYS American ingenuity is dead? While it's true we still don't have jet packs and flying cars, we do have the Bierstick, a giant plastic syringe that can pump 24 ounces of beer into your mouth in less than two seconds. That's two full cans of suds down the gullet in less time than it takes to flush a toilet. And get this: It's made with "high-quality FDA-approved materials," so you know it's gotta be safe. Ah yes, the spirit of invention lives, especially when it comes to beer.
May 3, 2008 |
The red wristbands have been retired. For two years with the Phillies, Aaron Rowand wore red wristbands on his forearms that proudly proclaimed "Beer Pong Champ. " But red doesn't work with the San Francisco Giants' color scheme, so he retired "Beer Pong Champ" for a pair of black wristbands with the logo from comic book hero "The Punisher. " He's not quite sold on "The Punisher. " "I might have to get some [alternative options] made," Rowand said, although he punished the Phillies last night when he homered in the 10th to give the Giants the lead before Pat Burrell's two-run homer won it for the Phils.
January 18, 2012 |
IF YOU RENT to Temple students in Yorktown, be sure to brush up on your beer-pong skills. In a decision filed Jan. 4, Commonwealth Court upheld a 2010 Common Pleas decision that a special zoning ordinance requiring landlords to live with their student residents in Yorktown homes is constitutional. The decision effectively maintains a ban on renting to groups of Temple students in the neighborhood just south of the North Philly campus. The ordinance, which was adopted in 2004 but which neighbors say was not enforced, was intended to maintain the "quality of life" for the families living there.
August 24, 2011 |
YOU KNOW THAT rotten smell when you drive through Newark, N.J.? We think we found its source. The Newark Bears, a minor league baseball club out of the Can-Am League, announced its intent to help Mothers Against Drunk Driving - with a $2,000 pledge from the team's weekly beer pong tournament, aptly called Thirsty Thursday. If that's not an epic fail, we are not sure what is. To top it off, the donation will mark a special farewell for departing Bears pitching coach Jim Leyritz, who was acquitted in December of manslaughter after he was driving under the influence.
August 23, 2009
From: Gonzalez, John Last year, the NFL put out a fan code of conduct and encouraged people to inform on their fellow fans via secret texts to stadium security. This year, the NFL has targeted tailgating. According to USA Today, in addition to making recommendations about the serving sizes of beer inside stadiums, the league has asked all 32 teams to prevent tailgating from starting more than three hours before kickoff. That sound you hear is the gasp of every Eagles fan who likes to show up for a Monday Night Football game around dawn.
April 3, 2011 |
In the world of do-it-yourselfers, who would argue that among the bravest are those who would renovate a house that has been rented to college students? Meet Al and Paula Imperial of West Chester. They not only took a trashed, century-old brick Victorian in the borough and restored it to its former glory, they stripped and restored chestnut doors, trim, flooring, and fireplaces - then continued to rent to students. And they love doing so. "We just have a great time here," says Al, 51. "People say, 'How can you live with students?
February 23, 2011
SHEDDING FOR THE WEDDING. 9 tonight, CW57. THE FIRST thing you need to know about the CW's new "reality" show, "Shedding for the Wedding," is that it's not about dandruff. Or anything involving skin. No, in the tradition of the medium that says everything that rises (or sinks) must eventually converge, two of my least favorite "reality" genres - the weight-loss competitions and the weddings-on-steroids shows - come together in one only occasionally repellent package tonight, as couples compete to win their "dream wedding" - and have it featured in People magazine - by losing weight together.
May 31, 2011
1MAN SHOT DEAD IN SOUTHWEST PHILLY A man in his late 20s was shot multiple times in his chest and shoulder on Yocum Street near 60th, in Southwest Philadelphia, about 12:15 p.m. yesterday, police said. The victim, whose identity was not released yesterday, was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was pronounced dead at 12:34 p.m., said Homicide Detective Jimmy Crone. The suspect, who rode up to the victim on a bicycle, has not been arrested. Police described him as a black male in his early 20s, who was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans, according to Officer Christine O'Brien, a police spokeswoman.