January 11, 2016 |
If the term NARP is a mystery to you, if your definition of lit is something set on fire, then do not send your resumé to FlockU.com. Because it means you're probably not in college, and FlockU is a website written by the college student, for the college student. Or, as the tagline for the new, well-financed Philadelphia region start-up succinctly sums up its mission: College Covered. What does that mean? Teaching about life in very unvarnished fashion, sometimes using crude language - including words The Inquirer, as a family newspaper, does typically not publish.
July 7, 2011
Plastic cups are no longer relegated to the beer-pong table, thanks to the preppy colors and display-worthy design of these truly reusable, dishwasher-safe staples. - Ashley Primis Preserve plastic cups, $5.50 for 10 at Whole Foods stores, or online at preserveproducts.com. Totally tubular These whisper-thin, perforated cotton napkins come on a roll, are washable, biodegradable, recyclable, and adorable. So why not stock them for your summer soirees? You'll find more colors, sizes, and fabrics, and even placemats, online.
August 17, 2012
WHAT YOU'LL FIND on the racks of T-shirt shops in the some of the most popular Shore towns. Avert your eyes! Wildwood: No Shore town in New Jersey, or maybe the East Coast, can compete with Wildwood for the sheer number of steamy, racy, raunchy and just-plain-dumb shirts. Seaside Heights: Compounds the problem with New York Giants and Yankees gear, and shirts with rhinestones and skulls that men on steroids wear. Risque, but not really Ocean City: Watered-down version of Wildwood, with all the safe, pop-slogan shirts that make sense only to tweens and that bear none of the things that could jeopardize the false sense of security, such as alcohol or marijuana and sex. Atlantic City: Shirts usually feature off-kilter iron-ons of dice, playing cards or seagulls.
September 4, 2015 |
FROM TIME to time, I like to check in with the U.S. Patent Office for a progress report on the exciting field of beer inventions. Over the years, we've seen brilliant ideas, ranging from tooth protectors on beer bottles to beer pong tables that keep your beer cold. Honestly, if we could channel some of that ingenuity into, say, theoretical aerodynamics, we'd have those rocket packs by now. So, what's new? Here's a handful of recent patent applications. * Shotgun Accessible Beer Can (#2015-0183547)
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.
June 25, 2012
PHILADELPHIA School leader search The public will get a chance Monday and Tuesday to meet the finalists in the Philadelphia School District superintendent search. Pedro Martinez, now a deputy superintendent in the Clark County, Nev., school district, will introduce himself to the public and take questions Monday at 6:30 p.m. at school district headquarters, 440 N. Broad St. A second finalist, whom the district wasn't ready to identify as of press time, is expected to be introduced Tuesday.
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.
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.
June 10, 2015 |
Radio 104.5 FM threw a summer block party three weeks before the official start of the season on Sunday at Festival Pier. It had all the makings of a good street fair. It was free (station fans had to register for tickets). There were cold brews, grilled food, party games like beer pong, and teens lying around in shorts. And there were cool kid-indie bands as the long afternoon's sound track. The Oxford, England, alt-rock unit A Silent Film was the headliner - a good, not entirely contagious act. Entering to the sound of swarming bees, military drum riffs, and the splintered synths of "Tomorrow," A Silent Film was reminiscent of Psychedelic Furs toward the end of the '80s - a spooky but overly slick brand of sinister new wave.