July 1, 2014 |
That smiling scrubber continues to clean up. With nearly seven million happy-faced pads sold since its national debut in 2012, Scrub Daddy is now the most successful product in the five-year history of Shark Tank , ABC-TV's competition show for entrepreneurs. On QVC alone, more than 2.5 million Scrub Daddys have sold since April 2012. You can find them at Bed Bath & Beyond and Walmart, as well as in supermarkets. But consumers told the daddy of Scrub Daddy, Voorhees inventor Aaron Krause, that they want more.
September 14, 1990 |
The temperature on the practice field was over 100 degrees. It was more like 110, actually, with no shade, no breeze, nothing to cool off a weary football player. The Phoenix Cardinals worked out for almost three hours again yesterday, finally straggling off the field and into the locker room, leaving behind a trail of perspiration deep enough to float a sailboat. Carl Hairston was one of the last players off the field, walking along with the other defensive linemen, squinting into the Arizona sun. He was talking with Jim Wahler, a young tackle, and he was laughing.
August 13, 2001
RELYING TOO heavily on bureaucrats and institutions is the fatal flaw in Mark Alan Hughes's well-considered anti-blight plan (July 31). Their neglect, indifference and avarice have created this problem. Who says that, once you relocate people, they won't blight the neighborhood they move to? Get corporations with a profit incentive to develop a plan where people wouldn't just be given a house, but would have personal interest and accountability to help restore the areas themselves.
January 10, 1990 |
Carl Hairston doesn't exactly have the prototypical NFL defensive lineman's body. If you're a health club owner, this isn't the guy you want as your spokesman. Reggie White has a body by Nautilus. Hairston's looks like it came from Dunkin' Donuts. You want eye-popping muscle definition, call Gold's Gym. You want a guy to play Santa Claus at your next office Christmas party, Big Daddy's your man. "I'm not an Atlas," the rotund 6-2, 270-pound Cleveland Browns defensive tackle said with a smile.
June 25, 1999 |
This is how an ordinary desperate guy tries to save a relationship: He picks up his dirty clothes, proposes marriage, surrenders the clicker. Only an Adam Sandler kind of desperate guy adopts a child to show his girl that he's responsible. This is the premise of Big Daddy, an intermittently funny, frequently desperate comedy starring Sandler, Everyscrub, as a law-school grad who'd rather slack than litigate. The Adam Sandler beloved by fans is an unhousebroken and mischievous pup. The Adam Sandler of Big Daddy is paper-trained and obedient of the Hollywood rules of redemption.
April 1, 2014 |
LIKE SO MANY long-suffering Sixers fans, I walked into Wells Fargo Center feeling like the two Delaware County teens who sat in nosebleed seats with a handmade sign: #WITNESS27 . If the Sixers were going to lose their 27th game in a row Saturday night, earning them the longest losing streak in major American pro sports, I wanted to see it. "We are true Sixers fans," said Joe Bakey, 16, of Brookhaven, who held the sign. "But this is a big moment in sports history. " His cousin, Ryan Stephano, 14, of Garnet Valley, said, "LeBron James' motto is 'Witness.' And we are here, witnessing.
March 1, 1990 |
No labyrinthine intro here - let's get right down to business. The Barry and Fran Weissler production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" last night alighted at the Forrest prior to Broadway, and the only thing you really and truly want to know is, HOW WAS SHE? Awright, here's the scoop: Kathleen Turner comes out perhaps a mite overwhelming as Maggie the Cat - you know, what Southern belle worth her salt would toss away her velvet glove and lead with her iron fist, right from the gitgo?
January 14, 1988 |
There is not much that I found to like in the Walnut Street Theatre Co. production of the Tennessee Williams play "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," which opened last night on the Walnut mainstage, but I couldn't take my eyes off the best of the meager selection of affirmative features all evening long. Was it Maggie the cat? Well, no, though I must note that Jana Robbins comes the closest of all the Maggies I have seen - anatomically speaking - to the ideal Maggie who dwells in my head.
March 8, 2008 |
Immediately challenge anyone who tells you black cats are unlucky. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams' plantation tale of a Southern family sinking in a swirl of greed, lies, illness and alcohol, has begun a stunning fifth life on Broadway - this time with an all-African American, A-list cast. For a dozen seesaw years its African American lead producer, Stephen C. Byrd - a Philadelphia native and former investment banker schooled in finance at Temple and Penn - pursued his belief that a black cast would bring new dimensions to the play's characters.
January 13, 2015 |
THE RUMORS are true: North Philly rapper Meek Mill and superstar Nicki Minaj are an item. How do I know? They cuddled up next to each other at Friday night's Wale show at the TLA. Mill 's buddy Rick Ross and his gal pal, Ming Lee, were also there in support of his Maybach Music Group crew, along with local boxer-turned-designer Simon "One Punch" Carr . A spy tells me that Minaj kept a low profile, hanging in...