7 Clues Netflix Doesn’t Know a Comedy From a Hole in the Ground

"I swear Netflix said this was supposed to be funny."

“I swear Netflix said this was supposed to be funny.”

Recently I was looking for a way to pass a rainy day and turned, as I often do, to Netflix. It then came to my attention that its “Comedy” section includes some questionable choices. You won’t laugh if you select any of these movies, but the fact that Netflix dubs them all comedies is kind of a joke in itself.

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#FreeMeekMill? Philly Judge Says No Dice

Fans of Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill shouldn’t plan on seeing the self-proclaimed king of the city perform anytime in the immediate future. The 27-year-old will be spending the next three to six months in prison, thanks to a probation violation earlier this month.

According to Radio.com, the artist’s lawyers attempted to schedule an “emergency hearing” rather than waiting for September to push for a shorter sentence. A judge denied that request.

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Orange is the New Black Sparks Renewed Interest in Eastern State Penitentiary

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Photos courtesy of Eastern State Penitentiary. Embarrassingly basic Photoshopping by Josh Middleton.

Recently my roommate and I decided to take a tour of Eastern State Penitentiary (ESP.) Neither of us had ever been, and I assume it was a fairly standard visit. But after the obligatory let’s-make-this-look-scarier-than-it-really-is Instagram shots, I realized we were both thinking about the same thing—our recent binge-watching sessions of the second season of Orange is the New Black (OITNB).

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9 Albums to Watch for in July 2014

We round up some of the most highly-anticipated albums that are hitting the streets this July.  From Jason Mraz to Trey Songz, there’s something for everybody’s musical tastes, not to mention awesome background jams for drives to and from the shore.



Historic Home on Tiny Quince Street

It doesn’t take a history buff to recognize that the narrow cobblestone streets in Washington Square West preserve Philadelphia as it was centuries ago. Located near the nation’s oldest hospital (as well as one of its oldest saloons), the quaint, old-timey feel only intensifies as one enters the living room of 232 S. Quince Street.

While graced with modern amenities, no renovator has yet removed period details like the (newly refinished) original pine flooring, wooden rafters, and a wood-burning fireplace that almost makes us wish for winter.

The main level also includes a full bath (complete with a claw foot tub, of course) and a family room with double doors leading to the back patio.

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REVIEW: Music-Based Dating App Tastebuds

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As a young adult in the age of the smart phone, dating apps are certainly not a new concept for me. I downloaded Tinder along with the rest of the millennials, but eventually the messages of late-night desperation became more of an annoyance than an amusement, and I decided the storage on my phone could be put to better use.

And then I happened upon Tastebuds. A dating site based in London and celebrating its fourth birthday on June 11, Tastebuds just became available for iPhones last month. The app, unlike the likes of Tinder with its looks-are-everything approach, selects a user’s matches based on similar tastes in music.

Sounds intriguing, right? A music-based dating app has the potential to be a success in ways that Tinder never could have. Amazed at the simple brilliance of the idea, I decided to give it a shot.

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6 Things Instagram Likes More than Scout Willis’s Rack

scout willis instagramScout Willis protested the removal of one of her pictures from Instagram by strolling the streets of NYC topless last week, according to Us Weekly. The photo in question was of a jacket portraying two topless women, whose nipples evidently violated Instagram’s Terms of Use.

Assuming you, like most people when they signed up for the free app, didn’t bother to read the fine print, those terms prohibit the posting of “violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic or sexually suggestive photos or other content.”

Okay, so that makes sense in theory. I’m forever being told not to post something I wouldn’t want my grandma to see anyway. But is that policy being strictly enforced across the board? Maybe not. Take a look at the following posts that Instagram apparently likes more than Scout Willis’s rack.

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