Laughing Joe Biden Steals the Show in Vice Presidential Debate

Plus: Someone measured the VP candidates’ malarkey levels, Jayson Werth helps to ruin your October, Apple to unveil the iPad mini, and more of what the city is talking about today.

Laughing Joe Biden. The Vice President seemed to think last night’s debate was quite a gas. He laughed to the point that everyone with a Twitter handle felt compelled to comment, and some went as far as to create accounts like @LaughingJoeBiden. [Politico]

The VP Debate: Fact Check. Both Vice President Joe Biden and “his friend” Paul Ryan threw out quite a few figures and claims during the 90 minute debate on Thursday. Luckily, someone went ahead and measured the malarkey levels from last night. [USA Today]

Wedding Brawl Party Photos. Daily Mail has published a series of photos related to the wedding that resulted in the massive brawl in Society Hill last weekend. They’ve got some from the bride’s bachelorette party in Miami. [Daily Mail]

Apple to Unveil iPad Mini? The device that should fall somewhere between the iPad and the iPhone will likely be unveiled on October 23rd. Plan accordingly. [All Things D]

Jayson Werth Walks Off. In case you feel like torturing yourself today, here’s Jayson Werth hitting a walk-off home run to force Game 5 in the Nats/Cards series. October sucks. [Deadspin]

Senator Casey’s 10-Point Lead. As challenger Tom Smith rolls out negative ad after negative ad, a poll shows that Senator Bob Casey is still up by 10 points as the November election sits less than a month away. [Inquirer]

Cleaning Lady Stole Bust Out of Anger. The housekeeper charged with swiping the $3 million Ben Franklin bust from a Main Line home says she stole the item because she was angry about losing her job. [Inquirer]

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  • Jonathan R. Henry

    I could’ve used this about ten years ago, but God had other plans.

  • Kimbafuzz

    Oh man, I would have loved this back when I was at Drexel. Congrats to whomever gets it!!

  • Bdawkbdawk

    I know you posted that candidates must be enrolled in school and have journalism experience, but it would be really nice of you to consider Jason La Canfora for the vacant position.
    -Mrs. La Confora

    • DramaQueenCanfora

      a.k.a. Vitriol Vender Canfora

  • Chris

    “Wawa coffee is a must. If you arrive with coffee from royal farms or any other sub-par convenience store, you will be terminated immediately and will face possible fines or sanctions from the NFL. “

    • Jack Waggoner

      Hoagie Balloon flying experience optional.

    • Rofo has no place on this site. These guys are too good to be inspired by diesel fuel in a coffee pot.

  • Maggie

    Let’s see. I took my first course on a PC in 1986. Worked in mainframe environments with 2 large corporations, one of them government, the other a large daily newspaper. Have been online since 1997. (Good old dial-up). Have used Excel, Word, Java, PhotoSuite. Know where to find the best coffee. Have changed plugs, points, filters, transmission fluid, tires. Used a timing gun. Know how to get a stuck car out of the mud or snow. Have installed 2 different stereo systems in 2 different vehicles, one a van. Have been making bread and cinnamon buns since I was 10 years old. Have cabled together several components of an office computer setup. Worked with an investigative unit checking on outstanding warrants! Although that was not with the NFL! I have been following the NFL off and on for a long time, even have in my cable package. Brought up 4 children as a single parent, which takes multi-tasking skills, tight budgeting skills, the ability to work as a team and be able to delegate. Unfortunately, I am not male, do not live in Philadelphia and the only school I have been in recently is the well-known school of hard knocks. Sorry guys, you’ll have to struggle along without me. Oh, did I mention that I was initially hired at the newspaper because I could spell?

    • Richard Colton

      was the internship not gender neutral? or did I miss something?

      • Maggie

        I used the “male” reference deliberately because I’ve seen that bias among all groups where IT skills are useful. Even when cabling systems together, and training co-workers, I never saw another female IT staff member. Even today, when I approach staff in a retail electronics speciality store, their first assumption is that I am stupid. Also, Richard, I was trying to demonstrate a little bit of humor because that is the most important asset one can have in a high-pressure environment. Sometimes saves your sanity. Finally, whew, this ‘resume’ is much too long and was not sent to the admin, but again, it’s not serious.

        • Jack Waggoner

          As a male IT guy, I worked above, below, and alongside many women IT staff. Not as many as men, but at least 20% were women. On average they were a bit more productive than the men we had.

        • wait wait wait…cinnamon buns? you’re hired

  • Philly0312

    I would have loved this in college – guessing you will have NO ISSUES finding someone who can do the above.

  • EaglePete

    Im not surprised. As this camp wears on I was actually wondering where you find the time for our insatiable appetite for more articles. Yet you always seem to pump them out, even in the evenings at times. After an entire day watching practice, taking notes, compiling notes, drafts and final copies, I can only imagine help would be nice. Good luck, keep up the great work.

  • Johnny Domino

    I would add an essay, swimsuit competition or some Survivor-style eliminators for the amusement of the masses.

    • You have my vote, sir; you had me at essay.

    • UKEagle99

      I really don’t want to see Dutch in a swimsuit >_<

  • jabostick

    When is the internship for work slackers going to get posted? That will be hotly contested!

  • East Falls 215

    “Lou, pack our bags. We’re going up to that college.”

  • Does being a full-time student at Ball So Hard University count?

  • Ron Hipple

    How bout Reno Mahe

  • booyah

    I’m sure phillymag has lawyers, but unpaid internships–even with college credit–are on thin ice. Especially when the internship is designed to help the company, not the intern.

    • Bebin Abraham

      Yeah a stipend should be included if the intern doesn’t have the oppurtunity to produce original content, its only ethical.

  • mac

    C’mon throws this guy (or girl) a few bucks an hour.

  • Rick Lindquist

    This is a great opportunity for someone!