Doobies Is #OpenInPHL and Offering a Kind Gesture

patti-doobies-400Yes, we have fun with the #OpenInPHL hashtag on holidays, during storms and such. But Patti Brett from Doobies reminds us that an open bar can also be a welcome respite from being alone.

Brett posted the below message on the bar’s Facebook page:

The holidays are difficult enough without the stress of not having anyone to share them with. Please anyone that is alone on Thanksgiving come by Doobies. You don’t have to purchase anything, if you just want somewhere to go and spend some time with some people I’m offering our spot. No one should have to be alone on a holiday. We open at 4pm.

Another good reason to be thankful for Doobies today? The bar narrowly avoided being the victim of an accident involving a Philadelphia cab yesterday.

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

As is our tradition here at Foobooz, we end our pre-Thanksgiving posts with WKRP in Cincinatti’s Turkeys Away episode. If you haven’t seen it before, it’s worth the 20-some minutes. And if you have seen it, you’ve probably already pressed play.

Enjoy the family, friends, all the food and football this Thanksgiving.

– The Foobooz Team

This Thanksgiving, Ferguson Makes Football Seem Small

National Guard stand in front of the Ferguson Police Department Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri's governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S.

National Guard stand in front of the Ferguson Police Department Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri’s governor ordered hundreds more state militia into Ferguson on Tuesday, after a night of protests and rioting over a grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, a case that has inflamed racial tensions in the U.S.

On Monday night, three days before a colossal NFL game between the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, a major news story began playing out making the game seem pretty small.

The situation in Ferguson involves all of us. We can’t hide from it and it can’t be swept behind a wall of conversation about a football game.

What I do on 97.5 FM The Fanatic is sports talk, but it’s really life talk — conversation among people of different races, creed and colors. And when an issue like this explodes in front of us, it is our duty to talk on it. Conversation fosters understanding; it’s the only thing that can foster understanding because it’s the only way we can hear and attempt to understand another’s viewpoint. So to the people who tweet me with nonsense like “I thought this was a sports station; let’s talk sports,” I have the following message: Open your mind, grow and progress, if just for the sake of your children and future generations who should live in a society that’s not always at odds.

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Rain, Snow Expected to Delay Holiday Travelers

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Today, the day before Thanksgiving, is the busiest travel day of the year.

Today, the Philadelphia region is going to get hit with a big ol’ winter storm.

Good luck out there, travelers. The Philadelphia International Airport is already warning of delays.

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5 Reasons We Should All Be Thankful for Comcast

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This holiday season there are plenty of reasons to give thanks. Sure, there are challenges that we face. But the economy is rebounding. People are more educated. Our standard of living has never been higher. Poverty is at an historical low. Life expectancy is at an historical high. Natural disasters are killing fewer people. Fewer are dying in wars. And, of course, we have Comcast.

Yes, you haters, Comcast. We have Comcast. The media and entertainment giant that people love to hate. The company that, with just a brief mention of its name, turns seemingly reasonable, charitable, kind and loving human beings into angry, violent lunatics. The company that is the butt of 78.53% of the jokes on late night TV. The prime example of what customer service should not be. The target of lawsuits and scathing blog posts. People just love to hate Comcast.

Well, you can deservedly blame Comcast for a lot of things. But when you watch the Eagles this Thanksgiving, look up a recipe for pumpkin pie online or just make a simple phone call to Grandma because you didn’t feel like going over the river and through the woods this year, you can thank Comcast. And be grateful. Because Comcast is doing great things. Don’t believe me? Here are five things Comcast did … just this past month!

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Yikes: You Consume HOW Many Calories Before Thanksgiving Dinner Even Starts?!

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I have a hunch this information won’t stop any of us from hunkering down at the Thanksgiving table and piling our plates high with mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, and creamed everything. I mean, it is Thanksgiving, after all. That said, here are some gasp-worthy Thanksgiving dinner facts, courtesy of TODAY’s Rossen Reports, that might make you think twice about that third serving of pecan pie.

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide: What to Cook, Where to Work Out and More

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Well, it’s official: Thanksgiving week has finally arrived. And if you can already feel your stomach knotting up in anticipation of everything to come—hosting every single relative you’ve ever met in your one-bedroom apartment; attempting to please your vegan aunt and your Paleo cousin during the same meal; making sure Great Uncle Lonnie doesn’t fall asleep at the dinner table—trust us, you are not alone. Case in point: Last night, I woke up in a deep sweat after having a nightmare that my Thanksgiving pecan pie turned out all wrong, with chunks of uncooked butter floating throughout and everyone at the dinner table was disgusted. I had a Thanksgiving nightmare, you guys—the struggle is real.

So, because we totally feel your holiday-anxiety pain, we’ve created The Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide, a resource for all your Turkey-Day needs. Here, you’ll find Be Well Philly posts on everything from Turkey Trots around Philly to Thanksgiving recipes for every diet to clever ways to get your family out of your tiny apartment for a few hours (hiking in the Wissahickon, anyone?). Now, read up and watch your blood pressure drop.

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