A winter thunderstorm just rolled into Philly. Here’s how the Twittersphere reacted.
Did anyone else feel that? Our studio just shook at its foundation. Thunderstorm or earthquake?
— Preston & Steve Show (@PrestonSteve933) February 19, 2014
— Milan Club Philly (@MilanClubPhilly) February 13, 2014
— Chaucee (@streets_stripes) February 13, 2014
— FOX 29 (@FOX29philly) February 6, 2014
There are enough fake Fox 29 accounts misinforming the public about the snow that the station has to warn its followers about it.
A quick search of Twitter reveals the original fake Fox 29 tweet last night to be some sort of amazing high school prank, which warms my heart: There are still wise-asses out there in high school. Our future may not be as bleak as it seems!
Dan McQuade took over the Phillymag Twitter account to witness the spectacle that is Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl. He witnessed slim mother-of-four, Molly Schuyler pack away a record 363 wings. Super Squib was the top local eater, finishing in fourth with 252 wings demolished.
If you’re in mourning that the severely homophobic (and, might I add, severely hot) Republican congressman Aaron Schock’s Instagram account was locked down after being “outed” by journalist Itay Hod, then you’re in luck. There’s a rather humorous and oh-so-juicy parody replacement on Twitter: @GayRepSchock.
With a bio that reads, “I’m not gay, I’m FABULOUS,” a shirtless profile pic from Schock’s now infamous Men’s Health photo shoot, and hashtags with the likes of #DontTellBoehner, #TeamSchocker, and #TheseABS, the account is a humorous reminder that Schock’s speculated sexuality is all the more hypocritical given his extreme anti-gay voting record.
Here’s a taste of some of Gay Aaron Shock‘s tweets:
Starting at 7 p.m. tonight, State Reps. Mike Schlossberg and Brian Sims will host a “Twitter Town Hall” on LGBT equality in Pennsylvania. You can tweet your questions to them with the hashtag #PaEquality. The reps. say they’re ready to discuss everything — from PA marriage equality news to the status of HB 300, the bill that would make it illegal for a PA business to fire someone because of their sexual identity or orientation. So let the questions fly.
Tonight Pennsylvania State Representatives Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) and Brian Sims (D-Philadelphia) will host a “Twitter Town Hall,” live from the state Capitol. The social-media event is meant to give constituents the opportunity to check up on the progress of legislation related to LGBT equality in the Commonwealth.
Among the topics that the lawmakers expect to discuss are same-sex marriage and the long-awaited LGBT non-discrimination bill, HB300, that’s still awaiting movement in the House of Representatives. The latter measure would include gender identity and sexual orientation to PA’s Human Relations Commission legislation, protecting LGBT people from being fired from their jobs or being asked to leave a place of business just for being gay. (Can you believe that’s actually legal?)
The town hall will take place tonight between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. To join the conversation, tweet Schlossberg (@RepSchlossberg) or Sims (@RepSims) with the hashtag #paequality, or message them on their respective Facebook pages: Sims, Schlossberg. A host of other Philly legislators will also be available for questions, including Reps. Michelle Brownlee (@repbrownlee), Brendan Boyle (@repbrendanboyle), Stephen Kinsey (@repkinsey), and Senator Larry Farnese (@larryfarnese).
Follow the live feed of tonight’s discussion here: http://bit.ly/1ckCXmn
It’s end-of-year time, and you know what that means: Lists!
Okay, most things on the Internet are in list form now, but December is still a time when news organizations dump non-stories into top 10 packages and call it news. This column will be no different! As you can tell from the headline, it’s a list of the top 10 Philadelphia tweets of the year.
I feel your pain, Tom Ferrick.
I once got caught up in the emotions of the moment when Philebrity slammed a post by Greg Meckstroth on the blog I edit that slammed a facelift that the legendary local hangout Doobies Bar gave itself for not making the place look more like Ubar.
I jumped into the fray in the comments section — and quickly argued myself into a corner from which I couldn’t extricate myself. Greg, of course, was entitled to his opinion, and others are free to disagree, even obnoxiously, with that opinion. But usually, when that disagreement takes the form of a zinger, taking on the dart-thrower makes the respondent — not the critic — look like a hypersensitive fool.