Yes, I know you’re tired of this whole Ice Bucket Challenge thing, but I couldn’t let the hype die without sharing this new and adorable contribution from Tina Fey.
The Upper Darby-bred 30 Rock star was challenged by Kermit the Frog. There’s a cute twist that involves Fey’s adorable daughter Alice. I don’t want to give anything away, but let’s just say the little girl gets the short end of the stick. Check it out above.
Chances are you’ve heard all about Betsy Alexander’s virtuoso kitty, Nora The Piano Cat, but this week it’s not her whiskered key-tickler that’s getting the spotlight treatment, it’s her home.
Philadelphia videographer Cory Popp just released a new short film that showcases Alexander’s Fitler Square abode that gives new meaning to the “one man’s trash” adage. She has collected what Popp estimates to be around 5,000 items that fill her home from top to bottom—everything from tin robots and wind-up toys to Legos, paintings and sculptures. It’s a veritable museum, but not one you can buy a ticket to get inside.
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She’s 99 years old, 4 feet 6 inches, 83 pounds, and Ida Keeling has endurance that defies the ages. The great-great grandmother from the Bronx competed in the Gay Games last week, finishing the 100-meter race in 59.8 seconds—a time that her coach and daughter Shelly says is the fastest that’s ever been recorded in a internationally certified race by someone her age.
Huffington Post reports that this is Keeling’s first Gay Games, and she took up running after two of her sons were killed 30 years ago in drug-related instances.
Her secret to staying in shape?
“Do what you need to do, not what you want to do and don’t leave out your daily exercise. Love yourself.”
See her in action in the video above.
Philly “eight-piece absurdist soul outfit” Johnny Showcase just released the video for its hilarious new tune “Hit It From the Back.” Directed by Adrienne Mackey and channeling one of the sexier Bee Gees’ tunes (without too much of the cheesy falsetto), the video looks like it was shot all around South Philly. Check it out below.
On Saturday, June 21st, Kimmel Center celebrated the first day of summer with Solstice in the City. This extravaganza from 8 p.m. till 2 a.m., and featured performances by indie bands Beverly, San Fermin and Real Estate in Verizon Hall. Jazz residency artists Pablo Batista and the Mambo Syndicate, Josh Lawrence and the Fresh Cut Orchestra, and Bobby Zankel, Raphael Xavier, and Francois Zayas performed in the SEI Innovation Studio to packed houses.
We were there Saturday night to kick off summer with The Kimmel. Check out the video above for a chat with organizer Zach Blackwood, and scenes from some of the aforementioned performances.
Philly dance company BalletX has put together a hyper-local video to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” that features members of the dance company, and even a few random locals — like a guy in a food truck with particularly good rhythm, and a couple adorable kids break-dancing down at Love Park. The best moment starts at about 1:20, when three of the company dancers do a synchronized dance on the steps of the Bellevue.
Check out the video above. Sure, they’re a little late to the game here, but is it really ever too late to hear this song?
Facebook user Didier Garcia posted video of GALAEI Executive Director Elicia Gonzales’s epic marriage proposal at this weekend’s Philly Pride. She went the whole nine yards when asking Megan Hannah to marry her — I’m talking getting down on the knee, the biggest smooch you can imagine, and a costume change that made the already-screaming crowd go crazy. Check out the video below, and be sure to click “HD.”
Have you ever gotten home after a trip to the grocery store with a bag full of produce and absolutely zero idea where to put it? I mean, do tomatoes go in the fridge or the pantry? And how about onions? And what about garlic? Agh! So. Many. Questions.
As you can probably tell, the fridge-or-pantry dilemma comes up quite often in my kitchen, and my solution is usually just to throw everything into the fridge. I just figure it’s safer there. But no more, friends: Thanks to Buzzfeed, we’ve all got a super-useful video to refer to next time the fridge-or-pantry crisis strikes. Check it out below.
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Came across this funny video on Instagram this morning and had to share. Apparently the Gayborhood was popping last night, as is evidenced by this impromptu street party at what looks to be near 13th and Saint James Street. A car gets stopped in the middle of the street, and before you know it passersby just start twerking all over it. The best part is that the passengers put the thing in park to get out to join them. “Only in Philly,” the camera man says. But I’d like to add that being in gay central probably helps, too.
WARNING: NSFW (there’s a bit of profanity up in there.)
Pittsburgh’s North Hill’s High School used every inch of its campus and every student to tape this energetic lip dub of Avicii’s “Wake Me Up.” You’ve got to check it out after the jump.
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