Hide yo kids, hide yo wife: Countess is back! The sassy Locust Hawkwas seen striking a heroic pose outside of Hill yesterday. Maybe she heard that there would be thousands of pre-frosh touring Penn during President’s Day weekend and wanted to terrorize some kiddies. Remember, guys, stay on the lookout for Big C and don’t let this happen to you.
Match Day came and went this past week for Penn’s medical students. What’s that, you ask? Why, it’s the day a big, scary computer decides the fate of med school students by announcing where they’ll be spending their residencies! It’s kinda like the Sorting Hat in Harry Potter, but hard and metal and bleeps and bloops instead of talking. Ah, to be a med student! One editor described Match Day as a drunken “bid day for med school.” Here’s what to look forward to, premeds!
Without even really meaning to, we have a spooktacularly Halloween-themed Street for you this week. Our cover story this week is a creepy, crawly tour of ‘Spookadelphia’ — turns out that our dear city is chock full of ghosts, ghouls and otherwise paranormal happenings. Freaky! Also inside the mag is your guide to all things Halloween: tricky treats in Food and Drink, local costume shops and hallowed happenings in Ego and Film has cinema-inspired (just like this week’s Ego of the Week!) costume ideas.
Also inside? A pro/con of Willow Smith’s new single, things stupid people do and say, a recap of the Philly Film Festival and a squirrel orgasm. So, we say download it! Pick it up on stands! Read it online at 34st.com! And get your weekend-long celebration of all things spooky, slutty and school spirited right — it’s the weekly Writers’ Meeting at the Street office! 4015 Walnut St. at 6:30 p.m. We would have gotten away with it, if it hadn’t been for those pesky kids!
TD Bank on 37th and Walnut (aka right in the middle of campus) was robbed today around 9 a.m. No one from Penn was present or hurt, but that’s still a bit terrifying considering it was in the middle of BROAD DAYLIGHT.
Our relationship with Penn’s newest watering hole, The Blockley Pourhouse, has been rocky, at best, from the get-go. At first we were totally excited! Excited in that about-to-go-see-a-horror-movie-that-will-haunt-your-dreams-forever type way, but excited, nonetheless. Then, upon checking the ex-asylum, ex-almshouse out, we were unpleasantly surprised.
The roller-coaster ride of emotions that is The Blockley continues, as we enter a state of confusion and mild dismay. FooBooz reports:
During all Penn State games (first game is September 5th vs the Akron Zips) the Blockley will offer all you can eat wings, corn dogs, fries and onion rings for $10. There are also some beer deals but they don’t come up to the minimum quality requirements to be mentioned on Foobooz.
At first we thought that this was a UPenn/Penn State mix-up, but we were mistaken. Turns out the owners (or could it be the ghosts of Blockley residents of yore?) are just Nittany Lion fans! Sure, we careabout Penn football these days, and yes, we are perturbed by the decision to root for Penn State football on UPenn’s campus, but we aren’t going to let something as silly as school spirit or Quaker loyalty get in the way of a good old fashioned drink special and a plate of free food, are we? Just make sure to leave the “Not Penn State” apparel at home. Maybe permanently?
Oh no! Our friends at Onward State report that a Penn State student has come down with meningitis, the same disease that aflicted our own campus about a month ago. College is scary, especially if your school has the word “Penn” in its name. Indiana University of Pennsylvania, take this as a warning!
Today Consumerist reported that Facebook has updated its terms of service with some new Big Brother-esque terminology. The rule used to be that Facebook would give up its “irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, transferable, fully paid, worldwide license (with the right to sublicense)” to do whatever the ef it feels like if you terminated your account. They have amended that policy and now they own all your stuff, forevskis:
The following sections will survive any termination of your use of the Facebook Service: Prohibited Conduct, User Content, Your Privacy Practices, Gift Credits, Ownership; Proprietary Rights, Licenses, Submissions, User Disputes; Complaints, Indemnity, General Disclaimers, Limitation on Liability, Termination and Changes to the Facebook Service, Arbitration, Governing Law; Venue and Jurisdiction and Other.
Zuckerberg, if we didn’t worship you, we might hate you.