ShutterButtonApril 18, 2012 at 1:43 pm

ShutterButton: Here’s A Toast To Weird Old Ben

The ’90′s were a time of several transitionally awkward trends (see this, this and this), but THIS? This 1999 depiction of our Quaker surrounded by toast is a sight for sore (and creepily blue) eyes. Though modern day QBF‘s smile is, 13 years later, still a bit on the hello-may-I-offer-you-some-candy-in-my-van side, we’re more than happy to shove this Polaroid back in the drawer with our scrunchies and Spice World VHS.

NewsJanuary 31, 2012 at 9:01 am

Rx (May Be) Closed For The Long Run

As Foobooz reports, Rx, the popular brunch joint and purveyor of All Things Yummy, may be closed for good. Yup, the sign at right has been hanging in the 45th and Spruce door for over a week, and the restaurant hasn’t returned any calls. Technical difficulties? We’re gonna need a new prescription in the meantime.

But seriously, Goddesses of the Economy, LEAVE WEST PHILADELPHIA ALONE! LEAVE IT ALONE! You’ve taken Wine and Spirits, Redcap’s Corner and MidAtlantic all in the past month– not to mention all the casualties of 2011. When will it end?

NewsDecember 7, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Amy Gutmann Uses Comic Sans, The World Implodes

Earlier this fine evening, we received an email from Leah Popowich about President Gutmann’s study break on Sunday. Attached was the holly jolly eyesore seen above. Poinsettia border. Lollipop clipart (?). Multiple exclamation points. AND COMIC SANS. Amy! What. Were. You. Thinking?!

NewsNovember 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Penn Chanteur Returns With More Adrenaline

We know this video isn’t new or anything, but it is an updated version of what we showed you over the summer and… Well, what do you think? Discuss.

NewsMay 27, 2011 at 9:02 am

How To Cure Your Post-Oprah Depression


We see you: spooning your Breville Panini Press, wailing along to Josh Groban, bingeing on Beecher’s “World’s Best” Mac ‘N’ Cheese… you’ve officially gone off the deep end. And you’re not alone–after Oprah’s last show Wednesday, so has the rest of America.

In case you missed it, Oprah’s opus magnum did not include any makeovers, and, unless you count exorbitant amounts of tears, there were no free giveaways. Her final farewell was a quaint, “I won’t say goodbye. I’ll just say, until we meet again.” Sob.

Anyway, enough of that. Check out this awesome video (as seen on uwishunu) documenting all the reasons why Oprah loves Philadelphia (!!!). And for more O-Win, check out this infographic timeline (slash board game…what?).

If all else fails, there’s still Penn alum and Kelly Writer’s House patron Maury Povich to fill your daytime void.

NewsOctober 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm

“Barbie Society Of Penn” Is Ernest’s Newest Venture

After his disqualification from the 2014 presidential race, tabloid prince Ernest Owens is keeping himself busy with the new, mysterious Barbie Society of Penn, which we discovered on Facebook. We don’t have much intel on the group, except that it describes itself as, “The most sexxy, sophisticated ladies (plus a gay) have established a society for all us Penn Barbies to unite!” Look out, it seems as though Penn’s getting a dose of the Plastics. Read the rest of this entry »

Election WatchSeptember 28, 2010 at 10:00 am

Race To The UA 2K10: Youtube N00bz

As we continue to wait with bated breath for the results of the freshman election campaigns for the Undergraduate Assembly, the candidates begin to reveal their super-awesome personalities. And what better way to do this (besides putting up posters) than to post videos on the internet? While all the clips are quite riveting, some are clearly better than the others. So without further ado, we present the creative geniuses and technologically-savvy wizards of the freshman class!

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