Rob Zombie Directing ‘Broad Street Bullies’ Film About Flyers
Rob Zombie, acclaimed director of House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, and writer of that song “More Human Than Human,” is coming to Philadelphia for a new project: Broad Street Bullies, a film about the Flyers. According to Deadline New York, the Flyers are right up Zombie’s ally, as they “evolved from a cellar-dwelling expansion team into a team that racked up victories and penalty minutes in equal measure during the 1970s.” And then there was, of course, the time Rick Foley cut off Bobby Clarke’s face and wore it as a mask.
Today’s the first day of summer. And it’s set to top 100 degrees the next two days. There’s actually an “excessive heat warning” from 1 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Friday. Stay cool!
There must be something about the Philadelphia Housing Authority, because it turns out Michael P. Kelly, who recently announced he was leaving as head, is doing so because of an affair he had with a PHA manager. Kelly had replaced Carl Greene as executive director after it was reported that Greene had several inappropriate relationships, or, at least, he allegedly tried to have them.
Oh, and count this under the ‘obvious’ tag: Interim PHA director Kelvin Jeremiah, he had an affair with a senior PHA manager, too!
City Council has to pass a budget by July 1 and yesterday, Mayor Michael Nutter and Darrell Clarke met behind closed doors to figure out how that might happen, lest the city can’t spend any money. There are two alternatives currently being floated to the Actual Value Initiative.
Phillies Second Baseman Ricky Galvis, already out with a back injury, has been suspended for 50 games after he tested positive for a metabolite of Clostebol. He claims he can’t understand how the trace amount of the substance—literally 80 parts in a trillion—got there.
Today’s the 12th day of deliberations in the Philadelphia priest sex abuse case. CBS says this is the longest deliberation in recent Philadelphia criminal history.
Pat Toomey has written a blog post for Red State titled ‘America vs. the Sugar Lobby.’ He calls the Big Sugar “one of the most egregious corporate welfare handouts in a long list of wasteful programs” and thinks the fight against the lobby (note: Not sugar in general, that fascist mayoral talk) is something we can all agree on.