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August 2012


Budweiser Clydesdale Horses visit Fairmount for Made in America

Budweiser Clydesdale Horses visit Fairmount for Made in America

Three big trailers pulled up in front of the Eastern State Penitentiary and the workers began to assemble the horses.

There was a nice crowd assembled, considering there was no schedule printed, just signs posted all around Fairmount with the same message “Budweiser Clydesdale Horses” here 6PM – 9PM. Most signs were posted in front of bars & restaurants, but no specific times and no idea that they would have a parade of sorts. Kinda odd and confusing.

Thankfully Fairmounters are curious and they just showed up on the street at 6PM and found them.

 so adorable

First stop was Urban Saloon. Then they continue their trek down Fairmount and I hear they went to the Rose Tattoo and Kite and Key, returning to the neighborhood an hour later. I wish I had followed them. I thought they were just going to the end of the street and turning around.

Love seeing Terry McNally from London Grill, 23rd & Fairmount. At each stop the bar owners would get a case of Bud.

Sometimes they would hop on the carriage, like Jeff Keel the owner of Bishop’s Collar at 24th and Fairmount.  And look who I got across the street at 2401 Fairmount. I bet you didn’t know this guy really existed: Check out my Philly Mag column today.

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Super Dooper Bradley Cooper, Andrew Bynum, Drivers Ed, Style Me Hired, Plushie

I think I’m the only person who didn’t get a shot of Bradley Cooper when he was in town the other day to promote his new movieThe Wordsco-writer/co-directors Lee Sternthal and Brian Klugman (Jack’s nephew). I couldn’t miss The Hamels Foundation Diamond and Denim event which was at the same exact time. One of my readers Jess got a photo  – Thank you for the advice to stand across the street! It totally
There’s also a video on my facebook page of him taking the pic if you
want that- not sure how to get it off of facebook though
. – Hey I was once a fan and glad I could help out. (Is this photo not priceless?)

I heard that Cooper told the crowd that he’ll be back in November to promote & have a screening for Silver Linings Playbook which was filmed right here in Philly. Then he’s coming back in February (brrr) with David O Russell and bringing Amy Adams with him to shoot a film on Abscam bribery scandal tentatively titled “American Bullsh*t” someone close to the production told me. Yeah when they said the name I had to repeat it I was kinda surprised.  Cooper was super dooper Monday night at the Prince, signing for fans, posing for photos. After the screening and the Q&A he went upstairs for a private party. He emerged from the theater to waiting fans and posed some more. At one point he got into his limo, saw a few more pleading fans, got out and signed and posed some more. Now that is super dooper bradley cooper. (The next day I missed cooper at Fox 29 by mere minutes, then I couldn’t go to the press conference at the Four Season’s cause I had my appointment with my personal trainer at the same time. Oh well in November then.)

Which reminds me, I ran into Brea Bee a few weeks ago on the set of Paranoia. She was in town to visit her beau Bill Eccleston, Sommelier At Ristorante Panorama. She plays Bradley Cooper’s wife in the “Silver Linings Playbook.” She’s excited for the film to premiere this fall, after it’s premiere at the Toronto Film Festival Sept 6 to the 16th. Brea moved to LA last year, where there are more opportunities for roles. She got to work right away and shot a Co-star role on the FOX Television series “Breaking In.” She also stars in another Philadelphia movie, “Backwards”, which opens on September 21.

Last week I saw this accident on Delaware Ave right in front of the PennDOT Driver and Vehicle Services

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i never had a chance to show you this pix of Andrew Bynum at his press conference earlier this month. i love the Sixers fans who came out in droves. I did have a pix on PhillyMag, but I love this shot too.

Crazy guy dressed as a purple cow just walking down the street the other day. I think my phone was dead, otherwise I would have tweeted a pix like this.


GREAT ADVENTURE SAFARI PARK IS CLOSING (**to become something more adventurous ..), so Mike and I headed over there last Friday for one last look. It’s kinda funny as I had been trying to get him there for the longest time and he resisted. He thought the animals would scratch his baby, I mean his car. But we spent 2 hours in the park and not one animal even came close. They were too busy sunning and minding their own business. They’ve seen cars before, probably doesn’t think they’re delicious.

I really wanted that dragon fly to land on the bears nose.

Oh wait the giraffes did think this truck was delicious and kept licking it. Mike and I think they coated it with something cause they didn’t lick anyone elses vehicle. Today it should come out what the heck is going to happen to the reserve. Just know you only have another 30 days to enjoy it in your own car.
**to become something more adventurous like maybe 
Guess I was right, Philly dot com just posted this article