Thursday, May 22, 2014

THIS MEANS WAR:  Jon Stewart rants against Philadelphia; Jon Stewart attempts to apologize, but it's too late, because the mightiest seventeen-member legislative body on earth has responded:
WHEREAS, Stewart has apparently never been to Philadelphia, where a decade of development has transformed our dining and nightlife scenes into an abundant array of world class options that aren't overrun with overpaid Wall Street j@#%offs and where you won't need to sell your first born child to get a table; and
WHEREAS, While New York City has many wonderful sights and sounds, you simply cannot beat Philadelphia for the most passionate sports fans, more acres of parks and public murals than anywhere else in the country, a shockingly affordable cost of living, lack of crowded streets, and more American history than you can shake a stick at; and
WHEREAS, Jon Stewart should check himself when starts trash talking Philadelphia; last time we checked the Mets haven't won the World Series in nearly thirty years....


  1. Philadelphia trash-talking other cities' success in sports: priceless!

  2. Christy in Philly9:48 AM

    I thought the whole thing was amusing....until he brought up the Santa thing. Dude, it was 30 years ago!!!! Let it go!

  3. Adam C.10:49 AM

    Recency, man, recency!

  4. Genevieve7:07 PM

    "Most passionate sports fans" -- well, that's one way to put it.
    You all have been nothing but lovely (including on twitter), but I loathe going to see the Nats when the Phillies are in town, because of how horrendously abusive and boorish a not-insignificant percentage of the fans are. One year, we just decided to skip Phillies games in the future. I have been told the same thing about Phillies football fans, though I haven't experienced that personally.

  5. Michael Hagen3:14 PM

    Holding cell and an arraignment courtroom IN THE STADIUM to process the drunks, louts, goons, thugs and bullies arrested at Eagles games.

    It was created to save fuel and because there wasn't enough parking at City Hall for all the buses and paddy wagons on a Sunday afternoon.

  6. BarbL11410:49 AM

    I had literally no feelings about Philadelphia or its sports teams until I went to an Orioles-Phillies game (this was before the Nats arrived, so the O's and Phillies were the interleague rivals). The behavior at that one game turned me against Philadelphia sports teams.

    I had a lovely time when I visited the city itself, though; Rittenhouse Square was fabulous.

  7. Christy in Philly12:59 PM

    As a Phillies' partial season ticket holder, I feel the same way on those off years when we play the Red Sox or a few years ago when the Mets were playing halfway decent, Mets games. I have sold my tickets to those games so I don't have to deal with them. we're not all bad.

  8. Marsha1:49 PM

    Christy, the bad apples in sports fandom are often so bad as to spoil the reputation (and experience) for everyone. I feel this way about the reputation of people at Wrigley showing up in suits to drink beer and stare at their cell phones - yes, there are people at Wrigley like that, but most aren't. But the people not watching the game are so annoying as to make it the primary memory many people have of Wrigley, and the reputation sticks. Sigh.