Happy Singles Awareness Day!

Today is Valentine’s Day! 

And of course as everyone and their Hallmark mother knows that when it comes to the love game of sexy Cupid (right, Ms. Gaga?), it can certainly go many, many different ways. 

For all the lovers out there, it’s a day filled with red roses, most likely followed by an evening filled with wining, dining and some good ol’ fashioned boots knockin.’

For others, it’s a day when, um, dating apps like Tinder, Scruff and Grindr will be on in full force in hopes of baggin’ up as much of that V-Day booty as humanly possible.

And then….sigh…..for a select unfortunate sad few out there, Valentine’s Day is the worst fucking day of the year because you think of your ex and how could they do that to you and now they’re with her/him and all you want is some brownie batter and/or cookie dough with Courtney Love and Alanis Morissette on full fucking blast. 

You oughta know, indeed. 

However, if there’s one group out there who doesn’t get the appreciation they deserve on this sacred day of love, it’s those who are single by fabulous choice and for them, today is just another day, or as we shall officially call it….Singles Awareness Day

So, to those of you out there who are just doin’ you and don’t need a man/lovely lady by your side to get yours in this life, but you’re confident as fuck and know the right one will eventually come along and you just want to live it up and be free……then these anthems are just for you. 

Who needs Cupid, anyway? 

Pussycat Dolls/”I Don’t Need a Man”    Just do you, boo…it’s the only way. 

Beyonce/”Single Ladies(Put a Ring on It)”  “Oh, oh, oh, Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, Oh, oh, oh.” No further statements. 

Demi Lovato/”Confident” Because what’s wrong with being confident, bitch? Just sayin.’ 

Jason Derulo/”Ridin’ Solo”   The only way to be…now get out there and own it. 

Destiny’s Child/”Independent Women(Part 1)”   Gurl, who knew you could get down like that on Singles Awareness Day? Everyone. 

Destiny’s Child/”Independent Women(Part 2)”  Keep gettin’ down, gurl. 

Usher/’U Don’t Have to Call”    Nah, we don’t need ya ’cause we out here on the floor gettin’ ours. 

TLC/”No Scrubs”  Ewwwwww….gross. 

Snoop Dogg/Bruno Mars/Wiz Khalifa/’Young, Wild & Free”   Let’s party. 

Natasha Bedingfield/”Single”  Hey there, Ms. Bedingfield, it’s certainly nice to hear from you again..especially today. 

Mary J. Blige/”Real Love”   Because it’s all business when it comes to searchin’ for that Ms. Blige style real love. But until then, let’s all live it up in the name of Cupid and of course, copy every god damn classic dance move from this video. 

And then let’s dance some more and be free. 

Happy Singles Awareness Day! 


Oh, and this. 





Dear Philadelphia Eagles….Thank You

No words. 

Ask any of the what seemed like a trillion people (official numbers are coming next week) who attended yesterday’s incredible (and very, very, very well organized) Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl festivities to describe their experience and, well, it’s a guarantee that they couldn’t come up with the proper wording to paraphrase it all


Because it was just so fucking amazing. Isn’t that right, Mr. Jason Kelce? (By the way, your now legendary speech and mummer’s costume betta werk). 

Sigh….yesterday. It was so much more than just a sports celebration, it was a moment in time that no one will ever, ever forget anytime soon. But even more than that, it was a moment that finally put the City of Brotherly Love on the god damn map for the world to see. 

While yes, we’ve hosted some truly stand out celebrations and events along the great way–the Pope’s 2015 visit, 2016’s DNC and last year’s NFL draft, just to name a few–but it’s sort of felt like we just haven’t arrived yet……..until the underdog Eagles won the Super Bowl on February 4th. 

Yes, whether you like it or not (most people don’t, but that’s quite alright), Philly is finally officially an underdog city no more. As noted in Mr. Kelce’s speech, make that, iconic presentation yesterday, “an underdog is a hungry dog,” and you couldn’t ask for a city who wanted it more, whether a championship or just the national respect that we truly deserve. And well, now, here it is…because at the end of the day…we Philly and we’re certainly here to stay. 

While the national news did a standout job in painting us a city full of spoiled thugs and privileged vandals (they also forgot to mention that if you destroy this city…the city will find you and we certainly, yesterday’s well received Parade of Champions finally proved above everything else that we’re a city that really, really loves our city.

Of course, there was trash everywhere (more trash cans throughout next year’s, err, future parades, perhaps?), but it did little to dispel that Philadelphia truly put on one of the greatest Super Bowl spectacles anyone has ever seen. Oh, just admit it, Mr. Brady…you know you were watchin.’ 

What it all boils down to like Alanis is that we’ve got one hand in our pocket and the other is high fivin’ anyone that we see right now because the city is truly just in a great fucking mood. We certainly owe our new-found Philly special feeling to our beloved–and just so precious–Eagles for which none our reinvented way of Philly way of life would truly be possible.

Seriously…does anybody else feel, like, different now? 

Besides serving up a football season that was nothing short of spectacular, our beloved Birds also proved that when you face challenges head on…you get results. So, to Carson Wentz, Nick Foles, Doug Pederson and the rest of you guys (and your mom mom and pop pops, too!), the city truly thanks you from the bottom of our Bud Lite drinkin’ football hearts and so, so, so much more. 

You’re more than just Super Bowl’re what this city is about–team work, strength in numbers and so much love to go around that it’s sort of fucking ridiculous. So, if there are any doubters out there who still have no idea what Philly Philly is all about, take a look at our football team and how we all came together as a city yesterday and you will have all of the answers you need. 

Fly Eagles Fly. Dilly Dilly 4 Lyfe. 



Super Bowl Halftime Performance of the Day/Madonna


In just five excruciatingly long days, our very own (and just so precious!) Philadelphia Eagles will take on that other team in Super Bowl LII, while Justin Timberlake will be taking the reigns as our halftime performance host with (hopefully) the most. 

While there’s little tea to be spilled as to what (or who???) Mr. Man of the Woods will be trotting out onto the field this Sunday (stay tuned for a complete Philly Mixtape style analysis later this week), the only thing to do is to tune in and watch it all go down (and that it will, that other teams fans) this Sunday night. 

But of course while we oh, so patiently wait for it all, it’s absolutely necessary to have a reminisce sesh (isn’t that right, Left Shark?) and spill about Super Bowl performances from the past….and kicking things is off is a gigantic set from Madonna that rocked our worlds on Feb 5th, 2012. 

Taking center stage, er, field, Madge burst into Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis (this was the year the New York Giants beat that team the Eagles are playing) draped and dripping in Givenchy and Bulgari –with that Phillip Treacy crown!–armed with a fortress of Calvin Klein clad Roman-Egyptian Gods while serving us pure “Vogue” realness.

Collaborating with Cirque Du Soleil’s Jamie King and Moment Factory, the Material Girl delivered a high flying twelve minute spectacle that also included hits “Music,” (hey, LMFAO…where ya been?), “Give Me All Your Lovin,” and marching band/Cee Lo assisted versions of “Express Yourself” and “Open Your Heart.” Closing with a halo clutching rendition of “Like a Prayer,” in which the legendary Ms. M literally dropped from the stage into a cloud of heavenly smoke. Like…literally. 

However….sigh….although Her Madge-sty’s now legendary sports showdown set a then Super Bowl halftime-show ratings record with 114 million viewers tuning in (higher than the game itself), it didn’t come off without a hitch…and it was all M.I.A.’s fault. For whatever reason, the “Paper Planes” spitstress decided to flip the world her middle bird during her closing verse on “Lovin,” where we soon learned what happens when you just don’t hit that censor button quite fast enough. M.I.A. was highly criticized for her bold expletive and later fined a whopping $16.6 million which was settled in a confidential agreement in 2014.

But whatever the court case may be (we also doubt Madonna and M.I.A. have spilled tea since then, although the “Frozen” diva did accept her apology), Madonna‘s half-time slay not only solidified another reason why we’re still completely obsessed with everything she does, but it set the bar for every performer who’s stepped in the half-time performance spotlight since. 

In a word, you watching, JT? Because you’ve got some serious werk to do this Sunday. So, Let’s do it. 

Go Birds!

Cover photo courtesy of Yahoo