2013 Geek Awards

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The third annual Philly Geek Awards was this Saturday and tons of fun. Find all the winners here.

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Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

I finally got to see one of the fabulously entertaining live performance shows by Martha Graham Cracker, a drag queen-style singer, at L’Etage in Philadelphia.

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Temple men’s basketball beats VCU

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Patrick and I watched an exciting and dominant win for Temple men’s basketball over VCU heading into March Madness. We had great $30 tickets and a couple $6 beers.

I also ended up on Temple’s new big screen more times than I can remember.

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Phoenixville Firebird Festival

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The ninth annual Phoenxville Firebird Festival outside of Philadelphia welcomed some 15,000 people to watch a 30-foot wooden bird that took 20 days to be built by community members in a nod to mythology of rising from the ashes.

SACM and I went with friends who live in Phoenixville.

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Philadelphia Geek Awards 2012

After the first Philly Geek Awards last year, in which I had some fun poking at the organizers and my friends at Geekadelphia, I was eager to get out there again this year.

My colleagues Brian and Juliana and I again used our chance yesterday at introducing two categories to pick on Geekadelphia, to the amusement of the audience, but we also had a blast.

We helped serve beer before the event and were even nominated again — though we won last year, this year Philly Tech Week failed to repeat as Best Local Event of the Year.

Still, it was easily one of the more fun events of my year.

Black president

A selection of front pages of Italian newspapers covering Barack Obamas victory in the U.S. Presidential election. (AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino)

A selection of front pages of Italian newspapers covering Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. Presidential election. (AP Photo / Alessandra Tarantino)

Today will be a day long remembered. Sen. Barack Obama is the country’s first nonwhite chief executive. The most powerful nation in the world has bowed to five hundred years of European power.

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