So, this video proves that any competently filmed cellphone video will involve 14 seconds of interesting footage embedded in 15 minutes of humdrum because it happened in Canada and the photographer was too polite to cut it off before those involved proved themselves not idiots. » 4/16/14 11:20pm Wednesday 11:20pm

My technique (when it's dry out) is to wash my windshield over and over and over again. The blow back forces the tailgater to turn on his wipers and sends the unmistakable message that "I am fucking with you." It works really nicely when the tailgater happens to be driving a convertible. Sure, I go through a gallon of… » 3/28/14 9:21am 3/28/14 9:21am

How do you people choose which story to link in these things? The Morning Call, in Allentown, Pa., broke this story yesterday afternoon after nearly a week of chasing down the mother's attorney, who was understandably being a bit cagey about the whole thing. The reporter used his prior professional relationship with… » 3/26/14 1:41pm 3/26/14 1:41pm

That's only in Mayberry. Pretty much anywhere else, once the cops decide they have enough to charge you with a crime, they send you to the city or county jail until your first appearance before a judge, at which point you either post bail or not. Rikers Island is NYC's city jail. » 3/19/14 1:27pm 3/19/14 1:27pm

One of the best Philly accents out there is Mike McGrath, who hosts a nationally syndicated public radio show about gardening, heard here giving a TEDx talk on compost. You'd be forgiven for thinking he's effeminate, but it's a strange combo of the nasal vowel mutilation and fixation on pruning roses. » 3/02/14 9:06pm 3/02/14 9:06pm