Awesome Dessert

Looking for an impressive dessert? Check this out.

It’s raspberry and lemon sorbet with champagne poured over it. Add two mint leaves and it’s perfect.

Then you can drink the rest of the champagne.

Can you tell I’m going for more photo-intensive posts at bengarvey.com?

Looking for an impressive dessert? Check this out.

It’s raspberry and lemon sorbet with champagne poured over it. Add two mint leaves and it’s perfect.

Then you can drink the rest of the champagne.

Can you tell I’m going for more photo-intensive posts at bengarvey.com?

Hanzi Smatter on Valentine’s Day

This is a great Valentine’s Day post by the amazing Hanzi Smatter blog where the author deciphers the (mis)use of chinese characters in American culture. Think of it as a reverse engrish.com (except in Chinese, not Japanese).

This is a great Valentine’s Day post by the amazing Hanzi Smatter blog where the author deciphers the (mis)use of chinese characters in American culture. Think of it as a reverse engrish.com (except in Chinese, not Japanese).

Mr Gold Wins!

One Shot is Not Enough was won by BigExit, aka Mr Gold, who easily takes the title of best new Odd Man In player. In his first game he made it to the final three and then followed it up with a solid win in the 12th round of One Shot is Not Enough. Once again, I had a terrible showing and got picked off in the 3rd round. Congratulations to Big Exit and the other two finalists, Mr Goldenrod (Leslie) and Mr HotPink (sloshy).

The next game, A View to an Autokill, is set to begin on Sunday night at midnight. First moves will be due Tuesday night at midnight. Join the game now!

One Shot is Not Enough was won by BigExit, aka Mr Gold, who easily takes the title of best new Odd Man In player. In his first game he made it to the final three and then followed it up with a solid win in the 12th round of One Shot is Not Enough. Once again, I had a terrible showing and got picked off in the 3rd round. Congratulations to Big Exit and the other two finalists, Mr Goldenrod (Leslie) and Mr HotPink (sloshy).

The next game, A View to an Autokill, is set to begin on Sunday night at midnight. First moves will be due Tuesday night at midnight. Join the game now!

The Onion vs the Superbowl

The Onion’s latest issue featured an article about product placement in the Superbowl. They go overboard, even for the Onion, but at least it has local interest.

“This is great for the league, but I’m not sure it’s the best thing in the world for the players,” McNabb said. “The anxiety made me throw to [wide receiver Todd] Pinkston a half-second before he turned and looked back for the ball?I mean, looked for the can of Campbell’s new Chunky Chili. If I hadn’t felt so much pressure to please the advertisers, I wouldn’t have hit him in the forehead with that pass. I also believe that, if he’d been wearing a traditional helmet instead of a KFC bucket, he wouldn’t be in the hospital right now.”

The Onion’s latest issue featured an article about product placement in the Superbowl. They go overboard, even for the Onion, but at least it has local interest.

“This is great for the league, but I’m not sure it’s the best thing in the world for the players,” McNabb said. “The anxiety made me throw to [wide receiver Todd] Pinkston a half-second before he turned and looked back for the ball?I mean, looked for the can of Campbell’s new Chunky Chili. If I hadn’t felt so much pressure to please the advertisers, I wouldn’t have hit him in the forehead with that pass. I also believe that, if he’d been wearing a traditional helmet instead of a KFC bucket, he wouldn’t be in the hospital right now.”

The Century Theater

About a year ago they knocked down the Capas costume store on the White Horse Pike in Audubon to build an Eckerd Drugs. You could tell it used to be a theater of some sort because of the design. Today I found this history of that building:

Opened in 1921, many vaudeville acts entertained on the stage, and later films were shown.

The theater closed briefly in the 1960’s, and re-opened as the Coronet, showing first run movies, until a local movie chain bought it, then closed it in 1979.

The Campbell family (owner’s of Capa’s costumes and theatrical supplies) purchased the buiding in 1979. Music acts like Rick Springfield and Dexy’s Midnight Runners played there.

The Campbells formed a professional theater company, and a theater school. Outstanding students were sometimes invited to perform in the professional productions. The theater school was unusual, in that all phases of the school (dance, music, drama, art) participated in an original show at the end of the school year. The director and drama teacher was Richard Snee (who has gone on to produce the critically acclaimed children’s CD’s Mother Goose Rocks), his show Musical Mother Goose had its premiere at the Century.

As you might have guessed, I was one of those lucky students who experienced the magic of the Century. From 1980 to 1985.

The theater was a beauty, 1300 seats, a balcony, cavernous stage space, and a history that you could feel in the air.

The Campbells closed the theater and the school in 1985. Sadly, the theater became a storage space for Capa’s costumes. I drove by there last month, and found the theater partially demolished; just the stage still standing amidst piles of rubble. I read later that a chain drugstore is being built there, and that they are renting the space.

It’s a shame they couldn’t keep the old building around and turn it into something else. The last thing any town needs is another freaking drug store, although I do admit to shopping at that Eckerd’s. The people there are really nice. I just don’t see how the economy supports so many drug stores. Our aging society must pump a ton of money into the industry.

About a year ago they knocked down the Capas costume store on the White Horse Pike in Audubon to build an Eckerd Drugs. You could tell it used to be a theater of some sort because of the design. Today I found this history of that building:

Opened in 1921, many vaudeville acts entertained on the stage, and later films were shown.

The theater closed briefly in the 1960’s, and re-opened as the Coronet, showing first run movies, until a local movie chain bought it, then closed it in 1979.

The Campbell family (owner’s of Capa’s costumes and theatrical supplies) purchased the buiding in 1979. Music acts like Rick Springfield and Dexy’s Midnight Runners played there.

The Campbells formed a professional theater company, and a theater school. Outstanding students were sometimes invited to perform in the professional productions. The theater school was unusual, in that all phases of the school (dance, music, drama, art) participated in an original show at the end of the school year. The director and drama teacher was Richard Snee (who has gone on to produce the critically acclaimed children’s CD’s Mother Goose Rocks), his show Musical Mother Goose had its premiere at the Century.

As you might have guessed, I was one of those lucky students who experienced the magic of the Century. From 1980 to 1985.

The theater was a beauty, 1300 seats, a balcony, cavernous stage space, and a history that you could feel in the air.

The Campbells closed the theater and the school in 1985. Sadly, the theater became a storage space for Capa’s costumes. I drove by there last month, and found the theater partially demolished; just the stage still standing amidst piles of rubble. I read later that a chain drugstore is being built there, and that they are renting the space.

It’s a shame they couldn’t keep the old building around and turn it into something else. The last thing any town needs is another freaking drug store, although I do admit to shopping at that Eckerd’s. The people there are really nice. I just don’t see how the economy supports so many drug stores. Our aging society must pump a ton of money into the industry.

Final Three!

Final Three! This will probably be the last round of One Shot is Not Enough or as it’s refered to by the dead players, THE GAME THAT WOULDN’T DIE. I can’t wait to find out who the finalists really were. They seem to understand the game and used some interesting strategies to get to the finals. Mr Charcoal was killed last night and in his death we all learned a powerful lesson. If anyone ever stops to ask you where the nearest Pep Boys is, run.

Mr Goldenrod was shot at by Mr Charcoal, but he survived.
Mr Charcoal WAS KILLED! Mr Gold stopped to ask directions to the nearest Pep Boys and then shot Mr Charcoal in the taint.
Mr Goldenrod stopped to ask directions to the nearest Pep Boys and then shot Mr Charcoal in the ass.

The next game should be starting soon, so join now!

Final Three! This will probably be the last round of One Shot is Not Enough or as it’s refered to by the dead players, THE GAME THAT WOULDN’T DIE. I can’t wait to find out who the finalists really were. They seem to understand the game and used some interesting strategies to get to the finals. Mr Charcoal was killed last night and in his death we all learned a powerful lesson. If anyone ever stops to ask you where the nearest Pep Boys is, run.

Mr Goldenrod was shot at by Mr Charcoal, but he survived.
Mr Charcoal WAS KILLED! Mr Gold stopped to ask directions to the nearest Pep Boys and then shot Mr Charcoal in the taint.
Mr Goldenrod stopped to ask directions to the nearest Pep Boys and then shot Mr Charcoal in the ass.

The next game should be starting soon, so join now!

Open Mic Recap @ The Treehouse (02/02/05)

Last week I stopped by the all new Tree House open mic hosted by Johnny Miles. It was a fairly quiet night. John Shaughnessy and John Brennan played some songs.

I played a new song tenatively titled “Ship 9” about a guy who is stuck on a spaceship keeping an eye on things. Everyone else is in suspended animation and all he wants to do is go to sleep before space madness sets in. I also played the Genius of it All, and Beck’s “Lord Only Knows.”

Last week I stopped by the all new Tree House open mic hosted by Johnny Miles. It was a fairly quiet night. John Shaughnessy and John Brennan played some songs.

I played a new song tenatively titled “Ship 9” about a guy who is stuck on a spaceship keeping an eye on things. Everyone else is in suspended animation and all he wants to do is go to sleep before space madness sets in. I also played the Genius of it All, and Beck’s “Lord Only Knows.”

400000 Page Views!

Thanks to all the traffic generated from Odd Man In, bengarvey.com just hit 400,000 page views since I started the site.

Also, this site is currently the featured blog over at phillyfuture.org!

bengarvey.com gets the pick for our current Featured Blog. I’ve been a fan of his online efforts for a long time now: whether it be the work he’s done to promote his local music scene, his songs he has published as mp3s to the site (which are great, you should download them) or the online game he manages (which looks interesting, I need to play someday :)).

Yes, he’s a contributor to this site. Call me biased. I am. I admit it.

Technically I guess I am a contributor, but I only made one post. Maybe now I’ll have to make some more.

Thanks to all the traffic generated from Odd Man In, bengarvey.com just hit 400,000 page views since I started the site.

Also, this site is currently the featured blog over at phillyfuture.org!

bengarvey.com gets the pick for our current Featured Blog. I’ve been a fan of his online efforts for a long time now: whether it be the work he’s done to promote his local music scene, his songs he has published as mp3s to the site (which are great, you should download them) or the online game he manages (which looks interesting, I need to play someday :)).

Yes, he’s a contributor to this site. Call me biased. I am. I admit it.

Technically I guess I am a contributor, but I only made one post. Maybe now I’ll have to make some more.