Our Hearts Go Out to Jellyboy the Clown

geek-showFor those of you fortunate enough to have seen him perform, we don’t have to tell you the circus sideshow brilliance of Squiding Brother and Carnivolution MC Jellyboy the Clown.  The sword swallowing, fire breathing, flesh hook hanging geek, performer, musician and writer has been a leader in the underground movement and a true pioneer in bringing back the tradition of the circus sideshow.

On Saturday July 2nd, Eric Broomfield, the revolutionary performer behind evil clown face, was involved in an apartment fire in Queens after performing as a sword swallower at New York City’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum.  He and good friend, Brian Levinson, were dragged to safety by the New York Fire Department, after Eric was found in the bathroom where he had tried to escape the 4:00am fire, and was lying unconscious from smoke inhalation.  His condition is listed as critical but stable, and he suffered severe burns on 15% percent of his body, including his head, face and hands and is currently dependent on a  respirator due to serious damage to his lungs.

Like too many of our country’s artists and ground breaking performers, our fellow Philadelphian brother who has dedicated his life to bringing joy and awe to audiences worldwide, currently struggles for life with no health insurance.  He needs your help.  Please click here to donate, and we’ll try to keep you updated with any benefit performances we come across.

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Keeping it cool in pearls and a little black dress!

We’re Back!

I know!  I know!  We’ve been pretty much MIA the past few weeks.  But I was only a measly weekend Philly chick, which just wasn’t enough time to do her justice photographically.  So despite our apparent absence, we’ve been running around like lunatics getting me all moved in to this beautiful city so we can bring you double the Daily Cheesesteak we’ve all grown to love!

That being said, we’re always looking for contributors!  So grab your camera phones, fancy DSLRs, or yummy old film camera, and shoot your Philly!  Her buildings, people, food, bars or style…whatever strikes you.

Got an event you’d like on our calendar?  Let us know!  We’ve always got a spot for you.

Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you!

Lori Foxworth

Man on the Street

Name: Paul D. Poole

Age: 34

Occupation: Cheesemonger by day, Philadelphia Ghostbuster by night
(and weekends!)

I’m a member of the Philadelphia Ghostbusters. We’re a group
of over 20 men and women who have built screen accurate Ghostbusters
uniforms and equipment. We use this to help raise funds for various charities
throughout the year. In 2010 we’ve raised over $6,000.00 for worthy
causes such as Autism Speaks, The National MS Society, the Salvation
Army’s Stockings for Kids program as well as others. We’ve helped out
the Children’s Hospital, various local small businesses, and met
notables such as Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Mayor Nutter.

What’s the first gadget that you absolutely fell in love with?

That’s easy! The VCR. As a kid, the VCR changed everything. I could
finally watch my favorite movies and programs whenever I wanted! I
even remember the first video we recorded off of HBO. The Last Star
Fighter…and of course Ghostbusters! I was 9 when we got our first
VCR and of course we probably used it every day!

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