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Friday, August 05, 2005

New Philadelphia Tourism Slogan

So last week I was walking to lab when I saw the following outside Franklin Field:

That is, a big pile of head and torso only inflatable mannequins in various states of inflation, and people putting clothes on them. I knew there was a reason I started carrying my camera: random shit happens all the time here.

Anyway, turns out that the torsos are to be used in a crowd scene for an upcoming movie with Mark Whalberg, who will forever remain Marky Mark in my heart. That's right kids: Marky Mark himself is in Philly and he's going to be doing some of that "acting" stuff on this very campus. Interestingly, Donnie Whalberg (better known as "Bad New Kid") was also filming something here last year. He stayed by the convention center and apparently ate at Chili's almost every night, where he ordered the same stupid chicken thing that wasn't actually on the menu (I know because our current lab tech served him). There are TONS of great restaurants here, why anyone would choose Chili's is beyond me.

Now, if you're keeping track, that is two whole Whalbergs. I think the current Philly tourism slogan - "the city that loves you back - just really, really sucks. Though not as much as the gay tourism slogan (yes, Philadelphia is specifically trying to get gay tourists. Seems to me that not re-electing Santorum would be a better message than some lame ad campaign, but whatever), which is "Get your history straight and your nightlife gay." My slogan? "Philly. Good enough for Whalbergs." It works, right?


Blogger PoBaL said...

When the Knights show up, then it's a gay mecca.
So why didn't you steal me a torso, hmmm?

11:50 AM  

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