Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

To: Kate Kilpatrick, A&E editor, Philadelphia Weekly From: Tommy Up Hi Kate. I did see that you needed this yesterday ... but I was extremely drunk at this place Walnut Room on Wednesday night danci...

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Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

My name's Tommy Up. I'm writing a new column in which I'll be looking at the social side of life in the city. Some sort of introduction is probably in order for those who don't know me. Allow me to ex...

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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

Every week as I write this column I like to relax in my French double-ended clawfoot tub for a soothing bubble bath, a 16-ounce glass of Johnnie Walker Blue Label and a scrumptious Cobb salad to set t...

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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

Don't Drink the Kool-Aid

Rumsfeld. Santorum. K-Fed. These are the biggest villains of our time. Evil personified. Archetypes of our national nightmare. Handpicked by the big bossmen to hold the people down. Is it wrong to pi...

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Posted Feb. 24, 2009 | Comments: 0

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