This month’s Phillymag contains an article about everyone’s favorite city-sponsored blog, uwishunu, and the entire marketing of Philadelphia to the outside (tourist) world. It’s also about Steven Wells going to Iceland, a guy finding an anvil in Chinatown and “Caroline Bean, a good-looking 26-year-old with a subtle diamond stud in her nose.”
As such, it touches on the little Philadelphia soirée Philebrity and uwishunu held during South by Southwest in Austin earlier this year. And then there’s a little jab at Philebrity’s Joey Sweeney by Phillymag for appearing in an ad Phillymag’s ad department came up with. And then there’s this:
“[H]is recent appearance in a breathtakingly cheesy Philadelphia magazine advertisement supplement… had bloggers and other professional Philly haters on their knees thanking God for the material: “What a fucking douche,” chimed one. “Welcome to the new millennium folks, where having actual wealth is no longer a qualification to be a ‘power couple,” said another. “Selling out is the new in.”
Anyway, those comments by “bloggers and other professional Philly haters1” are none other than three anonymous comments left on this February Philadelphia Will Do post! Gasp, I know. I know youse don’t comment here all that much — perhaps its my, um, acerbic wit — but just look what you can get.
1Are there other “professional Philly haters” other than bloggers/writers? If so, how do I get a job as one? I’m thinking I could just walk around Center City and tell people off, and then somebody could give me money. I mean, writing’s okay and all, but if I could find a way to do fewer work than I am now, I’d jump — well, slowly walk — at the chance. Either that, or Phillymag has discovered the secret: “Daniel McQuade” is actually a copyrighted invention of Review Publishing and it’s actually several guys writing this site, who are indeed bloggers and professional haters.