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Old 06-05-2020, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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If anyone needs a good laugh or smile this weekend, Queeer Eye Philadelphia came out on Netflix today.

The filming crew did a fantastic job showcasing the city, and the opening with Elton John "Philadelphia Freedom" was so fun.

Also, some of their fav Philadelphia spots.

https://www.cntraveler.com/story/a-*...o-philadelphia
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Old 06-06-2020, 01:17 PM
 
Location: New York City
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City-Data's auto-censor bleeps out forbidden words in URLs too.

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Rather annoying since I don't consider queeer to be an a derogatory term. One of the words that seems to have taken a different meaning (for the better) over time.

But anyways, fun article.
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Old 06-07-2020, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Rather annoying since I don't consider queeer to be an a derogatory term. One of the words that seems to have taken a different meaning (for the better) over time.

But anyways, fun article.
When I was young it meant odd, like in the song Mairzy Doats.
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Old 06-08-2020, 03:45 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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When I was young it meant odd, like in the song Mairzy Doats.
It still has that connotation, which is why it came to be applied to homosexual men (they wouldn't have been called "gay" back when it came into use as a slur).

But I do think that the reclaiming of the term as a self-description by younger LGBT folk is a good thing, for it allows for wordplay using both the original and later sense of the term.

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I ventured into the Gayborhood on Saturday. All four of the bars that cluster in the half-block bounded by 12th, Camac, Locust and Spruce were open and offering cocktails to go — "walktails,” as UBar was calling them.

Two of the bars had set up tent canopies in Camac Street, and the atmosphere there was akin to an outdoor bar. I did run into about five or six people I knew, and I'd say that about one-quarter of the people milling about weren't wearing masks. (And, of course, those that were had them around their necks so they could drink and chat while there.)
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Old 06-08-2020, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It still has that connotation, which is why it came to be applied to homosexual men (they wouldn't have been called "gay" back when it came into use as a slur).

But I do think that the reclaiming of the term as a self-description by younger LGBT folk is a good thing, for it allows for wordplay using both the original and later sense of the term.

Back OT in an appropriate fashion:

I ventured into the Gayborhood on Saturday. All four of the bars that cluster in the half-block bounded by 12th, Camac, Locust and Spruce were open and offering cocktails to go — "walktails,” as UBar was calling them.

Two of the bars had set up tent canopies in Camac Street, and the atmosphere there was akin to an outdoor bar. I did run into about five or six people I knew, and I'd say that about one-quarter of the people milling about weren't wearing masks. (And, of course, those that were had them around their necks so they could drink and chat while there.)
Wait, so is this kind of like unofficial outdoor seating? Technically, it would be unlawful to just drink in public. When outdoor dining resumes on June 12, are rooftop bars and patios likely to reopen?

Last edited by Muinteoir; 06-08-2020 at 08:53 AM.. Reason: added reopening date
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Germantown, Philadelphia
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Wait, so is this kind of like unofficial outdoor seating? Technically, it would be unlawful to just drink in public. When outdoor dining resumes on June 12, are rooftop bars and patios likely to reopen?
Very unofficial, for there were no seats.

What people did was plant themselves on the stoops and planters that line the street, especially the planter bed in back of the John C. Anderson Apartments.

But most people simply stood and chatted.
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:19 AM
 
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Wait, so is this kind of like unofficial outdoor seating? Technically, it would be unlawful to just drink in public. When outdoor dining resumes on June 12, are rooftop bars and patios likely to reopen?
That was my first thought, too - open-bottle laws.
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:24 AM
 
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People are done with Covid.

It's not gonna end well. Just because you're sick of staying in doesn't mean it's over. And I would say it's way more than 1/4 of people who aren't wearing masks.
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Old 06-08-2020, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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That was my first thought, too - open-bottle laws.
Right. I think the city and state should suspend such laws (at a pedestrian level, not for operators of motor vehicles, of course) given the circumstances. Or, at least suspend the law for certain public areas, such as the Gayborhood.
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Old 06-08-2020, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Very unofficial, for there were no seats.

What people did was plant themselves on the stoops and planters that line the street, especially the planter bed in back of the John C. Anderson Apartments.

But most people simply stood and chatted.
Speaking of plant(s), I have vegetables and a couple of herbs in pots. It's not much, but I've always liked to garden and have plenty of time to care for them. The tomato plants have flowers.
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