Dont Drink The Kool Aid

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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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

Dear Striped Shirt Guy, You know that bartender who high-fives you every time he serves up another round of overpriced rum and Cokes? The one you drop a $20 to every night because he’s your boy? The …

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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

What’s the most important thing happening in the world right now? Did you say the Mideast conflict? Wrong. That’s about as relevant to me as relationship counseling is to a hooker. The most important …

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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

It should’ve been obvious back in the beginning with Continental, but the trendification of a timeless American diner seemed harmless enough. It was some N.Y.C.-inspired flair at precisely the right t…

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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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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

Snakes on a Plane was pretty much the biggest thing on the planet until last weekend. It was everywhere. The Internets was going nuts. It was sort of a big in-joke/experiment—this was going to be the…

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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

With everyone now back in the city, the feeling of love is in the air. In that spirit I’m going save you some valuable time in your search for romance. This week’s column is divided into two sections,…

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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

Red Bull and I have some history together. I’m not getting paid by them, and although I’m quite fond of the stuff when mixed with lots of vodka and ice, that’s not why I love them. I love them because…

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Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid

I think getting banned from clubs for life is the new getting into clubs without waiting. I’m serious. If I’m being dragged into some place I hate, it’s my duty to ensure I’m never allowed back inside…

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