Who the hell is that?

You know what’s been driving me crazy? These buses around town with names of people I have never heard of in my life splashed all over them in big giant letters. I’m an informed person and I was shocked I didn’t know the people on “Pittsburgh’s Honor Roll.”

Jennie Bradley Roessing? Erroll Garner? Karl Probst?

Who the heck are these people?

So finally, my curiosity got the better of me and I looked them up to find out they are all individuals that the Port Authority thought helped shape the Burgh, but that the average Burgher has no idea who they are. So essentially, the Port wanted people to look at the buses and then go research who they are. And I fell right into their trap.

Jennie was a suffragist. Erroll was a pianist and composer. Karl is the father of the Jeep.

I’m still trying to figure out who “Ziggin Zaggin” is. I’m assuming he’s some kind of pioneering rapper.

Also, if you didn’t get that joke, you obviously don’t read the Port Authority buses closely enough.


  1. blee1
    September 21, 2005 9:19 am

    Ziggin Zaggin is a German drinking chant. You here the bands at Penn Brewery for Octoberfest do it all the time.

    “Ziggin Zaggin, Ziggin Zaggin oh oh oh”

    They really don’t say oh.. it’s well how does one spell ohe ohi like the punk chant.. anyway I’m usually plastered as Octoberfest but that’s what it sounds like.

  2. pittgirl
    September 21, 2005 9:30 am

    Why do you know that? Do you know everything? Cause I think you do.

  3. blee1
    September 21, 2005 10:07 am

    “I’m smarter than the average bear”?

    Especially when it deals with drinking ;P (I make wine, beer, etc)

    but honestly.. it’s a guess. Google doesn’t turn anything up and it sounds exactly like what they chant.

    Go to Octoberfest this year and you will hear it.

    Besides.. the football charts (soccer for us idiots) is much better. Nothing like being plastered in a bar in London 1/2 mile from Arsenal park during a game and screaming: “Oh lay.. oh lay oh lay oh lay… oh lay… oh lay..”