Monthly Archives: November 2005

Another peek into PittGirl’s mailbag

Burghers? Hang on to your Stillers tossel caps.

Are you in possession of, or know someone in possession of both of the following: 1. An uncool parent and 2. the need for tuition money?

Direct from Bunim/Murray of MTV Real World fame comes an email from a casting coordinator I’ll call Bob who re-found my blog by Googling “The Burgh Blog” (my comments are highlighted):

This is Bob from Bunim/Murray Productions.

First, I’d like to thank you for making our “Real World” open casting call, last September, a great success. The mention in your blog really helped us attract many possible roommates for next season’s show (really?).

Now that we’ve concluded that search, we’ve moved on to a new MTV show – starring JACK ASS star Steve-O – called “Camp Steve-O.” Since you were so eager (really?) to help us with our casting efforts the last time I was wondering if you might be interested doing so again with this show.

In a nut shell – “Camp Steve-O” will feature sixteen parents who sorely need to reconnect with their inner child – and their own estranged children. Our Casting Directors are combing the country looking for parents who are out of touch with their kids, and kids who can’t wait for Steve-O to intervene and make their folks cooler. No couples can attend camp together, so kids should single out their most grouchy, uptight, uncool parent. Mom or Dad will be dropped off at the sleep-over camp in Los Angeles by their frustrated children, and they will participate in a multitude of activities which will force them to loosen up and reconnect with the world.

The child will meet with Steve-O and describe their parent, why they are so uncool, and what Steve-O needs to change about them. If they can make it through the camp and graduate, they will receive a check for $10,000 to apply toward their child’s college education. Additionally, Steve-O will present the one camper who has made the most progress with a check for $25,000 to also be used in the same manner. In short, we need your readers to let us know of any uncool Mom or Dad that they know of who’ve GOT to change their ways. All they have to do is call 1-800-481-5952 or e-mail and one of our Casting Director will contact that possible cast member to set up an interview ASAP!!

FYI – I can also arrange for you to do a telephone interview with one of our casting directors or Steve-O himself to help promote our casting efforts. If you have any questions or wish to arrange an interview please feel free to contact me at your leisure.

Thanks, in advance, for your help. I look forward to our speaking again soon.

Yours truly

Bob then gave me his direct email and phone number. So, I responded with some questions I would like Steve-O to answer (highly doubtful he will).

Now, I don’t know the demographics of my readership; however, if any of you fit the bill keeping in mind that MTV really likes their “cast members” to be hot with a penchant for the drink, go for it. Put the Burgh on the reality map once again.

Tell them PittGirl sent you.

Image totally stolen from Steve-O’s website.

Barbie vs. Bratz: Round 1

What better way to start off a Monday morning following a long holiday weekend than this image of Barbie and Bratz going at it catfight style or pseudo-lesbian style (depending on the perversity of your mind).

Wouldn’t you just love to see the many many many outtakes (come on, you KNOW that Mr. Andy Starnes had hella fun with this assignment).

I’m betting there were some lovely shots in there, i.e. Bratz standing over Barbie with one chunky high heel pressing down on Barbie’s face or Bratz bitch-slapping a kneeling Barbie, because if I were a betting girl my money would always be on Bratz kicking Barbie’s high-maintenance ass.

PittGirl is thankful.

Burghers? And you non-Burghers too. Have a rockin’ Thanksgiving. Watch a parade, watch some football, drink some beer (or in my case, a chilada), get some sleep, give some thanks.

We’ve lots to be thankful for: we live here in a pretty cool city, Sydney Crosby, that the bird flu hasn’t smote us yet, Hines Ward, that the bird flu hasn’t smote us yet.

Hah! But seriously, I’m really thankful that the bird flu hasn’t smote us yet.

And thanks for reading. Eat up.

Unless something magical happens in the day’s remainder, posting resumes on Monday. Try to make it till then. Just try.


You all know that Pennsylvania’s own Rep. Murtha called for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq, effectively creating a national spotlight on his war-decorated self. Then some chick named Rep. Jean Schmidt (or as I like to call her “Mrs. Danvers”) in Ohio went and kind of called him a coward. I say “kind of” because she was shrewd in the way she worded her remark.

She said on the House floor:

“A few minutes ago I received a call from Colonel Danny Bubp. He asked me to send Congress a message: Stay the course. He also asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, Marines never do.”

Well Colonel Danny Bubp says he said no such thing.

In addition, she hilariously said, “There’s no way that I remotely tried to impugn his character.” Not even remotely? Seems to me she’s rocking the front row of the “Character Impugning” concert.

Irregardless (heh), my question on this issue has nothing to do with the war or politics, and if you think that this post clues you in at all to my stance on either of those issues, you would be wrong.

My question is this:

How the hell do you pronounce “Bubp”?

PittGirl’s new favorite front page headline

PittGirl’s new favorite Post-Gazette front page headline:

That’s right. Front page.

Also, as a public service announcement:

Rip. The. Scrotum.

Boys, consider yourself warned. And wear a cup.