Monthly Archives: March 2006

What Bobby said this week …

Time once again for the Friday installation of “What Bobby Said This Week” and then Sloganizer’s take on him.

What did Bobby O say this week?

“I think there are things we can do eventually. Right now, I’ve got to fix the city,” O’Connor said.

And the firstest slogan via Sloganizer:


Sloganizer? Not even for eleventy babillion bucks would I.





Run for your lives.

Attention working peons of Fifth Avenue Place, Downtown … tomorrow would be a good day to call in sick.

Your building is forecasted to be hit with one massive bolt of lightning.


This must be God’s way of karma-ing those extremely wealthy folks at Highmark who keep raising insurance rates on the poor poor Burghers.

Karma-ing is now a verb. Spread the news the next time you are watercoolering.

And when Bob O’Connor and Dan Onorato race each other in full sprints to the scene of chaos for camera time tomorrow, don’t say the Trib didn’t warn you.





WPXI and the web poll shenanigans

Checking out the WPXI.com web polls archive.

Almost every single poll comes out 54% to 46% or close to it. Doesn’t matter what the subject.

I guess all of five people are filling these suckers out each week. Why keep this charade up?

Previous Polls:
March 29, 2006:
Which do you do more often, go to restaurants or order take out?
Restaurants: 54%
Order Take Out: 46%

March 28, 2006:
Do you think Pittsburgh should get an NBA Basketball team?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 27, 2006:
Have you ever traveled to a foreign country?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 24, 2006:
Are you concerned about Social Security running out?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 23, 2006:
Do you think foreign countries should control our ports?
American: 54%
Foreign: 46%

March 22, 2006:
Do you drive an American or foreign car?
American: 55%
Foreign: 45%

March 21, 2006:
Do you pay more attention to politics or pop culture?
Politics: 54%
Pop Culture: 46%

March 20, 2006:
Do you check the expiration date before purchasing food products?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 17, 2006:
Did you wear green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 16, 2006:
Have you ever tried herbal remedies to improve your health?
Yes: 54%
No: 46%

March 15, 2006:
Do you get more or less than 8 hours of sleep a night?
More: 54%
Less: 46%

March 14, 2006:
Have you lost weight or gained weight this year?
Lost: 54%
Gained: 46%

March 13, 2006:
Have you ever considered getting cosmetic surgery?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 10, 2006:
Will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 9, 2006:
Do you think if should be mandatory to show your license when you vote?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 8, 2006:
Should Pennsylvania ban smoking in all public places?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 7, 2006:
Should seat belts be required on school buses?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 6, 2006:
Are you a native Pittsburgher?
Yes 54%
No: 46%

March 3, 2006:
Did you purchase the new Steelers DVD?
Yes 54%
No: 46%

March 2, 2006:
Do you think Randle El will stay with the Steelers?
Yes 55%
No: 45%

March 1, 2006:
Do you use a Blackberry PDA?
Yes 55%
No: 45%





PittGirl’s new stamp


Why the hell not?





Common sense? I spit in your face!


Do you want to be able to call for the brilliant start-of-the-third-quarter-onside-kick call for your own NFL team?

Do you want to stroke the ego of your very own T.O.? (God help you.)

Do you want spit in the face of common sense and go for it on 4th and 23 in the third quarter?

Do you want to look T.O. in the eye, call him a mo’fo, and bench his arrogant ass? (God bless you!)

And do you want to do all of this in a game that features The Chin being all pointy and pissed on the cover?

Wish granted.