Up, up and AWAY! PittGirl and Anthony discuss.

I got an interesting email from that hottie Anthony of Tunesmith & Anthony and it is a must share. In fact, with Anthony’s express written permission, I am sharing the whole shebang:

Since you posted the upper half of the photo of the mayor running across the street the other day during the sniper crisis, I thought I would get your opinion on it because I’ve been debating a co-worker about it for a couple of days. Here’s a link to the full photograph:

A co-worker thinks that both of the feet in the lower right-hand corner are those of the mayor. If that were the case, both of his feet would be behind him which would suggest that either the mayor is about to fall flat on his face if not for the officer clutching his coat, or the mayor is about to leap into the sky like Superman to save his wife. On the other hand, I believe that the second foot in the photo belongs to the officer.

What do you think?

I really hope that my co-worker is right, because if you look at that thinking that both of those feet are the mayor’s, it looks like the cop is carrying the mayor like a suitcase.

I responded:

Now that I’ve stopped laughing, I can reply.

I did see the full image as well glaring at me from the front of the PG and at first did a double take that the Mayor must weigh about forty pounds for that dude to be carrying him like a sack of taters.

Then I looked closer and realized that the other back leg is most likely that of his fearless, risking his life for no reason bodyguard. So I’m with you on this one.

I beseech you to post that exact email to your blog because it totally rocks and is the funniest email I’ve received in ages.

And maybe we all need to be asking ourselves: Is Bob O’Connor Superman?! I’d posit he bears a striking resemblance to Jor-El.

Hmm. We may be on to something. Maybe he wore the vest to cover up the S logo.

If Anthony and PittGirl disappear from the face of the Earth, you know we were on to something with this Bob O’Connor IS Jor-El stuff.


  1. Grey Hodge
    March 25, 2006 5:36 am

    The second leg is the cop’s. Unless Bob is a mutant with two right feet, which in Pgh politics, wouldn’t be surprising. You can see his left thigh just past the motorcycle seat.

  2. Grey Hodge
    March 25, 2006 5:38 am

    Erp, and thank god that cop was there to provide Bobby with protection from the bb gun. You know, isn’t the police dept. supposed to actually determine if there’s a dnger BEFORE shutting down the city? Why did it take SO LONG to find out it was a mook with a bb gun?