Monthly Archives: May 2006

Bobby’s rollin’ on the river.

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Rest assured that I have duly admonished myself for not having found this tidbit of pure joy until now.

I give you the raw footage of Mayor Bobby riding a hydrobike on May 19.

Know what’s even better? I give you raw footage of Mayor Bobby riding a hydrobike in a suit, tie, and dress shoes.

I have no idea why watching this video gave me such a good laugh.


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If you’re going to get hit by a train.

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Damn!

The moral of this story folks, is that the 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit must be the safest car in the world.

A 43-year-old man was treated and released from a Johnstown hospital after his car was split in two by a freight train last night in Derry, Westmoreland County.

Hubert Rice, of Derry, was stopped at a railroad crossing on Hillside Road at about 7:30 p.m., waiting for a southbound freight train to clear the crossing. After the train passed, Mr. Derry drove his 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit around the extended crossing arms, but was then hit on the passenger side by a northbound Norfolk Southern freight train on the second set of tracks, police said.

It gets split in half by a freight train and the driver is doing A-ok. Treated. And released.

The hell?

Can you imagine him going home to his wife and she says, “Honey, where did you get that little scratch above your eye?”

“Huh?  Oh, this?  Yeah, I got hit by a train today.  The Rabbit is gone.”

I once saw a Jeep Grand Cherokee hit a car from behind while going no more than 10 miles an hour and the entire front hood was bent in from it. I imagine if a freight train hit that Jeep, the driver would have been a pancake.

Screw my SUV. I’m getting me a 20-year-old Rabbit.


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PittGirl is tingly all over.

First, kudos where kudos are due, and not only are Kudos the bestest treat ever (I’m yours!), but kudos are also due to the Dish Headquarters for breaking this story before anyone else that I’m aware of.

I got a little tingly with excitement when I read the Dish post, and then the PG went and gave the details and now I’m positively orgasmic.  That’s right, Burghers.  Orgasmic.

Trader Joe’s is coming to the Burgh!  This made my week.

If you’ve never been to a Trader Joe’s you are in for a treat.

This fall.  Trader Joes. Penn Avenue.  East Liberty.  Be there.

Now if I can just get a freaking Sonic built here, I’ll be all set.   Mm.  Couldn’t you go for a Cherry Limeade right about now?  Pretty much the only thing I miss about Texas.

Well that and super tight, super high, white line creased, starched Wranglers on the dudes.  Yum. (wink).


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Stan? Is cool.

I think this new ad that’s on several downtown buses encouraging Burghers to watch SportsBeat by advertising the fact that Jason Bay of the Pirates said on the record of Stan Savran, “Stan is cool”, not only begs the question WTF? but also the question, why isn’t there a bus with Wendy Bell’s picture on it and the following:

“Wendy is smoking hot.”
~PittGirl~

Now THAT would get people turning the channel.


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PittGirllllllllllllll.

I have looked into my PittGirl Ball of Magic and have seen the future.

The Ball of Magic said, “PittGirllllllllll,” (The Ball of Magic is annoying like that, dragging out my name), “The Commonwealth will spend exactly the sum of one magillion dollars on printing up one of these ridiculous bumper stickers, and will find that exactly the sum of ten people actually deface their cars with them. The rest of these will become either litter or fun little stickers that hoodlums will place on any mail receptacle, light pole, or newspaper stand they can get their hands on. The State will then spend exactly the sum of $650,000 to clean up the mess. PittGirlllllllll? (sigh) The State is stupid. You should leave the State. Take the Burgh with you.”

My Ball of Magic has never been wrong. And seriously, “I break for Shoo Fly Pie”? Do you break into millions of pieces? Do you break plates? What do you break?
I’m for truth in advertising. So PittGirl’s suggestion for the OFFICIAL (official, people! This is serious!) bumper sticker of PA:

“If you can read this, you haven’t yet hit the pothole the size of Rhode Island that is coming up right about … BAM! HAHA! You loser.”


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