And now a word from the Big Redd Up

Checking out my recent comments, I noticed that good ole’ Yarone Zober posted another comment (this comes following an email I received a week or so ago confirming that YZ is in fact THE Yarone Zober).

He writes:

Now that I am no longer Deputy Mayor, I can let you know that I did jokingly respond and dub myself the Big Redd Up. Though Mayor O’Connor has tragically passed, we hope you will all join us in our continued effort to continue his legacy by making Pittsburgh the cleanest and safest city in America. Now that I am, mercifully, out of the public eye, you are invited to email me at to share your ideas on how to keep the Burgh on track toward being the greatest city we can be. Thanks for the shou out, Matt Logue, media superstar. And BTW, for all you bloggers out there… I am not gay, though if I were I would be proud to proclaim myself as such.

Yarone “YZ” aka “the Big Redd Up” aka former deputy mayor Zobe

Now, here’s what I find the MOSTEST interesting … the gay comment.  Why?  Because recently, I’ve gotten people from as far away as Texas googling “Yarone Zober gay” and landing on my blog.

So there you have it you Googlers … Yarone Zober.  Not deputy mayor anymore.  Not gay.

Now we should turn our attention to more important matters … once again asking ourselves that troubling question:  How is it that EVERY person PittGirl writes about eventually acknowledges her, yet David Conrad chooses to act as if I don’t exist?


  1. notayinzer
    September 6, 2006 11:39 am

    I guess I am glad that YZ is no longer the mayor-ish dude if he was busy posting comments on blogs when he could have been – i don’t know – redding something up….

  2. Matt H
    September 6, 2006 2:21 pm

    Yarone Zober is a good dude…he should be allowed to take a break every so often!

  3. Mike
    September 6, 2006 4:57 pm

    Maybe Yarone was trying to Redd up the internet? I too don’t know where the gay comment came from (he has a wife). I agree he is a good guy.