The Chief yuks it up.

Sometimes, Dick Skrinjar, Mayor Ravenstahl’s Chief of Making Shit Up, is a pretty cool guy:

Word soon reached the Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl’s office.

After receiving photos of the penguin’s arrest, Ravenstahl’s office forwarded the pictures to a zoologist at the Pittsburgh Zoo — one of the most respected zoos in the U.S.

“In the zoologists’ professional opinion, this was not a penguin,” said Dick Skrinjar, director of communications for the Pittsburgh mayor. “It’s a kiwi. So your mayor has made a mistake.”

Skrinjar said Senators fans will quickly recognize what real penguins look like — once they hit the ice at Scotiabank Place.

“You will quickly recognize their backs as they blow by you,” he said.


  1. Judge Rufus Peckham
    April 13, 2007 1:03 pm

    Here’s a standing offer for Mr. Skrinjar to come work for Carbolic Smoke Ball.

  2. theburgher
    April 13, 2007 3:39 pm

    “At which time, the Penguin and I agreed to shakes hands like men.”

  3. DW
    April 13, 2007 3:58 pm

    The Sens sure saw the Pens’ backs…as they were crushing them thru the boards with each hit in that crappy game.

  4. Matt H
    April 13, 2007 6:23 pm

    Dick is the man!

  5. Jim
    April 14, 2007 3:27 pm

    Dick is still a DICK to me.