Random n@.

1. A big hand-painted sign before a farmer’s stand on Route 30 advertises that he is selling “SWEET JUMBO MELONS.” I don’t know if I laugh every time I pass it because I’m twelve or because I read it in the voice of Napoleon Dynamite’s awesome brother Kip. Sweet.

2. Likely you’ve heard this little story about the Steelers offensive line coach accidentally (!) forwarding a pornographic video (!!) to what appears to be the entire freakin’ NFL including Commissioner Goodell (!!!), every GM, and a whole bunch of secretaries. Shit. You pretty much have three options when that sinking feeling hits you that you’ve just emailed porn to the commissioner of the NFL (!!!!!!!):

  • Cry.
  • Vomit.
  • Jump out your window and pray for the sweet release of death.

Reader Brando suggested that it was a video of Joe Hardy’s wedding night. Hah! Ew. (h/t PittCheMBA and honda driver, too)

3. I’m really getting a bit tired of Alan Faneca’s whining, breath holding, foot stomping tantrum.

4. Yes, I did see the blog mentioned here. (h/t to Toni, WrigleyGrec, and I think two other readers whose emails I can’t find now.) Thanks for looking out for me.

5. Reader north sider wrote:

I know the whole Luke Ravenstahl “move forward” thing might be getting old, but I just wanted to show you this e-mail I got from his campaign:

“…As we look to the future, Mayor Ravenstahl will continue to provide fresh leadership for our great city . We appreciate your continued support as we MOVE FORWARD to the general election this November.”

That’s endorsed. Drink ’em if you’ve got ’em. And a legitimate reason for drinking at 8:51 in the a.m. NEVER gets old.

6.  Steelers tickets via TicketMaster?  I bet they have like 10 per game and they’ll sell in the first nanosecond.


  1. efw_west
    May 23, 2007 9:21 am

    These are voluntary workouts….the media hounding of Faneca is getting rediculous. All steelers, all the time

  2. Sofa King
    May 23, 2007 9:23 am

    I’m definitely getting tired of Faneca’s belly-aching. I must ask, though, is anyone else feeling a little less-than-confident about the Steelers’ chances for the next few years?

  3. spoon
    May 23, 2007 9:58 am

    oh man sofa watch out for the lynch mob on that one. I have to agree with you so I’ll bring extra ammo to fight off yinzer nation.

    The only reason why we’re having a Faneca watch shoved down our throats is because the media can only report the Pirates losing for so long. After 14 consecutive years they’ve ran out of interesting ways to blow a game.

  4. Bram R
    May 23, 2007 10:30 am

    North Sider: Was it really capitalized like that? Awesome!

  5. north sider
    May 23, 2007 11:05 am

    Bram R: Nope. I just capitalized it for emphasis. It would have been awesome though.

    May 23, 2007 11:05 am

    S.K, I totally agree. I’ve felt that way since, ya know, a few months ago…you get my drift.

  7. Richmond K. Turner
    May 23, 2007 4:04 pm

    THE blog? One of the blogs mentioned there, thank you very much. Even if I’m not writing that blog anymore. And I’m camping out at someone else’s blog for a while. And I’m leaving town. And… come to think of it, this does sound rahter pathetic. Forget I said anything.

  8. Imusfan
    May 23, 2007 7:37 pm

    Hey – if it was a copy of Joe Hardy’s wedding night how come I did not get a copy? Sorry Islandgirl, I know that will upset you. But hey, I was not crude or insulting any Hardy family members. Just curious!!!

  9. Puma
    May 23, 2007 9:13 pm

    Why does an offensive line coach even have access to an address book that contains all of the NFL Executives? What earth-shattering news could this guy possibly pass along?

    (Yes, I said shat.)

  10. pittgirl
    May 23, 2007 9:30 pm