1. If you’ve ever wondered, and I know you have, how to get a duckling to do your bidding, the answer my friends is you QUACK at it. That’s it. Just quack and that duck will figure out what you are telling it because a human quack is no different than a quack quack.

“It rained part of the time, too, so officers were rolling around in the mud. The mother duck was not happy and had to be kept away from the rescuers. The last duckling really did not want to step into the bucket.”

That’s when student onlookers were treated to the sight of five uniformed adults “making duck noises, trying to coax the last duckling into the bucket,” Lt. Race said.

I’m sure that little bitty ducky tilted her head and said, “I hear quacking. Yes! That IS quacking. As sure as I’m cute and fuzzy that there quacking is telling me specifically that I should not be scared to hop myself into that big bucket there. Here I go! Quack!”

2. There’s loving a TV show (hiya, So You Think You Can Dance!) and then there’s LOVING a TV show (hiya, nut job). Hah! I made a pun!

Clarke Ingram, a “Jericho” fan from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and a spokesman for jericholives, said he was optimistic that CBS would find a way to revive the drama about a Kansas town isolated by a nuclear terrorist attack.

(h/t Spoon)

3. Site news coming soon.

4. Reader Haley Hinds sent me a link to this video at JibJab called “What We Call the News!” and it is classic. We should have a song and video like this for Pittsburgh and it would just be flashes of lightning and the Steelers logo and be all, “Steelers, weather, weather Steelers, Steelers weather weather Steelers, storm, touchdown, Steelers, weather, snow, salt, milk, toilet paper, Steelers, weather, STEELERS!”

I wrote that just now. I can’t even begin to imagine how impressed you are with me.

5. What does the PLCB want? A pat on the back? A Ho-Ho? And for what? For letting distributors sell slightly less than a case of beer at a time? (gasp!) I hate the PLCB. Hard.


  1. parking chair
    June 6, 2007 2:01 pm

    What? No “pigeons” in your song?

  2. PittGirl
    June 6, 2007 2:31 pm

    Pigeons don’t deserve to be sung about. They deserve to be shot. :)

  3. Lauren
    June 6, 2007 2:41 pm

    Pittgirl, would the song be station specific? Because then you could throw in a couple of “Check it Outs” and try and have one of those rap videos made for it. Sonni and Sally could be the dancers : )

  4. Kelli
    June 6, 2007 4:59 pm

    Don’t hate the LCB – hate the douche bags that used to run it.

    Really, it has made leaps and bounds of progress under the current leadership.

    Support the current leadership, so they continue to do things like this.

  5. parking chair
    June 6, 2007 5:27 pm

    “people of all races, creeds, and religions,
    all agree we should shoot the pigeons”

    see, it works!

    oh… “check it out!”

  6. bucdaddy
    June 6, 2007 6:50 pm

    Oh good God. I went to college with the Ingram guy.

  7. bucdaddy
    June 6, 2007 7:01 pm

    Oh good freaking God. He has a Wikipedia page too, and I don’t. So what did I win those four games on “Jeopardy!” for?

  8. danopsucom
    June 7, 2007 11:18 am

    Look like it worked…Jericho will be back…he can add to his wikipedia page for that one!

  9. Still A. Fan
    June 7, 2007 7:45 pm

    sonni dancing….there’s a thought.