Random n@.

1.  While watching a golf match on TV last weekend I saw a commercial for a prescription drug for enlarged prostate and the tagline was “Shrink it.”  That is awesome.  I think all drugs should have a tagline that tells us EXACTLY what they do.

Viagra:  Grow it!

alli:  Shit it!

2.   Just reminding you that I will not be blogging next week because I’ll be in Mexico.  Deal with it.

3.   The state is back up and running after a one-day semi-shutdown.  During that shutdown I needed access to both the birth records office AND the drivers license photo center.  I’m kind of mad at the Gov’nah right now.  Mad enough to smack a sandwich out of his hands.

4.  Ruby Vroom asked in comments where the “Mission Accomplished” banner is for the Homestead Grays Bridge which SUPPOSEDLY was all finished.  She’s so right because this is what I was faced with this morning.

One lane traffic nightmare.   What say you, Jim Lokay?

5.   Why is everybody making such a big freakin’ deal out of this 90 degree weather?!  Jon Burnett of KDKA did the weather on Y108 this morning and called today’s high of 90 degrees “oppressive.”  Please. 90 degrees is, “It’s a beautiful, hot day in the Burgh and man, I sure hope the ice cream truck comes soon.”

It is 113 degrees in Baghdad today.  113 degrees is, “Shit, the soles of my shoes just melted off.” THAT is oppressive.

6.  Dan Rooney releases a statement about Kevin McClatchy in which he kisses Kevin McClatchy squarely on the ass.  Also?  WHY is Dan Rooney releasing a statement on Kevin McClatchy?


  1. spoon
    July 10, 2007 10:52 am

    5) It’s because this city, wait, the media in this city live off of making ANY weather report into the most horrific event EVER. Surprised Giant Eagle isn’t out of bottled water. “it’ll be 76 today, sunny, 20% humidity but IF YOU HAVE ASTHMA YOU WILL DIE! Stay tuned to WPXI for the latest breaking severe weather news!”

    6) Dan gets cranky when he or the Steelers aren’t mentioned in the news more than 2 days. Usually he just drives to your house to remind you.

    July 10, 2007 12:17 pm

    1. Literal and to the point

    2. Don’t drink the water

    3. Hah!

    4. Yup

    5. Sandcastle’s open!!!

    6. Blah, blah, blah…let’s not go there Mr. I Know All There Is To Know About Football (including how to coach an NFL team)

  3. Jim Lokay
    July 10, 2007 12:33 pm

    I’m working on an answer for you. I know they were closing one lane in the other direction for painting — but we were not informed about this inbound closure. I won’t let you down.

  4. PittGirl
    July 10, 2007 12:38 pm


  5. Ruby Vroom
    July 10, 2007 1:08 pm

    God bless you, PittGirl for finding me answers to rhetorical questions! Behold the power of the Burgh Blog.

  6. Pinto Alegre
    July 10, 2007 1:15 pm

    What I want to know is — where’s the Jim Lokay blog? Bob Mayo has one — where’s yours Jim? :)

  7. NY Luvs Pitts
    July 10, 2007 1:34 pm

    On point #2: We will definately miss you next week. Before you go, can you please leave us with a Troy moment? That’s all I ask.

  8. Mia
    July 10, 2007 1:51 pm

    OHohOHoh!! I’ll second the Troy moment request!!!

    oh yea…and have a great trip!

  9. bucdaddy
    July 10, 2007 4:34 pm

    Hasta la vista, baby!

  10. Still A. Fan
    July 10, 2007 5:32 pm


    aren’t you worried someone will identify the wiper blades of your vehicle and have even more ammunition for finding your identity? lol.

  11. Steve
    July 11, 2007 11:55 am

    If I had to guess I would say that it was a mid-late 90s model. Possibly and econo-box in the spirit of a Honda civic or a Toyota corolla.

  12. Still A. Fan
    July 11, 2007 11:29 pm

    i don’t imagine pittgirl rolling like that….

  13. PittGirl
    July 12, 2007 8:45 am

    Steve, I wish I was one of those Prius types, but I’m more one of those, THIS IS MY GAS GUZZLING SUV, GET OUT OF MY FRICKIN’ WAY types. :)

    So, no, I DON’T roll like that.