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1.  Everybody (or, you know, 4 people) have emailed me to check out the September issue of Esquire Magazine because Lukey is in there under some kind of style section (really?!?!  How much style can a dude who tucks a Steelers jersey into dress slacks actually have?)  Surprisingly, PittGirl does not subscribe to Esquire, so today my mission, should I choose to accept it … and I do … is to find it on the newstands.

2.  My draft is complete for the Celebrity Bloggers Fantasy Football and thankfully, those handling my draft in my physical absence did NOT play a cruel joke on me and draft the Earl of Fug and the Duke of Gross to my team, because as the coach of Ben Roethlisberger, I would spend a lot of time pacing up and down the sidelines screaming at him about just how fug and gross he is.  Instead, I’m looking at Carson Palmer.  I could have drafted a bunch of gorillas with physical handicaps and I would still win.  It is THAT meant to be. 

3.  In uptown downtown on Forbes, there is a place I pass often on my bus called “The Hemorrhoid Relief Center” and on their sign is a picture of a puffy capital H with feet, and his hands stretch up high with wiggling fingers and he has a stupid smile on his face.  So Steeler Nation, take heart, there IS a more ludicrous mascot than ours out there … the Hemorrhoid H.  I feel better already about Steely McBeam.  No I don’t.  Steely still sucks.  That needs to be a t-shirt.

Update:  Anthony found the H.

4.  Whoa.

The city could not tell the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette where six laptop computers, 10 notebook computers, four handheld computers, 10 digital projectors, 10 digital cameras, 14 printers, and one flat-panel monitor ended up. The items that could not be pinpointed cost $55,350.

Since late 2005, 10 people have held the three mayor’s office posts dedicated to the Weed and Seed program, the turnover driven by two mayoral transitions, firings and resignations.

Maybe, just maybe, Lukey needs to quit asking everyone to resign because I think everyone that gets fired is all, “Well, fine.  But I’m taking my computer with me.”


  1. chryss
    August 13, 2007 9:39 am

    I especially like the thong panties the says McBeam sucks..but I ask.. shouldn’t that be on a pair of men’s underwear?

  2. Pensgirl
    August 13, 2007 9:47 am

    My roommate is an Esquire subscriber. The issue came over the weekend…the mag put Lukey in a sharp suit and tie, but (big shock) he still looks like a dork.

    Love the “no mcbeam” stuff…my favorite version is “Pittsburgh – We hate our mascot.”

  3. One of Ben's minions
    August 13, 2007 9:51 am

    You got Carson Palmer as your fantasy Qb…I thought you were a Steeler fan? You dont have to have Ben… but Carson Palmer?

  4. Anthony
    August 13, 2007 10:10 am

    Have you heard the radio commercials for the Hemmoroid Relief Center? They have one of the best slogans ever: “You’ll be happier in the end!”

    You can see the puffy capital H man here: http://www.roidaway.com

  5. bucdaddy
    August 13, 2007 11:00 am

    1. You’ll like that they cropped off the very top of Lukey’s head — symbolically giving him a bald spot. Hard to look Esquire real-man chick-magnet stylish when your hair’s going, going … at 27.

    Hey, maybe this is a prelude to the revealing of Mrs. Lukey as Sexiest Woman Alive 2007. Or maybe … That’s you in the steambath, isn’t PG? You ARE the hotness!


  6. JP
    August 13, 2007 3:46 pm

    pensgirl, agreed. love the hate our mascot.

    wishful thinkikng says… maybe mcbeam will have a bad training camp, pull his groin or something while playing linebacker and be unable to suit up for game day. maybe he wont even make the cut for the regular season roster.

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  8. TC
    August 13, 2007 4:16 pm

    From that NYT article:

    “Jim Motznik, a councilman and an ally of Mr. Ravenstahl, said concerns about Mr. Ravenstahl’s age would dissipate once the city saw his work ethic.”

    Jim is right – now that I have seen his work ethic, I am not worried about his age. I am worried about his work ethic.

    Has this guy really been mayor for a year?

  9. Stll A. Fan
    August 13, 2007 4:55 pm

    i too have carson palmer as my fantasy qb. we have a keeper league and he is one of my three. how sad that i actually have to hope he does well personally each week, but i hope the bengals lose. i keep trying to trade him, but can never get the value that i should.

    also – speaking of the H, has anyone seen that commercial for gas where the girl is in the board room talking about a trend and uses “silent but deadly” to assess the trend? HILARIOUS and i bet not many people catch it!

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