Random n@.

1. Does anyone have like any TIME they can lend me, because I could sure use some more.

2. While none of us were looking, the Pirates quietly slipped into something more comfortable. You know, a losing season. That’s 15 years of getting our wagons fixed, dudes. Fifteen years since they’ve won. I’m going to say something shocking so put down the squirming pigeon and listen to my words.

The Pirates are going to play .500 ball next season. I feel it in my bones. My PittGirl Ball O’ Magic tells me so and I asked the Magic 8 Ball on my Facebook profile and it said:

The Magic 8 Ball never lies.

I asked it if David Conrad loves me and wants to be my best friend:

See. The gospel truth.

3. Bill Cowher gets owned by Jimmy Kimmel for being angry all the time.

4. Boys are so stupid.  Cops should be allowed to shoot people this lame.

5. Need something to do for New Years? PittGirl highly recommends you spend the New Year in Buffalo with the Pens.  Wait.  Never mind.  They just sold out.  I guess you’ll be stuck here watching the Future of Pittsburgh rise.  God help you.


  1. Bulldog
    September 18, 2007 2:11 pm

    I read that post again about the raising of the ball on New Year’s Eve and I wanted to point out that RAISING the ball is actually much more historically accurate that lowering it.

    This dates back to the days of old wooden sailing ships (pre-radio). At exactly 12:00 Noon every day, the U.S. Naval Observatory (then the “official timekeeper” of the US) would hoist a very large ball to the top of the mast at the observatory. The ball would be slowly raised and when it reached the very top of the mast, the ships would be able to synchronize their clocks (it was then very important to know the time of day to be able to navigate by the sun, moon & stars.

    Today, the US Naval Observatory is responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the US Government’s GPS satellite system, which believe it or not still includes the crucial component of time.

  2. Julie_Gong
    September 18, 2007 2:31 pm

    Yeah… I’ll be in Buffalo for that game on NYE. So very pumped!

  3. DW
    September 18, 2007 4:05 pm

    I got my tix, too! Sweet!

  4. Pensgirl
    September 18, 2007 8:20 pm

    Due to an indecisive family and to travel for work that had me tied up at 10am, I am NOT going to be at the Ice Bowl. I never thought not being in Buffalo, especially during winter, would be something that bugged me.

    For years, I’ve had the idea for a great video/DVD-based game that centers around Cowher’s face. In the game, you’re shown a clip of him on the sideline, and you have to figure out whether the play/call he’s reacting to was good or bad. It was often impossible to tell whether he was excited or pissed…the Jaw stuck out and the spittle flew regardless!