Random n@.

1.  Like I need another way to die to worry about.  WTF?

2.   Finally!  Finally someone to discuss your “fascination with vintage vacuums.”  He says there must be hundreds of you in the city.  God, I hope not.

Also, doesn’t “Expert in vintage GM Frigidaire washers and dryers” sound like the “occupation” that would be listed under one of the geeks on Beauty and the Geek?

(h/t Matt H)

3.   Matt Lamanna was selected as one of PUMP and Pittsburgh Magazine’s 40 Under 40. (click on “2007 Press Release” on the left).   This is fine and all, but he had better be named one of the 25 hottest Burghers this year.  Are you listening to me, QED?!?  (h/t Woy!)

That lucky bitch Kelly Frey interviewed him.  Check it out.

4.  And ONCE AGAIN, Jeff Reed does his best to look as ridiculous as possible at all times.

Gotta love his persistence.

5.  What the heck is up with the airplane regularly circling downtown flying a giant banner behind it with a giant picture of the Geico caveman on it?

I see it every day … see …

… and I can’t shake this incredible desire to save 15% or more on my car insurance.

Is this air advertising going to be the new thing in the Burgh?  I hope not.  The rubberneckers have got enough to deal with.

I wonder if the smaller print on it says, “When you wreck your car trying to read this banner, you’ll really wish you had Geico Auto Insurance.”


  1. spoon
    September 28, 2007 11:15 am

    in that pic Jeff looks like one of those slow thinking frat boys who always say “wussup dawg… pound some brewskis?” or “uhhhhhhhhh” and would throw some cheesy line to pick up a girl. Like say “wanna see my super bowl ring?”

  2. Violet
    September 28, 2007 11:17 am

    I live in Oakland and I see that Geico banner EVERYDAY also! Very strange…

  3. Brian
    September 28, 2007 12:20 pm

    You see, what we need, what we really, really need, is a giant paintball gun to shoot at the nice moving taget they’ve provided us with the banner.

  4. chrys
    September 28, 2007 2:44 pm

    I detest that banner.. I see it EVERY single day. I hate those creepy cavemen and the plane sounds like it’s going to fall out of the sky.

  5. Jen
    September 28, 2007 3:21 pm

    Here in Denver same thing. Always a Geico banner in the sky. Very odd as no one looks “up” in downtown Denver. Waste of good money. I say they donate the money to PG and DC’s honeymoon fund.

  6. bucdaddy
    September 28, 2007 9:40 pm

    I love the brain-eating amoeba story at the same time it freaks me the hell out. Maybe because I’m reading “And the Band Played On.”