Random n@.

1.  What the hell, weather forecasters?! I wake up this morning to read on the PG Now (NOW!) that there could be some snow during the afternoon rush.  When I get to work after wrestling with asshole drivers and car-sucking sinkholes, I read on PG Now that there might be snow at lunch time now.  Then at 9:00 a.m., ha-ha, PittGirl!

Bill Peduto was in a fender bender.

Pittsburgh Councilman William Peduto said he encountered three wrecks on his drive down Fifth Avenue toward Downtown.

“I was in one,” he said. A car pulled out in front of him at Fifth and Denniston, he said, and due to ice he slid into it. No one was hurt, and his Cooper Mini was undamaged. “My car bounced off his car.”

He said he saw “no snow plows. . . . It’s snow, snow, snow, then ice. Ten miles an hour.”

Question, and I mean, really think about this.  How the hell does the PG get that quote from Bill Peduto?

Does B. Peezy call Rich Lord?

Rich Lord’s Phone:  Ring!  Ring!  Damn it!

Rich Lord:  LORD!

Bill Peduto:  Hey Rich, thought you might like to know that I was in a minor fender bender this morning.  Rich, Rich, Rich … it’s okay.  Calm down.  I’m all right.  I’m all right.

Or, does the PG randomly call Bill Peduto for a random quote on the snow?

Bill Peduto’s Phone:  Bzzzz.  Bzzzz. Bzzzz. Bzzzz. Bzzz–

Bill Peduto’s Voice Mail:  Hi!  You’ve reached Bill Peduto.  I’m out right now, probably making the city awesome-er.  Leave a message.

Random PG Reporter:  Yeah, this is the Random PG Reporter.  How ’bout that snow, man?!  Give me a call if you’d like to comment on it.

2.  Tom Brady was spotted in NYC (enemy territory) with a foot brace/cast thingy (I guess you’ve figured out by now that PittGirl is not a doctor in real life).

I’m laughing hysterically like this because I saw a picture of a dead Burgh pigeon.  Really.  It has nothing to do with Tom Brady being hurt or PittGirl’s prayers being answered.  Nothing at all.

(h/t NY Luvs Pitts, Bill, and Adios)

3.   You can vote for the Burgh to be a wildcard to be put on the new World Monopoly game.   You can see the leaders of the wildcard race here and Pittsburgh is barely in the top 20 right now.  No bueno!  Vote here.  You’ll need to register. (h/t Katie)

4.  The Go Fug Yourself girls gave us a holler.

When I saw this portrait of Mena Suvari at Sundance, I naturally assumed she was in costume as her character in Mysteries of Pittsburgh AKA — if you listen to that charming master of PR Sienna Miller — Mysteries of Shitsburgh. (Don’t email me, Pittsburgers — I have not been to your fair burgh, but I would NEVER speak ill of the home of the Steelers, especially as it is also the city where ketchup was invented. Take it up with S. Mil, and tell her I sent you).

Sienna Miller.  Does she even still exist?

(h/t Sandy)

5.   Speaking of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh:

Following the premiere of writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber’s “The Mysteries of Pittsburgh” on Sunday, the only mystery now is who will buy and distribute the coming-of-age story set in a lusciously photographed Steel City.

Lusciously photographed.  I think I like the word luscious now.

6.  Plaxico Burress is going to be making some nyah-nyah phone calls.  Deservedly so.

7.   A Mario goal from1991 that will still knock your socks off.

It’s luscious.

8.  Speaking of luscious:

This just in: Bon Jovi is popular in Pittsburgh.

The group, the guy, whatever you consider it to be, just added a second show at the Mellon Arena on the Lost Highway Tour with special guest Daughtry.

The additional date is March 5 (to go along with the March 15 show).

Does this mean that Jon Bon Jovi is going to be in town for like ten days?!

[PittGirl sets her stalk-o-meter to STUN AND SELF-UNITE]

I’m all about Jon Bon Jovi this:

And not so much Jon Bon Jovi this:

I can’t even look at that picture without needing a shower.

NOT luscious.


  1. Jenn
    January 22, 2008 5:22 pm

    Ooooooh, the old hair. Bon Jovi is so much hotter now in his prime.

    And hey, how about Heath Ledger? My mouth dropped. Yeesh. He’s always be Patrick Verona to me. :(

  2. Stacey
    January 22, 2008 5:45 pm

    Jon BonJovi has only gotten better looking as he has aged. Yum…

  3. Sooska
    January 22, 2008 8:59 pm

    OOOO PittGirl I love the Mario goal. I was at that game with my son, Pensboy-he was 11 years old. It was electric and amazing FUN. We talk about it all the time. It was so fast but time stood still when he rocketed down the ice. That was SPECTACULAR. MARIO was SPECTACULAR. I can’t wait for the Sid.and.Geno.Show. I guess we have to wait a while.

    Sienna WHO? Her?

  4. Ryan
    January 22, 2008 10:55 pm

    One of the greatest goals in Pens history. Can Mario come back now? Pens need him…I heard he’s in the best shape of his life!

  5. PittCheMBA
    January 22, 2008 11:46 pm

    #8 – I would rather have a man crush on Jon Bon Jovi instead of Tom Brady.

  6. Still A. Fan
    January 23, 2008 12:05 am

    did you see the mullet at :25 ?

  7. suz
    January 23, 2008 10:34 am

    One of my favorite goals from The Big Guy. I was there that night, too. I think that Chambers’ head is still spinning around to this day, trying to figure out how Mario got past him. Thanks for posting that.

  8. unsatisfied
    January 23, 2008 11:18 am

    I’m no fan of pigeons — but, that pigeon photo is going to give me nightmares.

    not as many nightmares as those bon jovi photos.

    as for ‘mysteries of pittsburgh’ — I’m looking forward to seeing it, having read the book, which is great. and, it’ll be fun to throw shit at sienna everytime she comes on the screen. sarsgaard, though, is gonna be awesome — I know it.

  9. Me
    January 23, 2008 11:38 am

    2. You gotta love the Post “Girlie Man Limps Home”. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

    6. Plax can call, but it is not really all that effective 3 years AFTER he left the team and 2 years AFTER all of his buddies have gotten rings. He may get there, but they still have to beat the Pats*. Even with a limping girlie man, that’s a tall order.

  10. Frank Anthony Polito
    January 23, 2008 4:46 pm

    As the moderator of the Official MYSTERIES OF PITTSBURGH Film Boycott, I say it would serve Rawson Marshall Thurber right is not a single distributor picks up his so-called film adaptation.

    As a Carnegie Mellon grad with an MFA in Dramatic Writing, you can bet I would NEVER have had the gall to think I could re-write Michael Chabon had I been given the option to make this film.

    Shame on you RMT!!

  11. unsatisfied
    January 23, 2008 7:27 pm

    I smell sour grapes…