Day off.

PittGirl woke up this morning feeling a little light in the head, rubbed the sleep from her eyes, and discovered her brain sitting on the floor, arms folded defiantly across its matter while it mumbled something about “I ain’t gotta take this shit no more.”

(Aside: I would have thought my brain had better grammar than that.  I bet it drops the verb “to be” all the time.)

So unless Lukey decides to pants (ding!) Yarone Zober in Market Square today, you’ll not hear from me until Monday or possibly Tuesday, provided my wit decides to cross picket lines in what is obviously my brain going on strike from all this gosh-darn thinkin’ I’ve been making it do.

Lucky for you, my fellow bloggers are on fire today:

1. First up, you really have to go read Burgh Baby’s Mom’s account of her new Audi and trying to learn to speak the language of Ding. Brilliant!

2. Rachel tries old school blogging and the results are brilliant (brilliant appears to be the only adjective that didn’t strike against me. Thanks for sticking with me, brilliant!)

3. Anthony created some of the best motivational posters I have ever seen. Particularly the Buccos poster and the Lukey poster.

4. Carbolic tears through some of their best articles to date, including this brilliant(!) Laura Bush post that cracked my shit up.

5. Finally, if you’re really bored, you can help me out by making some suggestions as to what I want to say about this picture (bonus points if you use any words from the Lexicon).

Maybe I want to say something about that ridiculous smile on his face, or how short he looks or where exactly is his right hand? Maybe I want to say something about the fact that they basically posed him as a human kickstand. I don’t know. SOMETHING. But I can’t put my finger on it.

Probably because my brain is on strike and it took my wit with it.

(h/t Sean who hilariously wrote, “Is he checking that guy’s oil or what?!” BRILLIANT!)


  1. Rachel
    June 20, 2008 8:46 am

    Does that guy even know a picture was being staged? It looks like Lukey snatched him in the middle of his morning exercise.

    You rock my world, PittGirl.

  2. Still A. Fan
    June 20, 2008 9:13 am

    My caption would read……

    June 20, 2008 Lukey’s Son Finally Takes Off Training Wheels

  3. abby
    June 20, 2008 9:14 am

    When did Patrick Stewart grow that ridiculous head of hair?

  4. TC
    June 20, 2008 9:14 am

    “Yarone – he followed me home! Can I keep him?”

  5. Anne
    June 20, 2008 9:30 am

    Caption – “I will get this bike moving forward.”

  6. Custard
    June 20, 2008 9:38 am

    Why is Lukey trying to teach Art Garfunkel how to ride a bike?

  7. lovesthenorthside
    June 20, 2008 10:11 am

    lukey posing with new homeland security-provided concert vehicle and attire. model not included.

  8. NoSide15212
    June 20, 2008 10:50 am

    PittGirl –Lukey said “moving forward” 4 times yesterday during an AM1020/KDKA interview with Mar-tay. Fortunately, I keep a pint of scotch in my glove box for just such ocassions. Unfortunately, 5 minutes later things got a little blurry and I “drifted” about 400 yards into a cornfield near Plumville. A very nice Amish man used his plow horse to tow me back onto Route 954.

  9. dahn norside
    June 20, 2008 11:08 am

    Lukey clearly not holding him up but rather preparing to help him move forward.

  10. dwight
    June 20, 2008 11:09 am

    Lukey is just being a gentleman and pushing in that guy’s, um, stool. Um, bike stool? … Okay, I was trying to make it gay (GAYER?), but I got nothing.

    I love Sean’s “oil” comment. That rocks!

  11. Burgh Baby
    June 20, 2008 1:15 pm

    “Baby Face, you are never going to be named a Smokin’ Hot Burgher if you keep putting your hands so close to my donkey omeletes. Now shut up and smile for Saucy.”

  12. Bram R
    June 20, 2008 2:40 pm

    “Human kickstand.” Something about that may be deeply appropriate. We’ll take it to the Batcave and work on it.

  13. Steeler_tom
    June 20, 2008 6:48 pm

    Bad day today, I really wanted something to make me laugh and PitGirl takes the day off.
    Sucks to be me today……

  14. gunnlino
    June 20, 2008 6:53 pm

    Why does he have his hand on that guys ass? And why does that guy have a bike on a running track?

  15. KGC
    June 20, 2008 7:42 pm


    ‘Cuz the Boy Who is Mayor or his yinzer minions have ZERO ‘EFFIN CLUE about an effective photo-op? (Not shouting at you, btw.)

  16. Steelman
    June 20, 2008 10:38 pm

    Lukey introduces new City mail service to curb greenhouse gases and save the polar bears currently residing at the Pittsburgh Zoo.

    June 23, 2008 6:57 am

    4. check out Jones’ cougar page on the
    left side.

  18. bucdaddy
    June 23, 2008 8:55 am

    Come out, come out, wherever you are …

  19. deebee
    June 23, 2008 9:29 am

    Did you get caught in a jaggerbush or what?

  20. Monty
    June 23, 2008 2:21 pm

    The water bottle is conspicuously missing. And that is disgusting.

  21. Bill
    June 23, 2008 2:22 pm

    Can PittGirl come out and play??

  22. Karen
    June 23, 2008 3:24 pm

    Mondays are hard enough without my daily dose of PittGirl. Please come back … without you I have nothing to talk about with my hubby on the drive home tonight! :-(

  23. back in the burgh
    June 23, 2008 3:53 pm

    We miss you. We’re addicted to you! Please come back soon!

  24. bucdaddy
    June 23, 2008 7:40 pm

    deebee, hee-hee.



  25. bucdaddy
    June 23, 2008 11:55 pm

    You check the hospitals, I’ve got the drunk tanks. Find PittGirl! Go! Go! Go!

  26. NY Luvs Pitts
    June 24, 2008 7:17 am

    Alright PG, enough is enough. Where the hell are ya!!!

  27. unsatisfied
    June 24, 2008 8:15 am

    hey — I don’t think that I’ve seen ken rice on kdka lately, either.

    coincidence? you decide.

  28. rose
    June 24, 2008 8:26 am

    pittgirl, i hope you’re ok.

  29. Stephanique1
    June 24, 2008 8:39 am

    LOL @ unsatisfied

  30. Lily
    June 24, 2008 8:48 am


  31. Cynthia Closkey
    June 25, 2008 11:02 pm

    Wow, Johnny Rotten is looking pretty good these days.

    Also, that photo looks like the worst Photoshopping ever.