Random n’at

1.  I’m posting this Random n’at sooner than I had planned because apparently the naked belly of a fat man is enough to get me lots of angry, “YOU ARE SO MEAN!” tweets and more than a few, “I just threw up in my mouth, you big jerkface!” comments.

Poor Casey.  No one wants to see his furry blubber belly with its all-seeing bellybutton eye.

If you look directly at it long enough, it will totally blink at you.

If you need eye bleach, go here or here.

2.  Pittsburgh Magazine interviewed my new fake YouTube boyfriend Colin Sander.

PM: What were people’s reactions to seeing you roaming the city in ski gear?
C.S.: Actually, when we finally got to the bottom of Mt. Washington we had to go over train tracks and military crawl under some bushes to get back out onto the road, so finally we stumbled into a parking lot dead tired, and the first thing we heard was a guy yell in this thick Pittsburgh accent, “Hey, Seven Springs is that way!”


Also, step off, ladies.

3.  I’m such a Burgh fan-girl because every time I see the skyline in the trailer for “She’s Out of My League” I go, “I totally know that city in real life.”

Here’s a part that pisses me off though.

Do you know how many times and for how many minutes I have sat in that tunnel waiting for a freaking polar bear to so much as dip its toenail into the water, only to leave disappointed and with a sneaking suspicion that as soon as I walked away, the polar bears began a rousing game of Marco Polo?

(h/t Agent Ska)

4.  Are you sitting down?  Are you sitting down on the World’s Greatest Pittsburgh Potty in the Universe of the World?  Oh, that we were so lucky.  Check it out.

Who bought this house?  Can I come visit your potty and maybe get its autograph?

5.  Eyetique’s little local Boy Meets Girl series has intrigued me, particularly because I noticed the lead female looks a heck of a lot like this model.  Also, now I want new glasses.

6.  A local girl, Tiffany Martin is trying to win the 2010 World Traveler internship from STA Travel.  Go throw her a quick vote! Maybe she’ll take us all with her!

7. Best billboard ever.

How long until a naked PETA supporter chains herself to that billboard in protest only to find herself being shat upon by the very pigeons she’s trying to save?

(h/t Michele, Katie, CHARLES!, M.E. and Nick)

8.  Reader Bryan is shaving his head for St. Baldrick’s too! He’s only raised $20.00 so far, so if you have two or three or five dollars to send his way … IT’S FOR SICK KIDS!

9.  Speaking of knowing bastards.  If you don’t believe that pigeons are in fact KNOWING bastards, then please explain to me how this pigeon boarded a subway, does not panic ONE LITTLE BIT while the subway is moving and instead sort of just walks around staring down passengers all, “I KNOW.  I KNOW.” and then calmly walks off the subway because, well, it’s his stop.

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That’s the most terrifying video I’ve ever seen.

(h/t Charles, Mike, Jonathan, and other people whose emails have since been sucked into the abyss that is my email archive)

10.  Let’s wrap this up with a What The Effie, shall we?

if ya not fat,married,amish,ugly,or recently won at a bingo festival , you can holla .”

If you read that in the voice of Luke Ravenstahl, it becomes extra awesome.


  1. bluzdude
    February 25, 2010 2:01 pm

    Re: the basement stairs Pittsburgh Potty…
    Can’t you just see having visitors to that house… “Dude, there are noises comeing from your closet…”

    Love the billboard… that’s a cracked imagination at work. After seeing that, no wonder the pigeons are riding the subway.

  2. Al
    February 25, 2010 2:11 pm

    Holy crap there is a toilet on the stair case! Obviously it was inspired by Falling Water.

  3. Erin
    February 25, 2010 2:14 pm

    I really have to send you a picture of my Pittsburgh Potty. There is a big heating grate in the corner of our living room floor that is no longer in use. You can see straight down into the basement through it. And guess what is directly underneath the heating grate in the basement? You guessed it… a Pittsburgh Potty! I bet I’m the only person that can look at my Pittsburgh Potty while in the comfort of my own living room. My hubby jokes that he wants to install a fireman pole in the living room that goes down to the potty. Most of the time we just hide the heating grate/Potty Portal under a rug, but every once in awhile we pull it up for giggles.

  4. Erin
    February 25, 2010 2:15 pm

    Also, I have a friend who has a potty in her basement staircase as well. There are more than one!

    February 25, 2010 2:18 pm

    If you love that image of D’burgh, you need to check out this site….


    It slmost makes me feel like I’m there!

  6. Anna
    February 25, 2010 2:58 pm

    Hmmmm…..a ‘thick Pittsburgh accent’ ?? Are our accents all that bad n’at ?

  7. Leyna
    February 25, 2010 3:00 pm

    I knew “She’s Out of My League” was set in the ‘burgh from the part in the trailer where they were riding the baggage claim carrousel. I somehow recognized the airport.

  8. Nick
    February 25, 2010 3:12 pm

    Haha, loved the potty. I was wandering if you liked that billboard. I forgot all about sending that to you.

  9. bucdaddy
    February 25, 2010 3:41 pm

    My PC doesn’t have sound. So do the two chicks in the Eyetiques ad watching porn on the Apple in the coffee shop make out in the next installment or what?


  10. Kathy
    February 25, 2010 4:23 pm

    My parents house has the Pittsburgh Potty, but it is accompanied by the Pittsburgh shower. Nothing is covered up for privacy though…its just – *potty*shower*washer and dryer and utility tub and big basement all together for everyone to see. Right now I think the shower is holding my old prom dresses.

  11. M
    February 25, 2010 4:40 pm

    That is the same model–just did a photo shoot with her a few months ago: check it out on http://www.travisphotographics.com/

  12. M
    February 25, 2010 4:41 pm

    That IS the same model in the eyetique ad and the PG–just did a photo shoot with her a few months ago: check it out on http://www.travisphotographics.com/

  13. Natural Red
    February 25, 2010 5:13 pm

    Who cares about that potty picture- I only have two words for the pic of Troy–OH MY!!!!!!

  14. Drea
    February 25, 2010 7:14 pm

    RE: Pittsburgh Potty

    Been thinking about the origins of it and have a new theory – there are just too many of them without showers for the idea of it being a place for a guy working in the mill to come home and get cleaned up, right? Just a pot in the basement (or in a stairwell!). My best guess is that women got fed up with men stinking up the only bathroom in the house (you know, with the ole #2) so they wised up and decided a can in the basement was a solution to the problem. Genius!

    P.S. Am really missing having a Pittsburgh Potty in my current house! ;>)

  15. andrea
    February 25, 2010 7:38 pm

    Is anyone else cringing at the bad timing and terribly self-conscious acting in that commercial?!!? That’s a really long ad — a long time to subject us to this stilted exchange… (And no, I’m not a jealous actress, plus I’m 30 years too old for either role even if that were my line of work…)

  16. Padzman
    February 26, 2010 10:32 am

    You are SOOOO the BEST!!!

  17. SB
    February 26, 2010 11:53 am

    I think HeidiOptics has way better selection of glasses than Eyetique. You should check them out, they’re located on 4th, right off of Market Square. Spitting distance from the restaurant.


  18. elysianfantasy
    March 1, 2010 12:46 pm

    I’m just glad you added a “what the effie.” I MISS them! Please, please, do some more posts on “what the effies!” They totally make my day!

  19. Kathy
    March 2, 2010 12:23 am

    What the effie is with that pic? He looks like psychopath axe murder coming through the apartment door. Scream!