Not an Onion story …

Unless it was ticking, growling, oozing, buzzing or stuffed with ravioli, this might be the funniest news story ever, all because of that flippant last line.

(h/t Toni)


  1. johnaz6312
    May 18, 2010 10:18 am

    Was it someone’s dirty laundry? How about a newspaper that they left behind. Maybe it was “The Watchtower”? The article itself doesn’t give alot of info. Maybe the editor should have gotten more information before the article was published.

  2. Cathyfc
    May 18, 2010 11:09 am

    A backpack!! really no kid has ever left a backpack on the bus before….?? Back in the good old days they would open it take a look for a name or number and try to get it returned….

    What a world…

  3. bluzdude
    May 18, 2010 11:14 am

    It was probably a pigeon-shaped voodoo doll, complete with knitting needles through its skull.

  4. Elmer Fudd
    May 18, 2010 11:41 am

    It was a kids backpack..apparently the City Bomb Squad has recieved new equipment and has WAY to much time on their hands..

  5. Ben
    May 18, 2010 11:47 am

    *Argh* They shut down the entire triangle of Liberty, Market and Fifth along with a half-block to a block in each direction. It was really inconvenient.

  6. spoon
    May 18, 2010 12:36 pm

    I bet of they had the Playboy 3D glasses from the latest issue they would have seen right through that thing

  7. Cnik
    May 18, 2010 1:21 pm

    Note to Pittsburgh Police…. terrorist do not need to leave packages on buses to disrupt traffic and cause confusion. PennDot already is quite efficient at terrorizing us with closing every road in the city 24/7/365.

  8. Sooska
    May 18, 2010 1:41 pm

    Anyone else recall when someone found a brown bag containing (what turned out to be cow’s)a pair of eyeballs on a bus downtown? Jimmy Krenn turned it into a a very funny bit. That was a while ago and I imagine today would cause a total city lockdown and widespread panic.

  9. Chris
    May 18, 2010 10:42 pm

    Was there ravioli in the backpack?