A forgotten post

Here’s something I forgot to post earlier this month when I was playing catch-up following my brief mental health hiatus.

Ask a normal person who they were rooting for in the Winter Classic, and you’d probably have gotten at most a two-word answer.

“Pens, dude!”

“Caps. WOOO!!!!”

Unless you’re Eileen from Blawnox, then you’d say, “Put the puck in the Caps’ five-hole, baybee.”

Or, in the case of filmmaker Kevin Smith, you mutter “huevos” into the face of Twitter’s 140 character limit and you write a mini-movie with a whole lot of passion and a little bit of TMI.

I took the time to snip these so you don’t have to find them and read them in reverse order.

Ode to the Burgh. By THAT Kevin Smith.

And then he has about five tweets rambling on about the Winter Classic versus the Winter Heritage game or some other such blah blah blah like only Kevin Smith can blah blah blah.

Internet, I hope you learned your lesson about asking Kevin Smith questions. I suggest future questions be handwritten and mailed to him via snail mail and include at the end of your letter, “Circle one: Yes or No. Do not use the back of this paper for additional answer space. JUST A SIMPLE YES OR NO WILL DO, KEVIN.”

However, since he used his verbosity to profess his unfailing love for the Burgh, that makes it all better.

Now if you’ll excuse me, that mental image of Kevin Smith “boning like a rabbit” needs to be mind-bleached from my brain.


  1. Jess
    January 12, 2011 11:51 am

    wow – that was one heck of a tweet!!

  2. Suz
    January 12, 2011 11:52 am

    See what our City can do to people? That’s love.

  3. Sooska
    January 12, 2011 12:02 pm

    I hated his movies, but Love that he loves the Burgh, and the Pens. He might have just created a new art form.

  4. elysianfantasy
    January 12, 2011 12:13 pm

    I have always hearted Kevin Smith since I first saw Clerks. And now that I’ve seen this? Makes me heart him even more. I think I can even move past the image of him boning like a rabbit. Poetic love of Pittsburgh trumps disturbing images like that all the time. Don’t believe me? Case in point: Bret Michaels (“I’m a proud Pittsburghian” vs. any footage from Rock of Love). And we love him, don’t we?

  5. Al Lambrini
    January 12, 2011 12:23 pm

    Jay and Silent Bob are brilliant

  6. Al Lambrini
    January 12, 2011 12:24 pm

    and Bret Michaels is not from Pittsburgh

  7. bucdaddy
    January 12, 2011 12:26 pm

    That does not and cannot excuse “Cop Out.”

  8. Beatrice
    January 12, 2011 12:29 pm

    Love it. Thanks for posting!

  9. Moe the Dog
    January 12, 2011 12:34 pm

    Just like his movies; you always get a little extra. Gotta love him!

  10. Annie
    January 12, 2011 12:40 pm

    Love it!!

  11. Kater Tot
    January 12, 2011 12:55 pm

    Wow! Love that guy even more now!

  12. Leigh
    January 12, 2011 12:59 pm

    Jay and Silent Bob are coming back here on April 1st to do their live podcast at the Carnegie in Homestead. Got my hubs txts for Valentine’s Day!
    We caught Zach and Miri on cable this weekend…I found that upon second viewing it actually grew on me a bit!

  13. pghredhead
    January 12, 2011 1:03 pm

    Think how much fun — and how much material you would get — out of a “Five Questions For …” interview with Kevin Smith.

  14. AngryMongo
    January 12, 2011 1:09 pm

    Why have the marketing geniuses for the city not learned how to make a billboard out of tweets?

    Could you imagine a stretch of 376 from Greentree where every billboard was 140 characters of love for the city, ending with the trip through the Fort Pitt and on the other side you get the beautiful sight of my afternoon drive?

    Then lastly, you get a billboard saying, “Burma Shave”

  15. Amy
    January 12, 2011 1:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing this, because it just made my day a million times better. Between the ‘grar!’ I’m seeing all over the internet, the crummy roads, and various other little things, I needed a little Pittsburgh love.

  16. alison
    January 12, 2011 2:28 pm

    yeah, i stopped following him because of his lengthy tweets, which is sad because i really like kevin smith and his wordiness. but twitter is not the platform for that. it became annoying really quickly.

  17. Scott
    January 12, 2011 2:35 pm

    Personally, I think that’s some pretty witty writing, and a creative in-the-face us of the absurd Twitter. Good for him.

  18. CrashJK
    January 12, 2011 2:45 pm

    SILENT BOB RULES !!! Love Kevin, think “Dogma” and “Chasing Amy” are works of art…and “bonin’ like rabbits at Delta Gamma”….sounds like a great new T-shirt

  19. gunnlino
    January 12, 2011 2:56 pm

    Damn Kevin, try so decafe now and then.

  20. gunnlino
    January 12, 2011 2:56 pm

    Oops, “try some “

  21. Susie
    January 12, 2011 3:42 pm

    Kevin was prowling in Phantom same era I was (kindof). How totally awesome.

  22. Scott L
    January 12, 2011 3:45 pm

    Kevin Smith is pure genius. Kind of figured he was an honorary ‘Burger by his usage of Pittsburgh in Dogma and Zack and Miri.


    Dogma is on my top 10 all time list.

  23. bluzdude
    January 12, 2011 3:59 pm

    Kevin gets a wordiness “pass” from me, just for making Dogma, one of my all time favorites.

  24. Still A Fan
    January 12, 2011 7:29 pm

    Kevin didn’t write “Cop Out”, he just directed it. I met him once while he was with his daughter Harley and he was such a polite gentlemen. So gracious to hear me gush over his work. He’s made a career out of being verbose and honest. I’m a fan for life. He’s Gen-X’s Bob Dylan.

  25. deloebrenti
    January 12, 2011 8:33 pm

    there is fake still blood on the ceiling of the conference room in the SEI – at least there was years later when i worked there. (the ceilings were awfully tall and they missed some spots). glad to know he also became such a fan!

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