Random n’at

1. Yesterday at Pens Fan’s house. A conversation.

Me: “Mom, I really like this new color you’ve got going with your hair. The dark against the light highlights is my favorite hair of yours ever.”

Pens Fan: “Oh, yeah! I didn’t even notice. I really like it.”

Me: “Are you going to let your bangs grow down like the Kardashian mom so you don’t have to get your roots done so often?”

Mom: “Yeah. I’m letting them grow a bit.”

Pens Fan: “We’ll call you Kris and we’ll all change our names to K names.”

Me: “Kginny.”

Pens Fan: “Ktammy. Kdad.”

Me: “Kfunny!”

2. A woman gave birth on the airport flyer and lucked out when a retired radiologist happened to be on board.

Wait, what does a retired radiologist know ’bout birthin’ no babies?

3. David Highfield looks like the love child of David Cook and Barney Stinson.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I kinda love his look.

4. The bad news is that Sid is still experiencing symptoms and is seeing a specialist this week. The good news is that Kris LeSexhair could be back this week from his concussion.

Do we need to start a “timetable for his return” drinking game, you guys? We’ll probably pickle our livers if we do.

5. You know how you’re watching an action movie and the actor, maybe the hero or the villain, will grab a hatchet and say in his deepest, most menacing voice, “This is war. The war … is on!”?


“Mr. Pellegrino left, came back a short while later and said to him, ‘I’m going to report you.’

“And the victim said, ‘I didn’t do anything.’

“And at that time, Mr. Pellegrino pulled out a hatchet and said, ‘This is war, the war is on.’

Quite surprisingly, it didn’t happen in Fayette County.

Of course if it happened in Fayette County, Mr. Pellegrino would have been brandishing a goat when he said it.

6. Yahoo! takes a look at the 2012 Pirates and comes up with some suggested hashtags for when we talk about them on Twitter:

#freeagentoverpays, #nutrisystempedro, #sloppy, #cutchagonistes, #atleastourballparkisbeautiful, #happy20th, #hope, #2014getherenow

I don’t know. Pedro seems more like a Weight Watchers kinda guy to me.

But the rest of that is just spot on.

Let’s hope the hopey changey thing works!


7. Occupy Pittsburgh has moved on from Target’s part-time hiring practices and moved on from bus-rider rights and has now set their sights on racially motivated police brutality.

What’s that saying? You can do a lot of things poorly, or one thing well?


8. The Kraken has a rap video and it is the most hilarious, godawful thing you’ve ever seen a douchebag douche.

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Of course, if that had been OUR Russian doing this, we’d be all, “Geno? You want I should have your babies?”



  1. PA Girl in VA
    January 17, 2012 11:58 am


  2. burgher-licious
    January 17, 2012 12:13 pm

    The Kraken looks like a little boy who has to go to the bathroom. And seriously -what is up with the hair (or lack of it)?

  3. Erin
    January 17, 2012 12:29 pm

    (small voice) I didn’t think the rapping was half-bad – both the main guy and Kraken! The video is god-awful however.

  4. bluzdude
    January 17, 2012 1:12 pm

    That’s OK, Erin, I liked Ben’s hat.

  5. Lauren
    January 17, 2012 1:39 pm

    So, can I assume the reason Ovechkin has been slacking for the better part of two years is that he has been working on a burgeoning rap career? That explains so much, LOL…

  6. TK
    January 17, 2012 2:07 pm

    “Of course if it happened in Fayette County, Mr. Pellegrino would have been brandishing a goat when he said it.”

    If it was Fayette county, he may have had a goat, but brandishing isn’t what they do with goats there, unless that’s what the kids are calling it these days.

  7. unsatisfied
    January 17, 2012 3:34 pm

    in relation to #8: what the HELL was that?

  8. Butcher's Dog
    January 17, 2012 5:12 pm

    Wait!!! Geno has to make a video for some of the demographic to offer to bear his children?!?!?!?! Who knew?

  9. cmd_45
    January 17, 2012 6:24 pm

    Is it Russian Olympic propaganda?

  10. Ex-Pat Pittsburgh Girl
    January 17, 2012 6:30 pm

    I have no words for that video. It kind of scared me.

  11. Guns dont kill people, I kill people
    January 17, 2012 8:05 pm

    Is that girl in that video wearing pegged pants?
    Stop! Hammertime.

  12. red pen mama
    January 18, 2012 9:59 am

    “douchebag douche”: I know technically douche is a verb, but I’ve never seen it used quite that way before.

    Let’s face it: Almost NONE of the Pens need to do a video of any sort in order for the female population of Pittsburgh to offer to have their children.

  13. Magus Patris
    January 18, 2012 2:50 pm

    From my limited Russian, I’m pretty sure at about 1:45 he says. roughly translated, as “Ovechkin is a choker, won’t ever have his name on Stanley Cup, fast becoming irrelevant, pirogue, halushki, some that rhymes with irrelevant.” ‘Course, I only did get a B- in Russian.

  14. LaReina
    January 18, 2012 5:11 pm

    Sid may have taken longer than anyone in recorded history to recover from a concussion. I’m not even a hockey fan and I’m curious about this.

  15. LisaB
    January 22, 2012 11:20 pm


    That is a seriously bad rap video. And Ovi is a seriously fugly dude. I think you need to crown him the Duke of Fug. (Ben can still be the Earl of Gross, though, ’cause he is.)