Random n’at

1. Posting is slow this week because this week has whooped mah ahsss, as they say in the Queen’s English.  So I’m going to use this Random n’at to get caught up on some shite, as they say in the Queen’s English.

2. Jim Krenn has finally broken the silence about his departure from DVE via interviews and a press conference yesterday announcing he’ll be headlining a May 26 show at the Byham called Jim Krenn: aLIVE.

Another important takeaway — Jim wants to come back to morning radio.

I’m going to email some people and see if I can get a pair of tickets to give away, but I’m not making any promises, ya blooming pikeys, as they say in the Queen’s English.

3. I have no idea what “blooming pikeys” are. Maybe flowers. [shrug]

4. The Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin, which normally interviews former Steelers like Lynn Swann and Courtney Hawkins, asked me to answer a few interview questions, and I obliged. Go read my answers to questions like these:

  • If you could ask any Steelers and Penguins player one question each, who would you interview, what would you ask them, and why?
  • You have covered Pittsburgh extensively, expressing a deep appreciation for the city and it’s sports teams. From your point of view though, does Pittsburgh place too much of it’s identity in the hands of it’s sports teams? Why/why not?
  •  What makes Pittsburgh special?
  • What’s next for you? Are you looking to further parlay your writing career/blog to radio or other media?
  • What Pittsburgh athletes have you met (if any) – and how was that experience? If you haven’t met any, which would you most like to hang out and have a beer with, and why?
  • If you could be the GM of one Pittsburgh team for a day, what team would you choose and what would you do as GM?

5. I can’t fall down any faller to laugh any laughier at the fact that WPXI went to air with a report from a site called BroCouncil.com that Hines Ward was going to the Ravens.

Then it issued an apology on Twitter that is so awful, you’ll be embarrassed for them:

“We got spoofed! We mentioned on the air this morning a bogus report that Hines Ward wigned [sic] with the Ravens,” the station’s tweet said. “We apolgize [sic] for our mistake.”

I’m going to start a site called TroothNewz.com and see how many local stations I can get to go to air with my first exclusive story about Mario Lemieux coming out of retirement again. Sample quote, “‘I’m gonna rock the Favre out of this shit,’ said Lemieux.”

6. Christian Bale loves me us so much that he’s coming back to visit me us in order to film a new movie here!

Actor Christian Bale who opens in “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises” this July is returning here to head up the cast of “Out of the Furnace.”

Bale’s new project is described as “gritty and blue collar.”

I bet Lukey already has his people contacting Bale’s people about having lunch.

[swishes cape and runs off in dramatic fashion]

7. A few of my friends are running the marathon relay to raise money for the Mario Lemieux Foundation! Here’s their fundraising page if you can throw in a few bucks for SICK KIDS. It would be right proper of ya, chum, as they say in the Queen’s English.

8. A Burgher, Jeremy Gowins, is one of ten people in the running to win a trip to space, and if he goes, he plans to take his Terrible Towel with him. You can vote for him here!

9. The Toonseum got hit with some water damage that destroyed a lot of their inventory of original comics and artwork.

Joe Wos, museum executive director, said none of the comic books were of “extreme value, [there was] no ‘Batman No. 1,'” but he estimated total value of material lost to flooding caused by a leaky roof at $20,000 to $25,000.

“I guess the best way to put it, the warehouse was where we kept things that did not individually have high value, but put together [were] worth a large amount,” he said.

You can donate to them here!

10. Forget Extreme Couponing. Can we get a reality show called Criminally Insane Couponers?

Police have charged a 58-year-old western Pennsylvania woman with stealing newspapers in bulk because she wanted the coupons in the papers.

Police in Allegheny Township, Westmoreland County charged Altman on Wednesday with burglary, theft and related charges for allegedly stealing the papers from a storage shed where the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette drops off papers for a local carrier.  They believe she’s stolen about $2,700 worth of newspapers in the last 17 months. Police say they caught Altman just after she grabbed two bundles of 100 newspapers each on Wednesday morning.

I hope you can find double coupons to combine with store offers for lawyers and fines, ya numpty nutter, as they say in the Queen’s English.


  1. unsatisfied
    March 8, 2012 4:50 pm

    for #10…..I bet that marty griffin is licking his chops.

  2. Andrea
    March 8, 2012 5:10 pm

    Great interview. I know you do your part to keep it real. Thanks!

  3. Sean
    March 8, 2012 5:31 pm

    Pretty sure “bloomin” is just a useless adjective (like “bloody”, “freakin”, etc.) and Pikeys are those people from the movie Snatch:

    Cheers ;)

    • Butcher's Dog
      March 8, 2012 6:34 pm

      I thought bloody was the British version of f**king, perhaps a bit milder, but not much.

  4. Cassie
    March 8, 2012 6:44 pm

    I’m running the marathon for the Lemieux Foundation, too! Great minds!!

  5. John
    March 8, 2012 11:57 pm

    cool Borimir reference. I just luvs me some Sean Bean.

  6. Burgher Jon
    March 9, 2012 8:35 am

    Bloomin Pikeys (if said by an American) is almost certainly a reference to the Pikeys in Guy Ritchie’s movie Snatch (a great flick): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sohd22ax7M (NSFW)

  7. Robin
    March 9, 2012 9:55 am

    Very entertaining interview. You are a “true burgher”!

  8. AmyLa
    March 9, 2012 10:24 am

    “Bloomin Pikeys” should be added to your list of awesome band names

  9. SteelCityMagnolia
    March 12, 2012 9:28 am

    While it is cool that Christian Bale is coming back to town, I’m more excited about his co-star Robert Duvall being here….

    Yeah, I know I ain’t right…..