1. I normally don’t do interviews in light of the fact that I’m painfully shy, but I couldn’t say no to the chance to talk about Pittsburgh and my “A-Listed” column that appeared in Pittsburgh Magazine in January. Here’s a brief interview I did with 90.5’s Essential Pittsburgh show on Saturday while sitting in the sun in the courtyard at the Mattress Factory on the North Side.
“Is Pittsburgh too small to have an affair in?” might be my favorite interview question ever.
Have a listen! You’ll need to fast forward a bit to get to my portion.
Be gentle. I didn’t prepare at all and I DON’T NORMALLY DO INTERVIEWS.
2. Forget Tebowing, and please for the love of God forget planking [glares at Patty the Pittsburgh Planker]. Apparently Draping is the new thing, in honor of Don Draper of Mad Men.
Here’s his signature pose:
Here’s an entire website dedicated to the meme.
Here’s what a meme is, because I KNOW some of you out there haven’t got a clue. And that’s okay.
Here’s a Pittsburgh submission from PMI:
Click for the stunning embiggen. Gosh, that needs to be a real word already.
3. Believe Merch has some way cool vintage-type shirts featuring defunct Pittsburgh professional sports teams! Check ’em out!
Latrobe Athletic Association, a professional football team in the late 1800s:
Yeah, I’m gonna need the Latrobe one. Those colors are rocking my world. There are others, and the site tells me they’re planning a whole slew of such shirts for other defunct teams in lots of sports. They’re even working with a historian to get the colors as accurate as possible.
(Not a paid ad. In fact, you should just assume that unless I tell you specifically the post is sponsored, that it isn’t.)
4. Robert Morris University Island Sports Center was the PA Interscholastic Hockey League championship game, and when the announcer let the audience know they didn’t have anyone to sing the anthem before the game between Indiana Little Indians and Quigley Spartans, THIS happened:
And they knew the lyrics. PAY ATTENTION, CHRISTINA AGUILERA.
5. The Post-Gazette launched their new colorful, rainbowtastic site yesterday. I’ll let you know my thoughts AS SOON AS I’M DONE SCROLLING.
So much scrolling.
6. The AIGA PGH365 Awards Ceremony and Gallery Opening is taking place on Thursday, March 22 at Guardian Storage in the Strip. This year the event features:
- An open bar with microbrews from East End Brewing Company, wine and hors d’œuvres
- Live screen printing with Commonwealth Press
- PGH365 Photobooth by Renee Rosensteel
- Music by DJ Fernando Hammer
Details here and admission is SUPER affordable. Also, now I’m craving craft beer.
7. When I first read an email about “Save Second Base” I was like, WHO IS HURTING SECOND BASE?!
Then I saw the shirts and [lightbulb!]:
Save the boobies! I like the “Take Care of Your Rack” shirt too.
Burgher Debi Kravets is participating in Avon’s Save Second Base Walk this year and has to raise $1,800. She’s hosting a happy hour at Le Brew House on East Carson St. on March 23 at 5:00 p.m. featuring martinis, prizes, merchandise and more. Funds benefit the Avon Foundation for Breast Cancer.
8. That creepy dude who put a microphone under his estranged wife’s bed to listen for when she was having sex, made it onto Jezebel. Beaver County REPRESENT.