Burgh Baby and Andrew Stockey … sitting in a tree.

Burgh Baby sort of sets the standard for other “mom blogs” in the city.  A touch of Pittsburgh, a touch of awesome recipes, and a whole lot of humor, photography, and Alexis THE Burgh Baby who is not a baby anymore. Here’s a guest post by Michelle in which she talks about Andrew Stockey of WTAE and all about how she really got his goat one time. Raised his hackles. Irked his undies. Some of those might be incorrect idioms. In fact, maybe idiom is the wrong word. But I’m at the beach. I don’t Google at the beach unless I’m Googling “How do you say ‘bring me all the margaritas’ in Spanish?”


A wise man once said “Everything .. and I do mean everything … lives on the web.”

Which is why I try not to say anything about anyone that I wouldn’t say to his or her face.  You just never know when they might find what you said and decide to call you out on it.

For the record, he waited two years to call me out on it.


Andrew Stockey deleted the tweet in which he asked me how his nose was doing that fateful day a full two years later. There was something about bears and a cave and OF COURSE I remember because how often does a local news anchor bust you for implying his posture was a bit … um … off? I should have screen capped that tweet and framed it so I could teach future generations a lesson or two or ten.

Despite the fact that it had been two years, I knew exactly what Stockey was talking about. I have posted over 60,000 tweets, but the one about his nose was somehow vaguely memorable. Maybe because most of my tweets about local news people are about how I hate Wendy Bell for looking so damn good all of the time? HOW DOES SHE DO IT?

When Stockey called me out, I pried my foot out of my mouth and tweeted an acknowledgement. I figured that would be the end of it.

Nope. He replied.

I’ll let you make your own jokes about his reply. I can’t because of that whole foot-stuck-in-mouth situation I perpetually have going on.

Stockey wasn’t done publicly giving me grief.

I haven’t figured out how to let other people have the last word when I have been busted for being an idiot, so I replied one last time. And so did Stockey.

So I think the lesson here is that if you see Andrew Stockey walking around with a bear hanging out of his cave, you should tell him.

Oh, and don’t talk about local news people on Twitter. They WILL see it. Apparently.


  1. Woy
    March 27, 2012 11:01 am

    Right after Super Bowl XL, a photo I took of the throng of Steelers fans assembled from the parade with someone looking at the camera twirling a Terrible Towel was published on my blog as part of a Steelers round-up post. It was a pretty cool picture, complete with a cool sunlight effect at the top.

    Next thing I know, I get an e-mail from someone (Anthony of Tunesmith and Anthony, I believe) saying that Andrew Stockey published it on his blog without attribution. I sent him an e-mail about it, letting him know it is generally proper etiquette to cite your source for the photo by linking to the blog where you got it.

    He was great about it – he apologized and did cite it on his blog. Everyone makes mistakes. :)

  2. AndyGolfs247
    March 27, 2012 11:17 am

    Slow news day Andrew?

  3. Eamon
    March 27, 2012 11:25 am

    Yet another example of why Twitter is the most excellent social medium.

  4. toni
    March 27, 2012 12:24 pm

    Why I don’t twitter, tweet or facebook……..

  5. hello haha narf
    March 27, 2012 12:28 pm

    yeah, i’m pretty certain you would have said it to his face the first time around…

  6. AngryMongo
    March 27, 2012 12:56 pm

    Stockey; From the Anglo Saxon “Stalk Ye” He’ll hunt yo ass down and smite thee with a smile and politeness. ;)

  7. Lisa J.
    March 27, 2012 4:00 pm

    I once, a couple of years ago, virtually gave a local weather guy the finger over twitter because I didn’t particularly care for his forecast. Three days later he called me out on it, also over twitter. From an account no one knew existed or knew it was his. That was the moment I realized that a- they search for their names, and b- be careful what you say online. Oopsie.

  8. AiXeLsyD13
    March 29, 2012 8:41 am

    Oh man, that’s hilarious. He seems to have a great personality & sense of humor.

    I have had fun interactions with Sally Wiggin online. Local celebs are people too, I guess. :)