Archive for the 'Weird Burghers'

The stupid. It hurts.

I haven’t written anything about the Pitt bomb threats since my lone post a few weeks back, and I’m pretty sure you heard me roll my eyes when the wittily named “The Threateners” said they would stop the threats if the $50,000 reward was pulled. I mean, The Threateners?! That’s the best these morons could come up with? Let me help you: The Scourge. Malice Mongers. Tribulation of Fire. Cosmic Chaos. Wait. That’s a Kennywood ride. Anyway, the fact...
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Random n’at

1. There will be a new history post next week. Over the course of the last week, I have probably put six hours of research time into it and all it has done is give me about 30 other things I want to research about Pittsburgh’s history, particularly the 1885 to 1930 period. I seriously might need an intervention soon, you guys. Or a time machine. 2. Corporate speak! Are we stuck in a Dilbert strip? Is that an actual organization? What does it even do? The preeminent worldwide...
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Criminals are criminals for a reason

Remember in grade school and junior high school when your gym teacher would make you climb that gosh darned climbing rope to see how high you could get before your hands started to bleed or your arms simply gave out and you tumbled to the mat below, landing with a thump and with fresh rope burn marks on your legs? And you would lay there on the mat, looking up at the stupid ceiling and hear your stupid teacher say, “Okay, you climbed a total of one and a half feet,” and you’d...
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It’s all so clear now

Internet, look at this man: Now, just by looking at that photo, take a guess as to what he is: A. Serial killer B. Amish farmer who viciously chops off others beards while they sleep C.  Mad scientist If you guessed C, like me, then you might be right! “I told them I was mad scientist Jerry Wingrove and that’s who I am,” he told KDKA-TV. I believe him. That guy has Heinz Doofenschmirtz written all over him. “No – I didn’t go and hurt nobody,” he said. “I...
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Ding dong!

The freaky soul-sucking animatronic lottery-shilling groundhog is dead! He is being forced to retire. Gus’ tag line was “the second most famous groundhog in Pennsylvania. “Part of the lottery’s decision was cost.The state reported it cost between $300,000 and $400,000 to produce a commercial with Gus.More recent lottery ads without Gus have been running $150,000 less. Three to four hundred thousand dollars?! FOR AN EAGLES FAN?! ...
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