Month: June 2008

Side of Sour Kraut

A few things not worth their own posts: If you didn’t read Chris Briem’s thoughts on the Real Estate market and by extension the Pittsburgh Media, check this out. Essentially, his point is that there is plenty of good news out there about the Pittsburgh Housing Market, certainly more then…

Grocery on the Hill

There are plans in the works to put a Kuhn’s in the Hill District. I am a huge fan of this. I live in the immediate vicinity of the Giant Eagle in the Southside and I see the surprising number of busloads full and jitney cabs full of people from…

Forget City Council

Either City Council or the press that covers them is broken. All I ever see is legal fees, billboards and Pat Ford. When we’re not talking about we’re wasting our time with what they think about penguins billboards or Schenely (that is not a comment on how I feel about…

You're the SUPREME Court

Gun Control is not really a Pittsburgh issue, I’m aware. However, it is an issue that I feel very strongly about. First, a couple disclaimers: I am FOR hunting. I would feel squeamish about killing an animal, but if you don’t, then go ahead. I am FOR gun collecting. I…

Easiest Headline EVER

Did anyone else notice that the Titanic exhibit at the Science Center’s Sports Works Building is closed because a water main broke in the building? That’s right some lucky reporter at the Post-Gazette (and probably one at the Trib, but I didn’t see it) got to write the headline: “Line…

Two Game Winning Streak

That’s right, we’ve beaten the Yankees each of the last two times we played in Pittsburgh. Those two times were last night and 48 years ago when Mazeroski had the single most exciting moment in Baseball History. Seriously, he’s the ONLY player ever to hit a walk off homerun in…

Laid Over

I was catching up on the Pittsburgh news while sitting in Atlanta’s MASSIVE airport waiting for a flight to Columbia, SC and thought it would be a good opportunity to comment on Pittsburgh’s Air Travel situation. Our airport is FANTASTIC. It really is, security is quick and courteous (particularly if…

BIG TEN NETWORK!

It’s official, Pittsburgh (and the rest of the Comcast world) will be getting the Big 10 Network. I realize that 95% of the people that read this blog, could not possibly care less, but for me this is HUGE. My only question, will it be in HD?

I Will PUMP You Up

Jim Russell made a note about PUMP on his blog and it got me in the mood to chat about it. If you don’t know about the Pittsburgh Urban Magnate Project (PUMP) read about it here. Russell points out that PUMP claims 30+% of its members claim that PUMP is…

Too Hot for the UK

Joan Rivers is too “salty” for the UK, but not for the Byham. She got fired from her job in the UK in a commercial break for using explatives to describe the fucking awesome Russell Crowe. She’ll bringing that potty mouth to the Byham on saturday, and since she’s lost…