Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Suit Up.

Picked up a shirt at work for the rest of the Penguins season.

It only needed minor alterations.




Go Pens.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Seriously? And toss in a WTF?? for good measure...



If you wear these, you deserve all the mocking I will bestow upon you.

And a box punch.

Yup.

Seriously?

From ThePittsburghChannel.com

Police: Woman With 'B' Scratched In Face Faked Political Attack
Bloomfield ATM Robbery At Knifepoint Was Made Up, Police Say

POSTED: 4:03 pm EDT October 23, 2008
UPDATED: 6:13 pm EDT October 24, 2008


PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh police said a 20-year-old woman who originally said she was robbed and assaulted at knifepoint in Bloomfield because of her political views made the story up.

Ashley Todd -- who has a backward letter "B" scratched into her right cheek -- confessed to faking the story and will be charged with filing a false report, Assistant Police Chief Maurita Bryant said at a news conference Friday.

Todd, of College Station, Texas, admitted there was no robbery or attacker and said she had prior mental health problems, according to Bryant.


It's not yet clear whether Todd's face was mutilated by her, or if she had somebody else do it, because a police report states that she told them she can't remember.

"We suspect she may have inflicted the injuries herself. We don't think anyone else is involved," Bryant said.

Todd said she was driving around in her car, looked in her rear-view mirror, saw a "B," and the first thing she thought of was Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama, according to a police report obtained by WTAE Channel 4 Action News.


On Thursday afternoon, police reported that Todd told them she was using a Citizens Bank ATM at Liberty Avenue and Pearl Street when a man approached her and put a knife to her throat just before 9 p.m. Wednesday.

Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said Todd told them the robber took $60, then became angry when he saw a sticker for Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain on Todd's car. Todd said the man punched and kicked her before using a dull knife to scratch her face, Richard said.

"She further stated that the male actor approached her from the back again and hit her in the back of her head with an object, she doesn't know what the object was, causing her to fall to the ground where he continued to punch her and kick her and threaten to 'teach her a lesson' for being a McCain supporter," Richard said Thursday.

The woman refused medical treatment after the alleged assault, which happened outside the view of the bank's surveillance cameras. That seemed suspicious to police.

"We have robbers here in Pittsburgh, but they don't generally mutilate someone's face like that. They take the money and run," Bryant said.

Speaking to Channel 4 Action News on Friday, Richard said police decided to question Todd because the details of her story weren't adding up.

"We have learned that the victim's statement has a few inconsistencies in it and her statement has changed," said Richard.

Richard said Todd said on Friday she wasn't sure if it was a bumper sticker on her car or a campaign button on her jacket that angered the attacker. Richard said Todd added new details to the attack, saying at one point she lost consciousness.

"She also indicated she was sexually assaulted as well. She indicated that when he had her on the ground he put his hand up her blouse and started fondling her. But other than that, she says she doesn't remember anything else. So we're adding a sexual assault to this as well," Richard said.

Police said they gave a polygraph test to Todd, but they didn't release the results. During a follow-up interview, Todd came clean.

"Miss Todd stated she made up the story, which snowballed and got out of control. Miss Todd stated she was not robbed and there was no 6-foot-4 black male attacker," Richard said.

On Thursday, before police said the story was a fake, both the Obama-Biden and McCain-Palin campaigns released statements about the attack.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the young woman for her to make a speedy recovery, and we hope that the person who perpetrated this crime is swiftly apprehended and brought to justice," the Obama-Biden statement said.

"The McCain campaign is aware of the incident involving one of its volunteers. Out of respect, the campaign won't be commenting. The campaign also confirms that Senator McCain and Governor Palin have both spoken to the woman," the McCain-Palin statement said.


I'd like to meet Ms. Todd, and punch her in her whore mouth.

13 Most Beautiful...

So my friend has a pretty cool job with some pretty cool perks.
Tonight was one of them...
13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests
Friday, October 24
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The Byham Theater
8 pm

Presented by: The Andy Warhol Museum and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Composed by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips Manhattan, New York City World Premiere

Songwriters Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips, formerly of the indie NYC downtown band Luna and currently recording as Dean & Britta, have composed music for a selection of Warhol’s four-minute, silent film portraits known as the Screen Tests. In the 60s, Andy Warhol shot about 500 Screen Tests, which were revealing portraits of visitors, both famous and anonymous, to his studio, the Factory. 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests is a multimedia performance featuring large scale video projection above the musicians performing live on stage. This project was developed by Andy Warhol Museum staff members Ben Harrison, associate curator for performance, Geralyn Huxley, curator of film and video and Greg Pierce, assistant curator of film and video.

The World Premier of 13 Most Beautiful…Songs for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests was jointly commissioned by The Andy Warhol Museum and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.

www.pifof.org


I thoroughly enjoyed this, and would love to see some more of Warhol's screen tests.
Amazing.
The faces and expressions, combined with the incredible live music was just awesome.

www.warhol.org


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Friday, October 24, 2008

Seriously?

From the AP
Police say Steelers' Holmes had pot during stop
By JOE MANDAK – 4 hours ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes will be charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession after a traffic stop in which police smelled burning marijuana and found marijuana-filled cigars in his car.

"He's going to be summoned," said police Sgt. R. Griffith, meaning Holmes was not arrested after the incident Thursday, but will receive notice of the charge in the mail.

The charge, possession of a small amount of marijuana, is punishable by up to a year in jail but probation or a fine is common in most cases.

Police said the 24-year-old Holmes acknowledged having marijuana when stopped and pointed out the blunts to officers.

"We're aware of what happened and are still gathering information at this time and will not comment," Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett said Friday.

But the team will deactivate Holmes for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Holmes and his agent could not immediately be reached.

The third-year player didn't have his license when police stopped him about 4 p.m. near Mellon Arena, the home of hockey's Pittsburgh Penguins.

Police stopped Holmes driving a dark sport-utility vehicle with out-of-state license plates. Officers in the area had been alerted that a similar vehicle was believed to be carrying a large amount of drugs. Holmes' vehicle matched the description but was not the one police were seeking, Griffith said.

Holmes is second on the team behind Hines Ward with 22 catches for 360 yards and a touchdown. A first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2006, Holmes has 118 catches for 2,037 yards and 11 touchdowns, in his career with the Steelers.

Holmes has had two other run-ins with the law since the Steelers drafted him. In June 2006, he was charged with domestic violence in Columbus, Ohio. Those charges were dropped when the mother of one of his three children declined to help prosecute the case and prosecutors were assured that Holmes received anger management and domestic violence counseling through the NFL.

In May 2006, Holmes was arrested for disorderly conduct by police in Miami, who also later dropped the charges. Holmes is from Belle Glade, Fla.



Or, as better said by PittGirl over at The Burgh Blog

Santonio Holmes, realizing he hasn’t done anything truly asshatworthy since he let some chick, at least I assume it was a chick, snap a photo of his freshly showered giant penis, decided it was time to live up to his Burgh Blog moniker once again.

Steelers receiver Santonio Holmes will be charged with possession of marijuana after three blunts were found inside his vehicle Thursday afternoon in Uptown, Pittsburgh police said.

Holmes was stopped about 4 p.m. near the intersection of Centre Avenue and Mario Lemieux Place by officers searching for a vehicle with a similar description.

When officers approached Holmes’ vehicle, they smelled an odor of burning marijuana, police said.


Smoking marijuana when you’re being paid millions of dollars to keep yourself in top physical shape? Asshattery.

Risking an arrest knowing it could get you suspended which affects your whole team? Asshattery.

Driving while smoking marijuana, instead of doing it in your home where you’re less likely to get caught? Asshattery.

Driving while smoking marijuana, greatly affecting your response time, greatly raising your chances of taking an innocent life? Asshattery!

So now we’ve got The Asshat on public drunkenness, babymama choking, giant public penis, AND misdemeanor drug possession.

Should we rename him Super Asshat? He can be like a superhero for the doofi of the world.

Yeah, then the doofi of the world could put out the Asshat signal all, “Super Asshat?! Help! Help me shove my head further up my ass!”

Gawd.


Monday, October 20, 2008

The End of an Era...



Miller Coors LLC has announced they will be discontinuing Zima.

It's a sad day in Memories of Good Times Past Land.
I have many many fond memories (some hazy) from my very late teens and early twenties where copious amounts of Zima was involved.

Sneaking Zima from my graduation party, and being so convinced my mom would catch me drinking it that I never drank it...I think I still had it years later, squirreled away in a closet

Going to Gator's in Bloomfield with Joanna at 19 and being served, always ordering Zima (how did he NOT know we were underage)

Kristy,Katie,Rachel and myself, along with some other names I dont remember, spending a warm summer night on Kristy's back porch...Zima and Marlboro Lites...that was the late 90's for me

College, a party at Irv's house. Zima and Mudslides (yak!) and watching Irv drum along to "Fight for Your Right" with his arrows, then Megan and I stealing his bed.

I must go out and buy myself a six pack of Zima tomorrow, before it disappears like those days have.


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Aunt Erin's Little Piggy

Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Something smells bad in here...

The current storyline over at one of my favorite webcomics has me wrinkling my nose in disgust.
Its apparantly Fart Week over at PVP.
When will grown men grow up and realize farting is not the highbrow humor they think it is.
Seriously.
Scott Kurtz, are you still in 7th grade?

/me ranting.

In other news...Pens lost.
Sigh.

Skills, yo.

We has them.
video
video
video

Ear Candy...John McCain on tv...Im so not paying attention to him.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dazed and Infused Pt. 1.5

The Strawberry infused vodka is still awesome. Came out pretty tasty and very pink.

The Plum was good for a few days then was no longer pleasant smelling so it got dumped.

Next up might be pineapple, Ill let you know.


Ear Candy... Metalocalypse.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ear Candy

Inside

Melissa Ferrick



I'm going inside
Shutting the blinds on my mind
Taking a rest from this restless life
I said I'm going inside

Cuz things got good
And I got real sad
And you came through
And I got real mad
And I am not the strong one

Chasing everything
Is Fucking exhausting
And I can't wait to take a drink
From the waterfall of my memories
As soon as I can get home and get some sleep

When you're overboard
When you're really really sick of keeping score
Yeah when it all comes down to the question
what the hell are you doing this for?

That's when my brain freezes
Pull back forward movie-camera movement
And everybody around here keeps asking me how old I am
And what I look like on the outside
I said I'm going inside

Yeah changing everything is fucking exhausting
And I can't wait to take a drink
From the waterfall of our memories
As soon as I can get home
As soon as I can get home
As soon as I can get home
And get some sleep

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Drive...

I just want to get into the car and drive.
I get these moods once in a while.
Just get in, turn on some music, and drive.

I used to love driving when I lived in New Jersey.
EVERYWHERE was new to me. Every turn, every exit, every road.
And since I lived near 2 major highways,1 expressway,one parkway and one major gambling city I could always find my way home.
No matter how far I went(and I racked up a lot of miles on my Geo)

It's not the same here. I know these roads, these exits.
These towns and faces are old.
Nothing is suprising anymore.

I really need to get out and drive somewhere new.

I wish there was something new.


Ear Candy Perfect Situation Weezer

Time Lapse Cat

This makes me laugh.
Also, I think this cat is on something.
My lazy Chloe never moves around this much. Ever.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

An Apple a day...

On sunday I took Elise and Lydia to the Delmont Apples and Arts Festival.
We gorged ourselves on Apple Dumplings and fresh pressed cider.
We picked apples, which the girls love eating.
We looks at the cutsey crafts, the girls got Fairy Princess Halo's and we got to feed a cow and some pigs and goats.
We also rode ponies for the first time ever.
They were magically well behaved as well.
Elise told me she did not want her stroller, she wanted to "walk like a big girl"
She never once asked to be carried, she never complained and she never let go of my hand while we were walking. I was so proud of her.











Saturday, October 4, 2008

Happy Birthday N'at!!!

The Burgh is all a tizzy with the whole Pittsburgh 250 celebration to commemorate the 250th birthday of my beautiful city.

250 Years Ago …
In November 1758, British General John Forbes, Colonel George Washington and their British and Colonial troops assumed possession the French Fort Duquesne at the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers. There constructed Fort Pitt, named after England’s Sir William Pitt.

There, the settlement of Pittsburgh (pronounced Pittsboro) grew to become known as the “Gateway to the West.” Bedford and Ligonier, forts established during the Forbes Campaign, celebrate their 250th anniversaries in 2008.

From the “Gateway to the West” to a Gateway of Innovation
Among the ‘firsts’ created in the Pittsburgh region are the polio vaccine, advanced organ transplantation, long distance electricity, the gas station, the radio station (KDKA), the robot, the Ferris wheel, the movie theater, the Big Mac, the first World Series and so much more!






I love Pittsburgh, most people who know me know this.
I bitch about it here: the weather, the politics, the asshattery of the PLCB,the failitude of the Pirates,the never ending construction.
But honestly...I.Love.My.Hometown.




So, Happy Birthday Pittsburgh!
Here's to 250 more.




Maybe by then the Pirates will have won another World Series...*snickersnort*

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thank You!

To any of you who clicked onto BurghBaby's post.
She raised some money for the Flight 93 memorial and had a pretty amazing amount of people click onto her site.

In other news, just watched the VP debates.
Not gonna talk about my personal likes and dislikes when it comes to the candidates, but I think they both did fairly well.
Palin wasnt as deer in the headlights as she was in the Couric interview and Biden didnt fall into the Al Gore *sigh* *humph* *harrumph* *groan* trap.
The whole Marge Gunderson thing...wearing thin tho.



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