Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
As an appreciator of the newspaper industry, and the fifth season of The Wire, I often have mixed reviews of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. For instance, this each Sunday they fail to put my favorite comic "Pearls before Swine" in their comics section, despite being there all week and worse, Sunday's front page and local news are mushed into one section. This week, even their combined might were not enough to produce stories worthy of spending my morning, nor the quarters it cost me.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Today, Monday June 22, 2009 is the last day that Iron City Beer will be brewed within the confines of our fair city.
Former County Exec Jim Roddey glooms and dooms the possibility of the City/County merger.
The Pittsburgh Pirates, or ‘Rats’ for short, are at their season lowest mark, at eight games below .500.
There’s no more hockey on TV until next season.
I shaved my Mustache this morning.
And now some punk town in the mountains of Puerto Rico, Cayey (Rhymes with “Hi, eh” for those of you Canadians in the audience) is challenging Pittsburgh as the Best City in the World. As shown by the garbage can below…
Ok, not the world, but Cayey, never known for exaggeration, claims that it is “The Best City in the Americas.” Still a brazenly bold claim, made even more forcefully by the fact that all of their garbage cans say it. What really bugs me is that our mayor has made quite a large investment in our city’s trash receptacles lately, and yet they do not say anything like “Pittsburgh: Best City in America.” Damn it!
"No, Bob! Don't lick me with that fish breath."
By Lord Johnson
Friday, June 19, 2009
Living in the Best City in the World, it is no surprise that we have our fair share of Heroes and Villains. One Hero recently brought to my attention by Kelly, Miranda and Vanessa (Thanks you gals, even if you don’t live on the Mount) is Mr. Harry Liller of Ruxton Street in Mt. Washingtion. He is a veteran of the Marines from a long line of servicemen and women in the employ of the United States Military. In his own words:
“My uncle got the Silver Star on Okinawa. He took out a Japanese machinegun nest on his own. He got half his skull blown off... My family saved the Liberty Bell from the British. My family was at Andersonville and helped draw out the Code of Conduct. My uncle was at Pearl Harbor and fought all the way to Okinawa and this is how we are treated.”
But to really get the feel of Harry Liller I recommend you watch these links. These are films of Harry exerting his right to three minutes of public comment at Allegheny County Council meetings. They are no less than stunning…
I am so intrigued after seeing him on film. My only thought now is that I must meet this man. My new task will be to interview Harry Liller for an exclusive Mt. Wash Brain Trust & Pipe Club expose called “ The Scourge of City Council.” (its a working title… I’ll take suggestions.)
I think Harry speaks well enough for himself, so I’m going to refrain from too much comment until I get to meet the man, but discovering this individual brings two thoughts to mind. 1) I can’t believe I’ve never spoken at a city council meeting and 2) I hope Harry keeps it up.
"Because I'm the most stubborn person in this county and I'm pretty sure Dan Onorato is the second stubbornest person in this county."
On that reccomendation I may do a write up on "Big Dan" Onorato next. For just one more taste of the Liller experience, below is a link with most of a previous rant, though with some great shots of council members listening/trying not to listen to Mr. Liller. Its probably my favorite.
"Maybe you need a drink to ease the pain of being wrong?"
by Lord Johnson
Friday, June 12, 2009
"a Pittsburgh attorney who specializes in the beverage industry"
"one of the most glorious breweries in the United States"