You’re Invited to Our Free Party !


The sad news is, there has not been a holiday to celebrate since the Labor Day cookouts. And we don’t have another one until Thanksgiving.  The good news:  Dave Dicello, me and the boys from The Beer Hive (Strip District) are creating a fake holiday to give everyone a break.

The Dave and John Completely Made Up Holiday” Holiday Celebration.

Even better, you can stay and watch the Pittsburgh’s Comedy’s open stage starting at 8:30.

The Beer Hive will be selling food, drinks and jars of their Pittsburgh Pickles.  Dave will have photographs and I will have books and t-shirts! There might even be some drink specials like, a “Dave DiCello Sunrise” and the “Jagoff-meister.”

Email me YaJagoff (at) Verison (dot) net and let me know if you’re gonna stop by.

Let’s have some fun, Ya Jagoffs!


Thanks Bucs!!


As a quick note, on Monday, I posted a contest on the YaJagoff Facebook Page.  It was to name the score and the winner of the Wild Card game with the Cubs.  Most people chose the Pirates with a wide array of scores.  A few picked the Cubs and 2 picked the Cubs winning 4-1.  But the score was 4-0 so, nobody won the prize package.

NOTE: Before you call me a Jagoff for not awarding the prize to the “closest” guess, remember, if I would choose to do that, it would lead to subjectivity, nasty grams, hate and hurt feelings (mainly mine from the nasty grams and hate).  Also, all of the nice vendors who offered prizes at the last minute when I threw the contest together, seemed to offer those prizes based on someone making a correct guess.  Therefore..nobody won the prize package.  It is the only way that I can be fair to all.

I was offering, a YaJagoff t-shirt, shot glass and copy of the book, “Above the Fries.”

YJ-Store_ShotGlassKeep Calm Jagoff shirtAboveTheFries_Cover

Special thanks to everyone that offered prizes:

Daniel Casciato: Pirates Blanket

Dave Dicello: 8x x 10 print

SkiNourishment: Gift Card

Captain Wild Bill: T-shirt

Pennies Pints Pittsburgh Blog: Beer Recipe Book Series

Curioso Cuff: Bracelet

Ciao Pittsburgh: Bottle of Italian Spices

The Pig Iron Pub: Gift Card

See ya tomorrow when we get back to posting about Jagoffs


“Man Bun” Madness


Yeah… that’s a Mancini’s Bakery bun on my head.

You say it looks silly?  I say, it looks just as silly as a real “man bun.” Some might say, “You’re just jealous because you don’t have the hair (or abs or overall looks for that matter) of a Leo or Jared.

OK.. so I might be a little jealous that I didn’t inherit my dad’s scalp of TV-Anchor-Hair but, on the other hand, I seem to have ended up with a wash-and-wear, drip-dry hair style.

But here’s the main question… someone thinks that growing out all of the hair that it takes to make a “man bun” is good but, you’re completely grossed out if I have 10 hairs on my back?

When I see this look I don’t know whether to reach for the scissors or ask you for a recommendation on which locally crowd sourced micro brewed stout has the most amount of natural hemp in it.

While I’m sure you Man Bun…nies can give me some great advice on urban foraging, here’s some advice for you…

Toast the “man bun.” Better yet, burn it Ya Jagoffs!