James Harrison Reminds Me of Sister Bartholemew



I read this article on BehindTheSteelCurtain.com  about Steelers OLB James Harrison crushing the  “I wanna be an Instagram comedian” dreams of a Pats fan on James’ Instagram account.

When I see the pics of James Harrison, especially at Steelers Training Camp, I am instantly reminded of my Catholic school principal, Sister Bartholemew.  They’re built EXACTLY the same.  Sister Bartholemew’s most intimidating feature was a wart on her chin, that had so much wiry black hair stickin’ out of it, that I thought she had a baby porcupine stuck to her face.

There was no cafeteria in our Catholic elementary school.  I ate my lunch out of a brown paper bag. Except on “Pizza Friday’s” when mom’s would come in and bake pizzas.  One day, they had apples and chocolate chip cookies in addition to the pizza!  Near the apples, one of the moms had made a note that said, “Take only ONE, God is watching. 

What they should have written was, “Take only ONE and make sure it’s an apple because Sister Bart is watching.” We feared ol’ Sister Bartholemew more than we feared the good Lord himself.  God was SUPPOSED to have a beard but Sister Bart had a better one!!  So that fact that there was a note from God on the apples meant nothing.  The fact that Sister Bartholomew would be guarding the apples and cookies in a James Harrison kind of stance and had the same propensity to blow steam from her nostrils (even on hot days), meant we might pee our pants while in line if we took too many cookies.

Actually, one day I did take about 10 cookies to hold for the afternoon snack time.  I didn’t actually get to eat all of cookies that day so I put them in my pants pockets.

Guess where those chocolate chips ended up?  Yep, my mom’s washer and dryer.  Guess what my punishment was?  She ripped one of my limbs off, beat me with it and then sent me to my room to think about what I had done.  Thankfully BigHeads hadn’t been invented yet because she probably would have put one of Sister Bartholemew in there to watch over me!!

OK…Steelers Training Camp is on….as I look at the first day pics already, I am fairly certain that James Harrison is Sister Bart re-incarnated.. at least I hope so because she was intimidating way past the age of 37!

And to the Pats fan that TRIED to take on James Harroson (Who is Sister Bart re-incarnated) … go pick on someone your OWN size..like wiener dog, YaJagoff!


The #FloatingPrimanti.. THIS SUNDEEEE !

floatingprimantisandwich As you may know, the 2015 EQT 3 Rivers Regatta had to rearrange some activities due to the apocalyptic rains the week before the July 4th weekend and the week before that and the.. well, you get the point.

Well, this year’s YaJagoff.com entry into the “Anything That Floats Race” was intended to be a floating Primanti Brothers Sandwich, known as #FloatingPrimanti on Twitter and Instagram.  You might recall our Pittsburgh #FloatingParkingChair from last year’s race.

This year, under the guidance of Chief Yinzerneer Dave Calfo (Pittsburgh’s well known Salvage Artist), we built a vessel that looks great!  But, looking great isn’t enough. Our entire team was glad that the Regatta administrators cancelled the race for safety precautions but, now the #FloatingPrimanti needs to hit the water, mainly because Chief Yinzerneer, Dave Calfo, needs to get his garage space back!

Key Point:  Had the #FloatingPrimanti vessel taken first place at the 2015 “Anything That Floats Race,” we would have won a $2,000 donation for the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation (www.PEMF.net).  Therefore, if you see the #FloatingPrimanti in the water on Sunday, or see us wallowing around in the river with a sinking vessel, feel free to go to the PEMF website, and make a small donation.  Our goal is the $2,000 that we missed out on.

The #FloatingPrimanti will ATTEMPT to float in the Allegheny River this Sunday, July 26th, between 1:15 and 1:45pm near the North Shore and PNC Park while the Pirates are playing.

Due to river conditions until now, the #FloatingPrimanti is not tested so, we have no idea how long it is going to float therefore we suggest you have your film, flashcubes, VCR cameras, digital video equipment and smart phones ready.

The gang from the #FloatingPrimanti are:

John Chamberlin (Volunteer President, PEMF, YaJagoff.com)

Beth Wolfe (Executive Director, PEMF)

Scott Smith

Michael Pellas (Downtown Pittsburgh Life)

Mike VanAlstine

Amanda Narcisi (BoldPgh)

Dave Calfo (Chief Yinzerneer, DaveCalfo.com)

Alberto Benzaquen

Steve Fernald

Vince Ryan

Jess Fink

George Dudash

Heidi Balas (The Steel Trap)

Special Thanks To Amy and Ryan at Primanti Brothers, North West EMS, Pittsburgh River Rescue, the Coast Guard and to Kayak Pittsburgh for the ongoing support!


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Banning Detergent “Pods?”


I may be way off base with this post but.. I gotta do it.

The detergent pods are in the news again.  Yes, they can poison kids if they eat them.  Yes, they look attractive like candy.

My issue? See this excerpt from a CBS News piece:

But Sansoni said the industry has taken note of the public health concern. “Manufacturers have made major changes to their packaging including the addition of easy-to-understand safety icons, improving warning labels to advise proper use and storage instructions, and changing to opaque packaging so the single dose packets are not visible from the outside,” he said.

He added that the institute, along with a number of manufacturers, recently launched a consumer laundry safety program to help educate parents and caregivers.

Smith believes packaging of the products is not sufficiently regulated — a problem he sees across the consumer market from furniture to home electronics to e-cigarettes. “What I’ve been saying for years is one of the problems we have with protecting children is that our environment, our products, are designed by and for the convenience of adults.”

Full Article Here

Regulation of package design, improved warning labels (because you know how many of those warning labels you typically read), need to protect kids… blah, blah, blah….What about the “Parent Stupidity” concern?

How about THIS idea… parents.. if you have little kids that might look at these and think they are candy….here it comes…it’s PhD-trignometric-congruency-equilateral-quantum level thinking but stay with me on this….

If you have little kids that might look at these and think they are candy.. DON’T BUY THEM AND PUT THEM IN YOUR HOUSE…I mean..buy the box of powder stuff for now.  Yeah, that stuff goes everywhere and you have to sweep up as much powder, sometimes, as you put into the dishwasher but, hell, you have kids.. you’re constantly cleaning up already as it is!

Most of ya grew up in the Mr. Yuk era. Dindn’t yinz learn nothing?  Is this really THAT hard, Ya Jagoffs?