Pittsburgh Traffic Woes and Backhoes!

Can anything be more of a patience test than sitting in Oakland traffic at rush hour?  You come off the Parkway ramp at 55 MPH (I wrote 55 just in case there are any State Troopers reading this) and you know that feeling of free-moving freedom is going to end right there on Forbes Avenue!

But this?  A backhoe, LITERALLY in the middle of traffic at 8:30am!!  Can he get that thing in gear easily? NO!  Can anyone try and negotiate around him?  NOPE!  Once I passed him, I noticed he had a “My OTHER Car Is A Triple-Trailer Semi” bumper sticker along with the obligatory Pittsburghers’ Outter Banks sticker.

Seriously, is there a ditch that needs to be dug by 10am somewhere?  Can you NOT find a time AFTER rush hour to drive on some of the most crowded rush hour streets?

This is “Traffic SPAM!!!!  At least the Russell Crowe movie people warn us about the “Traffic SPAM” they are gonna cause.

Hey, Mr. Backhoe Traffic SPAMMER, whaddaya say you start the morning slowly: go get yourself a doughnut and a coffee, talk about the Pens or Pirates or the new Steelers schedule with your dump truck buddy, pass around the newspaper in the Dunkin’ Donuts bathroom with the handheld sign-turner guy,  make your calls to the 811 DIG line and then have at it on the roads at about 9:30 AND, if there’s some kind of RUSH HOUR DITCH EMERGENCY, send in a “BACKHOE STRIKE TEAM” ahead of you – apprentices on motorcycles with fold-up Outter Banks beach shovels that can get the ditch started, YA JAGOFF!



Package Stealing Jag (See Video)


When you watch the video of this woman, it makes ya wanna call our buds at City Surveillance.

Here is the tweet that went along with the video:

this is the 2nd time this week I caught someone stealing packages off my front porch. Can you help?

Why of course we can.  We’re posting this just to see if anyone might be able to identify this Jag.

Watch the video below (it’s real).

Lady, I hope that when you get caught, you don’t go to jail.  I hope that the package you stole was a rolling pin and, when you get caught,  the true owners of the package get to take their turns banging your knees, elbows and ankles with the rolling pin for an amount of time equal to the time that the rightful owner spent looking for their package that never seemed to arrive.  And then, before you are taken to get X-rays, you actually have to work an entire day as a package delivery person in your bruised conditions, to see how hard someone actually works to make their OWN living so that they can enjoy life and BUY their own things vs. stealing someone else’s Ya Jagoff!

NOTE: And just in case you didn’t realize, YES, “Law Abiding Citizen” with Gerard Butler IS one of my favorite movies.


Pens Lose?????


Photo Credit: TribLive.com


We dropped a @$#@, %$%#, ^(@*! !#!*!@#!!$#@A@#$@!!@I))*%! @!#@)(**#&^ three to nothing lead to the Blue Jackets???????

By the way, it’s not all Fleury’s fault!  Someone learn how to play @, %$%#, ^(@*! !#!*!@#!!$#@A@#$@!!@I))*%! @!#@)(**#&^ defense, PLEASE!