Tired of Those Highmark vs. UPMC TV Ads??? We Have It!

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For those of you that are still in the Western Pennsylvania area, you know about the fight between Highmark and UPMC and how it has spilled over on to our television sets and internet.  If you’re an ExPat, be glad that you’re not forced to watch this mess.

To both sides have a point?  Yep.

Do we care who’s right?  Nope.. it’s waaaaaaaaaay too in tense for this silly blog.

Do we care when the TV commercials come up incessantly on our televisions and online vidoes… SO MUCH THAT we are begging for mud-slinging political ads?  The kind where they use silly words and graphics like the one below?  YEPPPIR!!!! (see our previous Jagoff post about Political Ads here.)

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The point is, both UPMC and Highmark have taken this argument to the street… each trying to gain public support for their cause.  Unfortunately, even the people that are passionate about one side or the other are getting tired of seeing expensive commercials, at prime-rate time …. as, at least one of them, laid off staff stating the need to cut budgets.

Well, we took a shot at making these TV commercials more palatable and interesting.  We have re-mixed one UPMC and one Highmark commercial for your pleasure!  And who is HAPPIER than Will Ferrell in the movie “Elf?”  He makes everyone get along!  Watch the videos below.

Remake of Highmark “3 Guys In A Diner” Commercial (If you don’t see the video box below, click HERE to watch.)

 

Remake of UPMC’s ” “Lady On The Phone” Commercial (If you don’t see the video box below, click HERE to watch.)

Ya know what we say?  Let’s do something REASONABLE to settle this thing once and for all!!!    Let’s have a corn-hole tournament or a chili cook-off or some type of winner-take all Fantasy Football tournament!!!  Or how about sitting down with a beer and a Primanti’s sandwich???

Either way PA-LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE stop wasting money on these STOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOPID commercials, Ya Jagoffs!

 

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Porta-Beer STEALIN’ Jagoffs!!! Need Your Help

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If you don’t know what the PortaBeer is… you’re missing some good Pittsburgh entrepreneurs and beer-consuming buds!  

The other day at Stage AE, some Jagoffery took place … someone stole one of the PortaBeer units.  

Here’s the blog post from Albert, one of the owners.

On Friday, July 26th at approximately 10pm, up to four draft beer lovers successfully executed a brilliant heist at the inaugural Pittsburgh Beerfest at Stage AE, stealing a black PortaDraft from the heavily guarded venue. How? They convinced the security detail working that night that the PortaDraft WAS NOT an ultra-portable dispenser of draft beer awesome, but rather a drum that had been used by the live band playing the excellent Green Day covers. In addition to our system, they successfully made off with a not-yet-empty keg of Yuengling Traditional Lager.

Our reactions:

  1. Bravo. We couldn’t have pulled something like that off.
  2. We want to meet whoever did it. Seriously. If you’re so committed to draft beer that you’re able to sell to security what we would have assumed to be a unbelievable story, we’d like to shake your hand (though we probably won’t leave our cell phones around you unattended, no offense).
  3. We’d like to trade. You see, this is one of the units we use at events, so it is a little beat up. Plus, it’s one of our first units, so there’s some sentimental value. We’ll trade a brand new unit with the one that was stolen. That way, the folks who stole it still get to tell a great story, and we get our unit back.

How can you help?

Tell everyone you can about our story. Share our PortaDraft911 poster on Facebook and Twitter (use hashtag #PortaDraft911), send us tips atPortaDraft911@PortaBeer.com, call the hotline at 855-PortaBeer (767-8223) x804, or download and print your very own poster here. Unless you stole it, which, in that case, use any of those methods to ‘fess up.

What’s in it for you?

When we get the PortaDraft back, we’re having a party and you’re invited. We’ll pour some great local brews and have a great time and celebrate both the return of a cherished PortaDraft and the redemption of some seriously slick draft beer drinkers. What could be better?

Are we calling the cops?

No. Unless you steal our cell phones. Then it’s war.

== Albert

 

OUR NOTE: Sooooooooo if you go to a party and some dudes have a really cool beer dispenser and, when you ask them in pure Pittsburgh english, “Where’d you get that AT?” they start to sweat… stand on a table, point at them and say, “YOU STOLE THAT YA JAGOFFS!”

 

Here is an artist’s rendering (a pic from his iPhone cuz he’s now up on technology) of the stolen item.

Click it to go to the PortaBeer website.

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In Support of PA Turnpike Rate Hikes

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We received this photo just in time!!!!

Yesterday the news was that the Turnpike Tolls are going to increase as of January, 1, 2014.

Usually we would say, “Hell no!” to something like that. But…..

We support the hike so that we can have access to drive on one of the worst roads to drive on in the rain that ALSO has some of the worst night-time markings of any other road ANYWHERE. We also support the raise in rates so that the Turnpike Commission can have plenty of money to put toward its legal bills regarding the former administration’s accusations of favoritism and kickbacks.

And who WOULDN’T want to pay more for the courteous service one gets at the toll booths!!! Oh wait, and the rate hike is DEFINITELY worth it when you think of the time you get to wait behind some Jagoff that doesn’t want to wait in the looooooooooooooong line to pay their toll and then scoots over into the EZ Pass lane and then beeps their horn in “Oh CRAP I didn’t realize this was an EZ Pass ONLY lane can you please let me through” fashion as they wait for an attendant to assist them WITHOUT ANY TYPE OF FINE!!!

And even more.. Turnpike-ites… we support your rate hike so that you can hire sign-putter-outter PROOF READERS, so that people don’t find pictures like the one above, Ya Jagoffs!

Thanks to @steelCityVoice on Twitter for this pic above that was taken near the Butler Exchange!

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