Yakkin’ With Ya Jagoff – Pittsburgh Haunted Tours



This Week’s Yakkin’ With Ya Jagoff Episode

We are yakkin’ with Pittsburgh Haunted Tours guide, Haydn Thomas. What are the haunted spots around Pittsburgh? Does he like those hanging, wiggly Halloween noise makers? How did he start giving walking haunted tours?  What are the ghost stories about Henry Clay Frick?  Are there any haunted Jagoffs?

Schedule yourself for a walking tour.  You will LOVE it!

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For the production!

Needed: Ya Jagoff Sailors and Boat Builders ASAP



The Three Rivers Regatta is coming up, July 2-4th.  Again this year, they are holding an “Anything That Floats” race.  The winning team wins $2,500 for their favorite charity.

So here’s the deal.  There will be a Ya Jagoff vessel in this race and we need 9 people to be on the boat.  If you want to help but don’t want to be on the boat, we could use vessel builders, team support, beer and chipped ham sandwiches!

Want to be on the team?  We need:

A vessel design engineer: Someone to take charge in a boat design.  (I can’t nail two boards together without screwing it up)

A safety officer: Someone to bring life jackets for all team members and 25′ of safety rope.  (I don’t think my Dollar Store Floaties are gonna cut it)

Costume Designer:  Someone to tell us what we are going to wear so that we look like a team.  (We will provide the Don’t Be a Jagoff t-shirts)

Human Power: Rowers, paddlers, feet kickers..someone to make that thing go fast

Support Team: Someone with a truck or trailer or whatever we need to get the vessel to the river the day of the race (I ain’t carrying the thing up Carson Street and through the North Side)

If we have more than 9 people interested in being on the vessel, we’ll hold a raffle.  Once the team is assembled, we will determine the charity of choice for the winnings.  Possibly, the Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation.

By they way, if you want to know what day and time the race is, I have no idea. The details are not on the website yet but, all of the legal paperwork for everyone to sign is there!

Comment below or email us at YaJagoff (at) comcast (dot) net Subject line REGATTA!

OK.. who’s in?


Gary the Traffic Gridlocker


So this past Friday night, there were all kinds of activities going on in Downtown Pittsburgh.. Pirates Baseball, a no-rain-in-sight start to the Three Rivers Arts Festival, Singing in the Rain at the Byham Theater, Mahler Symphony No. 9 at Heinz Hall and whatever else happens in downtown.  Traffic was tighter than a jealous wife’s grip on her cheatin’ husband’s neck and crotch.

But.. it’s all good because the City is thriving.  And then it happens…. my hypothesis of “It only takes on bus to screw up traffic.”

Just like as if he was a soccer mom in an SUV at the Robinson IKEA, this bus driver pulls through the intersection on a yellow light and BOOM… we’re all going absolutely nowhere!

Seriously guy? On your days off, do you also “professionally” drive a landscaping pick-up with a 16-foot trailer that blocks all of the gas pumps during morning rush hour while you go get your coffee and donut?   You have the same tendencies.

What’s better than a jagoff driver?  One of us being there to snap a photo of him!!!!!  In the old days, I would have gotten REALLY mad at this but, NAY NAY, say me!!!  Now I just pull out the trusty iPhone and create a blog post!! (My local pharmacy blood pressure medicine dealer is NOT happy!  He may NOT be able to send his 4th kid to college.)

Well, Mr. Gary the Gridlocker, aka, I-am-a-professional-driver-And-you-can-tell-because-I-wear-cool-black-leather-driving-gloves, not sure what they taught you in bus driving school but we’re prit-TEEEE sure that it didn’t involve blocking intersections during rush hour.

Now THERE’S a solution, maybe we’ll buy Ya Jagoff signs to put on the sides of all of the buses.  Then again, maybe not Mr. Intersection-blocker, because that would be like putting a NAME TAG on YOUR bus, Ya Jagoff!!!


Who’s winning a t-shirt today?  Read below.


Friday was National Donut Day.  We asked people to tweet us a pic of them at a Dunkin Dounts.  All who tweeted a pic and tagged @DunkinPgh were eligible.  We’ve since placed all of the names into a STANKY Pens ball cap, swirled them around, held our noses, reached in and pulled the name of

Jendi Shmelzlen

Yesterday, a New Jersey dwellin’ Yinzer twitted the pic below and asked for a shirt.


We promised if he got 30 Retweets, we would give him and one of our t-shirts AND raffle off a shirt to those who did the retweets.  Once again, we placed all of the names into a STANKY Pens ball cap, swirled them around, held our noses, reached in and pulled the name of

Jay Anderko

Jay and Jendi, email us at YaJagoff (at) comcast (dot) net with your t-shirt size and address.  Use subject line CONTEST!

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