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Deer Culling in Mount Lebanon Called Off – 5 Reasons Why

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Well, the controversial deer culling of Mount Lebanon has ended.  See story by WTAE Kelly Brennan  This project has brought a level of controversy to the swanky town of Mount Lebanon not seen since Michelle Obama sported a sleeveless TJ Maxx dress in public.

It has been ugly…

people likening the deer culling to Nazi Germany (not kidding)

very conduct-unbecoming-of-a-chai-tea-sipper comments to well-known Pittsburgh blogger/Pittsburgh Magazine writer, Virginia Montanez calling her an “uppity heartless wench

in a true sign of wild animal solidarity, turkeys causing a motorcyclist to get hurt due to them protesting in the middle of a road.

People wanting to hand out free bike and hockey helmets to the deer (kidding)

There has been jagoffery on both sides… someone seen on video sneaking in to help the deer escape from the corrals and now the guy in charge of shooting the deer, admits to WTAE that, at one point, it took 11 shots to the head to kill 3 deer due to faulty ammunition and that now it’s too warm to carry on the project.

Enter YaJagoff.com because no matter which side of this deer-culling-circus you’re on, the entire thing has hit a 9.8 on the silly-ass-sh$t scale.

With all of the controversy surrounding this project, you’d think that the hunter dudes and dudettes would have made sure everything, including the ammo, was ready with NASA-Navy-Seal level precision preparation. But nope…faulty ammunition excuse….sheeesh!  Thank GAWD they didn’t use the ol’ “Deer had harder skulls than we had anticipated due to running into so many Mt. Lebanon vehicles” excuse.

Well, our SJU (Special Jagoff Unit) looked into this and here is what WE found as potential reasons why the Mount Lebanon deer culling failed.

1)  We established that there are no, zero, nunya, zippo empty beer cans around where the deer hunters were prepping. Huge mistake.

2) There is no evidence that any of the hunters ate a minimum of 6 1/2 quarts of re-heated chili prior to the hunts. Bad juju.

3)  All of the hunters were honest with their spouses about how long they needed to be away to hunt the deer.  These people can’t POSSIBLY be real deer hunters.

4) Not enough fox urine on the hunters clothes and boots.

5) The deer are more difficult to cull in warmer weather when they have more options for food….somehow, the professional hunters were not aware that it starts to warm up toward the end of March.  They all must have only visited Pittsburgh once… during the Blizzard of 1993 and assumed it’s always like that.

So, professional hunter dudes and dudettes..the closest I ever got to going deer hunting was when my ex-father-in-law took me and asked me to wear a brown jump suit and an antler hat.  Also, I know/care ZERO about hunting ANYTHING other than a serious bargain on hockey tape!  I get a chill just walking through the freezer section of the grocery store to get the meat that is cleaned and ready to cook let alone sitting outside in the freezing cold TRYING to catch some.

But, what I DO know, if your group was hired to do this in the midst of all of that controversy, don’t ya think ya woulda had the details down a little better to get this done right, Ya Jagoffs?

 

Thanks to WTAE  for the story…we consider her to be an Honorary Jagoff Catcher!

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Yakkin’ With Ya Jagoff – Pittsburgh Pickle Company

It’s Wednesday….Time for Yakkin’ With YaJagoff!

We are yakkin’ with Joel, Will and John of the Pittsburgh Pickle Company.

These guys are idea men!

But better yet, they are “Drink Beers and Get Ideas” men.

Where can ya get these pickles?  Click the pic to see their website.

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BIG thanks to The Beerhive for letting us have a corner of the place!

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As always, thanks to 321Blink for the Production

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Farm To Table Contest – Free Tickets!

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We have tickets to give away to the upcoming Farm To Table event at the Pittsburgh convention center.

Here’s the deal, the organizers said that their theme was #CookAtHome and asked me to write a blog post based on that hashtag.

The bad news is, I mis-read the #CookAtHome tag.  I took it to say “cook” at home.. meaning, write about one of my nutcase family members at home.. vs “cook” like make food as in put the highly-processed-with-butter-and-salt Brussels Sprouts in the microwave for 8 minutes at 4, 2-minute intervals on high while rotating the package.

Thankfully I realized this before I posted a selfie with my crazy 87-year-old uncle cleaning his fish tank in scuba gear, smoking a cigar while on oxygen with those nose-thingies in.  But you DO get to see a pictured of the highly-processed-with-butter-and-salt Brussels Sprouts that exploded in the microwave and made a mess because I forgot to poke the package with a fork.  Selfies of microwaves that look like a butter crime scene that need splatter-gram interpretations aren’t cool, or DOPE, either but here’s some documentation.

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Either way, you get a chance to win 2 tickets to the Farm To Table Friday Night Local Food Tasting!

Here’s how to win the pair of tickets:

1) Before, 11:59 PM (Eastern Time) tonight, comment below on your favorite meal that your grandparent, aunt, uncle, parent cooked at home.  And tell us why that was your favorite.

2) Go to the Farm to Table site and check out:

The Speakers for the 2015 Farm To Table Conference

Buy a bunch of tickets to the Friday/Saturday Farm To Table Conference/Events

3) Sit, there, tap your fingers, search our website, purchase a shirt, watch some videos, eat, go to bed and then get up tomorrow morning and check tomorrow’s blog post to see if you have won.

OK.. get at it.. tell us your favorite meal cooked at home by your grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, whatever.  And, if none of them knew how to cook…. well….make something up other than Islay’s BBQ chipped ham.