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Archive for August, 2007

Fighting the Good Fight

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

The war against Steely McBeam goes on. If you’re among the outraged masses you can make a public display of your feelings by buying something from these good people. Now if you’ll excuse me I’m gonna do some shopping.

Fulfilling All My Fantasies

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

What a horribly misleading title. No, last Friday I took part in the Pittsburgh Celebrity Blogger fantasy football draft. Come to think of it. the phrase "Pittsburgh Celebrity Blogger" is pretty doggone misleading as well. There were no paparazzi gathered outside to trouble us as we made our picks…unless you count the one guy inside…
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The Big Kahuna

Monday, August 13th, 2007

So I arrive at the lake Saturday afternoon and I get a grand reception. "Geno’s here!" they all said, genuinely thrilled to see me. Yeah, I was suspicious too. Turns out that the gang had spent six hours out on the water trying out a new toy Scott and Debbie brought up, a wake-surfboard. Instead…
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Yes, That’s A Cat On My Shoulders. You Wanna Make Something of It?

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

One of the trackbacks to my Steely McBeam rants pointed out that the mugshot on my site features a cat perched on my shoulders. And this moved him to both question the toughness of Steeler fans, and my toughness personally. Mistake. Those of you who know me (and have survived the encounter) know that I’m…
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Running Bad

Friday, August 10th, 2007

I just endured the worst two days of my poker career. After going on a minor heater since returning from Vegas the last two days erased those gains in a perfect storm of bad beats, coolers, and some terrible play on my part. About the only good thing I can say about the last 48…
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An Ill Wind

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

Big storm today (divine retribution for Steely McBeam? Seems reasonable) and a few hours after it passed us my brother called to say that he was stuck in a torrential downpour as he drove home from Virginia. "Yeah," he said, "Mom and Dad lost the cranberry tree in the front yard." Really? I saddled up…
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Ed Bouchette For Mayor; or, Where’s My Pitchfork?

Thursday, August 9th, 2007

The Post-Gazette today posted a video with Ed Bouchette talking a bit about the abomination the Steelers birthed yesterday. Bouchette said the Steelers didn’t take his advice about naming their new creature–he recommened "Stupid Mascot". I would’ve suggested a different first name, one that cannot be repeated in public. The identity of the person who…
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You Gotta Be Kidding Me…No, You Aren’t Kidding Me

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

The Steelers made it through their first 74 seasons without a mascot; apparently there was no hope of surviving the 75th without one. So the team came up with this…man-thing: Today we learned that the name of this man-thing is…wait for it…"Steely McBeam". There was a contest to name the new mascot. There were 70,000…
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I Fought The Blonde And The Blonde Won

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

There are stories that are too painful to tell, and here’s one of them. The gang went up to the lake a few weekends ago and for the first time in years I didn’t bring my poker chips along. I was freshly back from Vegas and still fairly frazzled, and I really didn’t think we…
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What We’re Up Against

Monday, August 6th, 2007

Via Dan we learn what the charming far-right fanatics who oppose online gambling are up to these days. In this case it’s a letter sent to members of Congress urging them to resist any anti-UIGEA bills that might be introduced and demanding that additional attention be given to anti-gaming efforts. As usual it’s your typical…
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