Pittsburgh needs a new quarterback next season. Our current one sucks.

Let’s be clear on what happened last night. The Cleveland Browns won a playoff game for the first time in 28 years. They beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, my beloved Steelers, in Pittsburgh, with a 28-0 first quarter and a 35-10 half, en route to a 48-37 triumph. The Steelers, who went 11-0 to start the…

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Buh-bye, Kellyanne Conway. Go the hell away.

Case in point. My blog has a four-year hate-hate relationship with Kellyanne Conway. Conway, who advised Donald Trump on his way to winning the 2016 Presidential election, who then violated the Hatch Act on numerous occasions (using her position as White House Special Advisor to hawk products and spew “alternative facts”), is now suddenly “seeing…

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What’s Up in the Neighborhood, January 9 2021

Well … we definitely have some solid content from my blogroll contributors, both in the United States and abroad. So let’s not waste time. Especially with the content of some of these bloggers and writers and photographers and storytellers. BLOGS FOR TERRORISM IN WASHINGTON Heather Fazio in the “Girl Gone Smart” blog, “Girl Gone Smart:…

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The Nightowl Radio Show playlist for January 8, 2021

The following is a playlist for the broadcast of the Nightowl Radio Show, a one-hour college radio show on station WHCL-FM.  The show can be streamed tonight at 8:00 p.m. Eastern at whcl.org. Time Artist Song Release 8:01 PM The Clefs Of Lavender Hill Stop! Get a Ticket Stop! Get a Ticket 8:04 PM The…

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Xena, Warrior Princess for the win!

During the 1990’s, there were two fantasy TV shows that drew a tremendous amount of loyal fans – Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Xena: Warrior Princess. For me, they weren’t always “appointment television,” in that if they were on, I’d watch them, and if they weren’t, I didn’t. I mean, certainly you’ve watched them at…

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January 6, 2021. A date which will live in infamy.

For some reason, that morning I watched a video-feed from C-SPAN’s website of the mass gathering of Trump supporters at the Ellipse. I watched as several of the group’s main speakers – Rudy Giuliani, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Eric Trump, Don Trump Jr. – all demanded their “Stop the Steal” crapola over and over. Giuliani boasted that…

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Hey Scammers – let me tell you about “my ex-wife.”

So yesterday, through the crisis and chaos of the Trumpian terrorists who staged an insurrection into the Capitol … in the middle of all that … I got a call from a scammer. And it’s a repeat call. How do I know? Well, on Monday, this scammer asked me about what car I drove and…

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Do we really need to reinvent Mahjong? No, we don’t.

My good friend and photo model Muse brought this story to my attention, so now I will share it with you. But first, some backstory. As a child, I remember seeing my Grandma Betty and her friends playing a game called Mahjong, which involves colored Chinese tiles and such. I tried learning it, but it’s…

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Hey scammers – you got a problem with my Lambo?

At the suggestion of one of my blog readers, cp retiree, who thought yesterday’s blog post was of good quality, he suggested that the next time these phone scammers call and ask about purchasing an extended vehicle service contract, I should tell them that I own a luxury car. Specifically, a Lamborghini Gran Turismo Omologato.…

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Hey scammers – Cross-eyed Johnson says HI!

I wasn’t expecting the scammers to call so quickly. But I WAS expecting the scammers. Sure enough, phone call. Looks like a local 518 call on my caller ID. But I know the scammers can spoof those things. For all I know, they could post a caller ID as 867-5309, and the person who answers…

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