Monthly Archives: January 2009

A different kind of caution sign


Two electronic signs intended to warn motorists of road construction in Austin, Texas were changed by hackers on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009. (Chris Nakshima-brown/AP)


‘one for the other thumb’

Some genius decided to take Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” and change the lyrics a bit. The result is much better than some of the other Steelers parodies I’ve seen out there. Check out the website to listen to the whole song as well as a transcript of the lyrics.

Steelers Pep Rally

The Pittsburgh Zoo gets ready for the Super Bowl!

Obama’s Inauguration Speech

Obama’s Inauguration Speech: in graphic form:

Source: Brandy Agerbeck

Stripes with Plaid

Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.

-Albert Einstein

A Bird’s View of the Inauguration

aerial inauguration

This satellite photo provided by GeoEye shows the National Mall in Washington, DC, during the inauguration of U.S. President Barack Obama at the U.S. Capitol on January 20 2009. (Geoeye/AFP – Getty Images)

There’s apparently an interactive high-quality version of this photo, but I can’t view it because it’s not mac-friendly. Really? We’re still in that stone age?


From today’s venti hot chocolate:

Our prejudices arise from the fear of things we do not understand. If my generation has a single goal, it must be to promote education — education that advances us not only technologically, but also intuitively and emotionally. In today’s fast-paced world, advancing has to mean more than scientific discovery; it is our responsibility to force ourselves beyond our comfort zones and become knowledgeable about the people around us.

– Jessica Arden Ettinger, Starbucks customer and student at the University of Virginia

Our Father who art in Pittsburgh


The Steelers Prayer:

Our Father who art in Pittsburgh,
Football be thy game.
Thy kingdom come,
Five Super Bowls won,
On earth as it is at Heinz Field.
Give us this day, a playoff victory
and forgive us our penalties,
As we defeat those who play against us,
But lead us into victory
And deliver us to Tampa.


(By the way, does anyone know where I can find these M&Ms?)

Sandwiches, anyone?

Pennsylvania Gov Rendell is betting sandwiches on a Pittsburgh-Philadelphia Superbowl.

“He will bet cheese steaks to go to a Pittsburgh-area senior center as well as a Pittsburgh-area homeless shelter if the Steelers win and Primanti (Bros.) sandwiches to go to a Philadelphia homeless shelter and senior center if the Eagles win,” Rendell spokesman Chuck Ardo said.

Read more here at the Guardian.

The Parajet Sky Car


The Parajet Sky Car flying over the Sahara desert. The launch of the world’s first road legal, bio-fuelled flying car on it’s maiden voyage from London to Timbuktu will take place January 14, 2009.  (/Campbell Bell  via EPA)

Read more about the amazing flying Parajet Sky Car here.