Monday, October 31, 2011

Random Picture Monday (10-31-11)

Sweet display on Drey St.

(Terrible picture of it.)

Happy Halloween, Newkers!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Be On The Lookout

Here are some traits that zombies have.

This list may just save your life this weekend.

- Zombies crave human flesh.
- When the body dies, it only takes a couple hours to become
a zombie.
- A zombie has no instinct for self survival.
- Zombies have no association with other zombies, yet seem to
be found in groups and packs.
- Zombies generally aren't abnormally strong, but they've been
known to rip a human apart.
- Zombies have no memories of their former self.
- Zombies eat humans, but don't appear to need food to survive.
- Zombies can tell the difference between live and dead flesh.
(It is unknown whether it is the sight, or smell of it.)
- Zombies will not attack each other, even over food.
- Zombies move slow, but never get tired. Which is why they
catch people, cause they never, ever, quit.
- When zombies aren't eating, they wander in search of flesh.

Just some helpful tips from your friends at theNewk!

Be safe.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Get Your Halloweer On

This weekend is a great time to dust off that old costume, and
hit some local spots that are throwing parties.

From what we've heard,Friday night DJ Frankie will be at the
Do Drop Inn in the Heights. Prizes for costumes and stuff will be given.

The Blind Pig has live music and prizes and food.
Ziggy's in Tarentum has DJ Frankie and contests.
Stella's will have delicious food and good times as always.
House of 1000 Beers is having a party with top-notch beers being tapped
through the night, such as Dogfish Head 120 and Pumking!

Comment or email us with any other parties in the area.

Thanks, and be safe out there.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bees And Dogs Can Smell Fear

We've said it before...

Some stories are bigger than the Newk.

And this is one of them.

No, we aren't talking about the massive amount of garbage
heading towards the US from the tsunami that hit Japan.

This is much bigger news.

Jonathon Lipnicki turned 21.

Yep, that Jonathon Lipnicki.

When we read that yesterday, we were stunned.

It was quite the reality check.

And we thought...

Damn, we are handsome.


We are always thinking that.

It also made us think about getting old.

And while we were thinking that, we saw a picture of Jon now...

(He's on the right)

Obviously, Jonathon still hangs out with industry powerhouses
like the guy that never sings from the Black Eyed Peas.

We want to say happy birthday to Jonathon.

And thank him for teaching us that the human head weighs 8 pounds.

You know you'll never forget that fact.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Random Picture Monday (10-24-11)

Monsters in the LBC yesterday.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Thank You, Thank You

Last weekend, we told you about a friend of ours doing a
guest bartending gig to raise funds for a couple different

We don't know if we had anything to do with it, but the turnout
was amazing.

People packed Stella's, and the drinks were flowing like
Little Pucketa Creek after a heavy rainfall.

DJ Frankie was dropping jams like Lone Starr.

A sincere thanks to everyone that made this event possible.

And all the drinker friends we have.

We couldn't have done it without you, and your issues.

Damn, we love that movie.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Officially Halloween Season

This is our six hundred and sixty sixth post.

But this post is not owned by the debil.

It's owned by us.

And we are getting our costumes ready for a rockin party
this weekend.

We won't tell you what we're gonna be, but, we can give you one or
two ideas...

Victor E. Viking
A Stadium Bar Patron
A Blind Pig
Buffalo Bill
A Giant Eagle

and last but not least...

Rappin' Rob.

What are you gonna be?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Laid To Rest

Yesterday, Officer Derek Kotecki was laid to rest in front
of hundreds of people (mostly fellow officers).

Over 50 K-9 units were also in attendance.

It was a very emotional day.

And the sorrow we all feel, won't be going anywhere anytime

Now, we usually don't borrow local photos, but this one made an
impact on us.

Taken by Bob Donaldson/Post-Gazette

We really don't have anything else to say today.

We're gonna go call our mom.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Random Picture Monday (10-17-11)


Friday, October 14, 2011

Buy You A Drank

It's not often that we promote stuff that we are kinda
involved in.

To be honest, we are generally too lazy to actually get
involved in anything, so this is a pretty big occasion.

A friend of ours, let us call him Patrick, is guest bartending
at Stella's Restaurant near Eat N' Park tomorrow (Saturday).

He is having DJ Frankie rock some tunes, and is doing trivia, and
name that tune, and all kinds of other fun stuff.

Including prizes.

That's right, we said prizes, people.

But the best part about this event isn't the fact that we will likely
be in attendance...

Its the fact that he's donating proceeds (tips) to a couple different
Autism Foundations.

He really wasn't promoting this, as we would have said something sooner.

He wasn't sure if the charities would have an issue
being associated
with an alcohol fueled event.

But after talking to many folks about it, he figured he'd say something in
hopes it may bring in one or two more customers.

Anyways, here are the deets...

Guest bartender hours are from 7pm to close.
Special drink prices 7-9.
Dj Frankie starting at 9ish.
Games and events throughout the night.
Prizes all night.
Food may even be involved.

Stella's Restaurant
400 Freeport St.

Patrick may be a little on the raunchy side, so if you go, be prepared
to hear/witness a few blue comments.

In the end, you'll end up loving him like a brother.

We promise.


Special note:

With the tragedy of Patrolman Kotecki, DJ Frankie will be coordinating
some donation efforts in his name and for his family.

This is what this area needs.

More good events, done by good people.

Please support if you can.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Say It Isn't So

Early reports last night claimed the Charlie Post ambushed
and killed a Lower Burrell police officer before turning the
gun on himself.

This is the same guy responsible for shooting up his boss' car at the
Clarion Hotel last week.

This is a senseless and tragic story.

Godspeed, Office Kotecki.

Our thoughts are with you and your family, as well as your brothers of the badge.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Don't Hate The Player, Hate The Gator

That's exactly what the Municipal Authority of Westmoreland County
was doing when they voted to allow a possible alligator (former pet)
to remain in the Beaver Run Reservoir until the cold
weather kills it.


Sure, Alligators can't cuddle with you.

Hell, They'd likely eat your face if given the chance.

But allowing one to just die for no good reason is an absolute shame.

So reps from the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium plan on setting some
sort of box trap, to try and catch the little bugger.

Okay, a 5 foot gator is not "little."

Either way, we totally agree with this new plan, and wish them the
best of luck.

And if in fact they do catch Tony (that's what we just named him), he
will spend some time at the PGH Zoo.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Makin' That Paper

TheNewk's finest have agreed on a new contract.

Yup, New Kensington police will get a 3% this year, and next.

We like to see people getting paid what they deserve.

Sadly, our last run in with a Newk officer left a little to be desired.

Read about it here...


We understand they have a really tough gig.

Dealing with many of the locals that we know (and likely hang with),
can't be an easy job.

It also bothers us that we are allowing this one incident to cloud our
opinion of an entire group of folks.

But, he deserves it.


The starting salary of a new patrolman will jump from $41,100 now,
to $43, 600 by the end of the contract.

Not bad.

A full officer: $62,300 from 58,800.

And the big dogs will earn $65,500 (up from $61,800 last year.)

Some other changes are 2 sick days a month, rather than 2 1/2.

Also, officers can buy family health coverage at full cost to them.

By the sounds of things, both sides are really happy with how the
negotiations went.

There wasn't even a need for labor attorneys.

Which saved the city a pretty penny for sure.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Random Picture Monday (10-10-11)

We're getting off.

Friday, October 7, 2011

That Move Was Dirty

We went out last night for the Penguin season opener.

(Big surprise there, eh?)

They played in Vancouver, which means it didn't start until after 10pm.

And that means it didn't end until 1am or something.

The Pens won in a shoot out.

And that means we had celebratory drinks.

And that means we have a rather substantial headache this glorious Friday.

And you know what that means...

Yep. You guessed it.

We have nothing informative to spew today.

Speaking of spew, we gotta run...

Enjoy what will likely be the best weekend weather until next spring.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's A Holiday

We are taking the day off.

Because its a holiday.

You may be asking yourself... "Today is a holiday?"


Yes it is.

It's Pens Day.

Go Pens.

Do it.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We Asked, You Responded

Yesterday, we asked you to write to us with any comments and
stuff that may have been on your mind about us.

Here are some of the questions (and our answers) we got...

Email being the most popular option.

Is there any chance you all can give a shout out to my nan-nan? She
reads your site every day.

Thanks, R

What up, Nan? Thanks for reading, Boo.


Dear NewK...
I want to know why I can't post comments in the comment section. I used to be able to and now I can't. Did you not ever wonder why you have no comments here? (except for top ten reader Ed's who must have some secret priviledges unbeknownst to us peons) I think you need to talk to the royal blog master and find out what the heck the deal is. I know it's not my google account and just for sh**s and grins I used other choices...oh wait there are no other choices. So that's my complaint...put that in your mcbutterpants and try and solve it. Top ten reader Ed's wife, Lucy

Two minutes after we read your email, we posted to the
comments section of the site. We will send google a message or something.


You guys suck. I hate your face. Go suck on a fart.


Mom, is that you?


So there you have it.

Your voice was heard.

Or was it?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Talk Back Tuesday Talk Back Tuesday

So yesterday, we had someone try to correct us.

It was a futile attempt, but an attempt nonetheless.

If you ever wanted to point something out to us, or tell us we're boring, or call us fatty mcbutterpants... today is your day.


Write it here.
Post it on our wall.
Send an email to thenewkblog@gmail. com.
Rent a plane and write it in the friggin sky.

Whatevs, just say something.

We promise to try and answer them all.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Random Picture Monday (10-03-11)

You can never be too safe.