Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Parade Week

Only a couple days until the official start of the holiday
season here in the Newk.

You guessed it...

It's the annual New Kensington Christmas Parade!

(Not that it was hard to guess, with the name
of this post
being "Parade Week.")

(photo by

Here are the deets:

City of New Kensington CHRISTMAS PARADE
December 3, 2011 @ 11 am

4th and 5th Avenue

Santa's Workshop at the Alle-Kiski Senior Center

on 3rd Avenue following the parade with games, prizes,
balloons, free books, crafts
and of course the jolly
ol' man himself, SANTA CLAUS!!!!

And of course, just like the last couple years, we will be taking
part in the festivities.

We will once again have a very special guest with us.

So get your cameras ready.

Its going to be a great time, as usual.

And get your hands ready...

Because our candy throwing arms have never felt stronger.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Just Waking Up

We've expressed to you on many occasions, how big a fans
we are of the Thanksgiving holiday.

It truly is an amazing day to be alive.

And we had a great one this year.


Now, being children of divorce really doesn't have many
well regarded aspects.

But the chance to eat multiple T-Day dinners makes those years
of the unknown almost seem worth it.

That's not true at all.

Divorce sucks.

Some things are just not meant to be, and we are now able to
understand that.

But anyways, back to gravy...

So we made our rounds (3 stops actually).

We saw many happy faces.

We tasted many delicious things.

We came home rather loaded.

Which explains the lack of post on Black Friday.

Speaking of Black Friday, we got a couple awesome deals.

Not the 42" Sharp TV at Best Buy, but some decent deals

We would have camped out for that TV, but we only camp out
for concerts and nudist events.

Both of which are summertime things.

We are happy that the holidays are here.

We dig this time of year.

People smile more.
Folks are nicer to each other.
And people buy us stuff.

Hooray for holidays!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Random Picture Monday (11-28-11)

Yeah, we made a sausage sandwich at the pancake breakfast
@ the EKCC yesterday.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Viva La Gravy!

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

If you see us in line for Black Friday deals, please leave us alone.

We take our shopping very seriously.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I Love Ya, Tomorrow...

You're only a day away...

We aren't big fans of Annie, but damn it, we love Thanksgiving.

And tomorrow is the big day.

We considered talking about the 007-style oil spill on the turnpike.

We also thought about how tonight is the biggest party night (with
people you didn't talk to in high school) of the year.

And that bars like Gunny's, Joe's Place and many others will be
packed with old friends, and various letterman jackets.

But this night is bigger than all of us.

It's about family time.
It's about reflecting on stuff that makes life worth living.
It's about drunk aunts, and pervy uncles.
It's about annoying cousins.
It's about watching your grandfather make a dead turkey
do a "turkey-fly" around the house until it's time to cook that SOB.
It's about sales at department stores.
But most of all, it's about gravy.

Glorious gravy.

It's the nectar of the gods.

Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without it.

Well, maybe it would?

It would just be a lot dryer, and much less flavorful.


And here's a little note from the Mayor's Office...

Garbage pickup for Friday, November 25, 2011, will be ONE DAY LATE in the City of New Kensington due to the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. Garbage will be picked up on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011. Also there will be NO RECYCLING for residents whose recycling is picked up on Thurday or Friday for this week only.

If you don't stop by here tomorrow to see us, have a great

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

He's So Dreamy

If you didn't know it...

(If you didn't, you were literally under a rock, and we are sorry
to hear about your misfortune.)

Sidney Crosby was back in the lineup for the Penguins last night.

It's been the longest 320 days of our lives.

Waiting for this thoroughbred of a man's brain to heal up, so
he could come back and make our man-parts tingle.

Honestly, we have the biggest man-crush on #87.

He is a beast.

His 2 goals and 2 assists last night, surprised no one.

He is far and away the best hockey player on the planet.

You can disagree.

But you'd be stupid to try.


He almost made us forget the Thanksgiving is in 2 days.



Viva la Crosby!

Viva la Gravy!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Random Picture Monday (11-21-11)

We miss you, Golf Oasis.

You were a great friend back in the day.

And we shed an inner-tear each time we drive by your once
prosperous hillside.

Friday, November 18, 2011

You're Still Away

A while back, Brackenridge Heights Country Club
was foreclosed on by the bank for delinquent payments and
taxes, nearing 1 million dollars.

It has been for sale ever since.

People wanted to buy it and turn it into a housing plan.

Just what we need... another cookie-cutter housing plan.

But those deals all fell through.

And out of nowhere, comes a knight in shining armor.

Okay, maybe not a knight, but he likely has some armor at
his scrap metal business.

Ted Tomson, owner of Tomson Scrap Metal,
likely paid cash for the place.

Cause that dude is crazy loaded.

He says he plans on opening up the 9 hole course for public play.

He is not sure what else he's gonna do with the place.

But we have some ideas:

- Strip Club

Okay, we only had one idea.

But damn if it wasn't an awesome one.

Am I right?

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thankful Thursday (take 2)

There are 7 days until our favorite holiday of the year.

Seriously, how great is Thanksgiving?

It might be the perfect holiday.

We sometimes wonder what it was actually like at the first ever Thanksgiving.

Did they really wear those terrible hats?
Did they earn a bunch of fuel perks when they bought the turkey and like 500 cans of corn?
Was gravy super fattening (and extra delicious)?
Did they root for the Detroit Lions?
Did they use Redi-Whip or Cool Whip on their pumpkin pie?

We have so many questions that need answers.

Please help us out?

Thankful Thursday

It's Thursday.

Do something that makes you smile.

Yeah yeah, we know...

Today's post is a total letdown.

Get over it.

See ya tomorrow with something more substantial.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Much Too Young

An accident early yesterday morning in Natrona Heights
claimed the lives of two young ladies.

From the sounds of things, they were heading back from

When the bad storm likely contributed to them crossing over
the center line and running into a trailer in front of Ron Gillette Inc.

They likely died on contact, but weren't discovered until people were
heading to work the next morning.

Our thoughts go out to the families of these women.

May they find peace.

Godspeed, Beth and Samantha.


There has been so much tragedy around here lately.

As soon as we are able to cope with one thing, something else seems
to happen almost immediately.

Can we all just have a little break around here?

At least until the new year?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Light Em Up

This Friday is Light Up Night in Pittsburgh.

We like going down and seeing all the lights and people.

We usually make a pit stop when we first get there, for a traditional
fifth of brandy.

It's the one time a year we drink that stuff.

For some reason, it brings us much holiday cheer.

So anyways, there are a bunch of cool things scheduled over the

We plan on trying to take in as many as we can.

As many of you veteran readers already know...

We LOVE Christmas!

This is seriously the best time of year.

And we plan on getting in the spirit this Friday.

Anyone else heading down?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Random Picture Monday (11-14-11)


The Oak Ridge Boys are coming?


Friday, November 11, 2011

Eleven Eleven Eleven

First off, happy Veterans Day.

Words cannot express the gratitude we have for each and every sacrifice you all have made.

We don't often admit that we aren't the best at everything.

But we have never come close to being as selfless and honorable as each of you.

So, thank you.

Sorry we don't say that enough.


What better way to start your weekend than with some tunes.

This one comes to you from the local band
Jimbo and the Soupbones.

You remember them.

We covered them opening up for Bon Jovi early this year.

Yeah, the one were we had a media pass and watched the show
from the orchestra section.

Here is the LINK.

And here is their video...

Have a great weekend everyone.

Godspeed Scammers.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Too Much News

There really are a lot of things going on around here.

Our video game addiction.
Holiday beers being released.

But we are here for one thing.

To make your life better.

And what better way to make your life better, than to rid
it of some stench?

We got an email from the mayor's office.

Yeah, we got it like that.

Mayor's office:



Now go take your trash out, and have a beer while you
play a video, while chatting online about JoePa with whomever
just won a city council seat somewhere.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Shootin They Faces Off

We aren't sure what it is about video games that make people
decide to email us, but we're cool with it.

Some folks told us to grow up.
Some wanted to play along side of us.
Some were just trying to get a booty call.

But no matter what they said, none of it compared to the
masterwork we received our good buddy, Frank the Stank.

Get your popcorn ready...

What up newk dudes. this your boy frank the stank. You know
i was out monday nite makin sure i gots my hands on a fresh copy
of mw3. and its poppin off right now in my xbox. i dont even no why
i took a minute away from it to write thiis but you gota get it. you
said you rock the ps3 which is pimp. cause my moms is tired of
me askin for 50 clips every 6 months to pay for xbox live. but whatev
cause that be why she work nights at eat n park. so her son can have the finer
things in life. go get this game.
Alright yo. im gonna go back to shootin they faces off.
your boy- frank the stank

Fact is, Frank, we got the game.

And we are also shootin faces off.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

On The Front Line

As we left the gym last night...

(Don't be too impressed. We just go there to sit on the
ball and bounce around while squealing weeeeee!!!!)

we noticed a large group of acne ridden teens sitting in front of
the Game Stop in Lower Burrell, slugging Monster Energy drinks and
texting each other.

It didn't take us long to realize why they were there.

No, they weren't giving away free Bagel Bites.

They were lining up for the midnight release of MW3.
(Modern Warfare 3)

It's a first-person shooter video game for all the different gaming

(As if there are any other than the PS3)

It is said to be the most awaited video game ever.

And to tell you the truth, we can't wait to get our grubby little
mitts on this thing.

There may even be a day or two where we pull an all-nighter and
forget to post something on here.

We apologize early for this.

And if you plan on fragging dudes on the PS3, keep and eye out
for the VV crew.

We are always looking for some bright new talent.

We don't really care if you are good at the game.

You just need to be able to sling mad smack talk.

Here is a picture we snapped of the rather large crowd of kids.

We aren't sure why the picture got jacked up.

Perhaps they were jamming our radar?

"UAV online."

Monday, November 7, 2011

Random Picture Monday (11-07-11)

We have a decent sized crush on Flo.

We stare at her daily as we wait in traffic near Gatto's Cylce Shop.

Wave at her next time you pass by.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Falling Back

This weekend, we have huge plans.

We plan on setting our clocks back.

Like right now if we could.

It's totally our favorite time of year.

Something about getting that extra hour of sleep brings a rather
large smile to our collective faces.

We hit the snooze button like a fat kid eats ice cream...

With speed and tremendous accuracy.

That extra hour really gets us in the holiday spirit.

We may even celebrate Saturday night with a 30 pack of Busch Light
and a Clucker pizza from Stella's.

Enjoy the weekend, and enjoy those extra 60 minutes.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Drop It On The One

A little over a year ago, we told you about some d-bag that
burned down the restrooms at Memorial Park.

Here is the LINK.

We then told you about the city's plan for new dumpers.

Here is that LINK.

It turns out that the bids were a good bit higher than the
insurance company was giving the city.

And the city isn't willing to kick the extra cheddar.

So they started looking at other options.

Turns out, there are some pretty decent pre-fab concrete water
closets out there.

And they come in well under the insurance payout.

So the city is gonna use the extra greenbacks to erect a new
pavilion (which also got burned down by the b-holes).

Being that the park is closed for the winter, hopes are that the
new structures will be raised by spring.

We can't wait to give the new loo a go.

C'mon, Spring!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Holy doodie!

It's November already.

This is just crazy.

In a few short weeks, we will be sitting down with family and
friends for Thanksgiving dinner.
(Our favorite meal ever.)

And from that point on, the Christmas season will be full
steam ahead.

This may be one of the last days this year that doesn't feel like
a blur.

Although some folks we know are already finished Christmas shopping.


We like waiting until Black Friday to start our shopping.

We may even document our BF adventures?