Tomorrow is the anniversary of the first baseball games being televised (1939), the largest exposion in recorded history Krakatoa volcano exploded in Indonesia (883) speaking of Michael Vis, tomorrow is National Dog Day.
the Steelers signed Michael Vic? What he personally did to animals and what he promoted for monetary benefit can not be forgiven.Can you Imagine he horrors those poor dogs lived? You rob a bank, take drugs and other criminal acts I believe in once you’ve paid your debt to society, it’s time to move on. But the premeditation of torturing poor animals to teach them to maul and maim other animals to me is beyond comprehension. I urge everyone to Join the Facebook movement Pittsburghers against Michael Vic.
And here’s my little girl, she’s getting so big. She’s lost most of her puppy teeth and now has regular teeth:
For my fellow old timers, tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Sonny & Cher’s hit song I Got You Babe.
A late response to James Harrison’s decision to return his boys’ trophies for participating in a sports program. Acknowledging kids participation in things is an admirable thing to do. But a trophy? Let’s get real, how about a red ribbon with a star on it.I love Mr. Harrison’s statement that awards should be for hard work and not participation. That mentality just feeds a big problem I see in America, the sense of entitlement. You need to work to earn the “fruits of you labor”. I cringe when I hear that word compensation.
In collaboration with some other street artistss, Banksy opened Dismaland in England the other day. If features a satiric view of Disney Land with a decrepit castle and many other installations making social comments. His website is fairly dysfunctional, they are blaming it on the high volume of traffic to the website.
There are a lot of art galleries that showcase local artists, usually the highlighted artist represents the taste an style of that gallery. Charley Larkin transformed the family owned barn into a gallery showcasing all kinds of different mediums. The barn was a garden center the family ran. In it’s new life The Outlet Barn in Collier will be showcasing various local artists with a very diverse mix of styles. Located on Campbells Run Road, it’ easy to access.
Braddock’s Mayor John Feterman’s wife Gisele set up a program with the Costco in Homestead where she would pick up food items Costco couldn’t sell and distribute them to families in need in her town. There are many restaurants & caterers that have left over food that’s perfectly good and end up throwing it away, even if they consider donating it to a food pantry. First of all they have to go through the hoops of liability waivers, etc. Gisele was talking with her friend Leah and they came up with the idea 412foodrescue. Where different sources of food supply can contact them and through their team of volunteers the find someone to pick the food up an drop it off at an accepting food distribution point. They are working on an App that participating donors an recipients can link up and coordinate it with Gisele’s team of volunteers. What a great idea. Not only is it helping ease the burden of for ome of the many food inscure families in our area, it’s also keeping “food wast” out of our trash system. Methane from our garbage piles spew 3.3 billion tons of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere each year. iIf you have a vehicle and sometie, maybe contact them and help transport food to the needy. I’ve been a big fan of John Fetterman for a number of years now and I guess I need to at Gisele to my list of heroes.
I own a business and love to make money, I’m always watching how much revenue is coming in (and expenses going out) and comparing it to my past history. I have no problem with the American idea of capitalism. What I have a problem with is corporate greed. Speaking of which, Macy’s is closing their Downtown store after buying out Kaufmann’s several years ago (actually, Kaufmann’s has been a part of Macy’s for years. Macy’s finally took control of the business and put their flag on the building. Macy’s has been for years buying Downtown departiment stores across the country and are now in the process of closing them all down. John Wanamaker in Philly is down to just a couple of floors. They have been been downsizing since taking control do doing all kinds of cost cutting and revenue enhancing. Take Edgar Kaufmann and what he did with his father’s business and grew it into a thriving business. Back when he took control, Pittsburgh was filling up with immigrants that English was not their native language, he would specifically hire people fluent in foreign tongues and have them work the floors. What a novel concept and what a great way to build loyal long time customers. The point is not to make that quick buck, but to build a loyal following with innovative and exciting offerings. He would have concerts and art shows in his department store. I wonder what the new owners will do with those iconic deco murals he had commissioned for the first floor about Pittsurgh’s industrial heritage by Boardman Robinson. If you don’t know them, it may be worth a quick stop in before they close soon. There was a great article in the Tribune Review Sunday on Mr. Kaufmann..