e house

one of the many hip shops on carson street in pittsburgh's bustling south side is the e house. not only is it hip, but it's also green. e house is one of the few places in this city where you can buy organic household products, all natural clothing and accessories. e house also takes recycling, particularly some tricky items like battreries. to go back to the hip comment, some of the stuff they carry is just really creative. they carry products from pittsburgh-based littlearth- you know, the … [Read more...]

pittsburgh’s great blizzard travel game

while shopping at capo's furniture in beaver falls recently, i came upon pittsburgh's great blizzard travel game. produced in 1978 by c.p. marino, this game comes with a two-sided board, destination cards, weather cards, blizzard cards, cars [player pieces] and 2 dice. according to the rules, the point of the game is to land on each of the five "destination circles": bank hardware, food store, work and drug store. the tricky part of the game is that if you land on a "weather" square and select … [Read more...]

Top Skylines of the World

So it has been making the rounds in the blogosphere and inboxes that, according to some Internet guy, Pittsburgh has the #16th slot in the top 20 skylines of the world. (Top twenty in the WORLD baby! Not bad for a medium-sized city.) The site also claims that Pittsburgh's metro population is almost double that of Dallas, Texas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Dubai, U.A.E. Um .... Sweet! So much for the population hemorrhage? (Or is he counting Morgantown, WV?) Here is the blurb from … [Read more...]

the fish that saved pittsburgh

so i was just flipping around on cable and this movie caught my eye. with pittsburgh in the name, how could i resist? it turns out that this 1979 sports spoof is about the pittsburgh pythons, a basketball team that isn't very good until they turn to astrology. starring julius erving, this film comes with plenty of gym shorts with contrast piping, striped kneesocks and a groovy theme song. it also features shots all over and city trash cans with the slogan "pittsburgh's on the move." whether or … [Read more...]