Archive for April, 2010

PATransit Tuesday: Construction on MLK Busway

Construction is set to begin next month on resurfacing the East Busway.  They did work on it last year, where it splits to go to Oakland, and it was a pain, although it was at an intersection, so that kind of complicated things.  Although truth be told, it wasn’t that much of a hassle.  We’ll see how this goes, it is supposed to take place until the end of the year.

Really, the worst that happened last time was that I got woken up from my nap each morning.  So I can’t complain.

Big Ben’s statement…fortune cookie version

I’m going to take the advice of @thindes and play the fortune cookie game with Ben’s statement, adding “in bed” to the end of each sentence.

For the record, I like to add “except in bed” to the end of fortune cookies.  It’s a fun twist, and saves you from really awkward moments when you get a fortune about family.

Lots of Smoke

The Story of Stuff

This is probably old news, but I just got around to clearing some e-mails out of my inbox and came across one from my friend Tom, leading me to The Story of Stuff, a web video talking about sustainability as it applies to the consumer cycle.

The Pittsburgh connection?  Allegheny College is a sponsor and hosts the documentary and website and has launched initiatives as a result of it.

I’ve only watched the first two sections, but am hoping to watch some more.  Even if I do find it a bit snarky and preachy, it’s a good video, with an awesome art style, and it is important.  Check out the youtube channel here (which won’t let me embed anything) or the official website here.

Traffic at Mellon Arena

Coffee & Fellowship

Local media production company, Major Banana, has started a new web series, here are two of the episodes:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVNauFSR2pQ&playnext_from=TL&videos=Bw7dOQxHXmM&feature=sub[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNw015PQi28&playnext_from=TL&videos=VIyk5MJKHyU&feature=sub[/youtube]

Sunday morning videos

I found these both via PG+ and I wanted to post them here.

I love Arrested Development, football not so much (I’d much rather watch hockey), although I do root for the Steelers, that goes without saying.  This video brings those two things together:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzb6Zs9jFDs[/youtube]

And this has been making its rounds, the students at Plum Senior High put this together as a tribute to the Pens:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW0Z0tTam-g&feature=related[/youtube]

PATransit Tuesday: Go Green Young Man

This will be more of an open thread.  We’re on the third day of new routes, and bus operators changed as well.  How’s everything out there?  My routes haven’t been affected yet, but what was the 33X is now G1, West Busway (Green – West Busway, go west young ma- it’s a pun!).  Let me know in the comments!

Spring arriving downtown

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