Thursday, May 03, 2007

Goin Dahn Arahn Tahn

The Korean Central Church of Pittsburgh (located on Aiken Avenue in Shadyside) will hold their 12th annual food festival Saturday from 10:30 to 4 PM. Steamed dumplings, bibimbahp, and barbecued beef.

The British Mail "reported" that BP chief executive John Browne is gay. He resigned on Tuesday.

Readers of the user-edited news site, were pissed off that the site owners removed entries that shared the code needed to hack HD-DVD copy protection. owners are now siding with readers. No comment from the Advanced Access Content System – a consortium of computer and entertainment companies, which includes Intel, IBM, Disney, and Microsoft.

Michael Chabon, author of Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonderboys, has a new book out. Jews failed in Palestine, so they started a Zionist homeland in Alaska. Based on 1940s detective noir.

A recent buyer of a 145-yard long cyclorama depicting the battle of Gettysburg expects to sell it for $10 million.
The cyclorama is one of four created by French military artist Philippe Philippoteaux and a team of artists in the 1880s. Two are believed lost, and the fourth has been on display at the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania but is being restored.

The Rivers of Steel Heritage Group will conduct Saturday tours of the Carrie Furnace in Rankin for $25 this summer.

Remember the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission advertisements that would show a fella entering Heaven? Peter would hand the fella a room key, meal ticket, and the name of his electricity supplier.
"Don't I get to choose my electricity provider," asked our friend.
"Where do you think you are," replied Peter. "Pennsylvania?"
Turns out deregulation might not be such a good thing for manufacturers like Allegheny Ludlum.

A story about an accused rapist and his victim attending the same high school. Awkward. I support newspapers that won't divulge the name of the victim, but I'm dismayed that the PG chose to print the name of the accused, who is a high school senior.

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