Friday, September 25, 2009

Benny Hill Lives

I didn't quite think about the irony that the BBC's version of the Pittsburgh story highlighted the Pirates. In fact, the story had a picture of PNC Park with this line:
The Pittsburgh Pirates are a symbol of the city's transformation
Which really was a backhanded compliment at best these days  It takes the New Yorker to make sense of the line and what was lost in interpretation:
The Pirates? The franchise about which the kindest thing Pittsburgh sports fans say is, “They keep us humble”? Actually, it sort of makes sense. Part of the credit for Pittsburgh’s revival goes to its education sector, and that’s more or less the business the Pirates are in: the minute one of their players gets good, they trade him to a team that can win.
 I fear a bit that the BBC meant the double entendre....   or was it such an obvious dis that it was just a single entendre.

3 Comments:

Anonymous MH said...

This may be the first time you and Pitt Girl are on the same story.

Friday, September 25, 2009 6:53:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

This may be the first time you and Pitt Girl are on the same story.

the end of time is nigh...

Friday, September 25, 2009 7:16:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

I've been expecting that since goatse.

Friday, September 25, 2009 11:53:00 PM  

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