Friday, December 11, 2009

just asking

You think our city hall beat friends don't have enough to cover these days?  In their spare time here is a topic to poke at.  How much does the loss of any home playoff games cost the city budget in terms of marginal tax revenues that will go uncollected?  Doesn't the SEA budget somehow now count on the Penguins making regular playoff appearances to get to certain revenue projections?

I don't know how Bram embeds those tweets.   But sports reporter Adam Schefter has this on his blog which I guess is now our little purgatory to endure.
As a Browns fan, I don't know what a Super Bowl feels like, but if it is better then this...then WOW.
I guess this all counts for self-actualization up the turnpike....  although a funnier tweet there earlier is this:
Losing twice to CIN, and now this. 2012 has arrived early in western PA
Maybe there is something to all of these end of the world (the Road?, The Pitt?) themed things made or based in Pittsburgh?

Who knows what is on Cleveland TV or Radio, but I don't sense as much gloating as what you might expect in what you can read via the intertubes. Some 'joy' of course, but in fact one story I see even from this morning is not as much about their victory, but about how once again  Steeler Nation invaded Cleveland for the game.  I wonder if anyone has ever estimated our net economic impact on these other places we 'invade'.


Anonymous Anonymous said...


Friday, December 11, 2009 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

If you have a Mac, hit openapple + shift + 4 to bring up a crosshairs that you can click and drag to take a screen capture of anything -- then just post the image. If you have a PC, get a Mac.

Friday, December 11, 2009 1:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Before we begin bemoaning the loss of the net impact of home playoff games, we first must get over the gross impact of not having ANY playoff games!!!

Friday, December 11, 2009 7:54:00 PM  
Blogger Vannevar said...

Isn't openapple + shift + 4
the sort of non-intuitive secret-code interface that the Mac is supposed to eschew? (to be fair, it beats ctl-alt-del).
(written on an xp-pro HP)

Friday, December 11, 2009 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

my powerbook 100 was retired quite a long time ago. have an original apple newton stored away somewhere. Does that count?

Friday, December 11, 2009 11:08:00 PM  
Blogger Bram Reichbaum said...

Meanwhile, I think I dated myself with "openapple". Today's Macs don't have a "closedapple" key on the opposite side of the spacebar, just two identical keys with both an openapple and a sort of highway cloverleaf icon. I wonder what you call that key?

Now I'm dying to find out what happens if you hit openapple + shift + 1 through 3 and 5 through 0, but I'm a little afraid.

Saturday, December 12, 2009 2:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody see the recent story about market capacity for pro sports teams? It says that Pittsburgh is "overextended"--economic base too small to support current teams. (PBT also did a story on the report.)

Monday, December 14, 2009 9:46:00 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Or on a PC:

Hit the "Print Screen" key (how intuitive is that?) and then crop in PhotoShop/Paint/etc.

Monday, December 14, 2009 11:29:00 AM  

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