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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-28-09 11:48 PM
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20. Those pictures do make me homesick
Edited on Thu May-28-09 11:48 PM by Joe Bacon
I left for Los Angeles in 1982 when the steel industry collapsed. I still get homesick for Pittsburgh, still remember the good times when I was going to Pitt, eating fries and hotdogs at the Original, big winks, Isaly's chocolate marshmallow ice cream, AND chipped ham, then there are the pierogis (which only Trader Joe's has a fair version of), and Primanti Brothers sandwiches. Once I was talking to the folks at Canter's deli about Primanti Brothers sandwiches, and they got a big chuckle about cole slaw AND fries on a sandwich.

And I still have memories of Chilly Billy, Paul Shannon, Bill Burns, Paul Long and Ray Tannehill. I can remember listening to KDKA as a kid laughing myself sick over Rege Cordic. Several years ago, I went on KDKA radio's webpage, thinking that Art Pallan may still be broadcasting, what sadness to hear nothing but right wing hate on that station. Years ago, I still remember when Mike Levine and later Roy Fox at least balanced rightwingers like John Cigna. So sad.
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  -World leaders to hold economic summit(G20) in Pittsburgh(Sept) RamboLiberal  May-28-09 02:20 PM   #0 
  - The should hold the Summit at Primanti's  Orrex   May-28-09 02:29 PM   #1 
  - Truly, a recipe for world peace.  SteppingRazor   May-28-09 02:35 PM   #2 
  - I think Primanti's  awoke_in_2003   May-28-09 04:04 PM   #6 
     - I was thinking maybe Pamela's  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 08:45 AM   #24 
  - There'll be LOTS of city to burn there.  tomreedtoon   May-28-09 03:25 PM   #3 
  - I hope you are just joking.  distantearlywarning   May-28-09 03:28 PM   #4 
  - No, my grandparents and parents are all dead.  tomreedtoon   May-28-09 03:36 PM   #5 
     - Look we have some economically depressed areas  RamboLiberal   May-28-09 04:19 PM   #7 
     - Lifehacker had a great discussion about Pittsburgh by Pittsburghers  chill_wind   May-28-09 08:56 PM   #14 
        - Flagstaff, Arizona???  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 08:41 AM   #23 
     - If you had any idea what you're talking about, that zany rant might constitute fighting words!  Orrex   May-28-09 05:27 PM   #8 
     - Most asinine statement I've seen on DU in months.  distantearlywarning   May-28-09 05:54 PM   #10 
     - You're making this Ohioan homesick ..  chill_wind   May-28-09 08:59 PM   #15 
     - Ohio isn't that far from the 'burgh  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 04:01 PM   #46 
     - Nice Chamber of Commerce photos, sport.  tomreedtoon   May-28-09 11:20 PM   #19 
     - Some of those pics are from downtown  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 08:37 AM   #22 
     - If I could find an empty strip mall I'd share a pic  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 12:34 PM   #26 
        - Never went to Pittsburgh. There's nothing there.  tomreedtoon   May-29-09 03:02 PM   #34 
           - Now the truth comes out.  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 03:07 PM   #36 
           - I never went to Hell either, and I have no desire to visit.  tomreedtoon   May-29-09 03:19 PM   #38 
              - Oh give me a break  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 03:53 PM   #41 
              - I think the poster might have a few problems.  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 03:59 PM   #43 
                 - lol  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 04:01 PM   #45 
                    - *grin*  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 04:02 PM   #47 
              - I worked in Pittsburgh for a couple of years  muriel_volestrangler   May-29-09 04:13 PM   #48 
           - Oh please  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 03:50 PM   #40 
     - Those pictures do make me homesick  Joe Bacon   May-28-09 11:48 PM   #20 
     - Unemployment rate for Allegheny County (Pittsburgh)=6.8%  blue neen   May-28-09 09:30 PM   #16 
     - You ain't even TOUCHED bitter, Buttercup.  tomreedtoon   May-28-09 11:18 PM   #18 
        - Um, ok.  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 08:22 AM   #21 
        - So you think righeous pissed-off anger is a "problem"?  tomreedtoon   May-29-09 03:00 PM   #33 
           - Yeah, ok. So what were we talking about again?  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 03:06 PM   #35 
        - I should never have responded to you on the other posts  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 12:36 PM   #27 
     - Clearly you have not been to the city of Pittsburgh in a long long time  dugaresa   May-29-09 02:46 PM   #31 
     - You do not know what the fuck you are talking about  Pat Riot   May-29-09 06:50 PM   #49 
     - Bitter Seahawks fan? Are they still out there?  Baclava   May-29-09 08:17 PM   #50 
        - Great response!  blue neen   May-29-09 10:15 PM   #51 
  - That's interesting  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 12:27 PM   #25 
     - I wonder if you and I live in the same neighborhood.  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 12:45 PM   #29 
        - it's more than 5 from mine ;)  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 02:15 PM   #30 
           - I'm guessing...  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 03:08 PM   #37 
              - Nope  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 03:44 PM   #39 
                 - That's a nice 'hood.  distantearlywarning   May-29-09 03:58 PM   #42 
                    - yeah looked in that area  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 04:00 PM   #44 
  - The G20 vampires are coming to the US? Wow that's brave!  Joanne98   May-28-09 05:39 PM   #9 
  - K&R  Wednesdays   May-28-09 06:24 PM   #11 
  - I didn't know Pittsburgh also hosts Netroots Nation in August  RamboLiberal   May-28-09 06:43 PM   #12 
  - Subcomandante Marcos wrote this in the mid 90's:  Zorra   May-28-09 07:08 PM   #13 
  - I am so happy and proud for our city.  blue neen   May-28-09 09:32 PM   #17 
  - Exciting  SteelPenguin   May-29-09 12:40 PM   #28 
  - This is great news for the city of Pittsburgh - it has been reborn in the past 20 years  dugaresa   May-29-09 02:52 PM   #32 
 

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