February 24, 2008 at 8:47 pm (Humor, Parkersburg, Television)

If the title of this post means anything to you, you absolutely must click here. Even if it doesn’t, and you want to see some really bad local commercials, do it.

Personally, I am glad to finally see what Kenny looks like. The last time I lived in the Burg, it was apparently before WTAP was capable of producing its own video. I had no idea what I was missing.

UPDATE: you know you are accessing something from Parkersburg when download times are listed for dial-up and ISDN only.


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Sign of the times

November 30, 2006 at 8:07 pm (Drugs, Parkersburg)

11 people arrested in a drug sweep in Parkersburg, and I don’t know a single one of them.  There’s a first time for everything, I guess.

Nice photo.  I bet the black arrestees have 100% representation in that photo.

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‘Burg update

May 10, 2006 at 7:00 am (Parkersburg, Planning)

Who knew?

Transit levy in Parkersburg (where I grew up) passes by over 70%.

Joe Lockhart, general manager of the transit authority, said the landslide approval of the levy was the largest margin in years and perhaps the largest in the city’s history.

Wood County schools use biodiesel.

“The new fuel helped knock the crud out of the engines, which of course meant we had to replace the filters within the first month of use,” said Todd Bloss, director of transportation for Wood County Schools.

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Don’t look now

April 13, 2006 at 4:03 pm (Parkersburg, Politics)

But someone on The Parkersburg News editorial board had an independent thought.

(Tom DeLay) may not have committed any criminal acts, but he certainly did something perhaps even worse: He foolishly abandoned his principles.

I thought criticizing Republicans was treason?

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January 9, 2006 at 2:57 am (Movies, Parkersburg)

Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich, Traffic, Ocean’s 11, 12, and 14) recently filmed, if not the first, then certainly the last, movie ever shot in Parkersburg, WV.

Of course, the corporate overlords at Regal Cinemas aren’t showing the film in Parkersburg.


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Quote of the day

December 24, 2005 at 9:22 am (Parkersburg, Quote of the day)

From our old friends at newsandsentinel.com.

Do you support the proposed troop withdrawal from Iraq?

12/23/2005 10:03:50 AM from IP#

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Sign of the times

October 22, 2005 at 3:48 pm (Parkersburg)

Here is a link to an article about construction projects going on at high schools in my home town. Not very interesting, you might be saying, and you’d be right unless you read the whole thing and found this gem at the very end

Hasbargen said construction of the school’s new science wing, vocational building and day care center should begin around the beginning of December.

If I were an optimist I would say it is for the teachers’ kids, but no, it’s not.

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Why people on meth shouldn’t have computers

July 1, 2005 at 6:30 pm (Drugs, Parkersburg)

Check out this gem, from the poll question on the Parkersburg News The question relates to proposed Congressional action limiting the use of federal funds in eminent domain/private development cases, in direct response to the SCOTUS ruling in Kelo v. New London. I didn’t change or alter this in any way:

there going to do what they want anyways >>>>>. to all you smokers out there are you as mad as i am over the ciggs going up well i think it is time we smoker where to do what we want to. eat where we want to we pay for others that don’t.they want usto flip the bill. we should have rights to just like the ones that don’t smoke. why should we flip the bill for the ones that don’t smoke what a shame that the gov, wants all our money so they give it to themselfs and not where it is to go then say they did more and more and then more and more and then we need more for this or that and all the time do we get more in the check we work hard for no no no they take more and more i would like to see everyone quit smoking so they would be broke to it is a shame the we live in the good ole usa and can’t smoke where we want but we are free right your not free never were take your blinders off and wake up

I couldn’t have put it better myself.

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June 7, 2005 at 4:20 pm (Parkersburg)

Since squarespace doesn’t seem to allow polls on their weblogs, I have a suggestion. Go to my hometown rag and check out some of the poll questions. The comments are the best part. It’s like a blog for inbred, illiterate morons who haven’t been told about punctuation. In all fairness, the current question, about (il)legalized marijuana, actually has some sane, thoughtful comments, but trust me that is an aberration. I like to go there and be as caustic as I possibly can. The comment about driving my truck around all day is from me.

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It’s official

April 12, 2005 at 10:02 pm (Parkersburg)

Going to west Virginia? You better learn English.

(Lawmakers) voted to make English the official language of West Virginia.

The language amendment was quietly inserted into a bill addressing the
number of members that cities can appoint to boards of parks and
recreation. Among mundane details about record-keeping, the amendment
adds the provision that “English shall be the official language of the
State of West Virginia.”

Senate Majority Whip Billy Wayne Bailey
successfully offered that change to House Bill 2782 amid a flurry of
bills moving back and forth between the House and Senate on Saturday,
the last night of the 60-day legislative session.

“I just told the members that the amendment clarifies the way in which documents are produced,” Bailey, a Democrat, said Monday.

As a lifetime West Virginian, I say “Good job, Billy Wayne.” Why waste
time on silly causes like education, job creation and healthcare when
there are clearly far more pressing issues that voters care about. Other
reactions included:

“Oy vey,” said the state’s Jew.

“Que pena,” said the state’s 6 hispanic residents, who incidentally all work at El Ranchero.

“There go my plans to blow up the Cass Scenic Railroad,” said Osama bin Laden.

“drkkhuuyyt sssshyhdnng jerrtinnlil,” said the aliens who have apparently taken over the Capitol.

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