pittsburgh, as i have said in the past, is a twisted little city. we dont get credit for anything good that happens here but we do catch hell when it goes bad. well pittsburgh, i'm pitchin' and your catchin'. yesterday the city was put in lockdown. a sniper was holding the city ransom and swat teams and cops scoured the city searching for the hardened criminal. all the tv stations were covering it. in pittsburgh this isnt big news........ its huge news. it must have made national news because a friend in madison wisconsin called me and asked when i was coming down off of the roof. i , politely, explained that i wasnt going to go sniper crazy for at least another year and a half. after all this build up the criminal was found. it was some guy with a pellet gun who was shooting pigeons at the behest of his boss. thats right the hardened criminal was just some schmuck who didnt even realize that he was doing wrong. welcome to my world. now i must admit that when i thought it might be a real sniper i implored my boss to send our bookkeeper (who only has a job because a helper monkey is way to expensive) down to pittsburgh in a bullseye coat to report back to us. he consulted with our lawyers and insurance company and (even though he felt it might have been the best idea i had yesterday) decided against it. this is what amounts to drama in this cowtown. people will talk about this for years. this guy will get a "where is he now" segment on the local pbs station in ten years.
oh well, it could be worse. hey its thursday....get to work.