Pittsburgh man hoisted 90 feet above Wood Street in straight jacket to escape McGinty/Toomey ads for a bit

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Recreating a Harry Houdini stunt 100 years earlier, Magician Lee Terbosic, in a straight jacket, hung 90 feet above Wood Street in Downtown Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Rick Sebak, Franco Harris, and Rocky Bleier helped Terbosic in to the straight jacket before being lifted by a crane above the crowd.

There was a metaphorical straight jacket that that bound collective of celebrities and onlookers, commercials either for incumbent Republican Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty.

Thousands of people gathered to watch a feat that could have easily gone wrong, as evidenced by the paramedics at the ready.

They also avoided any commercials for McGinty or Toomey for a bit of time during the last weekend of the political season.

Terbosic was able to escape, but not even he could evade the onslaught of ads for the United States Senate race between Toomey and McGinty.

He waved a Terrible Towel once he escaped.

As soon as Terbosic was lowered back to the ground, he tried to get an update on the Steelers game.

Instead, he was bombarded by consecutive commercials for the candidates.

Mike Wallace trumps Steelers in Ravens Victory

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It was 29 days ago that the Pittsburgh Steelers were 4-1, fresh of a victory against the New York Jets.

The next day, Republican hopeful Donald Trump twirled a Terrible Towel during a rally in Ambridge.

Since that point, the Steelers have lost their last three games.

Against the Ravens, former Steelers player Mike Wallace turned a short Joe Flacco pass into a 95 yard score in the first quarter that the Steelers could not recover from.

This was likely the only play Wallace made since leaving the Steelers for Miami’s money after the 2012 season.

Two more field goals, a blocked punt for a touchdown, and a two-point conversion brought the Steelers to a .500 record for the year so far.

Ben Roethlisberger, playing in his first game since suffering a knee injury in Miami, threw two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to bring it within 7 points.

The ensuing onside kick by Chris Boswell was botched, ensuring the Ravens victory.

Next weekend, the Steelers have a 4:25pm matchup with bitter rivals, the Dallas Cowboys at Heinz Field.

Arby’s will test new Roadkill sandwich in Pittsburgh area

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Fast food conglomerate Arby’s announced that Pittsburgh will be test market for a new sandwich in November.

The sandwich, compromised of 100% roadkill, will be released in a limited run in November 25th through the 28th.

The three-day “Meat Season” test will determine if the sandwich will be popular to add it to the menu or continue the trial period in other markets.

Pennsylvania is one of six states to receive this honor. All six locations will be in the Pittsburgh region, ranging from Bethel Park to New Castle.

The sandwich is Arby’s initiative to promote hunting, either by sport or by car.

Arby’s was unable to comment further on what the exact mix of meats used in this groundbreaking fast food item

Insiders are predicting that deer, raccoon, and groundhog meat will be three of the most likely choices.

Other choices are expected to be added although it will be dependent on what roadkill is available fresh in the area.

Arby’s did respond to criticism that they would not use human meat or endangered animals in any instance.

“We have the meats, all of them” proclaimed Arby’s.

Clinton indifferent towards Beto’s, Fiori’s during Pittsburgh campaign stop

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During a campaign stop at Taylor Allderdice, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton revealed that she had no strong opinion given the chance of Betos or Fiori’s on Saturday.

Clinton, the Democratic nominee for President, campaigned with her running mate, Tim Kaine, using any opportunity she could to appeal to voters.

An attendee yelled out, “Fiori’s or Beto’s,” when she first walked on stage.

When she got to the podium, Clinton remarked, “Why not both?”

Attendees immediately tweeted out this gaffe, noting their favorite between the two South Hills rivals.

This debate, mirroring the current political climate, got very heated once it gained traction.

Users of the hashtag #teambetos called out Fiori’s for selling out with a second location in Washington County and their traditional style.

Fans using the hashtag #teamfioris ridiculed not cooking the cheese on the pizza, along with their square shaped slices.

Unlike the Presidential election, the debate between Fiori’s and Beto’s will likely never be settled.

The Clinton campaign could not be reached for further comment or clarification.

 

Trump twirling Terrible Towel true reason Steelers lost

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The Pittsburgh Steelers had no chance when Presidential Trump waved a Terrible Towel in a rally earlier in the week, which clearly made the Steelers lose to the Miami Dolphins, 30-15 in Miami.

An explosive 60 yard reverse by Darrius Heyward-Bey in the first quarter and a two point conversion to Le’Veon Bell ahead 8-3 in the first quarter.

After a poor first quarter showing, the Dolphins swam back in the second quarter, leading 16-8 at half.

They opened the lead when some player Steelers fans do not care about scored from one yard out in the third quarter.

The Steelers showed life near the end of the game, bringing it within eight points after Cobi Hamilton’s first career touchdown reception.

An ensuing onside kick return was recovered by the Dolphins, shutting the door on a Steelers comeback.

That one running back, Jay Ajayi, a total jerk that just had to rub it in even more, scored a 62 yard touchdown run.

Heyward-Bey, Ben Roethlisberger and Mike Mitchell were off the field due to injuries during the first half, but all returned.

The Steelers were already hampered by injuries, Cameron Heyward and Markus Wheaton sat out the game.

Last week’s sensation, Sammie Coates, was clearly affected by a broken finger and recorded no catches.
Despite these legitimate reasons on how the Steelers lost, there is a clear reason for their abysmal performance.

During a rally in Ambridge this past Monday, Trump waved a Terrible Towel tainting any chances of victory against the Dolphins.

He mentioned golfing with Roethlisberger at the rally, which surely caused his two interception performance this afternoon, one of his worst in recent memory.

The Steelers return to action next Sunday at 4:25 PM against Trump ally Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

Group of Scientists Find New View of Pittsburgh

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University of Pittsburgh scientists announced that they have discovered a view of the city of Pittsburgh not previously photographed.

“There are thousands of photos snapped of the city each day, it was painstakingly researched to make sure nobody else captured this particular view,” said Ben Ledermon.

Ledermon, the head researcher on the project noted that this discovery is their first discovery in over three years.

“We had several close calls, usually we would find out it had been captured hundreds of times on Instagram,” added Ledermon.

The group was in disbelief in their discovery. They wanted to bring it to the public as soon as possible but decided to err on the side of caution. They cited other views quickly becoming tourist attractions much to the dismay of neighbors.

“I already have 5 photos ready to throw up on Facebook, personally. To know this and not being able to tell my loved ones is a heavy burden to bear,’ said Rachel Miller.

When pressed for details, the group confirmed that this new view is located in the western reaches of the City of Pittsburgh.

The group is undecided when they will release the location for the masses, but they do have a rollout plan.

“Well let that Dave DiCello get the first shot of the new view. He takes some nice pictures of the city,” concluded Miller.

Trump stumps in Ambridge Monday, announces plan to build walls around GetGo’s

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During a campaign stop at Ambridge Area Senior High School on Monday, Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump announced a plan to build a wall around every GetGo that serves food.

The plan targets GetGo’s new breakfast burrito offerings, which touts it as “The All American Breakfast Burrito.”

“It isn’t American, it’s the furthest thing from American, nobody should to eat this, and nobody wants eat this. I know! It’s awful, it’s a disgrace to the country,” remarked Trump.

The burrito, which features bacon, hash browns and ketchup, is surrounded by a wall of American cheese and egg and wrapped up in a tortilla.

The crowd erupted in cheers as Trump announced that GetGo locations that do not have a kitchen will be exempt from this proposed policy.

While the Trump campaign did not announce any talking points for the rally, he was expected to mention last night’s debate.

“We will need a lot of steel for all these walls, there is a lot of GetGo locations, we’ll put a steel mill in Ambridge, it’ll create a lot of jobs,” continued Trump.

Ambridge, a once thriving steel community, faltered during the 1980s when American mills could not compete with foreign mills.

GetGo has locations in Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

“I know they aren’t the kitchens at Trump Towers, but we can make GetGo great again,” concluded Trump.

Crosby concussed again, Marc-André Fleury still in net

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The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that superstar Sidney Crosby is out with a concussion, and that Marc-André Fleury is still going into the season as the starting goaltender.

Fleury lost his starting job to injury during before the playoffs last season, rookie Matt Murray helped the Penguins to their fourth Stanley Cup title.

According to many comments on social media, this was not a bad thing, because Fleury was solely at fault for the Penguin’s playoff failures the past few seasons.

Due to a thumb injury to Matt Murray, Fleury will temporarily regain his starting role. Coaches have not announced any plans on who will start when Matt Murray returns.

Murray is reported to be out for the first six weeks of the season.

Concussions have had quite the impact earlier in Crosby’s career; he has only missed nine regular season games in the past three seasons.

It is unknown how long Crosby will be out.

Last year, Fleury led the Penguins to 35 wins and tied a career best with a .921 save percentage.

Despite this, Fleury will likely be the main culprit if the Penguins sputter out of the gates in their quest to defend their Stanley Cup title.

Crosby concussed again, Marc-André Fleury still in net

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that superstar Sidney Crosby is out with a concussion, and that Marc-André Fleury is still going into the season as the starting goaltender.

Fleury lost his starting job to injury during before the playoffs last season, rookie Matt Murray helped the Penguins to their fourth Stanley Cup title.

According to many comments on social media, this was not a bad thing, because Fleury was solely at fault for the Penguin’s playoff failures the past few seasons.

Due to a thumb injury to Matt Murray, Fleury will temporarily regain his starting role. Coaches have not announced any plans on who will start when Matt Murray returns.

Murray is reported to be out for the first six weeks of the season.

Concussions have had quite the impact earlier in Crosby’s career; he has only missed nine regular season games in the past three seasons.

It is unknown how long Crosby will be out.

Last year, Fleury led the Penguins to 35 wins and tied a career best with a .921 save percentage.

Despite this, Fleury will likely be the main culprit if the Penguins sputter out of the gates in their quest to defend their Stanley Cup title.