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'Breaking Bad' quiz coming to Pittsburgh

Written by Kim Lyons on .

 

As the show "Breaking Bad" hurtles toward its probably violent finale on Sept. 29, fans of the AMC show are already mourning its departure. Many of these fans are known for their deep knowledge of the show's most intricate details. Many theories abound about the fates of the show's central characters, particularly that of science teacher/cancer patient turned meth cook and drug lord Walter White. One in particular, the "Hunter-Gatherer Theory" seems to be catching a lot of attention (contains spoilers if you're not caught up with the latest episode).


Before the show ends, Denver-based Geeks Who Drink will host a pub quiz at a handful of establishments across the country on Sept. 25, including at James Street Gastropub on Pittsburgh's North Side. "Los Geek Hermanos" is a quiz, not a trivia night, says Geeks Who Drink spokesman John Smith, "because trivia is trivial," he said, and "Breaking Bad" fans, like many devoted TV fans, take their show very seriously.
Geeks Who Drink conducts its quizzes in the Irish tradition of pub quizzes, Smith said, with participants divided into teams, and prize money at stake. 


The quizzes do sell out, and it's first-come, first-served, so if you want to test your knowledge of Walt, Jesse, Hank, Skyler and the rest of the "Breaking Bad" inhabitants, check out the details for the quiz night here.


And be sure to have an A-1 day. B*tch.

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photo: Frank Ockenfels/AMC

 

 

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Twitter files papers to go public

Written by Pittsblogher on .

Twitter announced today -- fittingly in a tweet -- that it has filed papers to go public

 

The announcement has been long anticipated. Analysts recently predicted the value of Twitter IPO at around $10 billion. Twitter's filing is confidential, therefore, none of the details are open to the public at this point.

Facebook, Zuckeberg's social media giant, went public on May 18, 2012. Now the company is valued at about $100 billion.

Twitter investors are surely happy about the IPO decision. Others -- not so much.

What do you think?

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Pirates on the cover

Written by Heather Schmelzlen on .

Have you seen the front page of today's Post-Gazette?

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In case you can't make out those statistics at the top of the page, here they are:

81: Number of victories by the Pirates so far this season, guaranteeing they will not have a losing season

20: Prior to this season, the number of consecutive losing seasons, a record for the four major sports

1,374-1,796: The Pirates' aggregate win-loss record in the 20 losing seasons since they lost Game 7 of the 1992 National League Championship Series

7: Number of losing seasons between the Steelers and Penguins during the Pirates' losing streak

 

And we're not the only ones who think the Bucs are cover worthy. Sports Illustrated announced today that the team will also grace the front of its Sept. 9 issue.

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You may remember that closer Jason Grilli was on the cover of the July 22 issue. Two Pirates on the cover in one summer? Here's what Sports Illustrated has to say about that:

For the first time in 21 years, the Pittsburgh Pirates will finish with at least a .500 record and for the second time this season, their magical summer has landed them on the cover of Sports Illustrated. All-Star closer Jason Grilli was featured on the front of the July 22 issue and this time it’s another of Pittsburgh’s five All-Stars, centerfielder and MVP candidate Andrew McCutchen, who gets top billing. That’s appropriate because McCutchen might be the single biggest reason the Pirates enter play on Wednesday with a two-game lead in the National League Central as they chase their first division title and playoff berth since 1992, which is also the last time they finished with a winning record.

 

Oh, and just for kicks, this was the Pirates' presence on the front page of the Post-Gazette on Sept. 4, 2012:

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Just a teeny-tiny mention in the skybox ... of the team's loss to Houston the previous night. What a difference a year makes, huh?

 

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To Little Pirates Fans!

Written by Pittsblogher on .

This blog post is dedicated to them! To the very young and very-very young! To the Pirates' fans that have never known how it feels to have their favorite team have a winning season...

... because they hope, they cheer with pure joy... and they are, well, cute.

Especially this guy, who before Pirates' game against Milwaukee yesterday held a drawing addressed to Marte —"get better Starling," it said, according to Deadspin. Marte noticed the kid in the stands and accepted the drawing. He then taped it up in the Pittsburgh dugout.

And this girl munching on popcorn during Bucs-Cubs game at PNC Park (Photo by Pete Diana/Post-Gazette)

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And this little, very little guy, rooting for the Bucs with some help (Photo by Matt Freed/Post-Gazette).

 

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And these guys 

 

And this guy....

CapgObUCS

 

... just kidding! :)

 

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Thanks, Burger King, but we got this

Written by Kim Lyons on .

This week, Burger King announced it was unveiling an exciting new sandwich on Sept. 1: A burger with fries on it.

From the AP:

The burger, which clocks in at 360 calories and 19 grams of fat, is a relatively novel offering, but doesn't require any extra investment from Burger King; it's basically a standard beef patty topped with four of the chain's french fries.

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 Image: Associated Press

Pittsburghers, naturally were like

 Image: Reactiongifs.com

Because our signature sandwich, courtesy of Primanti Bros. has had fries on it for years. It's a staple of the menu, and always makes the "Reasons Pittsburgh is awesome" lists.

Dear Burger King: Let us know if you need any pointers

primantis fry burger

Image: Primantibros.com
Love, Pittsburgh

<drops mic>

 

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