Sunday, November 18, 2007

The best thing about running a blog is that you can talk about shit.

We've never made this personal blog, because people care about the Penguins (not us and what we ate for breakfast, or that someone flipped us off in traffic today.)

So, this is the rare occurrence that we make this personal blog.

There was a house fire Friday night in Canonsburg -- a suburb of Pittsburgh.

My uncle lived in the house.
There he is, bottom-left, looking for his truck keys, which somehow survived the fire.
Uncle = Stunned

His thoughts and the thoughts of our entire family are with the elderly couple who lived on the second floor.

The fire started when he lit a lighter near a chair for a split-second when he was looking for one of his cats (something he's done literally hundreds of times.)
That tidbit should've been in the article, but instead the article makes it look like it was some jobber who doesn't know fire is a big deal. Damn it.

All humans survived.

There were four cats in the house.
Three of the bodies were found.

The house was being boarded up Saturday, when the fourth missing-in-action cat ran out of the house at 100 MPH.
Talk about having a heart attack.

Don's mother (my grandmother) passed away Saturday night at 10:45 PM.

People die every day. It happens.

But you don't expect a local newspaper to be a piece of shit about it.
But they were.

Not only do they quote him in the article (while never even speaking to him or any relatives), they use quotes that he didn't even say.

Here is the link to the Observer-Joke's article about the fire. [ Here ]

" Police do not believe Caldwell's cat survived. "

Yeah, too bad there were four cats, not one. Assholes

" It was another blow for Caldwell, whose mother died earlier this week. "

Yeah, too bad this sentence caused an uproar among the elderly community in Canonsburg, since his mother did not pass away until the night after the fire. Assholes

What shitty journalism.
The article ran on the front page of the Observer Saturday morning.

This has all led to shitty posts and empty recaps of the past few games.

And then the Pens lost Saturday night.

-- Adam

We contacted the Pooping Penguin.
He said that his services weren't needed, since the Observer Reporter is already shit.

We're back on the Pensblog train Sunday night.
We have the quarter-pole season recap coming, as well as other things that have been buried in our mail over the past week.


stokes said...

Pensblog Adam:

That's a shitty week, by anyone's standards, even if the Pens would have won all three games this week.

C-blog is with you, man.

As for the Observer Reporter: I've read that paper, if you want to call it that, and it is a POS. Its like reading my 11th grade sisters term papers: poorly written and no depth to speak of.

Hang in there.

PensFan said...

Sorry to hear about this Pensblog Adam. Hang in there buddy...

And the OR is a piece of shit.

The Hebrew Hammer said...

That sucks

Adrienne said...

That sucks. <3

tate said...

wow that sucks man. you're in our thoughts and prayers.

Sarah said...

what can we do to help?

FritoWill said...

I am smelling a Jobbing!!!!

BlankieGirl said...

Awww.. I'm so sorry about all this, as if the fire and death of your grandmother wasn't enough, what a stab that some second rate reporter can't even get the facts straight :(

Sending you lots of hugs, and must add that I <3 Pensblog :)

PittHockey said...

Wow, condolences are due.
Sorry for your loss.

I was in a similar situation with family last week so I know how it feels.

Just hang in there.

The Hebrew Hammer said...

The Steelers: hahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahaahhaha

the General said...

my condolences adam. hope things start to shape up.

in my opinion, i think gary roberts should head to the observer reporter and give everyone the razor's edge...

but for real, hope things turn around, and keep your head up

The ~D said...

Jesus...what a week. Forget about sports...that is just awful.

slush said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

biff said...

Pensblog Adam,

Know that the entire commentorblog community is behind you. Definitely like to echo sarah's sentiments: anything we can do in digital land to help out? You do a lot to make our lives more bearable, so it's the least we can do to try to return the favor.

Thoughts and prayers,

Anonymous said...

really sorry bro, feel awful. keep your head up things will turn around soon

rachel said...

Adam, you and your family are in my thoughts in prayers. Hopefully, this will be a better week.

Jonny V said...

Hebrew Hammer:


U stay classy

Lady Jaye said...

Oh wow, Adam. Your family is in our thoughts. It's bad enough to have one tragedy happen but to have losers write a piece of junk article like that... unreal. Like other folks have said, let us know if there is anything we can do to help your family during this time.

Robert Edward Healy, III said...

  I blame Mark Recchi.

Stanley P. Kachowski said...

Hang tough. Thoughts and prayers to you and yours.

Hooks Orpik said...

Adam that is very terrible. Obviously c-blog sends 100% condolences and wishes you and your family the best through this troubling time.

God bless.

Mike Costa said...

Don't Worry Adam, All Of Us Will Be Praying For Your Family Tonight To Make Sure Everything Gets Better

pensblogAdam said...

thanks guys, seriously

i wish you guys could do something to help, but there's really nothing that can be done.

This passes, and life goes on.

thanks again guys

J.S. said...

I'm a little late into c-blog, but I can only echo what others have already have said. If anything is needed, give any of us a yell.

Fleury29 said...

Wow. I just read this and I don't really know what to say other than sorry.

Journalism is dead, that's for sure.

As has been said before, Commentorblog is behind you.

chris l. said...

Sorry to add my condolences so late. Hang in there.

snoopyjode said...

wow. adam, as others have said, if anything is needed, let us know. you've got us all behind you whenever you need us. hopefully your uncle and the elderly couple can get back on their feet as soon as humanly possible.

my condolences on the passing of your grandmother.

j said...

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