Saturday, December 31, 2011

The BEST OF in 2011

We had lots of great posts on this year - staples like the mini podcast 'Thoughts, Rants & Cold Coffee' by Ron Placone, hilarious commentaries by Jeff Konkle - and new stuff like 'Fight of the Week' by Justin Bidula. We've also had some great content forwarded over from the WDVE Morning Show and We also can't forget PIttsburgh's best comedy podcast - Derek Minto's 'Haters for Hire' podcast.

We had some other posts really take off as people searched for comedy in the 'Burgh - people found their way to searching for big comedy shows this year like - Louis C.K., Ralphie May, Billy Gardell & Amy Schmur (seriously, like 1000+ searches for 'Amy Schumer Pittsburgh' - do people really want Amy Schumer here that bad? I'll let her know).

Anywho - in case you missed them...

Here are the top posts of the year -

4) Charlie Sheen 'Winning' Song - Best of WDVE Morning Show 

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Thursday, December 29, 2011

STEVE-O at the Pittsburgh Improv: NEW YEARS EVE WEEKEND, December 29, 2011 thru Jaunary 1, 2012

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"Jackass" Films 
MTV Series "Jackass" 
MTV Series "Wildboyz"
"Dancing with the Stars"

Thu Dec 29 @ 8PM
Fri Dec 30 @ 8 & 10PM
Sat, Dec 31 @ 7 & 10PM
Sun, Jan 1 @ 7PM
*SPECIAL EVENT SHOWS* ---------------------
Thu Dec 29 @ 8PM
Fri Dec 30 @ 8 & 10PM
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7PM SHOW ($60/Person)
Includes Admisson
Dinner Salad
Entree choice of:
New York Steak, Blackened Mahi Mahi, Rosemary Grilled Chicken, Asiago Chicken, Chicken Parmesan & garlic butter linguini or Honey Pasta with choice of Chicken/Shrimp
Chocolate Mousse for Dessert
One Glass of Champagne
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NYE - 7PM SHOW ONLYTicket Link
Includes Admisson
Fruit/Cheese/Cracker plate
per couple.
Free Flowing Champagne
When the show ends we'll be passing out party favors and ringing in the new year with Steve O!

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

FIGHT of the WEEK Holiday Special PArt 3: New Years' Rumblin' Eve

This is the last of our Holiday Specials -
Part 3: New Year’s Rumblin’ Eve.
After this, we’re back to business as usual. Remember, folks, that we’re always taking suggestions for either individual combatants or full out fights you’d like to see perpetrated right here in this very ring.
As this is the last fight to be posted for 2011, I’d like to thank everyone who’s been reading and voting for making this first few months successful.
It’s time.
Who would win in a fight?
The Skinny

In my mind, there has always been only one way to ring in the New Year. I’ve done it just about every year within my memory, no matter where I was or what condition I was in.

To me, the perfect New Year begins with Dick Clark.

Yeah, sounds dumb, but tradition is tradition. I’ve always tuned in to watch the ball drop in Times Square, even if I was five or six sheets to the wind. Even if I was in a place without cable television, I still managed to tune in on rabbit ears. I’ve always forced whatever crowd I’ve been with to do it. I’m sure that I am annoying in that manner, but counting down with Dick Clark has always been my definitive New Year’s tradition, along with drinking and singing “And Words” (some of you know what I’m talking about).
Until his stroke, he always flew solo. Now, they’ve enlisted Ryan Seacrest to take over which basically means they'll wheel Dick out at the end until he completely disintegrates. Every year since the stroke, Dick’s been a trooper, taking over the most important 5 -10 minutes of the broadcast, counting the clock down to zero, and welcoming in the New Year as he’s always done, by kissing his wife who is always waiting in the wings.

I’ve got nothing but respect for the man. Coming out every year and keeping up a tradition, even after having a horrifying medical malady, is probably the most respectable thing he can do.

For this fight, let’s turn back the clock on Dick. Let’s give him his life back as it was before the stroke and bring him back to an age closer to his competitor.

That’s right, Fight Fans, this battle is for control of New Year’s Eve.

If Seacrest is going to take over, I feel that Dick Clark is owed a fighting chance to keep his throne. Nothing like a no-holds barred deathmatch to figure out who should get the job, right?

For the title of King of New Year’s Eve, we ask everyone’s favorite question. Remember, also, that this is a younger, more virile Dick Clark than the one we currently see once a year. I’m talking, like, Bandstand-era Dick Clark. Just to give him a fighting chance.

So, then, for the last time this year...

Who would win in a fight?
Fight of the Week is written by Justin Bidula

Fight of the Week RESULTS: Grinch vs. Skellington

- Undeath. It was brought up in one conversation that Jack is a type of undead, hence he would be much more relentless in his attack than the Grinch. Unfortunately, it’s not very clearly defined as to what exact type of undead Jack is. Yeah, he’s probably a skeletal being of some sort and could probably reform if destroyed, but that all takes time. If the Grinch gained the upper hand, he would be able to steal Christmas from Halloween Town and beat it out of there before Jack could regain his form.

- Power. Jack has got to have more than average. As the Pumpkin King, he’s sort of the living embodiment of a holiday. He’s definitely got some sway as the embodiment of Halloween and could no doubt call on many scary forces to do his bidding in a pinch (though, we’ve really only seen him at his jollyest). He’d be a tough one to take down. The Grinch, on the other hand, is an expert at taking down holidays. By the time he was done with Whoville, Christmas was in the bag. Literally. Sure, he had a change of heart due to his sympathy for the poor denizens of Whoville, but I don’t think that same change of heart would happen here. I think the Grinch, being mainly a Christmas character, would see the whole “Halloween/Christmas” thing as an abomination, fuelling him to steal more readily. It would probably find him willing to go through anything to get the job done. Even Jack.

- Meanness. The Grinch is surely a mean one, as witnessed by the comments. He’s a three-decker sauerkraut and toadstool sandwich with arsenic sauce. He’s cut-throat. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish his goals, even if it means stealing from little Cindy-Lou Who. He’s got a soft spot for the Whos, however, but as we’ve already said, we’re not dealing with Whos. We’re dealing with ghoulish night creatures. No soft spot there. Jack, on the other hand, seems to have a much larger soft spot than The Grinch. He’s not nearly as mean and, even when he’s trying to be, he only really scares for entertainment value.

- Dichotomy. Jack is trying to proliferate Christmas. The Grinch is trying to destroy it. Jack saved Christmas. The Grinch steals Christmas. Everything that Jack would do, the Grinch would undo. Essentially, we’re talking about a pencil vs. an eraser here. Sure, the eraser sometimes doesn’t fully eliminate the pencil’s intentions, but the eraser still wipes things out for the most part in the end.

The Results

Debate Winner – The Grinch

Vote Winner – The Grinch (4-2)

Overall Winner – The Grinch

Hope you guys enjoyed this one as much as I did, and I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Stay tuned for Part 3.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

JEFF DUNHAM @ Consol Energy Center, Dec 31st, 2011

JEFF DUNHAM @ Consol Energy Center, December 31st, 2011
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Pittsburgh Dad: Raking Leaves (VIDEO)

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Partisan Lamp - Rob Rogers' Cartoons

Rob Rogers' Cartoons
Partisan Lamp
December 25, 2011 at 8:22 AM
It is too bad we can't return a dysfunctional congress along with all of our ugly sweaters and unwanted gifts. Oh, wait, we can! Don't forget to vote in November!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Baby Newt Year/Flammable Tea Party - Rob Rogers' Cartoons

Rob Rogers' Cartoons
Baby Newt Year
December 23, 2011 at 9:29 AM
Happy Newt Year everyone!!!! What more can I say?
Flammable Tea Party
December 22, 2011 at 10:23 AM
The ugly showdown over the no-brainer payroll tax cut is due in large part because the GOP can't control their own Tea Party members. This isn't the first time these anti-government zealots have shut down a compromise between the parties. In the end, the deal went through, but not without making the Tea Party and the GOP seem out of touch with average Americans.

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