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Wednesday, January 9th, 2008
12:56 pm
New Pittsburgh Vegan Meetup event
Announcing a new event for The Pittsburgh Vegan Meetup Group!

What: Address Co-Op Cafe Concerns at Board Meeting

When: Monday, January 28, 7:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Anyone concerned about them reducing the number of vegan options in the cafe and their use of highly processed ingredients and lack of disclosure of some ingredients (e.g. high fructose corn syrup and dairy)

Why: If the Co-Op understands that in going in the direction they have chosen they are going to lose more business instead of gaining it, we can help them to make a positive change for everyone.

Event Description: The best thing people can do is turn up at the next board meeting in large numbers and complain bitterly. I know no one likes to go out to such things, especially in January, but the public comments section is at the beginning and you can leave after that. ... The next board meeting is at 7 pm on Monday Jan. 28th. It's held on the "Bridge" - if you're in the lower part of the Co-op parking lot you'll see two doors in the side of the building. The one down on the left leads to the Fencing Studio and Gymkhana. The one further up to the right is the door to take. You take an immediate right once you go inside through another door, up the stairs, and the door to the Co-Op's admin rooms is on the right at the top of the stairs.

If people can't make the board meeting, they should write not just to Rob, but also to the BOD at: boarddir[at]eastendfood[dot]coop

Rob's email is: rbaran[at]eastendfood[dot]coop

Learn more here:
Wednesday, December 12th, 2007
6:15 pm
I'm a college student who is fairly bored and I'd like to form a band here in Pittsburgh. I don't play an instrument and I can't write music (only lyrics), but I sing (if you want to call it that). It would be a rock band. I mostly listen to music from the 70's and 80's, so it would be nice if you also have an appreciation for the classics like Blondie, Peter Gabriel, etc. I'm just looking for a fun way to pass the time, and maybe get noticed if we're good. Anyone interested?
Thursday, October 25th, 2007
10:05 pm
FOUND: Stuffed bear (Oakland)
I found a stuffed bear on the sidewalk on the Pitt campus. I took it home, but I'm hoping that if there's a family out there missing him they will be able to get him back. Comment if you know anything about it.

Monday, October 15th, 2007
1:11 am
I just started in the area about a month and a half ago as a photography student, so I don't know too many people in the area.

I'm always looking for new people to meet though, so leave me a comment or a message if you're looking for someone mildly interesting to talk to.

lol, I feel like I'm writing a personal ad. =]

Current Mood: tired
Friday, August 31st, 2007
2:01 pm
Rosh Hashanah / Yom Kippur minyan
Apologies for the cross-posting, if anyone's on any of the other communities to which I posted this announcement.

If you're Jewish, will be in / near Pittsburgh for Yom Kippur this year, and are interested in a somewhat nontraditional and small Yom Kippur service in someone's home (possibly mine), please let me know. The service will be designed by noted kabbalist S. L. Mastros and myself. I've created a Yahoo group for this and other events (Purim parties, Rosh Hashanah events, discussion groups, informal classes, etc.), so if you give me an email address, I can just add you to the list (or you can just add yourself if you like). For more info on who we are and what sorts of things we do, you can check out the Pillar of Smoke site here, or just ask me directly :) . The closest 'official' denomination to what we do is probably Jewish Renewal, but we're very much our own group... that being said, submissions for designing the service are welcome and encouraged.

(Non-Jews are welcome, also, but we do need ten *Jews* for it to be able to happen, not just ten people. Any Jew will do, not just males, and we mean Jews by the Reform definition - so if you have a Jewish parent or even a Jewish grandparent, you count as Jewish as far as we're concerned. Gerim (converts) are also just fine with us.)
Monday, November 20th, 2006
10:17 am
Hey everyone. I'm seriously lame, so I created a community for other moms around town who would like to get together and engage in mom-talk every now and then.


Sorry if this isn't allowed!
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
9:14 am
Needing some help :)
Hey guys, my name is Maggi and I am a Graduate student at Point Park University, studying Journalism. Right now I am in a class in which we have to write an article for our final project. I am writing an article about adults 25+ who are still living at home with their parents/guardians, for various reasons. And I could use some more people from the Pittsburgh area to interview. If anyone is interested, please email me at: m.normile@yahoo.com

I am looking for:

1. Anyone age 25 and older who are still living at home.
2. Anyone between the ages of 16 and 30 who moved out as soon as they had the chance and never went back.
3. Parents who have adult children living at home.

I will email you the questions and you can fill them out and email them back. I will also need from you: name, age, state/town you live in, and phone number. My professor also wants the numbers of our sources just so he can confirm that we interviewed people....so if you give me your number, you can expect a call somewhere down the line, from my professor. But I won't give the numbers to anyone else!

I am also interested in looking to have this piece published if it turns out good enough, so I'd like to hear from those who won't mind having their names published, and I can't promise you that I will be able to show you the article before it's published.

Thanks a lot everyone!
Monday, September 25th, 2006
12:36 pm
Hello everyone! I was wondering if anyone knew of somewhere awesome for 20-somethings to hang out. I'm not just talking about the club scene or bars. Is there anywhere where they do poetry readings? Listen to jazz?

Thank you in advance for any help you can give.


Current Mood: ahhhhhh
Sunday, September 10th, 2006
9:13 pm
Hey, I just moved to Pittsburgh a few weeks ago.. I'm living in Oakland.. at CMU. If anybody is interested in hanging out let me know!
Monday, April 17th, 2006
11:13 am
Get out, have fun, monday night poker!
Tonight! Free Texas Hold'em!

Mugshots Cafe
(412) 921-7474
7 PM & 10 PM
$20 in Prizes weekly


Ozzie's Bar and Grill
West View
(412) 931-3990
7 PM & 10PM
$20 in Prizes weekly

Visit http://www.bigbluffers.com/ for directions

Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
11:40 am
Tekkoshocon, Pittsburgh's only local annual anime/Japanese culture convention, will be taking place this weekend (Friday through Sunday) at the ExpoMart/Radisson Monroeville.

Featured events include:
* Video rooms
* Discussion panels
* Fully stocked dealer's room including vendors such as Media Blasters and Pittsburgh's own Phantom of the Attic
* Anime Music Video contest
* Modeling contest
* Video game room with "beat-the-staff" contests
* Participatory anime-themed game-show-games produced by Greg "Greggo" Ayres, with prizes! New this year: Anime "Deal or No Deal!"

Details, schedules, and other relevant info can be found at the web site, http://www.tekkoshocon.com/ . Come join us for Tekkoshocon this weekend!
Monday, February 13th, 2006
11:32 pm
do you like green eggs and ham?
The Pittsburgh Cacophony Society is working on a special Flash Mob event in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday. Learn all about it at http://360.yahoo.com/pghcacophony
Monday, January 9th, 2006
7:07 pm
Attention, all new and aspiring member of the Pittsburgh Cacophony Society! This is your opportunity to meet with us, discuss ideas for future gatherings, and sign up for the private email discussion list and other Yahoo! Group features.

Who: You and your fellow culture jammers.

What: Face-to-face meeting.

Where: Beehive, Carson St, South Side.

When: 4:00pm Saturday, January 14, 2006.

Why: Plan and discuss Bunnycon, Dance Party Flash Mob, other ideas.

How: Highly-caffeinated. Wear a Santa hat to be recognized.

Your opinions and participation count! Remember, there are no leaders in cacophony, only like-minded people who gather in pursuit of experiences beyond the mainstream. The bogus flag has been waved. Will you join the gathering beneath it?

For more information on The Cacophony Society, visit:
Tuesday, December 20th, 2005
3:26 pm
santarchy photos
Photos of Pittsburgh's first Santarchy, held last weekend, are fast appearing on the worldwide Santarchy website (scroll down to Pittsburgh):


If you'd like to be involved with our upcoming shenanigans, follow the Pittsburgh Cacophony Society blog at:


Happy Holidays! Ho! Ho! Ho!

Current Mood: mischievous
Sunday, November 27th, 2005
12:01 am
Santarchy 12/10
Pittsburgh's first ever Santarchy will be held on December 10th! Dress up as Santa, an elf, reindeer, Mrs. Claus or in any other themed costume (variations like Evil Santa or Naughty Mrs. Claus are OK) and roam around Pittsburgh as part of the pack! Expect bar-hopping, caroling, random craziness and debauchery. For more info, visit:


Don't forget to RSVP to larkin@walltowall.com if you plan to attend!
Wednesday, November 16th, 2005
12:01 am
Pittsburgh Cacophony Society

We share a love of cultural noise: belief systems, aesthetics, and ways of living striking a note of discord against prevailing harmonies.

We gather together in Pittsburgh (and other cities around the world) to celebrate and emulate aesthetic lumpiness and quixotic idiosyncracies wherever they can be found.

We are united in the pursuit of experiences beyond the pale of mainstream society through subversion, pranks, art, fringe explorations and meaningless madness.

We are the Pittsburgh Cacophony Society, and you may already be a member.



Wednesday, September 28th, 2005
2:26 pm
Pittsburgh Photo Project
If you live and/or work in the greater Pittsburgh area, I would like to take your picture.

I am a beginning a project documenting the people of Pittsburgh consisting of photographs and short interviews. Each subject should be willing to spend thirty minutes to an hour posing for portraits and providing short answers to the following questions:

  • How do you feel about Pittsburgh, the neighborhood you live in and the place that you work?
  • What do you miss most about where you've lived before?
  • When did you come to Pittsburgh?
  • Why have you stayed?
  • When do you think you will leave?

The photographs will consist of three poses:

  • A traditional portrait, similar to this
  • A photograph of you in your most comfortable, Pittsburgh environment, similar to this
  • A third pose of your choosing. Examples : Natalie, Ingrid, Paul and Cat

If you would like to be a part of this project, please provide contact information either in the comments below, or to Peter Sanderson at projects@yaga-ysgs.com

About me:

    Having seen much of the world, from Asia to Europe to Central America, I've decided to put down my roots in Pittsburgh. With this project I hope to discover why others have come to Pittsburgh and too to encourage those who see it to do the same.

    I moved to Pittsburgh in 1996 looking for a job and ended up working for Lycos.com. After leaving for the West Coast in 1999, I returned to Pittsburgh in 2002 and am presently finishing up my undergraduate degree at Pitt.

    Throughout, I have been taking pictures of the people and places that have touched me. For me, photography is about relationships; between the subject and their environment, the subject and the photographer, and the photograph and its audience.

    I maintain an ad hoc collection of photographs at http://www.yaga-ysgs.com/coppermine.
Monday, September 12th, 2005
11:32 am
Overheard in Pittsburgh
I figure Pittsburgh is a good place to overhear someone saying something interesting/crazy/funny, so I thought I would let everyone know about Overheard in Pittsburgh.

If you overhear anything interesting - on the street, in class, on the bus - pass it along to me with a brief description of the people involved at overheardinpgh@gmail.com.

In Pittsburgh, this city of college students and work-a-day joes, of arts and beer and unreliable public transportation, it's hard not to overhear little bits of other people's lives.

In line at a fast food restaurant, a man yells into his cell phone.

He's yelling for you.

On the bus, two girls gossiping about a celebrity couple.

They're gossiping for you.

In class, a professor says something he really oughtn't.

He's saying it for you.

Welcome to Overheard in Pittsburgh, a collection of impromptu little public performances, reported and displayed for your enjoyment.

Overheard in Pittsburgh:
We're not eavesdroppers, we're attentive listeners.

[Crossposted to Pittsburgh communities]
Wednesday, September 7th, 2005
1:44 am

I am not new to Pittsburgh at all, but I am looking to meet some new friends. I was out of town for a few years at school and just looking to get back into the loop! Feel free to add me :)
Friday, August 12th, 2005
12:57 am
the shadyside arts festival is this weekend

is anyone goin?
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