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Heavy Metal on the Move Heavy Metal on the Move

Back on September 10th, a 24-inch natural gas pipeline ruptured and exploded in Center Twp, just to the north of Pittsburgh, PA. The explosion, likely caused by a landslide due to the unusually wet year we’ve had so far, caused no injuries, but it demolished a house, and knocked down a half-dozen high tension towers.…

Sherman, Set The Way-Back Machine for 1993: Sherman, Set The Way-Back Machine for 1993:

Funny how certain things remind you of a place and time. Back in high school, I volunteered to work with the school maintenance guys over the summer to knock a few hundred off tuition (Catholic school, dontcha know). Cleaning desks, replacing lights, washing floors, that sort of thing. I actually loved it, the guys…

Well, That Ain't Good Well, That Ain't Good

Tyndall AFB got clobbered by hurricane Michael last week, with an unknown number of the base‘s F-22 Raptors, QF-16 targets and T-38 and MU-2 trainers damaged in collapsed hangers. At least 30 Raptors were flown to dispersal fields prior to the hurricane masking landfall, but that leaves about a dozen planes that were…

Once Again, in the Headlines for the Wrong Reasons Once Again, in the Headlines for the Wrong Reasons

A contractor working on a waterline hit a gas main literally a three minute walk from my front door. Last night around 2am a worker hit the line, rupturing the main and sending a fireball into the sky. One injured worker was taken to the hospital, though no one else was hurt. One family was ordered to evacuate, though…

When I Hit Powerball/Mega Millions... When I Hit Powerball/Mega Millions...

...I’m buying a 747 and turning it into a swinging pad.

♫They've Been Workin' On The Railroad...♫

Almost three months to the day after being closed by flooding, and five weeks after work to restore the line was halted by several rail cars crashing into the Station Square T Platform, the entire Library Blue Line has reopened. Crews replaced tracks washed out by flooding, as well as repairing several stops and…

No Guessing Where This Happened! No Guessing Where This Happened!

When firefighters got to the home around 5:30 p.m., they could see smoke coming from inside. A naked man opened the front door, said, “I’m sorry” and closed the door.

Just The Thing For Taking Out The Neighbor's Display Just The Thing For Taking Out The Neighbor's Display

$150 ain’t cheap, but I WILL be winning the block decorating contest this December, even if I have to stop everyone else’s to do it!

WARNING, INCOMING GAME! WARNING, INCOMING GAME!

I’m not saying Fortnite is trolling players with a ReBoot Easter egg, but I won’t be surprised when it turns out Epic Games has been totally trolling players with a ReBoot Easter egg.

Seems Legit Seems Legit

This gives a new definition of “money burning a hole in my pocket”.

No Words. Should Have Sent A Poet. No Words. Should Have Sent A Poet.

The effectiveness of digital camo can be argued, but goddamn is that a pretty paint job on that plane. Even on a large scale like 1/32, the thought of masking off something like that terrifies me. Even using one of the newer vinyl or PE stencils is intimidating.

A Selection Of Images A Selection Of Images

The top three are here in Bethel Park, 2 &3 are in the same strip mall. From Yinz Can’t Park.

This Is The Opposite Of Good News... This Is The Opposite Of Good News...

I would even go so far as to call this ‘doog’ news:

Cleanup Was Always So Much Easier at HO Scale Cleanup Was Always So Much Easier at HO Scale

Cleanup continued after Sunday’s derailment of a Norfolk Southern freight train lead to a dozen or so containers, as well as the rail cars they sat on, either crashing down onto or dangling above the Port Authority’s T tracks a few hundred feet from the Station Square platform.

Flying Car Would Actually Be Useful About Now Flying Car Would Actually Be Useful About Now

After yesterday’s derailment, work crews from several different companies have arrived to begin clearing the toppled rail cars from the Port Authority’s tracks, a task that may take two more days.

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