History UsefulNotes / Pittsburgh

20th Mar '18 7:29:56 PM danlansdowne
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* FurryFandom: [[https://www.anthrocon.org/ Anthrocon]], one of the largest furry conventions in the world, moved to Pittsburgh in 2006 and takes over downtown annually. The city has embraced the con, not the least because of the [[MoneyDearBoy considerable revenue]] (in the millions) it brings to the city over the weekend it's held. The affection is reciprocated; when downtown cafe Fernando's was threatened with closure, the furry community donated over $20,000 to keep the doors open.
11th Mar '18 5:39:54 PM Malady
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* ''ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower''

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* ''ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower''''Film/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower''
11th Mar '18 5:39:11 PM Malady
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* Harry Turtledove's ''[[Literature/{{Timeline191}} Timeline-191]]'' series, depicting a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which took place in a world in which the South won the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]], featured the Battle of Pittsburgh as the series' analogue to Stalingrad.
* ''ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower.'' See above.

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* Harry Turtledove's ''[[Literature/{{Timeline191}} Timeline-191]]'' ''Literature/Timeline191'' series, depicting a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII which took place in a world in which the South won the [[UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar Civil War]], featured the Battle of Pittsburgh as the series' analogue to Stalingrad.
* ''ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower.''Literature/ThePerksOfBeingAWallflower.'' See above.
10th Mar '18 12:26:57 PM nombretomado
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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and was tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] and UsefulNotes/{{Denver}} in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips until New England surpassed them all in 2016. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").

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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trophies than any other and was tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] and UsefulNotes/{{Denver}} in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips until New England surpassed them all in 2016. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").
24th Feb '18 2:05:45 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TheNextThreeDays'', a 2010 thriller with RussellCrowe about a GreatEscape from the Allegheny County Jail.

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* ''Film/TheNextThreeDays'', a 2010 thriller with RussellCrowe Creator/RussellCrowe about a GreatEscape from the Allegheny County Jail.
29th Jan '18 3:42:35 PM dpisel01
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Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US state of UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} behind UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and the largest city in the UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} region. It is located at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers combine to form the Ohio River, and has more bridges than any other city in the world (even beating UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} by three). It was originally named after UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, later Prime Minister of the UK, for his role in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. It is the only city in the United States that was allowed by the Postal Service to end in "burgh" throughout the 20th century; see the entry under PleaseSelectNewCityName for details.

Home of KDKA, the oldest commercial radio station in the nation and one of the few exceptions to the "W*** east of the Mississippi, K*** west of the Mississippi" rule. Pittsburgh is more of a Midwestern city than Philly; given the vast countryside ("Pennsyltucky") between them, they're practically worlds apart. It is also known as Steel City, due to being a booming ([[NeverLiveItDown and polluted]]) mill town for much of its history. Most of the steel industry has left, putting the city in an [[DyingTown economic slump]] for several decades. This tends to be the only thing most outsiders know about Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US state of UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}} behind UsefulNotes/{{Philadelphia}}, and the largest city in the UsefulNotes/{{Appalachia}} region.economic and cultural hub of Western Pennsylvania. It is located at the point where the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers combine to form the Ohio River, and has more bridges than any other city in the world (even beating UsefulNotes/{{Venice}}, UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} by three). It was originally named after UsefulNotes/WilliamPittTheElder, later Prime Minister of the UK, for his role in the UsefulNotes/SevenYearsWar. It is the only city in the United States that was allowed by the Postal Service to end in "burgh" throughout the 20th century; see the entry under PleaseSelectNewCityName for details.

Home of KDKA, the oldest commercial radio station in the nation and one of the few exceptions to the "W*** east of the Mississippi, K*** west of the Mississippi" rule. Pittsburgh is more of a Midwestern city than unlike the solidly East Coast Philly; given the vast countryside ("Pennsyltucky") between them, they're practically worlds apart. It is also known as Steel City, due to being a booming ([[NeverLiveItDown and polluted]]) mill town for much of its history. Most of the steel industry has left, putting the city in an [[DyingTown economic slump]] for several decades. This tends to be the only thing most outsiders know about Pittsburgh.



Despite rumors ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents and colorful accent]]) to the contrary, Pittsburghers do not import R's from [[HollywoodNewEngland New England]]. The most noteworthy colloquialism is "yinz", which is generally used in the place of "you all". Other, lesser used terms are "nebby" (nosey), "gum band" (rubber band), "buggy" (shopping cart), and "n'at" (a VerbalTic that stands for "and that," meaning "and so on"). Another habit is to turn the "ow" sound into "ah," such as "downtown" becoming "dahntahn". The city's residents themselves are something of a BrokenBase. Depending on whom you ask, Pittsburgh is either a clean, beautiful, artsy, vibrant city with affordable housing, relatively low crime, and plenty of good schools and job opportunities; or a [[DyingTown rusted-out]], uncultured shithole with dreary weather and notorious racial tension.

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Despite rumors ([[UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents and colorful accent]]) to the contrary, Pittsburghers do not import R's from [[HollywoodNewEngland New England]]. The most noteworthy colloquialism is "yinz", which is generally used in the place of "you all". Other, lesser used terms are "nebby" (nosey), "gum band" (rubber band), "buggy" (shopping cart), and "n'at" (a VerbalTic that stands for "and that," meaning "and so on"). Another habit is to turn the "ow" sound into "ah," such as "downtown" becoming "dahntahn". The city's residents themselves are something of a BrokenBase. Depending on whom you ask, Pittsburgh is either a clean, beautiful, artsy, vibrant city with affordable housing, relatively low crime, and plenty of good schools and job opportunities; or a [[DyingTown rusted-out]], uncultured shithole with dreary weather and notorious racial tension.
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13th Jan '18 8:30:22 PM DesertDragon
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** Lest you think only white guys have things named after them in Pittsburgh, there's also the Roberto Clemente Bridge and the Homestead Grays Bridge, named after Pittsburgh's Negro League Baseball team (Homestead is a suburb right outside the city).

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** Lest you think only white guys have things named after them in Pittsburgh, there's also the there are bridges in town named after Roberto Clemente Bridge Clemente[[note]]A Pittsburgh Pirates legend[[/note]], Rachel Carson[[note]]A local conservationist whose work led to the creation of the EPA[[/note]], and the Homestead Grays Bridge, named after Pittsburgh's Grays[[note]]Pittsburgh's team in Negro League Baseball team (Homestead is a Baseball, based in the inner suburb right outside the city).of Homestead[[/note]].
13th Jan '18 8:24:14 PM DesertDragon
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** Lest you think only white guys have things named after them in Pittsburgh, there's also the Roberto Clemente Bridge and the Homestead Grays Bridge, named after Pittsburgh's Negro League Baseball team (Homestead is a suburb right outside the city).
15th Dec '17 6:05:58 PM JamesShade
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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and was tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] and UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips until New England surpassed them all in 2016. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").

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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and was tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] and UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}in UsefulNotes/{{Denver}} in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips until New England surpassed them all in 2016. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").
15th Dec '17 6:04:59 PM JamesShade
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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and has tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").

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Pittsburgh has arguably the best [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball pro baseball]] stadium in the country, which houses the Pirates. Its [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague pro football]] team, the Steelers, have more SuperBowl trophies than any other and has was tied with [[UsefulNotes/DFWMetroplex Dallas]] in and UsefulNotes/{{Denver}}in having the most UsefulNotes/SuperBowl trips.trips until New England surpassed them all in 2016. They also have a longstanding rivalry with UsefulNotes/{{Cleveland}} (against whom they have a lot of [[CurbStompBattle Curbstomp Victories]]). [[UsefulNotes/NationalHockeyLeague The Penguins]] are most known for [[SpotlightStealingSquad Sidney Crosby]], who you've probably heard of, along with his rival Alex Ovechkin even if you don't watch hockey. Pittsburgh has no [[NationalBasketballAssociation pro basketball]] team, which is another interesting play on Cleveland, which lacks a pro hockey team. All three of Pittsburgh's major league teams--and more than a few minor league clubs--wear [[ColorMotif black]] [[MemeticMutation and]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gdv3ynK55w yellow]], the colors on the city flag (known officially and by every Pittsburgher ever as "black and '''[[InsistentTerminology gold]]'''").
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