History Usefulnotes / Pittsburgh

3rd Apr '17 7:53:57 PM DesertDragon
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The structure atop the Gulf Tower is lit in different colors to give the weather forecast for the day. [[http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/07/02/how-to-read-the-kdka-weather-beacon-at-gulf-tower/ The current system is explained here]], though the structure has been a weather beacon in some form or another since the building was completed in 1932. As you can imagine, it's a little obsolete nowadays. Not only do most modern-day Pittsburghers not know the system, but weather apps are standard issue on all smartphones. Instead it's a cool trivia more than anything else.

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* TechnologyMarchesOn: The structure atop the Gulf Tower is lit in different colors to give depending on the weather forecast for the day.weather. [[http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/07/02/how-to-read-the-kdka-weather-beacon-at-gulf-tower/ The current system is explained here]], though the structure has been a weather beacon in some form or another since the building was completed in 1932. As you can imagine, it's a little obsolete nowadays. Not only do most modern-day Pittsburghers not know the system, system (rather, they know it exists but weather apps are standard issue on all smartphones.not the details), but they're more likely to just check their cell phones for the weather. Instead it's a cool trivia more than anything else.
29th Mar '17 5:11:32 AM Morgenthaler
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5th Mar '17 10:01:52 AM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/ThePitt''. In ''Star Brand'', one of the books in MarvelComics' short-lived ComicBook/TheNewUniverse, {{jerkass}}y Pittsburgh auto mechanic Ken Connell is given super powers by the titular ArtifactOfDoom. When Connell decides he wants to get rid of his powers, he winds up destroying the city. All that's left is a huge crater, which soon becomes a ForbiddenZone called "The Pitt".

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* ''ComicBook/ThePitt''. In ''Star Brand'', one of the books in MarvelComics' Creator/MarvelComics' short-lived ComicBook/TheNewUniverse, {{jerkass}}y Pittsburgh auto mechanic Ken Connell is given super powers by the titular ArtifactOfDoom. When Connell decides he wants to get rid of his powers, he winds up destroying the city. All that's left is a huge crater, which soon becomes a ForbiddenZone called "The Pitt".
27th Feb '17 6:02:25 PM DecafGrub47393
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* ''Fanfic/DecafGrub47393sPhineasAndFerbVerse'' places Danville 20 minutes west of Pittsburgh.
17th Feb '17 7:14:09 PM bt8257
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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.

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Pittsburgh is the second-largest city in the US state of UsefulNotes/{{Pennsylvania}}, 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.



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 it's 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 it's a [[DyingTown rusted-out]], uncultured shithole with dreary weather and notorious racial tension.
24th Jan '17 8:02:51 PM harotype
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** William '''Pitt''', 1st Earl of '''Chatham''', who led England in the French and Indian War (Called the 7 Years War in England). Pittsburgh itself. Even today his coat of arms forms the template of the City of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh. There's also Fort Pitt, and the Fort Pitt tunnels and bridge. Chatham College in Pittsburgh is also named after his title.
** Andrew '''Carnegie''': Moved to Pittsburgh from Scotland when he was 12. The local/Scottish/correct pronunciation is "Car-NAY-gie". Started as a factory worker and worked his way to the top and beyond. The Carnegie Steel Company was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world. In his later years, he turned to philanthropy building libraries and schools. Despite all his giving, he still died a very wealthy man. The Carnegie Library System, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie-Mellon University, the Borough of Carnegie...
** Henry Clay '''Frick''': Was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel steel manufacturing concern. Did not get along well with Carnegie at all - partly due to Carnegie ignoring his suggestions. When Carnegie tried to make amends late in life, Frick famously said to the courier "Tell him Iíll [[SeeYouInHell see him in Hell]], where we both are going." Frick Park, Frick Art and Historical Center, the Frick Building...

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** William '''Pitt''', 1st Earl of '''Chatham''', who led England as Prime Minister in the French and Indian War (Called the 7 Seven Years War in England). Pittsburgh itself. Even today his coat of arms forms the template of the City of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh. There's also Fort Pitt, and the Fort Pitt tunnels and bridge. Chatham College University in Pittsburgh is also named after his title.
** Andrew '''Carnegie''': Moved to Pittsburgh from Scotland when he was 12. The local/Scottish/correct pronunciation is "Car-NAY-gie". Started as a factory worker and worked his way to the top and beyond. The Carnegie Steel Company was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world. In his later years, he turned to philanthropy philanthropy, building libraries and schools. Despite all his giving, he still died a very wealthy man. The Carnegie Library System, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, The the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Science Center (the last three are all operated together as "The Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh"), Carnegie-Mellon University, the Borough of Carnegie...
Carnegie... Also ''Diplodocus carnegii'', whose life-size dinosaur statue, "Dippy", is located outside the enormous Oakland museum/library/music hall complex.
** Henry Clay '''Frick''': Was an American industrialist, financier, and art patron. He founded the H. C. Frick & Company coke manufacturing company, was chairman of the Carnegie Steel Company, and played a major role in the formation of the giant U.S. Steel steel [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin steel]] manufacturing concern. Did not get along well with Carnegie at all - partly due to Carnegie ignoring his suggestions.suggestions, leaving Frick as the bad guy and TakingTheBullet figuratively and literally after the bloody Homestead Steel Strike. When Carnegie tried to make amends late in life, Frick famously said to the courier "Tell him Iíll [[SeeYouInHell see him in Hell]], where we both are going." Frick Park, Frick Art and Historical Center, the Frick Building...
9th Dec '16 8:45:06 PM bonsaigroot
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* ''Film/Fences'' - 2016 adaptation of the 2010 revival of the 1988 play by the [[''Theatre/{{Fences}}'' same name]].

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* ''Film/Fences'' ''Film/{{Fences}}'' - 2016 adaptation of the 2010 revival of the 1988 1987 play by the [[''Theatre/{{Fences}}'' [[Theatre/{{Fences}} same name]].
9th Dec '16 8:42:43 PM bonsaigroot
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* ''Film/Fences'' - 2016 adaptation of the 2010 revival of the 1988 play by the [[''Theatre/{{Fences}}'' same name]].
4th Dec '16 10:43:42 AM themisterfree
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* Home base of [[WesternAnimation/GeorgeOfTheJungle ...Super Chicken!]]




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* Though not actually shot in Pittsburgh, Nickelodeon's ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'' utilized several on-air personalities from local radio station WDVE's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_DVE_Morning_Show morning show]] as the primary voices; the voice of "his dishonor" [[MayorPain The Mayor]] originated on WDVE as a parody of then-mayor Tom Murphy.
25th Oct '16 8:37:00 PM DesertDragon
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* Sharon Needles - DragQueen and winner of the fourth season of ''[[Series/RuPaulsDragRace [=RuPaul=]'s Drag Race]]'' Originally from Iowa, traveled the country before settling in Pittsburgh where she established her drag career before appearing on the show.
* Creator/AlaskaThunderfuck - Drag queen and Sharon's former lover who was a finalist in the fifth season; the two were the OfficialCouple of ''Drag Race'' until their split in 2013. Originally from Erie before moving to Pittsburgh after college.

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* Sharon Needles - DragQueen and winner of the fourth season of ''[[Series/RuPaulsDragRace [=RuPaul=]'s Drag Race]]'' Race]]''. Originally from Iowa, she traveled the country before settling in Pittsburgh where she established her drag career before appearing on the show.
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* Creator/AlaskaThunderfuck - Drag queen and Sharon's former lover who was a finalist in the fifth season; season and winner of ''All Stars 2''; the two were the OfficialCouple of ''Drag Race'' until their split in 2013. Originally from Erie before moving to Pittsburgh after college.
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