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(CBS Pittsburgh)   A zip line? Across MY Ohio River? It's more likely than you think   (pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ) divider line
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2014-04-05 07:40:10 AM  
A zip line to get the hell out of PA? Too bad it leads into Ohio.

/Ohio, born and raised.
 
2014-04-05 07:46:07 AM  

jayphat: A zip line to get the hell out of PA? Too bad it leads into Ohio.

/Ohio, born and raised.


Not real big on geography in Ohio, I take it.
 
2014-04-05 07:51:03 AM  
$30 for a one minute ride? Someone needs to go back to MBA101 class and re-read the section on business plans.
 
2014-04-05 07:51:57 AM  
I've lived in Pittsburgh all of my life. I've never been on the incline or gone to the Warhol museum. A zip line across the Ohio? I'll be first in line.
 
2014-04-05 07:54:44 AM  

MarkEC: I've lived in Pittsburgh all of my life. I've never been on the incline or gone to the Warhol museum. A zip line across the Ohio? I'll be first in line.


I thought the incline was for tourists

/been on the incline.
 
2014-04-05 08:01:21 AM  
Ummm, for clarification, this isn't taking you out of PA - it's more or less going to land you near Heinz Field where the Steelers play. This would be an interesting thing... I might do it.

/Pittsburgh has three rivers that converge
/Allegheny, Ohio, Monongahela
 
2014-04-05 08:03:56 AM  

Alassra: Ummm, for clarification, this isn't taking you out of PA - it's more or less going to land you near Heinz Field where the Steelers play. This would be an interesting thing... I might do it.

/Pittsburgh has three rivers that converge
/Allegheny, Ohio, Monongahela


Two rivers converge; the result is the Ohio.
 
2014-04-05 08:04:47 AM  
Dear Lord, just don't fall in. That water is just nasty.

/can see the Ohio River from my office
 
2014-04-05 08:07:25 AM  
A way to escape Pittsburgh? That's a good idea, I suppose.
 
2014-04-05 08:19:29 AM  
I swam across the Ohio once because it was the right thing to do at the time. It's a lot wider toward its confluence with the Wabash than in Pittsburgh, and also very lonely out in the middle, once I realized what I'd done.

/better at acting on impulse than swimming
 
2014-04-05 08:31:38 AM  
As a Pittsburgher who lives on the North Shore I'm very interested in this.
As a pants-wetting coward when it comes to thrill-seeking, I have no interest in this.
 
2014-04-05 08:36:59 AM  
A dream is closer to becoming a reality.

img.fark.net
 
2014-04-05 08:41:14 AM  
It'll be great until a helicopter hits the lines...
 
2014-04-05 08:45:28 AM  
Will the river be on fire? That was Ohio, right?
 
2014-04-05 08:45:49 AM  

Stupid Floppy Clownshoes: I swam across the Ohio once because it was the right thing to do at the time. It's a lot wider toward its confluence with the Wabash than in Pittsburgh, and also very lonely out in the middle, once I realized what I'd done.

/better at acting on impulse than swimming


That's how we learn (to think before we act)
 
2014-04-05 08:52:20 AM  

abhorrent1: Will the river be on fire? That was Ohio, right?


It was in Ohio, but not the Ohio River. It was the Cuyahoga which doesn't even connect to the Ohio.
 
2014-04-05 08:52:20 AM  

QueenMamaBee: Dear Lord, just don't fall in. That water is just nasty.

/can see the Ohio River from my office


Oh god this. During the regatta when those jet-skiers dive under the water I can only think of one word: "fecal"
 
2014-04-05 09:00:21 AM  

jayphat: A zip line to get the hell out of PA? Too bad it leads into Ohio.

/Ohio, born and raised.


You be geographically challenged, my friend. It will go across the river, not up the river; North Shore is where our baseball and football stadiums are - Ohio is over 100 miles from there.

/pittsburgher
 
2014-04-05 09:02:57 AM  

Derkins: QueenMamaBee: Dear Lord, just don't fall in. That water is just nasty.

/can see the Ohio River from my office

Oh god this. During the regatta when those jet-skiers dive under the water I can only think of one word: "fecal"


To be fair, all water jet-skiers dive under has "fecal".  Fish poop too.
 
2014-04-05 09:04:47 AM  

gfid: MarkEC: I've lived in Pittsburgh all of my life. I've never been on the incline or gone to the Warhol museum. A zip line across the Ohio? I'll be first in line.

I thought the incline was for tourists

/been on the incline.


?? The incline is the fastest way from southside to Mt.Washington. there a few bars with bands up there and it's easier to park down down by Station Sq. It is a tourist attraction tho.
 
2014-04-05 09:06:34 AM  

lack of warmth: Derkins: QueenMamaBee: Dear Lord, just don't fall in. That water is just nasty.

/can see the Ohio River from my office

Oh god this. During the regatta when those jet-skiers dive under the water I can only think of one word: "fecal"

To be fair, all water jet-skiers dive under has "fecal".  Fish poop too.


Um, sewage does not go into the river.
Stop pooping in there please.
 
2014-04-05 09:07:26 AM  

gfid: I thought the incline was for tourists

/been on the incline.


The incline is for everybody.

/been on the incline too

I would do this in a second.  I am a big P-burgh fan.

I forgot the Ohio river went through Pittsburgh.  I only remembered the Mohoganaheybattahhighgalahogala (spelling may be slightly off).  Perhaps Pittsburgh should get rid of some of its rivers, this is getting confusing.
 
2014-04-05 09:09:12 AM  

GrymReeper: Alassra: Ummm, for clarification, this isn't taking you out of PA - it's more or less going to land you near Heinz Field where the Steelers play. This would be an interesting thing... I might do it.

/Pittsburgh has three rivers that converge
/Allegheny, Ohio, Monongahela

Two rivers converge; the result is the Ohio.


Technically the word is a confluence.

/being pedantic
//sorry
 
2014-04-05 09:15:10 AM  

Derkins: QueenMamaBee: Dear Lord, just don't fall in. That water is just nasty.

/can see the Ohio River from my office

Oh god this. During the regatta when those jet-skiers dive under the water I can only think of one word: "fecal"


I'm downstream from West Virginia, so I think all the fecal bacteria were killed off by the MCHM. Still don't want to get anywhere near the river.
 
2014-04-05 09:16:03 AM  

QueenMamaBee: Dear Lord, just don't fall in. That water is just nasty.

/can see the Ohio River from my office


Ah c'mon, it's really not bad at all. When I was a teen we used to swim across the Allegheny on a daily basis in the summer in the late 60s early 70s. Back then the river was a "popouri" with oil slicks. Had to take 2 showers to get the smell off before mom n dad got home.

/grew up in Lawrenceville
 
2014-04-05 09:16:15 AM  

lindalouwho: lack of warmth: Derkins: QueenMamaBee: Dear Lord, just don't fall in. That water is just nasty.

/can see the Ohio River from my office

Oh god this. During the regatta when those jet-skiers dive under the water I can only think of one word: "fecal"

To be fair, all water jet-skiers dive under has "fecal".  Fish poop too.

Um, sewage does not LEGALLY go into the river.
Stop pooping in there please.


FTFY
 
2014-04-05 09:21:05 AM  
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2014-04-05 09:38:38 AM  

brap: gfid: I thought the incline was for tourists

/been on the incline.

The incline is for everybody.

/been on the incline too

I would do this in a second.  I am a big P-burgh fan.

I forgot the Ohio river went through Pittsburgh.  I only remembered the Mohoganaheybattahhighgalahogala (spelling may be slightly off).  Perhaps Pittsburgh should get rid of some of its rivers, this is getting confusing.


No, you nailed the spelling.
 
2014-04-05 09:55:47 AM  

lindalouwho: lack of warmth: Derkins: QueenMamaBee: Dear Lord, just don't fall in. That water is just nasty.

/can see the Ohio River from my office

Oh god this. During the regatta when those jet-skiers dive under the water I can only think of one word: "fecal"

To be fair, all water jet-skiers dive under has "fecal".  Fish poop too.

Um, sewage does not go into the river.
Stop pooping in there please.


I haven't ever, but when did you figure out to stop pooping in the river?  However, you may have trouble convincing the fish to relieve themselves somewhere else.
 
2014-04-05 10:03:43 AM  

lack of warmth: lindalouwho: lack of warmth: Derkins: QueenMamaBee: Dear Lord, just don't fall in. That water is just nasty.

/can see the Ohio River from my office

Oh god this. During the regatta when those jet-skiers dive under the water I can only think of one word: "fecal"

To be fair, all water jet-skiers dive under has "fecal".  Fish poop too.

Um, sewage does not go into the river.
Stop pooping in there please.

I haven't ever, but when did you figure out to stop pooping in the river?  However, you may have trouble convincing the fish to relieve themselves somewhere else.


And ducks

/nasty farkers
 
2014-04-05 10:04:17 AM  
I live in Pittsburgh and my biggest concern is how to get back to my car on Mt. Washington once I'm on the North Shore?
 
2014-04-05 10:43:28 AM  

lindalouwho: Um, sewage does not go into the river.


Actually, it does. Pittsburgh has a combined waste/storm sewer system, and during hard rains, it will overflow, dumping millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the rivers. They're not alone- many cities with old infrastructure have the same problem. They've been working with the EPA to resolve this, and recently got approval for a plan that combines grey infrastructure with green infrastructure changes (big holding tanks, plus green storm-water retention, like ponds, rainbarrels, etc.).

Fun fact: the new Bakery Square expansion in East Liberty will actually have zero storm-water runoff, using a combination of permeable landscaping and retention ponds.
 
2014-04-05 10:49:50 AM  
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2014-04-05 10:49:59 AM  

MarkEC: I've lived in Pittsburgh all of my life. I've never been on the incline or gone to the Warhol museum. A zip line across the Ohio? I'll be first in line.


Please visit the Warhol museum. Even if you don't "like" him, there's a ton of pop culture relics to see. I would also HIGHLY recommend the Heinz Historic Center for pure Pittsburgh History. Last time I was there they had a special exhibit on the Cival War, and Pittsburgh's role in it. So very interesting. I would totally do this zip line. Wad gonna do the North Park's but didn't have enough time.
 
2014-04-05 10:54:12 AM  

raerae1980: Please visit the Warhol museum. Even if you don't "like" him, there's a ton of pop culture relics to see


Meh. I've been there, and even getting all-you-can-drink beer for $5 didn't make the experience suck any less. It is the least of the Carnegie museums, and from what I hear, is the only one that isn't self-sufficient on funding.
 
2014-04-05 11:08:05 AM  
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2014-04-05 11:10:49 AM  

raerae1980: Please visit the Warhol museum. Even if you don't "like" him, there's a ton of pop culture relics to see


Let me tell you what I didn't like about the Warhol museum.  Only went there once and while I'm not a fan of his "art" there was a whole exhibit dedicated to his collection of "suicide photos".

Apparently he was obsessed with it.  So he collected photos, police photos, bystander photos, what have you, of people who had committed suicide.  There was a whole room of the photos.

But this has NOTHING to do with Andy Warhol.  It was stuff he collected!

It would be like after I die having an exhibit of my life with pegboards of Star Wars figures.
 
2014-04-05 11:19:39 AM  
static.gamesradar.com
 
2014-04-05 11:23:30 AM  
Water quality is two orders of magnitude cleaner these days than in the late sixties.  The rivers were an open dump for every steel plant.
 
2014-04-05 11:43:53 AM  

buntz: raerae1980: Please visit the Warhol museum. Even if you don't "like" him, there's a ton of pop culture relics to see

Let me tell you what I didn't like about the Warhol museum.  Only went there once and while I'm not a fan of his "art" there was a whole exhibit dedicated to his collection of "suicide photos".

Apparently he was obsessed with it.  So he collected photos, police photos, bystander photos, what have you, of people who had committed suicide.  There was a whole room of the photos.

But this has NOTHING to do with Andy Warhol.  It was stuff he collected!

It would be like after I die having an exhibit of my life with pegboards of Star Wars figures.


Oh, that's sounded like a cool exhibit. I interned under Dr. Wecht at the Coroners office. Genesis P Orridge had his art there when I went. Now THAT was fun! I don't mind weird collections being a part of a museum. I work in an art museum, weird things like that are not uncommon. We currently have a Pollack right now...
 
2014-04-05 12:11:35 PM  
Look a boat!
 
2014-04-05 12:44:37 PM  

raerae1980: I interned under Dr. Wecht at the Coroners office


You were very fortunate.
 
2014-04-05 01:00:08 PM  

buntz: raerae1980: Please visit the Warhol museum. Even if you don't "like" him, there's a ton of pop culture relics to see

Let me tell you what I didn't like about the Warhol museum.  Only went there once and while I'm not a fan of his "art" there was a whole exhibit dedicated to his collection of "suicide photos".

Apparently he was obsessed with it.  So he collected photos, police photos, bystander photos, what have you, of people who had committed suicide.  There was a whole room of the photos.

But this has NOTHING to do with Andy Warhol.  It was stuff he collected!

It would be like after I die having an exhibit of my life with pegboards of Star Wars figures.


There were tons of that stuff in a warehouse. I read a few months ago that the Foundation voted to auction most of it off, don't know if it happened yet. Me, I liked that room.

/different strokes
 
2014-04-05 01:01:55 PM  

2wolves: raerae1980: I interned under Dr. Wecht at the Coroners office

You were very fortunate.


Did you grow up in Dresden Way?
 
2014-04-05 01:04:45 PM  

raerae1980: I interned under Dr. Wecht at the Coroners office.


You should see the new crime lab on Penn Ave.
If you didn't know, Allegheny County now has an appointed Medical Examiner instead of an elected Coroner, Dr. Williams currently.
 
2014-04-05 01:05:11 PM  

buntz: I live in Pittsburgh and my biggest concern is how to get back to my car on Mt. Washington once I'm on the North Shore?


I would imagine there will be a plan. In summer there is the ferry during games over to town, so maybe a boat?
 
2014-04-05 01:06:31 PM  

raerae1980: buntz: raerae1980: Please visit the Warhol museum. Even if you don't "like" him, there's a ton of pop culture relics to see

Let me tell you what I didn't like about the Warhol museum.  Only went there once and while I'm not a fan of his "art" there was a whole exhibit dedicated to his collection of "suicide photos".

Apparently he was obsessed with it.  So he collected photos, police photos, bystander photos, what have you, of people who had committed suicide.  There was a whole room of the photos.

But this has NOTHING to do with Andy Warhol.  It was stuff he collected!

It would be like after I die having an exhibit of my life with pegboards of Star Wars figures.

Oh, that's sounded like a cool exhibit. I interned under Dr. Wecht at the Coroners office. Genesis P Orridge had his art there when I went. Now THAT was fun! I don't mind weird collections being a part of a museum. I work in an art museum, weird things like that are not uncommon. We currently have a Pollack right now...


I replied to the wrong person.

Did you grow up in Dresden Way?
 
2014-04-05 01:09:49 PM  
To be honest, the Ohio river is pretty small at that point.
 
2014-04-05 03:52:04 PM  

lindalouwho: Me, I liked that room.

/different strokes


I'm not saying it wasn't an interesting room/subject...it just had nothing to do with Andy Warhol other than the fact he had a box of those pictures.

Like I said, it would be like having a room dedicated to Star Wars figures if I died.  Sure, it says something about me that I collected them, but you'd be pissed if you paid to go to MY museum and all you saw were Hasbro products!
 
2014-04-05 04:26:45 PM  

buntz: lindalouwho: Me, I liked that room.

/different strokes

I'm not saying it wasn't an interesting room/subject...it just had nothing to do with Andy Warhol other than the fact he had a box of those pictures.

Like I said, it would be like having a room dedicated to Star Wars figures if I died.  Sure, it says something about me that I collected them, but you'd be pissed if you paid to go to MY museum and all you saw were Hasbro products!


I not arguing, and we all like what we like, but that room changes periodically. Sometimes there's a glass case containing his eyeglasses, correspondence between Andy and famous people, question lists for inerviews in Interview mag, doodles, etc. Admittedly not all of that is interesting. The reason that room was included is because he was an extreme hoarder, but as time has gone on they ran out of interesting stuff. I'm with you on that.
 
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