infinitebuffalo | Pittsburgh City Paper

Member since Aug 16, 2007

Past linguistics major, future librarian. Past, present, forever map geek. Cyclist, runner, transit user. Michigander in Pittsburgh; not from or of New York.


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Re: “Cyclists wonder why Pittsburgh streets and sidewalks were plowed, but bike lanes went untouched

There are plenty of people who ride all winter in other cities, including Minneapolis and Finland. They aren't "hardcore". They just have governments that prioritise *people's* access to streets over cars'.…

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Posted by infinitebuffalo on 02/03/2016 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Pittsburgh City Paper to begin using they as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun

The Telegraph (UK), 2012: "If someone tells you singular 'they' is wrong, please do tell them to get stuffed."…

"The backlash against it, it seems, is one of those things, like the war on split infinitives, sentence-ending prepositions and using "hopefully" to modify a sentence, that aroused the ire of some self-appointed 18th-century grammar guardians who didn't really know what they were talking about, and their ill-informed pettiness has poisoned the well for the rest of us."

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Posted by infinitebuffalo on 08/12/2015 at 5:42 PM

Re: “District 4 challenger John Lee says he has a winning game plan for election — and the district

I find the fact that we even have candidates trying to out-yinzer each other, and generally touting the fact that having spent their entire lives in the City, ridiculous.

Aside from the idea that the diversity of experience and knowledge gained by having lived in other places just might be a good thing, does anybody else think perhaps attracting and retaining new residents just might be helped by, y'know, not actively trying to make them feel unwelcome?

Posted by infinitebuffalo on 03/19/2013 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Tree Pittsburgh Needs Tree-Care Volunteers

Link works for me. And if we had more Loraxes, perhaps the world would be A Better Place...

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Posted by marsonia on 10/05/2012 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Maps, turkey onesies, and a beard hat

Slightly sad... I thought from the twitter post that that was going to be a onesie *for* a turkey...

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Posted by marsonia on 09/11/2012 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Under the Bus?

Funny, I thought the reduced drink-tax amount was 7%. Maybe that's part of the problem.

$3M may not be a very large proportion of the overall RAD budget, but it's a hell of a lot to arts groups whose budgets are measured in the hundreds of thousands.

(Why is RAD spending $14M+ a year on the stadiums? Maybe *that*'s the money that should be given to the buses--bet more people ride the bus than go to football games in a year, too.)

Posted by marsonia on 09/04/2012 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Peduto hits Ravenstahl on PAT funding criticisms

"Port Authority participates in several audits each year and also audits itself on a regular basis." Five years of independent annual audits, along with copious other documentation, are available on the website at […]. Go to town.

Posted by marsonia on 08/23/2012 at 2:40 PM

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