May 14, 2008

"A goose was tapping on windows at the library on Audubon Parkway. The goose left."

The news from Erie, Pennsylvania, where maybe not that much happens.

16 comments:

rcocean said...

Attempted beaking and entering

SteveR said...

Gee flyover country (west of Philadelphia), let's make fun of it, stupid rubes.

vbspurs said...

The goose has come home to roost.

Erieman said...

Not much happens in Erie, Pennsylvania? Don't think so!

Are any of you amusement park fans? The largest wooden roller coaster built in the United States this year is opening in Erie at Waldameer Park on May 17.

http://www.waldameer.com/index.html

The coaster was built right near Lake Erie so it's going to give killer views.

Want to take a ride on it? Check out this video:

http://www.erietube.com/kickapps/_Ride-the-Ravine-Flyer-II/video/206382/3766.html


You folks who have never been to Erie should take a visit here some summer. We get lots of snow in the wintertime, but you can't beat Erie, PA in the summer. Lots to do and plenty of nice weather.

Roger J. said...

And as I recall, Erie PA used to be the home Kohler beer, "the beer with the Dutch Touch"--a truly great local beer. It came as far south as Pittsburgh wherein you could buy it in a beer depot. (that was a Pittsburgh thing)

Triangle Man said...

My high school math teacher was from Erie and never missed an opportunity to call it "the mistake on the lake".

MadisonMan said...

I wonder if the police report for Pittsburgh or Philadelphia would ever be short enough so that such an item could be included. Doubt it.

Erie is the biggest city in PA I've never been in.

Pogo said...

Once upon a library in Erie, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten bane,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, tapping at the window pane.
"'Tis some raven," I muttered, "tapping at the library door --
Quoth the old goose "Nevermore."

Jim Hu said...

Speaking of geese...

Chicago repeals its foie gras ban.

rcocean said...

Goose!' said I, `thing of evil! - Goose still, if bird or devil! -
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
On this library by horror haunted - -
I tell me truly, I implore -
Is there - is there Foie Gras in my future? - tell me - tell me, I implore!'
Quoth the Goose, `Nevermore.'

former law student said...

Erie is the biggest city in PA I've never been in.

Erie's the biggest one I've ever been in. Can't escape it driving to Niagara Falls. Home of GE Locomotives, btw.

Beer depots are all over PA, at least according to my Wilkes-Barre buddy. From trips home, he would bring back Straub, the Celebrated Pottsville Porter, and Lord Chesterfield Ale back in the day. Straub tasted like Point Special, only better.

vbspurs said...

Beer depots are all over PA, at least according to my Wilkes-Barre buddy. From trips home, he would bring back Straub, the Celebrated Pottsville Porter, and Lord Chesterfield Ale back in the day. Straub tasted like Point Special, only better.

Is there a more schizophrenic State in the Union, than Pennsylvania?

I mean, that's my personal opinion from what I've seen.

You get everything from the most elite Main Line crowd who live near ducal existences, to the grittiest working class people in America, down mines and steel mills.

I mean, sure, you can say that about New York, Massachussetts or stately Southern States like South Carolina or Mississippi.

But unlike these Northern and Southern states, Pennsylvania doesn't have an overriding individualism which ties all together.

Someone put me wise, if I got it wrong!

Roger J. said...

Ms Victoria--I was in Pittsburgh from 1971 to 1973 going to grad school at U of Pitt. It was the only city I have ever been in where there were very few "class" restaurants. You had to buy beer from a beer depot--usually a drive through affair. Restaurant food consisted of something at a local bar and grill--the town was organized around ethnocentric minotity clubs--the polish club, the slavic club, what have you. Thats where the restaurants were. And they were reserved for the members of the clan. It was genuinely a city of clans, brought together, as near as I can tell, but the wonderful Steeler football teams of the mid 1970s.

rhhardin said...

Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-
Only this, and nothing more."

vbspurs said...

Thanks for the anecdotes, Roger!

I personally liked the IDEA of the Steelers, but TBH I always thought Terry Bradshaw was a few poodles short of a circus.

And with all those lovely QBs Pennsylvania produces, too. I still love you, Dan Marino!

Cheers,
Victoria

eriegirl said...

Waldemeer, first and last coaster I ever rode. It was a long time ago.