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A lot of you have asked us, “Hey yinz guys, how do I get my Pittsburgh-lovin’ hands on a BurghLife license plate?”  We’re happy to announce that your wait is over — because the official BurghLife License Plate is here!  Printed on aluminum, this plate shows off our very cool BurghLife logo, and it’s a great gift for anyone who’s proud of their Pittsburgh roots…including YOU/YINZ!  Attach to a car or hang it on a wall in your home/office; either way, it’s a kick-ass (and affordable) way to show everyone how you Live it. Love it. BurghLife™ — order below now, safely and securely through PayPal for only $19,99 $15.99 (20% off), which INCLUDES shipping and handling!

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Official BurghLife License Plate Specs: 12″w x 6″h, printed on aluminum


BurghLife FM: Show 008 (Alligator Sightings in the Mon River, Taxes are the Worst, College Degrees and Job Options, Airplane Travel — Crying Babies, Turbulence, 376 Construction, etc., Disney and Universal Studios, Incredible Hulk Coaster, Harry Potter Rides, Pittsburgh Weddings and Cookie Tables)

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Koz and Goldie are FINALLY reunited after an extended break, and — after a healthy, mutually respectful hug-it-out session — they discuss all sorts of fun stuff in this edition of BurghLife FM, including:

Ahh, Pittsburgh, where we have 30-degree days in April * Alligator sightings in the Monongahela River * Taxes, and Koz’s procrastination in filing them…not to mention overall HATRED of them * Is a college degree enough, or are you limited in your job options by that degree? * Highs from submitting assignments JUST in time * Could painting be the hottest new workout trend? * Early morning airplane travel three weeks in a row * WTF is up with this extensive 376 construction? And why does construction never result in nice roads in the ‘Burgh? * Babies and planes don’t mix, people * Turbulence and screaming passengers * Disney and Universal Studios * Incredible Hulk Coaster is awesome (when it doesn’t malfunction) * Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride — which we DID get stuck on! * Pittsburgh cookie tables, and the celebrity who brought her OWN zippered baggies to take cookies home! * Plus more…


BurghLife FM: Show 007 (Pittsburgh Riverhounds Interview with Burgh-native Anthony Virgara, Sled Riding near Dormont Pool, Co-Hosts Ryan, Quista, and Gorge, Urban Dictionary Game (Family-friendly Version), etc.)

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In this episode, Koz and his guest co-host Ryan talk soccer, Pittsburgh, and — perhaps most importantly — haircuts with ‘Burgh-native Anthony Virgara, who was recently signed as a midfielder for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Virgara played locally at Keystone Oaks and Seton LaSalle before attending Marshall University and then returning to Pittsburgh for the Riverhounds’ U23 squad. Ian Thomson, Media Manager for the Riverhounds, also discussed the upcoming season, ticket-buying options, and some sweet renovations that are coming to Highmark Stadium. Other topics in show #007 include:
Last-minute co-hosts Quista and Gorge save the day! * If you haven’t been sled riding at the hill next to Dormont Pool, go there…NOW * A kid-friendly version of the Urban Dictionary game * Quista and Gorge’s experience at a Riverhounds game, including the very cool autograph session for kids on the field and the “TRAIN!” video that plays on the scoreboard any time a train rolls by! * Plus more…


BurghLife FM: Show 006 (Super Bowl XLIX, New England Deflateriots, Halftime Show/Katy Perry/Lenny Kravitz, My Thai Restaurant Yet Again, Breast Feeding, Childbirth, Snow Days, etc.)

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Koz and Goldie are back with an all-new episode of BurghLife FM! We start off talking about the Deflateriots…sorry, PATRIOTS winning Super Bowl XLIX, then get into all sorts of fun and funny topics, including:

Did Katy Perry lip sync some of her halftime performance? * Goldie’s obsession with Lenny Kravitz * Remember when snow days/cancellations actually required snow? Not any more * Koz and Goldie return to My Thai for more delicious cuisine (and outstanding service!) * Childbirth and all of the fun that accompanies it * The great breast feeding debate * Fifth grade girls handing out phone sex chat lines at recess * and more!


NEW! BurghLife Bulletin


BurghLife is @#%#in’ PUMPED to announce the launch of our brand new publication, the BurghLife Bulletin! Professionally designed and beautifully printed in full-color by Minuteman Press, the Bulletin is designed to inform and entertain you without taking up too much of your time.  A new Bulletin will be available every other month, so never fear, baby — it’ll keep you warm on those cold winter nights AND cool on those hot summer days…and, uh, a comfortable temperature in the spring and fall. Damn, that was a #SeasonalFail — so let’s just move on…

Printed copies of the January/February 2015 issue are currently available at the locations below, and the electronic version/PDF is right here.  Looking to advertise?  We’ve got some affordable advertising rates for the Bulletin AND BurghLife FM, too! We’re also looking for other cool places to display these beauties…so if you wanna get some for your patrons to enjoy, send a quick email to koz AT burghlife DOT com.

We’re just getting started, but so far, you can pick up printed copies at:

Crazy Mocha
South Side Works location

Kiku Japanese Restaurant, Station Square
Literature table outside restaurant


BurghLife FM: Show 005 (My Thai Restaurant in Dormont, New Music from Pittsburgh Band The Delaneys, Urban Dictionary Quiz, New Year’s Resolutions, If Miri Were an Electronic Scale, Pet Peeves like People Talking During Movies in the Theater)

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If yinz missed us half as much as we missed you, then this has to be the best relationship EVER. We’re back for 2015 with a brand new show, chock full of goodness for your ears — including some kick-ass new music from Pittsburgh band The Delaneys! Other topics include:

Delicious Pad Thai from My Thai restaurant in Dormont (highly recommended!) * Koz and Goldie quiz each other on some hilarious Urban Dictionary definitions (such as “food press,” “work hot,” and more!) * If Miri were an electronic scale * Pet peeves, like people who don’t say “God bless you” after you sneeze, wearing socks with sandals, turn signals that NEVER stop, talking during movies in the theater, etc. * the epic movie Office Space…which we apparently saw in the theater together (though Koz can’t remember — no surprise there) * and more!

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BurghLife FM: Show 004 (Pittsburghese Interview with Dr. Barbara Johnstone, the BIG 2015 SnowCrawl Bar Tour Announcement!, Koz’s and Goldie’s Christmas Traditions, Shopping on Christmas Eve, Stocking Stuffers)

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This is the show we’ve been waiting to record! Koz and Goldie had the pleasure of sitting down one-on-one (well…two-on-one) with Dr. Barbara Johnstone, the AUTHORITY on Pittsburghese (best subject ever)!!! We asked Barbara all sorts of questions, including some that YOU all sent in.  And believe us, you’ll be surprised by some of the answers.  These include:

– Were you aware of Pittsburghese prior to moving here?
– What’s it like to be known as the authority on this subject?
– Which Pittsburgh word do you find most intriguing?
– Is removing “to be” a Pittsburgh-only thing?
– Are Pittsburghers more obsessed with their speech than those in other areas of the country?
And much more!

This interview was an excellent experience for Koz and Goldie, and we thank Barbara once again for joining us — hope you all enjoy the result.

Other topics in this show include: Details on the 2015 BurghLife SnowCrawl Bar Tour — finally released! * Koz and Goldie discuss holiday/Christmas traditions * Are YOU finished with your holiday shopping yet? * People (OK, fine — guys, primarily) who wait until Christmas Eve to shop * Soup made with…sauerkraut juice (mmm) * Stocking stuffers * and more!

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Submit YOUR Questions for Barbara Johnstone, the Authority on Pittsburghese!

BurghLife FM Guest Dr. Barbara Johnstone, Authority on Pittsburghese -- Submit YOUR Questions!

We are both honored and PUMPED to have Dr. Barbara Johnstone — Professor of Rhetoric and Linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University — join us as our very first BurghLife FM guest! Barbara will be stopping by BLFM HQ tonight for a discussion on the best subject ever — Pittsburghese.  She’s widely regarded as the authority on this dialect, as evidenced in the many articles and videos linked below.  But just in case those aren’t enough, Barbara is also the author of Speaking Pittsburghese: The Story of a Dialect (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics, 2013), 100% solidifying her expert status.

As an early holiday present, we’re offering YINZ the opportunity to ask this Pittsburghese authority questions on the subject!  Please send your relevant questions no later than 4:30 p.m. EST today, 12/16/14, to Koz at burghlife dot com or Goldie at burghlife dot com (sorry to spell ‘em aht, but it’s the only way to trick them jagoff spammers).  We’ll be recording the episode tonight, and releasing the show within the next few days/week…so stay tuned ‘n ‘at!  Following our recording session, we’re all heading to a Pixburgh icon — Beto’s Pizza, since Barbara has yet to experience this deliciousness (and Koz and Goldie are pretty much obsessed with Beto’s!).  Can’t wait for what’s sure to be a great night…

Check aht these videos and articles that feature Barbara’s vast knowledge on Pittsburghese (and these are just a sampling; trust us, there are a LOT more!):

How it all began! BLFM’s clip on Pittsburghese, which we sent to Barbara inviting her to be a guest:



Brian O’Neill: Effort can be summed up in a ‘j’ word

Yinzers proud of their dialect n’at

Expert says fewer folks use Pittsburghese? Git aht!

Oral History: CMU linguistics professor charts the city’s history through its language

Does Pittsburgh have America’s ugliest accent?

Steeltown award-winner ‘Franksgiving’ ready for premiere

Entry for jagoff, on Wikipedia

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editor bans ‘jagoff’


BurghLife FM: Show 003 (Toenail Collections, Falling Dahn in Public, Bootcamp HELL, Social Media BurghLife Style, The Pioneer Woman’s Recipes, the Miracle that is DVR)

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Here are some of the topics Koz and Goldie cover:
Richard Gibson and his collection of nail clippings (in a jar. Since 1978) * Goldie’s spill in front of Prantl’s bakery…but the ladylock was OK, thank God * Koz’s most embarrassing moment * How do people live without DVR? * A tantalizing analysis of social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram * The posting of recipes on Facebook * Goldie’s admiration of the Pioneer Woman * Drinks in restaurants are WAY too expensive (like our dads used to say)!

Not sure what BurghLife FM is, or just looking for a few quick soundbites? Check out these clips from episode 3: