Friday, September 21, 2007

Teacher. Wordsmith. Madman. Dan can't add or speak

Teacher. Wordsmith. Madman. DAN CAN'T ADD or speak.

After Governor Ed Rendell announced this morning that the Penguins had signed a lease to stay in Pittsburgh through June of 2040, County Commissioner Dan Onorato told reporters:

If there was any doubts, they're here now for twenty-five years.

First of all, Dan, that should be were. If there were any doubts.

Second, and perhaps more importantly: this is 2007. The Penguins' lease runs through 2040. That means -- you know, in case there was any doubts -- that they're here now for thirty-three years.

You can see why people are already touting him for a run at the governor's mansion. With arithmetic and oratorical skills like those, he's ready for the White House.

1 comment:

Mark Rauterkus said...


Dan is bad at counting years. He is really bad at counting money. And, when you combine the years plus the money -- it isn't even close.

This is why in 10 years they will give $15-million to the Penguins to buy the land where the civic arena sits, that's land the public already owns.

See the years + money formula at work to bring about absurd results.