Author Archives: Tom Scanlon

About Tom Scanlon

Tom Scanlon started his journalism career as a sports stringer with the Pittsburgh Press (RIP) and Post-Gazette, then moved on to the Seattle Times, Mesa Tribune etc. He is the author of plays including "The Superhumans" and novels including "Ocean Shores Tourist Killer," "Atlantis City," and, now, "The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh."

Black (& Gold) Friday sale!

How ’bout “The Pittsburghest novel ever written” as a holiday gift for a bleeds black-and-gold Pittsburgher–including those who have moved away (but the ‘burgh never left them)? Click here to buy The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh hard cover, paper back or ebook/Kindle on Amazon. Set during … Continue reading

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Black (& Gold) Friday sale!

How ’bout “The Pittsburghest novel ever written” as a holiday gift for a bleeds black-and-gold Pittsburgher–including those who have moved away (but the ‘burgh never left them)? Click here to buy The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh hard cover, paper back … Continue reading

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Three ways to buy The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh

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Remember way back when…

Remember when, instead of binging on TikTok videos, you binged on a mile-high pie at the Tic Toc Restaurant? And, rather than meeting someone online, you met them at the  Kaufmann’s clock? When, if you said “Apps,” you were talkin … Continue reading

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Remember way back when…

Remember when, instead of binging on TikTok videos, you binged on a mile-high pie at the Tic Toc Restaurant? And, rather than meeting someone online, you met them at the  Kaufmann’s clock? When, if you said “Apps,” you were talkin … Continue reading

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Remember when…

Remember when, instead of binging on TikTok videos, you binged on a mile-high pie at the Tic Toc Restaurant? And, rather than meeting someone online, you met them at the  Kaufmann’s clock? When, if you said “Apps,” you were talkin … Continue reading

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Where can I read this book at n at?

Great question–thanks for axing. Options, we have options! Paperback: $14.99 on Amazon Ebook: $9.99 on Amazon…FREE if you have Kindle Unlimited Serialized: Get the book emailed to you, chapter by chapter, plus introductions and extras, when you select a Premium … Continue reading

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First sentence of The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh

They wuz loafin dahn near Gate D, Clay’s black Nova pullt over, jus bullshittin n at.

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Amazon link to The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh

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Amazon link to The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh

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We have liftoff….Publication Day!

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The Immaculate Reception video

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The finish line approaches!

Final revisions done…’The Immaculate Jagoffs of Pittsburgh’ novel (set during the last week of 1972) headed to Amazon…soon! WARNING: FOR PITTSBURGHERS ONLY!!!! A non-burgher tried to read a sample and said it about gave her a stroke… .

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Where were you…in ’72?

Three Rivers Stadium, anyone?

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Yo, Rocky! (no, not that one …)

Tribune Review review, Sept. 16, 2015: By Tom Scanlon The Steelers dynasty may have found its Homer. Unlike his famous teammates, Rocky Bleier was never an All Pro. Yet he may be a Hall of Fame storyteller, judging by the … Continue reading

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“Controversial” (or was it pedestrian?) story on the dangers of walking in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette essay on “R.I.P in Pittsburgh” and comments: By Tom Scanlon By the time you read this, I will probably be dead. No worries, it’s completely my fault, as I engage in extremely risky behavior. I’m not a sky … Continue reading

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Prescott: Home of the Friendly Ghosts

No “Amityville Horror” terrorizing or “The Shining” bloodbaths in Prescott, where lodging ghosts seem more ready to charm than harm. Daily Courier story

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Please join me in my drive to stamp out the whistling cell phone ring

Your contribution of as low as $1 and as high as infinity will help me make society a less annoying place to live.

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Please join me in my fight to outlaw “Selfies”

We must stop this, NOW, before it’s too late!

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Obama: “You CAN keep your doctor. As a friend.”

White House insider says Prez’s “you can keep your doctor under the new plan” quote was “taken out of context. He meant you can always stay on close terms with your doctor — there’s absolutely nothing in the Affordable Care … Continue reading

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Happy Precedents Day! Vote on your favorite Precedent:

a) Extended Happy Hour b) Casual Friday c) “Twates” (Twitter Dating) d) Medical Marijuana To Treat Colds (“Stone a Cold, Tweak a Fever”) e) Unattended Kids Running and Screaming Through Stores

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Putin wears Pussy Riot T-shirt, but experts say “his smile is obviously fake”

Pussy Riot in turn stages protest concerts, pledging “we won’t stop playing in churches until he takes off our T-shirt!”

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Tea Party Celebrates Cold Snap!

Outdoor rallies across Midwest, claiming “extreme cold temperatures disprove — again — the Global Warming Obamamyth!” Rallies deemed a success, though dozens of Tea Partiers taken to ER’s for pneumonia and flu-like syndromes.

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Obamacare “Black Friday Specials”

Presidential announcement coming soon: “Anyone who makes a Black Friday purchase of insurance on the ACA exchange will receive, in addition to deep discounts on excellent plans, two free co-pays.” 

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Found Stuff: “My Favoritest Movies, Ever”

Found a couple creepy, hand-written lists (I’ll save the “Best Scarey Movies” for Halloween) on an empty table at Scottsdale’s Mustang Library: My Favoritest Movies, Ever 1) The Psycho. “The Shower Scene” has to be the sexiest, ever! This is … Continue reading

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