Things we forgot to bring to campus

By The Writers of the Pitiful News (formerly the Littiful News, like lit, cause we are so lit)

  • Barbeque sauce for my titties  
  • Socks 
  • Veggietales season 69 on VHS
  • Pepper spray
  • Chicken cutlet bra inserts 
  • My emotional support girlfriend 
  • 54 copies of Vince Vaughn’s Fred Claus on VHS 
  • My therapist’s contact information  
  • 1567 boxes of sudafed
  • Fire arms 
  • Potato sacks for racing 
  • Russian nesting dolls that bear a strange resemblance to Roseanne Barr 
  • Cat loofah 
  • My Panther Card  
  • Large knives and open flames 
    • Oh wait, I did bring those
  • Tooth Brush
  • Athlete’s foot medication  
  • My cats
  • Potato sack for carrying my potatoes 
  • Directions to the gym 
  • My lust for Oscar the grouch
    • This is the semester of me, I can not be bogged down by romantic interests in even the most divine garbage people 
  • My 12 oscar trophies, I won them for moonlight  
  • Squatty potty 
  • My Pitt ID 

Very incorrect rock facts

By the Writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Pittiful Geodes)

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  • Rocks were invented in 1969 by Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Deez Nuts to sell more Rolls.
  • Rocks taste good. 
  • Crystals have harmful auras if thrown at the face.
  • Only Jesus can wash tectonic plates. 
  • I used to have a wife.
  • Certain breeds of cow can digest diamonds. So can I.
  • Yellow diamonds are created by the rare chemical combination of a clear diamond and my piss.
  • Similarly, rubies are what happens if you get blood on a diamond. I’m an earthologist.
    • This should not be confused with blood diamonds, something we do not support.
  • Here is an idea, what if we all got together and drew pieces of paper from a big bowl and the person who gets the piece with a dot on it gets stoned to death by the rest of the town. 
  • The three categories of rock are Schoolhouse, Dwayne The, and Hard.
  • The more rocks you have on you the more submissive and breedable you will be. 
  • Prehistoric humans used rock tools because they were eco-friendly. 
  • A rock can look like anything, like a cloud but shittier.
  • Some rocks can see time.
  • In twenty years, all that will be left of Frosty the Snowman is the coal!
  • Owning domesticated rocks is illegal in 27 states.
  • Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson got his nickname from the heaviest thing he could lift, and “The Pebble” didn’t sound as cool. 
  • The duller the rock, the more it is worth
  • A 24 karat diamond is just as edible as 24 karat gold. 
    • 24 carrot magic in the aaaaaaaaair 
  • A karat is actually how many carrots a given rock can eat in one cubic meter. 
  • Some rocks were made up for Minecraft.
  • If you dug a hole to the center of the earth, you would be eaten by the rocks. If rocks weren’t able to eat you, though, you would be able to survive.  
  • If you put a bunch of stones in a pot and add a little magic you will have an endless supply of food.  

Olympics Cheat Codes Revealed

By the Writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly tthe Fédérattion Intternattionale de Foottball Associattion news)

PHOTOS: Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into ...
  • Up Up Left Left Down Right Right Down
  • You have no competitors if all of their bones are broken 
  • Sometimes you just gotta run real fast.  
  • The fencers aren’t the only people who can stab.   
  • Sparkly ✨ Uniforms ✨ Are ✨ Better ✨ 
  • Wear a jet pack when pole vaulting, it will help 
  • Wear a snorkel when swimming, it will help.
  • Kiss your opponents on the mouth so they will be confused and you can steal their medals.  
  • Take all the drugs
  • Nothing is stopping you from creating a new sport and being the supreme champion in it.  
  • Wear less clothes while convincing the other teams to wear more clothes, thus causing them to incur fines so that even if they win, they have lost money 
  • Bring a horse to the competition. 
  • Any sport can be a contact sport if you’re not a coward. 
  • Steal the starting gun and shoot your competitors  
  • Remember to stay hydrated :) 
  • If you belly flop into the pool, you can take a screenshot of your opponents’ moves.  
  • Hack into airline databases and change the dates of your competitors’ flights so that they have to go home the day before the competition
  • Instead of throwing the hammer for distance, throw it at the other throwers, that will really mess them up
  • Sleep with the judges on your cardboard bed
  • The true gold medal is the fun we had along the way

The University’s 2022 Operating and Capital Budgets (Updated to contain information we’ve obtained by following the instructions of the magic conch)

By the writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Pitttttttttttiful Pew Research Coalition) Edits made in bold: original email

PsBattle: A drone carrying a pug : photoshopbattles

Dear Pitt Community Members and anybody that we decide this is relevant to because we just wanna be in everyone’s business:

Earlier today, members of our Bored of Trusting—acting through the Board’s Executing Committee—convened and approved the University of Pittsburgh’s operating and capital punishment for Rechnungsjahr Year 2022.

It is important to recognize that these budgets follow an exceptionally disruptive year due to the students being little shits as usual and fucking up our plans for that big staff party. Our strategies, enacted over the last budget cycle to mitigate the financial repercussions of these disruptions, have included:

  • Holding tuition and room and board and my dick flat.
  • Freezing faculty and staff brains cryogenically to force them to work for us forever.
  • Offering an un-voluntary early retirement option to faculty and staff.
  • Curtailing all nonessential hiring and travel and beings.
  • Switching to renewable horny-frat-boy energy instead of natural gas harvested from the WPU Taco Bell.
  • Cutting the position of Lothrop Hall Clown.
  • Pausing all construction projects, except for the ones that make you, personally, late for class.
  • Enacting one-time unit-level budget cuts of 5%, which generated an extra $44 million in savings to cover COVID-19 costs related to testing, PPE acquisition, safely populating and depopulating campus, and fancy technology that professors have no idea how to use.
  • Receiving significant federal COVID-19 relief, while still complaining about minimum wage workers getting “government handouts”.

Despite these historic disruptions, Pitt’s operating and capital budgets for Fisting Year 2022 represent our institution’s first steps toward a new, post-pandemic normal and a return to in-person instruction this fall. The approved budgets balance our efforts to move on from last year’s budget disruption and begin to engage in a fuller recovery.

Some key highlights:

  • Our operating budget is set at $2.6 billion, up 20376175449% from last year’s operating budget of $12 and 76 cents.
     
  • Our capital budget is set at $420 million, 150% larger than last year’s COVID-19-reduced total of $140 million.
     
  • Our projected research base is $908 million, in line with last year’s research base. This is the first time in Pitt’s history that our projected research base budget exceeds $900 million. We need the extra $8 million to research whether we are spending enough on research.
     
  • Our operating budget includes a modest swimming pool which will decrease the salaries of all faculty and staff whose names are not signed at the bottom of this email. A forthcoming email, sent to employees from Chief Aquatic Officer Hairy Sastry and Senior Vice Lifeguard Dave DeVito, will include further information on these decreases.
     
  • Tuition will increase for the 2021-2022 academic year. On our Pittsburgh campus, tuition will increase by 2.5% for in-state undergraduate and all graduate students and basically all students and while we’re at it 4.5% for out-of-state undergraduates and maybe for the staff too because fuck it, this is MY HOUSE. Two exceptions:
    • All in-state and out-of-state undergraduate engineering students will be kept at the base rates rise of 2.5%. It’s kinda all we have going for us in terms of reputation plus we kinda work them really fucking hard because it’s funny so we’ll cut them a little slack.
    • All undergraduates in the School of Hacking and Information Technology (SHIT) will see rates rise by an additional 2%, as the oracle has told us. We really don’t control how the tuition rises, it’s just whatever amount we must sacrifice for the Galligods. Resulting in increases of 4.5% for in-state and 6.5% for out-of-state students.
  • On our regional campuses, tuition will increase by 1.5% for both on-planet and off-planet students. As in recent years, we devote much of this increase to hunting the poorer students for sport. Room and board costs will increase. Dining costs will rise across all campuses by approximately 3% as sustainable options for ethically-sourced human meat becomes more expensive to acquire. On-campus housing costs will increase by approximately 5% on our Pittsburgh campus and between 2% to 4% on our regional campuses, to give select students the experience of sleeping outside under campus benches.
     
  • To balance our operating budget, we have adopted a permanent 1% budget reduction, effective across the University. No more Christmas decorations in Cathy or the O’Hara Student Center. No more Christmas.

Both budgets—as always—are the product of many pretty easy decisions and relatively quick conversations with myself in the mirror. I am extremely grateful for our leaders in Pyeongyang, who once again voted to support Pennsylvania’s students, families and future by passing our annual cultural appropriation bill. I also want to thank the University Planning and Budgeting Committee for tackling the journalists about to expose my many charges of public indecency. There weren’t many difficult decisions associated with these budgets, and I remain incredibly proud of Pitt students, faculty and staff for not just paying my salary but going deeper into debt for my personal yacht during these challenging times. 

I am a little too excited for the new academic year, the new opportunities it will bring and the chance to see students from a respectful and un-horny distance, as per my restraining order, and to see faculty and staff continue advancing our university’s mission—creating and leveraging dog drones for the 1 percent’s gain—together.

Respect me fully,

Patrick “Galligator” Gallagher

Good animal hybrids I will make once I ascend to God

By Lord Tyler Sikov

  • Cat Penguin
  • Walrus Deer
  • Human Centipede
  • Cow Chinchilla
  • Falcon Dog
  • Bat Man
  • Robin
  • Bobcat Robert DeNiro
  • Hippocampus
  • Pegasus
  • Cat Deer
  • Racoon Monkey
  • Blobfish Slug
  • Cat Snail
  • Turtle Rabbit
  • Tortoise Hare
  • Pile of mashed potatoes Horse
  • Dog Mollusk
  • Steve Buscemi Bird
  • My cousin’s hamster and Me (Lord Tyler)
    • Melanie, I don’t like how we left things, please take me back and have my kids
  • Bull Dog
  • Cougar Wife
  • Baby Thief
  • Mouse Giraffe
  • Remy the Rat the Duck
  • Winnie the Pooh and Tigger
  • Eeyore and any teen with depression
    • This one will be short lived
  • Playboy Bunny
  • Deer Whore
  • Cat Girl (Chipotle)
  • Dog Frog
    • On a Log, in a Bog, in the Fog
  • Cat Fox
  • Cat Dog
  • Courage the cowardly Chicken
  • Mickey Cat and Minnie Cat
  • Mini Cats
  • Honestly anything with a cat, cats are so cute, and they smell nice
  • Fox Girl
  • Snake Lady
  • Turkey Horse
  • Bunny Bee

A secret message to my Non-Binary readers

By Lord Tyler Sikov

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Best lists made by the Pitiful News

By the writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Pittiful shoes)

Today I ate a pizza

By Lord Tyler Sikov

Pizza delivery driver shares devious way they get back at customers who  don't tip - Mirror Online

               I was hungry earlier and I decided to order a pizza. This came with the built-in challenge of deciding what pizza place I want to go to. I don’t speak enough German to go to Papa Johns and I also do not vibe with racists. Dominos reminds me too much of my ex, Dominic. He and I got along for a while as we both love carefully setting events in peoples’ lives, building an elaborate web of lies and then knocking it all down and watching their lives crash and burn. We broke up because I found out he was cheating on me with one of the clouded leopards at the zoo.

               I decided to order pizza from Dan’s Pizza Joint. They sell pizzas and a joint, I did not buy the joint. I knew I was too lazy to get into my car and go somewhere, I also could not use my car as I had lent it to Kirby from the game Kirby, he was using it so he could turn into a wheel and beat up Tony Hawk. I don’t know what he has against Tony Hawk but I am not here to judge. This all culminated in me ordering the pizza for delivery. I got what I usually do, a vegan pizza and some garlic knots.

               In about an hour a handsome man appeared at my door. He had my food. I told him that I needed to grab my wallet from the other room and for him to just step inside. Something to note is that I have a rube Goldberg contraption set up so when someone comes through my door and stands on my front hall carpet the door will shut and lock behind them. This absolute himbo fell into my trap. Now that he was in my house, he was under the ancient tradition of guests.

               It is commonly known that a vampire must ask for permission to enter a house. Vampires must also give permission for someone to enter, or leave, their domain. For frequent readers of my articles, it should come as no surprise that I am a vampire. Another fun vampire fact is that we are just simply allergic to garlic in the same way that a person is lactose intolerant. It just makes us a bit nauseas. If you know any lactose intolerant people you will know that this never stops them from eating dairy, the same goes for vampires and garlic, I often take Gar-aid (not sponsored) when I am going to eat a lot of garlic. 

               Gar-aid (not sponsored) was the real reason why I went into the other room, I keep some in my wallet. Getting back to the handsome man standing in my front hall, I asked if I could drink his blood. I told him that I did not need to drink much, maybe a liter. As expected, he said yes. Most people willingly let me drink their blood, and actually I cannot drink their blood without their permission unless I kill them after, another vampire permission thing. I drank his blood and paid for the food and tipped extra for the delicious blood. Once he left, I went and ate the food I ordered. Next month this cycle will begin anew with a new donor.

               Wait, a month, cycle, those things have something to do with each other for non-vampires, right? If you have any ideas on the connection or other good places for me to quench my thirst and my thirstiness at the same time, please get in contact with me (you can use pittifulnews@gmail.com or submit an advice request on our website).

Home Improvement Tips for New Homeowners

By Lord Tyler and Savannah 

  • Put all of your pillows on one side of the couch so when you take a depression nap you can kick all of them on the floor at once 
  • Alternately, arrange all the pillows throughout the room for when you want to have an angry hallmark movie scene where you swipe them all onto the floor 
  • Stock your fridge with lunchables because making food is unrealistic  
  • Feng Shui is bullshit. If you want prosperity just stop buying fake plants, idiot.
  • Take your shoes off when you come inside. At least somewhere. Maybe by the door, or like in the shower. Just don’t sleep in them please. You don’t live in a pineapple. 
  • Get cats
  • Remove all carpets because cats are a nightmare
  • Murder the previous owners, it is your house now you must assert dominance
  • Totally wreck the place, it is your house now you must show dominance  
  • The entire house is your toilet, it is your house now you must show dominance 
  • Put up your favorite flag that has a blue cross with stars on it, it is best if the background is red 
  • Cover the walls in your blood, it is your house now, you must show it who’s boss  
  • Use sage and crystal to cleanse the space 
    • For reference Sage and Crystal are prostitutes that squat in your house  
  • Start WWIII
  • Lick some of the walls that you have not covered with your blood, to show your house that you are in control  
  • Don’t mix silvers and golds

What companies are selling for Pride month

By the writers of the Pitiful News (Formerly the Pittifulgbt News)

  • Acceptance: $5.99 a month!
  • Rights: $10.99 a month! 
  • Mario Kart but only rainbow road for DSi: $16.89 
  • Rainbow themed Kamala Harris campaign stickers: $0.99 + shipping
  • Rainbow colored miralax. $16.50 a scoop
  • Classic lesbian Subaru: $23,000, only $1400 down!
    • I thought it was american
  • Country Crock lubricant: $.30 
  • Gay shirt for gay people: $12
  • A brand new weiner dog: $150 not including rainbow colored crate 
  • Diapers for all that gay sex: $12.50 a pack
    • I know nothing about gay sex 
  • Rainbirkencrocs. $130.00. 
  • My lesbian wardrobe. 10 bucks. 
  • Pete Buttigieg 2024 posters: Free with your vote!
  • The confirmation of new Lorde music in 2021: $0.00
  • Chromatica oreo flavored vodka $99 (as in “there could be 100 people in a room and 99 of them don’t believe in you—”)
  • Goodwill+ Membership: $4.99 per month
  • T-shirts with Tyler Oakley’s face on them. 50% off for those of us that were victims of his nature box ads.
  • The Amazing Book is Not on Fire: $50.00 hard, $40.00 soft
  • Markiplier coming out video. No ads.
  • Mr. Beast coming out. 2 ads at the beginning and one sponsorship.
  • Pride candles in random assorted fruity scents. $16.99. 
  • Fruity Pebbles: $2.59 
  • A never before released version of Star Wars where Poe and Finn kiss. Cost: having to watch all of the queerbaiting in the original one. 
  • New Twenty One Pilots album: more than it should be
  • Rainbow Swastikas made out of the L’s from LGBT: 50 Billion dollars
    • I’m looking at you, Musk
  • Chanel No.1-866-488-7386: Free
  • Rainbow MAGA hat: $20.24
  • Another movie about 1800s depressed lesbians on a rocky island that like to paint. Cost: The age gap between the romantic leads is 35 years. 
  • Ryan Murphy’s retirement. Cost: He will only stop after we let him make his reboot of Glee ft. Lea Michelle.
  • A new streamlined fanfiction service where you can view stories from all of the websites and put them into one library: priceless 
  • Representation: $14,000 in Disney stock options
  • RuPaul Fracking Empire: $13.7 million
    • RuPaul fracks! #yas #slay
  • The Most Unexpected Revelation From RuPaul's Recent NPR Interview? He Might  Be Fracking – Texas Monthlyrupaulfracking hashtag on TwitterTypes of Burns: RuPaul is Fracking by Kyle Carrero Lopez | Frontier Poetry  - Exploring the Edges of Contemporary Poetry 
  •  ^ this image: 15 brajillion dollars
  • Pride pods (pride themed Tide Pods): $15.99
    • Looks more like candy
    • Might eat
  • Pride flag Laptop Stickers: $2.50 for 10-pack