For some reason, I just checked the comments caught in the spam filter of this blog. They usually include a few very suspicious links you do not want to click on. But the first few lines are often really lame attempts at pretending to be real comments. I thought some were pretty hilarious:
“I don?t totally disagree together with your perspective.”
“You made certain fine points there. I did a search on the matter and found nearly all persons will consent with your blog.” (Well if those are consenting adult readers, I think we’re fine. Phew!)
“Thanks for this! I’ve been searching all over the web for the info.” (Posted on the “about me” page of the blog… All over the web? Now that’s creepy!)
“You made some good factors there. I did a search on the subject and discovered most men and women will concur with
your weblog.” (And what about animals? Do they concur with the factors I made too? I’m intrigued now!)
“Fascinating…and I agree with all of it. Keep up the great work…I will undoubtedly be back shortly” (I’m not kidding, this was posted as a comment to THIS post. Undoubtedly my most fascinating post)
My favorite: “I am undeniably thankful to you for providing us with this invaluable critical info. My spouse and I are unquestionably grateful, entirely the computer data we needed.” That one cracks me up so much. I can’t help but picture an old couple behind their computer screen, extremely grateful for the VERY CRITICAL info they managed to obtain through this blog. I’m so glad I could help out, lovely couple!
Alright. Sorry I’m not updating this blog these days. As I said, it’s not the easiest period for me. And the habs are not inspiring me AT ALL. However, since I’ve not written in a long time, I have lots of stuff to say today, so this is going to be a messy post going in all directions.
This is still technically a habs blog, so let’s start with Montreal.
My god the last week has been ugly. In the span of 2 weeks I went from “excited about the playoffs and the possibility of facing the Sabres” to “annoyed as hell at the habs lack of willingness to clinch”, and ended up “stressed out because these assholes were about to choke and actually miss the whole thing in the most humiliating way”. So I guess this morning I’m a little relieved. But just a little. We don’t know yet who they’ll play in the first round. It can still be the Sabres but it’s getting unlikely, it can be the Devils, or the Caps. If the habs had not been stupid, they would have grabbed that 6th spot easily and we wouldn’t be worrying about the Caps.
But I don’t care too much about our opponent. Those 3 teams are very good, and it’s going to be tough anyway. The issue I have is momentum. For once, at some point it looked like for once the Habs might get into the playoffs with lots of momentum, which seems pretty crucial if you hope to pull a big upset. So it’s a little annoying to see them limping into the playoffs, pretty much like last year (although it’s a little less ugly, I’ll admit it).
Anyway, the thing is, I’ve never been this indifferent to the habs coming into the playoffs. Even last year, when I knew they didn’t have a chance against the Bruins, I was more pumped up. Maybe it has to do with my overall state of mind these days (i.e. depressed and stressed out by non hockey stuff), but I feel like I’m not really into the Habs right now.
So let’s switch to a sdifferent topic: the wonderful HAMILTON BULLDOGS!
The more depressing and boring the habs season went, the more I turned my attention to their AHL affiliate. And thank God for the Hammies. As you already know, they’ve had a fantastic regular season. It’s now playoffs time for them too, and they’ll face…. the Manitoba Moose.
Beware Moose, Guy is out there to get you.
And he’s trained all his players too. Look, they already have their hunter camouflage equipment:
And of course…
(Those pictures all come from an incredible gallery of hockey people all wearing this ridiculous tuque. It includes players from the nhl, the ahl and the Q, and some retired hockey legends too. It can be found here)
Alright, here’s one LAST thing that I found funny today. You may know that yesterday, Evander Kane destroyed Matt Cooke with a big punch. The youtube video is here. The only reason I mention this is because I loved the hypocrisy of the announcers. They go literally like this: “And you don’t like to see that. No, no, you don’t. And here’s the replay…”
I think this sums up pretty well the issue of violence in hockey! ;D
That’s it for today. I’ll try to post a little playoff preview this week. It’ll probably look just like last season, because it’s pretty easy to do this way!
This doesn’t really make any sense. It’s just for EP, who gave Kane this little nickname: Peach Fuzz.
This post will make no sense. But it’s better than thinking about the elimination of the Blackhawks and the prospect of yet another Detroit cup, or -ugh- a Pittsburgh cup.
Anyway. I just read a very cool post written by Wrap Around Curl at Puck the Media, about goal songs. I agree with pretty much everything she said there. And I wanted to comment that I thought the Saint Louis Blues old school goal song (they play “When the Saints Go Marching In” with the organ after their goals) was a great tradition. And then I decided to check on youtube if they still did it. And I somehow found this little gem…
Wow. An ocarina made with an egg.
But it gets better. I soon found myself dragged into a world of awesome Japanese (I think) people playing insane vegetable instruments. Like carrot ocarinas, cucumber trumpets, radish slide whistles, and cabbage slide flutes.
Right now I don’t have time to recap the prediction contest results for the conference finals. Hopefully, I’ll write about it tomorrow. But don’t forget to send me your last prediction before the beginning of the Finals. Oh, and don’t forget to watch the color of Don Cherry’s jacket during game 1 of the Finals, that was one of the random bonus questions (and I’m not sure I’ll be able to watch the game myself, so it would be cool if at least someone saw it!)
I’m just going to leave you with my favorite vegetable instrument video. I think I could watch this for hours. The fact that he turned this into a little family activity only makes it better. It’s just the coolest thing ever. And I’m not saying this in a sarcastic way.