Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Feb. 27th – Canadian Holiday?

So you’re saying to yourself, I’m looking on the calendar and I don’t see any holiday listed on that day. Well, you have to look at a different calendar to see this holiday. It’s on the NHL calendar…yup, it’s Trade Day.

The days of the blockbuster trades maybe done, but I still find myself glued to the Trade Tracker from tsn.ca. As we approach that day, I started to think back to some of my favorite trade days and one immediately popped into my mind…March 23rd, 1999.

We had a bunch of Red Wing fans in my office and we had the radio going as well as the internet checks. Then we started to hear the Wings were making moves. They picked up Bill Ranford. Then they picked up Wendel Clark. Holy Smokes…everyone was wondering what was going on with Ken Holland, then we heard the words….Detroit picks up Chelios for what..nothing? For those youngsters who didn’t know Chelios back in the day..have no idea what an enemy he and the Blackhawks were to us Wing fans.

For that matter, Wendel Clark was another major thorn in Detroit’s side.

Although I think those days of blockbuster trades are gone, I’m still looking forward to see how the landscape is going to change after the “Canadian Holiday.”

What is your favorite trade that you remember?

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Super What????

So I didn’t get the chance to actually watch too much of the big football game as I was working, but I did watch some of the commercials today online. I have to admit, nothing really caught my eye. That was until I saw the Sonic commercial. I was pretty impressed as that takes some serious work to put together. I watched it though and had this nagging feeling I knew that band from somewhere. Then it dawned on me…….

I can’t call it useless…

Because that’s my co-blogger’s gig. The “Useless Internet Item of the the Week”, that he posts… about once a month….

Even still, I can’t call it that. In truth, I’m not sure what the hell to call. it. A sick joke? A disturbing look into what the future holds? How about a sign of what the hell is wrong with the world these days?

Seriously. We got “Rubber Ducky” and “One of these Things is not Like the Other” back in the day. Today? Kids get “‘I’ve Got the Clap“. Pardon the profanity but…

What. The. Fuck???

Seriously. Maybe it’s a sick joke. Maybe it got greenlit by people who never got out much when they were kids (And likely still don’t). But once upon a time, “I’ve got the clap” meant something ENTIRELY different. And it wasn’t anything you wanted you OR your kids to get. Now, if you’ll excuse me I have to tell some damned kids to get off my lawn.

Later Folks
-Beer

Complete useless internet item of this week…

Why I didn’t black the blog out…

This blog is generally a politics free zone, but hear me out on this. I promise it isn’t too bad.

I got an email from WordPress last night, asking for support in protesting SOPA. They provided an option to black out the blog today (January 18th, 2012), in solidarity with a bunch of other sites. Sites you may have heard of, like Wikipedia.

The idea is to have all of these sites “go dark” to show what a chilling effect this act could have on speech on the internet. I’ve seen everyone from web designers to gaming companies come out against it. I happen to agree with them. I think it’s a poorly written, horribly piece of legislation that’s pandering to a special interest group with money. That being said, I chose not to black out the site.

Why? Well, I had a big long paragraph written up that nobody would read so let me just put it this way. You want to make all the backgrounds black as a protest, fine. But these sites, that people use, are restricting their access. All you see is the blackout page. This site might be able to disappear without anyone noticing, but I don’t agree with holding your readers or users hostage in order to try to sway them to your side. So I put up the ribbon, but left the text here. That’s why we didn’t black the site out today.

Have a great day folks!
-Beer

Christmas Music…. Something a bit different

So it seems I sparked a bit of a… well, I don’t want to call it a ‘war’ when I pondered in last Friday’s Five Thoughts” if my co-blogger still felt the same way he did Last Christmas about a certain Christmas song. He managed to respond with the (in)famous Ding Fries are done video. I know it’s wildly popular online, but I can’t say for sure that I would call it a “Christmas Song”. But Since it is Christmas time, i figured, what the heck, we’ll run a few more Christmas songs up on the blog. Just for the fun of it. Let us know if there’s one you want us to try to find. In the meantime, it’s true. Christmas time is here again.

-Beer

It’s Beginning to Slip a Lot Like Christmas…

Beer’s Brain: Uh oh, looks like the wooden porch steps are still all snow covered this morning.

Better watch your step on the way down here, make sure you don’t sliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiip!

Beer: Ouch.

Hey, don’t blame me man. I tried to warn you. Maybe time to retire the summertime shoes, huh? Go with something with a bit more traction?

Oh just shut up already and tell me where we left that snow shovel.

Yeah, that’s how my day started.  Must be getting close to Christmas now!