Morning Free Association: On Top of the World

Or the Adams Northeast Flortheast Atlantic Division, at least…

As the Mamas and the Papas say,

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day…

Remember, it only gets better from here, so happy Monday morning, folks!

Stone cold killer David Pastrnak has strung together a few solid games, as has his team.

It’s nice to be in first place in the division. Both Florida teams have two games at hand on the Bruins, but with any luck, they’ll blow a few, and our road trip will go well. Since it’s a road trip, I’m going to assume it’ll go even better than our recent home stretch, which hasn’t been too shabby at all. Anyway, like the Carpenters, the Bruins are on top of the world, looking down on creation, and are also lacking an explanation – but I’ll take it. Who needs an explanation for first place, anyway?

Bruins don’t play ’til LATE tomorrow night, and I think I’ve got a case of the Mondays.
case of the mondays

What’s on tap, kids? Coffee and sadness here, as usual.

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Bruins have recalled Frank Vatrano from Providence on an emergency basis. Read official release: https://t.co/sP9AmbZTV6

— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) March 14, 2016

WHOO HOO!

Thetallest81
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Emergency? Someone go on IR?

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

See, when I posted that all I saw was “Frank Vatrano called up.” I guess we’ll soon find out.

phonymahoney
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Also, it’s his birthday.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

So seriously, as this day ages, Daylight saving time can get even more fucked whenever it gets around to it. I got so little sleep last night and can’t fucking brain at all right now. guhhhhhh

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Yup. I’m running on 4 hours. Between DST and trying to process yet another house offer, my brain was all “LOL, who needs sleep?”

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

spends rest of day humming BNL song off Stunt

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Goddamnit. You suck. Now it’s in my head.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

This was your fault, but I feel we’re all better off just blaming Daylight Savings time

runs over to twitter

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

You suck cause now i have “goddamnit” stuck in my head.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Actually…to tell the truth…the new Drake’s Fortune commercial has caused “Perfect Day” to be stuck in my head for a few days now…and it just wont ever go away.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Had to be up at 4am on Sunday. Losing that one hour of sleep sucked. I want to punch daylight savings time right in the face.

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the german hammer

For this blah Monday, BagelBruin has this Bonus Bearly on Topic Interview with Mike Boyle of Diarrhea Planet.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Hey All! Another bourbon party Saturday night. Yesterday was a little rough. I still managed to beat Jo and my youngest on the disc golf course (by one stroke) . Also had a couple women’s games at a tournament in Danbury. I’m not sorry that I enjoy being around all those sweaty women. I had a pretty funny exchange with one of the centers. We were waiting for the line change to finish and half the women were dancing to the music. The center says “We were at a tournament two weeks ago and the song they played during every other stoppage was “It’s raining men.” ” Probably not the best choice for a women’s tournament”, I suggested. “Hell, half of as are queer as can be” she laughed ” I want it to rain women”. ” I hope you get your wish”

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Coffee with all the bourbon is on tap!!! Jo is off for two weeks! Yay!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Where do you normally go play disc?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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We usually go to Page Park in Bristol. I love the lay out. Lots of elevation changes, a few open holes where you can grip it and rip it and some tight challenging fairways. We’ll probably play tomorrow

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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We also like Cross Farms in Tolland, West Thompson :Lake out in Putnam, Lufberry in Wallingford.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Offer accepted. No home sale contingency. That means if the seller wants to back out due to not having a place to go…well it’s not my problem this time.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

YAYYYYY! Congrats!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

WOOOOOOOOO!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Congrats!

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

YAAAAAY! That’s a relief!

the german hammer
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the german hammer

Congrats.

phonymahoney
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Awesome!

the german hammer
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the german hammer

Yes, it’s Pi Day and I had a lovely pie lined up…except that IW went to Mike’s Pastry and now we have much cannoli and brownies. So, those baked goods will have to do.

Went to the game with Phony and pals and had a great time. Learned that teenaged girls need to MOVE THE HELL OUT OF OUR WAY, possibly per Cam Neely. Also, learned yet again I have no directional ability and got lost on my way to the train, because, “I wanted to walk.” By the time I tried to correct my error, I found out the T wanted to give me a steaming hot pile of Fuck You. Missed my train. I may also be an idiot.

Dammit, now I want pie for breakfast.

Thetallest81
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Get a Quiche…its pie like…then a pizza pie for lunch…then a Shepard pie for dinner and pie for dessert.

P.s. Shoulda come over to talk at the game! My giant feets make it a pain in the ass for everyone to go back and forth down the rows.

Thetallest81
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P.S howd you miss the train when theres a station thats in the garden?!

thats….talent…

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

(To get to her house I think requires South station trains. The Garden is North station)

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

but…doesn’t North station get to south?

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

You’re not from around these parts, I reckon.

Nope. If you want to take a train (subway) from North station, you need to get onto either the green or orange line then transfer to the red at Downtown Crossing/Park St. stations. It’s not a bad walk, instead.

Thetallest81
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Ha nope….when i lived in Boston it was Roxbury/Mission Hill area….so most the time if i went out to the north end it was green line either get off at Govt. center or North station….and from there walked…

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Oh, Mission Hill. How I don’t miss your sky-high rents for absolute shit holes.

Thetallest81
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No kidding…the only decent place was Mission Main…and that wasn’t even worth it. Luckily I moved out to watertown and waltham soon after and payed the same money for an entire floor of a house that i wouldnt get killed in.

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Had to go to South Station and decided to walk. Even have Google Maps on my phone but didn’t consult, because, get this, “I knew where I was going.”

If I ever confidently say that I know where I’m going outside of Newport, pat me on the shoulder and tell me that you will take over from here. I am super directionally impaired.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

We should have come up with a plan but it’s hard to shout out over all those people. Next time or meetup or something.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Sounds good to me!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

EGG AND MEAT PIE!!!!!

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

AND CHEESE! (I only eat Loraine).

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

You leave my aunt out of this, cannibal.

Thetallest81
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People are feisty today! lol I made sure three times that it didnt get auto corrected to Lauren….which is my sister.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I’d say our MFAs are finally coming into our own here with this train of thought. Of course, it starts with food, and winds up with almost #B2BAfterDark

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Are you saying that we...lack control....when it comes to the guilty pleasures in life??

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

… well we did have a lengthy discussion of the abandonment of dignity associated with eating raw store bought cookie dough

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Meanwhile im stuffing my face with apple pie right now that is just covered in goddamn sugar.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

You say that like it’s a bad thing.

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81
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I never thought id say this….but i think ive had my fill of pie for today….each one of those slices might as well feed three people….and what you cant see is the Hood Ice cram cups at the end of the table to go with them….and whipped cream.

DrHandgrenaid
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Thetallest81
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The episode that just keeps on giving!

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Somehow I always forget it when trying to pick the best episode of all time, but I think this thread has proven that it might be the one

Thetallest81
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Tree house of horror is always up there too.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

You can never have too much pie.

Thetallest81
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Normally i would agree…but i think i just proved myself wrong.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Eyes bigger than your stomach, eh Wolfie?

Thetallest81
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Sorry…i just dozed off from coming down after all the sugar…

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Maybe the reason my break and bake cookies catastrophically failed was I was planning of bringing them in to work, today, the Day of Pies.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

I’m guessing that they weren’t kept cold enough. Those cookies ideally should be broken apart and re-refrigerated.

Miss Muse
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Oh they went right into the fridge and were taken right out of the fridge before I put them on the pan. I’m wondering if maybe my fridge was maybe too cold. I don’t know…it was weird.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

If they spread out too much and became one, not enough refrigeration.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Ah, then they are just a pan cookie and that is fine.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Seconded.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I want cookies.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Cosign. And I say that despite being fairly full post-lunch

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Oh no, they just sat there. They didn’t spread out AT ALL.

Thetallest81
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How many eggs you use? If directions ask for one egg add one more egg and you’ll get flatter cookies. Theres a pic out there of how different sugars and ingredients change the shape and feel of your cookies….ill see if i can find it.

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the german hammer
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I use this one if I’m not feeling lazy: http://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/edouards-chocolate-chip-cookies

Usually make it with almond flour, last time I made it with hazelnut flour. Delightful.

If I’m lazy, I can make a batch of Toll Houses in one hour.

Thetallest81
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i have one for maple bacon cookies. It is the bestest cookie ever. not good for you in the least. I will try to see if i can manage to find it when home for you.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

Excellent, thanks!

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

We’re taking about premade break-and bake dough here.

Thetallest81
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Well the first problem in that case is that she had pre-made dough and didn’t eat it raw.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

this checks out. But then, buy the break and bake is just wasted money, as the dough logs are much much cheaper

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

This has been a very productive conversation.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I will look into those later! These were supposed to be German Chocolate cookies, all fancy-schmancy, but screw it, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with straightforward chocolate chip. smile

the german hammer
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the german hammer

You know German chocolate anythings are not that great, or often, good at all. That was the problem.

And before anyone gasps at my not liking something German, it’s not a German thing at all. It was named for the guy who made it: Samuel German.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I LOVE German chocolate cake, figured I’d give these a shot!

Meh.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

#Cakesplaining

the german hammer
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the german hammer

Oh no, did that come off as condescending? I didn’t mean it to be. I educate and inform! Bunny do good!

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Eh, I’m just amused by the concept of cakesplaining

the german hammer
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the german hammer

I like it but I’m afraid that people will use it like Mansplaining, which is annoying and no good.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

(and bigger!)

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Nothing beats the total surrender of dignity and self respect that comes with eating raw cookie dough straight off the log!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Truth. It’s both tragic and beautiful.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

I have to admit I used to do this. Now, I will make dough so I can eat it raw.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

That’s still better than melted Rocky Road Ice Cream straight from the container though, isn’t it? grin

the german hammer
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the german hammer

As sad as I am that I failed to have a voice recorded for that episode, I am very glad that some of the things I said about fluff were not used against me, either in that episode or in subsequent ones.

Thetallest81
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I dunnoo…i think theres one step past that for surrender of self respect….I used to get cookie dough ice cream as a kid and spit out all the dough into a pile and then eat the whole pile at once at the end.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

I am without words, and in the best way possible

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

That’s pretty amazing, right there.

phonymahoney
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#confession

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

You know what, I even ate a couple blocks just to try them, and they just were not good. “Nestle Cookie of the Year”…not even.

Thetallest81
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Oof…Pillsbury sugar cookies or toll house is the only way to go for premade..not sure if i even know of any others or would be willing to try….so easy to just make own batter.

the german hammer
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the german hammer

Huh. Well, perhaps they needed thawing. Or to never be bought again.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Off to California. San Jose tomorrow night, Anahiem Friday, LA Saturday all on NESN. At least one roster move anticipated.

— Jack Edwards (@RealJackEdwards) March 14, 2016

What could Jack mean? Vatrano or Chiller up? I can’t imagine what else

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I mean. You know who it could always be, too.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

That guy would be a waste of a callup (we only get 2 more non-emergency ones), as he would be suspended for the first 5 games he was on an NHL roster for

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

I forgot the sarcasm. Apologies.

Doesn’t make anything you said less true.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

There are, of course, other reasons he would be a waste of a callup. But meh.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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NNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

God dammit, I HOPE it’s Frankie but I’m pretty sure it’ll be Miller. You know, to showcase him in front of Kings fans when he has a 5 point night or something. wink

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Fun story: I drove by a dumpster fire this weekend. No, not a bad situation or game or team. A literal dumpster fire.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Yikes.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

At work today. I wish/ should have stayed home and slept. I had a bug over the weekend. I feel better just flat out exhausted.

Job interview at 4pm today. Hopefully this is the last one.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Good Luck!

Satan 81's Sister
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Morning all. On day 8 of a ten day work stretch. Hey Koji, when do I go on vacation?
http://cdn0.sbnation.com/assets/3358257/KOJISOON.gif

Thetallest81
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always upvote Koji.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

No offense to Bagel Bruin, but I think you should have Tuukka negotiate all your time-off requests.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc395/StarWisher76/Hockey%20gifs/tuukkasoon_zps8f316401.gif

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

I would like Tuukka to do the same for me!

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Koji’s look scares me more. I deal with pissed off people a lot. Koji looks like a psycho.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

He looks unstable and out of his element

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Koji looks shell-shocked. Tuukka’s all “What’s up?!”

phonymahoney
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I think Koji goes postal after the gif is FINALLY DONE LOOPING

Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

I get more of the “old Asian man staring at me from his window because he doesn’t trust me as i walk by” look.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

This is very specific. Is there an old Asian man in your neighborhood who doesn’t trust you?

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

I would assume most Asian people (or really, people in general) aren’t accostomed to seeing dude who are 6’10” and tend to stare in distrust, assuming that they are in fact FOUR dwarves in a trenchcoat

Thetallest81
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actually now that i think about it…old Asian guys love to come up and ask me how tall i am…they get so easily excited.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

They probably think you’re in the NBA. grin

Thetallest81
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i think the best ever was in Hawaii when i got on an elevator and a tiny lil Japanese man got in after me. After the doors closed he looked at me and yelled “WOW YOU SO TALLL!!!!!!!” and then reached his hand/arm over his head and proceeded to jump up and down to see if he could reach that high. When the elevator stopped he got off completely calm and normal and i was laughing my ass off.

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Kills me every time.