Morning Free Association 3/17/16- Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Pat Cleary is Irish

So, today is St. Patrick’s Day when we celebrate the Patron Saint of Ireland, you know, with boiled dinner and green beer, yeah? I mean, he banished all the slithering serpents from Ireland, so it’s fitting that this is how one would celebrate. Being not a bit Irish, nor Catholic, and I usually stay away from it, aside from the St. Paddy’s Day Miracleâ„¢, the mysterious arrival of Guinness in our fridge. However, I can tell you that today I will participate in celebrating our favourite Irish Bruins player today and Patron Saint of Perfection.

Dog Years

Not so fast, Dog Years.

Acciari

Acciari…that’s an Italian name, you can’t fool me.

No, I’m talking about Patrice Bergeron-Cleary.

Bergy perfectly tapes his stck

There is another guy, a former Bruin, who has a birthday today. Yes, that would be one Alternate Captain Planet, Andrew Ference.

the jacket

Sure, he went to the Oilers and became Captain Planet at long last. This year, his playing role diminished, he was one of 4 Alternate Captains (but the only Alternate Captain Planet) before injury derailed his season. It looks like he’ll retire after the season should the Oilers buy him out, which they will undoubtedly. Anyway, have a Guinness or other libation for him, yourself, and everyone else today.

the cup

Happy 37th, Andrew!

(By the way, I love Andygrams. You can give me all the ones you want today, you know, because it’s his birthday.)

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Sock Puppet
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Sock Puppet

Ugh. I accidentally opened a spam email on my phone a couple of days ago, and some asshole harvested my email going back years. I’m getting mail-undelivered notices from all the previous people who sent me junk mail. Whoever it was forged emails to several folks from here, an electrician I used last winter, my sister-in law, my sister in-law’s sister in-law, every company I received an email receipt from, everyone who sent me junk mail… Thanks Android.

Miss Muse
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I LOVE this Photoshop! Much Irish, very wow. grin

Here’s another Andy-gram:

http://malecelebbio.com/gallery/2013/09/Andrew-Ference-01.jpg

I’m gonna be spending all day proctoring exams and there’s this one kid whom everyone knows for being a pain in the butt in asking for extensions and showing up late to exams if not showing up to them at all. She was trying to get me yesterday to tell her it’d be OK for her to reschedule the exam. Not her professor. The person up at the front desk. She’s a real delight.

I may need a strong beverage tonight, and what great timing!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Happy St Paddy’s Day! It’s amateur night, really. We’ll do a lil Irish whiskey at home tonight, no way we’ll be out on the road with you drunk jerks! Oh yeah, Miami tomorrow! Just in time, a wintery weekend is ontap here.

Satan 81's Sister
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I’m heading to Miami today! Bahamas tomorrow. I was going to stay in downtown Miami then I remembered it’s spring break and St. Patrick’s Day. Fuck that shit.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

We’re staying downtown, Air B&B. Visiting Jo’s daughter and (drum roll please!)….. NEW BABY GRANDDAUGHTER!!!! She’s very excited.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Pitchforking a couple pairs of shorts (not shorks) , tees and sandals into my backpack (and some golf discs). Ready to go!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Packing summer clothes is much more fun than packing winter clothes.

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Takes up less space too.

BagelBruin
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I started looking at new apartments and houses yesterday. Looking for housing and bad wifi causes me to be overly sensitive and stressed.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

Good luck!

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Ugh my apartment hunt last fall was the absolute fucking worst

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Why are you looking for bad WiFi?

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Good luck! May you have better fortune!

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

Holy shit. If the playoffs started today it’d be the first time in 24 seasons Detroit would not be in the playoffs.

The BOB
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Bruins still hold the record at 27?

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

Bruins w/ 29

UnstableElement
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I’m actively cheering for this. I don’t necessarily hate the Red Wings so much as I hate the media talking about their streak.

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Agreed

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Seconded

DrHandgrenaid
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Notarized

phonymahoney
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Yep!

MadScientist72
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Personally, I couldn’t care less whether the Wings make it or not, as long as the Habs are out.

UnstableElement
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Oh, that doesn’t even need to be stated. It’s always assumed that’s what we want.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Habnots forgoing the playoffs is great, but beating the Habs in the playoffs – Divine!!!

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Is it the weekend yet?

Tonight I’m running sound for a St. Patty’s show. Good lord I’m going to be tired tomorrow

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Top o’ the morning, to you, Oyster Crackers!
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Happy Evacuation Day!
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The BOB
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Ah, Evacuation Day. Gotta love those made up holidays

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh how I loved having the day off from school.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

It is absolutely NOT made up!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Yeah, but isn’t it about chasing the Brits out of town with made-up cannons?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

The BOB
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The BOB

Real cannons, made up ammunition

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

As long as they had real cannons & real gunpowder, rocks would do the job as ammo.
And the fake ammo thing is just a myth. There was actual fire exchanged. The British just didn’t want a repeat of the heavy casualties they’d suffered at the Battle of Bunker Hill (actually fought on neighboring Breed’s Hill), so they pulled out.

The BOB
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I’m aware of its legitimate history. Doesn’t mean it is any less made up

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Well, when you really get down to it, ALL holidays are made up.There are no naturally occurring holidays.

MadScientist72
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If they’d been smart, they’d have made tomorrow Evacuation Day, to give people a day to evacuate their stomachs of everything they consumed on St. Patty’s Day.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I should finish packing.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Just pitchfork some clothes into a duffle bag and figure out what to do with them when you get there

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

That’s pretty much what I do. And then get it in my head that I need to bring useless things. “Haven’t used this frying pan in months. I should bring it!”

UnstableElement
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phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

I see you’ve filmed me packing

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

You never want to leave Papa Smurf behind!

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

There’s only one bottle of wine in that clip. Clearly not you.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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18 hours later: “Why do I have two tubes of toothpaste and no toothbrush? ”
(This is why I gave up on that method)

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

ha ha. That’s great smile

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

I try to make lists but then I get so worried I’ve forgotten to pack something I take everything out and go through it, only to do the same thing a few hours later.

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Where are you going? What have I missed?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Bahamas for a punk rock booze cruise. RIP me. It was nice knowing you all.

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

Oh shit, the Flogging Molly Cruise!

At least Sis died doing what she loved: being drunk and disorderly on a boat with a rabble of Irish roustabouts singing songs about the Troubles.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Let’s check in with my liver: “You’re going to do what now?”

DrHandgrenaid
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DrHandgrenaid

“No Liver, you don’t get a vote. You will have the opportunity to voice your concerns though the formal hangover protocol following the shenanigans”

MadScientist72
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“And if that is insufficient, you may opt to invoke the alcohol poisoning clause in your contract.”

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

Oi! Oi! Oi!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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I’d love to see the sign-up application for that
“Finish this sentence: I want to be…”

  1. sedated.
  2. anarchy.
  3. your dog.
  4. prom queen

“Do you see your self as:”

  1. An anarchist
  2. an antichrist
  3. an effigy
  4. a lighthouse keeper
carvinbass18
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Aw man. We just had a guy here get really hurt, not sure how but an ambulance had to come take him to the hospital. We’ve now had more injuries this quarter than we had all of last year. I’m now 100% certain they’ve pushed us past our breaking point of working safely to get things done in super fast times.

UnstableElement
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Hard to tell sometimes though, too. I mean, my own supervisor has been carted off and that’s because he just dropped in the hallway. No reason.

But it does sound like you guys are getting pushed hard, too. Hope he’s alright.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

I’m hearing mixed reports that it’s from the electric pallet jack we had or something with one of the fork trucks.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

That never ends well.

carvinbass18
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carvinbass18

Turns out he was putting something on our box truck w/ an electric pallet jack & the truck moved off the shipping dock. He went down & the pallet jack landed on his leg. 22+ stitches it’s looking like. Could have been much much worse

The BOB
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Wow… that seems like the bare minimum result of the situation you described. Talk about luck of the Irish

Miss Muse
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Miss Muse

Yeah when you said accident and electric, I was thinking the worst.

MadScientist72
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We just had a guy here get really hurt

Did he get hurt at safety training?
http://33.media.tumblr.com/736fe1511dc38914f3e165daae6c2528/tumblr_inline_n56a7z863K1rocwym.gif
The ironic thing is nothing in that song is actually ironic. It’s just a bunch of people having a shitty day.

carvinbass18
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no lol. Our safety training is an online course that we have to do once a month. It’s all “hazardous chemicals” “erganomics” OSHA stuff like that.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning!

UnstableElement
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Top ‘o the mornin’!