Morning Free Association: May 11, 2016

Well, the second round is over for Eastern Conference.

The Penguins were up a couple goals. The Capitals forced overtime, and the Hockey Gods made a questionable decision in allowing the Penguins to take game six in overtime. Not cool, Hockey Gods. We made the appropriate sacrifices and everything.
Jskdijr

There were handshakes. Evil has triumphed again.
Hehehehe
Evil

The Western Conference game sevens are tonight (Blues at Stars), and tomorrow (Predleys at Sharks).

Anyway, what’s on tap?

Are you going to shotgun your coffee, or your cheap Renaissance beer?

Dawg

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Congrats to UNCMedievalist, now known as Doctor UNCMedievalist. We’re so glad it all worked out, buddy.
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Satan81
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Magyarország went a period without getting scored on! 0-0 after one period against Finland, including killing off a 5-on-3.

The Canadian announcer’s pronunciation is so bad I don’t know half the Hungarian players he’s referring to.

Sverige is stomping Qazaqstan 3-0 after one. Goals from Mikael Backlund, Linus Klasen, and Adam Larsson.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I thought i said hi, but maybe i never pastaed. this is becoming a habit.

Anyway, Hi All!

On tap – An Ovechkin… that’s a White Russian without a cup. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk.

I’m definitely going to try to work today. Soon

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

this is becoming a habit.

and this is a becoming habit!

Satan81
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Heya! Check it out! Infrared bourbon!

Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection 2016: Infrared Light

Amazingly it’s not an April Fool’s joke.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Me want!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MadScientist72
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MadScientist72

And another one bites the dust.
http://i67.tinypic.com/16264iv.png
DeCAPitated!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All! And it is a good morning as I finally found a couple grand I had stashed in the house and couldn’t remember where. Holy Shit! I’ll never hide it again. I did manage to throw a lot of crap out while looking for it, so that’s great.
That’s it. I’m definitely working today.
Double header tonight. Yay.
I have a picture of my mom doing a keg stand at 86 years young. I’ll try to find it.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Oh, so i did pasta. Kewl!

Satan81
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“Nigeria demands back stolen money in UK” is one of the best headlines I’ve read in a while.

http://www.bbc.com/

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

That’s rich.

(Pun intended)

Satan81
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Yes, President Buhari, right away, sir. Please send your bank account and and routing numbers and we’ll make the transfer immediately.

Satan81
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Bielarus rallied with 4 (!) goals in the third period to defeat Slovensko 4-2.

Confoederatio Helvetica edged out Latvija 5-4. Eric Blum scored with a minute and a half left to give the Helveticae (sp?) the lead.

Miss Muse
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The Swiss call themselves Helvetica?

Satan81
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From yesterday’s MFA:

“Swiss Confederation”
German: Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft
French: Confédération Suisse
Italian: Confederazione Svizzera
Romansh: Confederaziun svizra
Latin: Confoederatio Helvetica

The country code for Switzerland is CH, based on the Latin.

DrHandgrenaid
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A whole nation of hipster graphic designers. They were speaking Romansh before it was cool.

Satan81
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“Helvetica is a widely used sans-serif typeface developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger with input from Eduard Hoffmann.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetica

Satan81
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“In 1960, its name was changed by Haas’ German parent company Stempel to Helvetica (meaning Swiss in Latin) in order to make it more marketable internationally. It comes from the Latin name for the pre-Roman tribes of what became Switzerland.”

——

“The Helvetii were a Gallic tribe or tribal confederation occupying most of the Swiss plateau at the time of their contact with the Roman Republic in the 1st century BC.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helvetii

Miss Muse
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This is just like that video on why Germany goes by so many other names in the world. smile

DrHandgrenaid
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Well, yeah. Doesn’t mean my answer wasn’t more fun.

Satan81
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True, but now I’m reading about significantly less-civilized Swiss.

Miss Muse
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And and and….my friend in Germany posted a picture of her and her guy at a Dunkies in Leipzig or Berlin, or you know, somewhere in Germany. So I had to look. There’s at least one in Stockholm. I may go just to say I went. grin Not every day cause they are suppose to have one of the best coffee-drinking cultures in the world, but…come on. smile

Satan81
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Oh yeah, Dunks is all over Germany now. I’ve been seeing them in various train stations and there’s one right near the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Rallye
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Rallye

“Dunks is all over Germany now”

Say it ain’t so!

Satan 81's Sister
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Get me some chocolate Munchkins.

Satan81
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Those will be the chocolate Munchkins with the highest carbon footprint ever.

Satan 81's Sister
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Worth it.

Miss Muse
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Morning all!

I am so mad that the Caps lost, and thereby ALL of my (yes ALL, stop laughing) brackets have gone kablooie.

I just wanted to duck in and say hey I’ve been trying to keep myself busy with work and am working on a grad school app and trying to do actual work at work so I haven’t been on here in a bit.

I’m sure you all noticed and were quite sad.

Satan 81's Sister
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Hey! Was thinking about you the other day!

Miss Muse
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Oh really? Dare I ask what brought me to mind? grin

Satan81
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*moves his chips to “appelkaka”*

Miss Muse
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Ha ha ha! That’s not a bad guess. grin

Satan 81's Sister
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Hahaha! It was “Muse hasn’t been on B2B in a while.” Was going to message you, Muse, but I’m not good at remembering to do things.

DrHandgrenaid
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Hey stranger!

Been wondering what was up! Grad school, eh? Neat.

Miss Muse
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It’s a goal of mine to freaking just apply. Not think about getting in, and paying for it but actually submit an application.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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Yeah, that blew my remaining eastern bracket predictions. I’m just glad there isn’t going to be a 3rd game seven this round. This has been a brutal playoffs if one is trying to catch all the games.

I still had the Stars being alive now, so my bracket isn’t totally dead (for another 12 hours, anyway)

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Who are you again?

Just kidding. Howdy.

Satan81
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Swiss 3 Latvians 3 after two. Goals: Nino Neenerneener (2), Gregory Hoffman, Mikelis Redlihs (2), Ronalds Kenins.

Slovaks 2 Belorussians 0 after two. Andrej Sekera and Tomas Jurco with the goals.

DrHandgrenaid
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The Canucks’ Linden Vey’s father and father’s mistress are going on trial for conspiracy to murder their respective spouses.

One must assume Angela Pimpsbury cracked the case.

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Also: How likely is it that Trevor Linden told Jim Benning to acquire Linden Vey because of his first name?

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

That’s a fun one. Yikes.

DrHandgrenaid
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