Morning Free Association, May 18, 2016

Mike Milbury is giving out fine hockey advice as always.

This is so unsatisfying to me as a former coach to watch your player with a slash that doesn’t really hurt him. If you’re going to slash him, you know, crack a bone or something. And if you’re gonna hit somebody from behind, you know, give him a slight concussion or whatever; — Mike Milbury.

Don Cherry Would be proud.

Also, Sharks!
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Shark-shark
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Shark-shark
Sharks
Everybody
!

The headline sounds terrifying until you see a picture of the actual baby nurse shark.
In related news, paramedics responded to a man bitten by a Chihuahua by taking him to the hospital with the dog still attached.*

* This did not actually happen, I hope.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Hey All! Late to the party. Took Jo to work, then went to clean up the lawn at her house (her mom lives there). My good deed for today. Another double header tonight. Jo is the scorer. She’s been making some decent cash at the rink lately. It’s part of our fun money (as opposed to our “funny” money).
Lots of work to do here before Memorial Day. We will be heading to Western PA, Ohiopyle State Park and the Youghiogheny River. We are bringing rafts, kayaks and a bunch of knuckleheads. Should be great fun. If anyone is out that way and wants to join in, let me know. There will be drinking (off the river) and campfires and shit like that.

carvinbass18
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A story of a meeting I was just in with GIF highlights:

“If jets come in tomorrow at 7am we need you to split shift work on this printer the rest of the week & next week plus work all weekend to get it done”
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“It’s not our responsibility to cover for the shortages of our suppliers. Just push the date out”
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“well the printer is sold, so it’s gotta get done”
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“Well have fun suckers, cause I’m on vacation starting Friday at 3:30”
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seriously this place can eat a dick.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

“Well have fun suckers, cause I’m on vacation starting Friday at 3:30”

Until they cancel it.

carvinbass18
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It would not be the first time they’ve pulled that on me. It would not be the first time I go to HR to dispute that. My vacation was approved in February, they’ve had time to make accommodations.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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HR is your friend!

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

HR is your friend!*

*Except when in charge of leading you out the door after termination.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Nah, that’s security’s job

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

That’s a valid point. I forgot about it because we don’t have dedicated security. So HR does the walkouts here.

The BOB
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The BOB

Could be worse. My wife’s former company were so nasty about walkouts that they wouldn’t let a guy go back to his desk to get his wallet and car keys. Had to get a ride from his wife and come back days later for both.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Not to that extreme, but we’ve had that happen to a few top level managers. They got their wallet and keys, but had to come back under close watch later to get any other personal items.

The BOB
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The BOB

Fun stuff. I get not wanting them back on the PCs but still seems extreme. Have to think the wallet/key thing is illegal.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Ouch. I would not like to be that HR department

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Working on unemployment hearing documentation puts me in a bad attitude.

UnstableElement
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UnstableElement

Good Morning!

I need a long weekend badly. Glad one is coming up somewhat soon. Signed up to monitor someone else’s test build at work. Here’s to hoping I don’t eff that up.

carvinbass18
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Morning folks.

  • So Milbury just hast to be the biggest idiot in the room huh? Couldn’t let JR have that title for more than a night? What a jackass.
  • Been looking around the production floor here and I’ve realized that we have these “product detail” signs that hang down where they’re built. Turns out they’re all 5-6 years old. We haven’t built a couple of these models in 4 years. Good goin’ marketing
  • I’ve had this comment running since 8:00 this morning. Have had to wait because of a meeting between supervisors, quality & planning. They just finished. Here’s a video of what the meeting sounded like. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nL7gol2KPc
  • Uhhh, I’ve got coffee on tap, but what sounds really freaking good right now is a top notch glass of ice tea / lemonade while sitting on my back porch reading a book.
  • The BOB
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    The BOB

    Yea, that was pretty bad from Milbury. Never a good idea to say anything close to resembling ‘minor concussion’

    Satan 81's Sister
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    but what sounds really freaking good right now is a top notch glass of ice tea / lemonade while sitting on my back porch reading a book.

    That is so best!

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    Good morning, friends!

    I get to spend the day cleaning the apartment, but for a good cause: My wife comes home tomorrow night!

    I’m enjoying my freedom from graduate school – I’ve been reading for fun, blowing up demons on my PS4, and taking well-deserved naps. Lots of work is coming soon; I’m taking full advantage of this lull. grin

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Wohoo!

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    I love naps so much. How long until you have to move?

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    A little less than a month. We’ve got a lot of packing to do, but we’re going to do some vacation-like things. We both deserve it.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    WE
    NEED
    TO
    MEET

    Dr. Medievalist
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    Dr. Medievalist

    YES! I’ve got lots of free time!

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    Well, may I have some?

    Satan81
    Admin

    Awesome!

    Satan81
    Admin

    WHC Report!

    Final standings from the prelims of the World Hockey Championships:

    Alas, the recently promoted Qazaqstan and Magyarország will be relegated to Division I. Slovenija and Ukrayina will replace them, having earned promotions for winning gold medals in Group A and Group B, respectively, of the Division I championship tournaments.

    In the WHC Playoffs, top-seeded Suomi will face bottom-seeded Danmark. The surprisingly second-seeded Česko will face the also-surprisingly seventh-seeded USA in a Pasta vs. Frankie matchup. Rad Brad and Canada will face Sverige, and Rossija will take on Sturmface’s Deutschland squad.

    Stats for the Bruins at the WHC:

    Pasta: 7 GP, 1 G, 6 A, 7 P, +4, 4 PIM
    Rad Brad: 7 GP, 2 G, 2 A, 4 P, +5, 6 PIM
    Frankie: 7 GP, 1 G, 5 A, 6 P, +3, 8 PIM
    Peter Cehlarik: 5 G, 1 G, 0 A, 1 P, +2, 2 PIM

    The BOB
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    The BOB

    Weird to see Vatrano actually getting assists given his regular season line.

    Surprised that Switzerland struggled so badly… wouldn’t have expected them to come below Norway or Denmark.

    The London Bear
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    Cehlarik did well to end up with a +2 considering Slovensko went through a seven-period, erm, period, scoring no goals and conceding 14! Though I think he missed one of those games.

    Satan81
    Admin

    NHL reinforcements for the playoffs:

    Suomi: None
    Česko: Radek Faksa (DAL)
    Rossija: Dmitri Orlov (WAS), Alex Ovechkin (WAS), Yevgeni Kuznetsov (WAS)
    Canada: None
    Sverige: Matthias Ekholm (NAS), Andre Burakovsky (WAS)
    Deutschland: Thomas Greiss (NYI)
    USA: None
    Danmark: None

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Morning, peeps.

  • Almost went off the deep end before I left here yesterday. The whole compliance crackdown thing has been miserable from start to finish… not that we’ve finished.
  • Went out with work people last night. Enough not water, but not enough not water to feel anything other than tired today.
  • Supplier BBQ in my hood tonight – we got almost no responses from the salesforce on this event, so we made it mandatory, only the supplier never told us he only wanted about 80 people to come. We have 180 RSVPs now. Oops. Anyway, I’m going, and they’ll probably run out of wine and meat by like 7.
  • Skating didn’t go that well yesterday. My skills are like, gone. Yikes. Stopping? A hilarious idea! I feel like I’m six years old again. No skates until Friday, if I take it off, or Sunday if I don’t. Maybe I can gather my thoughts and come up with a plan by then.
  • I still can’t get over how much more glide these new skates have. Maybe it’s just the blade setup is for this model, but Jesus. I’m really going to need to remember how to stop because I’m going to kill everyone out there with those things. Fucking FLYING without even trying… and it’s messy, since I’m a talentless hack once again. Oh well!
  • I must admit that I look super adorable today. HANDSOME COWORKER, YOU WILL LOVE ME.
  • UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    The whole compliance crackdown thing has been miserable from start to finish… not that we’ve finished.

    This sums up my life at work since May 2013. I feel you.

    Also, I never did and still don’t know how to stop on skates. I very rarely skate (maybe once a year at frog pond or something similar, haha). I wasn’t ever a hockey player, I just like the sport.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    I used to play, and I used to skate really well. I’m lacking skills entirely these days, though.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    It’ll come back. Just keep plugging away. Muscle memory and all that.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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    It comes back.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    I’m with you there about skating.

    UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement
    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    That is pretty much me on skates.

    carvinbass18
    Editor
  • You yesterday?http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Jack-Donaghy-Pouring-Alcohol-Loop-30-Rock.gif
  • Woo mandatory company fun time!
  • Stopping? Sounds like checking will be your forte!
  • UnstableElement
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    UnstableElement

    Ain’t no party like a Pyongyang party because a Pyongyang party is absolutely mandatory

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    In Russia, party always finds you. ~ Yakov Smirnov

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Not mandatory at all, we are fun, so we make our own fun! Extracurricular fun for the win!

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    so we made it mandatory

    but but… (but seriously it does sound fun and I want to be a part of it too)

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    I forgot about that part, I thought you meant last night. Sorry, I cannot brain anymore. May has not been kind.

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    Mornin’ hombres!

    Division meeting today, so thats not cool. Other than that, running through revisions to this comically overdue report I finally tore out a first draft of yesterday (fortunately, I also learned that I am still not the last one in our group to do theirs, so thats… okay?

    Get to pick up my field truck tomorrow, out ion the field friday, and then is the Victoria Day holiday weekend. All in all, not a bad scene.

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    out ion the field friday

    I read that as out in the ion field Friday and got lost thinking “but you’re a geologist, what does that have to do with electricity”. Blah coffee you need to kick in here.

    Woo 3 day weekends!

    DrHandgrenaid
    Editor

    I’ve been trying to create Dr Manhattan in my spare time.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    Big blue penis man!

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