Morning Free Association, September 19

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The World Cup of Hockey is in full swing with games on Saturday and Sunday beginning the action.

Saturday saw Team Europe blank Team USA 3-0 and Canada embarrass Czech Republic 6-0. On Sunday, Sweden defeated Russia 2-1 and Team North America trounced Finland 4-1. ESPN 2 wasted no time after the game for silly things like discussions of the game, opting to head straight into Poker Night in America.

As I said on our most recent Bearly on Topic podcast, I only wish that the goal song or even anthem played for TNA was this golden hit by Debbie Gibson:

The slate of games for Monday are the following:

Monday, Sept. 19

Team Europe vs. Team Czech Republic, 3 p.m., ESPN, SN, TVA Sports

Team Russia vs. Team North America, 8 p.m., ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports

We’re going to have a game thread for the evening game, so get ready for our version of Captain’s Practice for the commenters.


Now that we have the business of today all taken care of, I want to wish my favourite left winger a Happy Birthday. No, it’s not Brad Marchand (he’s my second favouritest, and his day is in May), it’s Intentionally Widenberg. Unlike me, he doesn’t like to make a big deal of it so make sure you wish him well on this day.

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Thetallest81
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Thetallest81

Happy Bday IW, hope its a lovely day. Condolences to Phony, hope it was a lovely funeral.

Got to see Big D & The Kids Table over the weekend up here in Pitts. Was nice to see them on a small stage dive bar, I feel like its been 10 years since ive seen them and still a blast!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Happy Birthday, IW!

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I bought a weird thing.

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

That’s a great deal. I hope it works. Shampoo makes a great antifog. Because that thing is going to fog up.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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I bought this after playing against a dude wearing the same one. I asked how he liked it. He couldn’t stop raving about it and even mentioned it didn’t fog. We’ll see.

If it does fog, just wash it with shampoo?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I rub shampoo onto mine with a soft cloth/ old tee shirt until it’s all rubbed in. It works

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Thanks man!

Dr. Medievalist
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Dr. Medievalist

Hello again, friends.

Many condolences, Phony.

I’m exhausted. Sippi (the dog we found on the way from NC to TX) has been having trouble with incontinence due to the steroid she’s on as a part of her heartworm treatment. We had to take her outside several times during the night. So, coffee.

And as I said on Twitter, it’s a good thing that class today involves showing an episode of the Simpsons (it’s the one where Lisa finds out that Jebediah Springfield was really a silver-tongued pirate; I use it to start talking about myths of the American Revolution). It’s going to get awfully cromulent in that classroom today.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

(Looks up cromulent) Sounds interesting! I would love to go back to school.

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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Last night my rec hockey game kinda had a fight. Two guys were chirping on all period. The opposing team’s winger said he wanted to fight in the parking lot after the game (he’s in his late 40s.) Our guy said no thanks, and laid a huge shoulder on him when he entered our zone. Our player skates to the box, but was ambushed on his way there. The douchebag grabs my teammate’s cage and slams him to the ground. We got a 7 minute powerplay.

Muffinman3
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Muffinman3

Wow grabbing the mask is messed up. That guy needs to grow up, and doesn’t have much time left

Satan 81's Sister
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Did you score on the powerplay?

The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
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One goal.

Satan 81's Sister
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Nice!

Satan 81's Sister
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Happy Birthday IW!
Landlord is working on my apartment this week so I’ll be staying up at my folks. I may go insane.

carvinbass18
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Happy birthday IW!

Had a good visit with my grandmother this weekend. Was hoping to see a few of my cousins while I was down in CT too, but after getting in touch with them Thursday to say I was going to be down and getting the “Oh yeah we’ll make some time to swing over this weekend” then after letting them know we had made it, I heard nothing. Jerks. Other than that it was a nice quiet weekend.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good Morning All!
Wow! What a great weekend! The flow study on the Deerfield was awesome! A bit tiring as we paddled two runs each day. Each run lasting 3 – 3 1/2 hours. The power company (Brookfield Power) people were annoyed with us for taking so long on our runs, but we had to play on every feature in the river to make the study accurate. We did runs from minimum level to flood stage. Flood stage tends to wash out many features and makes the big one sort of fluffy. Halfway between minimum and flood was fantastic! Crazy challenging – make sure your combat roll is working. We had no injuries, although there were a few nasty swims. Can we do it again tomorrow?!!
The great thing was we had free lodging and all meals provided except breakfast. They brought lunch, water and snacks to the river for us and shuttled us and our boats all weekend. We usually shuttle ourselves and it takes some planning.
I went to bed right after dinner each night, exhausted. As a result, I had plenty of sleep – despite the trains that run through Charlemont blowing their whistle at all hours.
Coffee and a rest for my hands after typing this long winded good morning.

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