Morning Free Association: March 23

I’ve been ignoring you this week and I must apologise for that. I’ve had not one, but two catastrophic computer events this week (okay one really bad reset-to-factory-settings and the other denied me access to anything but the internet, which is not handy when you need editing software.) I spent 6.5 hours on Tuesday night backing things up and contemplating using a sledgehammer to my now-useless backup laptop. I’ve been cranky and I hate it when things fail on me.

Speaking of failure: the Bruins have just been unable to get a win or even a call to go their way this week. As of right now (10:38pm Wednesday night), the Bruins have fallen to the 2nd Wild Card slot in the east. The official NHL website has a handy pictogram that shows how the matchups would be if the playoffs started now and it ain’t pretty: The Bruins would play the Capitals in the first round.

The Bruins need a few things:

  • To win all the games now
  • To have Toronto and Ottawa make up their respective games in hand with losses
  • To play better
  • There are probably more things which you state below.

    Sorry, I have to get back to other things.

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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Exhausted! Nap time. I need to rest up for the Bs game!!!!

    Miss Muse
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    Miss Muse

    Morning all!

    “The Real Don Sweeney” is now talking about trading Rask. We do that, we’re collapsing. I still have no idea who’s behind that account, but this is the dumbest thing he’s said yet.

    I’m starting to aggressively job search. I feel a lot better about my application now after working with a career coach.

    And I’ve come to the horrid realization that I need to tone down my credit card paying.

    Obviously, nothing exciting is going on for me right now.

    But…hi!

    MadScientist72
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    I’m starting to aggressively job search. I feel a lot better about my application now after working with a career coach.

    Are you planning to apply for the position of Boston Bruins goalie?

    Miss Muse
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    Miss Muse

    Dobby would certainly welcome me.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    This seems like a good idea.

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    He/she is someone familiar with this site, or at least with SCoC, because he once referred to “The German Hammer”.

    I agree with a lot of what he says but he’s had a bee in his bonnet about Rask for a while now. If Bs trade him (presumably for a D or Forward) – who do you replace him with? No-one else in the system is anywhere near for that role.

    Good luck with the job-hunt. Are you looking to get into a new industry?

    Miss Muse
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    Miss Muse

    You sure he wasn’t talking about Seidenberg? smile

    I like Eddie Lack, but that’s because he’s a happy-go-lucky Swede. That has nothing to do with stopping pucks, though.

    I’m wanting to stay at the same company, just hopefully with a less micro-managing supervisor.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Move! Haven’t you been wanting to leave LA?

    Miss Muse
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    Miss Muse

    I sure have, but don’t have the funds for it right now!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Hi Muse!

    Miss Muse
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    Miss Muse

    Hey there! smile

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    Alright, later guys, work time. I’ll try to stay up for the game, if not I’ll see you when I see you.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Enjoy the day!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Kayak polo should look like this.
    I’m pretty sure we looked nothing like that. Next week however….

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Holy shit I thought that guy got decapitated at the beginning!

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Just did some time travelling at work and stamped and invoice “April 34, 2018.”

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Is Trump gonna dick around with the calendar next?
    “We’re gonna have the longest months, and it’ll be great. So great. April will be 40 days. And May is gonna pay for it.”

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Need to add more days to the calendar so we can get that wall built!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    May says “we’re not paying for no fuckin’ days!”

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    I think he’ll make the calendar 11 months – 9 with 33 days & 2 with 34 – and cut July out altogether, because “it looks too much like Julio, so it’s gotta be a Mexican month, rite?”

    Spoiler
    Besides, how better to start getting rid of American liberties than by getting rid of Independence Day – the day that commemorates our winning them in the first place?

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    If I won’t have a birthday, does that mean I won’t get older?

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Is your birthday in July too?

    Yes, you can be immortal, like me!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    HEY GUYS,

    So, I ordered new rollerblades. They were last checked in by USPS at Cubero, NM (pop 289). This place looks as exciting as it sounds.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    YES ANOTHER RURAL SHIPPING ADVENTURE!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I KNEW YOU WOULD ENJOY

    Miss Muse
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    Miss Muse

    Where are the pictures? smile

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    On google maps!

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    Are you spying on your mail?

    Isn’t that like…mega meta illegal?

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Totally like four federal offenses in one!

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    You must have been one of the really cool kids in the cafeteria.
    Four felonies
    Wow, you must be pretty tough, toughest rollerblader in town I expect

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

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    ROLLER DERBY!!!!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    They were last checked in by USPS at Cubero, NM (pop 289). This place looks as exciting as it sounds.
    A booming metropolis compared to Monroe Bridge!
    BTW, The Christmas card that was supposed to be with your not so secret santa gift is in my car! It got returned with ” No such address” stamped on it – even though it was sent to the same address as the 5 million jingle bells.
    Make the USPS great again!!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Also, roller hockey is a thing. But, if you think falling on ice sucks, you’ll hate the rug rash that sport court can give you!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    It is a thing. Very little of it here, other than pickup, though. Rollerblades are the more natural feeling for me even though ice definitely offers more control.

    I just spelled “ice” with an S.
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    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

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    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Hahahahahhahah

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Hilarious!
    I swear I live there!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    The Bruins are finding that it’s hard to get back to the playoffs once you’ve Claude your way to the top!

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

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    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Morning all. Was going to try an organize my life this week but work decided to be a dick so next week maybe?
    Glad my cold finally went away so there’s one win for the week.
    SatanDad’s birthday was postponed to tonight because he and SatanMom have been horribly ill. I need to remember to get cupcakes.
    Who doesn’t slip and fall on the ice but slips and falls in her own apartment? This girl! Slippery floor + snowy boots = Sister Down.
    I think I now know how it feels to be a long winded mofo!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    It happens more often at home than it does on the ice!

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Ow! Get well soon SatanFam

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    Wow! I hope the wonderful Satans are feeling better. Have fun singing and caking!

    Try to stay upright, huh?

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    We don’t want to play the Caps in the first round.

    OR DO WE?
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    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    …Do we? they’re slumping but Holtby has been a Bruin killer from the start

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Yeah, I’d like to avoid Holtby if possible.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    I could go either way on this. But, that could be said about most opponents.

    I always want to play the Habs, though. They don’t scare me. It’s fucking Hockey Christmas.

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Bs-Habs in the playoffs — it’s been too long. And we’re due some payback!

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    I couldn’t care less about who we play. I just want to be in.

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    This. GET THE KIDS SOME PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Kayak polo took a lot of the sting out of the way the Bruins and (especially) the Striped Mofos are playing.

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    The Mofos goalies must have had a shocker last night. I’d given up on the goalie categories but Greiss’s performance last night helped (unfortunately for the Bruins…)

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Cam Talbot did not goalie well against the Ducks and even though I have 4 Ducks on my roster, those guys didn’t get it done.

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    the way… the Striped Mofos are playing.

    Is this a fantasy hockey comment, or a critique of NHL officiating? Or both?

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Good Morning All!!!!
    Kayak polo is the shit!!! As much fun as hockey, but with the danger of drowning!!!
    Lots of checking, boats slamming against each other and people trying to push you over. There are breakaways, takeaways, plenty of exercise, and yeah, you work up a thirst!!!
    I couldn’t sleep when I got home – so much excite!!!
    On tap – who gives a fuck? Maybe back to bed!!!!

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Sounds like a blast!
    Do you have goalies?

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    The first person on the backcheck plays goal. The goal is suspended above the water. Goalie blocks shots with the kayak paddle extended straight up.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    play is 5 on 5, including goalies.

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    This sounds fucking great.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Rules are very similar to hockey. No offside, except on faceoffs.
    No checking from behind, holding, slashing, etc. You do that – two minutes. You go to the box …. and, you feel shame!!!

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Just had a look on YouTube. It looks insane! And exhausting!

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    It is exhausting. Maybe the greatest work out ever!!

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    What about tripping? Or is it tipping?

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Tipping is legal! Any restraining is not.

    muffinman3
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    muffinman3

    Thats probably for the best haha

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    For some reason this is making me think about this crazy wrestling company in Japan, DDT Pro Wrestling. They have a huge wrestling match at a campground with guys going down the river in kayaks beating each other up. You would be perfect for this!

    phonymahoney
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    phonymahoney

    You know what I loved? That Japanese game show they dubbed on SpikeTV.
    https://youtu.be/gry5USP5jVQ

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    Most Extreme Elimination Challenge!
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    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    YES

    The London Bear
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    The London Bear

    Reminds me of something we used to have called “Jeux sans Frontieres”, which had teams from European countries competing in crazy games. (vv Video, you may have to refresh to see vv)

    https://youtu.be/L2bTwSfWtsE

    Satan 81's Sister
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    Satan 81's Sister

    What the hell? lol

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Reminds me of something we used to have called “Jeux sans Frontieres”

    Is that where Peter Gabriel got the idea for his song “Games Without Frontiers”?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xZmlUV8muY

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    They have a huge wrestling match at a campground with guys going down the river in kayaks beating each other up.
    This is my kind of fun!!!!!!!

    carvinbass18
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    carvinbass18

    that’s so awesome