Morning Free Association: Birthday Boy

Guess whose birthday it is today?

Thinking

 

I’ll give you a hint: he’s everybody’s favourite left winger.

Jeff Winger

No, I said left winger, not Jeff Winger.

Kip Winger

No, that’s Heartthrob of 1990™ Kip Winger. You’re not even trying anymore.

It’s this guy’s birthday!

Pest

How old are you, Brad?

twelve

That’s a weird way to put it. Also, I think you’re possibly a tiny bit older than that.

Dance

Enjoy that last year before you get wicked old, buddy.


The Washington Capitals collapsed again. As I’m writing this, Anaheim has just won their series against Edmonton. The conference finals are set: Senators – Penguins, Predators – Ducks.

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The London Bear
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Hi folks,

Of the teams that are left, I would much prefer to see Nashville win it all. They are only third-favourites with the bookies (behind PIT and ANA), but what do they know?

I’ve just been watching the North West 200 on TV – it’s a motorbike race through some villages in Northern Ireland at about 170mph. Totally insane!

Speaking of madness, this weekend is perhaps the craziest TV event of the year – the Eurovision Song Contest. It was televised in the US last year for the first time, I believe, but if you don’t know what it is, have a look at the Eurovision gifs on Giphy – that’ll give you a good idea! It’s pretty divisive – most people say they hate it but secretly like it. I don’t mind admitting I love it! Heavy drinking is required for full enjoyment tho wink.

I’m heading up to Worcester tomorrow. Going with my dad to see a lecture by a popular astrophysicist (yes, we have those!).

Satan 81's Sister
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I have a questions about Eurovision. Why is Australia part of it?!

The London Bear
Member

Ha! It’s got a big following there, and they were invited for a one-off appearance for the show’s (60th?) anniversary a couple of years ago. It went down well, so they let them stay!

Satan 81's Sister
Editor

Well that’s nice of Eurovision! smile

phonymahoney
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Heeeeeeey, pals –
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  • it’s a Brad, Brad, Brad world!
  • http://38.media.tumblr.com/c6ea3d2eb7d8b48d9428ce166e22dddc/tumblr_mrsqvm88Jf1sg54peo1_250.gif

  • So rollerblades are incredibly weird when you haven’t done it for a solid 10, 15 years. Like, way more strange than ice skates. My new ones came a few weeks ago and I’ve been waiting for good weather. Last night I didn’t skate, but I did try ’em on, etc., and I have to say… so strange. Like, SO weird. I’ll have to get that back, too. Yikes.
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  • No, I don’t know what that gif was, exactly, either. Sorry not sorry.
  • With that, is it Friday night yet? I can only get ice time on Tuesday night, Friday night, and weekend public skates. I can go during lunch at work if I don’t wear a dress and have the time, but that hasn’t really been feasible lately. The wait between Tuesday and Friday kills me each week.
  • I really need to get my life together, though. I’ve been pretending like I’m going to clean my room every night when I go home for like a solid month now. I’m not reading (reading is killing me, in fact), and I’m not watching hockey. What am I doing, then? Good question, and one I can’t answer!
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    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    No, I don’t know what that gif was, exactly, either. Sorry not sorry.

    And that “Protect Our Children” thing at the bottom makes it doubly weird. Are Satan, clothes & rollerblades things we’re supposed to (a) protect our children from, or (b) protect them with? If (a), how do you protect them from clothes? If (b) how do you protect them with Satan & rollerblades?

    And what are they trying to eat in that last gif? Sentient blood-jello?

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Sentient blood-jello

    This would be an awesome band name.

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Death metal, I presume?

    IntentionallyWidenberg
    Admin

    Cool jazz.

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Or old-school blues (as an individual, rather than a band name). He could perform alongside the likes of Blind Lemon Jefferson & Jelly Roll Morton

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Yes, Rollerblades are weird! The transition from ice to roller is still easier than roller back to ice.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Agreed. So I think once I hit the pavement I’ll be fine.

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    Really? After ice skating roller blading feels so much more difficult. There’s friction!

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    The balance is different, and more forgiving imo

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    How has the knee been feeling?

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Not awesome, but decent.

    My boss convinced me to get a brace for skating and it helped like, a THOUSAND percent. I work up with zero pain yesterday. Achy today, but really not bad at all.

    So far, so good!

    carvinbass18
    Editor

    Jakub Zboril and the Saint John Sea Dogs are QMJHL Champions this year!

    The Once and Future Bagel Bruin
    Member

    #SWEENIUS

    IntentionallyWidenberg
    Admin

    The Caps lost to the Pens in the 2nd round?
    Well that’s completely unprecedented.
    No one could have seen that coming.

    MadScientist72
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    MadScientist72

    Yeah, a Caps collapse is about as surprising as a Habs dive.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Okay, so now who’s rooting for the Tootsies? NBC collectively shit themselves when the Send won. You know they wanted NYR vs the Ducks. Ratings.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    Sens over Pens for me, but I know it’ll go the other way around.

    I don’t really care what happens out west because there are both guys I like and dirtbags on both teams. Either team winning should be good for the game, and hockey twitter says I’m supposed to care about that, right?

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    LIKE MY SPORT BUT ONLY HOW I TELL YOU TO LIKE IT!

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    YOU MUST LOVE SUNBELT HOCKEY!!!!

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    OK I LOVE IT, NOW WHAT.

    phonymahoney
    Editor

    NOW YOU GET A TAN WHILE YOU WATCH MOST OF THEM LOSE FOR FIFTEEN YEARS!

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    WATCH AS THE ICE MELTS IN POST SEASON AND GIVE YOU SHITTY HOCKEY SURFACE BECAUSE ICE HAS NO REASON TO BE HERE.

    Thetallest81
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    Thetallest81

    You know….im so uninspired by all these teams…i dont really care who wins.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    Sens, of course. No autofotch for Tootsies, but autofotch for Sens. Go figure.

    Satan 81's Sister
    Editor

    Recch for “autofotch.” All I’m rooting for is PK Subban.

    Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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    Long-Winded Striped Mofo

    No correction for autofotch, either!

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