Morning Free Association: Charlie and Charlie

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Yesterday’s MFA was a bummer. Sorry! This time of year is just sucking the life out of all of us.

Today’s is much better because it involves two Charlies.

The first Charlie is one of which we are all aware.

The other is his adorable namesake.

They met yesterday in Springfield and are best friends now! It makes sense because Charlie was once a Terrier himself.

Everyone should have a dog best friend.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Oh, THAT Charlie.

I thought you meant this Charlie:
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or worse, THIS Charlie:
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Charlie the terrier is much cooler

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Hey Pals!
Back from Maine rested and HUNGRY FOR HOCKEY!!!!
It’s getting close. I can smell it in the air! Oh wait. That’s my socks.
My friend has a beautiful “camp” on Kezar Lake. White Mountains in the background. His 4 bedroom camp is on a point with views! A little paddling on the lake, a lil disc golf on Sunday River ski area (chair lift to the top, play your way back down), and lots of chillin’.
Double tonight!! i”ll be glad to get back on the ice…

The London Bear
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The London Bear

A little paddling on the lake, a lil disc golf on Sunday

Haha! You might try to hide behind a mask of anonymity but you’ve given it away with this sentence!

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Hey! It’s Stripes!! I’m at my library because, after five days off grid, i came home to no internet. Thanks, thunderstorms.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

I finally broke down and got a UPS for my Internet & main TV
Of course, that probably only lasts 20-60 minutes in the case of outages, but I don’t have my evening ruined during the short outages which are relatively common.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

No need to be sorry. I find it an interesting and worthwhile debate. And it’s also good to confront one’s double standards and challenge yourself to think outside your own comfort zone.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Yeah it was an interesting one yesterday (which I missed…) but I’m not sure where I stand on it.

Similar to motor racing – the fact that the participants risk injury undeniably makes it more exciting and makes them more heroic (to my mind at least), but at the same time you don’t want to see anyone actually get hurt. Unfortunately it’s a scenario that can’t exist.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Hell, the Ancient Romans had a whole big stadium built so they could watch people fight to the death! lol

And it’s hard for people to accept change in something they’ve watched a long time. It seems the knee jerk response when a new safety precaution is introduced or suggested is an immediate rejection or “Well, it’s always been that way so why change it now?” (F1 halo debate comes to mind.)

There’s always risk and accidents will happen. But what we can do is try to minimize damage.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I wonder if maybe they could outlaw open-ice hits. They seem to be the ones that most often cause injury (apart from being knocked head-first into the boards but that’s illegal already of course)

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

And that is where my double standard is. I love a good clean murderdeathkill on open ice. I know I probably shouldn’t but I do.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Ah, now to me, someone being smooshed into the glass is one of the most satisfying sounds in all of sport!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

That is a wonderful sound!

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

It is probably all the little hits throughout a career that do more damage than we want to believe. These guys are going to be mush when they hit 55.

BagelBruin
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BagelBruin

Naming dogs human names is just weird to me. I once met a dog named Nick and I hated him for it.