Morning Free Association: Hashtag Mascot Shade

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Gritty has taken over the world. He’s crossed over from NHL circles to other realms, including that of comedy. I mean, really, if Gritty isn’t nightmare fuel for you, he’s certainly comical, right? Notable Philadelphian Paul F Tompkins, has a whole thread on the new giant orange Furby.

Even local born humorist, John Hodgman thought that Gritty, er, had a lot of grit.

Somewhere in these threads both Sweetums and Gossamer were mentioned and now all I can think of is that these two monsters had a baby who grew to have the same ginger beard that all hockey players sport in the playoffs.

Sweetums

Gossamer

Gritty

With the world embracing the NHL’s newest mascot (from a fifty-one year old team), it’s time to examine the other human puppet team reps. Lucky for us, Greg Wyshynski has made a list for us.

It seems to me that Gritty and Chance are too low and that Youppi! should be burned or shot into the sun. (Fun fact, my new phone won’t let me type the word Youppi!, which confirms that it’s not a Habs fan and that perhaps it gets me.)

Gritty’s sudden appearance on the scene has another new kid throwing some shade. It’s too bad that these teams aren’t true rivals and that NBCSNPDQ+ can’t turn them into that with a flick of a wrist and a carefully placed Wednesday Night Rivalry Night game.

Whatever happens, I hope that Mascot of the Year is a category at the NHL Awards and it’s named after the inaugural winner, Gritty.

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Bath salts are one hell of a drug.

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Get your genuine Gritty ™ merchandise under the Commercial St. overpass – for a limited time only! (because the police come by every hour or so)

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OH MY GOD. He is definitely SWeetums’ and Gossamer’s baby. I bet this guy is his weird uncle, too.
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Fun conversation last night: Losing player: “You need to make more calls.”
Moi: “There’s just one call that should’ve been made – you should have called a goalie before the game.”
Doh!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha!

phonymahoney
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phonymahoney

Bahahahahaha

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. MAKE WITH THE GRITTY MERCH FLYERS BECAUSE I NEED ALL THE THINGS!

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Hey Pals!!
Paddling today!!! My favorite river, New boat!!
Yeah, coffee!!

Satan 81's Sister
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We’re gonna need a bigger boat!

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