Morning Free Association: Postponed Events

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Yay! We all made it to the end of another week. It’s Friday! To borrow something from WBRU, thee olde alternative radio station that broadcast on 95.5 FM from Brown University until 2017, Fridays wouldn’t be Fridays without Rex.

Yesterday, the NHL announced some future plans that will have to happen further into the future.

The 2021 Winter Classic and NHL All-Star Game will be postponed until 2022. Now, I realise this sounds like a silly way to say it but only because the teams and location for the Winter Classic will remain the same (St Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild at Target Field in Minneapolis) as well as the location for the ASG (Florida Panthers’ home arena, BB&T Arena in Sunrise, Florida) with those dates changed to 2022. Maybe not exactly for the ASG Weekend, but you get the drift.

The league cited the uncertainty caused by coronavirus pandemic as reason for postponement. It makes sense as each of those events is even more fan-driven than any other games during the regular season; if fans cannot attend in person, the events seem hollow.

Stupid coronavirus!

Perhaps by the time the next Winter Classic rolls around, Minnesota will have a more exciting team.

ha ha

Ha ha, no, that won’t happen!

 

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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I watched the final Presidential Debate of this election cycle last night. It’s sort of a waste of time for me as far as choosing who to vote for – I chose my candidate – “Any Rational Adult” – four years ago. Also, I have already voted by mail. But I like to make sure that I see anything ridiculous that happens so I can understand the fallout better.
I’m glad that part is over – watching these things is only slightly more pleasant than being raped by a cactus.
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As far as last night’s jibber-jabber fest went, it was much better than before – which still put it outside of the realm of traditional political debates by its sheer mendacity. The orange menace was relentlessly lying – as in: it was difficult to actually identify the few nuggets of truth hidden within the lies. Biden was smart and well prepared but stumbled over his words a few times, which I’m sure the right wing media will create a ceaseless stream of propaganda & memes from. I would have liked to have seen Biden overtly punch back against Trump a little more. All the political strategists were recognizing what Biden’s strategies were, but leaving it to the media to expose the lies and taking the high road when attacked aren’t sufficient in a world where there are separate audience/media silos, and half of the electorate just isn’t that observant.

The London Bear
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Hi folks,

yes we’ve reached the end of another week – and I’m off next week! And Leah is off school! Shame we can’t go anywhere! Haven’t decided whether I’ll turn my alarm off or not. I quite peaceful early mornings…

Dare we believe things will be relatively back to normal by January 2022? Tbh I don’t even want to think about what world we’ll be living in by then…

I listen to WUMB on Saturday mornings. It’s a Boston-based mostly folk station, I think, but on Saturday mornings they have an all-Beatles show. It’s repeated on Sundays on Seacoast Oldies, which is a really good station. Not sure where they’re based. Maine maybe?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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WUMB = U-Mass, Boston.
College radio is really the most creative – they’re more willing to play less mainstream genres and to spin that CD that they got from a friend at a pub show.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Do I change it WBUM because I’m a child? Yes, yes I do.

Heheheheh…..bum.

The London Bear
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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Enjoy the week off!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Looks like our last day of warm weather here for a bit!

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Good Morning!!
If Minnesota has a really good hockey team, it’s going to be one of their colleges. They can’t seem to get out of their own way when it comes to buillding a roster. Fortunately, the Bruins have Sweenius.
It would seem that an outdoor venue at, say forty per cent capacity, in very cold weather might be a good way to try some actual attendance at a game…. maybe not. I’m thinking liquify all the normal game foods, seal in a pouch, and attendees can drink food (and beverages) through a straw without removing their mask. Sounds delicious, right?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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“Buy a beer, get a sausage&onion smoothie at half price!”

Nope.
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Satan 81's Sister
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