Thursday, May 15, 2008

Vengeance Snore

This one is for game 7 back in 1989.
For the 42-game losing streak in Philadelphia.

For the time you took Mario away from us in 1997.

It is to exorcise the demons of the Spectrum.
It is for Andy Delmore and for that damn five-OT loss.

It is for Bobby Clarke and all the shit he has pulled.
For Ed Snider's lack of class.

It is for all the crap that the city of Philly has come up with over the years.

Bury 'Em, Bury 'Em all.


[Mike D]

Do it

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There are so many reasons everyone wants to bury the Flyers tonight.

Somewhere very high on that list:
This flaming pile of hot douche.




It is hard to imagine human beings like this actually existing.

Nice eyebrows, junior.


[ Jeff H. ]


[ J. Schiff ]



Our response:



Thanks to [Colin W] for that.

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[ KickSaveAndaBeauty ]

:: Hartnell doesn't like that the Pens and Wings were favored in the CF's. [ Philly.com ]

We were gonna try to find more links about Philly.
But come on. Seriously.


Thanks to Big Bob from [ Kiss Morning Freak Show ] for the pic of Braydon Lidstrom.



The Answer:


[ Chris D. ]

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BLOG WATCH

:: [ The Orange Crush ] dealing with heartache.

:: [ Flyers Goal Scored By ] -- Nothing on Game 3.

:: [ Flyers.Femme ] -- "Live-blogged" the first period then shot herself.

:: And finally, [ The700Level ] posted pics of a Jeff Carter jersey's tour through Oakland.




There's a joke here about the statues deking Jeff Carter out of his uniform.
Whatev.


[ Greg Gush ]


[ TJT ]

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The image “http://lh6.ggpht.com/thepensblog/Rdpk8TfC21I/AAAAAAAAAT4/k7lGDeiGrtw/-8.jpeg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.
:: Mark Eaton's return is highly unlikely. [ PG ]

"Uhh, guys?" said veteran defenseman Daryl Sydor.

:: A hypothetical breakdown of the travesty that is Versus. [ Tranquility Lost ]

:: Hossa, money, blah, blah, blah. [ The Hockey News ]

Speaking of Hossa, we have no idea why it took this long to post this video.
Thanks to [ Curtis A. ] for the find.

Check out the 2:07 mark where he almost falls.

HOSSA-HOSSA-HOSSA



:: Check out BGL after the win on Tuesday.


:: No one likes to talk about these kinds of things, but you have to.

Seth at [ Empty Netters ] reminded us that yesterday was the anniversary
of pretty much the most devastating day of our hockey lives.

We refuse to show the YouTube.
But here is the link. [ Vomit ]

In Vanilla Sky, Tom Cruise said if you know the sour, you'll enjoy the sweet.
But Tom Cruise sucks, and so do the 1993 Islanders.

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Mike Lange Top 10 Goal Calls




Thanks to old friend [Frito Will] for the tip.

TSN is later than your girlfriend's period on this.

And [ Going Five Hole ] is not impressed.

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Stephen S. blog

Stephen S. is setting the world on fire.
The pic up top is just nasty.

Here is another version:



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NHL TOURNAMENT OF MASKS


[ MAF vs. Niitty ]


[ Sabu vs. Thomas ]

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[ sh0ez ]


[ 4493 ]


[ 7814 ]


[ Brenna ]


[ Eric P. ]


[ Jason S. ]


[ Jesse White ] at the PA House of Representatives


[ JF ]


[ Joe Weir ]


[ Katherine P. ]


[ rickiann ]


[ JPJ ]

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:: [ Yinz Luv 'Da Guins ]
:: [ Just the curtO things. ]
:: [ Orland Kurtenblog ]
:: [ NHL Ramblings ]

Check out the 1:04 mark.

Thanks to Tom for finding that.

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Dallas took the game, and they'll be playing a Game 5 in Detroit.
Maybe Detroit will show up for that one.

Did the Wings purposely lose in order to squeeze out another home playoff game?
Whoops. That only matters if you actually sell out home playoff games.



[Thanks to Guy D for sending this in.]


[ Adam V. ]


Staying with his current trend of blatantly lying,
Chris Osgood spoke to reporters and said the Wings had actually won Game 4.

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Pass the time blog

:: We aren't political.
Basically because it divides people when it shouldn't.

But this is funny:
[ Bill O'Reilly Flips Out ]
Nancy Grace. [ Oops ]

Creepiest Flyer fan on MySpace:


Yikes.

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[ Chris D. ]


Go Pens

285 comments:

Pensblog Staff said...

First

Youtubeblog


go pens

--dr

Stoosh said...

What are the odds that my dog would wake me up at 4:30 needing to go out, allowing me to be awake enough to check c-blog, realizing there's a new post and that I'm...

SECOND.

*sigh*

Stoosh said...

For the next week, when I answer my phone at work, I'm answering it as "Rex Gildo".

Good crikey, that was awesome!

Pensblog Staff said...

His movements are unreal

xuscbausp said...

good morning, all.
the peace of gary be with you.

Tonight.
Do it.

The Big K said...

5th.

wilsmith said...

I think the Rangers used to play that after their Hossa scored. Someone mentioned it on Cblog the day of the trade. I forget who, but someone did.

Fleury29 said...

As someone once said to me, "That was Hossome!"

Again, I say, TPB is in true playoff form.

How lucky are we that we get to read this every morning? (Some of us earlier than others, Stoosh.)

Game four... WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

dying alive said...

Whoever called the Briere/Richards/Prospal line the "DMV" yesterday, that was outstanding.

The Stars pulled out the win last night, thus not sullying my plans for Memorial Day weekend. All is right with the world.

Wooo!

Sooska said...

Good Morning to cblog and a Gary Day to all!

ahh Mr Magoo. Should he sign with the Phlyers?

Fiesta Mexicana! Should Hossa yell OLE after goals?

Raybin said...

Wonder if Detroit will be like the Pens vs. the Rags and quickly shake off a lackluster Game Four performance or will this series turn into Montreal vs. Boston and the near epic collapse?

I know what I'm hoping for.

Anyone watch Stan Savran yesterday? Holy hell what a show

Aside from the utter sadism displayed in making us watch the Goal That Shall Not Be Spoken Of from 1993, he was on fire.

The Cliff's Notes version:

He basically said the city of Philadelphia sucks, the entire Philly fanbase are deluded, cruel assholes, and that the staff of the Wachovia Urinal are rude and incompetent.

It was life-changing.

"They still think it's 1975 and they're the Broad Street Bullies! They still show Dave Schultz fights on the Jumbotron during intermissions! Move on already!"

lis said...

fyi...i can't remember if this was mentioned in the last cblog but the Baby Pens won 2-0 last night to take the series lead on Portand 1-0.

Raybin said...

The Pens goaltenders can have my vote whenever they need it in that tournament, but I have to say right now: I cannot in good conscience vote against Evgeni Nabokov's mask if it comes down to it.

Zarley Zalapski Blues Explosion said...

Ahhh, nothing like waking up to really small youtube clips here at the Pensblog that make my eyes bleed! Just kidding, you know we appreciate your the hard work you guys do on the site.


I can't stop thinking about tonight's game. We've waited 16 years to see the Penguins get at least SOME kind of hardware.

I know that the ultimate goal is not to hoist, or more accurately to stare uncomfortably at, the Prince of Whales Trophy, but you're lieing if you don't say that you won't get excited when you see Sid trying not to look directly at that cursed piece of tin.

Stoosh said...

I want to say kudos and plaudets to the Pensblog for managing to get me fired up as all hell this morning with that very first part of today's post.

As I mentioned above, it was 4:30 in the morning when I read that. I couldn't fall back to sleep after reading it. In fact, I got so pumped up for tonight's game, I think I ran five miles at a dead sprint (think those zombie/infected people from "28 Days Later") and threw violently to the ground anything that remotely looked decorated in orange and black. There were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident.

Sooska said...

@ raybin- Last Friday on pregame Sportsbeat Stan & crew did their own updated version of DVE's Flyers Scum song with video. It was good stuff. Stan always says he is not a "fan," except of the Cleveland Indians, but he sure sounded like one. Definitely loathes the Fleyrs and Philthydelphia. In fact, we made Stan saying "We'll Kick your Arse You Flyers Scum" into an mp3. I downloaded it to my phone and use as a ringtone.

I also heard this morning that Stan was interviewing Sykora and BGL kissed him.

Lady Jaye said...

Wow, great post today. I really enjoyed all the youtube videos. I especially got a chuckle out of the Darcy Tucker getting thrown into the penalty box one...

Oh, and kudos to the 66 Burries it picture. That was AWESOME (or Hossame?). I think I might print that out and put it up on my cube.

It's a great day for hockey. :)

The Seeker said...

@ Sooska

Is there anywhere a guy could get a copy of the updated version of "We'll Kick Your Arse" ? Either in MP3 or video....

Dan said...

i used to work at best buy. dyson sweepers came back all the time, they should've used another brand.......

JYo said...

The only words I understood in that goofy video were "Hossa" and "Tequila". WOOOOOOOO!

Steven S, just wow, what the hell else can you say? This guy is life changing.

Anyone else notice who was scoring the majority of the goals on the Mike Lange top 10 calls video?

The Seeker said...

Sabu is losing the battle of the facemasks over there at TOL!

Yinz KNOW what to do.

JYo said...

@dan, I have a Dyson and basically have to super glue down my carpet so it doesn't take it along with the dirt. I think it was a fine choice.

Colin said...

Does anyone else's blood boil when then watch those Flyerfreek videos? That may sound like a given, but man I just want to pull that kid aside and say "hey, dude, I had to watch SHANE ENDICOTT take the ice for this team, don't call me a bandwagoner."

Anyways, I hope Sykora scores tonight and points at Downie in the pressbox.

Dan said...

@jyo i actually talked my parents out of buying one they were returned so often. when they work they are spectacular but the ratio of dysons sold and retured was high, i couldn't recommend one for the price. i also should've quoted spaceballs here. "it sucks to blow."

Dan said...

also can someone explain the stanley cup schedule? when dve explained it my head exploded.

slush said...

So stoked for the game. Having surgery tomorrow, but all I can think about is the game. This day cannot go by fast enough.

Solid post as always. Stephen S is on fire.

The Seeker said...

Fanhouse has an interview with Malkin where he says the Flyers gave up in Game 3

Almost as good as reading the translated article is the one response by a (realistic!) Flyers fan:

"You didn't need a translator to find out what happened. Seems to me, and being a Flyers fan since their inception, somewhere during this series they decided to read classic novels on their days off, but unfortunatly, the team chose a box set from H.G.Wells, "The Invisible Man", "The Time Machine", and they fooled us fans by giving us "crib sheets" when we thought that this series would actually be a "War Of The Worlds". Giving Pittsburgh their just dues, they went to the same library, but they checked out,"Red Badge Of Courage" by Audie Murphy."

JYo said...

I guess I got lucky. Not that I know anything about it, but I can't argue that "it sucks to blow." Is it 7:30 yet?

threshhold9k said...

Audie Murphy wrote 'To Hell and Back', not 'The red badge of courage'(can't remember who wrote that). Oooo you smart Flyers fans.

Raybin said...

Seconding the "Flyers fans are f'ing morons" sentiment: Audie Murphy starred in the movie version of The Red Badge of Courage.

Then again, I doubt any of them have ever read a book, so I'm not surprised they'd think that.

@slush

Best wishes for your surgery!

The Seeker said...

What do you expect from people who say they don't want to get swept by a team from EASTERN PA on their home ice?

The Seeker said...

Come to think of it, by "crib notes" I think he was actually wanting to say these

Vanessa Day said...

WOOOOOO... I am going crazy psyching myself up for tonight!

Honestly, I'm not going to get anything done at work today between looking at youtube clips and keeping up with cblog and facebookblog.

&hearts

slush said...

@raybin

Thanks! My only fear is that they make me take off my WWGRD wristband...

Jacob said...

Seconding the second to the Flyers fans being morons. The Red Badge of Courage was written by Stephen Crane and is regarded as one of best anti-war novels in American literature, not really one that would get you fired up to win a hockey game.

Apparently Philly's idea of being "well-read" means that you can actually read the title. I guess that is an accomplishment for the side of the state that ought to be ceded to New Jersey.

letsgopsu said...

Stoosh, I've been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you're probably wanted for murder.

Stoosh said...

A Pens win tonight changes the entire dynamic of the Pens-Flyers rivalry fer Pens fans.

As the staff pointed out, the Flyers have mostly had the upper hand in this whole rivalry.

On top of the house of horrors that was the Spectrum, 42 games without a win, being forced to watch Lemieux grudgingly pass the torch to Lindros in 1997 (*luckily Lindros gave himself a concussion trying to handle it), and then Keith Primeau, we've had to deal with the Flyers fans.

There were all the jabs from obnoxious, know-nothing Flyers fans about Pens teams being soft - even with this team earlier in the year - and how Pens teams were always intimidated by the big, bad Flyers, and how they could never outhit the big, bad Flyers.

We've had to deal with their fans continuing to perpetuate the fallacy that the Pens tanked for five years straight. We've had to listen to them advance ridiculous conspiracy theories about the league fixing drafts and lotteries so the Pens could somehow wind up with this core group of youngsters, as if the league somehow knew back in 2002 that the eventual combo of Whitney, Fleury, Malkin, Crosby and Staal would produce this kind of result.

We've heard their fans try to devalue this Pens playoff run with accusations that the league fixed playoff games to allow the Pens to keep playing. We've listened to all the crap about Sidney whining and Sidney diving and "the league loves Sidney" and blah, blah, blah.

But there's one thing Flyers fans seemed to ignore throughout this entire series, and perhaps this is fitting for a fanbase that really never saw the bigger picture.

They've never seemed to recognize the enormity of what's really at stake in this series.

We've never met the Flyers with a berth in the Cup Finals going to the winner. This series is as meaningful as it ever gets for games between the two franchises.

So with a Pens win tonight, we get to force this joke of a fanbase to sit in their arena and watch their archrivals - the soft team from across the state - complete a four-game sweep of their beloved Flyers. They have to watch these teams shake hands and then watch the Pens - led by the one player they all despise more than anyone - celebrate his first appearance in the Stanley Cup Finals. And they have to watch Sid and the Pens do it on Philadelphia ice.

If we win tonight, we will ALWAYS have this to throw in the face of the Flyers fans. We met with the Stanley Cup Finals at stake. We didn't just win...we swept. We embarrassed your team in front of you.

Rest assured this is not lost on Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin, or any of the other Pens players tonight. We're one win away from the STANLEY CUP FINALS. This Pens team will be as focused as its ever been to this point tonight.

Dan said...

i think even green eggs and ham is too sophisticated for a flyers fan to comprehend.

JYo said...

My only fear is that they make me take off my WWGRD wristband...

Are they trying to kill you???

Raybin said...

@slush

They wouldn't dare. It guarantees a successful surgery!

lis said...

stoosh...you just put tears in my eyes and goosebumps on parts of my body i didn't know could have goosebumps!!!!!!!

Dr. Turkleton said...

nothing like a good 70's German 'rock -star' singing about Mexico to kick start the day !!!!!!!!!!!

HOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSAAAAA, ole!

I wonder if one of those German orgies broke out right after the song.....

someone?
anyone?

ahem.....nevermind.


Stephen S. should be moving in next to the Warhol Museum any day now! [illustrator for Stoosh's book?]

hate to job a kid who's not even .5 my age, but he's a Flyers fan, so: whatev.
His Youtube™ profile says he's 17...at 17, Crosby was playing in his final year at Rimouski, honing his skills and preparing to be The Next One....this flyerfreek is honing HIS skills and preparing to start a career that includes the phrase, 'You want fries wit dat?' [take notes, the Big K]

Sooska said...

@ seeker- The song FSN used is just the original with the old player references removed - it is actually just abbreviated with no add'l player updates (unfortunate.) Or were you referring to Stan saying "We'll Kick your Arse..." I can get that mp3 to you easliy.
I have the video on DVD. Problem is I have no DVD editing capabilities on my laptop. Surely, surely someone on cblog has a recording of that video????

lauren_hbg said...

wow, stoosh.

that was very well-put, and i agree with lis, i think i got some goosebumps too!

Raybin said...

Holy crap, stoosh.

Every word of that should be engraved on the moon with a platinum drill.

Superlatives fail me.

Bloody well done.

JYo said...

Stoosh is to putting Pens fans emotions into words what Steven S is to Photoshop.

Stoosh said...

Allow me to channel my inner Herb Brooks...

*Stoosh strolls into the Wachovia visitors' locker room - clad in a tan blazer and plaid pants, just like Herbie - as the Pens players sit at their stalls, a look of quiet focus on each of their faces as they stare at the floor. Cue Herb Brooks's Minnesota accent.*

Sid...Geno...Gonch...Flower...USS Hal Gill...I come to you as a representative of Pens fans everywhere.

Great moments...are borne...from great opportunity.

An' that's what you have here, tonight, boys...that's what you've EARNED here tonight.

A chance to sweep the Flyers...a chance to do it on their own ice...in front of their own fans

(*cut to shot of Crosby drooling*).

One game.

We played 'em eight times during the season, and they won five. They won five.

But not THIS game. Not tonight.

Tonight, we outskate 'em.

Tonight, we outhit 'em.

And tonight, WE ELIMINATE 'EM because WE CAN!

Tonight...WE...are the greatest hockey team in the world.

You were born to be hockey players, every one of ya. And you were meant to BE HERE...tonight!

This is YOUR time. Their time is done...it's o-o-over.

I'm sick and tired of hearin' about the officiating and what a "great hockey team" the Flyers have. Screw 'em!

A chance to sweep the Flyers...on their ice...in front of their fans...and a chance to go to the Stanley Cup Finals in the process. You lose this one and you'll take it to your fuckin' grave...

(steps towards door)

...your fuckin' grave!

(pauses)

This...is YOUR time...

Now go out there and take it!

Dr. Turkleton said...

stoosh said:

They've never seemed to recognize the enormity of what's really at stake in this series.

I think they collectively know/knew the Pens are/were the better team coming into the series. So, they rallied around events that took place 2.5 years ago [Crosby-'diving'] & have run with that theme instead of trying to figure out ways their team MIGHT be able to beat the Pens [Stevens has kinda figured it out -- by changing his 'Game-Plan', albeit a little too late heading into an elimination game {changes should've been made after game 1}]




[Hossa: flyers+fans = UNlovable Losers]

The Seeker said...

@ sooska

Thanks for the info. No, I was hoping they actually remade the song with new player names.

Although, with those lyrics, it would be tough to make it make sense.

lauren_hbg said...

they should consider letting stoosh give the team the pre-game talk - i don't know how you come up with this stuff.

Whistler said...

I think the last time that Hossa video was shown he went down the next game with that Knee problem.

Well, it was shown before his first game and we all know what happened.

noblackcatscrossingmypathblog

Lady Jaye said...

@dan > don't say that, I just bought a dyson :)

Is it game time yet? Today is going soooo slow. doesn't help that I'm frustrated with a work project. Making a website cross browser compatible is being the biggest pain in my arse today. Microsoft must be from Philly because IE is just ticking me off.

Whistler said...

I'm a nervous wreck today..

I'm supposed to be working, but I can't concentrate.

Maybe it's the ADHD. Well, maybe it isn't.

Game, Work, Game, Work. AHHHHHHHHHH

Vern said...

Gary Roberts can shift an automatic transmission.

lauren_hbg said...

@ lady jaye

it's amazing they still let me come to work, it's obvious i don't do anything but cblog and surf various other pens-related links.

i hear ya though on the time passing.

slowestdayofmylifeblog

dying alive said...

@ dan and jyo - I love my dyson! It's the only vacuum I've ever had that actually picks up my dogs' hair. /cleanfreakblog

I am cracking up at the Red Badge of Courage stuff. At lunch today I'm going to go to the library and pick up the book One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Jack Nicholson.

@ stoosh - Well stated, as always. Not too long ago I saw a Philly fan regard to the Pens organization as "A culture of losing." Last count, the Pens and their "culture of losing" have exactly the same amount of Stanley Cups as the Flyers. Wow. Who's a loser now?

whodeewhat said...

@slush

You have to ask yourself, WWGRD?

He'd forgo the anesthesia to ensure nobody touched the band.

Gaylord Focker said...

@ Stoosh

I wish I could quit you, Stooshy Cakes...

Max Power said...

Now the trumpet summons us again - not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need; not as a call to battle, though embattled we are - but a call to bear the burden of getting hammered and cheering our asses off, year in and year out, "rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation" - a struggle against the common enemies of the Penguins: Filthy fans, their media, their teams and the city of Filthadelphia itself.

Can we forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North Side and South Side, East End and West End, that can assure a more fruitful season for all the PENS NATION? Will you join in that historic effort?

In the long history of the PENS, only a few generations have been granted the role of cheering our team in its hour of Stanley Cup Playoffs. I do not shank from this responsibility - I welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any other fan in any other city. The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavour will light our city and all dwell in it -- and the glow from that fire can truly light the WORLD

And so, my fellow PENS fans: ask not what your team can do for you - ask what you can do for your TEAM!

GO PENS!

JYo said...

I love my dyson! It's the only vacuum I've ever had that actually picks up my dogs' hair.

Everyone I know who has one feels the same way. I have two cats and its the only thing that takes care of the hair. Also, I have pretty severe allergies and so do some of my friends. I live on allegra now, but my friends who come over are stunned at how little my cats bother their allergies. In fact, one friend went out and bought one because of that and she is just as happy with hers.

/vacuumblog

11 AM and we have already resorted to such topics. Its going to be a LOOOOOONG day methinks.

Sooska said...

OMGary stoosh you brought tears to my eyes. WTH do you have left for the finals?(Should we get there of course: rose petals to the hockey gods)

PhlyersLitblog: "The Philadelphia Society for Art, Literature & Music" must be dying alive.
That might be one way to get rid of the place: matter (PSALM) vs anti-matter (Phylers. BOOM. gone.

@ max power-jfkblog.

In an unrelated note this link has been provided to The Sidney Crosby show. It is a portion of the video showing the Pens leaving the ice after game 3 and jagging the Phlyers phans. Watch and listen carefully to the whole video. It seems that Geno says 'How's it going', baby?"

How's It Going Baby?"

Dr. Turkleton said...

dying alive said:

I love my dyson!

I did too, until he slapped around Robin Givens & bit the ear off of Holyfield...

That's was enough for me.

Raybin said...

Stand your ground, stand your ground!

Sons of Pittsburgh, of the Igloo, my brothers! I see in your eyes, the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come, when the courage of the Pens fail, when we forsake Mario, and break all bonds of teammates, but it is not this day. An hour of Flyers, and shattered sticks when the age of the Pens comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! For all that you hold dear, on this smooth ice, I bit you stand, Pennsylvanians of the West!

Lady Jaye said...

@lauren > I'm working... if by working you mean refreshing Cblog to see what witty things people post and seeing that Doc Turkelton challenged me to some Penguins trivia on Facebook... hehe.

Stillson said...

ROFL. Straight from Lord of the Rinks.

Cody said...

Huzzah, my anti-versus stat made empty netters today. My goal of getting a mention in the blog of a city I don't live in is now complete. Next up on the bucket list, watching Danielle Briere cry. Today might be an extra-special day!

Dr. Turkleton said...

well....let the excuses begin:
No Coburn Tonight

don't know if the phrase: "Cut Me, Mick." were uttered during the morning skate.

I think Coburn didn't want to get embarrassed anymore...he had enough problems with the Pens forwards with 2 good eyes.

TheNWChica said...

Dude... I am so not getting anything done today; and I swear to Gary, I better be in the Trevormobile by 3:45 or I'm not going to be a happy camper.

Oh, and listening to those Top 10 Langer calls? chillsupthespinewith#1blog

Stillson said...

@ Cody

I guess that depends on whether or not little debbie even shows up. I didn't even think he was playing in this series til he got called for hooking last game.

TheNWChica said...

Actually, now that I think about it, maybe I'll abuse company resources and print out that VS, you suck poster. *plots*

maria said...

randomblog

i live in an apartment complex with mostly undergrad and grad students. the other day, an ice cream truck drove through our parking lot twice. the first thing i thought was that brooks orpik got a new van. is that horrible?

free candy
(or ice cream, if that's what you're in to)

Dr. Turkleton said...

@lady jayne

did I do that?...that Facebook thing is kicking my ass...

I had to apologize to eileenover last nite as I thought I sent her a Cocktail Poke in error [was supposed to be a 'tini sent to coffeytalk, & with eileen being under 21 & all...man, the Gore police might be taking me away in cuffs today like Charlie Sheen in Wall Street]

I NEED the Pens to sweep & Dallas to win another game or 3 to figure out all the intricacies of Facebook to catch up this weekend!


[Hossa: Gordon Gekko is my idol!]

Hip said...

This is for that asshole Billy from Philadelphia who threw blocks at me everyday in kindergarten.

Suck it bitch.

Let's finish this tonight.

Go Pens.



@Dr. Turk - did I really jump on people for discussing contracts during round 1? I'm such an ass!!
Sorry!

Max Power said...

@ raybin

Nice

racheleyos said...

maria - i made an ice cream van photoshop for orpik..... lol. you're not the only one :)

Stoosh said...

@ Focker -

Hey now with the Stooshy Cakes reference. That's reserved only for a select few - like only Melichar, Beranek and Ian Moran, for instance. And Bob Boughner.

You'd think I wasn't busy at work or something...

Max Power said...

Eagle River!

homesprout said...

Too bad Downie is out of the lineup tonight...could have used another turnover or two :-D

racheleyos said...

sooska - i believe malkin did say that! his head kinda moves to the words and he is looking right at them douchebag fans. haha get it boiiiii

Sooska said...

@ racheleyos- yeah it is kind of hard to tell but that is straight from the original so no gimmickery involved- I went back and watched it ( at "work" also)

I love that he hates them too.

Sooska said...

I have a Facebook question - I am totally a moron when it comes to that site. How the hell do I find you guys?

Dr. Turkleton said...

@hip

Yes.You.Did!...it was a nice slap in the face [that's what she said!] to bring the discussion back to the task at hand![it was either during round 1 or 2]

icecreamtruckblog

saw this on the late news last night: Ice Cream Man nabbed in Ohio

this part is the best:
In 2005, he was convicted of simple assault, put on probation and ordered to attend anger management classes. At the time, he was allegedly in a park selling ice cream and he punched a 13-year-old boy who complained about the price of a cone.
Didiano responded to the criticism saying the boy didn't need any ice cream anyway because he was already too fat.




[Hossa: likes Rocket Pops!]

Colin said...

Greatest Mike Lange Calls - Number 1 brought tears to my eyes.

I am looking for a sick Ruutu breakaway goal tonight. Don't know why, just feeling it.

Go Pens.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@sooska

you're not the only one.

I found you.

racheleyos said...

sooska - did u sign up for an account?

J.S. said...

Endicott? Wow, that's a name that I haven't heard in a season or two. Let's also not forget the semi-retired projects like Richer and Daigle, and the washed up talent like Alex Selivanov, who couldn't even make it through camp in 02(?) before being cut.

Having been through the thin times earlier in the decade makes me only appreciate what is happening right now even more.

J.S. said...

Gonna try to run chatblog through my ipod tonight. Wish me luck.

The Seeker said...

Am I the only one who thinks these changes of the Cryer's top two lines is more like a reshuffling of the deck chairs on the Titanic?

When interviewed about them, the Cryers all say they are 'excited' or 'energized' by the line changes.

That's just Cryer Code for 'desperation' and 'hopelessness'.

Sooska said...

@ dr turk - I just went into my personal email and I see you found me! hmm ok Sherlock.....Ian

yeah rachel I have an account as of yesterday I guess it was. I admit I havent spent much time and I did the USS Hal Gill, GR/Ruutu thing but that's as far as I got. sheesh. I'm a dope.

TheNWChica said...

@sooska: OMGYourstalkingme! Yay!

Fleury29 said...

UPS.com reports WWGRD t-shirts are in Kansas. I repeat, WWGRD t-shirts are in Kansas.

Should they arrive in time for the game tonight, may Gary have mercy on the Flyers souls.

Sooska said...

@ seeker- down here we get eh Philthy Tv stations 9as well as NYC)and it is amazing how quickly they (team, organIzation, media, fans) went from the reigning loudmouth thugs to that thing at the end of 2001 A Space Odyssey.

TheNWChica said...

goodomenblog:

The Hockey Song just came up as song #87on the iPod, which just happens to be named Sidney.

The Seeker said...

@ sooska

it is amazing how quickly they (team, organIzation, media, fans) went from the reigning loudmouth thugs to that thing at the end of 2001 A Space Odyssey.

Then you go to their website and the entry splash screen says:

The Most Intimidating Fans in the NHL!

So being utterly classless hooligans who can't back up their talk by actually doing the walk is just S.O.P. for them

racheleyos said...

pirates startin to look lke the pens in the middle of the season with a couple of key injuries... here's to hoping that one year they will have A record over the .500 mark

Cody said...

@stillson: I had a problem seeing her on the ice, as well. Luckily for me, the versus douche-crew was very happy to point out that he, in fact, assisted on the trash Umberger scored. They told me 4 times, just so I wouldn't forget.

These two asshats make me miss Doc Emerick... Doc Fucking Emerick! If you can make me pine for hearing the SCOOOOOOOORES puberty-voice cracking fuckwad, you're doing the worst announcing job in the world. Good on ya, Versus!

homesprout said...

Gary Roberts has pneumonia.....

Click here!!

or perhaps it is pneumonia that has a case of Gary Roberts!?

Raybin said...

@sooska

You've got another friend!

Stoosh said...

@ Raybin -

Loved the LOTR reference.

Hip said...

@sooska - FIND ME on facebook!!

@nwchica - do you have a page too? Are we friends yet?

M. Vanderlasser said...

GREAT post!

@stoosh, WOW!!!, if I wasn't amped for tonight's game already, that did it for sure!

@maria, same thing happened to me yesterday..I saw my first ice cream truck of the year and I looked to see if #44 was driving...

Hey, I know there's a lot going on today, but don't forget that there are only seven shopping days left until Gary Roberts' birthday (May 23) - stock up on Fiji water now!

EmmBee said...

Check out the annual Playoff Beard Awards on Barry Melrose Rocks! I think everyone will agree on the creepiest award! Also, those Geico commercials will now take on new meaning for me! Do you agree?

Playoff Beard Awards>

I don't know about anyone else, but I think that I'm coming down (cough, cough) with something...maybe that flu (sneeze, sneeze) that's going around. Guess I'll have to leave work early today! ;)

TheNWChica said...

@sooska: I do! Not sure how you look, but my email is in my profile here. :)

The Seeker said...

Sheesh...the greatest fanbase in the NHL seems to be a bit disheartened!

Absolutely fantastic seats (lower bowl, 14th row & right behind penalty box) for tonight's game as selling for only $150.00 in some cases!

Stoosh said...

Wooooo, lunchbreak.

This is the start of my company's busiest time on year. On top of that, we're a person short in our department, and I was out of the office yesterday for six hours on a vendor site visit. In other words, I'm busier than hell at work.

But I can't help checking C-blog once every 45 minutes or so just to see what's going on. I don't smoke, so instead of smoke breaks, I take C-blog breaks. That's what I call good rationaliztion.

If we win this series, we'll have beaten my two least favorite NHL franchises on the road to the Cup Finals.

Raybin said...

@stoosh

Thanks!

Though I wish I could change to, "I bid you skate, Pennsyvlanians of the West"

But that's just how I am. I want to tinker with everything I write. Can't ever leave well enough alone!

Max Power said...

Gary Roberts doesn't have pneumonia. The World Health organization, knowing that his services are not required to beat the cryers, sent him to China to pull buildings off of people and to stop the ground from shaking!

Johnny Wrath said...

I'm going to really enjoy this game tonight. I'm seeing message boards where the new talking point is that Philly only wasn't a "cup contender" for a single season, while the "NHL gave you's your team", sucked for 5, etc etc.

Then there's "you mortgaged the future for Hossa" thing, which leads to the "you can't keep all your guys and we can" claim...

Basically my point is this: Isn't it wonderful that dejected fans of teams we've thrashed can't criticize the hockey? I do hope we get Detroit, and I do hope Franzen is healthy, because I don't want to see a widespread "we weren't at 100%" argument the way we've seen an international "Sid dives" campaign.

Side note: "Why Not Us?" is just too easy. Its a shame that Philly is getting bounced tonight so we can't have a "Wouldn't it be more prudent to contain that garbage, Philly?" whiteout.

chris said...

The photoshop of Derian Hatcher as a practice cone is hilarious.

Sooska said...

@ hip and raybin -Hi Friends! wow I can see where people get all caught up in that stuff. It is like having a JOB! on top of cblog and my real job. My husband thinks I have gone over the edge. I really have to improve my profile.

@chica- I am sorry to be dense - am I stalking you? *?* I think I am having major brain freeze today and it is by far worse than anything I have had in a long time. Is it the Geno thing?

TheNWChica said...

No...I should have added 'sarcasmblog' after that. You were asking about who of us here at cblog were on Facebook and I was trying to be funny. Sorry! *hugs*

Raybin said...

@johnny wrath

If the excuses weren't so infuriating, they'd be hilarious. They still kinda are.

These people are insane though.

We "mortgaged our future for Hossa"? Excuse me?

God bless Crusher and Army. I'll always love them both, especially Army. But they were hardly our future.

And, let's face it, Christensen hadn't quite measured up to expectations anyway.

They'll be more valuable to Atlanta than they were here.

As for the 1st round pick and Esposito....eh. Somehow I cannot imagine either coming back to bite us very hard. especially since it's very likely Hossa will be departing, we can always deal his rights for a first round pick.

And if they want to talk stupid personnel moves, this is the team that has ruined their salary cap with absurdly huge deals to Briere, Hartnell and Richards, only the latter being worth half a damn.

This is the team that still employs Jim Dowd and Derian Hatcher.

This is the team that thought Downie was THEIR future.

This is so pathetic of them. It's so easy to slap down all their bullshit.

Sooska said...

@ chica- got it! your email and your sarcasm..hee hee I think my brain will handle only the most basic tasks today...We'll Kick Your Arse You Flyers Scum is running through my head. I keep humming it as I "work."

dying alive said...

There was an ice cream truck idling outside of the Mellon after game two. I figured it was there to give Brooks his ride home.

Max Power said...

Rightly so we should be infurriated at what all those ass clowns in Filthadelphia bitching and make nonsense comments about our team and its future. On the other side of it my logic tries to tell me to let it slide. Getting all worked up about what they say is starting to feel like getting angry at mentally retarded person who bumps in to you on their way out of walmart and won't stop screeming the word pickles. You may get annoyed but deep down you know its not nice to pick on retards.

racheleyos said...

well im hoppin in on the facebook-ness :)

TheNWChica said...

@sooka: Yay! I'll confirm when I get home...damn firewall!!

dying alive said...

I forgot to make a facebook page last night. Curses!

BlacknGold66 said...

@Slush: Good luck with your surgery!

@Stoosh: I'm being dead serious in saying that your post at 10:16pm had me on the verge of tears. Fuck.

@Max Power: Eagle River comment had me ROLLING!

"I want to go to your house... meet your parents, pet your dog."

"My parents are dead, Topper. My dog ate them."

tPB Staff: That video of BGL is of him leaving the ice after the pre-game warmups.

Sooska said...

@ chica- OK good. This is fun..boy do I need to get out more.

Max Power said...

@ b&g66

Not too many people remember how great that movie was.

"I love soup or is it duck? Son of a bitchin shell. Which one do you shoot?"

"Duck sir"

BANG

"Are you alright sir?"

"Of course I am. Why what have you heard?"

Sooska said...

@ bng66-stoosh had me at "Herb Brooks"

TheNWChica said...

@sooska: It's pretty fun seeing my Gore life and my real life colliding there.

totallyrandomblog: My HS reunion is this summer, and it's funny to see people I haven't seen since the last one and see how we've all changed.

Sooska said...

@chica- I haven't gone to my HS reunions. I hated ALL those people except one and he hasn't gone either. In fact, most of the people who moved out (read: fled) of the area don't go back -only the homeys go. I have, however, been to my husband's (different school/year) and had a good time.

re: worlds colliding? Seinfeld. hee

KJ said...

freecandyblog-its taken every bit of me not to write free candy in the dust on the side of my car. living in texas, i'm sure i'd get other references than brooks.

but speaking of my dirty car, its rained twice this wk...ok, maybe not horrid downpours, but enough to get you wet, and where i wrote "wwgrd" in the dust on my back windshield is still there! the power of gary is with me!

whodeewhat said...

@JS

Since you will most likely be watching the game @ 303...your Touch is gonna need this:

788e19c4d0

Anyone else in Johnstown who wants to gaffle my broadband, feel free!

lauren_hbg said...

@ sooska

I'm the same way with the people I went to high school with - I haven't seen most or any of them since graduation.

I sense you're also from a small town? I also fled from all the homeys. :)

BlacknGold66 said...

I created a cblog facebookgroupblog a few days back.

It's by invite only so every jobber with a Facebook page doesn't muss up our system.

Shoot me an email (in my profile) and I'll send out the invites.

Word.

Dr. Turkleton said...

haven't seen this mentioned:

French Toast

Game 1. Four
Game 2. Four
Game 3. Four
Game 4. Four?

Fore!!!!!!

I'm getting beat up over here by Jim Dowd's wife, angry son & distraught bastard daughter...

Hip said...

Re: Espisito - didn't he blow his first call up to the AHL?

Dr. Turkleton said...

highschoolblog

went to my 10th back in '98...20th is this year! [Gary Frick!!!!] talked to my cuz with whom I graduated with & told her if she goes, I'll go...

don't talk to too many HS friends anymore...most of my buds are old Kennywood co-workers from the good old college days [ahhh....Kennywood Memories™]



[Hossa: The Laser Loop {R.I.P.}]

lauren_hbg said...

@ dr t

I thought you were clever enough to come up with those names as insults...until I clicked the link and saw that those are actually their usernames.

TheNWChica said...

@dr. turk: doesn't it feel weird to say 20 years? I mean...1988 doesn't sound too weird until I realize that our beloved Bing was born the summer before. GAH!!!

feelssooldblog

Dr. Turkleton said...

@hip

yeah...I think he didn't impress too much playing with the Chicago Wolves....

I kinda feel bad for the kid:

Anointed as the next Next One at one point [I think Tavares carries that moniker, now]

Me thinks he's got the skillz, but all the circuits aren't firing between the ears.


@lauren_hbg

maybe those are all r*g*b*s multiple personalities, too.

KJ said...

forgotcomments-not sure if anyone else watches conan o'brien, but whenever i see the "liar" over osgood's face, i think "ASS" like he does on his show.

also, watched the clip of the players leaving the ice and while i'm not sure that's geno saying whatever, i still love their laid back attitude towards fans who look like they're about to hurl their own waste like animals.

luvnmypens said...

Not to jump ahead or anything, but if we win tonight... or anyone wants to take the chance...
Redwings has round 4 tickets presale going on for their season ticket holders. Junker and Crow had the code on their show today, and it works!!

Go to ticketmaster.com and use this code..

08scupsth

If anyone is interested in going to detroit, I suggest you buy them up before they go on sale to the general public. Only upper bowl tickets remain.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@thenwchica

tell me about it...my cuz was at the walk this past weekend & we were discussing the same things:

•aches & pains
•it doesn't seem like 20 years
•where'd the time go?

I know I AM getting old....I just don't FEEL like I'm getting old [I guess that's a good thing, eh?]

Young at heart is how I feel. [add mind, body & spirit in there, as well]


I shot you an 'Add' as well....

Sooska said...

@lauren-Johnstown. I kind of like it now but I'd never want to move back. I love the Burgh and consider myself a Burgher as my grandparents lived there and I spent lots of time in summers and going to Pirates games, etc., as a kid. Unfortunately my husband got a great job offer in eastern PA and we are moving. GAAK. I hate it here-despise is not too strong a word. It is small and provincial and not Pittsburgh. Flyers and Rags fans everywhere..no good Italian restaurants. expensive, bah *hits head - don't start*

lauren_hbg said...

Good Gary, I feel your pain on the Eastern PA move... what area will you guys be in?

TheNWChica said...

Thanks Doc! I'll get to all the adds when I get home...web mail stops at the firewall too.

But I hear you about that...I laughed when I said to an older lady that I know "Yeah...such and such has been worse since I turned 35" lol

Sooska said...

YOWZAH! my personal inbox is full of you cbloggers! OH BOY friends! I'll have to wait till I get home. I have to appear to be working anyway.

J.S. said...

@whodeewhat

thanks, but how can i access this page without having that code first?

chickenortheeggblog

Sooska said...

@lauren-Lehigh Valley- I cannot begin to describe my pain.

Lady Jaye said...

@maria > I think stuff like that all the time. Cblog is now enfused into my daily life.

@sooska > I added you. My picture is the same as here so you'll know it's me. That is, if you pay enough attention to me to know that the picture is the same. :-)

@dr. turk > haha, yes, you sent it from the Pittsburgh Penguins fan application. It's okay, i send out a bunch of crap out all the time. Probably drive people crazy. I'm addicted to the Peices of Flair application and you get credits for more flair by sending flair to people. Evil evil facebook.

letsgopsu said...

I walk into my house, turn on FSN to see if the Pirates game was on.

It wasn't, I got treated to something better. FSN's History of the Penguins special. I turn it on and I'm just in time for the 2 Cup wins.

After seeing that i wish i could go forward in time about 5.5 hours and just get to this game. I wanna know what the Stanley Cup finals feels like. I just wanna see the two best teams in the league go at it in a best of 7 series. I was alive for the first 2 Cups, but unfortunately I was like 3 years old for the second one. Mario has his two Cups as a player, but after all that he's done for this franchise, he deserves one as an owner more than probably every single owner in the NHL.

Longpostblog.

As you all could tell, I'm ready for this game to start, and for us to win it.

I will end this post in the immortal words of chris e:

"Let's do this shit!"

Max Power said...

Shit-day-go-2-slow!

Je suis le frommage!

johnny said...

I'm flipping out here at work waiting for the game to begin!

Let's Go Pens!

Delenda est Philadelphia!

whodeewhat said...

back @JS

You'll need

this

and

this!

J.S. said...

@whodeewhat

noted using the penguins paper and pen

BlacknGold66 said...

Foodblog:

Got this link from Ms. BNG66

FREE FOOD WOO HOO!

Dr. Turkleton said...

has anyone see these or posted this link from the Post Gazette?:

Pen's Cheer Cards

not as good as tPB & stephen s. stuff...but ok, IMO

my fav is the Anyway you look at it...

sorry if this has been posted before, I don't want to steal anyones thunder!



[Hossa: Vengeance How? {I chuckled at that}]

lauren_hbg said...

@ bng66

I knew there had to be something spectacular going on at Mickey D's today - I drove by one at lunchtime and the drive thru was spilling out into the streets.

TheNWChica said...

@bng66: Not sure if you've tried the new chicken...it's not bad. There is a little bit of what I think is dill in the breading, so it tastes different than the other chicken types there, but overall tasty. Just have to ask for sauce if you want some on the sammich...chicken, pickles and the bun only.

foodreviewblog

IS IT 3:45 yet????

Sooska said...

@ chica- is "not bad" at McD's 4 or 5 stars? *sarcasmblog*

TheNWChica said...

@sooska: If I'm eating chicken at McD's, I rate it as such...

1. Chicken Selects
2. Southern Chicken
3. McChicken
4. McNuggets

However, if given a choice, I would rather go to the Colonel's...they have real pieces of chicken and I love their mac n cheese!

JYo said...

Sooska, it sucks you have to leave the awesomeness of the burgh. I grew up near PSU and have been out of the state ever since (Boston first, now Indiana). I hope to move to the burgh in a couple of years, but I fear most of the jobs best suited to me will be in the eastern PA area too. Ugh, I hope not. See if you burghers can recruit a couple of big biotech companies to the town in the next couple of years, will ya?

M. Vanderlasser said...

Me in high school = George Michael Bluth.

...and are we actually reviewing vacuum cleaners today?

If so, our Hoover Wind Tunnel KICKS ASS, baby!!! I can vacuum the sh*t out of our house with that bad boy!!! That thing truly sucks, in a good way. It's the Sergei Gonchar of vacuum cleaners.

Let's see...< 5 hours to go...

wilsmith said...

Johnstown represent.

sort of.

Max Power said...

MCD's BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Popeye's all the way.

mmmmmmmmmm Popeye's ahhhhggg mmmmm

whodeewhat said...

Johnstown first 17 years

Orlando, Jacksonville, Memphis, Norfolk(Va Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth) next 10...

Johnstown last 7.

M. Vanderlasser said...

@maxpower, you have excellent taste. I've had a love affair with Popeye's ever since I had my first hunk of "spicy" in Atlanta like, 20 years ago. Guests even brought Popeye's to our wedding. The biscuits, the red beans and rice, the chicken strips...DAMN!!! I love me some chicken from Popeye's!

Sooska said...

@ jyo - I am surprised there aren't more biotech jobs around the Burgh.

One of big drawbacks is how expensive housing is everywhere else. Here in LV the housing stock is awful - old and small or too new and crappy and 2x - 2-1/2 x the Burgh and in some cases more. It's not as bad as MD or DC or NoVA, but it's bad enough. Health care here isn't up to snuff either-the HMOs still require referrals and we haven't had that in Pgh for several years. I have concluded Pittsburgh is great because it is somewhat isolated transportation -wise, thus not a destination for undesirables. That is also the biggest drawback to luring new businesses or manufacturers.
*bitchblog*

racheleyos said...

maxpower- what is frommage? i took 4 years of french and can't think for the life of me what that is? lol.

whodeewhat said...

Oh and Mac-Deeez is on my bad side but Fuddruckers at the Waterfront owns.

Dollar bottles all the time baby!

+10%, damn you Onorato.

racheleyos said...

i go to college in Johnstown for all u J-towners and I hate the city. and the weather too.

Max Power said...

@ racheleyos

Cheese

@ M. Vanderlasser

They just opened one in my neighborhood. Twice a week habit.
Word to the Cajun mashed!

TheNWChica said...

@max: I would eat at Popeye's if the closest one wasn't almost an hour away.

Max Power said...

Fudruckers = Solid

There is also a FatBurger in Robinson. Smart choice too.

makingmyselfhungryblog

BlacknGold66 said...

Johnstown by blood here.

My father is from there, so although I was born and raised in Cleveland, I get my roots from Western PA.

Max Power said...

@ TheNWChica

what town you live in?

BlacknGold66 said...

Do they have Sonic near any of yinz?

We get tortured by Sonic commercials all the time here, but they don't have a single Sonic in all of Ohio.

No Sonic, No Yuengling make Homer something something.

Eric P. said...

Just got my WWGRD and you=stunned t-shirts!

Great stuff!

LET'S GO PENS!

racheleyos said...

bng - they just put a sonic in at the pittsburgh mills mall (if u heard of it) that's the only one i kno of in the area... haven't been there yet but everyone tells me of its amazingness....

maxpower - so you are The Cheese? lol.

TheNWChica said...

@max: I am in Everett, which is about 25 miles N of Seattle.

@bng66: No Sonic here either. :(

Jonny V said...

My playoff beard must come off after the game tonight. Three day drill weekend...Stoosh, one helluva motivational speech, u missed your calling man...and I'm sure that checking c-blog every 45 minutes won't cut 11 minutes from your life like ciggies do...well unless your a Flyers fan...Whoa! I slipped on a crab. Who put that crab there? I don't see any crab sir. Don't tell me. There were two crabs. They work in pairs. I went to Annapolis for chrissakes!...the funniest thing on Conan now is his clips of drunk Dr. Phil...the Laser Loop was the first rollercoaster I rode. All those years being afraid of them, I remember the summer of '90 and finally saying the hell with it, I'm going to start riding them, and I'm picking the one that scared the bejeezus out of me as my first. Good times. Still won't do the Skycoaster though...Fuck that...

Stillson said...

Up until two winters ago, I lived in Frenchville, which is about an hour and 45 min east of Pittsburgh on I-80. I've followed the Steelers, Pirates, and Pens my whole life

I now live in Harrisburg and it's pure torture. It's all Philly all the time. I can't even get FoxSports atlantic to get the Bucs. Comcast simply doesn't offer it. The only bright spot is that I got most of the Steelers games last year. Only blacked out twice due to Baltimore.

JYo said...

Any of you UPJ folks know a chem prof named Kim Simons?

racheleyos said...

hahaha simons, yes I def have heard, considering I'm a Bio major there!

JYo said...

I always felt the same way BNG66. All these Sonic commercials, but no actual Sonic in sight. I finally stopped at one on my way to visit friends in St. Louis (first one I ever even saw in person) and now they just built one here in Lafayette, IN. Of course, thats not terribly close to where you are.

Jonny V said...

Vacuumcleanerblog blew my mind today.

And saw this shirt on a website and immediately thought of this place.

JYo said...

Rachel, thats funny. I worked with him in a lab back in Boston.

Max Power said...

Sonic doesn't exist. I travel a bunch for business and I've never seen one. Conspiracy.

Ah I lost my cap. Turn around we have to go back for it.

Sir we can't we're in the middle of a mission

How am I supposed to Admiral without my cap. Put Robidowitz in a life raft and have him mark the area.

Sir we could be gone for weeks.

Put some food and water in the raft, we'll tape his favorite shows. He won't miss a thing. Good God man do I have to think of everything?

whodeewhat said...

I know there is a Sonic at Pittsburgh Mills.

However, I like the food better @ Sonics in the South. Esp. the sweet tea!

lauren_hbg said...

@ stillson

I hear ya on the Harrisburg torture. We have Dish Network, spefically to have FSN Pittsburgh - we get all the Pens and Bucco games, except here's the kicker... To get Versus, you need to have the top tiered programming network, which actually has no other decent channels on it anyways. Oh well, I can stand to watch a few games a year (and the playoffs) at a bar. :)

Where do you normally watch the games?

Max Power said...

Oui racheleyos, Je suis le frommage. Non! Je suis le grande frommage!

lauren_hbg said...

@ max power

I always think the same thing about Sonic - I've seen thousands more commercials than I have ACTUAL restaurants. I was just at my first one in my life about a month ago, near Lancaster.

TheNWChica said...

I went to a WaffleHouse for the very first time last summer when my best friend and I drove to Columbus for the draft.

It was good, but didn't see what all the fuss was about. I do know now to ask for NOT sweet tea...I took a gulp and about went into a fit.

J.S. said...

resumeblog

J-town, 30 of 34 yrs.

San Diego, Norfolk, Charleston, and Jax FL the other 4.

Has known whodeewhat for 20+ yrs, and kj for about 10...11? yrs.

Stillson said...

@lauren_hbg

I have digital cable and with the sports package, so I get Versus. I also get a handful of college sports channels and a couple of soccer channels, but not FSN Pittsburgh.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@rachel & others looking for other Sonics™ in the PGH-area.

there's another on Rte 19 down from South Hills Village

Strawberry Limeade = clutch.


BNG66 - how do you expect places like Sonic to survive in C-town?....all's they do up there is giveaway free food or I could check under my Jeep™ floor mat & scrape up enough for a pizza!!!!



[Hossa: In-N-Out Burger = #1]

anyone who's been to one out in the West / Southwest U.S. of A. know what I'm talkin' 'bout!

racheleyos said...

since max power is speaking french, has anyone ever had a crepe??? especially in canada they are amazing.

jyo - it's a small world lol.

BlacknGold66 said...

@J.S.: You may have mentioned this before... but judging by your resume are you a Navy Puke like myself and Jonny V?


"Not playing to win is like kissing your sister...

Sure she's a great piece of tail with a blouse full of goodies, buuuut, it's just illegal.

Then you get into that whole inbred thing. Kids with no teeth, sitting on the porch drinking apple sauce through a straw..."

BlacknGold66 said...

@Turk: I'm still waiting for buy one get one free Cowboy Ribeye's at Ruth's Chris.

Someday...

jefe said...

in-n-out is good stuff. the west also has Jack in the boX and some sonics. i veto micky d's.

its my lunchtime. time to hit up all of these.

Jonny V said...

In-N-Out burgers are unreal. Depending on what you order Sonic has some of the greasiest food i've ever had the displeasure of eating. The drinks and desserts are phenomenol though.

Jonny V said...

With all of this talk about food franchises, somewhere wilsmith's ears are ringing.

Dr. Turkleton said...

@jefe -

Jack's Chili Cheese Fries -Oh My!

@BNG66

when they have that BOGO...give me a ring...I'll be right up!


There's an In-N-Out in Las Vegas right off the Strip...but Vegas sports the BEST Burger Joint, IMO:

Burger Bar located in the 'Mall' in the walkway between the Luxor & Mandalay Bay...

here's the Menu

basically any type of meat, any type of toppings [I passed on the truffles & foie gras] but I dropped the $20 to get the Kobe beef & some 'traditional' toppings....

sorry eileenover, THAT trumped your London Broil from last night!!! [& my meatloaf from last night & today's lunch]

cblogreunioninvegasblog ?????

Pensgirl said...

Chica, if you weren't there drunk at 3am you're not going to understand the fuss. That's the only way to Waffle House.

(And yeah, going to school in the South you learn to ask about tea.)

Dr. Turkleton said...

@pensgirl

Sweet tea or Coke™, right?

esp. in the A-T-L.

lauren_hbg said...

i'm totally down with the vegasreunionblog - count me in!

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