Monthly Archives: May 2011

1991: Jose leaves for Orlando

Twenty years ago, my last Best Friend left Milwaukee and it was a painful, sad moment, especially in light of everything else starting to go my way that year. Keep in mind, I didn’t know Nelson very well, he didn’t … Continue reading

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Maybe I’ll get to be on CBC tonight with this

Our seats are behind the penalty box at the Toyota Center, I’ve got a good shot since I doubt the game will be carried on the Fox Sports Net. I had this idea originally when the Stars had their miraculous … Continue reading

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1986: Final Days in North Dakota Concluded

As much as I hated living in North Dakota, at least it wound down on a high note. Well, more like a series of good times: a trip to Winnipeg, hanging around Bismarck, knowing I was getting the hell out … Continue reading

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RIP Jeff Conaway

His death was a long time coming since his final days were spent in a coma which was a damned shame. However, Jeff participated in three great franchises I enjoyed throughout my life. The first was being Travolta’s sidekick in … Continue reading

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A new Kate Bush record coming

What a relief to know she hasn’t given up on new material because I’m probably not going to buy Director’s Cut (a remixing of material mostly from the Nineties) and I was disappointed by 2005’s Aerial. The latter I’m not … Continue reading

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Picayune maintenance this weekend

In case anyone cares or bothers to really use the Internet during a three-day weekend, I will be taking advantage of the downtime to back up the server and upgrade its OS. The only side effect I can tell of … Continue reading

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Hockey isn’t completely over yet

This Saturday, I will be hauling ass to Houston with Jeremy to catch game number two of the Calder Cup between our rival, the Aeros (proxy for the Minnesota Wild) try to bring the prize home against the Bimington Senators … Continue reading

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Farewell Bugs

I finally sold off my VW Golf GL for good tonight. At least I got cash on the barrel head for it…which was more than I can say the damned car did for me in its last five years. Hell, … Continue reading

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RIP Bill Hunter

Although he didn’t have humongous fame in America like fellow Aussies Nicole Kidman or Geoffrey Rush (Mel Gibson is a transplant like AC/DC), Bill was a distinctive presence in his nation’s hit movies. The majority of the world will always … Continue reading

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Winnipeg Thrashers?

I’ve always wondered why Atlanta was given another NHL team after the city let its last one move to Calgary 20 years earlier. Minneapolis-St. Paul I can see, they didn’t give into the Northstars’ blackmail but capitulated as so many … Continue reading

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