Monthly Archives: January 2011

Inside joke with Stars’ fans

Tousi is the nickname for forward Mathieu Tousignant who is often the recipient of punches, face washes and other violent actions from the opposition. Sometimes this plays to our advantage because we get a roughing call in our favor but … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Lester!

My friend, gaming sensei and poet extraordinaire (of at least the Maggi Republic) celebrates his birthday up there in brisk Wisconsin. This birthday is very special for me because 2011 is the 20th anniversary of us meeting as co-workers at … Continue reading

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My first pair of skates in over 30 years

Since I don’t play hockey, this entry has to go under the Pictures section of my site. Anyway, have I lost my mind? Well no, but I would like to get a helmet before I try skating backwards and/or attempting … Continue reading

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I caught an official puck at the game!

…and not in the face as I’ve seen over the years! This evening’s 5-4 SO loss to the Abbotsford Heat (near Vancouver and they’re the affiliate for the Calgary Flames) was tense, especially with my Stars overcoming a two-goal deficit … Continue reading

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RIP Charlie Callas & David Frye

A rather sad kick off to the weekend for comedy and Las Vegas, where both gentlemen resided during their final years. Charlie Callas is most likely to be recognized by younger people from Mel Brooks’ movies. I forgot he was … Continue reading

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Severin Blindenbacher

Wednesday night we attended Casino Night for the Stars, a charity-fundraising thing. An evening of gambling with pretend money to put toward raffle tickets, auctions (next year, I’m saving up to get 10 minutes in the booth to do color … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday Wayne Gretzky

He is truly the Great One for more than just hockey. About all I can say and it’s not hyperbole since it’s a rare subject hockey fans can agree about.

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Happy Birthday Cindy

I wanted to get in a quick plug for my friend toughing it out through yet another Minnesota Winter. If you know her, drop her a line.

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At least the owner is honest…

…or it’s Denis Leary’s truck. No wait, it can’t be the latter because it didn’t have a Bruins sticker on it. I wish I had more to put on these idiots who squeeze their V-8, gas-guzzling, monstrosities into compact car … Continue reading

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Predators

Other than the title having the letter ‘s,’ tacked on the end, this sequel is not a vast improvement nor a different movie like Aliens was. It’s almost the same movie from 1987 but it did suck much less than … Continue reading

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First skating spill of 2011…

…and it was as spectacular (according to the main witness Jeremy) as it was painful. Visualize Superman jumping out a window. So what happened? I was trying to turn more gracefully by moving my feet as skilled skaters do. One … Continue reading

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RIP Don Kirshner

I wonder if he knew that his epitaph would always be ” the guy who created the Monkees and the Archies”? A rather unfair and shallow synopsis of Don. Being a GenXer, he’s more well known to my age bracket … Continue reading

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Which iPhone? AT&T or Verizon?

All those people in the Verizon fan club got their wish last week in the US. However, for those who are on the fence, here’s a site laying out the differences until the iPhones really hit the streets under the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mark B

It’s a relatively new year (17 days old) and a new start for a friend I don’t see very often, usually e-mail these days, but let’s all wish him a great birthday as he embarks on his private practice again. … Continue reading

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How does the NES gun function?

Mental Floss elaborates here on the technical aspects. Nice to know the specifics. I figured as much with the flashing screen parts because there was a guy in my dorm who received an NES from his girlfriend. Although Super Mario … Continue reading

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