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#1781 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 01:35 PM

From the "I did not know that, now I know that " Department: Last fall, I received the most recent "contract" from my cable company, which is also my Internet Service Provider (ISP), regarding the "do's and dont's" . If a subscriber is booted off any forum they sign up for, their internet services can re revoked.

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#1782 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:18 PM

Here's a random post. Will there be a discussion from it?

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#1783 55fan

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:19 PM

I like blue thread.

#1784 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:54 PM

Random is so desultory.

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#1785 55fan

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 05:29 PM

Ok.  I'm necromancing.

 

I had to dig up this thread because I had a weird thought with no place to put it.

 

This isn't serious.  It won't happen.  It's just something that would be funny to think about and maybe would make a funny movie plot, but that's it.

 

What would happen if all of the guys who were getting bought out got mad enough to give a collective "FU" to the system.  You know, the "stick it to the man" kind of thing. 

 

What if they all (at least the good ones) got together and decided that since they were getting paid anyway that they would all sign for one dismal team not owned by the league.  Let's use the Panthers as our example.

 

Then suppose they let the Florida GM in on it.  The GM picks up all of the buy-outs for 2-4 years, trades his lower-level players for draft picks, picks up some has-beens that still have a year or two left in them as free agents, and builds a team that looks like the all-star game from a decade or two ago.

 

Briere, Vinny and other buyouts.  Jagr and other free agents.  They put together a team of former super-stars, make for a fiscally good team as far as drawing older fans (hey!  We're in Florida!) and then when they have had a few years and these guys retire, the farm system is stacked to the brim from all of those high draft picks.

 

If it was a movie, the Old Guys would go on to win the Cup, of course, but in RL, it would make for a fun team to watch.

 

Just running through my brain.  Thought I'd share. 


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#1786 55fan

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:30 PM

I figured it out, but it's too late.

 

We could have solved our roster problems had we acted on this before the amnesty buyout window closed.

 

STEP 1. 

Have the Samuelsson and Zetterberg families move in together.

 

STEP 2.

Buy out Zetterberg.

 

STEP 3.

Sammy plays on the top line and has the best year of his career; Zetterberg babysits the Samuelsson children.

 

STEP 4.

Next summer.

Sign Zetterberg to a new contract; Samuelsson (coming off a career year) signs a hefty contract elsewhere.

 

STEP 5.

Zetterberg and Samuelsson remove the Mission: Impossible masks they've been wearing for the last year.

 

It would have worked, I tell you.  It would have worked.  Curse the small buy-out window!



#1787 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 11:42 AM

I need a new shower head. 


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#1788 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 02:24 PM

I lost my virginity last night....



#1789 DickieDunn

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:23 AM

I lost my virginity last night....


Was it good for you? I could totally tell it was your first time.

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


#1790 55fan

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

Wow.  It was the first time for all of us?



#1791 DickieDunn

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

First thing in the morning is apparently sometime after noon in IT geek language.

Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country's refusal to accept him, well, I guess that's more than most 21-year-olds can handle... Ogie Ogilthorpe!


#1792 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 11:43 PM

What's the deal with airplane peanuts? 


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#1793 55fan

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:00 AM

I haven't flown in years.  I recall the last time I flew, I got a bag that had a few peanuts and a dixie cup of soda.  It wasn't worth the time for the gal to walk the cart down the aisle.



#1794 Hockeytown0001

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 08:26 PM

Will people be able to breathe underwater in the year 2000? 


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#1795 ToMaToToWnWinGsFaN_24

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Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:55 PM

if pamela anderson breast feeds her baby, does that mean the milk comes in plastic bags?



#1796 55fan

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:44 AM

There's this family that I work with.  There's two brothers and a sister, plus I used to work with one brother's wife.  The other brother just married a girl that I work with, who happens to be a great friend.

 

My ex bf, who is now a great friend, came in and I asked if they'd met, and the girl and he said they had.  I told him that she had just married and mentioned her new last name.  It turns out that the ex and the family are second cousins. 

 

So my friend and I are now ex-second cousins-in-law-in-law.  Cool.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 01:37 AM

Why do people like such gore-filled movies? Is there anyone out there not completely desensitized to witnessing people get murdered, beaten, tortured, or sexually assaulted? How do people enjoy watching it?

Then they look at you like you're the crazy one if you tell them you'd rather not watch anything like that.
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#1798 55fan

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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:21 AM

Why do people like such gore-filled movies? Is there anyone out there not completely desensitized to witnessing people get murdered, beaten, tortured, or sexually assaulted? How do people enjoy watching it?

Then they look at you like you're the crazy one if you tell them you'd rather not watch anything like that.

I am SO totally with you on that!

 

Back in the day, if the plot called for a killing or beating, it was either done off-camera or was obviously fake.  The obviously fake stuff was terribly done, but realism wasn't the goal back then.

 

Sometimes the imagination is a better tool for horror than imagery. 

 

I hate fake blood.  It makes me queasy far beyond real blood does.  I hate zombies.  Even more, I hate people dressed up as zombies.

 

I understand wanting a plot with conflict, and violence makes for huge conflict.  Gratuitous violence doesn't enhance the plot and just makes it gross to watch.



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:31 AM

I am SO totally with you on that!
 
Back in the day, if the plot called for a killing or beating, it was either done off-camera or was obviously fake.  The obviously fake stuff was terribly done, but realism wasn't the goal back then.
 
Sometimes the imagination is a better tool for horror than imagery. 
 
I hate fake blood.  It makes me queasy far beyond real blood does.  I hate zombies.  Even more, I hate people dressed up as zombies.
 
I understand wanting a plot with conflict, and violence makes for huge conflict.  Gratuitous violence doesn't enhance the plot and just makes it gross to watch.

Agreed. Its just frustrating because so many people seem to be desensitized to extreme forms of violence. Maybe I'm just weird, but I find it to be problematic.
"Ice hockey is a form of disorderly conduct in which the score is kept."

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 11:53 AM

I've seen plenty of those movies, and I don't know why. 


"All done? Five bucks." - Pavel Datsyuk after an interview
"Very few cities in the NHL have the history or the following of the Detroit Red Wings." - Steve Yzerman

 

 





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