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#2076969 The person below me game...

Posted by 55fan on 13 December 2010 - 04:40 AM

I celebrate Christmas. Not x-mas. Not some vague holiday. Not some season that happens to have a day in the middle of it whose name cannot be mentioned because not everyone wants to celebrate it, but everyone wants a reason to celebrate.

You want a holiday in the middle of winter with no religious association? One where you can have a nice party and celebrate things like family and happiness and light and sharing and giving? Cool. All of those are good things that should be celebrated. And you know what? We have a perfectly good day to do that on. It's called New Year's Day. I'll join you. We can raise a glass to all of the good things that we can all celebrate as fellow human beings. The world needs that. Let's do it on New Year's when we already have the day off anyway.

But leave Christmas to the Christians. You don't try to over-run other holidays. No one is trying to turn Eid in to World Happiness day. Or Pesach into the Festival of Leavening Awareness. Sure we all want to get along and share our mutual thoughts and feelings. But we also have times where we need to be ourselves- to be who and what we are in our innermost being. Our spirituality and beliefs are at the centre of who we are.

If we wish to celebrate who we are, we can not encourage one segment of our society to dilute the holiday that celebrates who they are.

Leave Christmas, Hanukkah, the Solstice and Kwanzaa for the people who celebrate them. There's nothing wrong with broadening our horizons and joining another group of people in celebrating their holiday. We can certainly learn a lot from each other if we respect each other's traditions. But if we are going to join them, let's remember that it's their holiday. It's not ours to change on a whim.

Then let's join together on New Year's Day to celebrate the human race and whatever else we want to celebrate that we feel the need to have a Holiday for.

The person below me celebrates another holiday besides Christmas.


#2076709 Official Detroit Lions thread

Posted by 55fan on 12 December 2010 - 03:56 PM

Lions Win!!!!!!!!!


#2073959 12/8 GDT: Predators 3 at Red Wings 2

Posted by 55fan on 08 December 2010 - 07:56 AM

wooo looking forward to watching this one when I get home from work. I fully expect a good game and a red wings win tomorrow :thumbup:

Also, does this forum have an "ignore" user feature? I seriously believe Mindfly is mentally challenged, and is annoying as s***.

Thanks fellow true red wing fans :D

It certainly does. Just go to the top of the page and click the down arrow by your name. Then click on "manage ignored users". It will prompt you from there.

I'll warn you- if you put Mindfly on ignore, you will be missing a great deal of comic gold. This, of course, does not in any way eradicate the possibility that he might be mentally challenged or annoying as s***. (j/k Sebastian- you know I love you.)

EDIT: Forgot what I came for!

Wings will bounce back and win this one.

Wings: Kronner, Huds (OT)
Preds: bounce off Huds' skate

LGW goes nuts trying to decide if Huds is a hero or a villain.


#2073838 Story Time

Posted by 55fan on 07 December 2010 - 04:39 PM

rotating


#2072222 12/3 GDT: Red Wings 4 at Ducks 0

Posted by 55fan on 03 December 2010 - 10:19 AM

Brad Stuart's family still lives in the San Jose area. He's been to Boston, Calgary, LA, and Detroit in that time. Sometimes it's easier to have a stable place for your children to grow up, and have dad go make money where he can. I think these situations are more common in sports, and in regular life than we would think.

Doesn't Pavel's family stay in Russia still??? (not sure)

I'm not sure about Rusty's reasons, but Stuie's family moved out here once he signed long-term. They didn't move when he was a rental because his wife was due (baby was born during the first round of the playoffs IIRC). Now they live in Detroit, but his step-daughter's father is back in Cali.

Svetlana is living in Russia since Elizabeth is going to school there. They had lived in Detroit when Elizabeth was younger, but moved when she got to be school-aged.

This has been As the Puck Turns.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled GDT...


#2072062 TSN Poll - Best Player In NHL Right Now

Posted by 55fan on 02 December 2010 - 09:42 PM

Behave or Matt Shorts will ban you all.

Maybe Lids should win a Cup. It worked for Nik Kronvall. I haven't seen his name with a "v" since then.


#2071945 TSN Poll - Best Player In NHL Right Now

Posted by 55fan on 02 December 2010 - 04:56 PM

Perhaps we should call up Darren McCarthy instead. He's connected to Versus.

Chris Draper probably isn't doing anything. Let's get the whole Grind Line on the case.

All joking aside, I think it's great that a guy his age is still in the running for best. We all get concerned about what will happen when his age catches up to him- and rightfully so- but it just doesn't seem to happen. I guess if it has to happen sooner or later, later is better.


#2071928 TSN Poll - Best Player In NHL Right Now

Posted by 55fan on 02 December 2010 - 04:05 PM

Nick has the C for Captain.

Someone in the Wings office should send them a memo. I'll see if Kurt Maltby is busy.


#2071788 The Hottest Red Wing

Posted by 55fan on 02 December 2010 - 08:23 AM

I feel sorry for the young gals nowdays who never got to drool over Jagr.

Seck. Say.


#2070895 Little things that bother you..

Posted by 55fan on 30 November 2010 - 04:39 PM

Raffi getting butt-hugged whilst in uniform.


#2070699 Little things that bother you..

Posted by 55fan on 30 November 2010 - 08:53 AM

I'm Canadian, so nothing bothers me. :cool:

Nahh, j/k. I'm a pretty easy-going, laid-back kind of person.
One thing though: I am very illiterate, especially when it comes to spelling/punctuation, so I hope that someone is aware of this and brings it to my attention. In fact, the first to edit my post gets a plus rating +. It could be you, *Electrophile*. It could be you, *55fan*. :clap: :clap:

Just rather small tidbits bother me though:

1. Healthy people that CAN and have the ability to work, but refuse to, so they go on welfare/disability.

2. It's been mentioned before, but people who take way too long to order something at fast food places (in my case, it's Subway or Tim Horton's) (( I'm having one right now too :cool: ))

3. People who don't shut up before a movie starts at the theatre. I mean, theatres were meant to WATCH movies, not TALK. <_<

4. People who cut in line at the grocery store. I mean, I feel like I'm back in elementary school at the lunch line. Seriouslyyyy.

5. People that don't cover their nose/mouth when they cough/sneeze.

6. When I forget to buy two bottles of maple syrup at the grocery store, I pay for it in the end, and my pancakes are lonely with no maple syrup :(

Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber
.....................................................Did I mention Justin Bieber? <_<

There we go! I made grammatical errors for someone to correct. Hurry, hurry, hurry! That positive rating is waiting for a proud owner :) :)

Plus me.


Pat, I hear you on the tv thing. That's why Mitch and I never spend an entire night together. He can't sleep with it off and even has been known to channel surf in his sleep.

My mind tries to make sense of it, but I always end up trying to understand something like "In the spring, the cow gives birth to Visanthe Shaincoe in the end zone. The Vikings talked to my doctor about my erectile dysfunction, which could save you hundreds on car insurance in the Middle East."


#2069528 Pronger falls victim to "Avery Rule"

Posted by 55fan on 27 November 2010 - 03:35 PM

Except the rule called on the ice was referenced to a rule that states a player must be facing the goalie, in which Pronger was not.

Perhaps they should have called Toronto to determine which direction he was facing. Pronger is so tall that it is hard to remember what height his face and rump should be from the ice, and practically impossible to distinguish between them.


#2069131 11/26 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 1

Posted by 55fan on 26 November 2010 - 08:52 PM

Whoa, Columbus has a BJ zone? They're pretty damn permissive in Ohio!

It sucks.


#2069078 11/26 GDT: Red Wings 2 at Blue Jackets 1

Posted by 55fan on 26 November 2010 - 08:30 PM

Would someone please describe Mule's goal? Sorry but I'm unable to watch the game.

Thanks

There is a puck, and Franzen got it, and he hit it with his stick, and it went past the other goalie into the net.

Your welcome. Do you need a stream?
I'm watching at this place. It's not bad. Cheers.


#2068871 Pronger falls victim to "Avery Rule"

Posted by 55fan on 26 November 2010 - 04:58 PM

Just goes to show you that only Homer can be Homer.

Puck Fronger.