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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


#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.

#2070895 Little things that bother you..

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

Raffi getting butt-hugged whilst in uniform.

#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.


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.

#2068700 Story Time

Posted by 55fan on 26 November 2010 - 04:25 AM


Time for a recap, eh?

Once upon a time, Homer Simpson spanked your girlfriend's cat with a hockey puck. It broke the cat's tail although it was made of grease from Detroit Red Wings players kicked. Makes no sense because it didn't sound like a fart. It echoed loudly across the rink and hit Bettman in his balls. Then the wings annihilated the pink wussies and the hawks from Chicago. Meanwhile, Spongebob killed Patrick because he thought Sandy was pissed off at Mr. Krabs for breaking his testicles. The Flanders said HOMER! pray for my sweaty armpits. They decided that Bush was a terrorist because blood was flowing out from Squidward's nostrils. Apu found candy canes shoved deeply down Pamela Anderson's cleavage. Pamela Anderson had Mozart's cravings for alcohol. Jay Leno lifted up Pamela's latex outfit up so he could salivate at her candycanes. Then fire erupted from her fabulous sphincter torching Stoney's big hairy eyebrows. Then we are talking garbunkle with simon. Jack said wassup people? Peter picked pie eyed Susan who baked cookies in the Netherlands while drinking beer from the bar. She decided marriage was not ever going to do drugs, so when she died nobody gave a rats ass. After that, Peter Griffin ate sushi and barfed uncontroably jumping on Bugs Bunny's whiskers and tickeled his zippidy-doo-dah. Bugs was pissed and shot peter in the ass and caused a prolapsed anus. Bugs called your Orthodontist for killing his ***** because she chewed furry cheese puffs while doing Yoga. Meanwhile, Spiderman loaned sugar sprinkles to Batgirl for her knockers.
"Those enforcers will tear Batgirl's codpiece, causing rabid fantasies about Hossa's pencil sharpener exploding into magical shards", shouted Babs. Indubitably, wax paper tastes a lot similar to a prolapsed anus. Magic Johnson showed clairvoyance bending hockey sticks toward the head of Bettman shaped like potatoes. Instinctively, Homer blocked the potato masher smashing pumpkins flat.

Pronger smells like hot ass and Cheetos when baking yakburgers. Clod LePew made greasy stains on Pronger's epidermis, which glowed and sparkled brilliantly. Meanwhile, rabbits with leprosy scratch Turtle's testicles causing (the) oozing puss to coagulate and form crusty underwear clinging to his dangling chin.

Revolted, disgusted, and perplexed, Batgirl annihilated Turtle's mucus membrane with cereal, which tasted like roast kangaroo.

Round 1 was the Blue Jackets smelling Osgood's gassy fuel line of a 1985 Zamboni. My obstacle doesn't involve anything resembling a high jump. Whenever tornadoes cry about sunny afternoons, llamas yell obscenities at tourists, while spitting at organic pinecones. Botanists agree, acorns are understandably harder than pinecones.

Kronwall nailed Dawn approximately 2/3 of what LetsGoWings posters approved for but never hurt her melons. That damned Kronwall knows turnovers better than Grandma knows my hidden corset agenda. Next time Kronwall better stick John Keating's microphone into the oversized entrance of Holmstrom's locker buddy's Gopher.

If Jenny G(ranholm) knew how Kronwall had cooked beans with Lilja she would have sauteed horseradish in sauerkraut. Gagging on molasses Karen discovered that Bertuzzi had spiked his lemonade with vodka. (Sponges can hold gravel only when they are saturated) Usually Kronwall likes meatballs up in Traverse City but the weather wasn't conducive to meatball masterpieces.
Chunt shouldn't (or maybe "shoont") eat Lilja's sausage stroganoff because he'll snort from his flared nostrils. Legalized marijuana rocks. Zamboni driver telethons while raising octopi for charity, causing relief to Twister players in heat. Chocolate bunnies taste smelly after soaking in dimethyl-ether. Blueberry pie smells wonderful while eating with in-laws on Thursdays. The car rolled down the volcano and farted.

Apartments divided into separate units are considered adequate housing. Dandylions sprout uncontrolled dimples that gratify Colin Campbell's poor excuse for biased hog-calling. Cactii are bold, painful stickers smelling rancid.

Datsyuk loves Homer's butt because aromas cause interference, pissing goaltenders off so bad they weep while finishing trying ballroom dancing. Iginla's nosehairs replicate extended hair weaves that trap bogeys. Toenail clippers should always be sterilized because Hudler chews his turkey with his mouth open.

#2068112 11/24 GDT: Red Wings 1 at Thrashers 5

Posted by 55fan on 24 November 2010 - 08:08 PM

zero help for Howard there. Wonder if the Wings are already dreaming of turkey and stuffing here... seems so.

Mmmmm.. turkey and stuffing.

I hope those turkeys will start stuffing the puck in the net before they head home to their turkeys and stuffings.