Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Morning Skate does a little housekeeping for Wednesday, August 12th

Oh, heya! Another yawnsville off-season morning has us contemplative, no doubt like Roger Federer wondering WTF is going on. There are a couple of non-tennis items this morning, notably the next twist in the Phoenix situation, some deal between Reinsdorf and the Yotes principle creditor. No doubt engineered by one G. Bettman. No wait, that's too obvious, let's call him Gary B. Zherdev may be off to Russia. That's about it.

So we've done a little housekeeping around here. Did ya notice? No, of course not, you're all too brain-dead from staring at that stupid clock on the right. Anyway, if you scroll down that right side, somewhere near the three chicks in the Kings jerseys kissing, you'll see we finally did some work updating our blogroll. Man, some of those links were old and dead. We cleaned them up and got them in some kind of order. Check them out, you may find some new reading material to entertain you in the off-season. Especially the non-hockey links, that's basically what we read every day.

If you are a blogger and we missed you, sorry about that. Hit us up in the comments or by email and we'll see what we can do. Special shout-out to the "friends of FHF" section, those bloggers who have been with us from the early days (more than 2 years now! that's like drinking age in blog years) or been involved with us in some sort of sexually-euphemistic blogging contest. So if you are merely an FHF "acquaintance", you now know a three-way is the way to move up.


Ben Dugas said...

I'm a blogger! I'm not exactly a hockey blogger (though I have done the odd hockey post) nor do I update often enough but I do what I can.
Sometimes I write little essays. Sometimes I post aggressive interviews with Toronto artist type people. Sometimes I post e-mails exchanges I've had with Raphael the ninja turtle.
I posted last night about this sitcom premise I have. It's called
[a href="]Top Dog[/a] and basically the idea is that all the best sitcom dads from the mid 80's to early 90's are forced, through a bizarre court order, to live in the same house until they can learn to share.
Here's the list of dad's who did and did not make the cut:

The essentials:

* Tim Taylor (Home Improvement)
* Uncle Phil (Fresh Prince of Bel Air)
* Earl Sneed Sinclair (Dinosaurs)
* Carl Winslow (Family Matters)
* Frank Costanza (Seinfeld)
* Sam Malone (Cheers)

On the bubble:

* Martin “Marty” Crane (Frasier)
* Mr. Belding (Saved by the Bell)
* Daniel "Danny” Tanner (Full House)
* Uncle Jesse (Full House)
* Heathcliff "Cliff" Huxtable (The Cosby Show)
* Dan Conner (Rosanne)

Also rans:

* Alen Matthews (Boy Meets World)
* Willie Tanner (Alf)
* Dr. Jason Seaver (Growing Pains)
* Michael Seaton (Family Ties)
* Anthony Morton "Tony" Micelli (Who’s the Boss?)
* Larry Appleton (Perfect Strangers)
* Homer Simpson (The Simpsons)
* Al Bundy (Married with Children)

William J said...

So fucking happy I'm not an acquaintance of FHF. I don't even fucking know you.

Habsfan10 said...

@ Ben:

Cliff Huxtable and Homer Simpson should be automatic, and Dan Connor, Jason Seaver, Al Bundy and Steven Keaton (Michael Seaton? Huh?) should also be locks.

No way Sinclair, Winslow or Costanza should be in there, and I'm pretty sure Sam Malone was never a dad.

In short, I think you might be insane, or you never actually watched any of those shows. I couldn't support such nonsense in a blogroll. Heathcliff Huxtable is a first-ballot hall of famer tv dad.

Ben Dugas said...


Sorry, I failed to clarify, I meant patriarchal figures as opposed to dads. Basically anyone who was the the alpha male of their cast.

You're probably right about Huxtable but I don't see how putting Homer in this environment would give us anything we haven't already seen from him.

As for the rest of your so called "locks" maybe it's a generational thing, maybe I just never watched those shows. Maybe I don't even own a television.

I'll give you Winslow but you're crazy if you're telling me you don't want to see Costanza in that house and you're INSANE if you're telling me you don't want to see a dinosaur fighting it out with a bunch of other patriarchal figures over BBQ's, television remotes and so on. Crazy.

Habsfan10 said...

@ Ben:

Well, that makes much more sense, and I wholeheartedly agree that the dinosaur and Costanza should be in there. I would propose that hippy beatnik public television watching sissy Steven Keaton be in there just for the culture clash. Costanza would rain blows down upon him in a heartbeat.

You might still be insane, but now it's in a good way. Carry on.

Ben Dugas said...

I also just thought of a hockey related analogy.
Picture the Top Dog house as Team Canada. There are a lot of promising prospects but the goal is not to pick the best individuals but rather the combination of individuals most likely to be successfully.
It's tempting to throw Huxtable, Homer, Dan Conner etc. all in the mix just as it's tempting to ice a team with 12 centers for team Canada.
For the Top Dog cast to really hit if off what is needed is role-players. Costanza might not be at the same level as Dan Conner but he's like that crucial left winger or checking forward that the team needs to function. The same thing goes for Mr.Belvedere/Danny Tanner. The house needs a nerd for everyone else to pick on or the whole thing will fall apart.
And so on.

GoldenGirl11 said...

This totally rivals my Battle of the Game Show Hosts idea. Your favorite hosts are locked on a TV set for 6 weeks. They must answer questions, fill in the blanks and compete in inane relay races. Loser is neutered by Bob Barker.

wrap around curl said...

Yessss. I'm a friend of FHF. That means you'll post bail for me if needed, right?

HabsFan29 said...

@wrap - only if the charges are lewd and indecent conduct. or drugs.

Habsfan10 said...

@ Wrap and 29:

"only if the charges are lewd and indecent conduct. or drugs."

And there are pictures.


Boob Gainey said...

Bouillon is upset he didn't get a contract from Gainey, especially after he played hurt for 4 minuites against the Bruins.

He earned $1.875M per year for the last four years. That's $7M for being a pretty mediocre hockey player.

Why does he think he's owed anything?

moeman said...

Balsillie rips the fucking TML. Sweet.

moeman said...

Freakin' yahoo .

gillis said...

Senor Gomez is apparently takin a few french lessons

moeman said...

Is Cube is an NYRanger?

South Shore Habs Fan said...

@ moeman

Yes, yes he is. Apparently we're swapping underachievers with them.

Cube can fuck off. Gainey just asked him to take the pre-game skate, he was the one who decided to play the frigging game. If the finishes-his-shift-with-a-broken-arm guy doesn't get a new contact, why should Frankie B? Besides, he was making twice as much as he would anywhere else - the Habs gave him his due by giving him a job at all. Not that I didn't like him when he was a Hab or anything, but to go and rip your former team for not continuing to overpay you? Not cool at all.

moeman said...

@ SSHF, agree, completely.

Bonus was when Cube smacked mtrtckr, silly, almost as good as when Kovy elbowed the leaf schmuck (after being headshotted).

Senators Lost Cojones said...

So if you are merely an FHF "acquaintance", you now know a three-way is the way to move up.

And don't think he's kidding, people. Just remember to bring the pantsless muppets.

moeman said...

@ SLC, are those gender-specific or gender-neutral muppets?

Senators Lost Cojones said...

@moeman: Either/or (I'd call ahead, if I were you). As long as it's orange.

moeman said...

@ SLC did Kermy ever sport an orange skin? Also, Fozzy Bear!

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