No, but seriously... Was Paul Mara the inspiration for this character??
When I heard the news that the Habs got Paul Mara (a.k.a. Yukon Cornelius) back from the Ducks this morning, I expected to hear Sonny and Cher playing on my clock radio on a never ending loop, with the announcers chattering obnoxiously about Groundhog Day.
Mercifully, I've already done the time travel thing at FHF, so this is the *image that I saw instead.
Gosh, am I ever relieved that it wasn't Bill Murray's reflection staring back at me.
Anyhoo, tonight is the Habs' first game of their Western Road Trip. Much like this year's edition of the Habs, this road trip is either a fucking disaster of epic proportions... or it solidifies the team's standing and gives them a solid push towards the playoffs.
I've read lots of comments saying that the Habs "have" to win against the Oil because, apparently, they'll have a harder time against the red-hot *rimshot* Flames and the 'Nucks.
Obviously, the people saying those things haven't watched this team this year. True to form, they often shit the bed against crappy teams that they "should" beat and rise to the occasion against the elite teams.
Will they break the pattern tonight?
The Game: Puck drops at 9:00... ugh, stupid Western time zones. Seems as though they're trying their level best to ignore the fact that Toronto is the center of the universe as well. Broadcast on RDS and the CeeBeeCee. I actually find the CBC more objectionable during the weekdays, even without Don Cherry, but maybe that's just me. Still waiting for my feed with only rink noise, dammit.
The Sweet Bird of Youth: Long live the kiddie corps!! DDD, Patches, Chickendude are on fire with some pretty nice consecutive point streaks going.
The Underachievers: [shift+ F5] Gomez, AK46, blah blah blah. Although I will admit that they were playing like they gave somewhat of a shit in the first period of the Islanders game. Until they stopped caring, along with the rest of the team...
Collateral Damage: Thank God Gill is coming back tonight. I can't decide whether or not Spacek's injury helps us or hinders us... He's the most Jekyll and Hyde player on this whole Jekyll and Hyde team. Squid is still out, but reallyreallyreally wants to play on Sunday (duh). Oilers seem pretty healthy overall. Grreat.
Showgirls: I'm writing this at work, so I have no link to any good sites to share with you, my dear readers. So I will leave you with this query: was Showgirls taking itself seriously, or is it a satirical masterpiece regarding the fact that everyone in Hollywood is a whore?
* I may still have been dreaming, or I may somehow have infiltrated Mr. LG77's dreams in a Matrix-like way. Apparently, my big problem is that I watch far too many movies.
Comments? Déjà Vu? Dreams? Hallucinations (drug-induced or otherwise)? Other visions, revelations that were revealed to you on a Red Letter Day in the History of Science? Talk about it in the comments!