Friday, July 18, 2008

Best. Magic. Trick. Ever.

Everyone needs to see the Dark Knight.

There isn't much we can say or do.

This post is dedicated to Health Ledger, just because.

Performance of a lifetime.




Go Pens

383 comments:

penstone410 said...

first?

penstone410 said...

RIP heath

Carroll said...

I guess I was not focused enough.

Nature Boy said...

Four sold out theaters where I watched TDK at. If Ledger doesn't get an Oscar then they should just stop giving out the award.

jefe penguino said...

again, the dark night is awesome.

im going to let the dust settle, then go see it maybe next week.

penstone410 said...

@jefe i thought you didnt go..?

jefe penguino said...

i didnt go see the dark knight. i just like dark nights.

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brndlynn said...

performance of a lifetime doesnt even begin to cover it. Ledger was absolutely incredible. he took on the Joker character to the point that I wasnt able to see or hear Ledger at all - I only saw and heard the Joker. it gave me chills. def a must see.

coffeytalk said...

best movie i have EVER seen.

jefe penguino said...

@penstone -if by "magically teleported" you mean passed out and dreamed about batman, yeah thats more like it.

penstone410 said...

i didnt see the movie and i thought he deserved the oscar based simply on the previews..
cant wait to see the movie

@jefe
yep, thats what i was thinking!

megz590 said...

"you complete me."

i laughed out loud, then shivered.

funny, yet terrifying.

eileenover said...

The Dark Knight = one of the best movies ever made.

Carroll said...

penstone - you jobbed me then deleted the post. I did read your reponse to my previous question thanks.

Carroll said...

so the movie lived upto all the hype?

mattb171 said...

Just got back from Dark Knight...it was unbelievable

Heath's performance will be remembered forever. If he doesn't win the Oscar, then he got jobbed.

penstone410 said...

okay whoops it was totally an accident..
im not going to repost it
but i will job you again..
CARROLL- thats what happens when you let those distractions get in the way!

eileenover said...

Carroll, it was unbelievable. I seriously had my mouth open half of the time.

debrisslide said...

Heath Ledger's Joker was really intoxicating, mesmerizing. . .he was awkward, creepily sexual at times, able to outsmart anyone. The way he spoke just fucking blew my mind. I'm going to have nightmares about that shit.

Oh, and I'm seeing the movie again, probably within the next week.

I'd love to see an Academy Award for Mr. Ledger. He was every bit as stunning as I expected him to be. I'm glad I anticipated this as much as I did. I only wish the man were alive to see what a great job he did, among other things.

coffeytalk said...

reminder: watch out for spoilers for those unfortunate cbloggers that haven't seen it yet.

be courteous.

sh0ez said...

One of the best movies I have ever seen.

Sleepblog.

Cbloggers rule.

Night.

penstone410 said...

@coffey
thanks i was hoping someone would mention that! be careful of spoilers people!

jefe penguino said...

passoutblog take two

late peeps!

becky said...

Heath. Ledger. I just cut tim burton, danny elfman and jack nicklelikesemskinny from the team. Jokes amd jobbers. Viva Nolan, hans and ledger for best director, score and actor.

If you like movie music AT ALL I cannot recomend the soundtrack highly enough. Sick. Sick. Sick.

Also, walking into a theater and having eight people scream FREE CANDY at you is mastercard priceless. Thanks for the assist on the seats guys!!!

sh0ez said...

It is currently rated #4 on IMDb's top movies of all time. It will probably go down a bit as the days go on, but seriously, this is the first movie I've seen do this in a long time.

sh0ez said...

No problem, becky! With Stephene being mysterious and not giving anyone his contact info, we figured we do our best to save a seat! It worked out PERFECT. Seriously, what a perfect night. I can't see another movie for a long time. Nothing else will compare.

sh0ez said...

Dammit, I gotta go to bed. Work 7AM-2PM. I'm gonna try to leave early or something. Ugh.

Then bank to get money. Then nap probably. I'll be back sometime, cblog.

eileenover said...

Well I'm going to bed. Seriously, you all need to see this movie.

Raybin said...

I suppose I can throw my copies of Citizen Kane, Casablanca, and The Godfather right in the garbage since The Dark Knight has now rendered all other movies superfluous.

Daniel Day-Lewis, Dustin Hoffman, Robert DeNiro, Denzel Washington, Paul Newman, Robert Duvall, and Anthony Hopkins should all just give their Oscars to the homeless dude on the street corner, since what's the point anymore? Their performances have shruken into insignificance.

Martin Scorsese < Christopher Nolan

*cough*

...okay, enough sarcasm. I just get wary whenever I hear people praising things to the skies. That often means I'm not gonna like it...and I hate not being part of the crowd. :)

I'll see it next week when the crowds have hopefully died down a bit. Or, at least, when every screening isn't sold out.

I just worry because I've seen some of Nolan's previous work - "Memento," "Insomnia," and "The Prestige" - and they all sucked. On the other hand, "Batman Begins" was great, which bodes well. And Roger Ebert gave "The Dark Knight" four stars...and he usually hates movies that come from comic books.

Plus, I've only seen Ledger in one role I didn't like. Usually the best part of whatever he's been in.

PittHockey said...

tickets for 7am imax tomorrow.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

StillsandNash said...

nowordstodescribeblog.

TDK has been the most helpful therapy in aiding my SCF depression.

Stephen S. said...

The Dark Knight >>> the hype.

Commit to the Heath.

Primo seats guys. Cblog rules my face!

stokes said...

I felt emotionally drained after the movie. It sucked me in that much.


Just when you thought it couldn't get any more crazier, it does.


It surpassed the hype.

J.S. said...

Wish I could have been there last night, but there's no way I could have made it into work on less than two hours sleep. Then again, I'm probably running on about 7-8 hrs since Tuesday. Insomniacblog.

I'll check the lines this weekend, and depending on how it looks maybe I'll try to check it out.

Tony Little said...

you shouldn't be posting today, you should be watching The Dark Knight.

It's not out in Spain yet. They're just now releasing Hancock here this weekend and I'll be leaving before it is ever released here. Hopefully I'll be able to catch it when I get home.

Davy D said...

@Raybin


Memento is one of my favs. It's so smart and different and dark. Added bonus for sick jag.

Mr. Plank said...
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Mr. Plank said...

Spoiler Warning (Kind of)

There isnt a single human being who is unable to understand exactly who the Joker and Two-Face are. Deep in every humans soul, there exists that part of you who understands not where they are coming from, but makes you realize that you are capable of becoming them.

That's what makes this movie so powerful- not because everyone involved delivers a mind boggling performance, but because you know that deep down you possess the twisted and macabre side all human beings possess. You have the side of you to be waging anarchy upon Gotham City.

Fuck Oscars- Ledger deserves a mountain.


Peace.

Chubs said...

Fantastic movie, well worth the sleep deprivation today- and the disappearing pencil was amazing.

demondg1 said...

I agree. That was the best magic trick ever.

The movie, every bit as good as they say it is.

Tumbler R.I.P.

Stilly said...

Ok we're getting close to..

HEY! Remember that one part [insert movie spoiler here]!!! ZOMG IT WAS TEH AWESOME11!

Let's not give ANY of the movie away. kthnkx

Mike Georger said...

SPOILER

snape kills dumbledore




so who accepts the posthumous oscar for heath? nicholson?

xuscbausp said...

joke never gets old...

spoiler: heath ledger dies.

xuscbausp said...

ill be watching TDK over the net sometime either today or tomorrow. it's festival time for our church, which is right around the corner from our apartment, so i'll be doing stuff for that the next eight days. i wanna try to watch it soon or else i know i wont.

J.S. said...

mike georger wrote:
snape kills dumbledore

Good spoiler, but this spoiler was always my favorite.

click me

onesizedrummer said...

t minus 90 minutes till i see TDK!!!

I Have Kasparaitis said...

My life is hell ... I won't be able to see this movie probably today and my devil brother is going to ... I have to finish this paper ... *going insane*

P.O. said...

IHK

whats the paper on?

dont feel bad though, i was on vacation last week and i am stuck in the office all day catching up on VERY IMPORTANT paperwork... ya.. very important

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@P.O.: My paper's on the falsehood of the American Dream by using examples from "Death of a Salesman." Easiest thing to write my paper on, so that's what I'm doing ...

P.O. said...

well good luck with that... i read that book about 9 years ago and when i say i "read that book" i really mean i used a wonderful tool in the late 90s early 00s called SparkNotes.com and i read the cliffnotes

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Things are heating up! Radulov just got suspended along with 5 others by the IIHF ... interesting ...

@P.O.: Most people read it, but since it's not a plot essay, I can use it ... I hate this ... but thanks though!

Johnny P. said...

Watching sports center right now and the title town thing is on. Today's feature city is Detroit. Hate to say it C-Blog, but Detroit is probably going to win the title town, usa challange.

Jess said...

If you can swing it, IMAX is the way to go. Adds an extra 'holyshit' factor to the entire operation.

wilsmith said...

People who have seen the movie are hereby banned from cblog until approximately 6pm tonight.

Stoosh said...

There isnt a single human being who is unable to understand exactly who the Joker and Two-Face are. Deep in every humans soul, there exists that part of you who understands not where they are coming from, but makes you realize that you are capable of becoming them.

That's what makes this movie so powerful- not because everyone involved delivers a mind boggling performance, but because you know that deep down you possess the twisted and macabre side all human beings possess. You have the side of you to be waging anarchy upon Gotham City.


This is exactly why I want to see the movie.

This is probably a little bit of the psych major in me talking, but these sorts of nuances of human behavior and personality have always intrigued and fascinated me.

Just from everything I've seen of the film and most of what I've read, Ledger goes to that place in his portrayal of the Joker and does it so well that it's basically redefined the movie villain as we know it.

In light of some of the stuff I've read, it's always amazed me that there are so few portrayals of villains that are truly terrifying in the way Ledger seems to be as the Joker.

Maybe many of these hit solely on the fact we cannot understand where they come from, but fail to convey the fact that 99.9% of the population is capable of becoming them.

Victor Raison said...

stooh, mr. plank, et. al: This is related, in a way. Not really but sort of. I'll let you decide.

I've always taken an interest in the sides of human nature. Good/Evil, etc. I have my bachelors in History, but my interest was always piqued when I took my Psychology and Sociology intro courses in college.

Most of my history studies have been directed towards the last few centuries and I've relatively recently been studying the different aspects of the Vietnam War; geo-political circumstances and whatnot. However, I've always been interested in the individual combat veterans experience and, more specifically, the difference between that of the WWII vet vs. the Vietnam vet. Anyone who's studied them can tell you that they were fundamentally two different wars.

Getting to my point, any time you hear about the Vietnam War, you almost always hear about the viciousness and the atrocities perpetrated both by the Vietnamese and the United States Militaries. This has always intrigued me. Here you have a pretty good cross section of people, but what could have driven them to such levels of madness.

Is it that we all have that part of our personality in us, just waiting for the right circumstances to bring it out? I recently read a book called "A Rumor of War" by Philip Caputo and it really explored that aspect of the Vietnam War through the author's personal experience.

From what I've been hearing/reading, Ledger's performance in TDK does much the same thing by exploring that. I'm damn excited to see it, hopefully soon. But the human psyche is friggin' mind-boggling. What enormous heights and depths are attainable.

Anyway, sorry for the long-ish post, but I too am ready to be blown away. So this movie better be as good as everyone on here is promising or I'm coming after you.

Piece.

Strato said...
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TheFandangler said...

Heath Ledger = Butt Mud...

At least it sounds like he's gotten one good thing in before he croaked.

That sounds mean but I think he's top 5 worst poplar actors. Johnny Depp and Mel Gibson are up there just to name a few.

P.O. said...

victor/stoosh

what you are both saying is something i have thought for a very long time... there are two different types of people.. people who can pull the trigger and people who cant

The best example of this was a special called "Alive Day Memories" I saw on HBO where James Gandolfini (aka Tony Soprano) interviewed Iraq war vets. On one side there was this really big black kid who shot and killed one Iraqi soldier and it has haunted him since. He can barely tell the camera the story about when he killed the enemy. He has nightmares, he has the shakes, he can't focus, etc. Obviously he was not one who could pull the trigger. Then there was this other guy who had both his legs and one of his arms blown off, had both of his eyes blown out (only one of which the socket was strong enough to support a glass eye, which he had the diamonds of his wedding ring molded into after his wife left him) and yet this guy can sit and matter of factly describe every single person he killed while in Iraq like he was giving a run down of the Pens FA acquisitions. He has no nightmares, no mental scars, and attempts to live as productive of a life as a blind guy with one arm can possibly live. Obviously he is someone who can pull the trigger.

Mr. Plank said...

I had a long conversation with my 16 year old brother about it (the dude is wise beyond his years), and he raised a point on how philosophical the movie is- in other words, how it forces you to think about whether you are not the one who can "pull the trigger" etc.

After watching that movie and letting it marinate (it honestly gets better after you leave the theater if that makes any sort of sense), I realized that there was no thinking on my part. The Joker (Two-Face as well) hit the spot where contemplating your actions ends, and raw unbridled instinct takes over.

You'll see a scene and feel that dark side churning deep inside of you. It's absolute insanity.

I'm not a psych major like stoosh, but am sure as hell going to take more classes in that subject at university. I think victor says it extremely well:

"But the human psyche is friggin' mind-boggling. What enormous heights and depths are attainable."

The Joker doesn't just explore the dark side of human nature- he fucking embraces it, and sucks you so far in that when you finally realize you're treading in the same water, you're not sure where he ends and you begin.


Good god i sound like a serial killer haha.

To sum it up, go in with an open mind and a willingness to explore sides of humanity you never wanted to touch upon.

I'm going again tonight. Just sayin'.

Dan said...

i don't get to see it until 7, and that is killing me.

for the music lovers out there, speaking of performances.......

vh1 rock honors the who

the whole show was sick
-the d singing squeeze box, the song written just for them
-the who, duh
-and pearl jam, whom i've seen 8 times, i have never seen anything like that, i am completely astounded......

ugh another title town segment, but it got me thinking........

erin andrews, wendy nix, and nichole manske, the new triple threat?

Dan said...

whoa whoa whoa

buffalo extends miller?

no more student rush?

wtf

debrisslide said...

@dan - I watched Rock Honors last night too before going to Dark Knight. Pretty badass. I especially enjoyed the Flaming Lips. . .I knew they would be the ones to tackle Tommy. Pearl Jam was special too.

Dan said...

@deb - i'm not big on the flaming lips but i figured that too. nice touch by their bass player to wear the skeleton suit as well.

not too often my two all time favorite bands are on the same bill

Lady Jaye said...

Sunday can't get here fast enough. I don't think I've ever been this anxious to see a movie before. I didn't even get this excited over the Star Wars movies and my regular screen name is freaking ladyjedi

Flyer Hater said...

Ledger was a beast in A Knight's Tale.

Flyer Hater said...

I don't know why all you homos are so pumped to see the Dark Knight, I can't wait for Mamma Mia.

TheFandangler said...

Batman changes lives.

slush said...

watched rock honors too. it was decent. PJ is alwaaays good. I thought Foo was lack luster. The Who was amazing as expected.

TheFandangler said...

BECOME A FAN!

I'm just whoring myself...

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Flyer Hater: I actually heard that from someone ... a part of me died inside a little ... Mama Mia? Really? They weren't kidding at all ... thy said TDK looked over-rated ... I walked away from this individual ...

I have always like Heath Ledger, but that's because I adored him in "10 Things I Hate About You." I'm glad that this is his break-out role because nothing makes me feel happier than it dealing with Batman (although, it would have been cool if it dealt with my sports teams ... oh well, we'll get Bale to do work on that ...)

Stoosh said...

@ Dan -

I don't blame Buffalo for locking up Miller.

After losing Drury (who was gonzos anyway after 06-07), Briere (who would've stayed had ownership shown even a sliver of interest in keeping beyond 06-07), Campbell and then trading the player they got back for Campbell (Bernier), losing Miller after next season might have caused an all-out fan revolt in Buffalo.

I never understood why they didn't try harder to keep Briere. They knew he was going to be a UFA after the 06-07 season. I thought he was a much better fit for their system than Drury, especially since a player like Vanek would've benefitted much more playing alongside a player like Briere. They could've approached Briere after the 05-06 season - before his pricetag went up - and extended his deal. They could've approached him before the 06-07 season started. They could've approached him any time during the 06-07 season.

From what I've heard, Buffalo never once talked extension with him or his agent until about a week before free agency, and they only did that after Drury told management he wanted to play closer to his hometown and that he wouldn't be returning to Buffalo. By that time, Briere's pricetag had skyrocketed and Buffalo's one offer to him was basically a fraction of what he could've made on the open market.

Raybin said...

Even with The Dark Knight to talk about, CBlog has only 72 comments at almost 12:30? WEAK.

So glad to hear Rock Honors was great; I've got it DVRed and ready to go tonight.

Raybin said...

Ledger will win the Oscar. Which would not happen if were still alive.

I'm not disparaging his performance. I haven't seen the movie and I've heard too many good things about his acting not to believe it's anything less than astounding.

But normally, the Academy wouldn't come within 500 miles of honoring a comic book movie, no matter its independent merits.

Flyer Hater said...

I think Ryan Miller is currently one of the top 5 overrated players in hockey. Without a strong defense, he's an average goalie.

Raybin said...

Stoosh brings the hockey talk!

The smartest thing Buffalo has done in a while is lock up Miller. He's a great goaltender and, quite frankly, they don't have many other options.

What's startling to me is, when you look around the league, how many teams have a pretty solid goaltending situation. Sure there's L.A. and some similar places. Washington is in for a rude awakening with Theordore this season. But basically, every team either has a long-term goaltender or at least a solid stopgap journeyman they can go with for a while until a prospect comes along.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Happy Birthday to the Hoff!

Jump In My Car

Hooked On A Feeling

whatev. Hockey News: A-T-L signs Los Angelo Esposito to a contract.

How do you guys feel about him?

.5 of me wants to see him succeed since he fell so hard in the draft and the Pens were willing to give him a shot.

.5 of me wants to see him fail simply because he's sleeping with the enemy now & would make 'The Trade' look bad for King Shero if he turns out to be a stud.

Meh. Maybe if he mimics Alexander Daigles career - receives an NHL paycheck by doesn't amount to anything more than a fringe player, I could live with that.

Someone didn't like The Prestige? = shamWow!

Raybin said...

Go, go Esposito, I say. The Trade will always be a success for Shero. We got one player for a few years the other helped us almost force Game 7 for the Stanley Cup. That, my friend, is a success.

Someone didn't like The Prestige? = shamWow!

That would be me. Just something about two magicians who try to sagota...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.......sorry, I fell asleep, just like I did while watching it.

Raybin said...

And of course, I forgot to mention....


Caputi > Esposito

Flyer Hater said...

Pittsburgh-Fleury, Franchise Goalie
NYI-DiPietro, Franchise Goalie
NYR-Lundqvist, Franchise Goalie
NJD-Brodeur, Still top 5
PHI-Biron, serviceable

Toronto-Toskala, serviceable
Boston-Thomas, blows
Buffalo-Miller, top-tier goalie
Montreal-Price, Franchise Goalie
Ottawa-Gerber, blows

Atlanta-Lehtonen, Franchise Goalie
Carolina-Ward, serviceable
Florida, Vokoun, top-tier goalie
Washington-Theodore, serviceable
Tampa Bay-Smith, trending up, serviceable

Every team in the East with the exception of Ottawa and Boston have good goaltending situations.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Dr. Turk: I was on IMDB today ... they didn't have his birthday on there, it was yesterday ...
you = fail. Although it's Vin Diesel's B-day apparenty ... cue Daniel Tosh joke about him being an ape ...

I like Esposito ... I hope he does well, but I'm figuring he's not going to due to the fatc of where he's at ...

BTW People I'm almost finished with my paper that I still have no will to write! By almost, I'm around half way! WOO!

Carroll said...

kaspar - we don't want to hear from you until your paper is done! **smiles**

Glad to hear you have finally got something written.

Raybin said...

@flyer hater

Pretty solid rundown, sez I. I'd switch Theordore's and Thomas's ratings. And though Atlanta seems determined to make Lehtonen their franchise, I have yet to figure out why.

Flyer Hater said...

Raybin, I just hate Tim Thomas. He must have made a deal with the Devil because he's the luckiest son of a bitch I've ever seen play goal. Flopping all over the ice, never in correct position, it's an embarrassing display. At least Theodore was really good at one point in his career and has legitimate talent.

Dr. Turkleton said...

at first, I was liking BUF resigning Miller...but 5yr - 31.25mil ?????

6.25 Cap Hit?

insane.

isn't that just a tad bit too high?

Raybin....

good point.

I could see how some would consider the Prestige a snore of a tale...with something not blowing up every 2.4 seconds, no CGI, and no nudity. [damn, Scarlett Johansson!]

IHK...

hahaha!

Gore Police caught me.

I THOUGHT today was the 17th...does that count?...

Happy BELATED B-Day?

Flyer Hater said...

Miller signed at 5 years 31.25 Mil

Fleury signed at 7 years 35 Mil

In Shero We Trust

Stilly said...

Ryan Millers career peaked with the AMP energy drink commercial.

Raybin said...

I agree Thomas is overrated. I wonder if the Bruins suspect it as well, seeing as to how they haven't unloaded Fernandez. We'll see if his bubble bursts this season or not.

Who knows with Theordore; maybe he can find that form again. Or maybe he too just made a short term deal with the devil. Should be interesting to watch.

Stoosh said...

@ Raybin -

Yeah, someone tell Erik that we're actually talking hockey. Maybe now he can take time away from his "Beavis & Butthead"-level playground insults, put his money where his mouth is and talk hockey. We even created a topic for him that encompasses the conference and the league.

I thought the Pens really exposed Miller in those last two Buffalo games last season (4-1 win in Feb. and 7-3 win in March). He looked really bad in both of those games.

As far as the rest of the goaltending in the East, the only two goaltenders I MIGHT rather take over Fleury are Brodeur and Lundqvist. But that's a big "might". Brodeur has been showing his age late in the season and in the playoffs in each of the last couple of years. And the Pens went after Lundqvist with high shots so often in that playoff series, I have to think they found a bit of a weakness in his game there.

The rest of them? Meh.

Lehtonen looked like a world-beater coming up through the AHL and now he seems to be dangerously close to slipping into the "disappointment" bin. I have to wonder if the conditioning rumors about him are true, because both he and Fleury seemed to be neck and neck in terms of development, and Fleury has taken a couple of strides ahead of him. Too early to write him off as a bust, but he doesn't seem to be showing the flashes of brilliance he did in the AHL.

Price could be a really good one, but he showed in the playoffs that the scouts' biggest concerns with his game might be well-founded -- he let in some bad goals because he doesn't seem to want to work to get into the right position.

Flyer Hater said...

The part about Carey Price's game that I'd be really worried about if I was a rioting Habs fan is his glovehand. It really got exposed late in the Boston series and the entire Philly series. It really brought back memories of Jim "I was run out of the league by Lemieux" Carey.

I don't think there's any doubt that Fleury will be the best goalie in hockey within three years if he continues on the path he's headed in. The two players I see never leaving the organization for sure are Crosby and Fleury.

Raybin said...

with something not blowing up every 2.4 seconds, no CGI, and no nudity.

Oh, don't give me that bullshit. I thought a movie was boring, sue me. That doesn't mean I'm some slack-jawed yokel who needs to be entertained by quick cuts and crappy computer effects.

Stilly said...

@raybin

Yokel isn't used enough in everyday conversation. What an insult.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Who knows with Theordore; maybe he can find that form again.

I hope he does...strictly for my own personal financial gain.

[1 of my more $$$ hockey cards is a 1 of 10 Goalie Traditions Card - triple memorabilia: piece of Jacques Plante stick, Patty Roy jersey and Theodore jersey]


Raybin...

chill, bro. I said I can see how peeps thought it was boring. I guess I should have added [/sarcasma] to show that I wasn't trying to pick on you.

To each his own, I say!

Stilly said...

@stoosh

Agree about Price. The kid looked lazy during his last couple of starts againt the Flyers. He was downright bad, and the problem looked like it was coming from between his ears. You can't be anyone if you can't beat yourself.

Raybin said...

@doc

Sorry for being a crab; I was just about to post saying I got the sand out of my vag and understand that you were kidding.

Manly backslapping hugs all around!

@stilly

Agreed.

Raybin said...

Jim "I was run out of the league by Lemieux" Carey.

ZING!

Flyer Hater said...

Buying a Jose Theodore jersey=EPIC FAIL

Dr. Turkleton said...

raybin...

hahaha!...it's Thank GODard It's Friday, too!

[you're not working the weekend agian, I hope]

now...if I would've come all FH-ish up on your ass:

raydick = joke.
The Prestige = Best.Movie.Ever.
David Bowie > the REAL Tesla.


HAHAHA.


FH...

I liked your East goalie rundown [Price? to early for me to label as franchise]...how's bout your take on the West?

Was Jim Carey ever labeled as a franchise goalie? = what a career.

Flyer Hater said...

Dr. Turk, Carey won the Vezina

Stilly said...

CNN has an article up about the sex slave trade in Russia thriving.

On a related note, Sean Avery has balked on his contractual obligation to Dallas to play for CSKA Moscow.

Dr. Turkleton said...

FH...

no...I don't buy any single card [unless I'm trying to complete a set]...I just buy boxes and what I get is what I get.

That was a $40 box with at least a $400 piece of Memorabilia pull [makes up for all the NYI-Steve Martins autographs I seemed to get in my Signature Series collection]

Dr. Turkleton said...

FH...

...and then followed that up by only winning 31 games in 3 years with 3 different teams.

I was just wondering if the Caps thought...'Man, our goaltending situation is SET for the next DECADE!!!!!

couldn't have happened to a better franchise!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Flyer Hater said...

West Rundown brought to you by FlyerHater productions:

Detroit-Osgood, Serviceable teetering on the edge of blows, they better not rely on him to win games and they won't have to.

San Jose-Nabokov, Franchise goalie, guy is an absolute beast. Just watch his save against Dallas in Game 6

Minnesota-Backstrom, Serviceable, product of the system more than anything else, has flamed out in the playoffs.

Anaheim-Giguere, Serviceable, once the NHL cuts down pad size, the Michelin Man is fucked. Ducks should have kept Bryzgalov.

Dallas-Turco, top-tier goalie, lets in a couple of softies here and there but can play the puck and usually makes the big save

Colorado-Peter Budaj, blows

Calgary-Kiprusoff, top-tier trending down. I think Keenan has his head all fucked up

Nashville-Ellis, serviceable but some act like he's the second-coming of Ken Dryden.

Edmonton-Garon, serviceable trending up. If he had any kind of defense, the Oilers could win their division

Chicago-Huet, serviceable. He's never really impressed me, always pegged him as kind of average in my book.

Vancouver-Luongo, Franchise Goalie. He needs to stop having kids in the middle of the season. Has bigger legs than Godzilla.

Phoenix-Bryzgalov, Beast trending toward your mom

Columbus-LeClair, it's so nice to see that John LeClair has rejuvenated his career in an entirely different position.

St. Louis-Legace/Mason, blows

Los Angeles-LaBarbara, blows trending toward Kelly Hrudey territory. They better hope Bernier turns out.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Dr. Turk, it seems today isn't your day. It'll be okay, just picture Whit with his shirt off ... here's some help: "Yeah, I got hair on my chest, that's my tattoo." *smirks*

@Carroll: I can't help it ... I get distracted easily ... BTW I'm now done!! WOOOO!! Party like it's 1991 again! WOO!!

Raybin said...

I'm buying stock in FH Productions. Absolutely beastly rundown.

Evgeni Nabokov is a cyborg.

I probably have a higher opinion of Marty Turco than most people.

Ellis will be top tier by the end of this season.

What does it say about the Blue Jackets as a team that Pascal LeClaire can have the league's best save percentage last year and they still miss the playoffs? (That's rhetorical, by the way)

Dr. Turkleton said...

FH....

Nice...Leclaire certainly played like Leclair at the tail end of last year.

Dr. Turkleton said...

Which conference has the better 'tending?

I'd say the West has the better, but a slim-jim margin...currently. But the East has the more up-and-coming potential studs.

Raybin said...

@doc turkleton

I do indeed have to work tomorrow morning. All offers to come downtown and kill me will be gratefully accepted.

Flyer Hater said...

FlyerHater's Stock>IBM's stock

I Have Kasparaitis said...

Dr. Turk: Overall better goaltending in the West ... individual goalies in the East are better than those in the West, though.

I'm tired of the Canucks ruining Luongo for the end of the season. Give him a back-up goalie that can at least help a bit. He's playing way too many games. He's a fantastic goalie who just needs rested. They play him and have no real defense. They have some defense, but the guy can get a break because they don't have enough. Luongo is one of my fav. players outside of the Pens organization (nobody mention the evil ones of the south *glares*) and he really needs to have a team built better in front of him or you will never see the real-Luongo.

Ellis isn't great but still good. I think he's decent. He performed pretty well against the Red Wings in the play-offs which was good.

Maria said...

I'm going to see TDK tonight. Sooo excited.

In other news, I had a dream last night that the Pens didn't resign Fleury and instead acquired Vesa Toskala from the Leafs. I woke up in a cold sweat.

J.S. said...

@thedoc

Steve Martins, what a joke. His career was a bigger laugh than Steve Martin's. OK, that was dumb. Just trying to work both names into one post and I failed. I could have probably went with the Jim Carey/Jim Carrey joke and had better luck. Anyways, I must have about 10 different Martins cards from the 6 or 7 different teams he played for.

Re: Kari Lehtonen. I think in the end he's gonna be remembered as being injured most of the time, which possibly could be related to poor conditioning. Well, he might be remembered for that and being a fan of Lil Jon Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! (Check out the corner of the helmet)

Good to see Buffalo finally commit to a player. I still think he's overpaid @ 6.1 mil. The other positive is that he won't be going to Detroit as the rumors were saying. So in honor of Miller's new contract, I'll buy myself an AMP and say the following phrase to the first person I see: "ne mama hasho, yang sheng ya kai lai...........(guy in background: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!)"

Anybody want to clean out my Jeep for me? I see napblog coming up soon thanks to my lack of sleep over the last few days.

Bethany said...

Honestly, great movie. It wasn't Heath on the screen. It was The Joker.

wilsmith said...

the prestige was, in fact, boring.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

I liked The Prestige, but liked the Illusionist better.

Dr. Cox is proud of me for saying that *laughs*

I need to see The Dark Knight ... I can only watch the Batman Begins so many times before I explode ...

Josh Melvin said...

I couldn't even tell it was Heath Ledger. That's how good he was. And creepy as hell.

Flyer Hater said...

MT extended, 3 years.

Stoosh said...

Negotiations with MT were soffffff.

J.S. said...

odd, that link didn't work

Aubin = stunned

M. Vanderlasser said...

All hail HCMT!

"the twisted and macabre side all human beings possess" = Kit Kittredge, American Girl

Korn said...

@Raybin

Memento and The Prestige are two of my favorite films. Went to a Halloween party in 2003 dressed like Guy Pierce, complete with Polaroid camera. Tattoos done with a pen and sharpie took over an hour. Just an incredibly original, thought provoking movie. Prestige was great as well (any movie with David Bowie is an automatic win) and much better than that crappy rip-off The Illusionist. Way too obvious...

Stoosh said...

@ FH -

Ken Laird took precisely five seconds to start the "why would you extend the contract of a coach who the players hate" talk on ESPN Radio. I'm going to be XM'ing it the whole way home because I'm in a good mood and don't want to spend my ride home wanting to put my fist through Laird's head.

Is there any story more overplayed and less relevant than this? Shouldn't Brooks Orpik's decision to come back be justification for a moratorium on this issue? Didn't "Miracle" teach us that it really is possible for a team to hate the coach and still win?

P.O. said...

ken laird=tool

Dr. Turkleton said...

Didn't "Miracle" teach us that it really is possible for a team to hate the coach and still win?

How about the Penguins Stanley Cup 2.0 team?

Bowman couldn't even get on the ice!

Dan said...

of course the hockey talk happens AFTER i leave the boards today. oh well. gotta get ready for batman

Dr. Turkleton said...

j.s.

Steve Martin's collective card value could probably be obtained with the change you find while cleaning out your Jeep™.

Marc Chouinard autographs was another that appeared more frequently than I liked. [esp. when it's a 12 pack box..1 auto per pack...and you pull 2 Chouinard autos = puke.]

Flyer Hater said...

Stoosh, Marconi is turning over in his grave every time that Ken Laird's voice disgraces the airwaves. I've never seen someone who is so wrong almost all of the time act like he is the Dalai Lama of all the thing Pittsburgh Sports. Laird knows absolutely zero about hockey. I can't wait to see the rating book for 1250 after Madden got canned.

As Dean Vernon Wormer said, ZERO POINT ZERO

Flyer Hater said...

I haven't listened to local sports talk since Mark Madden got canned for making fun of that murderer. Thank God for Sirius.

Dr. Turkleton said...

The Hockey News new cover boy

didn't 1st overall pick Alexandre Daigle wear #91, too?

-just sayin'.

Flyer Hater said...

Final Jerseyblog of the Summer:

http://cgi.ebay.com/RAYMOND-BOURQUE-Boston-Bruins-1990-Vintage-Jersey-XL_W0QQitemZ310068210762QQihZ021QQcategoryZ24980QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262#ShippingPayment

http://cgi.ebay.com/PAUL-COFFEY-Edmonton-Oilers-Vintage-Home-Jersey-XL_W0QQitemZ310061686641QQihZ021QQcategoryZ24989QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

http://cgi.ebay.com/DENIS-SAVARD-Chicago-Blackhawks-1988-Away-Jersey-XL_W0QQitemZ310068205134QQihZ021QQcategoryZ24984QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1742.m153.l1262

I Have Kasparaitis said...

I hate people who hate HCMT ... I officially refuse to respect them as human beings. It annoys me so much with all the Therrien hating ... he's not that bad. Oh my Godard, I like him as the coach. He knows where and when to push the players. He knows what times and what players to call out ... he knows the team. It's Yeo who controls PP so don't complain about HCMT not knowing what to do. He's smarter than people think.

I think the heat and the paper has left me with anger ...

@m. vanderlasser: If that is true about the American Girl Kitt, you think she would buy meth for yearbook?

@Flyer Hater: I stand by the fact that Marconi didn't really develop the radio ... he stole it from Tesla. (First time I support a Croatian over an Italian) ... Plus Marconi was a fascist.

TheFandangler said...

HCMT = As much a part of this teams success as anyone. I think he's earned every bit of his extension!

If he finishes this season he'll have the longest tenure of any penguins coach... that's pretty cool.

sHero.

Flyer Hater said...

IHK

Mussolini=Stunned

Stilly said...

@FH

Agreed. CBC Hockey Night in Canada changed my life. What a radio show.

MarkMaddenBlog

Madden is currently writing a column for a Pro Wrestling website. Harkening back to his WCW days of yore.

eileenover said...

I for one am thrilled about the HCMT extension.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Flyer Hater: Oops ... maybe I should have clarified? In their particular field ... I hate fascists anyways ... Mussolini ruined Italy's lovely name with his evil ... *narrows eyes* Shouldn't even be considered Italian *grumbles*

Stilly said...

Luca Toni = Facist.

KaylaJ said...

few things:

i will be the last person to see the dark knight since i have yet to see batman begins.

someone mentioned alive day from hbo and could you be a shooter. man, that was a tough show to watch and not because of the injuries, but because of the memories. with the great doctors the military has (promise me on this) people can survive a lot of harsh trauma that happens to their body, but its the memories that really screw up a human and the lives they left behind. and no, i couldn't shoot. hate to use this as an example, but i hate and am terrified of roaches, but i cannot step on them.

finally as for goalies, ryan miller seems quite a roller coaster goalie. some nights he looks good and others you wonder who the hell it is behind the mask. i think he's def a goalie that goes with the team though and not one that can raise a team. but buffalo needed to sign him up with nothing else to go on since next summer if he became a FA detroit would def try to grab him away.

as for lehtonen, i still think he's a good goalie, but he's on such a crappy team. kid sees more shots than jenna jamison does in a day with no defense, but always loses cause he's also got no offense except kovalchuk, who sometimes shows up too late to the party. i think with a good team, he could be a pretty dominate goalie.

those are just my 2 pesos

Dan said...

3 yr deal for HCMT... old news?

Dr. Turkleton said...

BTW...

not to get nit-picky...it wasn't an extension...King Shero ripped up his existing contract with his lame-duck year on it...and offered a brand new one that starts this upcoming season + 2 more.

linky

Flyer Hater said...

Two pesos are probably worth more than 2 cents these days.

Flyer Hater said...

Dr. Turk=Nit-Picky

P.O. said...

according to my cell phone 2 pesos = $0.18

Flyer Hater said...

New Avatar=Beastly

Stilly said...

Kudos for re-signing HCMT. Apparently King Shero doesn't listen to Pittsburgh sports radio.

Flyer Hater said...

Question about the Dark Knight. Do you have to see Batman Begins for it to make sense? The last time I watched any kind of Batman movie was the original one with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson when I was like 5.

Lady Jaye said...

@stoosh > thanks for the heads up. I know what I'm NOT listening to on the way home then.

I don't particularly care for all of the HCMT bashing he does. But I figure nobody is going to like whatever coach we have... everybody always finds a problem with everything.

Just going to listen to my music and not get annoyed while fighting traffic. :)

KaylaJ said...

i still have pesos from the 80s and lira from the 90s, guess i better stock those away in a folgers can

and just wanted to say one of my favs is yahoo's scoreboard, which until today had been stuck on game 6. but now, its showing the first games of the season, i'm psyched!

Dr. Turkleton said...

By Order of the Honorable Joseph M. James, President Judge, dr. turkleton is hereby NOT REQUIRED to appear as a juror in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County for service on 7/21/2008.

WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

what great news to start a weekend!

must be a slow period in Lukey's Kangaroo Court!!!!!!

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Stilly: Don't got there ... *narrows eyes* Luca Toni is one of my boys ...

@Flyer Hater: I haven't seen the new movie, but I'm guessing no. Batman Begins introduced the background of why Batman does what he does. This gets in deeper with the villians and his relationship between them.

Dr. Turkleton said...

FH...

is that 'the wink' shot?

Flyer Hater said...

Dr. Turk, yeah.

Colin said...

I am so mad I missed goalieblog because I had an assload of work today. I was going to try and rehash the topic, but that owuld just be annoying.

However, I will say that I would much rather have Fleury at $5M than Miller at $6.25M. Me thinks Miller held Buffalo hostage because Buffalo didn't want to lose another star player.

Colin said...

Luca Toni's moustache > Bill Mays' beard

jefe penguino said...

@turk- my only question is when will my "dont hassel the hoff" tshirt arrive?!

wait youre all talking about hockey now. cool.

WWHCMTD

Raybin said...

@colin

Rehash away. We value your opinion. Or I do anyway.

DO IT.

Dr. Turkleton said...

jefe...

Hoff t-shirt. = on back order.

FH...

Savard Jersey. Commit to the Indian.

Colin said...

Detroit-Doesn't matter who they have in there, but McCullum(sp?) will be a beast in a few years.

San Jose-Nabokov. Not human.

Minnesota-Backstrom, meh. Will probably lose his job to Harding soon.

Anaheim-Giguere, contrary to FH, I think he is still a beast and one of the few goalies in the league who can truly steal you a game. Equip isn't that essential to his game. It just appears that way because he is a "blocking" style of goalie.

Dallas-Turco is a bit too hot and cold for me.

Colorado-Might want to give Craig Billington a call.

Calgary-Kiprusoff is still a top 10 goalie, but got soff after that big contract.

Nashville-Ellis will push them into playoffs this year.

Edmonton-They need Bill Ranford back.

Chicago-If I had one game to win with this team I would go with Khabby.

Vancouver-If they were smart they wouldn't let him play 238,433 games a year. Top 3 goalie in the league.

Phoenix-Bryzgalov is about as solid as they come and he rocks sick equipment.

Columbus-LeClair, it's so nice to see that John LeClair has rejuvenated his career in an entirely different position.

St. Louis-Two terd sandwhiches

Los Angeles-Dean Lombardi won't stop calling me to play.

Flyer Hater said...

FlyerHater productions is suing Colin for Copyright Infringement.

Colin said...

Pittsburgh-Fleury: Money in the bank

NYI-DiPietro: I think "The Rick" is over paid and OVERRATED.

NYR-Lundqvist: Unreal

NJD-Brodeur: Monster. He is truly the goalie of this generation. Not to mention that he wears goalie pads narrower and smaller than the max.

PHI-Biron: Likes men.

Toronto-They are idiots for trading away Tukka Rask. What a joke that trade was. Felix Potvin = best shape of his life

Boston-Thomas: He is better than people thing. Just cause you flop around out there doesn't mean you suck. The Dominator can't hear you complaing about flopping around because he has 6 Vezinas in his ears.

Buffalo-Miller: Sick hockey hair and has mad game.

Montreal-Price, His stock his hotter than a cat in heat. I think he needs to be a bit more intense tho.

Ottawa-Gerber: Absoloute waste of goalie equipment. Not to mention he has the ugliest gear in the league.

Atlanta-Lehtonen: Waste of a draft pick. He is way too fragile. Actually I just don't like him.

Carolina-Ward: He is decent enough. Can't complain about someone with a Cup and Conn Smythe.

Florida-Vokoun: Stick a fork in him.

Washington-Theodore: If you have slept with Paris Hilton, you are okay with me.
Tampa Bay-Smith: Smith will be okay, but they never should have let Khabby walk.

Colin said...

colin = too lazy type my own

FH, checks in the mail.

stokes said...

Ryan MIller celebrated his new contract by locking himself in his room, blaring My Chemical Romance and cutting himself.


@ Raybin, if you're still around. The comment about the "comic book movie" may be a little underestimating the movie. While it is about a comic book character, i can't think of one comic book movie that has character development, story lines and acting as good as TDK. I love the movie and may be biased, but i feel the movie would hold up without all the comic book-ish action and explosions and whatnot. The performances delivered by Ledger and Bale (and hell, Eckhart) plus the story line, make the movie the spectacle that it is. Plus, there is very little typical comic book cheesy-ness included.

just my two cents

thomes08 said...

i saw this last night at midnight.

all i can say is go see it. it's ridiculously good on so many levels.

Flyer Hater said...

Colin comparing Thomas to Hasek

logic and reason=stunned

Raybin said...

@stokes

That was my point. Everything I've read says the movie is way above an beyond a mere "comic book movie"

But you'd never convince the Academy that that matters....except that Ledger is dead. Now they'll suddenly appreciate the brilliance of the performance whereas before it would've been noted, but not acted upon

eileenover said...

I agree raybin. It goes along with how painters' work suddenly becomes important after they die. But he deserves an Oscar either way. His portrayal is just insanely perfect.

stokes said...

Sorry about that, raybin.

Well, i guess we'll never know.

What i do know is this: I'm no actor, but that seemed like one hell of a performance. If the rumors were true, that the role affected his sleeping habits, then that's a serious actor. It would also make sense, watching how dusturbing he was in the movie.

coffeytalk said...

staff, is it supposed to say 'this post is dedicated to health ledger'?

i am guessing this is a malking incident.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@coffeytalk: Hahahaha! I didn't notice ... HeaLth Ledger! Was he good in the movie, too? *smiles*

Sinops said...

I need anyones help who has been to Canada recently. I am going to the Feb 14 game at Toronto (my b-day and V-day gift). I have not been to Canada since I was a kid. Do I def. need a passport? Does it matter if I drive? I heard I would not need one cuz I am driving.

eileenover said...

You don't need a passport for Canada.

Flyer Hater said...

You do now, eileen. It's just the government protecting us from "terrorists"

Raybin said...

I guess I'll run through the list too. Colin, I stole your order...

Pittsburgh Penguins, Marc-Andre Fleury: The Brodeur of his generation. Not yet. But soon.

New York Islanders, Rick DiPietro: Neither as overrated nor as good as people say. Still WAY above average, though. A lot of teams wish they could have him.

New York Rangers, Henrik Lundqvist: Soooooo good. Can steal a game his team otherwise has no business winning. Will be a thorn in the side of the Pens for the next decade.

New Jersey Devils, Martin Brodeur: A Hall of Famer, a legend. Better than everything except sex and candy. On the downhill run now, though.

Philadelphia Flyers, Martin Biron: Not without talent to be sure, but the Eastern Confernce Finals proved what I've said about him all along: WEAK WEAK WEAK mentally. He's the definition of mediocrity.

Toronto Maple Leafs, Vesa Toskala: He is still their goalie, yes? I make it a point to ignore all things that go on in Toronto. Toskala is slightly better than a broomstick, but not much.

Boston Bruins, Tim Thomas: Or Manny Fernandez. We shall see. Thomas had a great run last year...was it a fluke or the real thing? I don't know.

Buffalo Sabres, Ryan Miller: So unbelievably streaky. Looks like a brick wall one game and a rag doll the next. If he could be consistent, he'd be a force to be reckoned with. Gets rattled a little too easily for my taste though.

Montreal Canadiens, Carey Price: Oh. Verrrrrr. Ate. Ed. Believed his own hype and paid for it. When RJ f'ing Umberger owns your sorry ass for eight goals in five games, you should hang your head in shame. Hopefully that burst the bubble of his ego and he can concentrate on being a franchise goalie.

Ottawa Senators, Martin Gerber: I have a higher opinion of him than most. Which is to say, I don't think he's the worst. Just the second or third worst.

Atlanta Thrashers, Kari Lehtonen: WEAK. LAME. FAIL.

Carolina Hurricanes, Cam Ward: Not flashy or brilliant or great. But solid and dependable. You could do a lot, lot, lot worse than have Cam Ward as your goaltender.

Florida Panthers, Thomas Vokoun: Brilliant, once a premier goalie, is now entering the twilight years. Still has serious game, but his temper is a liability.

Washington Capitals, Jose Theodore: Little known fact...was the inspiration for the early-00's band "Puddle of Mudd." Not worth the time it would take to mock him.

Tampa Bay Lightning, Mike Smith: Probably the best they can do right now. Will be a good enough starter, I suppose, but decidedly not the guy to carry you ten or even five years into the future.

Maria said...

Yeah, you definitely need a passport for Canada. I drove to Ottawa earlier in the year and I needed one.

Raybin said...

His portrayal is just insanely perfect.


I do hope you're right. I'm a Batman fan from WAY back.

I've seen all the movies in the theaters, I've seen the old Adam West ones, I've read dozens and dozens of Batman comic books. I've read all the Frank Miller stuff.

The point is: I'm a huge, huge unapologetically dorky geeky pathetic, sorry-ass Batman fan.

I want this to be as good as everyone is saying. I'm just trying not to get my hopes up too much, lest I be disappointed. I want the raves about Ledger to be especially true. From the tidbits I've seen, it looks like he may have captured the true essence of the Joker.

Nicholson's performance was brilliant to be sure. But his Joker was more uber-Bond villain than the tormented, ULTRA-sadistic, truly terrifying person the Joker is.

eileenover said...

Oh really? My friends went and they didn't need one. Then again that was in January.

Colin said...

@ FH -

I think Thomas' style is similar to Hasek's.

Raybin said...

I think Thomas' style is similar to Hasek's

True. It's a lot like an uncoordinated three year old trying to paint like Van Gogh, though. :)

Dr. Turkleton said...

sinops...

Was up there after the Winter Classic game.

No passport needed. But you WILL need to show driver's license and birth certificate [original, no copies].

They didn't even look at anything going up...coming back, the USA patrol took our licenses and B.C. and asked tons-o-questions...

middle of the week return across the Peace Bridge in the late morning and the lines to get back into the USA were NUTS!!!!!

plan accordingly.

U.S. Department of State - Travel Information

Homeland Security Info

TheFandangler said...

Eileen:

The passport thing is more recent. I booked a trip last summer/fall and you didn't need one. I was dumb and got one because I didn't know you didn't need one at the time but it has since change and I'm glad I got one anyways for whatever occasions arise.

TheFandangler said...

NEVERMIND!

it's only by air.

US Citizens Visiting Canada by Land or Water

As of Dec 21, 2007, passport requirements have been once again delayed meaning that US citizens arriving in Canada by land or water do not need a passport until at least summer 2009.

Maria said...

Son of a bitch! Why did the border police ask for my passport then? Apparently I look like a terrorist. Because, you know, you gotta watch out for petite blonde girls.

Stephen S. said...

(geekblog)
If you didn't get a chance to see 'Gotham Knight' (the animated feature that was released last Tuesday) before you go see 'The Dark Knight', you should really try. The animated feature basically gives alot of the secondary characters in tDK a little more depth. I knew it was suppose to be set between the 2 movies, I didn't realize it would be as tied into the movie as it was... much like how the first 'Clone Wars' cartoon series ended at the exact moment SW Episode III begins.

If you have a chance, check it out before you go!!! It just adds to the awesome. And if you've seen the movie already and need to catch the animated feature, then you just get to enjoy it 'Quentin Tarantino' style!

As an added bonus - the 'Gotham Knight' Batman is still voiced by the same guy who voiced him in the cartoons since the 1990's(Batman : The Animated Series, Justice League, Batman Beyond, ect...).

(/geekblog)

Colin said...

This is what I think of when I see Tim Thomas flopping around

Sinops said...

thanks for the help everyone

Flyer Hater said...

Raybin, the only goalie that the waterbottle hates more than Fleury is Lundqvist.

eileenover said...
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Flyer Hater said...

Here's what comes to mind when someone brings up Tim Thomas.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVCE-g6mr18

eileenover said...

Speaking of Canada, who wants to take a road trip there? I'm completely serious.

Maria said...

Eileen, if I can convince the Trib to release me from their icy clutch for a few days, I'm in. Where are you thinking of going?

eileenover said...

I want to see Nova Scotia, Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver for sure.

coffeytalk said...

stephen-

kevin conroy!

debrisslide said...

I want to road trip to Canada! I can never get anyone to go on road trips with me. Shame I have to go to school.

eileenover said...

I figured c-bloggers would be more interested than my other friends. They're no fun at all.

Maria said...

c-blog Canadian Roadtrip would be awesome. Montreal is one of my favorite places in the world. France, but with hockey. Talk about heaven.

Stephen S. said...

@coffeytalk

yessssssssssss.

Also, I now know how it feels to have my face blown off with awesome.

Flyer Hater said...

Turn

Flyer Hater said...

The

Flyer Hater said...

Freaking

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