Sunday, July 27, 2008

Jobbin' Ain't Easy


It's the weekend. It's July. We're mailing this one in.

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Before we get to anything.
We have to mention this.

Remember our old friend from yesterday?


Well check out the email we got:

As a Pens fan living in California (Pittsburgh born and raised), I follow your blog daily. Your writing is great and it is obvious you devote a lot of time to it.
I'm writing about the post today titled Douchebag City. I went to Michigan and was at that party where Kid Rock, Draper and Chelios came. The guy in the M hat who you are making fun of is named Jack and one of my roommates worked with him at the campus gym. Jack is a mentally handicapped 30 year old who lives with his parents and occasionally came out to parties with me and my roommates. He is a nice guy and I feel bad that your blog is making fun of his facial features. If it's possible, could you please remove the picture and comments isolating him?


This is the second time something like this has happened.
We accidentally jobbed our friend Chase back in May.

We can't even enjoy a good jobbing anymore.

But we have to make a stand.

And it may offend everyone, but thats what we do.

Rule # 1266 of being alive:

"Even if you are mentally challenged and or gay, you should not hang out with members of the Detroit Red Wings or Kid Rock."

Sorry, had to be said.
This place wasn't founded on class.

Don't worry Karma will get us.


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:: Over at [ ESPN ] Burnside has up his off-season power rankings. He's playing it safe, nothing really too interesting, but it's never bad to see this.





Like that half empty carton of milk that you just aren't sure about, it appears that relations between the Florida Panthers and star defender Jay Bouwmeester are beginning to sour.

Unless they can come to terms on a longer deal before the scheduled arbitration hearing, this looks to be the last season Bouwmeester wears a Panthers sweater. [ Mirtle ]


:: [ Melt Your Face-Off ] is getting through the summer by answering other peoples mail. Which, if done right, is not just a federal offense, but can also be hilarious. Lucky for those guys it's just some online correspondence.



Have you seen Oz?
Don't think they could take it.

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Don't forget Aug 1st is a deadline for the [Puck Daddy] photoshop expo.
He wants Gary Bettman protrayed as a hero.

Stephen S has some examples:







That is why Stephen S is a big deal.

Remember to email the photoshops to:

Puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com

Tell him Charlie sent you.


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Game #32


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3 - 2

Most casual/semi-serious Pens fans will check the internet and see the Pens squeaked out a win and won't think anything of it.

This is just a run-of-the-mill win on a snowy night in December.
It gets the Pens out of the basement, but it will mean more in late March.

An egregious giveaway by the Islanders, Ricky D vomits all over himself.
Sid throws it into a wide-open net.


1-0.

And after a couple more minutes of being in the Isles zone, they score again.
Whitney's shot finds its way through traffic. Cheap goal.


2-0.

Roberts and Sutton throw down.
Sutton got a couple in on Roberts early, but in the end it was Roberts throwing a couple and eventually getting the takedown. He pins Sutton on a quick 1-2-3 count.

Comcast just couldn't handle the fight, as the game's feed goes nuts.

[thanks to Phprock for the capture]

The Isles took advantage when former Pen Richard Park puts in some trash.


2-1.

And then it didn't take long for the Islanders to tie it up.
You could feel it.
They get a 2-on-1 and Vasicek scores. 2-2.

Yet another 2-goal lead blown.

After a skirmish around the Islanders net, the Pens somehow ended up with another power play.

They finally capitalized on one.
Staal takes care of business and gets to the net.
JFK was there to Ouellet it in.

3-2.
Nice play by Staal to set it up.


Chris Simon is simply an idiot. A moron.
He was the guy who tried to take a player's head off last season.
He tries to cut Jarkko Ruutu's foot off with his skate.

Simon gets a 5-minute penalty for intent to injure since there isn't a penalty in the rule book for stomping.
The Isles couldn't do anything before Father Time gave them a DDT.
Sabu leg-dropped them from the top rope.


Game.

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[Michael W]

"Pittsburgh has a great team, great people, great organization. I had to compare the two teams, and there's a little better chance to win the Cup in Detroit. I had a great time with Sid and playing on the power play with Geno [Evgeni Malkin], but the team in Detroit is something special. I know it's a short term, but we never talked about a one-year [deal] with Pittsburgh. We just talked about a long-term deal. I totally believe Detroit has the kind of team that can win it again."

--Hossa 3:16--

174 comments:

Josh Melvin said...

FIIIIRST?

Josh Melvin said...

I feel bad for the U of M kid, too. Partially because he has to go to U of M, but because of the reasons the writer listed, too.

sh0ez said...

My live bookmark was a little late tonight!

Of course the guy has a friend who reads this. Just like Chase. Crazy. I'm sure the kid is nice. But don't go to parties like that. He could have been anyone. He'd still get jobbed.

Stephen S: The 66 picture = Win. Hands down.

Ryan "Cisco" Franciscus said...

Where is the Hossa 3:16 picture, get it up there guys!!!!

jimmyjazz14 said...

ya, i wouldnt feel bad about the jack kid. how were you supposed to know? its not like hes got a sign around his neck. geez. that guy oughta cut you some slack. you can't be responsible for things you dont know. that takes all the fun out of jobbing people. then again, i guess it was kinda obvious he had a problem since he was at that party with douches 1,2,and 3.

jefe penguino said...

no one commented on the last post for like an hour or two. now its like BAM! are you guys just hungry wolves waiting just to comment on a new post? last post = stunned.

and i called it that he was retarded. woooooo.

jefe penguino said...

kudos to tPB for being only a couple degrees of separation from a randomly pictured mentally handicapped 30 year old who lives with his parents and occasionally came out to parties.. with kid rock and the wingdings.

i bet he rode the same short bus as them too.

TPSB Writer said...

wow, that is really funny... i actually laughed out loud...nice

snickerdoodles said...

All's fair in jobbing and war!!!

@ryan "cisco" franciscus:

Hossa? What is this Hossa you ask about? Is it a wart? An old tissue that is stuck to the bottom of your shoe as you leave a public restroom? Something found under a log? Is 3:16 it's IQ?

penstone410 said...

wow you guys are having jobber hell lately. sadly it takes all the fun out of jobbing people, but you didnt know. and rule #1266 should be the 11th commandment.. stephen may be the bettman photoshop genious, but i am the whiz at wedding photoshops hahaha

H.C. Prick said...

Shut it down, there is no way that there
isn't a dead wings/ shitsigan fan that isn't mentally impaired. (bitter Pens/WVU fan)
- Corbin Subrick (bitter^2 blog)

michelle said...

Everyone's fair game for jobbing if the situation is right. Like you mentioned, Kid Rock / Detroit = someone's bound to be targeted.

Carlos Mencia has a lot of opinions about this.

Stephen S. strikes again with the awesome. I keep sending tPB gifts to people on facebook, because his art is just that good.

J.S. said...

Mencia may have a lot of opinions about it, but there's a good chance they were somebody else's opinions first. WOOOOOOOOOO!

Do I feel bad about the kid after reading what was sent in? yeah

Do I feel bad that he looks like Draper's little brother? not really

Do I feel that there should be background checks before jobbing? would take all the fun out of it. besides I don't think it was that obvious, although jefe did call it.

[j.s.: goin' back to bed]

Stilly said...

Draper looks just as retarded as the person who is legitatimely handicapped. It's pretty funny that people are ok with accidentally jobbing mentally handicapped guy, but people got all bent out of shape about Kate Smith and Natalee Holloway.

Apparently those who are dead deserve more respect than those who are alive. Jokes.

It sucks that a reader knows this guy, but keep up the good work staff. If we didn't job the mentally handicapped, then Pavel Datsuyk would off limits.

Stoosh said...

@ Penstone -

I would've commented more last night, but Sid and I were meeting up with Whit and Dr. Turk and making plans for the honeymoons. We're down to Jamaica, Hawai'i, Las Vegas (scene of the photo, in fact), or Saint Barts to hang with Jimmy Buffett.

jefe penguino said...

Shero is the real hero. but bettman does had better facial expressions for things like this or this.

now more sleepy time.

Hip said...

It was obvious from the get go the dude was either wasted to the point he was heading for an emergency visit and possible early morning morgue stop or was mentally handicapped.

Granted neither are that funny.

But phantom emailer - two things.
One, you should never have taken your friend to that party on principle, regardless of fan affiliation. Secondly, you sure as shit shouldn't have been at that party as a PENS fan.

akus said...

Don't worry Karma will get us.

Gonna knock you right on the head ...



"At least Draper and Lidstrom are passably attractive men"

If i am in a beer induced zone and passing them at 55,even then i wouldn't give them a "glance"

Draper= box head

debrisslide said...

akus, I never said that I thought they were attractive. . .but they don't have the greasy old man quality of Chris Chelios or the backwoods scent of Derian Hatcher, the other guys that the girls were hanging with in the pictures. They could have had certain standards. I guess "Red Wings player" isn't low enough.

sh0ez said...

19 comments in nearly 9 hours? Jeez!

Annie said...

We need something to talk about.

Grape Nuts have neither grapes nor nuts in them. Discuss.

J.S. said...

I think I figured it out: grape nuts are about as soff as...crap, they're called seeds.

nevermind

TheFandangler said...

Talk amongst yourselves...

jefe penguino said...

c-blog is dead! its the end of days!

or maybe i just need to get out of the house.

c-ya.

J.S. said...

another Bettman pic

akus said...

debrislide, hon, i will have to agree on the greasy old man/backwoods scent.

I am adding Draper/Kid Rock/Lidstrom to that list.



These girls look around 19-22, maybe, though i would have to ask for ID.

Draper/Rock .....37
Lidstrom.....38
Creepy.


Damn,July is longggggggg.


Thanks for the heads-up "cisco" on the --Hossa 3:16-- .
Staff got it done.



Sidenote;
Somewhere i read that two collegiate hockey teams also wanted to hold a "Winter Classic", but now it escapes me on the who, why's and when's.
(Boston & Michigan, maybe)




( 2 months 1 week)

wilsmith said...

sota and sconsin

Flyer Hater said...

About time someone took a stand against the mentally handicapped...

Seriously, is the dude ever going to read thepensblog and get upset about it? The fact that the dude who was at the party took time to write a 15 paragraph sob story that should be made into a Lifetime movie script should be enough to inspire a photoshop expo of him.

wilsmith said...

If you want to go out into public and not be made fun of, don't be retarded.

Did you get any emails about the girl on the right?

and seriously, someone tell kid rock he's not famous anymore.

stokes said...

Don't know if anyone mentioned this last night, but


the Foo Fighters changed lives last night. UN FUCKING REAL.

BlacknGold66 said...

and that's why Stokes is a big deal.

akus said...

Golden Gophers & Badgers

Flyer Hater said...

Wilsmith, someone should tell KidRock that stomach staples aren't that expensive...

Flyer Hater said...

I wonder how long we could go in naming the reasons why BNG 66 ISN'T a big deal.

smitty said...

Backwoods scent & stomach staples.

Thought for a moment someone found a photo of me.

captain murphy said...

I've been thinking a lot about what's been going on since our Pens lost the cup. And then we lost Hossa, with all the implications it has for our continued relationship with Rex Gildo.

And now we're faced with this annoying Michigander, Kid Rock, glomming onto everything Red Wings so he can show what a Michigan homer he is, like Bob Seger. Pretty soon he'll be doing maudlin soundtracks for truck commercials.

I think I've found the answer here. Rest assured he knows the game and he's gonna play it, and he'll never give us up, not for injuries and not for more money...

stokes said...

One of the greatest movies ever made, The Ladies Man, is on Comedy Central right now.



DO IT.

sh0ez said...

DO IT.

wilsmith said...

http://www.internetisseriousbusiness.com/

shawnawwwesome said...

I'm going to go ahead and say what everyone else didn't know until now that I was thinking:

That guy was not mentally handicapped until he started partying with Kid Rock, and by mid-morning the next day the handicappedness transformed into a pounding headache and then eventually wore off altogether.

Like that plea from a certain Nigerian prince, the offer from that 20-year-old Russian hottie or that sale on cut-rate, sure-fire peter cream, the Cali dude's email is a hoax.

Turn on your speakers, boys. The sound you hear accompanying that email is Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up".

BlacknGold66 said...

@FH: Hours, if not days.

Dr. Turkleton said...

shawn...

the Cali dude's email is a hoax.

exactly what I was thinking when I read the 'email'...appears to me that one of the 19 over at A to Joke would be behind this...or maybe Lee P. from 2008WingsParade [HA!]

Maybe the emailer was referring to this retard at the party.

There's a few other pics from that set [like someone else mentioned yesterday] but it's just Chelios playing grab ass, Lindstrom being Lindstrom [a dork] and Draper + his titanium facial plates, trying to steal the show.

OK...enough chit-chat...back to looking at honeymoon brochures with Stoosh + husbands [remember, What Happens In Vegas, Stays In Vegas]

Steve In Denver said...

Here's a karma story and a waterhead story...sorry if it rambles. The last 2 posts brought these memories back of when jobbing went bad, and about an encounter that I'll never forget.

A. I worked with a girl that had super ugly teeth. One Friday, for a cheap laugh with my co-workers, I jobbed her teeth and compared them to a handful of corn nuts. They seriously looked like corn nuts. The story is way too long to set up properly. Anyhow, the following Sunday, I'm playing roller hockey and I'm flying...and a dude gets his stick in my skates and I bounce face first off of the ground, splitting 4 molars up into my gums and chipping most of the rest of my teeth. On my birthday. Karmablog.

B. I turned my New Mexico friends into hockey fans. We'd meet on Thursdays at a sports bar that had ESPN hockey night on, and a sweet wings and beer special. I got there early one night and was hanging in my car and a dude with Downs comes trepsing through the parking lot with his mom. He stumbles on one of those concrete parking spot marker-things, does a pirouette, and slams his face off of my bumper. He was in suspended animation over my hood for about 3 seconds and we made eye contact before he rolled to the ground. His mom looked at me in horror as I laughed harder than I probably ever have or will again.

I still haven't been karma'd for that one.

cg said...

Anyone else read 7/29 issue of The Hockey News. In an article called "Under the Radar" about significant lesser taked about signings: "Conklin demonstrated last season he can hold down the fort for an extended period of time while playing with the Red Wings farm club, the Pittsburgh Penguins".....ouch......I know they didn't write it, but it's just another reason to hate Detroit...as if we needed more...

J.S. said...

turk, with Lindstrom's eyebrows, the middle parted hair, and that awkward smirk, he reminds me of Christian Slater. What ever happened to him anyways? Actually, it's more of a cross between C Slater and a dude I knew from HS who was a grade-A douchebag. Lindstrom is probably one of the Wings I have a hard time jobbing. He is just that good, but he is on the Wings so I guess he does deserve a jobbing when possible.

Bonus points to shawnaaaaawesome today. Any c-blog post that makes mention of the classic email from a Nigerian prince gets the j.s. seal of approval©

I posted this I think yesterday, maybe Friday, but this is why the Foo Fighters, more specifically Dave Grohl, is a big deal: click me

Hip said...

storeblog question:

Can someone tell me how the men's sizes run? Like is a large here equivalent to buying a large Pens player tee? I'm trying to get my dad some stuff for his bday but I don't want to be butchering the size.

GRACIAS.

Maria said...

Chelios is old enough to be those girls' grandfather. I like the shadeless lamp in the backgroud. Detroit knows how to keep it classy.

Dr. Turkleton said...

j.s.

I believe Slater is on some NBC show coming out this fall. Wait'll you get a load of him!

can never get enough of Whateva + Grohl!

Lindstrom is almost as unjobbable as #66.
I guess when you have to resort to calling him Lindstrom because of the NHL Awards kids' jersey snafu...there's really nothing solid to job him about! [whereas Baby Huey Hatcher has an unlimited amount of jobbing material...
•Exhibit A: the Pink Hat in that previous pic]

jefe penguino said...

@j.s. -christian slater is doing some new drama on a major network. dont care to reasearch it but i saw it advertise the other day.

since you were dying to know.

J.S. said...

not that I follow nascar THAT closely, but what did I miss that all of the drivers were basically crying?

Junior looked like he was gonna break down into tears. Gordon looked like somebody ran over his dog, then backed up over it.

J.S. said...

Turk, I was hoping that's why you were calling him that. Since that show, that's what I've been calling him and have only been corrected once on it.

Really? Slater on NBC? Has he ever done TV before? Guess I could use the Gore for something else besides posting on c-blog and pull up imdb.com.

KaylaJ said...

well, that answers one question i always had when looking at that pic. but others remain, why didn't they wait til "Jack" was out of the picture or invite him over? is that a cigarette in Draper's hand or a pixie stick. is kid rock upset cause he's not surrounded by the girls cause draper decided to show up? what kind of party is this where guys old enough to be your dad come (chelios or not, him showing up to a possibly college party is kinda creepy)? was this pic taken in such a hurry cause they wanted lidstrom in the pic as well? and finally, did i go to HS with the dark haired pissed off girl?

Dan said...

cblog, mailing it in!!!!!!!!!

tdk on imax, an erection inducing experience!

J.S. said...

upon further review, he has done some TV. My name is Earl for one episode, West Wing for a cup of coffee, and he even did some time on Robot Chicken including the Christmas episode.

Dan said...

congrats on philly, your city finally won a championship. oh wait, it was arena football, no one gives a shit.

J.S. said...

I may consider making the roadie for TDK-IMAX, since there's not an IMAX theater anywhere in the 814. As I type this, the Domino's TDK commercial is on where the delivery girl says the joker owes her a car. What I never noticed in that, or any other, Domino's commercial is that they now say '"You've got 30 minutes" is not a guarantee but an estimate. You may get more.' Hmmm, why not dump the slogan all together if it's just an estimate?

Besides Local shops > Papa Johns > Dominos >=Pizza Hut

I Have Kasparaitis said...

I saw TDK today ... oh my goodness, was it amazing!! Love, love, love.

Turthfully if Lidstrom is at a party that I'm at, I'm getting my picture with him ... he's a beast whther or not I hate the fact he doesn't play for my team. Going to a party knowing full well that Red Wings are going there means I was forced at gunpoint to go ... or if Pens players were there ... no photos with Chelios, I can go to a museum to see the mummy's exhibit ...

J.S. said...

dan, espn just commenced jobbing philly on their victory. more or less said that's nice, but you haven't won a major title in 25 yrs (complete with highlight package, of course)

and now they're showing the suckage that sits in the home dugout of PNC Park: Your Pittsburgh Pirates. Another loss, 3-1, now 11 games under .500

Flyer Hater said...

I would rather eat Dog feces than Dominoes Pizza

shawnawwwesome said...

Back in the days of 30 minute pizza delivery, the streets were littered with dead pedestrians. Treadmarks up their backs. Go figure.

We do have to be careful hitting Philly on lack of excellence. Remember da burgh owes Big Ben (and Bill Leavy) for not being 16 years from a national title of its own.

(Unless you count the Passion.)

(Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

Dan said...

j.s. - it's worth it to venture to an imax. the scenes shot with those cameras are pretty much in hd. it's like in middle school when you're with a girl and your yoo hoo gets all tingly and you don't know what's going on, but you like it.

philly = still the city of losers

dominoes new theme song and slogan "blood in the streets"

Flyer Hater said...

In all fairness to Philly, I've been on a few of their message boards today and no one is claiming that this means that the championship drought is over.

jefe penguino said...

i would just like to make fun of my friend, and anyone in here, because his wifey is making him go see Mamma Mia! ::points and laughs!::

PDX Pens said...

Oh boo-hoo, the guy is retarded. Come on! This is unbelievable. Where is the email from E.J. Hradek's buddy who claims he is "actually a really nice guy once you get to know him". Jesus Christ!!!

Someone should ridicule that emailer for not keeping his retarded friend out of the photos. Then again, no one stopped the other 9 jokes in that pic.

PDX Pens said...

jefe = not married?

Dan said...

jefe - my friend and i would not allow his gf to go with us to go see the dark knight. she went to see that abomination instead.

Flyer Hater said...

Don't ever see the movie Stepbrothers with Will Ferrell.

Just terrible.

Dan said...

the movie bound is on uhd now. this needs no explanation.

jefe penguino said...

@pdx -heck nope.

@dan -hmm i dont know if i would shutout anyone to see a movie of that magnitude, but i certainly wouldnt be dragged to an abomination either.

J.S. said...

good to know things haven't changed with Ferrell. Not that I had planned on seeing it, but that movie looked worse than Blades Of Steel. Speaking of, I got to play Blades of Steel on wii the other night. Between the upcoming NHL 09 and the throwback known as BoS, I know what my next system is gonna be. Now finding one is another story.

Going back to "retard" that dude from Cali knows. If he's such a close friend, or if he has partied with you on occasion, then I would only imagine that he's in other pictures. I would only imagine that there's more pics from that party, and that he ended up in the background of another pic in one form or another. Now that I think about it, I'm vetoing my earlier comments, or at least most of them.

68 comments by Sunday night? This has to be a 2008 record.

Dan said...

jefe - in all fairness, she didn't want to see it. also in all fairness, we've been counting this down for 2 years now. it was a non gay man date, if you will.

J.S. said...

and I need to proofread more, as I like to repeat phrases in back to back sentences.

Jawsh said...

If you want to go out into public and not be made fun of, don't be retarded. --- cblog coming through in the clutch.

A) I don't think the emailer really knows the guy, whether he is retarded or not

B) I don't care whether he is retarded or not

C) What pens fan is going to a party with red wings and isn't roofing their drink and make sure pictures are taken with them in "compromising positions" with each other.

PDX Pens said...

Seriously, how great would it be to post pics of roofied Kid Rock, Lidstrom, Draper, and the Retard w/ dicks drawn on their mouths?

"This place wasn't built on class"

J.S. said...

place is too quiet. I know not everybody went to go see TDK-imax tonight.

I'm bored, so it's off to Photoshop with more pics of Bettman

another one

PDX Pens said...

J.S.

That Mt. Rushmore pic is epic! Also, your avatar pic of the Flames deuche never ceases to crack me up.

demondg1 said...

Don't worry Karma will get us.

Karma will get us? Are you kidding? Karma already got us. The Wings won the cup. In our city.

From that point on, it's just karma coming back around.

MadScientist said...

wpxi.com is scrolling the list of Steelers "unable to perform at training camp" players in the same way that severe weather alerts scroll across the top of their page in bright red font. God, I love this city.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

We can make fun of this guy ... I'm pretty sure he isn't a fan of tPB (dick) and there is no one prowling in the background either ... EN always finds the good stuff ...

shawnawwwesome said...

I don't much care that Mikey Babpenis is flirting with danger, but the Cup really should be wearing a life vest.

stokes said...

Dave Grohl is a man among men. I can not state this enough. The Foos last night were scrumtralescent.

Steve in denver: story number two was hilarious. i'm sure that some karma is coming my way now as well.

Flyer Hater said...

Uggh, it's the first day of Steelers training camp and I'm already sick of them.

TheFandangler said...

Big Ben...

Best Ever...

debrisslide said...

Where's joose? I just kicked her ass at Tetris.

By the way everyone, if you look at that Bettman Sucks website, you'll find that those pictures are back from during the 2005 lockout. . .long before the Swedish National Diving Team beat Pittsburgh in the SCF. Maybe Draper was roofing our drinks in preparation for this moment. Bastard.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

J.S., Grohl was the only musician (save for a small guitar part on "X-Static") on the Foo Fighters first cd. I heard that on 105.9 the other day. I never knew that. Stunned I was...

Where the hell are these hockey players partying at, a frat house? It looks like they're in the friggin' basement in some of the photos. I felt skeevy doing that at 24 years old, I mean, these dudes are in their thirties, and in Chelios' case he's seen Pangea. Holy fuck.

Philly winning the arenabowl. Very poetic.

Steve in Denver, excellent use of the word "traipsing" Very underrated word. It's up there with "milling", as in "millin' in the dirt..." Words are kewl

Dr. Turkleton said...

FH...

Welcome to the local Lead News Story for at least the next 2 months:

•You can plan for at least 2-3 minutes to lead off the newscast.
•a Shumway report.
•a tease after the weather.
•98% of the sports segment.
•a Dave Crawley poem.

Team Canada said...

Have you guys seen this at wraparoundcurl? Apparently some girl was writing fan fic about Geno, and it sounds absolutely AMAZING! I wish I had seen it.

http://wraparoundcurl.wordpress.com/2008/07/25/scandalous-stick-handling-ahem/

Flyer Hater said...

"a Shumway report."

I'm actually looking forward to this.

I love the look on Fedko's face when they go to him live at Steelers training camp, he's almost as happy as when he's hitting on chicks in the chucky Cheese ballpit.

Maria said...

You know you're in Pittsburgh when it's the middle of the baseball season but you hear more about the Steelers than the Pirates. Not that I'm complaining.

Stoosh said...

@ Debris -

I believe Joose is currently laughing at us from the porch of a beach house in Myrtle Beach, SC.

stokes said...

Johnny V: Not only was he the only musician on that record, he recorded it as a demo, just for something to do while Nirvana wasn't doing anything. Not until after Kurt died did Grohl do anything about it. Or something like that....

sh0ez said...

@ teamcanada: I found that Geno Fan Fic last week and laughed my ass off. I was gonna post it but I assumed people were aware of their existence. There are TONS of those types of blogs out there.

Sid Stories


Too Much Love: Sttal (Yes, it's spelled Sttal)


Sidney Crosby Stories

wilsmith said...

I was just listening to some Grohl the other day, but it was as the devil on the Pick of Destiny.

Grohl is just important to the Tenacious D tracks as jables and rage kage.

Dan said...

i think grohl was also the only one who record the colour and the shape as well, if i remember correctly. my friend said it was a great show, saw them in 03, didn't think it was worth the price of admission to see them again.

Stoosh said...

On top of Dr. Turk's list, the advent of Steelers Camp also means we're inching ever closer and closer to...

1. KDKA Preseason broadcasts with the Pompster and Edmund Nelson! There isn't homegrown comedy more pure and more craptastic than putting Edmund Nelson behind a microphone, giving him a roster chock full of obscure players who will be bagging your groceries or handing you a McDonalds milkshake through the drive-thru window in about four weeks, and asking him to do commentary on the game.

2. And will someone PLEASE tell Edmund that it's pronounced "poh-la-MAH-loo" and "pa-lah-mah-LOO"? He's been here for six years now, Edmund.

3. Sally Wiggin's yellow Steeler sweater and black leather skirt. And it's only a matter of time before we see "Professional News Anchor Sally Wiggin" fly south for football season and get replaced by "Sally Wiggin, Part-Time News Anchor and Full Time Stillers Cheerleader".

Dr. Turkleton said...

Shumwayblog

Anyone willing to wager on the over/under on the amount of different Stiller shirts he'll don during Camp? [this includes any Preseason Game coverage, as well]

Opening Line at Caesar's Sportsbook: 6.

stoosh....

Committed.

Aug. 8 vs. Eagles 7:30 p.m. KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh
Aug. 14 @ Bills (Toronto) 7:30 p.m. KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh
Aug. 23 @ Vikings 8 p.m. CBS
Aug. 28 vs Panthers 7:30 p.m. KDKA/FSN Pittsburgh

Looks like 75% of the Preseason games on KDKA....so the Bob, Edmund, Verszyla, Shumway Show will get plenty of air time!

dlonlo said...

Less than 100 comments in almost a day bad job by C-blog today.

smitty said...

channels 2,4&11, all lead off with the steelers.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Stoosh, I remember growing in my teen years, my buddy had an autograph on his dining room door (his mom taped greeting cards and the like there). It was Dave Crawley's. After a couple of months, I asked him why the heck he had Dave Crawley's autograph taped up on his door, and he said him and his friends from school saw him out at an Eat n' Park one night, and went up to him and jokingly asked him for his autograph. Dave proceeds to put pen to paper, and they feel bad about the whole thing and just take it. And that's pretty much the first jobbing i've ever heard of.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Ben Franklin

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

And Stokes, he was ready to become drummer for Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers when his demo tape got leaked out. And the rest, they say, is history.

101 Dalmations

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

And by "growing in my teen years", I meant growing vertically, with growth plates and the like. Not the other, more spontaneous type.

stokes said...

@ Dan

TCATS was more of a team effort than the debut album, but Grohl did few drums tracks without telling William Goldsmith, the ex drummer. Goldsmith took it personally and quit. Goldsmith is a hell of a drummer.

And the part about not worth seeing again. WRONG. DEAD WRONG.

@ Jonny V: Yeah, i read that as well. Apparently there were Pearl Jam rumors also. Basically, if you're the drummer of Nirvana, i think you can write your own ticket....


Black and Gold Zone: Training Camp Edition on NOW!

J.S. said...

I did know about Grohl being the only member of the self-titled Foo. I want to say that it's mentioned in the liner notes somewhere. My CDs are buried, and even if I were to find them, the self-titled Foo is probably at the bottom of the box.

"and in Chelios' case he's seen Pangea. Holy fuck"

LOL at any use of Pangea, but in Chelios' case, it should be used more often.

J.S. said...

mmmmm....pangaea

PDX Pens said...

101 1/2 dalmations

Flyer Hater said...

The thing I love best about Steelers preseason is the 5 hour post game shows where callers call in and panic about Charlie Batch's one interception because as you know he's one play away from saving the Stillers season.

This is why I've grown to hate football and the Steelers in general. It's just disgusting how this team gets shoved down your throat. I look forward to football season until it actually gets here because I forget the extra baggage it entails.

akus said...

@ Sh0ez,

I for one have never seen a Fan Fic blog, so just for shit's and giggles i clicked on one of the Crosby link.
That was a first, as was this,
Content Warning

Some readers may find the content of this blog objectionable. In general, Google does not review nor do we endorse the content of this or any blog. For more information about our content policies, please visit the Blogger Terms of Service

I wasn't sure what i had logged onto.

I scanned the story until i read a part where "Sid" was speaking, then i stopped.
I thought this was some tween, writing about her lust/love/for how HAWT she thinks a certain player is, WRONG!

Thats almost as creepy as the Aging Red Wingers in the next Viagra Ad.

I dont think i will read the other two Fan Fic's links.

Damn can July go any slower??

Flyer Hater said...

So, when the Steelers play the Bills in Toronto, do you think there are more Curtis Joseph and Darcy Tucker jersey or Jerome Bettis jerseys?

LargeTurkey said...

I know I'm a little late to the convo, but I disagree with staff on this jobbing.

Its fine to job people for going to redwings parties. However, you were not jobbing him for being at the party but instead for the face he had on. Well it turns out that he is mentally ill. He was born that way and had no choice over it. Jobbing should be on attributes that people develop and have a choice over. Jobbing someone for being handicapped is wrong, b/c they are born with the disabiity.

Furthermore, staff did not do anything wrong initially, but once they found out that the guys face was like that b/c he is mentally challanged and not b/c he is some douchey redwings fan, they should have apologized. Would the Staff make fun of a kid with cancer w/ a stupid face b/c Kris Draper was visiting him? I don't think so.

PDX Pens said...

Foofightersblog:

The first two cd's are really the only ones (in my opinion) worth listening to. I bought everyone up until "One By One" but that turned me off right there. I hope he goes back to his roots. The original self-titled CD still melts my face off, though. 1995 Anthem.

Flyer Hater said...

LargeTurkey, did you overdoes on Estrogen Pills?

I think the Lifetime Movie Network is running a special on making sure you pick the right tampon, check it out.

PDX Pens said...

@largeturkey

nice name.

Anyways, we've been over this. Anyone else feel like hashing this over again?

::crickets::

Jersey Bill said...

"This place wasn't founded on class."

Which is why I love it.

@stoosh- Foo on a summer, Saturday night? You son of a bitch.

PDX Pens said...

FH:

Hilarious, as usual.

LargeTurkey said...

@FH
I must be gay or a woman b/c I am defending the mentally ill...sweet.

The only thing you are good at is turning the page and making fun of retarded people.

I can job you for that b/c you choose to do those things...

Flyer Hater said...

LargeTurkey, I'll choose to job you because you make Daniel Briere seem masculine.

Seriously how do we know that dude is retarded in the first place? Maybe the guy who reads the blog made the story up to explain away his friend's douchebaggery. There's only one source here joke.

LargeTurkey said...

All hail Janne Pesonen

Flyer Hater said...

Yesssssssssssssssss

Another debate on LGP over Malkin's English. I swear, Evgeni could write a sequel to Hamlet and some people wouldn't be happy.

Dr. Turkleton said...

largeturkey = do you own a blue U of M hat?

-just askin'

captain murphy said...

Fedko and Smizik are retarded, and tPB just keeps on jobbin' them...

J.S. said...

turkey, but the jobbing was done before they knew about the kid being retarded. I made my comments known earlier, and later retracted them when a few posters made a good point:

What if this person who emailed really doesn't know this kid? What if the kid really isn't retarded? In either case, that person just might be looking to get over on TPB for whatever reason, and found that pic as an opportunity to do so.

Unlike the Hradek jobbing, this person hasn't been back in c-blog to back his/her claim. I'm not saying they have to spend 20 of the next 24 hrs hitting f5, looking for comments on the pic, but backing the story (which is what I think it is, a story) would help his cred a bit.

Or maybe I'm going to hell for making fun of the retarded too. Whatev, I was probably heading there anyways for laughing at the Holloway and Heater jokes earlier this year.

Maria said...

FH, Malkin wrote Hamlet 2?

@ sh0ez- Those fan fictions are creepy. Fun to read, though. It's amazing to see all the ways pre-teen girls can butcher the English language.

Flyer Hater said...

Large Turkey=Lloyd Carr

jefe penguino said...

one of my pittsburgh buddies was wearing a U of michigan hat while we were out golfing today. i immediately thought of this post.

he got jobbed by random people passing by.

i didnt really say anything cause i dont really care that much for the kid to begin with. disgrace.


@sh0ez -im worried why you have so many links to those types of stories..

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Sh0ez: You found those fanfics pretty quick? You got them saved just in case on a rainy day or when you're feeling down? *laughs* JK.

@Maria: What happened with your Flower encounter?

What's done is done. They can could try to retract the words said but they are always there.

I think karma will clear up the situation just fine ... she is a bitch and she makes sure things get evened up a bit ... sorry Staff, you know it's true. Like the time I smashed my brother's baseball bat against the house ... haha, I got in a lot of trouble and got hit in the face with a broom (by my brother) ... I can laugh about it now but I didn't think it was funny then.

akus said...

@js,
IMAX in the 814.
I also live in the 814 area,
I thought at least State College would have it.

The closest i seen is Harrisburg?

TheFandangler said...

*smirks*

*smiles*

*hugs*

*jobbed =]*

Maria said...

@ihk, unfortunately I did not meet MAF so the wedding is postponed for a while. My friends and I went to a bar in Sorel with a friend who lives there, and I got slightly intoxicated and told a random guy about how I was hoping to meet Fleury. He told me he could take me to him and I believed him because I'm stupid. Luckily my friends didn't let me go because otherwise I would probably be dead in a ditch somewhere in Quebec haha.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@Maria: Glad you are alive ... sorry you didn't meet Flower ...

@Fandangler: You just wait until I post so you can tease me ... you know you love my asterisks speak *laughs*

sh0ez said...

@ IHK: I found them last week. They all linked to each other. I read maybe a sentence from each before vomiting. Hah. Then, with the lovely new Firefox, all I did was type "blogspot" in my address bar and they came up. Hah.

Wraparoundcurl showed some ruthlessness that was very hilarious towards the one girl's. She has since deleted the blog. Ha ha. I'm half tempted to post those others on her blog.

J.S. said...

akus, nothing on imax's site for state college.

I see Bensalem, Harrisburg, King of Prussia, Philly, Pittsburgh, and Reading

TheFandangler said...

IHK:

I watch these boards like hawk for asterisks...

Then I know when to pounce...

*<@:)*

(clown hat, curly hair, smiley face)

somechic said...

if anyones interested here are a few Bettman photoshops
my fav
2
3

Dr. Turkleton said...

j.s.

did you have your 'coming out of retirement' skate yet?

Maria said...

There was just a midget climbing a lamp post on Cops. I think that's a sign that I need to go to bed. Night c-blog.

TheFandangler said...

Apparently I type like Geno speaks...

I watch like Hawk, play good game.

somechic said...

ok i lied my favorite and my submission to puckdaddy was number 2

sh0ez said...

HA HA HA! THIS ONE IS WRITTEN AS IF THEY WERE ACTUALLY MAF!

Flyer Hater said...

I just stumbled upon maybe the greatest jobbing opportunity since the wooden horse at Troy.

Guess who has a blog? Alyssa Milano and it has a comments section.

You know what to do...

http://alyssa.mlblogs.com/

sh0ez said...

Each of these sites have more links on the side. It's not hard to find them if you find one. Hah.

sh0ez said...

Why do I have a feeling that we are gonna have to file a missing persons report for FH?

Dr. Turkleton said...

FH...

dude. I set you up with that *touch* 'em all blog at least a week ago!

me = stunned you're just finding it.

I Have Kasparaitis said...

@fandangler: HAHA!! Well, Geno's awesome and if you pretend to act like him and say you play hockey and are from Russia, you might get some action *laughs* < just for you! *smiles*

@sh0ez: Yeah ... I know I like jobbing ya ...

Good night, c-blog!

Flyer Hater said...

Dr. Turk, this may change my life.

J.S. said...

I'm still in semi-retirement.

The day after I committed to the team, work said I'd be heading back to NY for at least a week sometime in August. Turns out I'd miss at least 4 of those games (out of a possible 10), so I decided against playing.

Still kicking around playing an inline league where the games are all Sunday nights.

Dr. Turkleton said...

FH...

do you know about her message board?

I thought you'd be a moderator on it by now. [or kicked off for stalking...er...posting too much!] [HA!]

TheFandangler said...

Well, IHK:

I do play hockey. I can mimic a Russian accent very poorly. I look nothing like a Russian. The action will only come from you jobbing me on C-blog.

J.S. said...

thanks Kel, I didn't need to see Gary's junk this late at night or any other time.

Other than that, nice work.

Flyer Hater said...

I'm the most beastly goalie across ice rinks and dek hockey courts in Allegheny County.

Me=Patrick Roy in the 86 Playoffs.

PDX Pens said...

@ somechic

I think you're number 2 submission is great! I clicked on 3, and it was the same as 2. Either way, it's worth two links.

jefe penguino said...

those story sites are more retarded than todays cover boy, Michigan Man.

PDX Pens said...

I have some good ideas for the Bettman contest, but I'm too lazy and unskilled w/ photoshop. Does anyone want to give this idea a whirl? Bettman's head on Bobby Orr's famous photo of him flying horizontally through the air after scoring the cup winning goal...I think that could be solid.

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

Kudos to Maria's friends for not letting her get Halloway'd

I have a shiny quarter for whoever Kenny Melvin's Milano's comments section.

I like using proper nouns as verbs

Dr. Turkleton said...

j.s.

ahh...that's too bad. Inline is fun, but just not the same as ice, IMO.

There's an asphalt 'rink' near me in Greentree that I used to skate at often...but my inline skates are shot after about a dozen times up there. My conditioning is almost to the point where I'm not worried that I'd pull a Teppo Numminen while playing. [he's only 1.5 years older than me! HA!]

Flyer Hater said...

If Milano's comment sections gets jobbed, my life will be complete. I'll start retirement.

PDX Pens said...

Any thoughts on the 5 yr/$20.4M contract that Marc-Pierre Bouchard signed? Who?!

Exactly.

J.S. said...

you see this quarter? it used to be a nickel...

Team Canada said...

@sh0ez: thanks for posting those links! I gotta say, I read a few paragraphs and they make me extremely uncomfortable. It's a feeling I can't describe... like my skin was crawling a little bit. And I love Sid as much as the next girl...but yikes.

I didn't get to read the Geno one posted on wraparoundcurl, but it sounded pretty good. That poor girl though - she was begging not to be outed!

Also props to largeturkey, it's not easy going against the masses in cblog.

PDX Pens said...

Spin-o-rama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itAmrgpD0aA&NR=1

J.S. said...

I'm not rehashing my comments about that kid. I still call a hoax on that story.

Any other comments about the "retarded" kid can be directed at that wall. I'm be in bed getting my 4 hrs of sleep.

good night everyone.

eileenover said...

So what did I miss?

Jonny Van Mundegaarde said...

The Pittsburgh Penguins version of Penthouse Forum and some back-and-forth about the unphotogenic chap...

TheFandangler said...

Lol, not much...

eileenover said...

So I bascially missed nothing.

PDX Pens said...

@ eileenover:

Despite my best attempts to infuse some hockey into this board, it remains stuck in "debate about retarded guy" mode. And reading up on teen girls hockey fantasy stories. Yea, it's that bad.

eileenover said...

That's the off-season for you.

eileenover said...

Someone actually writes Sidney Crosby love stories? HAHA!

PDX Pens said...

Yes, apparently someone found Gary Bettman's diary.

PDX Pens said...

that's right, i said it.

Dr. Turkleton said...

eileen = cblog killer. [HA!]

G'Nite!

PDX Pens said...

tpb= Rest In Peace

jefe penguino said...

@Turk

just caught this commercial. very dr.reid-esque.

this one here i think i like a lil bit better though. and theres even faux versions of turkleton, carla and lloyd..

lloyd is awesome.

Craig Walkup said...

Sorry folks. All Michigan fans are retarded.

This is not news.

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