Dec 23, 2014

Its a FHFestivus Miracle! ~ Habs vs. Halak Game Preview and Open Thread

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148 comments:

  1. I have a grievance to air. That top Festivus pole and dancer are not in my house.

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    1. Print it, have it enlarged and framed and show Mrs. Pad your feats of strength when you mount it, on a wall.

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    2. Commas are powerful little devils.

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  2. So many good Joe Cocker songs. Great covers of some Beatles stuff (Come Together, Let it Be come to mind). My favourite though is Hitchcock Railway.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW2y0MiH1hE

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    1. RIP Joe Cocker
      Like most things today we do not even have a plastic version of his stainless steel soul.

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  3. Happy Festivis the second biggest day for we Pastafarians. The first of course is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Gnarly day.
    I am happy for Jaro. So many years after the trade I wonder who got beat? Any ideas the wrong guy was traded is in retrospect crazy crazy crazy crazy talk. Did we get enough back in what is essentaily LEGO? I am not going to complain but we might have got more side slices than the bags of pucks.

    DDD, Charger and Pappy works. DDD Lego and Pappy sucks. You do the math one of our centers is a donut. We should trade DDD to teh Preds for the rights to big TiTS. Big TiTs, Lego and Charger would be the first line anywhere there where Poles.

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  4. Start Festivus on a high note. GYMFHG!

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  5. A second round pick for Jagar no more. What he can teach the utes in a few months alone is worth it. 3M has raised our faceoff percentage metric melowfusily. Jagar will make gCHuck a certified double OO.

    Btw they are thinking at Sony of making the next James Boind a black man. I say no fucking way unless Mandela is portrayed by a white man. Whats next a winner of the Iditarod propelled by the dogs in Paris Hiltons Handbag?

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  6. All gCHyuk wants for CHristmas is his 3 front teeth. ♫

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  7. tsn headline:
    "Four Canadian teams in action on last night before Christmas break"
    Guess which team pic is featured.

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    1. Now the pic is TFS, maybe because some posters were making fun of doughnut-boy and pilon.

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  8. Chad Johnson will start for NYI. 'maintenance day' for Halak.

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    1. the Maritimer11:16 AM

      Awwwwwwww........

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    2. Damn! If only Jaro was available to give us a summary of his feelings. I miss the Jaro posts.

      This frightens me because the Habs have a tendancy to make backups look like Vezina winners. Hopefully they make him look like a Vienna weiner instead...

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    3. bullshit bullsht bulshit on the ice forverver in history over this

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  9. JUSTICE!
    Mangnotta guilty as charged!

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    1. I would want a bullet to head but thank you I am not in charge

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  10. Looks like I will be up late wrapping presents so I will be watching the game tonight. Go Habs go!

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    1. Ah, parenthood.

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    2. Un-wrapping is more FHFun. NTTIAWWT!

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  11. Airing of my mediot grievances;

    - pjstuck ; I'd like to shove that pole up your diapered ass!

    - cox, fried and heely ; You have cox the chicken, heely the hen, and the fried rooster. The chicken goes with the hen... So who is having sex with the rooster?

    - insidredger ; Just remember, it's not a lie if you believe him.

    - cherry ; You know he always pretends he was a NHL player.

    - mclame ; I lie every second of the day. My whole life is a sham.

    - haharudey ; I have a bad feeling that whenever a lesbian looks at bandanaboy they think "That's why I'm not a heterosexual."

    - Hi, my name is Pfuck, I'm employed and I still live with my parents.

    - lnet ; Just remember, when you control the game, you control... dissemination.

    - tsn web page geeks ; Get out!

    - kesseltracker operator ; Let's watch them slice this fat bastard up.

    - bob cold ; You look like an old catcher’s mitt.

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    Bonus opposite grievances ;

    - Strombo ; The hinc pre-game is the biggest scam perpetrated on the Canadian public since One Hour Jacques Martinizing.

    CHantal Macabée ; Looking at CHantal is like looking at the sun. You don't stare at it. It's too risky. Ya get a sense of it and then you look away.

    DGMB ; Here's to feeling good all the time.

    Me ; I need a good CHeek, I like a good CHeek!

    GYFHG!

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    1. You forgot to mention all the pundits on rds and Tva who all spend their lives perpetually erect over a 5 foot 4th liner who gets almost 20 minutes a game...

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    2. Good point. Let me Check with Jerry ...

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    3. Franco grievances

      anti-CH on DDD ; Well, you’re just as pretty as any of them. You just need a first line job.

      TVA on DDD ; You ever dream in 3-D? It’s like the Boogie Man is coming RIGHT AT YOU.

      BR ; You should've seen his face. It was the exact same look my father gave me when I told him I wanted to be a ventriloquist.

      bergie ; He’s kind of like having a blender, but you don't have a top for it.

      gaston therrien ; If you can't say something bad about a relationship you shouldn't say anything at all.

      DDD in XXX ; Many Christmas’ ago, I went to buy a doll for my son.

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  12. I GOT A LOT OF PROBLEMS WITH YOU PEOPLE

    I keed of course you guys are all the best

    For my feat of strength I had 2 pints and 2 whiskeys at lunch

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    1. the Maritimer6:15 PM

      Get much work done after? ;-)

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    2. not... a lot. or, uh, any

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    3. the Maritimer6:37 PM

      OK, get your act together for game time!

      G Y F H G!!!!!!!!

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    4. I've given up trying to get sober so I have proceeded to more drinking. I am hopeful this strategy will be successful.

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  13. DINNER THREAD!

    Beer

    That is all

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  14. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  15. Game plan: all they need to do is look a boychuk, pretend it's the broons et voila!

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  16. Go Team Canada Jrs Go!

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  17. GYFHG

    I love that the Islanders will "be a good test" for the Habs. The Islanders!

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    1. It's 1982 all over again!

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  18. I like these Isles unis

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  19. Vodkov's 800th game. Go Vodkov!

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  20. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    It's already the 24th over here so I am officially FESTIVE.

    And here I sit at work while almost everyone I know is either at home with loved ones or somewhere warm with loved ones you rent by the hour. But that's ok, I got a 1.5L jug of rum from Costco for $18. That's all the love I need for the holidays.

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    1. Merry Xmas O'man!

      That's a good price for that amount of rum! Giddyup!

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  21. My lord is the D terrible.

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    1. You're just noticing?

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    2. I like to suffer in silence, but I can no longer do it.

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  22. KILL IT GOD PLEASE

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  23. 2 minutes for having your stick held.

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  24. Hey, Gilbert cleared one.

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  25. oh Y(E) what were you doing?

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  26. Like the Globetrotters vs the Generals.

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  27. Habs don't even have a shot yet. I think I'm going to skip the 1st periods from now on.

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  28. Franco refs really have it out for the CH.

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  29. the Maritimer7:30 PM

    DDD, PAP and Ghetto out against Tavares and Okposo? Are you fucking kidding me?

    Not a shot on goal yet for the Habs.

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  30. Merry CHristmas, Orangeman.

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  31. Hey Grabitesky - bite me.

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  32. I don't think it was a penalty, but if that was PK picking (Y)? in the neutral zone, it's a penalty.

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  33. This is on Therrien - for fucknsake - 12 minutes in and not a shot...wake the fuckmup DGMB - this fucking useless twat is killing all your hard work...sorry it's not very seasonal but I have been wrapping presents for 3 fucking hours and now this!,,

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    1. It is sort of crazy. MB has to make moves just to MT-proof the line up. MT takes cakeS out for 7 games, so MB has to get rid of RBQ so he's forced to play him. I mean, he had to dump RBQ anyway, but it's just frustrating to watch.

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  34. CASH IT

    or at least get a shot!

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  35. Don't worry guys! Teacher's pet is on the first PP unit!

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    1. Wow, the only PP shot by the first line center. Who woulda thunk it. Good think DD ate up 3/4 of that time!

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  36. Every time I hear "Chad Johnson" (so, uh, once so far) I keep thinking of the receiver aka Ochocinco. It's very confusing

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  37. Wait, they're not playing Halak? Assholes! I didn't notice till now because there was no reason to...

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  38. Well that was a waste of 20 minutes

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  39. If MT nails Cakes to the benCH - I'll spit at my tele.

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  40. Anyone got some rotten tomatoes I can fling at the TV? Need to entertain myself somehow. Ugh. Have they ever won the last game before the Christmas break? Me thinks not.

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    1. As I have been drinking since noon, I may have some vomit soon to fling at the TV

      We ALWAYS go on Xmas break a day early. meh

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  41. Trade MT2 and DDD for some gatorade, promote Lacroix or Jodoin (francophones!) and get on with the season

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  42. I think the Isles have a player that sums this load of shit up...clusterfuck....?

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  43. Why is Carbo sitting behind a media desk? Why isn't he the coach?

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  44. SOGs 14-3. Yeeeeeesh.

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  45. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!
    Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  46. Having fun decorating stuff. Finger foods and BTW, I'm mulled.

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  47. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  48. Looks like Habs got their mojo back, halfway through the game as usual.

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  49. the Maritimer8:14 PM

    Goal!

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  50. I'm considering going home at lunch to fill up my coffee thermos with, ahem, Christmas spirit. The kids are gone, I'm just sitting here doing nothing (actually I do have a couple of classes this afternoon). It might also be suspicious because I don't drink coffee. BUT I'M SO THIRSTY!

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  51. the Maritimer8:16 PM

    Something woke them the fuck up.

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  52. Vodkov!...sorry so late - I went for a dissarona with the wife...go Habs go!

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  53. Yeah!

    MT is a genius!

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  54. the Maritimer8:23 PM

    GOAL!

    Moey save those tomatoes!

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  55. ok well that was better. no thanks to MT2 no doubt

    HANG ON BOYS

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  56. Tale of two games so far. What Habs team will show up in the 3rd?

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  57. the Maritimer8:40 PM

    HANG ON BOYS!!!

    Is it too early?

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  58. the Maritimer8:44 PM

    broons, leaf, bolts all winning...

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    1. MAFloppy pulled after 4 goals.

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  59. Pens just scored their 1st.

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  60. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!
    Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!
    Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  61. OK LET'S GO HANG ON BOYS

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  62. I am pleased to announce that my plan to continue drinking has worked miracles, as I have somehow drunk myself sober. Science, bitches!

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  63. the Maritimer9:07 PM

    HANG ON!!!!

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  64. If this is a preview of the Eastern Conference semi-finals (I know, I know, knock wood, etc) that should be very entertaining. Can you imagine a Price vs. Halak playoff series?

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  65. oh pleXXXe that was sad

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    1. the Maritimer9:16 PM

      Cheap fucking sticks.....

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  66. CASH THE PUCKER

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  67. CASH IT PLEASE PRETTY PLEASE

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  68. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  69. icing my ass, the d-man zombie skated to get that one.

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  70. Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go! Go Habs Go!!!!!

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  71. 2 extra for clutterfuck

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  72. well 38 minutes of decent hockey

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  73. Merry CHristmas to our CH, enjoy the time with family and friends!
    Go Habs Go!

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  74. It's a Festivus miracle!

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  75. TFS solid as usual.

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  76. the Maritimer9:35 PM

    HAPPY FESTIVUS!! And an early Christmas present for all FHFers!

    Thank you Carey Price and 3rd line left winger DD, who knew???

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  77. I'm out of grievances.

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  78. Heeheehee...

    My friend here is a big Ilander fan and I just texted him,
    "Your boys looked good, but they still have work to do if they want to compete against elite teams like the Habs"

    He was honest in saying that the Islanders are a different team without Halak in nets. I poked him all morning about how it's nice that the stands in Long Island are all full again now that the team is winning. Real dedicated fans over there...

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  79. 2nd game in a row with the GWG for KidG

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  80. That PP at the end kind of screwed them. If it was just 4on4, there would have been a shot at an empty netter. I realize that's rare for the Habs, but not as rare as a road PPG. Now their PP stats will just suffer more. Can your PP% be negative?

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  81. Another game the leaf are getting badly outplayed and outshot, yet they're winning. Stars have an EN with 4:33 left. Go Stars!

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    1. Ugh, never mind. That's fine, the parade is back on in the GTA. The tears taste sweeter come the March collapse.

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  82. Pens almost tied, pulled the goalie, came within 1 goal and ran out of time.

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  83. Habs win another game in spite of their coach...it's gonna be a long winter boys and girls! But a win is a win. And it's Christmas...so merry Christmas Moeman! And Merry Christmas to all of the FHFERS around the world! Go Habs go!

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  84. I shall have to watch the rest of the game at NHL Center Ice replay.DDD proves the can not keep the little guy down. Congrats to him for keep on keeping on regardless.

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    1. The video review shows another win for the TFS system.

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  85. What everyone sleeping late today? Just wanted to let you know as I am sure its been on your mind: Year in Review.

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    1. Steve, I haven't seen Edge of Tomorrow. I think I was on vacation when it came out or something, because that's a movie I would love to see on the big screen. Guardians of the Galaxy was a given since I love superheroes, I love superhero teams, I love Parks and Rec and then also a raccoon and a big talking tree voiced by Vin Deisel!

      I would out Interstellar in my top 3 only because it was an awesome movie going experience (I snuck in two burritos and 3 beers and had a whole row, in front and behind, to myself).

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    2. Forgot to add Godzilla. I don't care what the critics say, that roar knocked my popcorn off my lap and created a puddle at my feet (from my spilled pop...that's what my story is and I'm sticking to it). Again, a great movie going experience.

      Honorable mention to X-Men Days of Future Past. Love X-men.

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  86. Happy Christmas Eve! My dad would have been 95 today. I'll raise a glass in his honour 'after work'.
    Well, not the prettiest. TGFC. Thank god for Carey. For the record, I never once doubted that the correct goalie was traded in 2010. Nothing against Jaro, but, well you know...

    The fucking report hacks can't help themselves. Reading the story of the game on SN (an AP article) it quotes "The Islanders (23-11) are tied in points with the Atlantic Division co-leading Canadiens (22-11-2)."

    Actually, the Habs have a game in hand over the Bolts. As Archie Bunker would say and to put it in legal terms, ipso fatso they are leading the division! Fucking dumbasses.

    Anyway, Merry Christmas. Nice long break for the boys. I hope they've all asked Santa for the ability to score in the first period.

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    1. Happy birthday to your dad!

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  87. I'm home alone on this Christmas Eve. Sad face.

    But I got to Skype with just about everyone I know, which is nice. As I talked about with my sister with her youngsters jumping all over the place in the background, this is just normal to them. My lord, when I was in school 13 years ago I remember fussing about which long distance provider would offer the cheapest (i.e. $1/min) rates from Montreal to Ontario! Now I'm video conferencing with people all over the world on my little phone for free! I don't remember time traveling, but here we are!

    It doesn't feel like Christmas here much, because usually I'm either back home or in Thailand, but goddammit I've got my 12 inch tree and I've been listening to John Lennon Imagine/Happy Christmas on a loop for hours. Plus $18 jug of rum from Costco. Tomorrow, if I get up in time I'll meet some folks for a hike up a nearby mountain.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS! Thank all of you for putting up with me all year and holding back your questions of how I'm a teacher yet also watch Habs games simultaneously. And comment here. It's a skill. I hope you have an amazing holiday time with you and yours and you get that Tickle Me Elmo/Cabbage Patch Doll under the tree.

    God (Carey Price) Bless Us Every One.

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    1. Merry Christmas O man

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  88. http://fourhockeyfans.blogspot.ca/2014/12/all-best-to-all-best-have-happy.html

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