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Member since: February 26, 2002
Last visit: April 09, 2002

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Barry Melrose:

I tend to agree with Barry, but would also add that volcanic activity can win or lose hockey games. Say, for instance, you're sacrificing virgins to the volcano gods of Tonga. That is a ceremony that can last well into the wee hours of the morning, and players do not get sufficient rest from their foggy nights of pagan revelry. The effect is doubled if the volcano erupts and swallows the team into wisps of forgotten greatness.

posted by Xopi at 02:50 PM on February 26, 2002

Canada wins the Gold in Ice hockey, 5-2

Ahh... but Batman doesn't take the glory. I think the better metaphor for the American players, and speed-skaters come to think of it, would be the Joker/Riddler/Penguin. They are characters that thrive on attention, and will resort to all kinds of mayhem to get it. Maybe it's not fair of me, but I'm still bitter that Canadian-born players (Brett Hull, Adam Deadmarsh) were wearing the wrong uniforms on Sunday.

posted by Xopi at 10:27 AM on February 26, 2002

Imagine... unethical behaviour in sports. Bizarre. The Olympics no less. (Sarcasm is contagious)

posted by Xopi at 10:15 AM on February 26, 2002

Canada wins the Gold in Ice hockey, 5-2

There is no doubt in my mind that the two best teams in the world were playing on Sunday night. Great contest. (Rant coming) The Canadian culture is intrinsically interwoven into hockey. Take for example, the Canadian creation: Superman. Clark Kent is a quiet, unassuming, polite man. Then, he puts on his uniform and enters his alter-ego, a tough, effective, menace to evil. In hockey, a passive, quiet nation can politely put on their uniform and immediately begin a thrashing, violent, free-for-all torrent of aggressive sportsmanship. Gotta love it. A nation of repressed personalities exploding on the ice.

posted by Xopi at 10:12 AM on February 26, 2002