April 19, 2006

Time Stamp: Perhaps this is the website equivalent of being the grammar police or some sort of other pedant, but we are in daylight time now, and the posts and comments still show up with a time stamp reflecting standard time. (To the mods -- please delete this as necessary once you have seen it -- just wanted to raise the issue. To the non-mods -- please analogize some or all of your favorite championship-winning teams to Star Wars characters.)

posted by holden to bugs at 06:13 PM - 14 comments

1984 Detroit Tigers Kirk Gibson -- Hans Solo Alan Trammell -- Luke Skywalker Lou Whitaker -- Lando Calirissian Chet Lemon -- Chewebacca Willie Hernandez -- Greedo Sparky Anderson -- Yoda

posted by holden at 06:14 PM on April 19, 2006

Lance Parrish - Luke's uncle

posted by NoMich at 06:45 PM on April 19, 2006

robert horry - lando calrissian

posted by ninjavshippo at 06:50 PM on April 19, 2006

2002 Detroit Red Wings Yoda -- Scotty Bowman Luke Skywalker -- Steve Yzerman (who else?) Chewbacca -- Tomas Holmstrom Han Solo -- Darren McCarty Boba Fett -- Sergei Fedorov (or Princess Leia if you don't like him) Lando Calrissian -- Brett Hull Jabba the Hut -- Dominik Hasek Obi-Wan Kenobi -- Nicklas Lidstrom Darth Vader -- Brendan Shanahan C-3PO -- Luc Robitaille R2-D2 -- Pavel Datsyuk Tie Fighters -- Draper, Maltby, Larionov, Chelios, Fischer Storm Troopers -- Devereaux, Dandenault, Duchesne, Olausson, Williams. Space Slug -- Uwe Krupp

posted by wingnut4life at 06:57 PM on April 19, 2006

what the fuck is Renee Russo doing at the Red Sox game? Sorry, I don't know Star Wars.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:27 PM on April 19, 2006

Hey, get it right: Rene. Quebecois, no faggy, overemployed accent e on the end. Nice that she was so uncomfortable on camera she pulled the dirty goodbye in the middle of a half inning. 2004 Boston Red Sox Jason Varitek - Luke Skywalker Kevin Millar - (Han Solo minus Entertainment) Pokey Reese - Wicket Johnny Damon - A less interesting Ewok Manny Ramirez - Chewbacca Kevin Youkilis - that bald guy on Cloud City with the wrap-around headgear Doug Mirabelli - Admiral Akbar Bill Mueller - Uncle Owen Nomar Garciaparra - Wedge. No longer good back there, needed to get out. Dave Roberts - Princess Leia's bikini. Only important for a short time, but memorable. Cesar Crespo - Jar Jar Binks (annoying) Ellis Burks - Yoda Andy Dominique - the guy who got choked to death 10 minutes into A New Hope Adam Hyzdu - No. Even the Rebellion didn't need Pittsburgh Pirate castoffs. Earl Snyder - Who the fuck? Some guy. Curt Schilling - Princess Leia Bronson Arroyo - Jar Jar Binks (hair) Derek Lowe - the Sand Person who sounds unintelligble just before he hits Luke, but is actually drunk Brian Daubach - Seriously? When? Ok: the Sand Person that buys the other one beer because his picture is behind the counter at every Sand Person liquor store, which isn't that big a deal when you consider, and please don't think me racist, they all look the same. Pedro Martinez - Obi Wan Kenobi Tim Wakefield - the thing Luke practices defending laser blasts against on the Millenium Falcon John Henry - Curious George's man with the yellow hat

posted by yerfatma at 08:21 PM on April 19, 2006

She was an odd guest. I like the "you keep me interested when the game sucks." Random celebrity at Fenway. But not as random as Tom Hanks that one time. He really does look like the Man in the Yellow Hat. And he sounds like what a Lunesta pill would sound like if granted the gift of voice.

posted by jerseygirl at 08:45 PM on April 19, 2006

That Rene Russo bit was absolutely painful to watch.

posted by holden at 09:53 PM on April 19, 2006

I've fixed the timezone problem with some code that will spring forward and fall back. Thanks for finding it. If anyone sees a page reporting "CST" or "PST" times, it's something I overlooked.

posted by rcade at 12:40 PM on April 21, 2006

Hey, get it right: Rene. Quebecois, no faggy, overemployed accent e on the end. I don't understand why Quebecois is in the middle of this.

posted by qbert72 at 01:26 PM on April 21, 2006

Because the Boston Bruins longtime anthem singer is Rene Rancourt. Ipso facto: all people with the name "Rene" are French-Canadian. Men. Duh. Also, because there are no bones in ice cream.

posted by yerfatma at 01:56 PM on April 21, 2006

I think he means the spelling is Quebecois, no offence intended? or maybe i don't get it given that the name would have an accent (ie René Lévesque) in Quebec. google suggests other famous Renés from Belgium (Magritte) and France (Descartes) and they both use an accent. So final score for other one ending E Renes that I have heard of is Quebec 1, Belgium 1, France 1. So, I dunno. (and, on post, too slow)

posted by gspm at 01:58 PM on April 21, 2006

René Descartes isn't. I don't think.

posted by yerfatma at 03:29 PM on April 21, 2006

Jerseygirl you could always use characters from Princess Bride.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:40 PM on April 22, 2006

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