Nothing to do with my previous post here (promise), but, and I know I've asked this before, what is it about the word C-R-A-P that gets the censor-gnome all excited? People in this forum have used other words, real swear words, that get through, and yet that word always gets changed to 'scrap'. It's NOT a swear word! It's a legitimate synoynm for junk, garbage, whatever.... and it's irritating that it can't be used. Okay. Now that I've got that out of my system, I feel like going and taking a ...............nap.
I need the hockey fans out there to clear something up for me. Let's say you're watching both the Stanley Cup, and the World Cup. Watching soccer, you'll notice that, generally, the more severe and intentional the collision, the more likely it is for a foul to be called. Watching hockey, you can be penalized for a very innocuous two handed shove with the hockey stick; a very naughty act refered to as cross checking. However, if you take a run at someone who has the puck along the boards, and hit him hard enough to shake the glass loose, it's fine, as long as he's not facing the boards with his head down. In fact, the harder the collision, (as long as it's a home town hero doing the damage), the more likely that all the knuckle-draggers in the crowd will be up on their hind legs, braying their approval. A teeny hook, penalty. Disc compressing assault, a-ok, as long as you keep your elbows down. Where's the logic in this? And why do hockey fans elevate collisions and violence into some admirable expression of macho gamesmanship? As well, I suspect that if, in a hockey game, a player helped someone on the opposing team to his feet, the crowd would immediately start shouting slurs to his sexual orientation. Both games are great in their own way, and both can bring out the good and bad in fan and player alike, but I think soccer expresses a slightly higher level of civility, not to mention the undertanding that violence in itself isn't a praise worthy expression of game 'spirit'.
2006 Stanley Cup Champs CAROLINA HURRICANES My Prediction came true!! My 2 Friendly Wagers were won!! I give the Oilers Credit though. However if the Canucks had won that one game against the Sharks the Whole Playoff Would have been changed.<--(GRRRR!!!) However this was just like the 94 finals end with the better overall team winning
Post by Low Light Mike on Jul 20, 2006 21:59:04 GMT -8
The whole purpose of this post here by me, is to reach the 1,000 mark.
There, now I can go to sleep.......
1,000 might seem weak to some, but I think I'm near the top of the forum in "total word count", and definately near the top in use of " and ; and ... and ( ) . But I'll never catch Karl, in use of the "!"
Post by Low Light Mike on Jul 29, 2006 11:41:06 GMT -8
I'm doing ultra-walking training now, continuing for next 8 weeks, as I get ready for my annual participation in the Great-Lake-Walk at Cowichan Lake BC, in mid-Sept.
I did 26km of walking this morning, and a highlight was watching the Queen of Cowichan on her first run this morning, as she went past 5-fingers off of Piper's Lagoon near Nanaimo (just outside of Departure Bay). A nice chance to pause, take a drink, and watch the ferry go into the misty, grey of today's overcast weather.
I also got rained on, for the first time in months!......at 5:30 this morning, it sure felt nice, and the fresh rain smelled great! Another highlight was walking past a group of a dozen Quail birds.