Category Archives: homies

reasons to keep your head up

I figured my boys might like this one…  this was posted under the heading Does anyone else miss Belak?.

Leafs are 1-0-0.  WOOT.

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Best Hockey Songs of All Time #4: Heaven Is A Better Place Today

Heaven is a Better Place today was written as a tribute to Dan Snyder, a center for the Atlanta Thrashers who died in a car accident at age 25. He was thrown from the Ferrari 360 Modena driven by his teammate Dany Heatley after hitting a wall.

The song was a reflection of the way teammates had to carry on after the loss: “hoping” that they’re not the type to dwell, “hoping” that they’re “fast healers”, not knowing how to express themselves (“less crying and more trying”) —

Given that it’s a tribute to Snyder, there should be no doubt that this is a hockey song, even though this line seems to mix references with football:

If and when we get into the endzone
Act like you have been there a thousand times before

I’m surprised, as a Toronto Make Belief fan, he wouldn’t say “If and when we get into the playoffs…” And I know the attack and defensive zones can be called end-zones in hockey, but “act like you’ve been there before” is what you usually hear when NFL’ers embarrass themselves with post-touchdown posturing.

Also, according to Wikipedia:

“Heaven Is a Better Place Today” doubles as a tribute to Dan Snyder, a player for the Atlanta Thrashers hockey team who died in an automobile accident nine months before the album’s release and, as Downie would reveal, for young men being sent to war.

Surprisingly, I can’t find a video or concert performance online… Complete lyrics:

Here’s a glue guy, performance god
A makeshift shrine, newly lain sod
Hardly even trying gives the nod
I sure hope I’m not the type to dwell
Hope I’m a fast healer fast as hell
Heaven is a better place today, because of this
But the world is just not the same
If and when we get into the endzone
Act like you’ve been there a thousand times before
Don’t blame don’t say people lose people all the time anymore.

A toonie to the busker and a husky ‘keep it comin’ under my breath
But then said, ‘though, if you wouldn’t mind,
Less crying and more trying more trying and less crying’
I’m not the type to dwell
I’m a fast healer fast as hell
Heaven is a better place today because of this
But the world is just not the same
Oh if and – if and when we get into the endzone
Act like you’ve been there a thousand times before
Don’t blame don’t say people lose people all the time anymore.

If and when we get into that endzone
Act like you’ve been there a thousand times before
Don’t change but don’t say people lose people all the time anymore.

It’s just not the same because of this
It’s not the same

Discussion at SongMeanings.

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what would Alex P. Keaton do?

I actually pondered this last week.  I can’t believe that the man who created the Keatons has responded.  But I’m not at all surprised by what he concluded:

I think Ron Paul’s message is one that would resonate with Alex. And he would appreciate Paul’s intellectual power and his willingness to state his positions unequivocally and without regard to which way the political winds were blowing. I think he’d really like Mike Huckabee’s ideas* of getting rid of the IRS. (I know I do.) But ultimately Alex likes to win, and I think that would have kept him from fully committing to either of those guys.

So it turns out I am Alex P. Keaton.  Except for that whole diet-pill episode…

* For the record, I think Ron Paul advocated the dissolution of the IRS long before Huckabee, but whatever.

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wisdom of Yoda, Bruce Lee

A master martial artist asked Bruce Lee to teach him everything Bruce knew about martial arts. Bruce held up two cups, both filled with liquid.

“The first cup,” said Bruce, “represents all of your knowledge about martial arts. The second cup represents all of my knowledge about martial arts. If you want to fill your cup with my knowledge, you must first empty your cup of your knowledge.”

Or as Yoda would say: “Unlearning nonsense is as valuable as learning the truth…”

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This cracked me up. Go there now and listen to the mp3…

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what if stormtroopers didn’t look so grumpy all the time?

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puts a whole new spin on things, doesn’t it?  who knows, they might have been smiling on the inside…

(yes, this is my own GIMP-ing of the image, and I know it’s shoddy — hey, I was bored.)

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anti-playoff beard

[UPDATE: my motivation:  Beezer and Rob]

it’s amazing I’ve been able to keep going this long. it’s also kind of pathetic what little I have to show for it…

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now, bear in mind that it is reddish-brown with hints of grey (ack!), so it might not look as thick as a darker beard. whatever. IT HAS UNKNOWN POWERS TO THWART THE MAPLE LEAFS ENEMIES!

yes, I’m cropped below the eyes, because like the neighbor on Home Improvement I want to be able to get work after this blogging gig is over.

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