Okay, you Canadians have some explaining to do...the Canucks lose game 7 and the citizens of Vancouver run amok...WTF? Someone put something in the maple syrup or is this really the end of civilization if Canadians misbehave when their overpayed, low IQ thyroid freaks lose a hockey game to a bunch of other pit-bull-like Canadians, paid to represent Boston ?
Not without precedent though Bernie. The best, but not only for instance was a mid fifties all out riot in Montreal, normally amongst the most urbane of North American cities but not when it comes to Les Habitant and in specific a guy who was given what amounted a national state funeral, as would befit a beloved prime minister, (if any exist) when he passed a few years back, Maurice "Rocket" Richard. The Canadiens were playin the arch rival Boston Bruins in March when one of the Bruins took a stick to the Rockets head, opening a blood spewing gash. The Bruins player took refuge amongst his team mates, the Rocket was like the last guy u want to f**k with, and in his rage, while blinded by the blood in his eyes, the guy who his fists of fury was able to make contact with turned out to be the ref. Anyways this resulted in a suspension for the Rocket for the balance of the regular season and the entire playoffs. When the commissioner showed up in Montreal for the first game of the playoffs this precipitated a riot that spilled on to the street that caused major property damage and required intercession from Rocket Richard to quell it. I would tend to disagree Bernie with the seeming IQ level of hockey players at least with respect to the other sports. When I see them in interviews over decades they regularly seem like the most likely to have received an actual college education moreso than a scholarship to play ball. I am reminded in particular of a guy, Basil McRae, last I knew the all time leader in penalty minutes, I think he played most of his career with Vancouver. Looking at a picture of him I recall he even looked dangerous, which not all hockey villains do, but it turns out he went to Harvard. And who ever the second guy on the penalty minutes list was, I forget now, but I remember he too was an Ivy League player. I was sort of for Vancouver, though they are right near the top of the list for most disliked in Chicago, somewhere just below my Packers, maybe alongside the Red Wings. But it has been a long time since a Canadian team won the cup, 93 Montreal, and it means so much more to them, literally the prime focus of their national identity. ourhistory.canadiens.com/greatest-moment/The-Richard-Riot
Just warming up for the world stage. Nothing to do with hockey & everything to do with anarchy. Wearing Canuck hockey sweaters as a disguise to blend with the crowd. The mix of booze in others helps to fuel the fire. Once I used to join, every boy and girl was my friend. Now there's revolution, but they don't know what they're fighting.
Why do American politicians and military leaders obsess on harmless countries like iraq, iran, libya etc when it's so obvious the danger is just to the North? Any day now they're gonna don flannel and over-run this country...fine, good, i don't even care that much...Let them deal with crooked Floridians and the poor but happys invading from the south. O Canada !
JTull 007: The Jethro Tull Forum is not on Facebook but there are some called The Jethro Tull Board or Group that have been quite abusive to TRUE TULL Fans. This Forum is very open minded and not so childish.
Sept 28, 2019 1:02:11 GMT
maddogfagin: Their jealousy and ignorance knows no bounds. Best ignore them - most sensible people do these days.
Sept 28, 2019 12:22:55 GMT
dryad: Hey, I'm shouting out because I can't figure out how to post in the "Hello, I'm new Here!" post. I cam over here looking for Samhain songs. I'll roll with "Songs From the Wood" if no one knows of something specific. I'll do the hello if I can figure it out
Oct 9, 2019 20:54:07 GMT
jackinthegreen: Good Evening from Scotland, hope everyone is good tonight
Oct 10, 2019 23:16:36 GMT
maddogfagin: . . . and lunchtime salutations from Cornwall
Oct 11, 2019 12:42:18 GMT
steelmonkey: Hello from Mexico City where Tulliano T shirt gets queries followed by respect.
Oct 12, 2019 3:20:51 GMT
botanicman: Does anyone care that JT weren't nominated for the RRHOF?
Oct 15, 2019 20:42:26 GMT
ash: I bet Ian doesn't care
Oct 17, 2019 16:36:52 GMT
JTull 007: I'm not affected by RNRHOF decisions... The only thing that matters is how we all feel about TULL. These days it keeps me HAPPY just to know there is MORE to come !!!
Oct 21, 2019 2:12:21 GMT
steelmonkey: Jim's right. I would trade 10 hall of fame invitations for each year Ian continues to work.
Oct 24, 2019 16:06:17 GMT
rredmond: I care... every single time they get snubbed... for about 10 seconds. But I'm REALLY pissed off for those ten seconds!
Oct 24, 2019 18:39:53 GMT
JTull 007: To me it's like being picked by Dick Clark to be on American Bandstand. RNRHOF is about a tourist destination for Cleveland Ohio not a TRUE Hall of Fame.
Oct 27, 2019 10:50:51 GMT
jethrotull: As Ian used to say on the SFTW tour "almost indistinguishable from the master tapes playing behind the stage". Clive James clearly loathed Ian Anderson and did manage to expose some of Ian's self-important pretentiousness.
Oct 31, 2019 16:53:24 GMT
ash: A big welcome to Joe Parrish and a sad goodbye to Flo
Nov 2, 2019 13:27:33 GMT
steelmonkey: Plenty of Florian era highlights to appreciate,,, Change of Horses and Enter the Uninvited for two.
Nov 6, 2019 1:11:22 GMT
JTull 007: I loved him even more after 2010 and seeing him perform in Richmond Virginia. His stage presence and talent were like a FRESH new way to ROCK !!!!
Nov 6, 2019 22:29:31 GMT
nonrabbit: What's Florian going on to do?
Nov 13, 2019 19:13:22 GMT
maddogfagin: I would guess that with the "recognition" he's now got with the association with IA he'll be in demand for session and production work. Maybe he could be asked to remix the later Tull albums after Stormwatch if SW hasn't the time.
Nov 14, 2019 7:56:45 GMT