Posted in News and Notes on June 16, 2007 |
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During the playoffs we had a handful (ok, like one or two) requests for a glossary or FAQ page to explain stuff like “Who’s Crunchy?” to new readers. We had long been planning to post a glossary before the start of the new season, but then we both realized we had gotten a little lost in the whole toaster thing and thought this might need to be a group effort. Thus was born the — drumroll please — IPBGlossary wiki! That’s right, you can now have IPB authorship, sort of. (We still control this site, we think!) Just email us at interchangeablepartsblog [at] gmail [dot] com to get an invite to get a username and password to contribute to the glossary.
We want to make IPB as approachable to new readers as possible; this seems to us the best way to make the nicknames and in-jokes easy to decipher. And it’s interactive and fun! We put a few entries in to get us all started. Anything you think needs to be added, jump right in! Please let us know what you think of this, whether it works, what might be changed, how stupid you think it is, how much you hate it, what-have-you.
Go forth, Gentle Reader, and wiki!
(Also, a link to the glossary can always be found on our new IPBGlossary page at the top of the blog.)
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Posted in SPECTRE Saturday on June 16, 2007 |
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Week 4 by Pookie
November 3, 2004
Before the game, Mike O’Connell looked over the SPECTRE reports from the previous weeks and realized the Rangers were skating a retired player – Mark Messier. “That’s not fair,” he thought. And then it hit him. If the Rangers were getting away with it, what was to stop the Bruins from skating one of their retired players? A few quick phone calls later, O’Connell announced to Hal Gill that he was being sent down in order to open up a spot on D. “I mean, come on Hal,” the GM said to the 6’ 5” player, “if ever there was a player I thought wouldn’t actually become a regular in this line-up it’s you, so get outta here.” Skating in Gill’s place was none other than hockey’s greatest hero who’s name doesn’t rhyme with Blayne Blretzky or Blario Blemiuex, Ray Bourque.
Although he skated slower than molasses (but not slower than molasses in January, mind you; it was more like molasses in mid-to-late November) he was still better than every player on the ice wearing a blue shirt. Following the match, Dunham was asked if he was intimidated facing one of the greatest the game has ever seen. “Not really,” said Dunham, “I know I can’t stop the puck whether it’s Ray Bourque shooting or,” pointing to a roll of balled-up used tape, “that shooting, so I’m kinda outta luck one way of the other. Right?”
Overhearing this exchange, Sather quickly went to the rule book to see if the Rangers could legally skate wads of used tape.
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