Life at stately IPB Manor is normally a lot like being in a Noel Coward play, with the elegant dress, high-class decor, and zingy witticisms. But some evenings we’re all maybe just a bit off our games — a bit tired, a bit dull, a bit not paying any attention to each other. But from great disconnect can come great possibilities; just imagine how much more interesting the hockey world would be if it was like what Boomer thought she heard this evening.
The scene: our living room, 11:30 pm on Friday night, with the Ducks/Canucks first intermission on TV. The Ducks announcers are talking about how great the Sedins are.
Schnookie: “And they’re creepy.”
Pookie: “I was reading about the Winkelvoss twins today.”
Schnookie: “Speaking of creepy.”
Pookie: “No kidding.”
Schnookie: “What were you reading?”
Pookie: “Oh, it was some thing about how they won a $200 million settlement about Facebook, but it was all in stock, which they claimed was deliberately undervalued. So now they’re suing for $600 million, but they don’t want the money. They just want to beat Zuckerberg, because they’re ultra-competitive douches.”
Schnookie, not really paying attention halfway through that: “Huh.”
Boomer, only just now tuning in: “What did they get $200 million for?”
Pookie: “They claim they invented Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg stole it from them.”
Long, stunned pause.
Boomer, completely incredulous: “The Sedins invented Facebook???”
Boomer: “My fantasy team should be getting a lot more for them if that’s true.”