Wednesday, May 5, 2010

They Say It's Your Birthday

Time for some humor to lighten the day!

After sleeping on last night's loss and knowing that nothing can change what happened, I'm looking into the future toward Game Four. And also trying to enjoy my birthday. While last year's was ruined at the last minute by the non-goal on Hossa, this one was ruined from the start and I was expecting to be absolutely terrible. So far, however, it's been okay.

So let me show you a little tradition in my household. It's not entirely hockey-related, but it kind of is. Just bear with me for a second.

In my house, the siblings make birthday signs for each other and they're normally pretty humorous. This year, what with one brother of mine having moved out and the other super busy with school, I wasn't expecting any. But they proved me wrong.

This was hanging in my bathroom. In case you didn't know, Valtteri Filppula is my favorite Red Wings player, along with Ozzie. But unlike Ozzie, I've met Val twice and both times were damn fantastic.

Now for the humor. This one was hanging in the kitchen.

Explanation: There's a joke in my household that Tyler Kennedy from the Pittsburgh Penguins is a living basilisk. Or if you don't feel like clicking on the explanation, he causes people to die with just one look because of how ugly he is. I mean, look at him. You can't honestly look at that picture and tell me he's a handsome hockey player. It's just not possible.

With those two signs [among others, like one from Greg Monforton, whose commercials are always on the Windsor feed of the CBC], I'm pretty sure my birthday will be pretty good. And there's playoff hockey on tonight. Nothing can cheer me up like hockey, that is one thing that will never change.


  1. Nice stuff. I'm not sure why Val looks so angry in that picture, but that's ok.

    In my house, every time Kennedy touches the puck, we make pig noises. Childish? You betcha. But it makes us feel better. My wife is a Habs fan, so she's not very impressed with Kennedy right now either.

    Happy Birthday! Maybe the Wings can cook up a win as a belated present.

  2. Happy belated birthday!

    Also, I love that you called out Tyler Kennedy for his fugliness. We have a running joke when we play the Pens that we can see the future through his nostrils. I'm still not accustomed enough to his face without shuddering, though...