October 27, 2011
October 13, 2011
September 21, 2011
September 2, 2011
August 27, 2011
August 23, 2011
We've gotten back on the podcast horse and hereby proudly deliver our first off-season episode:
July 12, 2011
Mike Duco is the newest Vancouver Canuck. For the moment, he's probably the most unpopular, as well. Read why here.
Wanna talk some smack about the Rangers GM? Do some research first - here's all about the gong show Glen Sather's got going on in New York.
Ol' Slats has managed a decent move or two over the years. You just have to hunt for them. Signing Brad Richards is by far the best free agent signing he's made.
June 9, 2011
May 27, 2011
"There's a new blog in town, and it aims to be the most obscure little hockey blog around." I know what you're thinking. "Hey, wasn't that a Leonard Cohen song?" And you're right. It was, until we stole it.
Seven Things will always aim low, and probably hit lower. In this, the 28 May 2011 edition, we mock Joe Thornton for severing his finger prior to the playoffs, suggest Zdeno Chara is anathema to modern medicine, and make mouldy sperm jokes about the Green Men. Enjoy.
May 11, 2011
I'm sure I could throw just about any death metal, gangsta rap or piece of autotuned shite in at the Day Two position, but I don't really consider those music, ya know? So I'll have to go with an old "classic" that makes me lunge for the radio controls whenever it comes on.
Rod Stewart - Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
No, Rod, no I don't.
April 21, 2011
Fine. I'll do it. But I won't like it.
Day 01 – Your favorite song: today, anyway, it's Paul Simon: Kodachrome. ♫
From the 1973 album There Goes Rhymin' Simon, this song peaked at #2 on the Billboard US chart. It was never released as a single in the UK because the BBC refused to play a song that so prominently mentioned a trademarked name. At the behest of professional and amateur photographers around the world, Simon changed one of the song's lyrics in later live performances, from everything looks worse in black and white to everything looks better in black and white.
Ansel Adams would approve.
April 13, 2011
April 4, 2011
March 31, 2011
Strategic voting: Leung is the only candidate returning for his party in this riding for the 2011 election. Siskay has stepped aside, so the strongest shot at keeping this seat away from the Harper government is a new candidate for the incumbent NDP, Kennedy Stewart (I'm sure Mr Leung is a nice person, but a Harper majority is NOT where I want to see Canada go.) Ken Low is the Liberal candidate, and while his community involvement is admirable, he has little political experience. I line up pretty strongly with the belief system behind the Green Party, and Adrianne Merlo seems like a person I would like to support. Unfortunately, the Greens are politically irrelevant on the national stage, and a left-wing vote split just plays into the Conservative agenda. Sometimes I wish we would alter our system to allow for a separate vote - one for Prime Minister, and one for the local MP.
I guess I'm voting Stewart, and the NDP, in this election.
March 1, 2011
Pucked in the Head episode 26.
February 28, 2011
February 11, 2011
Give it a listen and let us know what you think. You might just learn something about hockey legend Frank "Mr Zero" Brimsek here, or one of the other gents we talk about.
Most important of all: remember it's just a game. Enjoy it!
February 1, 2011
Envelop: transitive verb. To surround completely; to overwhelm. Maria's favourite time of day was dusk, as she waited for the darkness to envelop the neighbourhood.
January 29, 2011
Finally got the new episode over to Chris, who posted it on the website. Episode 23 - Our Mid-Season Award Recipients. You can find out who we think deserves the Canucks Unsung Hero Award, as well as legitimate NHL Awards. It's prize-tastic fun!
January 26, 2011
Since turning 30, I have managed to do the following:
* Convinced a wonderful, fiery Latina to marry me. (Hi Nadia!)
* Had a beautiful baby girl (Milla) with said wonderful, fiery Latina.
* Fixed my credit rating - largely due to the organizational skills of the aforementioned fiery Latina.
* Bought a townhouse.
* Visited Mexico several times.
* Started speaking Spanish.
* Visited China.
* Didn't get shanghaied.
* Did the West Coast Trail.
* Found out that teaching isn't just a job, it's a passion.
* Learned that coaching turns teaching into a passion that pays well.
* Produced a movie screening to raise money for the Cancer Society.
* Started a small business (Kick-Start Cardio).
* Learned that - dude - small businesses are, like, wicked hard to run well.
* Closed that small business.
* Rekindled my love affair with hockey.
* Started a podcast (http://www.puckedinthehead.com/).
* Went back to school (UBC).
There were some hurdles, sure, but it's been a fun 10 years. Here's to the fifth decade being the best one yet.