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June 6, 2009 11:33 AM   Subscribe


 
I think I'd rather by Mr. Selke than Arc "Ass Train" Campbell.
posted by marxchivist at 11:37 AM on June 6, 2009 [3 favorites]


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posted by marxchivist at 11:38 AM on June 6, 2009


Maybe he's a proctologist.
posted by Sys Rq at 11:39 AM on June 6, 2009


Have an ' " '.
posted by LSK at 11:41 AM on June 6, 2009


One in a million chance, doc.
posted by Burhanistan at 11:57 AM on June 6, 2009


And here I thought pro wrestler Badd Ass Billy Gunn was the original Ass Man.
posted by Lokisbane at 12:00 PM on June 6, 2009


Related
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 12:05 PM on June 6, 2009


I remember, quite vividly, an assignment I was given in second grade in which we were asked to write an essay about a person we admired, and why. I wrote about my father who was, at the time, the Assistant Superintendent of our school district. Not knowing any better, I referred to him, throughout the essay, as the Ass Superintendent, which for some reason tickled my teacher pink, so much so that she called all the other teachers into class and had them read the essay. For five minutes I sat there, perplexed, watching as the entire cadre of second grade teachers giggled and nodded and looked at each other knowlingly. I didn't understand just what the big deal was back then, but I get it now. I get it now, Ms. McClintosh!!
posted by billysumday at 12:17 PM on June 6, 2009 [1 favorite]


Just remember. The big keg-looking part with all the names is the bottom. The little part is the top.

.. I'm lookin' at you, Def Leppard.
posted by cmyk at 12:21 PM on June 6, 2009


I was surprised to learn they remove the oldest ring every 13 years; I always thought the coolness of the cup was that it kept getting bigger over time, because it still had every team engraved in history like the rings of a tree.
posted by hincandenza at 12:29 PM on June 6, 2009


Each year, I make sure to watch the Cup presentation, because there is such palpable joy when a team wins it all. It's exhilarating to watch a 30something NHL veteran with a look of pure glee on his face because he finally gets to raise the trophy above his head. There's nothing like it in sports, and the various errata on the Stanley Cup makes it that much more of a unique and cherished trophy.

Watch this commercial if you don't believe me. I don't think I'll ever get sick of it.

(Go Wings!)
posted by Turkey Glue at 12:38 PM on June 6, 2009 [8 favorites]


“But if it is Bobby Orr with three b’s, then there’s not a lot that can be done.”.
That example could have used some revision.
posted by Lemurrhea at 2:07 PM on June 6, 2009 [4 favorites]


And here I thought pro wrestler Badd Ass Billy Gunn was the original Ass Man.

When Mick Foley was doing a public speaking tour to promote one of his books, he would have his wrestling entrance theme playing when he came out, and would pretend to get indignant and say something like "hey, I'm a bestselling author, I find it offensive that you guys played that music, I demand that we re-do my whole entrance!" So he would leave and come out again, only this time to different music: "'Cause I'm an ass man! Whoa-oh-oh!"
posted by DecemberBoy at 2:07 PM on June 6, 2009


I had no idea that the Stanley cup had been around since 1892. I'm guessing that they didn't play the finals in June back then.
posted by octothorpe at 3:15 PM on June 6, 2009


The Stanley Cup Final: Two Teams One Cup.
posted by Ratio at 4:09 PM on June 6, 2009 [2 favorites]


“It’s one of those great* Stanley Cup stories: we’re not sure why he’s there,” said Pritchard.

*definition of 'great' may vary

Seriously though, thanks for the link. A really interesting and fun read.
posted by slimepuppy at 4:27 PM on June 6, 2009


I'm guessing that they didn't play the finals in June back then.

It was colder back then.

And Turkey Glue, that commercial was amazing.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 5:26 PM on June 6, 2009


I love the lore behind the Cup, so thanks for this addition.
posted by ardgedee at 5:41 PM on June 6, 2009


It weighs 35 pounds...except when you're lifting it.

Wow! What a superhuman feat! Imagine--a professional athlete able to lift a whopping thirty-five pounds! Now that's what I call inspirational!

*dies of sarcasm overdose*

Interesting factoid: Last year's average NHL salary, in $100 bills, weighs around 42lbs.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:13 PM on June 6, 2009


The Leafs won the cup in '45. Good for them.
posted by ethnomethodologist at 7:38 PM on June 6, 2009


Selke will never taste the secret menu at Taco Bell.
posted by klangklangston at 10:50 AM on June 7, 2009


Also, Go Wings!
posted by klangklangston at 10:50 AM on June 7, 2009


My grandfather's name is on the cup, he won it in 1933-34 with the Black Hawks. I saw it at the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, and I also found his hockey card there. THanks for the post!
posted by Vindaloo at 12:19 PM on June 7, 2009


BBBobby Orr.
posted by brandz at 8:20 PM on June 7, 2009


- Bobby Orr.
- Is that with three Bs?
- Two. B-o-b-b-y O-r-r.
- That's three Bs.
- Yeah, but not right next to each other. That's what I thought you meant.
posted by rodeoclown at 10:13 PM on June 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


B-B-B-obby Orr is what you'd engrave on the fake S-S-Stanley Cup you send to Ebay scammers.
posted by haveanicesummer at 7:54 AM on June 8, 2009


Go Wings!!!!
posted by jpdoane at 3:13 PM on June 11, 2009


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