Another sign of the apocalypse

Wanye
June 25 2009 11:18AM

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Well Grade 8 teacher, when you told us that ‘our attitude was going to get us nowhere in life and we wouldn't amount to anything’ we suppose “nowhere” meant Global News at 5 on June 24, 2009 and "amount to anything" meant Global News at 5 on June 24, 2009. Yes, we know we technically didn’t appear on camera, or even really do anything. But a website we are occasionally allowed to write on did something totally kick ass and like many of you we are SUPER pumped about it. As depicted in the photograph above, us nerdy types are an excitable lot and our phasers are currently set on "SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"

Ahem. Govern yourselves accordingly. 

A. How about this scenario right here?

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If you told us 18 months ago that we would witness Bingofuel sitting next to Jason Gregor and Lynda Steele whilst wearing an OilersNation T-Shirt, we would have guessed that we were somehow involved in an Amber Alert and that Bingofuel was making an emotional appeal to our captor to release us safely. And if you don’t think that is a major milestone consider the fact our Grandma later called and told us that “she saw our internet on the TV news.” When Grandma hears about the site from someone other than us, you know that the word is starting to spread.

We will spare you a 1,000 word article describing our undying love for Lynda Steele. Let’s leave it at “thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you.” And please know Ms Steele: if someone you know ever needs an organ, you need a fall guy in court for a failed murder-for-hire scheme or you need volunteers for anything please consider us standing by and awaiting your command.

B. How about this guy right here?

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So how’s about that bingofuel? Did he ever come off polished or what? “Oh I’m sorry Lynda Steele, what was that you just asked me as we sit at the Global anchor desk? Something about my boy humantorch in Holland? Let’s just calmly discuss that for a minute like seasoned pros shall we?” When we spent the better part of Grade Three drawing batman symbols with bingofuel (who sat one desk over) we totally knew he would one day represent Oilers fans on the TV. Not because he was necessarily the most craziest fan on the planet but because he was smarter than the rest of us.

Bravo good Sir.

Side note: In case you think we didn't really do anything at all we sent over a case of this:

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That's some high octane fuel right there. In other news we are running low on OilersNation stickers.

C. How about this guy right here?

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How Gregor managed to find time to plug the OilersNation, Team 1260, The Walkabout Pub, 10w30 Motor Oil, Duracell batteries, GEICO and Tang in a 30 second clip escapes us completely. We suppose that comes with being a professional radio talking guy. We were talking to Sir Gregor last night and he seems totally ready to take Montreal by storm on our behalf. Despite his cool demeanor on the news we can report that he is actually quite pumped about the entire thing. We heartily suggest we get our Nation demands on the site now, before he gets to Montreal and loses himself in the scene.

How about them readers of the Nation?

This is so cool. Let's get those last donations in if we can gang. We have passed our target - the funds go straight to the Stollery now.

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#1 The Towel Boy
June 25 2009, 11:23AM
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Who saw this coming!?!

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#2 Wanye Gretz
June 25 2009, 11:26AM
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The Towel Boy wrote:

Who saw this coming!?!

Not a single person on Earth my good friend.

That we can safely say.

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#3 Jack Bauer
June 25 2009, 11:34AM
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I wonder if people were baffled that Gregor was on the news at 5:21 while doing his radio show AT THE SAME TIME. Its like a scene from Nitro in 1997 when Rick Rude was on Nitro live yet on raw.........HOW WAS THIS POSSIBLE!!??!?!?

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#4 Librarian Mike
June 25 2009, 11:38AM
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Wanye, you are a prince...and I don't mean it in the 'big-teeth-not-paying-taxes-going-around-saying-"HELLAY"-way' either.

This site is good times. Thanks.

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#5 Kyle S
June 25 2009, 11:39AM
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bingofuel rocked that interview. It was like he was born to be on TV.

Gregor did okay... I wanted to see an OilersNation tattoo/sticker on his head though. Or just a shirt maybe? Okay he did awesome as well...

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#6 Chester Copperpot
June 25 2009, 11:41AM
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As a former grade 8 teacher I would just like to point out that when we think (we never say it) that a student "Won't amount to anything" we're actually thinking that they have an increased chance to end up on the evening news.... Well at least a in a mug shot or being lead into court.

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#7 Wanye Gretz
June 25 2009, 11:41AM
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@ Librarian Mike:

Do you mean Prince in a living-in-Minnesota-with-a-harem-of-hot-chicks-while-recording-purple-rain-type-Prince?

Cause if you do, you have my thanks

@ Jack Bauer:

Excellent Rick Rude reference.

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#8 socaldave
June 25 2009, 11:42AM
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is it too much to ask for wholly inappropriate stripper photos? I mean... come on... it's Montreal! And who's to say OMG can't stay another day on an Oilers Nation "reconnaisance mission"?

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#9 RossCreek
June 25 2009, 11:45AM
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Jack Bauer wrote:

I wonder if people were baffled that Gregor was on the news at 5:21 while doing his radio show AT THE SAME TIME. Its like a scene from Nitro in 1997 when Rick Rude was on Nitro live yet on raw………HOW WAS THIS POSSIBLE!!??!?!?

AWESOME! The only person to ever appear on RAW and NITRO at the same time. nWo. dX.

I'm not an Oiler fan, but have grew up my entire life half an hour east of the city. Although I occasionally checked in from time to time, I started coming to The Nation regularily arround the trade deadline (after hearing Gregor & Brownlee repeatedly mention the site). I'm proud to be a Nationeer even though I'm not an Oil fan. I'm able to separate that here and be able to consider how I'd do things compared to other people. This site has become a daily event. Bravo Gents.

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#10 Travis Dakin
June 25 2009, 11:46AM
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@ Jack Bauer: HAHA Rick Rude!

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#11 Boundz
June 25 2009, 11:48AM
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Clap-Clap (not "The Clap") to the boys running the Nation and the daily readers of Oilers Nation.

I've been reading for about 9 - 12 months now, and it's great to see this lil' puppy growing up - and gaining reach across the country and world.

Ontario fan of the Nation and former Alta resident.

Boundz

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#12 Greg MC
June 25 2009, 11:54AM
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RossCreek wrote:

I’m not an Oiler fan

Really? You wouldn't be cheering for the fxxxxr's down south would you? ;}

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#13 Wainwright Dan
June 25 2009, 11:57AM
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Well done gents. I'm a CoveredInOil convert (read that blog religously), but this one sure has taken over the blogosphere.

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#14 Jason Gregor
June 25 2009, 11:57AM
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socaldave wrote:

is it too much to ask for wholly inappropriate stripper photos? I mean… come on… it’s Montreal! And who’s to say OMG can’t stay another day on an Oilers Nation “reconnaisance mission”?

I'll be packing a camera, but since CHEZ PIERRE is run by the Hells Angels, I doubt I'll risk sneaking a camera in to perv row. But I promise to get some scenery of Montreal.

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#15 Amber
June 25 2009, 12:03PM
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Seeing Bingofuel on the news filled me with unexpected pride. It was as though I had given birth to my own baby boy. Except he's, like, a giant boy that drinks too much and says 'shit' a lot.

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#16 jeff
June 25 2009, 12:12PM
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Any truth to the Nilsson for Tootoo rumors?

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#17 Librarian Mike
June 25 2009, 12:29PM
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jeff wrote:

Any truth to the Nilsson for Tootoo rumors?

Talk about going in a different direction on both sides. One guy I'm convinced doesn't know how to stop so he just plows into guys, and the other one makes a fist with his thumb on the inside.

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#18 Wanye Gretz
June 25 2009, 12:33PM
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@ jeff:

I don't know about that rumor in particular but I would bet someone a cool dozen frosty Bud Lights that the Oilers will make a major move at the draft.

I will also bet that we will be first to cover it - with our man on the ground!

*runs to corner to excitedly hide under a pile of coats until Saturday*

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#19 Rusty Shackleford
June 25 2009, 12:35PM
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@ Jack Bauer: That's an excellent reference. Lately I've found myself bellowing "Big Poppa Rusty Is Your Hookup!!"

Also, there is a video on YouTube which shows what washed up wrestlers (that made it past age 35) are doing now. Can anyone say Walmart?

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#20 Rusty Shackleford
June 25 2009, 12:39PM
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@ socaldave:

If these pics do in fact get taken, I will pay top-dollar to have them posted on JSBM. Strippers and JSBM go together like Dustin Penner and... well... you get my point.

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#21 Andrew W
June 25 2009, 12:44PM
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@ Wanye Gretz:

Is your name really pronounced "Wan-yee"?

No wonder you get all the action with the ladies (ala leading photo)...

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#22 Propeller
June 25 2009, 12:44PM
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Been reading this site since day 1. First post. Love what you've all done for the Stollery and the draft coverage. This really is the new frontier of journalism and OilersNation is doing a fine job of setting the pace.

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#23 Wanye Gretz
June 25 2009, 12:47PM
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@ Andrew W:

It's pronounced "Wan-yeh" like the Kanye in rapper Kanye West. Every time I think that someone actually thinks I have the arrogance to name myself "Wayne Gretz" I cringe. I meant no disrespect to #99.

@ Propeller:

Thank you very much. All the outpouring of good emotions on here has been tremendous for our collective morale. It must also piss Dustin Penner off to see Oilers Fans are capable of love.

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#24 B-rad
June 25 2009, 12:49PM
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@ Librarian Mike: HAHAHAHA. That is golden.

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#25 BUCK75
June 25 2009, 12:55PM
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ROFL - It is absolutely hillarious how the world is changing. In the 'olden days' before 'social networking' I don't think that something like this would ever happen.

That said, when you have TV personalities like Lynda Steele on Twitter following the likes of a "bingofuel" or a "wanye gretz" magic can happen. Everyone knows something about the other person & occasionally these news personalities get a scoop. In turn you get pimped out on 'mainstream media'.

@ Bingofuel This sounds like another topic for "The Unknown Studio". Get Lynda Steele to be your guest at your abandoned oil rig.

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#26 Don Murdochs Hair
June 25 2009, 01:00PM
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Rusty Shackleford wrote:

@ Jack Bauer: That’s an excellent reference. Lately I’ve found myself bellowing “Big Poppa Rusty Is Your Hookup!!” Also, there is a video on YouTube which shows what washed up wrestlers (that made it past age 35) are doing now. Can anyone say Walmart?

Can you post a link to that, or at least give me the clip name?

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#27 Rusty Shackleford
June 25 2009, 01:03PM
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hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCRKLdpxN68

I thought they sipped champagne and polished their championship belts. Guess not.

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#28 The Towel Boy
June 25 2009, 01:08PM
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Librarian Mike wrote:

One guy I’m convinced doesn’t know how to stop so he just plows into guys, and the other one makes a fist with his thumb on the inside.

Hahahahahaha...thumb on the inside. Hahahahahaha

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#29 Don Murdochs Hair
June 25 2009, 01:09PM
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@ Rusty Shackleford:

Thanks. My friend still brags about the dollar bill he caught from Ted DiBiase, the Million Dollar Man when the WWF came to E-Town in the 80's. Wonder if Ted's regretting giving all those away now?

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#30 bingofuel
June 25 2009, 01:12PM
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@ BUCK 75:

That's a good idea for a show, actually. Thanks Buck!

Also, did you know that The Unknown Studio is now listen in the iTunes Podcast Directory? Now you do. So subscribe, already!

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#31 Rusty Shackleford
June 25 2009, 01:15PM
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@ Don Murdochs Hair:

The best is Paul Bearer actually working in a funeral home. Creepy. I wonder if he does the "OhhHHhHhhHHHH YESSSSSSSSSSSS!" when dealing with the families. *shudder*

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#32 GSC
June 25 2009, 01:23PM
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This is proof that Wanye is all-knowing and all-powerful, and a mammal.

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#33 Don Murdochs Hair
June 25 2009, 01:23PM
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@ Rusty Shackleford: Almost as bad as going to get a haircut and seeing Brutus the Barber Beefcake behind the chair.

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#34 Don Murdochs Hair
June 25 2009, 01:27PM
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Wrestlers aside, it would be interesting to see where alot of former NHL'ers end up, Car salesmen cliches excluded.

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#35 Antony Ta
June 25 2009, 01:36PM
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Crazy sauce.

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#36 Jack Bauer
June 25 2009, 02:14PM
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Rusty Shackleford wrote:

hxxp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCRKLdpxN68 I thought they sipped champagne and polished their championship belts. Guess not.

Hey go on youtube and type in Jake the Snake Ohio and watch that. Its pretty sad if you think about it.

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#37 Rich Zeng
June 25 2009, 02:15PM
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Well done boys! It's nice to see this site's popularity explode. It sure beats reading boring ass blogs that make math class feel like you're at the strippers and an old guy making baseball references every 2 sentences!

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#38 MattN
June 25 2009, 02:28PM
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Rich Zeng wrote:

Well done boys! It’s nice to see this site’s popularity explode. It sure beats reading boring ass blogs that make math class feel like you’re at the strippers and an old guy making baseball references every 2 sentences!

Sometimes,I like math and baseball references. Sometimes,I like poop jokes and mspaints. Let's not turn this into an us vs. them thing. Plenty of room on the blogosphere for everyone.

Unless it's the newspapers.....f#@k them.

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#39 Rich Zeng
June 25 2009, 02:30PM
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@ MattN: Sunshine girls are so hot!!!!

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#40 bingofuel
June 25 2009, 02:36PM
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@ MattN:

Unless it’s the newspapers…..f#@k them.

Bahahahahahaha! Too true!

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#41 DonovanMD
June 25 2009, 02:39PM
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How Gregor managed to find time to plug the OilersNation, Team 1260, The Walkabout Pub, 10w30 Motor Oil, Duracell batteries, GEICO and Tang in a 30 second clip escapes us completely.

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LMAO

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#42 Librarian Mike
June 25 2009, 02:41PM
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Rich Zeng wrote:

@ MattN: Sunshine girls are so hot!!!!

The vaccine makes their temperatures go up for a little while. It'll pass.

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#43 Wanye Gretz
June 25 2009, 02:49PM
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I talked to this site in LA and they published it. Dig how many burns to the Oil I get away with:

hxxp://www.viewfrommyseats.com/2009/06/edmonton-oilers-draft-preview/

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#44 Bob Loblaw
June 25 2009, 02:55PM
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Does this mean that Wanye and Oilers Nation are Main Stream Media now?

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#45 Cory Dakin
June 25 2009, 03:23PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

I will also bet that we will be first to cover it - with our man on the ground! *runs to corner to excitedly hide under a pile of coats until Saturday*

Umm.. Shouldn't you emerge from such coats on Friday evening? Since the draft is in fact on friday, wouldn't you want all the converage live and not a day late?

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#46 Milli
June 25 2009, 03:27PM
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socaldave wrote:

is it too much to ask for wholly inappropriate stripper photos? I mean… come on… it’s Montreal! And who’s to say OMG can’t stay another day on an Oilers Nation “reconnaisance mission”?

I'm with you my good man.

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#47 Cory Dakin
June 25 2009, 03:29PM
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Wanye Gretz wrote:

I talked to this site in LA and they published it. Dig how many burns to the Oil I get away with: hxxp://www.viewfrommyseats.com/2009/06/edmonton-oilers-draft-preview/

Ha! Although I am a tad disappointed that you failed to throw in a burn on Dustin Penners love of donairs

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#48 Harlie
June 25 2009, 03:30PM
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humor, inside info, rumors, word fights, fan loyalty, generosity are all the reasons why i love Oilersnation.

Wanye hook me up with some stickas. I need some for my love glove. Oops, I meant to say Ove Glove.

The 'Ove' Glove Features:

A five fingered flexible grip that can be used on your left or right hand, and makes everything from sautéing to scrambling easy!

The inner layer is made of soft double-knit cotton and is machine washable!!

The 'Ove' Glove also protects fingers from getting grilled during thr BBQ season!!!

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#49 Smokin' Ray - NNC
June 25 2009, 04:51PM
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Simply awesome!

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#50 humantorch
June 25 2009, 05:27PM
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I've said it before and I'll say it again... I would totally spoon with any of you right now.

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