Whatchoo talkin’ ’bout, Willis?

Dear Everybody,

We have been running this site for nearly nine months now. It’s a lot of work. We have to turn on our computer, we have to think of things to write, and then we have to decide which spell-check option to pick when we write the words wrong. Then we have to hit publish. In short, it’s a real pain. But we do it for the kids. You know, all five of our readers whom we love dearly, even when they mock us.  Because even though it hurts, we know they care.

And we think there are people out there who are way better at blogging than we are. Better at thinking, better at writing and better at smelling [good]. We have our favourite blogs, and we often wish that we could work with some of these people.

But wishing won’t make it so. So we write this open letter to our favorite blogger—Jonathan from Copper and Blue. This guy writes every single day, sometimes twice. Robin Brownlee once called it “important, must read stuff.” Has he ever said something that nice about our own Wanye Gretz? No, he once noted that “Wanye Gretz has shit for brains.”

And so, in the absence of having any better ideas on how to do this we formally ask: “Jonathan from Copper and Blue, will you join us? We have a shiny new website coming, we have candy and our moms say that we clean up good when we’re forced to leave our rat-infested apartments to steal moonshine from homeless people.”

Hungrily yours,
The OilersNation

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Just to make things clear- I'm not a welder. I'm an instrument technician.

    Believe me when I say that the skills required for welding are completely different than the ones required for what I do.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Matt: You're right. I've said it before and I'll say it again — there's lots of good information and opinion to be had outside of the MSM. There's room for both.

    Kris: Congratulations on establishing an unofficial and laugh-out-loud new low for comprehension skills. My reference was to Wanye Gretz, our in-house master of many thoughts bizarre, NOT Wayne Gretzky.

    Apparently, this whole schtick has gone right over your pointy little head. Next time, I'll have our ON Instant Label Generator produce one of those disclaimers — "THE FOLLOWING IS JUST A JOKE" kind of thing — to avoid confusion.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    My friend is a welder – don’t diss my buddy………

    I work with a half-dozen welders, and have worked with better than 20 in my 3 years at my current job. I've seen some very good ones, and like most who rise to the top in their profession, they're generally bright, capable people.

    I do, however, know that English skills aren't a prerequisite for the job, and in BC, neither is Grade 11. Like I've said, there are certainly bright guys out there, but it isn't really an academic trade.

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    Haha! And here I was going to say that Robin and Jon were laying it on a bit thick.

    Nice juxtaposition I think. Robin with the veteran inside scoop, Jonathan with the independent view and Wayne with the asinine ramblings.

    BTW – from what I understand, WAYNE would almost surely call back to say how good Robin is. You do know that he's (Robin) been an institution in the dressing room for quite some time, right?