Monday morning confessions

We have to confess that we are WAY too young for any sort of understanding of this “Hall and Oates” that was bumping on the PPV last night. But having little to do on a Monday morning, we’ve been listening to them on the YouTubes for the last several hours. We hate to say it — we can’t believe that we would say it — but we like Hall and Oates (?).

The intense spotlight provided to Hall and Oates by the Oilers PPV broadcast could lead to a resurgence of the careers of both Daryl Hall AND John Oates, provided that they are both still a) alive, b) capable of performing, and c) speaking to one another. When one looks at the first comment on the YouTube clip above it reads:

tapewar (9 minutes ago)

wow this song is awesome! MY favorite hockey team the Oilers were playing this in their locker room after a win!

By our count that just doubled the Hall and Oates fans in the civilized world from four to six. For posterity here is a complete list of Hall and Oates fans:

  1. Hall
  2. Oates
  3. Mrs. Hall
  4. Wanye Gretz
  5. “tapewar”
  6. Oates

The actual game

Anderson retires his number. We must confess we were not only too young for Hall and Oates but we also have about zero recollections of Glenn Anderson playing for a Professional Ice Hockey Squadron. Perhaps we could lean on our esteemed colleague Robin Brownlee to regale us with some tales of #9 from the Glory Years.

The Oiler Alumni are still looking pretty good, and the Hockey Club rolled out the big guns in the pre-game ceremony yet again. It doesn’t get old either — Messier still looks like he could put a puck through a brick wall. Kurri is still unintelligible in an interview but seems nice. Fuhr looks ecstatic to be on camera and Louie Debrusk must have been secretly waiting for all the other, more articulate, ex-Oilers fighters to exit the building and leave his commentator job intact.

Then the Oil go out and light the lamp six — count ’em: six —  times including a hat trick for the sometimes criticized Captain Moreau. This is one of the most amazing things we have ever seen since this happened:

Yes, that’s right. We were eating Triscuits the other day and we had two that came stuck together. We took the picture immediately and have put the cracker on top of the fridge to impress visitors for the next 75 years. If any of the Nation readers want an autographed picture of the triscuits, they can be had by emailing us directly at wanyegretz@gmail.com.

Man — go listen to “Out of Touch” by Hall and Oates. Where have these two been all of our life?

  • I'm a Scientist!

    You are young… its been atleast 10-15 years since I first found two triscuit square things stuck together…

    You wanna have a pissing contest wrt stuck together shreddies… irc, it was a 3×3 or 4×4 square that i pulled out of the box back in the day…

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    Ender the Dragon wrote:

    Unless he’s fighting Gregor, in which case the outcome is so predictable that the only value left is in the entertainment of watching the beating.)

    Ender,

    Four years ago I saw Gregor in a bar, and I saw him snap at some guy for hitting a chick. He kicked the crap out of the guy, and afterwards even his buddies were stunned. My pal and I overheard them saying they'd never seen him lose it before. I don't know if Brownlee would dominate as much as you think, but I agree I would pay to see it.

    As for signing in, how about people just reread their post before they hit send? I don't care, but I've only posted twice so I might not be the guy to ask.

    Great site guys, I have most of my buddies reading it daily now.

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    The Towel Boy wrote:

    I like sausage.

    HEY! That wasn't even me…the REAL Towel Boy! I didn't write that!

    See where this lawless, no-user-account-control world of the future has gotten us!?

    I don't mind logging in at all, if it saves this crap. The nerve of this random person to use my screen name to say I like sausage! Good grief.

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    Hemsky Fan wrote:

    Four years ago I saw Gregor in a bar, and I saw him snap at some guy for hitting a chick. He kicked the crap out of the guy . . . I don’t know if Brownlee would dominate as much as you think

    I'm just hacking on Jason 'cuz it seems like the right thing to do, and 'cuz he's got thick skin. In reality, I probably wouldn't fight him; there's just no predictability where follically-challenged men are involved. Safe to say Greggor can probably take care of his own against most. Robin 'Heinous' Brownlee, though . . . watch out!

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    The Towel Boy wrote:

    The “real” Towel Boy wrote:
    No, really, I LOVE THE SAUSAGE!
    Quit it!

    Someone once told me that the Towel Boy Absolutely LOVES the sausage. Like I mean an insatiable desire for the sausage. This man loves a good pork product according to what my source said. But that can't be verified.

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    Travis Dakin wrote:

    Someone once told me that the Towel Boy Absolutely LOVES the sausage. Like I mean an insatiable desire for the sausage. This man loves a good pork product according to what my source said. But that can’t be verified.

    Was it the fake Towel Boy? Did the fake Towel Boy tell you this crap? Tell me!

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    The Towel Boy wrote:

    HEY! That wasn’t even me…the REAL Towel Boy! I didn’t write that!
    See where this lawless, no-user-account-control world of the future has gotten us!?

    Another excellent point. I get it wrong sometimes, and I'll take my licks if I've said something dumb and I got it coming. But when anyone who's ticked at me can pretend to be me and spew whatever crap they can think of . . . well, let's get those sign-ons going here.

    Wayne, can we have the best of both worlds? That is, sign-ons with protected identities and edit feature for those who want it, and basic no-frills commentary for the masses? You could be a mass . . .

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    Ender the Dragon wrote:

    Wayne, can we have the best of both worlds? That is, sign-ons with protected identities and edit feature for those who want it, and basic no-frills commentary for the masses?

    That's a great idea, Ender!

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    Wayne Gretz wrote:

    Ender the Dragon wrote:
    Wayne, can we have the best of both worlds? That is, sign-ons with protected identities and edit feature for those who want it, and basic no-frills commentary for the masses?
    That’s a great idea, Ender!

    Could the signed in name also be able to use the no-frills? So you don't have to sign out to pull things like ^^^

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    Wayne Gretz wrote:

    That’s a great idea, Ender!

    Luckily "Wayne Gretz" said that – whereas my fake name is Wanye.

    There are a couple things on our to do list that are coming out in the next 5 weeks. They are pretty huge in our minds – then we will reassess this edit feature. In the meantime all we wants is Oilerz winz

    *drool*

    @ Hemsky Fan:

    And we thank you for getting your crew to come here. Despite the fact we have no advertising we are growing at a pretty amazing clip. This is thanks to our readers.

    *hugs monitor, gets a small electric shock*

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    Wanye Gretz wrote:

    Despite the fact we have no advertising we are growing at a pretty amazing clip. This is thanks to our readers.
    *hugs monitor, gets a small electric shock*

    That's what you get for having a quality Oilers site, instead of feeding us regurgitated tripe.

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    I remember reading a piece from Joanne Ireland last year where she mentioned that "Nothing's gonna break my stride" was the Oilers good luck charm and a tune they'd play after victories.

    So, last night heard Private Eyes from Hall and Oates so I;m thinking someone dug up say a "Best of '83 or 84" CD or else they've got an 80's mix on the float.

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    I got the impression they played the song "Private Eyes" to let all the guys in the locker room know there is a camera around immediately after the game (PPV). NOT because of Hall and Oates' musical mastery.

    And I got the impression that was the last # retirement we'll see for quite some time. Lets hope 83, 13 & 89 are among the next few to hang in the rafters… of RX2!

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    Dennis wrote:

    remember reading a piece from Joanne Ireland last year where she mentioned that “Nothing’s gonna break my stride” was the Oilers good luck charm and a tune they’d play after victories.

    They played that first.

    The Towel Boy wrote:

    Was it the fake Towel Boy? Did the fake Towel Boy tell you this crap? Tell me!

    I think it was Deep oil.

    Wanye Gretz wrote:

    There are a couple things on our to do list that are coming out in the next 5 weeks. They are pretty huge in our minds – then we will reassess this edit feature. In the meantime all we wants is Oilerz winz
    *drool*

    Like what?