Frozen in Time III

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On February 28, 2009 Oilers Defenseman Dennis Grebeshkov was interviewed by a local radio personality about life, love and the pursuit of happiness prior to puck drop against the Minnesota Wild.

This is their story.

Grebeshkov: Well hello! Aren’t you cute. Where did they find you?

Tencer: Hey! I’ll have you know that my Mom dropped me off here at the rink hours ago thank you very much. And besi-

Grebeshkov: And look someone tied tie for you!

Tencer: Um, yeah. That was me Dennis. I can tie my own tie and if I’m not in a big hurry in the morning I even tie my own shoes.

Grebeshkov: So you are kid that is going to sing anthem?

Tencer: No Dennis. I am here on behalf of CHED.

Grebeshkov: You are here for Make-a-Wish?

Tencer: No Dennis. I am here to interview you.

Grebeshkov: You are lost child?

Tencer: I am here to interview you for the local radio station.

Grebeshkov: Why did they hire child to be radio man?

Tencer: I was hired to be on the Oilers radio network because an adult would have asked you guys too many hard questions. I interview the players about being Oilers and stuff.

Grebeshkov: Want to interview me?

Tencer: You mean it?? Honest injun??

Camera guy taking picture: [Thinking] I haven’t seen Tencer this excited since he found that program on the ground after a game. He’s gonna sleep tonight….

Grebeshkov: For sure. [removes bell from neck and leans into mic]

Tencer: Gee whiz mister! Can I ask you anything I want?

Grebeshkov: Anything. Is your wish kid.

Oilers PR staffer: [off camera] Ok. That’s all the time we have. Thanks Dennis you can go back to warm up now.

[Grebeshkov leaves bench and returns to warmup]

Tencer: [holding mic out to no one, bottom lip starts trembling as Grebeshkov skates away] But… but….

Grebeshkov: [back in warmup thinks to self] What a nice kid.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    This is why I'm not smart enough to run a web site.

    See, if I was running a site with talent from a particular radio station as the only trained, connected and accredited contributors the last thing that I would do is splash a logo of the competing radio station on the front page of my site.

    Nevertheless, the mockery is amusing…and at this point in my career I subscribe to the "any publicity is good publicity" theory.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    I don't know what's funnier; Wanye's post, or Deep Oil's tenuous grip on reality.

    D.O., help us out here, buddy. Tell us your real name: Jimmy what? I just what to be able to associate the story with the right guy when I read about your epic dissolution with reality in the papers. Try not to take anyone with you, eh?

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Dan Tencer wrote:

    See, if I was running a site with talent from a particular radio station as the only trained, connected and accredited contributor

    Really? I'd suggest you're forgetting someone.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Robin B wrote:

    Really? I’d suggest you’re forgetting someone.

    I include you in that category…it's the most notable of your current bodies of work.

  • I'm a Scientist!

    Dan Tencer wrote:

    Robin B wrote:
    Really? I’d suggest you’re forgetting someone.
    I include you in that category…it’s the most notable of your current bodies of work.

    I am not "talent." I don't carry a make-up pad like Gene Principe. I don't change my voice when I work, like, well, every radio guy does. I'm not young enough or good looking enough to be "talent." I'm a writer.
    And my most notable body of work is that I am Sam's dad.