Around The Blogosphere: Quinquatria

The Minerva Temple in Rome. Apparently, this has something to do with Oilers hockey.

Today being the 19th of March, no doubt everyone’s been busy celebrating their favorite ancient Roman holiday! This one day festival was dedicated to Minerva, who was busy even by mythological standards: she served as the virgin goddess of warriors, poetry, medicine, wisdom, commerce, and crafts. She also invented music; without her help, Hall & Oates would never have come up with the epic sound of Private Eyes (clap clap). In any case, if you can distract yourself from observing the holiday, here’s what’s happening around the blogosphere:

  • The Oilers rank 8th in the West in terms of winning percentage since the All-Star break, and that’s probably connected somehow to their current position in the conference – 8th. Don’t ask David Staples what it means for the rest of the stretch drive and the playoffs, though.
  • From that same Staples post, he suggests O’Horcivansky as a name for the Oilers current top line. It’s a little long for me – maybe something shorter, like O’Shorsky?
  • Is Ethan Moreau the worst forward on any playoff team? I think not, but he’s closer to the bottom than the top.
  • Scott does that thing he does: offers a rhyming psalm hoping for the Oilers to win tonight against Colorado.
  • Speaking of the game tonight, the odds coming out of Vegas aren’t encouraging.
  • Is Riley Nash the best prospect in the Oilers’ system? Lowetide offers a look at his last two seasons.
  • Are you still on the Rob Schremp bandwagon? You aren’t alone.
  • And to conclude, a brief look at the Oilers Corsi rankings over the last ten games.
  • Hippy

    Robin Brownlee wrote:

    There is nobody named O’Horcivansky playing for the Oilers. There is nobody named Lowebellini or Tambo managing the Oilers. Nobody named Conkkanen ever played goal for the Oilers.
    David, just stop.

    R Bro, you used to be cool.

    *tears down his shrine to Rbro at work*

  • Hippy

    The Towel Boy wrote:

    Look at all this valuable knowledge I’m learning here today!

    *Stares at his Masters Degree and reflects upon the last 8 years he spent in University while putting on his Chef's jacket. Somewhere in a dumpster outside of Hudsons on Campus a homeless man uses archaeologuy's crumpled dreams as a pillow.*

  • Hippy

    Archaeologuy wrote:

    *Stares at his Masters Degree and reflects upon the last 8 years he spent in University while putting on his Chef’s jacket. Somewhere in a dumpster outside of Hudsons on Campus a homeless man uses archaeologuy’s crumpled dreams as a pillow.*

    Still not sure what's worse – following your dreams only to end up with no job, or crapping on your dreams to work in the Patch and earn skrilla. You did the former and I'm sadly envious. SCREW YOU MOM AND DAD, I WANTED TO BE A MARINE BIOLOGIST!!!

  • Hippy

    @ Poo Czar:

    The nice thing about going the oil-patch route is that there's always a chance you'll be able to afford your dreams later.

    Signed, one-time engineering student.

  • Hippy

    Jonathan Willis wrote:

    @ Poo Czar:
    The nice thing about going the oil-patch route is that there’s always a chance you’ll be able to afford your dreams later.
    Signed, one-time engineering student.

    Agreed, there are plenty of people in Uni at later stages of life. They usually do pretty well because they really want to be there.

    And dont be too jealous, I have never earned more than 13 000 in a year and I had to spend a ridiculous amount of money to be qualified to tell you things almost no one cares about past mild curiosity.

    I knew Willis had to have spent time in an engineering department at some point in his life.

  • Hippy

    Jonathan Willis wrote:

    @ Poo Czar:
    The nice thing about going the oil-patch route is that there’s always a chance you’ll be able to afford your dreams later.
    Signed, one-time engineering student.

    it would appear most patch guys dreams are included in the latest versions of the rv trader. thanks to your bank for the xstar at 25 cents on the dollar, and sorry the mam job on momma needs warranty work. Shes gonna look hawt for the next guy.

  • Hippy

    Jonathan Willis wrote:

    Signed, one-time engineering student.

    Hey! I have 1/2 of a Chemical Engineering degree…maybe we could combine our smarts and share a full degree!

    It'll be awesome!

  • Hippy

    @ The Towel Boy:

    it seems like a fine plan until christmas when you want to bring it over to Grandma's house and Willis wants to take it back to the Super Computer for analysis. Then comes the messy breakup, who gets weekdays, what happens in summer break, do we alternate holidays, who loves who more. Ugh. No Thank You.

  • Hippy

    Will a single line ever be played long enough for us to bother naming it?
    The Towel Boy wrote:

    O’Horsky

    How about The O'Ho'He Line? It's time to laugh at the opposition.

  • Hippy

    I like Sulloffsky.

    Sounds like what the oilers maybe SHOULD have done at trade deadline. Sell off the team…then go ski.

    Wait, i should save this post for after a loss and everyone on here is super jaded. We are all still beaming from the last win… i take it all back. Amazing deadline aquisitions! Kotalik in OT! HEYOOO!

  • Hippy

    Robin Brownlee wrote:

    Ssseth wrote:

    the RPM line,
    Yes, the RPM Line was coined by a clever, hard-working and occasionally grumpy beat writer at The Sun a fews years back. You can look it up.

    First, I thought the guy you were talking about was you but then I read the part where you said the guy was only "occasionally" grumpy:D

  • Hippy

    Someone states their opinion. Then someone else disses it in an angry tone. Question: Who is responsible for the angry response. Answer: The angry person. Freedom of speech, just be careful where you use it.

  • Hippy

    Greg MC wrote:

    Someone states their opinion. Then someone else disses it in an angry tone. Question: Who is responsible for the angry response. Answer: The angry person. Freedom of speech, just be careful where you use it.

    What?

  • Hippy

    I like H2O. Except isn't that what Hall & Oates called the album after "Private Eyes"?

    #13: "It is obvious that the gods abandoned us long ago, so dont be skimping on your goats either. You have no idea how angry Jupiter gets when you keep the good goat for yourself."

    Note to self: do NOT sip coffee then read Nation posts in morning before completely swallowing coffee.