in the middle of facking nowhere
Born on a log and hatched by the sun
@wiski @Uncle Otis
Booze,,BBQ and the Buds..that's a date
He sure does..but I think he's mad at me.
Might have to throw him a Bingo...all teeth natural.
4 months ago on Sunday Mashup: Covering the points, line possibilities
@wiski @Uncle Otis
Dunno..but this might be it old bud
Will see what shakes down,but you might find a little watering hole down the road where we can meet again
'Til then Wiski, thanks for the memories... and especially the laughs
@wiski @Uncle Otis @ShiFty_D
Well screw you...feel better? :)
Some parts are worn out :)
Over 40,sense of humor, secret handshake to get in
You and Ingy can write it all :)
we might even take Phook
Fair thoughts Luke..cheers
Unsure if I'm here to say goodbyes or hang tough
I think the only thing I'd add is it's less an emotion of entitlement but rather sticking up for old friends that,while imperfect clearly,have helped in small ways get the site on the map in its infancy.
Word of mouth,twitter, we all shilled for it in small and large.
It is that damn fine
But things change,people change..and I respect Alec's decisions to do what's best for his site
I remember in '07 slugging beers with Tiger Williams for an hour at pro am post tourney gala in Kingston
Made the mistake of questioning his allegiance post 70's to one Harold Ballard and he turned to me and growled..."would you turn your back on your friends..I wouldn't"
I agreed..probably for the best.
Still hate Harold though :)
Funny you say...I'm kicking around starting my own webber and in turn helping the boys here unload we miscreants
It's how Alec emerged in the first place..history repeating itself perhaps
More laughs...less serious
What do you think?
hahaha...even the owners would be perma banned
That certainly,imo,doesn't add up to a lifetime ban.
I too will be weighing everything going forward
Might see you on the other side
It's tough to swallow Shifty...and I agree Phook says bombastic/unreal things all the time..WE know that.
But Mirtle likely doesn't
I don't care much for his smarm,but he doesn't hold a monopoly on that in the Toronto MSM
In fact..it seems to be a prerequisite
Remember the nonsense that went on when H Burgermeister threatened the site many moons ago?
I hate lawyers,but the one thing I know is it must be tough for Alec and Co. to police and must keep them up at night is;
B) personal threats
But I certainly agree,with all respect,that this,would have been smoother if disclosed sooner
Phook,more than any below the byline,has contributed both pertinent ,money out of pocket info and nonsensical comedy simultaneously
No small feat imo.
Read down PH...mass mutiny
Grab a life jacket
PS Love ya Phook...you big dummy
Send Turtle a dozen roses :)
Agree with most DD..I have always erred on not attacking posters personally for there opinions here on the LEAFS.
It bothers me.
But there has always been internet "fist fights" here... since the beginning
Don't how I feel anymore frankly..a little out of sorts tonight.
@Alec Brownscombe @Uncle Otis @Cameron19
Well,I think the point is your replys have helped everybody... understand.
I'm sure you can understand how we might rally behind him without ..knowing.
Besides,Phook brings enough ridicule on himself unintentionally.:)
Yes, I do believe in transparency....and also second chances.
Perhaps a personal apology to the affected person..I don't know.
In the end Alec,it's your site..you have to do what you see best and I respect that.
And I do appreciate you clearing things up tonight
@Cameron19 @Uncle Otis @Alec Brownscombe
But when the question was thrown out..repeatedly...nobody ever said he "threatened" Mirtle
Did you know that?
Well it seems "new" to many here Cam
I didn't know Phook threatened Mirtle...and I haven't seen you explain "the facts"
Just lots of gobbledeegook frankly
That's different then him threatening say ..me.
Phook walks amongst these giants.
I appreciate the transparency Boss.. but long overdue IMO (unless I missed it)
While I missed most of the summer,I was saddened/shocked to here about the bans..and now permanent?
I have an (old) suggestion...just make a simple link for all things O/T in the margins
Tell us to keep it ALL there...and it would lessen confusion about where to post (but admittedly,I didn't find it THAT hard)
You needed to say this long ago..if you care about the guys below the bi-lines...and I hope that's still the case.
Oh,and tell Mirtle he has nothing to worry about..Phook would lose :)
@Cameron19 @Uncle Otis @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Reversethecurse13 @The_Polish_Cannon
This isn't new for us Cam..and I have complimented you many times too.
Its the TONE and the INSULTS
Keon,like Phook is bombastic...they are mostly tongue in cheek....mostly.
Your tone always suggests SERIOUSNESS...and is often very demeaning
Calling someone "stupid",which you see as harmless,might get you punched out in the real world.
And I seriously doubt you use this tone/approach in it ..nor hopefully your divulged choice of work
I jumped at you for I saw inconstancies in your argument/defence of MLHS...THATS where Keon was right IMO.
Anyway,if this keeps up you WILL be the most "prominent" poster here..mostly talking to newbies.and yourself
You know I go back a lot further than that bud
Don't confuse recent history with that in toto
I stand by my point,as the ONLY thing I remember being the biggest nuisance/reason for ban was ad hominem attacks
Carry on,believe what you wish,but Keon WAS right about one thing anyway imo
No Cam..I can assure that you react aggressively/insultingly when someone "attacks" your favourite players or disagrees with you train of thinking.
From there it's downhill...as somehow you confuse an "attack" on a Leaf as a PERSONAL one...but quickly insult the mailman PERSONALLY
That is the definition of ad hominem mon ami
All hail the KING
@Cameron19 @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Reversethecurse13 @The_Polish_Cannon
Do you own shares Cam? This is your typical spin.
You,like many others get O/T all the time..myself included
It's called community...often a relished asset in online blogospheres
"Regulars" have asked for an O/T link altogether...for years. Don't blame them.
MLHS is disappointing me as,just like many have pointed out,there has been little communication as to the whys and how longs.
I wont waste my breath watching old friends fall any longer
But seriously bud..why YOU haven't been banned for the king of ad hominem attacks is beyond me
A little reality please
The silent like-whore's hitting the hay.
4 months, 1 week ago on Thursday Mashup: Feschuk drops bomb, camp opens with physicals and media day
Nope...will not post until Phook is back (other than to explain myself)
It's painful...but he deserves it.
Would do the same for many others deserving here too....especially you old bud.
Phook solidarity brother..I think his forty lashes with a wet noodle should have sufficed
Nope..Phooking hunger strike :)
4 months, 1 week ago on Rookie Tournament Game #2 Recap: Senators 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Zeus_WilliamMapleLeafs @Jmessih
nice legs...shame about her face ;)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp
@ Keon @vinoa @reenergized @Doorman
I don't know what went down,but there should be some 'slack" for long time patronage.Bob and Jordan have been around since the big bang.
In Phook's case,he's added to the site not just in the comment section but literally humping it down to the MCC and sending back excellent observations that weren't available ANYWHERE else. If it wasn't for him my kids would never have got a chance to spend an afternoon with their idols and get autographs on their jerseys etc.
Add to the fact he's an entertaining LuLu lemon wearing Tractor driving eccentric and that's value added comedy right there
Not my site,but I can I throw my support towards them too.
Was hoping to ramp up the posts now that season's close,but I'll just lurk around til our old buddies come back
Thinking that from some notable absences,I'm not the only one feeling this way.
@Burtonboy @Uncle Otis @TorontoMapleLeafs
Might be a good way for Bellgers to end their unholy alliance
If the league owns it then it might be doable
Failing which something that identifys/connects to the city's rich history
Hell..you wanna really drive MLSE nuts?...name it after an OLD Leaf player!
Like the Toronto Teeders,Toronto King Clancys or Toronto Keons
Beats some lame Tornados or Blizzard etc
@Doorman @Uncle Otis @TorontoMapleLeafs
that's our current squad ;)
I vote for the St Patricks...if the stooges at Bellgers don't own the name
@Doorman @Uncle Otis
I only got into it early season,but the bass were hitting hard,fast and plentiful.
Those gobies are keeping them well fed and fat...for better or worse
All my mates are turning the big 5-0 this year too...endless stream of birthday bashes that haven't let up yet.
Gonna have to go to the zoo and kidnap a baboon for his liver :)
Busy old buddy...kids keep you hopping
Went on some whirlwind adventures and just bought a new stove at season's end...looking forward to bashing waves on the big bay next year!
Get busy living or get busy dying is my new battle cry :)
Hope your trip east was fish fry bountiful!!
Oldtimers are dropping like flies around here
What happened? Phook make a pass at Alec's g/f during FanFest?
He's womanizer I tell ya ;)
Little known fact..this movie was originally entitled "Phook" !
@Alec Brownscombe @Cameron19 @Uncle Otis @wiski
You are right boss...sorry
We'll go with "fit" but "power sport challenged" in the future ;)
5 months ago on Monday Mashup: 28 Days to Preseason
@Cameron19 @Uncle Otis @Cloud09 @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @DeclanK
But I often wonder why these purporters of truth that do see the the MSM channels often,on the surface at least,seem a bit off the beam
Watched Alex Jones on Pierce Whatshisface /CNN one night and he was a horribly comic buffoon
They don't do the "movement" any favours...and that in itself is peculiarly interesting.
It simply deters the fence sitters from investigating further...for fear of association/ridicule
Anyway,its a long and winding rabbit hole..but when in doubt of odd world occurances,simply refer to the best litmus test
I stay away from Pop culture..its all you see and hear.
That's said,the "entertainment biz" is highly instrumental in conditioning the masses in their various mediums..and very orchestrated/controlled
I suspect if he's legit/ too impactful, Mr Brand will be the unfortunate recipient of an unfortunate"accident"
or skinnier haha
I think Nylander could take him :)
Is he on the stump for waking people up now?
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Uncle Otis @Cloud09 @DeclanK
Educating the masses is essential...but awfully difficult as you likely know
Yes,there have been minor attempts..but Im talking grand changes on a grand scale
TPTB know the best tools to keep us down...fear and diversion
My guess is people will finally wake up when its too late
@Cloud09 @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @DeclanK @Uncle Otis
So very true..and likely by design
A chicken in every pot has been replaced by a big screen in every home...and the brainwashing is beamed into every household on a nightly basis
That,and the dumbing down of society
Is it a coincidence that every time you reach for a news publication the past decade the focus is on fear,the trivial and especially celebrity?
People need to wake up...and to solve what ails this planet it will take that massive step....and a revolution
@Cameron19 @Uncle Otis @Cloud09 @DeclanK
Yes,and ask yourself...what was the explosive catalyst for that ushering?
@DeclanK @Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Cloud09 @Uncle Otis
And the school kids say...who?
@Cloud09 @Uncle Otis @Cameron19 @DeclanK
Tough to read such a slickster
I'll give McCown credit though...he's steadfastly maintained Toronto WILL NOT get an NFL franchise in his lifetime
The stadium deal eliminated the biggest bidder trick..and of course the inner workings of the NFL itself were at work
@Cloud09 @Uncle Otis @Cameron19 @DeclanK
Bingo...its what I said the moment McCown and Brunt broke the story back in April
Once TL realised he wasn't getting the NFL team he's chased,Toronto got decidedly colder ;)
@DeclanK @Uncle Otis @Cloud09
Good edit...guess they didn't have room over the beta max contribution ;)
@Cameron19 @Uncle Otis @DeclanK
That's fair..I mean stranger things have happened
The room will be different,Randy will have to adapt or be gone quickly,lots of question marks with the new additions that may surprise or fizzle
But as always...we WILL be entertained
The name of the game
I have no idea how to "read" that data...but I see Roswell mentioned... and much changed after that moment in history
I know you have straddled the fence but its simple..either go for it with the core we have or trade it in on younger assets
This patchwork quilt will only titillate... but little else
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Uncle Otis @DeclanK
Too much power/money in the hands of disturbingly old and destructive natural resource robber barons
Why would they want change when they control the repressive reserves
Oh,and how did that 40 percent hike of natural gas sit with everybody?