Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Week Ahead

Next week, on

- Funny bits

- Angry rants

- Swearing

- Roman Turek Profile In Courage Award

So no post on Monday, and really, you're lucky the TWA got out done, as boozing has priorities this weekend.

Also we just wanted to touch on one of the comments by 'Anonymous commentator' on the 'Dumb & Dumber' piece. Namely, that on the night that the Flames were eliminated from the playoffs, that a few of them (or 5 of them) were seen out at a bar, just yuckying it up, without a care in the world, like nothing happened.

Listen, we don't like to hear that shit. And before you start, let us tell you why.

The Calgary Flames is a business, just like anything else. The players on the roster are really the front line employees of the business. We don't know if the audience owns businesses, runs them, or even works in them. Front line employees are essential in running a business. They are who the customer sees almost 95% of the time, and because of this, they are the people who largely build the intangible goodwill that brands and business seek. We don't care how nice and smart and connected the boss or CEO is, if the people you hire to interact with the customers are shit, your customers experience will be shit, and very soon your brand will be shit.

What makes a good front line employee? In any business, the answer is the same: Heart. Employees who care, who actually give a damn, are worth their weight in gold. Employees who care will go the extra mile, without being asked too, to make sure the customer feels they have been treated right and received the service and attention they deserved.

Clearly, the Calgary Flames roster players are not good employees. On what should have been one of the most embarrassing days in their professional careers, they have the audacity to go out, in public, and have a party? They do not care.

Which isn't really a surprise, given the way they played this season.

The gas face isn't reserved for the players alone, however. We are also right pissed at the owner of the establishment that the Flames were partying it up in. Why the fuck are you comping losers? Why the fuck are giving losers good tables in your bar? These guys embarrassed the city with there no heart play, and you let them come into your bar and just chuck it up? Have some respect for your fellow citizens.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias should be fired.


  1. The "gas face"? First KRS one now 3rd Bass? Domebeers you have the pulse of the late 80s early 90s rap that we all know and love.

  2. Speaking of which, do either of you remember "Nice and Smooth" from the early 90's and their socially conscious flow?

    "Sometimes I rhyme slow, sometimes I rhyme quick?"


  3. Smooth cannot rap

  4. Yeah, you're's kind of like a creepy lullaby voice.

  5. lolz. You need to bump some of this stuff on the air man. I think I was listening once and you guys had OPP. Good stuff.