Wednesday, December 14, 2011

DB Exclusive: What The Sedin's Bunk Beds Look Like

Dave Bolland, saying what we all think, QOTD: "And, yeah, they probably still would be sisters. I think they might sleep in bunk beds. The older one has the bottom one, the younger one got the top."

ZOMG!

While the reaction has been mixed to Bolland's comments, many people have come out to condemn the comments. But this ignores the point; The question is, do the Sedin's share a bunk bed?

Here at Dome Beers, we employ a crack team of private dics, for situations just like this. We sent them out today, and much to our surprise, they were able to get the goods. Yes, our team of P.I.'s, much like the patrons of Vancouver's 'Celebrities Night Club', were able to get inside the Sedin's bedroom.

The results? About what you probably expected. Yes, the Sedins do in fact share a bunk bed. And yes, it is pink.

Picture below:
Daniel Sedin (front) picked the covers herself

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias Ken King should be fired.

Cheer Up, Here Is Shaq Shattering A Backboard



You know. Because.

Feel free to vent in the comments. And don't worry, we will throw up a proper post sometime this week (because we know ya'll was so worried).

Also, the short posts that have been popping up this week...yeah, we doubt that is going to be the new style here. Just a one week thang, probably.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias Ken King should be fired.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Useless Stats

More differentials. Standings from NHL.com on 12/13/2011
5-5 Differentials.


So it appears that, as of now, there are really only three teams that are excelling at 5-5.

Now, let's look at PP-PK differential.


Ouch. One team seems to be excelling, and it's the dive bomb Canucks.

Fucking pussies. Real men score 5-5.

You know, sometimes we look, and honestly, it looks like the Flames are a player or ten away from being something legit. Being even at PP-PK is probably fine in isolation. But they are also even, or to be intellectually honest, they are below even, at 5-5 as well. You have to be a great team to win if your margins are that slim, and the Flames are pretty far removed from great, in personnel, management, and the coaching departments.

Now, there are two ways to address the differential on 5-5, and that is with more scoring or allowing less goals. But to go from a -1 to a +10 is probably going to take both. We definitely need to upgrade the defence, but we would probably be wise to upgrade the offense as well.

Silver lining? Every team in the West is flawed in some way.

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias Ken King should be fired.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Useless Stat

We like looking at scoring differentials...



Bazaam!

These stats are of 12/12/11, by the way. Anyways...

Detroit and Vancouver look to be the big bad bullies, with Minny and the Blues that second tier. Phoenix and Dallas look like teams that may fall out of the top eight.

Of the teams not in the playoffs, the best bets to rise up look to be...the Oilers? There is a flaw in this method, obviously...

Furthermore, I think Peter Loubardias Ken King should be fire.

Non Sports: The Dreams In The Witch House Edition

"...The ancient legends of Ultimate Chaos, at whose center sprawls the blind idiot god Azathoth, Lord of All Things, encircled by his flopping horde of mindless and amorphous dancers, and lulled by the thin monotonous piping of a demonic flute held in nameless paws."

Saw an interesting column by Hernando De Soto today, which exposes the fact that we have not been keeping up with Gray Lady like we should be, but alas, what can one do?

De Soto makes the point that the problem with the financial sector, and by extension the economy as a whole, is that we cannot trust the balance sheets of business, (and we will add here, specifically of the banks) and because of that, we cannot go ahead and make rational business decisions. It makes sense. If you cannot trust the price signals of whole classes of assets, how can one make a decision about, for example, whether an asset has fallen in value to a sufficient degree where one can buy it up, get rid of the deficiencies dragging its price down, and then sell the excess value created for profit?

In De Soto's words:

"How can anyone be comfortable extending loans if balance sheets don’t signal all the facts? If those who hold the assets and the risks cannot be easily located? How do you know which banks and countries are solvent, if you cannot determine how many toxic assets they hold; if the legal owners of mortgages can’t be found; if banks can’t clear their books because courts continue to stop foreclosures because titling is unclear; if there is little information on whether those who claim they can cover risk defaults have the assets to do so?

This, then, is not your usual financial crisis. The plummeting economy is the symptom. Diminishing knowledge is the disease. Without property and transaction records that allow us to infer potential benefits and losses, markets can’t work."

Right. Exactly. We still don't know what the toxic assets the government took of the banks balance sheets are worth. We still don't know how the derivatives left on the banks balance sheets are even valued. The big secret of the world economic system is that it is the ultimate 'Faith Based' system. And currently, the 'faith' has been broken, because, to regurgitate Soto, the balance sheets cannot be trusted.

But here is the thing: Do you have the stomach to pull back the curtain on the void? To step into the swirling chaos? To walk through the unlighted chambers of maddening infinity?

The balance sheets are cooked because no one dares allow the name 'Azathoth' leave their lips. Essentially, these are the companies that took TARP, or Son Of TARP, or some such bailout. All these companies now have suspect balance sheets. In fact, all of these companies could very well be bankrupt. Our favourite example to use is Bank Of America. Bank Of America should be dead; it has no money, it went bankrupt. But there it is, undead, and living on taxpayer funded morphine.

Not really a point to all this. The world will continue to muddle through until some adults who aren't afraid of nightmare come onto the scene. But the world seems to be run by pretenders.

Furthermore, I think Hank Paulson should be arrested.