Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fixed Flames Street Crew Picture

I don't know how long the Flames have had their 'Street Crew', but I discovered their existence this afternoon.

I discovered them on twitter. And if you click their twitter, you will see something wrong with the profile picture they are using.

As you are no doubt aware, we here at Dome Beers are nothing if not good Samaritans. And in that spirit, we decided to take it on ourselves and fix their profile picture for them. Free of charge, because we roll like that.

So without further ado, we would like to present the fixed Flames Street Crew picture:


There. Much better, don't you think? More accurate this way.

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

Moustache Open Thread

Adam Henrique, during his CBC post game interview, gave all credit to the power of the moustache.

More on this story as it develops...
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Slutty Wednesdays > Handsome Tuesdays.

Although I have to say, if that picture that the paper uses is an indication of the 'slutty' gear these girls are wearing to protest, I am extremely disappointed. Because short and tank tops were normal gear for the girls to rock when I was in highscool.

I was expecting heels, at the very least.
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Nancy Pelosi can see dead people.

One of her many talents. And to you people who say 'what talent' just stop right there. You have to have skill to preside over off the worst electoral defeat the Democrats have suffered in decades. It doesn't just happen, you know.
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Scott Walker won his election by 7% and people wrote newspaper headlines saying he had 'survived' his recall.

Just silly.

Did Obama 'survive' his election? Because he won with a margin of what, 7% too IIRC. I believe they were calling the Obama victory a 'mandate'.

Fun times.

If you haven't bought your Romney shares at InTrade, I would maybe start thinking about it. Also, If you are in the investor class, do you buy in July or August in anticipation of the Romney electoral win stock market rally?

Because if you needed a weatherman to tell you which way the wind was blowing, you just got it.
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Simmers Moustache:

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Only four?

What happened, LA? You used to know how to riot. 
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Two good reasons to go to Deadspin.

Reminded me of the behind the bench action in the Phoenix series. 

You know what I am talking about.
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Assad...

Man, I don't even know. He's doing much worse shit than the fool in Libya was doing, and the world went in and shot that guy.

I know the standard line is "well the people who take over may be worse" but so what? The people who took over in Egypt are going to be more destabilizing to the region than Mubarak ever was, and the world didn't bat a fucking eye. The people who took over in Libya are Islamists, and the world didn't seem to have a problem with that.

Are Syrians worth less as humans than other people? I don't think so. Yet the 'concerned world community' is certainly acting like they are. And it's despicable.

More people were crying out over some stupid publicity stunt centered around a tiny Ugandan rebel than they are over a modern states use of its modern mechanized army against it's own citizens.

Hilrod had this to say:

“The regime-sponsored violence that we witnessed again in Hama yesterday is simply unconscionable,” she said in Turkey. “Assad has doubled down on his brutality and duplicity, and Syria will not, cannot be peaceful, stable or certainly democratic until Assad goes.”

To which I say: Then go fucking remove him. With a 50 tonne bomb.
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On the lighter side of things... Lambo trucks are gangsta.

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Kelly Kelly quit wrestling, gang!

Now where am I going to get my soft-core porn fix?

New York high schools, I guess.
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Bob Hartley continues to say the right things.

I was not a fan of this hiring at all, but I have to say, everything he has said so far, I am... well, I don't know if I am buying yet, but I certainly appreciate what he is selling.

Of course, I also fully expect to see the Flames play very safe, low event hockey. I'll believe what the team is saying about 'up-tempo' and 'safe is death' when I see it.
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Glen Healy is fucking insufferable.

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

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

D-Day


"As Canadians we inherit military characteristics which were feared by the enemy in the last Great War. They will be still more feared before this war terminates." -- General H.D.G. Crerar

God bless all who served, and all who serve.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Did You Know That Roger Millions Reported That The Flames Will Not Be A Cap Team Next Year?

Yesterday, Roger Millions 'tweeted' that the Flames would no longer be a 'cap team'.

This is big news. If it is true, that is. Which means it probably behooves the people who get paid to cover the team and provide information on the team to the news hungry fans of that team, to, I don't know, maybe ask someone in the organization if it is true.

If you look at the Calgary Sun's sport page, you find nothing.

If you look at the Calgary Herald's sport page, nada. 

Which is weird, right? You would think that the ink stained would have thought to ask.

I don't even necessarily think they have nefarious reasons for not asking. I think they are lazy, myself. Perhaps they are not bright enough to see a story when it lands in their laps.

But here is the point I wanted to make: Thank Whalen for New Media. Because if I was relying on old media, I would never have heard this story, and you probably wouldn't have, either.

To find news on this story, you know where I had to go? Flamesnation.ca. Which has, truth be told, become probably my number one destination for Flames news.

Because they actually cover the news in a timely fashion.

Could the writers at the Sun or the Herald not have put a quick little thing up? They couldn't use their access to, I don't know, lob the front office a phone call? It's not like Ken King and the Flames were down at the Saddledome, talking to season ticket holders or anything.

OH WAIT! THEY WERE! THEY WERE TOTALLY REACHABLE AND AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT!

I mean...right?
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To me, 'cap team' means something. It means the team is going to commit money to player salary.

What do I mean by that? Well, When I look at the Flames roster today, I see holes in the top six (and defence. And hey we still don't have a backup!). A 'cap team' would spend money to plug those holes if it didn't have a player in it's system that it could use. A non cap team wouldn't. It would plug a player who is a question mark into that hole, because it doesn't want to spend money, and then live with the results.

So to me, when I hear the Flames are not going to be a cap team, what I hear is that the Flames are going to try and fill their holes with the prospects and minor league players they have on hand.

Which means the team is going to suck.
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Finally, the reason why I think people should be a little mad at the Flames if this rumor is true is because this is a type of decision that isn't made on the spur of the moment in a week.

If the Flames plan on not being a cap team next year, for CBA reasons or whatever, they knew about this decision for some time. I highly doubt they just decided on it at the beginning of June.

The club didn't tell the season ticket holders about this when they jacked up prices by 5%.

The club has also not said that it will be reducing ticket prices if it reduces it's commitment to salary.

This makes the club look real scummy, in my opinion, provided the rumor is true.
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I lied about that last finally. This is the last point: If it is true, and the club is not going to be a cap team, can't you just see it being an opening move in Murray Edwards attempt to get the taxpayers to build him a new stadium?

Because I can.

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