Friday, May 19, 2006

Covered in unemploilment?

With two of the three contributors to this blog currently out of work, it may be time to consider a name change. Oh well — now that I'm officially jobless, I'll have a lot more time to devote to drinking scotch in the middle of the day while taking the 2005 Islanders to the Stanley Cup for the third consecutive year. That, and watch the Oilers kick Anaheim's fucking ass by a score of 4-1.

At least I have my dignity. And the beard. Hopefully, I won't have to clean myself up and start looking for a job until after the Oilers win the Cup. Lord knows any mention of shaving around these parts tends to force the government to declare a state of emergency. The government of the internet, I mean.

GO UNEMPLOILERS!!

24 comments:

Alana said...

I hope that weirdo Roloson shakes off some more equipment tonight. Maybe his skates! Or pants!

mudcrutch79 said...

Generally blank white walls with a PSII and questionable furniture? I think we hired the same decorator.

Doogie2K said...

Yeah, the same guy that decorates the apartment or house of every twentysomething I've met in the last five years. I'm thinking of hiring him when I move out in a couple of years' time, though I'm insisting on a no-Sony scheme.

Coluch said...

I have it on high authority that the Oil are doing so well because McTavish foze his car keys under center-ice at Rexall.

Jes Gőlbez said...

Nothing like a DOSE of reality eh?
yuk yuk yuk

I do kinda feel for you, but not for that birdcage liner. CanWest trying to be hip was rather sad.

Generally blank white walls with a PSII and questionable furniture? I think we hired the same decorator.

Decorator? the whole point of blank walls with the PSII is that young straight men don't have decorators. I'm proud to say my house has the same look, without the white walls.

Colby Cosh said...

Dude, we aren't the government. We're vigilantes. Big difference.

tb player said...

Unemploilers, indeed.

Shit, man. Sorry about Dose. Well, more accurately, I'm sorry you lost your job. Well, at least you live in the most expensive city in Canada. Oh wait, that's not a good thing either. At least you still have Robocop and a bitchin' beard goin' on. Yeah, that's it.

Didn't get to see ya when you were back. Next time we'll head on down to Super Bowl Drive and smash shit. Good times...

Dan-O-Mite said...

Dude, that's totally an Xbox.

Sigh, I'm totally unemployed too.

d-lee said...

Hopefully, I won't have to clean myself up and start looking for a job until after the Oilers win the Cup.

Dude, I feel your pain. Although I'm not out of work, I need to find more gainful employment. I have to wait until the Canes hoist the cup so I can shave this awful-looking beard and find a job.

Anonymous said...

Revel in your unemployment men, best times of your lives. During my many attempts to perpetuate a full time unemployed lifestyle, I was often amazed that people even had time to make it through the day. After getting up at noon you really have to hustle through internet surfing, pointless errands, video game playing, slurpee runs to be ready in time for your shows at 7pm.

I hacked on MacT a lot, but I give him credit for putting in Harvey during game 6.

Whoever wins this game tonight will win the series, I think it's a quick series either way.

Duke

Black Dog Hates Skunks said...

Hey hey hey. Don't knock unemployment. Why, back when I was a lad, in the early 90s we were underemployed. University degree and working at a video store. I remember one time, I was on my way to the soup kitchen. I had an onion on my belt.

Wait, where was I?

Actually those were good times.

The Oil are up 1-0. Your girlfriend is visiting you. Its May 2-4.

And you have a beard!

Buck up chum! Don't look so glum.

I want my couch back by the way. That thing must be 20 years old now. Wondered where it went.

Anonymous said...

OILERS WIN 3 - 1 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Julian said...

I swear I had that same couch the last place I lived at.... We had an autographed picture of Bob Barker as the sole decoration however, and an N64 instead of the Xbox or whatever gaming system you've got that came out in the current century.

Colby Cosh said...

Unemployment tip: you should start calling daytime soap operas "my stories," as in, "No, I can't stay for dessert, I have to get home for my stories."

jon said...

Ahh, this is why I love Covered in Oil, you guys can make anything sad and depressing into something light and amusing. It must come naturally from many years of following the Oilers.

Dennis said...

Let me just restate the obvious:

Your team has a good chance to win the Cup and you have a super cute GF.

Things could be worst!!!

Dennis said...

thinks like my spelling for instance.

Randy said...

I can't believe I just noticed but did you haul that coach across the country??
Jesus, man. The scotch adds something.
I predict road split.

mike w said...

Hey Chris, don't forget to return the Alan Partridge video. Those Suspect Video penises are jerks about late fines!

Dennis said...

I'm Alan Patridge is such an awesome show.

Coluch said...

Suspect video! :O

Only aboot a block away from my house that is! I take it I live in the vacinity of this famous robocop poster? (palmerston & harbord)

Chris! said...

Yep, I indeed made the astounding decision to move this horribly uncomfortable piece of furniture nostalgia all the way to Ontario. Must have been because someone else paid for it. Rest assured that I'm actively seeking a replacement for the old warhorse. Once I find a new job, of course.

And you are in fact but one block away from the Robocop painting, Coluch. Markham and Harbord over here.

Coluch said...

Wow... so close to the orange greatness! Are you in that huge, white, well decorated-on-halloween house?

Also, the picture would be god-like if Robo was done in oilers blue, instead of black. Half machine, half McTavish.

"There's no helmet under this armor"

jamestobrien said...

The real question is, which NHL game do you play? I do hope it's NHL2K instead of those dreadful EA games. I can't believe that's the same company that made NHL '94.

Man, that game is fun. Even if Todd Bertuzzi is way, way WAY too unstoppable in it.