Wednesday, November 14, 2007

My friends, it is game time.

Vancouver: unless you go hiking every other day and think that sterile, cookie-cutter condos of glass are cool, this is the most overrated city in the history of dwellinghood. Everyone, including pets, shoot heroin in DTES safe injection sites on Hastings streets, and are often found “on the nod,” drooling on one of the city’s SkyTrains that line the un-neighbourly sprawled-out shitscape that is usually shrouded in permanent rain clouds.

Edmonton: a city with a heart so full it fucking bursts into Canada Day Riots, random stabbings and topless drunk chicks in shopping carts, blood and sex fluids everywhere. Real Edmontonians know that much about their city kind of sucks, but that makes their civic pride that much more unassailable, and somehow more pure and true. And the sky? It's always blue around these parts.

GOIL.

**UPDATE** I LOVE THE INTERNET: A WEB SCOOP EXCLUSIVE.


I knew there was something metrosexual about those Sedin Twins:


18 comments:

Andy Grabia said...

And the sky? It's always blue around these parts.

That is the truth, Brother Winters. Testify! Say yo business!

David S said...

I just dropped by the Oilers site and I noticed that they're releasing tickets for the Wild game. Singles and pairs. Aren't they supposed to be sold out - like three months ago?

Oh yeah...GOIL!

Andy Grabia said...

Hey, I have a post on that ready to go for later tonight! SHHHHH!!!

McLea said...

Hey Toronto. STFU.

mike w said...

Anyone watching this game? I have a foreboding feeling...

Scarlett said...

Best quote ever: a city with a heart so full it fucking bursts into Canada Day Riots

Wow good scoop....I knew something was very gay about those twins!

David S said...

Uhhh...I think you used the wrong version of "...sexual" in your update picture. And it aint "hetero...".

mike w said...

Garon looks like Luongo when he was in Florida. How many shots against? Gazillion?

Anonymous said...

I recommend hookin up the wagon and comin for a visit to Van. I'm not sure if its jealousy, stupidity or envy which makes you knock the best city in the world!! You trash edmonton dwellers are an embarassment to Canada and I cant wait til the day when the Oilers leave Edmonton and change the worst team name in the NHL. I have been followin this blog for a bit and i've never seen people so misled and hurtin as some of the commenters here! You all must be from Edmonton, cause i've lived in Vancouver for years and have never come across such fools :) Nucks win 3-0 tonight by the way...

Anonymous said...

I love the Van-city as much as any former Edmontonian could, which is to say a lot because there is much to love and also many an Ex-Edmontonians there.

But don't hate the Onion Town. Mike W is right, it's a town with a lot of heart, and I'm still proud to say I'm from there. So save the bullshit Mr Anonymous, and go fuck yourself,

Duke

the sieve said...

Much has been made of the Oilers' recent misfortunes, but there seems to be a silver lining in the cloud.

Through two periods, acquiring Garon looks like it may be the best piece of Oilers luck in two seasons.

I say 'luck,' because I refuse to attribute it to front-office competence.

Anonymous said...

Thank bijebus!! If Garon can save every shot, until the shootout every game, we might have a chance of being in the hunt for a playoffs come march/april.

Chartley

Kirk said...

So much for "Nucks win 3-0..."

Is anyone else getting sick of the media giving Luongo a verbal bj? How many times tonight did they mention how the Sedins own the Oil? Did they even play tonight?

Bring on the Wild.

GOILERS!!!

Anonymous said...

1) I love VanCity! But you can never take the copper and blue out of this girl!

2) Garon is ON! Woot woot!

3) After living in Van for 3 years I don't know what everyone is on about... Luongo is a decent goalie but nothing to write home about.

4) The sisters... bah! Who cares! WE WON!

Tomorrow's game is going to be a rough one. Hope Roli can pull something out of his ass and just win for once!

Go OIL!

One Oil fan in the city of Cows

David S said...

So I guess we can really say we're in the middle of a ten game winning streak now huh?

Me DeBakey said...

"I'm not sure if its jealousy, stupidity or envy..."

That is funny.
But it can be improved:

I'm not sure if its jealousy, stupidity, envy, lack of brains, covetousness or daftness...

There
Even Better

LittleFury said...

As a now-former Browntowner, I can safely say Edmonton's charms are most visible from a distance. A thousand kilometres, several pints of Big Rock and the dulcet tones of Rod Phillips dripping from the computer speakers like so much prairie honey are like a sip of water from the river Lethe, causing memories of the frigid winters, shitty transit, dirty streets, lousy architecture, hordes of ballcap-clad loogans and stultifying nightlife to melt away like a spring frost.

In short, it's great to be able to say "I'm originally from Edmonton, but..."

dubya said...

In short, it's great to be able to say "I'm originally from Edmonton, but..."

See, and I lived in Vancouver for two years and was SO happy to move back to E-town.

Mostly an aversion to the fucking rain, though. I needs me some sun, even if it's cold. Otherwise a nice city, though I lived in Kits which is pretty sleepy.