Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Odds & Sods

Not one but two mosques are in the works for the neighborhood near Ground Zero. One of those mosques is planning to open September 11, 2011. If this happens, America will officially have lost its soul.

Sadly, as of yesterday 1,000 U.S. troops have died while serving in Afghanistan. We should all mourn their deaths.

I have to say that I am still shocked that the Boston Bruins blew a 3-0 lead against the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s going to be really interesting to see how the Bruins come back next season and if the loss will impact the players. Meanwhile, I thought the Flyers would have nothing left in their series against Montreal. So far, I am completely wrong, because the Flyers are up 2-0. The Blackhawks have also jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their series with San Jose.

There’s a really good documentary being shown on HBO this month called the Broad Street Bullies. One thing I took from it was that the N.H.L. rulebook was essentially a pamphlet back in the mid-1970s, but now the rulebook resembles a Yellow Pages directory, which can be credited, not entirely, but to a large degree the way the Flyers played back then. A style, which thankfully, is permanently gone from the league.

Newsflash: LeBron James will sign with the team that offers him the most money.

Former Knick/Net Chris Dudley, a Republican, has won the nomination to run for governor of Oregon.

I saw a very good documentary about The Doors on PBS recently, which was much better than Oliver Stone's movie about the band. The documentary, When You're Strange, showed a clip of Jim in the crowd before a concert looking at pictures of The Who. The Doors and The Who played at New York's Singer Bowl in 1968. That was when a girl jumped on stage to try and touch Morrison and got roughed up pretty badly by security for her efforts. Pete Townshend saw the incident and wrote the song "Sally Simpson," which is on The Who's Tommy album.

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