Thursday, January 29, 2009

Best thing of the day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Back in the U-S-of-A

On a snow day, some ice hockey news:

Kevin over at the CHL Forums e-mailed me today and told me Matt Zultek has returned to the United States.

Zultek, my favorite minor-league hockey player, has signed with the team Kevin roots for, the Rapid City Rush of the Central Hockey League.

Typical of the fickleness of European pro hockey, a scant half a season after leading the Austrian Nationalliga in goals and leading EC Trend Dornbirn to the championship, Zultek was released a couple of weeks ago.

It doesn't take a former 1st-round draft pick long to find a place to play, though, in the world of independent minor hockey, and let's hope our journeyman power forward can do some nice things now that he's back in the land of the free and the home of a team that won't fire its coach and dump its leading scorer quite so quickly.

Zultek fans: Go visit Kevin's boards! Thanks for the tip!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


So after successful navigating a car trip back from Philadelphia through the not-quite-giant storm (to see the Flyers beat up on the Maple Leafs - thanks, honey!) I managed to fall down in my front yard this morning chasing Norton.

I twisted my back, so I've spent most of the day either on the couch or in bed.

So, feeling lazy, I thought maybe I'd post the coolest thing I'd seen recently, this a capella tribute to the "Star Wars" movies and John Williams' movie theme music.

Only to discover there is, as usual, more to the YouTube than meets the eye.

I don't remember where I first saw this thing (one of the blogs I read, I'm sure), but I thought it was awesome.

Turns out the guy, Corey Vidal, is just lip-synching, and the real song is by these guys, Moosebutter, who apparently gave the dude the go-ahead, never dreaming it would become an Internet sensation.

For more on the story, try this video news report: