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Friday Links: Obnoxious and Disliked

Army is all like "Schwartzie who?" Scotland's all like "meh, I'm good." The Kings are all like "*fart noise*" Georgetown is all like "keep your balls out of my pizza!" And John Adams is all like "MURIKA! FUCK YEAH!"

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Technically, these two teams play each other on Sunday. Technically.
Technically, these two teams play each other on Sunday. Technically.
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Hey, you know what'd be cool? If you guys got to click links all weekend long! Let's try that, shall we?


  • IT'S CAMP TIME! Did everyone bring their 'smore-making equipment? Here's what happened on day one. [Blues]
  • Still no Jaden Schwartz - and if you ask Doug Armstrong about it, he'll stick his fingers in his ears and make the "la-la" sound. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • C&BFan thinks WOWY is bullshit. So much so that he's got a 4-part series lined up to tell you why. Here's part one. [SLGT]
  • And hey, a new episode of Beyond Checkerdome. Here's part fifty-two. [SLGT]
  • So we're all on the same page now, KMOX will broadcast the 3 Blues home preseason games, on September 25th, 30th, and October 2nd. If you're into that sort of thing. [Blues]
  • What are the 10 biggest questions facing the Blues this year? According to the P-D, these are. (PS, I almost wanted to punch my screen for the header of the first slide, but the photo gives me such carnal pleasure I can't hate them too much.) [STLToday]
  • The biggest story in the world of hockey today is without a doubt...someone wrote about the Hartford Whalers. REMEMBER THE WHALE!!! [SBNation NHL]
  • Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will both miss time during Penguins training camp, because they're Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin so fuck you, that's why. [Penguins]
  • New Pens coach Mike Johnston said threatened to tase anyone who dumps & chase in practice. I think that's a great idea, but he was kidding. Only problem: The Score didn't know he was kidding. Twitter ensued - as did Pensburgh making subtle Monty Python references. [Pensburgh]
  • Minnesota Wild goalie Josh Harding got so pissed at a teammate that he kicked a wall...he broke his foot & will be out 3-4 months. And because it's a "non-hockey injury" his salary won't count against the cap while he's out. [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • To replace him, Minnesota signed Darcy Kuemper. [Hockey Wilderness]
  • Good news: Rich Peverley has been cleared to resume off-ice workouts. When he'll be able to resume skating - or if he'll even be able to continue playing - remain up in the air. [Dallas Morning News]
  • The only emoji I'd use to describe the LA Kings is that smiling pile of poop dude. His name is Dustin Brown. Get it? Because shit is brown? Also, Brown is shit? Yeah, you guys got it. [Puck Daddy]
  • The independence referendum in Scotland was voted down yesterday, so Scotland will remain a part of the United Kingdom for the foreseeable future. As one prominent supporter of independence was quoted, "Damn Scots...they ruined Scotland!" [BBC]
  • On to more pressing matters: please don't put your balls on someone else's pizza. (Sticktap to @akmark78.) [Statesman]
  • In Indiana, there's an old liqueur law that requires all pubs to offer a kitchen menu at all times. It's stupid, but the people at the Back Street Brewhouse had to adhere to it. So they gave the state of Indiana a huge middle finger, while still being technically correct (the best kind of correct.) (Sticktap to CCR.) [Roadtrippers]
  • Remember that really awesome test footage for the failed Deadpool movie that leaked a while back? Well, turns out it probably was leaked to test the waters - a Deadpool movie will be released in February of 2016. [Variety]

Let's be real - if you were strong in The Force, this would be you in the morning too.

With the vote "no" in Scotland, I couldn't help but wonder what would've happened if the 13 colonies had decided American independence by way of a popular vote. Perhaps the outcome might have been different. But luckily we don't have to worry about that, because we had badasses like JOHN ADAMS! THANK YOU FOR AMERICA, JOHN "MOTHERFUCKIN'" ADAMS!!!

You've seen Paul Giamatti say hear Mr. Feeny sing it!

All due respect to Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, & the French, but if there were no John Adams, there would be no United States of America. That's what comes from being obnoxious and disliked - which is why I'm proud to be a Blues fan!

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