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Wednesday Links - O'Doherty, Izzard and Byrne

We're gonna have a video theme every week for the foreseeable future. So prepare for next week's theme tomorrow. Meanwhile, enjoy some links as well as more humo(u)r from David O'Doherty (again), the incomparable Eddie Izzard and Ed Byrne.

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This guy apparently has a new Twitter account.
This guy apparently has a new Twitter account.
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I've figured something out, it seems. (Okay, my wife came up with the idea . . . but we are one.)


  • In his Wednesday game notebook, Lou Korac tells some camp stories while telling stuff about the handful of guys that were sent packing . . . most of them were sent to junior teams, while a couple were sent overseas. [In The Slot / Lou Korac]
  • TVA's Renaud Lavoie, who is a bit in-the-know around hockey circles, says Maxim Lapierre has a new Twitter account. The Blues haven't confirmed it yet, though. But if Lavoie has it, the team will probably confirm it soon. Désolé, cela est en français. [Twitter / @renlavoietva]
  • Speaking of Twitter accounts, if you're following one with Bernie Federko's name on it, it's not him, according to the Blues. [Twitter / @StLouisBlues]


  • Scores from last night. They existed. [ 09/23/14]
  • Today's matchups. They also exist, but they don't as of this writing. Well, at least literally. [ 09/24/14]
  • Remember when the Hurricanes spent considerable assets to acquire Jordan Staal and that was supposed to help them immensely? Well, he broke his leg last night and is gonna be out a while. Maybe Peter Karmanos should lower the price tag on his franchise there. [USA Today]
  • The Capitals have some Winter Classic sweaters already. And how do they look? Better than the eagle and building thing they used to go with, so not bad at all. [Puck Daddy]
  • Tom Sestito and John Scott got into a fight yesterday, and I reacted how many rational hockey fans might. But apparently, this guy doesn't know I like fights but hate goons. Also, probably doesn't know I used to write a Fight Card. Also, this guy sucks at English. Or typing. Or both. Also, he probably doesn't know he's being linked to a blog. Hell, he might have a small cock, too, for all I know. [Twitter / @WolfmanEnforcer]
  • Paulina Gretzky is about to have a child with Dustin Johnson (who is, y'know, her fiance). But this being the National Post, I guess I shouldn't be shocked that this piece seems a bit centered on Wayne. #Canada #MapleSyrup [National Post]
  • I bet Erik Johnson liked Cuba Gooding Jr.'s display in Chicago yesterday. I'm not linking that shit, but I hope Erik Johnson likes the fact that I dropped him for Morgan Rielly in one of my fantasy leagues for the sole reason that . . . he blocked me on Twitter for some reason. Well, maybe this too. #TrailingThePlay
  • Emoji previews for the Stars and Blue Jackets, two very VERY hyped teams coming into this season, are up. [Puck Daddy; Puck Daddy]
  • The Panthers are gonna have lower attendance this season, they say. And that's because they're gonna make people pay for tickets. Fair enough. [Miami Herald / On Frozen Pond]
  • I never SHOULD miss a chance to take a shit on Steve Mason . . . errrrrr . . . #SieveMason. [Puck Daddy]
  • Sabres coach Ted Nolan knows not of your importance of analytics. Of course, it's convenient that his team will suck this season, so he has no reason to care, it appears. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]
  • Lightning(s) young hotshot Jonathan Drouin, expected by many to be the Calder Trophy frunt-runner, may miss the first week or two of the regular season due to a broken thumb. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Remember the World Cup of Hockey? Well, apparently it may be making a comeback in time for it to completely fuck up my wife and I's planned trip to the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang. Thanks, Gary. You twatbag. [Puck Daddy]


  • A Burger King Tim Horton's popped up and gave out free coffee and doughnuts in a Calgary neighbo(u)rhood. (S/T to Kate) [CBC]
  • Five Thirty Eight takes a look at The Greatest Show On Turf, 15 years later . . . and their legacy, which was basically to throw the ball to set up the run, a strategy many in the NFL use quite successfully now. I'm no Rams fan, but I can definitely say this era of the franchise was GODDAMN impressive and worthy of MUCH more praise than it gets. (S/T to @akmark78) [Five Thirty Eight]


Apparently, when I set out a theme, people respond. You people rock. Stay tuned for next week's theme. Meanwhile . . . enjoy THREE videos today! All courtesy of the British Isles and their comedic ways.

First, from Ireland, one who was featured yesterday . . . David O'Doherty tells a pretty cool tale about his experiences with the shrink. (S/T to Childhood Trauma):

Except he lied.

Next . . . Eddie Izzard tells us the story of Stonehenge. (S/T to Kate, purveyor of this Weekly Video Theme idea):

Fuck your stones, yo.

And finally, Ed Byrne tells you what it's REALLY like to own a cat. (S/T to CrossCheckRaise):

Pretty much. This is why I'd rather have dogs, though I tolerate cats quite well, thank you.

Send me stuff . . . links, or videos from Irish/UK comedians:

And be on the lookout for Episode 53 of Beyond Checkerdome, which should be coming your way tomorrow. We're gonna build a tent and shit!