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Tuesday Links - Rude

The Postmodern Jukebox has a simple question.

You crop this picture well enough, and it kinda looks like David Backes is holding a lightsaber.
You crop this picture well enough, and it kinda looks like David Backes is holding a lightsaber.
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Apparently, someone took the dissent from some of our crew as being "whiny asses".

You keep drinkin' in that sunshine and suckin' on those lollipops there, bud. Seems we struck a nerve.

Anyway . . . a slight scheduling snafu led to me doing these links instead of BluesMay. She'll be back Thursday and probably Saturday.


  • Lou found a fascinatingly creative way to say that the Blues are inconsistent and that it's maddening as all fucking hell. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • The Blues: Out-shooting the planet, scoring very little. HEY, SPEAKING OF MADDENING . . . THIS! [StL Today / Morning Skate]
  • Get set for the St. Louis Classic, happening at Shaw Park on Saturday, January 2nd. I may have to make the cross-state trek for this . . . . [Frozen Notes]


  • Looking for the Jets side of tonight's matchup in Winnipeg? Arctic Ice Hockey has you covered. [Arctic Ice Hockey]
  • Apparently, three of the Jets' top players are asking for monster contracts. Will they sign them all, a couple, one or none? [Winnipeg Free Press]



  • I'm not linking to that hot piece of fucking garbage from USA Today regarding one certain Fucker Up North. Not doing it. Not giving it traffic. Fuck. That.
  • Looking at what's behind the resurgence of the Kings this season (last night notwithstanding) and more in What We Learned by Ryan Lambert. [Puck Daddy]
  • Ducks forward Nate Thompson will sit for three games for whacking Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk in the head. [LA Times]
  • The Penguins are in "D"eep trouble. Get it? HAHAHA, THAT'S A KNEE-SLAPPER . . . [The Sporting News]
  • . . . anyway, so they went and made their defense worse, acquiring Trevor Daley from the Blackhawks for Rob Scuderi . . . Daley is BAD, you guys. Like, not-good bad. [SB Nation]
  • The Maple Leafs will celebrate a surprising thrashing of the Blues 100 years of franchise history with redesigned logos and uniforms next season. [Sports Logos]
  • The hardest player to trade for each NHL team, according to some guy. Interesting pick for the Blues, though in a regard, he's probably not wrong (except they shouldn't WANT to). [Sportsnet]
  • Court documents show Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson didn't learn about his financial trouble from his parents . . . but, rather, his team. Well then. [TSN]
  • Friend of Game Time, Sarah Connors, has started a Tumblr page dedicated to photos of Blackhawks gear at games the Blackhawks aren't playing in. Because really, fuck these assholes. [Blackhawks Where They Do Not Belong]


  • Major League Baseball tells Pete Rose to fuck off once again. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • Yyyyyyyyyyeah, ABOUT that . . . . [Deadspin]
  • A dissertation regarding Han Solo and how he's the quintessential Star Wars character. [Nerdist]
  • Speaking of space movies . . . what folks can piece together from the new Star Trek Beyond trailer. [io9]
  • And now, REAL space things . . . NASA recently spotted an active storm system on a star for the first time ever. [Mental Floss]
  • The drought in California ruined Christmas for an Orange County hotel. [Y! / AP]


  • [Redacted] Rye from Renegade Brewing in Denver. I'm a sucker for hops, and this one's got 'em. 7% ABV, 60 IBU. Pucker up! [Untappd]


I can't recall if I've posted this before. If so, fuck if I care. The sock-hop version of "Rude":

I actually don't mind that song, surprisingly enough.

Hoosier Blue will take his turn being a whiny ass, apparently here at the Links Factory tomorrow. As noted, BluesMay is scheduled for Thursday.

And we should have Episode 110 of Beyond Checkerdome here for you soon.