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Wednesday Links - I Wish I Was Special

I'm debating whether or not I should link to the whole Postmodern Jukebox channel so I don't have to post all the videos. But I want to post all the videos. Also, links.

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  • New Sabres forward Ryan O`Reilly went and did dumb shit in Ontario last week. [USA Today]
  • Ryan Lambert explored the worth of Derek Stepan, still-unsigned Rangers RFA forward, in this week's What We Learned column. [Puck Daddy]
  • Lambert also looks at Trevor Daley and whether or not he could be any good for the Blackhawks (he doesn't seem to think so) in Trending Topics. [Puck Daddy]
  • The Blues don't have to worry about arbitration this year. However, other teams do. Here's when all those hearings will take place, if the team and player do not settle beforehand. [Puck Daddy]
  • It appears Johnny Oduya has finally given up the charade and will not re-sign with the Blackhawks . . . because, well, the Blackhawks couldn't re-sign him. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • A Q&A with the man I consider to be America's best play-by-play man in ANY sport, Mike "Doc" Emrick. [Sportsnet]
  • A bid to buy the Penguins for a fuck-ton of money could come this week, according to reports. [TSN]


  • Our own Ash, aka RealBadRobot, started a new podcast with a friend. It's called The Cutaways, and they're going through the history of romantic comedies through Netflix . . . basically in chronological order, starting with 1918 (!). Check it out! And follow them on Twitter. [The Cutaways]
  • The secret history of black baseball players in Japan. Pretty good stuff. [NPR / Code Switch]
  • Major League Baseball decides home field advantage for its' title series with . . . a meaningless exhibition game. The American League won. Baseball is stupid sometimes, especially in this regard. [Deadspin]
  • A big part of San Diego Comic Con is cosplay . . . well, these parents deserve gold stars for dressing up their kids, I say. [Nerdist]
  • Saturday is National Woodie Wagon Day! And other obscure July holidays. (I wouldn't call Canada Day "obscure", guys.) [Mental Floss]
  • A bunch of dicks have been hanging off power lines in Portland lately. [Y! / Reuters]


Ironically, the video Rem Freeman put in the comments of Monday's links was the one I was gonna post next . . . "Creep", by Radiohead, as done in a vintage style, with an AMAZING vocalist. Have a listen:

Yes, you will be seeing more of this channel, Goddamnit.

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Also, as noted Monday, there will be no Beyond Checkerdome this week. Episode 94 will come your way NEXT week.