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Monday Links - Jay Gatsby's Hash Pipe

A fascinating take on a Weezer song, plus a lot of hockey links. It's like hockey season is coming or something!

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"Spittin' game 'bout my ankle surgery, yo."
"Spittin' game 'bout my ankle surgery, yo."
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Oh. Hello.


  • After sending him back to his junior squad (as expected), the Blues signed defenseman Vince Dunn to a three-year entry-level contract. [SLGT]
  • In the aftermath of Todd Ewen's passing, we can help the Blues Alumni raise funds for CTE research by donating in Ewen's name. RIP, Animal. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Jori Lehtera skated with the team Friday for the first time since his ankle was surgically repaired. Afterward, the center spoke with reporters and . . . let's just say he has a way with words. He was very descriptive about exactly WHY he had to have surgery. [SLGT FanShots]
  • Before Saturday's preseason game, the Blues cut 19 players from the roster, releasing five players from their PTO's and sending the other 14 to the Chicago Wolves. [SLGT]
  • And as you probably know, the Blues lost 3-1 to the Blackhawks on Saturday. That one guy scored the game-winner. Fuck that guy. (More on him later.) Some youngsters got a good look from the team, though. [In the Slot / Lou Korac]
  • One of the youngsters? Massive young defenseman Colton Parayko, who was low-bridged by noted jackass (and former Wolf) Brandon Mashinter not long after delivering a punishing hit. [Frozen Notes]
  • In something I immediately said "No Shit" to in my head . . . the Blues need their top defensive pairing of Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester to return to form this season. [StL Today]
  • Sitting in the Club Level this season? Well, you won't get unlimited booze anymore, apparently. [Frozen Notes]


  • Results of games that didn't count from Friday (nine) . . . [ 09/25/2015] . . . Saturday (11) . . . [ 09/26/2015] . . . and yesterday (four). [ 09/27/2015]
  • Your slate of games that won't count tonight (five) . . . [ 09/28/2015] . . . and tomorrow night (nine). [ 09/29/2015]
  • Ryan Lambert wonders aloud if the back injury that will sideline defenseman Dennis Seidenberg for a couple months may be a blessing in disguise to the Bruins in a Trending Topics column. [Puck Daddy]
  • The district attorney of Erie County in New York says the evidence bag leak in the Patrick Kane investigation was "an elaborate hoax". This mess is just . . . a mess. [Sporting News]
  • Meanwhile, some asswipe twatnugget jerkstore lowlife fuckweasel who deserves to have his genitalia cut off and donated to someone's TruckNutz decided to threaten a Chicago radio anchor (who happens to be a former lawyer) over Twitter regarding her comments on the case . . . to the point that she did not report to work on Friday due to the nature of the threats. [Awful Announcing]
  • Senators prospect Mikael Wikstrand was suspended by the team after leaving camp and heading home to Sweden. GM Bryan Murray said Wikstrand "can play in a beer league" if he wishes to play hockey this year for someone other than the Sens. [CBS Sports Eye on Hockey]
  • Ten rookies you need to know heading into the upcoming hockey season . . . ones NOT named Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, in fact! [USA Today]
  • Our old friend, Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak, says that work ethic is "not going to be a question" for the Leafs this year. [TSN]
  • Speaking of the Leafs . . . the rumors of Travis Zajac going to Toronto will not end, despite the rumors being rather ridiculous. [The Leafs Nation]
  • Also speaking of the Leafs . . . prospect Viktor Loov, in an interview to a Swedish news outlet, says there is "a lot of cocaine" in the NHL and probably in the AHL too. [Pension Plan Puppets]
  • The Blackhawks signed defenseman Brent Seabrook to an eight-year extension that kicks in after this season, meaning he'll be worth nearly a $7MM cap hit until he's 39. Good luck with that. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Canadiens forward Alexander Semin spent a while with a Capitals' player's stick stuck on his sweater Thursday night, making him look like he had a tail. [SB Nation / Lookit]
  • Speaking of the Habs, defenseman Francis Bouillon officially announced his retirement after 14 years in the league. [Sportsnet]
  • Legendary Sabres play-by-play man Rick Jeanneret has decided to put off retirement once again, saying he'll be back for the 2016-17 season. [Buffalo News / Talkin' TV]
  • Flames forward Blair Riley had to exit Saturday's game against the Canucks because of what amounted to a clerical error . . . namely, Bob Hartley forgot to put his name on the roster list for the game. [Calgary Sun]


  • Hope you got to see last night's Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse. [NPR / The Two-Way]
  • You can get a Darth Vader or Stormtrooper helmet porch light cover. I would accept if someone sent me a Darth Vader or Stormtrooper helmet porch light cover. Just sayin'. [Nerdist]
  • You already probably know about this, but the Rams managed to light their turf on fire before their game with the Steelers yesterday. [SB Nation / Lookit]
  • Speaking of lighting things on fire . . . probably not best to burn a spider at a gas station pump. [Y! / AP]
  • An on-field official was ejected from a football game this weekend for allegedly trying to punch a coach. [Deadspin]
  • It's an oldie, but always good . . . explaining eight British expressions. [Mental Floss]


One of the oldest Postmodern Jukebox clips is this amazing Great Gatsby-style 1920's version of Weezer's "Hash Pipe":

As great as the music is, Scott Bradlee's costume might be the best part of this video.

I haven't posted contact info for links lately, so I guess I'll do so this time. Send me links, videos and stuff:

And hey! Episode 99 of Beyond Checkerdome comes later this week! And stay tuned for news about our plans for Episode 100!