Wednesday, April 12, 2006

i have to go now. my planet needs me.

Welcome to a new segment here on "Saving the world one word at a time." It's called Do you even know what that means? It is going to be hosted by an new character. Even though it is still me doing all the work, I figured adding a new character to the blog would add some life to it. He's edgy, he's "in your face." You've heard the expression "let's get busy"? Well, this is a dog who gets "biz-zay!" I hope you like it.

I'll let Krusty the clown make the introduction.

Once in a great while, we are privileged to experience an internet event so extraordinary, it becomes part of our shared heritage.

1969: Man walks on the moon.

1971: Man walks on the moon... again.

Then, for a long time, nothing happened. Until tonight.

Ladies and Gentleman, boys and girls, welcome the newest member of the SWOWAT family....


Yo yo yo, this shout out to what a homey even means goes out to Bruce Garrioch, a sports writer for the Ottawa sun. In an article from this past Saturday he wrote:

Not only is Heatley on the road to scoring 50 goals and 100 points, he was selected yesterday as Ottawa's nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy, which is given to a player each season for perseverance and dedication to hockey.

and then in the same article, one paragraph later...

Heatley requested a trade from the Thrashers last August. Following the lockout, he decided it would be to difficult to return to Atlanta, where he was involved in a tragic car accident that took the life of friend and teammate Dan Snyder.

Brucey, Brucey, Brucey. Do you even know what perseverance means? Maybe if you get a dictionary, HNIC will invite you back to the Hot Stove Lounge. For Brucey and all the members of the Ottawa chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, this one's for you.

perseverance n : the action or condition or an instance of persevering : STEADFASTNESS.

persevere intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French perseverer, from Latin perseverare, from per- through + severus severe
: to persist in a state, enterprise, or undertaking in spite of counterinfluences, opposition, or discouragement.

Finally, in Haiku form, just because I can and it almost rhymes.

In case you're not clear,
requesting a trade is not
how one perseveres.

Catch you onthe flip side, dudemeisters......NOT! Hey, kids, always recycle... TO THE EXTREME! Bust it!

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