Thursday, July 14, 2011

What Uniform will They Wear into the Hall?

Young Roberto Alomar plays hit the hoop with the stick with the boys
In January 2011 it was announced that Roberto Alomar was to be inducted to the baseball hall of fame. This didn’t come as a real surprise, as Alomar is the second best second baseman to ever play the game, and the best hit the hoop with the stick player, ever.*  

What is special about Roberto Alomar entering the baseball hall of fame is that he’ll be doing so wearing the Blue Jays uniform. This makes him the first player wearing the ole blue & white in Cooperstown.

There are tons of other athletes of various sports that played for Toronto, that for one reason or another chose not to wear their Toronto uniform into whatever hall of fame they were inducted into.  And there’s a crop of future hall of famers that have either just retired or will be retiring from their respective sports in the next few years. So that got me thinking… what uniform will these Toronto superstars wear into their respective halls of fame?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Lost Lord of the Rings Musical

Tony Danza as Tom Bombadil
Over the past few days, the internet has been aflutter as official pictures from Peter Jackson's upcoming adaptation of the Hobbit appeared on the film's facebook site and yahoo movies.

Excitement is building steadily for Jackson's return to middle earth, and with good reason.
Jackson brought a series of books thought to be unfilmable to the screen. Prior attempts to adapt the Lord of the Rings were either shot down by JRR Tolkien himself, or were too expensive to finance. And while Ralph Bashki's animated version was a moderate success, it remains incomplete, ending with the battle at Helm's Deep.

Until Jackson, no one was able to tell the complete story in a way that satisfied Tolkien's mythos.

But Irwin Allen tried, and almost succeeded.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Michael Jordan Retirement Conspiracy Theory

On October 6, 1993, the game changed forever.
Michael Jordan, the best player to ever set foot on the hardwood not named Joe Dumars, retired.

There were many reasons tossed about as to why he decided to leave the game – he was emotionally drained following the murder of his father months earlier, he was physically exhausted following his role on the Dream Team in the 1992 summer Olympics, he was just tired of the game.

But then there’s the conspiracy. And this has been, and will continue to be debated by basketball fans for years to come.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Don't let the Mayor of Mississauga get her way...

Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion reportedly wants to encourage veganism and sloppy facial hair in the Port Credit area.

Rumour has it she want's to surround the base of the stately Port Credit lighthouse with a late 80's era Nike low top crosstraining shoe.

Don't let her propogate the growth of Port Credit's hipster community.  Email the mayor here to express your outrage.

Hipster Boat