This gem was RT’d 628 freakin’ times (as of the writing of this post). Something tells me fans really care deeply about this NHL lockout Twinkie thing right now.
Of course, in a move that can only be described as a labor negotiation punch-in-the-face-line, NHL fans got this news:
The judge overseeing Hostess Brands Inc., while declining to approve the company’s liquidation, asked management and the bakers’ union to enter mediation today to resolve the strike that the maker of Twinkies and Wonder bread said forced it to shut.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain said yesterday at a hearing in White Plains, New York, that there are “serious questions as to the logic behind the decision to strike.” Hostess and the bakers’ union agreed to Drain’s request to enter confidential mediation under his supervision.
Well Bettman, it seems the free market values Twinkies more than your lockout right now. Mission: ACCOMPLISHED! By the time this thing is over, Bettman’s going to be that sad girl on stage covered in buckets of hemoglobin. THEY ARE ALL GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU, GARY. THEY ARE ALL GOING TO LAUGH AT YOU.
Actually, this is not the tweet of the day. This is here for comparison purposes, and also for educational purposes. Since you now have loads of time on your hands (lots and lots of sad, lonely time) not watching hockey, go ahead and look up “Godwin’s Law.” It’s an awesomely fulfilling way to kill a stupid online argument (of which there are about a billion a day). Also, you will know what it means when I cite it when you are having a stupid online argument with me.
I am not a self-appointed expert. I am a self-appointed Internet argument MEDIATOR Mike, get it right.
In the end, Mike and I had a nice chat about trolling (likely after he saw my follower count was higher than 200), about responding to profane tweets without playing the role of the Twitter bully (i.e. acting with professional leadership), and about how social medias can get everyone all antsy in the pantsy.
Godwin’s Law was never cited.
Where the hell was I going with this post?
Oh yea – how about that SIM account pic? That’s my first avi that I used on Twitter. Warm fuzzy memories. I was new to the Twit-game then, and shy, having to hide my emotion behind gigantic glasses. So, which Avi wins? Original Avi, or the current Windswept-Pre-NHL-Lockouts-Me?
Whatever. All of the above are tweets of the day. Everyone wins the lockout tweet of the day thingy.
I need to get the hell out of this ridiculous lockout post now.
Get ready for the onslaught of “Good! I hope he stays there! He sucks!” comments on the message boards and the bar stools. Yes, the yelling and fist-shaking WILL take place despite the fact he’s been developing into one of the Sabres’ best defensemen.* (You know how it goes, folks: he’s a Euro. Yes, I went there.)
And Dubs steals the show with the addition of his newly popular #BecauseItsBuffalo hashtag.
You can find more of @TheyCallMeDubs over at the insanely/awesomely NSFW Sabres/Bills blog, “Dear God Why Us Sports.” Check it out – it’s worth your time, every day. (If you haven’t, shame on you – THEY’VE BEEN ON OUR SIDEBAR FOR MONTHS/YEARS!!)
How about that Ehrhoff guy? He’s getting paid his hockey money this year, but he still took off for Krefeld in Germany to play, which means some unlucky guy loses his job over there. How about that for solidarity?
The hashtag “#ThePlayers” was created to call fans’ attention to that supposed solidarity, and how these guys should just really be able to play hockey. Except that guy Ehrhoff relegated. The good NHL players will get to play and get paid this season. The rest, well, they get to shinny at the local rink together.