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Old Jan 9, 20, 7:48 pm
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That #sportspuck bears team is really annoying. They often are behind in games and find a way to comeback in the 3rd to win. Like today. And many days in the past and future. Annoying. And what's his face got a hattie tonight. More annoying.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 10:06 pm
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And Rinne scores a #sportspuck ENG!
Rinne: 1G 29S
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Old Jan 9, 20, 10:19 pm
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I don't really care much for Star Wars stuff but baby Yoda is hilariously cute.

There, I said it.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 7:10 am
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
I don't really care much for Star Wars stuff but baby Yoda is hilariously cute.

There, I said it.
Is that why you want to watch all the PBMC's with me while flying and not episodes 4,5,6,1,2,3,7,8,9?
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Old Jan 10, 20, 12:37 pm
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It's snowing at YVR. The horror!
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Old Jan 10, 20, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Sean Peever View Post
Is that why you want to watch all the PBMC's with me while flying and not episodes 4,5,6,1,2,3,7,8,9?
Ok ok

I've seen 4,5,6 only, but I'm willing to hold hands with you while watching 1,2,3,7,8,9... oh wth, I'll just binge watch it all with you from 4.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 1:30 pm
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Which one of you guys broke the weather?




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Old Jan 10, 20, 2:28 pm
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Which one of you guys broke the weather?
The webmaster. The city should be changed.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 2:31 pm
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OK I wasn't expecting this one, Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67 | CBC News and Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead at 67 - Rolling Stone
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Peart was widely considered one of the best drummers in rock history, with a flamboyant yet utterly precise style.
Totally agree. Amazing in concert. Gone too soon.

-- what a drum kit.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 2:49 pm
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OK I wasn't expecting this one, Rush drummer Neil Peart dead at 67 | CBC News and Rush Drummer Neil Peart Dead at 67 - Rolling Stone
Totally agree. Amazing in concert. Gone too soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWRMOJQDiLU -- what a drum kit.


As a huge Rush fan this is stunning! RIP Neil and thanks for the music.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 4:17 pm
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Oh, that's super sad. I know they had previously announced that Neil was retiring from the band .... this interview with Geddy Lee from 2 years ago ("Geddy Lee ponders if Rush will ever reunite") is even more poignant now ... https://931freshradio.ca/news/478525...-rush-reunite/

But I don't recall any public announcement that Neil had brain cancer.

I note with sadness that it was the same form of cancer that took Gord Downie.

#CancerSucks
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Old Jan 10, 20, 5:32 pm
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I am so super sad tonight! Watching the 2011 Rush concert in Cleveland and marvelling once again at the musicianship of all three of them, but Neil was in a very, very, very elite group (think Gretzky, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan), and by all accounts a super nice man who suffered a great deal of tragedy in his life.

Son #1 and I saw Rush in 2013. Son #2 says one of his biggest regrets in his young life is not wanting to go with us.

Wonder if Neil and Gord have already formed a “Travelling Wilbury’s” type band in the Good Place.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 5:50 pm
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RIP, Mr. Peart.
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Old Jan 10, 20, 7:46 pm
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Which one of you guys broke the weather?




2. Left,

You had me so excited! Then I get to yvr and it's just rain 🤨. And delays.

No snow 😭😭
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Old Jan 10, 20, 9:54 pm
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Looks like sakura matsuri (nihon) will be a bit earlier this year.
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