In case you missed it, on deadline day the San Jose Sharks acquired a player named Raffi Torres.
Raffi has a bit of a history. Let's take a quick trip through his career highlights, accompanied by some of the best YouTube comments that accompany each clip.
Wow. Some terrible, unforgivable stuff here. Especially that last video. Who the hell thinks it's okay to encourage kids to wake up multiple times during the night to brush their teeth? Are you trying to raise a generation of obsessive-compulsive insomniacs, Raffi?
So what have we learned from this exploration of Raffi's history on YouTube?
We've learned that Raffi Torres might be a bad, bad man, but he's still way better than YouTube commenters.
The Sharks keep rolling right along. They're playing their best hockey of the year (yes, better than their ridiculous season-opening run) and seem to be pulling everything together as they head into the final quarter of the season.
Optimism. It feels good.
Today's book is The Science of Good and Evil, by Michael Shermer. It's one of my favorite non-fiction books ever, and I think it's essential reading for any person who doesn't consider themselves religious. Reading it will ensure that you are 100% prepared to answer the question "Where does morality come from, if not God?
In brief, The Science of Good and Evil examines general moral principles that all human societies tend to share, and examines the evolutionary origins of those moral impulses. I haven't read it in a while, though, so I'm not sure how it would explain Raffi Torres.
Prediction: Raffi Torres doesn't do anything terrible....yet. Sharks win 3-1.