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Long Island is a great place

Back dat ass up
Back dat ass up
Alex Goodlett

After a week of watching the Sharks play hockey against bad teams, we finally get to see a good opponent again! The New York Islanders are on the rise and super fun to watch so far this season. They're probably my favorite New York hockey team considering everything about the Rangers is annoying and everything about the Sabres is depressing. You've won my heart, Isles! My distain for the other New York teams isn't why I like the Isles though, it's mostly because of Long Island!

Long Island is a really great place from what I understand about pop culture. You see, I've been to Long Island but I was a kid and I didn't appreciate it which raises the question "why do parents spend that money to take their kids to cool places when their kids don't fucking care?" ...the world may never know. Anyway, let's talk about the wonderful things that have to do with Long Island!

Cool people born in Long Island, NY

John Williams

Harvey Milk

Judd Apatow

Eddie Murphy (he stopped being cool in like 1995 but whatever)

Rodney Dangerfield (say what you will but I LOVE the movie Ladybugs)

Mariah Carey

Melissa Joan Hart (note that she is a huge hockey fan)

Lou Reed (who I miss more and more everyday)

Steve Buscemi (who is horrifying but Fargo is top five for me)

Walt Whitman

LL Cool J

Cool people raised in Long Island, NY

Francis Ford Coppola

Pat Benetar

Andy Kaufman

Michael McKean (FYI, Clue is the best)

Busta Rhymes (DUH)

Too many clothing designers to count

Other cool people who moved to Long Island, NY

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jack Kerouac

Delicious beverages that I like to get drunk off of that are Long Island themed

Long Island iced teas

Cool TV things that take place in Long Island, NY

Growing Pains

The parking garage episode of Seinfeld

The robots take Suffolk County on Futurama

Marge gets drunk and makes a joke about Long Island on The Simpsons

Don't even get me started about Montauk (or the government)

Andy Warhol had an estate there

ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

That weird two-part episode of Friends where Christine Taylor shaves her head

Rufus Wainwright!!

(13 year old me, and well 26 year old me, wants me to list this) the band Brand New references Montauk in Play Crack The Sky

So yeah, I kinda like Long Island. Way better than that shithole the Sharks visited the other day. Oh, the game is at home? Whatever, I still like Long Island.


Gameday!

San Jose Sharks vs. New York Islanders

7:30pm PST

Sad Asshole Patrol Center

NBCSN, CSN-CA

Prediction:

The Sharks played well....for twenty minutes the other night. I feel like playing at home at the normal start time should help a tad, but what do I know? Very little. Anyway, Sharks win 3-2. Goals from Tommy Wingels, Joe Pavelski, and Brent Burns.

Setting the Tone:

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Only the best from one of the best...from Long Island!

Tweet of the Day:

Usually this is reserved for the opposition team but since so many Wild fans chose to give me a piece of their mind the past couple days, let's review some of them!

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/stace_ofbase">@stace_ofbase</a> Haha! You&#39;re an idiot who seems to know nothing about Wild hockey or the fans!</p>&mdash; Rex Humerickhouse 3 (@Rex2III4) <a href="https://twitter.com/Rex2III4/status/528018629439520769">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/stace_ofbase">@stace_ofbase</a> maybe the salt will suck all the moisture out of your mouth so u can&#39;t type</p>&mdash; Woodpuck (@woodpuck) <a href="https://twitter.com/woodpuck/status/528440864885202944">November 1, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/stace_ofbase">@stace_ofbase</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/Rex2III4">@Rex2III4</a> Far from boring. Your an adult that writes like a sophomore in highschool</p>&mdash; The Blue Line (@JNeunann) <a href="https://twitter.com/JNeunann/status/528030546064994305">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/fearthefin">@fearthefin</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/stace_ofbase">@stace_ofbase</a> Betman was in Minnesota last year touring Twin Cities for outdoor location. To cold? Wow are you even a hockey fan</p>&mdash; The Blue Line (@JNeunann) <a href="https://twitter.com/JNeunann/status/528031698831683584">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/stace_ofbase">@stace_ofbase</a> MINNESOTA WILD ANTHEM: <a href="http://t.co/ivSs7Xx9jn">http://t.co/ivSs7Xx9jn</a>. Its in our blood not yours</p>&mdash; The Blue Line (@JNeunann) <a href="https://twitter.com/JNeunann/status/527923920054124544">October 30, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Never change, Wild fans <a href="http://t.co/KTBIWjtJNG">pic.twitter.com/KTBIWjtJNG</a></p>&mdash; SJ (@stace_ofbase) <a href="https://twitter.com/stace_ofbase/status/528186452253753345">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Awful Hockey Tattoo of the Day: