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Monday, January 30, 2012

Acadia University Problems

Old Man Robb recently discovered a Facebook group called "Acadia Problems" located at http://www.facebook.com/#!/AcadiaProblems Anyways it seems that there are a few items they have listed are still as relevant as they were back in the glory days of when Old Man Robb was attending Acadia U full time..yes there are still times where i do miss the good ol days and well seeing this list takes me back a wee little bit..i shall post a few of my favorites with some of Old Man Robb's commentary included..

  1. Random hook-up at the Axe...by Monday even your prof knows about it: Wow word must travel these days at Acadia U! 

  2. Every single thing about the elevators in Tower: Hey dude the things didn't work too well back in the 90s...i do remember girls from the second floor taking the elevator...i mean WTF?!?!?!
  3. The Vil is the worst bar in Wolfville, but every Saturday night...you end up at the Vil: Isn't there only like two real bars? The Axe and the Vil? Why is it the worst? No more beat the clock on Tuesdays or something? Do they still make Anvil Burgers?

  4. Wanna go to Meal Hall but you live in Barrax...wanna go to the gym but live in Tower: Add a snow and this makes it even worse

  5. Get a craving, it's 9:05 PM and Mall Hall just closed: Do they still have exam treats? They used to make Rice Krispies squares and those Namino Bars and Hello Dolly's were good treats as well....

  6. Tim Horton's doesn't deliver and its a whole four blocks away: Oh poor Muffin...now what i wanna about is how the hell does a KFC close down in Wolfville? I mean how the hell does that happen? A KFC closed in a college/ university town...Greco too...

  7. Paddy's kitchen closed at 10:00 so you have to go to Joe's: Shouldn't that be the other way around? I have ALWAYS preferred Joe's to Paddys...

  8. Prof assigns readings posted on Acorn, hasn't actually opened the course on Acorn yet: Ahhh..i used to have a prof who put the whole and i mean WHOLE freaking lesson on Acorn before our night class and nobody and i mean NOBODY showed up!!! You can't win...put it up before class and no one shows and put it up afterwards and no one shows either...
  9. Apparently we aren't heating the BAC today: Add the SUB, Tower and every class not in the BAC to that list as well ok...

  10. You spent $600 on textbooks last term- the bookstore offers to buy them back for pocket change: Well well well...Old Man Robb is glad to see that the more things change, the more they frickin stay the same! :)

Robb Hates The NHL All-Star Game

Hello folks and assorted wormslime.. long time eh? Well Old Man Robb has been busy with life, working and doing my Education 4863 course from Acadia U in preparation to take my practicum this summer...yes yes yes folks Robert Reid Hawley will be teaching this summer at Acadia U..for ten weeks only but it will be a dream come true for when i first walked around that campus in 1989 whoever thought that in the year 2012 i would actually get a chance to well teach there even if only for a brief period of time...

But that is not today's topic...


Now imagine you have a friend visiting you...just imagine that for a second and you know what? They want to watch their first ever ever ever game of professional ice hockey and the only option that you have on hand is the annual NHL All-Star Game...

What do you do?

Im sorry but i would be embarrassed if this was the way to first show someone the game of hockey for the first time.. here we have a collection of the very best that the NHL has to offer..well with the exception of Crosby and Ovechkin and a few other selected others... but what i see is a bunch of hockey players having a big ol game of shinny in front of a sold-out arena and people watching on national television..Gary Buttman... you wanna sell the game in North America? This is not the way to do it... ok ok so i don't expect the game to be the seventh game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs...but omg is this really it? No hitting..no goaltending,, no intensity..nor any emotion or any passion..nothing but a big ol skate...they might as well play outside on a pond in Ontario somewhere...

The game has changed..i know people who will not watch the all-star game whatsoever.. Don Cherry hates the All-Star Game... i would love a time travel machine so that i could go back in time to when it was the original six back when it would be the Stanley Cup champs versus a combination of the rest of the NHL...oldtimers like to tell me that it was a showcase for hockey seeing the champs play the rest of the league.. we didn't get these sad 11-9 scores or any of that.. the game meant something, the other team had a chance to show up the Stanley Cup champs...usually the Habs or the Maple Laughs back in the 60s...on the other hand it was a chance for the Stanley Cup Champs to show the rest of the league that they mean business...

Salaries..expansion...whose fault was it? The chase for the almighty dollar? The WHA? Players coming from overseas? Too much power given to either the players or the owners? The players just don't care about the All Star Game and it friggin well shows! When there’s nothing on the line but pride, it makes for a really boring game, because the top players sold their pride a long time ago.The All-Star Game needs something or if it is going to continue to be a sad display of nothingness than perhaps the game should be held after the season is over.. kind of like the NFL's Pro Bowl.....perhaps it is time to scrap the all star game altogether and just let the players have a break for four days or so in the middle of the season...

I know im better off doing something else when its time for the NHL All Star Game....don't sit home drinking beer and eating Jiffy Pop to watch a bunch of overpaid hockey players who just don't give a rats ass about the fans in the stands or the poor sap who is stuck watching this thing at home on the telly.. go watch an Axemen game at Acadia Arena.. those who don't like the odd scrap will be pleased as fighting results in a three game suspension or something like that.. go watch some kids trying their best down at the local arena..go catch a local hockey game..catch a West Kings game at the Kingston Arena or a game at the Appledome in Berwick or wait for next year to watch the World Juniors to see the next generation before they become NHL players.. do something but do not support this sad excuse to display the games best...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling Playlist

A staple of one's Maritime youth... before there was Vince McMahon and his glitzy WWF on Saturday's there was Emile Dupre's Atlantic Grand Prix Wrestling on ATV. The time slot changed around every now and then and the cards were usually held during the summer months as places on the tour like the Halifax Forum, The Sydney Forum and the Berwick Arena had the ice in...but however when hockey season was over it was time for some good old fashioned wrestling and the people had their favorites too like Leo Burke and Big Stephen Pettipas and the ol fashioned bad guys like Killer Karl Krupp, No Class Bobby Bass and some who switched over like the Cuban Assassin.. good memories....Grand Prix was revived in the late 90s with a hugely successful legends tour and continued to tour the Maritimes until the summer of 2008...i think it is time for another Grand Prix revival...agree?


Being Canadian as according to the Urban Dictionary

Urban Dictionary: Canada

Here are some reasons to be proud to be Canadian as according to the Urban Dictionary

1. Smarties

2. Coffee Crisp

3. The size of our footballs fields and one less down

4. Baseball is Canadian
5. Lacrosse is Canadian
6. Hockey is Canadian

7. Basketball is Canadian
8. Apple pie is Canadian

9. Mr. Dress-up kicks Mr. Rogers ass

10. Tim Hortons kicks Dunkin' Donuts ass

11. In the war of 1812, started by America, Canadians pushed
the Americans back...past their 'White House'. Then we burned it...and most of Washington. We got bored because they ran away, so we came home and partied...Go figure..

12. Canada has the largest French population that never surrendered to
13. We have the largest English population that never ever surrendered or withdrew during any war to anyone, anywhere.
14. Our civil war was a bar fight that lasted a little over an hour.
15. The only person who was arrested in our civil war was an American
mercenary, who slept in and missed the whole thing... but showed up just in time to get caught.
16. We knew plaid was cool far before Seattle caught on.
17. The Hudsons Bay Company once owned over 10% of the earth's surface and is still around as the worlds oldest company.
18. The average dog sled team can kill and devour a full grown human in under 3 minutes.
19. We still know what to do with all the parts of a buffalo.
20. We don't marry our kin-folk.
21. We invented ski-doos, jet-skis, Velcro, zippers, insulin, penicillin, zambonis, the telephone and short wave radios that save countless lives each year.

22. We ALL have frozen our tongues to something metal and lived to tell about it.
23. A Canadian invented Superman.

24. The handles on our beer cases are big enough to fit your hands with mitts on. OOOoohhhhh Canada!!

Oh yeah... and our elections only take one day.
Hey, stick that in your pipe and toke it.

Pssst...Tommy Chong is Canadian too...


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Motörhead - The Birthday Party (full length)

The Birthday Party is a 1985 video by Motörhead. It features the band's 10th anniversary show at the Hammersmith Odeon, London. During the performance of "Motörhead" all of the past members, Wendy O Williams and Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott joined the band onstage...

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Twenty Silly Questions for Old Man Robb

Isn't Disney World just a people's trap operated by a mouse? I've never been to Disney..my Grandmother went and brought me back a mug...but Disney has ALWAYS bothered me...i always thought they sucked next to the Looney Tunes characters..very annoying characters, Family values"? Because the characters are cute and happy? Because of the incessant and pointless singing in every fucking movie? Or maybe because nothing ever goes wrong in the Disney universe, and it's comforting for irresponsible parents to know that they can avoid spending time with their kids by putting on a video, and saving a few bucks on a babysitter at the same time. I can't stand Disney. The theme park blows, the channels blow, and above all, their movies blow...nuff said...just getting started..
    What is Satan's last name? Gary Bettman...if there was ever someone who should be fired it is Buttman...he put the NHL through two lockouts, has ruined the game with crappy rules, let Quebec City and Winnipeg leave, he cannot get it through his head that hockey in places like Phoenix is not working, he wants hockey to work in the Southern States and it just doesn't...Atlanta has lost a team for the second time...wake up get rid of this guy...
    Why can't donuts be square? Because someone wanted to make them round when they were invented? Yes there are square donuts...isn't a Dutchie round? Apple Fritter?
    The largest attendance for an event at the Halifax Forum was? The largest audience for an event held at the Forum was reportedly close to 8,600 people, at the first live World Wrestling Federation show in Halifax, on July 18, 1987, which featured a main event match between then-WWF champion Hulk Hogan and Randy "Macho Man" Savage.... Old Man Robb was there.
    What concert at the Halifax Metro Centre sold out in nine minutes? In December 2007, an Ozzy Osbourne concert sold out in nine minutes, setting a box office ticket record for the Metro Centre....demand was so high that they had to add a second concert...oh ya that sold out
    Only three Acadia Axeman have ever skated in the NHL, which one lasted the longest?  The only Axemen hockey player to ever really make it in the NHL was defenceman Chris Kotsopoulos who spent the 1977-78 season with the Axemen before turning pro in the IHL and eventually joining the New York Rangers. Kotsopoulos also spent time with the Hartford Whalers, Maple Laughs and the Red Wings.
    What do many people in Japan eat at Christmas time? People in Japan head in the zillions to KFC to pick up their Christmas Chicken Dinner...many Japanese make their reservations for their Christmas Dinner months ahead of time. There are line-ups down the street to pick up the Christmas order. It's popularity can be traced back to forty years ago when foreigners would eat at KFC because they could not find a whole turkey or chicken anywhere, KFC Japan noticed and started offering Christmas Dinner's in 1974. As a result of KFC's advertising, many Japanese believe that North Americans celebrate Christmas with a chicken dinner instead of the traditional ham or turkey.
    Who was Canada's longest reigning prime minister? William Lyon Mackenzie King ruled from 1921 to 1948 with some gaps in the middle due to long naps, although he was almost entirely awake during World War II. He stayed in office longer than any other Canadian leader due to the fact that he was so noncommittal on absolutely everything that people couldn't figure out why not to vote for him. King also had an obsession with is dead Mother, going so far as to including a shrine to her in his Ottawa estate, and frequently attempted to contact her from the "other side". Most historians describe this as queasy creepy, but given the level of batfuck-insanity evident in generally everything King did, they pass it off as "not really anything people didn't already assume was going on". The Canadian people of the time considered it a loveable quirk from a man who was seen as "entertainingly bizarre".
    Will Halifax get a football/ outdoor stadium? When Halifax council gets their shit together... then again Moncton did it so that means we have to do it...
    What distinction did AC/DC's Back in Black album receive? Back in Black has sold 49 million copies worldwide to date, making it the third highest-selling album of all time, as well as the best selling album by a hard rock/ heavy metal act.
    What once popular Farmer's Dairy drink was discontinued in 2010? Beep Fruit Drink was discontinued due to failing sales. I remember when i was in elementary school in the Passage and how we had a choice for lunch- milk or Beep with Beep winning out every time for Young Man Robb..RIP Beep
    Who won the Jewett Trophy this year? The Axemen silly! Although i must agree with something that i read recently that* I think it is ridiculous that AUS is the ONLY conference where the host team does not actually host the game every year. Essentially this game was played on neutral ground and had little crowd support. 3500 at Raymond Field in Wolfville is a lot different than 3500 at the new 16,000 seat stadium located at the University of Moncton...
    What is Old Man Robb's favourite calendar? My 2012-13 Maxim Calendar!
    Should Halifax get a Hard Rock Cafe? I think it needs to right outside the Halifax Metro Centre...imagine going to or coming from a concert and being able to relax, drink or eat amongst all of that rock memorabilia? I mean even South Korea had a Hard Rock Cafe and they don't really have much of a case of the rock n rolls...
    What is Old Man Robb doing this May? My TESOL Practicum at Acadia U...can't wait!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

How many people die in Death Wish 3?

Ahhh..one of my favorite guilty pleasures in life has always been the Death Wish series starring Charles Bronson....The Death Wish series contains five movies about Charles Bronson going around beating up, mangling and killing bad guys that are somewhere between half his age to one fourth of his age...

The original from 1974 has always been critically acclaimed all of that good stuff...but the Cannon Years for Bronson..perhaps sentimental memories of renting them from the Dairy Bar next to Lloyds in the Passage or those numerous times they repeated on TBS or WGN or one of those channels...it seemed there was never a time where you could not find a Bronson or Chuck Norris or some other fine Cannon production on the ol boob tube...esp after 12 midnight...or 10 to Midnight (Another Bronson classic from 1983)

But right now...im talking Death Wish 3...from 1985...Remember when action movies contained blood and boobs worth an R-rating? When action movies had real explosions and no CGI? When action movies starred real men and not some model GQ pansy? This was the age when the manliest man of the twentieth century roamed the silver screen, his name was Charles Bronson and Death Wish 3 was the best of them all...

I remember watching it on VHS as i was too young to have seen it in theaters back in 85...however while having a Bronson marathon while i lived in Crowell Tower back in the good ol days at Acadia U was when Death Wish 3 really...i mean really took off...the only movie that got more repeats was when i purchased Shogun Assassin on an archaic VHS while at Mount A back in 2003... let`s get back to Death Wish 3...shall we?

I remember reading a review of Death Wish 3 where the reviewer stated that Death Wish 3 is not a continuation, nor is it an advancement of characters or plot lines; it is only a 90 minute turkey shoot. A madhouse of rape, torture, brutality, explosions, and savage murder without even a hint of story.....well ya i guess they got that part right... but hey this is all about the Bronsoninator and omg the body count in this puppy...i mean Death Wish 3 is not going to win any awards except the Old Man Robb Movie of the yr for 1985...the Cannon Memorial Award...gosh those crazy Cannon Pictures Golan-Globus guys were geniuses...

Well maybe not all the time...

The key to enjoying DEATH WISH 3 is to accept it for what it is. It ain't indoor bullstuff and it ain't art. So throw some Jiffypop on the stove and get some wobblepops and watch Bronson's finest 90 minutes or so...

Oh ya and by the way there is a documentary coming out about Cannon Pictures entitled "Electric Bugaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Pictures" A theatrical release is being planned for late 2012...

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