I love it when this blog writes itself. And by “writes itself” I mean, “you guys send me awesome stuff”.
We have two amazing reader contributions today:
1. John M contributed this amazing picture of The Steel Rivet in the comment thread from yesterday’s post. I’m not sure if John M. did the photoshopping himself or if he found it somewhere else, but either way, he’s a hero. UPDATE: This photoshop was created by “fly as hale” who works her magic over on the official Sabres forums. UPDATE II: Okay, I’m now totally confused about who did this photoshopping. Here’s what we know for sure; Craig the Riveter was brought to my attention by John M, and flyashale is using it as her avatar over on the Sabres Forums. After that, it’s anybody’s guess. From now on I’m going to steal whatever I want from the internet and credit no one. Heh. REDONKULOUS UPDATE III: FOR THE LOVE OF LINDY RUFF! Okay, according to Jael, who I have COMPLETE and utter faith in, the person who photoshopped this picture of Craig Rivet’s head onto Rosie the Riveter’s body is Tsujimoto who pedals his righteous wares over on the HF Forums. I’m starting to wonder if photoshops don’t belong to everyone. I mean, Craig the Steel Riveter can’t be OWNED. He’s a part of all of us.
Craig the Steel Riveter = effing awesome
2. As you all know, yesterday was a historic day for America. In what can only be characterized as a landslide, we the people of The Willful Caboose overwhelmingly voted that Lindy Ruff’s new nickname be “Colonel Mustard”. The people have spoken, and the polls are now closed. (Actually, the polls are still open because I have no idea how to close them. Keep voting if you are so moved.) Our task as a blog is to move forward in the spirit of cooperation. We must begin to heal the divides that were created over the course of the 24 hour campaign to give Lindy his new nickname. Colonel Mustard may not not be the name you voted for, but he is still the same coach he’s always been.
Here are the final results of your vote:
As you can see, it was a clear cut victory for “Colonel Mustard”.
And for our neighbors to the north, we have converted the vote tallies:
I don’t understand the metric system, but I assume Colonel Mustard won in Canada too.
The whole Colonel Mustard thing was started, promoted, and lovingly rendered in electoral maps by the fabulous Christina from Reigning Frog’s Blog. Although I tried very hard to keep politics away from our unsullied safe-hockey-space, there are certain times when the people’s voice must be heard.
Thank you to everyone who voted yesterday.