petition to call guys who only go to games to drink and yell incoherently 'brew douches', because i really feel we need a male 'puck sl*t' equivalent that encompasses just how annoying these guys are. i mean they take seats from ~>>real<<~ fans who actually want to watch the game.



Not to mention the occasional beer that gets dumped down so poor True Fan’s back.

Although omg there was one guy that sat behind me at a Rampage game who I will quote for the rest of my LIFE. He kept yelling things like “MAKE IT RAIN” and “THERE ARE FIVE OF YOU ON THE ICE.” It was almost beautiful.

Anyway, sure I’d sign that petition!

Brew douche. I love it. Let’s make this happen.

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finally got to meet my boy and the best hockey player in the league! #88  (x)

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OH LOOK, Jonathan Toews staring at Patrick Kane while Patrick Kane doesn’t notice. What a surprise.

I scrolled past this 3 times before I realised it was a current picture.

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Apparently, there was some controversy over the weekend about Jonathan Toews clarifying that his nickname was spelled “Jonny.” Some people thought it was spelled “Johnny,” and yeah. I don’t know.

And I was just like “Wasn’t it always spelled ‘Jonny,’ or am I just crazy?”

So, I dug up an old issue of Blackhawks Magazine that I had stashed away from 2008/09 and confirmed that I hadn’t gone crazy. This is his survey from that magazine. Enjoy his answers.

So yeah. Toews is weird and has always spelled his nickname “Jonny.” Carry on.

The best part about this is how it makes me think about Jess’s theories about Toews’s lack of personality and his ability to be a chameleon and pick up personality from people around him / be what people want or expect him to be, etc. — which is in nice counterpoint to Kane’s ability to be … uniquely himself. And a big personality. 

OKAY BUT HIS FAVORITE MOVIE WAS “THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS”??? I’m dying because now I’m thinking of this quick Q&A with Kaner from 2007 where he said he’d recently seen “The Pursuit of Happyness” and cried over it. Now I’m just imagining Tazer having none of Kaner saying he’d never seen it, making him watch it during prospect camp, and then and Kaner sobs, and this is basically the start of them interacting in any prolonged way. Tazer makes Patrick “lately I’ve been into 90s love songs” Kane cry with a Will Smith movie. 

(Pee ess, I refuse ‘Jonny.’ I refuse it.)

Okay, not the point of this thread but I have seen recurring comments about how weird and wtf and OMG WRONG I CAN’T Tazer is for spelling his name without an H, from fandom and professional media alike (I’m looking at you, Backhand Shelf podcast, ugh), but let me just say, for anyone who is not aware of the ~broader cultural significance~ of this name or its spelling:

John and Jonathan are two DISTINCTLY SEPARATE NAMES. Jonathan comes from the biblical Yonatan (“God has given” in Hebrew), King David’s BFF/OTP from the Old Testament, a relatively popular name in certain geos and especially popular among Jews. 

John comes from the biblical Yochanan/Yohanan (“God has graced” in Hebrew), and yes, was a common Jewish name some 2000 years ago, but gained worldwide popularity by being the name of, you know, John the Baptist, John the Apostle, the author of a significant part of the New Testament, and is subsequently one of the most popular names in the world among Christian cultures. 

Let’s just take another look at these two names in multiple languages:

John vs Jonathan, Yohanan vs Yonatan, Juan vs Jonatan, Ivan vs Dzhonatan, Jean vs Jonatan, Giovanni vs Gionatan, Han vs Jonathan, Jan vs Jonatan, et cetera et cetera et cetera (John is a really popular name okay).

In English, especially with similar nicknames, these two names sound alike, but they are so very much different names. And one of them has a decidedly strong Christian context.

Of course, there are no rules for how nicknames should be spelled. Traditionally, the name Jonathan has been shortened to Jon or Jonny in English because hey, there is no actual H there, adding an H turns it into a completely different name. That said, people can spell their names and nicknames however they damn well like, and as far as I’m concerned, fic authors can call Tazer Jon or Jonny or Johnny or even Jonathan and I am 100% fine with them all, so long as we don’t have any evidence that Tazer actually gives a crap (and we do not, Mr. “Uh I guess without an h…?” Toews).

But can we please stop with the weirded out/outright disgusted reactions the the mere idea of a Jonny or Jon who spell their names without an H? There is a meaning and culture behind the name Jonathan in and of itself. Let’s not erase that, or act like if Jonathans don’t change their nicknames to the similar Christian spelling, they’re doing it wrong.

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5/27/09 Blackhawks @ Red Wings: 10-19-88 after being ousted in the Western Conference Final

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toews vs. emojis 

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ANNIE - Official Trailer (2014)

I’m not gonna lie, I teared up a little bit when I saw the trailer.

I’m sooo excited for this… cheese fest and all!

this is so freaking adorable and yes i cried. I can’t wait.


So I’ll probably get slammed for this (because, tumblr) but here goes anyway.  Ask box is open, slam away.

When the original Little Orphan Annie was written, chronologically we were a lot closer to a time where there was a strong bias against Irish people.  By making Annie red haired, it was implied that she was of Irish descent, and by extension, the audience would have inherently known that was part of the bias against her.

Changing Annie’s race to African American replicates this same dynamic in modern society, and that’s a big part of why so many people were upset by it.  A BLACK orphan?!  Nooooooo, keep her white and red haired and cute I DON’T WANT TO DEAL WITH HOW THIS IS MAKING ME UNCOMFORTABLE.

Casting Annie as black in 2014 is a much more true to the original character than casting her as a caucasian red head.

i cried. ngl.

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