This is the Roundup. You know what happens. Innerwebs. Linkage. You love it. But what of the world of late? What of heartbreak and chaos? What of love and debauchery? What of hope and ice cream? What of those weird Brad Pitt Chanel No. 5 commercials?
You’ll have to excuse our existential crisis. For, as an NHL season seems less and less likely, the Barn Roundup writer becomes more and more lost. The 542 hours wasted researching for our NHL fantasy league. All of our witty “Leafs suck” tweet reserves. One hundred and twelve cases of Labatt 50 waiting in the garage, and for what? FOR WHAT, BETTMAN?
[Editor’s Note: I’ve been asked to let our reader’s know that our editorial mandate is not one of Leaf hatred. In fact, our own Ian Orti is a staunch supporter of the blue and white, and we apologize if at sometimes our attempts at humour come across as snide, or mean-spirited. We love the Leafs and their fans. They’re just like normal hockey teams, and fans, but with with every spring off.]
On to the Roundup…
- Play of the Week
Even Obama thinks the NHL and the NHLPA are rich dicks
- Why are All the Adults Fighting?
Forbes (the magazine, not our man Andrew) talks about conflict in sport. [Forbes]
- God and Golf?
Chris Jones on God, golf, and ghosts. [ESPN]
- Searching for Bobby Fischer
Bobby Fischer was weird, and chess is weird. [Slate]
- BK Isles
Katie Baker on a move the Barn called, but we gave hipsters more credit. [Grantland]
Apparently Jeremy Lin is still a thing, or so says Gentlemen’s Quarterly. [GQ]
- London Calling
Have you ever wanted to travel London by kayak? Me neither, but en Route is a great magazine, and this piece is aces. [en Route]
- Jesus at Tailback
There ain’t nothing more American than God and football. Or is there? [Gawker]
- Hockey? Outside? And not a Lame Cash Grab? Unpossible
The minor-league Williamsport Outlaws are the first modern pro hockey team in North America to play its entire home schedule outdoors. [Globe & Mail]
- Twitterer Tweet of the Week
So, @andyparrishmn, I’ll put my money where my mouth is. I’ll put $20,000 in escrow to debate you, and if I swear, it’s all yours.
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) October 24, 2012
- Top 5 Search Terms From Last Week Used to Find The Barnstormer
1. medicine hat is fucked
2. boy hustlers selling themselves to old men
3. boston strippers
4. children hearing dad’s voices in head
5. كرستيانو رونالدو
- Song of the Week
So, Axl Rose is still a thing. Cool.