So here is the week that was:
1. Sens defenceman Eric Gryba has received a two game suspension for his hit on Lars Eller. Now I do think this was more of a legitimate hockey play gone terribly bad (they do call this type of pass a "suicide pass" for exactly this reason) but given the concern over headshots I can understand and support a suspension. That being said is consistency in the rulings too much to ask? Some plays seem to get nothing, while similar plays result in multiple game suspensions. I sure I'm not the only one who's confused by this.
If anyone is curious about what the hit looked like you can watch it on youtube here. It's not the raw video but rather the analysis the TSN panel did on it, so no blood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83qHq-RgEGM
2. Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman is dead at 49, apparently from liver failure from a spider bite over a year ago. That's a sad end to what was starting to look like a feel good story, since it appeared he was coming back from a bought of necrotizing fasciitis in his arm that forced him to take time off. At their best he and Kerry King were one of the best guitar partnerships in metal, I thought.
Here's the first Slayer tune I ever heard back in high school "Seasons in the Abyss". Hanneman's solo runs from 4:28 to 4:54 and has some rather nice tapping in it, I think.
3. I'm happy to report that Canada's Conservative government has announced that they have awarded a ship designing contract to a company for the bargain price of $288 million dollars. These ships will be based on a Norwegian patrol boat design Canada bought for $5 million dollars that cost the Norwegian government approximately $100 million dollars to design...and build. When asked why Canada is overpaying for ships other countries design and build for a fraction of that cost Defence Minister Peter MacKay simply said "other shipyards are wrong".
Now I don't expect anyone to tell me why my elected representatives have decided to bankrupt my country but I will ask that if anyone has a spare defibrillator to let me know. Considering I get massive chest pains and shortness of breath from just the thought that this might make the F-35 purchase fiasco look cheap...well, I have no words.
You know, I've always voted but I've never joined a party or worked on a campaign. But with this being the type of leadership the Conservatives are becoming known for I think I might. Don't get me wrong. I'm not voting FOR the NDP or Liberals, I'm voting against incompetence.
Here's the link to the story if interested. http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/05/02/pol-milewski-shipbuilding-design-mystery.html