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 The Reaper's been busy these past few weeks.  I've kinda lost track of the celebrity/notoriety deaths (there was Glen Frey of The Eagles & David Bowie of Ziggy Stardust ... There were others but I forget).  But here's one that I did not lose track of but I'm sure slipped under a lot of your radars.

John “Jack” P. Riley, Jr. (Medford, Mass.), who as head coach led the U.S. to its first-ever gold medal in Olympic ice hockey in 1960, passed away today (02/03/2016) at the age of 95.  As documented in the movie "Forgotten Miracle" - many of the tactics Coach Herb Brooks used on the 1980 team Coach Riley used on the 1960 team and for good reason.  One of the most controversial decisions make by Coach Riley was to cut 3 players to make room for The Cleary Brothers (Bill Cleary was considered a worthy addition but he wouldn't go without his brother Bob and many on the team thought he wasn't worthy) and Defenceman extraordinaire John Mayasich. Players cut were Bob Dupis, Larry Alm and the a fore mentioned future USA coach (whose father said to him after watching his old team win the gold medal "Looks like Coach Riley cut the right guy, Huh?").  One of the ballziest things Coach Riley said/did was in the planning of the Olympic schedule was that he wanted to play Canada & "Russia" (Soviet Union) back-to-back when no one else would and "conventional" wisdom said not to.  His response was "Screw it, we'll play 'em both and beat 'em both cuz we're going undefeated!". :O_o: 

Coach Riley also played for team USA in the 1948 Olympics.  That participation was also married by controversy as the US sent two teams to the St. Moritz games :doh:.  One was sent by the AAU & the USOC, the second was sent by the Ametur Hockey Assc. (AHA) & the LIHG (forrunner of IIHF).  As a result, the AHA team played (Jack's team) but they were disqualified from the possibility of winning any medals.  The team (would have) finished 4th.  Mr. Riley would be a player/coach for the 1949 team that would win the bronze.

  • Mood: Sadness
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  • Reading: Jack Riley's Obit
  • Watching: Forgotten Miracle
  • Playing: NOT
  • Eating: Protein Bar
  • Drinking: "Concoction"
"Therapy" Suicidal Tendencies
"Straight To Nowhere" Alice in Chainz

:iconbutchrapefaceplz::iconsaysplz:Hey Wingy, Rape jokes ain't funny!  :blush: Yeah I know!  But with the new year and my deductible not met they are "assaulting"  my wallet! So they assessed my strength and ROM and decided I can now continue the exercises on my own!

There were some celebrity passings over the past few days.  I'll get to them later.
  • Mood: Joy
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  • Reading: Dirty Magazines
  • Watching: "Adult" Videos
  • Playing: w/ Myself XD
  • Eating: Protein Bar
  • Drinking: "Concoction"
"New Years Day" U2
"Cristine Sixteen" :iconkissplz:
"Sweet Little Sixteen" Chuck Berry

Well, Y2k has gotten her Driver's License!  :wow: I'm amazed she passed with that she had to get used to sitting in the FRONT Seat! :iconrimshotplz: :giggle: Yeah, her first 6 lessons were spent trying to get her to SIT UP in da fukken cah! :rofl:

Starting off the New Year - Team USA Hung a Touchdown (with extra point!) on the Czechs to win in the World U20's quarter finals but then Lost to Russia in the Semi's 2-1.  The Yanks salvaged the tourney by blasting the Swedes 8-3 tor bring home the Bronze! (Hosts Finland beat the Russkies in OT 4-3 on a Sweet Rap-arounder by Kasperi Kapanen).  So the New Year went from being Hopeful, Tragic to Redeemed all in the manner of 3 days.  Good Things from the tourney: getting :iconbronzemedalplz:, Beating Canada and getting something they DON'T have (a medal).  BAD Thing: Losing To "The Russians"!  I know I'm not supposed to hate anyone but ... OK I Hate The Russians!  In fact - I would rather lose to Canada and endure their obnoxious fans than The Russkies.  Cuz at "The End Of The Day", Canada is still a NATO ally that shares our cultural values.  Russia, on the other hand, has always been run by some form of Authoritarian, Autocratic regime and the administration of President Vladimir Putin is No Exception!  His expansionistic policies in the Ukraine were bad enuf but now his semi-theocratic, homophobic domestic policies and his bombing of Syria has spread his poisonous "Cult of Personalty" over here to the US and having to endure stuff like this :pointr:nothingishere.com/obama-vs-put…  So ... yeah :finger: FUCK THE RUSSIA!
  • Mood: Seasonal
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  • Reading: Dirty Magazines
  • Watching: "Adult" Videos
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  • Eating: Protein Bar
  • Drinking: "Concoction"

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uki--uki Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
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OddGarfield Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2016  Student Interface Designer
I saw your comments on my Confederate States supportive art pieces, care to fill me in on a debate of the Civil War era and how you view supporters in our modern day supporting the former Confederate States through cultural representation and State Holidays?
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Dynamoe Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Thanks for the Smuggler's Blues fave, Wing Man!

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Rest in Peace
Glenn Frey
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The-Ded-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
King diamond fan?
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015
:iconimhappyplz::iconsaysplz: Mmmm Maybe! :giggle:

:whisper: Don't Break The Oath!
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The-Ded-Guy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Afraid I already did...
hush...
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WingDiamond Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
:whisper: I won't tell, a living soul!  They would not believe!
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Chibifangirl01 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave
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BakerChemi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thx 4 the fav!
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