“Whenever I saw her, I felt like I had been living in another country, doing moderately well in another language, and then she showed up speaking English and suddenly I could speak with all the complexity and nuance that I hadn’t realized was gone. With Lucy I was a native speaker.”
― Ann Patchett, Truth and Beauty
Philadelphia sports garbage. Via @jessethorn
Also of note: Hunter Pence kills the Phillies, Saves the Phanatic
I laughed right out loud at the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer. It looks SO goofy. And as someone who enjoyed the books (sex and luxury), I still plan on seeing it. Maybe not on Valentine’s Day weekend but maybe on a rainy Saturday afternoon showing a month or two after. However, I would DIE if any of my students saw me purchasing tickets, entering the theater or exiting the theater. Maybe I have to cross state lines for the sake of my privacy.
If you were inserted as a goalie for an NHL team for an entire season, what kind of save percentage would you have? Assume your teammates don’t slit your neck kicking you in the face out of frustration. I’d say .600 is possible. Between shots you can see, and just happening to be a fat American standing in front of a relatively small goal, you could stop more shots than got past you.
I don’t think so. Every time I watch a hockey game, the goalie makes 10 to 30 saves that are completely insane. Those saves are a matter of routine to Martin Brodeur, but you and I would have no chance of making them. Yeah, you might be able to block a bad shot simply by standing there and letting it hit your face, but eventually players on the other team would notice your weakness(es) and exploit them fully. Your save percentage would drop every game until, by the end, you were allowing 75 goals per contest.
And that’s not even considering the mental drain. There is a hard rubber puck coming at you at all times. Padding or not, that is terrifying. I would crack. I would curl up into a ball and just lay in front of the net, accepting my abuse. FACT: NHL goalie is a harder job than CEO.