Urban planning community

+ Reply to thread
Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Are you sure you want to leave??

  1. #1
    Cyburbian jmf's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2001
    Location
    in limbo
    Posts
    591

    Are you sure you want to leave??

    Hey Donk,

    Are you really sure you want to leave all this?? Pictures from the New York Times show scenes from the World Pond Hockey Championships in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. The caption for the last photo reads "Snow fell for the first two days of the tournament, slowing the puck. A bonfire on the lake kept players warm." I am sure that wasn't the only thing keeping them warm!! article






  2. #2
    maudit anglais
    Registered
    May 1997
    Location
    Odd-a-wah
    Posts
    6,586
    *sniff* I am so proud to be a Canadian right now.

  3. #3
    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
    Registered
    May 2003
    Location
    Staff meeting
    Posts
    8,370
    mmmmmm, drunkedness and frostbite!


    (It's pretty cool though)
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    The ends can justify the means.

  4. #4
    Cyburbian donk's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2001
    Location
    skating on thin ice
    Posts
    6,958
    What no mention of friend bologna sandwiches?

    They forgot to include the other icon of plaster rock in the story:



    And don't forget about this news story.

    Just cause they cash in on nostalgia by playing hockey on a pond and seem real nice does not reduce the white trash quotient in the area.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

  5. #5
    Cyburbian jmf's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2001
    Location
    in limbo
    Posts
    591
    Quote Originally posted by donk
    Just cause they cash in on nostalgia by playing hockey on a pond and seem real nice does not reduce the white trash quotient in the area.
    Touche!

    And I should know!!

    But you have to admit, the shot of all the rinks is pretty cool!

  6. #6
    Cyburbian donk's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2001
    Location
    skating on thin ice
    Posts
    6,958
    Quote Originally posted by jmf
    Touche!

    And I should know!!

    But you have to admit, the shot of all the rinks is pretty cool!
    I'll give you that.

    Plaster Rock is a weigh point for me in driving, after risking life and limb crossing the "highway"(100 miles of nothing) I'm always glad to see the Fiddle Heads, and the Irving.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

  7. #7
    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
    Registered
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Paris of Appalachia
    Posts
    3,902
    I'm sorry but catching a buzz and playing on the ice seems like a fun time to me -White trash and all.

    Forgive me for my ignorance, but what is the significance of the "World's Largest Fiddleheads" ?

  8. #8
    Cyburbian donk's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2001
    Location
    skating on thin ice
    Posts
    6,958
    Quote Originally posted by biscuit
    I'm sorry but catching a buzz and playing on the ice seems like a fun time to me -White trash and all.

    Forgive me for my ignorance, but what is the significance of the "World's Largest Fiddleheads" ?

    That is the welcome to Plaster Rock sign.

    Fiddleheads are immature ferns that people harvest in the spring around here to eat. You steam them, smother them in butter and lemon. No matter what you do, they still taste like lawn clippings to me. One more reason I'll never be a maritimer.(dulse, alpine, fried bologna-inch thick minimum, fiddleheads)
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

  9. #9
    maudit anglais
    Registered
    May 1997
    Location
    Odd-a-wah
    Posts
    6,586
    Mmmm...fiddleheads. Love'em!

  10. #10
    Cyburbian donk's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2001
    Location
    skating on thin ice
    Posts
    6,958
    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Mmmm...fiddleheads. Love'em!
    I'll try to bring you some canned ones, to go with the garrison.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

  11. #11
    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Wellington, NZ
    Posts
    2,447
    Wow - fiddleheads? Weird. We have them here on native ferns but we call them by the Maori name - koru. A stylised version is often used as a symbol on NZ stuff. I have a beautiful greenstone necklace that has a koru design.

  12. #12
    maudit anglais
    Registered
    May 1997
    Location
    Odd-a-wah
    Posts
    6,586
    Quote Originally posted by JNL
    Wow - fiddleheads? Weird. We have them here on native ferns but we call them by the Maori name - koru. A stylised version is often used as a symbol on NZ stuff. I have a beautiful greenstone necklace that has a koru design.
    Do you eat them down there?

  13. #13
    Cyburbian JNL's avatar
    Registered
    Jul 2002
    Location
    Wellington, NZ
    Posts
    2,447
    Quote Originally posted by Tranplanner
    Do you eat them down there?
    Well, I think you can. I know there's a restaurant nearby that specialises in Maori kai (food) and they serve them, but that's not common, and they certainly don't come in cans!!

  14. #14
    Cyburbian donk's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2001
    Location
    skating on thin ice
    Posts
    6,958
    They are not available commercially canned. You have to know someone who "puts them up".
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

  15. #15
    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
    Registered
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,662
    they look like curled up fuzzy worms!
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

  16. #16
    Cyburbian donk's avatar
    Registered
    Sep 2001
    Location
    skating on thin ice
    Posts
    6,958
    Quote Originally posted by Habanero
    they look like curled up fuzzy worms!
    See what you have to look forward to if you move to canada.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

+ Reply to thread

More at Cyburbia

  1. Do you leave your dog outside?
    Friday Afternoon Club
    Replies: 36
    Last post: 08 Jun 2008, 10:13 PM
  2. Leave time
    Career Development and Advice
    Replies: 12
    Last post: 28 Mar 2007, 3:34 AM
  3. Rat Leave
    Friday Afternoon Club
    Replies: 8
    Last post: 20 Dec 2005, 9:52 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last post: 17 Jun 2005, 9:18 PM
  5. Leave it to APA to be pandering...
    Friday Afternoon Club
    Replies: 20
    Last post: 05 Jan 2005, 6:20 PM