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By Sharon Daly

It's Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, and a man makes his way to his seat right at center ice. He sits down, noticing that the seat next to him is empty. He leans over and asks his neighbor if someone will be sitting there. "No" says the neighbor. "The seat is empty." "This is incredible," said the man. "Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Stanley Cup and not use it?"

The neighbor says, "Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Stanley Cup we haven't been to together since we got married." "Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that. That's terrible... But couldn't you find someone else, a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?" The man shakes his head. "No," he says. "They're all at the funeral."

It's a well know Truth (current PTB bludgeon) that neither jokes nor sports are my forte' but it sure is better than what's going on, you know, over there. Having a root canal on the Michigan Ave Bridge tonight - in my swim suit - would be better than what is going on, you know, over there.

Feel free to share your own, you jokers.

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kath from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: January 24th, 2013 8:05 AM

I totally agree with you Sharon. However no response reveals not only lack of soul but also intellect.

Sharon Daly from Forest Park, Illinois  

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 11:02 PM

I suspect you are right, Kath?but I thought I'd give Edward one last chance to reveal a soul. Also, this latest 'event' is only the latest one-step-over-the-line (sweet jesus) marker for our charming but changing town. First, the outsiders came and challenged local candidate petitions, then they created and delivered beneath-human-dignity flyers to our homes, finally they are attempting to break the last standing voice that can kick the crap out of their only and always self-serving ways. Interestingly, our so-called leader(s) have not stepped up to lead by saying, 'Now, now - pull yourselves together. This is not how we behave for the public good." Gee, it's almost as if they promote this desperate, insane, destructive behavior. (Lordy, they have sent in their C Team to convince OPRF of Welch's righteousness. Snort, heehee, snort.)

kath from Chicago, Illinois  

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 2:13 PM

Sharon (and Bill from Melrose Park), Edward P. is not going to give any intelligent answers to any of your questions, he only likes to spew halftruths and untruths and call people names. I think it would be best, in the future, in order to keep these blogs interesting, to just ignore his ignorant comments. After all he has his own blog that people can go to for his ideas and opinions.

Sharon Daly from Forest Park, Illinois  

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 9:19 AM

A few questions, Edward P: 1) how do you think the Welsh comment thread appears to regular folks (not you or me)? 2) One pyromaniacal poster played the thread, drip-drip-dripping gasoline on the fire. What do you think of that? How high was ____willing to take y'all in this sacrificial riot? Are there limits? 3) It appears you believe there is an actual thing called the Truth and that you have it. Can that possibly be true?

Edward P. from Forest Park  

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 12:19 AM

Do we get to consider you the joke, ya know over there?

Sharon Daly from Forest Park, Illinois  

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 9:35 PM

Bump. I understand that hockey is back ON - so Go Blackhawks! or something like that :)

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