Anyone following the Canucks should know by now that even the most commonplace Kevin Bieksa interview can yield unexpected laughs, so it should come as no surprise that the Canucks D-man was able to light up the Twitterverse during a brief pregame chat with Dan Murphy Thursday.
When asked about the burgeoning rivalry with the San Jose Sharks, whom the Canucks defeated the night before, he said:
“We definitely have a rivalry with them that’s kinda escalated a bit, and they’ve got a couple milk hot dogs on their team, and … *laughter* … it makes for some fun games though, that’s for sure.”
Yes. He said “Milk hot dogs”. Unfortunately, the video won’t embed for us, but you can review it by clicking here or on the screencap below:
What is a milk hot dog, anyway? Is it a hot dog in milk? A hot dog made of milk? Is it a hot dog filled with milk? None of these things seem feasible. Or palatable.
If you’re wondering why Bieksa’s perpetual smirk is even smirkier than usual in the moments leading up to the creation of the English language’s strangest compound word, it’s because he has every intention of saying “milk hot dogs” from the moment this interview begins.
His teammates put him up to it. According to Derek Jory, Bieksa wins $300 for accepting the bet that he couldn’t work “milk” and “hot dogs” into the short interview.
He should get a bonus for creating the world’s strangest insult out of it, especially if this catches on. I can see it now. I’m a sissy, huh? Well. You, sir, are a milk hot dog. And your mother’s a soda burger.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking the “milk hot dog” bet is a new thing. This is actually the second time we’ve seen it. The Sedins put Ryan Kesler up to it prior to an interview on HNIC After Hours last February. Since he had more time, they bet him he couldn’t say “milk” and “hot dog” twice each. He got it out of the way early:
As you can see, Kesler sort of sapped all the fun out of it. No wonder it took about a year for the dare to resurface again.
By the by, do yourself a favour and watch to the end of this Kesler interview, because it features PITB’s finest moment of investigative journalism to date. One of Scott Oake’s questions is from us, as we ask Kesler to explain why it is that his second child, Ryker, was born exactly nine months to the day after he signed a massive, multi-million dollar deal with the Canucks.
Yeah. It’s a weird question. But it catches Kesler so off-guard he drops a swear bomb on live TV, which I find funny, likely because I’m nine.
Anyway. It’s probably safe to say that this won’t be the last time we hear about milk and hot dogs in a Canucks interview, especially after Kevin Bieksa invented the world’s next great burn.
Edit: Apparently, it wasn’t even the last time last night. In the postgame interview, Alex Burrows clearly took on the dare as well, telling Dan Murphy the Canucks had to “pour it on like milk.” They’re working it into similes now.
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