The further adventures of Luongo’s super-secret suspected twitter account: Escape Goat

When Don Cherry joined Twitter at the beginning of March, I must confess I was hoping for more unintentional hilarity. After all, Cherry is 78 years old, which isn’t normally a great age to try and learn how to use a new technology. Combine that with Cherry’s propensity for political incorrectness and his twitter account had the potential for awesomeness.

Unfortunately, Don Cherry’s Twitter account ended up being pretty dull, consisting largely of him pointing out when a player is doing well and linking to Coach’s Corner segments on CBC. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised at how quickly he adapted to using Twitter; he adapted to the advent of techno, after all.

The one instance where Cherry managed to provide the Twitter world with a little unintentional humour came a couple weeks ago, when he weighed in on the rumour that Luongo had asked for a trade.

 

For anyone who doesn’t get why this is funny, Wikipedia is your friend.

Don Cherry doesn’t make mistakes (other than that techno song). What Cherry clearly meant is that Luongo is the goat in Vancouver and intends to escape from the city via a trade. The fact that “escape goat” bares a superficial similarity to the far more common term “scapegoat” is a mere coincidence.

The “Escape Goat” went semi-viral, like a minor case of the sniffles, leading to my favourite Luongo-themed animated gif ever, from HFBoards poster, Penosity.

Clearly, Luongo saw this gif and, with the Kentucky Derby dominating the news, got a brilliant idea in his head:

 

It’s time for Luongo to buy a horse and name it Escape Goat. Brilliant. Unfortunately, Luongo is about 100 pounds too heavy to be a jockey.

Once again, we at PITB sincerely hope that Luongo never officially confirms @strombone1 as his Twitter account. This is much better. The fact that he chose a parody account of himself as his straight man for his comedic stylings is the cherry on top of this delicious, delicious sundae.

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14 comments

  1. Lucky
    May 6, 2012

    I love @strombone1 !

    That is all.

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  2. SteveB
    May 6, 2012

    @NotBobbyLu was always my favourite not-Roberto Luongo alias.

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  3. sarah
    May 6, 2012

    Strombone is either Lu and the most amazing athlete Twitter handle ever or not Lu and the most fantastic Twitter prank. Either way, lots of awesome happening here.

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  4. Brent
    May 6, 2012

    “The fact that “escape goat” bares a superficial similarity to the far more common term “scapegoat” is a mere coincidence.”

    You really think so? This was a pretty common term years ago and even made it into the Simpsons (when Abu gets in trouble for selling Homer expired ham) so I am assuming that Don would be familiar with the term scapegoat. What gets me is the clever play on words with Luongo commonly being the “scapegoat” for Vancouver’s playoff woes and “escaping” from Vancouver. Thats why I didn’t think that he would be clever enough to think it up. Seems more like a Don Maclean pun, because he is definitely a punny guy.

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  5. Locode
    May 6, 2012

    @Brent, it’s called humor.

    ““The fact that “escape goat” bares a superficial similarity to the far more common term “scapegoat” is a mere coincidence.””

    It’s a funny. Get it??

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    • Brent
      May 6, 2012

      OK good point. I guess I should have gotten the sarcasm since there was a link to Wikipedia. Must be tired.

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  6. A Blueliner
    May 7, 2012

    WHAT IF. Strombone is actually controlled by PITB and they’re making news out of nothing? LOL. Just a thought! ;)

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    • JC
      May 8, 2012

      I would almost be OK with PITB wagging the dog with this one. ALMOST.

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  7. Tom
    May 7, 2012

    what i love is that someone has created a yoda luongo twitter account based on the meme created last week. incredibly lame but oh so funny

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  8. PeeSeeGee
    May 7, 2012

    Would getting a Strombone1 Canucks jersey be a foul? It might just be worth it!

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    • Harrison Mooney
      May 7, 2012

      It would be, but it would be an awesome jersey foul.

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  9. Tamara B
    May 7, 2012

    I literally could watch that all day, it brings joy to my heart. Except for the part where Luo might have asked for a trade….

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  10. AC
    May 8, 2012

    That animated gif may just be THE BEST THING EVER.

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    • Brent
      May 9, 2012

      And he just looks so happy….which makes me a little sad.

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