One of the major differences between this NHL lockout and the lockouts that occurred in 2004-05 and 1994-95 is the advent of Twitter, giving teams, media, and players a direct conduit to fans. The NHLPA has encouraged their constituents to communicate their frustration with Gary Bettman and the owners through Twitter, to the point that many of the player accounts seem completely homogeneous.
There is one player’s Twitter account, however, that will always be completely and utterly unique: strombone1. The all-but-verified account of a certain French-Italian-Canadian netminder for the Vancouver Canucks is an endless source of bizarre non-sequiturs , love for reality TV, and an obsession for literal toilet humour, generally at his own expense.
No other NHL player would start a hashtag full of terrible pickup lines entirely making fun of himself. The pseudonym’d Roberto Luongo distracted hockey fans nation-wide from the lockout with the #StrombonePickupLines hashtag and the results are ridiculous, hilarious, and frequently filthy. Be forewarned.
The whole thing got started when the slightly less funny, but still pretty good #DavidBoothPickupLines caught Luongo’s attention and he contributed the best tweet of the bunch.
“Is that a cross bow in your cargo pants or are you just happy to see me?” #DavidBoothPickupLines
—Strombone (@strombone1) October 26, 2012
That’s when it became clear that Luongo was far more ripe for the picking when it came to pickup line jokes. Luongo clearly agreed.Tags: Questionable Comedic Content, Roberto Luongo, strombone1, The Twitters