I Watched This Game: Canucks at New York Islanders, October 22, 2013

After an incredibly entertaining game in Pittsburgh, Sunday’s game in Columbus was a bit of a snooze fest. Fortunately, the Canucks and Islanders apparently got together before Tuesday’s game in Long Island and decided that sanity is overrated, because this game was crazy in the coconut.

This game was more cray-cray than a pair of Cray supercomputers. If this game had membranes, they would be locked up in an insane asylum. It was more screwball than Hitchcock’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Even Bonkers D. Bobcat thought this game was a little much. I lost 1d4 Sanity Points when I watched this game.

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Scandal alert: Roberto Luongo may be James Duthie, which explains his poor October

Roberto Luongo’s Twitter account has always seemed too good to be true. Most hockey players suck at Twitter, after all. Consider Ryan Whitney, considered by Sports Illustrated to be one of hockey’s few essential follows. Look at his tweets. If these are the tweets of an essential hockey follow, then, well, heaven help us. Hockey is doomed.

Luongo, on the other hand, has always been a notch above. His @strombone1 account is funny. He’s current. He’s self-referential and self-effacing. He interacts well with others. It’s been an invaluable means of reinventing his hockey persona and revitalizing his relationship with the fans in Vancouver.

But the account has never been without controversy. Ever since it was uncovered, there have been conspiracy theories about to who’s really behind the account. It’s a comedian, said some. It’s Kevin Bieksa, said others who refused to believe a hockey team could have two funny guys. (Not unreasonable if, again, you look at most player Twitter accounts). And, in one of the most lasting theories: it’s actually Roberto Luongo superfriend James Duthie.

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Stick in Link: Roberto Luongo back on Long Island; My Little Pony Canucks

It’s time for “Stick in Link”, the feature where we just plug in a bunch of stuff written by others! Featuring a smattering of links from around the Smylosphere and beyond every Tuesday and Thursday. Warning: our links are so hyper, they change colour when exposed to heat. (Have something for us to share in the next edition? E-mail us at passittobulis@gmail.com, tweet us @passittobulis, or just come over and write your link on a pad of paper, I guess.)

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