Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Leafs in Six Words or Less

One of the more interesting books I read this year is Smith Magazine's Not Quite What I was Planning. The magazine asked people to submit a six word memoir and collected some of the best in a book. These memoirs demonstrate just how powerful six well chosen words can be.

A small sample:

"I still make coffee for two."

"Found true love, married someone else"

"Adopted? Are you fucking shitting me?"

"Brought it to a boil, often" (Mario Batali)

"Well, I thought it was funny." (Stephen Colbert)

About every 10 days or so, I post five questions over at uber Leaf blog Pension Plan Puppets. This week, I asked the readers at PPP to sum up their relationship with the Leafs in six words or less.

As usual, they rose to the challenge with some fantastic responses, here's a sample:

Whole-hearted, long-suffering love and devotion - Karina
I was saved by the Barilkosphere - Archimedes
One Day They’ll Love Me Back - PPP
Because easy love is for suckers - Jaredfromlondon
Vengeance will be ours to savour - Blindfolded Tank Driver
Leaf junkie, no hope of recovery - Blurr1974
Value the journey, not the destination - floridaLEAF
Old team moved, stunk, hello Toronto - Chemmy
One Cup please, in my lifetime - Sergei Puckizin
I’d rather stay in Saturday night - Leaf in Habland
Pure, undying loyalty. Or a disease - Leaf Fan Stuck in Ottawa
You had me at Bill Berg - Godd Till
No recent Cups, one coming soon - Aschendancy

Here's mine:
From Sittler to Sundin, still waiting

Would love to hear yours...

25 comments:

  1. Wendel should have killed Kerry Fraser.

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  2. Until death do us part.

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  3. My other tribe, you've adopted me.

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  4. My hatred is hereditary, I'm sorry

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  5. Bjorn Nitmo2:26 am

    Can't support Senators; parents not related.

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  6. Came for glory, stayed for hope.

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  7. It's something to get drunk to.

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  8. Keon, Sittler, Clark and Sundin. Next?

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  9. I'm really glad you did this. I thought the 6-word answers were hilarious, especially when read all together. Good stuff.

    Don't know who came up with this one but it's also pretty good: The Passion That Unites Us All.

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  10. SkinnyFish9:35 am

    Leafs fan via truculent osmosis.

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  11. Came for Wendel, stayed for Schenn

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  12. Anonymous10:51 am

    Hope dies with Leafs in October.

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  13. Anonymous10:52 am

    Born. No Cup. Died. No Cup.

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  14. Anonymous10:53 am

    Oh wait, memoir not obit. Oh well, they work either way.

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  15. Anonymous10:54 am

    Looking back, I shoulda looked elsewhere.

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  16. Anonymous10:55 am

    Salming, greatest Leaf. Second best Swede.

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  17. Wendel should have killed the Kings.

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  18. Paul Steckley12:35 pm

    From womb to grave: A fan

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  19. It will all be worth it.

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  20. "I count as well as Ferguson trades."

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  21. Suicide is painless, Leafs are not.

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  22. Got Leaf tattoo. Looking for sandpaper.

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  23. Anonymous1:07 pm

    Eventually I got into soccer.

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  24. The cash in that unites us

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  25. hebsie992:40 am

    please dont let hamilton win first

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