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PSOTW: Various; 150

Because in two days an estimated half a million people will descend on me to celebrate Canada’s 150th year since Confederation (I cannot tell you how popular my mom and I, living a ten minute walk from Parliament, have suddenly become with friends and family. Bring out the air mattresses!), have some of our Canadian boys (and some non-Canadians who love them) and their ways of celebrating it.

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1987. The Bitch Is Back

is a second and last album by band Bitch, released in 1 March. It gets its name from the cover version of the Elton John song “The Bitch Is Back”.

Due to problems with their management, the group’s follow-up album, The Bitch Is Back  was not released until four years after the release of Be My Slave. The Bitch Is Back became the band’s best-selling album due in part to the publicity created by the P.M.R.C. The band even went as far as thanking Tipper Gore and the P.M.R.C. for “keeping our name in the press” in the album’s liner notes. The following year, for commercial reasons, the group decided to change their name to “Betsy” and released a self-titled album by that name in 1988.

As a fan of Bitch back from the Damnation Alley / Be my Slave, I found the clean sound a bit surprising. They have departed from their S&M hook, but they doo have a fast nad heavy feel that really makes for graeat party music. Classic 80’s.

          Betsy Bitch    David Carruth    Ron Cordy     Robby Settles

theaabrown  asked:

One thing I do like about the case is even though hockey is a fairly expensive sport, comparatively, to play, is that you deal with a range of economic backgrounds for the characters. Do you have a rough idea of where they sort of fit? I assume Anton would have had the most money growing up and Julien/Adam were at the other end of the spectrum with everyone else slotting in somewhere in between?

I’ve been thinking about doing a scale on them since Vinny commented on how he was almost self-conscious of his house next to Anton’s…McMansion? I was stuck on how to present it, though. Like a scale? Can I do a ‘Gabe and Stephen’ spot on that scale? Or just do upper, middle and lower class? But that’s so inadequate. Gabe’s middle class is very different from Jake’s. Pure income also doesn’t work, or even disposable income, because having one kid or four kids on the same income is obviously very different.

But this made me think of a scale that works: how the hockey expenses affected them financially.

Papa made that money back in like one minute of ice time:

  • Anton

Money wasn’t even a factor:

  • Andy
  • David
  • Harry

Hey, he wants to do it and we can afford it: 

(this is by far the most common for obvious reasons)

  • Dan
  • Gabe
  • Stephen
  • Ulf
  • Nikita
  • Liam
  • Alexei
  • Robbie
  • Roman

Okay, that bill hurt a little:

  • Marc
  • Sven
  • Gerard
  • Evan

Things might be little tight for awhile, but it’s okay, honey:

  • Luke (& Ben, but less so, because Luke starting in the NHL lessened that burden by the time Ben was hitting 12)
  • Derek
  • Georgie

Hockey money is replacing [vacation/new TV/Christmas presents, etc]

  • Jake
  • Vinny (had he not been a goalie he’d be in the category above)

Hockey was a gigantic expense and burden and outside help was needed:

  • Mike

Hockey was impossibly out of budget and without outside intervention there would have been no NHL career:

  • Julien
  • Adam

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