Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Light Our Darkest Hour

In an attempt to play catch up with events that I missed like Carlo throwing an open ice it I'm gonna get with the program, lets see if I can avoid cracking my bean open on the boards.

Sexism. Something I am rather familiar with through many hyper-feminist post secondary educators, including one doozey who tried to get me kicked out of class because I refused to comply with her attempt to recruit the whole class into feminists I took the high road and said that the word feminism offends me because it implies that females are better than males ( I know this is not true, I was just saying it because she was being a self indulgent fascist) and that I was an equalist because I believed in equality above all things. Rant rant rant.

Because of this sexist crap about females of the blog-o-sphere not being able to hack it, or not knowing hockey from lawn darts and the making of sammiches and fetching of beers I have given my head a hard shake. I know ignorance like this exists, but to see it there in roman times 12 on my beloved inter-wubs always manages to make me question the value of a large percentage of humanity.

So instead of ranting like, I'm gonna throw down some props to some of the baddest bra bearing bloggettes around.

Scarlette Ice
Sherry, while having terrible tastes in hockey teams, has become a staple of fem-blogging. With a perfect blend of humour, wit and hockey insight she rivals some of the top blogs on the cyberweb with her writting. Sharpening her talents on the blog-o-sphere has helped her land a job covering hockey across the pond and I wouldn't be surprised if that one day lead her back to Canada covering her own team, or maybe even yours! dum dum dum!

Margee knows more about sports than I could ever hope to. Football, baseball and most importantly hockey she covers and nails em all. Margee has an uncanny ability to make me laugh. She is probably the funniest person in the blog-o-sphere. She writes for the female sports fan, but the thing is, you don't have to be a female (Hi!) or a sports fan to get your moneys worth out of the site. Margee, you'se attractive.

The Wonderful World Of Loser Domi
Loser Domi has made a name for herself writing endlessly entertaining Leaf-slasher-fan-fic. She joins me on the bright side of the Barilkosphere in trying to bring comedy, and comedy alone to the Blue and White masses. She fights the good fight and knows how to dual Lol-pics like a veteran.

Wrap Around Curl
Wrap Around "Heather" Curl is another excellent blog lyricist. Her corner of the net is rapidly becoming one of my favourite bus stops and it was actually her post a few days ago that prompted me to give props to the ladies of blogdom. She excels at coherent thoughtful and funny ranting. Her hockey hotties series, while totally not ment for such as me is very interesting to watch. I expect big things from this blog in the coming times.

I Mean We Got Guys
Wrap Around Curl's partner in crime in the hockey hotties dream team. Another excellent blogger who focuses mainly on WHL hockey but also supports the Hurricanes and Maple Leafs and is a big fan of Thomas Kaberle. I can't argue with a Kabby fan. Also her recent post about being a hockey fan. Period. over at PPP Made all of us stop and think. *high five*

Hockey Ladies Of Greatness
A vast and wonderful collection of the best fem-bloggers around. It includes some of the above and a ton more that deserve post time but due to limited space I cannot add em all. Ch-ch-ch-check it out.

Apologies to those I did not include, its a large interwebs, rock on ladies, rock on!
Also, if you know where I got the title for this post, you are as big a nerd as I am.


Chemmy said...

Solid post Jared, but I still don't think loser domi is going to go with you to the Barilkosphere Prom.

wrap around curl said...

Ahw, thank you! Someone gets a blow jay.

In all seriousness, really thank you. We all appreciate the props. And we hope to hip you to some new stuff along the way. Jenn and I both have our WHL teams. Q-Girl covers her Halifax Moose and the QMJHL. We just need to find a lady keeping tabs on the OHL and we are settttt.

BTW, can I get your email address please?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I heard LD's going stagette. Tough break. Although WAC has what sounds like an amazing runners up gift?

Seriously though, the funny thing is that unless they explicitly state it you would probably not even know they were girls (unless you stumble onto puck bunny sites).

that I was an equalist because I believed in equality above all things.


Jennifer Hammer said...

ditto to all the stuff Wrap said. even the BJ. and the email. :)

Jaredoflondon said...

Chemmy: your just jelous that Greener said he had to wash his hair when you asked him

PPP: I hear ya, because of them I don't assume nothin' no more about who is a what.

WAC and Shultzi: Your both welcome, check my email in my profile over at PPP's site, I'd post it here but I don't want some trolling spam bot or Moose getting hold of it.

wrap around curl said...

ppp: Pretty sure when you read what I write it's clear I am a lady. Hahahah.

wrap around curl said...


Autobots, roll out.

Chemmy said...

Oh yeah, Barilkosphere newcomer OMGWTF?TML is of the female persuasion.

wrap around curl: You should follow the Leafs because of our large community of excellent female bloggers.

Jaredoflondon said...

Nerd points for Heather, Top gear and now transformers, well played, well played.

wrap around curl said...

Chemmy, I will consider it. So far the Leafer Nation has the nicest bloggers thing working in their favor.

Loser Domi said...

There's a Barilkosphere prom? If you really wanted me to go with you, then you should have asked me yourself.

Great post, though. Thanks for the kind words and +1 for "that I was an equalist because I believed in equality above all things."

I second or third what WAC said

Jaredoflondon said...

Wooo Prom! I wanna spike the punch!

Miss. Scarlett said...

I'm late to this post Jared, but thanks very much for the kind words. I'll be sure to buy you a drink should the occasion ever arise :) Even if you have terrible, terrible taste in hockey loyalties. Luckily, now I'll get the chance since I'm staying on this side of the pond!