This is a very special day for me, so I want you all to be nice: it’s the beginning of the professional
ice hockey season. Look, it’s hard being a Canadian in America—between my confusion over health insurance and being legally prohibited from talking to American women, sometimes I wonder why I even bother. So please respect my irrational love of watching giant men mince around on ice chasing a hard, round little object, even if it’s just for today.
And here’s a video that I watch occasionally when I’m particularly homesick. It’s Stompin’ Tom Connors (the Canadian Johnny Cash/Woody Guthrie) singing “The Hockey Song.” (Go Leafs go!)