Wednesday, May 27, 2009

What's gonna happen in the upcoming weeks.

Are you curious who is going to win the Stanley Cup this year? Well I know who will. The Detroit Red Wings will defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in 5 games. The thing I want least to happen, is going to happen. Let's take a look at what happened in the playoffs versus what I wanted to happen.

Starting in the East:

I wanted Montreal to sweep Boston. The exact opposite happened.

I wanted the Rangers to beat the Caps. It almost happened... but it didn't.

I wanted the Hurricanes to beat the Devils, and it miraculously happened!

I wanted the Flyers to beat the Pens but nope, they lost in 6.

In the West:

I was expecting Columbus to sweep Detroit but the opposite happened.

I wanted the Blues to beat the 'Nucks. Didn't happen.

I wanted the Blackhawks to beat the Flames. OMG it happened!

I wanted the Sharks to kill the Ducks. I think we all know how that turned out... (insert sad smiley face times a billion)

In the next round:

I wanted the 'Canes to beat the Bruins, and they did!

I wanted the Caps to beat the Pens, but nooooo, they had to lose.

I wanted the building to explode when the Ducks played the Wings. Obviously that didn't happen.

Chicago beat Vancouver... meh..

NEXT:

I was awaiting the Canes to win the Cup but the Pens swept them. I see the Hockey Gods just wanted to mess with me, and made me watch their incredible run, just to lose.

And tonight Detroit plays Chicago. I think we all know how that will turn out!

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So, with my history with the Hockey Gods (I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING!) Detroit will win the Cup, I will be really sad, and there's nothing I can do about it...

Now if something else happens I'll be happy, but as history shows, what I want to win always loses.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

What would I do if I were Doug Wilson?

Oh yeah, I forgot I was supposed to write stuff... point of having a site... right? Here goes:

So lately there has been lots of talk about what the Sharks should do in the off-season. Who to sign and resign, stuff like that. Well, I have three steps to make the Sharks better.

1. Trade Joe Thornton

Don't get me wrong, but I love Joe Thornton. Why would I do this? Well I have devised a plan to make this work. Lately people been saying Nabokov isn't that good anymore. Therefore we'll trade Joe Thornton to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Steve Mason. Thing is, we won't actually trade Joe Thornton. We'll have Christian Ehrhoff dress up as Joe Thornton, wear #19 and everything. Now, Joe Thornton will forever be known as Christian Ehrhoff. Shhhhh... No one will ever know.

2. Sign the Sedin Twins

As many of you know, signing the Sedin Twins would put the Sharks over the Cap limit. Oh well. I found a way to make this work. The Sedins will get the "league minimum payment." What others don't know is Doug Wilson will also put 14 million dollars in an offshore bank account in the name of "Randall Stephens." Sedins will take the money from Stephens, and no one will know about the money. The Sedins will be happy with the money, and Shark fans will be happy with the Sedin Twins on the Sharks.

3. Get Ice Girls

Yes. The San Jose Sharks need ice girls. The last two season the Sharks lost to Anaheim and Dallas in the playoffs. Anaheim and Dallas both have ice girls. If the Sharks get ice girls, they'll get used to playing in front of them and won't be so nervous in the playoffs. Plus all the fans will be happy.

See my friends. With these three easy, simple steps the San Jose Sharks will be an even better team and will surely win the Stanley Cup.

Friday, May 22, 2009

By Popular Demand...

For those of you who don't know, I love taking photographs. Funny story how it started. At my school you have to take at least one art class. There were several choices: Fine Arts, Ceramics, Percussion, Photography and more. Well, me being a slacker, I tried to choose the easiest one. Photography. Well in the class I learned that photography is in fact an art, and it does take some work to do. Well it turned out I like taking photographs. Here are my favorite 10 photographs:

(Quick note about the photographs: All of them are unedited except for the little name thingys)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

FREEEEEEDDOOOOOMMMM!!!!!

Schools out! Before everyone else! What's even better? More time for me to post stuff like this!

No way! What is it called? Going outside? Or maybe a sport?

Gee remember when you didn't have to play video games to be "fit"?

Yep, get used to it. What do you want me to post about? Latest Sharks news was this. Stick around though. Something good will come up. I mean it has to eventually.

Monday, May 18, 2009

I get letters

I take back what I said. I said I shouldn't post. Will I? YES! Will they be interesting posts? NO WAY!

Anyway, earlier today I received a letter. More of a complaint actually. Here it is:

My complaint about Sir Idunno723

Recent troubling developments prompt me to revisit a subject I've discussed in the past: Sir Idunno723 and his plan to represent a threat to all the people in the area, indeed, possibly the world. I assume you already know that if the country were overrun by the most manipulative scroungers you'll ever see, we could expect to observe widespread discrimination in our daily lives—stares from sales clerks, taxis that don't stop, and unwarranted license and registration checks by police, but I have something more important to tell you. When he says that arriving at a true state of comprehension is too difficult and/or time-consuming, that's just a load of spucatum tauri. He believes, in his elitist delirium, that cultural tradition has never contributed a single thing to the advancement of knowledge or understanding. I've already explained why but let me add that he seeks scapegoats for his own shortcomings by blaming the easiest target he can find, that is, pea-brained caitiffs.

Some pesky pantywaists are actually considering helping Idunno723 pass off all sorts of selfish and obviously mentally deficient stuff on others as a so-called "inner experience". How quickly such people forget that they were lied to, made fun of, and ridiculed by Idunno723 on numerous occasions. Even with the increasing number of obstreperous wily-types, when I was younger I wanted to allay the concerns of the many people who have been harmed by him. I still want to do that but now I realize that his behavior might be different if he were told that his witticisms serve only to safeguard his own power and privilege. Of course, as far as Idunno723's concerned, this fact will fall into the category of, "My mind is made up; don't confuse me with the facts." That's why I'm telling you that if his bromides get any more malodorous, I expect they'll grow legs and attack me in my sleep.

Idunno723 demands that we make a choice. Either we let him combine, in a rare mixture, bestial cruelty and an inconceivable gift for lying or he'll push all of us to the brink of insanity. This "choice" exemplifies what is commonly known as a "false dichotomy" or "the fallacy of the excluded middle" because it denies other alternatives, such as that the biggest supporters of Idunno723's effete, inarticulate slurs are biased manipulators of the public mind and cantankerous, repugnant dopeheads. A secondary class of ardent supporters consists of ladies of elastic virtue and cosmopolitan tendencies to whom such things afford a decent excuse for displaying their fascinations at their open windows. He lives for one reason and for one reason only: to supplant national heroes with what I call unruly bullies. To bring the matter closer to home, let me remind you that Idunno723's mandarin prose has always appealed to hectoring quidnuncs. That's pretty transparent. What's not so transparent is the answer to the following question: Why can't Idunno723 simply enjoy the fruits of his own labors and let other people enjoy the fruits of theirs? A clue might be that Idunno723 claims to be supportive of my plan to make some changes here. Don't trust him, though; he's a wolf in sheep's clothing. Before you know it, he'll rot our minds with the hallucinatory drug of adversarialism. Not only that, but every time Idunno723 attempts to destroy the lives of good, honest people, I feel a surge of pure, unadulterated hatred flow through my body. To cap that off, the very genesis of his irascible invectives is in mercantalism. And it seems to me to be a neat bit of historic justice that Idunno723 will eventually himself be destroyed by mercantalism.

Sure, Idunno723 talks the talk but does he walk the walk? The only clear answer to emerge from the conflicting, contradictory stances that Idunno723 and his followers take is that the ability to artistically arrange words in an amusing manner does not qualify someone to be the leading social voice of a country. He accuses me of being a liar. The only proven liar around here, however, is Idunno723. Only a die-hard liar like Idunno723 could claim that he can change his conscienceless ways. The truth, in case you haven't already figured it out, is that he maintains that either people are pawns to be used and manipulated or that public opinion is a reliable indicator of what's true and what isn't. Idunno723 denies any other possibility. We'd all be in grave danger if he continued to engage in his peremptory behavior.

If Idunno723 gets his way, none of us will be able to rage, rage against the dying of the light. Therefore, we must not let Idunno723 issue a flood of bogus legal documents. With friends like him, who needs enemies? I mean, Idunno723 can't see the forest for the trees. I could write pages on the subject, but the following should suffice. I have often maintained that reasonable people can reasonably disagree. Unfortunately, when dealing with Idunno723 and his backers, that claim assumes facts not in evidence. So let me claim instead that Idunno723 is not only immoral, but amoral. In closing, all that I ask is that you join me to stop Sir Idunno723 and compile readers' remarks and suggestions and use them to reach out for things with permanence, things beyond wealth and comfort and pleasure, things that have real meaning.

WOW! I got nothing out of that. Thanks to this site.

Shall we end with a funny video? Please don't watch near children. NSFW or whatever acronym it is. Contains language (in English actually). Don't say I didn't warn you! Here goes:


It's the off season... Get used to this stuff.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Look it what I found!



My dog is gonna be an even bigger Sharks fan!

Not much to post about here... and not much posts until Wednesday. idunno723 has finals next week. He needs to study, I mean he basically is failing because he watched to much hockey.

Wanna end on a funny picture? Here goes:


Byyyeeee. See you on Wednesday night, when my next post will most likely be!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

State of the Sharks!

I had a great experience at State of the Sharks. And no it wasn't about the questions and learning about what happened to the Sharks, what can be done, what's wrong with the planes and why there are no ice-girls (if you went you know what I'm talking about!). It was a good experience for me because I shook hands with Doug Wilson and Todd McLellan. To some that might not mean a lot, but to me it meant a lot. Let's break down what happen.

I got there with four questions in mind. Three of which I already posted below (c'mon you've been reading this site right?!) and one of which was inspired by mattman of FTF. It had to do about the management regretting letting injured players play during a (somewhat) meaningless end of the regular season, instead of having a healthy Sharks in the playoffs. So, I sat there in the crowd with my sister and listened to the questions and what the people had to say. Oh yeah, the people there were Greg Jamison, Doug Wilson, Todd McLellan. The players who were there for about an hour (or so) were Joe Pavelski, Dan Boyle, Joe Thornton, and Patrick Marleau. Mike Ricci surprised everybody and came out once all the players left.

So, after a while of listening I finally got the courage to go down to the floor and ask a question. The dude in the (blue/purple?) jacket told me I had to go around. I had to walk all the way to the other side (I'm lazy, huge effort) up and down all the stairs. I took a detour to the bathroom if you really wanted to know. I went down all the stairs and took a seat on the floor. I probably waited more than an hour in line to ask a question. Finally when I was about 5 people away, Randy Hahn said that SotS has to end but we could ask questions up close and personal with Doug Wilson, Todd McLellan, Mike Ricci, and Greg Jamison. I was nervous as heck (family blog eh?) when I was waiting in line to talk to them. I watched a guy take 2 minutes to explain what he thought was wrong with a Sharks and stuff like that. Doug Wilson replied with less than 20 words.

I figure Doug doesn't care about a question so I said to him, "I figure a handshake is more valuable for me than to ask a question. (Shakes hand) I just wanna say thanks for all your work for the Sharks, the fans really appreciate it. I love watching hockey so I just want to thank you for all you do." I don't even know what Doug said to me, I was shocked. I did the same thing with Todd and left. I'm still pretty much shocked on how cool this experience was.

Oh, I forgot to mention what my question would've been. Waiting in line so long I had at least 50 versions of the same question. If I got to it, it would have gone along like this: " Hi guys! Just to let you guys know, the fans appreciate what you do a lot. You guys are awesome. I watched 79 games this season and listened to the rest on the radio. I love everything about the Sharks. I try to learn as much about them as possible. I even participate in a website called "Fear the Fin.com" to learn about the Sharks. I listen to every interview you guys do with KNBR and try to read every article about the Sharks there is. Some of the articles I read come from the Mercury News and they have writers such as Tim Kawakami and Mark Purdy. Those journalists suggest taking the captaincy away from Patrick Marleau and separating Patty and Big Joe. How do you guys deal with all this negativity. Also is it true that if you take that "C" off of Patty's jersey and stitch it on to someone elses jersey, does it really make the Sharks any better?"

Yep, I would've done a FTF shout out, sort of.

Overall I don't even remember what went on. All I know was talking to Doug and Todd was awesome.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Potential Questions for the State of the Sharks

1) To anybody:

At the beginning of the season it was said that this was the best team in Sharks history and it seemed like this team had all of the pieces to win the Stanley Cup. Obviously that did not happen. What was missing from the Sharks and what went wrong?

2) To Joe Pavelski and Dan Boyle:

Both of you guys are very similar. You're both the same height and college guys. Joe Pavelski you were a 7th round pick and Dan you went undrafted. When you guys finished college, did you know you were going to be in the NHL (and be awesome) or was it something you worked your butt of to do.

3) To anyone:

What have you guys learned from the previous season and how you can improve on it to be even better next year?

Hopefully State of the Sharks will be a good experience.

SEE It's a Site not a Blog!




I WIN!

Adventure of the Day: Sickeness

The following takes place between 7:00 A.M. and 8:00 A.M.

7:40 (I'm in the car going to school) Hmmm... my stomach feels funny, maybe if I eat something I'll feel better. I'll get something at school.

7:50 What should I eat today? I think I'll go to Cindy's Deli. Those bagels with ham, cheese, and eggs look pretty good. What? Two bucks? Awesome, what a steal.

7:55 OH MY GOD! MY STOMACH IS BURNING and this bagel is really really good. Might as well try to finish it... Why's it taking so long to eat? I normally eat these things in a few seconds.

7:56 CAN'T...EAT...ANYMORE! I feel light headed, I'm just gonna chill in this chair for a bit.

The following takes place from 8:00 A.M. and 9:00 A.M.

8:00 Uh-oh I'm gonna be late for class, better get going.

8:01 WHY IS MY CLASS ALL THE WAY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF CAMPUS, THIS IS TAKING FOREVER...

8:02 I don't think I could make it... I don't think I could make it... I don't think I could make it... Just keep walking Nathan... I don't think I could make it... I don't think I could make it...

8:03 My head and stomach feel funny? WTF?! Oh nice a rail I could lean on. I'm just gonna chill here for a bit.

8:04 Oh great my friend that always messes with me is walking by. "Hey dude, don't touch me I feel like I'm gonna puke." (insert puke making noise here)

8:05 My friend says, "Hey dude you should really see the nurse. You should go home." (In my head) Oh yeahhh that's a good idea.

8:10 Me talks to the nurse. In my head, "Woah the nurse is a dude." Advises me go home... Me call mother... Mother on her way.

8:25 FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahh what a good day...



Monday, May 11, 2009

Figuring Out This New Site Stuff

Look it what I did! Scroll all the way down and you see something saying "sitemeter". Underneath it is probably a 3 or a number a little higher. What's that you ask? Why it's the number of views this site is getting. I saw the thing at the bottom at Fear the Fin and I thought, why not.

Let's compare our views...

As you can see my site reaches the very top of the graph...






























As you can see FTF's not so much...




























Also my site has been going on for about 3 days too...
(Thanks misleading graphs)

Something new? Now you could also see the logo thingy is not so gigantically huge anymore.

I was gonna do one of those "Blogs Sites I read" but that took too long for me. I gave up after two minutes.

Any tips/suggestions? I mean, it's probably impossible to make this site look even cooler...

[Update]The hell? Those graphs update themselves?!

Top 5 Reasons the Sharks Failed in the Playoffs

(According to the media)

5. Claude Lemieux provided too much veteran leadership.

4. Previous seasons somehow made the Sharks play worse this season.

3. Jonas Hiller never played hockey in his life before, therefore the Sharks suck.

2. The Sharks had no heart. (The physical heart, not the courage crap. They're robots.)

1. Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton let in too many goals.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Why start this thing post Shark misery?

Well, it's almost summer and I've got to much time on my hands. So why am I doing this?

1) I want to get the "right ideas" across.

Guys like Kawakami and Purdy are truly an inspiration. Guys like them have been spreading the wrong ideas. Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton deserve to be on the Sharks. They have played through injuries trying to help the Sharks go somewhere in the playoffs but aren't able too. Immediately they're labeled "chokers". If they didn't play through injuries they would've been called "wimps" and have a "lack of heart". Either way it's a lose-lose situation if the Sharks don't win in the playoffs. Even if Marleau scores 68487 goals in the series and the Sharks lose, it's still his fault because he didn't lead the team. If only Kawakami and Purdy had the brains to write articles defending the Sharks instead of taking the easy way out and bash the Sharks in order to keep their job.

2) I friggin' love the Sharks maaannnn.

I watched 79 games last season and the other 3 I listened to the end of the game on the radio. Now, I don't want to say I'm a "true" Sharks fan because the term "true fan" is a joke. When someone wants to tell someone they watch the Sharks some say they are a "true fan." A true fan wouldn't say they're a "true fan." Than people call other people "true fans." They only say that to show they are such good fans that they have the ability to call someone a "true fan." I used to think a "true fan" is a myth. Not anymore. A true fan is a person who knows their stuff, loves the team, and doesn't show off their "knowledge." Not the dude at the bar (restaurant in my case) that rambles on, speaking loudly, about how Thornton makes assists not score goals. True fans are rare.

3) I wanna be like the dudes over at FTF (Fear the Fin).

Someday I hope I'll know hockey and Sharks just as much as they do (awww how cute). I'm still learning hockey if you guys didn't know. When someone says "Pavelski's been good on the forecheck" or something like that I usually don't detect that. The little things. Hopefully I can be a super hockey fan soon.

Oh and you know since I'm still learning this hockey thing, if I'm ever wrong please correct me. I'll appreciate it 100 percently (percently just sounds so perfect).

Another thing, I did notice how crappy the logo thingy turned out. The blurriness (sort of) around the words. Too lazy to fix it. I don't think it needs fixing anyway. It's unperfectness is perfect IMO.

WELCOME TO IDEAS FROM THE TANK!

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!! AKSJF;ASDFJ;ERJEW;R!!!!
Wait, what... Nobody was expecting it? Oh well...

Nobody: Actually I was expecting it.

So yeah... Ideas From the Tank (IFTT) is gonna be my take on the San Jose Sharks, hockey, and other sports that are important enough to be here.


So, you guys are probably wondering what the hell is up with the picture/words on top. I thought plain words at the top would be kind of boring. I thought it would be cool to make a picture. Well, I have no artistic ability and I thought this is the best I've got. And if it isn't cool, I'll make it cool (OH YEAH!).

Where does "idunno723" come from? This is a good story:

When I was a little kid I played video games all the time. Before I even knew how to read! Anyway one time I was playing this NBA basketball game with my cousin and we had to make up a name. When my cousin asked me what my name should be I said, "I don't know." He than continued to make my name "idunno." Being around 4 at the time I thought it was the most hilarious thing ever. Later when I made e-mails and stuff "idunno" just stuck. And why "723"? That's my birthday.

So, that's it for my first post. I still gotta tweak some things around too. I hope you guys stick around cause it's not like this site could get any worse.

Oh one last note. It's a site not a blog. I can't stand that word "blog", it just sounds so cheesy. Got it? okay good.

Okay, okay this is the last note. I honestly don't know what this site will turn into or what its purpose is. I guess I'll find out!