Wednesday, May 24, 2006

A Desperate Cry For Help

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As many of you know I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In fact, I've lived in the Edmonton area for all of my life. As such, the professional sports team that I follow most closely is the Edmonton Oilers.

Now, there may be a few of you out there who follow the National Hockey League with some interest. There are probably a few out there who follow it marginally, say, when they talk about scores on the local news or they catch headlines on the sports page. Then, there are probably a few of you out there who don't even know what the Edmonton Oilers are, what hockey is for that matter, where Canada is on the map, and, hey, what's that thumb doing up your ass?

Anyway, it's playoff time in the National Hockey League, and the Edmonton Oilers are going deep in the playoffs for the first time in a long time. It's been exciting watching the whole city rally around the home team. The air is electric. It's refreshing to watch Edmontonian riot in celebration with fellow Edmontonian. Edmontonians getting pepper-sprayed and stabbed with Edmontonians. The paradox of a huge ball of chaos, unified around a love of hockey and the Oilers.

Now, if you read the article I linked above you will see that our fair city is in a critical situation. The beer supply is running out. I never thought I would live to see the day that a beer loving burg such as ours would ever find itself running low on beer.

So I'm posting this with the hopes of calling out to all of Edmonton's neighbors, not only in Canada, but abroad. We need beer. Lots of it. Stat! If you have beer to spare please donate. For the cost of only pennies a day you can help ensure that Edmontonians will continue to revel in beer-fueled mayhem throughout the NHL playoffs and beyond. The city your money can help destroy may just be our own. Please donate.

Operators are standing by.

Please give.

Seriously, though, I couldn't be prouder to be an Edmontonian right now, riots or no riots. Kick some ass, Oilers!

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