thankfully science funding is not a problem, and this despite the fact that many professional scientists command multi-million dollar compensation packages and will go on strike if their wage demands aren’t met
Quantz meets hockey and finally all of my needs are met.
Okay, tumblr, you suck because I waited forever for someone to post this today and NOT ONE OF YOU DID anywhere that I could find at least. And this article is an absolute GEM, okay?
Okay, yeah, this is definitely all sorts of wonderful to read. Excellent find :D
Jonathan “Taser” Toews
( Nuccio DiNuzzo/Tribune / March 18, 2013 )
How long have you been referred to as “Taser?”
“Since I walked in here. I’d never been called ‘Taser’ or anything to do with my last name in my life before I came to Chicago. I was always ‘Johnny’ or ‘JT’ and now it’s ‘Taser.’ And … somehow the whole ‘Captain Serious’ thing came out of the woodwork, but hopefully that’s very forgettable.”
That one’s still hanging around in here?
“Yeah, a little too much.”
Is there kind of an unwritten code for assessing nicknames?
“I don’t think there’s really a ‘code,’ or anything. It’s just when you have a new player come on your team, you almost feel uncomfortable calling him by his real name. You need to find something for him quick, so you can kind of initiate him and have him be one of the boys.”
Who’s got the most fun hockey name to say on the team?
“I like to call ‘Kaner’ [Patrick Kane] … ‘Little Peekaboo.’
“I don’t know … just because of ‘PK,’ that’s kind of where that comes from.”
Jamal Mayers says guys are starting to call Kane “Kanye” now …
” ‘Kanye?’ Well, we like to call ‘Jammer’ [Jamal Mayers] ‘Jam Diggity,’ too. That’s my favorite one. ‘Jam Diggity.’ It’s just like that song, ‘No Diggity.’ It fits ‘Jammer.’”
Jonny likes to call kaner ‘little peekaboo’
He likes to call kaner little peekaboo..
Yeah ok.. Ok
I am so overcome right now that I can’t even RESPOND to this. I’d always assumed the ‘lil peekaboo’ thing was mostly SHARPY. THIS IS. THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE.