Wednesday, February 15, 2006


A kiss is just a kiss, right?

For Valentine's Day (well, a day late, but whatever), an oldie but goodie.
February 28, 1997

Puck-er up for Palffy and Green
'Ziggy kind of surprised me with a big kiss on the lips'

Gable and Lombard.
Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster frolicking in the surf in From Here to Eternity.
Palffy and Green.
Palffy and Green.

The New York Islanders' kissing bandits, who bring their act to the Corel
Centre tonight, raised some eyebrows and pursed some lips with their post-goal smoochfest after Ziggy Palffy scored a goal against the New Jersey Devils Wednesday night.
In case you missed it, Palffy swatted home a rebound behind Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur for his 33rd goal of the season. He passed behind the Devils net and hooked up with Travis Green in the corner where the two embraced.

The next thing you knew, bam, lip lock.
"Ziggy kind of surprised me with a big kiss on the lips," said Green.
You and about 30 million hockey fans, Travis.
Goals are happy occasions. They inspire a group hug, a pat on the head or maybe a tap on the butt.
Palffy was clearly overcome by the emotion of the moment and it didn't look like he was doing it tongue in cheek.
"I guess he was just pretty happy to get a goal. I guess that's what Europeans do," said Green, who had to endure the expected derision from his teammates yesterday.

"The thing is, he's done it before. He gave somebody a peck on the cheek last year."

"We believe in camaraderie," said Isles coach Rick Bowness, "but that's taking it a little too far."

Don Cherry, who landed a smooch on Doug Gilmour during an episode of Coach's Corner --but, hey, only on the cheek, I'm tellin' ya -- had a laugh about it last night. He plans to do something on Ziggy's pucker power tomorrow night.

"I know those guys who wear visors are sweeties," said Cherry last night, "but that's a little too much."
What is proper post-goal kissing etiquette? Does the guy with the visor tilt his head to the left or right?
Ziggy was keeping his lips sealed yesterday. Guess he doesn't like to kiss and tell. What's next?
Will Islanders fans start celebrating Ziggy's goals by throwing Hershey Kisses on the ice?
The pair obviously has a huge endorsement deal coming its way.

Imagine the commercial:
Announcer, over the pictures of Zigmund Palffy racing in and beating a goaltender: "Palffy shoots. He scores!"

Cut to Palffy: "Before I pucker up, I make sure to use T and Z's lip balm. Helps eliminate those
annoying injuries that can put a crimp in a goal scorer's game. No, not knee, groin or shoulder injuries -- chapped lips! Nothing worse than having lips rougher than the ice at the CoreStates Center. Right, Travis?"

Green: "Right, Ziggy. Make mine strawberry."

You can bet that any Islanders player on the ice when Palffy scores in his next game will be giving him a wide berth. They'll avoid him like a retail price. Green said there probably won't be a repeat tonight at the Corel Centre. He's not ready to just turn the other cheek.

"I wouldn't count on it," he said. "But then again, it depends on how big a goal it is."

Green figures he's got the problem licked. "All I know is I'll run to the bench."

omg!! you left out the brett hull snl news story!

the most classic of all!!

POEHLER: Do you think the NHL will be able to regain popularity after a year off?
BRETT HULL: I think so. I mean, with the basketball riots, the steroids in baseball, I think hockey is looking classier all the time.
POEHLER: Brett, you're Canadian. What do you think of this new gay marriage law passing in Canada?
BRETT HULL: Well, that's what happens in Canada when there's no hockey. Guys have more time to hang out, talk about their feelings, next thing you know they're in love with each other. I've got nothing against it, but I'd rather be playing hockey.
POEHLER: You heard it hear first folks: Brett Hull would rather play hockey than marry a dude.
This day and age we're living in
Gives cause for apprehension
With speed and new invention
And things like fourth dimension.

Yet we get a trifle weary
With Mr. Einstein's theory.
So we must get down to earth at times
Relax relieve the tension

And no matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved
The simple facts of life are such
They cannot be removed.]

You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh.
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.

And when two lovers woo
They still say, "I love you."
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by.

Moonlight and love songs
Never out of date.
Hearts full of passion
Jealousy and hate.
Woman needs man
And man must have his mate
That no one can deny.

It's still the same old story
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die.
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.

Oh yes, the world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.

...I notice there are alot 'homophobic' comments regarding the 'controversial kiss'! That's nothing new! Geez, we're living in the 21st Century for crying out loud! Let it rest and let them be!!!
Post a Comment

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?