An Interesting Read Today

I ran across this article at another site I visit.  Former NHL player Patrick O’Sullivan writes in The Player’s Tribune about the abuse he suffered at the hands of his father as a junior hockey player.

What I found more interesting in the comments downthread, was a reference to a different article at ESPN detailing the final confrontation between O’Sullivan and his father.  The money quote was this:

“He had gone his whole life looking for fights, whether he was sober in the ring or drunk in the street. He had been in hundreds of fights, never backed down. He was tough that way but weak in so many others. I was old enough now to see just how pathetic he was. Had failed at everything he ever tried. Couldn’t hold down a job, but it was always someone else’s fault. Feared by everyone, respected by no one. In control of nothing in his life, nothing except me.”

Doesn’t that have a familiar ring to it?


Author: Paul Krendler

The Thinking Man's Zombie

28 thoughts on “An Interesting Read Today”

  1. Except for the "feared by everyone" part. No one's afraid of you, Shakey.

  2. With many many apologies to Warren Zevon -

    He was born in Big Beaver, by the border line,
    Started "playing hockey" by the time he was nine.
    His dad took the hose and froze the back yard,
    And said, "It puts the mayo on, or else it gets the hose again, you tard."

  3. Well, except for the backing down part. Bill seems to give up on his legal fights pretty quickly.

  4. Bill Schmalfeldt ‏@DeepBrainRadio · 10h10 hours ago
    THIS JUST IN: Bill Schmalfeldt found dead of sixteen gunshot wounds. 30 stab wounds and blunt trauma to skull. Wingnuts claim suicide.

    If I just got a letter from Microsoft, and it mentioned "child porn" eh, it might be suicide

  5. Bill Schmalfeldt ‏@DeepBrainRadio · 23m23 minutes ago
    @mayberryville Just want to make sure the correct person gets the... "credit."

    Ummm, think the company Microsoft made the decision to ban you for life - I guess that's what "permanently means


    You've gotta love a man with a plan.

    1. Especially true when the plan always blows up in its nasty face due to a self-inflicted backfire, or an accidentally built-in automatic trigger.

  7. Bill Schmalfeldt ‏@DeepBrainRadio · 1h1 hour ago
    That's not the question I asked, @mayberryville. FOCUS! Was it you or Lynn who fabricated something to get me kicked off of Outlook?

    So what did Microsoft mean when they said violations such as "child porn"

    How could someone "fabricate" emails on someone's account?

      1. Too easy, Microsoft will not be fooled because they will look for the (non-existent) originals on their server.

        No, the real trick is hacking into Bill's email account. Then it is really *easy* to "fake" emails. I'm surprised Bill didn't threaten POTUS, or a mob boss (easy drive from Chicago), or some such FUN!

        All those tips to the workers at the home are finally paying off...

  8. So, Cousin Bill's Microsoft Outlook account just got closed for violations of their TOS. Justifiable, I'm sure.

    Bill immediately jumps to the conclusion that litigants will not be able to get copies of his emails, and are thereby *screwed, blued, and tattooed*.

    Umm, Bill, just because you can't use the account anymore doesn't mean that the emails are unavailable.

    And Microsoft maintains archives of every email tat passes through their servers. Just in case they get a subpoena for some of those emails.

    How do I know this?

    I (well, my lawyers) have successfully subpoenaed Microsoft for emails from accounts that have been closed for, respectively, 6 months and 3 years.

    Remember, kids, if something exists digitally, and passes through someone else's server, chances are it exists forever...

    Bill, do you even know how the Internet works? Or is it heap-big-magic that keeps blowing up in your face?

    1. Oh is it time to guess his Indian Princess name:

      Running Piehole?
      Dances With Turdballs?
      Walking Earthquake?
      Little Broken Peepee?
      Points At Pooter Hole?

      1. "Drooling Sphincter"
        "Fucks with Dogs"
        "Whines like Bitch"
        "Runs from Battle"
        "Freed from Squaw"

        I know, I know:

        I denounce myself in advance for one or more of the above...time for a cigar, a couple fingers of single malt, and to reflect on the changes I've seen...

    2. And again, the Internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes.

      This is about how much Bill understands the internet.

  9. "Gail is gone. She's not coming back. I am what she would want me to be, a jovial lad trying to make other people smile. It's what I do."

    Oh, so JOVIAL!

    Yeah, Cousin Bill wrote that. He's the kind of special DUMBFUCK that gives other DUMBFUCKS a bad name.

    Bill, look up "jovial" in any legit dictionary. Not one of the definitions fit you. Another lie.

    Your claim to "lad" sailed some time ago, too, ya grouchy old guy...


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