Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wendel Wrapup - Best of the Comments

We're closing in on 48 hours until Wendel Clark's number goes up. If you're lucky enough to be at the ACC Saturday night, you know what you need to do. If you wake up with a functioning voice box on Sunday, you weren't loud enough.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out 1967er's ongoing Wendel Clark series over at PPP. So far he's covered Young Clark, Captain Clark and Returning Clark . Check out my Wendel Clark Facts fanpost while you're at it.

In addition to posting Wendel Moment #1 some time tomorrow afternoon, I'm hoping to have a surprise guest post in the new few days. You may not know this person, but you know their work, and let's just say that their Wendel Fan credentials are in excellent order. Stay tuned.

Thanks again to everyone who took in part in the Top 17 countdown via their feedback. Reader comments are my favorite part of blogging, and the Wendel posts brought out some instant classics. Highlights included:

"Wendel Clark is hard as fuck. Even to this day I'd still be scared to make eye contact with him, for fear that he'd punchasize my eye through the back of my skull, isn't that right former Edmonton Oiler and notable racist Marty McSorley?" - Jeanshorts And Baggedmilk

"Even for a rival's fan, Clark was impossible to hate. He was the ideal player: 'On the seventh day, God made Clark. And he was good.' " - Dominik

"I love that Wendel just creates such havoc in this video. He completely destroys Stu Grimson's whole world. Everything around the Reaper collapsed and all he could think about was how he could get kicked out of the game without fighting Wendel, but still looking tough." - Archimedes

"The last time I watched this (the All Heart video) in the morning, I dropkicked two people and one dog on my way to the subway. I only watch it in the evening now." - Daoust

"We all know what a Gordie Howe hattrick is. After this game, I tried to get everyone to officially acknowledge the Wendel Clark Hattrick; Two goals and a goalie decapitation." - Shaner

"I keep thinking I know how awesome Wendel is, but then you post these clips and I realize, he's twice as awesome as I originally thought." - blurr1974

"I loved the way Wendel used to fight. Never content to just win the fight, he tried to kill the guy and then swallow his soul." - The Ghost of Kordic

"As a general rule of thumb, I think if you are in a fight with someone, and their first punch knocks your lid about 40 feet in the've made an awful, awful mistake." - Anonymous

"If Earth is ever discovered by extra-terrestrial intelligences, it will be because they followed the trail of shockwaves _still_ emanating from this hit. My guess is that primitive, superstitious lifeforms somewhere near the Sirius systsm are forming doomsday religions, foretelling the day when a jealous, displeased Wendel Clark similarly body checks non-believers." - Dan


  1. Thank you. I am honoured to be on your list.

  2. Damnit, I should have been on there, but I was too choked up to be clever.

  3. "As a general rule of thumb, I think if you are in a fight with someone, and their first punch knocks your lid about 40 feet in the've made an awful, awful mistake." far my fave.

  4. Heh, I'm humbled (and surprised) to make this list, and pissing my pants laughing in appreciation of the other comments.

    This was really a fantastic series you put together here. What a fitting, entertaining lead-up to the most important ceremony in North America this Saturday. Enjoy the party!

  5. I have 2 guesses for your special guest:

    Is it the guy in the pink shirt who "strikes an archer pose" towards the Kings bench?

    Or, is it the guy who holds up the "Wendel Is God" sign at the end of All Heart?


  6. GB - you're getting warmer. But sadly, I can confirm that my search for Pinky is still ongoing.

  7. Bidini! The special guest has to be ex-Rheostatics member and "Ballad of Wendel Clark" author Dave Bidini! Right?

  8. You will not prompt to me, where I can find more information on this question?

  9. I protest against it.