Monday, August 17, 2009

For Your Viewing (Dis)Pleasure


Here he is, in all his glory. Notice how happy he is to be wearing the blue and white? He's positively glowing. I guess you can get lots of expensive facials with five-and-a-half million bucks a year. And I guess the salons are better in Toronto.

My feelings on this matter are best summarized by this seventeenth-century John Henry Dryden ditty:

Farewell Ungrateful Traitor!

Farewell, ungrateful traitor!

Farewell, my perjur'd swain!

Let never injur'd woman

Believe a man again.

The pleasure of possessing

Surpasses all expressing,

But 'tis too short a blessing,

And love too long a pain.

'Tis easy to deceive us

In pity of your pain,

But when we love, you leave us

To rail at you in vain.

Before we have descried it,

There is no joy beside it,

But she that once has tried it

Will never love again.

The passion you pretended

Was only to obtain,

But once the charm is ended,

The charmer you disdain.

Your love by ours we measure

Till we have lost our treasure,

But dying is a pleasure

When living is a pain.

You think John Dryden knew Mike Komisarek?

7 comments:

Patrick said...

This picture is pure Leafs porno.

D├ęgueulasse.

Andrew Berkshire said...

I feel the same way. Komisarek could have signed anywhere, but he chose Toronto for peanuts more in salary than what Montreal offered. I can't wait to see a Toronto vs Boston game this season, we'll see if Burke still likes his signing when Lucic rams his head in.

Eternal Pessimist said...

It's sad to say, but I think I may just like Milan Lucic a little bit this season....

darren said...

Some of the Hockey Mags have predicted that the Leafs will finish as high as 5th or 6th in the East. And the Habs'...way down at 12th or 13th. All this is causing me, by way of reverse jinx, to feel quietly confident about next season.

Shan said...

That's a great poem!

Stephanie Darwish said...

Last week when I visit my sister-in-law in Toronto I prayed I'd run into him. Boy oh boy do I ever have a speech prepared...

Samuel said...

Safe bet they keep Lucic locked up in a cage, feed him raw ground beef, and has only a picture of Komisarek to play/chew with.