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APR 23: SIBERIAN PUSS HELIOS – CROWN OF CREATION? PEST OF NATURE!

HELIOS, THE SIBERIAN PUSS - ANNOYED ABOUT THE CROWNS OF CREATION!

I'M HELIOS, THE SIBERIAN PUSS!

HELIOS - ANNOYED ABOUT THE CROWNS OF CREATION!

You have no idea how grateful we are for the visits of the Crowns of Creation!
Your loud Clamor and Noise is always a welcome diversion in the boring Life of us Forest Dwellers!
What a joy for us when you let your yapping Mutt run around freely in our forest.
How good to all Forest Plants, which you trample ruthlessly on the quest for a snug picnic area in our forest!
What a thrill for us, when you, in disregard of all bans, make everywhere open Fires!
How nice, that you dump your whole Garbage always here before you at last vamoose home!
What an Eye Candy, to look at all the empty Beer Cans, PET Bottles and Plastic Bags, that mess our forest up!

HELIOS - WITH UNCONCEALED SARCASM!

I wish you a joyous ride home in your sport utility vehicle with permanent 4-wheel drive, which you have not yet paid off!
Besides you, on the passenger seat, your constantly nagging wife!
Behind you, on the back seat, your mewl kids!
And in addition, a dumb mutt who incessantly barks!

HELIOS - FULL OF GLOATING!

Soon is your weekend over!
And tomorrow you have to fritter your anyway fucking life again away with your dull witted job!
And keep in mind, it's better when you evade your boss!
He is in a bad temper too, for he had likewise such a sucky ride home, like you!

HELIOS - SOME FOOD FOR THOUGHTS BY ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT!

Mere communion with nature, mere contact with the free air, exercise a soothing yet comforting and strengthening influence on the wearied mind, calm the storm of passion, and soften the heart when shaken by sorrow to its inmost depths.

With most animals, as with man, the alertness of the senses diminishes after years of work, after domestic habits and progress of culture.

ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT (14 September 1769 – 6 May 1859)
German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science.
Humboldt travelled extensively in both Americas, exploring and describing them for the first time from a modern Western scientific point of view.


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I'm very bold and feel no vertigo!
Here I'm sitting over the abyss of RIVER RHINE! Just after leaving its spring - LAKE TUMA high in the Swiss Alps - the young RIVER RHINE passes this gulch below me!


MAR 05: SIBERIAN PUSS HELIOS – WILD WEST IN MODERN TIMES!

HELIOS, THE SIBERIAN PUSS - WILD WEST IN MODERN TIMES! Surely you love Wild West movies too? Settlers fight Red Skins! Red Skins want to scalp settlers! All over! The old wild west has perished long ago! But its harsh mores continue! In the constant war that governments wage against their own citizens!

I'M HELIOS, THE SIBERIAN PUSS!

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST!

Surely you love Wild West movies too?
Then you surely also know the scenes where endearing settlers barricade scared in their wagon fort?
For outside their wagon fort lurk lots of mean Red Skins!
These bad guys wait only for a favorable opportunity, to attack and scalp the endearing settlers!
Do you hear their loud war howls?

THE OLD WEST HAS PERISHED!

Have you ever been such an evil Indian?
Of course not!

BUT ITS HARSH MORES CONTINUE!

But maybe an evil citizen who wanted to ask an awkward question to the endearing civil servants in their wagon forts; excuse me; their offices?
Do you now understand my innuendo to the Wild West?
The same role distribution! Isn't it?

MODERN TIMES IN WILD WEST!

Why this defiance of the rights of each citizen in a so-called civilized country?
In a so-called constitutional state?

CONSTANT WAR AGAINST CITIZENS BY GOVERNMENTS!

It's the war that all governments of the world wage against their own citizens!
A fish rots from the head down.


JAN 22: ERIC MAURER – THE GOOD OLD ICE HOCKEY DAYS!

ERIC MAURER - FORMER ELITE ICE HOCKEY PLAYER! THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD ICE HOCKEY DAYS, MY FRIENDS!

ERIC MAURER - FORMER ELITE ICE HOCKEY PLAYER!

Dear ice hockey friends!
Do you still remember the good old days of ice hockey?

STIFF BOARDS!

Ice hockey boards were stiff, solid board walls that did not give a millimetre in a collision.

LEATHER SKATES!

Skates still had leather shafts.
Their blades were fixed on two steel supports, which were riveted to the sole.

WOODEN STICKS!

Hockey sticks were still made of wood.
Made in Canada or Finland by manufacturer like Hespeler, Sherwood or Koho.
Hard shots and one-timers, as with today's carbon fibre sticks made in China, were then simply impossible!
A wooden hockey stick blade would have broken off, or would at least have twisted in such a way that the puck would have jumped over it!

LEATHER GLOVES!

Gloves were made of leather and made by Cooper.
The player's thumb was protected with a stiffening called Armadillo.

UNCOMFORTABLE PROTECTIVES!

Protective equipment was more like a medieval knight's armour, but no longer made of sheet steel, but hard, stiff fibres.
Very uncomfortable to wear during a game!

A RULE THAT SLOWED DOWN GAMES!

When the then applicable rule of Red Line Offside made the game much more complicated and thus much slower than today's games!

GAMES ON OPEN AIR RINKS!

Something very special were games on open air rinks!
Especially when snow fell during a game!
Very amusing for spectators to watch how players were poking around with their sticks in snow heaps to find the puck!
Sometimes, such a game was interrupted every 5 minutes to plow the fallen snow away off the rink!
Quite annoying for the players!

THOSE WERE THE GOOD OLD ICE HOCKEY DAYS, MY FRIENDS!