Hilarious Burke quote

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  1. Sammy*

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    "Them saying they [the players] can make a better deal later is like somebody telling Mrs Lincoln the play gets better." :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Yes, when I heard Burke say that tonight, I burst out laughing. Even Bob Mackenzie stumbled on his words following, chuckling at the comment. It can be seen on TSN's site, Audio/Video titled "What Will It Take?".
    ... Reminded me of a joke I heard from none other than Ed the Sock a few years back. Ed said "Name three Americans who got shot in the back of the head". And his answer was "1) Abe Lincoln, 2) John F. Kennedy, and 3) the guy sitting in front of Pee Wee Herman at the theatre" ...
     
  3. Wetcoaster

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    It is a very old joke and the usual line is ..."Yes, but apart from that Mrs Lincoln, did you enjoy the play?" I first heard it back in the 1960's.
    http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Fortress/5125/signatr.htm
    http://www.ballsout.com/laws16.htm
    http://www.gdargaud.net/Humor/LastWords.html

    Burkie has used a variation of this line for at least 15 -18 years. I heard him use it back in the 1980's when he used to do his regular segment segment on Dan Russell's Sportstalk before they had a blow-up and Burkie refused to come on. Russell kept needling Burkie about his arbitration loss in the Krutov transfer fee dispute after Burkie had gone on and on proclaiming how he had "kicked ass". Too bad the arbitrator did not see it the same way.

    It is one of his stock lines. He uses it a little less than... "What drugs are you on, what have you been smoking, Larry Brooks should visit his physician and get his prescription renewed",etc. With all the drug references I think Burkie must be an admirer of Cheech and Chong or George Carlin.

    He needs some new material. You people are too easily amused.
     
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    Lighten up, Francis.
     
  5. Sammy*

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    Maybe he does & maybe we are but it sounds like you have a little bit of an unhealthy obsession with Burkie.
     
  6. Wetcoaster

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    Having had the "pleasure" of dealing with him up close and personal as they say, I do not worship at the Church of Burke.
     
  7. Sammy*

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    They do say worship & obsession are really quite similar. ;)
     
  8. Wetcoaster

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    Since I neither worship nor am obsessed that seems fine to me.
     
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    As you would say, "an arbitrator might not see it the same way."
     
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    Those two are clearly at an impasse.
     
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    I also laugh at cheap jokes once in awhile, but this one made me cringe. Depends on the mood you are in I suppose. :dunno:
     
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    Seems they changed the video. Burke isn't even on it.
     
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    Cowards, they cut Burke out of the show completely...
     
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    Gut tells me if this was a joke at the Owners expense, Youd be e-mail webmasters wondering why they arent carrying these great words.
     
  15. Wetcoaster

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    And you would be wrong - time for a gut check.
     
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