The first week of January my Toronto Maple Leafs held a 100th anniversary party (I just thought it was for the Leafs, but it isn't it's 100 years of NHL hockey, it still sort of counts as the Leafs are one of the original six teams in the NHL). They held skating parties/events across the city, 6 days worth from Tuesday to Sunday, we only made it to 3. At all of the events they had autograph sessions with some of the Leafs alumni, 4 players each day. Everyone who has read Sunki's blog knows about "The Hat", the baseball cap that him and daddy started getting autographs on. Well, me and daddy continued the tradition, adding ten more autographs to it.
|"The Hat" with all the new autographs on it.|
|Notice that daddy got the one with Darth Vader on it.|
When we finally did find a bathroom (why can't daddy use a peepad like I do when we're out). Once he'd emptied his bladder we headed across the street to the event, after getting bundled up.
Daddy got a new toque (Maple Leafs, of course).
|Trying on the new toque, it doesn't seem to fit me|
|Darryl Sittler said I was the most awesome thing he'd ever seen.|
|It isn't a Maple Leaf stick, but it is a hockey stick.|
|Of course me and daddy were in our Leafs gear.|
The third and finally event was WAY out on the other side of the city, it took us nearly 90 minutes to get there. So of course we were going to stay for all four autographs. It was just as cold as the day before.
|We didn't get this guys card, but you see he is signing the hat, his name is Johnny Bower.|
|In front of the Maple Leafs 100 sign.|
|Got to meet this guy, who is he? That's John Tory mayor of Toronto.|
|On the big train heading to the game|
|Sunki joined us in his Leafs gear (it's a rubber wristband sort of thing)|
|That red part lights up and it makes a horn noise, when you press a little button on the side. It's a signal that our team scored a goal.|
|The lower pin we've had for a very long time, the top one is the one I got at the game.|
|Watching daddy watching the game|
|My ticket, okay not really.|
Okay, me and daddy have now seen the new Star Wars movie Rogue One 3 times. The last time we saw it daddy was finally able to snag a pair of the collectors 3D glasses (we didn't get any when we saw Force Awakens, which sort of upset daddy).
|These are the Stormtrooper version, there's also a black version of these|
|These glasses don't seem to be working for me, what a ripoff.|
It is called......
Me and daddy spotted a plot hole in Force Awakens that is so big you could fly Starkiller base through it, and have enough room on either side for a Death Star to go through at the same time (in other words, IT'S HUGE). This plot hole concerns a certain Stormtrooper FN2187, we come to find out in the later part of the movie that FN2187s job was Sanitation (he's a janitor). So what the heck was he doing on a combat operation to Jakku? General Hux said that "his troopers are the the best, programmed from birth", programmed, meaning trained to do a certain job, in this case janitor.
Now, going by current military training methods, everyone enlisting in the military goes through the same basic training, even officers have to do basic training. Going off of that, it is reasonable to assume that FN2187 would have had the same training as any other Stormtrooper to start out with, cleaning uniform, marching, basic weapons etc. After that they are sent to complete their training in whatever job they are assigned (like a janitor), so it stands to reason that FN2187 wouldn't have gotten the more advanced combat conditioning that other front line Stormtroopers would have gotten.
It's no wonder FN2187 broke through the conditioning, he wasn't ever meant to be in combat. There is a term for that (actually several), Shell Shock, Combat Fatigue, the newer version of it is called PTSI (Post Traumatic Stress Injury). So the First Order only has themselves to blame for FN2187 defecting to the Resistance (it was probably Captain Phasma that ordered him on that mission).
Okay, that is my rant over.
One last thing before I forget, this Wednesday is Robbie Burns day. That day we celebrate the birthday of the national poet of Scotland, Robert Burns. Who gave us Auld Lang Syne, Address to the Haggis among others. Robbie Burns would have turned 258 years old this year, he was born on January 25 1759, he died July 21 1796.