Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Pittsburgh vs. Ottawa

Well, here we go - having crawled into the playoffs (they lost the last game, but had enough points to make it into the final 8), tonight Ottawa plays Pittsburgh here at home. (Correction: they're playing in Pittsburgh.) Last year, they swept Pittsburgh in the playoffs, but this year the teams are quite different. Pittsburgh has a younger team, and a lot of the Senators are injured and out of the lineup for these opening games.

Nevertheless, I can't entirely stifle a feeling of excitement and anticipation. I keep quietly humming to myself the theme song from the Bugs Bunny & Roadrunner Show: "Overture! Light the lights! This is it! The night of nights!" Actually, when I was a kid, I didn't know those words at all. I used to sing,

Oh, bonjour! Light the lights!
This is it! The Nile nights!
No more assing and looming apart,
We know every part by heart!

Oh, bonjour! Light the lights!
This is it! We'll hit the heights!
And oh, what heights we'll hit -
On with the show, this is it!

It's infectious, even if you don't know the words.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where, oh where are Le Sabre?

6:37 pm  
Anonymous Insects Rabbit said...

What's elevated physician?

1:09 pm  

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