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(USA Today)   Airline baggage handlers lose "the most important non-religious artifact in Canada"   ( divider line
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2004-08-23 06:14:03 PM  
Meh - this is nothing new for Lord Stanley's cup
2004-08-23 06:15:15 PM  
What do you mean "non-religious," eh?
2004-08-23 06:23:05 PM  
High test Molson?
2004-08-23 11:04:38 PM  
/I submitted this..with a BETTER headline!
2004-08-24 12:16:53 AM  
That's why the arm bone of Ste Anne de Beaupre flies JetsGo.
2004-08-24 12:55:36 AM  
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2004-08-24 12:56:23 AM  
They lost my girlfriend from the greater Niagra Falls area?

/off to RTFA
2004-08-24 12:58:43 AM  
Burn all that do not rever the Cup.
2004-08-24 12:58:45 AM  
What's the big deal? It's just a cup. I'll buy you another.
2004-08-24 12:59:26 AM  
Spelling: revere, Same as Paul.
2004-08-24 12:59:33 AM  
This reminds me of the old Samsonite commercial with the gorilla.
2004-08-24 12:59:45 AM  
It's not the real grail???
2004-08-24 12:59:50 AM  
Avril Lavigne? Thank God...
2004-08-24 01:01:48 AM  
You can carry on stuff like that if you can figure out a way to wear it:

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2004-08-24 01:02:20 AM  
I like how he said it's the holy grail and in the same breath, said it's a non-religious artifact.
2004-08-24 01:05:44 AM  
I believe the Canucks of Vancouver are superior warriors.

2004-08-24 01:05:51 AM  
Air Canada is seeking to fill the following positions:

Loadmaster: Responsible for making sure aircraft is properly loaded and under maximum gross take-off weight (MGTW). Must ensure that passengers, cargo and crew are deplaned in order to transport Stanley Cup when necessary.

Captain: Responsible for aircraft operations at the station and in flight. Responsible for jettisoning Loadmaster at cruise altitude should Loadmaster fail to provide carriage for Stanley Cup in a prompt manner. Pilot's License a plus.
2004-08-24 01:06:00 AM  
35 pounds is too heavy to fly? What do Canadian Airplanes use for propulsion? Rubberbands?
2004-08-24 01:06:42 AM  
The airline didn't lose Celine Dion, we paid her plane tickets and sent her off years ago.
2004-08-24 01:08:36 AM  
Reason #317 why Air Canada sucks
2004-08-24 01:08:52 AM  
2004-08-24 01:09:04 AM  
ahhhhhh!!! this is not funny!

/we are so sorry sacred cup, please forgive
2004-08-24 01:09:20 AM  
This trumps ANY other artifact in Canada.

/crummy headline, boring article
2004-08-24 01:09:46 AM  
go wings
2004-08-24 01:10:42 AM  
Is it 35lbs just for the Cup or for the Cup plus whatever crate/packing material/etc it was in at the time?

Sadly no "no fly lists" jokes have been made yet...
2004-08-24 01:11:04 AM  
It will be found. hell it was left on the side of the highway in philedalphia in the 70s i think.


To answer your question we use loads of mice running on their little treadmill things. Same design as our space program.

/before i get a bashing i am Canadian and its a joke.
2004-08-24 01:12:08 AM  
sorry about the bold. someone forgot to fix tag. whoopsie

/ill go have my time out
2004-08-24 01:13:16 AM  
No big deal, there are 2 more.
2004-08-24 01:13:42 AM  
Was De Niro and Ed Norton Jr involved?
2004-08-24 01:13:42 AM  
Is it 35lbs just for the Cup or for the Cup plus whatever crate/packing material/etc it was in at the time?

Plus, it was full of beer.
2004-08-24 01:13:53 AM  
As the two waited by the baggage claim, it didn't take long for them to realize something was wrong.
"We were waiting for it to come out," Goertzen said. "Everybody's bag was there, except the Cup."

I'm picturing the Cup tumbling down the conveyor belt along with all the other baggage..
2004-08-24 01:16:05 AM  
Oh hell, it's been smashed and bashed to beat the band over the years. This is like kid-glove treatment. Heck, we even drop-kicked it into the Ottawa river!
2004-08-24 01:19:07 AM  
You know, it's funny as hell, but can you imagine the sinking feeling those two must have been having when the Cup didn't show up? That would be just about the worst day at the office ever, explaining it to the bosses.
2004-08-24 01:19:25 AM  
The Cup isn't a religious artifact? Actually, come to think of it, haven't some players had their children baptised in the Cup (can anyone verify this)?

But as others have mentioned, this is hardly new in the Cup's history. It's been lost and found multiple times, stolen and recovered, thrown into a river, etc.
2004-08-24 01:22:20 AM  
don't trust those farkers
2004-08-24 01:22:43 AM  
This reminds me of a recent court case: someone sued an airline because, after telling a woman that she could carry her life-critical medical breathing equipment aboard the plane, the airline personnel took it away just before she boarded it and told her she would get it back when she arrived. Of course, it didn't arrive with her flight. Because she was somewhere in the Cayman Islands, a replacement wasn't readily available, and while her relatives begged the airline to find the equipment and get it to them, she died. Fly those friendly skies . . .
2004-08-24 01:22:53 AM  
I blame Bertuzzi...
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2004-08-24 01:25:39 AM  
Oh, and as long as I'm commenting in this thread:
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Go Sabres!
2004-08-24 01:26:41 AM  
There are three Cups, I believe -- not just one.

Gee Doc, can't you ground someone's who's crazy?
2004-08-24 01:27:35 AM  
Hat? i must've lost my umm
2004-08-24 01:27:59 AM  
feffer: I'm picturing the Cup tumbling down the conveyor belt along with all the other baggage..

Wasn't that a Photoshop entry a few months ago?
2004-08-24 01:30:09 AM  

Sure I can ground him. But first he has to ask me.

/great book
2004-08-24 01:31:02 AM  
Doc Daneeka - We're gonna win that cup, yeah yeah yeah!

2004-08-24 01:34:14 AM  
WTF is this? Canada on Fark? 2 for 2 eh?
2004-08-24 01:34:19 AM  
2004-08-24 12:56:23 AM Heuer

I thought there were a number of girls in the Niagra Falls area.
2004-08-24 01:34:31 AM  

I think I have heard that one. Another one I have heard is when a pair of doctors are flying an airline with a donor liver packed in ice. Security won't let them board the plane unless they open it, thus exposing it to all sorts of contaminates. Since livers are only good outside the body for about 15 hours(I think), the doctors livers must have gotten prety trashed after that trip.
2004-08-24 01:35:09 AM  

I'm picturing the Cup tumbling down the conveyor belt along with all the other baggage..

I actually did a genuine, honest-to-goodness spit-spray all over my monitor when I read that and pictured it in the same instant.

Do they put a little tuft of coloured yarn on the handle so they can tell it apart from similar trophy carrying cases, I wonder?
2004-08-24 01:36:24 AM  
LMAO, even before I RTFA, I said out loud, "Oh, no, not the Cup!"

It's not the first time it has been lost.

/Go Leafs, Go!
2004-08-24 01:36:37 AM  
2004-08-24 01:37:33 AM  
If it's too heavy, it's too heavy. What, you want the plane to crash?
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