Monday, June 11, 2012

LA Kings crowned Stanley Cup champions for 1st time, eliminating Devils in Game 6


By Greg Wyshynski | Puck Daddy

The Los Angeles Kings won their first Stanley Cup since the franchise was founded in 1967, eliminating the New Jersey Devils in Game 6, 6-1, on Monday night.

Goalie Jonathan Quick was given the Conn Smythe Trophy for playoff MVP.

Dustin Brown had a 3-point night, and Jeff Carter and Trevor Lewis each had two goals in the Kings' victory, the crowning achievement for one of the most improbable postseason journeys in NHL history.

They're the first No. 8 seed to ever win the Stanley Cup. They tied an NHL record for road wins, going 10-1 away from home before winning the Cup on Staples Center ice. Overall, the Kings were 16-4 in the playoffs -- one of the best records in decades for a Stanley Cup champion.

[Photos: Kings celebrate beating Devils for first Stanley Cup title]



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

RIP Ray Bradbury..

Sad..Once a year he would give about a 1 1/2 hr talk,for adults, at a Elememetry School in Manhantan Beach..I was lucky enough to go to one of them..He was one of the most interesting men I have ever heard speak..Very enjoyable..I'll never forget it..RIP Mr.Bradbury..


Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, and other beloved science fiction novels, died Tuesday night at the age of 91, according to the AP.

"His legacy lives on in his monumental body of books, film, television and theater, but more importantly, in the minds and hearts of anyone who read him, because to read him was to know him. He was the biggest kid I know," his grandson told the i09 science fiction blog.

Bradbury sold eight million copies of his books in 36 languages, according to The New York Times' obit.

He attributed his success as a writer to never having gone to college--instead, he read and wrote voraciously. "When I graduated from high school in 1938, I began going to the library three nights a week," he said in an interview with The Paris Review. "I did this every week for almost ten years and finally, in 1947, around the time I got married, I figured I was done. So I graduated from the library when I was twenty-seven. I discovered that the library is the real school."

"The universe is a little emptier right now," Texas A&M Commerce English Professor Robin Ann Reid told Yahoo News. She wrote a book about Bradbury's works and sits on the board of the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies. "There's less of that sense of joy and exulation that he was writing in his works all the way to the end."