Thursday, April 28, 2011

Preparing for War with Vancouver: What Should We Offer the Canucks?

Posted By on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 12:44 PM

Miss 604 — that lovely facade masks nothing but pure Canadian trouble.
  • Miss 604 — that lovely facade masks nothing but pure Canadian trouble.
Yesterday, we intercepted a flaming cauldron of death headed straight for Bridgestone Arena, stamped "From British Columbia, Land of White-Hot Hate." OK, so really it was a cheery, perfectly pleasant email from Rebecca Bollwitt, who runs a very cool Vancouver site called Miss 604 regarded as one of the 10 best blogs in the entire country. (Think Nashvillest, but with every line punctuated by an implied "eh?")

In light of the Stanley Cup rivalry between Nashville and Vancouver, Rebecca sent Music City a missive, asking if we wanted to make some sort of wager on the playoffs' outcome. "I was wondering if you would be interested in this friendly challenge leading up to tomorrow's first game of the Canucks/Predators series," she wrote.

This politely worded Canadian aggression will not stand. Yes, Miss 604, we accept your "friendly challenge." The terms, agreed upon by our dueling partner in the godforsaken frozen North — OK, the lushly green, conifer-scented, beautifully landscaped North — are as follows: The blog from the winning team's city will receive a hotly coveted, generously apportioned, lavishly assembled (yet small enough to sneak through Customs) package of goods from the losing city's hometown.

The Scene edit staff considers appropriate gifts.
  • The Scene edit staff considers appropriate gifts.
Of course, we haven't put much thought into what such a package from Nashville might entail. Why should we tantalize our Canadian rivals with what they'll never see? "Because that will only torture them further," you say? We like the way you think.

So give us some tips on what local foodstuffs we might include — y'know, in this package we'll never have to send. (Scene photographer Eric England has already thoughtfully made the first suggestion: an open can of 200-proof Davidson County WHOOP-ASS!!!) And what Canadian specialties might we expect? Alas, peameal bacon sandwiches are more of a Toronto thing, and poutine doesn't really travel.

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