Over at CSNWashington.com, Michelle Scalise has a nice interview with Capitals defenseman John Carlson. It got us to thinking, we have the cousins -- Fearless and Cheerless -- visit us from time to time to get their, uh... unique take on the Caps. But no one knows much about them. So we thought we'd borrow a few questions to give folks a glimpse into the lives of the cousins. It might go something like this...
The Peerless Prognosticator: What was your best hockey memory?
Fearless: “I can remember it as if it was yesterday… it was a bright winter morning, and we tykes were out on the pond playing a rousing game of shinny. I hadn’t played a lot of hockey at that age, but there I was, winding my way along the ice, stick handling here, stick handling there, and just enjoying the moment.”
Cheerless: “Watching Fearless fall down a lot.”
TPP: How old were you when you first started playing hockey?
Fearless: "I think I was born with skates on. It’s just a God-given talent. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t skate, but think I might have been three or four when I started playing hockey."
TPP: How about you, Cheerless?
Cheerless: “Oh, not 'til I growed up some. When Fearless was born with skates on, he tore Momma up bad, and she wasn’t going to have any of that no more.”
TPP: If you weren’t playing hockey, what would you be doing?
Fearless: "I would be studying art in Milan… or maybe architecture in Florence. Definitely something artistic, to give voice to the human experience."
TPP: And Cheerless?
Cheerless: "Drinkin’ beer."
TPP: OK, guys, steak or sushi?
Fearless: "Sushi... There is nothing that melds sight and taste like expertly prepared sushi."
Cheerless: "Me, too… barbecued."
TPP: What’s your favorite movie?
Fearless: “'The Seven Samurai' – I so love Kirosawa."
Cheerless: “Crime action movies, mostly.”
TPP: You mean like “The Godfather,” or “GoodFellas?”
Cheerless: “No, like ‘Ernest Goes to Jail.’”
TPP: What’s the last song you sang out loud to?
Fearless: "'Recitar!...Vesti la giubba' from Pagliacci"
Cheerless: “Hey, me too!”
TPP: What’s your favorite place to hang out?
Fearless: “I like to spend the day browsing through the art museums on the Mall.”
Cheerless: “Uh, over my belt?”
TPP: You guys are doing pretty well, what with being frequent guests on a famous hockey blog and all... Have you made a big splurge yet?
Fearless: “What blog is that?"
TPP: Uh, yeah. Very funny... the question?
Fearless: "Well, I have to admit a weakness for antique hockey equipment.”
TPP: How about you Cheerless, have you made a big splurge, yet?
Cheerless: “No, but I usually have a big one right after I eat breakfast.”