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A History Lesson Revisited

Aug 8, 2018 | Posted by Jeff Roy

A History Lesson Revisited

While swapping stories this past weekend at Canal Days, I was asked by very well-mannered Stag Night veteran as to the origin of the term Useless Bastard? I was happy to respond that I not only knew the answer but that I was awarded the 2017 Useless Bastard of the Season Award. This award is given annually by the honorable Society of Useless Bastards. I also let this fellow comrade know that my captain for this season the very own Daryl the Great will sometimes deliberately put himself in said category if he sees one of his players struggling. That’s the kind of captain everyone should have. So, I re-publish my previous research in answer to his question.

In the early days of the “Dutch Republic,” under the all-seeing eye of William I, Prince of Orange a decree went out across the Motherland. The call was for all able body men to engage in preparing for battle in defense of the realm. The men of the kingdom were to gather on a specific day mid-week to engage in what was known then as; “The 3 F’s.” Fortification, Fellow-shipping, (equivalent to modern day male bonding), and Frolicking. (the downing of fermented beverages in 1581)

This tradition was carried out for many a year and at each weekly gathering there were found to be some who for whatever reason could not fully participate in “The 3 F’s.” History is silent on why some could not keep up with their fellow countrymen. It is speculated that these loyal subjects just had an “off” night or where preoccupied with the day’s misgivings that they lacked the needed skills on that particular night.

Under no circumstance were these brave men ostracized from the weekly group. Quite the opposite was observed. These men of the realm were encouraged by their fellow countrymen to try harder and work within themselves to regain their once loyal standing with the group. While these men laboured faithfully and with no guarantee of overall acceptance back into the group they carried the moniker of “Useless Bastards.”

So, it is again observed each week as the Men of Orange gather on Wednesday evening in preparing to defend their teams sacred honour, we find some again falling short and being labeled “Useless Bastards.” Let us not disparage them but encourage them to do better. To succeed in this ageless pursuit of rugged testosterone fueled victory at all cost. When we see our fellow warriors have fallen short, be there to offer a hand of fellowship and help them return to the fold or just berate them with inhumane manly insults until they learn their ill-fated lesson and return on their own.

Sincerely this past week, almost “Useless Bastard”   




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Money List
Pos. Name Winnings
1 Ken Burke Sr. $74.33
2 Chris Rivando $62.8
3 Sunny Tutti $49.17
4 Jeff Roy $46
5 Kevin Dobbs $43.33
6 Bryan Hilborn $37
7 Randy Mackay $35
8 Brian Friedlein $27.34
9 John Carbone $27
10 Jeff Galipeau $26
11 Ted Kicinski $20
12 Paul Putney $19.91
13 Bryan Foebel $19.5
14 Gord Tellier $18.5
15 Rick Heywood $16.45
16 Gary Pinelli $15.17
17 Earl Tobias $14.75
18 Kevin Hall $14.3
19 Roger Beck $14.05
T20 Barrie Wilson $14
T20 Phil Clough $14
T20 Michael Ker $14
T20 Brian Pye $14
T24 Rick Desjardins $13.67
T24 Ron Lindhorst $13.67
T24 Ed Bogucki $13.67
27 Gary Rodgers $13.03
28 Mike Boulard $10
T29 Jim Hollingshead $9.25
T29 Bob Beck $9.25
T31 Ron Lee $8.5
T31 Jim Huntingdon $8.5
33 Tom Moffatt $7.47
34 Dean Miller $7.45
T35 Dennis VanBrussel $7.25
T35 Marty Smits $7.25
T37 Jindy Bains $6.8
T37 Fred Moreau $6.8
T39 Art Cunningham $6.67
T39 David Drummond $6.67
T41 Asger Skrubbeltrang $5.33
T41 John Pool $5.33
43 Stan Sigut $4.5
44 Kent Sauder $4.25
45 Darryl MacMicken $2.6
46 Garry Patrick $2
47 Michael Behm $0.5
T48 Jeff Airhardt $0
T48 Luke Nieuwland $0
T48 Lou Nieuwland $0
T48 Dave Humber $0
T48 Bill Ayotte $0
T48 Joe Biamonte $0
T48 Lonnie Daradick $0
T48 Bob Desjardins $0
T48 Carmine Guadagno $0
T48 Mark Hardy $0
T48 Ricky Thompson $0
T48 Marc Huminilowycz $0
T48 Keith Huntingdon $0
T48 Larry Layne $0
T48 Steve Mester $0
T48 John Sider $0
Total Payout $817.01