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Red Green, the Canadian comedy character, tells his audience as parting words, "Keep Your Stick On The Ice"

I'm curious about something, do you have context for that phrase? and if not, do you have a guess for what it is saying?
(cw if you know)

my interpretation 

So the literal advice is for hockey. The equivalent of being ready to catch a ball.

But in the context of *life advice* I see it as being passively ready to handle what gets thrown at you. And you can even say it with the intent of "be ready to catch the puck when your friends throw a problem your way."

This is the kind of handyman I like to hold on to. Not some libertarian "do everything yourself. asking for help is weakness." But being able to help people and help yourself.

my interpretation 

@rockario this sort of readiness is important in life, to be able to assist your comrades, but also to be able to capitalize on momentary advantages when they come your way

of course, that sort of constant awareness, readiness, and action is extremely draining

which is why the average pro player's shift is about 48 seconds. then the next line hops the boards and takes over, so they can rest a minute

my interpretation 

@hexwren I always wondered, as someone who never played hockey seriously (or at all after middleschool), how well you can receive a casual pass if you just hold your stick firmly and keep it on the ice.

Because that adds a dimension to it, where you don't *have* to be hypervigilant but at least keep your stick on the ice and you will be able to respond with little prep.

as opposed to, like, saying in baseball "keep your glove on"

my interpretation 

@rockario pucks can bounce off the blade of the stick, you need to actively control the puck as it comes to you

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