Thursday, February 18, 2010

Okay, I admit it: I watched curling today

Lots of people on teh Twitter and them Internets have been following the Laff-A-Lympics on teh NBC. But not me. Growing up in southeast Georgia, our winter sport was basketball. At least, after the Super Bowl, that was the only thing going on until baseball started.

But, on teh Twitter, lots of folks I follow have been jabbering on and on about curling. Which is sort of like horseshoes, only with brooms. And no horseshoes. Or stakes.

It's like a bunch of drunk horseshoe players got stranded in Canada one winter, and had to either invent a game or go all Brokeback Mountain. I'm still not sure they made the right decision.

Anyway, today I did something I hadn't done in a long, long time. I watched curling. But, I watched it here:

[Direct link]

And, from what I've been reading, the USA men's and women's teams learned how to play by watching that scene from Help! The women are 0-3, and the men are 0-4.

But, there's good news. My TiVo still has 129 hours of programming recorded that I can watch.


  1. I had forgotten about that scene; should have included it on my own curling roundup from the other day. Good catch.

  2. I've enjoyed Help! since I first saw it ... oh, I don't know how many years ago. But, I had no idea what they were doing. I just figured it was a gag that the Beatles came up with. When I found out that was a real sport, I was surprised.


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