Friday, February 17, 2006

A Teapot and A Broom

So does anyone understand curling? How does the scoring work? What are you supposed to do? Why would you ever play it? What's the point?

Though those full layout shots as they are setting up and releasing the, um, large puck thingees are pretty impressive, aesthetically speaking.

I heard someone on Imus, I think, joking around about it - the wives sending out their husbands to play in the snow with a teapot and a broom because that's all they could afford. And curling is the sport they came up with. There's a certain resonance there...


At 11:15 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Curling sure seems like it's a complete waste of time. I know the things they slide are called rocks, the guys bustin their asses are the sweepers or scrubbers (friction created by the motion of the broom melts the ice a little and provides a way to "guide" the rock). I always thought guiding the rock meant not letting my nephew fall out of the boat. Take care, and golly...Go Curlers! or whatever.


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