“Hey, what’s all the yelling and screaming about? Somebody wreck on the downhill?”
“No, we’re watching curling and it’s really exciting!”
“Curling, huh?” I watched for a few minutes. Rocks sliding on ice. No cheerleaders.
“It would be better with cheerleaders,” I observed.
“It’s all tactics,” the resident Curling Expert declared.
“I dunno. It looks like rocks sliding on ice and no cheerleaders.”
“No, no, no you’ve got it all wrong! It’s fascinating! It’s all angles and spin and geometry and calculus and cosmology. It’s just like playing pool.”
“Yeah, just like playing pool. Same thing.”
“Oh, I get it. It’s just like pool but without cue sticks or balls or a table or pockets or chalk or racks, and with different rules.”
“Exactly,” declared the Resident Curling Expert, “only more exciting.”
Without cheerleaders, I thought? Nah!