Thursday, February 23, 2006

Two Ball in the Corner Pocket

“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!


Foo said...

There's a lot of that going around, I think. I got sucked into curling this year, and although you're right about there not being cheerleaders some of those lady curlers are awfully cute.

And they do yell a lot, so it's almost like cheerleaders.

Shawn said...

yes...well...your argument is a dangerous one.

EVERYTHING would be better with cheerleaders, so if you go around applying that to much more than the obvious, we're going to see pretty quickly that things suck.

So...keep your damn mouth shut! :)

Foo said...

Wahoo! The US Men's curling team won bronze! First medal in curling in US Olympic history.

In other news: it's raining, raining, raining in North Texas. Finally. Wahoo!

WV: dwnystzg - n., downsizing for dyslexics

Anonymous said...

I believe the best part about the US curling medal match was the naked streaker that ran through the shot.

Not quite cheerleaders, but damn good.