2/16/06

Heroes of Turin

We've set up a list of the heroes of the Turin Olympic games. Let me know if I've missed anyone.

On my recent flight home from Chicago, I watched about thirty minutes of riveting curling action. It's better than just sitting there, I guess. Here's the entire list of winter games events.

6 comments:

  1. Would somebody PLEASE explain to me what curling is about? And what are they doing with those funky little brooms? Was alcohol involved in the conception of this game?

    I had brought in a doctor and a technician with me in the breakroom of where I work, where I was watching this event, and none of us could figure this out.

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  3. Well Kamy, the only curling I know anything about involves steam rollers or a curling iron.

    Frankly, I'm convinced the Olympics were invented merely to screw up my evening TV viewing.

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  4. Here:

    http://icing.org/game/history/historya.htm

    Not exactly a mindblowing sport to behold but in the 1500's a few large rocks and a circle or two in the frozen lake might help the winter move along a little faster and with less boredom.

    It certainly was cheap entertainment. A better way to spend time compared to some modern forms of cheap entertainment.

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  5. Thanks for the link, but even READING about curling makes my brain cells want to commit suicide.

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  6. I was wrong then... It IS mindblowing. Just not in a good way.

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