January 24, 2009

Curling Jokes

We have come East to Tahoe to sled, & the weather is a little nasty. There was some dramatic sledding this morning at the summit of Mount Rose Highway, I hope to eventually post our action sports photography, wearing our retro ski onesies. Last night, there was a long tournament at Nintendo Wii's Winter Sports, but we got stuck for an hour at the Curling, which baffled us both in operation & strategy. Today we spent awhile reading the history & rules on Wikipedia, but I think it's something you need to experience firsthand. My parents were at the curling at the Salt Lake City Olympics in 2002, & they said they really got into watching it. Mrs Eley-Nelson had me search for curling jokes, as it's a way to peer into a world, thru the humor, going over our head. One of the chat forums under "Rock Talk" at CurlingZone.com had many:

Is curling a biblical sport?
Yes, replied Jesus: "Let he who is without spin cast the first stone."

That's leads and seconds for those whose minds aren't as clean as mine...

"Sweep on, you fat and greasy citizens."
As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 1.
One Curling rock to the other
"Hi there gorgeous! My house or yours? I won't take you for Granite"
There's many more here: http://www.curlingzone.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=2306. Anyone know any others?

1 comment:

grainne proinseas said...

wow. curling seems kind of awesome.