[thechat] Curling

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Thu Feb 21 20:51:01 CST 2002

Martin wrote:
> Yay - we got our first gold since 1984... and it's an
> all Scottish team!

You confused me for a minute.  I was thinking to myself, "Scotland
didn't win a gold medal in curling.  Great Britan did." <pause> "Oh
yeah."   I keep forgetting that Scots think of themselves as part of
Great Britan.  Do you think that Scotland will declare independence
anytime soon?

> Dull curling stat: there are only 1.5m curlers in the world,
> and 1.2m of them are Canadian.

I'm going to petition our local ice rink to try and set up curling
times.  I think it would be really neat.  I've always wanted to try it
out.  Great physics.


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