Thursday, February 16, 2006

Hurry Hard!

Took the 45 minute bus ride to Pinerolo today. Managed to watch the Canadian Women's Curling Team get beat by Switzerland. Stopped in to say "Hi" to Vancouver colleague Susan Young who is working on the curling coverage. She told me that there are no relief EVS/Tape operators for curling...this may be the end of my workless streak.

I didn't have long to talk to her because I had to take the bus back (I nearly missed it). It leaves for Torino every 2 hours. She has a relief day tomorrow and is coming to the IBC to visit. Hopefully there will be adventures to tell.

One little theory about Curling though. There was about 7 of us from the relief crew watching the games. I was the only Canadian with the 2 Americans, 3 Brits and an Aussie. I had to try to explain the rules to them but they hated it. They all thought it was a pointless sport. My theory is this: Countries that tend to like curling (Canada, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway) are less militarized than the countries that tend to hate it (USA, UK). I'm sure there's a direct correlation there.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Tom (Graphics boy) said...

You might be on to something here...the US has football (aggressive game of conquer and pillage, according to George Carlin), and the UK has soccer (aggressive game of beat the crap out of the guy next to you in the stands).

Oh wait, two words will totally blow this theory of yours: HOC KEY

2/17/2006 2:36 AM  
Blogger John Phillips said...

You're forgetting about our national sport... Lacrosse. Which is a french word for beat the crap out of any player on the other team with your stick that happens to stand between you and their net.

So much for our passive Canadian nature.

That said, I love Robin Williams caracture of Canada... "It's like a loft apartment above a really great party."

Kinda fits, doesn't it.

On the other hand, we've got the beer.

JP

2/17/2006 4:47 AM  

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