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Do you have peameal bacon?originally posted by rayzor17:
I'll answer the following questions about Winnipeg before they are asked, for all my friendly neighbours down in the U.S.A.:
Since that territory is a construct of Yurripeens who came, saw, and conquered, I suspect that there was no more a native word for that than there was for "Internet."Originally posted by Shapley:
I was looking for the Native American word for the territory now known as the United States of America.
Someone smarter responds :pOriginally posted by OperaTenor:
It's gonna take someone smarter than me to pull up the "Curling is Cool!" thread.
Please keep us up to date on how the arguments develop.Originally posted by monkeymdib:
now I'm just procrastinating because health policy is incredibly boring to read about but I somehow got myself onto the committee to create a "Residents for Universal Health Coverage" statement/proposal for our program and hopefully to be signed by all residency programs in Oregon (or at least starting with all the Providence programs) to take to the city & state governments. Figured I should get fully informed about the history and logistics. But this is probably a thread all on it's own...
Well, I dunno. First time I saw curling, I laughed myself into hiccups. The guys madly sweeping, sweeping, with the broomses, you know.Originally posted by Schmeelkie:
I just assume curling is much like golf.
That's why I like curling so much. I don't understand a single movement but seeing all that frantic sweeping then the satisfying clink as the stones hit each other is all the reward I need.Originally posted by Selma in Sandy Eggo:
]Well, I dunno. First time I saw curling, I laughed myself into hiccups. The guys madly sweeping, sweeping, with the broomses, you know.
Never laughed at golf. Yawned, maybe, never laughed.
I still think the Scots are amazingly good practical jokers.
I was just wondering that myself last night. Figure skaters & ice dancers can practice their lifts, jumps, & throws using mats, harnesses, & other safety devices. But, how does one learn to ski jump? I can't see how you could do it in slow motion or using mats, harnesses, or anything else. They must have a small, short ramp not too far off the ground so they can learn to land. But, if you're not going fast enough or don't have enough room between take-off & landing, you can't get into the "flying" position.Originally posted by trombonepirate:
Oh and ski jumping. ... but I'm a little afraid to ask how one learns how to land.
Cool! Maybe I'll have to give it a go after all. I can handle falling off a picnic table (actually had some practice with that).Originally posted by BigJon@Work:
One ski jumper described the impact of landing on a poor jump as no worse than jumping off a picnic table.
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