Curling: Ur doing it wrong.

I’m sure by now, it being 2:30 in the afternoon here in the sunny Burgh, you’re sitting at your desk wallowing in the 2:30 o’clock doldrums because 5:00 seems SO. FAR. AWAY. and you’re stuck inside on this gorgeous day.

What you need is a good belly laugh, and I’m going to give you that belly laugh at my own expense.

Swallow your soda and click here.


  1. empirechick
    March 16, 2010 1:49 pm

    HA! I tried it myself a couple years ago (with similar results) – it doesn’t take long to realize just how good those Olympic curlers are.

    BTW, I went to a curling match at the Olympics and it was the rowdiest thing we saw. Seriously. Chanting, the wave, cowbells… it was a blast. Those Canadians LOVE them some curling.

  2. Mike
    March 16, 2010 1:49 pm

    Now THAT’S one kickass curl skip!

  3. Jake
    March 16, 2010 2:02 pm

    Soda? Is soda anything like pop?

  4. MN
    March 16, 2010 2:12 pm

    Those rocks are a bit heavier than you’d think, aren’t they?

  5. CrashJK
    March 16, 2010 2:32 pm

    Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympics for the Wii…Curling in the privacy of your home. It’s a blast to see Wario and Yoshi doing the “brooming”…my son and I have a blast playing this. Can’t wait for the full article Ginny…ya da best !

  6. Monty
    March 16, 2010 2:34 pm

    Cool action shot. Not everyone can breakdance holding a broom and a curling ball thing-a-ma-bob. You definitely looked better than Jean Claude Van Damme did as a background dancer in Breakin.

  7. Noe
    March 16, 2010 2:38 pm

    This is something that would happen to Bridget Jones.

  8. Carpetbagger
    March 16, 2010 2:42 pm

    Is that a new sweeping technique?

  9. Sooska
    March 16, 2010 2:45 pm

    Are those regulation curling shoes? That might have been the problem. no? oh.

  10. Pensgirl
    March 16, 2010 2:51 pm

    That picture is the most fantastic thing I’ve ever seen!

    Empirechick, which curling match did you attend? I was at one too, on the middle Saturday. The US women played Britain (and beat them in an extra end). A couple of Swedish guys started the wave, and there was an older guy who would get up and wave his giant flag and chant “LAT-VI-A!” I loved it!

  11. Moe the Dog
    March 16, 2010 2:54 pm

    Not quite in Cheryl Bernard’s class, yet.

  12. Tina Fey
    March 16, 2010 3:09 pm

    Gin, I’m seriously peeing my pants. Best Picture EVER!!!

  13. red pen mama
    March 16, 2010 3:10 pm


    That’s a really cute hat, though.

  14. richrovs
    March 16, 2010 3:43 pm

    Love it!!!

  15. empirechick
    March 16, 2010 4:16 pm

    Pensgirl – we almost crossed paths! I was at the men’s match on Friday, 2/19.

    Canada destroyed Denmark (they conceded after 5th end), so the primarily Canadian crowd had lots of time on their hands. The group behind us (with their Crosby jerseys and Molson box cowboy hats) would start a cheer for one team (Let’s go, Norway!), then once that got going, would switch over to their opponents.

    A Swiss fan had huge flags and the biggest cowbell I’d ever seen. There were several versions of Uncle Sam, the Statue of Liberty, and Captain America – people who think curling is boring really need to see a match in person!

  16. Bojack
    March 16, 2010 5:01 pm

    I thought the heavy drinking, urr, I mean fellowship comes
    AFTER the curling!


  17. Just A Simple Man
    March 16, 2010 5:33 pm

    I’m sorry this caused me to commit alcohol abuse… I just spit my bourbon all over the wall!

  18. Mac S.
    March 16, 2010 5:58 pm


  19. unsatisfied
    March 16, 2010 6:19 pm

    curling. I still don’t get it.

  20. Pensgirl
    March 16, 2010 6:52 pm

    Empirechick – I’m guessing the same Swiss fans were at my match. The international flavor you got from having 9 countries repped in the stands (the 8 playing plus the host Canadians) was one of my favorite things about it. However, I did get haughty about the British fans chanting “Here we go G-B, here we go!”

  21. GoBobbo
    March 16, 2010 11:39 pm

    WTH is “soda,” Ginny?

    Come on! :)


  22. bucdaddy
    March 17, 2010 12:58 pm


    It’s pronounced “sorda,” at least according to the Philly/Jersey guys I went to college with. That help?

  23. spoon
    March 17, 2010 1:31 pm

    If you swept at home you’d be able to sweep at curling.

    just sayin….

    *oh hell i’m a dead man*

  24. Ginny's Dad
    March 17, 2010 10:30 pm


    You may have created a new Olympic sport – “Freestyle curling”.