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    Awwww... They're just trying to bring a bit of colour to their drab winter environment.
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    Some of them look like pajamas!

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    Human inventiveness is an amazing thing. I didn't think curling could get any stupider, but they managed it.
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    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    A recent Specsavers ad..
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    Uglier? I didn't think that was possible. But give 'em credit. They did it, and did it good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    I didn't think curling could get any stupider, but they managed it.
    At 62 I am seriously considering taking it up. I like bowling, but I hate bowling alleys. It seems like a pleasant winter activity to do with friends.

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    The hardest part of curling, CW, is learning to not spill your drink while kibitzing with your teammates while standing on ice with Teflon-coated shoes on your feet. (hint: leaning - a little bit - on your broom helps...) After you have mastered that, the game is a breeze!
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    ^ It may be too athletic for me.

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    I kinda like them.

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    Afraid of 'imbiber's elbow', CW?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Afraid of 'imbiber's elbow', CW?
    I imbibe so seldom that I'm afraid of "cheap drunk syndrome". Then again, I do want to fit in.

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    Hmmm Where is that picture of Bigfella in his pink pants???let's see if I can dig that up!
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    This has CLEARLY gotten out of hand.
    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    In all seriousness, CW, it is a good game for us 'oldsters'. Sociable, slow pace, requiring patience and strategy, accessible by all sizes, genders, ages, and physical conditions. Doesn't demand homogenous teams structures, so mixed genders & ages can play competitively on the same team. Did I mention sociable? Just work on stretching those old knees and hips before each game.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    We are stuck with Bocce Ball. When we have ice on the pond it's a little too thin for a bunch of beer drinking fat old men to be walking around on.

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    Anyone remember "J. Edgar Swoop"?

    As everyone knows the eagle's supposed to be the symbol of freedom.
    They're very respected, government protected; it's against the law to eat 'em.
    On dollars and collars and medals for scholars and flags that wag in the wind,
    on cigars you puff and American stuff, the eagle is proudly pinned.

    With such a position in American tradition eagles are responsible birds.
    Moral delinquency's an idiosyncrasy that seldom if ever incurs.
    But there once was an eagle who was not very regal by the name of J. Edgar Swoop.
    It was quite often heard that bird's absurd, and ought be kept in a coop.

    An example I'd say would be his toupee which he thought made him look debonair.
    When he went to pike he'd always hitchhike; he never did travel by air.
    J. hung around the streets of downtown. He said "Them mountains are dull. All that you meets is occasional sheeps or maybe a high fly'n gull."

    But the worst thing of all was that he had the gall to wear some baggy ol' knickers.
    They were pink and blue plaid and fit him so bad, they caused titters, followed by snickers.

    Well, in the government town the word got around about J. Edgar and his antics.
    So a meeting was held and some Senators yelled "un-American" and the usual pedantics.
    The FBI director, the Federal Bird Inspector, was called in to handle the deal.
    He said "It looks like to me this eagle's too free, I 'spect he's gone over the hill."

    "Well, there's only one choice" said the people's voice "America's depend'n on us.
    We've got to find this bird and give him the word E pluribus unum or bust."
    So the FBI, well they went out to try to make J. claw the line.
    But he just wouldn't listen so they throwed him in prison to pay for his treacherous crime.

    In the government town when things quieted down they decided to make an appendage.
    'Cause the symbol of the country was in the penitentiary and they needed a new government image.
    A measure was born and committees were formed to find a new Yankee Doodle.
    And the symbol that best reflected the West was none but the miniature poodle.
    Some argued the fact of what a poodle lacked. "Besides" they said, "They're French."
    "But," said the committee "so's the Statue of Liberty.", so it went up before the bench.
    Well the measure was passed and the law at last, was entered onto government logs.
    J. Edgar didn't care, poodles are *****; America's gone to the dogs


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    Can't say I've ever understood the trousers, but ever since an ex-girlfriend educated me on the finer points of curling, I have to say I quite appreciate the sport. Granted, it doesn't require the athletic ability of a triathlete, but there are non-trivial amounts of skill and strategy involved.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Disbelief in magic can force a poor soul into believing in government and business.
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    skip, i'm finding it hard to believe you don't like those flamboyant pants.

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    On the subject of strange fashions. Why is the US Olympic team all wearing welding gloves!





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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanMc View Post
    skip, i'm finding it hard to believe you don't like those flamboyant pants.
    stereo type, I'm wearing Wranglers! If I designed them there would be sequins!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    stereo type, I'm wearing Wranglers! If I designed them there would be sequins!!!


    hahaha, i know.... just playing. i personally find those pants offensive to 3 of the 5 senses. and these young golfers need to be pistol whipped for their wardrobe choices.

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    Conformity is a disease...
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Conformity is a disease...
    Actually, the need to conform and get approval from others is an adolescent trait hopefully outgrown when we become adults. I have grown very tired of people who watch the same sports, listen to the same music, drink the same beer, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    drink the same beer, etc...
    I tried drinking the same beer once, but it ran out, so I had to get another one and try again.

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    Actually, the need to conform and get approval from others is an adolescent trait hopefully outgrown when we become adults. I have grown very tired of people who watch the same sports, listen to the same music, drink the same beer, etc...


    i won't even drive home the same way i got somewhere and make it a point to never order the same thing twice at a restaurant. but, my toothbrush has to be HERE and my shoes have to be HERE. humans are weird creatures indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    I tried drinking the same beer once, but it ran out, so I had to get another one and try again.
    We all have our problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWSmith View Post
    We all have our problems.
    It's true - I'm now out of beer!

    What are you doing about it?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Orca View Post
    It's true - I'm now out of beer!
    That's not a "problem" - it's an emergency!

    Before I opened the thread, I said "No way" to myself. I was wrong & am humbled by Skip's perspicacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Conformity is a disease...
    as is a lack of an appreciation for whimsy, taking trivial things WAYYYYY too seriously and having no sense of humor.
    I rather be an American than a Republican.

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    Yup. That's why I post whimsical, humorous, and trivial blurbs like, "Conformity is a disease..."
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