Hurry Harrrrr-d!!

Ahhh, curling… I think that it’s entirely appropriate that, during Starbuck’s Love Project (, where 156 countries from around the world all submitted clips of their citizens singing “All You Need is Love”, the Canadian entry was filmed in a curling rink. That’s Canada for ya.

And it’s an especially popular sport in Saskatchewan. It’s one of the few winter sports that you can still play when it’s minus a bazillion outside, because, luckily, it’s played indoors. Despite going out of my way to avoid organized sport, I still went curling numerous times while I was going to school, and actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Now, I couldn’t aim a curling rock at the broadside of a barn, but I do like to sweep. It’s neat feeling the pebbles of ice melting under your broom, and I always wanted to slide up and down the slick textured ice like an otter. (Though, of course, that’d probably get me kicked out of the rink pretty fast…. But it’d feel cool…) Curling, in my books, is a pretty awesome sport.

The Arrogant Worms, those wacky Western Canadian songsters, wrote a tribute to the 2010 Winter Olympics, and it should come as no surprise that they chose to sing about curling. Have a listen – it’s pretty hilarious!

News: Posted February 18th, 2010 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “Hurry Harrrrr-d!!”

  1. Ephraim Says:

    Montreal duo Bowser and Blue also have a song called “The Curling Song”
    its really good

    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 9:11 am
  2. Edm_Caboose Says:

    There’s something odd about Curling that kinda makes it fun… I dunno what it is about it. I remember doing Curling in grade 8, then trying out for the team in highschool. Only to slip on the ice and land on my ass hard… At which point the coach said that curling just wasn’t for me!

    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 9:24 am
  3. soilent Says:

    Actually, hurry translates to beeilung and schnell to fast 🙂


    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 9:28 am
  4. Yay curling 🙂

    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 1:41 pm
  5. Hefi Says:

    but nobody ’round here yells “beeilung! beeilung!” that just sounds stupid. it really is “schnell!” or “schneller!” or something…

    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 2:16 pm
  6. Yasha Says:

    @ soilent
    hurry as a noun would be translated “die Eile”. “Beeilung” (as noun) sounds really constructed and is rarely used in the german language, it comes more as a verb -> beeilen.
    “hurry hard!” should be translated as a short and strong word like “schnell!” the meaning is the same so why use up so much time saying more words? 😉

    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 2:32 pm
  7. P-Noid Says:

    I have to say, “Beeilung” is used quite often around here… might be the Rhinlelandish accent or something…

    Also cool to see so many Germans and german speaking folks!

    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 5:36 pm
  8. Shiqra Says:

    I did a search for “Hurry hard” to see if that is really what they say on the rink…and found this.

    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 5:41 pm
  9. Draginbeard Says:

    OK, I have no idea what curling is, or that it was a sport. I just thought it was something your hair did naturally, or paid some one to do it to your hair while you sit in a chair and speculate about the dimensional origins of Tom Cruise.

    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 6:20 pm
  10. Sabine Says:

    Q: How do you stop Canadian bacon from curling?
    A: You take away its broom.

    Posted February 18th, 2010 at 11:47 pm
  11. Avilan Says:

    Curling is one of those sports that exists only because of the olympics. No swede, anywhere, gives a rat’s ass about it, except when its time for Olympic games.

    Oh and I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes, but what are the management people in Vancouver smoking??? There has been so many f**kups already that this is starting to be genuinely embarrassing for Canada as a whole.

    Posted February 19th, 2010 at 6:08 am
  12. Ottawabumpkin Says:

    I love watching your journal and Weregeek (oh gods, the things I can relate to! It’s almost frightening!), but I have to disagree with the curling part. Maybe out in the prairies because you can probably freeze a road and make it a curling rink (sooooo flat the prairies :P), but out in Ottawa? Hockey, maple syrup, and dealing with politicians are what make us Canadian lol.

    Thank you for the wonderful comics nonetheless, and my wife and I loved your Valentine’s “stew” ^_^. I hope one day we get you out in a con here in Ottawa…okay, yeah, Ottawa doesn’t really have Cons, but still! It’d be cool to get some of your stuff in person!

    Posted February 19th, 2010 at 12:35 pm
  13. Paul Says:

    curling especially womans curling is addicting to watch…..

    Posted February 19th, 2010 at 1:17 pm
  14. Technocracygirl Says:

    Yay! I love the Arrogant Worms! Thank you for posting this.

    Posted February 20th, 2010 at 11:39 am
  15. curling is a great British sport and really the only sport We are actually good at in the winter olympics. Jonathan Coulton also did a song about curling – just called Curl. IT is weird Curling is a sport which gets great geeky songs written about it.

    Posted February 21st, 2010 at 11:51 am
  16. Shenshen Says:

    @Avilan – curling has been around since at least the 14th century, so waaay before the current Olympics were even thought of.

    Also, when interviewed by CTV, Jacques Rogge said that these were very well organized Olympics.

    Posted February 21st, 2010 at 7:11 pm
  17. Shenshen Says:

    Also, there’s a movie by Paul Gross called “Men with Brooms” about curling. It’s really funny. 🙂

    Posted February 21st, 2010 at 7:13 pm
  18. Soranic Says:

    Mens curling gold. Congrats

    Posted February 28th, 2010 at 1:02 am

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