Monday, January 14, 2013

Curling and Wikipedia

Like a good Canadian boy, i've done a story about the sport of curling for CRI. And went out to the only professional center in the country. Which has only four sheets of ice. That was ok. i figured me and the intern would have a swing at it, but in the end, after some long interviews and picture takings, we just wanted to get back to the city. 

But today, i'm all pleased w/ myself 'cause i found time to contribute to Wikipedia's curling page, by mentioning comedic electro rockers LMFAO and their video which is a spoof on a curling match. Hell, that was glaring omission from the page!


Curling in popular culture

The 2002 Canadian film Men With Brooms, starring and directed by Paul Gross, centres on the sport of curling, telling the story of a curling team from a small Canadian town as they work through their respective life issues and struggle to win the championship for the sake of their late coach. The film grossed over $4.2 million, almost all of it in Canada, making it the top-grossing Canadian English-language film subsidized by Telefilm Canada between 1997 and 2002.
In 2010 electro band LMFAO released the video for their song Yes, which portrays a satirical curling match.

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