Friday Nights Are Crazy
015 - How did you spend your time last night? After an evening teaching some kids how to solve Rubik’s Cubes, I was thrilled to find that Kristefor Lysne and Jordan Wiklund of the Stonecast podcast were streaming live commentary from the St. Paul Cash Spiel. (Loyal readers will remember these gentlemen from a previous post.) They were sharing the shot calling duties with the subject of their most recent interview, Jim Dexter.
Jordan and Kris had their phones handy and I was able to interrupt their trains of thought by @ mentioning them on the Twitters. After fourteen hours of doing curling commentary, I am confident that my asinine remarks brought them a welcome distraction.
I made one request of Jordan and Kris that they did acknowledge in their broadcast.
Allow me to explain. In my short tenure as a curling enthusiast, I have taken a shining to Heath McCormick. He’s an American that spent his formative years curling in Ontario before moving back to the States. He is my age, he apparently goes by “The Heater” (at least according to his Twitter handle, @followtheheater), and this is his profile picture on CurlingZone.
Oh, he is also good at sliding rocks on frozen water and he is competing in this very event in St. Paul. Dangerous Man Brewing Company is located in Minneapolis and is supposed to brew a wicked stout. I feel the combination of having “The Heater” sign something from Dangerous Man was too good of an opportunity to pass up. So to Jordan and Kris, I will somehow find a way to hold you to that non-committal passing comment you made. I will happily accept a coaster, a napkin, anything with the logo of the brewery and Heath’s signature.
Little known fact, until quite recently, I pronounced the most populous city in Minnesota as Minn-ee-EN-ap-oh-lis. My wife recently took great delight in correcting me, and perhaps mocking me.
The children are right to laugh at you, Ralph.
If you wish to watch the broadcast I enjoyed while writing this piece, click below.
If for nothing else, watch Kris and Jordan explain to Dex what the term “wanker” means and then listen to Dex try to use the term correctly in a sentence. (Timestamp 2:07:48)