Friday, February 17, 2006
a pure canadianism
So we've been watching the Olympics non-stop. The whole family is really into it. The other night, they did a blurb on this 64 year old Newfoundlander named George who is a snow-specialist. He was called to help the Italians get the tracks ready for the cross-country ski events, a fave in this house, right after hockey. He analyzes the snow and showed them how to use the grooming machine accordingly and correctly.
The interviewer: "So what makes for the best snow for a cross-country event?"
George, seriously: "Well, you don't want any Timbits in it. Ya know, those round hard chunks of snow."
Interviewer, laughing out loud: "Bet the Italians don't know what you're talking about when you talk about Timbits!!"
I just found this so funny and so purely Canadian!