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Oh, Canada.

A friend once pointed out to me that in Canada, hockey is used to sell almost everything. The rest? Well, there’s this:


That’s Canada for you: selling real estate via curling. For those of you unfamiliar with the sport, it’s like shuffleboard on ice, where somehow it’s perfectly legal for your teammates to whip out brooms and sweep debris out of the way of your stone as needed. It’s the ideal “beer league” sport for middle-aged Canadians who are not quite fit enough for pick-up hockey during the 8 months per year that the weather is crap.

The caption says “faites d’une pierre deux coups…” which figuratively means “kill two birds with one stone”, but literally it’s more like “make two hits with one stone”, which works better in the context of a curling metaphor. I think one of those stones could take out a couple of ostriches.


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