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February 14, 2014 7:41 PM   Subscribe

The US Olympic Cat Curling Team (SLYT)
posted by griphus (43 comments total) 34 users marked this as a favorite

 
Okay, this wins.
posted by triggerfinger at 7:47 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]


WHY IS THIS NOT A SPORT
posted by xedrik at 7:50 PM on February 14 [2 favorites]


I love curling. Watching it, playing it, it's just plain fun.

This would also be just plain fun.

I love how they didn't use just still photos of the cats in the video. Esp the moment where the sliding cat puts a paw out at the broom. :D
posted by hippybear at 7:52 PM on February 14 [7 favorites]


I am so glad that this is all of the olympics I have seen this year. Thank you.
posted by munchingzombie at 7:52 PM on February 14 [7 favorites]


I've been watching every hour of curling broadcast, and nothing else. It's the best ONLY way to do the winter games, if you ask me.
posted by hippybear at 7:57 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]


I had no idea Kristen Bell was on the 2006 US Curling team.
posted by birdherder at 7:57 PM on February 14 [3 favorites]


A nice hit-and-meow gets Team USA their deuce in 9.
posted by i_have_a_computer at 7:57 PM on February 14 [3 favorites]


Now I want to do this! Quick, get me a cat!
posted by gingerbeer at 8:22 PM on February 14


That was fucking brilliant.

Let's wake up a cat and try this in the hallway!
posted by rtha at 8:23 PM on February 14 [5 favorites]


It would probably work better with a sleeping cat. For some value of better.
posted by gingerbeer at 8:28 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]


Team Johnson: Last in the standings. First in our hearts.
posted by gyc at 8:43 PM on February 14


You can even practice at home!

Is everybody ready for the cat curling competition?
posted by ActingTheGoat at 8:50 PM on February 14 [5 favorites]


Next up. Cat hurling!
posted by BlueHorse at 9:07 PM on February 14


This sport makes sense to me now.


I'd heard that curlers get a lot of pussy, but this is ridiculous!
posted by Saxon Kane at 9:13 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]


I have: Cat #1 is a little too pudgy and only slid a few feet down the hallway.

Cat #2 is skittish to begin with and is now hiding under the bed.

I now plan to grease the hallway with bacon fat and catnip, and I will report back by morning. I'm pretty sure that with some work, I can slide one of them from the living room to the bedroom with just one little shove.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:13 PM on February 14 [51 favorites]


That was funnier then it had a right to be
posted by edgeways at 9:17 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]


USA! USA! USA!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:27 PM on February 14


I'm actually about 15 minutes away from my curling game tonight. The team will love this.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:27 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]


My cat Tipper would be so good at this. We already play earthquake and sliders (polished board floors). She started training 8 years ago. Where do we register?
posted by michswiss at 9:28 PM on February 14 [2 favorites]


Much wow!
posted by blue_beetle at 10:03 PM on February 14 [3 favorites]


the doge thread is two doors up.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 10:52 PM on February 14 [5 favorites]


I think mudpuppie just became my favorite person ever.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 11:32 PM on February 14 [1 favorite]


I'm actually about 15 minutes away from my curling game tonight.

Wait... it's a real sport people play?
posted by Mezentian at 11:47 PM on February 14


It makes no sense to use cats for this.
She put an in-turn on the cat, yet the cat actually performed an out-turn.
Now a dog would have done the in-turn.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 12:18 AM on February 15 [5 favorites]


Furry Hard
posted by mannequito at 1:51 AM on February 15 [5 favorites]


It's all fun and games until someone puts the cat out…
posted by Pinback at 1:56 AM on February 15


Neither dogs nor cats make sense. It should be turtles, all the way down.
posted by jenkinsEar at 2:37 AM on February 15 [1 favorite]


i was hoping it would be cats curling!

obviously

humans can be dumb

you have us and u don't notice that we're curling all.the.time. when we're not sleeping hellooooooo

totally unrealistic this way, i mean look at those drapey pants waiting to be snagged and those brooms. the brooms!!! no way we cats would do a mere weak swat at one
posted by Susu pitchounette at 3:10 AM on February 15


I could watch this all day long (unlike actual curling)
posted by kariebookish at 5:01 AM on February 15


Why do all the YouTube comments mention a red door?
posted by oceanjesse at 5:58 AM on February 15


Needs more goats.
posted by Monkey0nCrack at 6:07 AM on February 15


I have no cat, there's no curling on at 5AM today, and the dogs aren't having it.

Withdrawal.
posted by sonascope at 6:26 AM on February 15 [1 favorite]


I now plan to grease the hallway with bacon fat and catnip.

A note on doing this. Bacon fat melts above 85°F, crank your thermostat for best results.
posted by Nanukthedog at 7:06 AM on February 15 [1 favorite]


30+ comments and no one has said they have no idea how these people got their cats wedged into curling stones, or why?
posted by Xalf at 7:09 AM on February 15


Wait... it's a real sport people play?

It is. And I'm not sure exactly WHERE you are, but there might be a league close to you.
posted by hippybear at 7:18 AM on February 15 [1 favorite]


This was exactly what I wanted it to be when I clicked on the link. Thank you.
posted by Atreides at 9:42 AM on February 15


Reminded of the cat racing in Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell. Unfortunately, the full-length Peter O'Toole Youtube recording of this appears to have been taken down, but if you get the chance...
posted by Devonian at 10:15 AM on February 15


I now plan to grease the hallway with bacon fat and catnip, and I will report back by morning

How'd that go for you?

Bacon fat covered cats--don't let the dogs out.
posted by BlueHorse at 11:45 AM on February 15 [1 favorite]


HURRY FURRY HARD
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:47 PM on February 15


I have no idea how these people got their cats wedged . . . Oh forget it.
posted by The Bellman at 1:43 PM on February 15


I look forward to the Big Cat Rescue version of this.
posted by homunculus at 8:16 PM on February 15


It's now the 16th and mudpuddie hasn't reported back in. Should somebody go check that everything's okay?

I really don't want to see a headline: "Area woman found dead in bacon-scented hallway surrounded by purring cats with brooms".
posted by Lexica at 9:49 PM on February 16 [4 favorites]


It is. And I'm not sure exactly WHERE you are, but there might be a league close to you.
The Great Southern Land *keyboard riff* is quite large.
There is no Curling near me.
Which is why I wonder why we spend a fortune sending athletes.
posted by Mezentian at 4:20 AM on February 20


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