I grew up just outside of Detroit where we had the Detroit stations of 2, 4, 7, 20, and 50 and, also, we got the Windsor channel 9.
For the most part, Channel 9 didn’t really offer anything that we couldn’t get on any of the Detroit stations except for two things: Absolutely terrifying public service announcements. There was one that dealt with a very rare disease that gave you black eyes and sang the song “jeepers creepers where’d you get those peepers” and there was another one that talked about a horrible disease that made you feel like your intestines were being tied in knots and they gave you a handy dandy animated visual of intestines being tied in knots while a child was sitting on his bed rocking back and forth. So I was terrified that I’d have both happen to me. Thanks, Canada.
But one of the nice ones was the “House Hippo”.
Commercials aside, the *REAL* reason to watch Windor’s Channel 9 was Curling on Saturday afternoons.
This is a sport where people throw rocks on ice and people with brooms are sweeping in front of the rock and the guy who threw the rock screams stuff like “Hard! HARD! HAAAAARD!!!!” and then the rocks at the end of the ice hit each other all willy-nilly.
Then, come Monday morning, we’d all discuss curling while outside at recess. One person would roll a ball and several people would pretend to sweep in front of it as it rolled.
The good thing about the Winter Olympics is that a little piece of that magic can be brought back. Mixed doubles for Curling seems to be Tuesday the 13th, Men’s on the 23rd and Women’s on the 24th.
So… what are you reading and/or watching?