I can hardley believe it happend

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by Morry Stillwell, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Actually I have friends whose kids do play bagpipes. Quite brillant musicians actually so they never sound too bad. Always good value on New Years.

    I will have to tell my friend about this story. She will like it.
     
  2. bardtoob

    bardtoob Well-Known Member

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    :rofl: ... Come now, Morry. We know this is a new business model, competitions with comedic halftime shows ;)
     
  3. peibeck

    peibeck Letting Poje be on top

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    :eek: Must have been some rude Bercy pigeons on vacation from France! :rofl:
     
  4. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    :lol:
     
  5. Dave of the North

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    Just the men, the women bring their knitting to the rink.:p

    One year, either Canadians or Skate Canada, they had birds flying around the Ottawa Civic Centre.
     
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  6. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Actually it could give a whole new meaning to "Shitting all over a performance".
     
  7. Ozzisk8tr

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    Or "skating like crap".
     
  8. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Well-Known Member

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    Or "skating on crap".
     
  9. misskarne

    misskarne #ForzaJules #KeepFightingMichael

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    Or "crap ice".
     
  10. jlai

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    That sounds like a craptastic skating competition.
     
  11. Rochelle

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    Wow, Morry -- thanks for sharing.

    The "what would you do if birds are in the rink interrupting competition" sure would be a fun question to ask on the Referee exams for appointment. ;) Imagine the answers...
     
  12. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    One of my rinks has birds nesting in the rafters routinely. There's usually bird nest bits and droppings on the ice below the nests. You learn to avoid those spots. ;)
     
  13. Aussie Willy

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    One of the rinks here as a lot of hockey pucks up on the roof beams. At least they don't crap.
     
  14. Aussie Willy

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    Multiple choice answers
    A. Stop the competition
    B. Let the competition continue but give extra points to the skater who ends up with the most bird crap on their head
    C. Give extra points to the skater who can make a feather boa out of what is dropped from the rafters
    D. Bring out the bagpipes
     
  15. Michael O'C

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    I remember that we had the World Jr Championships in Brisbane, little House Martin birds got into the building somehow and were swooping down on the ice to get water. It didn't cause any problems or delays. I think that, once the action started, the birds left. It was a nice incident.
     
  16. Bev Johnston

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    We had a squirrel doing laps around the ice at one of the rinks I frequent. At least he followed the public session rules and ran in a counterclockwise direction. Sadly, he hid when the session was over and was not seen again until it was too late...
     
  17. shan

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    that must have been quite a sight!
     
  18. Bev Johnston

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    Oh, it was. There was one other skater there and she was practically :rofl:
    I was a little concerned for the poor little guy because I feared that rink management's solution would be to off him.