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Just a reminder that Procurler’s MegaSale is still ongoing, check out their stuff and also the button marked funny...

Elsewhere, a ton of links for ya –

• The Asham World Curling Tour wants to move, immediately, to eight-end games for all competitions – not just the Grand Slams. This comes after strong TV viewership numbers in the Slam’s first year with CBC-TV, but also after mucho controversy concerning the eight-end game, discussed here, here and here at CZ and also in the April issue of The Curling News ...

• Colleen Jonesis pondering, exactly one year after the news broke of her teammate defection; Jan Betker is hanging it up; and Quebec’s Marie-France Larouchewill be back in action ...

This Newfie writer weighs in on Brad Gushue and company (and ex-company)... Brad, incidentally, appears tomorrow at a Halifax school... and still in Newfoundland, Adrian Power’s idea is grand, but what really caught our attention in this story is the new moniker of the former St. John’s Curling Club ...

This guy wants more curling video games (amen brutha)... although we have, in our hot little hands, a rare copy of the Japanese-only Nintendo DS game called Minno No Curling ...

• Other than the editing boo-boo on John Morrison (?), this quickie spotlight on Ben Hebert asks a good question: who is number one, Kevin Martin or Glenn Howard? TCN has decided it’s Howard, but three out of four Slams – plus more than 200K – is a strong argument for K-Mart…

• Our guess is Jorge & Xivi, who have Pasion Por El Curling, would pick Howard ...

• The World Curling Federation’s World Rankings see Canada dominating in both men’s and women’s play, and Glenn Howard says “Hey Now” ...

• The Esquimalt CC facility in British Columbia is suddenly closing, which has prompted an uproar and also a dissenting editorial... and in Fort Nelson, curling seems to have been wiped out by a natural disaster ...

• Here’s an otherwise indecipherable feature on former Italian hero-turned-Swiss Joel Retornaz ...

• According to the Blind Riverians, Canuck Prime Minister Stephen Harper is an inferior moosehorn user. Hope that won’t cost him any votes in the next election ...

• Ever heard of the expression Curling Parents? It’s Swedish – Curlingföräldrar – and it’s now explained here ...

• Still with Sverige, Team Anette Norberg are back in the Blogosphere, with a new page located here ...

• Paul McLean, the TSN curling producer who died of cancer two years ago, will be posthmously inducted into the Brampton Sports Hall of Fame on May 30. The hall already honours curlers Mike Harris, Wayne Middaugh and more ...

• Team USA was feted on their return to Mankato, MN ...

• Scotland’s golden girl seems set to retire and get into coaching, according to this ...

• In the latest YouTube roundup, hockey’s St. Louis Blues try curling; this is definitely the happiest skip we’ve seen in a while; Poland’s Eurosport curling commentator needs some excitement in his delivery; Johnny Mo joked it up while in winning the car in Hamilton (anyone got a better camera angle?); Finland’s latest bizarro digihomage to The Mighty Uusis; Canada’s Mr. Cool, Richard Hart, gets teased along with his white-belted teammates; and OK guys, it wasn’t that funny after the first 30 seconds... except for the guy who vaccums his face at about 2:37 ...

• Curling on Wordie. Well, there you go.