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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Ya, Mon! Mush, Mon, Mush!!!

Think They Piss-Test Those Sled Dogs For Ganja??

Following on the heels of the 1988 Jamaican Olympic Bobsled Team, we have a new contender for the WTF? segment on Wide World Of Sports.

It's the Jamaican Dogsled Team.

Yup, it's a genyoowine "No Shit!" moment here at Baboon Pirates. Some Jamaican guy named Devon Anderson (who had never seen snow before) liberated a bunch of mongrel dogs from an animal shelter, trained 'em how to pull a sled, and he set off to Scotland for the Aviemore Dogsled Championships, the largest event of its kind in Europe.

For you Parrotheads out there, one of Mr. Anderson's sponsors is none other than Jimmy Buffett!

Mr. Anderson did pretty well for a novice musher, finishing 27th out of 40 competitors.

Oh, I gotta plug Cool Runnings, the movie based on the Jamaican Bobsled Team. It's a pretty darned cute movie, and it's suitable viewing for folks equipped with little house-apes.