July 03, 2003

World Wife Carrying Championships: In past competitions, Finns have awarded winners the woman's weight in beer. The Estonians, at their national championships here on June 21, gave winners the woman's weight in mineral water. One more reason to love the Finns! Then again, as one competitor said, "The Finnish wife carriers are like the Boston Red Sox . . . People root for them, but they sort of know they won't win." I love the reverse of that statement: "The Boston Red Sox have long been regarded as the Finnish wife carriers of major league baseball."

posted by jason streed to other at 01:32 PM - 4 comments

This was too funny when I saw it on dangerousmeta, too much laughing and spitting up here. I sent it to my wife but I don't think she's seen it yet--I asked if she wants to train up for next year.

posted by billsaysthis at 01:53 PM on July 03

More lifting competitions should involve winning the respective weight in beer.

posted by Luke at 02:21 PM on July 03

Jesus, even Finnish quasi-athletes are making fun of us now.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:09 AM on July 04

The wife said she will not be carried upside down like that, not even for beer. Damn!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:30 PM on July 04

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