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The Simpsons pulled one of their trademark feints this week. The show started off looking like a Valentine's Day story, but they pivoted into delivering an episode about... curling.

As a typical American, I'm not one who's ever felt they've had a good grasp on the rules, history, or appeal of curling. Still, it was a fun show and made curling actually sound fun.

When I went to the gym yesterday and someone put curling up on one of the televisions, I thought that perhaps I could figure out a bit more of it thanks to my Simpsons education.

I was so very, very wrong.

Still, it has me a bit intrigued, and I promise not to instinctively change the channel the next time I see it come on during Olympics coverage.

Check out the Simpsons' "Boy Meets Curl" below.