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The Sedins go fishing

[SCENE: The Sedins sit on a bridge holding fishing poles]

Daniel: It is a sad day, Henrik. No more hockey for us.

Henrik: I am confused, Daniel. We are the best. We had 4 Swedes, and only 1 Finn.

Daniel: Salo….

Henrik: Efterbliven! 

[Daniel and Henrik sit in silence, holding their poles, which are, in truth, only sticks with rope tied to the end]

[Ryan Kesler lurks in the back ground, pretending like he doesn't want to be noticed, but really is making a deperate plea for attention]

Henrik: Oh, hellow Ryan Kesler. What are you doing on our fishing bridge?

Kesler: This is a city park, Henrik, there are a lot of people here.

Daniel: Perhaps that is why we are not catching anything.

Kesler: And also, this is a pedestrian bridge. To catch fish, you need to be casting your line into water.

[Sedins emit high pitched squeal]

Kesler: What’s so funny? That was a laugh right?

Henrik: In Sweden, “fishing” means to use fish as bait. We’re not so stupid as to be worming in a park with no water!

Kesler: Of… course, you’re not.

[Daniel pulls in line. Tied to the end is a salmon]

Daniel: See? This is fishing for Swedes?

Kesler: Dare I ask what you are trying to catch?

Henrik: Bears.

Kesler: You’re trying to catch a bear in a city park in Vancouver?

Daniel: No, one for each of us, why would we share just one bear? You ask very strange questions, Ryan Kesler.

Kesler: Why….

Henrik: Oh look, Daniel, you got a nibble!

Kesler: Holy Christmas! [Kesler runs away]

Henrik: Rats. And I was going to invite him to the annual Sedin Bear Race and Caribou hunt.

Daniel: I think I’m going to name him Bear!  

Henrik: Great name!

[Bear tries to eat Daniel's arm]

Henrik: Excellent! He likes you! The offseason is sure going to be relaxing! 

About Ryan Henning

Ryan has been working online since 2003 and is presently the proprietor of Barry Melrose Rocks, The Rhino and Compass and The Weather Blog at Victoria-Weather.

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