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CAMERON MAXWELL, Calgary Sun

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HOW THE DEVIL ARE YOU? Not bad, I guess. Things have been going well most of the year.

IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT AND YOU'RE NOT SKATING OR TRAINING, WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO?

Sometimes go out to a nice restaurant. It's kind of tough being tired from training on Saturday morning. Maybe tie some flies (for fishing).

PICK FIVE WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF?

Usually I'm funny, intense when I need to be but laid back when I need to be, curious, maybe. Eclectic if you can describe yourself as eclectic.

WHAT WERE YOU LIKE AT SCHOOL?

I was a bit of a clown. Then I had to back off a bit -- at the time I started getting into too much trouble.

WHAT'S THE MOST RIDICULOUS THING YOU'VE EVER BOUGHT?

An instructional break-dancing book.

WHAT'S THE BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?

Don't do drugs. Once, this guy from the States gave me a big lecture. He was talking about recreational drugs and saying 'Don't do it man, you're going to be great.' I was a young guy and he said 'You're going to be the best' which wasn't something I thought at the time.

WHAT REPAIRS CAN YOU DO ON YOUR CAR?

I've repaired the stereo, I replaced the air intake system, I've changed the sparkplugs, I've redone the weather stripping in the doors. Usually I have help from people. I replaced the fuel filter. That was dirty work.

WHAT'S YOUR CULINARY SPECIALTY?

I have a pretty varied array of things I can cook. I like making Mexican, Thai, a lot of Asian, some Chinese food.

WHAT TV SERIES WOULD YOU LIKE ON DVD?

There's only one and I got it for Christmas and it's the first two seasons of Seinfeld.

WOULD YOU RATHER FLY FISH IN ALBERTA OR DEEP SEA FISH IN MEXICO?

I'd rather fly fish in Mexico (laughs).

WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OR OLYMPIC MEDALS?

Because I have lots of world championship medals, I'd rather have Olympic medals.

WHAT'S YOUR MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT IN COMPETITION?

In my first season of doing World Cup, I was like, 19, and I have a pretty dry sense of humour and I was making some jokes with these Norwegian guys and I was trying to talk and be funny but they didn't get it. They didn't speak English well and they asked Catriona (Le May Doan) if I was slow. They thought I was handicapped.

ANY TATTOOS?

No. I've contemplated it but my girlfriend (Kim Weger) is not really a big supporter.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE UNHEALTHY FOOD?

Pie. Saskatoon-Rhubarb pie, that kind of stuff.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO HOLIDAY?

To me, a good holiday means fishing and last year I went to Cuba and that was really good. I only fished one day but it was great.

WHAT'S THE LARGEST, HARDEST-FIGHTING FISH YOU'VE EVER CAUGHT?

Probably a five-pound bonefish in Cuba. It took off and my line got wrapped around my finger and I tried to get it out and as soon as the line tightened, it snapped, so that fish was strong.

WHAT TRAIT DO YOU ADMIRE MOST IN PEOPLE?

I like it when people are fairly down to earth, fairly humble and not in your face with stuff.

YOU HAVE A FEW HOURS TO KILL. BOOK OR VIDEO GAME?

Book. I prefer books. You can learn from a book and you come out of it with more to share.

STRANGEST PIECE OF FAN MAIL?

Weird underwear with my name on it. Thong underwear that said 'Jeremy, you're the king' on the front. I've gotten some requests from women that want to marry me.

COULD YOU BE CONVINCED TO KARAOKE AND, IF SO, WHAT'S YOUR SONG?

Anything I know, I'll sing. I like singing Beatles songs, they're fun to sing. Once in Japan I went out with some Japanese skaters after a competition to a karaoke bar and it was only Japanese songs or Elvis, so I had to do Hound Dog.


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