Monday, June 29, 2009

There may be dumber games than "cheese rolling"...

...but I don't want to see them.


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Happy Monday... if that isn't a phrase too thick with irony.

23 comments:

deekdubberly said...

Hilarious! That was fun.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

What... are they trying to catch the cheese?

DJP said...

You have taken a step in the direction of trying to make sense of this.

I think you will see a "ROAD OUT" sign shortly.

Sir Aaron said...

I love Monday!

VcdeChagn said...

So...we have these ummm...people chasing cheese.

I'm with you so far.

Then we have MASSIVE crowds watching...

people chasing cheese.

NOW you lost me.

DJP said...

With emergency crews standing by for the inevitable.

Scott said...

Only one word to describe: Awesome..

Herding Grasshoppers said...

I didn't notice any females in the hurtling crowd of bodies... but I could be wrong.

missyjreed said...

Thanks for posting this! As I was watching, my 2-year-old girl walked by and caught a glimpse of it. To my great surprise and amusement, she laughed uproariously. :) What a great Monday start.

DJP said...

Tell her she's pretty much my target audience, Missy. Especially on Mondays.

(c;

PS - also tell her to come back for H&T on Friday. My boys are still doing Admiral Ackbar spots.

Michelle said...

Says Wikipedia of the Cooper's Hill Cheese-Rolling and Wake, a tradition that is at least 200 years old:

From the top of the hill a round of Double Gloucester cheese is rolled, and competitors race down the hill after it. The first person over the finish line at the bottom of the hill wins the cheese. In theory, competitors are aiming to catch the cheese, but since it has a one second head start and can reach speeds up to 70mph (112 km/h), enough to knock over and injure a spectator, this rarely occurs.

Now I've seen everything. Amazing! Thanks, Dan.

DJP said...

I think I deserve an educational subsidy.

Part of the "stimulus," you know.

deekdubberly said...

More cheese rolling! http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/05/coopers_hill_cheeserolling.html

beachbirdie said...

You sent me into hypoxia I was laughing so hard.

DJP said...

Mission Accomplished.

April said...

Wouldn't you have loved to be in the pub(because it had to have started in the pub) when those immortal word were spoken: "You know what would be fun?"

GrammaMack said...

"There may be dumber games than 'cheese rolling'..."

Um, golf? :-)

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Well, there was the Mt. Baker "Slush Cup", but it got shut down in the '80's. As the snow at the Mt. Baker Ski Area began to melt, it formed an icy lake. Slush Cup "competitors" could make any kind of contraption to ride down the hill and try to make it across the lake on the 4th of July

Looks like some snow-boarders are trying to revive the Slush Cup, but note that the date on the vid is MAY, so the "lake" is considerably smaller than some of us remember.

Not that I would know anything about it.

At all.

The Squirrel said...

LOL!

Mondays! w00t!

And they've been doing this for more then 200 years! Ah, keeps one young.

~Squirrel

Susan said...

I think they should add this to the Summer Olympics...as kind of a counterpart to downhill alpine skiing. The injuries look no less severe!

Libbie said...

Double Gloucester just doesn't taste the same unless it's been rolled.

And fancy taking the mickey out of silly sports when you lot call padded Rugby 'football'.

:-D

dwitzke said...

Look's like some warped version of Rugby!

dwitzke said...

One does not have to wonder why they also call it "and Wake", does one?!