Hilarious! That was fun.
What... are they trying to catch the cheese?
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.
I love Monday!
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.
With emergency crews standing by for the inevitable.
Only one word to describe: Awesome..
I didn't notice any females in the hurtling crowd of bodies... but I could be wrong.
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.
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.
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.
I think I deserve an educational subsidy.Part of the "stimulus," you know.
More cheese rolling! http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/05/coopers_hill_cheeserolling.html
You sent me into hypoxia I was laughing so hard.
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?"
"There may be dumber games than 'cheese rolling'..."Um, golf? :-)
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 JulyLooks 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.
LOL!Mondays! w00t!And they've been doing this for more then 200 years! Ah, keeps one young.~Squirrel
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!
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
Look's like some warped version of Rugby!
One does not have to wonder why they also call it "and Wake", does one?!
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