Gloucester Cheese Rolling!

Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by galopede, May 25, 2015.

  1. galopede

    galopede One of the Regulars

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    Off to my local big event in a minute, the Cooper's Hill Cheese Rolling in Gloucester UK.

    Many total idiots throw themselves down a very steep hill (1 in 1 near the top) chasing a cheese!

    Always entertaining! Here's a video from 2009:

    [video=youtube;KOyQBSMeIhM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOyQBSMeIhM[/video]

    Gareth
     
  2. MisterCairo

    MisterCairo I'll Lock Up

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    I love "Borat" in his man-thong chasing the cheese. How to you make a bizarre event even more so? Borat!
     
  3. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    What a perfect metaphor for modern life. Like it or not, everybody's chasing the cheese.
     
  4. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    You also have to the love the guy in the cow outfit - he has an emotional connection to the cheese.

    (This is as marginally related as you can get to a topic.) I worked with a woman years ago who - in one of those silly office conversations that occur - said, "oh, I can't have cheese in my house." When I asked why - expecting an allergy reason - she said, "I can't control myself and I just eat it - all of it, no matter how much there is." Always cracks me up when I think about it.

    (Second tangential comment) I saw a story on the news once that in Italy, when parmesan cheese is being made, the huge wheels of cheese are rotated and dusted once a week (I think) by a machine. It's very cute, this large machine comes buy, take the cheese wheel out, dusts it, rotates it and puts it back on the shelf.
     
  5. galopede

    galopede One of the Regulars

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    Not too many injuries this year, just two broken ankles and many bruises.
     
  6. A modern-day Sisyphus.
     

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