Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Acts of Brilliant Stupidity - Cooper's Hill Annual Cheese Rolling

This was just too good that I had to post it. Every year people in England roll down a hill to chase a rolling piece of cheese. You may sustain concussions and back breaking injuries, but in the end you may have the glory of winning that roll of cheese you were chasing.

The people who chase cheese and risk life and limb are simply known as heroes. I honor their fantastic tradition with a post and a salute.

The official Cheese Rolling website lists winners year by year and also includes information on how to get there as well as pics. From Wikipedia, I found out that apparently this is a 200+ year old tradition and it seems to date back at least to the 19th century. It is now an official dream and goal of mine to go witness this event for my own eyes. Running With The Bulls is so yesterday's cool European tradition.

Cheese Rolling bitches, that's where it's at.

You can find wonderful pictures today via Boston.com here. Or you can watch the video for yourself below.

P.S. I love when the girl yells "GET THE CHEESE" and "ow, ow, ow." Truly the sport of champions.

1 comment:

  1. hahahaha...i love how the first guy they show in the clip bounces 3 times or so and manages to get back on his feet to run across the finish line...motherfucker's got cat-like agility

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