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Date: 05/28/09 09:25 AM

67 Responses to Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2009

  1. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    May 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    Link: Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling 2009 - Roughly translated for the Non British: `I`m going to hurl myself down this hill after a lump of cheese.` Ouch!
  2. Profile photo of Kaleotera
    Kaleotera Female 18-29
    472 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 9:34 am
    In past years weren`t the cheese wheels bigger and weren`t there more then just one?
    I guess it`s more about watching a bunch of people injure themselves to chase after a single wheel of cheese anymore. lol
  3. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 9:36 am
    Yeah it was a fair bit bigger, but I think one year it kicked up such a speed going down hill, it ploughed into the crowd and took a few spectators out..
  4. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 9:37 am
    Oh and the first person to hit the bottom of the hill, wins the cheese, YAY!!
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 9:50 am
    wahey!
  6. Profile photo of The_Maddog
    The_Maddog Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 9:50 am
    I did something similar to this for fun, once years ago.

    Never again! 2 sprained ankles, brusied ribs and a nearly dislocated shoulder!

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    Acatinahat Female 13-17
    263 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 9:53 am
    looks painfulll...
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    lukas1051 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 10:16 am
    Hahahaha, I love the cheese rolling contest, I`ve been (not taken part, spectated), it truly is hilarious.
  9. Profile photo of Victory7
    Victory7 Male 18-29
    362 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 10:52 am
    Someone needs to buy the grizzly bear-resistant suit and just launch themselves down the hill after the cheese.
  10. Profile photo of pmarren
    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 10:54 am
    God that looks like a blast. I`d love to go see that, maybe even take a roll down the hill.

    Here`s a toast to the British.

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    Binary101 Male 13-17
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    May 28, 2009 at 11:16 am
    CHEEZE! looks fun but i wouldn`t try it without a helmet, back brace, knee pads etc.....ouch
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    partyyyy Male 18-29
    148 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 11:19 am
    tick english!!!!!
  13. Profile photo of Druss
    Druss Male 18-29
    161 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 11:22 am
    Don`t make fun of us brits :-(
  14. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 11:35 am
    My uncle broke his back doing this.

    WORTH IT THOUGH.

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 11:54 am
    And as if you weren`t damaged enough, you`re stopped at the end by being tackled by a rugby team.
  16. Profile photo of Dakkar
    Dakkar Male 18-29
    1256 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    I don`t know if there are any rules, but if I were to participate I would wrap myself up in a punch of couch cushions and just roll from the start.

    Heck as a kid I could do that all day long. I tried rolling down a hill a couple years ago and I felt like an 80 year old man afterward.

  17. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 12:09 pm
    Only 1 hours drive away from that madness and I`m not going to put my life on the line for some God damn cheese!
  18. Profile photo of Kaleotera
    Kaleotera Female 18-29
    472 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    I know I got the first post on this, but I thought of something.....bubble wrap. Just get a big roll of it and wrap yourself in it. If I ever got a chance to participate, that`s what I would do!
  19. Profile photo of Concetra
    Concetra Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 12:28 pm
    Holy poo! Did that guy die @0:34
  20. Profile photo of welfarepimp
    welfarepimp Male 30-39
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    May 28, 2009 at 12:39 pm
    1. Cheese roll and wake...is the wake for all the people that die doing this?

    2. "Get the cheese!" Thanks lady, never would`ve figured that out, not with the name and all.

    3. They only do this in countries with "free" healthcare. BTW, sorry about your broken leg, the doctor will along to see you in 6-8 months.

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    Jessycool Female 18-29
    8 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    Ive been before (purely spectator) its a giggle for the bank holiday and gloucester is a lovely place
  22. Profile photo of Trumple07
    Trumple07 Male 13-17
    422 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    Trust us brits to do something as stupid as that :D
  23. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm
    some guy was jumping really really high at O:50

    haha

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    Asspenny Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    looks so fun
  25. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    welfarepimp, we have specialized wards dedicated to caring for cheese-related incidents. It`s true!

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    krabkat Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm
    Gotta give props to the guy in nothing but bikini underwears!
  27. Profile photo of iluvpink13
    iluvpink13 Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    woah! this is awesome!
  28. Profile photo of littlepete50
    littlepete50 Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    welfarepimp. The healthcare isnt free. It`s paid for by TAXES. Those pesky things that steal money from your paycheck. Furthermore, its 4-6 hours, not months :)
    And serious cases go straight through. As in the US
  29. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    Yup all hail to the NHS system, best thing in the world bar non, You feel ill, UK just walk into a hospital they make ya better!
  30. Profile photo of DaSheezy
    DaSheezy Male 13-17
    151 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm
    so what`s the objective...? anyone got any ideas?
  31. Profile photo of HarryBalszak
    HarryBalszak Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    No event like this is complete without a guy in a lime green mankini.
    And the last lady was fine until the dude tackled her at the finish line.
  32. Profile photo of reidcook1000
    reidcook1000 Male 18-29
    381 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    that was absolutely dongtacular. i literally cannot use words to describe the level of awesome in this video.
  33. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    May 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    DaSheezy - First to the bottom of the hill, wins the cheese
  34. Profile photo of ryan99
    ryan99 Male 13-17
    2345 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm
    Cheese rolling X-TREME: The Alps
  35. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    My school had a heritage assembly today. I really wish some form of this could`ve been in it...
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    tobyvictory Male 70 & Over
    406 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    Kind of like the running of the bulls. I feel sorry for the cheese.
  37. Profile photo of DaSheezy
    DaSheezy Male 13-17
    151 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    so then all that tumbling for a piece of dirty cheese..... lmao and they call americans stupid... sadly though i can just see the american take on this now the same exact concept... only with cheese burgers.
  38. Profile photo of ANCB
    ANCB Male 18-29
    176 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    Man, I have a feeling this would be made illegal in America if we tried something like this.
    <green with envy>
  39. Profile photo of habbazoot
    habbazoot
    2116 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    i thoguth the cheese was bigger than that...
    loved when the lady screamed GET THE CHEESE around 50 seconds
  40. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    I could just imagine Fat folks chasing a huge cheese burger down a big hill....
  41. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm
    "3. They only do this in countries with "free" healthcare. BTW, sorry about your broken leg, the doctor will along to see you in 6-8 months."

    If you go to hospital in the UK with a broken leg, a doctor will be seeing you in a matter of minutes. The NHS works extremely well for serious injuries. It works extremely well generally, it`s just that complaining about it attracts more attention.

  42. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3291 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 5:45 pm
    I thought they outlawed this event.
  43. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    "Man, I have a feeling this would be made illegal in America if we tried something like this.
    <green with envy>"

    There have been attempts to ban it, because people are injured every year. The hill is steeper than it looks in this video. There are better pictures here:

    http://www.cheese-rolling.co.uk/

    Do you know why it`s done?

    No, neither does anyone else. It certainly isn`t for the prize - that`s the cheese.

  44. Profile photo of ale_alue
    ale_alue Female 13-17
    87 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 5:52 pm
    and the first words that came to mind:

    as you wish

  45. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    "And as if you weren`t damaged enough, you`re stopped at the end by being tackled by a rugby team."

    That`s better than being stopped by the trees behind them.

  46. Profile photo of beeyooteeful
    beeyooteeful Female 18-29
    546 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 5:56 pm
    *sigh* the human race
  47. Profile photo of aero
    aero Male 18-29
    886 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    The guy in the green jersey and red shin guards/pads was a real pro... he went twice and both times when he started rolling he came right back up onto his feet again, not to mention he won both times...

    Oh, and I`d sooner do this than the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.

  48. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    YEAH! MEDICS! - notin else says you had a good time.
  49. Profile photo of earthshone
    earthshone Male 18-29
    1688 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    "my sweet Wesley" - :)
  50. Profile photo of 42467
    42467 Male 18-29
    743 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 7:45 pm
    I love cheese rolling
  51. Profile photo of ShadowRyder
    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
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    May 28, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    That looks fun =D
  52. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    May 28, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    @DaSheezy "so what`s the objective...? anyone got any ideas?"

    Apparently it`s a way to get cheese. I guess they don`t have grocery stores over there like we do.

  53. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
    3916 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    god this would be so fun...i love rolling down hills....just add rocks and idiots and a 45 degree incline....and by golly...ya got yourself a jolly good time...
  54. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
    1557 posts
    May 28, 2009 at 11:14 pm
    Its an old tradition. Dont worry, we Brits think its crazy too, heh.
  55. Profile photo of Nidonemo
    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    May 29, 2009 at 2:02 am
    *stops the video*
    *turns to IAB*

    Now...we are even.

    Europe and America are now even.

    No more fighting. No more jabbing. We have sh*t on both sides of the lake.

    Let`s play nice. :)

  56. Profile photo of virus28
    virus28 Female 13-17
    69 posts
    May 29, 2009 at 2:52 am
    @OldOllie
    we do... they`re called newsagents.

    We just like chasing cheese more. xD
    Actually, it`s just for fun, and great to be a spectator.

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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    May 29, 2009 at 3:06 am
    That seems like a drunken sport. If they were stoned they would just eat the cheese. :D
  58. Profile photo of TwoDog
    TwoDog Male 50-59
    56 posts
    May 29, 2009 at 3:17 am
    That is so great. It looks like a lot of fun.!
  59. Profile photo of barrooo
    barrooo Male 30-39
    414 posts
    May 29, 2009 at 6:07 am
    I did this a few years ago, some friends of mine live near Minchinhampton..and yes we may have had a few beers to soften the blow. The best thing is though it flies in the face of pretty much every health and safety law written
  60. Profile photo of BoNe_Juggalo
    BoNe_Juggalo Male 13-17
    352 posts
    May 29, 2009 at 7:06 am
    JK Rowling and Simon Pegg are among other great things to come out of Gloucestershire.
  61. Profile photo of Scott_2150
    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
    801 posts
    May 29, 2009 at 10:03 am
    Still not as stupid as shin kicking....
  62. Profile photo of johnhgough
    johnhgough Male 40-49
    99 posts
    May 29, 2009 at 12:55 pm
    apparently this year nobody broke any bones, but a spectator had to go to hospital after falling out of a tree!
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
    2791 posts
    May 30, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    LOL @ guy with one-piece borat suit and the guy with the horse head
  64. Profile photo of Skabashas
    Skabashas Male 18-29
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    May 30, 2009 at 11:19 pm
    some day, I will go to that.
  65. Profile photo of AlANeptune
    AlANeptune Female 18-29
    264 posts
    June 5, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE!!!!! lolz
  66. Profile photo of AlANeptune
    AlANeptune Female 18-29
    264 posts
    June 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    Also,

    AAAAAAAAS YOOOOOOOU WIIIIIIISH!!!!

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