Cue the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll, a national institution for the reckless British cheese-lover. This bazaar tradition takes place on the last weekend of May and attracts over 4,000 spectators, so many in fact that last year’s event was cancelled for fear of crowd health and safety. Story by Nic McEwan.

New Year’s Revolution?!

Nic McEwan - Jan.09.2011 · 2 Kommentare

As we settle into the new decade no doubt thousands of us will be making those hard-to-keep promises with the hope of self-improvement. New Year’s Resolutions: as necessary to make as they are fun to break. If yours involves cutting out the carbs and signing up to the gym, here’s a better idea. Why not throw your tempting snack down a very steep hill and chase after it? That’s what they’ve been doing in Gloucestershire for centuries!

Cue the Cooper’s Hill Cheese Roll, a national institution for the reckless British cheese-lover. This bazaar tradition takes place on the last weekend of May and attracts over 4,000 spectators, so many in fact that last year’s event was cancelled for fear of crowd health and safety. Ironic considering that a complete disregard for one’s life is a prerequisite for anybody actually taking part in this strangest of races. read complete article…


British humour on the edge by John Cleese

John Cleese answers the door

Peter Aldag - Dec.26.2010 · 0 Kommentare

This one you won’t find on YouTube: John Cleese answers the door in his very own way. Rumours being told by the friendly host of the last remaining video, Christoph Wernli, that YouTube does not like nipples, so they took it off from their site. Fortunately, the video can be seen here. (Link leads to Christop’s Website, Flash Player required)