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(The Sun)   England finally wins a world sporting event. They beat out Germany and South Africa to be crowned World Custard Pie Throwing Champions   (thesun.co.uk ) divider line
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2010-05-23 12:23:08 AM  
I guess that whole 'Rule Brittania' thing doesn't impress you then, subby.
 
2010-05-23 01:33:58 AM  
They won the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup a week or two ago.

/T20 takes less time to play than a baseball game
//more fast paced than a baseball game as well
///and much more interesting
 
2010-05-23 02:29:15 AM  
I thought they won the Quidditch Cup last year.
 
2010-05-23 02:30:47 AM  
 
2010-05-23 02:31:05 AM  
FTA: The pies do not actually contain custard but are made using a secret recipe.


Is that really necessary?
 
2010-05-23 02:39:44 AM  
It's hard to win a game when the other side actually turns up.
 
2010-05-23 02:52:18 AM  
I guess the 1966 World Cup didn't happen.
 
2010-05-23 03:01:27 AM  
Scenes from the competition (new window)

/not really
//love the Stooges
 
2010-05-23 03:08:45 AM  
It's good to see that they're good at something since it's apparent they've given up on anything that involves hitting a ball with a foot.
 
2010-05-23 03:22:56 AM  

Merkin For The Weekend: They won the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup a week or two ago.


Yes, that was a bit of a surprise, wasn't it. Now they can take that new found confidence and demonstrate it in the real game of test cricket against their formidable opponent....Bangladesh. Wait. Never mind.

/bummer about Onions
//when did Broad forget how to bat?
 
2010-05-23 03:57:44 AM  
William Foulke seen crying during the competition.

/wiki him to find out why
 
2010-05-23 06:02:55 AM  
We're doing alright in Cricket & Rugby, to be fair. You may have heard of rugby it's kind of like your American football except without all of the padding and the 5 minute breaks every 45 seconds.

ScreamingHangover: It's good to see that they're good at something since it's apparent they've given up on anything that involves hitting a ball with a foot.


Yes because the USA 'soccer' team is definately worth writing home about.

(please don't let them beat us on the 13th)
 
2010-05-23 06:20:26 AM  
And finally, at the Disgusting Objects Invitational at Wembley Stadium tonight, England beat Spain by a plate of braised pus to a putrid heron.
 
2010-05-23 06:21:12 AM  
Well, then, this should help reinforce their feelings of superiority over everyone else on the planet, in between the binge drinking and stadium burning.

Good for them!
 
2010-05-23 06:25:03 AM  
Of course they're good at throwing custard pies. They've a long history of throwing out any decent food and opting for English Cuisine.
 
2010-05-23 06:49:00 AM  

Feed_The_Walrus: We're doing alright in Cricket & Rugby, to be fair. You may have heard of rugby it's kind of like your American football except without all of the padding and the 5 minute breaks every 45 seconds.

ScreamingHangover: It's good to see that they're good at something since it's apparent they've given up on anything that involves hitting a ball with a foot.

Yes because the USA 'soccer' team is definately worth writing home about.

(please don't let them beat us on the 13th)


I like the US team. When they are at their best, they play with energy, passion and excellent sportsmanship. They aren't one of the world's greatest teams, but they can be a major threat to anyone.

On an off day they can be an absolute disaster, but I do think that people often underestimate them. Aside from their own supporters, that is, who tend to forget how inconsistent they can be.

/Looking forward to England vs USA, not quite sure who to support in that one.
 
2010-05-23 07:23:59 AM  
It took farkers 7 minutes to post a Led Zeppelin reference (assuming that's Mr. Potato's link -- can't get YuTube at work).

Gawd, we're some old farks here.
 
2010-05-23 07:40:59 AM  

Devolving_Spud: Well, then, this should help reinforce their feelings of superiority over everyone else on the planet, in between the binge drinking


We do lead the world in binge drinking, so what's your point?
 
2010-05-23 07:50:52 AM  
Brits are also world champions in the following events:

-The Dandy Hop
-Scone Wrangling
-Featherweight and Bantamweight Corgi Wrestling
-100m Scoff
-Poaching
 
2010-05-23 08:11:15 AM  

Defiance_: Brits are also world champions in the following events:

-The Dandy Hop
-Scone Wrangling
-Featherweight and Bantamweight Corgi Wrestling
-100m Scoff
-Poaching


No chance.

America poached Iraq AND Afghanistan. A few pheasants doesn't come close, guv.
 
2010-05-23 08:13:39 AM  

Feed_The_Walrus: We're doing alright in Cricket & Rugby, to be fair. You may have heard of rugby it's kind of like your American football except without all of the padding and the 5 minute breaks every 45 seconds.

ScreamingHangover: It's good to see that they're good at something since it's apparent they've given up on anything that involves hitting a ball with a foot.

Yes because the USA 'soccer' team is definately worth writing home about.

(please don't let them beat us on the 13th)


Yeah you've done it now, tempting the fates and leaving the rest of us English farkers to deal with 4 years of 'soccer' threads filled with Americans proclaiming to hate the sport but still gloating about beating us.

Thanks!!

FarkinNortherner: Devolving_Spud: Well, then, this should help reinforce their feelings of superiority over everyone else on the planet, in between the binge drinking

We do lead the world in binge drinking, so what's your point?


We also lead the world in being superior to everyone else in every way, especially modesty.
 
2010-05-23 08:18:13 AM  

luckyeddie: .

America poached Iraq AND Afghanistan. A few pheasants doesn't come close, guv.


Thank you for your helpful input! To the list, I have added:

-Wankery
-Threadshiatting
 
2010-05-23 08:56:31 AM  
The link has an embedded trojan. Enjoy.
 
2010-05-23 08:59:40 AM  

Meesterjojo: The link has an embedded trojan. Enjoy.


We can say the same about yer mom.

/picking the low-hanging mammy-slam
 
2010-05-23 11:57:57 AM  

Defiance_: Brits are also world champions in the following events:

-The Dandy Hop
-Scone Wrangling
-Featherweight and Bantamweight Corgi Wrestling
-100m Scoff
-Poaching


You forgot the 50 meter three legged mantyhose race.

And two man hedgehog roping
 
2010-05-23 12:27:05 PM  
What, World War One wasn't sporting enough for you, subby?
 
2010-05-23 12:33:26 PM  
Uh, world cup winners in Football and Rugby, cricket chanpions a few days ago, fourth place at the last olympic games behind only China, USA and Russia, all vastly larger countries, current Formula 1 champion is English.
 
2010-05-23 02:07:50 PM  

Feed_The_Walrus: We're doing alright in Cricket & Rugby, to be fair. You may have heard of rugby it's kind of like your American football except without all of the padding and the 5 minute breaks every 45 seconds.

ScreamingHangover: It's good to see that they're good at something since it's apparent they've given up on anything that involves hitting a ball with a foot.

Yes because the USA 'soccer' team is definately worth writing home about.



Well, it was too much for Beckham to handle: he spent his career in the states sitting on the bench. Apparently, he couldn't step up to the level of play here.
 
2010-05-23 03:59:10 PM  
LOL@Americans thinking they know anything at all about international sport. The US rules are don't play any game that the rest of the world does, but call it the World Series anyway like a bunch of pussies.
 
2010-05-23 05:11:34 PM  

Burchill: LOL@Americans thinking they know anything at all about international sport. The US rules are don't play any game that the rest of the world does, but call it the World Series anyway like a bunch of pussies.


Yeah. You kind of forgot the whole "Olympics" thing there.

And remember: Americans do dominate soccer: Women's soccer. Which is pretty much all the sport is fit for.

This is not to say the Brits have bad sport. I love rugby and cannot for the life of me understand why soccer is more popular over there.
 
2010-05-23 05:40:55 PM  

Burchill: LOL@Americans thinking they know anything at all about international sport. The US rules are don't play any game that the rest of the world does, but call it the World Series anyway like a bunch of pussies.


You do realize that baseball is an international sport, right?
 
2010-05-23 05:45:58 PM  

theurge14: Burchill: LOL@Americans thinking they know anything at all about international sport. The US rules are don't play any game that the rest of the world does, but call it the World Series anyway like a bunch of pussies.

You do realize that baseball is an international sport, right?


He's British
Ergo: "International" = "Europe"

North America, South America, Eastern Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific don't count.
 
2010-05-23 06:26:27 PM  
Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard cried at all those pies going to waste.
 
2010-05-23 08:15:09 PM  

simpsonfan: If the Three Stooges, Laurel & Hardy and Soupy Sales were still around...



If there's a Slapstick Heaven, they have a hell of a Pie Fight.
 
2010-05-24 08:51:03 AM  
I wouldn't want to go up against England in a gurning contest.
 
2010-05-24 09:42:12 AM  

theurge14: Burchill: LOL@Americans thinking they know anything at all about international sport. The US rules are don't play any game that the rest of the world does, but call it the World Series anyway like a bunch of pussies.

You do realize that baseball is an international sport, right?


Japan has won the world baseball classic both times. The US managed a fourth place once....hmmm. Maybe it IS an international sport.
 
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