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(BBC)   As part of the Queen's jubilee celebrations, Top Gear presenter James May has built a contraption to fire currant buns into the crowd from the roof of Abingdon Town Hall in a tradition dating back to 1761. Makes subby proud to be British   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 96
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2012-06-03 03:49:51 PM
I'm so embarrassed for my British friends that I cannot even bring myself to EVER ask them about this.
 
2012-06-03 04:03:13 PM
Bun tossers....
 
2012-06-03 04:10:56 PM
Top Gear has the Best production value of any TV show, in any country.
That is all i have to say on the matter..

/ Wife is no longer angry, hot fresh bread will calm the Savages every time..
// Long Live The Queen!
 
2012-06-03 04:16:55 PM
cirby:
Of course, if Jeremy Clarkson was involved, the buns would end up on fire, or possibly explode.

wildcardjack:
POSSIBLY? You haven't been paying attention.

No.

Clarkson: Catch on fire.
May: Show up late, or not at all
Hammond: Explode. Or crash. Or both.

If all three are involved, explosions are almost a certainty.

/still puzzled about why Great Britain isn't at war with India after this season
 
2012-06-03 04:27:36 PM
I read "fire currant buns" from subby's headlines, and all i could think of was flaming pastry raining down on the masses of people, setting them aflame.

/It was glorious
 
2012-06-03 04:28:14 PM
craphound.com

how can u have a jubilee without Ma'amite
 
2012-06-03 04:30:15 PM
Jon iz teh kewl: [craphound.com image 600x429]

how can u have a jubilee without Ma'amite


Is "toasting the queens diamond Jubilee" some kind of euphamism
 
2012-06-03 04:33:38 PM

wildcardjack: cirby: Of course, if Jeremy Clarkson was involved, the buns would end up on fire, or possibly explode.

POSSIBLY? You haven't been paying attention.


Come on. How hard could it be?
 
2012-06-03 04:45:49 PM
At this point in British history, iy is nice that you have something to be proud of, subby.
 
2012-06-03 05:00:22 PM
Sometimes I feel like the English are just trying too hard to be quirky... they're like Europe's Portland.
 
2012-06-03 05:11:44 PM

Oldiron_79: Mad Scientist: Tillmaster: HairBolus: Here is a vid from last year Abingdon's Bun Throwing - 29th April 2011.

It looks like a really exciting event.

It looked like any English crowd event: boredom laced with repressed hysteria and violence.


Better than rum, sodomy and the lash.

Says you


Ah- and there it is - thank you
 
2012-06-03 05:24:46 PM

Mad Scientist: Tillmaster: HairBolus: Here is a vid from last year Abingdon's Bun Throwing - 29th April 2011.

It looks like a really exciting event.

It looked like any English crowd event: boredom laced with repressed hysteria and violence.

Better than rum, sodomy and the lash.


Two out of three ain't bad.
 
2012-06-03 05:30:22 PM

PiffMan420: macadamnut: I hate top gear, and I hate anyone who likes it.

Wow. Could this guy come off like anymore of a douchebag? You're cracking smarmy jokes about Richard Hammond becoming farking brain damaged?


It's just a joke! You know, like on Top Gear.
 
2012-06-03 05:49:10 PM

epoc_tnac: PiffMan420: macadamnut: I hate top gear, and I hate anyone who likes it.

Wow. Could this guy come off like anymore of a douchebag? You're cracking smarmy jokes about Richard Hammond becoming farking brain damaged?

It's just a joke! You know, like on Top Gear.


Looking for the joke. Can't find it. Just still see a smarmy douche.
 
2012-06-03 06:03:18 PM
www.jeremyclarkson.co.uk
"That was a nice try mate, but I bet I can do better."
 
2012-06-03 06:11:08 PM

wallywam1: Come on. How hard could it be?


Don't say that!

Although given all the talk about Mexico during the India special, I feel like I missed something on what happened there.
 
2012-06-03 06:16:26 PM
Over here they'd sling something shiatty, like wieners.
 
2012-06-03 06:19:15 PM
FYI - Your cousins on the other side of the pond never gave up their right to bear arms. We would be more than happy to FedEx anything needed. Just say the word.
 
2012-06-03 06:30:12 PM

wildcardjack: cirby: Of course, if Jeremy Clarkson was involved, the buns would end up on fire, or possibly explode.

POSSIBLY? You haven't been paying attention.


How hard can it be?
 
2012-06-03 06:33:37 PM

gojirast: wildcardjack: cirby: Of course, if Jeremy Clarkson was involved, the buns would end up on fire, or possibly explode.

POSSIBLY? You haven't been paying attention.

How hard can it be?


And I didn't read the fracking thread....

/miss London
//Company won't be sending me there for business until this business and the Olympics are over
 
2012-06-03 06:35:32 PM
Maybe he should try something a bit more dignified. Pet funerals, for example.
 
2012-06-03 06:48:36 PM
I will never understand the fascination with British royalty. Why aren't the US Rebublicans sounding off about tax dollars wasted? I guess aristocracy is cool with that set.

/Robespierre had it right
//I know he was French
///Eat the rich - especially if we paid for fattening them.
 
2012-06-03 06:49:26 PM
I imagine the American equivalent of the regatta on the Thames at the jubilee would be a bunch of fat men on jetskis and wet-t-shirt contests on the Delaware.
 
2012-06-03 06:58:03 PM

imprimere: They don't even get cake anymore?


We're done here
 
2012-06-03 07:06:13 PM
This is like the band Man or Astroman's Snackzooka from the 90's. It was a modified baseball pitching machine that fired Little Debbie snacks at near-lethal velocities. A Starcrunch could kill you.
 
2012-06-03 07:47:12 PM
I did learn that there is someone called Stewart Lee who thinks way too hard about life. Douchebaggery is a result.

/ unfunny DB is unfunny
 
2012-06-03 08:12:01 PM

SniperJoe: Although given all the talk about Mexico during the India special, I feel like I missed something on what happened there.


They'd previously insulted Mexico. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/02/us-topgear-idUSTRE7111AL201 1 0202
 
2012-06-03 08:13:21 PM

macadamnut: I hate top gear, and I hate anyone who likes it.


That guy was as funny as a child sized wheelchair.
 
2012-06-03 08:31:09 PM

macadamnut: I hate top gear, and I hate anyone who likes it.


I love Richard Hammond, and I don't care who knows it. He's so adorable. The moment I decided I wanted to marry him was when he named his Opal Kadett "Oliver" on the Botswana special.

/flame on, haters
 
2012-06-03 08:50:07 PM

Snooki Punch: I love Richard Hammond, and I don't care who knows it. He's so adorable. The moment I decided I wanted to marry him was when he named his Opal Kadett "Oliver" on the Botswana special.

/flame on, haters


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-03 08:56:34 PM
Geezabun!
 
2012-06-03 08:58:29 PM
Does anybody know why they're celebrating the jubilee now? Her coronation was in June '53, not '52.
 
2012-06-03 09:44:44 PM
They should have followed it up with blasts of hot tea.
 
2012-06-03 09:48:38 PM

leevis: Does anybody know why they're celebrating the jubilee now? Her coronation was in June '53, not '52.


yes, but she assumed the throne upon her father's death in 1952. The big question is why are they celebrating 60 years on the throne as a golden jubilee?
 
2012-06-03 09:51:29 PM

chuckufarlie: leevis: Does anybody know why they're celebrating the jubilee now? Her coronation was in June '53, not '52.

yes, but she assumed the throne upon her father's death in 1952. The big question is why are they celebrating 60 years on the throne as a golden jubilee?


Diamond. Please try to keep up.
 
2012-06-03 09:55:28 PM

Tillmaster: chuckufarlie: leevis: Does anybody know why they're celebrating the jubilee now? Her coronation was in June '53, not '52.

yes, but she assumed the throne upon her father's death in 1952. The big question is why are they celebrating 60 years on the throne as a golden jubilee?

Diamond. Please try to keep up.


my bad, I never pay any attention to crap in the UK.
 
2012-06-03 10:02:06 PM

stepdog: This is like the band Man or Astroman's Snackzooka from the 90's. It was a modified baseball pitching machine that fired Little Debbie snacks at near-lethal velocities. A Starcrunch could kill you.


Hope that the Little Debbie snack isn't stale.

/mmm swiss cake roll
 
2012-06-03 11:35:12 PM

topcon: Pert: topcon: And, as I live in Florida, I would have KILLED to be in chilly weather and rain right now.

It's over-rated.... It's June and it's been cold and raining its arse off all day.

It's been hot and mostly dry here for years on end, aside from some mild to cold winters. So, a kind of pick-your-poison thing, I guess. I see a lot of British people on vacation in Florida, and they always talk about how much they love the weather here and wish they could live here. I always tell them I wish I was somewhere where it's cold.


Evergreen, Colorado. 8,150 above sea level. After thunderstorms Saturday afternoon 49 degrees @ 6pm. Heavenly.

Oh, and God Save The Queen
 
2012-06-03 11:49:50 PM
greensunshine: I will never understand the fascination with British royalty. Why aren't the US Rebublicans sounding off about tax dollars wasted? I guess aristocracy is cool with that set.

/Robespierre had it right
//I know he was French
///Eat the rich - especially if we paid for fattening them.


Because the tax dollars the Brits are wasting isn't 'murican tax dollars. I'm sure if we was still colonies and paid taxes to the crown the GOP, or at least the mainly fiscal side of the party, would be pitching a fit.
 
2012-06-04 12:11:10 AM
If they were thrown into the holes in Blackburn Lancashire, there would only be 2000 left.
 
2012-06-04 01:25:09 AM
I think the really important question has been completely missed here.

When does the next series of Man Lab start airing????
 
2012-06-04 09:23:43 AM
s13.postimage.org
 
2012-06-04 09:41:28 AM

macadamnut: I hate top gear, and I hate anyone who likes it.


HILARIOUS

'I wish he had died in that crash and that he had been decapitated and that his head had rolled off in front of his wife and that a jagged piece of metal debris from the car had got stuck in his eye and blinded him.

'And then his head had rolled on a few more yards into a pool of boiling oil and that his head had retained just enough neural capacity for him to be able to think "ooh, this is bit hot" before the whole thing exploded into tiny pieces.'

Later in the routine, he said: 'I wish Richard Hammond HAD died and I wish he had been decapitated. Of course, it's a joke. But coincidentally it's also what I believe.'
 
2012-06-04 09:42:49 AM
STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE.

/oblig
 
2012-06-04 09:47:50 AM

kent_eh: I think the really important question has been completely missed here.

When does the next series of Man Lab start airing????


Autumn.
 
2012-06-04 12:20:12 PM

Clemkadidlefark: topcon: Pert: topcon: And, as I live in Florida, I would have KILLED to be in chilly weather and rain right now.

It's over-rated.... It's June and it's been cold and raining its arse off all day.

It's been hot and mostly dry here for years on end, aside from some mild to cold winters. So, a kind of pick-your-poison thing, I guess. I see a lot of British people on vacation in Florida, and they always talk about how much they love the weather here and wish they could live here. I always tell them I wish I was somewhere where it's cold.

Evergreen, Colorado. 8,150 above sea level. After thunderstorms Saturday afternoon 49 degrees @ 6pm. Heavenly.

Oh, and God Save The Queen


Yes. Yes, that does sound nice.
 
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