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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 29
    More: Amusing, Abingdon Town Hall, Top Gear, Abingdon, King George III, street party, Oxfordshire  
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2012-06-03 02:30:37 PM
3 votes:

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


Clarkson: POWEEEEERRRRRRRRR!

(Buckingham Palace catches fire)

VO: There was only one thing we could do.

Clarkson: Run! Just run! Drive, James, drive!
2012-06-03 02:19:46 PM
3 votes:
Breads not done, so i tossed soda crackers ninja style at my wife. I have to go now, she did "not appreciate it"...
2012-06-03 02:11:45 PM
3 votes:
Baking fresh bread right now, soo..yeah...I got that going for me..
I wonder if i go outside, and start pelting strangers in the pool with buns as i yell "For the Queen!" if anyone will get upset?
2012-06-03 02:49:35 PM
2 votes:
EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION

"The Use of Sticky Buns as a Crowd Control Method", B. Goose, H. Cross, F. Cake, A. Brandenberg, J-M Petit-Four. Journal of Projectile Pastries and Edible Pasties. (2012)

Abstract
The researchers investigated various methods of pastry-based crowd control and concluded that the most effective projectiles were 1) the traditional hard roll; 2) the traditional cream pie or tart and 3) sticky buns. Sticky buns proved messy but the test subjects became so sticky that they could not move or offer an resistance to graduate students armed with very long spatulas (on 10 foot poles).
2012-06-03 02:18:36 PM
2 votes:
Of course, if Jeremy Clarkson was involved, the buns would end up on fire, or possibly explode.
2012-06-03 08:31:09 PM
1 votes:

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 07:06:13 PM
1 votes:
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 05:00:22 PM
1 votes:
Sometimes I feel like the English are just trying too hard to be quirky... they're like Europe's Portland.
2012-06-03 04:33:38 PM
1 votes:

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 04:30:15 PM
1 votes:
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 04:16:55 PM
1 votes:
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 04:10:56 PM
1 votes:
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 03:47:54 PM
1 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: Well, I was looking for Clarkson, May, and the Hamster in the Royal Flotilla on the Thames.


Jezza was saying on his Twitter the other day that he wished TG was on right now so they could make up ways to make the Flotilla better. I'm picturing jet engines and exploding peasants.
2012-06-03 03:44:41 PM
1 votes:
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
2012-06-03 03:38:12 PM
1 votes:
Throwing bread at the peasantry, what a wonderful tradition.
2012-06-03 03:29:51 PM
1 votes:

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.
2012-06-03 03:20:07 PM
1 votes:

brantgoose: EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION

"The Use of Sticky Buns as a Crowd Control Method", B. Goose, H. Cross, F. Cake, A. Brandenberg, J-M Petit-Four. Journal of Projectile Pastries and Edible Pasties. (2012)

Abstract
The researchers investigated various methods of pastry-based crowd control and concluded that the most effective projectiles were 1) the traditional hard roll; 2) the traditional cream pie or tart and 3) sticky buns. Sticky buns proved messy but the test subjects became so sticky that they could not move or offer an resistance to graduate students armed with very long spatulas (on 10 foot poles).


Your study lacked statistical rigor. You completely missed the possible use of Dwarf breads.

i276.photobucket.com
2012-06-03 02:59:22 PM
1 votes:

zerkalo: As is the custom


ts4.mm.bing.net
2012-06-03 02:57:48 PM
1 votes:
2012-06-03 02:51:03 PM
1 votes:

The Iron duke: Breads not done, so i tossed soda crackers ninja style at my wife. I have to go now, she did "not appreciate it"...


Damnit man now I think I might get in trouble.

/Great idea on the crackers thing.
//Disappointed my wife is at work.
2012-06-03 02:50:16 PM
1 votes:
You just know this technology will be weaponized and used for evil rather than good.
2012-06-03 02:31:38 PM
1 votes:
images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2012-06-03 02:18:06 PM
1 votes:
Ah, yes, the long tradition of throwing a crumb to the community so they don't burn down your stuff...
2012-06-03 02:13:47 PM
1 votes:
hospitalityformula.com
2012-06-03 02:12:55 PM
1 votes:
Everybody loves the queen's jumblies.
2012-06-03 02:06:58 PM
1 votes:
& a water cannon to shower the peasants in Earl Grey.

Toss a slice of lemon down & let them fight over it.
2012-06-03 02:05:48 PM
1 votes:
As is the custom
2012-06-03 02:05:18 PM
1 votes:
Anyone else catch the Queen pointing to the War Horse and then immediately grab Camilla to make sure she saw the horse too? I'm guessing it's a relative of Camilla's.
2012-06-03 02:03:24 PM
1 votes:
www.inewidea.com

/hot cross linked
 
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