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(ITV)   If you thought this year couldn't get any worse, they've had to cancel the World Pooh Sticks Championship due to bad weather   (itv.com) divider line 62
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2013-03-22 11:42:08 AM  
Oh, bother!
 
2013-03-22 11:52:19 AM  
The event, which was due to take place on Sunday, is based on the game Pooh Sticks in which each player throws a stick over the upstream side of a bridge into a stream or river, the winner being the person whose stick emerges first from under the bridge and has been running for 30 years.

Is it the stick or the bridge that has been running for 30 years?
 
2013-03-22 12:05:20 PM  
All they have to do is come over to my house and inspect underneath my toilet seat. World Championship poo sticks indeed.

/ Poo thread!
 
2013-03-22 12:06:23 PM  
So they drop sticks in a river on one side of a bridge, and the stick that makes it to the other side of the bridge first is the winner?

What the fark kind of stupid sport is this?
 
2013-03-22 12:06:28 PM  
Well crap.  I had my brackets all filled out, too.
 
2013-03-22 12:07:39 PM  
Way more fun than the World Punji Stick Championship, at least.
 
2013-03-22 12:08:37 PM  
It's been a bit blustery over here for that type of stuff, anyways.
 
2013-03-22 12:08:48 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: So they drop sticks in a river on one side of a bridge, and the stick that makes it to the other side of the bridge first is the winner?

What the fark kind of stupid sport is this?


What? It never occurred to me that I might encounter someone who has never played Pooh Sticks.
 
2013-03-22 12:09:02 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-03-22 12:09:33 PM  
So, I guess Mr. Hanky is their special guest officiator?
 
2013-03-22 12:10:35 PM  
Organisers of the World Pooh Sticks World Championships have been cancelled in Oxfordshire following weeks of heavy rain in the county.

Cancelled? Does that mean they killed the organisers?
 
2013-03-22 12:11:36 PM  
Bit of a shame that the Pooh Stick world championships aren't held, ya know, on Pooh Bridge which is on Ashdown Forest in Sussex, like, where the freakin books were written and the landscape based on....

\POOH!!
\\Yeah, I'm an Ashdown Forest local
 
2013-03-22 12:12:21 PM  

Austin's Winnie the Pooh based festivities are considerably more fun.



Eeyore's Birthday Party.

It's a great big drunken orgy of Spring.




\NSFW

Link
 
2013-03-22 12:13:45 PM  
There's a Mexican food and 30 year runs joke here somewhere I just can't find it right now.

Also, they waged a war on christmas and I said nothing because I never thought they'd come for the pooh sticks.

'The pooh sticks' would be a great band name as well as your mom's pet name for my penis.

/I know it's a shiatty thing to say
//Welcome to fark
 
2013-03-22 12:14:06 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-22 12:16:31 PM  
Ok Pooh stick is coming out.
 
2013-03-22 12:17:31 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: So they drop sticks in a river on one side of a bridge, and the stick that makes it to the other side of the bridge first is the winner?

What the fark kind of stupid sport is this?


A dangerous and  extreme sport, apparently.

"However we've had so much rain over the last few weeks that the river is still too high and fast to have our safety boats on the river and there's no sign of the rain stopping this weekend."
 
2013-03-22 12:24:00 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: AverageAmericanGuy: So they drop sticks in a river on one side of a bridge, and the stick that makes it to the other side of the bridge first is the winner?

What the fark kind of stupid sport is this?

A dangerous and  extreme sport, apparently.

"However we've had so much rain over the last few weeks that the river is still too high and fast to have our safety boats on the river and there's no sign of the rain stopping this weekend."


Just shows you how pathetic we humans have become.

Now I get that there are probably a lot of children players, but do you really NEED boats? Seems like you could rig up some sort of safety harnesses; inspect the railings and warn people not to lean over; put up netting with holes just big enough to poke sticks through; I don't know, farking deal with it.
 
2013-03-22 12:24:59 PM  
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!


weinterrupt.com
 
2013-03-22 12:29:06 PM  

blatz514: The event, which was due to take place on Sunday, is based on the game Pooh Sticks in which each player throws a stick over the upstream side of a bridge into a stream or river, the winner being the person whose stick emerges first from under the bridge and has been running for 30 years.

Is it the stick or the bridge that has been running for 30 years?


Came here to say this. Well done blatz.
 
2013-03-22 12:29:25 PM  

blatz514: The event, which was due to take place on Sunday, is based on the game Pooh Sticks in which each player throws a stick over the upstream side of a bridge into a stream or river, the winner being the person whose stick emerges first from under the bridge and has been running for 30 years.

Is it the stick or the bridge that has been running for 30 years?


I think it's the paragraph that's been running for 30 years.
 
2013-03-22 12:31:54 PM  

blatz514: The event, which was due to take place on Sunday, is based on the game Pooh Sticks in which each player throws a stick over the upstream side of a bridge into a stream or river, the winner being the person whose stick emerges first from under the bridge and has been running for 30 years.

Is it the stick or the bridge that has been running for 30 years?


The winner has been running for 30 years.
 
2013-03-22 12:32:28 PM  
What is the Buddha?  Pooh Sticks.
 
2013-03-22 12:35:29 PM  
So just poo on a stick inside, then.
 
2013-03-22 12:37:12 PM  
Phooey. I cranked out a poo stick earlier today that was almost an everlasting potstopper--took three flushes to get it to go. I'd have taken a picture if I'd known there was a championship for that sort of thing.
 
2013-03-22 12:37:51 PM  
Quidditch World Cup is still on, right?

Also, this.
 
2013-03-22 12:41:36 PM  

erik316wttn: So just poo on a stick inside, then.


Yup!   : )
 
2013-03-22 12:42:22 PM  

Notabunny: AverageAmericanGuy: So they drop sticks in a river on one side of a bridge, and the stick that makes it to the other side of the bridge first is the winner?

What the fark kind of stupid sport is this?

What? It never occurred to me that I might encounter someone who has never played Pooh Sticks.


What's brown and sticky?
 
2013-03-22 12:44:47 PM  
"However we've had so much rain over the last few weeks that the river is still too high and fast to have our safety boats on the river and there's no sign of the rain stopping this weekend."

Maybe there's other reasons they're worried about safety.

"Shortly after the flood...there appeared certain odd stories of things found floating in some of the swollen rivers; so that many of my friends embarked on curious discussions and appealed to me to shed what light I could on the subject. I felt flattered at having my folklore study taken so seriously, and did what I could to belittle the wild, vague tales which seemed so clearly an outgrowth of old rustic superstitions. It amused me to find several persons of education who insisted that some stratum of obscure, distorted fact might underlie the rumors.

...In each case country folk reported seeing one or more very bizarre and disturbing objects in the surging waters that poured down from the unfrequented hills, and there was a widespread tendency to connect these sights with a primitive, half-forgotten cycle of whispered legend which old people resurrected for the occasion.

What people thought they saw were organic shapes not quite like any they had ever seen before. Naturally, there were many human bodies washed along by the streams in that tragic period; but those who described these strange shapes felt quite sure that they were not human, despite some superficial resemblances in size and general outline....They were pinkish things about five feet long; with crustaceous bodies bearing vast pairs of dorsal fins or membranous wings and several sets of articulated limbs, and with a sort of convoluted ellipsoid, covered with multitudes of very short antennae, where a head would ordinarily be. It was really remarkable how closely the reports from different sources tended to coincide; though the wonder was lessened by the fact that the old legends, shared at one time throughout the hill country, furnished a morbidly vivid picture which might well have coloured the imaginations of all the witnesses concerned. It was my conclusion that such witnesses--in every case naive and simple backwoods folk--had glimpsed the battered and bloated bodies of human beings or farm animals in the whirling currents; and had allowed the half-remembered folklore to invest these pitiful objects with fantastic attributes."

--H. P. Lovecraft, "The Whisperer in Darkness"
 
2013-03-22 12:45:21 PM  
Two girls..................... One Pooh Stick.
 
2013-03-22 12:45:57 PM  
FTFA: The game has grown in popularity after it appeared in A.A.Milne's children's books featuring Winnie the Pooh.

Apparently the game wasn't very popular before A.A. Milne MADE IT UP! Go figure!
 
2013-03-22 12:46:00 PM  
Done in one.
 
2013-03-22 12:53:23 PM  
I left a few poo sticks in the bowl this morning.

Who wants to hold a festival?
 
2013-03-22 12:55:50 PM  

blatz514: The event, which was due to take place on Sunday, is based on the game Pooh Sticks in which each player throws a stick over the upstream side of a bridge into a stream or river, the winner being the person whose stick emerges first from under the bridge and has been running for 30 years.

Is it the stick or the bridge that has been running for 30 years?


Honestly? It may be poor phrasing, but I'm pretty sure most of us understood that it's the event that is in it's 30th year, the comma after the word event made it pretty clear to me anyhow.
 
2013-03-22 12:57:48 PM  
Was expecting a Chinese ass-wiping contest.
 
2013-03-22 12:58:42 PM  

Keeve: Organisers of the World Pooh Sticks World Championships have been cancelled in Oxfordshire following weeks of heavy rain in the county.

Cancelled? Does that mean they killed the organisers?


That one i'll give you... There's some verb action missing.

Regret to announce might fit in there somewhere with a bit of rearrangement..
 
2013-03-22 01:02:49 PM  
Something something...I'd like my stick to emerge from under her bridge.
 
2013-03-22 01:06:28 PM  

genner: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!


I'm speechless.....

/seriously, wtf?
 
2013-03-22 01:08:41 PM  

illannoyin: 'The pooh sticks' would be a great band name


It already has been.
 
2013-03-22 01:09:35 PM  
Seems appropriate

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-22 01:09:45 PM  

Pangea: Something something...I'd like my stick to emerge from under her bridge.


cdn0.dailydot.com 
"What did you just say?"
 
2013-03-22 01:22:26 PM  

Notabunny: AverageAmericanGuy: So they drop sticks in a river on one side of a bridge, and the stick that makes it to the other side of the bridge first is the winner?

What the fark kind of stupid sport is this?

What? It never occurred to me that I might encounter someone who has never played Pooh Sticks.


or, apparently, a propensity for even basic reading.  or a childhood for that matter.
the name "AverageAmericanGuy" has never been more fitting.
 
2013-03-22 01:23:02 PM  
Tummy Sticks tournament at the Vatican is still on.
 
2013-03-22 01:47:04 PM  
Is Pooh still alive?
I honestly have no idea and google is not my friend.
 
2013-03-22 01:54:49 PM  
End of the road... nothing to do... and no hope of things getting better. Sounds like Saturday night at my house.
 
2013-03-22 02:40:26 PM  

The Loaf: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x500]


Oh, pooH sticks!

Got it.
 
2013-03-22 02:46:43 PM  

Frankenstorm: blatz514: The event, which was due to take place on Sunday, is based on the game Pooh Sticks in which each player throws a stick over the upstream side of a bridge into a stream or river, the winner being the person whose stick emerges first from under the bridge and has been running for 30 years.

Is it the stick or the bridge that has been running for 30 years?

The winner has been running for 30 years.


no the winner is the stick that comes through and takes 30 years to do it.
 
2013-03-22 02:47:36 PM  

tom baker's scarf: Frankenstorm: blatz514: The event, which was due to take place on Sunday, is based on the game Pooh Sticks in which each player throws a stick over the upstream side of a bridge into a stream or river, the winner being the person whose stick emerges first from under the bridge and has been running for 30 years.

Is it the stick or the bridge that has been running for 30 years?

The winner has been running for 30 years.

no the winner is the stick that comes through and takes 30 years to do it.


or possibly the winner is the person who's stick first comes through but the contestant has to run for 30 years?
 
2013-03-22 02:55:35 PM  

tom baker's scarf: tom baker's scarf: Frankenstorm: blatz514: The event, which was due to take place on Sunday, is based on the game Pooh Sticks in which each player throws a stick over the upstream side of a bridge into a stream or river, the winner being the person whose stick emerges first from under the bridge and has been running for 30 years.

Is it the stick or the bridge that has been running for 30 years?

The winner has been running for 30 years.

no the winner is the stick that comes through and takes 30 years to do it.

or possibly the winner is the person who's stick first comes through but the contestant has to run for 30 years?


And be 30 years old?

/My head hurts
 
2013-03-22 03:06:54 PM  

YoOjo: Is Pooh still alive?
I honestly have no idea and google is not my friend.


No. Pooh killed himself after taking too many bath salts.

He shot his pet donkey and then himself his suicide note read something about piglet screwing some trigger because his tail had a bigger bounce to it than his.
 
2013-03-22 03:26:36 PM  
Pooh and Tigger and all that lot are just characters in one of Bagpuss' daydreams.
 
2013-03-22 04:22:55 PM  

The Loaf: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x500]


nice

/also, your pennies have been in my ass
 
2013-03-22 04:53:51 PM  
I played this game last time I took a Carnival cruise.  It's not for the feint of heart.
 
2013-03-22 04:56:05 PM  

dopekitty74: genner: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I'm speechless.....

/seriously, wtf?


It's a star wars reference. I didn't think it would be that obscure.
 
2013-03-22 05:13:02 PM  

PatriciaFarkette: Pooh and Tigger and all that lot are just characters in one of Bagpuss' daydreams.


I'm not familiar with who Bagpuss is but I'm too afraid of SafeSearch failing me so I can't look it up.
 
2013-03-22 05:24:34 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: The Loaf: [24.media.tumblr.com image 500x500]

nice

/also, your pennies have been in my ass


You are often asked if it is in yet.  In bed.
 
2013-03-22 06:09:31 PM  
Horrifyingly relevant.
 
2013-03-22 06:10:40 PM  
I hate you, Chrome.

Horrifyingly relevant.
 
2013-03-22 07:00:25 PM  
ut of all the bad things associated with owning a castle, the very worst thing-the thing that, above all else, should convince you not to live your ridiculous life in a ridiculous castle-has got to be the historical preservation clause that sometimes prevents you from owning an indoor toilet: \\


Awww shait ,Hun,Hun HUNNY?
 Damn
 
2013-03-22 10:39:49 PM  

genner: dopekitty74: genner: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I'm speechless.....

/seriously, wtf?

It's a star wars reference. I didn't think it would be that obscure.


Where the hell does Darth Vader mention Pooh Bear?
 
2013-03-22 11:31:47 PM  
grumpysandbagger.com
 
2013-03-23 10:49:02 AM  

dopekitty74: genner: dopekitty74: genner: NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

I'm speechless.....

/seriously, wtf?

It's a star wars reference. I didn't think it would be that obscure.

Where the hell does Darth Vader mention Pooh Bear?


I never said he mentioned the bear.
He said NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
Kind of a famous line.
 
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