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I Love England: Part 562: Cheese Rolling 2013

I love England and the English because they steadfastly resist the worst elements of their own culture. Case in point the annual Cheese Roll. It is stupid and dangerous and exactly the sort of thing Health and Safety busybodies feel they absolutely must stop and every year they try. This year they sent not one, but three policemen to the home of the old lady who made the cheese wheels the runners chase to threaten her. Threatening old ladies is specialty of busy bodies everywhere of course because normally they are easy marks. In the end it made no difference, the event went on, was won by a Yank and hopefully it will go on driving the Health and Safety officials crazy forever. I love England.