British island seeking new pub manager and monarch

Discussion in 'British Isles' started by thebeers, Dec 29, 2021.

  1. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,244) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    “Piel Island is a 50-acre plot of land about a half mile off the northwest coast of England … the island is looking for a new person to manage the pub and take on the ceremonial title and rusty saber of king.”

    Of note:
    • “Whoever is in charge of the pub is crowned ‘King of Piel’ in a ceremony … which concludes with buckets of beer being poured over their head.”
    • “Any punter who unwittingly sits on the throne has to buy drinks for everyone.”
    • “‘Even if you’re pissed out of your head the views from Piel are pretty amazing,’ said Murphy. ‘I must have slept on every blade of grass on that island, drunk or sober, and I just love it.’”
    https://boingboing.net/2021/12/29/british-island-seeking-new-pub-manager-and-monarch.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...monarch-isolated-piel-island-cumbria-ship-inn

     
  2. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,820) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I wonder if Mel Brooks would be willing to take this job?

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  3. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (10,493) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    I will teach hm cask cellarship if it swings it
     
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  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,820) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    A hammer and a spile?

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  5. Jwale73

    Jwale73 Poo-Bah (5,191) Aug 15, 2007 Rhode Island
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    I’m in. Let me figure out how I can fake my own death. Give me about a week.
     
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  6. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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  7. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,543) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Ya know, I was gonna post something about Bert and Harry, being from Brooklyn were probably small-d democrats and against Kings in general, be them so-called Royals or Kings of beer. But I figured the thread might have too many OT memes already.
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    But the "real" Piel Bros., :wink: Gottfried, Michael and Wilhelm, were from Dusseldorf, Germany, immigrating to Brooklyn in the 1880s.
     
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  8. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    You mean you couldn't find an animated GIF to post? :grin:
     
  9. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,725) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I think this is the island that CBS' 60 Minutes did a story a few years ago. There are some colorful characters who live there. It looks like a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't live there. I'm officially removing my name for consideration for this position.
     
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  10. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,684) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Coward. :grin:
     
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  11. ManforallSaisons

    ManforallSaisons Devotee (429) Mar 20, 2008 Belgium

    "If elected, I will not serve..."
     
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