It's been a while, but in the absence of one half of Sidepodcast, it falls to me to provide the daily post this fine Saturday morning.

There hasn't been a huge amount happening in the F1 world, and after the first batch of flyaway races, this can only be a good thing. Trivia to be aware of today includes:

  • Autosport had a chat with Charlie Whiting and he revealed more information about what happened during the steward enquires in Melbourne and Sepang. It's a worthwhile read, albeit subscription only.
  • In yet more Autosport news, or should that be AUTOSPORT news (upper-case is all the rage these days), Peter Windsor is thinking about Cosworth power, while Philippe Gurdjian is thinking about faffing around with Grand Prix start times - that can only end well!
  • Outside of the Formula 1 bubble, Me and Page 22 continues to take on a life of its own, while someone in the comments (rumoured to be Steven), has started Sidepodreligion. The mind truly boggles.

That pretty much wraps up the past 24 hours, what will the next bring? On Zero Downforce, Scott has just compiled a Super Season Grid based on times from the first two races, while Christine is lord knows where, holidaying on a boat.

Me? I'll see you in the comments.

974 responses

  • Jon Waldock10/04/2009 at 23:09

    This night truly is the strangest i've had in a long while

  • Jackie10/04/2009 at 23:11

    Me does capital letters :D

  • me10/04/2009 at 23:12

    Me does capital letters :D

    how annoying are autosport? i know why they're doing it, but it just comes across as a bit petty.

  • me10/04/2009 at 23:17

    499 teams in the spc fantasy racers league. who win be the 500th?

  • Dan Brunell10/04/2009 at 23:17

    Just got out of the conference. I was so excited by the discussion... I made a driver efficiency list for Fantasy Racers.

    Here is my Easter gift to all of you.

    Sutil 27.1 points/million

    Massa 11.34

    Alonso 24.15

    Fisichella 21.28

    Kovalainen 00.24

    Trulli 17.98

    Button 33.01

    Nakajima 09.37

    Raikkonen 10.54

    Hamilton 20.27

    Webber 21.37

    Piquet 11.38

    Heidfeld 28.63

    Rosberg 23.75

    Kubica 08.53

    Barrichello 24.90

    Vettel 10.65

    Bourdais 26.14

    Buemi 23.44

    Glock 29.10

    Prices as of April 11, o:oo GMT.

  • Journeyer10/04/2009 at 23:18

    This night truly is the strangest i’ve had in a long while

    Based on the comments, strangest doesn't even cover the half of it. :P

  • Journeyer10/04/2009 at 23:19

    499 teams in the spc fantasy racers league. who win be the 500th?

    We'll find out very soon, I'd think.

    Kovalainen - .24 points per million? Ha!

  • Lukeh10/04/2009 at 23:20

    righteo, gonna head off now. Will see you all at about 7pm afterw work and dr who tomorrow night :)

    night everyone!

  • me10/04/2009 at 23:21

    see ya luke.

  • Jackie10/04/2009 at 23:21

    bye Lukeh

  • Dom10/04/2009 at 23:23

    Night Lukeh. :)

  • lou10/04/2009 at 23:23

    Night Luke.

  • Journeyer10/04/2009 at 23:25

    Night Luke. :)

  • Jackie10/04/2009 at 23:36

    I'm off too, see ya tomorrow

  • lou10/04/2009 at 23:39

    see ya Jackie :)

  • chris evans10/04/2009 at 23:40

    Night luke, night jackie.

  • me10/04/2009 at 23:47

    see ya jackie.

  • me10/04/2009 at 23:48

    Vettel 10.65

    the guy's having a shocking start to the season.

  • Journeyer10/04/2009 at 23:50

    the guy’s having a shocking start to the season.

    Just like last year.

  • me10/04/2009 at 23:50

    Just like last year.

    ah yes. was it race 3 or race 4 he finally got his act together?

  • RG10/04/2009 at 23:50

    the guy’s having a shocking start to the season.

    I have him, or I think I do, man I've changed way too many times.

    Night to those who have left

  • me10/04/2009 at 23:51

    and our 500th fantasy racers signup is:

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/500th-fantasy-f1-team-png

    go jeremy!

  • Dom10/04/2009 at 23:51

    Night Jackie. :)

  • Dom10/04/2009 at 23:52

    go jeremy!

    hehe :)

  • RG10/04/2009 at 23:52

    go jeremy!

    Cue the airhorns.

  • Dan Brunell10/04/2009 at 23:53

    To put them in order:

    01: Button 33.01

    02: Glock 29.10

    03: Heidfeld 28.63

    04: Sutil 27.1

    05: Bourdais 26.14

    06: Barrichello 24.90

    07: Alonso 24.15

    08: Rosberg 23.75

    09: Buemi 23.44

    10: Webber 21.37

    11: Fisichella 21.28

    12: Hamilton 20.27

    13: Trulli 17.98

    14: Piquet 11.38

    15: Massa 11.34

    16: Vettel 10.65

    17: Raikkonen 10.54

    18: Nakajima 09.37

    19: Kubica 08.53

    20: Kovalainen 00.24

    There are some interesting strategy things you could extrapolate from this.

  • Journeyer10/04/2009 at 23:53

    ah yes. was it race 3 or race 4 he finally got his act together?

    It took him until Race 6 - Monaco - and the new STR before he scored any points.

  • Journeyer10/04/2009 at 23:54

    There are some interesting strategy things you could extrapolate from this.

    I'm surprised Sutil is so high up...

  • RG10/04/2009 at 23:54

    It took him until Race 6 - Monaco - and the new STR before he scored any points.

    He was unlucky in a few races to be fair

  • me10/04/2009 at 23:54

    It took him until Race 6 - Monaco - and the new STR before he scored any points.

    oh jeez. hoping he has a better run this year.

  • me10/04/2009 at 23:54

    There are some interesting strategy things you could extrapolate from this.

    enough to make a post?

  • RG10/04/2009 at 23:54

    I’m surprised Sutil is so high up…

    He's cheap. Helpful if you want lap points

  • chris evans10/04/2009 at 23:55

    oh jeez. hoping he has a better run this year.

    Me too, I'm sticking with him for the forseeable future.

  • Journeyer10/04/2009 at 23:55

    He’s cheap. Helpful if you want lap points

    As is Bourdais. Christine will like that. :)

  • Journeyer10/04/2009 at 23:56

    Me too, I’m sticking with him for the forseeable future.

    Sticking with Der Seb is the right thing to do if you have him. It's just a matter of waiting for when he'll come good, as he eventually will.

  • Joe11/04/2009 at 00:26

    I still haven;'t joined Fantasy Racers for this year. Wishing I did it before the season as I can't really afford Jenson now.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpsfGv0GnJ0

    There's a mashup of a Green Day song with a Doctor Who Dalek song thing and the Doctor Who theme tune. It's superb I reckon. And yes, I am a big Green Day fan. :P

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 00:33

    G'Day all!

  • RG11/04/2009 at 00:33

    G’Day all!

    Hi Sean

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 00:35

    How are we all today?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 00:37

    I'm fine, just a bit tired in general

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 00:50

    How are we all today?

    I'm great. Twas a bit of a mess here last night, apparently. ;)

  • Dan Brunell11/04/2009 at 04:14

    enough to make a post?

    I'll give it a try. First I am going to see if www.f1Prospectus.com is taken. If I am going to start formula one statistical analysis, I figure on doing it right.

    I have some time to kill on the plane ride back on Sunday night. I was looking for something to do anyways other than work stuff.

  • Jeremy11/04/2009 at 07:08

    go jeremy!

    I feel bad that I may be taking the honour from someone who has time to properly have a go at this. I didn't sign up initially because I fear I won't do it justice.

    However, my Dad went to the 500th GP which was held in Australia in 1990. I couldn't attend as I had my final High School exams starting the day after (might as well have gone :-( ), so in honour of that fantastic Adelaide event, I become... the 500!

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 07:13

    Qualified 17th in BATracer for Sepang...

  • Selidor11/04/2009 at 07:44

    Qualified 17th in BATracer for Sepang…

    apart from the force indias and the red bulls, i think its a fairly realistic grid for Sepang

  • Selidor11/04/2009 at 07:45

    20: Kovalainen 00.24

    There are some interesting strategy things you could extrapolate from this.

    Kovalainen is rubbish? :P

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 07:48

    Kovalainen is rubbish? :P

    :(

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 07:49

    Kovalainen is rubbish? :P

    I was thinking something a little less obvious, like the fact that Sutil and Bourdais are actually great value for money right now.

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 07:50

    :(

    It is true, Amy. Goes out on Lap 1 of the 1st 2 races. At least he can still catch Lewis - he's only a point ahead!

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 07:50

    It is true, Amy. Goes out on Lap 1 of the 1st 2 races. At least he can still catch Lewis - he’s only a point ahead!

    Haha I know it's true I'm trying to delude myself.

    My only consolation is at least I don't support Piquet ;)

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 07:57

    Morning all. Amy have you heard of this sleep thing?

  • Selidor11/04/2009 at 07:58

    My only consolation is at least I don’t support Piquet ;)

    Indeed :P

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 07:59

    Morning all. Amy have you heard of this sleep thing?

    I slept from 7am until 3pm! Body clock ruined, so I'm not going to a party tonight that I probably should because apparently its my birthday party. If you see me commenting in about 5 hours tell me to go to bed :)

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 08:00

    Haha I know it’s true I’m trying to delude myself.

    My only consolation is at least I don’t support Piquet ;)

    True, but even then, he's finished more laps in a car just a sucky. He even finished Sepang.

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 08:03

    True, but even then, he’s finished more laps in a car just a sucky. He even finished Sepang.

    I like to remind myself that Vettel didn't finish the first 4 races last year. And Massa looked crap in the first two and look what happened to him. I can be surprisingly optimistic/deluded.

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 08:08

    There is one more meandpage22 pic here: http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/omg-jpg

    has anyone claimed that one?

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 08:57

    Does anyone know which is the nearest tube station to the Science Museum .. I'd best start planning my route

  • Chris11/04/2009 at 09:01

    Does anyone know which is the nearest tube station to the Science Museum .. I’d best start planning my route

    Apparently, South Kensington has a walkway from the station to the museum

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 09:02

    Apparently, South Kensington has a walkway from the station to the museum

    Cool, thanks Chris :)

  • chris evans11/04/2009 at 09:05

    Does anyone know which is the nearest tube station to the Science Museum .. I’d best start planning my route

    Apparently there is a bus that stops nearby that passes most of the train stations.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 09:11

    Apparently there is a bus that stops nearby that passes most of the train stations.

    Ah, I'm taking my car and want to park up somewhere and get the tube in for the rest of the journey

  • Jon+Waldock11/04/2009 at 09:25

    I'm off to a wedding today :)

    Anyone up to anything fun?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 09:27

    So why is spc.com taking ten years to load but the lclt instantly? Quite strange.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 09:27

    Oh, and morning all

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 10:04

    Anyone up to anything fun?

    I am having a day of sitting about not doing much. At least that's what I think at the moment!

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 10:04

    Morning All

  • Christine11/04/2009 at 10:05

    Morning everyone. no rain as yet, still cold though. drove us through a lock this morning, and later we almost ran over a duck. we also almost drifted down the wrong turn of a fork in the river, and i had to jump ashore and pull us back. and all before 11am!!

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 10:06

    Morning everyone. no rain as yet, still cold though. drove us through a lock this morning, and later we almost ran over a duck. we also almost drifted down the wrong turn of a fork in the river, and i had to jump ashore and pull us back. and all before 11am!!

    I thought the point of holidays is to relax!

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 10:06

    I am having a day of sitting about not doing much. At least that’s what I think at the moment!

    That's exactly how my day panned out today.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 10:07

    Darn, I appear to have strained my neck. Grr

    we also almost drifted down the wrong turn of a fork in the river, and i had to jump ashore and pull us back. and all before 11am!!

    so you could have ended up in say oxford instead of Bristol?

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 10:09

    Morning everyone. no rain as yet, still cold though. drove us through a lock this morning, and later we almost ran over a duck. we also almost drifted down the wrong turn of a fork in the river, and i had to jump ashore and pull us back. and all before 11am!!

    Snap!

    Oh no not really ;)

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 10:10

    Darn, I appear to have strained my neck. Grr

    Did you sneeze in a lift?

  • Christine11/04/2009 at 10:11

    hehe, it is relaxing. listening to podcasts stood at the front of the boat, its like there's no one else in the universe!

    'cept page 22 of course. i mailed a pic to the drop but it might take a while to come through :)

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 10:12

    That’s exactly how my day panned out today.

    Me too! :D

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 10:12

    ‘cept page 22 of course. i mailed a pic to the drop but it might take a while to come through :)

    :)

    Hope he isn't going to be on the top of the barge. That isn't safe apparently ;)

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 10:12

    Morning everyone. no rain as yet, still cold though. drove us through a lock this morning, and later we almost ran over a duck. we also almost drifted down the wrong turn of a fork in the river, and i had to jump ashore and pull us back. and all before 11am!!

    What thrill! What adventure! :P

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 10:15

    WooHoo Page 22 on the barge!

    http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/1239444485065

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 10:17

    WooHoo Page 22 on the barge!

    Nice!

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 10:27

    Listening to David Tennant and Catherine Tate sitting in for Jonathan Ross on Radio 2 :)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 10:32

    Did you sneeze in a lift?

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 10:33

    Good morning folks

    Difficult to drag myself out of bed this morning, watching old Top Gear on Dave

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 10:40

    Another inspired What The Duck today

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/what-the-duck-154-jpg

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 10:41

    Another inspired What The Duck today

    Reminds me of Kryten and his lack of zoom function.

  • Selidor11/04/2009 at 10:49

    Difficult to drag myself out of bed this morning, watching old Top Gear on Dave

    we've all been there ;)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 10:50

    we’ve all been there

    Rather interesting Icelandic 4x4 buggies, driving on water

  • RG11/04/2009 at 11:54

    Did you sneeze in a lift?

    I was lying in bed doing nothing

    WooHoo Page 22 on the barge!

    haha awesome

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 12:13

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpsfGv0GnJ0

    There’s a mashup of a Green Day song with a Doctor Who Dalek song thing and the Doctor Who theme tune. It’s superb I reckon. And yes, I am a big Green Day fan.

    That works very well, wasn't expecting that!

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 13:04

    I see Autosport "exclusively" revealing that Kimi is now the only person who is not a GPDA member. DC said this during the race a week ago!

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 13:05

    I see Autosport “exclusively” revealing that Kimi is now the only person who is not a GPDA member. DC said this during the race a week ago!

    To be fair, I wouldn't have heard that. But yeah, 'exclusively' may be a tad too excessive. Still, a good show of unity. Kimi's too disinterested to care much, anyway.

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 13:06

    I see Autosport “exclusively” revealing that Kimi is now the only person who is not a GPDA member. DC said this during the race a week ago!

    You mean AUTOSPORT?

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 13:07

    You mean AUTOSPORT?

    haha true

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2009 at 13:54

    I’m surprised Sutil is so high up… {Comment #28}

    He finished 9th one race and 15th in the other. The 9th being in the full-length race. This means he's outscoring a lot of people who finished fairly well in Malaysia but went out of/ seriously underperformed in the Australian Grand Prix.

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2009 at 13:57

    Kovalainen is rubbish? {Comment #46}

    I think it's more "Kovalainen has trouble with first laps". Though to be fair, Vettel needed four goes to get to the end of lap 1 ion 2008 and look what happened to him afterwards...

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2009 at 14:03

    I see Autosport “exclusively” revealing that Kimi is now the only person who is not a GPDA member. {Comment #88}

    So when did Felipe Massa rejoin and Adrian Sutil join? I missed those developments...

  • Alianora La Canta11/04/2009 at 14:04

    By the way, does anyone know of any good pubs or similar in the Silverstone area?

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:05

    I think it’s more “Kovalainen has trouble with first laps”. Though to be fair, Vettel needed four goes to get to the end of lap 1 ion 2008 and look what happened to him afterwards…

    True, but then, you could afford to give Vettel the benefit of the doubt given his form at the end of 2007. How many times was Kovi super-quick in 2008?

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:05

    By the way, does anyone know of any good pubs or similar in the Silverstone area?

    Isn't the Mark Webber pub nearby? Not sure, though.

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:05

    So when did Felipe Massa rejoin and Adrian Sutil join? I missed those developments…

    Probably in the last month or so? Alonso and Webber probably talked to them.

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:07

    Is anyone watching A1GP Quali, BTW? :)

  • RG11/04/2009 at 14:07

    Is anyone watching A1GP Quali, BTW? :)

    I am now ;)

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 14:08

    Is anyone watching A1GP Quali, BTW? :)

    Any feeds?

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:08

    I am now ;)

    Can't manage to find any online video feeds - A1GP website video is buffering too much. :( Settling for the audio for now. Why did Switzerland run into problems?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 14:09

    Any feeds?

    On the A1GP site if you can get it

  • RG11/04/2009 at 14:10

    Can’t manage to find any online video feeds - A1GP website video is buffering too much. :( Settling for the audio for now. Why did Switzerland run into problems?

    Isn't Luizzi meant to be really good, ie better than 10th?

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:11

    Isn’t Luizzi meant to be really good, ie better than 10th?

    He used his powerboost during sprint quali to take pole there.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 14:11

    He used his powerboost during sprint quali to take pole there.

    Ah right, you can tell I missed that bit ;)

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:12

    Ah right, you can tell I missed that bit ;)

    Haha! Yep. But it's another F1 veteran - Doornbos - who takes pole. You know, he's pretty handy in non-F1 motorsport. He did well in Champ Car and he's doing well here.

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:13

    Team GBR's worst year to date, too.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 14:13

    Team GBR’s worst year to date, too.

    We don't really have any stand out drivers

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:14

    We don’t really have any stand out drivers

    Is it Turvey driving now? Where is Robbie Kerr now, anyway? Methinks Button would've ended up here if Brawn GP didn't make it back in Feb.

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 14:15

    On the A1GP site if you can get it

    Nope, I can't get it. You will all have to keep me filled in on here. ;)

  • RG11/04/2009 at 14:16

    Is it Turvey driving now? Where is Robbie Kerr now, anyway? Methinks Button would’ve ended up here if Brawn GP didn’t make it back in Feb.

    No idea, Kerr was canny good. would be great if they could presuade someone like di Resta in. Its not as if he's doing much

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:18

    Nope, I can’t get it. You will all have to keep me filled in on here. ;)

    It's done. Liuzzi took pole for Italy in the Sprint. Doornbos took pole for the Netherlands in the Feature. Jani and Switzerland had problems all day - will start from the back for the Sprint, had a brilliant 1-lap attempt in the Feature quali to start 3rd.

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:19

    No idea, Kerr was canny good. would be great if they could presuade someone like di Resta in. Its not as if he’s doing much

    True. But he's in DTM, right?

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 14:19

    It’s done. Liuzzi took pole for Italy in the Sprint. Doornbos took pole for the Netherlands in the Feature. Jani and Switzerland had problems all day - will start from the back for the Sprint, had a brilliant 1-lap attempt in the Feature quali to start 3rd.

    How did Australia go?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 14:19

    True. But he’s in DTM, right?

    I don't think he's been confirmed yet, but that doesn't start till May still

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:20

    How did Australia go?

    Lower midfield, I think. Didn't hear anything on them from Edwards and Watson.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 14:20

    Lower midfield, I think. Didn’t hear anything on them from Edwards and Watson.

    12th in Feature qually

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:21

    12th in Feature qually

    There ya go - lower midfield, alright.

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 14:22

    There ya go - lower midfield, alright.

    Same as always. ;)

  • Sean Golding11/04/2009 at 14:31

    Goodnight all.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 14:31

    Night Sean

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 14:31

    So when did Felipe Massa rejoin and Adrian Sutil join? I missed those developments…

    The Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA) has succeeded in boosting its membership numbers by convincing previous high-profile sceptics, including Felipe Massa and Adrian Sutil, to join the organisation, AUTOSPORT can reveal.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74406

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 14:36

    Listening to F1 Rejects - Malaysia - and traveling into Lewis Hamilton's mind. Very funny, utterly brilliant! :D

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 14:39

    Listening to F1 Rejects - Malaysia - and traveling into Lewis Hamilton’s mind. Very funny, utterly brilliant! :D

    I've got so many podcasts to catch up on, I still haven't heard the three they released from Melbourne yet!

  • lou11/04/2009 at 14:58

    To keep R.G happy :) Hey to everyone in this daily thread :)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 15:00

    To keep R.G happy :) Hey to everyone in this daily thread :)

    Wow, the days are just flying by lately aren't they?

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 15:01

    Wow, the days are just flying by lately aren’t they?

    Time flies when you're having fun! :D But we're in for an interesting week.

  • Vinnie11/04/2009 at 15:44

    Just woke up and checked BATracer. I guess I did better than the real Force India, but now my settings are wrong and I'm starting in 9th... Force India is not a lucky team.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:09

    oops just realised the last 20 comments have been on yesterdays thread

  • RG11/04/2009 at 16:09

    oops just realised the last 20 comments have been on yesterdays thread

    Don't worry, they've been doing that all day

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:10

    oops just realised the last 20 comments have been on yesterdays thread

    Don’t worry, they’ve been doing that all day

    All devout people are living in the past really

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:10

    Ah well, I'm easily amused, that'll keep me occupied all evening

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:12

    Ah well, I’m easily amused, that’ll keep me occupied all evening

    hi to daily thread, 11/04/2009.

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 16:12

    I just realised what I've liked about the F1 coverage this year. I am yet to see the guy in the Ferrari garage that I have an irrational hatred for, for no particular reason. I hope he's a victim of the recession.

    I have to see his face everytime I log on to fantasy racers though, grrr

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:12

    Hello proper daily thread :D

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:14

    All devout people are living in the past really

    Maybe they are just missing reading Christine's words

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:15

    Hello proper daily thread :D

    i think i may have concluded that doohickey is unfixable. if the daily threads have a different background colour to other threads, they still won't be distinguishable from each other.

    we might be doomed to life of shuffling comments around :(

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:16

    i think i may have concluded that doohickey is unfixable. if the daily threads have a different background colour to other threads, they still won’t be distinguishable from each other.

    What about just having the current daily thread a different colour?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 16:16

    we might be doomed to life of shuffling comments around :(

    Could you not create a pop up saying, 'Are you sure you want to post in a none Daily thread'?

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:16

    we might be doomed to life of shuffling comments around :(

    Oh dear, as if you don't have enough to do already

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:17

    Could you not create a pop up saying, ‘Are you sure you want to post in a none Daily thread’?

    That could get annoying - would it say 'sponsored by Vista' too?

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:17

    Kat has consented to joining in the Page 22 phenomenon... Especially as she got to share a Magnum with Page 22:

    http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/katandpage22enjoyamagnum-jpg

    http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/katandpage22enjoyamagnum2heshadabite-jpg

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:17

    What about just having the current daily thread a different colour?

    oooh. that might work.

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:17

    That could get annoying - would it say ’sponsored by Vista’ too?

    :D

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:18

    Kat has consented to joining in the Page 22 phenomenon… Especially as she got to share a Magnum with Page 22:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:19

    now i want a magnum :(

  • RG11/04/2009 at 16:19

    now i want a magnum :(

    If its any consolation, they are really tasty.

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:20

    If its any consolation, they are really tasty.

    gah!

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:20

    That could get annoying - would it say ’sponsored by Vista’ too?

    :)

    How about... And I don't want to make this too complicated but... You know the dropdown of thread choices on the LCLT... You could have that say "Don't ask me about posting to this thread"... And when a new thread arrives you could switch that to today's thread?

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:20

    now i want a magnum :(

    Do they not do delivery Magnum?

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:21

    now i want a magnum :(

    Wait till flibster arrives and suggests something better

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:21

    Do they not do delivery Magnum?

    well, the ice-cream man does. but only about 4pm daily.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 16:21

    How about… And I don’t want to make this too complicated but… You know the dropdown of thread choices on the LCLT… You could have that say “Don’t ask me about posting to this thread”… And when a new thread arrives you could switch that to today’s thread?

    I still like my idea of having a comment box in the top corner and you can have a drop down of the last few threads, with the latest daily always on top?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:22

    My favourite Easter offering so far at Cake Wrecks

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/cakewrecks-blogspot-com-jpg

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:22

    I still like my idea of having a comment box in the top corner and you can have a drop down of the last few threads, with the latest daily always on top?

    that is planned, maybe i should bring that foward.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 16:22

    Wait till flibster arrives and suggests something better

    Chocolate ice cream with chocolate flakes on top with a hint of strawberry sauce

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:23

    now i want a magnum :(

    Wait till flibster arrives and suggests something better

    I got some Caramel Choclaote biccies earlier

  • RG11/04/2009 at 16:23

    that is planned, maybe i should bring that foward.

    It is probably the best solution if the colour system doesn't work.

  • lou11/04/2009 at 16:23

    I still like my idea of having a comment box in the top corner and you can have a drop down of the last few threads, with the latest daily always on top?

    but how would you reply to people?

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:23

    that is planned, maybe i should bring that foward.

    I think actually, although I have no statistical info, that R.G. is probably on to something... I reckon it's when people are writing new comments / changing the subject that it most often goes wrong. People just go to whatever is at the top and reply to that.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:23

    I got some Caramel Choclaote biccies earlier

    I have some salt and vinegar crisps

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:23

    but how would you reply to people?

    You could have both right?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 16:24

    but how would you reply to people?

    Easy, there will still be a reply button to end of each persons, so it quotes what he/she says

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:24

    You could have both right?

    yeah. bassano's daily-colour idea, plus a new-comment box might just work.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:25

    Could the reply box have a drop down of which thread to post on?

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:25

    Could the reply box have a drop down of which thread to post on?

    yup. there is a screenshot kicking around which basically shows that. if i can find it, i'll drop.io it.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:26

    I got some Caramel Choclaote biccies earlier

    I have some salt and vinegar crisps

    Myself and a friend once convinced someone that Salt & Vinegar and then Prawn cocktail were the most favoured crisps 'up north' and in the South East it was Ready Salted :)

    We weren't even drunk, it was just funny at the time - I've no idea why

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:26

    I hope everybody saw this:

    http://drop.io/meandpage22/asset/1239455362647

    Page 22 is navigating these days!

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 16:26

    Afternoon everyone. Work was a lovely mixture of good personal hard work and an unlimietd amount of frustration beyond human limits. Could rant about so much right now but wont.

    Hope you've all had a good day so far

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:27

    Hey Lukeh

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:27

    Hope you’ve all had a good day so far

    I've had a nice relaxing day. Sorry about the frustration thing!

  • RG11/04/2009 at 16:27

    Lukeh, nice to see you.

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:28

    Page 22 is navigating these days!

    making it's way to rockall?

  • lou11/04/2009 at 16:28

    Hey Lukeh

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:29

    My favourite Easter offering so far at Cake Wrecks

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/cakewrecks-blogspot-com-jpg

    A close second, though less seasonal

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/cake-wrecks-goat-jpg

  • Dank11/04/2009 at 16:30

    Heads up.

    Jackie Stewart: The Flying Scot

    Portrait of the former racing driver, winner of three Formula One World Championships and 27 Grand Prix. The programme chronicles his early career and subsequent success as an internationally respected businessman in charge of his own Formula One team. With archive footage and contributions by friends and colleagues, including Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Sean Connery, Murray Walker and Edsel Ford, as well as Ken Tyrrell's last ever interview

    BBC4 7.00pm - 8.30pm

  • RG11/04/2009 at 16:31

    BBC4 7.00pm - 8.30pm

    Looks like I'm gonna have to catch it on iPlayer. Doctor who on and then I'm going out.

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 16:31

    BBC4 7.00pm - 8.30pm

    iPlayer for me. Damn that Doctor.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:33

    iPlayer for me. Damn that Doctor.

    Never got into the newest lot of Dr Who, its just not got that oh lets hide behind the sofa quality any more

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:34

    Never got into the newest lot of Dr Who, its just not got that oh lets hide behind the sofa quality any more

    Me neither, looks like 12 year olds telly to me but plenty of friends like it. I just have no idea why

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:36

    Never got into the newest lot of Dr Who, its just not got that oh lets hide behind the sofa quality any more

    I think the ones written by Stephen Moffat are excellent hide behind the sofa material. He is also show running the new series from next year so you might prefer them. I don't know if you have a way of downloading them to see an example but the episode Blink for example was by him and was about some statues which could move only when you closed your eyes. Whatever you do, don't blink...

    And to certain people just hearing the phrase "Mummy, Mummy, Are you my mummy" said in a certain way is chilling to the bone.

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:38

    Steven not Stephen... Whoops...

    He wrote these episodes:

    The Empty Child (21 May 2005) - Writer (written by)

    The Doctor Dances (28 May 2005) - Writer (written by)

    The Girl in the Fireplace (6 May 2006) - Writer (written by)

    Blink (9 June 2007) - Writer (written by)

    Silence in the Library (31 May 2008) - Writer (written by)

    Forest of the Dead (7 June 2008) - Writer (written by)

    The first two and Blink being the scariest but they are all good.

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 16:39

    The first two and Blink being the scariest but they are all good.

    Blink was a superb episode. My favourite actually.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:40

    The most recent sci-fi I was into was Stargate-SG1 but I'll probably go to the cinema to watch the latest Star Trek movie

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:41

    The most recent sci-fi I was into was Stargate-SG1 but I’ll probably go to the cinema to watch the latest Star Trek movie

    I'm hoping the IMAX show it, have heard really good things from the early showings

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:41

    The most recent sci-fi I was into was Stargate-SG1 but I’ll probably go to the cinema to watch the latest Star Trek movie

    I would say that Doctor Who does have childish moments... And the specials are the worst examples because they are trying to be all things to all people. But yeah check them out.

    I too will be watching Star Trek like the big geek that I am :)

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:41

    I’m hoping the IMAX show it, have heard really good things from the early showings

    They are showing it.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:41

    I’m hoping the IMAX show it, have heard really good things from the early showings

    I found a clip about it today, it looked good

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:42

    I found a clip about it today, it looked good

    http://www.startrekmovie.com/

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 16:44

    http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_imax/coming_soon/star_trek_the_imax_experience

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:45

    Bah, moderated

    This looks awesome too

    http://www.firstshowing.net/2009/04/09/must-watch-phenomenal-trailer-for-duncan-jones-moon/#comments

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 16:47

    I see Kimi is coming to London to officially open the Ferrari store. I'm sure he'll be very charismatic ;)

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:47

    I see Kimi is coming to London to officially open the Ferrari store. I’m sure he’ll be very charismatic ;)

    For sure

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:48

    I see Kimi is coming to London to officially open the Ferrari store. I’m sure he’ll be very charismatic ;)

    ooh, any idea when?

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 16:48

    I see Kimi is coming to London to officially open the Ferrari store. I’m sure he’ll be very charismatic ;)

    I wonder if he'll rush back to that club that kicked him out a few years ago. Was that in London? ;)

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 16:48

    ooh, any idea when?

    May 6

  • me11/04/2009 at 16:49

    May 6

    april 15th would've been more convenient!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:49

    May 6

    Hmm, just before Spanish GP

  • lou11/04/2009 at 16:50

    May 6

    *sigh* why are these things always during school time. lol

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:51

    *sigh* why are these things always during school time. lol

    cos Kimi doesn't go to school? ;)

  • lou11/04/2009 at 16:51

    cos Kimi doesn’t go to school? ;)

    fair enough. lol

  • Amy11/04/2009 at 16:51

    I wonder if he’ll rush back to that club that kicked him out a few years ago. Was that in London? ;)

    Top Gear seem to think so:

    Cutting the inaugural ribbon on May 6th will be Ferrari F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen – who’s probably just hoping that some marketing-type will come up with Ferrari ice cream by then – the Wednesday before the Spanish Grand Prix.

    We expect he’ll be out in one of the capitol city’s, erm, gentleman’s clubs that evening, so make sure your membership to a Stringfellow establishment is up-to-date.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:52

    We expect he’ll be out in one of the capitol city’s, erm, gentleman’s clubs that evening, so make sure your membership to a Stringfellow establishment is up-to-date.

    Stringfellows, I ws thinking he'd be heading to spearmint rhino! :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:54
  • Rich11/04/2009 at 16:57

    That could get annoying - would it say ’sponsored by Vista’ too?

    Then it will crash all the time!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 16:59

    If Olivia Munn keeps twittering about how her favourite thing in life is a massage, I might just have to unsubscribe ;)

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 16:59

    If Olivia Munn keeps twittering about how her favourite thing in life is a massage, I might just have to unsubscribe ;)

    Who's Olivia Munn?

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 17:00

    If Olivia Munn keeps twittering about how her favourite thing in life is a massage, I might just have to unsubscribe ;)

    I know not of this Olivia Munn.

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 17:00

    I know not of this Olivia Munn.

    This is not the Olivia Munn you are looking for.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 17:01

    I know not of this Olivia Munn.

    Oh, you should Google [images]

    She does a tech/games show called 'Attack of the Show'

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 17:02

    She does a tech/games show called ‘Attack of the Show’

    AOTS! w00t! :D

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 17:04

    This is not the Olivia Munn you are looking for.

    That was surprisingly prescient...

    http://www.terminally-incoherent.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/olivia_munn_6.jpg

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 17:06

    That was surprisingly prescient…

    See what I mean!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 17:15
  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 17:18

    Heading out .. going to the bingo with my neighbour (someone shoot me!) .. catch you all later

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 17:19

    Heading out .. going to the bingo with my neighbour (someone shoot me!) .. catch you all later

    byee jackie, enjoy!

  • RG11/04/2009 at 17:19

    Bye Jackie, good luck, raise some money for SidepodAid

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 17:20

    Heading out .. going to the bingo with my neighbour (someone shoot me!) .. catch you all later

    :D

    Enjoy, catch ya later

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 17:35

    Hahaha Finding Nemo is on BBC1 now before Dr Who. The seagulls are so cool.

    Mine! Mine! Mine!

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 17:37

    Mine! Mine! Mine!

    Mine!

  • James May Is The Man11/04/2009 at 17:40

    KERS ON FIRE

    by KINGS OF (SEAT) LEON

    "The dark of the alley

    The breaking of day

    Ahead while I'm driving

    I'm driving (an F1 car)

    And you, Your KERS is on fire

    Concerned, That it might suddenely electrocute everybody and get banned by the FIA even though it helps save the environment and provides a 80bhp boost for six seconds per lap..."

  • Z Baumgartner11/04/2009 at 17:41

    Mine!

    Mine!

  • RG11/04/2009 at 17:41

    KERS ON FIRE

    by KINGS OF (SEAT) LEON

    Giggles. Your needed here.

  • Journeyer11/04/2009 at 17:45

    KERS ON FIRE

    by KINGS OF (SEAT) LEON

    Brilliant. Nice work! :D And yes, Giggles is needed to interpret these lyrics. :P

  • RG11/04/2009 at 17:48

    So how is the BBC going to get Formula 1 into Doctor Who I wonder?

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 17:49

    So how is the BBC going to get Formula 1 into Doctor Who I wonder?

    We all know Bernie is an evil lord from outer space with mind bending powers that cause mega confusion so im sure they'll get an Bernie enemy into the world of the Doctor somehow

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 18:00

    GT Academy about to start on Dave

  • RG11/04/2009 at 18:00

    GT Academy about to start on Dave

    All the things start at the worst time

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 18:01

    Can anyone find a video of the KERS Ferrari with smoke coming out of it from quali?

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 18:01

    Jackie Stewart documentary on BBC4 now.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 18:01

    Can anyone find a video of the KERS Ferrari with smoke coming out of it from quali?

    Its on drop.io is it not?

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 18:10

    Its on drop.io is it not?

    Is it? I don't see it... I may well be blind though.

  • Alex Andronov11/04/2009 at 18:10

    Is it? I don’t see it… I may well be blind though.

    Just as I say it I find it... whoops!

  • Scott Woodwiss11/04/2009 at 18:22

    Evening everyone, what's the good word? :)

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 18:25

    Evening everyone, what’s the good word? :)

    evening :)

  • me11/04/2009 at 18:29

    Evening everyone, what’s the good word? :)

    liuzzi took pole in his a1gp debut:

    http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns21360.html

  • RG11/04/2009 at 18:30

    liuzzi took pole in his a1gp debut:

    We half live commented that earlier, gbr are rubbish now

  • me11/04/2009 at 18:31

    We half live commented that earlier, gbr are rubbish now

    sorry, missed that. gbr are rubbish now? when was they good?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 18:32

    so missed that. gbr are rubbish now? when was they good?

    last year, year before

  • me11/04/2009 at 18:33

    last year, year before

    i've no recollection of us succeeding :)

    since when have italy been any good though?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 18:34

    since when have italy been any good though?

    never

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 18:34

    i’ve no recollection of us succeeding :)

    We had come third in every season before this one.

  • me11/04/2009 at 18:37

    We had come third in every season before this one.

    i do pay attention, i do!

  • Scott Woodwiss11/04/2009 at 18:39

    If anyone saw the programme Willie's Chocolate Revolution on Channel 4 earlier this week, I managed to find his Peruvian 70 San Martin bars in Waitrose this morning. I looked yesterday but there wasn't any there, but I was rather excited when I found it in the chocolate section. His uses cacao beans from Venezuela, mainly, and Peru. Basically, his kind of chocolate is what proper chocolate is. It is really, really nice :D

    www.venezuelan-black.co.uk

    Everything on his site is sold out, but if you have a Waitrose near you at all, look in there. They take supply of his bars and cooking chocolate. :)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 18:43

    We had come third in every season before this one.

    Is the racing any good?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 18:44

    Is the racing any good?

    Yeah, pretty decent, its at the new Algarve track so im watching to see what its like

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 18:44

    Dr who rocked! Although I must say I really can't wait for Russell T Davies to stand down from being head writer after the specials

  • RG11/04/2009 at 18:44

    Dr who rocked! Although I must say I really can’t wait for Russell T Davies to stand down from being head writer after the specials

    Yeah, was pretty good, next one looks good 'Water Always Wins'

  • Scott Woodwiss11/04/2009 at 18:45

    Wouldn't mind getting my comment out of moderation would you, Mr C? :)

  • RG11/04/2009 at 18:46

    Right, I'm off to get some food, see ya in a bit folks

  • me11/04/2009 at 19:10

    Wouldn’t mind getting my comment out of moderation would you, Mr C? :)

    job done :)

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 19:25

    *waves at anyone whos still here*

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 19:26

    *waves back whilst waiting for Red Dwarf*

  • Scott Woodwiss11/04/2009 at 19:29

    *waves* I'm here, just watching BGT :P

  • lou11/04/2009 at 19:29

    *gives slight wave* hi...

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 19:31

    *waves* I’m here, just watching BGT :P

    Same here, stunned at that woman then

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 19:31

    *gives slight wave* hi…

    how are you feeling lou?

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 19:32

    *waves*

    Have been watching the Jackie documentary.

  • lou11/04/2009 at 19:32

    how are you feeling lou?

    i have a very bad head ache still :( but it's better than it was. :)

  • lou11/04/2009 at 19:34

    oh :( i just checked iplayer... doesn't look like they are going to put the Jackie documentary on it.. :(

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 19:35

    hope you feel better soon, leats its improving :D

    Thats a shame about jackie... maybe theyre putting it up now as it's just gone off? *clutches straws*

    :(

  • Dank11/04/2009 at 19:35

    Jackie Stewart documentary on BBC4 now.

    And jolly brilliant it was too. Possibly the best thing I've seen on TV for months.

    Jim Clark next week on BBC4 at 19.00 and then Graham Hill the week after that.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 19:36

    oh :( i just checked iplayer… doesn’t look like they are going to put the Jackie documentary on it.. :(

    Is a bit early, maybe they will later

  • lou11/04/2009 at 19:36

    Thats a shame about jackie… maybe theyre putting it up now as it’s just gone off? *clutches straws*

    they normally put coming soon.. but instead it says not available...

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 19:37

    And jolly brilliant it was too. Possibly the best thing I’ve seen on TV for months.

    damn... really wanna see it. I found the graham hill one really inspiring and compelling to watch...

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 19:37

    Jim Clark next week on BBC4 at 19.00 and then Graham Hill the week after that.

    Have seen the Graham Hill one a few times now. Didn't somebody put it on drop.io?

  • me11/04/2009 at 19:39

    via steveintheuk on identi.ca, some crazy chinese copycats.

  • Dank11/04/2009 at 19:39

    damn… really wanna see it. I found the graham hill one really inspiring and compelling to watch…

    I reckon I could listen to JYS talk 'til the cows come home.

    For what it's worth, the DVD that comes with his biography contains most of the footage that was shown this evening. I can thoroughly recommend the book as well.

  • Dank11/04/2009 at 19:40

    Oh it's repeated at 01:15am for those that missed it!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 19:41

    via steveintheuk on identi.ca, some crazy chinese copycats.

    I just saw that, just... wow

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 19:41

    Oh it’s repeated at 01:15am for those that missed it!

    Ding ding we have a winner! :D

  • lou11/04/2009 at 19:42

    Oh it’s repeated at 01:15am for those that missed it!

    have set it to record :D thanks dank :)

  • Scott Woodwiss11/04/2009 at 19:43

    That dance group Flawless on BGT was literally 5 pints of awesomeness :D

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 19:43

    via steveintheuk on identi.ca, some crazy chinese copycats.

    Schumacher song!!

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 19:45

    I've fallen for that Jackie Stewart video link on BBC F1's homepage for the 4th time now...

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 19:51

    Evening people. :D

    'Borrowed' the wireless connection for a little while again.

    Anything interesting happening?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 19:51

    Do people seek out randoms to follow them on twitter or am I being paranoid?

    Maybe it's a six degrees of separation kinda thing

  • me11/04/2009 at 19:53

    Do people seek out randoms to follow them on twitter or am I being paranoid?

    yep they do. usually they do it to get more followers (on the assumption you'll follow, if they're following you).

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 19:53

    ‘Borrowed’ the wireless connection for a little while again.

    Anything interesting happening?

    Olivia Munn was introduced to the SPC followers

    [not before time IMHO]

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 19:53

    yep they do. usually they do it to get more followers (on the assumption you’ll follow, if they’re following you).

    Attention seekers

  • me11/04/2009 at 19:54

    ‘Borrowed’ the wireless connection for a little while again.

    Anything interesting happening?

    just catching up meself. looking like a quite day in greendale.

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 19:54

    Olivia Munn was introduced to the SPC followers

    [not before time IMHO]

    *googles*

    Princess Leia Gold bikini... Nice... :D

  • me11/04/2009 at 19:54

    Attention seekers

    it's all about the SEO innit? twitter's a bit powerful in that regard.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 19:57

    it’s all about the SEO innit? twitter’s a bit powerful in that regard.

    Looking for blog followers when word of mouth fails

    Red Dwarf time + cup of tea [reverse order, methinks]

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 20:09

    o_O at Red Dwarf so far...

  • RG11/04/2009 at 20:22

    Hey folks, am back, night out included no singing before we get into that again.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 20:32

    Hey folks, am back, night out included no singing before we get into that again.

    I'm back also .. god bingo is boring

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:33

    Ummmm.... Ok...

    Enjoying have the boys from the dwarf back - but it's very odd so far

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 20:33

    I’m back also .. god bingo is boring

    mind you, my neighbour probably thinks its boring being on the internet

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 20:33

    Enjoying have the boys from the dwarf back - but it’s very odd so far

    Yeah.... not sure what to make of that episode.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 20:33

    I’m back also .. god bingo is boring

    Win any money?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:34

    o_O at Red Dwarf so far…

    Nice homages to Bladerunner :D

    Who needs subtlety

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:34

    mind you, my neighbour probably thinks its boring being on the internet

    Get your neighbour to watch a live debrief ;)

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:35

    Who needs subtlety

    Subtlety not needed for Blade Runner homages. You can do them straight out.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 20:36

    Get your neighbour to watch a live debrief ;)

    Ah, think she's more into the gee gee's

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:36

    Subtlety not needed for Blade Runner homages. You can do them straight out.

    Whilst not full of belly laughs, this return has been better than I expected, so far

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:37

    Ah, think she’s more into the gee gee’s

    Oh ok, a sport that exists solely for betting purposes

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 20:37

    Whilst not full of belly laughs, this return has been better than I expected, so far

    It's delightful seeing the characetrs abck and they haven't forgotten how to do them at all, it's just the story is a bit... bizarre, even for RD's standards

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:38

    I still cant believe that it's 21 years old!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:40

    It’s delightful seeing the characetrs abck and they haven’t forgotten how to do them at all, it’s just the story is a bit… bizarre, even for RD’s standards

    I'm wondering if they're testing the waters with this story line to see if there's enough interest for a full series

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:40

    I’m wondering if they’re testing the waters with this story line to see if there’s enough interest for a full series

    Though, a uk series is only twice as long as this weekend's offerings :(

    UK TV needs a bigger budget

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:41

    I’m wondering if they’re testing the waters with this story line to see if there’s enough interest for a full series

    They went to the BBC with the idea of a full series - but they turned them down saying that "Sci Fi isn't in their core demographic"

    Ummm.. Dr Who?

  • me11/04/2009 at 20:41

    I’m back also .. god bingo is boring

    you could've live commented the action?

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 20:42

    you could’ve live commented the action?

    What action? .. lots of little old ladies out with their felt pens, exciting!

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 20:43

    you could’ve live commented the action?

    Just dabbed a number

    Didnt have that one

    ...nope

    Oooh 42. Its been dabbed.

    ....not got that

    etc

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:43

    ...“Sci Fi isn’t in their core demographic”

    Red Dwarf isn't watched by 14 year olds?

    It was when I was at school

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 20:43

    Just dabbed a number

    Didnt have that one

    …nope

    Oooh 42. Its been dabbed.

    ….not got that

    LOL :D

  • RG11/04/2009 at 20:44

    you could’ve live commented the action?

    Coming down the ramp, whats going to be, whats it going to be, ITS 77. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT? This is simply unbeleivable

    We got someone calling, its an old lady in a grey top, looking at the overhead cam, ooh, good call, brilliant strategy there, wouldn't have done it without her friend with the house strategy

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:44

    RG, I think you've found your calling :)

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 20:45

    Man what is with the setup changes on BATracer? I can';t understand how thats happened at all... all the sessions are dry?

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:47

    Man what is with the setup changes on BATracer? I can’;t understand how thats happened at all… all the sessions are dry?

    I can't believe I got pole in my 2nd race!

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 20:48

    Oooh wonder if Christine has read Jo Sawards pop at Bourdais? http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/04/11/a-quiet-easter/

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 20:48

    I can’t believe I got pole in my 2nd race!

    Well done! :D

  • RG11/04/2009 at 20:48

    RG, I think you’ve found your calling :)

    We've got a comment pending investigation, oooh, what will the mods do with that. I hear hes been caught cutting links, he could be in real trouble here.

    We've got word that he has escaped the mod queue, luck call for Bassano

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:48

    Hmmm - Dwarf over... bored now....

  • me11/04/2009 at 20:49

    Oooh wonder if Christine has read Jo Sawards pop at Bourdais? http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2009/04/11/a-quiet-easter/

    i think she's gone off him.

    bourdais that is, not joe. and after all the support we gave the guy pre-season.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 20:49

    bourdais that is, not joe. and after all the support we gave the guy pre-season.

    So if I mention Bourdais in the panel im likely to get negatives now?

  • me11/04/2009 at 20:50

    So if I mention Bourdais in the panel im likely to get negatives now?

    good question... not sure.

  • Chris11/04/2009 at 20:51

    So if I mention Bourdais in the panel im likely to get negatives now?

    you can never gor wrong with Franck remember!

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 20:52

    Was any more said about doing a panel of sorts at the science museum?

  • lou11/04/2009 at 20:52

    So if I mention Bourdais in the panel im likely to get negatives now?

    maybe Rob has taken his place now?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 20:52

    maybe Rob has taken his place now?

    I can do an impression of him

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:53

    Was any more said about doing a panel of sorts at the science museum?

    I think it depends if we can find somewhere quietish to go - even better if it has caffine there. :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:53

    I can do an impression of him

    Felipe Baby, stay cool :)

    Still makes me laugh

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:54

    Oooh. I left QI in the dvd drive of the laptop - that'll do

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:54

    Was any more said about doing a panel of sorts at the science museum?

    Has a meeting place been prescribed yet, or are we gonna decide closer to the time?

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:54

    Has a meeting place been prescribed yet, or are we gonna decide closer to the time?

    By the A340 main gear in the entrance way was the last place that I know of...

  • Chris11/04/2009 at 20:55

    Has a meeting place been prescribed yet, or are we gonna decide closer to the time?

    I think we're meeting by the large aircraft landing gear.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 20:55

    Has a meeting place been prescribed yet, or are we gonna decide closer to the time?

    I thought someone was going to find out about a cafe within the museum?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:55

    Oooh. I left QI in the dvd drive of the laptop - that’ll do

    "Thou shalt not question Stephen Fry"

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:56

    I thought someone was going to find out about a cafe within the museum?

    I thought it was the McLaren near one of the cafes?

    Seems there's no definitive answer yet

  • me11/04/2009 at 20:57

    Was any more said about doing a panel of sorts at the science museum?

    we can do a chat. but there will be no pinging.

    landing gear i think is the meeting place, cause it's huge.

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 20:57

    Seems there’s no definitive answer yet

    I'm sticking with 'somewhere in london'

    that MAY be too vague though.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:57

    landing gear i think is the meeting place, cause it’s huge.

    Cool, time?

    I should just look at the wiki I s'pose

  • RG11/04/2009 at 20:57

    we can do a chat. but there will be no pinging.

    Do what someone else suggest the other day, get a Gavin

  • me11/04/2009 at 20:58

    Do what someone else suggest the other day, get a Gavin

    :D

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 20:58

    I thought it was the McLaren near one of the cafes?

    Theres a possibility the McLaren is no longer there...

    Someone else had a problem with it. Can't remember who or what though.

    Plus, as that in the middle of the building, phones may not work.

    Probably meeting by this now

  • me11/04/2009 at 20:58

    I should just look at the wiki I s’pose

    ummm, 1pm i believe. don't quote me though.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 20:59

    mind you, my neighbour probably thinks its boring being on the internet

    Make both of you happy. Play internet bingo.

    Evening world

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:59

    ummm, 1pm i believe. don’t quote me though.

    I'll quote the wiki

    "Mid-day/1pm ish Sidepodtime"

    So, 1pm sounds good

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 20:59

    Evening world

    Good evening Mr Roy

  • me11/04/2009 at 21:00

    I’ll quote the wiki

    “Mid-day/1pm ish Sidepodtime”

    brilliant!

  • RG11/04/2009 at 21:00

    Hey Steven

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:01

    Evening world

    Evening Steven

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:01

    Evening world

    Good Evening Steven.

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:02

    Evening world

    evening!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:02

    Yay, have just read that the new series of Weeds is returning soon.

    Gotta be the best show on TV in my reckoning

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:03

    Yay, have just read that the new series of Weeds is returning soon.

    Superb!

    Still have to watch Series 2.... *oops*

    America is producing some good shows at the moment. Dexter, Reaper, Chuck, Weeds....

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:04

    Yay, have just read that the new series of Weeds is returning soon.

    In fact, I'm gonna watch series 4 again before it starts, I think

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:04

    I'm going on a chocolate hunt

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:05

    America is producing some good shows at the moment. Dexter, Reaper, Chuck, Weeds….

    Dexter is good, am midway through S3

    Check out True Blood with Anna Pacquin and Lies with Tim Roth - also good

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:06

    I’m going on a chocolate hunt

    :D

    Another shops trek? :D

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:06

    Another shops trek? :D

    No just round the house ..I've found a twirl :)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:07

    No just round the house ..I’ve found a twirl :)

    Down the back of the couch? ;)

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:08

    Down the back of the couch? ;)

    In the biscuit tin.

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:08

    In the biscuit tin.

    Thank god... ;)

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:09

    Do you think the diffuser 3 have another floorplan design ready for China just in case the decision goes against them

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:09

    ... Lies with Tim Roth - also good

    I meant, Lie to Me

    Starts on Sky One "later in the spring"

  • me11/04/2009 at 21:10

    Do you think the diffuser 3 have another floorplan design ready for China just in case the decision goes against them

    good question.

    i guess it depends how confident they are. but you always gotta have a plan-b, right?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:11

    Do you think the diffuser 3 have another floorplan design ready for China just in case the decision goes against them

    Maybe on the drawing board, I really can't see it being outlawed when F1 is this good at the moment

    "Spirit of the law" is a crappy whinge - defence, I mean.

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 21:11

    Do you think the diffuser 3 have another floorplan design ready for China just in case the decision goes against them

    I doubt it.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:11

    i guess it depends how confident they are. but you always gotta have a plan-b, right?

    I bet the other 7 teams have been working on a double diffuser in case it's passed legal

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:11

    i guess it depends how confident they are. but you always gotta have a plan-b, right?

    I think Brawn do, Ross isn't stupid and he had the diffuser discussion with other teams this time last year so plenty of time to be prepared just in case...

  • RG11/04/2009 at 21:11

    Do you think the diffuser 3 have another floorplan design ready for China just in case the decision goes against them

    Probably, like how the rest might have a plan b for if it goes in favour

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:12

    I bet the other 7 teams have been working on a double diffuser in case it’s passed legal

    But can they come up with an Uuber double decker diffuser?

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:12

    Although i dont think theya ctually have it made for the car I should say, thatw as far too vage of an answer :(

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:12

    i guess it depends how confident they are. but you always gotta have a plan-b, right?

    Apparently if you look at the Brawn from underneath - you can see some of the suspension... You should only be able to see floor.

    That makes it decidely against the rules, but for an entirely different reason to the double decker diffuser reason.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:13

    Hasn't the McLaren got a cut away floor? I remember seeing pictures at testing of it

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 21:13

    I think Brawn do, Ross isn’t stupid and he had the diffuser discussion with other teams this time last year so plenty of time to be prepared just in case…

    Nope, Ross isn't stupid. So I doubt he would have put that diffuser on the car if there was a chance it was illegal.

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:14

    Hasn’t the McLaren got a cut away floor? I remember seeing pictures at testing of it

    Thats fine though - you can't see anything but floor from underneath. There is nothing above the cut-out

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:14

    Do you think the diffuser 3 have another floorplan design ready for China just in case the decision goes against them

    They will have one without the diffuser and the others will be doing their best to have one with.

  • me11/04/2009 at 21:14

    Hasn’t the McLaren got a cut away floor? I remember seeing pictures at testing of it

    they do and so do rbr, but a cutaway is different from a hole drilled through the middle, which is what i'm assuming flibster is suggesting?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:14

    “Spirit of the law” is a crappy whinge - defence, I mean.

    The spirit of the law has never applied in F1 and never will

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:15

    they do and so do rbr, but a cutaway is different from a hole drilled through the middle, which is what i’m assuming flibster is suggesting?

    Pretty much.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:15

    The spirit of the law has never applied in F1 and never will

    Exactly, unless it's "Ferrari must win" ;)

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:15

    I have a vague recollection of reading that Ferrari has a whole in its floor

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:16

    Anyone else see this ome.

    A Honda official confirmed that their F1 team was sold for....

    £1!

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:16

    A Honda official confirmed that their F1 team was sold for….

    25 pence each

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:17

    I could have topped that offer by rummaging down the back of the sofa

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:18

    I could have topped that offer by rummaging down the back of the sofa

    but would you be able to pay for the running of the team? :P

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:18

    The problem was finding the 8 million or so that Mercedes wanted for the engines

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 21:18

    I could have topped that offer by rummaging down the back of the sofa

    Remember that's just the down payment. You then have to find several more pounds just to feed the electricity meter. Then a few more to run the staff canteen. It can get out of control very quickly.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:18

    Anyone else see this ome.

    A Honda official confirmed that their F1 team was sold for….

    £1!

    Didn't we know that before they were sold?

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:19

    but would you be able to pay for the running of the team? :P

    Why would I have to?

    Honda dished over £100 million if the stories are true

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:19

    Apparently if you look at the Brawn from underneath - you can see some of the suspension… You should only be able to see floor.

    very very stupid question here.. but who has been underneath the car to know?.... presumably Brawn employees wouldn't go broadcasting it if it were illegal?..

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:19

    The problem was finding the 8 million or so that Mercedes wanted for the engines

    Hmm, that is a bit of a problem. I offered them a 80's mullet wig, a duvet and £26.21 but nope.

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:19

    Evening Andy

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 21:19

    Where is the hole in the Brawn? You must be able to see the suspension from below - it holds the wheels onto the car.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:19

    Remember that’s just the down payment. You then have to find several more pounds just to feed the electricity meter. Then a few more to run the staff canteen. It can get out of control very quickly.

    Looks like you really can't run a team on the spirit of dreams

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:20

    Honda dished over £100 million if the stories are true

    but that wont run the whole team for years in the future.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:20

    Apparently if you look at the Brawn from underneath - you can see some of the suspension… You should only be able to see floor.

    Hasn’t the McLaren got a cut away floor? I remember seeing pictures at testing of it

    I didn't think the shadow plate applied to suspension. To stop downforce being generated a rule was introduced years ago that looking from under the car the only thing that culd be seen was the floor or shadow plate. If you look at the floor where the mirrors are for eaxmple a little mirror shaped piece of floor will stick out.

    I thought suspension was exmpt from this rule because it has to go all the way to the wheel and obviosly you can't have the floor in contact with the wheel. I don't know how the area of suspension that is allowed to be exposed is defined though.

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:20

    Hmm, that is a bit of a problem. I offered them a 80’s mullet wig, a duvet and £26.21 but nope.

    You mean thats not your natural hair?!

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:21

    I thought suspension was exmpt from this rule because it has to go all the way to the wheel and obviosly you can’t have the floor in contact with the wheel. I don’t know how the area of suspension that is allowed to be exposed is defined though.

    From what I gather its vidible either side of the plank - so it's well inboard.

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:22

    You mean thats not your natural hair?!

    Blast, I've been foiled once again!

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:23

    Some stupid woman jumped into the polar bear enclosure at Birmingham zoo. Fortunately she was pulled out before the bears got serious about eating her.

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:23

    Some stupid woman jumped into the polar bear enclosure at Birmingham zoo. Fortunately she was pulled out before the bears got serious about eating her.

    Natural selection failed. :(

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:23

    Birmingham has a zoo?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:23

    From what I gather its vidible either side of the plank - so it’s well inboard.

    If it is anywhere near the plank it is massively illegal

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:24

    Birmingham has a zoo?

    According to ITV news.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:25

    Birmingham has a zoo?

    http://www.birminghamzoo.com/

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:25

    According to ITV news.

    Well that's news to me, maybe I should get out more

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:26

    Birmingham has a zoo?

    http://www.birminghamzoo.com/

    That's some mighty strong evidence, only McLaren could deny that one!

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 21:26

    Birmingham has a zoo?

    So many jokes....

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:26

    No pandas in Brum though

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 21:26

    Well that’s news to me, maybe I should get out more

    Perhaps not to the zoo though.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:27

    That’s some mighty strong evidence, only McLaren could deny that one!

    I don't know. Their logo is not convincing

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:27

    No pandas in Brum though

    they have red pandas apparently....

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:27

    Birmingham, Alabama

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:28

    they have red pandas apparently….

    Jean Todt?

    Although he was more of a red squirrel...

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:28

    Birmingham, Alabama

    Aha!

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:28

    Birmingham, Alabama

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:29

    they have red pandas apparently….

    Look more ginger to me

  • Jackie11/04/2009 at 21:30

    they have red pandas apparently….

    They are not so cute

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:30

    Birmingham, Alabama

    I wasn't paying attention to the news. I only heard Birmingham and saw what looked like someone fishiing for polar bears with a woman as bait. Aparently Dudley has a zoo though

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:31

    Apparently:

    panda is an anglicisation of poonya, which means "eater of bamboo"

  • RG11/04/2009 at 21:31

    I wasn’t paying attention to the news. I only heard Birmingham and saw what looked like someone fishiing for polar bears with a woman as bait. Aparently Dudley has a zoo though

    What, Dudley, California?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:32

    What, Dudley, California?

    :D

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:33

    What, Dudley, California?

    Nope. Dudley as in Lenny Henry http://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 21:33

    Apparently Dudley has a zoo though

    Yep.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 21:34

    Nope. Dudley as in Lenny Henry http://www.dudleyzoo.org.uk/

    It was a joke

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:35

    They are not so cute

    aww i dunno... they look pretty cute

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:35

    aww i dunno… they look pretty cute

    oookay the link doesn't work... try this http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/red-panda-jpg

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:36

    oookay the link doesn’t work… try this http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/red-panda-jpg

    aww it looks like a big sleepy fox :)

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:36

    oookay the link doesn’t work… try this http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/red-panda-jpg

    It worked for me

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:39

    Does anyone else not find it strangely fasciantion looking at old photos of your town/city and comparing them to now? I'm reading a book about the history of the city i live in and it just seems so wierd how different it all looks 50-100 years ago...

    I like little things like that :)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:40

    oookay the link doesn’t work…

    Still trying to break the internet Lou? ;)

    Your mobile still holding out?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:41

    Does anyone else not find it strangely fasciantion looking at old photos of your town/city and comparing them to now? I’m reading a book about the history of the city i live in and it just seems so wierd how different it all looks 50-100 years ago…

    The High St next to me used to have a tram running down the middle of it, that was a pleasant surprise

  • RG11/04/2009 at 21:42

    Does anyone else not find it strangely fasciantion looking at old photos of your town/city and comparing them to now? I’m reading a book about the history of the city i live in and it just seems so wierd how different it all looks 50-100 years ago…

    We used to have one massive sunday market, nowadays, its almost nothing. Quite sad really, only things thats really been here for a long, long time

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 21:43

    We used to have one massive sunday market, nowadays, its almost nothing. Quite sad really, only things thats really been here for a long, long time

    I remember when this was all fields.

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:44

    Your mobile still holding out?

    i have a lovely new mobile :) with internet... and that seems fine :)

  • RG11/04/2009 at 21:44

    I remember when this was all fields.

    Where I am was fields 15 years ago.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:44

    I remember when this was all fields.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:44

    Your mobile still holding out?

    i have a lovely new mobile :) with internet… and that seems fine :)

    That's why I was asking :D

  • lou11/04/2009 at 21:45

    That’s why I was asking :D

    ooooh :D

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 21:45

    We used to have one massive sunday market, nowadays, its almost nothing. Quite sad really, only things thats really been here for a long, long time

    The castle on the riverfront here was several buiuldings in 1900, how it's a single tower because of modernisation and bulding of roads etc. Quite sad :(

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:49

    On holiday we stayed in a 'period' hotel up in the hills of Northern Arizona, it looked a bit Deadwood-like and we asked when it was built

    The guy at the check-in desk quite proudly said, around 1900

    He was a bit shocked when both of said "Yeah, my place is about that old too" :D

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 21:50

    He was a bit shocked when both of said “Yeah, my place is about that old too” :D

    This is why Americans love Bath so much.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:51

    This is why Americans love Bath so much.

    I thought they preferred showers?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 21:53

    I thought they preferred showers?

    :D

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 21:56

    I thought they preferred showers?

    I thought that was Australians, who seem to have something against re-using their already meagre water supply. Here in the UK, Londoners drink what Reading residents drank some days before. This water in turn has already passed through the people of Oxford...

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:56

    On holiday we stayed in a ‘period’ hotel up in the hills of Northern Arizona, it looked a bit Deadwood-like and we asked when it was built

    The guy at the check-in desk quite proudly said, around 1900

    He was a bit shocked when both of said “Yeah, my place is about that old too” :D

    I love the sotry about the American tourists who go to Cambridge. Standing at one of the gates to one of the colleges one says "Gee honey, this looks like it was here before the war"

    The porter on the gate replies

    "Madam, it was here before America" :D

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 21:57

    “Madam, it was here before America” :D

    :D Classic. Both informative and insulting all at once :D

  • Selidor11/04/2009 at 21:58

    I thought that was Australians, who seem to have something against re-using their already meagre water supply. Here in the UK, Londoners drink what Reading residents drank some days before. This water in turn has already passed through the people of Oxford…

    I thought the water tasted...well educated :P

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 21:59

    WOOO! Data speed record for norfolk happening as I type this - 36kb/s

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 21:59

    The porter on the gate replies

    “Madam, it was here before America”

    Nice!

    I was onced asked in the town centre, by an American tourist, where Oxford university was. I didn't have the heart to explain so I just pointed them in the direction of the nearest college knowing they would be suitably impressed

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 21:59

    Evening all, just come back from a lovely wedding....

    How is everyone? Anyone been up to anything exciting?

    Any news?

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:00

    james allen has uploaded an awful, awful video to youtube:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWOTDQLSgdM

    argh, my ears just bled.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 22:00

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74409

    Ross Brawn's old mate Rory Byrne talking about diffusers and holes in the floor. He says the diffusers are illegal.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 22:00

    Any news?

    Yeah, Hamilton quit McLaren. Expected to join either Red Bull or Brawn GP as tester

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:01

    I thought that was Australians, who seem to have something against re-using their already meagre water supply.

    Aussies are quite progressive these days in their use of grey water, I don't think you can build a new house now without capturing some of it

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:01

    Evening all, just come back from a lovely wedding….

    At 11?

    What happened, it wasn't an Irish one then?

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 22:01

    Yeah, Hamilton quit McLaren. Expected to join either Red Bull or Brawn GP as tester

    See, i read that and thought...."it's likely that he's joking....but i better just check" :P

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 22:02

    argh, my ears just bled.

    yknow my comment about james...

    well... we all make mistakes!

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 22:02

    argh, my ears just bled.

    All I can say is a) Why? and b) do you think the dials on the Brawn steering wheel go all the way up to 11?

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 22:02

    At 11?

    What happened, it wasn’t an Irish one then?

    aha no, the wedding finished hours ago but i've been out socialising since

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 22:02

    argh, my ears just bled.

    Oh how I miss him.

    But my aim is improving. ;)

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 22:04

    james allen has uploaded an awful, awful video to youtube:

    Oh dear! What is that??

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:04

    yknow my comment about james…

    well… we all make mistakes!

    how did someone of darren heath's calibre get roped into that piece of....?

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 22:04

    im tempted to leave you a voicemail of a johnathon legard impersonation I got plauded for today now after seeing that james allen video...

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 22:04

    James Allen is a really good writer. Why doesn't he just stick to writing instead of THAT.

  • lou11/04/2009 at 22:04

    james allen has uploaded an awful, awful video to youtube:

    why... just why :(

  • RG11/04/2009 at 22:04

    See, i read that and thought….”it’s likely that he’s joking….but i better just check” :P

    :D

    Well, better make sure, might be funny if you didn't believe it when true and when China comes...

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:06

    im tempted to leave you a voicemail of a johnathon legard impersonation I got plauded for today now after seeing that james allen video…

    Ahhhh, go-wan, go-wan, go-wan

  • lou11/04/2009 at 22:07

    how did someone of darren heath’s calibre get roped into that piece of….?

    money?...

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:07

    James Allen is a really good writer. Why doesn’t he just stick to writing instead of THAT.

    i think maybe he doesn't have good friends to turn to for advice :(

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 22:07

    James Allen is a really good writer. Why doesn’t he just stick to writing instead of THAT.

    LPG says it's like a GCSE media project.

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 22:07

    i think maybe he doesn’t have good friends to turn to for advice :(

    He knows Dave Ryan too?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 22:08

    LPG says it’s like a GCSE media project.

    Oi, our stuff is much better than that

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 22:08

    Oi, our stuff is much better than that

    agreed

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:08

    LPG says it’s like a GCSE media project.

    nil points.

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:08

    Oi, our stuff is much better than that

    :D

  • Selidor11/04/2009 at 22:09

    Just saw F1.com's Sepang video review - awesome! though the first song is poor but the second is inspired ;) and Im glad they made good use of the team radio talk

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 22:10

    nil points.

    In what way? Nil points for JA or LPG?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 22:10

    im tempted to leave you a voicemail of a johnathon legard impersonation I got plauded for today now after seeing that james allen video…

    Phone now. Do it before you sober up

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 22:11

    From Britain's got Talent. Yes I know. Funniest thing I have seen in ages.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4fPHt0FjEU

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:12

    In what way? Nil points for JA or LPG?

    allen, clearly. i mark him with a big red 'x' and suggest he must try harder next term.

  • Selidor11/04/2009 at 22:13

    allen, clearly. i mark him with a big red ‘x’ and suggest he must try harder next term.

    Dont you think he tried too hard? ;)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:13

    LPG says it’s like a GCSE media project.

    I've seen better Tena Lady adverts, stick to the blog James - for the love of YouTube!

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 22:13

    allen, clearly. i mark him with a big red ‘x’ and suggest he must try harder next term.

    I think I'd prefer it if he didn't try at all. Have left comment on the video suggesting it is best viewed without sound.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:14

    Phone now. Do it before you sober up

    :D

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 22:14

    Ohh dear that probably came out very badly on the phone but never mind :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:15

    Ohh dear that probably came out very badly on the phone but never mind :D

    Oh yes, am looking forward to that

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 22:15

    From Britain’s got Talent. Yes I know. Funniest thing I have seen in ages.

    Thats quite genius, i love it

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 22:18

    Thats quite genius, i love it

    That's great stuff. Shame it's ruined by the presence of Cowell and Moron.

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:18

    I think I’d prefer it if he didn’t try at all. Have left comment on the video suggesting it is best viewed without sound.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:18

    From Britain’s got Talent. Yes I know. Funniest thing I have seen in ages.

    Now, this is the real reason why ITV don't get any licence fee money and are in financial crisis with advertisers leaving by the droves

    Now my retinas are burned with the site of a 12 year olds moobs

    Where's the merlot?

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:18

    Dont you think he tried too hard? ;)

    quite possibly!

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 22:22

    From Britain’s got Talent. Yes I know. Funniest thing I have seen in ages.

    man flailing arms about was the best

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 22:26

    man flailing arms about was the best

    Was it anything like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dxf6keoYV0

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:27

    Was it anything like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dxf6keoYV0

    That's a great piece, never fails to amuse

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 22:27

    Was it anything like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dxf6keoYV0

    As great as that is, i can't explain it any more than 'he was waving his arms about to music'

    that 100% sums up the act

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 22:32

    Was it anything like this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dxf6keoYV0

    Has any other one hit wonder ever got so much out of one song. She has done nothing in years but I here that song every where I go.

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:34

    Has any other one hit wonder ever got so much out of one song. She has done nothing in years but I here that song every where I go.

    i have two of her albums :(

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 22:35

    Has any other one hit wonder ever got so much out of one song. She has done nothing in years but I here that song every where I go.

    Plus it was a cover.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 22:36

    i have two of her albums :(

    One album full of Torn is bad enough but two?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:36

    Has any other one hit wonder ever got so much out of one song. She has done nothing in years but I here that song every where I go.

    Not quite a one hit wonder but certainly a one-album enigma

    It was a cover too, probably helps that she's pretty darn cute to boot.

    I stood next to her at a cash machine in Chelsea and had no idea who she was until my friends pointed out she was in neighbours.

    [Had just cut her hair short before the music career]

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:36

    One album full of Torn is bad enough but two?

    It is a good song, sadly, the only one she's released

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:38

    One album full of Torn is bad enough but two?

    she has songs.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:42

    she has songs.

    Apparently so

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 22:43

    she has songs.

    According to IMDB she is also one of Villeneuve's exes, so there's an F1 connection too :)

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:43

    According to IMDB she is also one of Villeneuve’s exes, so there’s an F1 connection too :)

    did he work his way through the whole cast or somthing??

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 22:44

    did he work his way through the whole cast or somthing??

    Everyone except Harold and Bouncer probably.

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 22:45

    did he work his way through the whole cast or somthing??

    His only Aussie ex I know of was Dannii Minogue

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:45

    Everyone except Harold and Bouncer probably.

    I don't know, that and blackmail would explain the singing

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:46

    His only Aussie ex I know of was Dannii Minogue

    she was in neighbours. not that i watched of course. i just heard.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:47

    she was in neighbours. not that i watched of course. i just heard.

    Of course, I preferred Home & Away myself - Melissa George

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:53

    Of course, I preferred Home & Away myself - Melissa George

    I was a student. It was expected of me. I was trying to fit in

    It didn't work

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 22:53

    she was in neighbours. not that i watched of course. i just heard.

    Dannii Minogue was in Home and Away. Her sister whatshername was in Neighbours. Whatever happened to the sister anyway?

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:54

    Of course, I preferred Home & Away myself - Melissa George

    you chose melissa over kimberley davies?

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:55

    Dannii Minogue was in Home and Away. Her sister whatshername was in Neighbours. Whatever happened to the sister anyway?

    dannii was in both. i swear.

    i mean, people tell me that anyhow. damnit where's christine when i need her?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 22:55

    you chose melissa over kimberley davies?

    I'm googling very quickly here

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:56

    you chose melissa over kimberley davies?

    Kimberly was afterwards.

    She wasn't forgotten. I remember when she appeared on The Big Breakfast with Zig & Zag, I think I still have that on VHS somewhere :)

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:56

    I’m googling very quickly here

    i wouldn't bother, you can bet jacques already been there.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 22:56

    i wouldn’t bother, you can bet jacques already been there.

    haha

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:56

    She wasn’t forgotten. I remember when she appeared on The Big Breakfast with Zig & Zag, I think I still have that on VHS somewhere :)

    wasn't she in the jungle recently? not that i watch celebrity. people tell me.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:58

    dannii was in both. i swear.

    IMDB says otherwise

    The jungle thing, I don't watch. Not even for Kimberly, though I was tempted by Mylene & the waterfall

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:59

    IMDB says otherwise

    fair enough. i had a feeling she started in one and hopped over to the other.

  • me11/04/2009 at 22:59

    fair enough. i had a feeling she started in one and hopped over to the other.

    i mean, obviously, that's what people tell me, anyhow.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 22:59

    I’m googling very quickly here

    Melissa George was in Alias, Kimberley needs to leave the antipodean shores to join Jim Robinson in the conquering of Hollywood

  • littlepurplegoth11/04/2009 at 23:00

    Lolol

    Well at least I have even less idea who these people are than usual....

    It could be worse though - me could be having to admit to a sam fox CD in the collection.....

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:00

    fair enough. i had a feeling she started in one and hopped over to the other.

    She started in The Sullivans, sorta

    [Now that was a dull show]

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:01

    Melissa George was in Alias, Kimberley needs to leave the antipodean shores to join Jim Robinson in the conquering of Hollywood

    kimberley was in an episode of freinds.

    i know that without even imdb'ing it.

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:01

    It could be worse though - me could be having to admit to a sam fox CD in the collection…..

    We merely borrowed one. Repeat: borrowed and returned.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:01

    Well at least I have even less idea who these people are than usual….

    Are you taking Christine's place tonight in shouting... who? ;)

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:02

    It could be worse though - me could be having to admit to a sam fox CD in the collection…..

    vinyl, 12", picturedisc.

    what??

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:02

    Are you taking Christine’s place tonight in shouting… who? ;)

    :D :D

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:02

    It could be worse though - me could be having to admit to a sam fox CD in the collection…..

    *whistles innocently*

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:02

    We merely borrowed one. Repeat: borrowed and returned.

    was it framed before you borrowed it, or only on it's return?

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 23:04

    CHristine is going to be so embarrassed and the level we drop to when she is not here. How did we go from starting a religion last night to Aussie soap opera actresses tonight?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:04

    *whistles innocently*

    Flibster, No?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:04

    CHristine is going to be so embarrassed and the level we drop to when she is not here. How did we go from starting a religion last night to Aussie soap opera actresses tonight?

    Trust me, this is an excellent read. I'm loving it

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 23:05

    CHristine is going to be so embarrassed and the level we drop to when she is not here. How did we go from starting a religion last night to Aussie soap opera actresses tonight?

    she will also get a slightly confused jothathon legard on her vociemail too, which doesnt help

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:05

    CHristine is going to be so embarrassed and the level we drop to when she is not here. How did we go from starting a religion last night to Aussie soap opera actresses tonight?

    Every religion has it's highs and lows

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:05

    she will also get a slightly confused jothathon legard on her vociemail too, which doesnt help

    :D

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:05

    Flibster, No?

    Ummmm...

    It does fit perfectly into my collection of crap singles and albums. :D

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:05

    CHristine is going to be so embarrassed and the level we drop to when she is not here. How did we go from starting a religion last night to Aussie soap opera actresses tonight?

    oh dear. let us raise the quality of conversation somewhat. he actually still owns a vinyl picturedisc, and what is it of?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:05

    Every religion has it’s highs and lows

    Must drop.io Mr C, ASAP

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:05

    she will also get a slightly confused jothathon legard on her vociemail too, which doesnt help

    :D :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:06

    Must drop.io Mr C, ASAP

    That was supposed to be Lukeh's email

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:06

    oh dear. let us raise the quality of conversation somewhat. he actually still owns a vinyl picturedisc, and what is it of?

    I can't post comments

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:06

    Strange. Now it works.

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:06

    Must drop.io Mr C, ASAP

    i have no idea what the skype logon is. it'll keep until next sunday though. when luke's forgotten about it.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:07

    I can’t post comments

    I wasn't getting blocked too

    I think there's a Sam Fox force field

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:07

    *WAS*

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:07

    I can’t post comments

    doohickey has issues with wordpress single and double quotes. i have fixed it locally but been tied up with bandwidth probs and have yet to release a fix. soz.

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:08

    oh dear. let us raise the quality of conversation somewhat. he actually still owns a vinyl picturedisc, and what is it of?

    Nothing wrong with picturediscs

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:08

    I think there’s a Sam Fox force field

    I guess so. The CD we borrowed was not framed - before or after. Its owner now lives in Australia. It is not clear if he moved there out of shame.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:08

    i have fixed it locally but been tied up with bandwidth probs and have yet to release a fix. soz.

    You should get a tattoo with "it's on the list" :D

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:09

    Nothing wrong with picturediscs

    i totally did not write that quote. it should have read:

    WHO actually owns and picturedisc, and what is it of?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:09

    It is not clear if he moved there out of shame.

    Let's assume that he did

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:10

    WHO actually owns and picturedisc, and what is it of?

    I haave lots.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:10

    i totally did not write that quote.

    I thinkDoohickey is becoming sentient, is this a Star Trek episode?

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:10

    I haave lots.

    do tell.

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:11

    WHO actually owns and picturedisc, and what is it of?

    I may have a Queen one somewhere.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:11

    I may have a Queen one somewhere.

    What on earth is a picturedisc?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:12

    I bought Vinyl limited editions years before I owned a turntable again

    [Sadly, 90's indie isn't that collectable yet]

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:12

    What on earth is a picturedisc?

    It's a record with a picture on it.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:12

    It’s a record with a picture on it.

    And how long ago was this?

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:13

    It’s a record with a picture on it.

    woooow, that is retro :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:13

    What on earth is a picturedisc?

    Christine has multiple personalities tonight! ;)

    A 12" [usually] record with a picture on the surface instead of a plain, black colour. Usually limited and can be of some worth down the line

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:14

    And how long ago was this?

    SOme time in the late 20th Century

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:14

    Most of the Queen ones - including the bootleg ones...

    Marc Almond

    I may have the Sam Fox one.....

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:14

    And how long ago was this?

    you can still buy them :)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:14

    And how long ago was this?

    Not THAT long ago. Still making them in the nineties and probably now if you look hard enough

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:14

    you can still buy them :)

    no, they are called "CD's"

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:15

    you can still buy them :)

    ...

    never heard of them

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:15

    Not THAT long ago. Still making them in the nineties and probably now if you look hard enough

    scissor sisters recently released one... apparently.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:15

    no, they are called “CD’s”

    What is this CD you speak of?

    Is it like an mp3?

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 23:15

    Erm... what are you talking about??

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:16

    What is this CD you speak of?

    Is it like an mp3?

    yes, but bigger and rounder and not as good quality....a bit like a record but better :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:16

    scissor sisters recently released one… apparently.

    Oi, what happened to Family Friendly, no swearing here please! :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:16

    ty….a bit like a record but better :D

    Not possible, are you some kind of alchemist?

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:17

    Oi, what happened to Family Friendly, no swearing here please! :D

    are they that bad? bizarre falsetto i'll grant you.

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:17

    I do have Paul MCartney - We All Stand Together. :D

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:17

    Oi, what happened to Family Friendly, no swearing here please! :D

    Anyone hear the edition of Jammin' on Radio 2 where they did a Bee Gees song in the style of Pink Floyd?

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:18

    I do have Paul MCartney - We All Stand Together. :D

    is it shaped like a frog?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:18

    I still have some casettes recorded from... erm never mind

    Anyway, I still need to digitalise them, somehow

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:18

    I do have Paul MCartney - We All Stand Together. :D

    That's worse than admitting to the Sam Fox disc.

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 23:18

    the worst bit of musical swearing I heard was when I once got told by someone in school 'Did The Who cover that song by McFly then, pinball wizard?'

    Sad times :(

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:18

    is it shaped like a frog?

    Nope. Got Macca and Rupert on it.

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:18

    Anyway, I still need to digitalise them, somehow

    www.itunes.com

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:19

    Anyway, I still need to digitalise them, somehow

    Cassette player into Mac line in - record with Garageband or Audacity.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:19

    Anyone hear the edition of Jammin’ on Radio 2 where they did a Bee Gees song in the style of Pink Floyd?

    No, but I have a dub reggae cover version of Radiohead's OK Computer.

    Is actually very good

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:19

    the worst bit of musical swearing I heard was when I once got told by someone in school ‘Did The Who cover that song by McFly then, pinball wizard?’

    omg!

  • lou11/04/2009 at 23:19

    Dannii Minogue was in Home and Away. Her sister whatshername was in Neighbours. Whatever happened to the sister anyway?

    dannii was in both. i swear.

    i mean, people tell me that anyhow. damnit where’s christine when i need her?

    Danii was never in neighbours. ;)

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:20

    I still have some casettes recorded from… erm never mind

    My mum recently asked me to show her how to record CD's on to cassettes....even the old music system thing in our house (which has cassette recorders in it) didnt want to do it. Thats like uninstalling Vista because XP is bett...oh wait, bad example :D

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:20

    No, but I have a dub reggae cover version of Radiohead’s OK Computer.

    I've got the Reggae version of Dark side of the moon - thats fantastic.

    Seen them do it live as well.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:20

    the worst bit of musical swearing I heard was when I once got told by someone in school ‘Did The Who cover that song by McFly then, pinball wizard?’

    WHAT?! Get the pitchforks, where ganning to make some people learn real music

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:20

    Cassette player into Mac line in - record with Garageband or Audacity.

    And about 45 hours of free time!

    Plus, indexing time!

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:20

    Danii was never in neighbours. ;)

    how odd. i guess that my informants must've watched home and away too :(

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:20

    the worst bit of musical swearing I heard was when I once got told by someone in school ‘Did The Who cover that song by McFly then, pinball wizard?’

    Sad times :(

    Thats very sad... :(

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:21

    Anyway, I still need to digitalise them, somehow

    www.itunes.com

    Manessah show on Kiss FM, circa 1992 - about a years worth

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:21

    the worst bit of musical swearing I heard was when I once got told by someone in school ‘Did The Who cover that song by McFly then, pinball wizard?’

    There is a story about the new BBC executive who got all excited about a great book called "The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" and how it would make a great radio show.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:21

    how odd. i guess that my informants must’ve watched home and away too :(

    too? does that imply you watched it?

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:21

    are they that bad? bizarre falsetto i’ll grant you.

    Bad enough

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 23:22

    There is a story about the new BBC executive who got all excited about a great book called “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” and how it would make a great radio show.

    *weeps a tear*

  • lou11/04/2009 at 23:22

    how odd. i guess that my informants must’ve watched home and away too :(

    :D

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:22

    too? does that imply you watched it?

    no. as in... as well as neighbours.

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:22

    Thats like uninstalling Vista because XP is bett…oh wait, bad example :D

    Microsoft have announced that if you buy a WIndows 7 licence, you can downgrade to Vista or XP!

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:22

    *weeps a tear*

    Can I join you

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:23

    Microsoft have announced that if you buy a WIndows 7 licence, you can downgrade to Vista or XP!

    I thought Windows 7 was meant to be better?!

  • lou11/04/2009 at 23:23

    goodness... i go away from the comments for what must have been half an hour and i've so many comments to catch up on...

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 23:23

    I’ve got the Reggae version of Dark side of the moon - thats fantastic.

    What?

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:24

    I thought Windows 7 was meant to be better?!

    Better than what? Windows 3.11?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:24

    goodness… i go away from the comments for what must have been half an hour and i’ve so many comments to catch up on…

    I wouldn't bother, some people talking about aussie celebs who have went out with jaques villeneuve

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:24

    Better than what? Windows 3.11?

    bbc micro.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:24

    My mum recently asked me to show her how to record CD’s on to cassettes….

    My mum doesn't understand that a video player's controls use very similar principles to a tape player

    I think the bright lights distract her

    Let's not get into the VDV player

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:24

    goodness… i go away from the comments for what must have been half an hour and i’ve so many comments to catch up on…

    could be worse....i went away for 20 minutes yesterday and they formed their own religion...

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:24

    What?

    Easy-All Stars - Dub side of the moon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub_Side_of_the_Moon

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:24

    could be worse….i went away for 20 minutes yesterday and they formed their own religion…

    :D :D :D

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:25

    Better than what? Windows 3.11?

    maybe im thinking of Windows 8, or something, meh, i stand by the fact that Vista is appauling but i'm proud to say that i have it anyway!

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:25

    Let’s not get into the VDV player

    your dvd player's diseased?

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:25

    :D :D :D

    Don't you have some Daily post to be writing?

  • lou11/04/2009 at 23:25

    I wouldn’t bother, some people talking about aussie celebs who have went out with jaques villeneuve

    oh right. maybe i wont then ;) gone are the days where i would come in from school and have a humble 100 comments to catch up on. Now move from the computer for so much as a minute and you've missed huge chunks of conversation :)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:25

    I thought Windows 7 was meant to be better?!

    Than Vista

    That's like saying Scientology is better than Satanism

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 23:25

    could be worse….i went away for 20 minutes yesterday and they formed their own religion…

    :D

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:26

    maybe im thinking of Windows 8, or something, meh, i stand by the fact that Vista is appauling but i’m proud to say that i have it anyway!

    even though i did try to downgrade to XP when this lappy arrived....didnt work...boo

  • lou11/04/2009 at 23:26

    could be worse….i went away for 20 minutes yesterday and they formed their own religion…

    :D :D

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 23:26

    goodness… i go away from the comments for what must have been half an hour and i’ve so many comments to catch up on…

    I don't know what they're talking about!!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:26

    I’ve got the Reggae version of Dark side of the moon - thats fantastic.

    What?

    I've got that one too

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:26

    Don’t you have some Daily post to be writing?

    this is waaay to much fun and i'm waay too drunk. i'll do it in the morrow, unless you fancy writing a collective one?

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:26

    I don’t know what they’re talking about!!

    im not sure they do either tbh

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:26

    What?

    Easy-All Stars - Dub side of the moon

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dub_Side_of_the_Moon

    Quality

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 23:27

    this is waaay to much fun and i’m waay too drunk. i’ll do it in the morrow, unless you fancy writing a collective one?

    'april 618th.. i LOVE you guys... you are the bestets friends in the whoooole europe... f1 iw the best!!!'

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:27

    this is waaay to much fun and i’m waay too drunk. i’ll do it in the morrow, unless you fancy writing a collective one?

    Oh dear.....

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 23:27

    this is waaay to much fun and i’m waay too drunk. i’ll do it in the morrow, unless you fancy writing a collective one?

    Are you sure that's a good idea? ;)

  • Dom11/04/2009 at 23:27

    ‘april 618th.. i LOVE you guys… you are the bestets friends in the whoooole europe… f1 iw the best!!!’

    :D

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:27

    Are you sure that’s a good idea? ;)

    maybe not. my day starts at mid-day so it can go up then.

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:28

    ‘april 618th.. i LOVE you guys… you are the bestets friends in the whoooole europe… f1 iw the best!!!’

    :P

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:28

    That’s like saying Scientology is better than Satanism

    http://digg.com/d1hapq

  • lou11/04/2009 at 23:28

    ‘april 618th.. i LOVE you guys… you are the bestets friends in the whoooole europe… f1 iw the best!!!’

    :D :D

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:28

    http://digg.com/d1hapq

    you have the digg bar??

  • Flibster11/04/2009 at 23:29

    Right - other half is dragging me off to bed now...

    Tatty-bye!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:29

    ‘april 618th.. i LOVE you guys… you are the bestets friends in the whoooole europe… f1 iw the best!!!’

    ROFL LMFAO

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:29

    night flibster.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:30

    this is waaay to much fun and i’m waay too drunk. i’ll do it in the morrow, unless you fancy writing a collective one?

    Hello, and welcome to the Daily Post. (Dum dum, de dum). So what we got in the comments today?

    - Some useless religion has been formed, bet it wont be any good, say is that a unicorn?

    - Some diffuser appeal coming up, lets be honest, I dont give a damn, we all know what will happen

    - Some meetup on Tuesday/Wednesday. I dont care cos I'm not going, so have fun at your little tinsy winsy science museum.

    Thats it for today, if you are over obsessed with Mr C, do do me and page 22. I'll see you in the comments sometime this afternoon

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 23:30

    Tatty-bye!

    night :)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:30

    That’s like saying Scientology is better than Satanism

    http://digg.com/d1hapq

    Get's me everytime

  • Jon Waldock11/04/2009 at 23:30

    Right - other half is dragging me off to bed now…

    niiiight

  • Steven Roy11/04/2009 at 23:30

    Easy-All Stars - Dub side of the moon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YsUwHu46-8

    That is rubbish

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:30

    you have the digg bar??

    Just followed a link, so no.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:30

    Night Mr. Flibster

  • lou11/04/2009 at 23:31

    Tatty-bye!

    Night Flibster.

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:31

    Just followed a link, so no.

    oh. you are forgiven.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:33

    Easy-All Stars - Dub side of the moon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YsUwHu46-8

    That is rubbish

    That's subjective, I like it and the original. In different moods

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:33

    oh. you are forgiven.

    Sorry, was too lazy to find the cartoon on XKCD.

  • littlepurplegoth11/04/2009 at 23:35

    Argh...

    its gone midnight, I'm watching The West Wing, and I still haven't got around to making the chocolate eggs for the morning.....

    Do you think that the children will happily DIY?

    As for cassettes - I have some with all sorts of stuff in that I can't buy on itunes so one day I will have to do it the long way.....

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:36

    Easy-All Stars - Dub side of the moon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YsUwHu46-8

    That is rubbish

    That’s subjective, I like it and the original. In different moods

    Electioneering [Radiohead cover]

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc2_5qMj6BY

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:37

    its gone midnight, I’m watching The West Wing, and I still haven’t got around to making the chocolate eggs for the morning…..

    West Wing = The Dog's nadgers

    [doffs hat]

  • littlepurplegoth11/04/2009 at 23:39

    Argh - and I even had an F1 thing to impart. But I've forgotten what it was now

    LPG hangs head in shame...

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:39

    Sorry, was too lazy to find the cartoon on XKCD.

    Worth reposting for prosterity

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/better-than-vista-jpg

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:40

    Argh - and I even had an F1 thing to impart. But I’ve forgotten what it was now

    Do people like F1 here, I followed a religion link

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:40

    Do you think that the children will happily DIY?

    i think you should make them now.

    ...and if there's any spare.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:40

    *posterity* obviously

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:41

    Do you think that the children will happily DIY?

    i think you should make them now.

    …and if there’s any spare.

    Now I know why Christine won't let you have a Parade Lap until Europe :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:42

    Now I know why Christine won’t let you have a Parade Lap until Europe :D

    *hic*

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:42

    Now I know why Christine won’t let you have a Parade Lap until Europe :D

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:43

    Mr C, I think it would be a good idea if Christine drives to the Science Museum meet-up

    Remember the last one?

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:43

    have totally ripped this comment from the autosport forums, but...

    "Heikki may use one engine the whole year..."

    :P

  • littlepurplegoth11/04/2009 at 23:43

    i think you should make them now.

    …and if there’s any spare.

    Loooollllll Not getting into chocolate making now... wireless connection is naff in the kitchen anyway...

    As for spare... well that depends on whether you do chocolate as dark as we do here....

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:43

    Mr C, I think it would be a good idea if Christine drives to the Science Museum meet-up

    we're going by train. she is not driving that.

  • RG11/04/2009 at 23:43

    Now I know why Christine won’t let you have a Parade Lap until Europe :D

    psst, Bahrain starts at 1 i think

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:44

    “Heikki may use one engine the whole year…”

    Can a single engine do 17 laps?

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:44

    As for spare… well that depends on whether you do chocolate as dark as we do here….

    :(

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:44

    psst, Bahrain starts at 1 i think

    hehe. nice try ;)

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:45

    As for spare… well that depends on whether you do chocolate as dark as we do here….

    Dark chocloate rules, unless you're talking about witchcraft choclolate - which I've never tried but would kinda like to

  • lou11/04/2009 at 23:46

    As for spare… well that depends on whether you do chocolate as dark as we do here….

    oooo, dark chocolate is lovely ;)

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 23:46

    As for spare… well that depends on whether you do chocolate as dark as we do here….

    any choccy is yummy for my tummy!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:49

    this is waaay to much fun and i’m waay too drunk...

    What are you enjoying tonight

    Me, it's Chilean Merlot

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:50

    Me, it’s Chilean Merlot

    pass. it's not great stuff, i had to get it from the garage meself :(

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:51

    pass. it’s not great stuff, i had to get it from the garage meself :(

    Oh dear, I guess the tramps had run out then! ;)

  • littlepurplegoth11/04/2009 at 23:51

    what would you consider 'witchcraft' chocolate?

    I can do raw, or from couverture, or just melt and pour/combine with other things like fruit.....

    I can stick maca, suma, lucuma and/or purple corn in if that is the sort of thing you are thinking of though - but the unamed cola drink is possibly more effective for the sheer 'wake up' and speed of effect factors.... Although green juice would probably do that just as well...

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:53

    what would you consider ‘witchcraft’ chocolate?

    I was just thinking 'really dark', but I'll go with any of those :D

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:53

    Oh dear, I guess the tramps had run out then! ;)

    :D

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:54

    btw. formula 1 visa card anyone?

    https://www.hypo.fi/visa.asp?hakemus=formula

  • Lukeh11/04/2009 at 23:54

    what would you consider ‘witchcraft’ chocolate?

    after reading that, im gonna have to settle with... i just like to buy me a crunchie from the corner shop. :P

    Didnt realise there was so many options like that!

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:55

    pass. it’s not great stuff, i had to get it from the garage meself :(

    Did you have to get it from the window and it was like trying to buy monster munch

    "No, left, left. Not Pringles! MONSTER MUNCH"

  • me11/04/2009 at 23:56

    Did you have to get it from the window and it was like trying to buy monster munch

    “No, left, left. Not Pringles! MONSTER MUNCH”

    hehehe. hehehe.

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:56

    btw. formula 1 visa card anyone?

    Was that Finnish, how drunk are you?

  • Andy Taylor11/04/2009 at 23:58

    Did you have to get it from the window and it was like trying to buy monster munch

    “No, left, left. Not Pringles! MONSTER MUNCH”

    Or: Can I have a Mars bar (wait for attendant to get it) and a packet of crisps (next to Mars bars on other side of shop).

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:58

    Chill tastic

    http://www.last.fm/listen/artist/Radiodread/similarartists

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:58

    Or: Can I have a Mars bar (wait for attendant to get it) and a packet of crisps (next to Mars bars on other side of shop).

    Precisely

  • Bassano Clapper11/04/2009 at 23:59

    Or: Can I have a Mars bar (wait for attendant to get it) and a packet of crisps (next to Mars bars on other side of shop).

    Those guys walk a marathon in a night, in 45 second bursts

  • me12/04/2009 at 00:00

    Was that Finnish, how drunk are you?

    was considering buying an engine.

    ;)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:01

    Was that Finnish, how drunk are you?

    was considering buying an engine.

    ;)

    You've got a few glasses in you yet then ;)

  • lou12/04/2009 at 00:01

    was considering buying an engine.

    so that's very drunk then ;)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:01

    so that’s very drunk then ;)

    Au contraire

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:02

    Was that Finnish, how drunk are you?

    was considering buying an engine.

    ;)

    Christine has nothing to worry about if Mr C googles Coworth engines while she's away :)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 00:03

    *watches bill bailey sing about asda*

    as an iceland employee this pleases me :D

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 00:04

    I was just thinking ‘really dark’, but I’ll go with any of those

    Ah so something in the region of 85% plus then :-)

    I've got some 100% lying around here somewhere too - plus some of the 100% couverture produced as on a TV programme recently (it really is some of the best stuff around, a rare example of media hype that is the truth, lol).

    We're going to be stocking the Ombar from Mood foods fairly soon as well (its a raw chocolate bar, with very very nice 'flavourings' and not as dark as raw choc tends to be, but tastes dark and is very nice too....) but for now I just 'make do' with diy on the raw front (cacao, cacao butter, agave, and mulberries or raisins or whatever...)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:04

    *watches bill bailey sing about asda*

    Which show?

    BB is a west country genius

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 00:05

    Which show?

    looks like tinselworm :)

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 00:05

    was considering buying an engine.

    You don't need more cogs

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:06

    I’ve got some 100% lying around here somewhere too

    And how many bars are you bringing to the Science Museum?

    You know, cos the others might want some too

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 00:06

    You don’t need more cogs

    But what about all the bits that aren't cogs?

  • me12/04/2009 at 00:06

    You don’t need more cogs

    :D

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 00:07

    But what about all the bits that aren’t cogs?

    He will probably sell them to finance buying even more cogs.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:07

    But what about all the bits that aren’t cogs?

    There are other bits?

  • me12/04/2009 at 00:07

    He will probably sell them to finance buying even more cogs.

    i have never knowingly paid for a cog.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:08

    i have never knowingly paid for a cog.

    Ok, Mr Clinton

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:15

    Blimey, it's 1 o'clock

  • me12/04/2009 at 00:16

    Blimey, it’s 1 o’clock

    must be time to sleep. night all.

    btw, you're me best mates, you are ;)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:17

    btw, you’re me best mates, you are ;)

    You're not so bad yerself, g'night

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 00:17

    btw, you’re me best mates, you are ;)

    We heart you too :)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 00:18

    must be time to sleep. night all.

    night :)

  • lou12/04/2009 at 00:18

    must be time to sleep. night all.

    wow... this can't be happening.. Mr C is going to sleep before me?.. Night Mr C ;)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:19

    wow… this can’t be happening.. Mr C is going to sleep before me?.. Night Mr C ;)

    Less sleep, more falling into unconsciousness

  • lou12/04/2009 at 00:20

    Less sleep, more falling into unconsciousness

    hahah :)

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 00:20

    And how many bars are you bringing to the Science Museum?

    You know, cos the others might want some too

    rofl.... but how will I know who deserves chocolate, and who isn't a spc reader/contributor??

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:21

    rofl…. but how will I know who deserves chocolate, and who isn’t a spc reader/contributor??

    I'll find you, I can smell quality choco!

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 00:23

    must be time to sleep. night all.

    erk!!

    What do you normally get fed that means you stay awake? What has been missing from the diet for the last 24 hours/?

    I feel like I've walked into an episode of Doctor Who/Star Trek/something else with a rip in the space/time continuum

    Whibble

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:26

    What do you normally get fed that means you stay awake? What has been missing from the diet for the last 24 hours/?

    Nacho withdrawl

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:27

    *withdrawal*

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 00:27

    Morning everyone.

  • Joe12/04/2009 at 00:27

    Huh, Bernie says the teams don't want more than 17 races, but we had 19 recently, so they can't be that much against it.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:28

    Huh, Bernie says the teams don’t want more than 17 races, but we had 19 recently, so they can’t be that much against it.

    Bernie's an idiot

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 00:28

    Bernie’s an idiot

    Ditto.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 00:29

    Huh, Bernie says the teams don’t want more than 17 races, but we had 19 recently, so they can’t be that much against it.

    bernie says lots of things

    none of us take notice :D

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 00:30

    Sleep at 1am? How much has he had to drink?

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:30

    bernie says lots of things

    none of us take notice :D

    I think the ghost of Andy Warhol is masquerading as an F1 supremo for an artistic experiment

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 00:30

    I feel like I’ve walked into an episode of Doctor Who/Star Trek/something else with a rip in the space/time continuum

    It's life Jim but not as we know it.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:31

    Sleep at 1am? How much has he had to drink?

    He bought it from the garage, I think it may have been part Night Nurse

  • Andy Taylor12/04/2009 at 00:34

    I think the ghost of Andy Warhol is masquerading as an F1 supremo for an artistic experiment

    Lukeh!

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 00:36

    Sleep at 1am? How much has he had to drink?

    Ah, well if its alcohol induced sleep then the blood sugar low induced sleep will wear off and the alcoholic stimulant bit will kick in around 3 or 4am and he'll be wide awake again...

    LPG just hopes it was a) a single format of alcohol to cut down on hangover potential and b) that me has OJ or oranges in the house so as to thwock the lack of vit C and fluid to alleviate anything that has occurred...

    As for Bernie - I suspect that he may be suffering (well, more than usual, lol) from alcohol induced psychosis now that he has no one at home who says no and takes the bottle away....

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:36

    Anyone here up to date with the latest (US) episodes of House?

    One of the cast has left to join the Obama administration! Whoa

    [No spoilers]

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:38

    Ah, well if its alcohol induced sleep then the blood sugar low induced sleep will wear off and the alcoholic stimulant bit will kick in around 3 or 4am and he’ll be wide awake again…

    So that's why we crave kebabs after the pub!

    Kids, try to go for the healthier Chicken Shish option

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 00:41

    Bernie is indeed mr warhol...

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/berniewarhol-jpg

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:42

    Bernie is indeed mr warhol…

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/berniewarhol-jpg

    Just like Marilyn

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 00:43

    Just like Marilyn

    bernie has no time for anyone but himself :D

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 00:45

    Bernie is indeed mr warhol…

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/berniewarhol-jpg

    Well done.

  • littlepurplegoth12/04/2009 at 00:48

    Ooo nicely done!

  • Dom12/04/2009 at 00:48

    Bernie is indeed mr warhol…

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/berniewarhol-jpg

    One is enough! ;)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 00:49

    The blue one makes me think bernie is a smurf :D

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:49

    One is enough! ;)

    There's one for each of his personalities!

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 00:49

    The blue one makes me think bernie is a smurf :D

    He's not?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 00:53

    He’s not?

    touche!

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 01:01

    Just saw the polar bear thing again. It's Berlin zoo not Birmingham.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 01:01

    Just saw the polar bear thing again. It’s Berlin zoo not Birmingham.

    hahaha :D

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 01:03

    Just saw the polar bear thing again. It’s Berlin zoo not Birmingham.

    Where the hell did Birmingham come from then?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 01:04

    Ross Brawn’s old mate Rory Byrne talking about diffusers and holes in the floor. He says the diffusers are illegal.

    Hmmm. Just because teams haven't gone down this path before, or in the past 15 years or so, doesn't mean it's illegal. More probably, no one was just smart enough to think of it.

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 01:05

    Where the hell did Birmingham come from then?

    I wasn't listening. I was playing on the internet with the TV on in the background. The incident is on youtube. Looks like someone fishing for polar bears

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHHIl2LkxRY

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 01:05

    Well, I think this encapsulates it all

    "The woman has proved herself to be careless by jumping into the enclosure," a police spokesman said afterwards. "Logic tells us that polar bears will do this type of thing in this situation."

  • Steven Roy12/04/2009 at 01:05

    Every time I go to youtube now I get panda clips on the front page.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDvzOLRLjPc&feature=rec-HM-r2

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 01:07

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHHIl2LkxRY

    Those people speaking German are no doubt saying: "what an idiot"

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 01:07

    Have you guys been drinking? :D You've been wildly flinging from topic to topic more often than normal. :P

  • lou12/04/2009 at 01:08

    okay i'm off to bed now ;) night all.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 01:08

    Have you guys been drinking? :D You’ve been wildly flinging from topic to topic more often than normal. :P

    :D

    Mr C is in bed already, whadya reckon?

    I'm saying the C stands for Cadbury

    [as in: a glass and a half :) ]

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 01:08

    okay i’m off to bed now ;) night all.

    G'night Lou

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 01:11

    Mr C is in bed already, whadya reckon?

    Already?!? But it's so early, especially by his standards. :P

    I’m saying the C stands for Cadbury

    [as in: a glass and a half :) ]

    Ha! :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 01:11

    G'night Lou. :)

  • Dom12/04/2009 at 01:11

    Just saw the polar bear thing again. It’s Berlin zoo not Birmingham.

    :D

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 01:12

    Just saw the polar bear thing again. It’s Berlin zoo not Birmingham.

    :D

    It's an easy mistake to make

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 01:20

    If anyone's interested in MotoGP, their new Moto2 class (which will replace the 250cc category) will have a single engine supplier. No confirmation yet as to who it will be.

    I wonder if this will work, and if Max is keeping an eye on them.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 01:20

    Richard Cheese is a lounge genius

  • Dom12/04/2009 at 01:20

    It’s an easy mistake to make

    Only if you really like polar bears. ;)

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 01:27

    Genius

    http://www.last.fm/music/Richard+Cheese/_/Richard+Cheese+-+Ice+Ice+Baby

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 01:31

    Genius

    http://www.last.fm/music/Richard+Cheese/_/Richard+Cheese+-+Ice+Ice+Baby

    Yep.

  • Bassano Clapper12/04/2009 at 01:33

    Genius

    http://www.last.fm/music/Richard+Cheese/_/Richard+Cheese+-+Ice+Ice+Baby

    Yep.

    As is

    http://www.last.fm/music/Richard+Cheese/_/Creep

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 01:39

    I liked the Depeche Mode cover myself.

  • Dom12/04/2009 at 02:35

    Night all. :)

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 07:15

    I retired in Sepang! Noooo!

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 07:19

    I retired in Sepang! Noooo!

    Dang. Who won? Did we get half a race? ;)

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 07:26

    I retired in Sepang! Noooo!

    Me too! :(

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 07:27

    Dang. Who won? Did we get half a race? ;)

    Al won followed by James Matthews - BMW 1-2. 7 retirements!

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 07:29

    I'm not long up, been reading through the comments and having a bit of a giggle to myself. Ah well, it made me smile :D

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 07:46

    Heh, I retired from the race and still came 14th!

    Would've come 11th though...

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 07:46

    Al won followed by James Matthews - BMW 1-2. 7 retirements!

    Maybe Dr. Mario should hire them instead. ;)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 07:48

    And now I've just done practice for the next race. Crashed out twice and lost all my other laps because of needing to repair...

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 07:49

    And now I’ve just done practice for the next race. Crashed out twice and lost all my other laps because of needing to repair…

    :(

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 07:50

    :(

    Yep.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 07:50

    Maybe Dr. Mario should hire them instead. ;)

    I think it helped that neither Brawns finished in the points

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 07:52

    My aim to see Ferrari finish 5th in the constructors, which is pretty ambitious considering theres 6 faster teams than us... :P

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 07:53

    My aim to see Ferrari finish 5th in the constructors, which is pretty ambitious considering theres 6 faster teams than us… :P

    The real Ferrari may not get that high, from the looks of things. ;)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 07:54

    My aim to see Ferrari finish 5th in the constructors, which is pretty ambitious considering theres 6 faster teams than us… :P

    My aim is to get at least one point this season, which is pretty ambitious since I'm in a Renault... :P

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 07:55

    My aim is to get at least one point this season, which is pretty ambitious since I’m in a Renault… :P

    I think you'll manage to score 10-ish points. The Renault is slow, but not THAT slow. ;)

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 07:55

    The real Ferrari may not get that high, from the looks of things. ;)

    Yeah I can some consolation from that :)

    Dan Brunell (Force India) said he wanted to score points before the real team did - he just got 7th ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 07:56

    Dan Brunell (Force India) said he wanted to score points before the real team did - he just got 7th ;)

    Well done, Dan! Impressive stuff. :D

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 07:57

    I think you’ll manage to score 10-ish points. The Renault is slow, but not THAT slow. ;)

    Yeah, but I've also never BATraced before, so that ain't going to help ;)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 07:57

    Dan Brunell (Force India) said he wanted to score points before the real team did - he just got 7th ;)

    That's not bad.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:00

    Yeah, but I’ve also never BATraced before, so that ain’t going to help ;)

    You'll pick it up quickly, by the end of the season you'll be a pro ;)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:00

    You’ll pick it up quickly, by the end of the season you’ll be a pro ;)

    Heh, we'll see.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:01

    On a completely unrelated note, what is the most amount of money you guys would ever consider spending pn a pair of sunglasses?

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:01

    *on

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:02

    On a completely unrelated note, what is the most amount of money you guys would ever consider spending on a pair of sunglasses?

    Hmmm... 100 pounds, tops? :) Not sure if it's cheaper here, though. :D

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:03

    On a completely unrelated note, what is the most amount of money you guys would ever consider spending pn a pair of sunglasses?

    Lets just say people fall over when I tell them how much mine cost

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:04

    Hmmm… 100 pounds, tops? :) Not sure if it’s cheaper here, though. :D

    Hmm, good. I just wanted to know I wasn't going overboard.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:04

    On a completely unrelated note, what is the most amount of money you guys would ever consider spending pn a pair of sunglasses?

    If I wore sunglasses, I suppose I would want just one good pair - £100 ish?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:04

    Lets just say people fall over when I tell them how much mine cost

    Try us. :P

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:04

    If I wore sunglasses, I suppose I would want just one good pair - £100 ish?

    We seem to be in agreement, then. :)

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:05

    We seem to be in agreement, then. :)

    Great minds... ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:05

    Great minds… ;)

    ...think alike. ;)

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:06

    Try us. :P

    Let me see how much they are at the moment in pound because AU$ won't mean much....

    £320

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:06

    Let me see how much they are at the moment in pound because AU$ won’t mean much….

    £320

    You were right, I just fell off my chair...

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:08

    Let me see how much they are at the moment in pound because AU$ won’t mean much….

    £320

    Thats...substantial! What brand are they?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:08

    Let me see how much they are at the moment in pound because AU$ won’t mean much….

    £320

    Aw dang! :O

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:08

    You were right, I just fell off my chair…

    Had them 2 years, hoping they'll do me another 20 haha

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:09

    Thats…substantial! What brand are they?

    Substantial is putting it mildly. :P

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:09

    Had them 2 years, hoping they’ll do me another 20 haha

    Did you buy them from Jenson or something? ;)

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 08:10

    Let me see how much they are at the moment in pound because AU$ won’t mean much….

    £320

    More money than sense?

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:11

    Thats…substantial! What brand are they?

    Louis Vuitton. I really don't have the income for such shopping!

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:11

    Had them 2 years, hoping they’ll do me another 20 haha

    At that price, you'd hope so!

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:11

    Louis Vuitton. I really don’t have the income for such shopping!

    OMG. Just... OMG. You must be crazily rich or something... :O

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:12

    At that price, you’d hope so!

    But it'll only probably last you 5. Anything more than that would be a miracle, I'd think.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:12

    OMG. Just… OMG. You must be crazily rich or something… :O

    I'm really not and thats the problem!

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:13

    Louis Vuitton. I really don’t have the income for such shopping!

    You have exquisite taste ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:14

    I’m really not and thats the problem!

    Let me put this into perspective - that amount can buy you 3 Ferrari F1 jackets, and you'd still have some cash left over. :O I hope this is your only uber-pricey item? :D

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:14

    But it’ll only probably last you 5. Anything more than that would be a miracle, I’d think.

    Unfortunately it's true, sunglasses always get lost or broken, even if you care for them.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:15

    Unfortunately it’s true, sunglasses always get lost or broken, even if you care for them.

    Agreed - especially on breaking them. It's so exposed to the conditions, it's prone to wear and tear.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:15

    I hope this is your only uber-pricey item? :D

    It is so I value them with my life! The rest of my money goes on F1 tickets and saving for trips to other F1 races ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:17

    It is so I value them with my life! The rest of my money goes on F1 tickets and saving for trips to other F1 races ;)

    Good. My new Ferrari jacket is my only uber-pricey item. It's new, so I'm also valuing it with my life! :D

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:18

    Good. My new Ferrari jacket is my only uber-pricey item. It’s new, so I’m also valuing it with my life! :D

    Which one did you get? Send us a link to a picture of it.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:18

    Good. My new Ferrari jacket is my only uber-pricey item. It’s new, so I’m also valuing it with my life! :D

    I wouldn't spend a dollar on Ferrari ;) although I am going to buy a Kimi print tomorrow as my birthday present to myself. Circa 2005 though, aka my favourite Kimi year ever.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:20

    Good. My new Ferrari jacket is my only uber-pricey item. It’s new, so I’m also valuing it with my life! :D

    My Diesel jeans are my only uber pricey item, but I wouldnt mind if they got a bit damaged/ragged, I just want to wear them as much as possible :)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:21

    My Diesel jeans are my only uber pricey item, but I wouldnt mind if they got a bit damaged/ragged, I just want to wear them as much as possible :)

    I need new jeans before the winter. How much are Diesel jeans?

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:22

    Which one did you get? Send us a link to a picture of it.

    Yes please, I have this image in my mind of this really garish red thing.. :P

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:23

    Yes please, I have this image in my mind of this really garish red thing.. :P

    I could only find the 2008 version:

    http://store.ferrari.com/Jackets/Scuderia-Ferrari-rain-jacket-2008-Puma/p,shop.flypage/pid,15139/cid,105/

    What I bought was the 2007 version, the one with the white underside.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:24

    What I bought was the 2007 version, the one with the white underside.

    How much did you pay for it?

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:24

    I need new jeans before the winter. How much are Diesel jeans?

    They start at about £80/90 i think, though mine were £150 (£132 with student discount ;) )

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:25

    How much did you pay for it?

    I bought it at 100 pounds. :D I also have the polo shirt version of this - was given to me as a graduation gift. ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:27

    I bought it at 100 pounds. :D I also have the polo shirt version of this - was given to me as a graduation gift. ;)

    Closest I could find of mine:

    http://www.beverlyhillsmotorsport.com/catalog/apparel/_puma/$1000+/prod_ferrari-f1-2007-jacket-rain-team-issue/

    But the neck section is thicker since it hides the hood, and they remove the Marlboro logos, centering the Ferrari logo instead.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:28

    What I bought was the 2007 version, the one with the white underside.

    Thats pretty nice, considering its red

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:28

    Thats pretty nice, considering its red

    It's really nice - no ciggie logos, and clean layout. The Tricolore gives the jacket some color, too.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:29

    But the neck section is thicker since it hides the hood, and they remove the Marlboro logos, centering the Ferrari logo instead.

    Thats even nicer!

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:31

    This is my favourite Ferrari polo, I'm considering getting one.

    http://www.onpole.com/ferrari_f1/ferrari_polo_shirt_green_stripes_-c84100p210652.html

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:31

    Thats even nicer!

    Yup, exactly why I've been wanting it for months. I first saw it at Changi the Monday after Singapore last year - it was going at 150 pounds. I spent too much already over the weekend, so I decided to wait for my Sepang trip. I didn't find it at the Sepang stands - I found it at a roadside store at KL. :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:32

    This is my favourite Ferrari polo, I’m considering getting one.

    Very nice - I remember seeing this at the stalls in both Singapore and Sepang.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:32

    Very nice - I remember seeing this at the stalls in both Singapore and Sepang.

    How much was it there do you remember?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:33

    I think when the others get here, they will be surprised that we're talking about Ferrari merchandise. :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:33

    How much was it there do you remember?

    Around... 50 pounds? Not 100% sure on that.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:34

    Around… 50 pounds? Not 100% sure on that.

    Fair enough, pretty similar.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:34

    I think when the others get here, they will be surprised that we’re talking about Ferrari merchandise. :D

    They'll shake their heads in dissaproval I imagine

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:34

    I think when the others get here, they will be surprised that we’re talking about Ferrari merchandise. :D

    And it started from a question about sunglasses... The ironic part is, the sunglasses I was looking at were Ferrari sunglasses...

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:35
  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:36

    They’ll shake their heads in dissaproval I imagine

    Especially Mr C and Gavin. Hahaha! I remember Gavin (I think) saying when I mentioned my Ferrari jacket, "You bought a Ferrari jacket? I thought you were an F1 fan!" :P

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:36

    And it started from a question about sunglasses… The ironic part is, the sunglasses I was looking at were Ferrari sunglasses…

    Hahahaha! How mystic. :D

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:37

    I think when the others get here, they will be surprised that we’re talking about Ferrari merchandise. :D

    I hate that my team has ugly merchandise. Ever since Vodafone took over as title sponsor it has all been awful

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:37

    The stripes just dont do it for me! ;)

    I actually kinda like the subtlety of it. :D

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:37

    Especially Mr C and Gavin. Hahaha! I remember Gavin (I think) saying when I mentioned my Ferrari jacket, “You bought a Ferrari jacket? I thought you were an F1 fan!” :P

    I remember that. I don't remember exactly who said it though.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:37

    The stripes just dont do it for me! ;)

    I like the thin stripes.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:39

    I hate that my team has ugly merchandise. Ever since Vodafone took over as title sponsor it has all been awful

    Thank heavens they didn't splash their day-glo red over our Ferraris - Philip Morris would have none of it, too. :D

    But now, those McLaren day-glo red victory shirts... ugh.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:41

    But now, those McLaren day-glo red victory shirts… ugh.

    I resent not buying more in the period between West and Vodafone sponsorship, when everything just said "Team McLaren Mercedes"

    And my nice black hat from that time is going brown. Better than the new ugly red ones that go pink though.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:41

    But now, those McLaren day-glo red victory shirts… ugh.

    But I'd actually like it if, say, Mercedes switched their support to Brawn and moved their silver color there. Then McLaren would switch back to traditional orange. That would be awesome. Then I'd ask Renault to switch back to yellow and white only. :D

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:41

    I hate that my team has ugly merchandise. Ever since Vodafone took over as title sponsor it has all been awful

    Some of your range is pretty decent, a family friend has the "lewis"/union jack T-shirt and it looks really good

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:41

    and by resent I mean regret.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:42

    But I’d actually like it if, say, Mercedes switched their support to Brawn and moved their silver color there. Then McLaren would switch back to traditional orange. That would be awesome. Then I’d ask Renault to switch back to yellow and white only. :D

    Don't worry, ING's sponsership runs out at the end of the year. As long as the orange is gone, the Renault's will look alright again.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:43

    Some of your range is pretty decent, a family friend has the “lewis”/union jack T-shirt and it looks really good

    I tend not to like driver-branded stuff as I'm a team fan first and foremost. I did buy the World Champion shirt though because it might be decades before we get another one.

    I do have the ugly red victory shirt, but I only wear it 17 times a year and only to the pub where everyone is wearing team gear :)

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:43

    I resent not buying more in the period between West and Vodafone sponsorship, when everything just said “Team McLaren Mercedes”

    And my nice black hat from that time is going brown. Better than the new ugly red ones that go pink though.

    Those caps are shocking, I always thought If I was a driver, Id make sure my team would have good quality baseball caps (like Ferrari :P)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:44

    I tend not to like driver-branded stuff as I’m a team fan first and foremost. I did buy the World Champion shirt though because it might be decades before we get another one.

    I do have the ugly red victory shirt, but I only wear it 17 times a year and only to the pub where everyone is wearing team gear :)

    The best driver braded merch is the Kimi stuff imo.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:44

    Those caps are shocking, I always thought If I was a driver, Id make sure my team would have good quality baseball caps (like Ferrari :P)

    I got a Lewis one free when I went to the Vodafone Cricket event, the first thing I did when I got to the track was find out how much they cost. When they said $50 I realised I had a $50 ugly hat that I'll never wear.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:46

    I tend not to like driver-branded stuff as I’m a team fan first and foremost. I did buy the World Champion shirt though because it might be decades before we get another one.

    I do have the ugly red victory shirt, but I only wear it 17 times a year and only to the pub where everyone is wearing team gear :)

    The only driver-branded thing I ever bought was the Schumi cap - and that was it. That was the only item I bought because it was the only item he wore, not his shirts or jackets or anything else.

    I'm actually still looking for the post-retirement cap he wears at race weekends - fits in with the Ferrari team. Doesn't look like they sell it, though. :(

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:46

    I got a Lewis one free when I went to the Vodafone Cricket event, the first thing I did when I got to the track was find out how much they cost. When they said $50 I realised I had a $50 ugly hat that I’ll never wear.

    Yeah I doubt they would go with your sunglasses ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:46

    Don’t worry, ING’s sponsership runs out at the end of the year. As long as the orange is gone, the Renault’s will look alright again.

    Let's hope Renault isn't gone along with ING, eh? :)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:48

    Yeah I doubt they would go with your sunglasses ;)

    Amy, how about their silver items (like shirt and jacket)? What do you think of them?

    I do remember someone saying that the jacket looks like something someone working at a grocery would wear...

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:48

    Let’s hope Renault isn’t gone along with ING, eh? :)

    Nah, they'll stick around. There is one other part of Team Renault that should be gone along with ING though, and I'm sure you can guess what it is.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:49

    Nah, they’ll stick around. There is one other part of Team Renault that should be gone along with ING though, and I’m sure you can guess what it is.

    Piquet? ;)

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:49

    Nah, they’ll stick around. There is one other part of Team Renault that should be gone along with ING though, and I’m sure you can guess what it is.

    Piquet Jr.?

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:49

    Told you it was obvious, you both got it first time.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:49

    Piquet Jr.?

    Same answer AGAIN! :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:51

    Told you it was obvious, you both got it first time.

    Now that you've mentioned it, do you think we'll get mid-season replacements this year, esp. for Piquet and Kovalainen? I know Alonso and Hamilton prefer somewhat incompetent teammates, but surely not THIS incompetent?

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:51

    Same answer AGAIN! :D

    haha :)

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:51

    Amy, how about their silver items (like shirt and jacket)? What do you think of them?

    I really, really, really don't like them.

    This is my nice black jacket from 2005 and if they had anything remotely similar to this I would be all over it. I hate the silver and I hate that the McLaren logo doesn't feature on it anymore.

    That picture has a special guest appearance from my sunglasses ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:51

    Now that you’ve mentioned it, do you think we’ll get mid-season replacements this year, esp. for Piquet and Kovalainen? I know Alonso and Hamilton prefer somewhat incompetent teammates, but surely not THIS incompetent?

    OK, maybe not incompetent. Maybe mediocre is a better word. :)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:52

    Amy, the link isn't working.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:52

    Now that you’ve mentioned it, do you think we’ll get mid-season replacements this year, esp. for Piquet and Kovalainen? I know Alonso and Hamilton prefer somewhat incompetent teammates, but surely not THIS incompetent?

    Well, sure, they may want an incompetant teammate, but Renault and McLaren don't want incompetant drivers.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:52

    and that link didn't work

    try this one

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:53

    Now that you’ve mentioned it, do you think we’ll get mid-season replacements this year, esp. for Piquet and Kovalainen? I know Alonso and Hamilton prefer somewhat incompetent teammates, but surely not THIS incompetent?

    Contradictory to my comment a few days ago, Id say Kovi is more unlucky than incompetent. They'll both stick around I reckon.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:53

    Ah, now we see Amy's face! ;)

    Yes, this one! I remember this being the Kimi sweater - he loved wearing these types of items.

    And those sunglasses don't look like 320 pounds. :D

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:54

    Contradictory to my comment a few days ago, Id say Kovi is more unlucky than incompetent. They’ll both stick around I reckon.

    They'll need to step up their form, though. If their respective teams fall out of contention, they'll have more wiggle room to do mid-season chops.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:54

    Contradictory to my comment a few days ago, Id say Kovi is more unlucky than incompetent. They’ll both stick around I reckon.

    I notice here that Alonso's suit has a sponsor that Piquet's doesn't. If I was a sponsor, I'd do the same "I don't want my name on him, he's too rubbish"

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:55

    Yes, this one! I remember this being the Kimi sweater - he loved wearing these types of items.

    to be fair though, there were ugly items in the McLaren/Kimi days. That top that faded from orange into black springs to mind.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:56

    I notice here that Alonso’s suit has a sponsor that Piquet’s doesn’t. If I was a sponsor, I’d do the same “I don’t want my name on him, he’s too rubbish”

    Viceroy is probably a personal sponsor of Alonso's, rather than a team sponsor.

    And why didn't Nick and Robert wear shades? Everyone else on the front row was. Would've looked cool. :D

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:56

    I notice here that Alonso’s suit has a sponsor that Piquet’s doesn’t. If I was a sponsor, I’d do the same “I don’t want my name on him, he’s too rubbish”

    Valvoline probably sponsor Alonso himself, rather than Renault.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:56

    I notice here that Alonso’s suit has a sponsor that Piquet’s doesn’t. If I was a sponsor, I’d do the same “I don’t want my name on him, he’s too rubbish”

    I know that sponsor, they make Fernando Alonso watches, so not really applicable to Piquet :P

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:56

    to be fair though, there were ugly items in the McLaren/Kimi days. That top that faded from orange into black springs to mind.

    Was that orange? Wasn't that pinkish red? I remember them doing that... was it in 2004? :D

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:57

    I know that sponsor, they make Fernando Alonso watches, so not really applicable to Piquet :P

    Isn't that the Valvoline 'V'?

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 08:57

    Valvoline probably sponsor Alonso himself, rather than Renault.

    Valvoline? You mean Viceroy? :D

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 08:57

    I know that sponsor, they make Fernando Alonso watches, so not really applicable to Piquet :P

    Their sponsorship must also bring red cuffs. Ugly. ;)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 08:58

    Valvoline? You mean Viceroy? :D

    It looked like Valvoline. They have the same V just different colours.

    And I hadn't enlarged the picture...

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 08:59

    Their sponsorship must also bring red cuffs. Ugly. ;)

    ...Oh yeah! Also your jacket looks really good, but considering black is my favourite colour Im slightly biased ;)

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 09:00

    Was that orange? Wasn’t that pinkish red? I remember them doing that… was it in 2004? :D

    whatever it is, it's ugly

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 09:01

    considering black is my favourite colour Im slightly biased ;)

    That's the good thing about being from New Zealand, when black is your national colour you will look good at any sporting event. I'm glad I'm not native Australian as there is no excuse for wearing green and yellow at the same time.

    Anyway, I am off to see Dylan Moran, have a good day and I may return later!

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 09:02

    whatever it is, it’s ugly

    It's day-glo red - they were preparing us for Vodafone. Hahaha!

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 09:02

    That’s the good thing about being from New Zealand, when black is your national colour you will look good at any sporting event. I’m glad I’m not native Australian as there is no excuse for wearing green and yellow at the same time.

    Anyway, I am off to see Dylan Moran, have a good day and I may return later!

    bye!

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 09:02

    Anyway, I am off to see Dylan Moran, have a good day and I may return later!

    Later, Amy. :)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 09:03

    Anyway, I am off to see Dylan Moran, have a good day and I may return later!

    I am seeing Dylan Moran in two weeks at the Opera House! Where are you seeing him?

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 09:03

    If you're still here that is.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 09:08

    Ill have to shoot off too, this revision isnt going to get done by itself... I wish it would though :)

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2009 at 09:08

    Anyway, I am off to see Dylan Moran, have a good day and I may return later!

    Dylan Moran is great live - have fun!

    Morning all!

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 09:10

    Morning Alex, bye Selidor.

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2009 at 09:11

    Morning Alex, bye Selidor.

    It's like the changing of the guard!

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2009 at 09:12

    Happy Easter Egg day everyone :)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 09:14

    I've already eaten mine...

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 09:18

    And it's time to eat dinner, I'll be back later on.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 09:37

    is it sad that i am now live commenting my journey? Just got off the tram and walking through fed square to the arts centre. Nice night in melbourne tonight.

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2009 at 09:40

    is it sad that i am now live commenting my journey? Just got off the tram and walking through fed square to the arts centre. Nice night in melbourne tonight.

    Not sad at all... But then I would say that :)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 09:40

    is it sad that i am now live commenting my journey? Just got off the tram and walking through fed square to the arts centre. Nice night in melbourne tonight.

    Cause it's not sad... I'm sure I'd do it too if I had a phone that would let me.

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 09:41

    Cause it’s not sad… I’m sure I’d do it too if I had a phone that would let me.

    Agreed - would love to be able to do that. It's like I never left. ;)

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 09:46

    Off to watch Top Gear, see y'all.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 11:16

    Afternoon everyone, have only just got up which is ridiculous for me (usually wake up 8 or 9)

    Damn work! :P

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 11:18

    Hello Lukeh.

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2009 at 11:33

    We used to have one massive sunday market, nowadays, its almost nothing. Quite sad really, only things thats really been here for a long, long time {Comment #429}

    There's no Sunday market where I live, but the Thursday market makes up for it (if you can get out of work/school long ewnough to see it...)

    Sometimes it seems to be stuck in a time warp, but sometimes that's no bad thing.

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2009 at 11:40

    It could be worse though - me could be having to admit to a sam fox CD in the collection…..Comment #521}

    Dare I admit to having a Martine McCutcheon CD? The second album at that (as opposed to You, Me and Us, which had a couple of songs that at least did OK in the charts at the time)?

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2009 at 11:43

    oh dear. let us raise the quality of conversation somewhat. he actually still owns a vinyl picturedisc, and what is it of? {Comment #537}

    I don't own any personally, bnut my parents might.

  • me12/04/2009 at 11:49

    moooorning.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 11:50

    moooorning.

    rise and shine, here he comes :D

    morn....afternoon!

  • lou12/04/2009 at 11:50

    moooorning.

    afternoon Mr C ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 11:50

    moooorning.

    afternoon, you mean. better catch up on the comments first. :D

    how's life as a bum? :P

  • me12/04/2009 at 11:50

    morn….afternoon!

    aww, really? rats.

  • me12/04/2009 at 11:51

    how’s life as a bum? :P

    ouch!

    it's ace :)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 11:51

    it’s ace :)

    Ouch? Yeah, right. :P

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 11:53

    it’s ace :)

    how is one feeling after the vast amounts of alchohol consumed last night?

  • me12/04/2009 at 11:56

    how is one feeling after the vast amounts of alchohol consumed last night?

    it wasn't... vast...

    ...my heads hurts.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 11:58

    i've just seen Bat racer... not the luckiest GPs for Brawn... ah well :)

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 11:58

    aww, really? rats.

    Does that mean you checked the comments before you looked at the time? Gotta love that commitment.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 11:58

    it wasn’t… vast…

    i was trying to work out whether the randomness of the conversation was alchohol fuelled...or just a normal saturday nights randomness :P

  • me12/04/2009 at 11:59

    Does that mean you checked the comments before you looked at the time? Gotta love that commitment.

    opened eyes, opened laptop :)

  • lou12/04/2009 at 11:59

    i was trying to work out whether the randomness of the conversation was alchohol fuelled…or just a normal saturday nights randomness :P

    bit of both i think ;)

  • chris evans12/04/2009 at 12:00

    i’ve just seen Bat racer… not the luckiest GPs for Brawn… ah well :)

    Both of us Torro Rossos finished again, even with me using kers. We've got to nick a point or two soon.

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:01

    i was trying to work out whether the randomness of the conversation was alchohol fuelled…or just a normal saturday nights randomness :P

    i thought this was some kind of bad dream, but no, i really did happen.

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 12:02

    Both of us Torro Rossos finished again, even with me using kers. We’ve got to nick a point or two soon.

    i finished this race :D 13th, which is good enough for last place of the finishers lol. oh well, its a step up from Oz

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 12:02

    i thought this was some kind of bad dream, but no, i really did happen.

    no that is real, unfortunately

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 12:04

    no that is real, unfortunately

    He should just stick with the blog

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 12:05

    He should just stick with the blog

    i dont get why he did it....it dosent tell you what happened during the race, it dosent say anything we didnt know, and it hasnt really shown any pictures that we havent seen before. i just dont get it :(

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:07

    i dont get why he did it….it dosent tell you what happened during the race, it dosent say anything we didnt know, and it hasnt really shown any pictures that we havent seen before. i just dont get it :(

    i think the third line he says, sum up my feelings perfectly.

  • Selidor12/04/2009 at 12:07

    Both of us Torro Rossos finished again, even with me using kers. We’ve got to nick a point or two soon.

    Not while running intermediates on a dry track... :P

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 12:08

    i think the third line he says, sum up my feelings perfectly.

    hahaha, thats genius :)

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 12:08

    i think the third line he says, sum up my feelings perfectly.

    Oh god, must I go back and listen to the third line again ;)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 12:10

    Sensationalist media F1 moment of the day! News of the World is exclusively reporting that Sir Richard Branson has been shouted at by none other than a Mr Jenson Button over a story that Branson was hitting on Jenson's new girlfriend!

    Oh the shame, the shame of it all!

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 12:10

    Uh-oh .. Lukeh reads GMM story next

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 12:11

    Uh-oh .. Lukeh reads GMM story next

    :D

    It's great reading funny stories though

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 12:11

    Afternoon everyone. What is this about Mr C and vast amounts of alcohol? I thought I was leaving a responsible adult in charge!

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2009 at 12:12

    That James Allen video.... ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH James you had, almost... just about... slightly... got people to forget how bad a commentator you were... almost... some people even said they wanted you back...

    Two words spring to mind: OWN GOAL!

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:12

    Afternoon everyone. What is this about Mr C and vast amounts of alcohol? I thought I was leaving a responsible adult in charge!

    am doing the daily post now. honest. right now.

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 12:13

    That James Allen video…. ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH James you had, almost… just about… slightly… got people to forget how bad a commentator you were… almost… some people even said they wanted you back…

    I feel wrong about those few minutes of shame now

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2009 at 12:13

    Afternoon everyone. What is this about Mr C and vast amounts of alcohol? I thought I was leaving a responsible adult in charge!

    Did you see he did capital letters in the daily post! Capital letters?!? I ask you! He's changed ;)

  • Journeyer12/04/2009 at 12:13

    Afternoon everyone. What is this about Mr C and vast amounts of alcohol? I thought I was leaving a responsible adult in charge!

    Uh-oh. :P

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 12:13

    Afternoon everyone. What is this about Mr C and vast amounts of alcohol? I thought I was leaving a responsible adult in charge!

    hahaha

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 12:14

    Hey, Christine :D hope you are having a great time

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 12:15

    i finished this race :D 13th, which is good enough for last place of the finishers lol. oh well, its a step up from Oz

    I would've beaten you this time, cept this time it was me that crashed out...

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2009 at 12:16

    Kudos for James for publishing this comment from a certain someone:

    Andy Taylor

    Sorry James, this is better with no sound.

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 12:16

    I was having a good time but I have just jumped ashore into a patch of stinging nettles.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 12:17

    I was having a good time but I have just jumped ashore into a patch of stinging nettles.

    Ouch!

  • Jackie12/04/2009 at 12:18

    Andy Taylor

    Sorry James, this is better with no sound.

    Haha

  • lou12/04/2009 at 12:18

    I was having a good time but I have just jumped ashore into a patch of stinging nettles.

    ouch! :(

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 12:20

    I was having a good time but I have just jumped ashore into a patch of stinging nettles.

    Dock leaf STAT!

    :P

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 12:23

    Dock leaf STAT!

    Absolutely :)

    Tying up for lunch though so it's worth it!

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 12:24

    Absolutely :)

    Tying up for lunch though so it’s worth it!

    Anywhere nice? or do you not know where you are? :P

  • Christine12/04/2009 at 12:25

    Anywhere nice? or do you not know where you are? :P

    We started in Guildford and are on the way back now so somewhere nearby.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 12:26

    i am cold waiting for a tram to take me home. The only consolation is that i cant open james allens video on my phone so wasnt tricked by the link to it

  • Flibster12/04/2009 at 12:27

    Afternoon everyone. What is this about Mr C and vast amounts of alcohol? I thought I was leaving a responsible adult in charge!

    BUSTED! :D

  • RG12/04/2009 at 12:28

    Afternoon all.

    So I take it we are going for the first 1000 post Daily thread?

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:28

    out of interest, what was the finishing order in batracer? am confused.

  • lou12/04/2009 at 12:29

    So I take it we are going for the first 1000 post Daily thread?

    depends when Mr C does the daily thread ;)

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:30

    depends when Mr C does the daily thread ;)

    i'm doing it!

    didn't we make 1,000 on yesterday's though?

  • lou12/04/2009 at 12:31

    i’m doing it!

    :D ;)

    didn’t we make 1,000 on yesterday’s though?

    yep we did. i didn't notice that.

  • RG12/04/2009 at 12:31

    didn’t we make 1,000 on yesterday’s though?

    That doesn't count because people were posting in the wrong place...

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:32

    That doesn’t count because people were posting in the wrong place…

    oh.

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:33

    surely today's shouldn't count because it's tomorrow...

    ...that's not right?

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 12:33

    surely today’s shouldn’t count because it’s tomorrow…

    thoughts like this are too advanced for a sunday :(

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2009 at 12:33

    surely today’s shouldn’t count because it’s tomorrow…

    You're doing it!

  • RG12/04/2009 at 12:33

    But you don't have a daily thread up when yesterdays did ;)

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:34

    But you don’t have a daily thread up when yesterdays did ;)

    understood.

  • Alex Andronov12/04/2009 at 12:35

    I'm going to have an afternoon and evening away from the internet as a friend is coming around!

    Have fun everyone and remember to keep those meandpage22 pictures coming :)

  • Lukeh12/04/2009 at 12:36

    I’m going to have an afternoon and evening away from the internet as a friend is coming around!

    enjoy :)

  • RG12/04/2009 at 12:37

    I’m going to have an afternoon and evening away from the internet as a friend is coming around!

    Have fun you, picnics outside?

  • Jon Waldock12/04/2009 at 12:37

    I’m going to have an afternoon and evening away from the internet

    aw-ay?

    from the internet?

    what is this?!

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 12:37

    I’m going to have an afternoon and evening away from the internet as a friend is coming around!

    See ya, have fun.

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 12:46

    If the daily takes any longer I won't be able to comment on my birthday post during my actual birthday :D

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:46

    If the daily takes any longer I won’t be able to comment on my birthday post during my actual birthday :D

    one sec.

  • Sean Golding12/04/2009 at 12:48

    Amy, how was Dylan Moran? What can I expect when I see him when he comes to Sydney?

  • me12/04/2009 at 12:49

    hot off the presses...

    http://www.sidepodcast.com/2009/04/12/daily-12th-april-2009/

    start your commenting engines ;)

  • Amy12/04/2009 at 12:49

    Amy, how was Dylan Moran? What can I expect when I see him when he comes to Sydney?

    He was really good but the acoustics in the theatre here were somewhat rubbish so some of what he said I couldn't hear. But judging by others laughter, it was funny.

  • Alianora La Canta12/04/2009 at 13:18

    If the daily takes any longer I won’t be able to comment on my birthday post during my actual birthday {Comment #969}

    Happy birthday, Amy!