I leave him for just four days and find that the daily post has shifted to arrive just five minutes before the next day begins. I am back now and order will be restored. Because I have no idea what's been going on and Mr C tells me I have missed nothing in F1 news, I will simply regale you with tales of my holiday. To add a twist, though, try and guess which F1 driver I was emulating at the time each event occurred.

  • I already mentioned in the comments the moment when I was allowed to take charge of the boat and guide it into a lock. Unfortunately, I managed to bounce off both walls and the other boat that was already inside. Who does that sound like?
  • We turned a sharp corner and didn't make it in time, getting stuck in the mud. This required some poles and some serious pushing. It's a little like marshals getting the call to shove a car back on track - who would do that?
  • Finally, having worked out how to not injure one's self in the dangerous call of duty that is steering and navigating a 50 foot long boat, I then dismounted and landed in a patch of stinging nettles, causing serious injury to one's right leg. I say serious, there's a bit of a red bit, that's all. However, injuries, right legs, sound familiar?

I won't bore you with anymore holiday stories, because I don't want to be that person, but I will be going through my camera soon, so look forward to holiday snaps shortly. Even if the sun didn't come out until we'd handed the boat back. I'll see you in the comments... after I've caught up.

228 responses

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 13:05

    I like that the tags give away the answers ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:06

    I like that the tags give away the answers ;)

    I'm interested to which future storys will be put in the "boat" tag :P

  • RG13/04/2009 at 13:07

    I like that the tags give away the answers ;)

    Mark Webber doesn't crash a lot

  • RG13/04/2009 at 13:07

    I’m interested to which future storys will be put in the “boat” tag :P

    Races to Remember : Malaysia 2009

  • Amy13/04/2009 at 13:07

    Mark Webber doesn’t crash a lot

    has a wonky leg though

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 13:13

    Mark Webber doesn’t crash a lot

    Do you really want one of the unluckiest drivers to be in your team? Unless he has a turn of fortunes and gets to show a clean pair of heels to the Wunderkid on some circuits his F1 days may be numbered.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:15

    Do you really want one of the unluckiest drivers to be in your team? Unless he has a turn of fortunes and gets to show a clean pair of heels to the Wunderkid on some circuits his F1 days may be numbered.

    His luck is generally down to the team, or other drivers being completely stupid. If they can sort the car out this year, he'll be on for a good one :)

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 13:15

    Do you really want one of the unluckiest drivers to be in your team? Unless he has a turn of fortunes and gets to show a clean pair of heels to the Wunderkid on some circuits his F1 days may be numbered.

    I don't think he'll be gone from F1. Maybe from red Bull, but I think another team will take him. Renault perhaps? I'm sure he'll do much better there than Piquet. Otherwise, he may move to a smaller team but either way, he'll still be there I reckon. Then again, maybe I'm just hoping...

  • me13/04/2009 at 13:22

    just explaining to christine why there's a pic of franck and a halo in drop.io.

    a girl can miss a lot in three days.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 13:23

    just explaining to christine why there’s a pic of franck and a halo in drop.io.

    now who would do something silly like that?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:23

    just explaining to christine why there’s a pic of franck and a halo in drop.io.

    forgot about that....have fun explaining....

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 13:26

    now who would do something silly like that?

    I blame steven roy :P

  • Christine13/04/2009 at 13:49

    Anyone else feel like the world is rocking slightly? No? Must just be me then.

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 14:02

    Welcome back Mrs C. I used to think that if one squinted and un-focussed your eyes a lot, I could pass for Franck. I don't have the sideburns, but the hair and stubble I can manage on my day off. The halo picture really seals the deal for me though - ask anyone! :-) *no photographic evidence will be provided*

    Do you really want one of the unluckiest drivers to be in your team?

    As much as I am a fan of Mr Webber, I have to say that the rule of luck is that you make your own.

  • Sebastian (Birmingham, UK)13/04/2009 at 14:06

    Anyone else feel like the world is rocking slightly? No? Must just be me then.

    It's a trick-of-the-mind effect of returning to dry land after getting use to life on the river.

    just explaining to christine why there’s a pic of franck and a halo in drop.io.

    Surely the only explanation is why it did not happen sooner.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 14:08

    Surely the only explanation is why it did not happen sooner.

    I don't think we were mad enough earlier

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 14:09

    I don’t think we were mad enough earlier

    I think alchohol paid its part too :P

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 14:15

    Still no sign of the Jackie Stewart documentary being on the iPlayer :(

  • RG13/04/2009 at 14:30

    Still no sign of the Jackie Stewart documentary being on the iPlayer :(

    Sadly it doesn't look like its going to be repeated either

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:31

    Sadly it doesn’t look like its going to be repeated either

    Time to check the torrents, then.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:35

    Christne, were you referring to 3 different drivers in your holiday stories? Or were you just thinking of 1 retired guy? ;)

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:35

    Christine, were you referring to 3 different drivers in your holiday stories? Or were you just thinking of 1 retired guy? ;)

    Works either way, actually. :D

  • Christine13/04/2009 at 14:36

    Works either way, actually. :D

    :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:38

    :D

    So, cmon, 3 drivers, or just 1 driver? :P Don't be coy...

  • Scott Woodwiss13/04/2009 at 14:38

    Hey guys :)

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:39

    Hey guys :)

    Scott! How are ya? :D

  • Christine13/04/2009 at 14:39

    So, cmon, 3 drivers, or just 1 driver? :P Don’t be coy…

    Three separate drivers.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:39

    Three separate drivers.

    Ahhh... Alright, fair enough. I know who they are. ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss13/04/2009 at 14:40

    Thank goodness, some F1 news!

    Autosport has stories on Trulli's bullish approach for China as well as Rosberg's prospects, while BMW are looking at a lighter car for Kubica and Sepang hasn't ruled night racing out.

    I won't post links, you can find them yourself easily enough ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss13/04/2009 at 14:41

    Scott! How are ya?

    A little tired, but fine thanks :)

  • Christine13/04/2009 at 14:41

    Autosport has stories on Trulli’s bullish approach for China as well as Rosberg’s prospects, while BMW are looking at a lighter car for Kubica and Sepang hasn’t ruled night racing out.

    Any thoughts on these?

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 14:41

    Scott you should take a look at this:

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/GRID+Laptime+challenge

    Would be great for you to take part :)

  • RG13/04/2009 at 14:42

    A little tired, but fine thanks :)

    Were you reading all the comments last night about classic games? I woke up a bit late cos of that...

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:42

    Any thoughts on these?

    Trulli and Rosberg can be bullish only if their diffusers make the cut.

    BMW's lighter car for Kubica is obviously needed - but they probably won't have it ready until Spain.

    Sepang will do night racing, so long as they get the funding. Once that's in place, they'll do it.

  • Scott Woodwiss13/04/2009 at 14:44

    Were you reading all the comments last night about classic games? I woke up a bit late cos of that…

    Nope, but I was listening to music until about half 1 last night. :P

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 14:50

    Was any part of McLaren's $100 million fine suspended? If so, could they have to pay it as punishment for their misleading a stewards inquiry?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:51

    Was any part of McLaren’s $100 million fine suspended? If so, could they have to pay it as punishment for their misleading a stewards inquiry?

    Not that I know of.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 14:51

    Was any part of McLaren’s $100 million fine suspended? If so, could they have to pay it as punishment for their misleading a stewards inquiry?

    I think it was all paid, well it was $100 minus the money they would have got from Bernie

  • Sean Golding13/04/2009 at 14:52

    I'm off, night fellas.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:52

    I think it was all paid, well it was $100 minus the money they would have got from Bernie

    Yup, that's right.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:52

    I’m off, night fellas.

    G'night, Sean.

  • Rich13/04/2009 at 14:52

    Was any part of McLaren’s $100 million fine suspended? If so, could they have to pay it as punishment for their misleading a stewards inquiry?

    I do not think so, but $100 million included their lost income from FIA since they earned no points that season.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 14:52

    I’m off, night fellas.

    Night Sean!

  • RG13/04/2009 at 14:53

    See ya Sean

  • Scott Woodwiss13/04/2009 at 14:53

    Trulli and Rosberg can be bullish only if their diffusers make the cut.

    Oh yes, isn't the hearing this week?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:54

    Oh yes, isn’t the hearing this week?

    It'll be ongoing this time tomorrow.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 14:55

    It’ll be ongoing this time tomorrow.

    Oh yeah, its the 14th tomorrow.

    So how long do you think we'll have to wait until the decision is released?

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:56

    So how long do you think we’ll have to wait until the decision is released?

    Not long, I hope. If everything goes to plan, we should hear about it within the day.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 14:56

    So how long do you think we’ll have to wait until the decision is released?

    It'll either take all day, or 5 minutes lol

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 14:56

    It’ll either take all day, or 5 minutes lol

    It'll either take 5 minutes, or 5 days. ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 14:57

    It’ll either take 5 minutes, or 5 days. ;)

    touché

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 14:58

    Good night Sean

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 15:03

    Good night Sean

    It's good night from me... and goodnight from him!

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 15:14

    So how long do you think we’ll have to wait until the decision is released?

    According to FIA website, decision will be announced Wednesday afternoon

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 15:18

    According to FIA website, decision will be announced Wednesday afternoon

    Oh that's just great - 1 more day of waiting... Ugh.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 15:23

    According to FIA website, decision will be announced Wednesday afternoon

    we'll have to keep an eye on the news while in London then.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 15:58

    Hope there’s not an ‘atmosphere’ on Wednesday….

    That could be intresting

    Were in yesterdays somehow, i'll put it over in the right place

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 16:04

    We can form a breakaway meetup.

    Calling ourselves SideGrandPrixPodBreakawayCast, rolls right off the tongue :P

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 16:17

    Hehe, Michael Ball is singing the Honda advert song on paul o'Grady's show.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 16:20

    Hehe, Michael Ball is singing the Honda advert song on paul o’Grady’s show.

    If it's not Andy Williams, I don't want to know!

  • Jackie13/04/2009 at 16:20

    My god, they were brave letting Nelson out in the snow with people about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogqRK6Esn3g

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 16:21

    If it’s not Andy Williams, I don’t want to know!

    yeah he did kinda ruin it :(

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 16:21

    My god, they were brave letting Nelson out in the snow with people about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogqRK6Esn3g

    Snow in Dubai? Just plain silly.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 16:22

    My god, they were brave letting Nelson out in the snow with people about http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogqRK6Esn3g

    Did he stall it at the end?

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 16:23

    Did he stall it at the end?

    I guessed he got the car snowed in, but anythings possible with piquet.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 16:23

    I guessed he got the car snowed in, but anythings possible with piquet.

    look at the amount of people who run to the car. theres loooooooads

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 16:26

    Have you tried following the world record ghost on Grid Lukeh? It's ridiculous! I'm bringing my time down though, a tenth at a time.....

  • me13/04/2009 at 16:26

    Snow in Dubai? Just plain silly.

    the other video is ace too:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hKsoy1YlfM&NR=1

    snowball fights in dubai?

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 16:28

    Have you tried following the world record ghost on Grid Lukeh? It’s ridiculous! I’m bringing my time down though, a tenth at a time…..

    If I try following the WR time my times go mad and fall down ridiculously compared to what I normally do, it's an incredible lap.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 16:30

    If I try following the WR time my times go mad and fall down ridiculously compared to what I normally do, it’s an incredible lap.

    I actually managed to touch him through turn one once, then he was off into the distance again.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 18:07

    Moving MotoGP Live Commenting at Lou's behest. ;)

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:07

    so we are :) back in todays

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 18:08

    so we are :) back in todays

    Dovizioso looking handy right now.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 18:12

    Jon, your name is no longer on the list for the science museum meet up, are you no longer coming?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:16

    Jon, your name is no longer on the list for the science museum meet up, are you no longer coming?

    Aaah, you noticed hehe. No, unfortunately i'm pretty exhausted at the moment (i've had a chronic illness for over a year, boo, im alot better than this time last year but....) and was pushing it alot last week, so i need some sleep and rest. However much i want to go, a day in london isnt what my body needs. Unfortunately. boo.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 18:18

    Capirossi's crash was spectacular, with all those sparks.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:18

    Capirossi’s crash was spectacular, with all those sparks.

    Thats whats guarenteed from a Moto GP race....BIIIIIIIG Crashes

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 18:23

    A bit naughty by De Angelis there... or was it a rookie error?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:23

    A bit naughty by De Angelis there… or was it a rookie error?

    Dunno, but it looks great :D

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 18:26

    Dunno, but it looks great :D

    Stoner's upped the gap from 1.9 to 2.9 - barring trouble, this race is Stoner's to lose.

  • Journeyer13/04/2009 at 18:30

    Ayt, going to bed. If anything huge happens, I'll be back.

    Otherwise, good night. ;)

  • RG13/04/2009 at 18:31

    Night Journeyer

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 18:32

    Ayt, going to bed. If anything huge happens, I’ll be back.

    How will you know, if you're asleep? :)

    Goodnight

  • RG13/04/2009 at 18:33

    How will you know, if you’re asleep? :)

    I think he's watching it in bed ;)

  • Vinnie13/04/2009 at 18:37

    Hey, talking about Xbox 360 games. I just got a 360, and I wanted to know what the best racing game for the system is. Any advice would be appreciated.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:38

    Hey, talking about Xbox 360 games. I just got a 360, and I wanted to know what the best racing game for the system is. Any advice would be appreciated.

    I'll say it before anyone else does.....GRID :P

  • Vinnie13/04/2009 at 18:39

    I’ll say it before anyone else does…..GRID :P

    Now that's not just because of the competition, right? Right?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:42

    Now that’s not just because of the competition, right? Right?

    lol, i dont think so, but its meant to be great, although it depends what kind of game you want. If you want a Gran Turismo esq game then go for GRID, if you want one where you can change setup etc (Like Race Driver 3) then its probably not the game your looking for. But for all situations, it's meant to be great lol

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 18:42

    Now that’s not just because of the competition, right? Right?

    No it genuinely is but it's a mix of arcade and simulation as I said the other night. It's a brilliant, brilliant racing game though, also check out Forza Motorsport 2 and Project Gotham racing 4.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 18:43

    lol, i dont think so, but its meant to be great, although it depends what kind of game you want. If you want a Gran Turismo esq game then go for GRID, if you want one where you can change setup etc (Like Race Driver 3) then its probably not the game your looking for. But for all situations, it’s meant to be great lol

    Yeah if you want ultra realism like Gran Turismo then Forza Motorsport 2 is the game for you :)

  • Vinnie13/04/2009 at 18:44

    No it genuinely is but it’s a mix of arcade and simulation as I said the other night. It’s a brilliant, brilliant racing game though, also check out Forza Motorsport 2 and Project Gotham racing 4.

    Basically I've been deciding if I want GRiD or Forza 2... So I was hoping some of you knew which one is better. The last racing game I really got into was Gran Turismo 3, but I enjoyed playing 4 (though the changes made it really hard for me at first).

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 18:52

    Basically I’ve been deciding if I want GRiD or Forza 2… So I was hoping some of you knew which one is better. The last racing game I really got into was Gran Turismo 3, but I enjoyed playing 4 (though the changes made it really hard for me at first).

    I personally prefer GRID. It's a very exciting game, it looks and feels beautiful to play and it had so much to do in terms of racing styles and disciplines and the career mdoe is very addictive too, great fun. Like Jon said though there are stuff like a lack of car steups and the handling is easily leaning towards arcade rather than a proper sim you may have played in previous race driver games but it's still a quality game.

    With Forza 2 it's so deep into a simulation type of game it tends to make Gran Turismo look like a birthday party personally. It's mega realistic and there's plenty to adjust, setup, change etc and the car editor as absolutely sensation, and unlimited in creativity (For an example, see here and here to see what I made 2 years ago. But I found the actual gameplay a bit tiring and quite lifeless too quickly, it's all personal preference though so you may love it if you enjoy the Gran Turismo games :)

  • Vinnie13/04/2009 at 18:55

    Okay, it seems like GRiD will be the game to go for then. While I like simulation stuff, I think I'd prefer to actually enjoy playing my video games. Knowing me though, I'm just buying one now, and the other one in a month or so...

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 18:55

    Time to leave Norfolk and go back to civilization! :D

    Shame the drive is probably going to be hell...

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 18:56

    They're both very cheap which is a consolation :P

    But yeah I'd say go for Grid :)

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 18:57

    Knowing me though, I’m just buying one now, and the other one in a month or so…

    do it :D

  • RG13/04/2009 at 18:59

    Oh thanks FIA, put the Chinese GP at a decent hour when sleep and football can't get in a way.

    They're the best

  • Vinnie13/04/2009 at 18:59

    But yeah I’d say go for Grid :)

    Right-o, this weekend I'm going to get grid.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 19:14

    But yeah I’d say go for Grid :)

    I may be the resident games reviewer, but I don't think I can say any more than Lukeh really!

    Oh, and if you are in the UK, Gamestation are selling grid for £20 at the moment.

  • Vinnie13/04/2009 at 19:15

    Oh, and if you are in the UK, Gamestation are selling grid for £20 at the moment.

    Sorry, I'm in America.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 19:17

    Sorry, I’m in America.

    In that case then you get games far cheaper than us anyway! :P

  • Vinnie13/04/2009 at 19:19

    In that case then you get games far cheaper than us anyway! :P

    Looking online, it's $30 for grid, new. So yes, being an American can sometimes be awesome. Just know that I cry knowing I wasn't into F1 until AFTER we lost our home race.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 19:20

    Oh, and if you are in the UK, Gamestation are selling grid for £20 at the moment.

    I found GRID for £16 on Play.com (on PC) XBOX wasnt that much cheaper

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 19:20

    I found GRID for £16 on Play.com (on PC) XBOX wasnt that much cheaper

    *that much more expensive

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 19:21

    Shame the drive is probably going to be hell…

    The fact you're drivibg away from Norfolk shoud help though.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 19:29

    Looking online, it’s $30 for grid, new. So yes, being an American can sometimes be awesome.

    Only about £5 cheaper than here, but cheaper all the same.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 19:52

    Oh, I see the MotoGP ran then, anyone watch it?

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 19:52

    Oh, I see the MotoGP ran then, anyone watch it?

    Yep, it was good, a few good battles

  • RG13/04/2009 at 19:53

    Oh, I see the MotoGP ran then, anyone watch it?

    Yep, Stoner came, Stoner saw, Stoner conquered.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 20:04

    Everyone has seen url shortening sites. Well someone has come up with the opposite. What the point to it is I don't know.

    http://www.hugeurl.com/

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 20:06

    Everyone has seen url shortening sites. Well someone has come up with the opposite. What the point to it is I don’t know.

    Oh my goodness thats amazing

  • me13/04/2009 at 20:06

    *cough* daily thread *cough*

  • RG13/04/2009 at 20:06

    Everyone has seen url shortening sites. Well someone has come up with the opposite. What the point to it is I don’t know.

    I'll put this in the right place

    just typed in sidepodcast.com, maybe when there is ultra-blogging software it might work

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 20:07

    *cough* daily thread *cough*

    Over here, Steven.

  • me13/04/2009 at 20:07

    Over here, Steven.

    *waves*

  • RG13/04/2009 at 20:07

    *cough* daily thread *cough*

    I'd like to say i didn't see Mr C's comment and was trying to be helpful.

  • me13/04/2009 at 20:08

    I’d like to say i didn’t see Mr C’s comment and was trying to be helpful.

    appreciated r.g. still looking into way to solve threading issue. more on that front soon.

  • Bootneck13/04/2009 at 20:11

    Evening all, just a quick 1, I know we're meeting about mid-day ish on Wed but where? outside the science museum or have we got a particular nearby venue in mind?

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:11

    Everyone has seen url shortening sites. Well someone has come up with the opposite. What the point to it is I don’t know.

    That is gloriously pointless.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 20:12

    Evening all, just a quick 1, I know we’re meeting about mid-day ish on Wed but where? outside the science museum or have we got a particular nearby venue in mind?

    I put on the wiki the subtitle 'Meet up Place', but no one had put anything there yet.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:13

    Evening all, just a quick 1, I know we’re meeting about mid-day ish on Wed but where? outside the science museum or have we got a particular nearby venue in mind?

    I think the plan was either in the cafe on the museum, or under the massive plane undercarriage which is apparently there.

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 20:15

    I think the plan was either in the cafe on the museum, or under the massive plane undercarriage which is apparently there.

    Hi everyone.

    Last I heard was next to the landing gear in the main lobby area. Apparently you can't miss it.

  • me13/04/2009 at 20:16

    I put on the wiki the subtitle ‘Meet up Place’, but no one had put anything there yet.

    we'll be by the big undercarriage thing, although i still suspect we'll actually meet in the queue outside.

    it's half term and the there's a special nick park animation thing just opened in time for the holidays, i suspect it'll be manic :)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:17

    Hi everyone.

    Last I heard was next to the landing gear in the main lobby area. Apparently you can’t miss it.

    I saw a photo, it's pretty big.

    A few of us have emailed our phone numbers to Mr.C to help with finding each other.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 20:20

    we’ll be by the big undercarriage thing, although i still suspect we’ll actually meet in the queue outside.

    people probably know but if anyone is coming from the underground there is an an underground walkway straight to the museum....

  • Bootneck13/04/2009 at 20:22

    Right so I'll see you outside in the queue or by the landing gear.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 20:22

    *cough* daily thread *cough*

    Who me? I sneaked in. No-one saw me.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 20:23

    people probably know but if anyone is coming from the underground there is an an underground walkway straight to the museum….

    from south kensington underground station?

  • me13/04/2009 at 20:23

    Right so I’ll see you outside in the queue or by the landing gear.

    looking forward to it, although weather.com is predicting rain. so umbrellas may be essential.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 20:24

    looking forward to it, although weather.com is predicting rain. so umbrellas may be essential.

    indoors?

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 20:24

    from south kensington underground station?

    Correct.

  • me13/04/2009 at 20:24

    indoors?

    i was assuming the queue is outside. is it covered?

  • RG13/04/2009 at 20:25

    i was assuming the queue is outside. is it covered?

    When I went, it wasn't.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 20:25

    from south kensington underground station?

    yep.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 20:25

    i was assuming the queue is outside. is it covered?

    ah rightyy

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 20:26

    I'm very excited for it, although nervous too. But mainly excited :D

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:26

    yep.

    Do we then have to go outside to queue though?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 20:28

    Do we then have to go outside to queue though?

    not a clue...i'm assume it's like the V & A where it's like a separate entrance...

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:30

    not a clue…i’m assume it’s like the V & A where it’s like a separate entrance…

    So..... shall we all go in via the underground so we are coming at it from the same direction?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 20:30

    I’m very excited for it, although nervous too. But mainly excited :D

    i'm still deciding if i can use it as an excuse to dust off my Dslr :D but i'm not sure..

  • lou13/04/2009 at 20:32

    So….. shall we all go in via the underground so we are coming at it from the same direction?

    i think if we all come the ways we are planning and just try and meet at the big aeroplane related thing in the entrance hall... no doubt i'll get lost trying to find it, but it'll be an adventure all the same ;)

  • RG13/04/2009 at 20:33

    i think if we all come the ways we are planning and just try and meet at the big aeroplane related thing in the entrance hall… no doubt i’ll get lost trying to find it, but it’ll be an adventure all the same ;)

    Have you sent your number to Mr/Mrs C?

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 20:34

    Have you sent your number to Mr/Mrs C?

    I havent sent mine... should i?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 20:34

    Have you sent your number to Mr/Mrs C?

    They already have my number ;)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:34

    I havent sent mine… should i?

    Might as well.

  • Col7213/04/2009 at 20:34

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/74455

    Latest development in the witch-hunt.....

    Looks like they are not gonna be happy until they tear McLaren appart...

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 20:40

    Ok I've emailed on my number to christine just in case :)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:41

    right, just checked the underground times and I should get to south kensington station at about 10 to 12. What time are y'all gonna be getting there?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 20:42

    right, just checked the underground times and I should get to south kensington station at about 10 to 12. What time are y’all gonna be getting there?

    i suppose i should check train times...

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 20:42

    right, just checked the underground times and I should get to south kensington station at about 10 to 12. What time are y’all gonna be getting there?

    I'll be getting there that time too based on what i've seen so far with my plans :D

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 20:42

    "Important day for Ferrari at Paris tomorrow"

    Saw that 'headline' on F1Technical....isn't that really bad grammar?

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 20:43

    I’m very excited for it, although nervous too. But mainly excited :D

    Me too!

  • RG13/04/2009 at 20:44

    Ok I’ve emailed on my number to christine just in case :)

    Now I'm not suggesting you hand it out to all, but a back up may be helpful say if Mr/Mrs C are out of signal or on the phone to someone else.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:45

    I’ll be getting there that time too based on what i’ve seen so far with my plans :D

    Cool beans. We'll all have to wave page 22 in the air to find each other!

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:45

    Now I’m not suggesting you hand it out to all, but a back up may be helpful say if Mr/Mrs C are out of signal or on the phone to someone else.

    I was going to suggest something along those lines.

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 20:46

    right, just checked the underground times and I should get to south kensington station at about 10 to 12. What time are y’all gonna be getting there?

    I'll be getting in to Waterloo at that time. Add the length of time to pick up a cup of tea and a snack and 20 minutes for the tube, should be there 12:10 - 12:15. I think there is a wide variety of arrival times.

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 20:47

    I’ll be getting in to Waterloo at that time. Add the length of time to pick up a cup of tea and a snack and 20 minutes for the tube, should be there 12:10 - 12:15. I think there is a wide variety of arrival times.

    On reflection I may pick up a snack in the supermarket tomorrow.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 20:48

    I’ll be getting in to Waterloo at that time. Add the length of time to pick up a cup of tea and a snack and 20 minutes for the tube, should be there 12:10 - 12:15. I think there is a wide variety of arrival times.

    Us early comers will just chill by the undercarriage for a while then.

    Wow, there's a sentence I never thought I'd hear myself say.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 20:50

    Wow, there’s a sentence I never thought I’d hear myself say.

    I'm still waiting to say

    'That was a clean race from DC'

    Might not get to say that though

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 20:51

    ‘That was a clean race from DC’

    You could say it in terms of not arguing with Eddie?

  • RG13/04/2009 at 20:52

    You could say it in terms of not arguing with Eddie?

    He doesn't exactly, race though does he?

  • lou13/04/2009 at 20:55

    Might not get to say that though

    depends if he racing in ROC again doesn't it?

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 20:59

    I'm looking at the TFL website's journey planner. It says South Kensington tube can get very busy and suggests Gloucester Road or Kensington as alternatives.

    I am ignoring them.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 21:00

    I’m looking at the TFL website’s journey planner. It says South Kensington tube can get very busy and suggests Gloucester Road or Kensington as alternatives.

    I am ignoring them.

    Theres been some serious tube works going on in the last few days, so make sure you can change your route when you get there

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 21:00

    Watching the BBC's Australia qualifying show now and the video intro still astounds me.Infact all their videos have been brilliant.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:02

    I’m looking at the TFL website’s journey planner. It says South Kensington tube can get very busy and suggests Gloucester Road or Kensington as alternatives.

    I am ignoring them.

    I just read that, I'm going to live dangerously.

  • lou13/04/2009 at 21:03

    I’m looking at the TFL website’s journey planner. It says South Kensington tube can get very busy and suggests Gloucester Road or Kensington as alternatives.

    I am ignoring them.

    oh.. it can get very busy.. :( i don't like busy tubes... not nice at all. Hopefully it will be ok on wednesday

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 21:03

    I just read that, I’m going to live dangerously.

    The only way to fly.

  • Jon Waldock13/04/2009 at 21:04

    oh.. it can get very busy.. :( i don’t like busy tubes… not nice at all. Hopefully it will be ok on wednesday

    The time your going it will be alot easier, it just depends when your coming out

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 21:05

    Watching the BBC’s Australia qualifying show now and the video intro still astounds me.Infact all their videos have been brilliant.

    I wish I had a job like that, I really do. Their jobs are incredible and as you know Joe I absolutely love doing stuff like that.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:07

    oh.. it can get very busy.. :( i don’t like busy tubes… not nice at all. Hopefully it will be ok on wednesday

    After using the Paris Metro, I don't think I will ever like the London Underground.

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 21:08

    Their videos are incredible, even. Although I imagine the job isn't too bad too :D

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 21:15

    The race intro, wow, speechless.

    "At 18 thousand revolutions per minute, this isn't the sound of music. It's the scream of science....."

    In a awesome suave Scottish voice too.

    I'll see if I can get it converted to a WMM format, if it doesn't take too long I'll do it. Want to get it on youtube, plus a few other BBC F1 bits.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:16

    I’ll see if I can get it converted to a WMM format, if it doesn’t take too long I’ll do it. Want to get it on youtube, plus a few other BBC F1 bits.

    I'm wondering how that James Allen petition is coming along

  • Lukeh13/04/2009 at 21:18

    I’m wondering how that James Allen petition is coming along

    'Signature 134 - James Allen the 3rd

    Signature 135 - Bob Allen

    Signature 136 - Ames Jallen

    Signature 137 - Alan James

    Signature 138 - Johnathon Legard'

    etc

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:19

    ‘Signature 134 - James Allen the 3rd

    Signature 135 - Bob Allen

    etc

    Just seen it, they took my 'James Allen' off. So they can't handle there superhero world saviour of a commentator James Allen actually signing it.

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:22

    Evening all...

    Hope all is well in the world of Sidepodcast!

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:23

    Hope all is well in the world of Sidepodcast!

    Yup, just working out science museum plans.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:24

    Hope all is well in the world of Sidepodcast!

    Y'auright Alex.

    They took James Allen off the list of 'Bring Back James Allen'

  • Dan Brunell13/04/2009 at 21:24

    Could someone answer me this question...

    Are the engine manufacturers limited to how many teams they can sell their engines to? I was looking through the regulations the other day trying to find it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:24

    Yup, just working out science museum plans.

    Sounds good!

    I am really trying to attempt attending. Do we have to buy tickets for the exhibition do we know?

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 21:26

    They took James Allen off the list of ‘Bring Back James Allen’

    Phew!

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:26

    I am really trying to attempt attending. Do we have to buy tickets for the exhibition do we know?

    No, all free entry as far as I know.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 21:26

    Phew!

    The James Allen was me btw.

  • Steven Roy13/04/2009 at 21:29

    Are the engine manufacturers limited to how many teams they can sell their engines to? I was looking through the regulations the other day trying to find it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

    They are only allowed to supply two teams but Ferrari got a dispensation to supply a third last season and Mercedes have the same dispensation this year.

  • Dan Brunell13/04/2009 at 21:36

    They are only allowed to supply two teams but Ferrari got a dispensation to supply a third last season and Mercedes have the same dispensation this year.

    Thanks Steven. Writing a post for the blog.

    Also, why is the Radio Five Live team basically doing Force India' podcast now? I am listening to it now and it has the Five Live team on it of David Croft and what is her name... Holly Samos. How can the BBC possibly green light this?

  • me13/04/2009 at 21:40

    Also, why is the Radio Five Live team basically doing Force India’ podcast now? I am listening to it now and it has the Five Live team on it of David Croft and what is her name… Holly Samos. How can the BBC possibly green light this?

    they're independent journalists. i don't think they're exclusively contracted to the bbc. croftie still does the darts, right? but you're correct, with maurice, it is the bbc team minus davidson.

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 21:41

    they’re independent journalists. i don’t think they’re exclusively contracted to the bbc. croftie still does the darts, right? but you’re correct, with maurice, it is the bbc team minus davidson.

    Is it Maurice that writes for the Guardian?

  • Dan Brunell13/04/2009 at 21:47

    they’re independent journalists. i don’t think they’re exclusively contracted to the bbc. croftie still does the darts, right? but you’re correct, with maurice, it is the bbc team minus davidson.

    OK that makes sense. Over here in the states, all journalists are not allowed to do stuff like that. It's apart of the standards contracts over here. You are not allowed to be a spokesperson or be paid to advertise unless it is under direction and permission of your employing paper or station. Even that, it has to be on a subject which you are not directly reporting on.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 22:13

    have i ever mentioned how much i like lclt?

    Love for LCLT, Wooooo! *Goes mad and puts it in the right bloomin place

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 22:13

    hmmm 200 odd messages with todays date, posted on yesterdays post... this evening...

    rofl..... (especially as Andy seems to have been a bit of a culprit, rofl)

    BTW - wednesday.... there are buses in London as well (and they are rarely as crowded as the tube on routes towards south ken... especially outside of 'rush hour' :-) )

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:15

    hmmm 200 odd messages with todays date, posted on yesterdays post… this evening…

    that really isn't funny :(

    am thinking we could just make a really, really good version of lclt.

  • RG13/04/2009 at 22:15

    am thinking we could just make a really, really good version of lclt.

    multiple threads on one screen?

  • RG13/04/2009 at 22:19

    multiple threads on one screen?

    Actually I'm liking my idea, you start of with on thread, but if you wanna look at others you click, add new LCLT, and the screen splits in half, so you can comment. Only problem is people could still get confused where they are commenting.

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:19

    multiple threads on one screen?

    nope, quite the opposite. single threaded, but maybe an alert that says "new comment on alternate thread". something like that.

    there has to be a deliberate user action that involves moving from thread x to thread y.

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 22:19

    CIVILIZATION!!!!

    Finally got home...

    A11 - standstill

    A14 - 10-20mph

    AAARRGGGHHH!!!

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 22:20

    CIVILIZATION!!!!

    Finally got home…

    A11 - standstill

    A14 - 10-20mph

    AAARRGGGHHH!!!

    Not a fan of the provinces?

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 22:20

    Welcome back Flibster :)

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 22:24

    Not a fan of the provinces?

    When I'm in charge my car will be fitted with .50 cal machine guns on both front wings.

    It will be illegal for any trucks to be on the same stretch of road as me

    And if anyone breaks down... death by being tied inbetween 2 petrol guzzling V8's and torn asunder.

    GRRRRRR!

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 22:24

    that really isn’t funny

    I'm sorry... I was making 'funny' at Andy for commenting (out loud at home) about things being on the wrong day, whilst all that time posting on the 'wrong thread'.... whibble

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:26

    I’m sorry… I was making ‘funny’ at Andy for commenting (out loud at home) about things being on the wrong day, whilst all that time posting on the ‘wrong thread’…. whibble

    it's okay. for me it's a slightly sore subject, cause we never wanted to spend our lives organising comments. it's one of the main reasons we dropped the forum very quickly. you can organise threads in a forum, we just don't want to. ;)

  • Pat W13/04/2009 at 22:26

    Not a fan of the provinces?

    When I’m in charge my car will be fitted with .50 cal machine guns on both front wings.

    It will be illegal for any trucks to be on the same stretch of road as me

    And if anyone breaks down… death by being tied inbetween 2 petrol guzzling V8’s and torn asunder.

    GRRRRRR!

    Ah, BMW driver.

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 22:26

    Although it could be argued that using the a14 on a bank holiday towards London this is all 'as normal'... its like driving north on the a30 or m5, or east on the a303 or m4... bank holiday = just don't do it unless you like going very very very *very* slowly... (or is it just spending years living in the west country that convinces you of this?)

  • Flibster13/04/2009 at 22:29

    Ah, BMW driver.

    No - Mazda

    But don't get me started on those tutonic satan worshippers!

  • lou13/04/2009 at 22:30

    test from chrome

  • lou13/04/2009 at 22:30

    yay!! :D

  • Alex Andronov13/04/2009 at 22:31

    yay!! :D

    Woo and indeed Hoo :)

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 22:33

    test from chrome

    hello Lou

  • lou13/04/2009 at 22:33

    I never thought of trying chrome the other day, shows how tired i was before the racing :)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 22:36

    to put it mildly, it’s ******

    Fair point.

    To be honest, the main reason I use the doohickey is that I find it generally easier on the eye. A nice redesigned LCLT would be fine for me.

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:41

    To be honest, the main reason I use the doohickey is that I find it generally easier on the eye. A nice redesigned LCLT would be fine for me.

    it's certainly due a refresh :)

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 22:43

    it’s certainly due a refresh :)

    Is it weird that I prefer new posts being at the top of the screen rather than the bottom?

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:44

    Is it weird that I prefer new posts being at the top of the screen rather than the bottom?

    new comments you mean?

  • chris evans13/04/2009 at 22:45

    new comments you mean?

    Aye, it's a good job you can read minds.

  • me13/04/2009 at 22:46

    Aye, it’s a good job you can read minds.

    :)

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 22:47

    I now have two windows open so that I can go back and forth and keep up...

    ... but then I am one of the worlds oddities who both computers on more than one screen and watches TV or listens to radio 4 at the same time.... (I've been known to sew/knit, read and watchtv/listentor4 all at once as well....)

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 22:58

    Andnow you've all gone all quiet :-(

  • me13/04/2009 at 23:02

    Andnow you’ve all gone all quiet :-(

    doohickey discussion is tiring?

  • Jeremy13/04/2009 at 23:02

    it’s okay. for me it’s a slightly sore subject, cause we never wanted to spend our lives organising comments. it’s one of the main reasons we dropped the forum very quickly. you can organise threads in a forum, we just don’t want to.

    See what happens when you discourage those wonderful "FIRST" comments *jokes* :-)

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 23:03

    doohickey discussion is tiring?

    Watching Red Dwarf. Loving the Blade Runner stuff.

  • Bassano Clapper13/04/2009 at 23:04

    Watching Red Dwarf. Loving the Blade Runner stuff.

    Whilst not full of belly laughs, I enjoyed the 1st two, have yet to watch the final part so far

  • Andy Taylor13/04/2009 at 23:06

    Whilst not full of belly laughs, I enjoyed the 1st two, have yet to watch the final part so far

    Halfway through second episode now, with the last one following immediately

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 23:09

    I'm surprised to hear that the doohickey is rather stressful for you two. Personally I have a problem sometimes, the usual Could Not Post/Preview Comment but all you have to do is try it again. I used to always use the lclt because it's more organised but with the lclt, sometimes when I went to a new thread/topic, it said that the comments couldn't be found, and it happened quite a bit really.

    So, I prefer the doohickey now. :P

  • littlepurplegoth13/04/2009 at 23:09

    smart car!!!

  • Bassano Clapper13/04/2009 at 23:10

    From yesterday's conversation:

    However I love being able to leave something open that collects all of the comments from all of the threads for me…

    Me too, a huge boon in my book

  • me13/04/2009 at 23:14

    I’m surprised to hear that the doohickey is rather stressful for you two.

    the problem is... i think. if you read back through a bunch of recent threads in ye olde comments, many of them don't make a heap of sense.

    the reason is the conversation had jumped between threads in doohickey. it felt natural as it happened, but as the conversation is permanent (eg. it's not an msn chat that vanishes into the either when you shut the window), it needs to make sense to anyone reading back in one year or ten years time.

  • Joe13/04/2009 at 23:17

    the reason is the conversation had jumped between threads in doohickey. it felt natural as it happened, but as the conversation is permanent (eg. it’s not an msn chat that vanishes into the either when you shut the window), it needs to make sense to anyone reading back in one year or ten years time.

    You can save msn convos automatically. :P

  • Aitch14/04/2009 at 04:30

    A doctors surgery, all the filing, computing, receptionisting

    I guess you won't be able to see any surgeries. I worked in a hospital for 16 years and every so often we would get a work order to do some painting in the O.R. or even paint the whole OR department out. I got to see a few operations and I must say the blood never bothered me but when the surgeon is working on a patients knee with a saw, the smell of of burning bone is an odor that never really goes away.