Swedish Saturday

I hope you brought your Rekorderlig Cider because today we go on a SidepodTrek to beautiful Sweden. Use this to help you order it. Välkommen till Svenska Lördag! [Welcome to Swedish Saturday]

Saturday is one of my favorite days and, being of Swedish and Finnish heritage, Sweden is one of my favorite places, so it was a natural fit. What? Oh yes, of course there’s a lot more to Sweden than pickled herring and VIkings. They have

Gamla Stan

Credit: Max Anderson/Wikipedia

Gamla Stan

I can tell you from experience that technology and efficiency rate high on their list of values, so I highly recommend a visit if you can manage it. Stockholm is gorgeous, sometimes called the Paris of the North, spreading across 14 islands. A walk through Old Town (Gamla Stan) is a must, with all the restaurants and shops. Or you can travel to the nearby archipelago. Remember if you go in June you can have 24 hour sunlight. For the dark winters the Swedes indulge their zeal for hockey with local rivalries like Hammerby vs. AIK. When I was in the AIK rink I was told the ice in the hockey rinks in Sweden are kept colder than those in the States for faster ice.

Because Sweden is so far north and with the cold in the winter I bet there’s some great stargazing to be done there. I’ve always wanted to see the Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis, and that’s where I’d like to do it. But tonight you can see if you can see the Perseid Meteor Shower if that pesky full moon doesn’t ruin it. There’s hope, though, because the Perseids can be quite plentiful and visible.

F1 Shopping Lists

Inspired by a comment from Journeyer today about Williams’ current shopping list, I wondered if you could add some items to other teams’ shopping list. What does Force India need? McLaren? Red Bull?

F1 Links

While F1 is on their break

IndyCar is at Loudon, New Hampshire this weekend for the first time in 13 years. Here’s some of the latest news, including some details about Justin Wilson’s height being a factor in his serious back injury last weekend at Ohio . We hope he’s better soon, and that the new cars will be safer for a guy who’s 6’3”.

And let me take a moment to appreciate the wonderful group of people we get to spend time with here. See you in the comments, everyone!

302 responses

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 23:06

    First and Foremost (plans trip to Orange coloured Supermarket)

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 23:08

    I can technically see Sweden from my house, as I can see the bridge. This pic was taken at the beach down the road: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubbergoat/5089543493/in/set-72157625058347051

    We go skiing there in January: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubbergoat/sets/72157623148944225/

    And we went for a road trip around Skåne (the southern bit which used to be Danish) last summer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rubbergoat/collections/72157626412922949/

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:10

    And we went for a road trip around Skåne (the southern bit which used to be Danish) last summer: www.flickr.com/ph…2157626412922949/

    Yay! Give it a kiss for me next time you're there.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:12

    I want to go to Sweden now

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:14

    I want to go to Sweden now

    I'll meet you there. We'll probably see Gavin. :)

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 23:14

    I'll meet you there. We'll probably see Gavin. :)

    Sounds good! Need to see more of Sweden!

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:15

    I'll meet you there. We'll probably see Gavin. :)

    Shame they don't have a race any more

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 23:15

    I want to go to Sweden now

    so did The Divine Comedy

    http://youtu.be/i-qqFWpguoA

    (ignore the video)

  • RG12/08/2011 at 23:16

    Why Kai, I must admit you talk about Sweden and forget to mention that the Speedway Grand Prix is in Mallilla tonight... http://www.speedwaygp.com/event/speedwaygp-2011-malilla

    The only actual Swedish rider riding tonight as well won last time out.... so good yes...

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:20

    Sounds good! Need to see more of Sweden!

    Me too. I've only been to Stockholm 3 times. The furthest out I got to was Uppsala and Saltsjobaden.

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:20

    Why Kai, I must admit you talk about Sweden and forget to mention that the Speedway Grand Prix is in Mallilla tonight... www.speedwaygp.co…aygp-2011-malilla

    Thanks, I missed that.

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 23:23

    Me too. I've only been to Stockholm 3 times. The furthest out I got to was Uppsala and Saltsjobaden.

    Got a colleague who calls Uppsala home.

    Shame they don't have a race any more

    Do they still have WTCC? Falkenberg isn't too far from me but I think it's disused.

  • Mr C12/08/2011 at 23:23

    also stockholm related, geoff ex. virgin tweeter is there right now: http://twitpic.com/6527qs

    love the daily kai!

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:23

    Me too. I've only been to Stockholm 3 times. The furthest out I got to was Uppsala and Saltsjobaden.

    I haven't even been to Gothenburg or Malmo yet. sheesh.

    But I haven't been to Finland at all. So many places to go..

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:24

    Got a colleague who calls Uppsala home.

    oh, I have friends there, too. I wonder if they know each other. In fact, one of them is from Trinidad Tobago, and I see your friend has a Trinidad hat in the skiing pics.

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 23:25

    I haven't even been to Gothenburg or Malmo yet. sheesh.

    Malmø is lovely :)

    oh, I have friends there, too. I wonder if they know each other. In fact, one of them is from Trinidad Tobago, and I see your friend has a Trinidad hat in the skiing pics.

    Hehe he's the one I went to visit in February and he likes F1...

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:25

    also stockholm related, geoff ex. virgin tweeter is there right now: http://twitpic.com/6527qs

    Lucky.

    love the daily kai!

    Thanks.

  • RG12/08/2011 at 23:26

    Thanks, I missed that.

    I expect it these days. No publicity or anything.

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 23:27

    And back. A nice productive evening tonight - and I suppose, good morning.

    :)

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 23:31

    I expect it these days. No publicity or anything.

    That's what happens with Sports on Sky ;)

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 23:31

    Justin Wilson not Jason?

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:32

    That's what happens with Sports on Sky ;)

    ker---ching

  • RG12/08/2011 at 23:32

    That's what happens with Sports on Sky ;)

    Ahh, Sky is the only thing keeping it afloat in Britain. The organising body is a sham and half the riders are cheating left right and center.

  • Pat W12/08/2011 at 23:32

    That's what happens with Sports on Sky ;)

    :)

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 23:32

    That's what happens with Sports on Sky ;)

    low blow :)

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:32

    Justin Wilson not Jason?

    Oh no, did I write it wrong? sorry, that needs to be fixed. That's what I meant, I must have been rushing at the end.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:33

    Ahh, Sky is the only thing keeping it afloat in Britain. The organising body is a sham and half the riders are cheating left right and center.

    Really?

    I remember when people like Ivan Mauger were household names then it went on to Sky and I could not name a speedway rider from the last 20 years

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 23:34

    Oh no, did I write it wrong? sorry, that needs to be fixed. That's what I meant, I must have been rushing at the end.

    maybe you were mixing his name up with someone else?

    mentioning no nicknames

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 23:34

    I remember when people like Ivan Mauger were household names then it went on to Sky and I could not name a speedway rider from the last 20 years

    KIWI!

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:35

    KIWI!

    True

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 23:35

    Kai, any comments about the "Swedish Chef" from the Muppet show allowed? :p

    Got a great youtube video of him making a donunt, the NRA way.....

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 23:35

    I remember when people like Ivan Mauger were household names then it went on to Sky and I could not name a speedway rider from the last 20 years

    I never seen a Speedway race to be honest

  • RG12/08/2011 at 23:35

    Really?

    No other channel would want it thats for sure. I think they allowed for a restructuring of the system of Britain as well.

    I remember when people like Ivan Mauger were household names then it went on to Sky and I could not name a speedway rider from the last 20 years

    Yeah. It happens.

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:36

    Kai, any comments about the "Swedish Chef" from the Muppet show allowed? :p

    of course, and Beeker, and any muppets...

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 23:38

    I want what Helio's having

    @h3lio: This was my lunch today! http://yfrog.com/kkucwjlj

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 23:39

    Kai, any comments about the "Swedish Chef" from the Muppet show allowed? :p

    of course, and Beeker, and any muppets...

    You just have to wonder what the "Swedish Chef" is called in Sweden.... The Danish Chef? The Finnish Chef?

    The Swedish Chef on, how to make a donut.....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbs64GvGgPU&feature=related

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 23:39

    I remember when people like Ivan Mauger were household names then it went on to Sky and I could not name a speedway rider from the last 20 years

    What happened to Snooker then? That used to be the same...

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 23:40

    I want what Helio's having

    too messy

  • Rubbergoat12/08/2011 at 23:40

    I never seen a Speedway race to be honest

    Imagine a football match twinned with a saturday night speedway event and you're getting there..

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 23:40

    What happened to Snooker then? That used to be the same...

    ...but boring

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:40

    What happened to Snooker then? That used to be the same...

    It is still on BBC and Ronnie O'Sullivan is as well known as Stephen Hendry or Steve Davis

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 23:41

    What happened to Snooker then? That used to be the same...

    Most of its stars either faded or retired and were replaced by some of the blandest competitors imaginable, except for Ronnie that is.

  • RG12/08/2011 at 23:41

    I never seen a Speedway race to be honest

    One of the greatest heats I can ever remember, between possibly two of the best ever riders... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hMnRF_tLoQ

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:42

    ...but boring

    But they have a speed sporting version now

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 23:42

    The Swedish Chef on, how to make a donut.....

    www.youtube.com/w…p;feature=related

    Sadly that sketch would not get made nowadays

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:44

    One of the greatest heats I can ever remember, between possibly two of the best ever riders... www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=9hMnRF_tLoQ

    When did they add the little flaps to stop tons of dirt being thrown in the air?

  • RG12/08/2011 at 23:46

    When did they add the little flaps to stop tons of dirt being thrown in the air?

    Before I started watching at least, so I'm not sure.

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 23:46

    But they have a speed sporting version now

    Is the theme tune performed by Captain Sensible?

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 23:46

    The Swedish Chef on, how to make a donut.....

    www.youtube.com/w…p;feature=related

    Sadly that sketch would not get made nowadays

    Speaking of the Muppet Show, SidepodTrek does remind me of "Pigs In Spaaaaaaace!"

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:47

    Speaking of the Muppet Show, SidepodTrek does remind me of "Pigs In Spaaaaaaace!"

    :lol:

  • startledbunny12/08/2011 at 23:48

    Speaking of the Muppet Show, SidepodTrek does remind me of "Pigs In Spaaaaaaace!"

    hahaha

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:48

    Speaking of the Muppet Show, SidepodTrek does remind me of "Pigs In Spaaaaaaace!"

    I haven't thought of that in years.

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:49

    There's no g-news like the g-news with Gary. Gnu.

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:50

    There's no g-news like the g-news with Gary. Gnu.

    #muppetshowmemories

  • Jordan F112/08/2011 at 23:52

    Kai 13/08/2011 at 00:49:31

    There's no g-news like the g-news with Gary. Gnu.

    The Great Spacee Coaster, Good God! That show died enons ago. Canadian Bacon was right! Us Canucks were torturing Americans with our crappy TV Shows for years!

  • Leigh O'Gorman12/08/2011 at 23:54

    Right folks,

    I'm off - good night

  • Kai12/08/2011 at 23:55

    I'm off - good night

    Good night.

  • Steven Roy12/08/2011 at 23:57

    Right folks,

    I'm off - good night

    Night Leigh

  • startledbunny13/08/2011 at 00:01

    Right folks,

    I'm off - good night

    night Leigh

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 00:02

    Night Leigh....

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 00:12

    Inspired by a comment from Journeyer today about Williams’ current shopping list, I wondered if you could add some items to other teams’ shopping list.

    So what do you guys think?

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 00:12

    So what do you guys think?

    Schumi already probably has plenty of front wings on hand.

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 00:14

    So what do you guys think?

    McClaren must keep lot of paper towel (or whatever you guys call them) around from now on.

  • startledbunny13/08/2011 at 00:20

    McClaren must keep lot of paper towel (or whatever you guys call them) around from now on.

    Red Bull need to head to Radio Shack for some KERS motors, that work.

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 00:21

    McClaren must keep lot of paper towel (or whatever you guys call them) around from now on.

    Renault need more black paint to paint over the red bits

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 00:25

    Massa could use some confidence. :s

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 00:25

    Alonso needs caps that aren't all giant and flat-rimmed.

  • startledbunny13/08/2011 at 00:26

    Massa could use some confidence. :s

    Are you disrespecting the motivational talents of Rob Smedley? *shocked*

  • startledbunny13/08/2011 at 00:26

    Alonso needs caps that aren't all giant and flat-rimmed.

    and more magic tricks

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 00:27

    Are you disrespecting the motivational talents of Rob Smedley? *shocked*

    Maybe Massa needs a time machine and the Williams needs a different spring that won't go flying off their car.

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 00:27

    Maybe Massa needs a time machine and the Williams needs a different spring that won't go flying off their car.

    It was a Brawn

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 00:28

    It was a Brawn

    yeah, that. Sorry, I remembered Rubens, not the car.

    #badmemory

  • startledbunny13/08/2011 at 00:28

    It was a Brawn

    i'm putting it down to the fact that Rubens and Williams go together so well.

  • startledbunny13/08/2011 at 00:31

    Maybe Massa needs a time machine and the Williams needs a different spring that won't go flying off their car.

    He needs a Timo Glock who could keep the Toyota on the track long enough to stop Nicole Sherzinger from having a fit in the Interlagos pitlane. (I'm personally glad he couldn't)

  • Journeyer13/08/2011 at 02:26

    McClaren must keep lot of paper towel (or whatever you guys call them) around from now on.

    Sorry, but have to point it out: it's McLaren.

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 02:27

    Just stopping in with this:

    @karunchandhok: THAT INTERVIEW IS A FAKE...I DIDN'T SAY THAT "@iSport_in: Karun Chandhok Is Not Driving In The Airtel Indian Grand Prix http://bit.ly/pCdQEB "

  • Journeyer13/08/2011 at 02:27

    Schumi already probably has plenty of front wings on hand.

    :P

    I know who's on Mercedes' shopping list: Aldo Costa. While Sam Michael seems to be on Force India's.

  • Journeyer13/08/2011 at 02:28

    @karunchandhok: THAT INTERVIEW IS A FAKE...I DIDN'T SAY THAT "@iSport_in: Karun Chandhok Is Not Driving In The Airtel Indian Grand Prix http://bit.ly/pCdQEB "

    So... who doesn't want him there?

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 02:28

    So... who doesn't want him there?

    Some idiot. Someone invented a short interview and is spreading it as news.

  • Journeyer13/08/2011 at 02:30

    Some idiot. Someone invented a short interview and is spreading it as news.

    Sounds like something GMM would do. :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 02:31

    Sounds like something GMM would do. :D

    Even they're not known for wholesale inventing of interviews though.

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 02:32

    Oh and apparently Austin Powers 4 is a-comin'

  • Journeyer13/08/2011 at 02:33

    Even they're not known for wholesale inventing of interviews though.

    Well, the guy did say:

    "I don't know the validity of this news or announcement, but it appeared a little while ago on my Twitter timeline."

    I'm sure it did. ;) :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 02:35

    "I don't know the validity of this news or announcement, but it appeared a little while ago on my Twitter timeline."

    No - click to the news link in that post. This is the interview he's reading from - http://www.f1reader.com/news/chandhok-not-driving-home-gp-calls-team-s-decision-embarrassing-25759

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 02:39

    Anyway, back to bed now

    :)

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 02:46

    Sorry, but have to point it out: it's McLaren.

    oh, sorry.

    And thanks. My brain has been really scattered lately. I've been working on many different things at once.

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 02:48

    What a lovely daily Kai, I like it when I learn something new :D ... and yes insomnia reares its ugly head again

  • Journeyer13/08/2011 at 02:48

    No - click to the news link in that post. This is the interview he's reading from - www.f1reader.com/…mbarrassing-25759

    Ooooh. Fail.

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 02:48

    What a lovely daily Kai, I like it when I learn something new :D ... and yes insomnia reares its ugly head again

    Thank you, Jackie. Very kind. And don't worry, it's only 10:48pm. ;)

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 02:50

    Thank you, Jackie. Very kind. And don't worry, it's only 10:48pm. ;)

    Hehe, don't know what time it is in my head but I would rather I was still sleeping

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 02:51

    Hehe, don't know what time it is in my head but I would rather I was still sleeping

    *watch the comments scroll*

    You're getting very sleeeeppppyyy.

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 02:54

    You're getting very sleeeeppppyyy.

    haha, I was pondering the idea of coffee to wake up properly

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 02:56

    I could always go look to see if there are any meteors outside, I tried a few hours ago but it was too cloudy and light with the full moon

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 02:57

    @karunchandhok: THAT INTERVIEW IS A FAKE...I DIDN'T SAY THAT "@iSport_in: Karun Chandhok Is Not Driving In The Airtel Indian Grand Prix http://bit.ly/pCdQEB "

    blimey.

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 02:58

    To honor Swedish Saturday I've watched all 3 Stieg Larsson "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movies today. What a great series.

    So good, I forgot about the meteor shower.

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 03:01

    So good, I forgot about the meteor shower.

    yay for swedish saturday :)

    have tweaked justin and mclaren. now i sleeps.

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:02

    have tweaked justin and mclaren. now i sleeps.

    thank you for the quality control everybody. Spelling is the first thing to go, maybe?

    G'night Mr C.

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:04

    G'night Mr C.

    sleep well

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:10

    Greetings night owls....

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:11

    Greetings night owls....

    Morning (or is it late evening?)

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:12

    Morning (or is it late evening?)

    It's so late that it's early.

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:12

    Greetings night owls....

    Hi Jordan.

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:12

    Depends which time zone you want me to communicate in. I am quite comfortabe in local time and GMT.

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:14

    11:13 PM EDT or 12:33 Jacquie time (NST) or 4:13 Jackie time. (BST)

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:14

    Depends which time zone you want me to communicate in. I am quite comfortabe in local time and GMT.

    GMT confuses me,

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:15

    what's EDT and NST?

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:16

    jackie 13/08/2011 at 04:14:29

    Depends which time zone you want me to communicate in. I am quite comfortabe in local time and GMT.

    GMT confuses me,

    The worldwide standard time confuses you and yet I have to work out which Jackie/jacquie spells her name which way and which time zones she uses.....

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:17

    Eastern Daylight Time and Newfoundland Standard Time zones.

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:18

    The worldwide standard time confuses you and yet I have to work out which Jackie/jacquie spells her name which way and which time zones she uses.....

    I'm never sure if we are on GMT, GMT+1 with the summer time thing. As for the spelling of my name, I'll answer to most versions, Jackie, Jacqui, Jac I don't mind you should see some of the attempts to spell jacqueline

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:18

    Eastern Daylight Time and Newfoundland Standard Time zones.

    Ah-ha

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:21

    I love this video by Sir John Whitmore called "Bravery and Your Own Path". It sums up exactly what my life coaching practice is. *bookmarks it*

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBdZvkx92SU

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:21

    I suppose jacqui would be the most accurate version but there used to be a UK teen magazine in my youth that was called Jackie so I guess that's how most people spell it

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:25

    I love this video by Sir John Whitmore called "Bravery and Your Own Path". It sums up exactly what my life coaching practice is. *bookmarks it*

    Leave it to a former racing driver to be succinct and get to the point.

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:25

    Have now firmly added Sweden to my SidepodTavel list

    Like I needed more encouragement!

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:26

    Leave it to a former racing driver to be succinct and get to the point.

    He has a lovely voice

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:27

    Well, the other jacquie I know perfers jacquie, so it pretty easy for me to figure out the two of you.

    As for the spelling of my name, I'll answer to most versions, Jackie, Jacqui, Jac I don't mind you should see some of the attempts to spell jacqueline.

    What no Jac-quay or Jack - o - latern or devariations where the "c" is left out?

    I assure you that you have never seen it spelt "S P I T F I R E" before.....but it suits jacquie given how many times her skin looked like a late 90's Ferrari ......

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:28

    He has a lovely voice

    Is the Swedish male voice as appealing as the female?

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:28

    Have now firmly added Sweden to my SidepodTavel list

    I didn't even mention the food. YUM.

    They supply a lot of Europe with produce. I still vividly recall the fresh strawberries I had one summer evening as the sun set while we were all out on the deck for a barbecue. The best ever.

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:29

    He has a lovely voice

    I agree. Very soothing and earnest.

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:29

    Is the Swedish male voice as appealing as the female?

    wha?

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:29

    They supply a lot of Europe with produce. I still vividly recall the fresh strawberries I had one summer evening as the sun set while we were all out on the deck for a barbecue. The best ever.

    Are you trying to spend your emigration money in advance on purpose?

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:30

    Bassano 13/08/2011 at 04:25:55

    Have now firmly added Sweden to my SidepodTavel list

    Like I needed more encouragement!

    You sure, Bassano, I here that the runways are so bad in Sweden that the Swedish Air Force have developed the habit of landing on Swedish Highways....

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:30

    wha?

    Ok, analyse the first part of that sentence first

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:31

    Are you trying to spend your emigration money in advance on purpose?

    :)

    I'm just nostalgic after seeing Stockholm and Swedish scenes all day in these movies.

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:31

    Maybe Sir John isn't of Nordic stock. Apologies

    *blushes*

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:32

    I'm just nostalgic after seeing Stockholm and Swedish scenes all day in these movies.

    The cost of living there is huge though?

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:32

    I'm just nostalgic after seeing Stockholm and Swedish scenes all day in these movies.

    Movies?

    Are you doing the trilogy?

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:33

    The cost of living there is huge though?

    I do believe you underestimate it a tad. I hear Stwve Jobs balked at at the priced of a penny sweet

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:33

    Kai 13/08/2011 at 04:29:51

    Is the Swedish male voice as appealing as the female?

    wha?

    Bassano

    Ok, analyse the first part of that sentence first

    Okay, on Analysis.....

    What the H--- ?!??!?!?

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:33

    I reckon my cat has been had by one of the foxes, still no sign of it :-(

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:34

    The cost of living there is huge though?

    Yep, and that's why I'm sitting here in the US. And the UK doesn't want me now, after April, so....I guess I'm going to have this as a home base and come bother you guys a few times a year.

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:34

    I reckon my cat has been had by one of the foxes, still no sign of it :-(

    Or is just out having fun

    #DirtyLittleStopOut

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:35

    And the UK doesn't want me now, after April.

    How come?

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:35

    Kai 13/08/2011 at 04:34:04

    The cost of living there is huge though?

    Yep, and that's why I'm sitting here in the US. And the UK doesn't want me now, after April, so....I guess I'm going to have this as a home base and come bother you guys a few times a year.

    {cough} Montreal {cough.}

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:35

    Are you doing the trilogy?

    Yep, just finishing the last one. I always wanted to see them consecutively. Noomi Rapace is rocking the mohawk at the moment and is about to do away with the scariest guy in the series.

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:35

    #DirtyLittleStopOut

    Wouldn't find if that was the case but daughter is heartbroken and it's only been gone about 20 hours

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:37

    How come?

    They changed the immigration laws so that only shortage areas would hire people from outside the UK, and I'm not qualified for any of the shortage areas. And they don't do ancestry visas for people outside Commonwealth countries anymore. Boo.

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:37

    jackie 13/08/2011 at 04:35:55

    #DirtyLittleStopOut

    Wouldn't find if that was the case but daughter is heartbroken and it's only been gone about 20 hours

    No tracking device huh? Check the local pund when it opens....

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:38

    Yep, just finishing the last one. I always wanted to see them consecutively. Noomi Rapace is rocking the mohawk at the moment and is about to do away with the scariest guy in the series.

    I wanted to read them before seeing the films. My reading has taken a huge dive since web socialness.

    Is Daniel only attempting trilogies now?

    #Remakes

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:38

    {cough} Montreal {cough.}

    oh yes, I have to go there, too. I can't believe I haven't been there yet.

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:39

    They changed the immigration laws so that only shortage areas would hire people from outside the UK, and I'm not qualified for any of the shortage areas. And they don't do ancestry visas for people outside Commonwealth countries anymore. Boo.

    Come to study here? you'd be allowed to work but no idea how many hours

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:40

    I wanted to read them before seeing the films. My reading has taken a huge dive since web socialness.

    yeah, I have 3 books sitting here right now waiting for me to stop looking at a screen.

    #fatchance

    Is Daniel only attempting trilogies now?

    Daniel?

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:40

    Daniel?

    Craig

    IMDB

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:40

    Kai 13/08/2011 at 04:37:29

    How come?

    They changed the immigration laws so that only shortage areas would hire people from outside the UK, and I'm not qualified for any of the shortage areas. And they don't do ancestry visas for people outside Commonwealth countries anymore. Boo.

    WTH... after 400 years service to the King/Queen in the Colony/Dominion/Country of Canada, I can finally go back home to Inverness?

    On the other hand, it is not like no one I know is there anymore....

  • Bassano13/08/2011 at 03:41

    Must... sleep... waves.... bye..... zzzzxcvbb

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:41

    Must... sleep... waves.... bye..... zzzzxcvbb

    night xx

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:42

    #Remakes

    yeah, what is up with all the remakes?? Have we used up all the original ideas?

    I guess no one wants to take any risks right now. Boo on them.

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 03:42

    I never expected to see Sir John Whitmore on sidepodcast. He used to have a flat in London that Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart lived in at the same time. They referred to it as the Scottish Embassy

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:42

    Must... sleep... waves.... bye..... zzzzxcvbb

    G'night

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:43

    Morning

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:43

    Bassano 13/08/2011 at 04:41:01

    Must... sleep... waves.... bye..... zzzzxcvbb

    Jackie, can you scream "Terran, Low Attitute, Terran..." in Bassano's ear....?

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:43

    Jackie, can you scream "Terran, Low Attitute, Terran..." in Bassano's ear....?

    Why would I want to?

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:44

    Come to study here? you'd be allowed to work but no idea how many hours

    ooh.

    Worth checking into.

    How much is school, though? Americans shudder at the idea of going back to school. Tens of thousands of dollars.

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:45

    Jackie, can you scream "Terran, Low Attitute, Terran..." in Bassano's ear....?

    Why would I want to?

    To wake him up in a state of total panic, of course..... Plus it would make all the women named "Betty" very happy.

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:45

    How much is school, though? Americans shudder at the idea of going back to school. Tens of thousands of dollars.

    I guess it depends what you want to do, At Uni an MPhil takes a year and I think international fees are around £10,000 but maybe you could come do a much cheaper college course to give you a skill in one of the shortage areas?

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:47

    I never expected to see Sir John Whitmore on sidepodcast. He used to have a flat in London that Jim Clark and Jackie Stewart lived in at the same time. They referred to it as the Scottish Embassy

    it was linked to on a life coaching forum I've been following. When he said he was a former racing driver I was confused for a sec and thought maybe I was here and found the link instead of there. :)

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 03:47

    it was linked to on a life coaching forum I've been following. When he said he was a former racing driver I was confused for a sec and thought maybe I was here and found the link instead of there. :)

    Don't let the streams cross

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:48

    Come to study here? you'd be allowed to work but no idea how many hours

    ooh.

    Worth checking into.

    How much is school, though? Americans shudder at the idea of going back to school. Tens of thousands of dollars.

    Go to Oxford so that you can become President some day and debate the meaning of the word "is"..... :p

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 03:48

    Go to Oxford so that you can become President some day and debate the meaning of the word "is"..... :p

    :lol:

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:52

    I guess it depends what you want to do, At Uni an MPhil takes a year and I think international fees are around £10,000 but maybe you could come do a much cheaper college course to give you a skill in one of the shortage areas?

    thanks for the idea. I'll see what I can find out.

    I'm kind of resigned to having to stay here, but who knows. Maybe I just haven't found the right way to get over there yet. :)

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 03:54

    I'm kind of resigned to having to stay here, but who knows. Maybe I just haven't found the right way to get over there yet. :)

    I am sure you will find a way. Maybe there is another job classification that you qua

    I'm kind of resigned to having to stay here, but who knows. Maybe I just haven't found the right way to get over there yet. :)

    lify for

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 03:54

    I am sure you will find a way. Maybe there is another job classification that you qualify for

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:56

    I am sure you will find a way. Maybe there is another job classification that you qualify for

    I had an immigration consultant look into it and it doesn't look like those avenues are open, but I'll keep looking.

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:56

    I never realised it was so hard to get into the UK

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 03:56

    Kai 13/08/2011 at 04:37:29

    How come?

    They changed the immigration laws so that only shortage areas would hire people from outside the UK, and I'm not qualified for any of the shortage areas. And they don't do ancestry visas for people outside Commonwealth countries anymore. Boo.

    Can you try to claim British citizenship based apon a distnat relative being born in the then district of Maine, State of Mass. went it was under British Occupation? (around 1813 - 1815)?

    If not try saying you are a subject of Tundraland, which includes Canada, the State of Maine, Bermuda and a few choice ex-British colonies in the Caribbean... (Basically all British "West Indies" colonies administrated from Montreal in the year 1814.)

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:56

    I never realised it was so hard to get into the UK

    they changed it April 2011 and got rid of 2 or 3 of the visa categories to limit immigration.

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 03:58

    they changed it April 2011 and got rid of 2 or 3 of the visa categories to limit immigration.

    So close

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 03:58

    So close

    ...and yet, so far.

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 03:59

    ...and yet, so far.

    What about an extended vacation to do voluntary work or is that a no-no as well

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 04:00

    Is not Kai a Chinese name that is very common in the Hong Kong area? not like it was a former colony or anything....

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 04:00

    What about an extended vacation to do voluntary work or is that a no-no as well

    I don't know about immigration rules, but I'd need to work right away. My bank account dictates that. :)

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:00

    Is not Kai a Chinese name that is very common in the Hong Kong area? not like it was a former colony or anything....

    It's Swedish

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 04:03

    It's Swedish

    It's lots of different things, I see.I had no idea. Well, I knew the Finnish part, and the Hawaiian part.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kai_(name)

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 04:03

    Anything you can do that is of interst to the 1000 and 1 colonies and whatever that eh Brits have inteh Caribbean? Bermuda, BVI, Barbados, Caymans... ?

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:03

    It's lots of different things, I see.I had no idea. Well, I knew the Finnish part, and the Hawaiian part.

    I remember a Swedish footballer having it years ago

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 04:06

    I know.... you are trying to enter the UK as a refugee from the Maoris, who are bound and determined to turn you into a "main course".....

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:08

    I know.... you are trying to enter the UK as a refugee from the Maoris, who are bound and determined to turn you into a "main course".....

    Are there many Maoris in New England?

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 04:08

    Are there many Maoris in New England?

    oh yeah, they're swarming everywhere.

    #no

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 04:09

    I know.... you are trying to enter the UK as a refugee from the Maoris, who are bound and determined to turn you into a "main course".....

    Are there many Maoris in New England?

    All what it takes is just one. Then we can say that Kai is a "Kiwi"..... That gives her two ways in....

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 04:09

    Anything you can do that is of interst to the 1000 and 1 colonies and whatever that eh Brits have inteh Caribbean? Bermuda, BVI, Barbados, Caymans... ?

    I don't think so. I'd prefer to go directly to the UK, but I can deal with moving out of CT and visiting places while being self-employed. That will work, too.

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:10

    I went out to see the meteor shower and only saw clouds

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 04:10

    I went out to see the meteor shower and only saw clouds

    I'm going to go take a peek.

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:10

    All what it takes is just one. Then we can say that Kai is a "Kiwi"..... That gives her two ways in....

    She could pretend to be Amy

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:11

    I'm going to go take a peek.

    It is supposed to be best just before dawn so you have a while yet

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 04:17

    It is supposed to be best just before dawn so you have a while yet

    Dawn here but it's too cloudy to see anything

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:18

    Dawn here but it's too cloudy to see anything

    Every time there is something worse seeing in the sky all I ever see is clouds

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 04:19

    Every time there is something worse seeing in the sky all I ever see is clouds

    I know, I've never yet managed to see the ISS though I've looked up times, directions etc it's always been elusive

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 04:20

    hey, I was right. Kai is a Chinese name. There you go. you are a resident of Hong Kong...Where's my British passport...

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:21

    I know, I've never yet managed to see the ISS though I've looked up times, directions etc it's always been elusive

    I have seen that lots of times but every time there are meteors I miss them

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 04:23

    I do not mind if I miss meteors. I am more concerned that the meteors miss me to tell you the turth....

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:29

    I do not mind if I miss meteors. I am more concerned that the meteors miss me to tell you the turth....

    Very true. I was watching a TV program last night about a bus sized asteroid that passed 7000 miles from us

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 04:31

    She could pretend to be Amy

    yeah, I'm sure they'd look kindly upon that at the passport control. :)

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 04:32

    Steven Roy 13/08/2011 at 05:29:33

    I do not mind if I miss meteors. I am more concerned that the meteors miss me to tell you the turth....

    Very true. I was watching a TV program last night about a bus sized asteroid that passed 7000 miles from us

    Good to know that the "Venus Express" was right on time...

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:32

    yeah, I'm sure they'd look kindly upon that at the passport control. :)

    They will never know so long as you can do the funny voice

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 04:32

    They will never know so long as you can do the funny voice

    I'm sure we are ones with funny voices if you're a kiwi. :)

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 04:33

    yeah, I'm sure they'd look kindly upon that at the passport control. :)

    They will never know so long as you can do the funny voice

    You will do great until they bring out a cardboard cutout of Heikki....

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:33

    You will do great until they bring out a cardboard cutout of Heikki....

    :D

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 04:33

    What a gorgeous night out there. The moon makes it seem like daytime out there!

    I saw 1 meteor and I'm tempted to drive up to the top of the hill to see what I can see.

  • Kai13/08/2011 at 04:34

    You will do great until they bring out a cardboard cutout of Heikki....

    :)

    I can bring my Finnish flag, but they'll get me once that happens.

  • Steven Roy13/08/2011 at 04:35

    What a gorgeous night out there. The moon makes it seem like daytime out there!

    The moon should be heading below the horizon just before the sun comes u[

  • Amy13/08/2011 at 07:43

    She could pretend to be Amy

    I can get an ancestry visa due to Welsh Grandad Man so you wouldn't even have to say you're going to be eaten.

  • That'll be the Day13/08/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

    The book That'll be the Day: 365 F1 Stories takes a look at significant moments or quirky happenings on this day in Grand Prix history. Can you guess what event the following describes?

    - What statement, released on this day, signalled the rapid demise of a popular Formula One marque?

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 09:00

    possibly the craziest tech demo i've seen for many a year:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSh8Voanp3c#t=330s

    that the next step for microsoft kinect. i nnnneeed it :)

  • Alex Andronov13/08/2011 at 09:14

    possibly the craziest tech demo i've seen for many a year:

    At the other end of the spectrum did you see this awesome game review:

    http://t.co/otYfTxV

  • Amy13/08/2011 at 10:45

    Today I went to a chocolate festival and this is what I came home with

    http://amyfulton.posterous.com/festival

    This combined with the fact I've completely stopped running is as my mum said "dangerous"

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 10:59

    Today I went to a chocolate festival and this is what I came home with

    http://amyfulton.posterous.com/festival

    This combined with the fact I've completely stopped running is as my mum said "dangerous"

    Ooh. I want that red one. I have no idea what it is but I want it.

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 10:59

    possibly the craziest tech demo i've seen for many a year:

    At the other end of the spectrum did you see this awesome game review:

    http://t.co/otYfTxV

    I love it. :)

  • Amy13/08/2011 at 11:04

    Ooh. I want that red one. I have no idea what it is but I want it.

    twas a raspberry jam and cream flavourred macaron. very tasty!

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 11:31

    twas a raspberry jam and cream flavourred macaron. very tasty!

    Sounds good.

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 11:32

    Golf time, hope it isn't too windy/rainy when we get there! Last time out was a personal best so I need a clear day to beat it again. :)

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 11:33

    Golf time, hope it isn't too windy/rainy when we get there! Last time out was a personal best so I need a clear day to beat it again. :)

    (I'm quite pleased I'll miss the first weekend of sweary football tweets)

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 12:14

    Pat W 13/08/2011 at 12:32:28

    Golf time, hope it isn't too windy/rainy when we get there! Last time out was a personal best so I need a clear day to beat it again. :)

    Surely there are better ways of hunting gophers that wacking golf balls at them from beyond 150 yeards?

    I thought you golfers wanted strong tailwinds to get a better chance of getting those Albatrosses.....

  • Bert13/08/2011 at 13:31

    Surely there are better ways of hunting gophers that wacking golf balls at them from beyond 150 yeards?

    Isn't that the hidden purpose of F1 cars?

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 13:38

    Bert 13/08/2011 at 14:31:01

    Surely there are better ways of hunting gophers that wacking golf balls at them from beyond 150 yeards?

    Isn't that the hidden purpose of F1 cars?

    BERT! SLOW DOWN AT PARC JEAN DRAPEAU - THOSE ANIMALS ARE'NT GOPHERS! THEY ARE MARMOTS! Do you want to get yourself banned for the site?

    There's quite a few less than useful Canadian animals that are off-limits to hunting by order of Christine....

  • Bert13/08/2011 at 13:51

    BERT! SLOW DOWN AT PARC JEAN DRAPEAU - THOSE ANIMALS ARE'NT GOPHERS! THEY ARE MARMOTS! Do you want to get yourself banned for the site?

    Poh-tay-toe, poh-tah-toh.

    I am already banned... but I don't really want to talk about it

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 14:39

    BERT! SLOW DOWN AT PARC JEAN DRAPEAU - THOSE ANIMALS ARE'NT GOPHERS! THEY ARE MARMOTS! Do you want to get yourself banned for the site?

    Poh-tay-toe, poh-tah-toh.

    I am already banned... but I don't really want to talk about it

    I thought I extradicted all the Sidepoodcastland "Political" dissenters to Ellesmere Island, Tundraland, from the Naughty Step back on December 28th, 2010. You guys did not escape to Greenland during the winter did you? Darn I was hoping one of you guys could send my regards to Santa by throwing him that lump of coal I got last Christmas....

  • RocketRedhead13/08/2011 at 15:04

    Hello peeps - long time no speak!

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 15:56

    Hello peeps - long time no speak!

    Hey rocket, how are you?

    Also, PING!

    http://summerportrait.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/goodwood-memories/

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:10

    Hello everyone,

    How are your Saturday's coming along?

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:13

    It would appear Justin Wilson ahas hit upon a dreadful realisation in his recuperation:

    @JustinWilson22: #IndyCar Is todays qualifying televised? Maybe on the web as I know its an ABC race.

    @99forever: Sadly, Justin, you're about to learn what we fans at home go through to get INDYCAR coverage. No one's ever explained why sessions that aren't on TV can't be streamed online. Maybe you can get answers where we can't!

    @JustinWilson22: They really dont make it easy for fans to follow!

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 16:14

    Hello everyone,

    How are your Saturday's coming along?

    :)

    Hi leigh , not too bad thank you. How about yourself?

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:15

    Hi leigh , not too bad thank you. How about yourself?

    Not too bad Lukeh. A bit knackered, but getting by. Trying to finish a post for RG, but nearly there.

    :)

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 16:18

    It would appear Justin Wilson ahas hit upon a dreadful realisation in his recuperation:

    @JustinWilson22: #IndyCar Is todays qualifying televised? Maybe on the web as I know its an ABC race.

    @99forever: Sadly, Justin, you're about to learn what we fans at home go through to get INDYCAR coverage. No one's ever explained why sessions that aren't on TV can't be streamed online. Maybe you can get answers where we can't!

    @JustinWilson22: They really dont make it easy for fans to follow!

    ha! how could he not know?

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:19

    ha! how could he not know?

    When you are competing, why would you follow the live broadcast? It's like Joe has said on several occasions, he doesn't watch the races back afterward.

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:20

    Anyhoo, #IndyCar practice is live now at http://racecontrol.indycar.com/ - it's just radio commentary with T&S though.

    Qualifying on indycar.com at around 8pm (BST) if I remember correctly.

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 16:21

    Mr C 13/08/2011 at 17:18:16

    It would appear Justin Wilson ahas hit upon a dreadful realisation in his recuperation:

    @JustinWilson22: #IndyCar Is todays qualifying televised? Maybe on the web as I know its an ABC race.

    @99forever: Sadly, Justin, you're about to learn what we fans at home go through to get INDYCAR coverage. No one's ever explained why sessions that aren't on TV can't be streamed online. Maybe you can get answers where we can't!

    @JustinWilson22: They really dont make it easy for fans to follow!

    ha! how could he not know?

    Hmmm, should you really be telling a hospital patinet bad news such as that although?

    "You back is coming along just fine but you will not race as an indycar driver again becasue no one is able to watch the series on TV.....What do you mena your tema bosses never told you that?"

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 16:22

    When you are competing, why would you follow the live broadcast? It's like Joe has said on several occasions, he doesn't watch the races back afterward.

    fans must've told him, read it online, anything. sounds like he's been living in a bubble all season.

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:22

    fans must've told him, read it online, anything. sounds like he's been living in a bubble all season.

    Drivers living in a bubble??

    #shocked

    ;)

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 16:24

    Drivers living in a bubble??

    he has a vested interest in making the sport successful. they should bench a different driver every race, see how hard it is to follow. it'll be fixed in a matter of weeks.

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 16:25

    Leigh O'Gorman 13/08/2011 at 17:19:17

    ha! how could he not know?

    When you are competing, why would you follow the live broadcast? It's like Joe has said on several occasions, he doesn't watch the races back afterward.

    Just how boring is indycar if the drivers themsleves would rather watch the live broadcast from the cockpit for their cars instead of actually driving themsleves around the circuit? :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:26

    he has a vested interest in making the sport successful. they should bench a different driver every race, see how hard it is to follow. it'll be fixed in a matter of weeks.

    Do you remember when Ross Brawn took his sabbatical from F1 a few years back and was shocked at the TV coverage - he never knew beforehand, because he was always on the wall competing.

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 16:26

    Golf time, hope it isn't too windy/rainy when we get there! Last time out was a personal best so I need a clear day to beat it again. :)

    One short short, stupid 15th hole :(

    Not bad though

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:27

    Helio Castroneves taking part in his 200th race for Penske this weekend. He's currently quickest in FP3.

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 16:27

    Pat W 13/08/2011 at 17:26:57

    Golf time, hope it isn't too windy/rainy when we get there! Last time out was a personal best so I need a clear day to beat it again. :)

    One short short, stupid 15th hole :(

    Not bad though

    Go for an eagle on the 19th....!

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 16:27

    Hello peeps - long time no speak!

    Hey rocket, how are you?

    Also, PING!

    summerportrait.wo…oodwood-memories/

    Wow that's really good

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 16:30

    Do you remember when Ross Brawn took his sabbatical from F1 a few years back and was shocked at the TV coverage - he never knew beforehand, because he was always on the wall competing.

    true enough. bench the team bosses too. is it any wonder fota seem so out of touch.

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 16:30

    Go for an eagle on the 19th....!

    :) I'll be having a shower before settling in with a nice beer or three.

    I took 11 shots on that hole when it ought (for me) to have been 6 or 7, I'd have smashed the personal best if it weren't for the ground being in the way of my club.

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 16:32

    he has a vested interest in making the sport successful. they should bench a different driver every race, see how hard it is to follow. it'll be fixed in a matter of weeks.

    Seeing the number of drivers who only do a few races per year I wonder if they do that on purpose already. :)

    Apparently the problem is ABC?

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:33

    Apparently the problem is ABC?

    There's no qualifying for any races broadcast on ABC, bar the 500 which has quali on Versus

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:39

    Justin Wilson writes:

    http://www.racer.com/justin-wilsons-blog-sorry-for-the-delay/article/209435/

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:42

    #IndyCar

    @curtcavin: @PippaMann tough weekend just got tougher. After three spins, finally crashed. This was a real one. Lots of damage.

    Apparently she missed the SAFER barrier and hit the actual concrete wall in turn 4

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 16:46

    Pat W 13/08/2011 at 17:30:47

    Go for an eagle on the 19th....!

    :) I'll be having a shower before settling in with a nice beer or three.

    I took 11 shots on that hole when it ought (for me) to have been 6 or 7, I'd have smashed the personal best if it weren't for the ground being in the way of my club.

    Boy, you really wanted to kill that worm, didn't you.... Your worm-phobia really must be put under control if you want to improve your golf. Head to a live bait section of a fishing store until you calm down...

  • Rubbergoat13/08/2011 at 16:46

    Apparently she missed the SAFER barrier and hit the actual concrete wall in turn 4

    Aww she's having a rotten weekend :(

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 16:49

    Aww she's having a rotten weekend :(

    Sounds like she's limped to the ambulance with the help of the safety crew. I gather it was a really hard hit.

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 16:52

    Silly how paiting Scottish Napoleonic Miniatures has bought me back to Sidepodcast, but has there been a finalized version of the Sidepodcast Tartan ?

    I think my "dark blue" paint is apparently far too dark for a "Black Watch" tartan...

  • Pat W13/08/2011 at 16:55

    #IndyCar

    @curtcavin: @PippaMann tough weekend just got tougher. After three spins, finally crashed. This was a real one. Lots of damage.

    Apparently she missed the SAFER barrier and hit the actual concrete wall in turn 4

    Aw no :(

  • Bert13/08/2011 at 16:55

    ... Napoleonic Miniatures ...

    A bit redundant, no?

  • Rubbergoat13/08/2011 at 16:58

    Here's Maverick's excellent guest post as part of the VivaF1 Blogger's Swap Shop Series. Enjoy!

    http://f1numbers.wordpress.com/2011/08/13/a-certain-uncertainty-2/

  • Sidepodcast Classics13/08/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - Daily: 19th January 2009

    Originally published 19 January 2009.

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 17:02

    Bert 13/08/2011 at 17:55:34

    ... Napoleonic Miniatures ...

    A bit redundant, no?

    Well, no in the sense that it got me to remember that Sidepodcast was working own its Tartan, which your could say is/was based on a Finnish Flag or a real Cameron Tartan... As

    to Napoleonic as to say something more modern, the kilt has been in camo colours (khaki) since WWI, so gone is the differnet colourful clan tartans, at least for service dress....

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 17:03

    I love Hamilton, Canada. One of the two Air worthy Lancaster Bombers has just flown overhead, heading back to its museum up at Mount Hope....

  • Bert13/08/2011 at 17:05

    I love Hamilton, Canada. One of the two Air worthy Lancaster Bombers has just flown overhead, heading back to its museum up at Mount Hope....

    That must have been something! Was it alone or did it have an escort or two?I love old warbirds, much nicer than anything out there today, except perhaps for the C-17.

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 17:06

    @99forever: @PippaMann being transferred by ground to a local hospital. Good news: it's not dire. Bad news: she's likely done for the weekend. :(

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 17:10

    Bert 13/08/2011 at 18:05:56

    I love Hamilton, Canada. One of the two Air worthy Lancaster Bombers has just flown overhead, heading back to its museum up at Mount Hope....

    That must have been something! Was it alone or did it have an escort or two?I love old warbirds, much nicer than anything out there today, except perhaps for the C-17.

    Nah...... just its four Merlins cruising at 1500 feet on approach.... You can hear it from a mile away, and just by the sound you know exactly what it is..... But, you should bug me on my facebook account as I have some decent shots of it in flight an in the hanger...

  • Rubbergoat13/08/2011 at 17:11

    @99forever: @PippaMann being transferred by ground to a local hospital. Good news: it's not dire. Bad news: she's likely done for the weekend. :(

    Kinda had a feeling it wasn't going to work out :(

  • Jordan F113/08/2011 at 17:13

    That must have been something! Was it alone or did it have an escort or two?I love old warbirds, much nicer than anything out there today, except perhaps for the C-17.

    It's a regular occurance! But if that is what you like then check ou this website: http://www.warplane.com. Most of the clunkers still fly. the jets do not,as they can not find a qualified pilot on staff.

  • Leigh O'Gorman13/08/2011 at 17:17

    @IndyCar: Final Top 10 leading into Qualifying: Rahal, Franchitti, Hinchcliffe, Sato, Briscoe, Dixon, Castroneves, Kimball, Hildebrand, Tagliani

  • Bert13/08/2011 at 17:49

    Looks like JV was not invited back to do another Nationwide road-course race.

    On another note My local Costco knows what it's 133 days until.. Yep, ornaments are out!

  • Christine13/08/2011 at 17:59

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/stitchs-mid-season-driver-reports-part-3

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 19:06

    link to Summer Swap Shop goodness, a few more added to the list now :-) http://bitly.com/ost38w

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 20:12

    oooh, I forgot to pass on a message to mr c but I'll leave it here for when he pops his head back into the comments.

    When I met up with a uni friend the other day I asked him why Nicky Wire enjoys wearing skirts so much (he's his cousin so I guessed he'd know), especially on stage when he decides to kick up in the air a lot, and he also has no idea why :) he just enjoys wearing them for the sake of wearing them. Also told me that feather boas are all over his home, not just on stage. For some reason I picture his house like a massive version of their stage show with strobe lights, mannequins, welsh flags and feather boas everywhere...

  • Rubbergoat13/08/2011 at 21:03

    Anyone here seen the Adjustment Bureau? We just watched it and it wasn't too shabby...

  • Alison13/08/2011 at 21:04

    Anyone here seen the Adjustment Bureau? We just watched it and it wasn't too shabby...

    I was quite tempted to watch it but I'm still recovering from Green Zone so was giving Mat Damon a wide berth.

  • Christine13/08/2011 at 21:04

    Anyone here seen the Adjustment Bureau? We just watched it and it wasn't too shabby...

    Liked that one. Tiny bit disappointed in the ending but great premise.

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:04

    Anyone here seen the Adjustment Bureau? We just watched it and it wasn't too shabby...

    Have been wondering whether to watch a film and I looked at that on itunes, is it any good? Also tempted by Limitless...

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:05

    In fact it's been 25 minutes since I started looking, I didn't even realise...

  • Rubbergoat13/08/2011 at 21:06

    Have been wondering whether to watch a film and I looked at that on itunes, is it any good? Also tempted by Limitless...

    I think you would find it interesting. Limitless is on the list too...

  • lou13/08/2011 at 21:11

    Have been wondering whether to watch a film and I looked at that on itunes, is it any good? Also tempted by Limitless...

    i'm jealous that you people have ridiculously good internet connections which mean you can download a film and be watching it minutes later.. for me it's hours.. or maybe days :(

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:17

    Match of the Day, how I have missed thee.

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:17

    i'm jealous that you people have ridiculously good internet connections which mean you can download a film and be watching it minutes later.. for me it's hours.. or maybe days :(

    I'd let you use our internet if I could! *shakes fist at slow connection* :(

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:18

    Match of the Day, how I have missed thee.

    Oh jeez, one of the first things it shows is Flav. I don't miss it anymore.

  • Christine13/08/2011 at 21:19

    Oh jeez, one of the first things it shows is Flav. I don't miss it anymore.

    Flav chattering to Tony Fernandes. Weirdness.

  • Alison13/08/2011 at 21:19

    Oh jeez, one of the first things it shows is Flav. I don't miss it anymore.

    They were making fun of him on the radio when I was driving home.

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:20

    Flav chattering to Tony Fernandes. Weirdness.

    Flav probably thinks he runs Lotus Renault Lotus. Renault.

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 21:21

    Flav chattering to Tony Fernandes. Weirdness.

    that'll please joe ;)

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 21:22

    tony's tweeting :)

  • jackie13/08/2011 at 21:23

    Have been wondering whether to watch a film and I looked at that on itunes, is it any good? Also tempted by Limitless...

    Lou, did you know Jenson will be in Manchester on the Monday of the bank holiday driving his McLaren?

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 21:24

    Flav probably thinks he runs Lotus Renault Lotus. Renault.

    think he's confused by the sight of petrov on the pitch?

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:25

    think he's confused by the sight of petrov on the pitch?

    :D

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:25

    Ohh deary me danny gabbidon.. That's why Wales are 112th in the world rankings.

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 21:26

    no wonder flav went home, what was that guy doing?

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:26

    no wonder flav went home, what was that guy doing?

    turns out you can't get people to crash for you to help your team win in football

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 21:27

    turns out you can't get people to crash for you to help your team win in football

    :)

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 21:27

    aww tony stayed after flav left.

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:27

    Oooooh! crazy goalkeeper.

  • Bert13/08/2011 at 21:30

    turns out you can't get people to crash for you to help your team win in football

    You see, the stretcher are mobile, which makes calculating the furthest distance to, rather difficult.

  • Bert13/08/2011 at 21:32

    You see, the stretcher are mobile, which makes calculating the furthest distance to, rather difficult.

    Unless you get the Virgin wind CFD cluster to start brute-forcing the traveling salesman problem.

  • RG13/08/2011 at 21:33

    turns out you can't get people to crash for you to help your team win in football

    Diving... where you crash to the floor?

    Maybe.

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:34

    Sunderland, aka the Man Utd 3rd team ;)

  • Rubbergoat13/08/2011 at 21:34

    turns out you can't get people to crash for you to help your team win in football

    Oooh no don't say that, he didn't fall foul of the "fit and proper persons test" did he? ;)

  • RG13/08/2011 at 21:35

    Blimey, that penalty makes Chris Waddle look accurate.

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 21:36

    Blimey, that penalty makes Chris Waddle look accurate.

    :)

  • Lukeh13/08/2011 at 21:36

    Surely that was a red card? last man and all that.

  • Christine13/08/2011 at 21:39

    Surely that was a red card? last man and all that.

    I'm not coping well with this transfer business. That Downing chap is ours!

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 22:03

    motd talking about footballers tweeting about watching them. #meta

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 22:05

    motd talking about footballers tweeting about watching them. #meta

    @Joey7Barton Bad shirt, shoes and views from shearer again. Sort it out slaphead........

    hehe, i (hearts) twitter.

  • RG13/08/2011 at 22:07

    hehe, i (hearts) twitter.

    I hate him but that is possibly the greatest tweet of all time.

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 22:08

    I hate him but that is possibly the greatest tweet of all time.

    tweet of the week :)

  • Alison13/08/2011 at 22:15

    @Joey7Barton Bad shirt, shoes and views from shearer again. Sort it out slaphead........

    Love it :D

  • RG13/08/2011 at 22:18

    Oooh, Wigan, if only someone had decided to write about them.

  • Mr C13/08/2011 at 22:20

    Oooh, Wigan, if only someone had decided to write about them.

    heh! i likes their chequered flag net.

  • lou13/08/2011 at 23:02

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/daily-14th-august-2011