It's back to work for Formula 1 today, and for us as well, as testing resumes in Jerez. So far the forecasts have suggested more in the way of rain, but there will be a dedicated thread for all testing talk along later. I'm hoping the weather clears up a bit as it's much more exciting when things are actually happening out on track. Anyway, here are some things we're talking about:
- Mr C has been busy updating Ye Olde Comments, so if you visit any blog page, you'll find that there are a couple of improvements. The buttons have returned, allowing easy quoting and italicising of comments without having to remember the code itself. There's also the option to share comments now, along with whole articles. If you hover over the comment you're keen on, hit that share link, it'll send you on over to Twitter so you can spread the words of wisdom. Good work, Mr C.
- Our resident comic genius Stuart Taylor gave us a new situation to ponder with his latest guest post. The premise behind the pictures, aside from the obvious, is that things could always be worse. Joe Saward has also posted an article about a similar subject, albeit a little more frustrated about the subject.
- Meanwhile, back to testing, it seems as though James Allen is going to attempt to switch on the auto refresh on his super duper Twitter page. To be fair, we are a little bit skeptical about how long his site will stay up for, but having looked at it now, the main page is down but the Twitter bit is still up. There is hope! It will be interesting to see how it works and it will add yet another element to the testing proceedings.
That'll do for now, let us know how you're week is going, and what you're doing post-pancake day. I will see you in the comments.
I'll be back at school before I know it :(
oo i like the ye olde comment improvements mr c, thank you :)
Erm hi psychic Steven
no probs. they'll be coming to realtime soon too.
how the..? :)
I'm just going to walk away now....
you can't. he hasn't said goodbye yet.
Afternoon. Don't none of you people have skype?
Ooooh I see. I really need to stop just flipping the lid of the laptop when I wander off....
You shouldn't have give away your secret. We could have just stood in awe of you for hours.
When anyone on my skype contacts list boots up their computer I get a little pop up saying they are online.
wednesday killed the conversation. I am watching ice hockey. Its boring.
Too late now. I will remember that in future. We can try it on someone else later
I have luge. Is that just a replay.... The ice hockey is too boring to watch!
Nooooo. Its Canada, best team in the world. You can't call them boring. :(
I think the luge is a replay but they do so many runs I am not sure
Hehe I don't think I've seen it yet. I definitely prefer it to hockey or figure skating!
AUTOSPORT have a list of the drivers who will be testing this week
yay!! :) what about comment editing? ;)
They were running earlier but they do four runs so this could be live or it could be Memorex
am doing exactly that now... well of sorts.
if it makes it by the start of the season i'll be stunned, but i'm trying.
except me, i don't turn my skype on much, in fear that spc will ring me and get me to host a panel show or something.. :P
hehehe trying is all we ask *bows at the awesomeness of your coding etc* ;)
I remember when you were too shy to do that. It was a long time ago.
Yeah I don't really put mine online ever. I was very nearly late for work when I went out before though and basically hung up and ran out the door!
spc has helped me to become more confident. i still don't like going on live shows though.
but you're happy to do non-live shows.
You must have spent several hours on live shows now.
no.. i never said... i mean... in person maybe...
It would be good for your uni application if you had made a recorded show. Or a series of shows.
maybe, i much prefer to listen though :)
ooh, non-live and in person.
i have already applied etc. so no point now ;) :P
no... i mean... sugar...
it's not like you'd remember to check the notes so i suppose i'm safe :P
Did Canada get sold a huge batch of disgusting green paint and then decide that they should get the winter Olympics and use up all the paint on it?
It would give you stuff to talk about at your interviews and uni radio stations are always looking for people
you think i would be involved in a uni radio station??.... lol
You would be good on live shows
hahaha, as a behind the scenes person, maybe.... i enjoy doing the behind the scenes for our musicals etc at school.
I always used to do props. I love it. I'm good at organising irritating children though....
You are always moaning about them.
props are fun. Lighting is even better. if a little annoying as you get shouted at alot..
I prefer to do the shouting!
:D haahaha fair point. I love doing the actual productions, and setting up/ taking everything down. The actual getting shouted at when the director doesn't like something, or staying behind school till very very late, or missing a Grand Prix/ Quali.. i do not like :P
but i complain about alot of things.. you know me ;)
It's good for the soul, better than keeping it in
Nowt wrong with a bit of complaining! At least I hope not....
They're filming a Homebase advert in Carlisle railway station. It looks a bit mental.....
That is just odd
I think they should leave it like that!
It's lino strips they've put on the floor over the bridge by the way!
It reminds me of James May's lego house with all the different colours.
Did health and safety allow that?
I really want to build something out of lego. Maybe not so ambitious as a house though....
wow the snowboard cross ladies fall over way more than the men do
@Amy... apparently Nadal is in Shakira's new music video... bad times.
The British lady just gave up in her race. That looked silly!
Suspected injury according to the commentator
She had injured her foot though. She only did that so she would be classifeid as 8th
I thought it was mean they made her start to be registered as 8th though...
Wait till you see the Big Final!
The men's final was awesome! I loved the little French guy :P
It's everything I love about the Olympics. It makes me cry....
Jean Todt is at the Olympics?
The ending of Blood Diamond is amazing. I <3 this film :)
ya the nadal shakira rumours are getting silly, he is in her video, not cheating on xisca!
i don't even know who xisca is :D
i am looking forward to the half pipe as nz has 5 people in it
I've heard of a Xisco, my not a Xisca...
You could start with a kennel
xisca is his girlfriend they have been together for years and years
oooooh right :)
Nick needs no encouragement to get a dog!!
So what are you going to make then?
Hehehe I could make a sculpture or something! I'd need considerably more bricks. I only own a rather well loved suitcase from my childhood.
Yeah I really hate animals.... If someone put a hamster in there, I'd brick up the door!
A mouse house for your computer mouse?
Did Naomi like it?
yeah, we are both fans of this film. :) she forced me to go see it at the cinema as i was strangely not keen on watching it, it's now one of my favourite films :D
I must admit DiCapro really surprised me. I was expecting something terrible.
The accent was pretty terrible to be fair!
oh? i thought it was a good attempt at it :)
Being Australian, I'm used to that. But the film was great
But he was playing a Zimbawean?
Yeah, what I meant was, I have never heard someone put on a good Aussi accent. I imagine it's the same for African accents.
its definitely the same for kiwi accents which is why I couldnt watch season 2 of underbelly
That was the only reason? ;-)
well no, it was also very boring :D but why cast matthew newton when there are millions of real kiwis here :D
Time for bed. Good night all
If anyone is going to be awake and bored for a while the last space walk of the shuttle mission has just started.
You can find out if the ISS + STS is visible in your area, well worth the 5 minutes. Anything with a magnitude of -1 (or lower) is easily visible, and with the new module AND the STS there should be some incredible viewing....
Good night Steven
Another alternative is http://www.spaceflight.nasa.gov/home/index.html . Point your mouse at realtime data and some opinions appear on the blue line. Orbital tracking gives you a map and a plot of the ISS orbit and gives you telemetry from both vehicles - temp, humidity, altitude, speed etc
If you select Sighting Opportunities after Realtime data you can find out all available sightings for your area for the next couple of weeks.
And now I am off. Night all
Hello all. Just talked to my brother, he's good to go for the race in Montreal, we'll be at the first chicane.
How much did your tickets cost?
So instead of going counter-clockwise, like normal, they switched the kart track around to go clockwise with a BIG sweeping double apex right hand turn.
I think the proper term for this is:
OH MY GOD AM I IN PAIN
we are getting right into the curling, I just had the task of looking it up on wiki so we could learn how scoring works
I fail to see what the fascination with curling is. It seems to come around every 4 years and coincide with the Olympics ;)
i dont get it either. Last olympics i watched because nz was in it but now we are watching canada v germany!
Who won? (curling)
it doesnt appear to be finished yet but canada are leading
and now canada have won
Was their ice the cleanest? :P
they put the most stones past the hog line into the house #downwiththelingo
I think that confirms that the people who invented the sport were quite drunk!
Did they use many guards? Or more shoot-outs? #justmakingthingsup
Vague F1 connection
Blogpost on the sale of Yas Island http://blogs.thenational.ae/crane_country/2010/02/the-dh914bn-yas-island-sales.html
the inventors were scottish, i think that says it all ;)
boo at the letter i just got telling me our rent is going up by $150 a month. Just for that I am going to make sure they fix everything asap!
That seems quite steep!
we still pay less than most in the area but it sucks for me!
I like that when you apply for a visa for Bahrain the reasons for travel options are 'Business' 'Tourism' and "F1 Grand Prix' :D
Morning everyone :)
morning Mr Alex
Morning Ms Amy.
I'm not sure what's wrong with me. It's my day off and for some reason I've woken up at 8am!
Morning Ms Christine
How are we all today?
I'm doing quite well... Oooh I have news... the radio show will be on this weekend. I must write a guest post.
Ahh, excellent, I will put it in the calendar.
I'm very good :D
Worryingly awake! Not really sure what to do with myself at this time of day...
booo my flatmate just booked her one way flight to London. I don't want a new flatmate :(
Go to London then!
in May? No thank you!
Heikki? On twitter? *falls over*
May's basically as good as it gets here :P
Another fab guest post: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/17/the-ones-we-will-all-be-watching/
Wow your quick!! thanks for the kudos
I've noticed some rumour-monger sites have mentioned a tie-up between USF1 and Campos. I'm hoping that today one of the more reputable sources will investigate and confirm/deny the story..
No need. its completge rubbish.
there is no way it could happen
Vettel just went quickest
Is that in terms of their entries? I'm not clear on whether teams can 'merge' like they can elsewhere.
From 2007, an Autosport post: Toyota have confirmed that Kamui Kobayashi will replace Franck Montagny as the team's third driver, as revealed by autosport.com earlier today.
I'm not sure I knew that. Grrr.
How's Lukeh today?
Pretty good thank you :) am counting down the days to seeing Lou on the weekend so it's good as the days fall away :P
Although I was gonan go to Cardiff today but looking at the weather outside... hmm... I think inside seems better.
How are you Christine?
Have lotus done more laps then virgin's total yet?
Pretty good, actually. Bit of a headache but that's probably a lack of bubbles.
WOW - a real coup for the little Drayson team at Le Mans - they've hired Emmanuele Pirro
Gooooooood Morning lovely Sidepodpeople!
Hi Jon, how are ya?
I am ok thank you Christine. I have a couple days of so I'm trying to work out whether to go home today or tomorrow....
How are you ?
I say today.
Thats what i was thinking :D
Jon I see that tweet. *tuts*
One of my lecturers is a Timekeeper for all sorts of Motorsport, and he sent the presentation we were meant to be getting (he's not coming in today) and I'm reading it....
35 slides about time, what time is.....
Does it mention Sidepodtime? If not, it's nonsense.
We both know that's not true!
what did you do??
Jon has been saying silly things again on twitter :(
hmm I see it ;)
So, Lukeh, what are you going to cook today?
Seeing as they were out all yesterday, I have been asked by my parents to cook them pancakes. This is the 3rd time in 2 days, which is better than 0 times in 21 years.
Maybe I should open a Pancake shop. Next to Greggs.
That would be awesome.
You should open the first Wales franchise of these guys. Their menu is amazing.
They sem to have stolen a photo of my pancake. However, I forgive them for their logo.
:D told you pancakes weren't difficult... ;)
You were right. :) Everyone was. I still don't trust my toaster though, you put it onto the crispy setting and it comes out not crispy. There is clearly a flaw there, or toasting is harder than it seems.
Joe has been writing about Nick Fry - http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/some-people-really-have-it-in-for-nick-fry/ - I know how a really odd morphed image of Frymarsh, as he puts it. Whitmarsh and Fry are oddly similar now he mentioned it, and I've never picked up on it...
16 hours after doohickey:
New trailer on Saturday, YAY!
Nope still don't like the look of him.
Hehehe, I was just thinking that.
April is so very far away, though.
I wish Tennant gave in when he had is wobble. I would have loved to see Moffat and Tennant work together for a series.
a man I know... has told me... that the new bbc website for the new doctor is going to be aces... absolutely amazing he said.
I hope it wasn't who I think it was...
BARROWMAN!! *shakes fist*
It was a man who works for the BBC...
BARROWMAN!! *shakes fist*
definatly. i just have a big dislike for what he's chosen to wear. should have stuck with this: http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/5302/smithdoctor2.jpg
hehe i'm glad you agree :)
I actually like it right now, there is nothing there ;)
Anything, in fact, where there is no bow tie, and no rolled up trouser legs. *shudders*
I still don't mind it actually. I just wanna see how he is as the doctor.
hoooray I have a possible person to take to the backstreet boys with me. Lets all cross our fingers he can get the night off work.
I should stop whilst I'm ahead, I can go on for a while about what he should have worn ;)
And I STILL hate the fact Autosport autoplays video. :(
he doesn't like girls :D
...oh. :| :P
I also recently learned that my brothers girlfriend is going to see them in NZ. She's a keeper, that one. Great taste in music.
Looks like she's found an easy way to win over at least one member of your family then :)
:D Nice to see you approve of her.
I hope you dont get in a fight then :P
She won me over when she gave my brother a big bag of Australian coins to give to me at Christmas time :D No use to her because she doesn't live here, and the currency exchange places don't take them. It came to about $12, I can't remember what I spent it on, but free money is good money.
This tweet worries me a lot.
He plays guitar, no? He's also handy playing percussion with wine glasses. :)
I think it's the drums, based on the sports personality of the year.
Who are 'F1Lite'? I've never heard of them, on JA's tweet service they've been active all day and have just said this:
F1Lite Campos: "Within the next 24 hours we will name our new investor."
Part 5 is up and about: http://tenstepstories.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/life-in-the-fast-lane-part-5/
I like this idea of making his own entertainment... :D
It must be impossible to get bored in Monaco.
Parties, casinos, boats, rocks to fall over...
I was thinking that this Ten Step Stories thing would cover a variety of topics - the next one was meant to be a Mars base, not stolen from Dr Who at all. Eh-hem. But I already have about six other motorsport ones I want to start.
Stupid sport being so interesting.
*shakes fist at F1*
Motorsport is ALWAYS interesting... if done right. :D
Mars base sounds good. :) I suggest you alternate motorsport ones with non-motorsport ones. Keeping it fresh and all.
That's an idea.
Isn't Bernie considering adding Mars to the calendar?
Off sick today :( Woke up and promptly chucked up :(
ahh. lukeh's pancakes too?
Ouch. Hope you get better soon.
:-( hope you get better soon
Was Lukeh sick after pancakes too?
Thanks - 15 hours sleep and I'm OK now!
I went out for some exercise thinking that would chirp me up. Big mistake! Exercise is hard work and now I'm all achy :(
No, I really enjoyed my first pancakes!
i think he tried to throw up on lou?
(may be making most of this up)
No houses were destroyed in the making of this production?
Nope. In fact I got asked to make more later, that's how well it went. No throwing up involved, despite Mr C's best wishes
I think he must just be jealous that I didn't make him any pancakes.
true story. however, i darn't ask, less you suggest i do a lukeh.
after the startling revelation the other night that you ate before you met christine, I think you'd be capable of it.
:D hey amy. still up?
i'd rather go without.
Presumably he didn't say he cooked before he met me though.
I am reading about Disneyland :D
Can the kitchen withstand Mr C's attempts twice in 12 months?
now I have mental images of a faceless man eating grated cheese straight from the bag.
It's overpriced, go to bed buddy ;)
That's about the size of it.
i do that.
overpriced but the only one anywhere near where I am likely to go in the next many years!
Oooh oooh oooh take me!!
someone has to come and take the photos! "Amy with Mickey" "Amy with Donald" "Amy with castle"
I haven't been since I was a child. I remember square trees though. I can definitely take pictures of you next to square trees. I take awful photos though....
photoshop doesn't count :(
at ease lukeh :(
I have allllllways wanted to go so I really think I will regret it if I don't. Plus Paris is my final stop before coming home so I think it'd be a fitting finale :D
Hehehe the queues are gonna be horrendous at that time of year though!
If it makes it any better Amy, Goofy shouted at me in french when I went to disneyland
Bonjour, Lukeh! Hyuk-uh! :D
I idn't like disneyland paris anyways. You know it's not the best of things when your most predominant memory of a theme park is french people, both in costumes or just normal french people in shops, shouting at you. Although pirates of the carribean was alright!
Probably because I could understand what people where shouting.
I'd like to think that shouting is not offensive if I can't understand it. I don't think it works that way though, it's probably more scary.
The elders of the internet advise to go on a Tuesday because Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are the busiest week days. This I can do. I can queue like a pro if need be. Theres not a lot I won't do for Mickey!
I sat in a bright yellow poncho in the rain to watch the disney float parade. It was 100% worth it :P
right, now I am actually going to bed. 4 hours sleep, woohoo!
Christ woman. You'll make yourself sick!
I expect to shortly have another night like the last, where I fell asleep at 7pm :D
warning, this will probably shatter all of your television illusions:
I don't think mind = blown sums up how minbliowingly mad that is. Life is just a green screen!
The magic of television. It must be so very, very dull to be an actor.
I'm not shocked. I think it's pathetic, especially when they claim to actually be there.... But it's not shocking to me.
To be clear, I don't mind if they do it to control budget in dramas and stuff but when the news do it and claim they're not it makes me very peeved!
Pathetic is a bit harsh.
note: not really outside - http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Christine
I agree. It's just lazy film-making!
Hiro wasn't really in New York!! I know heroes was just rubbish. Boo!!
i do love it.
i have a desire to blow something up in the next sidepodcast video.
I'm startin to think my house is just a green screen and that view outside is just computer generated
It is so lazy of them not to send someone into space.
WHAT?! You mean Pootle wasnt really there!! GRR
The Michael bay edition of Sidepodcast Diaries
don't be daft. you cannot blow up cars in the middle of the street anymore. the public will revolt.
When you're doing an election broadcast and claim to be stood outside the white house and then the studio presenter pipes up with "isn't it night there...." I can't think of another word for it.
I don't know if I'll be amazed at how good technology is today, or disappointed many of these shots can't be done in a real environment. It could be not just down to budget - other areas may prove to be impossible or very difficult to film (due to lighting and/or climate).
That video is all about TV shows?
I am talking about many of the scenes like the Heroes one where some dude is just outside and the whole thing is faked.
I mean, there's a scene with Jack Bauer sitting on some steps outside somewhere in Washington, and the whole thing is faked. Why?
You can't even dig at the bottom of a street either.
Isn't that right Mr JCB man, yes I can see you.
the president has a thing about people filming on his lawn.
Outside Whitehouse = very busy. It would be very hard
In Hereos lately Hiro has been all over the place, imagine the costs taking him to each place.
it would takes years to make a series. 24 would be more like 4.
Another reason they may be resorting to green screens is to minimize spoilers. Imagine if the public saw all filming...
Let this be a good invitation then
Dear Mr Bauer,
You have my permission to film a scene of 24 on the steps of my front garden. I have cake awaiting your arrivals
PS. Tell all of hollywood I have cake. Also, Greggs.
Well the police car and space scene aside (which were cool), the ones I don't like are the ones where the scene is normal and yet they can't even be bothered to be there (Like the Ugly Betty ones).
If it's to add to the scene, like a disaster or an explosion or a scene that is abnormal (like space) then cool, go for it.
But if you can't be bothered to set up an outdoor film unit to film a scene where they walk down the street? Lazy.
plus they'd all be pretending to be on a phone in the background.
or is that just jonny nobel?
You'd have to be mad to turn Jack Bauer away!!
Was it the Whitehouse? Thought it was somewhere public?
son of alfred nobel? ;)
i get what you mean though. :)
Schumacher die cast
Either WH or US Capitol. Wouldn't work either way.
It's just alot easier to do, takes alot less time up and costs less money. To film in public like that you need licences and all sorts.
If it was based on just Greggs, I think there would be heroic scenes as the Baltic in Gateshead is the new home of MI5 in Spooks.
but you can't tell... until now.
so what difference does it make?
For some reason I read that was WH Smith. A 24 episode about the shop would be rubbish.
Oh, I dunno. I've seen some drama about them charging 1p for bags. That could last at least one episode.
Think of it as Video-PhotoShop. Either you like how you can enhance things or hate that you can fake it.
"Listen Jack, they are preparing to blow the shop up at the launch of the new 3 for 2 offer on brand new hardbacks."
Funny, they used to do it that way...
Not really though, if you are watching something that.is.fake.
I think he would get really annoyed at the price of the chocolate in there
back then, people used to watch adverts too.
yup, before the world went H&S crazy. Its changed.
But acting is one thing, the environment is another.
i still do.
there is no.way anyone here watched jack on those steps and yelled "fake!" when watching 24. i just don't believe you can tell.
I'm gonna be spending the next 10 months thinking F1 is being raced around a field in the middle of berkshire with big green screens.
Explains the crowds in Turkey and China and that. They are technically watching nothing.
I knew it!
omg! this could be the answer to bernie's problems.
forget the massive EXPO sign. popup a green screen.
Is that why all the tracks are the same? :P
And if you're watching that show anyway, realism is probably not high up your list of requirements. ;)
also true :)
Doesn't make it any better :(
I would heart them to do this, then for the blue screen of death to appear around the corner during a race.
Now the title "Reality TV" makes more sense to me. At least they shoot those in real environments...
One of the channels here politely puts in a black screen pause before and after the ad break which means that most DVD recorders see that as a chapter - skipping ads really easily!
Why not? The next part of Life in the Fast Lane is going to be about Monaco. I've never actually been there, I am going to fake it. Is that a problem?
A lot of the stuff now on greenscreens weren't in public anyway - they were on backlots. If the tech is such that it is believable, and cheaper, then why not?
...just that the contestants are acting ... You do know that they shoot stuff multiple times too?
Yup, i do. Have you watched "Joe Schmo"? It's a Reality TV series parodying... Reality TV.
Depends if you use a green screen or not :P
I see your point there I guess. It's just that it's sad in a way that most of the film-making process is lost to a guy who now twiddles behind a Mac or something...
That was pretty funny!
I loved that show to pieces. :D A shame it only had 2 series.
I suppose that was because everyone knew about it after that...
:P But they could've made up any number of reality shows and been just fine. :D I guess it's just that there's only so many isolated reality shows.
TBH, the ones I have liked I tended to only watch for one series and then they never seemed as good when they came back...
The Amazing Race is still very good for me, and it's already Season 16!
That is pretty good, because they keep mixing up the format :)
Rightio, I'm off out folks. Enjoy your evenings :)
I think I saw one series, years ago when I had access to the channel it is tucked away on...
Can somebody tell me what the space clips were in that video?
I like some of the advances that have been made, but I do believe it is important to maintain the old ways of doing things even if it is only a niche.
What a photo: http://blogf1.co.uk/2010/02/17/caption-contest-101/
And with this I dub thee....
Bernie might as well be waiving a checkered flag over these guys,
This is just a guess but it might be: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defying_Gravity_(TV_series)
Thanks... That looks really cool!
I don't think it was very popular, but I never saw it.
That's typically the TV shows I tend to like ... the ones that get cancelled after a bit!
Digital AUTOSPORT launches tomorrow!
Sounds like a GoForOdd episode!
Note for Mr C:
Desktop Doohickey filter has been freaking out a little since updating Air
DENNIS QUAID IS HERE! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C64ZYuR7PuQ
Sorry if you saw it already, but it's pretty funny. He was on the Ellen show and she asked him to go into a Starbucks, order a coffee and do whatever she asked him to down the earpiece he had...
ooh. didn't know there was an update. shall look.
Hahahaha!! That was great. DAAYYYOO,
So I just subscribed to PLUS, and I have to pay again for the Magazine?
yeah. the mag is considerably more than plus. £5 per week compared to £5 per month (or whatever it is).
Ah so if you subscribe to Digital Edition sub comes with Autosport.com Plus if you don't already have that. That is quite nice.
Very late here now. Must get to bed. Night folks. :)
I would like to know why "if you are thinking of subscribing to either Autosport.com PLUS, or the Digital Edition, it will be in your interest to sign up for an annual PLUS subscription today…"
Might be some sort of special offer or prize?
Yeah or they are being sneaky. Either way I guess it would be best to take the advice and grab an annual Plus subscription today.
I am watching the West Wing and they're in Roslin just about to have the shooting...
Maybe this time they'll decide against it ;)
wooohoo ponyo is an awesome film... AND i have another uni interview :)
i'm betting they're not really there at all :)
I mean this will all due respect.
You suck :P
Brrrrrr mega cold out there!
I'm not advocating more outside today....
Same here. I am watching the Olympics now. Don't you dare tell me that it's also behind a green screen!
Blimey can't the BBC afford some kind of headcam? There's a reporter nearly killing himself holding a camcorder while skiing the downhill course...
That would be Mr Bell i assume, they can but the camcorder thing is a classic, he's always done it. I much prefer it.
Bit weird that in yesterday's BBC highlights they didn't include the men's downhill...
Was it the proper thing or just qualifying?
No. Some swiss dude won the gold. No worries, will catch it afterwards...
That was on yesterday? Some of the events were cancelled with weather, I thought that was the super g though. Noone even mentioned downhill. I went to bed at a sensible time though last night so....
oh wow! i guess it'll be on tonight
That's insane.... The highlights just have a tonne of figure skating :(
Hmm... I am watching today's highlight proggy (from 2pm) that should have had it?
Which is one of the only sports I don't want to watch :(
I had no idea the downhill had even been on. Maybe the beeb didn't either :P
I know the women's is starting right this second....
There's some highlights on the Beeb website, so I'll just watch it there...
Danish Coverage fail. Loads of news about Wozniacki the Tennis player, but nothing about the snowboarder in the olympics!
everything i watch from now on ill see as fake!
Mr C the website is running very slowly for me today. I only mention it because it's normally super speedy.
Doohickey in particular keeps threatening to freeze when i try to post a comment.
I now reckon Mr. C. is actually a green screen!
so many jokes, so little time
in fairness, i preceded the link with a warning: http://sidepodcast.com/2010/02/17/daily-17th-february-2010/#comment-685907
tis really fast for me. anyone else?
It might be my computer to be honest.... I've just been geolocked off the BBC :S
Wow... Lindsay Jacobellis has some mega bad luck eh?
oh dear :(
I have that problem solved... Really not sure why that would happen. Any ideas? I'm running the virus scan.
I want curry, it's got to be chicken...but i want you guys to decide!
Just had a chicken curry myself!
in that case i recommend chicken curry.
not the slightest :(
ta for that ;)
Mr C makes a good point.
I'm gonna go for one with chicken. Best use curry sauce whilst your at it.
Chicken Tikka, of course.
Chicken Channa for the win!
They don't do chicken channa! boo.
am thinking dupiaza because i like the name
Madras or the other one... I can't remember it
Just not Butter Chicken!
So which curry did Jon go for?
*drum roll please*
No poppadaums?! Oh Jon... :P
Curry Fail :(
I made them :)
and they gave me some for free
You guys are reminding me of Lister in Red Dwarf.
Read and voted. Hardest vote to decide on yet.
Good selection. I like the Saag Aloo myself.
Question; why is sport sexist?
The mens luge start was higher than the womans, so they moved hte mens and now the womans is moved to the junior....
Too late for a photo? I have no idea why I want a photo. I haven't had a good curry from a curry house in ages (had loads last yr though)
Is it to do with body strength?
Thats because the body strength of a man is more able to cope with the higer g-forces that is put on the higer start gate.
the men start to women start maybe, but why did they move them to the junior start?
Sport isn't sexist.
Since the men's start wasn't safe for the men, the women's start would not be safe for the women.
Emily and I are making brownies :)
They moved the starts because they thought the course was too dangerous though. I can't see why the women couldn't go from the women's start same as the men as surely speeds would be comparable.
So much for the idea of getting a subscription for the Digital Edition of Autosport, they only accept MasterCard or Visa :(
So much sidepodcooking going on!
Brownies are much yummier than pancakes too... not that I'm jealous, or anything... ;)
Surely the question is why they are different in the first place. There is a set weight for the luger plus luge and the men's weight is higher than the women's so I assume that has some effect
Some interesting stuff on Campos, USF1 and StefanGP
The sport is intrinsically dangerous. The only safe option is not to compete!
i'll give you the recipe and you can have a go :P
You can make little girl guides?
I guess you do need increased strength to steer at higher speeds?
I disagree. There are some very good female fighter pilots.
The speeds could have something to do with it.
i dont accept that, the mens course people said was dangerous before they started, didnt say that for the womens, theres been plenty of people on the womens course before
all gone :D yummm
In all fairness that was a guess that sounded reasonable.
Why is it not a surprise that Haymarket have never heard of Pay Pal? What century do you live in Haymarket? You only found out there was demand for an online magazine because you were forced into trying it and you are clueless how to exploit an opportunity that has been handed to you. You need Sir Alan Sugar to tell you that you're fired for being clueless.
Well that's what the start height is all about. If you start higher up the hill, you do go faster. The argument was though that by the end of the course the speeds were comparable from the women's and junior start.
But none of them got the job because they were the best fighter pilot in a country that didn't own a plane. The top people at the Olympics are the best in the world but there are a lot of Eddie the Eagles out there
I wouldn't agree to that. All of them have competed in World Cup events and have at least looked competitive.
I saw an interview with one of the top women and she said she had 2 crashes in 14 years and had lost track of the number of crashes she has had at this track since she started practising on it. It was way too dangerous. Unfortunately like F1 the problem was tackled as soon as someone died.
Nevermind PayPal, they don't seem to have heard of Maestro card either.
That's not necessarily true with the Olympics though. Although in theory there are set qualification times/distances/whatever's relevant to your discipline, these can be overridden by a country's olympic committee if they deem it appropriate. In theory I could turn up to compete if the UK wanted to choose me to put forward!
Who was the worst one there and what was his/her world ranking?
They really don't deserve to make any money from an online mag when they didn't even know there was a demand for it
Not sure thats relevant, they are all the best in their country, they may be comparitively rubbish, but they are all representing their country.
They'll have had to pass a qualifying time [ala Cool Runnings] so they wont be millles off (potentially
Remember Eddie the Eagle. He was last by something like 30 metres. Fine in that event but to have a course where top competitors are having more crashes than in a 14 year career is ridiculous when there are lugers who do not regularly compete at that level.
Ahhh!!! I've finally worked out to Eric Boullier reminds me of!! Seth McFarlane, the creator of Family Guy
Renault should be fun this year then
@MidwkMotorsport Marshall Pruett speaking on MWM: #USF1 funding has run out, the staff have been paid but they are out of cash. #USF1 #F1
Who is Marshall Pruett?
Auto Racing Editor for SPEEDtv.com
He should be close enough to the team then
Seems like the most concrete source I've seen yet that they are out of money. All the other stuff has just seemed like it could simply be internet rumours.
There is a guy in the MWM collective who works for USF1 - wonder if he will respond...
Until the team say something you can never be sure but there seemed to be a close relationship with SPEED
Yeah I'm still waiting to see something more official. Seems to be a lot of things pointing to it being true now though.
Just tried a news search for usf1 and all I got was a load of rubbish about Campos, Stefan and Buspass running a story that Dave Richards and Prodrive may take up any vacant slot.
Heck, even if it is true they won't say anything for 3 weeks.
If the internet is to be believed today then there are some real twists with those three teams. Would seem like USF1 are now done and that was after things sounding quite promising at the start of the year. While Campos is maybe going to be saved after all the light had went out at the end of their tunnel.
Sean White is amazing!
Forgot he was on. Watching Arsenal finding new ways to lose stupid goals. I can hear RG laughing from here
He's kinda dominating that heat.
Think I'll go to bed. See ya all!
I've never laughed so much in a long time.
Another USF1 is done comment from Twitter
@adamcooperf1 It's been reported in Argentina that Peter Windsor has told Jose Maria Lopez that US F1 is not going to happen...
@adamcooperf1 And that Lopez is already in Europe hoping that Bernie will help him salvage a seat with Campos Meta or maybe Stefan...
huh... I'm starting to think USF1 is having issues! ;)
So you can read about those reports
Better order my toaster soon.
I thought Chad youtube was onboard to help them get a budget sorted out. How can he not be able raise the necessary money? I just find the whole thing odd.
I think I read somewhere earlier that he had left the team, dunno how true it was.
It mentions that in the story Paul linked to. I really don't see how he could not have organised enough budget for USF1 to be done properly.
Maybe the deal for Mr Youtube's backing was for the money to be handed out when the team made progress with the car. There are rumours that the car failed its FIA crash test this week, and of bad team management. Not sure that is the sort of thing I'd want to involve my money in.
Haven't heard anything about failing the crash test, but I certainly have heard plenty about bad management.
I really thought they'd make it to the grid at least..
Most cars fail their crash tests. They try to make them pass by the minimum amount
The failed crash test was in an article that Midweek Motorsport linked to earlier on Twitter. Seemed more like a fan blog though, so I would just count it as a rumour.
Mr Stefan is probably happy right about now.
It'll be nice to see Toyo, I mean Stefan GP on the grid.
Yeah - although I read somewhere he hasn't actually paid Toyota yet. It was either Joe or Will and I can't remember which
Yeah but if is true it is also rather late in the game to be failing a crash test. Maybe they could get a car ready in time if they had the money, but i can't imagine it would be a situation that an investor would like.
supposedly this guy works with USF1:
Found him via @sammyandres who's also supposedly USF1's (part time) video guy.
Man, I could be an internet reporter!
Hmmm, he doesn't seem to happy in his last tweet.
Hello Adie :)
I have decided that snowboarding is not something I like watching. I enjoyed the one where they all knocked each other over.... This was disappointing!
Did you watch the women skiing earlier where they kept knocking themselves over?
Yes! Even if they made it to the bottom, they seemed to fall over after the line and crash into the end....
Apparantly one of the weaker competitors had to be airlifted to hospital.
No, but then again USF1 haven't come out to deny any of the ever growing rumours of the last couple of weeks that they are in trouble. So his statement is just as much rumour as anything else. If he does work for USF1 it still doesn't mean that he actually knows what is going on.
I saw one bad crash. She was vying for the Gold when she fell though....
Oh no! There were some really bad crashes.
hi me?? who's me soz i am a newbie found your site this morning having a look around!
There were a few who seemed determined to hurt themselves
me (or Mr C) runs the site with Christine
No-one knows. He is also known as Mr C but no-one knows his name or what he looks like. He is also the genius that makes this site work
thanks o i see the male voice on the podcasts???
Nice cheers Steven
There seem to be a lot more injuries in the winter Olympics than the Summer ones, or have I just forgotten?
Yep. He is the one who makes the mistakes and forgets what to say.
I think winter sports are just a lot more dangerous all round!
Oh he of the plastic covered pizza.
ha. if only you knew how much i was banging me head against the table this evening :)
If Christine is "from the Internet", maybe me is the Internet?
It is a lot more dangerous. For example I don't think there is a summer equivalent of hurtling youself down a mountain at 90mph.
Hi. You may (or may not) prefer this for commenting: http://sidepodcast.com/realtime/
Why was this?
They should have street luge!
@Pat That is the website I am on atm!
Yup, its called downhill mountain biking
Errrrrr, ah, but thats one event, in the winter games there is like 5....
They do! Gimme a sec and ill find ya a pic
They're still at nothing like those speeds.
Maybe just the nature of the events but it is certainly the case that there are more injuries.
Normally a world cup downhill in skiing is over two runs but the Olympic race is one run only so they take way more risk because they know that it is impossible to win unless they really hang it out.
Adam Cooper (writer of that Speed article) just tweeted this link to an Argentinean site in English:
Does Sidepodcast have a iphone app / can i comment from my ipod touch?
In the Olympics? Why is it never televised?
depends on the track, 40-60 dependant
Ha! You ever been to a World Champs down hill?
Ooo! Biker Sherlock.
Now there's a nutter if I ever did see one.
ah right, no, not in the olympics.
Catching the javelin?
I'm not sure they do that deliberately.
Have you heard the bad rumours about your team Dan?
I've seen professional cyclists. I'm not saying it's not dangerous. I just think you're probably at about half the speed. If you come off that makes a big difference between some broken bones and death....
see you all another time bye for now!
Almost every event at winter games is dangerous though.... Athletics isn't really all that risky!
Bye Formtech. Catch you later
Goodnight. Nice to say hi.
I am trying to ignore it till I get home. I have a lot of work I'm trying to focus on.
I will say if it is reported on SpeedTV (USF1's biggest cheerleaders) by Cooper, then I have no little reason to doubt it.
Very true. There are so many crazy winter sports - freestyle skiing, half pipe, downhill , etc etc
I think you're more likely to die at a downhill event than on Luge. this years luge was just unlucky because hte course wasnt properly protected
Curling is seriously dangerous.
If you launch one of the stones at someone.
Beaten to it by three seconds. :)
Hate to catch one of those rocks on my toe.
That's the way I look at it. Adam Cooper is a credible reporter. Nothing we ever saw from that team was convincing but I would have prefered to have been wrong about that and had them in the sport. It is bad for F1 in the USA if this turns out to be true
Because I might scratch my own eyes out?
One of the stones might land on your head if you're laying down on the ice, or you might trip over them if you're walking across the target area
or laugh yourself silly.
It par the course for F1 over here. I think we are cursed somehow. I think it all started when Bernie got in a fight with the people in Long Beach.
More likely with spikey gloves in the luge
Where? what? huh? Links?
He decided to play hardball with Chris Pook and lost
Oh Booo. :-(
Was there any evidence USF1 ever had a car?
Arsene Wenger is funny. The ref should let us set up a wall before allowing Porto to take a free kick. I can't wait until the first time a ref stops Arsenal taking a quick free kick.
He is normally sensible but that comment is just stupid.
They had a picture of Jim Clark in a Lotus
Don't you have to wait for the ref to blow the whistle to take the kick?
Close enough I guess. Would love to see a 49 on track again.
Hahaha, that's such sweet irony. Now he complains when it happens to him despite being all innocent when Henry always used to do it.
He obviously can't remember this then...
Yes but you can ask for a quick free kick if you tell the referee, so he blows his whistle and whala.
Night all. I'm off to watch a dvd and then maybe get a good nights sleep.
I would love to say something but it will just turn into laughter.
I said it yesterday. Something happened with that. We've been curse since then. Long Beach went away, Detroit fell apart. Bernie pick Phoenix over Laguna Seca, Michael Andretti, and then Indy.
Indy could of worked, then we got the double haymakers of the 2003 and 2005 race.
With no F1 and the IRL in serious trouble... open wheel racing is on life support over here. I don't know what to do next. I love sportscar and will follow F1 vicariously through Sidepodcast... but seeing NASCAR complete its' 20 year destruction of open wheel is just depressing...
Not necessarily. Most referees give the option of taking the kick immediately or if not waiting until they are happy that all the defenders are far enough back, the linesman is in the right position and the wind is blowing in the right direction. Most teams take that option because they practise all their free kicks that way but when the goal keeper is standing in the middle of nowhere and the Arsenal defence is showing no real interest in getting back the quick free kick passed to someone standing in front of an empty goal is a better option
There is bound to be an F1 race in the US in the near future.
Anyone up for Thursday Thoughts tomorrow?
Great finish in the Mens Cross country then!
I may excuse myself this week as I already have a backlog of things I want to write about. I also need to diversify my so-called 'multi-series' blog into talking about more than F1 so technically my season has already started. :)
though if it is a top notch Q I may squeeze it in, depends on the time I have tomorrow
Yea? We'll look out for the question tomorrow then? :)
Anyone up for next week's while I'm on the wiki?
Wait... wait... wait...
What did I get myself into again?
I'd love too, but I'm working on the new 'thing' for my blog....
Thank you for volunteering. It is good to see people prepared to step up.
Hehehe. I'm looking for a volunteer to pose an F1 related question on their blog for other bloggers to answer. As demonstrated by Adie last week: http://f1tailpipe.com/2010/02/thursday-thoughts/
evening briefly everyone :)
I've added you on the wiki. Its too late to back down now.
Note: the question can be anything, fun or serious, and you do not have to write such a brillo post underneath, it can just be the question if you like :)
Glad to see the volunteer spirit. Well done Dan :)
Hello briefly Alex
or 'lo :)
I guess since your also going in about 5 minutes, Good Night :)
It's on. When I get off work in about 4 hours, I will come up with something.
"Why", just "Why"
Fabulous. Thanks Dan.
hello, we are back, :)
How are the brownies? Is there much mess? Did you sniff stuff you were not meant to sniff?
Are your brownies yummy?
they are cooling atm, we shall blog about it in a moment, but it all went well. No.. i didn't feel the need to sniff the cocoa powder.. like mr c;)
need to let them cool yet.
I look forward to reading it!
Didn't he sniff baking powder or something really nasty?
If I recall correctly, he sniffed the cocoa powder and said it was like heaven in a jar, and then did the same with the baking powder or the bicarbonate of soda, which of course... wasn't.
And I missed this??!
Was it on the Sidepodradio day?
ahhhh that's it. no we didn't do that either..
He was very impressed with coaco powder then stuck his nose in the white stuff and breathed deeply. Then choled a lot
choked not choled
It can be found here
You're bloody brilliant you are!
All the sidepodradio shows are here
She's "from the internet". Living index.
Correct - Red Bull Muffins
NASA have finally put up a half decent picture of the cupola that has just been installed on the ISS. They call it a bay window but I just think it is for astronauts to play I spy
True story :)
"Hey, I can see my house form here!"
It has covers that can go over the windows if there are any rocks or debris headed for the ISS.
Tweeted by USF1:
An unofficial update from a reputable source, fans are still hopeful: http://nyti.ms/b0zCQU #F1 #Formula1
That's a link to the New York Times
I knew the curling was secretly dangerous! http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic_games/vancouver_2010/curling/8519335.stm
that's from @USF1 which is official or unofficial?
I notice Keith says it is unofficial, I'm confused, but I saw the USF1 tweet before I saw his... If it is unofficial I'll unfollow them.
NYTimes article does not sound hopeful: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/sports/autoracing/18autos.html?ref=sports
I'm miles behind where I wanted to be :(
I'd planned two blog posts and some other stuff. Instead I had to go and pick up a parcel from miles away because DHL wouldn't leave it with a neighbour, it set me back 2hrs and then the USF1 news appeared...
Slippy shoes on ice is a bad idea
i am sad the kiwi snowboarder was tenth in his heat because only the top 9 go through to the next round. There is another kiwi in the other heat though so i still have hope
lou has sent me to tell everyone the brownies are awesome :D
I didn't realise Paul di Resta was doing the DTM as well as his FIF1 job
That is unlucky
tell them what you actually said when you tasted them..
Do you have enough for everyone?
While she snaffles some of your share?
i'll make some for the trip to spa :P
i was actually getting her more :P
I bet they don't last as far as the channel tunnel
Is it possible to mail some... ;)
well you would say that....
no it's true she is my brownie fetching servant. :D
Oooh I see them in the list! I will cheer for them!!
Oh OK. I'm just thinking of Red Bull Muffins. Hungry now.
I know where you can get some brownies
ooh took that guy a while to get up. Ouch
If I left now I'd be there by about 2am
The snowboarding is crazy. The height some of the riders are getting combined with some of the bad landings... ouch.
we'll still be up by then ;)
The Canadian bloke almost had a perfect run as well.
But would there be any brownies left?
Two brownies each then they will be more interested in wine
Guys...can I just blug something I've been working on please.
It's all explained there...but it's very much a pilot at the moment!
@amy - reason to get new iPhone later in the year despite saving for Europe:
The tennis bit obviously :-)
you had better all cross your fingers for mitchell! He is from my home town. His sister is in the womans half pipe tomorrow *shakes fist*
Attention all brownie makers:
If you try to make rocky road brownies with normal marshmallows, they will melt and create yummy flavoured hot spots. better to use the special cooking ones found near the cooking chocolate in the supermarket if you want the look of rocky road
The Finns are doing well! That has to bring you joy....
hehe probably they are very rich. :)
we have no more wine.. anyway, can't be drunk when blogging ;)
Left a comment mate.
ooh good try!
NZ man fell
It was very near the bottom though
Least he has another go soon
i cheer for finns when there are no kiwis left in an event :D
Thank you mate -you're more than welcome too to. Best drop me a mail (address is in the mag) and we can talk more. Won't take up valuable SPC space then :)
And thanks for the RT too Luke...
That one finn had an amaaaaaazing run!
The Finn in 3rd place is the spitting image of Kimi!
You should be drunk on a podcast then you won't be so shy. Leave voicemails when you are drunk
TMR game results week 3
Awesome, I'll do it in the morning when I'm much more awake :)
this is what i keep telling her to do. :P
Drunk voicemails? Uh oh.
It's the way forward. Especially after a championship showdown when you're emotionally drained!
I'm officially brilliant.
ooh, looks good! I'll have a read
i forget we are in the presence of the king of drunken voicemails ;)
When was that? Did I miss this??
Shh. That was... an unfortunate event.
Look forward to it!
Lukeh didn't only tweet on new years eve.... :D
Hahahaha oh dear!
DUI's are the best. Not that I've ever done such things...
I am sure Christine or Mr C can find the link.
i wish i had kept the voicemai now, it was very funny :D
*hides under pillows*
We've all done it....
the snowboarding commentators are great. The volume is low pm i cant hear them talking but i can hear lots oh OHHHs and OOOHs
We have a scandanavian woman on ours who just doesnt say much apart from oooh or Owww, it's very funny :)
i can't believe you deleted that...D:
Did I ever mention how smart lou is?
It's because she's a nice person!
At least you coulda put it on drop.io first.
There is a way to do that.
i didn't mean to, after a while they delete themselves..
If it's just drunken sappiness then I have more than enough. What was so special about this?
I don't remember it.
Me neither. ;)
Ok guys....I'm off to bed. I shall see you in the morning.
Working from home tomorrow so yays!
Nick doesn't have a voicemail. It's a happy day.
i could re-enact it if you'd like? :D
So how about them muffins eh? I hear you have them to eat. And wine. They're definitely more important, yes.
it was never on drop.io. but it was hilarious..
skype sidepodcast. It will probably make the Debrief on Sunday
brownies, masquerading as muffins
Urm, brownies, Muffins, It's all the same.
Move along, nothing to see here...
hey, leave lou another voicemail :P
No! *hmph* ;)
I tried to beat the midnight wire, but does this work?
What a great Wednesday that was
Hey Bassano :)
So, I hear Ponyo was great?
Adobe broke [desktop] Doohickey! :(
it was awesome. Very cute, and pretty :)
Have you been on the Vino Louise?
i haven't seen mr c around lately.. i wonder if he is sleeping..
we squee-ed so much other people gave us strange looks.
yes... but i haven't had nearly enough to make up for the arguments i've had with my dad today :) however we made brownies so all is good.
I hear Miyazaki has that effect :D
Yeah, parents will do that
Luckily, they don't tend to go to Uni too ;)
Looks good to me
thank god! :)
Steven, you must be well rested after last night's early evening [relatively speaking]
there are no words for how much i love that man :)
Wednesday is my new least favourite day of the week. I'm never taking it as my day off again.
Any decent Olympic events tonight?
snowboarding :) and the luge is on later (yay for luge)
Mondays are worse, unless it's an extended weekend
Last night wasn't early it was the previous nigh that I went to bed before Lou. Course now she has started drinking with Emily who she says is a bad influence I will probably be in bed before her tonight
Doubles as well. More chance for it to go horribly wrong.
Snowboarding >> Luge :D
will doubles mean more cowbells?
Bet the pantry is locked!
The snowboarding has been great fun. Lots of fail. Not as much fail as the female skiing earlier though.
we won't be watching the curling then lou? ;D
I believe the Canadians have solved that issue
Highlight of the games so far :D
I dunno exactly. It started very well. I woke up nice and early, I got up had some nice brekkie, went for some exercise. But somehow it's gone all wrong :( I did lots of things I like. Wednesday is the only reason I can think of!
Must look that up, read the tweets earlier
i resent that. ;P lou got the wine out this evening!
There's a clip on the BBC website of the biggest fail of the day. Of the year.
Go NZ man!
of course i am pushing the baileys line of thought at this moment.
But will Lou be looking for the 3rd bottle later?
Thought not ;)
Even the commentator had a quick guilty chuckle at it. :)
3/4 Butterscotch Schnapps, topped with a layer of Baileys
I bet you suggested it
the swiss judge gave him the lowest vote both times. Boo switzerland!
actually she didn't
Dear BBC Sport Site:
Vancouver 2010 should be above London 2012, it's on NOW!
But they're lovely
Was Cheeky Vimto horrible?
oi i've tried your mixed drinks before. never again :P
Apart from that, I love the BBC website for this.
it was lovely.. that's why i put it down :P
That's where Em went wrong! :lol:
Why has the website switched from snowboarding to a skating advert?
it was a horrible argument :D
There were some reeeeeally bad crashes asides from that though, including a fall from 40m in the air.
Qualifiers have finished, I think the semi's start in 45 minutes
Em has just asked me if we can try what Bassano just posted... i said no.
Did you see the curling man fall over yesterday? Loads of the women downhill skiers fell even after they'd finished, half of them smashed into the fence at the bottom. It looked lethal out there....
haahahahahahaha at the guy in the gold suit in the speed skating!
No, they are shots, for the beginning of the night. Not the end [or middle]
Yeah that clip is on the BBC website too. Like I say, Curling is hugely dangerous... ;)
I have introduced Em to speed skating :) all is well.
the night is still young...x)
Thanks. Didn't realise there was that long a gap
only because you keep crying when the curling is on.
Is that wise under the influence?
Oh, you mean...
Not for some
But really you mean a small one can't hurt. What kind of student doesn't try a weird drink combination as soon as it is suggested? Don't you want a university to accept you?
She did, it was called Cheeky Vimto
She wasn't prepared for it! ;)
Just needs paractise. How is she going to cope with zombies or the modern equivalent if she doesn't practise?
That is a good point
She met a Bassano too early :)
What is zombies?
I believe they are the undead risen from the grave. Like Bernie Ecclestone.
Beat me to it
[tuts at youngsters]
Oooh I like rum. I might skip the brandy though....
That gold suit is fabulous.
The Zombie is a cocktail made of fruit juices, liqueurs, and various rums, so named for its perceived effects upon the drinker
tell me you are joking..
Maybe he's Vijay Mallya using Lukeh's computer
Stupid gold man coasted to the end.... He looked like Usain Bolt at the end there. Unfortunately for him, the results weren't the same!
Would you lot switch to the new day.
I like Billy Connolly's description of a zombie mentioned on the wikipedia page
I have heard him talk about drinking them and he says you can sit and talk to someone without realising you have had anything to drink and make perfect sense then when you get off your seat you find out your legs are drunk
I am here and there so I am very confused, how can I be in two places at once on two different days?
Are you at http://sidepodcast.com/realtime/ ? If so you can choose your thread at the top of the page from the pull down menu and you can see all the comments that come in, in every thread
Weird, I did that but I still see my post on the 18th page. I have to select the 17th page to quote you. Me and computers are not simpatico.
That was because we were still in the 17th thread when you came on, although the 18th thread had been created. out fault in not swapping over, not yours :)
They're in seperate threads. It's an interface for seeing posts in all threads. I fear Bassano has lead you astray though. I think we're pretty much going to stay in the 18th now :P
You can only quote in the thread the original comment was made in or it is impossible for anyone reading comments later to follow the conversation. Best just switch to the 18th now and forget quoting anything in the 17th
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