Another day closer to the Bahrain Grand Prix, but we're still getting to grips with what happened in China first. These back-to-back races are not popular in Sidepodcast Towers. Anyway, here are some of the things up for discussion today:
- The Shanghai edition of AUTOSPORT's Paddock Life sums up a lot of the questions we had over the weekend. The explanation for Vettel's car sticker, why Bernie really likes China, and how Ferrari paid their respects to the earthquake victims in Italy, all that is in there. My favourite bit is more madness from Flav, though.
- Webber's BBC column is an interesting read, if only to hear directly from him about finishing second. He reviews the race and then looks forward to Bahrain with: "It is a good little track for overtaking, Bahrain..." Condescending, much?
- Ollie has a summary of Adrian Sutil's bad luck over at BlogF1, which got me thinking. Will Force India ever score a championship point? Should Adrian be looking elsewhere to try his hand at finishing in the top 8? Or is it Sutil who is the bad luck charm at the moment?
That'll do it for now. Feel free to discuss whatever is on your mind, the above topic list is just a suggestion. I'll see you in the comments.
Buenos dias, Europa! :)
SidepodSpace update - this time with The Big Picture
More spam on drop.io.
At least it's not Flav...
F1 Rejects China podcast out.
They're back to doing regular podcasts again, bless them. :)
Christ, I haven't even had time to listen to the Chequered Flag yet! Thank God for Sidepodcast ;)
Yup. Pretty good podcast. Not their best, but still very good. :)
Morning folks :)
RUBENS HAS DONE A DIARY! :D
I hear Crofty on this diary too.
Crofty and Holly are on the FIF1 podcast too ;)
That Crofty gets around, doesn't he?
When is he going to appear on Sidepodcast then?
When we can afford him ;)
I think Mr C's plan is to complement him enough that he'll want to come on.
That or just pester him with texts on 5Live.
We loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove you Crofty! Big huuuuuuuuuuuuuuug!
Oh dear oh dear. What a mess. :D
The lovely ladies next door have just come home after a night out. They're still drunk and a complete mess. One is missing a shoe. Looks like they had a good night. ;)
They are having broadband installed today though - I've got to go round to install the sockets for them before it's all activated. Where did I leave my drill? :D
...and they have now come round begging for coffee.
Who am I to refuse to damsels in distress.
I wish my neighbours were the male version of your neighbours!
If they were male though they would be mooning out the window and having farting and burping contests *they are that drunk*
They only ever have Nescafe which isn not coffee in any way, shape or form!
I have a selection of expensive beans which I will grind and make espresso for them.
Currently on a very nice Australian Skyberry
Bourdais says STR4 not suiting his style
Unfortunately we have heard this one before. I think time is really running out for this guy if he can't put in a decent drive soon....
Haug: Senna wanted F1 promise
Hmm... seems like a silly decision to turn down DTM on, but it's an odd series where many struggle and it has become a bit of a graveyard for srivers unfortunately. Bruno needs to be back in single seaters very quickly if he stands any chance of being in F1 again ... maybe he should have a crack at A1GP judging by the buzz from Liuzzi's performance at the weekend?
He's going to work around it or get the dar developing in his way if he's going to keep his drive for the rest of the season. Buemi is walking all over him at this point.
The more I hear about Senna the less I like him, which is a shame. He seems to be behaving like it's his right to be in F1, which it certainly isn't, surname or not.
Unfortunately he has had the two worst possible team mates at STR...
You certainly don't hear Chris Van der Drift complaining like that and he had a Honda test lined up too :-(
now that's a surname! I'm crossing my fingers for all these up and coming kiwis, I'd love to see one in F1 in my lifetime:)
He got third in the WSR race at the weekend and he said he was very happy about it :)
I expected more from him I think. He's a 4 time Champ Car champion so he's not completely talentless, but I'm now wondering if spending the time in Champ car has effected him badly.
It's very rare we see an American series driver come into F1 and do well, it can't be a coincidence....
They're completely different cars I think. It is odd that when they come over from the states it always seems to end in tears :-(
I saw him race in F3000 and thought he had the ability to get into F1, but somewhere along the way, it's all gone tits-up.
It started off well for Villeneuve. When he signed on to Williams, they made sure he got lots and lots of track time to get him up to speed as quickly as possible. It certainly worked if he only just missed out on the championship in '96 and won it a year later.
I think that's the problem with Champ Car/IndyCar converts nowadays. Teams aren't giving them enough time in the car to help them familiarise with the differences between Indy and F1 and hopefully get on the pace. In this case with Bourdais, it seems like exactly the same problem.
How much testing did Bourdais do over the winter compared to Buemi? I know Buemi was in the 2008 car most of the time, but Bourdais must have had very little time with the 2009 car.
Exactly. It's almost like he's being set up to fail here. Who do STR really want in that car?
You might make them swoon! :D
It seems like it. Buemi got loads of time in the 2008 car and I think it's paid off. All I know is he spent a hell of a lot more time on track during the winter than Bourdais is, mainly because of the issue of who was going to be in the second seat - Seb ot Sato.
I can't blame Bruno too much - he's getting pretty old for an F1 wannabe. Unless he gets a top-line seat ala Damon or Lewis double-time, he'll be quickly forgotten.
Had he not decided to stop after his uncle died, he'd probably have gotten into F1 easily.
Different cars, different orientation (more ovals than road courses), different culture. I'm not too surprised.
Sadly not. One is now asleep and the other is dancing to what I think is Chumbawumba in her flat...
Count LeSeb lucky - had it not been for the recession, we might be seeing Sato in the 2nd seat.
Chumbawumba! Now there's a 90s band I like! Tubthumping comes to mind... :D
she gets knocked down, does she get up again?
STR don't have that much money, so having Sato could have bankrupted them with repairs.
you're never gonna keep her down! :P
I'm surprised she could stand on 1 5 inch heel *who knows where the other one was*
But his sponsor would've been paying for them anyway. And his technical experience would be helpful to someone like Buemi who's only getting started.
I'd be lying if I said I didn't just fire up iTunes for some Tubthumping
have we done this story this morning:
"rumours abound that DVL about to go into administration, ending the Donington Park British Grand Prix plans. Let's hope it's not true.."
:-O No! Any other sources?
Do you think Bernie would stick to his 'it won't go back to Silverstone' threat? No British Grand Prix would be an unbelievable situation.
have literally just opened my eyes...
Oh no no no no no! I thought Simon Gillett had this all under control? He said so himself, right?
yup. max can intervene, but they're friends now, right?
I expected that Donnington wasn't going to happen, but not in this way.
Evidently they still don't have the £100million
Early start for you today then? ;) :P
if we don't get donington park, expect FOTA, especially the British-based teams, to help BRDC get the British GP back.
Ill as well I hear. :P
Personally I still feel Sato should have gotten that seat. I mean, yes Bourdais' a 4 times Champ Car champion, but I'd prefer someone who's been there and done it rather than someone who's only had one season and not really impressed as much as everyone thought he would.
Can't see it happening.
It'll go elsewhere in the world.
Can't say I'm that upset. Silverstone was a hole...
But Sato's a known quantity, he's had a stint at the front, but he didn't have it. Bourdais has only had 1 season which was also plagued by bad luck. Surely he deserves a 2nd chance more than Sato deserves a 4th one?
FOTA won't be happy. Who will be happy with no British GP? Even Bernie wouldn't be happy, even if he made more money.
That said, expect the Montreal rumors to start up again if this is true.
But couldn't you say the same about Barrichello?
Found this interesting too:
Mario Theissen says: "So far we have successfully kept apart the work on the future direction of the sport and on the other hand the operational daily business at the race track. This is definitely a test to FOTA."
This means you Flav.
Bourdais didn't have to deal with team orders, did he?
Besides, Brawn's scenario is different from STR's. Brawn barely had time to get up and running, and now have less resources than last year. They needed Rubens' expertise to minimize the impact. STR is RBR's B-team, so they get most of the car in good condition. Less setup work is needed, so they could afford to get a young hotshoe in the 2nd seat.
The other teams may see his point, but they want him to shut up anyway, eh? ;)
FIA and Bernie will want to stomp on FOTA - stop them getting too much power in the sport they run.
A couple of weeks before and after the Grand Prix formally known as the British Grand Prix - they could go almost anywhere. Canada is certainly possible.
He is embarasing
Montreal will be Max and Bernie's way of appeasing the fans.
What I meant by FOTA's role is that they may decide to help fund a British GP return to Silverstone - it was always an issue of money, after all.
And if Hamilton is indeed a megastar of the present and the future, why isn't Britain getting the same treatment as Spain (who has Alonso) and Germany (who had Schumacher and now has Vettel)?
Money and facilities and timing and weather and the fact that Bernie hates the place.
he's described it as Third World on more than one occasion.
post from christine:
What makes it different from Brazil, then? It's not like they've renovated their facilities, either.
At least there are people in the stands
That's not Bernie's priority, unfortunately.
True given the past two races.
macca secu wins an award:
"Today's announcement is timed to mark Her Majesty The Queen's birthday. McLaren Electronic Systems will be formally conferred later in the year. The Awards are made each year by The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who is assisting by an advisory committee that includes representatives of Government, industry and commerce and the trade unions."
Ferrari connection? ;)
Plus the historic connection with Senna etc.
True, but how much does Bernie get from the new races in comparison to the British GP?
They've created some great ECUs! No more do we need to worry about teams skirting a TC ban.
cannot argue with that. i expected it to be an unmitigated failure, but no-one has a single complaint to make.
Guys, can I put in a request for some more followers for my blog? I only have one, so any more would be appreciated :)
you must have more than one, christine and i are both following?
According to blogger.com, I only have 1.
And that's R.G.
That's just people who are signed up to blogger.com though, isn't it?
blogger is wrong then. i have been a subscriber since you started the blog. even when you stopped for a bit.
Nice to know, that :)
I'm writing an essay like reply on the Heikki post, stay tuned ;)
you need a blog ;)
The ladies have now sobered up a little and are going through my DVD and Bluray collection....
This could get interesting. :D
oh no... oh no no no... here we go again! :P
Ladies man, eh? :P
Not sure if you answered this question before but - are they attractive? ;) :D
he's making it up. first rule of live commenting anything... no pictures? not happening.
Nope. I just have some interestingly titled DVD's that I don't want to try to explain as they are either extreme horror or just utterly strange.
flibster, looks like he's challenging ya. :P
i apologise in advance, i'm still writing! ;)
Afternoon everyone. Useless morning at Uni, will show you what I mean when I get off phone with Microsoft
Am now writing a blog post on how useless Piquet is.
Do you ever sleep amy?
it's only 10pm :D
It sounds like a guest post!
Time to up Amy's level of Sidepodaddiction. And you've only been around how long? ;)
i may have gone overboard :D
I've been a lurker/listener since around episode 30, but my new years resolution was to be more involved on F1 sites, so now I'm everywhere all at once :D
Well that post blew up the iPhone!
The doohickey told me I was commenting too fast :D
I'm trying to explain meandpage22 to them ;)
Although they have decided on a film now. Saving Private Ryan - they've never seen it, they just like Matt Damon.
Anyone like Ben & Jerrys ice cream?
It's free cone day today!
*cries at batracer*
evil game! :P
new podcast for you:
I've been waiting for that on itunes
should be there now :)
Massive Adobe Air crash for me there.
Something went very badly wrong - crashed the PC and had to reinstall Air after a reboot.
Makes the walk to work much better!
4th call now to microsoft...
Red ring related?
I am so pleased I missed the 360 vs PS3 debate yesterday
Yep. I've had 2 representatives ask if my xbox and television are pluuged in, and if they are, if they are on.... well yes... hence how im getting the problems!!
Did you jiggle the cables?
Did you turn it off and turn it on again? Is it plugged in?
Hmm. Sounds like a day at work.
Ohh I jiggled allsorts, dont get me started on thye jiggling! :P
It's gonna be sent off but that was so frustrating... the second rep called me Clive despite having my details on her screen... :/
From now on that will be your name here ;)
Well, you know, Clive and Luke are similar, its a real easy mistake to make. ;)
Also as I said when I came on, thsi morning was a completely useless lecture in uni. totally distracted and here's the results of my notes in the 3 hour lecture... quite productive i'd say...
1 vote for Mario Theissen
Rubens Man! Saving the world before the checkered flag! :D
The Mario Flanders sketch is awesome too. :)
Seriously, though, these are some pretty good sketches. Ever considered being an illustrator or a comic book artist?
Nope, I just doodle my way through uni. :D
I like Awesome Man. He is awesome, you know.
Looks productive to me. As long as you are not studying science or law :-)
Was in a lecture about threads of data in computer hardware and operating system. For 3 hours.
I know, hold your horses, we can't all enjoy such excitement times.
we dont need no steenkin' threads... I want fibers!
Your story reminds me that I don't miss uni at all. I used to handwrite livejournal posts then scan them when I got home haha.
Pah! That stuff is over- rated anyway.
In all seriousness... I'll attend your lectures if you code a file parser for me... My inner software engineer is crying at the giant series of conditionals in a big for loop that I'm slowly cobbling together :(
Jeez louise... is that even English?
Nope. Probably FORTRAN or something.....
Ah, but is he 5 Pints of Awesome? ;)
I had to Google that. Still none the wiser.
So, changing the subject. Pandas, they're quite cute, no?
read it as "my inner software engineer is crying at my horrible code"
I have a brilliant panda t-shirt... lots of individual pictures of pandas doing tai-chi moves. My friend brought it back from China with her.
Oooh, I am going to need to see a picture of that.
I did love this
It appears google images has several people who've taken the time to do it for me :D
That is coool.
I prefer this view actually
After years of Maths lectures I know what you mean ... but Uni is fun for other things !
Norbert appears to have been talking - Wants Vettel in the McLaren.
Comes from Bild though - so could be utter bilge..
Who WOULDN'T want Vettel in their car right now? Mercedes still haven't gotten their German champion after they lost Schumacher to Ferrari.
Vauxhall have withdrawn from the BTCC, effective end of season :-(
Sad, but unsurprising. Although the BTCC will soldier on and still be the best form of Touring Car racing, I am sure. There are enough Tuners and racing factories in the UK to make a field of stripped down production cars for racing - but maybe we will have to return to the pre-Super Tourers of the early 90's... not exactly a bad thing!
So true. Vettel in the McLaren would be good to see, would McLaren want it though, in particular Whitmarsh and Hamilton Sr.
Quote from Newey
Monaco? Only 1 race later than most then.
Newey will find a way - he's a smart bloke!
Yeah, they announced that last week.
Hah. I was under Internet blackout and I'm still catching up. A situation you must be familiar with - while your laptop was borked you did the same :p
Fingers crossed. But as Steven said, the pullrod rear susp. needs the car to be high in the air, relatively speaking. The trick diffusers require the car to be as low to the ground as possible. They can't go two ways at once.
Yeah, my laptop was broke, but I had ways to access the internet so I wasn't really out of the loop ;)
Yeah you were - you kept posting stories days after we had talked about them ;)
No matter, it just shows how connected we have to be to stay current in these times...
If I go away for the day, I'll come back to in excess of 1500 items in my RSS reader - more on a race weekend.
Same here - I'm still firefighting as I want to read all the blog posts...)
Firefighting... I remember when we couldn't even make it to 1000 on a race weekend!
Well done, Amy! :)
Hi everyone, just got home. How are we all today?
Heh, from under 1000 on a race weekend, now we've hit 1000 posts in the dailys a couple of times. Thats a pretty big jump.
Very good. It's amazing how you always feel good after spending lots of money.
Wot u bought?
We hit it semi-regularly, actually. Just a matter of time (and a few more lurkers coming out of the woodwork - hint hint!) before we make it a regular occurrence.
What have you splashed out on?
The latest from Mr Mantovani: http://bit.ly/vettelsboat
I know EXACTLY how you feel.
*looks at that Ferrari F1 jacket*
Yeah I saw that. I must admit I was disappointed coz it's just a rehash of the last one :(
Ferrari sunglasses, Calvin Klein jeans and some t shirts. The best part is that only the sunglasses were actually my money. :)
This wasn't even there yet 30 minutes ago! :D
"My boat is bigger than your boat!"
Rubens might want to consider investing in a turbo motor. :P
Heh. Mr mantovani is good, even if all his stuff in similar.
What else was there to say? I think it's a nice cartoon - not his best, for sure, but still very nice.
and the pacifier is still there! :D
Or you could look at it as building on a theme.
Well put. :)
tbh I'm not a massive fan on them but that one is my favourite so far!
You could I guess?
interesting. :D different folks, different strokes.
"Now the world don't move, to the beat of just one drum..." :-D
Heh, you beat me to it. Haven't seen that show for ages.
My computer at work still has a ball mouse, which I didn't know you could still buy. Hence, it's rather rubbish and I often tell my workmates my mouse is "a bit Piquet" - only one of them gets what I mean.
I love that - "a bit Piquet". That has got to go on in the Sidepoddictionary, hasn't it? :D
Classic. I have to remember to use that one.
It really can be used in any situation where something is rubbish.
It really can be used in any situation where something is rubbish. In other news, you should all download the song I just put on the drop.io ;)
Ooooh new murray video on BBC F1...
i cannot believe he missed the opportunity to stick vettel in an america's cup yacht.
Just noticing, is that Beaulieu Motor Museum he's talking from? I feel like I recognise the srroundings... I may be wrong...
Nah, the speedboat is more appropriate. :D
but.. but... newey designed it?
yachts are powered differently to speedboats - they need the wind's help.
if it'll make you feel any better, i'm sure Vettel will have many more wet wins in Newey-powered cars.
you're missing the obvious connection sir :(
i see the connection with newey - that's why i said mr mantovani will have many more chances to draw vettel sailing a yacht. ;)
best scenario would be vettel winning a wet European GP in Valencia. :D
boo Americas Cup. A sensitive subject for the Kiwis in the audience ;)
:D I guess you won't like knowing I'm an Alinghi fan, then? :P
bah, all your crew are belong to us :P
Hi and Bye! :P
they used to, anyway. :P
Everybody ready for the most exciting Bahrain Evah!
Link to my new blog post has now been shared on Facebook :)
3 out of 3 for the new regs so far. We are due for a boring race - which may happen in Bahrain or Spain, from the looks of it.
In fact, we're VERY due for a boring race. We've only had 1 boring race (China 2008) in the last 9 Grands Prix - quite a statistic. ;)
I think it'll be nice to have a dry race at least. All this wet weather nullifies the concept of close racing and everyone goes into "Cautious Get Me Home Safely" mode because of it. With dry conditions, we can have some proper racing at least. But as Journeyer's just pointed out, this is Bahrain we're talking about here...
We actually saw lots of dicing in Sepang before the rain made it undriveable. Hamilton v Webber and Button v Glock are good examples.
bahrain is the track massa has owned until now, right?
That's Istanbul, isn't it? 3 years, 3 races, 3 wins in a row there.
Ye we are actually overdue BUT I can't wait because two of the underperforming teams have tested there.
Although that does not mean more overtaking but I can't wait to see how much better the teams that have tested there can be. Hopefully the times will be really close.
I was thinking the other day how nice it will be to see someone else get the pole + win there this year :D
Bad news Lukeh, just beat your GRID time, safe in the knowledge that you can't improve it.
Good point. I was going to mention that in the Super Season Grid post I did yesterday but didn't get round to it. Toyota did 4 race distances worth of laps in 2 days at one point.
Massa owns Turkey, but he also has big stakes in Bahrain (2 consecutive wins there) and Interlagos (2 wins + 1 win he gave away to Kimi - in the last 3 years)
I wouldn't call Toyota underperforming. They're still 3rd in the WCC right now.
That said, I don't think we'll see them leap up the order just because they've tested here. It'll be close between the Toyotas and RBRs. Ferrari will score some points, assuming they don't get brain fade again. McLaren may struggle to score this time round.
Whatever anyone says I will reply 'but this team has tested there' or 'but this team has not tested there'
So Massa has tested there!
P.S. is ferrari running KERS in Bahrain?
I think those 3 teams that tested in Bahrain will already be on step ahead because they'll have tons of setup data. Based on that, I'm predicting we won't see any of the 6 drivers out on circuit very much, except for just install laps and testing one or two new parts, provided any of them bring anything like that.
Massa wants it, so he may get it. Not sure about Raikkonen, though.
Massa has said he wants KERS back and Ferrari themselves have said taking it off in China made them fall even further off the pace so based on those two facts, I'd say so.
That procedure didn't work for Toyota in the past. It's more about your car's natural pace, really.
But hey, if Toyota beat RBR as best-of-the-rest, that will make Brawn happy - they love other teams taking points off each other.
But then again, you can't say the data's completely useless, can you?
I meant Ferrari and BMW :)
My first attempt of the day too, I'm on form today!
True - but remember too that they got hit by a sandstorm on 2 or 3 testing days. So they may not have as much data as we think.
Ah, yes, that's right. :)
Ah yeah I remember that now. But if I were those 3 teams, I'd certainly put the data to good use and use it towards a base setup to work on in practice.
How many times has toyota started from the pits now? Seems like every other race... Considering that and that they have tested in Bahrain :) Come on Timo! Win!
3 times out of 6 starts, I think.
Amy - are you on Facebook at all?
Lego Rock Band has been announced. At last..............?
My thoughts exactly. Two franchises you would never associate together at last!
Now Lego F1 on the other hand......
Thinking about it, there are a number of F1 drivers who already have a Lego man quality to them.
Ah, yes, it's been 5 years since it first came out! :D
*imagines spa 98 lego style*
The new cars look like they were designed with Lego too, especially some of the front wings.
How on earth did that end up in the Debrief comments?
Doohickey spazzing out again?
Sutil's boosted by his China performance despite losing the points finish so close to the end
Good boy, that's the spirit! :D
ooh don't know what happened to my doohickey there, i got no comments for half an hour! but yes, yes I am. I believe you can find me through the sidepodcast group.
Cool, I'll have a flick through and find ya ;)
I had to restart mine earlier as I came home and it had nothing after 11:00am or so. Maybe it's too popular
Afternoon all, have managed to avoid any contact with wet paint thats around the house. Am also easily confused with Polish names...
I think that if ever an AJAX request fails, it doesn't set the timer to try again in a little while... Thus it will refresh all day long until it once hits a problem (timeout or whatever).
Can you send me a friend request? Can't seem to get to your profile when I searched for you in the members list in the SPC Facebook group. :)
can do, I am notoriously hard to track down on facebook :D
Didn't that used to be a kitchen cleaner before rebranding to Cif, funny stuff this Web 2.0 :)
Good news (If you've already talked about it, ignore me, and carry on with your lives)
More very strange German Television...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vA6bVLV3ZuU (from 3:32 onwards)
I don't know if Lou is watching the comments but she's been trying to find this out, so...
...there's people on jenson's website saying that Jules has moved onto another job from being Jensons PA. Hence the lack of her being about and video blogs from jenson being nonexistent this season so far :(
I wonder if Codemasters are planning to make the announcement about F1 2009 nearer to this weekend's race. Would make sense if they did.
Had a feeling that might happen. There are games events going on in Germany and, probably more significantly, Monte Carlo in the next few days.
If they did it'd have to be Friday, the popular games websites don't seem to publish news on the weekdn and they've said to keep an eye out on media outlets online.
According to VirtualR.net:
"After some weeks of silence around Codemasters’ upcoming official Formula One 2009 title, the company has now announced a major announcement that will be released later this week."
right its time for bed for me! Night all!
Might learn a whole bucket of stuff at the E3 as well.
Very true. I'm sure you'll see some news on GT5 there too.
Ahhh E3. :)
*eyes light up*
Hmmm, Capcom are holding a big event in Monte Carlo on April 29th and a number of other developers are going to be piggy backing it but that's going to be next week.
If they are going to be there, it would be rather embarrassing for Capcom to be upstaged at their own event by the new F1 game :D
Hopefully we will find out about a lot of new stuff because so far 2009 is looking pretty bleak. At the moment Nintendo have said there will be one major franchise release this year, there is a Halo 3 expansion, Assassins Creed 2, and not much else.
That Halo 3 expansion's supposed to be a storyline based on events before the whole Halo trilogy.
It would make sense wouldn't it, hire a couple of old F1 cars to do a little demo in Monaco and make their big announcement. If it's definitely this week though, I would say they will be at an event in Germany or London. Or it could of course just be a press release.
howdy all, heres my insight for the day....
if you type ebay into ebay (just like when you type google into google) does the world explode? :D
It runs parallel to Halo 2 I think and ends with the start of Halo 3.
Maybe you can buy eBay? I might bid 20 or 30 quid for it.
In that Developers FAQ on Codemasters, do they mention anything about the number of players able to race online at one time? A full 20 car grid online would be epic.
Oh I seriously expect it to be the full 20 if Sony had it on the PS2, I'd be disappointed to see it not happen.
You could on the PS2 so I would be very surprised if you can't in the new game.
You could race online on the PS2 games? Never saw that.
Even more so with Xbox Live and the Playstation Network being hugely successful with online gaming (although arguably moreso with XBL) and the PS2's online being the strength of several tins connected by string.
You could... and by that I say you could join a game. The online quality was pretty horrific though from experience in several games.
Yup, you could get a USB ethernet dongle for it. Not many games used it though and I'm not sure how well it ran.
Xbox Live is what sets the 360 apart from its rivals in my opinion.
Evening all. :)
Do they say why?
howdy dom. what the heck is this?
He's my team mate at Toyota.
I always consider the current generation consoles to have the following as it's strong point:
Wii: Fun Factor
X630: Online play
Yes you have to pay for it, but XBL is 10 times better than PSN.
Damn. You made me think I might have qualified well on BATracer then! ;)
ahh, thought he mighta been behind this comment:
I believe Amy uploaded it. :D
I think that may be Heikki's song. :D
Oh damn, this is catchy
I'm not allowed to be Timo. ;)
ooooh. got ya.
Not a chance ;)
Probably better that way, actually, or this man-crush thing could get very confusing!
I'm not taking the blame for flav-gate! :P
It's interesting to note that The Red Bulletin had a Q&A with Adrian Newey on their site this morning. He described that whilst RBR where looking into incorporating a new diffuser into the rear of the RB5, there was no firm guarantees.
Which slightly contradicts the article on Autosport. Bit strange?
Can't say I agree on the PS3 graphics, not yet anyway. It may be a more powerful console, but oddly, multi-format games usually look better on 360. The difference is, the PS3 has a longer life ahead of it, so while we are starting to reach the peak of what 360 can do, there is still more to come from the PS3.
Have said time and time again, I'll happily pay £5 a month for the quality servcie I get with Xbox Live. Really really excited for the f1 game though, been waiting for a 360 Formula 1 game for so so long, although it'll obviously be on the PS3 too so everyone wins.
I'm wondering whether Codies will take the wii dive with F1? I mean it's got a huge boost in publicity with Lewis and Jenson now, they could make a toned down game (See any EA sports game...) for the Wii audience, as much as it would annoy me personally...
Don't forget PSP for portability
Well the official word at the moment is "home consoles, PC and handhelds". They have confirmed 360 and PS3 versions through talking about controllers and such, and PSP and DS versions are a shoe in (maybe even something on iPhone) but honestly, at the moment I will be surprised if there is a Wii version.
The problem is , it is very difficult to downscale games to a less powerful system. If there was a PS2 version in the works, they would be stupid not to move it over to Wii, but Codemasters generally only work on current gen hardware.
So is a banana, but there are no games for those either. ;)
I thought they had confirmed a Wii version?
There are very conflicting views on it. An awful lot has been said about the new game, but very little of it is official. It does seem like they will be missing a massive market by not releasing it on Wii, but it will be an awful lot more work. The only other thing I can think of is that an outside developer is making a Wii version for them.
I'll second that!
Ha ha ha
Brawn bread toaster, much? ;)
omgomgomgomg! Rubens diary on brawn's youtube channel!!! :D:D:D
It's so so so nice to hear from him.
Did you not see I posted it earlier?
I have been away from the laptop... sorry... :(
That's okay, you're excitement makes up for it :)
Your!! Not you're. I hate getting my own grammatical pet peeves wrong!
They listened. :)
Blachford, see me after class :D
Christine's in trouble, Christine's in trouble.
Governor Schwarzenegger tweets:
send me your questions for my Q&A webcast today
Anyone got any ideas :)
I want to be a farmer, how can you help me?
Anyone who gets that reference wins a million points.
Twitter update from FakeSebBuemi:
Just woke up in Belgium after @fakemarkwebber gave me free tickets to "Bahrain". Guess he's still annoyed I didn't take @FakeSebVettel out.
James Allen continuing with Good Week / Bad Week on his blog
If we keep slagging off his talkovers on the podcasts, do you think he'll take note of that too?
What kind of graphs would you like me to do for your ’super lap’ stats?
Oh my God?!
*awaits audio clips about races with mr c quotes inserted by james allen*
x4 good weeks, but only x3 bad weeks? kinda sums up james allen, that.
Everyone should make a point of critiquing his voiceovers if they leave a voicemail or phone-in during a show!
Bar graph would be cool. I was also thinking about a line graph plotting the position changes after each race weekend.
I guess he diecided to leave out the bad week for Darren Heath one...
you should so comment that. he'll never approve it, but still.
Maybe we should make a website where we all post photos of ourselves watching his slideshow.
Bad week for Darren Heath: work suddenly dries up for some unknown reason (allegedly)
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i don't want to cause anyone else self harm watching it again though
making hand gestures?
With our hands over our ears
spc (hearts) bassano.
Good week for mute buttons throughout the world!
Just pause it at some point so you dont have to watch it.
And Bassano, your a legend
You can buy me a Sambucca next time we meet ;)
New spam on dropio
need to leave it up in order to highlight to drop developers. we take them down when we can.
You're = You are
See me after class too please :)
Christine made em do it.
i offered! (probably)
made me do it.
I am sure exactly the same item was on page 22 dropio last night.
The kind we really don't want to see?
ahh, ok. in that case they have problems :(
Awwwww, bestest buddies!
jarno's driving and timo's navigating?
If they'd had the cowboy ones I told you about, I might have said yes. There's only so much Sambucca a man can take
Oooooh I like their jackets.
"Jarno, why are you still wearing your fireproof clothes and are carrying a bottle of water round with you? is there something your not telling me?"
Haha, anyone else imagining Jarno making car noises?
I was wondering which one was making the car noises
That's probably how he lost his voice. ;)
I'm more concered about what that woman is looking at. It better be Jarno.
She's confused. Can hear a car but not see it
So Jarno's jeans... is that fashion or are they just broken?
you sound like my grandma :D
I believe it's called 'cool'. Not an area of expertise in that myself.
Yup, in 2005!
Ah, I've heard of that.
Andy Gray just said Fernando Alonso was playing up front with Dirk Kurt for Liverpool tonight.
Flavio works fast!!
:D Probably meant Fernando Torres and Xavi Alonso and just combined the 2 by mistake.
And thats why I think he's rubbish. We haven't seen Legard go 'AND ITS LEWIS BUTTON CROSSING THE LINE'
Just watched the Murray vid. When did Beaulieu get all those racing cars. I was there a few years ago and they had very few racing cars at at all.
I'm not usually listening when he speaks, am thinking of watching with R5L commentary this weekend
Thats why I was wondering this morning in the comments. I went to beaulieu 5 or 6 years ago but it was all classic motors and 1 or 2 F1 cars - it looks even more incredible now!
If he says Dennis Button I'll forgive him
How about Timo Trulli?
Actually, that has a nice ring to it.
It does doesnt it? :D
I think RG would throttle him if he did :)
It does actually, how odd.
Still murder who ever says it though
I liked it when he was at Jordan and some of the Irish mechanics called him Tim O'Glock
Bruno is great
Ditto. Love Mark in that
His representation of Piquet is spot on :D
Now THAT'S much better! Gotta Love Webber as the water skiier! :D
I love the fact that because Rubens fluffed his start in Oz, he's picturing him angry and agressive all the time :D
Note his bloodshot eyes :D
No you've got it wrong! He's a zombie back from the death of retirement and he's been renamed "Barrichello Monster"! :D
What font does your blog use?
And what's the focus? Drivers or Teams, Sessions or weekends?
Drivers and weekends, I think. If you mean which averages I want you to do, the results are taken from fastest lap times from every session for each driver and then calculating an average lap time.
talking of which, scott. can i make a polite request that at some point you consider switching from white text on a black background, to something less... striking, please?
thankfully you provide full text rss feeds, so i can read the posts in my feed reader without issue, but i do struggle with your current colour selection.
OK, always open to constructive criticism. What would you suggest? :)
In lieu of this, would you like me to make graphs that fit your current style or graohs which suit black text on white background?
most things work well for me, i softer shade of background like charcoal would be better. anything other than white on black is good for me.
i must forward the same criticism to the beeb's f1 dept. too.
Do you mean the beeb F1 site that is mostly, hmmmm.... I'd call it charcoal :P
You can download some blogspot templates of the internet. Not many 'F1' related ones, but some will help with the white on black issue.
I was looking at a dark red but seeing as Mr C has suggested a charcoal colour, I'd go for something which fits that.
Just a quick shoutout: Mr C's photo of Jenson Button and Butler-Henderson from the 2007 British Grand Prix is the subject of this weeks Caption Contest at BlogF1. I'm sure you all know where to go by now... :)
Is it by any chance http://www.blogf1.co.uk ??
true enough. have they lightened it, or am i just stupid?
I've just dropiod the file. Tell me what you think and I'll make the graphs all pretty for your blog...
I saw that pic and thought of Mr C
Then I read the paragraph underneath...
we might've missed you.
Only "might've"? That's charming, that is. :D
Oh good lord, like he needs to have anyone else publishing his pictures!! ;)
Heh, not sure to be honest.
Haha, just wait until it gets to Page 22 of my archives! :D
Oooh, I'm mentioned in this post. Ta muchly. I haven't been in contact with my feed reader yet today, so I'm a bit behind.
Ooh, I'd have to agree, it does kinda give you word blindness
I'm not a fan of white text on black - I already need reading glasses and that certainly doesn't help!
I'm trying a template I found in a google search. Let me know what you think. I'll play about with the colours.
Might need to change the title. Header image is good (is it standard)
Yup, just got it as Zero Downforce. Might try a different font for it though.
Plus your a McLaren fan, so I don't know what you think of the Ferrari at the bottom of the page ;)
This isn't going well, is it?
It's where it belongs :)
I would add, although I'm not entirely certain what it specifically is you are talking about, that black on white is also bad. Well, it is for me anyway. The black text needs to be softer. So instead of #000, lighten it a bit. #333 is popular. Or, and in my opinion better, don't use a white background. Change it slightly so it isn't so bright and glaring. Just a couple of thoughts on web-readibility.
Front wing looks like it has Stewart F1 livery ;)
sidepodchocolate update. Smarties easter eggs in Sainsbury's for 42p, and they are gooooooooooood.
I like your Piquet Jr article, Scott. It gets right to the point.
Thanks Ollie. Means something coming from yourself. :)
Any feedback on the graphs scott? Tell me what you want and then I'll make the graphs to fit your blog's colour scheme...
Wait a sec, I'm searching for a decent template for my blog.
No worries ;)
The iPhone App Store expected to hit 1 billion downloads soon, big giveaway prizes - even for non-iPhone/iPod Touch users:
1 Billion Countdown
Or via The App Store apparently
When's the new firmware coming out?
Probably at WWDC in June when refresh is announced too
[World Wide Developers Conference - that is]
I've added some new "me and page 22's" at http://drop.io/meandpage22 if you lot are interested. No Panda suits, I am afraid :(
Am still loving the lounge magic of Richard Cheese
Damn, just can't seem to find a decent blog template.
wow. p22 sure gets around!
That's the greatest version of Chop Suey i've ever heard.
Ice Ice Baby is such a choon
[his version, not Mr Ice's, obviously]
dude you've gone page 22 mad! however....i do like how you put "buckingham castle" not buckingham palace :D hehehe
Blinkin' tourists ;)
I've tried a nice gradient red and black template. Thoughts?
Oi... It's the same thing in Danish and I've started thinking like a Viking in order to learn the ghastly language!
Same problem as before with a cherry on top :(
What about some of these:
But I like it :(
Bring back the car at the top :)
It starts alright, but as Bassano says, you still end up with the white on black problem
...ooooh. cheers ollie.
It's very nice - but it doesn't address the problem :(
How does one use these templates?
I dunno, never used Blogger. Can you not download them and then upload them?
oooh, are you thinking of getting a blog?
Looks like it.
You download them and then on the blogger layout screen thing you can upload it from wherever you saved it
You can upload the xml then mess about with it as far as I know.
Lukeh, I'm guessing you understand Blogger. Can you help?
There he goes again, trying the subtle approach now are we? ;)
Obviously, don't worry. You beat me to it! :)
Guess what - I am. How does an F1 stats and trends blog sound?
I use Blogger, that's a whole different level to understanding :D
I'm having a look now with these xml files off the 50 designs link... as far as I know with them, you get the xml out of the zip, then on your blogger account go on Layout and Edit HTML, upload the xml there, and give it a preview to see how it's turned out...
You can edit the code if you like too, which seems helpful...
Like something I would read.
*High-fives Mr C.*
I need help though - I was hoping seeing as you're so keen for me to have one that you'd be my blogfather?
Bring it on!
Be super mate. :)
Better than my 'Lets waffle a bit about F1, or the ROC. Or maybe even the BTCC. Actually add GP2 to that list as well.'
one down, how many remain?
Stats, eh? Hmm. Answer this - if I asked you if you wanted to join my blog, what would you say?
Would you respect him in the morning? ;)
Well Steven's high on my radar, but I think he's going to be the hardest to convince. Who else is there?
Don't do it or Mr C may end up with a heart attack.
ollie is the blogfather, he was doing this waaay before us.
I'd say that would be a possibility in future - but all Sidepodcasters are welcome to use my statistics if I get a mention ;)
bassano, amy, journeyer... there's a wiki post somewhere, hold on.
Blogfather. :lol: That is too funny. Way too funny.
An F1/Shots at the Bar blog?
Very messy ;)
Yeah, I liked that too :D
journeyer doesn't have a blog. What!? No way! He's definitely on the list. Along with Amy and Bassano.
So Ollie can be my blogfather and Mr. C. can be my fairy blogmother then ;)
Especially if it's at the Blogger's Dog... :D
:D :D :D
At the bottom of this page is a list of those who should be getting blogs.
Amy isn't on there yet, so I shall add her now.
Tis a pity my apathy and hangovers both vie for my attention
Oh dear :D
the red bull gave me wings?
What d'ya mean, "Oh dear". Are you saying we would be bad blogparents. :)
Does this mean there'll be a SidepodPanto?
Ohhh no there won't :D
I missed it?
If whoever had said Mrc C as the fairy godmother that would've been fine ..but Mr C! c'mon that's just wrong
you raise a good point!
The "Fairy godmother" in a panto is always a man though?
This is as close as I'm probably going to get to a blog any time soon
I'm sure Mr C will look wonderful in a leotard. :)
Looks a bit nicer now! And blue! Messing about with the settings though in the xml such as page width, fonts, etc.
Now if only there were a pic of him and we could get Lukeh on the case.
Damn his anononmooninimthingy
Nice, and Scotts looks much nicer with the white on grey text :D
Snatch Wars is awesome!
Isn't it just
What was it, Sambuca? I wonder if it would work again. ;)
Where are you going to get a leotard from?
Shouldn't take too many, rumour is, he's a cheap date
More than 4 hours drinking and he stays in bed for a week! ;)
I wish I never asked.
Butterscotch Scnapps, topped with a layer of Baileys
4 or 5 of those should do the trick
Do we really want to know that Ollie?
Lukeh? Start Photoshop please
:) I am joking, by the way. I do not own a leotard. I promise. :)
Oops my filthy mind I was still thinking of Mr C in a leotard and saw that comment
We have proof :D
My friend, you haven't had schnapps until you've tried Danish Akvavit!
See, I'm not the worse! It isn't just me!
Ah. Well, I can explain everything...!
It's a bunch of Star Wars clips with Guy Richie's Snatch as the voiceover
I'm terrible with innuendo, sorry
Yeah, I know it sound's like a girl's drink but it goes down a treat with a Guinness on the side (one that has a shot of Port in it preferrably)
[Bassano considers googling AA]
Holy smokes Bassano! That's quite a pairing of drinks.
Don'yt you have the hangover from hell mixing that lot
By the way, I think I am halfway through my guest post...
I thank you!
Quite often :(
Congrats on the new blog Gavin. blogfather has to go in the dictionary
I don't need a blog
Don't get me started on the Black Sambucca Chilli Mojitos again
Still no thoughts on the graphs?
We live in a democracy, so majority vote wins.
You are quite right, Steven. You do not need a blog. But you should have one. You know, just in case. Of what I don't know, but just in case.
Are they on drop.io?
Amy barely sleeps as it is. She is shooting up the addiction levels so fast when I load that page of the wiki I expect her momentum to pop her out of the top of my screen
Loads of fresh mint + chopped chillis = :D :D :D
for an hour at least?
Sorry, I've been sorting out transport for an interview tomorrow morning.
Good luck my friend!
Ooh, good luck for tomorrow. :)
Thanks guys :)
I've got a t
Weyyy, awesome. Hope it goes well!
Yay, go Scotty. Is it in journalism?
Not quite. It's for a call centre representative position.
Look at it this way - you will be improving your communication skills so it's useful ;)
you have headset experience.
What are you trying to say?! :P
All those nights on XBOX Live will come in handy.
Good luck for tomorrow Scott
For those who missed the sidepodpanto. Remember Christine likes people brining stuff from the archives
Thanks Jackie :)
That every job I did until now was useful to get me where I am and you'll be surprised at what skills you'll learn!
Heh, very true. I'll gain some admin experience as well.
Exactly. take every opportunity, course, whatever - it all will add up!
i specifically did not mention that... for the record etc.
Yay. Off to get a mac then ;)
Seriously though, I'm in the process of shopping around for a PC and as I intend to replace this one, I am seriously thinking of ordering one with out windows as (a) it saves money and (b) I don't want Vista!
Ah yes, I remember now
Step away from the PC, we can talk about it
We're here for you, don't do it Gavin, there is another way! ;)
I need an rFactor rig. Mac's don't do games :(
Are Mac worth twice the money though?
They do when you run Window [spits] on them as well ;)
*points at self*
You don't need to buy a new computer just because you're getting the latest operating system
And, they just work!
They really, really do. They just work.
I'll be honest. My Vista hasn't let me down once.
They work. 99% of the time. And that is a lot more than can be said for any PC I have ever used.
Stress free then, I'm very happy for you?
But I suppose I'm the exception to the rule then
Excellent! :-)I use Blogger too but I don't know much of the backend stuff. I want to change mine but will wait until I have more time :-)
Night all, see ya laters ;)
see ya gavin.
[ps. Get a Mac]
I should point out that my Mac experience over the last year hasn't exactly been rosy, but it's still been a millions times better than when I had a PC.
See ya Gavin
This look's like Felipe's doing a Buemi :D
I'm off too, see you tomorrow :D
Woo! someone who agrees with me :D
i thought someone had nicked he training weights.
Or a Darth Vader.
Just catching up on the comments.
Personally I like Bruno Mantovani's latest, in Malaysia Rubens and Jenson had boats, now Der Seb has a bigger one. This could become a running gag. I'd have put Sutil in a boat with a hole in the bottom as well.
For all of you that don't like the white on black text on web pages, remember we discussed this already - if it bothers you, override the page settings in the browser so that you get the colours you want instead.
I know I am biased, but there are plenty of independent Mac/PC comparisons that show that Macs are only marginally more expensive than PCs. You can run the latest version of Mac OS X on machines that are 5 years old. Try doing that with Vista.
Here's a brilliant story of what happens when you give a Mac to a Windows user and then try to take it away again:
no. i refuse. i'm too lazy.
it's agreed bad practice and i prefer to point out errors to those who transgress :)
And the chicks dig it
[probably ;) ]
By all means, do that as well, but remember that not all users of your web site will prefer black on white. The accessibilty options are there for a reason.
I'll be honest. I was went to an Apple event showing off the Mac. It was three hours of my life that I'll never get back. Probably what has put me off them.
You certainly look cooler sat in a coffee shop with a mac than a pc.
Wait, did I say cool........
One big long rant about rain
Where was that?
You did, but it's true. So we'll let you off
Newcastle Uni for the clever people in my year (why what do you know, it includes me). They were showing off how it worked and everything.
What if you found out Timo had one?
For three hours? It usually only takes a few minutes :D
We can have two laptops.
Personally, I can think of other words to describe a lot of people I see sat in coffee shops with laptops......
He was looking for Ctrl, Alt + Del :D
Trust me, we went early cos there was more.
It was more of the features on it if you know what i mean
Did I post the quote from Apple PR:
"A PC is no bargain when it doesn't do what you want .... The one thing that both Apple and Microsoft can agree on is that everyone thinks the Mac is cool. With its great designs and advanced software, nothing matches it at any price."
right im off, see ya.
ps - blogs rule
they do. just reading yours sir. talk tomorrow.
I'm going to find it so hard not snapping up Snow Leopard on Day One
How many people thought that about Vista, or even Windows 7 for that matter?
Yep. Normally I only have to show one or two features. It's like the iPhone - "you had me at scrolling".
in fairness, i got a little burnt with leopard. final cut suffered all manner of problems. i'll wait this time around sadly.
I really don't understand that. Inital releases are always, um, not quite ready for release. It's always a good idea to wait for the first or second revision.
Mrs Ballmer. (for the record, Mrs Gates wants an iPhone but isn't allowed one).
Still can't find a template for my blog that I like. :
Andy, is the Mophie Juice Pack available at Apple Stores?
I should probably start keeping a proper blog.
That's why it'll be hard to wait, cos I know I should!
Shame :( I'm happy with how mines turned out now visually thanks to those links ollie posted, such a huge help.
*gawps at the bluuueeee*
I've no idea if we'll stock it, will let you know if it appears in store.
Well I've got one on IGN.com that I update sporadically but I'd probably be better off with a 'proper' one. Any advice anyone?
Cool, am definitely gonna be picking up an iPhone if the [expected] refresh comes this summer
start with something free like wordpress or blogger (you can migrate later). pick a style, come up with a title and then start typing.
plug when ready :)
have added chris to the "who needs a blog wiki". who've we missed?
This looks similar
I used to have one on blogspot but I never got on with it tbh.
are you a pc user (i forget soz). if so, this makes life sooo much easier:
i only wish it were available on a mac.
nope, mac all the way.
as a recent wordpress convert i'd go with them if your just thinking of a basic blog, it just seems so much more simply laid out
I've not seen that in my store, it may only be available online.
How does my blog look now (not counting the landscape pic at the top)?
bugger. have yet to find a decent mac blogging client.
it's worth trying a free wordpress.com account, to see if you get on any better with that platform.
110% improvement squire.
Easier to read but less sexy than the orange script version
Ta much :)
What's the orange script version?
You had one earlier with orange font, didn't you?
Oh the F1 template? I didn't like the way it squashed everything together.
Yeah, I've used that on a site I used to write for, shall give it a go.
True, colour scheme was nice though
Maybe you should have a poll?
This is not a problem I have experienced, not having a blog. :)
I could do with a nice header for my blog. Would it be possible for someone to knock one together for me? I'd like one with Sutil's Force India. :)
Where's Dirty Scarab when you need him?
LOL at the term "Twintern" ( a Twittering Intern )
may well be worth dropping him an email: http://dirtyscarab.com/
Ignore the bad writing and take a minute out of your *ahem* hectic life styles to read about something non-F1 related. It's pure genius :D
"Celebrating stupidity" :D
Would you like to buy one of these then?
Haha, love it :)
I'm in such a blog writey mood tonight, writing another up now! I'm like a bus, no blog entries come for a while then two at once :D
Fake Jarno says:
I must win, I've been promised a jingle and coverage by @mrschristine for her podcast!
jon, i've subbed to your blog now. for some reason i only knew about your other site, apologies.
my other site? do you mean the blogger one?
ah yes, thats my business one
plus i think my blog was only on my wiki, so dont worry about it :)
you have a blogger one too?
did have, but now moved to wordpress
In fact, the Fake F1's have got me quite hooked on twitter
[For this week anyway]
Poll up on my blog now "Who will win in Bahrain?" :)
i love that she promises these things. if he wins on sunday...
"mr. c. i can haz jarno jingle plz?"
Won't it just go "Choo Chooooooooo"?
I have to say Lukeh, I went off the first post when I got to the bit about liking Dan Brown.
wow i've been mainly lurking tonight... and what have i learnt?Ollie has a leotard ( ;) ), Gavin really has taken page 22 to alot of places, lots of people have blogs, oh and i want a brawn toaster :P
No Nakajima option? ;(
arent they just amazing?
We all knew that one Lou ;)
Rosberg's the next best thing ;)
But are they legal? Will there be a protest from Tefal, Morphy Richards and Dualit?
Gah. You go to bed overnight and miss out on this!
it has a little diffuser!! awww.
I'd like to say he will, but I can't see it just yet
Though he will top one of the practice session's [again!]
oh... okay :D
is it bad that i didnt like it at first because it wasnt a double deckone?
Makes ya wanna put wheels on it and turn it into an RC toaster. Who doesn't love racing and eating toast at the same time?
I think they may just be in the spirit of the rules
don't tell flavio that, or he'll get all angry again.. then a day later bring out a renault toaster..
It was the use of the word literature when referring to his work. The rest of the blog is pretty good though :D
and then he'll demand the profit from the brawn toaster, and it'll just end up in a big toasted bread shaped jam mess
Flashbacks of Tom Hanks' hair will haunt me tonight now
With a thong.
As long as it doesn't have a thong!
..and give one to Piquet who will knock the end off it.
Phew that was a long bit of writing. For thsoe that love your music...
Will one slice crash & burn so the other one will pop up 1st?
it only has one end anyway....how much damage can he do...oh right yeah, this is piquet
was only a matter of time:
the bbc are quaking in their boots at those 5 signatures
How many aliases can I think of before going to bed?
i dont like him, but i'm not sure my dislike is petition worth...yet
yep, and with a horrible horrible design that makes it look like a sweet or something... like a creme egg for example. lol
Which reminds me...
Toasted creme eggs?
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Bad week for Darren Heath: work suddenly dries up for some unknown reason (allegedly)
i (hearts) the shakespeare comment in joe's post:
On the Legard thing. Am I the only person worried about whether Christian Horner's leg is still jiggling?
alex said it fell off.
Or this one: "which was really of very little value given that he DID stuff it."
lol, thats good
i can imagine him saying it too :)
Seen this on JA's Twitter:
In Leeds today for an F1 in Schools event, I'm a patron and always impressed by the quality of engineering of the school age kids
I feel sorry for them.
I think he meant Matron
Quality of Engineering?
Now i'm not going to rein on his parade too much, but the teacher does most of it because amazing the kiddys aren't allowed to use 4 axis CAD/CAM machines. pah
How many hand gestures d'ya reckon he got?
i can't help but feel the day included:
Most definitely :D
i'm trying not to burst out laughing too much as everyones asleep in the house..THATS AMAZING :D
@lukehmuse I don't know if you've noticed but your blog's gone a bit blue :)
:D :) :D
Ok....this is wierd....i've got an email from a teacher on my internal email system....at the bottom to sign off it says "Mrs C"
:D Is that the new JA quote generator?
think it might be.
That should so exist soon
It's rather good.
Eeek, it's half-past bedtime already
I too must go. Night all.
Time for the Aussi to hold the fort. Where is Amy?
goodnight everyone who is leaving :)
Hope you feel better tomorrow :)
Right then, I have a wordpress blog. All of a sudden.
appreciate it. feeling a little better already, and have uploaded some more allen quotes to drop.io should you be bored.
ta :) hope you feel better in la morning
Good to hear on all 3 counts :)
Still playing with layout and stuff.
Bah, all this talk of blogging and I missed most of it. I'm glad people have been convinced to write more posts and set up their own blogs though :-)
Next up: Twitter!
also, a new day has dawned:
catch ya in the morrow.
Ooh, just remembered - for all those with Race Pro - THE PATCH COMES OUT TODAY! :D
what does it do?
You need this in your lives.
Thank you Mr C, i am eternally grateful :D
Fixes some outstanding offline and online issues. It's the latter which everyone's been longing for.
That didn't work very well did it?
How about this
Shall we continue in the new thread? :)
Weyyyyyy, finally! Forgot about the online sillyness.