Sakon Yamamoto on the deck

We've been live commenting Santa as he makes his way across the globe, and that doesn't stop now. He's just passed through the UK, and is heading towards the Americas. The chances of there being any real F1 news today is slim, but that doesn't stop us trying!

  • Karthikeyan has been moaning about his association with Force India, or lack of it. To be clear, he wants the world to know that he's not interested in the team and never has been, so whether Mallya wants him there or not, he doesn't care. Good to know, although it seems a harsh reaction to a simple link with a team.
  • Apparently, Domenicali's next stop on the cost-cutting tour is to reconsider Schumi's contract. 2009 will go ahead as planned, but then there will be some serious cost/benefit analysis to be done for 2010.
  • Mosley has said that he still doesn't intend to continue as president of the FIA next year, although his final decision will be made in June. He has mentioned that it will be hard to find someone to fill his shoes. But will it though?

As mentioned above, there's little in the way of F1 news, so feel free to share what you are doing with your day, whether you are celebrating, what presents you get, all of the above. We'll be around most of the day (unless we're sleeping) and I'll see you in the comments.

Merry Christmas to all in Sidepodtown!

436 responses

  • Jeremy25/12/2008 at 00:22

    Go Santa!

  • Dom25/12/2008 at 00:23

    Merry Christmas (again)!

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 00:24

    Go Santa!

    He's gone from Dundee to Iceland and now back to Shannon, Ireland.

    It seems there's a lot of time to kill until the Americas get round to midnight.

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 00:25

    It seems there’s a lot of time to kill until the Americas get round to midnight.

    He needs to get one of them time/motion studies.

  • Jeremy25/12/2008 at 00:32

    Im looking forward to hearing what everybody in the UK gets for Christmas when you get to open them in a few hours.

    I was very lucky as usual:

    Armani Attitude gift pack with after shave etc.

    I Can Has Cheeseburger? Book

    Macadamia fudge and Assorted Desert Chocolates

    World Monopoly

    Peter Brock - How Good Is This? The Real Story by Wayne Webster. Wayne is a well known motoring journalist that I was lucky enough to converse with when he was Peter's navigator at the Bay Stages rally we both competed in. I think it was 1999. I was lucky enough to have a cup of tea with Peter at that same event.

  • me25/12/2008 at 00:33

    Im looking forward to hearing what everybody in the UK gets for Christmas when you get to open them in a few hours.

    damn you being awake already ;)

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 00:39

    Is this the point where I confess that I haven't even wrapped anything yet?

    (I'm thinking that that might happen about 30 seconds before said presents get handed over... although we do now have a decoration, courtesy of DD2, some paper, some sellotape, and a lot of little tiny pieces that had to be vaccumned out of her bed earlier.... )

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 00:40

    damn you being awake already

    Jeremy is eleven hours or so ahead of us though, so it's not unusual.

  • me25/12/2008 at 00:41

    Is this the point where I confess that I haven’t even wrapped anything yet?

    the question is, would anyone mind if they weren't wrapped at all?

  • Jeremy25/12/2008 at 00:41

    iTunes vouchers inside xmas cards work really well

  • lou25/12/2008 at 00:43

    the question is, would anyone mind if they weren’t wrapped at all?

    my cats would. they love christmas, just cause they love all to play with the wrapping paper :P

  • me25/12/2008 at 00:43

    iTunes vouchers inside xmas cards work really well

    ;)

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 00:43

    Here's a list of Santa related patents:

    http://technologizer.com/2008/12/22/the-santaland-patents/

    Look out for the word doohickey :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 00:44

    Look out for the word doohickey

    hehe.

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 00:45

    iTunes vouchers inside xmas cards work really well

    I am a) not letting the one with an iPod loose on iTunes, b) not running the risk that she would show her brother how (more of a worry) and c) will leave the purchase of that sort of thing up to Andy anyway, not that there is any benefit to having him do it :-*

    the question is, would anyone mind if they weren’t wrapped at all?

    I tried that last year... and there were complaints! Plus they got down the stockings twice as fast and I was therefore rudely awakened some hours before I wanted to be!

  • Steven Roy25/12/2008 at 00:46

    He’s gone from Dundee to Iceland and now back to Shannon, Ireland.

    I think it an Irish political/religious situation. Can't do the north and south straight after each other. There has to be a respectable gap.

  • Jeremy25/12/2008 at 00:48

    My girlfriends brother got an XBOX 360 for xmas and it came with Kung Fu Panda game. We are playing it right now.

    Im totally immersed in the Sidepodspace right now!

  • Steven Roy25/12/2008 at 00:48

    Peter Brock - How Good Is This? The Real Story by Wayne Webster. Wayne is a well known motoring journalist that I was lucky enough to converse with when he was Peter’s navigator at the Bay Stages rally we both competed in. I think it was 1999. I was lucky enough to have a cup of tea with Peter at that same event.

    A cup of tea with Peter Brock. That is mixing in real good company

  • me25/12/2008 at 00:50

    I tried that last year… and there were complaints! Plus they got down the stockings twice as fast and I was therefore rudely awakened some hours before I wanted to be!

    ahhh. can you delegate?

  • Jeremy25/12/2008 at 00:51

    A cup of tea with Peter Brock. That is mixing in real good company

    Taking him for a few laps of Oran Park in a V8 Monaro and then having him take me for a few laps is one of my life's proudest moments.

  • Steven Roy25/12/2008 at 00:52

    Taking him for a few laps of Oran Park in a V8 Monaro and then having him take me for a few laps is one of my life’s proudest moments.

    I bet you learned plenty during those laps.

  • Jeremy25/12/2008 at 00:53

    I'd better get back to the family.

    Sleep well my friends - a Merry Xmas to you all!

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 00:55

    ahhh. can you delegate?

    Lol... his word on that is 'I suppose I should do really'...

    And there is a DD2 awake upstairs with the words 'ooo has anyone been' aheard. And then the sad little.. 'oh no, not yet!'

    That sets a record even for them!

    I don't actually know if there is any wrapping paper in the house... so newspaper it will have to be (oops). Its the price to pay for 2 uber organised years...

  • me25/12/2008 at 00:57

    I don’t actually know if there is any wrapping paper in the house… so newspaper it will have to be (oops). Its the price to pay for 2 uber organised years…

    christine recommended foil earlier. self-sealing apparently.

    things you learn from the tv, eh?

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 00:58

    Lol… his word on that is ‘I suppose I should do really’…

    I just went up and found both daughters are awake (just) and not happy that there has been no delivery. Given that the eldest is a teenager this is rather strange behaviour :)

  • lou25/12/2008 at 00:59

    christine recommended foil earlier. self-sealing apparently.

    as in kitchen/tin foil?

  • me25/12/2008 at 00:59

    I just went up and found both daughters are awake (just) and not happy that there has been no delivery. Given that the eldest is a teenager this is rather strange behaviour

    :D

    did you explain he's confused and zig-zagging his away across the globe in a most peculiar manner?

  • me25/12/2008 at 00:59

    as in kitchen/tin foil?

    correct.

  • lou25/12/2008 at 01:00

    correct.

    wow, neve really thought about using kitchen foil...

  • lou25/12/2008 at 01:00

    wow, neve really thought about using kitchen foil…

    *never

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:01

    wow, neve really thought about using kitchen foil…

    now she says it, i can see the benefits :)

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:02

    Ah.. I did do foil one year when we ran out of paper... It wasn't a success as I then cut my hand opening one of them again...

    Although that wasn't as bad as the year that DD1 fell down the stairs and split her head open - just after Andy had left to do his radio show - and I had to phone for an ambulance. And we then spent 4 1/2 hours in A&E only for DD1 to get a dab of superglue (but only after I said I was taking her home because she was obviously fine).

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:04

    Although that wasn’t as bad as the year that DD1 fell down the stairs and split her head open - just after Andy had left to do his radio show - and I had to phone for an ambulance. And we then spent 4 1/2 hours in A&E only for DD1 to get a dab of superglue (but only after I said I was taking her home because she was obviously fine).

    !!

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:07

    Thinking about it... that was almost exactly (less 14 hours) ten (!!) years ago...

    Now I feel old... and I'm *not*...

    pmsl

    Maybe now would be a good time for a Christmas drink? I have some calvados somewhere.....

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:08

    Maybe now would be a good time for a Christmas drink? I have some calvados somewhere…..

    i have becks. somehow it doesn't seem grand enough.

  • lou25/12/2008 at 01:08

    i've never noticed just how load selotape is before...

  • lou25/12/2008 at 01:10

    i’ve never noticed just how load selotape is before…

    *Loud

    must.slow.down.typing.

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:16

    i have becks. somehow it doesn’t seem grand enough.

    Actually I lied... its nicer than Calvados, being Somerset Apple Brandy in actuality. But less 'grand' than Calvados in that sense (and about a third of the price of a decent one, but as I said, rather nicer :-) Plus, coming from a place about 5 miles from my parents house, and being made in the same place that the Downs monestary lot are using to make their apple brandy as well :-) )

    And there is a motorsport link - the chap who makes it got his seed funding from a Mr E. Jordan :-)

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:18

    And there is a motorsport link - the chap who makes it got his seed funding from a Mr E. Jordan

    becks used to sponsor jaguar? i'm out.

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:20

    Ah so, F1/Motorsport links to Alcohol producers (of the safe for consumpsion sort, I can't say 'drinkable' because for some things that's debatable...)

    Does that make a suitable 'game' for not quite 2am on Christmas Day?

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 01:22

    Does that make a suitable ‘game’ for not quite 2am on Christmas Day?

    It's nearly half past one (or 01:thirty). Again. :-|

    All stocking presents wrapped and ready for delivery, they had better be asleep.....

  • Dom25/12/2008 at 01:23

    I hear lots of fireworks all of a sudden. :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:25

    Does that make a suitable ‘game’ for not quite 2am on Christmas Day?

    currently:

    - mclaren and jonnie walker

    - red bull and vodka

    :)

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:25

    I hear lots of fireworks all of a sudden.

    Ooooo

    Ahhhhhh

    ooooooo

    Weeeeeeeeeeeee

    Wizz pop wizz pop

    Ooooo

    ahhhhhhh

    (repeat as necessary :-) )

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:26

    warsteiner used to sponsor someone, mclaren or williams?

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:27

    It looks like I've just been moderated for the first time ever...

    (and it was a totally inane and lame post, so probably deserved it, lol)

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:28

    Lotus and Martini

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:30

    (and it was a totally inane and lame post, so probably deserved it, lol)

    :D

    found.

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:31

    Lotus and Martini

    and ferrari.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 01:31

    There's the Fosters Australian Grand Prix, not forgetting the CHAMPAAAAAAAAAGNE!

  • Dom25/12/2008 at 01:31

    I keep thinking of Jordan and their 7-Up car...

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:33

    Williams and Budweiser

  • Dom25/12/2008 at 01:34

    Ooooo

    Ahhhhhh

    ooooooo

    Weeeeeeeeeeeee

    Wizz pop wizz pop

    Ooooo

    ahhhhhhh

    (repeat as necessary )

    Very accurate. ;)

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:38

    Oh yes - lots of Moet et Chandon all over the place :-)

    (they've got a really nice tour of their cave - very cheap, with a little train to take you round and you get a glass of a decent vintage at the end... Mercier do a tour as well, ditto on the glass and you get some to try from the age of 14 there (counts as a 'private event' apparently )

  • Dom25/12/2008 at 01:39

    Should probably get some sleep. See ya later.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 01:39

    Should probably get some sleep. See ya later.

    So should we. Night.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 01:40

    Oh yes - lots of Moët et Chandon all over the place

    Do you think they keep it in a pretty cabinet?

    I think it's time for bed....

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:40

    So should we. Night.

    night all.

  • lou25/12/2008 at 01:41

    yay! present wrapping all done :) am off to bed. night everyone x

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:41

    night

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 01:42

    yay! present wrapping all done am off to bed. night everyone x

    Same here.

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:42

    Do you think they keep it in a pretty cabinet?

    Hmmm strangely enough it was that summer that I first heard Queen and knew who they were... being 1985 and stuck in france for a month I listened to Live Aid on the radio with the teenager from the tent next door. Which also means that I was 13 when my parents took me around the Eperney caves...

    The tours are in English now at both those Cave if you request an english speaking version. But then they were in French only... my french improved a *lot* that summer....

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:46

    The tours are in English now at both those Cave if you request an english speaking version. But then they were in French only… my french improved a *lot* that summer….

    :D

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:49

    Lol - forgotten most of it now... except strangely when once got drunk in a bar and forget that I'd forgotten... apparently I had a scandulous conversation with someone, but I don't remember much... did the same thing in dutch once as well (I don't believe that, but I was told I did so....shrugs)

    Seriously though - Eperney is pretty close to Paris so if you find a desire to drive past the FIA again, you could just ignore it and go wallow in Champagne instead :0

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:51

    Seriously though - Eperney is pretty close to Paris so if you find a desire to drive past the FIA again, you could just ignore it and go wallow in Champagne instead :0

    ha. there's every chance we could end up there without knowing how we did so, or how to get back :)

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:55

    Oh apparently its twinned with Clevedon, Middlekirk (belgium), and Ettlingen (germany)

    You could of course go if you were on your way to the French GP, or on your way back from LeMans (assuming that you were going Dover/Calais to LeMans rather than the slightly more sensible portmouth-Saint Malo...)

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 01:58

    ha. there’s every chance we could end up there without knowing how we did so, or how to get back

    Well, you take the E15 south from calais and then keep going south instead of staying on it to Paris....

    (yes, I'm googlemapping, my memory isn't that good, lol.)

    Although personally I'd take the train in and out of Paris again as the station in Eperney is about a 15 min walk from the Avenue de Champagne... (its a *long* road though)

    Although it does occur to me that this is one town that is almost certain to be found fairly easily through the medium of GPS

  • me25/12/2008 at 01:59

    You could of course go if you were on your way to the French GP, or on your way back from LeMans (assuming that you were going Dover/Calais to LeMans rather than the slightly more sensible portmouth-Saint Malo…)

    you're optimistic about the french gp aren't you?

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 02:01

    you’re optimistic about the french gp aren’t you?

    Should I not be?

    Besides, there is a Mitford owned Chateau near Magny-Cours and I can't see Max passing up the use of something he undoubtably has a(n inherited) share in...

    And as I said, its sort-of on the way to/from Le Mans as well (lovely race track, grotty 60s town... place was where the school 'took' us on the French Exchange, which was responsible for my love of motor racing even though I am ridiculously everything it is not in RL...lol)

  • me25/12/2008 at 02:02

    Should I not be?

    well, it's not on bernie's calendar for 2009, and lord knows if / when / where it'll return.

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 02:07

    Phswah! Silly, short man! (heck *I'm* apparently taller than him, which is saying something really!).

    Its one of those things that I think the French Govt. will be prevailed upon to bid for again... after all, why have one of your biggest export markets associated with something that you don't even host, if only 'occasionally'?

    Anyhow... I'm just trying to write excuses as to why everyone should visit the caves at least once....

  • me25/12/2008 at 02:09

    Anyhow… I’m just trying to write excuses as to why everyone should visit the caves at least once….

    we shall attempt to :)

  • Jordan Allen (see what happens when you update the morse code telegraph system?)25/12/2008 at 03:30

    Greetings from Soggy Tundra land. Whe had a day of above freezing temperatures and lots of rain, so everyhting looks like a swamp with snow on the high ground!

    Who's around at 3 in teh morning GMT?

  • me25/12/2008 at 03:38

    Who’s around at 3 in teh morning GMT?

    morning.

  • me25/12/2008 at 03:38

    Greetings from Soggy Tundra land. Whe had a day of above freezing temperatures and lots of rain, so everyhting looks like a swamp with snow on the high ground!

    does that make it a white christmas or not?

  • Jordan Allen (see what happens when you update the morse code telegraph system?)25/12/2008 at 03:48

    4 inches of rain but there was two feet of snow. Snow of the snowbanks are about six feet crests, so I think its is still going to be a white Christmas. Can't melt that much in an hour and 15 minutes.....

  • me25/12/2008 at 03:51

    4 inches of rain but there was two feet of snow. Snow of the snowbanks are about six feet crests, so I think its is still going to be a white Christmas. Can’t melt that much in an hour and 15 minutes…..

    excellent news :)

  • Jordan Allen (see what happens when you update the morse code telegraph system?)25/12/2008 at 03:58

    Not quite. We do not want temperature to reach the point where the melted ice to freezes over again as the streets and sidewalks would make the best outdoor skating rink the world has ever seen. Too bad that everyone will be driving to peoples' families on Christmas Day....

    It is a tough balancing act. Everyone wants a white Christmas and the snow to be gone on Boxing Day.....

  • me25/12/2008 at 04:04

    It is a tough balancing act. Everyone wants a white Christmas and the snow to be gone on Boxing Day…..

    i never thought about it like that, but that's sooo true :)

  • Jordan Allen (see what happens when you update the morse code telegraph system?)25/12/2008 at 04:08

    What are you doing up at 4:00 am in the morning anyway? Like I was thinking maybe a a few of us on this side of the Ocean would still be on, where locally, is not even Christmas yet....

  • me25/12/2008 at 04:10

    What are you doing up at 4:00 am in the morning anyway? Like I was thinking maybe a a few of us on this side of the Ocean would still be on, where locally, is not even Christmas yet….

    erm. i had some beers, and then a few more and now it's 4am.

    might sleep in a bit tho :)

  • Jordan Allen (see what happens when you update the morse code telegraph system?)25/12/2008 at 04:14

    Okay, on that subject, do you drink Warsteiner as they used to be the principal sponour of Arrows, back in the day?

    Drunk down a Labatt's and remember the days when they where on the Sidepod of the Williams?

  • me25/12/2008 at 04:19

    Okay, on that subject, do you drink Warsteiner as they used to be the principal sponour of Arrows, back in the day?

    can't say i've ever tried it.

    Drunk down a Labatt’s and remember the days when they where on the Sidepod of the Williams?

    ummm. advertising may not work on me.

  • Jordan Allen (see what happens when you update the morse code telegraph system?)25/12/2008 at 04:27

    me said:

    Okay, on that subject, do you drink Warsteiner as they used to be the principal sponour of Arrows, back in the day?

    I see, darn, I pictured you to be a ravid Arrows Fan willing to drink swill if part of the Sponours profits went to supporting the team more.... My mistake.

    Perhaps you where cheering for Layton House or Rial in those days? I guess you got up early enough to watch Pre-Qualifying in your younger days... :P

  • F1Wolf25/12/2008 at 04:28

    Merry Christmas everybody !

  • me25/12/2008 at 04:32

    Merry Christmas everybody !

    merry christmas wolf ;)

  • me25/12/2008 at 04:33

    Perhaps you where cheering for Layton House or Rial in those days? I guess you got up early enough to watch Pre-Qualifying in your younger days…

    ummm, possibly i didn't follow f1 back then. almost certainly, in fact.

  • Jordan Allen (see what happens when you update the morse code telegraph system?)25/12/2008 at 04:35

    Then what is your earliest F1 memory, Mr. C?

  • me25/12/2008 at 04:39

    Then what is your earliest F1 memory, Mr. C?

    blimey. good question. it was before mansell started driving for williams, but not very much more menthinks. don't hold me to that tho, i've been drinking all night :)

  • Jordan Allen (see what happens when you update the morse code telegraph system?)25/12/2008 at 04:47

    Should do a Live Show with skype call-ins about Sidepoddie's earliest F1 memories....

  • me25/12/2008 at 04:48

    Should do a Live Show with skype call-ins about Sidepoddie’s earliest F1 memories….

    sounds like a plan. journeyer was after us doing something like that too i think.

  • Jordan Allen (see what happens when you update the morse code telegraph system?)25/12/2008 at 04:51

    me said:

    Should do a Live Show with skype call-ins about Sidepoddie’s earliest F1 memories….

    sounds like a plan. journeyer was after us doing something like that too i think.

    Go for it! You have the technology.... :) ...

  • Jordan Allen (Go Home!)25/12/2008 at 05:00

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

  • Jordan Allen (Go Home!)25/12/2008 at 05:01

    Night me!

  • Aitch25/12/2008 at 05:51

    I just want to wish everyone in Sidepodland a Merry Christmas and I hope Santa was good to you this year. I hope he brings something off my list, but for some reason I don't think he has a brewery at the North Pole. Well off to get a Speckled Hen before bed, 2 hours to go and an early day tomorrow I hope we don't have to dig any more snow 2' so far, night all and a very Merry Christmas.

  • Journeyer25/12/2008 at 06:18

    me: 25/12/2008 at 04:48

    Should do a Live Show with skype call-ins about Sidepoddie’s earliest F1 memories….

    sounds like a plan. journeyer was after us doing something like that too i think.

    I've been after it for months now. Hahaha! Nice to see that's still in your plans. :P

  • Dank25/12/2008 at 08:17

    Merry Christmas people of Sidepodland! Hope you all receive some delicious presents and scoff lots of food today :-D

  • Jackie25/12/2008 at 08:41

    Happy Christmas to all in Sidepodland :-)

    Hope Santa has made it to your house and left you something nice. Have a great day.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/12/2008 at 08:54

    Dear all in Sidepodland,

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

    I hope you all have a smashing day - I have already had one christmas last night as per Danish tradition. We ate roast duck, then we ate a rice pudding - with a twist. The thing is, the rice pudding has *one* whole almond in it and you have to try and find it (without eating it) to win a prize. It's also more fun if the person who finds it tries to hide it so everyone else keeps looking for it - this year I found it but my wife rumbled me and the game was up ;-)

    After dinner, we sang christmas carols while holding hands and walking around the christmas tree. I had to print the words off as I haven't learnt them in Danish yet, but it turns out they kept taking them off me to see what the words were anyway :-)

    Finally we all got our presents (this is also the point that Santa arrives too)... I did get some motorsports-themed presents - I got a nice Ferrari book, a Le Mans T-shirt and Mario Kart Wii amongst other things :-D

    So it was a lovely evening full of food, drink and fun. Today we go to another family dinner starting in about an hour where we eat and drink all day, so I'm going to be very 'Merry' by the end of today :-D

    So, Glædelig Jul og godt nytår til alle i Sidepodland!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/12/2008 at 08:56

    Mods, my comment has been moderated for some reason :-( Please could you bring it from the sleigh, down the chimney and put it under the Christmas tree?

    Else, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!!

  • Scott Woodwiss (Back once again for the Renegade Master :P)25/12/2008 at 09:03

    Good morning folks and Happy Christmas to everyone! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss (Back once again for the Renegade Master :P)25/12/2008 at 09:09

    Sooo, what did everyone get? I got money from my Dad and chocolates from his fiancee and two kids :)

  • Journeyer25/12/2008 at 09:21

    Sooo, what did everyone get? I got money from my Dad and chocolates from his fiancee and two kids

    From my girlfriend, I got a Lego cookie jar - shaped like a Lego head.

    How about THAT?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Lego-Cookie-Jar-Ceramic-MiniFigure-Head_W0QQitemZ200281739746QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20081129?IMSfp=TL081129113004r2486

    From my parents, I also got a 16GB iPod Touch. :D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/12/2008 at 09:23

    From my parents, I also got a 16GB iPod Touch. :D

    Legend. Now go and buy "Real Football" for it. You can thank me later ;-)

  • Journeyer25/12/2008 at 09:26

    Legend. Now go and buy “Real Football” for it. You can thank me later

    Ooooh, looking it up now. It does seem to be rather interesting. :D

  • Scott Woodwiss (Back once again for the Renegade Master :P)25/12/2008 at 09:28

    From my parents, I also got a 16GB iPod Touch.

    I'm so jealous! :D Nice one Journeyer!

  • Journeyer25/12/2008 at 09:29

    I’m so jealous! Nice one Journeyer!

    Thanks. Hehe. Enhanced Sidepodcast, here I come! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss (Back once again for the Renegade Master :P)25/12/2008 at 09:31

    Thanks. Hehe. Enhanced Sidepodcast, here I come!

    Hopefully I can pick an 8GB one in the sales. Should be at a good price too. Hopefully :P

  • Dank25/12/2008 at 09:44

    Santa has brought me the following thus far:

    Official 2008 F1 Season review book

    Official 2008 F1 Season review DVD

    Mark Webber RB4 Minichamps model

    Breo watch

    Money

    A countdown clock thingy (!)

    Can't wait to go round the 'in-laws' later and give them their present :-D

  • Scott Woodwiss (Back once again for the Renegade Master :P)25/12/2008 at 10:02

    Dank: 25/12/2008 at 09:44

    Santa has brought me the following thus far:

    Official 2008 F1 Season review book Official 2008 F1 Season review DVD Mark Webber RB4 Minichamps model Breo watch Money A countdown clock thingy (!)

    Can’t wait to go round the ‘in-laws’ later and give them their present

    Awesome! You must tel

    Dank: 25/12/2008 at 09:44

    Santa has brought me the following thus far:

    Official 2008 F1 Season review book Official 2008 F1 Season review DVD Mark Webber RB4 Minichamps model Breo watch Money A countdown clock thingy (!)

    Can’t wait to go round the ‘in-laws’ later and give them their present

    Awesome! You must let us know what the review DVD is like :D

  • Scott Woodwiss (Back once again for the Renegade Master :P)25/12/2008 at 10:05

    I got a nice hat and scarf from my aunt. I've wanted a scarf for a while actually, so it's great :)

  • Dom25/12/2008 at 10:30

    You must let us know what the review DVD is like.

    Not much difference from last year really. Less music.

    Place your bets on me's awakening! I say 4 even though I won't be around to find out. :P

  • lou25/12/2008 at 10:37

    Place your bets on me’s awakening! I say 4 even though I won’t be around to find out.

    haha can't believe i've only just got up... will tell you what presents i get, if and when i open then later ;)

    erm am thinking 'me' will make his first comment around 3:20 :P

    I'll pop in and out through out the day as and when it gets a little dull ;) but otherwise will probably be around later on this evening.

    Merry Christmas everyone :) hope you all have great days!

  • lou25/12/2008 at 10:38

    oh dear, another one into moderation.

    never mind - Merry Christmas everyone :D

  • Dom25/12/2008 at 10:48

    oh dear, another one into moderation.

    I don't think anyone's awake to dig it out...

    Somebody should tell wordpress it's christmas! ;)

  • lou25/12/2008 at 11:00

    I don’t think anyone’s awake to dig it out…

    yeah i thought that too... it's christmas. we should let them have one day off ;)

    anyway i will say my guess for 'me's first comment again - 3:20.

  • Scott in Italy (Christmas day is almost over here in Australia)25/12/2008 at 11:04

    Dank, that present for the inlaws looks hilarious.

    I've had 25 relatives, 25 degrees (Celsius) and sunshine including two mini-humans and a smallish house. The day has gone well, but I'm going to watch some DVDs and hope that you all make the most of the afternoon and remember it's not the thought that counts, it's the price you can get for it on ebay tomorrow.

  • Dom25/12/2008 at 11:38

    All of a sudden I'm very busy. Am internetless until some time in the new year, so I shan't be around until next week... probably.

    Have a good one! :)

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 11:39

    yeah i thought that too… it’s christmas. we should let them have one day off

    Ha!

    Comments found.

  • lou25/12/2008 at 11:39

    Ha!

    morning Christine, Merry Christmas :)

  • lou25/12/2008 at 11:41

    Dom: 25/12/2008 at 11:38

    All of a sudden I’m very busy. Am internetless until some time in the new year, so I shan’t be around until next week… probably.

    Have a good one!

    wow a week without internet would kill me ;) have great new year and christmas Dom.

  • Dom25/12/2008 at 11:47

    wow a week without internet would kill me

    Time flies when your skiing. :P

  • lou25/12/2008 at 11:51

    Dom: 25/12/2008 at 11:47

    wow a week without internet would kill me

    Time flies when your skiing.

    oo, i wouldn't know. i've never been skiing ;) have a great time though :D

  • me25/12/2008 at 12:49

    anyway i will say my guess for ‘me’s first comment again - 3:20.

    12:48 anyone?

  • lou25/12/2008 at 12:52

    12:48 anyone?

    morning/afternoon :P

    I'm surprised you went to sleep so late, and woke up so early :P

  • me25/12/2008 at 12:53

    I just want to wish everyone in Sidepodland a Merry Christmas and I hope Santa was good to you this year.

    cheers aitch :)

    Thanks. Hehe. Enhanced Sidepodcast, here I come!

    yay!

    Can’t wait to go round the ‘in-laws’ later and give them their present

    oh, good lord.

    and remember it’s not the thought that counts, it’s the price you can get for it on ebay tomorrow.

    :D

  • me25/12/2008 at 12:54

    I’m surprised you went to sleep so late, and woke up so early

    video needs uploading to many places. tis a busy day today.

  • lou25/12/2008 at 13:04

    i have just one question, why is it so hard to get an ipod touch out of the plastic casing it comes in?

    :D

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 13:12

    i have just one question, why is it so hard to get an ipod touch out of the plastic casing it comes in?

    It's a test :)

  • lou25/12/2008 at 13:13

    It’s a test

    it's scary having to seporate it from the plastic bit... i didn't want to break it :P

  • me25/12/2008 at 13:20

    it’s scary having to seporate it from the plastic bit… i didn’t want to break it

    apple are doing well today then :)

  • lou25/12/2008 at 13:22

    apple are doing well today then

    yep :D so are my parents, am very happy. they managed to get me a 32GB one :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 13:25

    yep so are my parents, am very happy. they managed to get me a 32GB one

    ahh, brilliant.

    ...to the app store!

  • lou25/12/2008 at 13:30

    …to the app store!

    ooh yes :D any recommendations? hehe the best bit about having a new ipod - i get to listen to music in both ears! something people take for granted :P i haven't had an ipod that plays music in 2 ears since March! :D

  • me25/12/2008 at 13:33

    ooh yes any recommendations?

    free ones are my favourite :)

    facebook and last.fm are both good ones.

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 13:34

    free ones are my favourite

    facebook and last.fm are both good ones.

    That tap tap one is good.

  • lou25/12/2008 at 13:34

    me: 25/12/2008 at 13:33

    ooh yes any recommendations?

    free ones are my favourite facebook and last.fm are both good ones.

    yay! ok. :) syncing my music etc as i type... it may take a while though... :D

  • lou25/12/2008 at 13:35

    That tap tap one is good.

    :) thanks

  • Papa Smurf25/12/2008 at 13:53

    Happy christmas everyone =)

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 13:55

    Happy christmas everyone =)

    And you Papa Smurf :)

  • Alianora La Canta25/12/2008 at 14:45

    feel free to share what you are doing with your day, whether you are celebrating, what presents you get, all of the above. {Christine - original entry}

    I finished wrapping presents at 7:fifty (ended up resorting to using a carrier bag for Mum's present because the house ran out of wrapping paper). Then I had breakfast and read an old F1 Magazine until Dad woke up (household tradition requires all presents to be opened with witnesses and after everyone's eaten something).

    I got:

    - three books (as well as the Beedle the Bard and Brinsingr books predicted yesterday, I got Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell)

    - two tops for work

    - one pair of trousers for work

    - one pair of pyjamas

    - one box of wildlife brooches in a lunchbox

    - one box of Celebrations chocolates.

    There was nothing F1-related, though I did give my nephew-in-law an F1 encylopaedia as his Christmas present.

    After that I spent the morning reading Outliers in between stacking wood for the fire. Lunch was great, then I watched the Two Ronnies and the first half of Top of the Pops (I stopped watching when Dizzee Rascal came on).

    After I update my blog and do some commenting, I'm basically going to spend the rest of the day watching BBC1...

  • Alianora La Canta25/12/2008 at 14:52

    And there is a motorsport link - the chap who makes it got his seed funding from a Mr E. Jordan {littlepurplegoth}

    Cool! Though as a teetotaller, it's still not enough to persuade me to try any...

  • Jordan Allen (Blah, Humbug!)25/12/2008 at 15:00

    Aitch said:

    I just want to wish everyone in Sidepodland a Merry Christmas and I hope Santa was good to you this year. I hope he brings something off my list, but for some reason I don’t think he has a brewery at the North Pole. Well off to get a Speckled Hen before bed, 2 hours to go and an early day tomorrow I hope we don’t have to dig any more snow 2? so far, night all and a very Merry Christmas.

    Well, he does seem to have access to the liquor cabinet at the Officers Club in CFB Alert, with is North of the North Magnetic Pole, However the Officers think that it is the Ministry of the Environment people (would we share Alert with)trying to pull a fast one over us...

  • Journeyer25/12/2008 at 15:01

    Still on iPod, any place where I can download good F1 themes (preferably Ferrari)? :D

  • Jordan Allen (Blah, Humbug!)25/12/2008 at 15:03

    Journeyer said:

    Still on iPod, any place where I can download good F1 themes (preferably Ferrari)?

    Journeyer, I thought you requested good F1 themes...... surely there must be a BMW theme somewhere ?

  • Journeyer25/12/2008 at 15:09

    Journeyer, I thought you requested good F1 themes…… surely there must be a BMW theme somewhere ?

    One man's hate is another man's love, so they say. :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/12/2008 at 15:57

    lou said:

    Dom: 25/12/2008 at 11:47

    wow a week without internet would kill me

    Time flies when your skiing.

    oo, i wouldn’t know. i’ve never been skiing ;) have a great time though :D

    I'm going for the first time ever on Saturday. My family are a bit worried because I have a history of getting injured on holiday... So all they have said is 'make sure you know where the nearest hospital is...' :-(

    That aside, I am seriously looking forward to it! :-D

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/12/2008 at 16:12

    lou said:

    …to the app store!

    ooh yes :D any recommendations?

    Hmm lets see:

    Free ones:

    - Facebook

    - Tap Tap Revenge

    - Touch Hockey FS5

    - Google Earth

    - Remote

    - Units

    - Free Translator

    - Free Word Warp

    Paid ones:

    - Real Football 09

    - Pole Position Remix

    - Enigmo

    - Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart

    I would suggest you have fun trying out all the free ones first - especially those that make use of the accelerometer and touch screen. There are cool ones like Dice, Golf swings, Ten pin bowling and a Lightsaber app which do this and they're all free. There's a lot of free puzzle games or try-before-you-buy apps.

    Finally, get WiFi in your house if you don't already have it as some of the apps that use the net are really awesome!

    Have fun with your new toys guys ;-)

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/12/2008 at 16:24

    Mods, another comment has been sacrificed to the ether :-(

    It's obvious, WordPress hates me :-(

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/12/2008 at 16:42

    Just watched the Sidepodcast F1 Christmas message... very funny! Well done guys!

  • Dank25/12/2008 at 16:52
  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/12/2008 at 17:01

    Dank said:

    £3 worth of mp3s FREE at Amazon MP3 - enjoy!

    ...Only if you're in the uk :-(

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 17:03

    Mods, another comment has been sacrificed to the ether

    Found it.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)25/12/2008 at 17:10

    Christine said:

    Mods, another comment has been sacrificed to the ether

    Found it.

    Cheers ;-)

  • me25/12/2008 at 17:12
  • Jordan Allen (Blah, Humbug!)25/12/2008 at 17:35

    Gavin Brown (RubberGoat) said:

    lou said:

    Dom: 25/12/2008 at 11:47

    wow a week without internet would kill me

    Time flies when your skiing.

    oo, i wouldn’t know. i’ve never been skiing have a great time though

    I’m going for the first time ever on Saturday. My family are a bit worried because I have a history of getting injured on holiday… So all they have said is ‘make sure you know where the nearest hospital is…’

    That aside, I am seriously looking forward to it!

    I am no expert when it comes to skiing, but I heard that the number of black diamonds you see on the slope, the easier is ti supposed to be, or its that the other way around....

  • Jon Waldock25/12/2008 at 17:50

    I am no expert when it comes to skiing, but I heard that the number of black diamonds you see on the slope, the easier is ti supposed to be, or its that the other way around….

    diamonds only appear in non european skiing.

    it generally goes, green, blue, red, black. with green being the easiest.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 17:51

    Getting an iPod Touch out of its box is simple, you just bend the plastic bit it is attached to.

    Don't forget a cover :)

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 17:54

    I GOT THE FIGHTING TALK BOOK.

    Did you know that more Indian women watched the 2007 Brazillian GP than British men.

    Oh I could bore you all to death with facts, but, won't. Since I'm a nice and gentle sole...

    Yeah right.

    Anywho, hope ye all had a great day, had a nice christmas meal etc. Saint Nicholas Heidfeld arrived well, especially with my new PSP and fitting FMH09. Will now watch the alt. christmas message.

    Merry xmas

  • me25/12/2008 at 17:57

    I GOT THE FIGHTING TALK BOOK.

    never heard of it ;)

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 18:04

    evening gang :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 18:04

    evening gang

    you sobered up :)

  • Jordan Allen (Blah, Humbug!)25/12/2008 at 18:08

    As mentioned above, there’s little in the way of F1 news, so feel free to share what you are doing with your day, whether you are celebrating, what presents you get, all of the above. We’ll be around most of the day (unless we’re sleeping) and I’ll see you in the comments.

    As of 13:00 EST, My Christmas Presents seem to consist of:

    - a four pack of a Chocolate Vodka drink called "Mudshake".

    - an assorted 6 pick of various flaovours of a Hot Chocolate drink mix.

    - an assorted 6 pack of half-litre beers with the pick of the lot being Stella Antois, and an F1 connection with Arrow's old sponour Warsteiner

    -A Tomtom Automobile GPS system (WTF - I have not gotten lost driving yet).

    - An Eddie Bauer Slate Grey freece Pullever

    - The Pride of Place goes to a FujiFilm S1000fd digital camera that I am trying to figure out how to use it.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 18:09

    hah! yup. havent touched a drop yet today :P (had to drive)

  • lou25/12/2008 at 18:11

    Getting an iPod Touch out of its box is simple, you just bend the plastic bit it is attached to.

    Don’t forget a cover

    hehe yeah, but i didn't want to break it. i've been trying to snatch moments on it all day. :D it's awesome! hehe. Hope everyone is having a great day. my parents are even letting me have some alcohol, which is an improvement ;)

    i also got a honda shirt, which admittedly i knew about, but still :D

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 18:14

    I have a Honda shirt here somewhere......... and an old BAR honda jacket thingy (got them when I went to a test session - my bro won it on a phone in somewhere......)

    I really should have a sort out

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 18:23

    so - did anyone get any very unexpected yet pleasant surprises today?

  • me25/12/2008 at 18:26

    so - did anyone get any very unexpected yet pleasant surprises today?

    cheesecake

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 18:28

    cheesecake? plain, fruity or all yummy and chocolatey?

  • me25/12/2008 at 18:40

    cheesecake? plain, fruity or all yummy and chocolatey?

    erm...

    *checks box*

    ...raspberry

  • Dank25/12/2008 at 18:57

    I've just won 48 cans of Red Bull on eBay to the tune of £18 (38p per can). I think I've got some 'issues' that might need addressing come the new year :-D

  • me25/12/2008 at 18:59

    I’ve just won 48 cans of Red Bull on eBay to the tune of £18 (38p per can). I think I’ve got some ‘issues’ that might need addressing come the new year

    we need that!

  • Dank25/12/2008 at 18:59

    we need that!

    75p a can and we've got a deal!

  • me25/12/2008 at 19:00

    75p a can and we’ve got a deal!

    buyer collects? ;)

  • Dank25/12/2008 at 19:02

    buyer collects?

    Tempted eh?

    Righty-ho, guess I'll need to be dragged away to watch some awful festive TV now. Back later.

  • Scott Woodwiss (Back once again for the Renegade Master :P)25/12/2008 at 19:31

    I'm entertaining myself my playing some Call of Duty 4 online. I'm not a fan of the new World At War game, I like this one because it simulates warfare in the present day. Much better than the same old WWII scenarios.

  • Scott Woodwiss (Back once again for the Renegade Master :P)25/12/2008 at 19:36

    I want the new Midnight Club game though. Played it at work before I went to their Xmas party and I instantly found it a breath of fresh air compared to the repeats that is the Need for Speed series.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 20:01

    Dads Army on BBC2 now :)

  • Jordan Allen (Could be getting better)25/12/2008 at 20:04

    yeah, my relatives are here! More presents!

  • me25/12/2008 at 20:11

    festive minute:

    http://www.f1minute.com/2008/12/25/25-dec-08-merry-christmas-to-f1-minute-listeners/

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 21:11

    anyone alive?

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 21:13

    anyone alive?

    No, well, not if I keep scoffing the chocolates.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 21:16

    ha! so - had a good day, RG?

  • Alianora La Canta25/12/2008 at 21:21

    I'm alive - it's just that I've spent most of today celebrating. In practise this has meant alternating between eating, reading Outliers and watching more TV than I'm likely to do for the next two months combined.

  • Alianora La Canta25/12/2008 at 21:24

    Did you know that more Indian women watched the 2007 Brazillian GP than British men. {R.G. - 27 comments ago}

    Wow! And that was before the Force India effect and when the Hamilton effect had already initiated...

  • lou25/12/2008 at 21:25

    anyone alive?

    yes, lol although i'm not particularly happy atm, Mum has taken the wine away from me ;)

  • Alianora La Canta25/12/2008 at 21:26

    cheesecake {me - 18 comments ago}

    Cool! Cheesecake is my second-favourite pudding (only bettered by rice pudding).

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 21:30

    RG - more indian women watched the 2007 Brazilian GP? nahhhhhhhhhhh that cant be right! Where did you find that out?

    Lou - Mug your mum for the wine!

    Alianora - celebrating is always good - I started the day watching one of my fave films, eaten probably too much, including one of my fave puddings (creme brulee)

    and now I have my first drinkie of the day, as it was my turn to be the driver :)

    not a bad day, overall

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 21:31

    RG - more indian women watched the 2007 Brazilian GP? nahhhhhhhhhhh that cant be right! Where did you find that out?

    My new Fighting Talk book my dad got me. Likewise The Sun headline when Diniz crashed (the big one, y'know)

    'Diniz in the Oven'

    ha! so - had a good day, RG?

    Yeah, been great, nice meal, nice presents, nice books ;)

  • Alianora La Canta25/12/2008 at 21:32

    I've watched The Two Ronnies Christmas Special, half of Top of the Pops, Harry Potter and the Order of Azkaban, Doctor Who and A Matter of Loaf and Death. Plenty enough TV for me for a while :)

  • lou25/12/2008 at 21:35

    Lou - Mug your mum for the wine!

    lol i've had quite alot today anyway... have managed to persuade them to open some casis. that's much nicer :D

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 21:37

    Two Ronnies - class (got the Morecambe and wise christmas specials dvd from bro - hours of mirth and titters!

    Harry Potter, cant beat that

    Doctor Who - luuuvly

    Wallace and Gromit - awwwwwwwwwww Gromit has a girlfriend!!!!!!

    RG - Fighting Talk book - that like the Radio 5Live series?

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 21:39

    RG - Fighting Talk book - that like the Radio 5Live series?

    Aye, written by Colin Murray and Johnny Vaughan

    Wallace and Gromit - awwwwwwwwwww Gromit has a girlfriend!!!!!!

    Aye, twas sweet

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 21:39

    Cassis - that's either an old boxer or posh Ribena!

  • lou25/12/2008 at 21:46

    Casks is nice, it's not very alcoholic but lovely all the same :)

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 21:49

    hang on - isnt cassis the blackcurrant liqueur that you add to wine?

  • me25/12/2008 at 21:49

    RG - Fighting Talk book - that like the Radio 5Live series?

    don't know what you're talking about?

  • lou25/12/2008 at 21:50

    Casks is nice, it’s not very alcoholic but lovely all the same

    casis... sorry am yet to master typing on my ipod...

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 21:50

    it's ok Mr C - RG confirmed it is.

    didnt know johnny vaughn was clever enough to write :p

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 21:50

    Doctor Who - luuuvly

    Nobody tell me anything. Haven't watched it yet.

  • lou25/12/2008 at 21:51

    Spikey: 25/12/2008 at 21:49

    hang on - isnt cassis the blackcurrant liqueur that you add to wine?

    lol erm... no... don't think so. all i know is it's french, and a little fizzy... and it's lovely :)

  • lou25/12/2008 at 21:51

    Nobody tell me anything. Haven’t watched it yet.

    i would love to tell you what happened but my ipod got in my way. am watching it on iplayer later :P

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 21:53

    well if anyone missed it, I can do a dvd - dont you love hard disk recorders? :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:05

    quick, i have one hour whilst christine is engrossed in dr who, to get away with this:

    http://sidepodcast.wetpaint.com/page/Christine

    irrefutable evidence, that christine, is in fact... a flump!

    :D

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:10

    irrefutable evidence, that christine, is in fact… a flump!

    I've print screend that. And I'll put it on dropio, unless, you agree to think of a decent formula 1 driver as confectionary.

    I love blackmail

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:11

    Actually I don't need to use blackmail, the picture will in the gallery already and cannot be deleted.

    Mwahahaha :D

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:12

    Actually I don’t need to use blackmail, the picture will in the gallery already and cannot be deleted.

    what??

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:12

    what??

    You've added both pictures onto the server and now cannot be deleted.

    Or as I like to call it, your in deeeeep trouble

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:13

    Or as I like to call it, your in deeeeep trouble

    i had no idea!

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:14

    Another pointless piece of trivia for ya's, about 83% of the NASCAR grid in the Talladega race in 2007 was actually related someway or another...

  • lou25/12/2008 at 22:14

    Actually I don’t need to use blackmail, the picture will in the gallery already and cannot be deleted.

    are they not 2 separate pictures?

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:15

    are they not 2 separate pictures?

    Shhh, but put two and two together, and the fact he's named Christine, 'Pootle' might give it away.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:15

    oh my god thats so funny!

    anyone see the lookylikeys in private eye? I wonder if there should be a section in sidepodcast like that - you know.......Christine & a Flump, DC & Glenn Quagmire, Ron Dennis * the android mentioned earlier, Alain Prost and a crane, etc.....

  • lou25/12/2008 at 22:16

    irrefutable evidence, that christine, is in fact… a flump!

    What's a flump?

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:16

    What’s a flump?

    type it into itunes and see what you get. i bought the tv series on there recently. looks lovely on an itouch screen :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:18

    I wonder if there should be a section in sidepodcast like that - you know…….Christine & a Flump, DC & Glenn Quagmire, Ron Dennis * the android mentioned earlier, Alain Prost and a crane, etc…..

    if we made one on the wiki, it might get me out of a bit of trouble,

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:18

    I dont know whats sadder. Mr C doing this, or RG knowing that the flumps name is "Pootle" (I looked it up - that's the wonder of the internet)

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:19

    me: 25/12/2008 at 22:18

    I wonder if there should be a section in sidepodcast like that - you know…….Christine & a Flump, DC & Glenn Quagmire, Ron Dennis * the android mentioned earlier, Alain Prost and a crane, etc…..

    if we made one on the wiki, it might get me out of a bit of trouble,

    As if your not in a lot already.

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:19

    I dont know whats sadder. Mr C doing this, or RG knowing that the flumps name is “Pootle” (I looked it up - that’s the wonder of the internet)

    I don't know what the flumps are, but he's called the picture itself, Pootle.

    Look

    http://sidepodcast.wetpaint.com/photo/3310024/Pootle

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:21

    I don’t know what the flumps are, but he’s called the picture itself, Pootle.

    that's a rookie error, right there.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:22

    hahahahahahahaaaaaaaa

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 22:27

    type it into itunes and see what you get. i bought the tv series on there recently. looks lovely on an itouch screen

    It's iPod Touch. :-|

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:30

    It’s iPod Touch.

    only to the marketing peeps, keen to ram home the ipod brand. apple are kings of telling it like it is:

    - mail

    - ical

    - ichat

    with the ipod touch they've gone all microsoft. next year, it'll be the ipod touch 2009 enterprise edition.

    itouch.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 22:31

    that’s a rookie error, right there.

    The rookie error is not realising that you can't delete pictures from the Wiki. I think that Ferrari Lego set might just get purchased after all :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:31

    The rookie error is not realising that you can’t delete pictures from the Wiki. I think that Ferrari Lego set might just get purchased after all

    :)

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 22:32

    itouch.

    Noooooooooooo!

    iPod Shuffle

    iPod Nano

    iPod Classic

    iPod Touch

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:33

    Noooooooooooo!

    rubbish:

    - ishuffle

    - inano

    - ipod

    - itouch

    much cleaner ;)

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:33

    What I like is the Archos.

    No stupid 'i' business there.

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:34

    And also, isn't is easier

    shuffle

    nano

    pod

    touch

    easy off the tounge

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:34

    What I like is the Archos.

    the archos has merits too. i found the software used to sync it bloody shoddy though. needs more investment methinks.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:35

    hmmm all this techno babble has lost me. I still love my minidisc because it sounds great, still works and if the disc goes all funny, I put another one in!

    and lets face it - whats the point of having 5 days of music when the battery only lasts 8 hours lol

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 22:35

    I have a cunning plan - Blackadder programme is about to start on BBC1 :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:35

    And also, isn’t is easier

    ooh. interesting.

    for christmas i recieved an apple touch. works for me.

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:35

    and lets face it - whats the point of having 5 days of music when the battery only lasts 8 hours lol

    :D Exactly

    I have a cunning plan - Blackadder programme is about to start on BBC1

    Bye

  • lou25/12/2008 at 22:36

    I have a cunning plan - Blackadder programme is about to start on BBC1

    :o yay i've wanted to see that for ages now. :)

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:36

    blimey. I sound so OLD!

    (if it aint broke, dont fix it, etc.......)

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:36

    and lets face it - whats the point of having 5 days of music when the battery only lasts 8 hours lol

    the first mp3 player i ever bought lasted 12 hours but held just 12 songs. they got tiresome after the ninth listen :)

    i prefer it this way around.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:36

    blackadder? where? when?

  • lou25/12/2008 at 22:37

    What I like is the Archos.

    the what?

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:38

    fair enough, Mr C.

    can get 45 hours on my minidisc, though. that does me :)

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 22:39

    much cleaner

    Please stop. No, really.

    The thing I can't get over is that the iPod Touch is being marketed as The Funnest iPod ever

    I can't read anything other than funniest...

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:39

    oh my. people think I am weird because I prefer the FIRST Black Adder. (apart from the last of the fourth series. that was great, yet sad.)

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 22:39

    Frank Williams and the inventor of the cybermen as played by Richard Lloyd-pack?

    And Lou - thanks for reminding me that I have Cassis somewhere in the house (mind you we have sozzled damsons, in vodka, somewhere in the house as well but they've been missing (presumed somewhere in the gargage) since we last moved...

    I love the Flumps... must find the video we have somewhere, and plug in the video tape machine, and subject the children to it (big evil grin)

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:39

    the what?

    http://www.archos.com/products/imt/archos_5/index.html?country=global&lang=en

    i can confirm sidepodcast tv looks lovely on them...

    ...but i wouldn't buy one.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 22:40

    blackadder? where? when?

    BBC1 now - a retrospective but with proper interviews including Rowan Atkinson.

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:41

    I love the Flumps… must find the video we have somewhere, and plug in the video tape machine, and subject the children to it (big evil grin)

    it must be easier to buy it itunes?

  • lou25/12/2008 at 22:41

    http://www.archos.com/products/imt/archos_5/index.html?country=global&lang=en

    ooooo that looks nice. :) i prefer my ipod touch though ;)

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:42

    lpg - surely frank willimas and the master of the Daleks? (whose name escapes me right now....?)

    Davros! or is that a crap impressionist eastender chappie?

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:43

    the what?

    Do you not watch the gadget show anymore?

    …but i wouldn’t buy one.

    Do tell

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:44

    Williams*

    and lpg - every christmas I get two jars from Poland of plums in vodka (my old volleyball coach) with instructions to leave them for a year.

    the plums make FANTASTIC crumble :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:44

    ooooo that looks nice. i prefer my ipod touch though

    if it wasn't for the touch, i may own one now :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:46

    Do tell

    itunes ecosystem.

    there's no app store, no simple way to load it with content, short of ripping it illegally.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:46

    (watching Black Adder......)

    ooo Copeland. I LOVE Fanfare for the Common Man. Always gives me goosebumps......

  • lou25/12/2008 at 22:46

    Do you not watch the gadget show anymore?

    yeah i do, but unfortunately i didn't recognise the name... i recognise it now i see the photos :)

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 22:49

    it must be easier to buy it itunes?

    Well, yes. Or find a DVD. But I'm supposed to be economising....

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 22:50

    ooo Copeland. I LOVE Fanfare for the Common Man. Always gives me goosebumps……

    Its programmed to be on as part of a brass series at the Festival Hall next year :-)

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:50

    HAHAHAHAHA the Infanta! the translator - cracks me up!

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 22:51

    HAHAHAHAHA the Infanta! the translator - cracks me up!

    Yes, one of the best episodes :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:51

    Well, yes. Or find a DVD. But I’m supposed to be economising….

    true. but what are the chances of you finding the vcr and the correct tape? one click and the kids will be able to watch flumps.

    you can spend the time you saved economising elsewhere ;)

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:51

    lpg - it is? oooooooooooooooooo might have to get cultured then!

  • R.G (Blessed by thee Saint Nicholas Heidfeld)25/12/2008 at 22:52

    Alreet, night all.

    Have fun with your blackadder

  • me25/12/2008 at 22:52

    Alreet, night all.

    cheers r.g.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:53

    OMG! - LPG have a look at this..........

    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/5321/Flumps-The-Complete-Flumps/Product.html

    £2.99 WITH delivery? cant go wrong!

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:53

    night R. G. - take care :)

  • Scott Woodwiss (Back once again for the Renegade Master :P)25/12/2008 at 22:54

    Can't beat Blackadder The Fourth! Best BA series in my opinion :D

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 22:59

    they are all good - but the first Black Adder always makes me laugh! Brian Blessed (the biggest mouth in acting), Peter Cook and Baldrick as a smart arse - cant beat it :)

    his mum's a witch, and the Egyptians....thought I would WET myself.

    ah, the memories :)

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:01

    oh blimey. Miranda Richardson. lumme!

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 23:01

    oh blimey. Miranda Richardson. lumme!

    Who's Queen? :D

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:03

    she can be my Queenie anytime!

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:04

    HAHAHAHAHA THE COMEDY BREASTS! Melchett with the golden ones! HAHAHAHAHAA

    oh blimey - think thats my boxing day sorted........ where's that box set???

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:05

    "hey nursey, love the beard..............gives me something to HANG ON TO!"

    oh christ I'm loving this

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:12

    dog = not a cat

    classic!

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:12

    everyone run in front of the telly?

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:17

    *cries* I feel lonely :(

  • lou25/12/2008 at 23:18

    everyone run in front of the telly?

    am watching the Michael McIntyre DVD i was given for Christmas ;)

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 23:18

    *cries* I feel lonely

    I'm here, but I don't know Blackadder. Sorry.

  • lou25/12/2008 at 23:18

    I’m here, but I don’t know Blackadder. Sorry.

    you haven't watched Blackadder? :o

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 23:20

    you haven’t watched Blackadder?

    From the girl who didn't know what a Flump was? ;)

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:20

    From the girl who didn’t know what a Flump was?

    oh god, she's read the comments.

    *runs, and keeps running*

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 23:21

    I’m here, but I don’t know Blackadder. Sorry.

    Another one for the list, me.

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:22

    Another one for the list, me.

    what list, i see no list? there's no list, and no wiki either.... shhhhhhh.

  • Jon Waldock25/12/2008 at 23:23

    Happy Christmas all!!

    The text i just got from my girlfriend about presents.....

    "Mum was well impressed, dad said i can keep you, the rest like there chocs"

    SCORE!!!

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:24

    oh Christine, you HAVE to beg steal or borrow the dvds.

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 23:24

    oh Christine, you HAVE to beg steal or borrow the dvds.

    A DV... what now?

  • lou25/12/2008 at 23:25

    From the girl who didn’t know what a Flump was?

    :P lol but Blackadder is legend. The Flumps is a childrens TV program that i never saw ;)

  • lou25/12/2008 at 23:25

    *runs, and keeps running*

    haha

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:26

    hmmmmm explain the details of a common ECU - and what's a dvd?

    my brain hurts.......

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:26

    “Mum was well impressed, dad said i can keep you, the rest like there chocs”

    go john!

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:26

    go john!

    go jon!

    oops.

  • Jon Waldock25/12/2008 at 23:26

    oops.

    you better be :P

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 23:26

    hmmmmm explain the details of a common ECU - and what’s a dvd?

    Haven't owned a DVD in years.

  • Steven Roy25/12/2008 at 23:27

    I feel like the odd one out. I am watching Stanley Baxter rather than Blackadder. I will watch it on Blackadder on iplayer later.

    @Christine

    Were you not allowed to watch any comedy when you were gowing up?

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:27

    wooo John! Score indeed!

    there's someone who will be favourite for a while :P

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:27

    Haven’t owned a DVD in years.

    i think it's fair to say as podcasters, we're very much online people :)

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:28

    oh poo - Stanley Baxter too?

    wish I had Sky Plus now!

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:30

    ok. cheers Mr C - I feel SO old now................

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 23:30

    i think it’s fair to say as podcasters, we’re very much online people

    Yeah, but you know that slot on the front of your Mac?

    A DVD is something you put into it and then rip to the hard disk :) Handbrake anyone?

  • Steven Roy25/12/2008 at 23:31

    oh poo - Stanley Baxter too?

    I guess that is another great source of comedy Christine has never heard of

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 23:31

    Yeah, but you know that slot on the front of your Mac?

    Used that for the first time since I got my Mac Mini just a few short weeks ago. Didn't know it was there, was quite a revelation!

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:31

    I guess that is another great source of comedy Christine has never heard of

    i haven't either?

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 23:31

    I guess that is another great source of comedy Christine has never heard of

    Sorry.

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:32

    Yeah, but you know that slot on the front of your Mac?

    not interested. love the concept that the air has ditched it.

    would swap a dvd drive for a firewire, any day of the week.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:32

    YES! thanks Andy......

    Christine - a dvd is what you put in your Mac and rip the video onto your Ipod / touch / feel / whatever it is called to watch later :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:33

    Christine - a dvd is what you put in your Mac and rip the video onto your Ipod / touch / feel / whatever it is called to watch later

    what if you don't own any dvd's to rip?

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 23:34

    what if you don’t own any dvd’s to rip?

    You, ahem, borrow them?

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:34

    You, ahem, borrow them?

    christine doesn't have any either.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:35

    I dont know anyone who doesnt own any dvds - until now, apparently.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 23:36

    christine doesn’t have any either.

    No wonder Zavvi's gone under....

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:37

    No wonder Zavvi’s gone under….

    :D

  • Jon Waldock25/12/2008 at 23:37

    No wonder Zavvi’s gone under….

    I feel its a tad harsh blaming Zavvi on christine :P

  • Steven Roy25/12/2008 at 23:38

    No wonder Zavvi’s gone under….

    And to think Richard Branson sold it last year for all that money. I guess that is why he is a billionaire and the people who bought it are not.

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 23:38

    I feel its a tad harsh blaming Zavvi on christine

    I've not been in a Zavvi... so if that makes it my fault, I can take that blame. Using that concept, I can also take the blame for Whittards.

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 23:38

    I’ve not been in a Zavvi… so if that makes it my fault, I can take that blame. Using that concept, I can also take the blame for Whittards.

    Having said that, I'm sure it must be Steven Roy's fault somehow.

  • Jon Waldock25/12/2008 at 23:39

    I’ve not been in a Zavvi… so if that makes it my fault, I can take that blame. Using that concept, I can also take the blame for Whittards.

    did you ever go to Virgin megastore?

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:40

    did you ever go to Virgin megastore?

    ooh, yeah. back in the 80's.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:40

    hold on - if you have no dvd's, do you have cd's?

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:41

    hold on - if you have no dvd’s, do you have cd’s?

    no.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 23:41

    hold on - if you have no dvd’s, do you have cd’s?

    Please - DVDs and CDs. Otherwise we're back to the pandas again...

  • Jon Waldock25/12/2008 at 23:41

    ooh, yeah. back in the 80’s.

    zavvi took over virgin megastore....sooo.....lol

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:41

    hold on - if you have no dvd’s, do you have cd’s?

    who needs em:

    http://www.last.fm/user/sidepodcast

    ?

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:42

    all of a sudden I feel so untidy and inadequate :P

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:43

    all of a sudden I feel so untidy and inadequate

    not you then:

    http://www.last.fm/user/spikey

    ?

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 23:46

    So this isn't the point where Andy and I think about disclosing how many CDs, DVDs, VCR tapes, cassettes, reels of 1/4" and 1/2" tape etc etc we have around the place (although most of the tape-based mediums are currently in archive^W boxes.

    And that's before you even think of starting on the number of books... (also still mostly in boxes because the shelves aren't up yet, which makes it hard to find things when I want them (oops) and leads to purchases of new books (oops, although quite often from the library currently at 50p a time :-) ), plus those of mine that are still at my parents...)

  • Christine25/12/2008 at 23:47

    And that’s before you even think of starting on the number of books…

    Books we have, but only because you can't get the Kindle in the UK.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 23:49

    So this isn’t the point where Andy and I think about disclosing how many CDs, DVDs, VCR tapes, cassettes, reels of 1/4? and 1/2? tape etc etc we have around the place (although most of the tape-based mediums are currently in archive^W boxes.

    The answer is lots. Almost all the CDs are ripped to iTunes though.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:50

    HAHAHAHA its a LONG time since I was 23, Ta!

    dont feel bad, lpg. I still have piles of videos, books, cassettes, etc.............

    the first walkman. stuff of legends :)

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:53

    the first walkman. stuff of legends

    memorex. is it live, or is it... erm, nope, definitely tape.

  • littlepurplegoth25/12/2008 at 23:55

    Books we have, but only because you can’t get the Kindle in the UK.

    Ah.. well I'd quite like one of those (or the Sony one :-) )... except that the vast majority of books I own are never likely to appear on it (or indeed on any eformat) anyway. Living near Cambridge for nine months with money in the bank (between owning houses) was fatal as Cambridge University press is a) full of interesting books on subjects esoteric and otherwise and b) regularly had sales of things that they 'found in corners in the warehouse'. We ended up with a lot of educational stuff for the children from there as well (good ed. books, not Nat.Curr. 'reference' ones).

    And then there was Hatchers around the corner where I discovered Make and Craft magazines... (books really, from O'Reilly press, and full of interesting projects suitable for the truely geeky and/or eccentric)

    And I haven't even started on the second hand book shops, or the buy and share shelves at the Methodist Church... (a goldmine at 20p a time)...

    MK is a book wasteland by comparisson. Which is just as well now we are 'skint' again...

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:55

    lol

    Maxell - break the sound barrier......

    Pete Murphy. THERE's a legend. I bet only LPG remembers him :)

  • Alianora La Canta25/12/2008 at 23:57

    and lets face it - whats the point of having 5 days of music when the battery only lasts 8 hours lol

    I like my PDA's balance - with the storage card in, it will take 2 hours of video, about 4 hours of music and still only be a quarter full. The battery lasts about 3 days if I push the unit to its limits or 8 days if I don't.

  • Andy Taylor25/12/2008 at 23:58

    and lets face it - whats the point of having 5 days of music when the battery only lasts 8 hours lol

    My iPod lasts for ages between charges. It's not an iPod Touch though.

  • Spikey25/12/2008 at 23:58

    PDA's are good. I still have an old Palm T2 somewhere.......

  • me25/12/2008 at 23:58

    My iPod lasts for ages between charges. It’s not an iPod Touch though.

    mine lasts about 3hrs :)

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 00:00

    Pete Murphy. THERE’s a legend. I bet only LPG remembers him

    Lol.

    Yes..

    He's still recording you know.

    But stop trying to make me seem old... I'm not, I just started, um, *really* young....

  • Andy Taylor26/12/2008 at 00:01

    mine lasts about 3hrs

    Have you tried a restore?

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:02

    [email protected]

    undead undead undead.........

    try not to hum along :p

  • me26/12/2008 at 00:04

    Have you tried a restore?

    i watch a lot of video.

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 00:04

    Spikey - I'm beginning to wonder If I 'should know who you are'....

    (or are you just *really* good with google?

    erk!

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:04

    talking about Pete Murphy......he made a GREAT album with Mick Karn. - Dalis Car or something like that. was good-ish, but was SLATED because I think he was nearly happy!

    you arent Pete if you arent miserable, apparently (at the time)

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:06

    noooooo I just was a gothy type in my youth........

    good is always good :) - it's not MY fault if everyone else has bad taste :)

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 00:09

    noooooo I just was a gothy type in my youth……..

    Old goths don't 'die' they just start to wear Red....

  • Andy Taylor26/12/2008 at 00:09

    i watch a lot of video.

    Even so, it's worth a try. You should get more time than that

  • me26/12/2008 at 00:11

    Even so, it’s worth a try. You should get more time than that

    ok. i give it a go.

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:11

    or get their hair cut.

    it happens to the best of us. Eldritch wore a flowery shirt. once. for a bet I think.

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 00:15

    or get their hair cut.

    Ah - that would be the *male* ones...

    Mine is still past my shoulderblades :-P

    Its very hard to keep reading about iPod Touch s - I love my little (black) gen3 nano (its sooo nice and fits in the palm of my hand and doesn't seem to need charging much at all)... but its getting more and more tempting and difficult to 'resist'...

    Wah!

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:18

    resist! retro is also good :)

  • Steven Roy26/12/2008 at 00:20

    HIGNFY is on again. Bush now. Max and Mika soon

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 00:24

    That was the 'other' issue about living near Cambridge... its very easy to dress goth cos you don't stand out (at all!) and I got back into the habit (properly, I don't think I've worn non-black or non-'jewel' colours more than maybe 300 times in the last 20 years, erk)... and then there was the goth Euch. to go to where you needed to dress 'properly' (incense, book of common prayer, suitably door themes and a lot of great music, ancient and modern) followed by The calling (which I've never made it to, cos I've always gone home to the children rofl)... and then there is my 'boot' habit :-)

    (and serious boots are great for driving in when you are short! see I can at least make it about cars!)

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:24

    HAHAHAHAH I hadnt seen the Mika clip before! CLASS!

  • me26/12/2008 at 00:25

    so, ipod restore. do i choose:

    - set up new

    - restore backup

    ?

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:26

    i've got a £15 itunes voucher....i need new music in my life. your allowed 2 tell me songs each :P

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:26

    oh I had some great boots. livened up with great chain / stud combos from Camden Market.............

    leather trousers. looks fab, rubbish on a slightly warm day.

    I had a fantastic cavalry jacket that some ****** nicked from a party. *******!

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 00:27

    Only two!

    Um - how old are you, and what sort of thing do you listen to already?

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:27

    18 and everything

  • Andy Taylor26/12/2008 at 00:28

    - set up new

    - restore backup

    Restore backup to get your settings, Restore new to set up as a new device.

  • me26/12/2008 at 00:28

    Restore backup to get your settings, Restore new to set up as a new device.

    but will either affect battery life. e.g, if i chose 'backup' will i have just wasted my time?

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:29

    Jon. - songs - hmph...........I think me and LPG should have an agreement here........

    Moonchild - Fields of the Nephilim

    Marian - Sisters of Mercy

    Arabia - Danse Society

    Propaganda - Play Dead

    theres a few for you :) open your brain pores with those :p

  • me26/12/2008 at 00:31

    18 and everything

    just be sure not to buy anything from THAT woman.

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:32

    just be sure not to buy anything from THAT woman.

    who would be....?

  • Steven Roy26/12/2008 at 00:33

    just be sure not to buy anything from THAT woman.

    Are you trying to collect brownie points for making pootle comparisons?

  • me26/12/2008 at 00:33

    who would be….?

    the one dating THAT driver, solely for marketing purposes ;)

  • me26/12/2008 at 00:33

    Are you trying to collect brownie points for making pootle comparisons?

    shhhh ;)

  • Andy Taylor26/12/2008 at 00:34

    but will either affect battery life. e.g, if i chose ‘backup’ will i have just wasted my time?

    Perhaps, it's not an exact science. The alternative is to do a Restore as new and then reload the Apps you actually use, but you will lose the app settings and data too. Your choice.

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:34

    hmmmm just who is THAT woman?

  • me26/12/2008 at 00:34

    Perhaps, it’s not an exact science. The alternative is to do a Restore as new and then reload the Apps you actually use, but you will lose the app settings and data too. Your choice.

    ta.

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:34

    the one dating THAT driver, soely for marketing purposes

    ooooh her!!

    noooo, im not that silly

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:35

    ohhhh got it

  • lou26/12/2008 at 00:39

    Jon, what kind of music do you like?

    But a good song is the funeral by band of horses.

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:40

    Jon, what kind of music do you like?

    But a good song is the funeral by band of horses.

    oooh i love this song, didnt realise thats who it was by. so getting that

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:41

    the funeral? LPG - we have competition for doom laden happy chappies lol

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:42

    havent heard that - or have I and just dont know it?

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:46

    havent heard that - or have I and just dont know it?

    you'll recognise the music, but probs not hte lyrics

  • me26/12/2008 at 00:47

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:48

    oh this will do my head in now.....

    where from? TV? an ad perhaps?

  • lou26/12/2008 at 00:50

    oooh i love this song, didnt realise thats who it was by. so getting that

    i love it :) such a nice song. maybe check out some songs by sigur ros (no idea if you will like them though but they are worth a listen)

  • lou26/12/2008 at 00:51

    me, am loving that you have called your ipod, iTouch :P

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:51

    i love it such a nice song. maybe check out some songs by sigur ros (no idea if you will like them though but they are worth a listen)

    ok, so i'm probs gonna listen to you for music advice :P

    love sigur ros. :D

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:52

    Sigur Ros I know

    They did Hoppipola - theme from Blue Planet

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:52

    (LPG - we have been spurned :P)

  • lou26/12/2008 at 00:54

    ok, so i’m probs gonna listen to you for music advice

    love sigur ros.

    woot! :D my last.fm profile - http://www.last.fm/user/f1_lou ;)

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:54

    I take it your a radio 1 listener then lou, no-one could have this sort of music taste and not be

  • lou26/12/2008 at 00:55

    I take it your a radio 1 listener then lou, no-one could have this sort of music taste and not be

    ooh yes! :D radio one rocks ;)

  • lou26/12/2008 at 00:56

    where from? TV? an ad perhaps?

    i first heard 'the funeral' in an advert for Eric Bana's film due out in march. i think the film is called 'The Beast'.

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:56

    ooh yes! radio one rocks

    thought as much :P

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 00:56

    i first heard ‘the funeral’ in an advert for Eric Bana’s film due out in march. i think the film is called ‘The Beast’.

    THATS IT!!! i knew it. i love that advert.

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 00:58

    OH MY GOD! I have seen trailers for that film (Bathurst this year) looks like an ace film............

    Have to look that song up, methinks

  • Andy Taylor26/12/2008 at 00:58

    me, am loving that you have called your ipod, iTouch

    :-|

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:00

    THATS IT!!! i knew it. i love that advert.

    tis an awesome advert :D

    Seeing as wordpress seems to hate me today, if you click on my name Jon, it should link to my last.fm page.

  • me26/12/2008 at 01:02

    me, am loving that you have called your ipod, iTouch

    all i did was what andy suggested.

    seems to have worked out pretty well. shall investigate battery life tomorrow, cheers andy :D

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 01:03

    Seeing as wordpress seems to hate me today, if you click on my name Jon, it should link to my last.fm page.

    genius! thannnnksssss

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 01:03

    I'm going to assume that you have current stuff then :-) (like a recent download of the Jeff Buckley Hallelujah, Killers 'Human' and things like that).

    Try Sadeness (part 1)' Enigma, and 'Weep you no more still fountains' Sting/Edin Karamozov

    There are other things I want to sugges though, but some of it isn't on iTunes :-( You could have a try at 'fat and frantic' though, cos they are :0

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 01:04

    i think its time to take the hint when your parents give you a shaver for christmas.....

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:05

    I’m going to assume that you have current stuff then (like a recent download of the Jeff Buckley Hallelujah, Killers ‘Human’ and things like that).

    lol i have old stuff too :P will also check some of those out, thanks LPG :)

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 01:05

    ooh yes! radio one rocks

    That'll reassure them... they *do* have listeners in their demographic :-P

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:06

    That’ll reassure them… they *do* have listeners in their demographic

    :P

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 01:06

    if you download Hallelujah, try Leonard Cohen or John Cale.

    have to educate the youth of today, lpg :p

  • me26/12/2008 at 01:06

    i think its time to take the hint when your parents give you a shaver for christmas…..

    is it a phillips shaver? they're the best...

    ...did that competition finish yet, btw?

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 01:08

    is it a phillips shaver? they’re the best…

    it is actually. although a phillips shaver was used as a grenade in one of my retro playstation games, so now im a bit wary of it...

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 01:08

    I can make other suggestions Lou/Jon... my musical collection/taste is, um, very catholic (in its 'proper' useage!)

    :-D

    Although I seem to have lost the list I had of F1 themed songs :-( Must be on a previous laptop :-(

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 01:10

    Just bought MGMT - Time to pretend :D retro

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:11

    I can make other suggestions Lou/Jon… my musical collection/tastes is, um, very catholic (in its ‘proper’ useage!)

    go for it! i love listening to new (as in i haven't heard it before) music :) plus i won some money on a scratch card today so i have some to spend on downloads :D

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 01:11

    oh my - i remember a song a friend sent me, by a band called Grand Prix, the song was called "tough of the track" and had samples of Roger Bannisters 4 minute mile.

    both my loves in 4 minutes. wonderful :)

    c*** song, though

  • me26/12/2008 at 01:12

    c*** song, though

    easy on the language, sir. otherwise i spend half the night typing asterisks :)

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 01:13

    go for it! i love listening to new (as in i haven’t heard it before) music plus i won some money on a scratch card today so i have some to spend on downloads

    your age and on scratch cards already....oh dear :P

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 01:15

    sorry Mr C :)

  • me26/12/2008 at 01:16

    sorry Mr C

    no worries, just thought i'd mention it.

  • me26/12/2008 at 01:16

    your age and on scratch cards already….oh dear

    the youth of today, eh?

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 01:17

    it is a rubbish song, though lol

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:17

    your age and on scratch cards already….oh dear

    lo only on christmas day do we have scratch cards. l it's like a little christmas tradition in our family that we have one each in a cracker ;) my cousin won £50 today... lucky girl. :P

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 01:19

    wooo lucky cousin!

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 01:23

    right all, christmas is over, and my bed is calling.

    night all. meerrrryy christmas (in a santa accent)

  • me26/12/2008 at 01:25

    night all. meerrrryy christmas (in a santa accent)

    see ya jon.

    must sleep also. catch ya in the morning, everyone.

  • Spikey26/12/2008 at 01:25

    night Jon - have fun with your vouchers :)

    actualkly I should be off now as well. take care all and have a great, lazy fun filled boxing day :)

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 01:25

    must sleep also. catch ya in the morning, everyone.

    when you say morning you mean afternoon right? :P

  • me26/12/2008 at 01:27

    when you say morning you mean afternoon right?

    i have nothing planned for to tomorrow. it could easily be evening :D

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 01:28

    i have nothing planned for to tomorrow. it could easily be evening

    i wish i slept that long, i woke up at 6.30 this morning :(

    although i got Gavin and Stacey and My Family watched on the iplayer before i actually got up :D

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:29

    must sleep also. catch ya in the morning, everyone.</blockquote

    wow, 'me' going to bed before us? :P

    night 'me' ;)

  • Andy Taylor26/12/2008 at 01:29

    Night all :)

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 01:31

    if you download Hallelujah, try Leonard Cohen or John Cale.

    Well yes... but break them in gently and *then* shwock them with the 20 minute versions!!

    The Medaeval babes is worth a listen (but don't appear to be on iPlayer, but they are mainly a live act anyway). There is an 'old' Greenbelt band called 'Eve and the Garden' who are wonderful if you can find any of their stuff online, ditto a group called 'Why?' who are just bouncy bouncy folk-stuff. Larry Norman is always worth a punt, as is Jonny Cash.

    The now defunct Chagall Guevara are good (and on from that, all sorts of things that featured Mark Heard).

    Oh - 'Butterfly on a wheel' The Mission (although I find that it seques scarily well into the French and Saunders theme music, lol, which mithers it somewhat rofl), 'Dominion/Mother Russia' Sisters Of Mercy, All sorts of things by Nightwish, HIM, and similar stuff... the album 'UFOrb' The Orb (lol)...

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:33

    night all. meerrrryy christmas (in a santa accent)

    night Jon

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 01:34

    Hmmm does this mean that Me has taken full part in the Christmas Spirit and the carb-attack has got to him??? erk!

  • Steven Roy26/12/2008 at 01:35

    …did that competition finish yet, btw?

    I forgot all about that. New years sidepodresolution. Must get more product placement in podcasts

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 01:38

    if i forget then someone remind me tommorrow, i have the most amazing present i need to put on drop.io

    its to do with me and the stig ;)

  • Steven Roy26/12/2008 at 01:44

    DC trivia quiz. I only managed seven out of 10. It's Xmas so let's not get too competitive.

    http://www.dcmuseum.co.uk/trivia.htm

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:46

    if i forget then someone remind me tommorrow, i have the most amazing present i need to put on drop.io

    will try ;)

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:51

    DC trivia quiz. I only managed seven out of 10. It’s Xmas so let’s not get too competitive.

    l

    8/10... i didn't know question 3 or 4, and guessed at number 6 :)

  • Steven Roy26/12/2008 at 01:52

    l 8/10… i didn’t know question 3 or 4, and guessed at number 6

    Damn! Two games in a row you have beat me at now. Not that I am competitive. Oh No.

  • lou26/12/2008 at 01:56

    Damn! Two games in a row you have beat me at now. Not that I am competitive. Oh No.

    lol i've read DC's book twice :P i'd be upset if i didn't know a little bit about him by now. lol you always win on the proper racing games ;)

  • littlepurplegoth26/12/2008 at 01:58

    Ooooo 9/10

    And a few of those were educated guesses, without recourse to google or wikipedia!

  • lou26/12/2008 at 02:20

    Ooooo 9/10

    well done littlepurplegoth :D

  • Steven Roy26/12/2008 at 02:55

    Ooooo 9/10

    9/10 - Well done

  • Alianora La Canta26/12/2008 at 10:51

    hmmmm just who is THAT woman? {Spikey - 71 comments ago}

    According to the Sidepodcast wiki, "THAT woman" is the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls. She's also done a solo album.

  • Bassano Clapper26/12/2008 at 10:57

    Morning all

    New VW ad has gone all Matrix, quite good though

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/video/2008/dec/22/advertising-volkswagen

  • Alianora La Canta26/12/2008 at 10:57

    I got 6/10 on the DC quiz (without looking anything up - apart from Q10 which I guessed wrongly, I think I have books containing the answers to all the quiz questions).

    I need to read more.

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 11:38

    It’s Xmas so let’s not get too competitive.

    hmmm...2 words... Reindeer Racing :P

  • Jon Waldock26/12/2008 at 11:40

    ok...so i only got 1 out of 10, i think that shows how much i dont know about him!!