(Shall we try the soundtrack thing again? Click here and press play on the video window. You can come back to appreciate the beautiful video if you need a pick-me-up of awesomeness later in the day.)

Hello! I hope today finds you in fine spirits and good health. Despite Senna having an appalling weekend – Renault had tyre trouble, leading to Senna’s brief flirtation with the wall – and Schumi attempting short-distance flight, there were some positives this weekend.

- The championship is still open mathematically. Vettel only needs to score one point in the remaining five Grands Prix, but we’re talking possibilities, not probabilities.

- We were privy to a Massa rant following an incident with Hamilton.

- All of this year’s rookies finished their first night race. Di Resta and Perez even scored points after coming in sixth and tenth, respectively.

- Kovalainen finished ahead of Petrov and Alguersuari in addition to the usual suspects at the tail end of the field.

In other motorsport news, Kevin Magnussen won the British Formula 3 race at Donnington. He moves up one place in the championship, leaving him third.

Conrad Rautenbach won the penultimate round of the South African Rally Championship, putting him at the top of the standings.

When I stumbled upon an article commemorating the 20th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s death, I thought I would find things that had happened this weekend in history.

Today was the first practice session under artificial lights in 2008. The Singapore Grand Prix weekend has evolved into a far more glamorous creature than that first event!

In its short history, the race has generated some controversy. This is the second anniversary of the announcement of Briatore’s and Symmonds’s bans from Formula 1, following Piquet’s admission that he had intentionally crashed in Singapore 2008.

Today in 1725, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot was born in Void, France. He designed and built the first automobile. It was steam powered, travelled at 2 mph, and needed to stop every 10-15 minutes to have its boiler refilled. One of the prototypes was involved in the world’s first automobile accident in 1771 when the vehicle collided with a wall.

To finish off, I’d like to leave you with Angolan Spiderman and the fifty most important landmarks in the world (I’m quite patriotic that Victoria Falls made it onto the list, photographed from our side, rather than from Zambia).

See you in the comments!

290 responses

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:06

    New daily.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:08

    New daily.

    Oh good.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:10

    When I stumbled upon an article commemorating the 20th anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s death,

    I love him. I once saw an exhibition of his original sketches and works in progress. It was amazing.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:13

    Nice daily, Bridget. I'll check out all the links later.

    I like the idea of this day in history and the first car.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:16

    Love Bridget's dailies. Will read this in the morning/afternoon

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:18

    Interesting, from CNN

    @FareedZakaria

    If you take the entire world’s battery capacity - every battery everywhere - it can store just 10 minutes of the world’s current energy use.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:19

    If you take the entire world’s battery capacity - every battery everywhere - it can store just 10 minutes of the world’s current energy use.

    And take 12 hours to recharge

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:20

    Channel 4 is distinctly lacking in Gary Imlach tonight, I've never seen this other guy before

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:21

    I'll put this in the daily now in case I don't get into the comments on Monday when it becomes Monday for me.

    WaterFire in Providence pictures from last night

    https://picasaweb.google.com/106400214729093018812/WaterFireProvidenceRhodeIsland02?authkey=Gv1sRgCI_FoseWhqz-VQ

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:21

    Channel 4 is distinctly lacking in Gary Imlach tonight, I've never seen this other guy before

    Just tuned in. Danny Kelly is doing it this season. Not much good

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:22

    I read the comments from the race today. You guys were funny.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:22

    I read the comments from the race today. You guys were funny.

    What was funny?

  • Jordan F126/09/2011 at 00:24

    Hey Steven. Passchendaele [DVD] is availible for 2.99 pounds via Amazon.co.uk. Why not pick up one of Christine's works at teh same time just in case mr. C or Christine might think about censoring this message? :p

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:25

    Hey Steven. Passchendaele [DVD] is availible for 2.99 pounds via Amazon.co.uk. Why not pick up one of Christine's works at teh same time just in case mr. C or Christine might think about censoring this message? :p

    Always good to get a plug in.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:29

    What was funny?

    I just really enjoy people's quick wit when things happen and to see how the more boring the race got the more minds would wander a bit. It's what I went through on my own when I watched it.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:31

    So P Manning is out after neck surgery. I only catch up on the news when I watch games.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:32

    I just really enjoy people's quick wit when things happen and to see how the more boring the race got the more minds would wander a bit. It's what I went through on my own when I watched it.

    I can't remember anything funny being said. I guess when these things happen during a race you are so wrapped up in the minute that it doesn't go into the memory

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:32

    Nice pass. Go Steelers.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:32

    So P Manning is out after neck surgery. I only catch up on the news when I watch games.

    I only found out last week

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:32

    Nice pass. Go Steelers.

    Nice first play

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:32

    Gadget play fail

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:33

    I can't remember anything funny being said. I guess when these things happen during a race you are so wrapped up in the minute that it doesn't go into the memory

    I'd research it for you, but suffice it to say that Lukeh and Bassano have some great comebacks, but everyone is so quick and naturally funny that I really enjoy commenting or reading them after.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:33

    Gadget play fail

    Wasn't a gadget. Was the QB

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:33

    I'd research it for you, but suffice it to say that Lukeh and Bassano have some great comebacks, but everyone is so quick and naturally funny that I really enjoy commenting or reading them after.

    I will read it tomorrow

  • Jordan F126/09/2011 at 00:34

    Steven Roy 26/09/2011 at 01:32:18

    I just really enjoy people's quick wit when things happen and to see how the more boring the race got the more minds would wander a bit. It's what I went through on my own when I watched it.

    I can't remember anything funny being said. I guess when these things happen during a race you are so wrapped up in the minute that it doesn't go into the memory

    Well, the former Red Baron landed in a pretty sorry way to land an airplane, let alone a racing car....

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:34

    Oh crap, I just remembered how much I hate Roethlisberger or however you spell his name.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:35

    Nice pass. Go Steelers.

    Nice first play

    They seem to be on top already.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:35

    Oh crap, I just remembered how much I hate Roethlisberger or however you spell his name.

    I have been waiting for that comment.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:35

    Simona DiSilvestra is at the Colts game. She just tweeted it. :)

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:35

    Caught and dropped

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:36

    I have been waiting for that comment.

    hehe

    #predictable.

    When I saw his pudgy little face stuffed in that helmet it all came back to me.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:36

    Simona DiSilvestra is at the Colts game. She just tweeted it. :)

    Danica Patrick was at one of the other games earlier

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:36

    Simona DiSilvestra is at the Colts game. She just tweeted it. :)

    I bet there are lots of drivers watch them. Never thought about it before

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:36

    They seem to be on top already.

    Pittsburgh gets the field goal, 3 points.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:37

    Simona DiSilvestra is at the Colts game. She just tweeted it. :)

    I bet there are lots of drivers watch them. Never thought about it before

    Kanaan just said "let's go horse"

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:37

    Kanaan just said "let's go horse"

    Colts - horse

    Never heard that before

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:38

    Kanaan just said "let's go horse"

    Never heard the Colts called that, but, erm, they are horses....so maybe I'm just that uncool.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:39

    NASA saying there may be a piece of UARS satellite in Washington state

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:40

    Kerry Colins is a good back up

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:40

    NASA saying there may be a piece of UARS satellite in Washington state

    huh. I like how I was waving at nothing the other night. or it's ghost, 'cause it was gone before it got to New England.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:40

    Tough for any QB to run no huddle

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:41

    Morning folks

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:41

    huh. I like how I was waving at nothing the other night. or it's ghost, 'cause it was gone before it got to New England.

    They have no idea when it landed. It could have gone over you and landed in mid Atlantic

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:41

    Tough for any QB to run no huddle

    Yeah, I was just thinking about all the practice for that with a backup.

    How long ago did they know Manning wouldn't be back?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:41

    How does everyone be today?

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:41

    Morning folks

    Hi Leigh

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:42

    Hi Kai

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:42

    How long ago did they know Manning wouldn't be back?

    Few weeks I think.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:42

    Hi Leigh

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:42

    How does everyone be today?

    Good. I got some good sleep last night and I'm ready for tomorrow. Just enjoying the game now with my friends (in England and Scotland). :)

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:42

    Morning folks

    Hi Leigh how was Donny?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:42

    Hi Steven,

    Have a good weekend? Was the GP good in the end?

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:43

    They have no idea when it landed. It could have gone over you and landed in mid Atlantic

    So no big pieces to see the evidence of where it came down?

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:43

    Hi Leigh how was Donny?

    Decent enough. A bit damp yesterday which was not as much fun though. Very busy though.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:43

    Have a good weekend? Was the GP good in the end?

    It was pretty dull. Interesting incidents though and a great result for diResta

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:43

    So no big pieces to see the evidence of where it came down?

    NASA can't find them

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:44

    It was pretty dull. Interesting incidents though and a great result for diResta

    Aye - saw little clips in between races. Saw the Hamilton boo-boo and Massa's rant. Oh well.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:44

    Manning had surgery Sept 8th

    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=capress-fbn_colts_manning-8872604

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:44

    It was pretty dull. Interesting incidents though and a great result for diResta

    yay.

    Not sure I can manage a poem about that one this week. I'll see if anything comes to me.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:45

    I'll dig up links to my F3 stuff in the later morning when I've nothing to do in work

    :)

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:45

    Aye - saw little clips in between races. Saw the Hamilton boo-boo and Massa's rant. Oh well.

    Nothing incident. Rosberg punted Perez off track and gained a position - no penalty and no need to give the place back. Schumacher launched over the back of Perez and got a reprimand

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:45

    I'll dig up links to my F3 stuff in the later morning when I've nothing to do in work

    Good

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:46

    The glamour of being trackside

    http://twitpic.com/6qcbzx

    ;)

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:46

    Decent enough. A bit damp yesterday which was not as much fun though. Very busy though.

    Ah that's good. Have they got to work fixing the earthworks in the infield? In May it was a mess, the rest of it looked good mind.

    Saw the tweet about not finding the castle, you can only really see it from the car park!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:47

    Ah that's good. Have they got to work fixing the earthworks in the infield? In May it was a mess, the rest of it looked good mind.

    Didn't take too thorough a look to be honest, but I gather there's still work to do.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:47

    Saw the tweet about not finding the castle, you can only really see it from the car park!

    Never seen the castle but the museum is awesome

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:49

    Lots of long passes from the Steelers tonight

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:49

    Thankfully, Donington is very easy to get to -- and bus drivers in Derby are remarkably jolly.

    However, I simply cannot envisage how this circuit and area would have ever been able to hold a modern GP.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:51

    Roethlisberger throws funny.

    I can't figure out what it is but something about his action is odd

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:51

    However, I simply cannot envisage how this circuit and area would have ever been able to hold a modern GP.

    Could probably say the same about Spa, people complain about lack of spectators but there's nowhere for them to stay.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:51

    Met Tom Gaynor today. Were chatting about WSR for a while - seems like a fairly decent chap.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:53

    Nothing incident. Rosberg punted Perez off track and gained a position - no penalty and no need to give the place back. Schumacher launched over the back of Perez and got a reprimand

    Haven't seen either of those yet. Thought Hamilton's mishap was utter brainlessness at best, but not a penalty

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:55

    Could probably say the same about Spa, people complain about lack of spectators but there's nowhere for them to stay.

    I get that, but - for example - at Silverstone, everything feels bigger. Donington is almost resolutely clubby through and through.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:56

    I get that, but - for example - at Silverstone, everything feels bigger. Donington is almost resolutely clubby through and through.

    but they would've had a new pit lane and a track extension

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:56

    Haven't seen either of those yet. Thought Hamilton's mishap was utter brainlessness at best, but not a penalty

    His car was 6 inches from the perfect position. You can't penalise that.

    I think he left his wing there to narrow Massa's corner entry and compromise his exit speed. Lewis is the only driver who consistently narrows another driver's corner entry.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:57

    Great read by Polamalu

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 00:57

    but they would've had a new pit lane and a track extension

    I'm not talking about the circuit necessarily, but rather everything feels smaller.

    Lewis is the only driver who consistently narrows another driver's corner entry.

    Often to his own detriment.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 00:59

    Roethlisberger throws funny.

    I can't figure out what it is but something about his action is odd

    Turns out he changed it last season. Shortened the delivery, and Roethlisberger keeping the ball in a "loaded position" instead of letting his right arm drop before throwing a pass.

    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_717932.html

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 00:59

    Often to his own detriment.

    Occasionally he loses out but if you watch a lot of his overtakes come from holding the outside line deep into the corner entry when the book says give it up

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 00:59

    I'm not talking about the circuit necessarily, but rather everything feels smaller.

    true but Silv is quite big.

    Talk of ILMC / WEC 6 hours switching to Donington

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 01:00

    Talk of ILMC / WEC 6 hours switching to Donington

    Really?? This is a new one on me. Is Bahrain still in the picture for the WEC?

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:01

    Turns out he changed it last season. Shortened the delivery, and Roethlisberger keeping the ball in a "loaded position" instead of letting his right arm drop before throwing a pass.

    I don't think that is what I am seeing. It looks odd as he completes the throw and releases. I keep expecting the ball to come out tumbling endover end

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:01

    Great throw

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:01

    TD Steelers

    81 yards on that one

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:01

    I think his hand looks like it is under and ahead of the ball

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 01:01

    Great throw

    nice.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:01

    Great throw

    wow. Great job.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:02

    I think his hand looks like it is under and ahead of the ball

    I'll have to look more closely. I haven't paid attention to it much.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 01:03

    Really?? This is a new one on me. Is Bahrain still in the picture for the WEC?

    Yeah but the calendar has been deferred for a couple of weeks. supposed to be a deal to send another FIA series instead of F1.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:03

    I'll have to look more closely. I haven't paid attention to it much.

    I only started looking closely when it looked odd to me even on a long shot

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:03

    I think his hand looks like it is under and ahead of the ball

    His new throwing motion has helped his elbow, apparently. He doesn't have issues with it anymore.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:04

    Wow,Troy. hehehe

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:05

    Wow,Troy. hehehe

    Just too good

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 01:05

    Yeah but the calendar has been deferred for a couple of weeks. supposed to be a deal to send another FIA series instead of F1.

    Sounds about right. By the way, you may be excited to hear that the FIA Truck Racing Championship may be heading to Istanbul Park from next year, so it's not all bad for Turkey.....

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:06

    Colts punter should ask for a bonus. 3 punts in 1st quarter

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 01:06

    Oh and the new Formula 3 engine regulations have been delayed until 2013, which is a bit of a pain considering the new car still débuts next year.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:06

    Sounds about right. By the way, you may be excited to hear that the FIA Truck Racing Championship may be heading to Istanbul Park from next year, so it's not all bad for Turkey.....

    Trucks through turn 8!!!!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 01:07

    Trucks through turn 8!!!!

    They might need to lift a little.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 01:07

    Sounds about right. By the way, you may be excited to hear that the FIA Truck Racing Championship may be heading to Istanbul Park from next year, so it's not all bad for Turkey.....

    I'm stoked

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 01:08

    They might need to lift a little.

    are they still limited to 100mph?

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:08

    They might need to lift a little.

    They still have the 100mph speed limit? Maybe flat through part of it

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 01:08

    are they still limited to 100mph?

    No idea to be honest. Haven't seen a truck race in quite a while

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 01:09

    Anyway folks, I've to be up for work in 4 hours. Will be back later on.

    :)

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:09

    Night Leigh

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:11

    Anyway folks, I've to be up for work in 4 hours. Will be back later on.

    Good night

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:14

    If so many of these guys keep growing their hair so long they're going to have to move the names on the jerseys. I have no idea who that one Colt is, his hair totally covers his name.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:16

    If so many of these guys keep growing their hair so long they're going to have to move the names on the jerseys. I have no idea who that one Colt is, his hair totally covers his name.

    The names will need to be on the bottom of the jersey

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:17

    Sacked anddropped the ball

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:17

    ooops.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:17

    Terrible blocking by 77

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:18

    Terrible blocking by 77

    and great job by Mathis.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:19

    Collins put that right in his hands

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:20

    I've been watching Roethlisberger throwing vs. Collins. Do you think it has to do with his hand placement on the ball? They do look different when they throw, for sure.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:22

    I've been watching Roethlisberger throwing vs. Collins. Do you think it has to do with his hand placement on the ball? They do look different when they throw, for sure.

    I am still not sure. He looks like his hand is low and forward. He also looks more like he is putting a shot than throwing. The short passes look like he is using his shoulder rather than the elbow.

    I wonder if he has elbow problems still

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:23

    He also looks more like he is putting a shot than throwing.

    That's what I noticed right away. He's chucking it rather than having some kind of precise motion.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:24

    Good run by Addai. Should have got 3 yards and made 12

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:24

    That's what I noticed right away. He's chucking it rather than having some kind of precise motion.

    Yes. Odd. Maybe it is an elbow problem

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:25

    Good run by Addai. Should have got 3 yards and made 12

    He's so good.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:25

    Yes. Odd. Maybe it is an elbow problem

    Could be

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:25

    I always cringe for their knees on those low hits from the side.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:26

    Steelers have totally dominated and yet it looks like it is going to be a 3 point game

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:27

    I always cringe for their knees on those low hits from the side.

    I always think Theisman. Still remember the incident when he got his knee mangled

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:28

    Steelers have totally dominated and yet it looks like it is going to be a 3 point game

    Steelers can't put the points up to reflect all that they're doing on the field.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:29

    I always think Theisman. Still remember the incident when he got his knee mangled

    and broke his leg. I didn't watch the replays (thank goodness) or I'd be seeing them now in my head.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:30

    Can't believe he threw that against Polamalu

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:31

    Can't believe he threw that against Polamalu

    I didn't see much of a chance there.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:31

    I didn't see much of a chance there.

    The only chance was 10 seconds earlier before Polamalu took his position.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:32

    The only chance was 10 seconds earlier before Polamalu took his position.

    :)

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:32

    The only chance was 10 seconds earlier before Polamalu took his position.

    The only chance was 30 years ago, before Troy was born.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:33

    The only chance was 30 years ago, before Troy was born.

    :D

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:34

    Are you guys seeing that Dancing with the Stars clip? See what you're missing over here??

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:35

    Are you guys seeing that Dancing with the Stars clip? See what you're missing over here??

    Yes.

    We have our own version

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 01:36

    Are you guys seeing that Dancing with the Stars clip? See what you're missing over here??

    our version starts next week so I'll be ignoring BBC for 3 months, but it doesn't look quite so.. Brash too harsh?

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:36

    our version starts next week so I'll be ignoring BBC for 3 months, but it doesn't look quite so.. Brash too harsh?

    I don't watch it, but it's all glitz and showy and stuff that I don't like. :)

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:37

    I don't watch it, but it's all glitz and showy and stuff that I don't like. :)

    Our version is funny because everyone starts off thinking its a bit of fun then a few weeks in they all get serious

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 01:38

    I don't watch it, but it's all glitz and showy and stuff that I don't like. :)

    ours is glitzy etc too, and crossover promos on almost every Beeb TV and radio show

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:38

    No way. He got that?

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:38

    Our version is funny because everyone starts off thinking its a bit of fun then a few weeks in they all get serious

    Everyone here gets all excited about how much weight they lose. It's now a coveted show to get on.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:39

    No way. He got that?

    I don't understand throwing that when he has room to run

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:39

    TD

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:39

    ours is glitzy etc too, and crossover promos on almost every Beeb TV and radio show

    Here, too.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:39

    WOW! Big man gets the TD on a recovery.

    Now he'll need oxygen.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:40

    WOW! Big man gets the TD on a recovery.

    Took him a second to realise he should run

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:40

    I don't understand throwing that when he has room to run

    'fraid of all the blue shirts?

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:41

    Took him a second to realise he should run

    hehe

    Loves those guys. You can tell they don't handle the ball all that much.

    #never

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:41

    Loves those guys. You can tell they don't handle the ball all that much.

    A ball is for landing on

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:41

    @RyanBriscoe6 Ryan Briscoe

    Touchdown Colts! Nice!!!

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:42

    Touchdown Colts! Nice!!!

    Can't believe we never thought about this

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:43

    Can't believe we never thought about this

    I know. It never occurred to me.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:43

    Vick broke his hand

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:44

    Crazy long pass

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:44

    Vick broke his hand

    yeah, the non throwing hand

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:45

    So stupid not to down him there.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:45

    Love the ref listning to the crowd and realising his mistake

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:46

    Love the ref listning to the crowd and realising his mistake

    hehe

    the other ref is like "hey, Joe, no, no, the other guys, psst."

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:47

    Interesting to feel the tide changing in the game right now.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:47

    Over threw it

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:48

    Can't believe the Colts are leading

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 01:50

    Odd half

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:50

    Odd half

    Very

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 01:57

    I'm going to turn in. I'll have to catch up tomorrow with the second half.

    Thanks for the company.

    Good night.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 01:59

    Good night.

    night.

    think I'm going too, no way can I stay awake another quarter let alone the half.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 02:00

    Night Kai

    I don;t think I will last a lot longer

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 03:02

    I just checked the game again before I go to sleep.

    It's tied at 13 with 6 minutes left. Seems like a great game.

  • Kai26/09/2011 at 03:06

    Polamalu just scored after a fumble by the Colts.

    Ok, sleep time. G'night

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/09/2011 at 08:24

    Terrible line up of concerts in AD this year http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/britney-spears-incubus-the-cult-paul-mccartney-to-play-abu-dhabi-f1

    Squeaky pop doll, Couple of 2nd rate bands and some old bloke from an overrated band... brilliant. cant wait...

  • RubberGoat26/09/2011 at 08:26

    Squeaky pop doll, Couple of 2nd rate bands and some old bloke from an overrated band... brilliant. cant wait...

    Morning ;)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 08:32

    Morning all (again)

    :)

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/09/2011 at 08:44

    After the initial shock i am feeling more positive... Briney should have a good show around her, Incubus are good, even if they arent linkin park/ kings of leon levels of epic and i expect the crowd will love paul which should make it a good show

  • That'll be the Day26/09/2011 at 09:00

    How well do you know your Formula 1 history?

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

    - Which team took their one and only victory at the European Grand Prix held on this day in 1999?

  • paul26/09/2011 at 09:17

    After the initial shock i am feeling more positive... Briney should have a good show around her, Incubus are good, even if they arent linkin park/ kings of leon levels of epic and i expect the crowd will love paul which should make it a good show

    No, I think your first reaction was right ;-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 09:19

    No, I think your first reaction was right ;-)

    In all fairness, I don't think F1 Rocks ever have quality / intellectualised music in mind when they do their bookings.

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/09/2011 at 09:42

    In all fairness, I don't think F1 Rocks ever have quality / intellectualised music in mind when they do their bookings.

    This is Yasalam rather than F1 rocks.

    F1 rocks tend to do events away from the tracks in the cities, whereas at yas they are right next to the track.

    Bizzarely they have fatboy slim & Wycliff playing in the city this year...

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 10:16

    After the initial shock i am feeling more positive... Briney should have a good show around her, Incubus are good, even if they arent linkin park/ kings of leon levels of epic and i expect the crowd will love paul which should make it a good show

    how could you be negative about that line up! I am super jealous, it's a goal of mine to see Paul one day

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/09/2011 at 10:18

    how could you be negative about that line up! I am super jealous, it's a goal of mine to see Paul one day

    The last 2 years probably spoiled us, lots of people here were shocked, but i think we are all coming around to it now

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/09/2011 at 10:19

    how could you be negative about that line up! I am super jealous, it's a goal of mine to see Paul one day

    Not too late to buy tickets :P

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 10:22

    The last 2 years probably spoiled us, lots of people here were shocked, but i think we are all coming around to it now

    that's a way better line up than the last 2 years! For my taste its the best line up I've ever seen at any race

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 10:23

    Not too late to buy tickets :P.

    bank account says no. As would boss!

  • Nick (@Twiger)26/09/2011 at 10:28

    I see from GP+ mclaren are planning some new factories around the local dump/recycling centre... not very Mclaren!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 10:30

    I see from GP+ mclaren are planning some new factories around the local dump/recycling centre... not very Mclaren!

    Speaking of GP+

    http://joesaward.wordpress.com/2011/09/26/the-race-after-the-race/

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 10:51

    After the initial shock i am feeling more positive... Briney should have a good show around her, Incubus are good, even if they arent linkin park/ kings of leon levels of epic and i expect the crowd will love paul which should make it a good show

    Interesting choices. I'd go to The Cult and Paul.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 10:52

    I am applying for tickets to see Alex Zanardi do his hand-cycling at the Paralympics

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 11:32

    I am applying for tickets to see Alex Zanardi do his hand-cycling at the Paralympics

    good luck :D

  • Journeyer26/09/2011 at 11:38

    After the initial shock i am feeling more positive... Briney should have a good show around her, Incubus are good, even if they arent linkin park/ kings of leon levels of epic and i expect the crowd will love paul which should make it a good show

    how could you be negative about that line up! I am super jealous, it's a goal of mine to see Paul one day

    Indeed. And Incubus is a great band - would act as a great pull to the GP.

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 11:39

    Indeed. And Incubus is a great band - would act as a great pull to the GP.

    i'd vote all of them are better than Linkin Park :D

  • Journeyer26/09/2011 at 11:41

    Indeed. And Incubus is a great band - would act as a great pull to the GP.

    i'd vote all of them are better than Linkin Park

    Maybe not Britney. :D But Incubus and Paul, for sure.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 11:41

    good luck :D

    Ta :)

    The deadline is today. £20, bargain. Friday 7th Sept at Brands Hatch if anyone else wants to book.

    I'm just seeing what's on the day before and day after. You can get a day pass for the Olympic Park or the ExCel arena which is quite tempting, but I might go for the athletics on Thursday night with the 100m and 200m finals. Pistorius!

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 11:42

    Maybe not Britney. :D But Incubus and Paul, for sure.

    I wanted to see Britney when she was here, but not $160 worth of wanting to see her.

    And I freaking love The Cult :D

  • Journeyer26/09/2011 at 11:42

    And I freaking love The Cult

    Yeah, they're better than Linkin Park too. :D

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 11:45

    The deadline is today. £20, bargain. Friday 7th Sept at Brands Hatch if anyone else wants to book.

    I imagine having it at Brands Hatch means there'll be plenty of tickets. From reading @Pearcesport it sounds like lots of people will miss out on Paralympics too, its surprisingly popular.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 11:53

    I imagine having it at Brands Hatch means there'll be plenty of tickets. From reading @Pearcesport it sounds like lots of people will miss out on Paralympics too, its surprisingly popular.

    Interesting, didn't expect that.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 11:54

    So good that lunchtime approacheth....

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 11:54

    Interesting, didn't expect that.

    I think people are just desperate to get inside the Olympic venues in any way shape or form :)

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 11:56

    So good that lunchtime approacheth....

    I keep thinking its Sunday and getting confused why everyone is going to work

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 11:56

    Before I forget, some F3 stuff from the weekend

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/09/24/2011-british-f3-rnd-of-donington-rd-9-race-1-sept-24th/

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/2011-british-f3-rnd-of-donington-rd-9-race-2/

    http://theformulaoneandmotorsportsarchive.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/2011-british-f3-rnd-of-donington-rd-9-race-3-sept-25th/

    :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 11:56

    I keep thinking its Sunday and getting confused why everyone is going to work

    I never got a chance to really sit down and relax over the weekend, so I've no idea what day it's supposed to be today

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 12:05

    So good that lunchtime approacheth....

    I keep thinking its Sunday and getting confused why everyone is going to work

    I've not been to work since Tuesday and I don't go back until Wednesday, my sense of time is all over the place

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 12:09

    Karun is at the Indian GP circuit:

    www.twitpic.com/6qwpxt

    www.twitpic.com/6qwqnz

    www.twitpic.com/6qwrbw

    www.twitpic.com/6qwsdn

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 12:14

    to elaborate on questions I missed from the last few dailies,

    I didn't talk to Crofty in the lift, I kind of talked to Timo in that I missed the fact the lift had arrived so the doors were closing when I tried to get in so I had to shove my arm in. I said "sorry" to the people in the lift for holding them up, as you do, then I looked up and one of them was Timo haha.

    Alonso was hilarously drunk in that he was a bit stumbly, thats about it. Not something you ever expect to see :)

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 12:25

    I didn't talk to Crofty in the lift, I kind of talked to Timo in that I missed the fact the lift had arrived so the doors were closing when I tried to get in so I had to shove my arm in. I said "sorry" to the people in the lift for holding them up, as you do, then I looked up and one of them was Timo haha.

    Sounds like the place to stay then, to bump into people

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 12:28

    Sounds like the place to stay then, to bump into people

    definitely. not cheap though but the hotel was ace, the pool was ace, the service was ace and the view was ace. You definitely get what you pay for. I'm just sad I never saw Catherine, she tweeted yesterday that she'd gone for a swim just shortly after we'd left the pool!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 12:45

    Karun is at the Indian GP circuit:

    @karunchandhok: To answer the questions - FIA happy, FOM happy and the track WILL be ready in time !!

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 12:47

    A bit opportunistic by Adam Cooper

    @adamcooperf1: #F1 Here's @MBrundleF1 quizzing @lewishamilton on the grid. Looks like Lewis knows he's in for a tough day! http://twitpic.com/6qx28o

  • RubberGoat26/09/2011 at 12:59

    A bit opportunistic by Adam Cooper

    It's getting a bit much isn't it?

  • RubberGoat26/09/2011 at 12:59

    @karunchandhok: To answer the questions - FIA happy, FOM happy and the track WILL be ready in time !!

    So was Korea...

  • RubberGoat26/09/2011 at 13:01

    So I went to a mate's house to watch the cycling race yesterday - it was great fun and a brilliant atmosphere. We got on TV too, apparently.

    Watched the race when I got home without seeing the result and I quite enjoyed it.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 13:27

    And out of nowhere, Dan Wheldon will be competing at the Kentucky Indy on Sunday

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 13:31

    I took a video from our hotel room of the awesome view :) http://twitpic.com/6qxvx9

  • Lukeh26/09/2011 at 13:34

    I took a video from our hotel room of the awesome view :) http://twitpic.com/6qxvx9

    i see the hotel with the ship on top!

    What an incredible view though.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 13:34

    I took a video from our hotel room of the awesome view :) http://twitpic.com/6qxvx9

    wow

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 13:35

    What an incredible view though.

    its most depressing to look out my window now and see my neighbours. Wheres the balcony! Wheres the view! Whyyyyyy!

  • Lukeh26/09/2011 at 13:35

    its most depressing to look out my window now and see my neighbours. Wheres the balcony! Wheres the view! Whyyyyyy!

    get one of your photos, get it blown up in size to cover your windows. whala!

  • Amy26/09/2011 at 13:36

    get one of your photos, get it blown up in size to cover your windows. whala!

    good idea!

    I liked people from the paddock tweeting going 'heres my view!' and it was exactly the same as mine. It was like .....are you my neighbour? I worked out Crofty was my 3 floors below me neighbour :D

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 13:39

    And out of nowhere, Dan Wheldon will be competing at the Kentucky Indy on Sunday

    So how is he eligible for the Las Vegas challenge now? The whole point was that he hadn't raced since Indy.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 13:40

    So how is he eligible for the Las Vegas challenge now? The whole point was that he hadn't raced since Indy.

    No idea. If I ask myself too many IndyCar related questions at the minute, I may get a headache.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 13:40

    So I went to a mate's house to watch the cycling race yesterday - it was great fun and a brilliant atmosphere. We got on TV too, apparently.

    How many times did they come past? I saw a bit of it before switching over to F1

  • RubberGoat26/09/2011 at 13:41

    How many times did they come past? I saw a bit of it before switching over to F1

    Seventeen. Started at 10:15, came by every 15ish minutes until 4:30. You can just see us for a second on the last two laps...

  • Journeyer26/09/2011 at 13:50

    And out of nowhere, Dan Wheldon will be competing at the Kentucky Indy on Sunday

    So how is he eligible for the Las Vegas challenge now? The whole point was that he hadn't raced since Indy.

    I think they'd be insane to turn down the Indy 500 winner - especially seeing as that no one else bothered to sign up.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 13:51

    ...especially seeing as that no one else bothered to sign up.

    Not quite true - they had one signed and two in close discussion.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 13:52

    Seventeen. Started at 10:15, came by every 15ish minutes until 4:30. You can just see us for a second on the last two laps...

    Ah that's not too bad, I couldn't work out the course at all so wondered if it was once an hour or something!

  • Journeyer26/09/2011 at 14:02

    Not quite true - they had one signed and two in close discussion.

    Are they still going to Vegas?

  • RubberGoat26/09/2011 at 14:02

    Ah that's not too bad, I couldn't work out the course at all so wondered if it was once an hour or something!

    It was a woodland road circuit between 3 or 4 villages north of Copenhagen. It's a pretty nice part of town. They started in the CDB and went there for the circuits.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 14:04

    Are they still going to Vegas?

    Travis Pastrana broke his foot just after signing while testing a Nationwide car (nasty smash actually)

    Neither Alex Zanardi nor Kasey Kahne would only drive for Ganassi or Penske - neither team wanted any part of the plan.

  • Jim Newman26/09/2011 at 16:33

    Evening folks

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 16:33

    evening jim,

    what goes on?

  • Jim Newman26/09/2011 at 16:33

    Going over data from this weekend and preparing for this coming weekend. Always busy.

  • Jim Newman26/09/2011 at 16:35

    Need to find more time and need to have higher sustained g's in cornering

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 16:36

    Going over data from this weekend and preparing for this coming weekend. Always busy.

    Good stuff. Where were you at?

  • Jim Newman26/09/2011 at 16:38

    Verona VA. I do autocross which takes place on parking lots and airfields.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X57O950FIS8

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 16:41

    Verona VA. I do autocross which takes place on parking lots and airfields.

    Sweet. I've seen some of the videos before. Would love to do some karting again, but I hardly know anyone interested in motorsport, let alone karting.

    :/

  • Jim Newman26/09/2011 at 16:43

    Sweet. I've seen some of the videos before. Would love to do some karting again, but I hardly know anyone interested in motorsport, let alone karting.

    I lucked out with wear I live, I have a lot of nationally talented karters to learn and travel with. It is not easy when I'm on my own so I can definitely relate.

  • Sidepodcast Classics26/09/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the Sidepodcast back catalogue.

    - Live: Hungary 2011 - Free Practice 1

    Originally published 29 July 2011.

  • Leigh O'Gorman26/09/2011 at 17:00

    Right folks,

    I need to disappear for a while - back later

  • Marti26/09/2011 at 17:09

    Good afternoon.

    Monday's over! We're closer to the weekend! Hurra!

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 17:30

    I love him. I once saw an exhibition of his original sketches and works in progress. It was amazing.

    Dr Seuss rocked my world when I was a kid. I owe a large part of being a word geek to Dr Seuss.

    Monday's over! We're closer to the weekend! Hurra!

    Indeed :) 'Tis a wonderful feeling, is it not? I <3 weekends (well, the ones when I don't have to work. I suppose I should be happy for the employment, but still...weekends).

  • Bassano26/09/2011 at 17:58

    Evening. Love the fifty landmarks link, thanks Bridget

  • Bassano26/09/2011 at 18:34

    Vettel was told by his engineer Rocky NOT to risk setting a fastest lap to beat Button

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/formula_one/15064019.stm

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 18:41

    Evening. Love the fifty landmarks link, thanks Bridget

    It's a lovely link, isn't it? And thank StumbleUpon (and, by association, my best mate at uni who's been on at me for over a year to get the toolbar. I got it after my laptop needed reformatting after a crash, when I suddenly found myself with space for these things) ;)

  • Lukeh26/09/2011 at 18:47

    Hehehe, points for HRT? Colin Kolles has created OTA - the One Team Association :)

    http://plus.autosport.com/free/feature/3903/behind-the-scenes-in-singapore/

    Thought it was pretty amusing!

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 19:07

    Hehehe, points for HRT? Colin Kolles has created OTA - the One Team Association :)

    LOL. Is this his answer to people being able to buy shares in Williams?

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 20:56

    Just had something from Robert Llewelyn pop up on google plus. They are filming a new series of Red Dwarf next year.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 21:00

    What is the google plus equivalent of tweets? googlets? googlies? They must have a name

  • Lukeh26/09/2011 at 21:01

    What is the google plus equivalent of tweets? googlets? googlies? They must have a name

    I like Googs

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 21:02

    I like Googs

    So he just Googed me?

  • RubberGoat26/09/2011 at 21:04

    I like Googs

    Giggs!

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 21:05

    Giggs!

    Too many punchlines

  • Lukeh26/09/2011 at 21:05

    So he just Googed me?

    maayyybbe not

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 21:08

    What happened to Buzz Out Loud? I rarely ever watch or listen to it but canning it and turning it into a weekly show seems like a big step back for CNET

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 21:08

    maayyybbe not

    Better than he googlied me

  • RubberGoat26/09/2011 at 21:10

    What happened to Buzz Out Loud? I rarely ever watch or listen to it but canning it and turning it into a weekly show seems like a big step back for CNET

    They're becoming a weekly show and apparently the 404 are picking up the news tab in their Daily show. It might ruin both if they're not careful!

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 21:13

    They're becoming a weekly show and apparently the 404 are picking up the news tab in their Daily show. It might ruin both if they're not careful!

    I thought BOL was their flagship show. Turning it into weekly sounds like they are trying to create their own TWIT

  • Lukeh26/09/2011 at 21:16

    I can't remember if I mentioned this earlier, but in a show earlier on I was watching Stephen Fry appears to have Sebastien Vettel when he's being a race steward in 20 years time http://twitpic.com/6qzari

    The guy was german and everything!

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 21:19

    I can't remember if I mentioned this earlier, but in a show earlier on I was watching Stephen Fry appears to have Sebastien Vettel when he's being a race steward in 20 years time http://twitpic.com/6qzari

    They must be related

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 21:46

    Love the daily post. Just got round to reading it.

    Can't believe I have never heard of Cugnot. How can he have flown so far under the radar

    The Angolan spiderman is crazy.

    The 50 landmark links are a great addition to a bucket list

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 22:04

    Love the daily post. Just got round to reading it.

    Can't believe I have never heard of Cugnot. How can he have flown so far under the radar

    The Angolan spiderman is crazy.

    The 50 landmark links are a great addition to a bucket list

    Thanks :)

    I hadn't heard of Cugnot until I googled who was born today in history. The guy who played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ was also born today, but Cugnot was more interesting ;)

    Angolan Spiderman reminded me of a friend from uni's boyfriend - he once climbed into the third floor window of the physics department because they'd locked him out a prac for being late - but Angolan Spiderman is far more dexterous at climbing!

    I've ticked two off...Santorini next ;)

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 22:10

    I've ticked two off...Santorini next ;)

    We need to find out which landmarks have been visited by the sidepodcast population

    I have been to a few

    St Basil's - looks really small in real life. From across Red Square it looks like it would fit in your pocket

    Eiffel Tower

    Big Ben

    Niagra - only the American side

    Versailles

    I am sure we should be able to tick a few more off the list that have been seen by others

  • RG26/09/2011 at 22:18

    I am sure we should be able to tick a few more off the list that have been seen by others

    They appear to have missed out the Tyne Bridge, the Angel of the North and such . Shocking omission, I mean they have some stones in the south but nothing up here.

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 22:21

    I am sure we should be able to tick a few more off the list that have been seen by others

    My bad, I mis-counted:

    Houses of Parliament/Big Ben, London

    Victoria Falls (only from the Zimbabwean side on the ground, although Dad flew us over it, so I've seen it from Zambian airspace)

    Cape of Good Hope

    Table Mountain (you should see the plants up there! The proteas are gorgeous!)

    They appear to have missed out the Tyne Bridge, the Angel of the North and such . Shocking omission, I mean they have some stones in the south but nothing up here.

    How can they have passed those over in favour of the source of the Amazon? It's terrible ;)

  • RG26/09/2011 at 22:22

    How can they have passed those over in favour of the source of the Amazon? It's terrible ;)

    They just don't know anything.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 22:22

    They appear to have missed out the Tyne Bridge, the Angel of the North and such . Shocking omission, I mean they have some stones in the south but nothing up here.

    I expected to see the Sydney version of the Tyne ridge at least

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 22:24

    Table Mountain (you should see the plants up there! The proteas are gorgeous!)

    I never think of plants on a mountain

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 22:29

    I never think of plants on a mountain

    There are actually a few species endemic to Table Mountain, although I wasn't allowed to wander around the top to find them (grandpa has diabetes and no longer has sensation in his feet. It puts quite a hand-brake on exploring in rough terrain).

    I expected to see the Sydney version of the Tyne ridge at least

    I would've expected to see Cape Agulhas (most southern tip of Africa; where the two oceans *really* meet), rather than Cape Point (where Capetonians claim the two oceans meet). Although, all there is at Cape Agulhas is a really old lighthouse and a chippie...the chippie serves a better fish-n-chips than any I've encountered in Scotland.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 22:35

    There are actually a few species endemic to Table Mountain, although I wasn't allowed to wander around the top to find them (grandpa has diabetes and no longer has sensation in his feet. It puts quite a hand-brake on exploring in rough terrain).

    Wandering about the top of a mountain with no sensation in your feet sounds risky so I can see why it would restrict your adventures.

    I would've expected to see Cape Agulhas (most southern tip of Africa; where the two oceans *really* meet), rather than Cape Point (where Capetonians claim the two oceans meet). Although, all there is at Cape Agulhas is a really old lighthouse and a chippie...the chippie serves a better fish-n-chips than any I've encountered in Scotland.

    Maybe we should make another list of 50 landmarks that should be there. That shouldn't prove too difficult

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 22:38

    We need to find out which landmarks have been visited by the sidepodcast population

    I've seen the Statue of Liberty from a distance.. out of the window at Newark airport.

    I'm sure I'll see the Little Mermaid in a couple of weeks when I see Gavin. :)

    Stonehenge is smaller than it is made out to be.

    Big Ben and Tower Bridge

    Been driven over the Millau Bridge but sadly didn't stop and the walls are too high to see the view, although with how I am with heights that might've been a good thing.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 22:40

    I've seen the Statue of Liberty from a distance.. out of the window at Newark airport.

    I forgot about that one. I saw it out of the window of a plane from Newark 3 weeks after 9/11

  • Kathi26/09/2011 at 22:46

    We need to find out which landmarks have been visited by the sidepodcast population

    I've been to ...

    stonehenge

    big ben

    neuschwanstein (I can't believe that's on of the 50)

    tower of pisa

    north cape

    lascaux

    Kilimanjaro

    Piazza San Marco

    Tower Bridge

    White Cliffs of Dover

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 22:52

    neuschwanstein (I can't believe that's on of the 50)

    It looks like an interesting building/location, I'd never heard of it before.

  • jpancoast26/09/2011 at 22:52

    Kilimanjaro

    Have you been to the top, or just seen it?

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 22:54

    Good list Kathi

    I missed part 2

    On that part I have seen

    The Kremlin

    Louvre

    Tower Bridge

    Sacre Couer - Best view of Paris from their

    Dover

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 22:55

    Where in the world are you now Kathi?

  • Kathi26/09/2011 at 22:59

    Have you been to the top, or just seen it?

    unfortunately I've only seen it. My sister went halfway up.

  • Kathi26/09/2011 at 23:00

    Where in the world are you now Kathi?

    Still in Icland. I will go back to Germany in November. After that I don't know yet.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 23:01

    Still in Icland. I will go back to Germany in November. After that I don't know yet.

    Looking forward to getting back to Germany?

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 23:01

    I've seen the Statue of Liberty from a distance.. out of the window at Newark airport.

    If that counts, I'm putting the Sphinx down on my list - we flew over it during a layover in Cairo.

    unfortunately I've only seen it. My sister went halfway up.

    Respect. I'd like to climb at least some of it, but it's closed for cleaning (and I'm terrified of heights).

  • Kathi26/09/2011 at 23:02

    It looks like an interesting building/location, I'd never heard of it before.

    It was the pet project of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It bancrupted him and almost the state as well. Ludwig commited suicide/was killed and it was never finished.

  • Kathi26/09/2011 at 23:03

    Looking forward to getting back to Germany?

    No.

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 23:03

    It was the pet project of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It bancrupted him and almost the state as well. Ludwig commited suicide/was killed and it was never finished.

    Sounds like something worth reading up on

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 23:04

    Respect. I'd like to climb at least some of it, but it's closed for cleaning (and I'm terrified of heights).

    Cleaning a mountain?

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 23:04

    No.

    That is definite at least. I am sure you will find something interesting to do

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 23:06

    Cleaning a mountain?

    It's covered in the litter and excrement of a century-odd's climbers. Because it's so high up, the yellow snow never melts.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 23:06

    It's covered in the litter and excrement of a century-odd's climbers. Because it's so high up, the yellow snow never melts.

    I see

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 23:09

    I see

    It's also quite tricky to clean, considering the boiling point of water (and thus blood) at the top is blood temp. I don't know what the stats are, but if sweeping, etc. at this altitude burns approx 250cal/hr, I'd imagine the effort expended to clean the top of Everest must be quite monumental.

  • Jim Newman26/09/2011 at 23:10

    It's covered in the litter and excrement of a century-odd's climbers. Because it's so high up, the yellow snow never melts.

    And now diet coke just came out my nose...

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 23:12

    And now diet coke just came out my nose...

    I'm sorry! The fizz really itches nasal membranes, doesn't it? ;)

    I must sleep...g'night everyone!

  • Steven Roy26/09/2011 at 23:12

    Night Bridget

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 23:13

    And now diet coke just came out my nose...

    :)

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 23:13

    I must sleep...g'night everyone!

    See ya

  • Jim Newman26/09/2011 at 23:13

    I'm sorry! The fizz really itches nasal membranes, doesn't it? ;)

    My nose is closed for cleaning.

  • Pat W26/09/2011 at 23:13

    It was the pet project of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It bancrupted him and almost the state as well. Ludwig commited suicide/was killed and it was never finished.

    Interesting. Like a mini Sagrada Familia or however you spell it.

  • Bridget26/09/2011 at 23:14

    My nose is closed for cleaning.

    Hehe.

    Sweet dreams Sidepodpeeps!