Another week begins, and we're heading straight into Monday, after what I hope was a good weekend for everyone. The racing may not have been up to the calibre of what we have seen so far this year, but it could have been a lot worse!

If you have something to say about the Valencia weekend, don't forget to send voicemails and emails in our direction. We're hoping to record the Debrief at some point today, so you've got time to compose your thoughts. Voicemails can be left via 0121 28 87225, whilst [email protected] is the email address.

This week is sees the final seven days of the Wimbledon tournament, which we'll be covering each and every day. We've seen some great posts on the subject, and watched some excellent tennis, so if that's your thing, look out for a post later today!

Glastonbury Festival provided us with some excellent music over the weekend, but that's come to an end now. Weary revellers will be returning home, hopefully to a nice hot bath and a good cup of tea, wash all the mud off. This coming weekend is the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where we hope there will be no mud at all.

If you're free in the week, and can get to London, there's a fabulous Sidepodmeetup to be attended, welcome the lovely Kai to the UK in style.

That's all I have for you today, don't forget to keep your suggestions coming in for Christine's Rankings, which will be going up tomorrow. There are a few bits I spotted over the weekend in Valencia, but the more eyes the better. And with that, I shall leave you in the comments, where I will hopefully see you soon!

384 responses

  • Bassano26/06/2011 at 23:09

    What a week for SidepodPeople meeting each other for fun and co-commenting

  • lou26/06/2011 at 23:10

    What a week for SidepodPeople meeting each other for fun and co-commenting

    national motorsport week, what else!

    Thank you for the daily Christine :)

  • Bassano26/06/2011 at 23:10

    I should head to bed, night all

  • Steven Roy26/06/2011 at 23:11

    I should head to bed, night all

    Night

  • lou26/06/2011 at 23:11

    I should head to bed, night all

    night!

  • Kai26/06/2011 at 23:12

    I should head to bed, night all

    G'night

  • Sidepodcast Update26/06/2011 at 23:45
  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 00:09

    Christian Sylt is supposed to know about F1 but this is the most moronic story I have ever read

    http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/254998/-Tin-can-engines-row-hits-F1-races

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 00:50

    Christian Sylt is supposed to know about F1 but this is the most moronic story I have ever read

    Hmmm... That's bizarre, to say the least. Not to mention outdated - haven't they already switched to V6s for 2014? This is a non-story.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 00:51

    Hmmm... That's bizarre, to say the least. Not to mention outdated - haven't they already switched to V6s for 2014? This is a non-story.

    Apart from anything else why would Indycar suddenly decide to have 16 extra races and how likely is it that Monaco would ditch F1?

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 00:52

    Hmmm... That's bizarre, to say the least. Not to mention outdated - haven't they already switched to V6s for 2014? This is a non-story.

    Apart from anything else why would Indycar suddenly decide to have 16 extra races and how likely is it that Monaco would ditch F1?

    Hahaha! Very good point. That's not much of a threat at all. Says a lot about Indycar more than anything.

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 00:57

    Christian Sylt is supposed to know about F1 but this is the most moronic story I have ever read

    www.express.co.uk…row-hits-F1-races

    Totally stupid story. And I haven't even read it. As if IndyCar would drop everything it does now, they already have enough trouble at home with fans who don't like road courses and foreign events.

    Nonsense that F1 tracks would drop GPs because of some rev limit.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 02:43

    If you're free in the week, and can get to London, there's a fabulous Sidepodmeetup to be attended, welcome the lovely Kai to the UK in style.

    Thank you for that, Christine.

    I have some final packing to do in the morning, then it's off to stay near the airport for my flight Tuesday morning. :)

    Good night all.

  • Mr C27/06/2011 at 02:55

    ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/f1-rubens-barrichello-reaches-one-million-twitter-followers

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 05:25

    Morning, folks.

  • Sidepodcast Update27/06/2011 at 05:45
  • F1Wolf27/06/2011 at 07:54

    we keep talking about how exciting races we have this year, the Valencia race is branded dull even though it was probably more exciting than most races last year.

    yet we may well have the champion crowned by the time F1 leaves Singapore or Japan with 4-5 races to spare. even worse if the rule changes to not affect the relative pace of the cars next weekend we may see more less the entire grid to give up and switch their attention to 2012 season at about the half season mark ...

    so, what is better - exciting races and dullest championship in years or down to the wire championship made of OK-to-dull races ?

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 07:59

    so, what is better - exciting races and dullest championship in years or down to the wire championship made of OK-to-dull races ?

    There's a thread for that: http://sidepodcast.com/post/discussion-point-do-races-or-championships-make-for-vintage-seasons

    :D

  • F1Wolf27/06/2011 at 08:01

    There's a thread for that: sidepodcast.com/p…r-vintage-seasons

    well, me not here all the time, so missed that one :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 08:09

    Morning all !!

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 08:10

    Christian Sylt is supposed to know about F1 but this is the most moronic story I have ever read

    www.express.co.uk…row-hits-F1-races

    I noted this beforehand on the Twitterweb - what a ridiculous article.

  • F1Wolf27/06/2011 at 08:16

    I noted this beforehand on the Twitterweb - what a ridiculous article.

    when was the last time that person printed something non-ridiculous ? I wonder how good and worth the buck must be the formula money bible ...

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 08:21

    when was the last time that person printed something non-ridiculous ? I wonder how good and worth the buck must be the formula money bible ...

    They will still be qouting in 2020 no doubt. I suppose he has nothing better to do than flog his own book.

    On a sidenote, the reference to IndyCar in the article was purely inflammatary. They - rather obviously - have bigger things to worry anout at the moment.

  • F1Wolf27/06/2011 at 08:24

    On a sidenote, the reference to IndyCar in the article was purely inflammatary. They - rather obviously - have bigger things to worry anout at the moment.

    It was funny actually. I can imagine hundreds of thousands people filling up the Shanghai grandstands for Indy Car race when they can't get them there for F1 (or before for Moto GP during the height of Rossi era) ... :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 08:25

    It was funny actually. I can imagine hundreds of thousands people filling up the Shanghai grandstands for Indy Car race when they can't get them there for F1 (or before for Moto GP during the height of Rossi era) ... :-)

    THing is, I'm not sure it's a good idea for IndyCar to pick up any F1 castaways, lest they fancy the risk of looking like they're picking up F1 scraps.

  • F1Wolf27/06/2011 at 08:26

    THing is, I'm not sure it's a good idea for IndyCar to pick up any F1 castaways, lest they fancy the risk of looking like they're picking up F1 scraps.

    they picked up Sato :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 08:29

    they picked up Sato :-)

    (Ba dum tische)

    To be honest, Sato gets a lot of unfair criticism - he's very fast and when he doesn't crash (......ahem), he scores quite well.

  • F1Wolf27/06/2011 at 08:34

    when he doesn't crash

    I always liked Sato in F1 because of his crashing skills. As long as he was on the track something was bound to happen. The current class of F1 drivers (Hamilton and Kobayashi including) still have lot to learn :-)

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 08:36

    I always liked Sato in F1 because of his crashing skills. As long as he was on the track something was bound to happen. The current class of F1 drivers (Hamilton and Kobayashi including) still have lot to learn :-)

    It's not the same since class-master Andrea de Ceseris retired....

    :/

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 08:44

    Good morning Leigh and Wolf :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 08:46

    Hi Marti

  • @Twiger27/06/2011 at 08:56

    Morning All,

    Anyone know what rule changes are coming in for next year? Have they announced any?

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 08:57

    Anyone know what rule changes are coming in for next year? Have they announced any?

    Hi Nick.

    Well, I know there will be a change in the exhausts rules, but nothing more... I think.

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 08:58

    Hi Twiger

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 08:58

    How's the heat this morning? I'd feel bad complaining....

  • @Twiger27/06/2011 at 08:59

    Well, I know there will be a change in the exhausts rules, but nothing more... I think.

    I was thinking more on the aero side, i remember hearing something about changing the wing sizes but not sure if that was for next year or 2013/14

  • F1Wolf27/06/2011 at 09:00

    Anyone know what rule changes are coming in for next year? Have they announced any?

    Red Bull will not be allowed to win more than 2 races in a row

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 09:00

    Red Bull will not be allowed to win more than 2 races in a row

    I do believe that's under protest from Webber

    ;)

  • F1Wolf27/06/2011 at 09:02

    I was thinking more on the aero side, i remember hearing something about changing the wing sizes but not sure if that was for next year or 2013/14

    that was probably the 2013 package that originally should have included also the return of ground effect. but the teams dropped that already and now the whole new package will be moved to 2014 toegther with the engines

  • @Twiger27/06/2011 at 09:05

    that was probably the 2013 package that originally should have included also the return of ground effect. but the teams dropped that already and now the whole new package will be moved to 2014 toegther with the engines

    I think it was about the front and rear wings.

    Cant find it anywhere, F1 news isnt that well archived!

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 09:05

    that was probably the 2013 package that originally should have included also the return of ground effect. but the teams dropped that already and now the whole new package will be moved to 2014 toegther with the engines

    I think the aero package won't be moved to 2014. Pirelli said they would make faster tyres for 2013 due to the lack of aerodinamics.

  • F1Wolf27/06/2011 at 09:07

    I think the aero package won't be moved to 2014. Pirelli said they would make faster tyres for 2013 due to the lack of aerodinamics.

    teams may not be keen designing one brand new car for 2013 and then another brand new for 2014 and totally different power trains ...

  • @Twiger27/06/2011 at 09:09

    Cant find it anywhere, F1 news isnt that well archived!

    Ah, found some info.

    Only changes so far are exhausts and the height of the nose infront of the driver.

    Full list of changes to be published later this week http://www.f1technical.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10242

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 09:15

    Have we seen this new Vodafone video? http://youtu.be/Y8NhU3hcDFo

  • @Twiger27/06/2011 at 09:17

    Have we seen this new Vodafone video? http://youtu.be/Y8NhU3hcDFo

    Aha, i remember seeing some bizarre twitpics with props, now it makes a little more sense!

  • James27/06/2011 at 09:19

    Have we seen this new Vodafone video? http://youtu.be/Y8NhU3hcDFo

    I remember the pics of Jenson, did wonder what they were for.

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 09:23

    Have we seen this new Vodafone video? http://youtu.be/Y8NhU3hcDFo

    Hilarious :)

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 09:44

    Wimbledon ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/wimbledon-2011-day-7

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 09:44

    Adam Cooper has a new tatoo: http://twitpic.com/5hkrxb

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 09:47

    Don't believe my last message.

    That tattoo is from a friend of him.

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 09:50

    Have we seen this new Vodafone video? http://youtu.be/Y8NhU3hcDFo

    HaHA!

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 10:11

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/as-inspired-by-austin-powers

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 10:56

    I have to buy a new phone. Bad times for my bank balance.

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 10:57

    I have to buy a new phone. Bad times for my bank balance.

    Smoke signals...? Megaphone, maybe? Could be a handy alternative

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 11:08

    Now I've lost my purse. Bad bad bad times. Today is not a good day.

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 11:09

    Now I've lost my purse. Bad bad bad times. Today is not a good day

    Oh dear

    :/

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 11:10

    Oh dear

    I should clarify. It's in the house somewhere.... It's not lost like outside :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 11:10

    I should clarify. It's in the house somewhere.... It's not lost like outside :P

    Phew...

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 11:13

    Hello. Day off, lovely lie-in.. will watch the race shortly

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 11:13

    Hi Pat

  • Sidepodcast Update27/06/2011 at 11:45
  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 11:55

    Hmmm.

    From Benson:

    "Initially, the belief among some of Red Bull's rivals was that because the world champions had been the first in exploiting this technology, they must be more advanced with it, and therefore would be hardest hit by any ban.

    But Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said over the course of the weekend in Spain that they had tried 'hot blowing' and abandoned it because it was burning the bodywork - so had stuck with the less influential 'cold-blowing', where the throttles are kept open but fuel is not burnt. This produces significantly less energy and so is less effective than hot blowing.

    That means that far from the Silverstone ruling hurting Red Bull, it could actually help them - as their closest rivals, Ferrari and McLaren, are both using hot-blowing."

    Yikes.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/andrewbenson/2011/06/sebasitan_vettel_dashes_hopes.html

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 11:56

    Yikes.

    www.bbc.co.uk/blo…dashes_hopes.html

    Ever notice how this always seems to happen...

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 11:59

    Ever notice how this always seems to happen...

    Actually, this hasn't happened in a while. And it may be the first time the FIA slipped up on a midseason rules change in the hope of tightening up the title race.

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 12:01

    Hi all.....

    So yesterday was an utter snoorefest...even the resident golden boy couldn't make any progress....a but change from two weeks ago.

    I feel really bad that I turned over halfway yesterday and didn't feel the slightlest pang of guilt or worry that i'm missing something.

    Catching up on Glastonbury highlights seemed much more productive and exciting.

    I don't know what they're going to do with that track. I believe the track is fine but it's more the filming angles and scenary. We just seem to be staring at huge amount of concrete for hours on end. If they got rid of the head on views looking down each of the long straights it may look more exciting. It deserves one last chance (just to be sure) but no more lifelines after this.

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 12:02

    Actually, this hasn't happened in a while. And it may be the first time the FIA slipped up on a midseason rules change in the hope of tightening up the title race.

    Really. What about the rule tweaks last year to try stop the Red Bull victory train?

    (Moveable suspensions, etc...)

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 12:07

    Really. What about the rule tweaks last year to try stop the Red Bull victory train?

    True, but those weren't really major changes, IMO.

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 14:15

    Evening All,

    All this awesomness going on over there makes want to move there even more...

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 14:16

    All this awesomness going on over there makes want to move there even more...

    What awesomeness?

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 14:20

    Glastonbury, Goodwood, Wimbeldon, Not winter, Sidepodmeetup, Silverstone in 2 weeks...

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 14:21

    Glastonbury, Goodwood, Wimbeldon, Not winter, Sidepodmeetup, Silverstone in 2 weeks...

    It's a good few weeks for the UK.

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 14:23

    It's a good few weeks for the UK.

    Hmph.... :)

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 14:23

    It's a good few weeks for the UK.

    Oh right

    :D

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 14:23

    Hmph.... :)

    Hehe. All I can say is we do our best to share it :)

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 14:27

    All I can say is we do our best to share it :)

    With many late nights & the Interweb quota copping a right beating this month

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 14:34

    Glastonbury, Goodwood, Wimbeldon, Not winter, Sidepodmeetup, Silverstone in 2 weeks...

    This is the best couple of months of the year. :)

  • Lynch27/06/2011 at 14:48

    This coming weekend is the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where we hope there will be no mud at all

    Ssssh! dont curse it! ... I plan to wear shorts and non-mud suitable shoes!

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 14:50

    Ssssh! dont curse it! ... I plan to wear shorts and non-mud suitable shoes!

    If Bernie can't control the weather, I'm pretty sure I can't either :)

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 14:53

    Just watched the race. First half: no complaints at all, lots of action or potential action which didn't quite come off (but could've done). Second half: not much going on, great race for 7th-13th or so hampered by not being able to pass which flattened it somewhat.

    Basically like a fair to middling race from 2009 I reckon, by 2011 standards that's pretty flat but in more overall terms not too bad. Best one yet at this venue, for what that's worth.

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 14:57

    Best one yet at this venue, for what that's worth.

    Still should be replaced with a French GP...

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 14:58

    Still should be replaced with a French GP...

    Depends where it is. Not Magny-Cours please. Ever.

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 14:59

    Depends where it is. Not Magny-Cours please. Ever.

    France has host Grand Prix in many different circuits.

    I think there have been like 16 different circuits... We would have plenty of options to choose!

    pd. La Sarthe. Please...

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 15:01

    Not Magny-Cours please. Ever.

    I quite liked Magny-Cours, with DRS, the Adelaide hairpin would be a busy place :D

    As Marti suggests, there's many to choose from

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:02

    I think there have been like 16 different circuits... We would have plenty of options to choose!

    Only two are suitable for modern F1 with only minor changes: Magny-Cours and Paul Ricard

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:02

    Only two are suitable for modern F1 with only minor changes: Magny-Cours and Paul Ricard

    3 with Le Mans Bugatti which MotoGP uses

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 15:05

    pd. La Sarthe. Please...

    Paul Ricard is in pole position (ahem) if this should come to fruition

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 15:19

    3 with Le Mans Bugatti which MotoGP uses

    F1 raced there once, in 1966. Story goes that the race was so boring they decided never to come back to Le Mans. They've never come back since.

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 15:21

    F1 raced there once, in 1966. Story goes that the race was so boring they decided never to come back to Le Mans. They've never come back since.

    It was like AVUS - very, very fast race where very little actually happened

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 15:23

    It was like AVUS - very, very fast race where very little actually happened

    I'm surprised nothing happened at AVUS. That was an oval, no? Surely it would've meant slipstreaming galore?

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 15:25

    I'm surprised nothing happened at AVUS. That was an oval, no? Surely it would've meant slipstreaming galore?

    It's pin shaped - ovals work before the straights are often not unreasonably long. When straights are too long, very little action happens.

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 15:27

    looks like something NASCAR could use, but for those 2 right handers... :P

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 15:28

    looks like something NASCAR could use, but for those 2 right handers... :P

    Well, that and the fact that its not there anymore

    :D

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 15:29

    Well, that and the fact that its not there anymore

    Well... kind of...

  • Journeyer27/06/2011 at 15:29

    Well, that and the fact that its not there anymore

    Well... kind of...

    Berlin Wall split it into two, no?

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 15:31

    Berlin Wall split it into two, no?

    Well, it's the Autobahn and the Nurdkurv is part of the Mercedes building nowadays

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 15:36

    Hi....

    Are you likely to do a podcast off the back of yesterdays race?

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 15:37

    Hi....

    Hi Elissa :)

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 15:37

    Yo yo....are you not joining in the 'tennis' thread?

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:37

    Just went for a walk. Boo for the barbers being shut and no opening hours on the door, will try in the morning. Nice temperature, cool breeze, the rest of the country might be baking but not here..

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 15:38

    Autobahn

    Mmm.. Autobahn...

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 15:38

    Are you likely to do a podcast off the back of yesterdays race?

    Yup.

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:40

    Yo yo....are you not joining in the 'tennis' thread?

    Plenty of talk there but the game doesn't interest me at all.

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 15:40

    Yup.

    You could talk about the fact that the organization said there were 5.000 supporters more than VSC's capacity... Strange thing.

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 15:41

    Plenty of talk there but the game doesn't interest me at all.

    Ditto.....that's a relief to know i'm not the only that doesn't get the attraction...

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 15:41

    Ditto.....that's a relief to know i'm not the only that doesn't get the attraction...

    That's why we gave it its own thread.

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 15:42

    Yup.

    Yr mad......you should both take the time off instead and have a well earned break.

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:43

    Festival of Speed air display news: Red Arrows on Thurs/Fri/Sat, Vulcan bomber on Sun

    http://www.goodwood.co.uk/festival-of-speed/news-and-coverage/articles/spectacular-air-displays-at-the-2011-goodwood-festival-of-speed.aspx

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 15:43

    Yup

    Thats why we love you guys :)

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 15:44

    Yr mad......you should both take the time off instead and have a well earned break.

    As tempting as that is, we have things to say.

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 15:44

    Vulcan bomber on Sun

    Makes it even worse.... :(

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 15:45

    As tempting as that is, we have things to say.

    Lewis hasn't done anything wrong this week! What else is there to discuss?!!...oh you mean Beyonce at Glastonbury...silly me

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 15:45

    Mmm.. Autobahn...

    Time for some Kraftwerk

    :)

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 15:46

    Lewis hasn't done anything wrong this week! What else is there to discuss?!!...oh you mean Beyonce at Glastonbury...silly me

    Hehehe. At least we know it will be a shorter show this week. Thank goodness.

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 15:46

    Time for some Kraftwerk

    I like the thinking there :)

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 15:46

    Singapore took all of my money! I wasn't expecting to pay for that until September. Boooo.

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:47

    Vulcan bomber on Sun

    Makes it even worse.... :(

    Now you know how we feel in November-January :)

    If it is any consolation I recorded this last year - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmxqMMiXMo0

    I won't be there on the Sunday this year though.

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:48

    Singapore took all of my money! I wasn't expecting to pay for that until September. Boooo.

    Ouch, heavy month then with the Olympics too.

    Goodwood, car tax, and potential car repair have made it fairly heavy for me too. Partly glad I lost the Olympic ballot (gave up on the 2nd round..).

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 15:49

    Hehehe. At least we know it will be a shorter show this week. Thank goodness.

    Hmmm yes! Although i'm waiting to see how it's Lewis's fault JB finished down the order.... ;-)

    Come on Mr C.....don't let us down...

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 15:49

    I love Vulcans... thanks Pat

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 15:50

    Ouch, heavy month then with the Olympics too.

    precisely, normally it wouldn't matter because I never carry a balance on my credit card but thats an awfully large chunk to go out in one week, especially when I only had about 10 minutes warning that this is a "fully prepaid booking" considering I booked it in October last year when they just said they'd take a deposit and never did.

    At least Pamela is paying half, that takes some of the sting out of it :)

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 15:50

    If it is any consolation I recorded this last year - www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=CmxqMMiXMo0

    Ooh, I have some too: http://mrschristine.com/2009/09/06/upside-down/

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 15:51

    Ouch, heavy month then with the Olympics too.

    Aye - I just sorted out my Spa trip for next month. I shall be having smaller meals for a while to make up for it.

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 15:52

    Ooh, I have some too:

    Now you're all just showing off....

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 15:53

    Aye - I just sorted out my Spa trip for next month. I shall be having smaller meals for a while to make up for it.

    at least by next pay day I'll have Singapore hotel paid for, Olympics tickets paid for, and I'll be booking my Olympics flight in about a month, then I can get into serious saving mode for quite a long time because I'll have no more big expenses before December 2012. Unless another GP starts calling to me ;)

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:54

    I love Vulcans... thanks Pat

    It was an amazing sight..

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 15:55

    Christine, I would like to write a Daily Post.

    When will I be able to do so?

    Thanks!

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 15:55

    Any of you ever been to that tiny aircraft museum nr Peterlee ({sunderland) they've got a Vulcan outside that's sadly falling apart due to weathering....remember it from being a child and wonder if it's still there

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:55

    Heheh, one my local football teams (Yeovil Town) signed a player after they asked fans on Twitter who to look out for... they are calling it a twansfer.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13902298.stm

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:57

    at least by next pay day I'll have Singapore hotel paid for, Olympics tickets paid for, and I'll be booking my Olympics flight in about a month, then I can get into serious saving mode for quite a long time because I'll have no more big expenses before December 2012. Unless another GP starts calling to me ;)

    Mm, I keep racking up expenses on the card but struggle to pay it back, stupid higher rent than last year. I think after Goodwood I'll be eating pasta for a while.

  • RG27/06/2011 at 15:58

    Heheh, one my local football teams (Yeovil Town) signed a player after they asked fans on Twitter who to look out for... they are calling it a twansfer.

    I can't stop thinking that its something Nick Heidfeld would say.

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 15:58

    Any of you ever been to that tiny aircraft museum nr Peterlee ({sunderland) they've got a Vulcan outside that's sadly falling apart due to weathering....remember it from being a child and wonder if it's still there

    No but I've been to Yeovilton a few times as a child, they have a Concorde.

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 15:59

    Christine, I would like to write a Daily Post.

    Ooh, I do like a volunteer :)

    I only have one fortnightly daily spare, which is on a Monday, and I just wrote that one today! So you are welcome to that one in two weeks time, although you never know when we might need emergency cover.

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 15:59

    Mm, I keep racking up expenses on the card but struggle to pay it back, stupid higher rent than last year. I think after Goodwood I'll be eating pasta for a while.

    Reminds me, I need to sort out my Revival tickets soon too

  • RG27/06/2011 at 15:59

    Any of you ever been to that tiny aircraft museum nr Peterlee ({sunderland) they've got a Vulcan outside that's sadly falling apart due to weathering....remember it from being a child and wonder if it's still there

    I think they wheel it out for the Sunderland Air Show every year.

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 16:00

    Slightly tempted to freeload the Yeovilton Air Day in a couple of weeks (stand in a field nearby).. did that a few years ago and was much fun.

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 16:01

    Slightly tempted to freeload the Yeovilton Air Day in a couple of weeks (stand in a field nearby).. did that a few years ago and was much fun.

    For a second I thought that read "Slightly tempted to sign for Yeovil Town..."

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 16:04

    For a second I thought that read "Slightly tempted to sign for Yeovil Town..."

    :D

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 16:04

    I only have one fortnightly daily spare, which is on a Monday, and I just wrote that one today! So you are welcome to that one in two weeks time, although you never know when we might need emergency cover.

    Then it would be Monday the 11th, no?

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:05

    I think they wheel it out for the Sunderland Air Show every year.

    It doesn't move!! It's defo still there though, just found the museum on the website plus found it on Google earth...

    Ok a challenge....I just found it (the Vulcan) can any of you spot it from this satellite pic? WITHOUT zooming in? http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?daddr=54.930397,-1.505299&hl=en&sll=54.912689,-1.47294&sspn=0.050176,0.113297&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=14&t=k&z=14

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 16:06

    Then it would be Monday the 11th, no?

    Yes, that's the one.

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 16:07

    Yes, that's the one.

    Ok :) It's a good day to write a daily post! I'll be able to talk about Silverstone.

  • Leigh O'Gorman27/06/2011 at 16:09

    Right folks,

    I have to disappear for a while - I may be back later

    Cheerio

    :)

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 16:09

    WITHOUT zooming in?

    I zoomed....

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:09

    Anyone slots for guest articles coming up? I could do one for online racing. I'm part of a large community that race anything that moves (Mini's right up to F1)

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 16:09

    Ok a challenge....I just found it (the Vulcan) can any of you spot it from this satellite pic? WITHOUT zooming in? maps.google.co.uk…&t=k&z=14

    Got to be the grey smudge south of the big building?

    I think I know why it doesn't move. It appears to lack a runway.

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:09

    I zoomed....

    cheat....everytime you do that kitten's and panda's die

    Thank of the animals Mattt

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 16:10

    I have to disappear for a while - I may be back later

    See you later

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:10

    I think I know why it doesn't move. It appears to lack a runway.

    Well didn't they design it to be used on rough n ready runways?.....standards are slipping it seems.

  • RG27/06/2011 at 16:11

    I think I know why it doesn't move. It appears to lack a runway.

    Thats Sunderland for ya...

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 16:12

    Got to be the grey smudge south of the big building?

    Not that.. can't see it

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 16:12

    Got to be the grey smudge south of the big building?

    Not that.. can't see it

    ohh found it :)

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:12

    Not that.. can't see it

    Make sure you can see the place marked 'B' in the frame.....then look vaguely south near some buildings :-)

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 16:13

    Anyone slots for guest articles coming up? I could do one for online racing. I'm part of a large community that race anything that moves (Mini's right up to F1)

    Guest posts are always welcome any time.

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:14

    Guest posts are always welcome any time.

    Cool....I'm convinced there's racers in here...all that's required is an xbox or ps3.....well there's PC based racing but that tends to be v elitist

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 16:15

    Cool....I'm convinced there's racers in here...all that's required is an xbox or ps3.....well there's PC based racing but that tends to be v elitist

    Me!

    Although I usually race in computer, but I've got the GT5 and so on.

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 16:15

    well there's PC based racing but that tends to be v elitist

    yeah, those 3 guys are such snobs.... :p

    Look fwd to it Elissa

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:15

    Ok here's a proper challenge....I think there's still an Engish Electric Lightning sat by the side of the Al...I'm pretty sure it's near Newark.....if you can find it you deserve a medal ...

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 16:15

    yeah, those 3 guys are such snobs.... :p

    Ahem.

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:17

    Although I usually race in computer, but I've got the GT5 and so on.

    Cool......I tend to only race via Xbox these days. I did toy around with Rfactor and Iracing but my PC's not good enough...plus I didn't like Iracing's snobby attitude and cost!

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 16:18

    Ahem.

    :D

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:18

    I'm quite big into painting and tuning cars up, love creating liveries...

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 16:20

    I'm quite big into painting and tuning cars up, love creating liveries...

    You could paint a Sidepodcast Racing Team F1 car ;)

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 16:22

    You could paint a Sidepodcast Racing Team F1 car ;)

    I have a feeling Lukeh has done something like that?

    I'm lazy & download mine from the shop :)

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:22

    And ruin my cred with my team..... ;-)

    only joking.....what's the best site to upload a pic to? I'll show you my Mosler and 908 paint schemes

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:22

    I'm lazy & download mine from the shop

    Are you only on PS3 online etc?

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 16:23

    only joking.....what's the best site to upload a pic to? I'll show you my Mosler and 908 paint schemes

    I always use http://www.tinypic.com

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 16:25

    only Xbox these days under 'Kid A Prime'

    used to PC a while back, but switched to Mac :)

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:28

    Ah...so yr Kid A Prime! I think you survived the weekend cull :-)

    Here's my 908 in colour - http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=j8fzo4&s=7

    my 908 looking very sexy at the nurgburgring - http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=2mmsoau&s=7

    And my ultimate dream car - Mosler MT900s (the black car!) http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30wmvlk&s=7

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 16:29

    Here's my 908 in colour - tinypic.com/view.…ic=j8fzo4&s=7

    Awesome pics!

    How did you do that?

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 16:29

    Cool......I tend to only race via Xbox these days. I did toy around with Rfactor and Iracing but my PC's not good enough...plus I didn't like Iracing's snobby attitude and cost!

    I played around with netKar namie (original not Pro) and rFactor but not much online. I found the netKar community was very friendly and not snobbish, although the few times I tried online I was awful. Loved the physics of the Mini and the F3000 in that.

    Can't afford a 'proper' console, do have a Wii though.. shame F1 2009 never had online multiplay :)

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:30

    How did you do that?

    Photograph mode in the Forza 3 game....you can pause a reply at any point and then you have full 360 degre control to take the pic, then you can edit the pic in game for contrast, aperture etc

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 16:30

    Here's my 908 in colour - tinypic.com/view.…ic=j8fzo4&s=7

    coool

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 16:33

    coool

    Ty :-)

    I do also have a Lola Aston i've painted up but can't seem to upload pics to the Forza servers at the moment. I do tend to have a general theme which is sticking with cadbury's purple ( do know the actual colour code if anyones sad enough to care)

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 16:33

    Ah...so yr Kid A Prime! I think you survived the weekend cull :-)

    Yay :)

    Nice cars & pics

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 16:38

    Also, loving how Forza 4 is looking :D

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 16:53

    I am quite bored today.

    Any ideas or projects I could do?

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 16:57

    Any ideas or projects I could do?

    What kind of thing? Writing?

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 16:58

    What kind of thing? Writing?

    Anything :P

  • Matt G27/06/2011 at 16:59

    night all, zzz

  • Sidepodcast Classics27/06/2011 at 17:00

    Enjoy a little something from the sidepodcast.com back catalogue.

    - An Alternative Christmas Message 2009

    Originally published 25/12/2009

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 17:00

    - An Alternative Christmas Message 2009

    That's not so good for summer days. Try harder SC.

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 17:05

    - An Alternative Christmas Message 2009

    I hadn't seen that one before.

    Where you near the Big Ben or is it a photo?

    And I didn't know you own a domain called sidepodcast.tv... You must spent a fortune in all those websites!

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 17:07

    Where you near the Big Ben or is it a photo?

    It's green screen.

    The big cost comes not from domain names but for the title sequence and background image :)

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 17:08

    The big cost comes not from domain names but for the title sequence and background image :)

    Did you make that intro?

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 17:09

    Did you make that intro?

    Nope.

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 17:10

    Nope.

    I mean, technically Mr C is capable of making something like that, but sometimes there isn't time :)

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 17:12

    I mean, technically Mr C is capable of making something like that, but sometimes there isn't time :)

    Wow, then I guess he has done the Debrief's sounds and effects... The last song (when the debrief ends) is the same than the first one (intro), sometimes I've started to relisten to the podcast without noticing at first :P

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 17:13

    Wow, then I guess he has done the Debrief's sounds and effects... The last song (when the debrief ends) is the same than the first one (intro), sometimes I've started to relisten to the podcast without noticing at first :P

    Yea, we made that. I say we. I just told him what it should sound like.

  • Lukeh27/06/2011 at 17:15

    Yea, we made that. I say we. I just told him what it should sound like.

    I still remember how mind = utterly blown when I realised it was your own version of the ITV theme at the time. It still amazes me :)

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 17:16

    I still remember how mind = utterly blown when I realised it was your own version of the ITV theme at the time. It still amazes me :)

    :)

  • Lady Snowcat27/06/2011 at 17:20

    Kate wants to see more of Rafa I am sure....

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 17:40

    I went running finally ping http://amysrunning.posterous.com/getting-back-my-motivation

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 17:43

    I've set the Pole in Canada (F1 2010 game) with slick tyres and it was starting to rain! Yay for me!

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 17:43

    Whilst putting together my game results I've had the Women's World Cup on TV in the background.. looks like it'll end in a draw for England against Mexico.

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 17:44

    I went running finally ping amysrunning.poste…ack-my-motivation

    Yay, you did great!

  • Sidepodcast Update27/06/2011 at 17:45
  • Amy27/06/2011 at 17:45

    Yay, you did great!

    take that stupid longer than 5k runs!

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 17:46

    Rog up a break, do it in 4 Rog!

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 17:46

    I went running finally ping amysrunning.poste…ack-my-motivation

    Nicely done

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 17:53

    Power Ranger! http://springfieldpunx.blogspot.com/2011/06/mighty-morphin-power-rangers-red-ranger.html

  • Elissa27/06/2011 at 18:16

    Question.....what's with all the Murray love? He plays for himself not his country as he's proven before

    If he were an f1 driver who would he be?

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 18:22

    Question.....what's with all the Murray love? He plays for himself not his country as he's proven before

    I don't particularly like him. Tennis chatter welcome in the Wimbly thread though :)

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 18:23

    F1M ping: http://www.f1minute.com/news/jarno-trulli-claims-valencia-to-be-the-most-boring-race-of-the-year

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 19:02

    Codemaster's new F1 2010 game: http://www.caranddriverthef1.com/formula1/noticias/2011/06/27/codemasters-ultima-los-detalles-del-videojuego-f1-2011

    Hope you like it (and understand it!)

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 19:03

    Game results ping - http://toomuchracing.com/2011/06/27/tmr-game-2011-week-23/

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:03

    Good Evening

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 19:04

    It has just been pointed out that this is in Sebastian Vettel's online store...

    https://shop.sebastianvettel.de/de/Accessoires/S-Vettel-Finger.html?xd8d2f=2324c558c57f823aa657b4f910d5a88e

    #pointyfinger

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:04

    Christine: Do you know if Mr C is aware of Kai's arrival time tomorrow or if he is still considering an airport greeting?

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 19:05

    Good Evening

    Hi Bassano :)

  • Marti27/06/2011 at 19:06

    Bye bye everyone.

    See you tomorrow :)

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:07

    Bye bye everyone.

    Bye Marti

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 19:07

    Hi Bassano, bye Marti

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:08

    Hi Pat

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:12

    Good Evening

    Eeeeeeevening :)

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:14

    Hi Alison

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:14

    My phone is mysteriously broken. I have taken the opportunity to order myself a shiny looking htc.

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 19:18

    I was asked to do some predictions and this is how i got on..

    http://f1predict.blogspot.com/2011/06/european-grand-prix-26-june-2011.html

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 19:19
  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 19:19

    Spot on with the podium.

    Astonished!

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 19:25

    Christine: Do you know if Mr C is aware of Kai's arrival time tomorrow or if he is still considering an airport greeting?

    What time is it?

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:26

    What time is it?

    About 7:45, likely to be after 8pm

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 19:26

    About 7:45, likely to be after 8pm

    Hi. Headping, I guess. :)

    Just got to my hotel next to JFK.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:27

    Hi. Headping, I guess. :)

    :)

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:37

    Just got to my hotel next to JFK.

    How's NYC

    London is hot & sticky. Not a good day to be caught in severe traffic when I had to be somewhere earlier this afternoon

    For 3hr 20min I was so clad of air conditioning

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 19:41

    He says: "completely forgot tomorrow, but will make sure I come to the meetup on weds instead. apologies."

    He even talks with no caps, see.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 19:41

    How's NYC

    Same as London, it seems. Hot and sticky. 26C and humid, got stuck in traffic on the way down, but I planned on getting here at my leisure today so I can now just kick back and reorganize my suitcase. It was way too heavy at first so I took a bunch of stuff out. I channeled Amy and did the best I could do leave stuff at home.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:41

    He says: "completely forgot tomorrow, but will make sure I come to the meetup on weds instead. apologies."

    Cool, good compromise

    He even talks with no caps, see.

    :lol:

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 19:43

    He says: "completely forgot tomorrow, but will make sure I come to the meetup on weds instead. apologies."

    Darn, I left in the "I". Just can't do the no caps thing :)

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:43

    Same as London, it seems. Hot and sticky. 26C and humid, got stuck in traffic on the way down, but I planned on getting here at my leisure today so I can now just kick back and reorganize my suitcase. It was way too heavy at first so I took a bunch of stuff out. I channeled Amy and did the best I could do leave stuff at home.

    I think only girls want to reorganise something that is already safe and secure

    Boys: did the lid close?

    Yup.

    Then lets go

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:43

    Darn, I left in the "I". Just can't do the no caps thing :)

    Always editing ;)

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 19:44

    I think only girls want to reorganise something that is already safe and secure

    hehe

    Yeah, after I took some things out in a hurry it was messy and not arranged right.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:44

    Yeah, after I took some things out in a hurry it was messy and not arranged right.

    See! ;)

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 19:44

    See! ;)

    :D

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:45

    Boys: did the lid close?

    This is pretty much my thinking tbh. Baggage allowance is much more restrictive trans atlantic though is it?

    I'm used to having a 30kg limit so my general rule is if I can lift the bag unaided, it's fine! :P

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:45

    Yeah, after I took some things out in a hurry it was messy and not arranged right.

    Hehehe I'm more of a crush it in kind of person!

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:46

    Kai, technically Scotland is another country from England so it'll be 4 countries in 4 months

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:47

    I'm used to having a 30kg limit so my general rule is if I can lift the bag unaided, it's fine! :P

    Individual bags mustn't be greater than 23kg I think. Manual handling restrictions

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 19:47

    Kai, technically Scotland is another country from England so it'll be 4 countries in 4 months

    Nice. So we will have met up in 4 different countries if 4 months. Whoa.

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:48

    Individual bags mustn't be greater than 23kg I think. Manual handling restrictions

    What are those heavy bag stickers for then?

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 19:48

    Individual bags mustn't be greater than 23kg I think. Manual handling restrictions

    I just don't want to be lugging around a heavy bag on trains, planes and automobiles. Did that in Stockholm once. I'll never do it again.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:49

    Nice. So we will have met up in 4 different countries if 4 months. Whoa.

    Seems to be 2 on, 1 off. Then repeat.

    Sep & Oct will be busy :D

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 19:49

    Boys: did the lid close?

    Yup.

    Then lets go

    Only after you've optimised the weight distribution.

    We are F1 fans..

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:49

    What are those heavy bag stickers for then?

    BA make you repack now. Depends on the airline you travel with

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:50

    BA make you repack now. Depends on the airline you travel with

    Fair enough. I'm not sure UAE are so bothered about their baggage handlers tbh....

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:50

    Only after you've optimised the weight distribution.

    :D

    Well that just comes naturally. Proper ballast positioning

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:51

    Fair enough. I'm not sure UAE are so bothered about their baggage handlers tbh....

    True

    Shame about the poor sods at the other end though. Most of it's mechanical now anyway.

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:52

    For the record my bag has never weighed anything close to that. If I can lift it, I'd expect someone else to also be able to manage.

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:52

    For the record my bag has never weighed anything close to that. If I can lift it, I'd expect someone else to also be able to manage.

    I just mean, I don't really stress about an allowance or whatever, I just pack what I want as long as I can get it in there.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:54

    I just mean, I don't really stress about an allowance or whatever, I just pack what I want as long as I can get it in there.

    My rule of thumb is now more than 3/4 of my backpack going out, therefore having space to bring stuff back

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 19:54

    *no more

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:55

    My rule of thumb is now more than 3/4 of my backpack going out, therefore having space to bring stuff back

    Ah I see. I guess I'm less fussed in that I can just clutter up Nick's house with any excess stuff :P

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 19:58

    Ah I see. I guess I'm less fussed in that I can just clutter up Nick's house with any excess stuff :P

    I also need to discourage myself from buying anything at the moment. No room in the bag sounds like a good excuse!

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:00

    Ah I see. I guess I'm less fussed in that I can just clutter up Nick's house with any excess stuff :P

    No wonder the kettle ended up on top of the fridge :D

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 20:01

    No wonder the kettle ended up on top of the fridge :D

    I don't actually think there's anything there at the moment. Cosmetics and stuff that I'm worried would spill on my clothes mainly.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:10

    ooh, the weather channel.

    Dig that cooooool jaaazzzzz.....

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:21

    ooh, the weather channel.

    Are there ads on The Weather Channel?

    I guess there must be, just wonder how they pay the bills

  • @Twiger27/06/2011 at 20:22

    I don't actually think there's anything there at the moment. Cosmetics and stuff that I'm worried would spill on my clothes mainly.

    There is a parasol!

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:25

    Are there ads on The Weather Channel?

    Yes. Kenmore appliances at the moment.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:26

    I keep finding more and more band-aids (plasters) that I seem to have tucked in here and there. You'd think I was heading to a triage and not to see you guys.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:26

    Mark Kermode [film critic] via twitter:

    Transformers 3D is nearly a quarter of an hour longer than 2001 -- a film which went from the dawn of man to the birth of a new species.

    :lol:

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:30

    I keep finding more and more band-aids (plasters) that I seem to have tucked in here and there. You'd think I was heading to a triage and not to see you guys.

    Damn, that's another thing I forgot to but at the supermarket

    My 'wedding shoes' are a tad painful

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:31

    Damn, that's another thing I forgot to but at the supermarket

    Well, I have us both covered at this point. :)

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:33

    I used to get to a hotel and enjoy the junk food and sitting around.

    I miss M&M's soooooo much. And just being able to stop anywhere and grab something. It's truly a hassle, and it's upsetting. :(

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:35

    I miss M&M's soooooo much. And just being able to stop anywhere and grab something. It's truly a hassle, and it's upsetting. :(

    How long are you sticking to the regime, till health improves?

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 20:35

    Was on the golf course yesterday in sweltering heat, not a cloud in the sky, until we got to the top of the hill and saw Portland shrouded in mist like an evil lair

    http://post.ly/2I9ju

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 20:36

    I used to get to a hotel and enjoy the junk food and sitting around.

    I miss M&M's soooooo much. And just being able to stop anywhere and grab something. It's truly a hassle, and it's upsetting. :(

    What are you restricted to?

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:38

    How long are you sticking to the regime, till health improves?

    Well, I guess so. But now that I don't eat anything that I'm sensitive, when I do, I can have some skin reaction or something. I guess it's the body's version of a reminder what works and what doesn't. But sometime it's emotionally draining and hard to have the will power, even if I may not feel great later.

    That bathtub full of Ben and Jerry's Phish Food may still be in my future. hehe

    But it doesn't even sound that good right now.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:38

    Well, I guess so. But now that I don't eat anything that I'm sensitive

    *sensitive to

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:40

    Well, I guess so. But now that I don't eat anything that I'm sensitive, when I do, I can have some skin reaction or something.

    So, a very small piece every once in a blue moon?

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:41

    Wow, Karun tried crowd sourcing a number to complain about Luton Airport Arrivals facilities.

    He got a tweet back saying they would look into his issues personally

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:42

    What are you restricted to?

    No gluten (barley, rye, oats, wheat) - so no flour/bread/crackers/pasta

    No sugar

    No soy

    No caffeine

    No alcohol

    No corn

    No bananas

    No pineapple

    No shrimp

    No cashews

    So mainly meat and veggies for me, and some fruit.

    It's great because I'm healthier than I've been in years, and it just takes time for the body to repair itself, but it sucks, also. Many can't imagine doing without alllll those foods.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:43

    So, a very small piece every once in a blue moon?

    I was told if I was really jonesing for something I can have it with the "3 bite rule". Have 3 bites of it and stop. Does that mean 3 M&M's or 3 giant handfuls of M&M's, I wonder? :)

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 20:43

    That bathtub full of Ben and Jerry's Phish Food may still be in my future. hehe

    :)

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 20:43

    Wow, Karun tried crowd sourcing a number to complain about Luton Airport Arrivals facilities.

    Luton's clearly a dump. What was he expecting?

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 20:43

    It's great because I'm healthier than I've been in years, and it just takes time for the body to repair itself, but it sucks, also. Many can't imagine doing without alllll those foods.

    That's a long list..

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:44

    That's a long list..

    Amen, brother.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:44

    That's a long list..

    oh and no milk.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:45

    Luton's clearly a dump. What was he expecting?

    Not much choice if you need to be close to Norfolk.

    Don't know why the BBC fly through there too. I know they cut costs but I'd pay the extra to flying to a proper airport

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 20:45

    Don't know why the BBC fly through there too. I know they cut costs but I'd pay the extra to flying to a proper airport

    Well that's the whole point. I've been there before because it was cheap. It's cheap because it's a dump. Pay up or shut up imo.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:45

    No cashews

    Weird that's the only nut

    Was that hard to pinpoint?

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:47

    Weird that's the only nut

    Oh, I think almonds aren't good either.

    Was that hard to pinpoint?

    I had each one tested, so we found it that way, but otherwise it would have been hard to find, I imagine.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:47

    Well that's the whole point. I've been there before because it was cheap. It's cheap because it's a dump. Pay up or shut up imo.

    Apparently, the F1 mob fly SleazytJet or RyanScair through there a lot and always have massive queues when they arrive. Though it's usually at the end of the day

  • Christine27/06/2011 at 20:48

    Ping: http://sidepodcast.com/post/tweets-of-the-week-never-lost-for-words

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 20:48

    Apparently, the F1 mob fly SleazytJet or RyanScair through there a lot and always have massive queues when they arrive. Though it's usually at the end of the day

    Hehehe when I flew with KLM out of Liverpool last month, all the budget people had a huuuuge queue for security and KLM gave me a free express pass thing right to the front of the line. Quite funny really.

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 20:49

    That's a long list..

    oh and no milk.

    I was about to say that's a tough one, but then everything that goes with milk is banned as well, so... No tea/coffee or breakfast cereal.

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 20:49

    I was about to say that's a tough one, but then everything that goes with milk is banned as well, so... No tea/coffee or breakfast cereal.

    Rice milk? No caffeine kind of rules out the tea and coffee anyways.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:50

    Hehehe when I flew with KLM out of Liverpool last month, all the budget people had a huuuuge queue for security and KLM gave me a free express pass thing right to the front of the line. Quite funny really.

    For me, paying that little bit extra [when I do go full fare] makes up for the reduction in stress

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:51

    I was about to say that's a tough one, but then everything that goes with milk is banned as well, so... No tea/coffee or breakfast cereal.

    yeah, exactly. I miss iced coffee like you would not believe. :(

    Breakfast is based on protein and veg, not the usual yummy stuff that I loved.

    It's just another way that I'm not normal. ;)

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:52

    It's just another way that I'm not normal. ;)

    At least you found us, we shun normal :D

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:54

    Rice milk? No caffeine kind of rules out the tea and coffee anyways.

    Yeah, I've looked at rice milk here, but most of it is sweetened with cane sugar or something that I can't have, but I found coconut milk works for me. (it doesn't taste like coconuts, it's pretty close to regular milk). I only use it to put in my gluten free pancakes that I make, otherwise I don't have a use for it. I have caffeine free herbal tea with nothing in it.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 20:54

    yeah, exactly. I miss iced coffee like you would not believe. :(

    I suppose Decaff contains enough caffeine to be bothersome

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 20:55

    I suppose Decaff contains enough caffeine to be bothersome

    yeah, and I basically used coffee as a milk and sugar delivery system. I can't drink it straight.

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 20:55

    I suppose Decaff contains enough caffeine to be bothersome

    Also are you just going to have it black?? I like black coffee but that's gross cold. You need milk for iced.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 21:00

    Ah man, I've got my one year old second cousin's celebratory BBQ/gathering on Sunday. My niece's wedding on Saturday. SidepodPubbing is just going to be a warm up for my kidneys.

    I may need to detox myself come Monday

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 21:00

    What is a 2nd cousin?

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 21:01

    What is a 2nd cousin?

    My cousin's daughter

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 21:02

    My cousin's daughter

    Really? I have those. I didn't realise that's what it was called.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 21:02

    Really? I have those. I didn't realise that's what it was called.

    I think it's the 'once removed thing' in the States. Kai?

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 21:04

    I think it's the 'once removed thing' in the States. Kai?

    Either way - 2nd cousin or my cousin once removed.

    I don't have any, so I'm not sure about the terminology.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 21:04

    Ah man, I've got my one year old second cousin's celebratory BBQ/gathering on Sunday. My niece's wedding on Saturday. SidepodPubbing is just going to be a warm up for my kidneys.

    I have got permission to sit and mong with my sunglasses on Sunday though. I'll raise my hand when I need a refill :D

    Luckily, I can walk to my cousin's place

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 21:37

    I'm playing with the colors on my blog and it's driving me batty.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 21:39

    I'm playing with the colors on my blog and it's driving me batty.

    Remember to stay inside the lines. Oh, you mean...

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 21:41

    Remember to stay inside the lines. Oh, you mean...

    hehe

    I'm trying to make it a light background with dark text, but it's hard to get the right combo that feels right, and then the right fonts.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 21:41

    Evening all

    I'm playing with the colors on my blog and it's driving me batty.

    Find a site you like the look of and nick their idea

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 21:41

    Hi Steven

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 21:41

    Find a site you like the look of and nick their idea

    Wicked smaht, as they say in Boston. :)

    Hi Steven

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 21:42

    Wicked smaht, as they say in Boston. :)

    I like the sound of that

  • Pat W27/06/2011 at 21:59

    Double golf ping (catching up):

    last week - http://thoughtsofpat.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/a-round-of-golf-19-june-2011/

    yesterday - http://thoughtsofpat.wordpress.com/2011/06/27/a-round-of-golf-26-june-2011/

    Improvements all around :)

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 22:00

    Another F1 podcast has leaked Massa's engine map. Great exclusive guys

    http://www.anotherf1podcast.com/2011/06/25/exclusive-leaked-ferrari-engine-maps/

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 22:08

    Another F1 podcast has leaked Massa's engine map. Great exclusive guys

    www.anotherf1podc…rari-engine-maps/

    I loved that one

    How true :D

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 22:15

    Somehow I've ended up watching the Terminator... Turns out I've never seen the first one before.

  • Lukeh27/06/2011 at 22:19

    Somehow I've ended up watching the Terminator... Turns out I've never seen the first one before.

    SPOILERS

    He'll be back

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 22:20

    He'll be back

    He just said that :D

  • Lukeh27/06/2011 at 22:21

    He just said that :D

    Phew it's not a spoiler now then

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 22:21

    He just said that :D

    Nothing if not predictable

  • Mr C27/06/2011 at 22:28

    did lou know that emma's covering for jules' maternity leave?

    https://twitter.com/#!/EmBearpark/status/85472860889554944

    no jules at goodwood this year.

  • Bassano27/06/2011 at 22:33

    Bed calls, g'night people

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 22:34

    Bed calls, g'night people

    Good night,

    (I don't get many chances to say this, so....)

    See you tomorrow!!! woo hoooo! :)

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 22:36

    did lou know that emma's covering for jules' maternity leave?

    I haven't seen Jules mentioned in a long time

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 22:36

    Bed calls, g'night people

    Night

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 22:37

    Playing with blog colors got fun again, I gave up on my old template.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 22:41

    Playing with blog colors got fun again, I gave up on my old template.

    What colours have you decided on

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 22:42

    What colours have you decided on

    I haven't finalized it yet. I'm happy to be in the blues at the moment. :)

  • lou27/06/2011 at 22:49

    did lou know that emma's covering for jules' maternity leave?

    no? :( I shall have to get a pic of her instead.

    Boo for no Jules tho. but will say hi to em anyways.

  • lou27/06/2011 at 22:51

    I haven't seen Jules mentioned in a long time

    she's got married and had a baby.. so she's not been working with jb as much

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 22:52

    she's got married and had a baby.. so she's not been working with jb as much

    That would explain why she hasn't been around much

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 22:53

    my parents are taking off on their big UK trip right now. Very jealous but very happy for my mum that she's finally meeting the other side of her family. Mostly jealous though since I'm on my way to work!

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 22:54

    my parents are taking off on their big UK trip right now. Very jealous but very happy for my mum that she's finally meeting the other side of her family. Mostly jealous though since I'm on my way to work!

    Maybe we'll be at Heathrow around the same time?

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 22:57

    i believe you'll beat them, they're stopping over in Singapore so won't be at Heathrow until Thursday.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 22:57

    Maybe we'll be at Heathrow around the same time?

    I can only imagine what an unexpected sidepodcast meet up would do to Amy's parents

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 22:58

    i believe you'll beat them, they're stopping over in Singapore so won't be at Heathrow until Thursday.

    If I don't beat them then we have some big time/space continuum issues.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:00

    If I don't beat them then we have some big time/space continuum issues.

    This is sidepodcast. Time does odd things here

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:00

    Mr C, they just mentioned the Go Pro camera on CNN. Some reporter mounted one on his head to cover campaign rallies.

    #nopolitics

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:01

    This is sidepodcast. Time does odd things here

    True.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:02

    Mr C, they just mentioned the Go Pro camera on CNN. Some reporter mounted one on his head to cover campaign rallies.

    You are just giving him ideas

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:02

    I am loving this hanging out in the hotel room thing. I am starting to relax. It's the first chance I've had to just sit and do nothing. I love it.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:03

    I am loving this hanging out in the hotel room thing. I am starting to relax. It's the first chance I've had to just sit and do nothing. I love it.

    It's always good to just switch off

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:05

    It's always good to just switch off

    It's been weeks and weeks of nonstop go go go. This is great. And I have a great view from my room, and it's quiet. Great place.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:06

    It's been weeks and weeks of nonstop go go go. This is great. And I have a great view from my room, and it's quiet. Great place.

    Great for a budget hotel.

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 23:08

    I am loving this hanging out in the hotel room thing. I am starting to relax. It's the first chance I've had to just sit and do nothing. I love it.

    are you going to be as keen as my folks? They were first in the check in queue because they got to the airport before the staff.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:11

    are you going to be as keen as my folks? They were first in the check in queue because they got to the airport before the staff.

    hehe

    Aww.

    I tend to take my time, get to the gate with enough time to relax a little, make sure I've bought water after I had to get rid of or chug mine at security, then board when they call my section.

    Oh, and I chose my seat and checked in this morning online. I chose seat 42C, on the aisle, far enough back so I can see out without the pesky wing in the way.

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 23:13

    Oh, and I chose my seat and checked in this morning online. I chose seat 42C, on the aisle, far enough back so I can see out without the pesky wing in the way.

    I'm a window girl myself but avoiding the pesky wing is always a good choice.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:14

    I'm a window girl myself but avoiding the pesky wing is always a good choice.

    I get the window thing, definitely. I like to be able to get up whenever I want without bothering anyone. I sometimes feel a little claustrophobic so being able to move around helps.

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 23:16

    I get the window thing, definitely. I like to be able to get up whenever I want without bothering anyone. I sometimes feel a little claustrophobic so being able to move around helps.

    that I get too :) Pamela is an aisle person so travelling with her is great if we manage to get onto a plane that has rows of 2 seats instead of rows of 3.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:17

    that I get too :) Pamela is an aisle person so travelling with her is great if we manage to get onto a plane that has rows of 2 seats instead of rows of 3.

    Perfect.

    I wish we could have bench seats and just slide around as we want to. Oh, and not having someone next to me is ideal (and not going to happen).

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:18

    I like a window seat but I like to get in one of the emergency exit rows so that I can stretch my legs and get up without annoying people

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 23:18

    I wish we could have bench seats and just slide around as we want to. Oh, and not having someone next to me is ideal (and not going to happen).

    the best flight I've ever had was when I moved to Melbourne, it left at 6am and there was only about 12 people on it so I got a whole row to myself to lie down on and spend 3 hours wondering if I was making a terrible mistake. Blissful. :D

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:19

    I like a window seat but I like to get in one of the emergency exit rows so that I can stretch my legs and get up without annoying people

    EE rows are the best. I wonder if BA has access to them? I'll ask tomorrow. Some domestic carriers here save those now for elite members.

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 23:20

    I like a window seat but I like to get in one of the emergency exit rows so that I can stretch my legs and get up without annoying people

    the only time I've ever sat in an emergency exit row was one of my Easyjet flights last year. I didn't like the pressure of knowing I'd have work to do in an emergency :D

    Leg room is never an issue for me though #short

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:21

    EE rows are the best. I wonder if BA has access to them? I'll ask tomorrow. Some domestic carriers here save those now for elite members.

    Normally on 747s row44 is the best but take the aisle seat because the window seat has only have the normal width of legroom because the chute in the door bulges out so the middle and window seats end up sharing leg space.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:23

    the only time I've ever sat in an emergency exit row was one of my Easyjet flights last year. I didn't like the pressure of knowing I'd have work to do in an emergency :D

    Funny, I guess with being in charge of stuff lots of the time I didn't mind being in that role. I'm good in a clutch. I freak out afterward.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:23

    Normally on 747s row44 is the best but take the aisle seat because the window seat has only have the normal width of legroom because the chute in the door bulges out so the middle and window seats end up sharing leg space.

    oh, I forgot to check seatguru for this one... I'll go see what the dealio is.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:26

    Funny, I guess with being in charge of stuff lots of the time I didn't mind being in that role. I'm good in a clutch. I freak out afterward.

    I would rather trust me than anyone else

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 23:26

    I would rather trust me than anyone else

    I was just not sure how heavy those doors are since I have 0% upper body strength

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:27

    I would rather trust me than anyone else

    #same

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:27

    I was just not sure how heavy those doors are since I have 0% upper body strength

    With adrenaline you could chuck it a mile.

    Super Amy!!!

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 23:27

    My mum watched some flight crash programme once and now considers herself the Ray Mears of the aeroplane world. She keeps telling me I should be sitting over the wing....

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:28

    I was just not sure how heavy those doors are since I have 0% upper body strength

    If you are about to die you will find the strength

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:28

    Amy, have you ever used www.seatguru.com? It's really helpful when choosing seats. Enter flight number and see each and every seat's particulars.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:29

    My mum watched some flight crash programme once and now considers herself the Ray Mears of the aeroplane world. She keeps telling me I should be sitting over the wing....

    Where the fuel tanks are and the engines to set that fuel on fire?

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 23:29

    Amy, have you ever used www.seatguru.com? It's really helpful when choosing seats. Enter flight number and see each and every seat's particulars.

    I love it, I use it to make sure my seat has a power point. Need to charge gadgets!

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:29

    Where the fuel tanks are and the engines to set that fuel on fire?

    ok, ok, let's remember one of us *ahem* needs to get in one of these tomorrow.....and doesn't relish the thought....

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 23:30

    Where the fuel tanks are and the engines to set that fuel on fire?

    Apparently over the wing 2 rows from the exit gives you statistically the best odds of survival.You should keep your shoes on too.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:30

    I love it, I use it to make sure my seat has a power point. Need to charge gadgets!

    I was so excited to find it. TripAdviser is great, I think I found the link there.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:31

    ok, ok, let's remember one of us *ahem* needs to get in one of these tomorrow.....and doesn't relish the thought....

    More than half the people who get on planes survive long enough to get off at the other end.

  • Amy27/06/2011 at 23:31

    I was so excited to find it. TripAdviser is great, I think I found the link there.

    they don't have air asia on there, or they didn't last time i looked, so that was a trip into the unknown for me :)

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:32

    Apparently over the wing 2 rows from the exit gives you statistically the best odds of survival.You should keep your shoes on too.

    Never thought about the shoes thing

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:33

    they don't have air asia on there, or they didn't last time i looked, so that was a trip into the unknown for me :)

    boo. I think I remember another airline I was trying to find once that wasn't on there either.

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 23:34

    Never thought about the shoes thing

    This is clearly advice I've disregarded but I like to think of my paranoid mother sometimes :P

    My shoes come off so easily I nearly dropped one of them down "the gap" onto a railway line a couple of months ago.

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:34

    Never thought about the shoes thing

    And wear cotton rather than synthetics.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:35

    And wear cotton rather than synthetics.

    Just like motor racing

  • Kai27/06/2011 at 23:36

    Just like motor racing

    mm. Yes. No melting.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:36

    mm. Yes. No melting.

    Melting is always bad

  • Alison27/06/2011 at 23:40

    Melting is always bad

    Tell that to Arnie.

  • Steven Roy27/06/2011 at 23:40

    Tell that to Arnie.

    :D

  • Kai28/06/2011 at 00:20

    The latest photos from Austin. (I refuse to say "Circuit of the Americas"...but I guess I just did)

    http://on.fb.me/jdM7N4

  • Steven Roy28/06/2011 at 00:23

    The latest photos from Austin. (I refuse to say "Circuit of the Americas"...but I guess I just did)

    Looks a lot flatter than I expected

  • Kai28/06/2011 at 00:31

    Looks a lot flatter than I expected

    It struck me looking at it that we are going to have an F1 track in the US. There's a loooong way to go, but until now I've only thought of it as an abstraction, not as actually happening, if it does.

  • Steven Roy28/06/2011 at 00:32

    It struck me looking at it that we are going to have an F1 track in the US. There's a loooong way to go, but until now I've only thought of it as an abstraction, not as actually happening, if it does.

    Nice to see some optimism

  • Kai28/06/2011 at 00:33

    Nice to see some optimism

    Do you think it's going to come to fruition?

  • Steven Roy28/06/2011 at 00:36

    Do you think it's going to come to fruition?

    Probably

  • Mr C28/06/2011 at 01:11

    Probably

    not sure you should be let off that easily. we relied on you for the salvation of silverstone. what do ya say, yay or nay?

  • Steven Roy28/06/2011 at 01:13

    not sure you should be let off that easily. we relied on you for the salvation of silverstone. what do ya say, yay or nay?

    I am sure Jackie Stewart and Damon Hill had something to do with the salvation of Silverstone.

    I would be very surprised if Austin did not happen

  • Mr C28/06/2011 at 01:14

    I am sure Jackie Stewart and Damon Hill had something to do with the salvation of Silverstone.

    pah.

    I would be very surprised if Austin did not happen

    noted.