It is young Sebastian Vettel's birthday today, so I suppose he is one year less young now. I wonder if he will ever not be "young" Seb? Anyway, the first person to mention Little Britain gets a lifetime ban from Sidepodcast (this sentence not included, obviously). Here are some of the community things happening:

  • Scott's Puma fan report finally went up on their site, and it's a really great read with some fabulous photos. There was also a really good video, although that seems to have gone MIA (grrr, Bernie). If you did manage to catch the video, please join me in the call for Scott to replace EJ on the BBC.
  • Gavin's been away on a trip to Norway, and took some ace photos. I do like some good holiday snaps. Also, get used to the sharing of photos, as I'm expecting to link to plenty more from those going to Goodwood. Take lots of pictures on our behalf and we'll share them with the crowd.
  • Finally, this isn't directly community related, but I wanted to give a quick plug to the DarkUFO LOST Episode Cup. The competitions on this site were our inspiration to run the character and circuit cups on SPC, so props to them. Also, if you like LOST, go vote!

That's all for now. As it is Friday, let us know what your plans are for the weekend. We're not going to Goodwood, so we'll probably be around (as if we wouldn't have been anyway!). I will see you in the comments.

592 responses

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:09

    croftie mentioned the other week that vettel was something of lit... nah, i just can't :)

    he is getting on a bit though isn't he? (vettel, not croftie).

  • Christine02/07/2009 at 23:10

    croftie mentioned the other week that vettel was something of lit... nah, i just can't :)

    Don't do it!!

  • Scott Woodwiss02/07/2009 at 23:12

    If you did manage to catch the video, please join me in the call for Scott to replace EJ on the BBC

    Aww shucks... :P

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/07/2009 at 23:13

    Thanks for the photo plug - we had an awesome time and I would definitely reccomend a trip to Oslo!

  • Joe in Fla02/07/2009 at 23:17

    Hello Fellow SPCers

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:18

    Hello Fellow SPCers

    hullo joe. all well with you?

  • Joe in Fla02/07/2009 at 23:19

    Yupper, getting paid to talk to my friends

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:20

    Yupper, getting paid to talk to my friends

    the best way :)

  • Joe in Fla02/07/2009 at 23:21

    the best way :)

    So true. So I hear Goodwood is this weekend. Are you and Mrs. going. I remember the pictures of her drenched.

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:23

    So true. So I hear Goodwood is this weekend. Are you and Mrs. going. I remember the pictures of her drenched.

    haha. should be okay weather this weekend, but we've opted to sit it out to work on more spc stuff.

    it's the first proper break we've had all year and we're making the most of this one and the next one to work on... stuff.

  • Nick mobile02/07/2009 at 23:23

    The train for sure had minardi dna... Car leg now much better!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)02/07/2009 at 23:26

    Good night all - need sleep as I'm heading over to the Roskilde Festival tomorrow (to see Oasis :D )

  • Joe in Fla02/07/2009 at 23:26

    it's the first proper break we've had all year and we're making the most of this one and the next one to work on... stuff.

    Enjoy the break, you more than deserve it

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:27

    Good night all - need sleep as I'm heading over to the Roskilde Festival tomorrow (to see Oasis :D )

    night gavin.

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:27

    The train for sure had minardi dna... Car leg now much better!

    hehe.

    it's an adventure.

    it's an adventure.

    it's an adventure.

    keep reminding yourself :)

    what's your eta?

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:28

    Enjoy the break, you more than deserve it

    ahh, we love it really. what's the weekend hold in store for you?

  • Nick mobile02/07/2009 at 23:32

    Eta 45 mins everyone there apparently asleep... Should be fun to wake them up muhahahaha!

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:34

    Eta 45 mins everyone there apparently asleep... Should be fun to wake them up muhahahaha!

    what's your start time in the morning?

  • Joe in Fla02/07/2009 at 23:35

    ahh, we love it really. what's the weekend hold in store for you?

    Celebrating the 4th, when guys got rid of the colonies. BBQ and nothing says safety like beer and fireworks

  • Joe in Fla02/07/2009 at 23:36

    Sorry, I was trying to be smart and say when you guys (Brittain) got rid of the colonies.

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:36

    Celebrating the 4th, when guys got rid of the colonies. BBQ and nothing says safety like beer and fireworks

    haha, of course! and a hangover on sunday, presumably.

  • Joe in Fla02/07/2009 at 23:37

    haha, of course! and a hangover on sunday, presumably.

    Hopefully not, I have to work on Sun. and run prior to work, so too much beer not so good. But if my usual self-discipline shows, yes, I'll be terribly hung over

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:39

    Sorry, I was trying to be smart and say when you guys (Brittain) got rid of the colonies.

    see, i thought it was a film about aliens...

    ;)

  • Joe in Fla02/07/2009 at 23:40

    see, i thought it was a film about aliens...

    Or ants maybe. I guess you guys don't celebrate the 4th...or do you

  • Paul02/07/2009 at 23:40

    see, i thought it was a film about aliens...

    hehe!

  • me02/07/2009 at 23:43

    Or ants maybe. I guess you guys don't celebrate the 4th...or do you

    sadly not, no. i may join you in a virtual beer though.

  • Joe in Fla02/07/2009 at 23:44

    sadly not, no. i may join you in a virtual beer though.

    I will set up a chilled pint glass for you. Cheers

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 00:05

    Morning all. Anything happen since I went to bed?

  • Joe in Fla03/07/2009 at 00:07

    Morning all. Anything happen since I went to bed?

    Hello. Anything happening...I don't think so

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 00:30

    The only news of the entire day is that Bulgaria wants a GP although no doubt this is yet another one from Bernie's imagination.

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/76651

  • Joe in Fla03/07/2009 at 00:35

    The only news of the entire day is that Bulgaria wants a GP although no doubt this is yet another one from Bernie's imagination.

    If the Somali Pirates have a really good year, he'll want to have a race Mogadishu

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 00:40

    If the Somali Pirates have a really good year, he'll want to have a race Mogadishu

    Africa has to be on his list.

  • Paul03/07/2009 at 00:49

    If the Somali Pirates have a really good year, he'll want to have a race Mogadishu

    that has to be in the running for quote of the year ;-)

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 00:53

    Hello Sidepodland from the middle of nowhere... I have Wifi!

    what's your start time in the morning?

    9am i believe!

    *scoff*

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 00:54

    that has to be in the running for quote of the year ;-)

    It is http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Best+Comment+of+the+Year

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 00:55

    Hello Sidepodland from the middle of nowhere... I have Wifi

    You made it. Have fun

  • Paul03/07/2009 at 00:55
  • Paul03/07/2009 at 00:56

    Hello Sidepodland from the middle of nowhere... I have Wifi!

    yay. Take lots of photos

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 00:56

    goodwood weather... currently raining... mud?

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 00:57

    yay. Take lots of photos

    Its a little dark! ;)

  • Paul03/07/2009 at 00:58

    goodwood weather... currently raining... mud?

    oh dear. I hope you didn't drive your Ferrari Daytona!

  • me03/07/2009 at 00:58

    yay. Take lots of photos

    Its a little dark! ;)

    way-hey!! you made it :)

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 01:00

    oh dear. I hope you didn't drive your Ferrari Daytona!

    My what?!

  • Paul03/07/2009 at 01:00

    My what?!

    ;-)

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 01:01

    way-hey!! you made it :)

    Almost... the trains were terrible!

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 01:01

    Almost... the trains were terrible!

    Almost didnt!

  • me03/07/2009 at 01:03

    Almost didnt!

    job done though. how have you found the only place in the country with rain?

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 01:04

    job done though. how have you found the only place in the country with rain?

    Went somewhere with summer event on?

    There isnt much.. lots of lightning though

  • me03/07/2009 at 01:06

    There isnt much.. lots of lightning though

    the place is pretty good in the rain. the lay down temporary asphalt paths.

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 01:09

    the place is pretty good in the rain. the lay down temporary asphalt paths.

    Whilst it is raining!?

    right guess i should sleep, rest the camera arm before tomorow!

  • me03/07/2009 at 01:09

    Whilst it is raining!?

    heheh. they're down already.

    right guess i should sleep, rest the camera arm before tomorow!

    night buddy.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 01:21

    my plans for the weekend: friday night TENNIS. Saturday daytime SLEEP Saturday night TENNIS. Sunday much the same as Saturday.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 01:22

    my plans for the weekend: friday night TENNIS. Saturday daytime SLEEP Saturday night TENNIS. Sunday much the same as Saturday.

    So its pizza all weekend then?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 01:26

    no pizza. Perhaps a roast.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 01:31

    no pizza. Perhaps a roast.

    Sounds good. I guess there are not so many matches to play so you have time for that

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 01:32

    plus i already have one in the freezer. Handy.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 01:45

    plus i already have one in the freezer. Handy.

    That is useful.

    Why can I never beat Federer at stick tennis? He can't be that good

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 01:54

    i dont know, i can beat him at virtua tennis

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 01:54

    also, go to bed

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 01:55

    i dont know, i can beat him at virtua tennis

    Well you be Andy Murray and try to beat him

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 01:55

    also, go to bed

    I am going very soon

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 02:19

    ahh my weekend has started early. Nice.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 03:03

    Morning, everyone.

    The latest ex-F1 ace with a Twitter account: http://twitter.com/jpmontoya

    Glad to see some things don't change:

    Got my food was awesome I should have order only half rack. I had all the ribs and a little fries.....very full :)

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 03:11

    Friday, that is always good news

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 03:17

    The latest ex-F1 ace with a Twitter account: http://twitter.com/jpmontoya

    I am not sure I am interested in JPM's rack of ribs :-)

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 03:18

    I am not sure I am interested in JPM's rack of ribs :-)

    baby back, baby back, baby back... ;)

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 03:20

    Kiwi idea of flight safety demonstration :-)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Mq9HAE62Y

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 03:22

    Kiwi idea of flight safety demonstration :-)

    Shhhh... :P

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 03:44

    Kiwi idea of flight safety demonstration :-)

    Remind me to bring earplugs when I'm flying domestically next time. I hate this whole stupid campaign, its easy to ignore on TV but I don't want it in my planes too :D

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 06:15

    Just read Scott's article at Puma Motorsport. Very nice! :D

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 06:25

    Just read Scott's article at Puma Motorsport. Very nice! :D

    Thanks Journeyer :) Morning all :)

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 07:01

    Hi Scott, looks like you and Alonso are about the same height :-)

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 07:15

    Hi Scott, looks like you and Alonso are about the same height :-)

    At least we've got one thing in common. ;)

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 07:19

    At least we've got one thing in common.

    you can also handle Renault steering weel, so make it two :-)

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 08:00

    Donnelly gets in deeper doo-doo:

    Virgin will quit Brawn to sponsor Manor but the deal may have been agreed before Manor were admitted to Formula One

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/282581.html

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 08:02

    Donnelly gets in deeper doo-doo:

    make it stop make it stopppppppp

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 08:17

    make it stop make it stopppppppp

    Sorry Amy.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 08:21

    Sorry Amy.

    not your fault :D

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 08:26

    Morning alll... excitement is building... about to head out!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 08:32

    Morning alll... excitement is building... about to head out!

    I'm about to head out too. Need milk and bread. ;)

    Not quite as exciting as Goodwood :)

  • James03/07/2009 at 08:33

    I just got up and had no idea of the date until I got on Sidepodcast and saw the daily thread :D

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 08:41

    Morning all… excitement is building… about to head out!

    I’m about to head out too. Need milk and bread. ;)

    Not quite as exciting as Goodwood. :)

    Hahaha! I love that. :)

    I just got up and had no idea of the date until I got on Sidepodcast and saw the daily thread. :D

    The Daily Thread: It tells you what day it is today! :D

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 08:43

    The Daily Thread: It tells you what day it is today! :D

    although twice recently it's been wrong ;)

  • James03/07/2009 at 08:50

    The Daily Thread: It tells you what day it is today! :D

    It really does, I wouldn't know otherwise :D

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 09:00

    although twice recently it’s been wrong ;)

    You know this site WAY too well, Amy. :D

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 09:09

    although twice recently it's been wrong ;)

    Oops.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 09:14

    although twice recently it's been wrong ;)

    I wouldn't notice, I haven't known the date for a while.

    Oh, and hi again everyone.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 09:15

    who wants to cook me dinner? I'm so sick of cooking dinner.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 09:16

    who wants to cook me dinner? I'm so sick of cooking dinner.

    I love not having to cook.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 09:17

    I love not having to cook.

    I normally enjoy it but sometimes I just get stuck for ideas, even with a pantry full of ingredients

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 09:19

    I normally enjoy it but sometimes I just get stuck for ideas, even with a pantry full of ingredients

    I enjoy the thought of cooking. Masterchef iss on downstairs and I always think, "it would be awesome to learn to cook and do all these fancy recipes and stuff."

    I'm not going to try it though, cos my failure and giving up would ruin the 'dream'. ;)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 09:21

    I enjoy the thought of cooking. Masterchef iss on downstairs and I always think, "it would be awesome to learn to cook and do all these fancy recipes and stuff."

    eheheh I definitely don't tackle the sort of things they do. I'm a meat-and-3-veg cook :D

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 09:27

    eheheh I definitely don't tackle the sort of things they do. I'm a meat-and-3-veg cook :D

    I could manage that, but I'd probably leave out the 3 veg if it was me cooking. Maybe 1 veg...

  • Dank03/07/2009 at 10:00

    Anyone going to World Series Renault over the weekend at Silverstone, or are most folk off to Goodwood?

  • Alex Andronov03/07/2009 at 10:05

    So the big news of the day is that...

    The Giggle Live Commenting Roadshow will be restarting today!

    I am taking my liver into my own hands and going out with Bassano this evening... To a cocktail bar.

  • Alex Andronov03/07/2009 at 10:06

    So the big news of the day is that...

    well it may not turn out to be the biggest news of the day ;)

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 10:08

    Anyone going to World Series Renault over the weekend at Silverstone, or are most folk off to Goodwood?

    Wiki says there are people going to Silverstone. Not sure who's on that list, though. The link should be in the latest Debrief post.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 10:09

    well it may not turn out to be the biggest news of the day ;)

    what could be bigger than that?

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:10

    Anyone going to World Series Renault over the weekend at Silverstone, or are most folk off to Goodwood?

    I wish there was something on here...

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 10:11

    Friday evening is upon us, quite interested to see how the bars will look on first Friday night after the smoking ban came to place

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 10:12

    I wish there was something on here…

    Australian GP in March? Bathurst? :D

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 10:12

    Australian GP in March? Bathurst?

    don't mess with Melbourne ! :-)

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 10:15

    Friday evening is upon us, quite interested to see how the bars will look on first Friday night after the smoking ban came to place

    One city in Metro Manila tried a smoking ban before - it failed miserably: the bars decided to set up smoking lounges instead.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 10:17

    Morning. :D

    Aircon repair guy worked his magic and the flat is now at 16°C throughout to get it all settled. :D

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:18

    Australian GP in March? Bathurst? :D

    Exactly, March... And if FOTA do make a breakaway series, what is Melbourne left with?

    As for Bathurst, its meh.

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 10:19

    One city in Metro Manila tried a smoking ban before - it failed miserably: the bars decided to set up smoking lounges instead.

    the partial ban worked quite well here for past 2 years, full ban is now on

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 10:20

    Friday evening is upon us, quite interested to see how the bars will look on first Friday night after the smoking ban came to place

    one thing I noticed when the smoking ban came in in New Zealand was that bars smelt worse. A lot worse. Like sweaty, gross bar-dwellers.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:20

    Friday evening is upon us, quite interested to see how the bars will look on first Friday night after the smoking ban came to place

    Indoor smoking ban is it? We got that a few years back, it's great.

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 10:21

    Indoor smoking ban is it?

    yes. Have been waiting for long. No more stinky clothes on Sunday mornings I hope :-)

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:21

    one thing I noticed when the smoking ban came in in New Zealand was that bars smelt worse. A lot worse. Like sweaty, gross bar-dwellers.

    I haven't noticed that here. Either its just a NZ thing or I am one of them... ;) Both are likely I think. ;)

  • Paul03/07/2009 at 10:22

    Indoor smoking ban is it? We got that a few years back, it's great.

    this week they banned smoking in cars if there are kids in the car. That should be interesting to police

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 10:22

    I haven't noticed that here. Either its just a NZ thing or I am one of them... ;) Both are likely I think. ;)

    I don't notice it anymore, oddly. Maybe I'm used to it now. Ew.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 10:23

    Indoor smoking ban is it? We got that a few years back, it's great.

    Unless you go to a club - the smoke covered up so much...

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 10:23

    this week they banned smoking in cars if there are kids in the car. That should be interesting to police

    about as difficult as policing talking on mobile while driving

  • Paul03/07/2009 at 10:24

    about as difficult as policing talking on mobile while driving

    yep. Doesn't seem to have stopped people

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:24

    about as difficult as policing talking on mobile while driving

    Yeah, they banned talking on a hands-free phone for provisional drivers here, how on earth do you police people talking when you can't even see the phone?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 10:26

    Yeah, they banned talking on a hands-free phone for provisional drivers here, how on earth do you police people talking when you can't even see the phone?

    maybe they'll pull over anyone whose mouth is moving :D I'd be in trouble, I'm quite the car-singer ;)

  • Paul03/07/2009 at 10:26

    Yeah, they banned talking on a hands-free phone for provisional drivers here, how on earth do you police people talking when you can't even see the phone?

    you just pull up every P plater, they must be doing something wrong

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 10:27

    you just pull up every P plater, they must be doing something wrong

    when I moved here and found out how your licensing system works I was super glad I got my license in New Zealand :D I had my full license at 16 :D

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 10:27

    but how about Nelson Piquet playing with mobile and tweeiting during the drivers parade ? :-)

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:31

    you just pull up every P plater, they must be doing something wrong

    Probably. ;)

    when I moved here and found out how your licensing system works I was super glad I got my license in New Zealand :D I had my full license at 16 :D

    I hate you you so much...

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:32

    maybe they'll pull over anyone whose mouth is moving :D I'd be in trouble, I'm quite the car-singer ;)

    Thats the thing. I I always sing in the car, but theoretically a cop could pull me over. That said, they couldn't book me for anything when they saw no handsfree set. Well, supposedly, although they'd probably try.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 10:38

    Thats the thing. I I always sing in the car, but theoretically a cop could pull me over. That said, they couldn't book me for anything when they saw no handsfree set. Well, supposedly, although they'd probably try.

    I wonder how they'd cope with cars with built in bluetooth. No handsfree sets to be seen

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 10:38

    I hate you you so much...

    When I sat my learners test on my 15th birthday the woman was shocked at "how keen" I was. I would've thought it was common to want to drive as soon as you can.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 10:41

    I would’ve thought it was common to want to drive as soon as you can.

    Really? I didn't feel the same way, for some reason...

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:45

    When I sat my learners test on my 15th birthday the woman was shocked at "how keen" I was. I would've thought it was common to want to drive as soon as you can.

    I reckon that the mojority of people that sit on their birthdays are blokes? I think that would be the case, and perhaps that's why she was shocked?

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:46

    ...mojority...

    Heh, whoops.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 10:47

    sometime in the last 24 hour @andyroddick has stopped following @andy_murray. IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 10:50

    sometime in the last 24 hour @andyroddick has stopped following @andy_murray. IT’S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG.

    HA-HA! :D

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 10:51

    sometime in the last 24 hour @andyroddick has stopped following @andy_murray. IT'S ON LIKE DONKEY KONG.

    Murray and Haas for the final. ;)

  • F1Wolf03/07/2009 at 10:52

    sometime in the last 24 hour @andyroddick has stopped following @andy_murray.

    these are the guys who throw the small round thing at each other ?

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 10:53

    Murray and Haas for the final. ;)

    Federer and Roddick all the way! :D

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 10:54

    Federer and Roddick all the way! :D

    have I ever told you how wise you are?

  • me03/07/2009 at 11:13

    who wants to cook me dinner? I'm so sick of cooking dinner.

    cupcake?

  • me03/07/2009 at 11:13

    I am taking my liver into my own hands and going out with Bassano this evening... To a cocktail bar.

    oh.my.god.

    wewantvideowewantvideo

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:14

    cupcake?

    its nothing if its not postman pat

  • me03/07/2009 at 11:16

    its nothing if its not postman pat

    :)

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 11:18

    cupcake?

    I am going to have to send you a couple of cookery books.

    1) Cooking for Blokes

    2) Foreign Cooking for Blokes

    3) Flash Cooking for Blokes

    They are properly good cookbooks for the errr... uninitiated. ;)

  • me03/07/2009 at 11:20

    I am going to have to send you a couple of cookery books.

    i have no reason to, when i live with the best cook in the world...

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:21

    i have no reason to, when i live with the best cook in the world...

    nice flattery attempt there....

    ....but what if she goes on another boat?

  • me03/07/2009 at 11:22

    nice flattery attempt there....

    ....but what if she goes on another boat?

    rats.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 11:22

    i have no reason to, when i live with the best cook in the world...

    Just think, next valentines day you could cook her something nice, rather than taking her to get your hair cut...

    Or your anniversary... instead of getting plastered in London... ;)

  • me03/07/2009 at 11:22

    Just think, next valentines day you could cook her something nice, rather than taking her to get your hair cut...

    Or your anniversary... instead of getting plastered in London... ;)

    you're not helping!!

    plus, i have milky bar.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 11:23

    you're not helping!!

    I'm meant to be? 8O

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 11:25

    you're not helping!!

    Although you could really blame the getting plastered in London on someone else. ;)

  • me03/07/2009 at 11:25

    I'm meant to be? 8O

    we need a sidepodconstitution :)

  • me03/07/2009 at 11:25

    Although you could really blame the getting plastered in London on someone else. ;)

    i do. good luck giggles!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:28

    yay the centre court stream is already up. Time to watch nothing for 30 minutes :D

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 11:28

    yay the centre court stream is already up. Time to watch nothing for 30 minutes :D

    Is that healthy for you broadband speed?

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 11:28

    Time to watch nothing for 30 minutes :D

    You follow F1, you should be used to that.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:30

    Is that healthy for you broadband speed?

    '

    hmm good point. I'm onto the 3g dongle too because I'm pretty sure my normal connection has been throttled into super-slow land.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:30

    You follow F1, you should be used to that.

    zing!

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 11:42

    plus, i have milky bar.

    I spotted some Milky Bar ice cream in a tub in the shop. Figured that would be good as a hot weather present.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:43

    I spotted some Milky Bar ice cream in a tub in the shop. Figured that would be good as a hot weather present.

    that sounds amazing. I once tried some Cadbury white chocolate icecream and I wanted to marry it. Then I never saw it in a shop ever again :(

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 11:48

    it's still hot outside so I've just got a bowl of Haagen Dazs vanilla to enjoy. :D

    And now to watch the Italian Job.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:50

    And now to watch the Italian Job.

    old or new?

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 11:51

    old or new?

    The only proper Italian Job.

    The old one.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:52

    The only proper Italian Job.

    The old one.

    thank god

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 11:53

    thank god

    I just can't stand Marky Mark - he's only done 1 good film and that was Shooter.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:58

    oh heeeeey tommy haas.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 11:59

    and rogerrrrr *faints*

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 12:03

    King Rog has never lost a Wimbledon semi-final? Jeez louise.

  • Stuart C03/07/2009 at 12:03

    Greetings from Porto...

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 12:03

    have I ever told you how wise you are?

    why, no, Amy. I'll take that as a compliment. :)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 12:04

    King Rog has never lost a Wimbledon semi-final? Jeez louise.

    and he doesn't look a day over 21

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 12:05

    King Rog has never lost a Wimbledon semi-final? Jeez louise.

    Isn't that an amazing statistic? :D

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 12:06

    I just can't stand Marky Mark - he's only done 1 good film and that was Shooter.

    Agreed. I enjoyed Shooter.

    Although Three Kings was good too.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 12:07

    Isn't that an amazing statistic? :D

    they don't mention the 4 times he didn't get to the semis though, although that was maaaaaaaaaaany a year ago now.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)03/07/2009 at 12:18

    old or new?

    The only proper Italian Job.

    The old one.

    Indeed.

  • Stuart C03/07/2009 at 12:22

    he’s only done 1 good film and that was Shooter.

    He was rubbish in the last M. Night Shymalangalangalinglong film as well.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)03/07/2009 at 12:23

    he’s only done 1 good film and that was Shooter.

    He was rubbish in the last M. Night Shymalangalangalinglong film as well.

    The Departed was OK.

  • Mawech03/07/2009 at 12:23

    If Christine is about; just like to say love the new safety series :-*

  • Mawech03/07/2009 at 12:26

    The only proper Italian Job.

    The old one.

    The only film, I can think of at the moment, that I prefer the remake to the original is The Thomas Crown Affair, and that's saying something 'cos I really like the original.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 12:28

    The Departed was OK.

    Yeah, forgot about that. He's pretty much the only character to survive the whole film as well.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 12:32

    The only film, I can think of at the moment, that I prefer the remake to the original is The Thomas Crown Affair, and that's saying something 'cos I really like the original.

    Difficult. Evil Dead 2 for me. It claims to be a sequel, but it's just a remake of Evil Dead.

  • me03/07/2009 at 12:36

    Greetings from Porto...

    porto? someone's working you too hard.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 12:37

    The only film, I can think of at the moment, that I prefer the remake to the original is The Thomas Crown Affair, and that’s saying something ‘cos I really like the original.

    Much agreed. :D

  • Stuart C03/07/2009 at 12:42

    It claims to be a sequel, but it’s just a remake

    On that tip, there was an interesting feature about the Highlander movies in Empire a month or so back.

    porto? someone’s working you too hard.

    Same paymaster as the Super Trofeo last weekend, but at least I don't have to prance around in teamwear (looking for all the world like Alan Partidge at the funeral in his Castrol GTX jacket) this time. Am editing the WTCC yearbook, y'see.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 12:45

    thefifthdriver tweeting at andy murray? favourite sports colliding? Not quite as cool as Nole at Monaco though.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 12:46

    On that tip, there was an interesting feature about the Highlander movies in Empire a month or so back.

    Only good one is the first one.

    Never read Empire though. Generally try to have a quick flick through in Sainsburys or WH Smiths though. ;)

  • me03/07/2009 at 12:46

    looking for all the world like Alan Partidge at the funeral in his Castrol GTX jacke

    :)

    how did miss out on a pic of that?

    Am editing the WTCC yearbook, y'see.

    ahh nice one. i know nothing about wtcc, but is it free practice today?

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 12:47

    Ok! Who killed it?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 12:47

    oh its Lewis tweeting? Even worse.

  • me03/07/2009 at 12:47

    Ok! Who killed it?

    ok magazine is dead?

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 12:49

    ok magazine is dead?

    Couldn't submit any comments, refreshed - couldn't load any comments.

    All deadddedded

  • me03/07/2009 at 12:50

    All deadddedded

    spc? tis all good for me.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 12:50

    spc? tis all good for me.

    It's alright now - wasn't for a couple of minutes for me. :(

    Everything else worked.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 12:51

    um, language?

  • me03/07/2009 at 12:52

    um, language?

    fixed. carry on.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 12:53

    fixed. carry on.

    I can still it. Will it be there until I refresh? If so, I'm not refreshing until I can make sense of it...

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 12:53

    I can still it. Will it be there until I refresh? If so, I'm not refreshing until I can make sense of it...

    Wait, I obviously hadn't read the daily post.... I get it now.

  • me03/07/2009 at 12:54

    Wait, I obviously hadn't read the daily post.... I get it now.

    you didn't read the daily? naughty.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 12:55

    you didn't read the daily? naughty.

    Firefox opened up to the doohickey automatically when I got home this afternoon. I always forget that just because its the same day for me, it doesn't mean its not a new day for everyone else. ;)

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 12:56

    Damn you Roger.

  • me03/07/2009 at 12:56

    Firefox opened up to the doohickey automatically when I got home this afternoon. I always forget that just because its the same day for me, it doesn't mean its not a new day for everyone else. ;)

    damnit, that's almost a brilliant excuse ;)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 12:56

    OH THANK GOD

  • Mawech03/07/2009 at 12:57

    Just remember

    "All time is an illusion; Lunchtime especially so"

    Slarty-Bartfast

  • Stuart C03/07/2009 at 12:57

    ok magazine is dead?

    I was amazed when I was in the supermarket on Tuesday morning to see how many cash-in Jacko souvenir mags there were on the shelves. They must have started working on 'em before he was cold in his grave.

    Only good one is the first one.

    According to the director of 1 and 2, when they ran out of money part way through filming the second one the finance company closed everything down, told him to sling his hook, cut together what extant footage there was and released it.

    i know nothing about wtcc, but is it free practice today?

    Starts in about 10 mins. Will be deafening – press room is basically a marquee by the front straight.

  • me03/07/2009 at 12:58

    Starts in about 10 mins. Will be deafening – press room is basically a marquee by the front straight.

    old skool! they have wifi though?

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)03/07/2009 at 13:03

    On that tip, there was an interesting feature about the Highlander movies in Empire a month or so back.

    I've been to the castle in the first one many times... Love that movie!

  • Stuart C03/07/2009 at 13:04

    they have wifi though?

    Sort of - it comes and goes more than the Karma Chameleon...

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 13:05

    I was amazed when I was in the supermarket on Tuesday morning to see how many cash-in Jacko souvenir mags there were on the shelves. They must have started working on 'em before he was cold in his grave.

    A lot of it would have been pre-prepared.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)03/07/2009 at 13:06

    Am editing the WTCC yearbook, y'see.

    ahh nice one. i know nothing about wtcc, but is it free practice today?

    WTCC has as much politics, bickering, technical arguments and scandal as F1. I get the impression the series is this close to exploding!

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)03/07/2009 at 13:06

    I was amazed when I was in the supermarket on Tuesday morning to see how many cash-in Jacko souvenir mags there were on the shelves. They must have started working on 'em before he was cold in his grave.

    A lot of it would have been pre-prepared.

    -1,000,000,000,000,000,000 for OK Magazine using that picture of Jacko in the ambulance. How tasteless!

  • me03/07/2009 at 13:07

    Sort of - it comes and goes more than the Karma Chameleon...

    heheheh!

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 13:12

    If Christine is about; just like to say love the new safety series :-*

    Thank you :)

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 13:14

    Sort of - it comes and goes more than the Karma Chameleon...

    My favourite comment of the day so far.

  • me03/07/2009 at 13:17

    My favourite comment of the day so far.

    http://wiki.sidepodcast.com/page/Best+Comment+of+the+Year

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 13:18
  • Stuart C03/07/2009 at 13:18

    I get the impression the series is this close to exploding!

    Let's hope the cheque clears first!

    How tasteless!

    'Twas a shocking piece of hackery and no mistake. And it's the sort of thing that supermarkets usually stock by the tills so you have little chance of avoiding it.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 13:23

    I was just watching the womens wheelchair tennis. One of them is a dead-ringer for Mrs Heikki.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 13:35

    I was just watching the womens wheelchair tennis. One of them is a dead-ringer for Mrs Heikki.

    Court 4 - Boys Singles - 3rd and final set is at 12-13 right now!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 13:37

    Court 4 - Boys Singles - 3rd and final set is at 12-13 right now!

    I love the no-tie-break rule on final sets so much :D

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 13:38

    And I just realised this match has been on TV for an hour and my EPG was wrong :(

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 13:40

    FINALLY.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 13:43

    FINALLY.

    Boooo. Bad Roger.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 13:45

    I love the no-tie-break rule on final sets so much

    14-15 now! Speechless, I am.

    And Fed 2-0 up. Yay!

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 13:45

    Boooo. Bad Roger.

    Heh. You and Amy should watch from the same pub. That would be fun. :P

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 13:46

    Boooo. Bad Roger.

    I hope both of your predictions don't work :P

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 13:46

    Heh. You and Amy should watch from the same pub. That would be fun. :P

    She can come up here, I'm not going to Melbourne. ;)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 13:48

    She can come up here, I'm not going to Melbourne. ;)

    at least we have a pub that shows F1 here :P

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 13:49

    at least we have a pub that shows F1 here :P

    I can't live comment from a pub. ;)

    Also, there is only reason that would make me want to go to Melbourne, and its not the Australian Open. ;)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 13:52

    I can't live comment from a pub. ;)

    pub has wifi ;)

    Also, there is only reason that would make me want to go to Melbourne, and its not the Australian Open. ;)

    Melbourne Cup? :P

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 13:53

    pub has wifi ;)

    Yeah, but I can't live comment from any pub, wifi or no.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 13:55

    Yeah, but I can't live comment from any pub, wifi or no.

    I'd lend you my laptop :P Or my PSP :P

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 13:58

    I'd lend you my laptop :P Or my PSP :P

    I have a laptop, its just not portable. ;) I get lost trying to count the number of wires on my desk.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 13:58

    I have a laptop, its just not portable. ;) I get lost trying to count the number of wires on my desk.

    I always said I'd buy a desktop when I finished uni, but I'm far too addicted to taking my laptop everywhere I possibly can. I once had it in the bath.

  • me03/07/2009 at 13:59

    I always said I'd buy a desktop when I finished uni, but I'm far too addicted to taking my laptop everywhere I possibly can. I once had it in the bath.

    what??

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:00

    what??

    getting clean, playing the sims at the same time, what's not to love?

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 14:01

    getting clean, playing the sims at the same time, what's not to love?

    Oh my god!

  • me03/07/2009 at 14:01

    getting clean, playing the sims at the same time, what's not to love?

    utter madness. how did it not get wet?

  • me03/07/2009 at 14:01

    Oh my god!

    no, no, no, no... no!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:02

    utter madness. how did it not get wet?

    we had one of those clip on thingys that slot over the sides of the bath to give you a sort of table-like surface. I was super paranoid though.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 14:02

    no, no, no, no... no!

    No, no, no, no, no, no...yes?

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 14:02

    no, no, no, no... no!

    I'm with him on this one.

    Crispy fried Christine... Not good.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)03/07/2009 at 14:04

    Hey guys. On the train to the Roskilde Festival to see Oasis. It's going to be a got one!

  • me03/07/2009 at 14:06

    we had one of those clip on thingys that slot over the sides of the bath to give you a sort of table-like surface. I was super paranoid though.

    i could sort of understand a waterproof case for an iphone/psp or similar. a whole laptop near that much water is, crazy.

    hear that christine... crazy.

  • Gavin Brown (RubberGoat)03/07/2009 at 14:06

    Amy, the thought of you using your laptop in the bath and possibly live commenting on sidepodcast is wrong on so many levels!

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 14:07

    hear that christine... crazy.

    Did I say I wanted to do it?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:07

    Amy, the thought of you using your laptop in the bath and possibly live commenting on sidepodcast is wrong on so many levels!

    ahh this was in my pre sidepodcast days :D

    i could sort of understand a waterproof case for an iphone/psp or similar. a whole laptop near that much water is, crazy

    it does amuse me that the laptop survived yet I once had an epic magazine-reading fail when I forgot I was in a bath and tried to put it on my lap.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 14:08

    Did I say I wanted to do it?

    You were thinking it. ;)

  • me03/07/2009 at 14:08

    Crispy fried Christine... Not good.

    agreed. although the obit could be hilarious.

    christine died doing what she was addicted to, and the last words she typed were:

    franckkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • me03/07/2009 at 14:09

    Did I say I wanted to do it?

    you said: "Oh my god!"

    assumed you just had some kind of epiphany?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:10

    Wimbledon blog:

    "Murray fans on the hill are few and far between. I literally can't find anyone who loves him. They're still avid Henmaniacs"

    Brits are smarter than I give them credit for ;) ;)

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 14:10

    assumed you just had some kind of epiphany?

    Thing is, I do not bath, I shower, and that would just not be practical.

  • me03/07/2009 at 14:11

    Thing is, I do not bath, I shower, and that would just not be practical.

    waterproof iphone it is then.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 14:11

    Thing is, I do not bath, I shower, and that would just not be practical.

    Wach the vid for 'White & Nerdy', he manages it in that. ;)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:13

    Vamos Roger!

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 14:14

    Vamos Roger!

    Oh well, Murray will beat him in the final. ;)

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 14:15

    Anyway, I'm off, I have to commit a sidepodcrime and get up at 7am on a Saturday morning. Later.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:15

    Oh well, Murray will beat him in the final. ;)

    a ha ha ha ha ha.

    "Is the All England Club tempting fate... British national anthem has twice been tested on Centre Court speakers this morning..."

    it seems no one does Lewis Hamilton syndrome like they do

  • me03/07/2009 at 14:16

    Anyway, I'm off, I have to commit a sidepodcrime and get up at 7am on a Saturday morning. Later.

    resist. you must resist. night sean.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:21

    Anyway, I'm off, I have to commit a sidepodcrime and get up at 7am on a Saturday morning. Later.

    ouch. night!

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 14:31

    Today I have had a sandwich that included some lettuce I grew myself. This is very exciting.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:32

    Today I have had a sandwich that included some lettuce I grew myself. This is very exciting.

    I bought a punnet of strawberries today and all I could think of was how jealous I am of your garden.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 14:34

    I bought a punnet of strawberries today and all I could think of was how jealous I am of your garden.

    Aww, if it helps, I had to buy a punnet of strawberries too because my plants are not supplying enough!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:36

    Aww, if it helps, I had to buy a punnet of strawberries too because my plants are not supplying enough!

    I am tempted to find a garden centre and see if they sell those cute little indoor garden bag thingys like you have, but I know any gardening attempt I make would fail without parental help, and my parentals are 1400 miles away

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 14:37

    I am tempted to find a garden centre and see if they sell those cute little indoor garden bag thingys like you have, but I know any gardening attempt I make would fail without parental help, and my parentals are 1400 miles away

    But this is no problem. You can ask me, and I can ask my parents :)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:38

    But this is no problem. You can ask me, and I can ask my parents :)

    from looking out my window I can see my flatmate appears to be growing something in her courtyard, I wonder if she knows about gardening.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 14:39

    I can't grow anything. I follow the instructions about watering and sunlight to the letter, and the ungrateful little things still curl up and die on me.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 14:39

    I can't grow anything. I follow the instructions about watering and sunlight to the letter, and the ungrateful little things still curl up and die on me.

    It is probably too cold for them!

  • me03/07/2009 at 14:42

    It is probably too cold for them!

    :)

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 14:43

    It is probably too cold for them!

    outside?

  • me03/07/2009 at 14:45

    outside?

    oh.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:46

    I thought my garden needed one of these but then I saw prices start at $595

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 14:47

    outside?

    Ah, I see, well, I don't blame them. Outside = bad.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:48

    ooh. Have found a garden centre nearby and their website says "We specialise in plants for courtyards and terrace gardens."

    Perhaps a visit tomorrow.

  • Nick mobile03/07/2009 at 14:50

    Did my last comment work? Red arrows commontator mocking new zealand!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:51

    Did my last comment work? Red arrows commontator mocking new zealand!

    gasp! need more info!

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 14:52

    Ah, I see, well, I don't blame them. Outside = bad.

    :D

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:52

    also, how cool is this photo.

    He can FLY

    http://i42.tinypic.com/9t3cc5.jpg

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 14:56

    Hope its raining at Goodwood, but then again, that is me being bitter again. ;)

    Hey everybody

  • Nick mobile03/07/2009 at 14:58

    There are 2 kiwi pilots. Apparently new zealand food is terrible... I sat in an audi r10!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 14:59

    There are 2 kiwi pilots. Apparently new zealand food is terrible... I sat in an audi r10!

    I don't think New Zealand has food. All our 'traditional' meals are British :D

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 15:00

    Is it just me, or is the commentary seemingly explaining all the basics of tennis play?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 15:01

    Is it just me, or is the commentary seemingly explaining all the basics of tennis play?

    my commentary is still saying how Roddick is a terrible terrible man for beating Lleyton :(

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 15:03

    my commentary is still saying how Roddick is a terrible terrible man for beating Lleyton :(

    Are they supporting Murray now?

  • Becken03/07/2009 at 15:03

    Vamos Roger!

    Whats the problem with Andy Murray?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 15:05

    Are they supporting Murray now?

    they don't seem to be biased either way for once which is nice

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 15:12

    Whats the problem with Andy Murray?

    to be honest he has toned it down a bit recently but he was far too whiny and sulky on court for me. His attitude used to be terrible and still rears its head from time to time, plus first impressions tend to stick for me.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 15:13

    woo Roddick!

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 15:13

    Roddick takes Set 1!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 15:16

    ouch, Murrays stats for that set were terrible

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 15:16

    ouch, Murrays stats for that set were terrible

    Clearly a fluke.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 15:40

    Wow...so quiet...

  • me03/07/2009 at 15:42

    Wow...so quiet...

    ...what do you think of kimi?

    ;)

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 15:43

    ...what do you think of kimi?

    At Ferrari? Finnished. ;)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 15:49

    At Ferrari? Finnished. ;)

    Don't get why everyone says hes going to rally. If his future involves driving, surely it'll be one of these

    http://drop.io/sidepodcast/asset/diapo-054-jpg

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 15:54

    1 set to each Andy.

    Funny - one guy screams 'Roddick!', everyone else decides to drown him out with 'Murray!'

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 15:57

    Funny - one guy screams 'Roddick!', everyone else decides to drown him out with 'Murray!'

    There seems to be more support for Roddick than I thought there would be, which makes me :D

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:00

    Judy Murray is fierce. She has some super-strong genes too.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:09

    hey Muzz, stop it with the attitude

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 16:10

    hey Muzz, stop it with the attitude

    What did he do? Makes sense that he's annoyed at himself, doesn't it?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:12

    What did he do? Makes sense that he's annoyed at himself, doesn't it?

    You know how sometimes when you already dislike someone you're not willing to give them any room to move? :D

    It's more the 'come ons' and the fist pumps on every point that get me.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 16:12

    Okay, never mind, I agree.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:13

    Okay, never mind, I agree.

    heheh its like he just really wanted to back up my view by having a wee umpire argument ;)

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 16:16

    Will a Federer v Roddick match be any good?

  • Stuart C03/07/2009 at 16:16

    from looking out my window I can see my flatmate appears to be growing something in her courtyard, I wonder if she knows about gardening.

    My brother-in-law used to do that in his garden, and smoke the product...

    There seems to be more support for Roddick than I thought there would be

    Lots of people struggle to like the surly chappy on the opposite side of the court, don't they?

    Well, the fellow has just come round to say that they're cutting the wifi power imminently, so I may just disappear.

    Massive goonery today. I was at the unveiling of the new Lada WTCC car and some fellow came bounding up to me, practically panting, asking to borrow my pen. He then kept me pen-less for a good 15 minutes while he, er, waited to get Jaap van Laagen and James Thompson to autograph his press pack. Still, at least he gave the pen back.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:16

    Will a Federer v Roddick match be any good?

    nope. not in the slightest.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 16:17

    nope. not in the slightest.

    Rats. I do not want to cheer for Murray, but I am only ever in favour of good tennis.

  • Stuart C03/07/2009 at 16:18

    hey Muzz, stop it with the attitude

    Is it churlish of me to have cultivated a mild dislike for both competitive parents and precocious children?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:19

    Rats. I do not want to cheer for Murray, but I am only ever in favour of good tennis.

    out of everyone on the tour, Federer seems to have Roddick mentally beaten the most. Roddick is a big believer that Federer is the best ever and doesn't seem to think he can beat him. Head to Head stats are 18-2 in Rogers favour. They do seem to have a lot of tie breaks though, which is nice.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 16:20

    They do seem to have a lot of tie breaks though, which is nice.

    Not for you, I would imagine :)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:21

    Not for you, I would imagine :)

    I worry about the threat of stress induced labour for Mrs Federer, I really do.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:24

    I worry about the threat of stress induced labour for Mrs Federer, I really do.

    Seriously

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 16:31

    I always get really uncomfortable when the players have to walk past each other to get to their seat.

    They should make a rule that whoever is on the wrong side should go behind the umpire or something.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 16:31

    Seriously

    She's massive!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:32

    She's massive!

    they are refusing to announce their due date but seriously, it can't be far away.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 16:41

    Is that all the tie break is? First to seven, you have to be two points clear. That makes so much sense! No one has ever explained that to me before.

    I feel stupid.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:43

    I feel stupid.

    aw. I only worked that out during the Australian Open this year.

    Once you realise sets are first to 6 two points clear and tiebreaks are first to 7 two points clear, you can't go wrong.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:51

    set points are making my heart beat faster than it should considering I'm lying in bed not moving.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 16:51

    set points are making my heart beat faster than it should considering I'm lying in bed not moving.

    Agreed. Roddick takes Set 3.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:52

    Agreed. Roddick takes Set 3.

    Roddick in four. Should've put money on it.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 16:52

    Roddick in four. Should've put money on it.

    Either Roddick in four or Murray in five.

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 16:53

    Or ants maybe. I guess you guys don’t celebrate the 4th…or do you {Comment #24}

    No. Britain did not exactly cover itself in glory in the American War of Independence...

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 16:54

    The only news of the entire day is that Bulgaria wants a GP although no doubt this is yet another one from Bernie’s imagination. {Comment #30}

    My guess is that it's real... ...and the Bulgarians are yet to ask the size of the bill. When they do, it will swiftly become non-real.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:55

    I just realised how sad I am that Wimbledon is nearly over, considering I have banned myself from the ATP Tour. And best of 3 isn't the same anyway.

  • guille230603/07/2009 at 16:58

    Once you realise sets are first to 6 two points clear and tiebreaks are first to 7 two points clear, you can't go wrong.

    Except in the fifth set in Grand Slams, in which case there is not tie-break.

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 16:58

    Donnelly gets in deeper doo-doo: {Comment #75}

    No wonder Max hasn't openly suggested Alan gets elected President. He'd have been laughed out of office...

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 16:58

    Except in the fifth set in Grand Slams, in which case there is not tie-break.

    unless its the US Open, my least favourite of all Slams.

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 17:01

    I’m a meat-and-3-veg cook {Comment #92}

    Unfortunately I'm a no-meat-and-1-veg-on-a-good-day cook (usually my limit is bread and grated cheese and on a bad day grating cheese is beyond me).

  • guille230603/07/2009 at 17:01

    unless its the US Open, my least favourite of all Slams.

    With the exceptions for the exceptions it almost looks like the calendar: lap year is multiple of 4, but not multiple of 100, but yes if it's multiple of 400...

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 17:02

    Anyone going to World Series Renault over the weekend at Silverstone, or are most folk off to Goodwood? {Comment #94

    Neither for me. I'm still broke after Silverstone, and saving up for revalidating my First Aid at Work certificate...

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 17:08

    Exactly, March… And if FOTA do make a breakaway series, what is Melbourne left with? {Comment #105}

    Maybe a FOTA street race - and you just know that the FIA will try to run its own top-level single-seater series even in that case (which means Melbourne would run as its Australian race).

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 17:10

    Yeah, they banned talking on a hands-free phone for provisional drivers here, how on earth do you police people talking when you can’t even see the phone? {Comment #116}

    Check for phone signal? Though to be truly effective, the rule would have to be that all mobiles are switched off when a car is running, which could cause difficulties...

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 17:12

    but how about Nelson Piquet playing with mobile and tweeiting during the drivers parade ? {Comment #120}

    That's OK - he wasn't driving...

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 17:14

    I didn’t feel the same way, for some reason… {Comment #125}

    Neither did I, but then the requirements were too complicated for me to really consider becoming a learner at that point - or even now. I'd need to be 25 and in a steady job to even think about it...

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 17:17

    They are properly good cookbooks for the errr… uninitiated {Comment #138}

    Do you have a "How To Boil An Egg Who Got Confused At Step 1 of The Instructions for Delia Smith's How To Cook" in there? If so, please can I borrow it?

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 17:20

    Am editing the WTCC yearbook, y’see. {Comment #178}

    Sounds good. Hope you enjoy it a lot :)

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 17:23

    WTCC has as much politics, bickering, technical arguments and scandal as F1. I get the impression the series is this close to exploding! {Comment #203}

    As long as it's not actually exploding the way A1GP and Speedcar are (still don't understand how they contrived to go under on the same day)...

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:24

    This match has me giggling uncontrollably. Have possibly lost my mind.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 17:25

    This match has me giggling uncontrollably. Have possibly lost my mind.

    Hehehe, blame the sleep deprivation, always.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:25

    Hehehe, blame the sleep deprivation, always.

    well, it is 3.25am....

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 17:28

    This match has me giggling uncontrollably. Have possibly lost my mind.

    Is Murray Scottish again yet?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:29

    Is Murray Scottish again yet?

    Almost

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 17:30

    Almost

    I see. Just got the live BBC feed up and running, they switched the match to BBC One and the News to BBC Two. I can never understand why they do that.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 17:35

    Right - tiebreak time - again.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:35

    Right - tiebreak time - again.

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 17:36

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    It's okay, don't worry, I know how they work now :)

  • me03/07/2009 at 17:37

    I see. Just got the live BBC feed up and running, they switched the match to BBC One and the News to BBC Two. I can never understand why they do that.

    ratings?

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 17:42

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    That was WAY too close. Match points for Roddick.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:43

    So, RG, what was that about Murray beating Fed in the final for sure?

    :D

  • me03/07/2009 at 17:43

    She’s massive!

    wow, someone ate all the pies and the then had more pies for afters.

    and then some more pies.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:43

    SECOND GREATEST DAY OF 2009!

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 17:44

    So, RG, what was that about Murray beating Fed in the final for sure?

    :D

    Heh. Fantastic game, but... Roddick was just way too good today.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:44

    and then some more pies.

    mmmm baby pie

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 17:44

    SECOND GREATEST DAY OF 2009!

    After the RG final?

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 17:44

    wow, someone ate all the pies and the then had more pies for afters.

    No. Men are not allowed to say things like that. Girls are.

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 17:44

    and then some more pies.

    And then a wafer thin mint...

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:44

    Heh. Fantastic game, but... Roddick was just way too good today.

    if ever there was a time to peak :D :D

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 17:44

    Somewhere in a London hotel room, Roger Federer must be smiling.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:44

    After the RG final?

    nothing will top career slam day. I cried. And then I cried when I watched the next 10 or so repeats.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 17:45

    Yay for Roddick, Boo for a rubbish final though!

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 17:45

    *leaves to go pick up £10 from neighbour*

    Ha ha!

  • me03/07/2009 at 17:45

    No. Men are not allowed to say things like that. Girls are.

    oh.

    can i second what you said earlier?

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 17:45

    ratings?

    Maybe, but surely those people who want to watch the tennis will put BBC Two on first and then have to change to BBC One. Can you put Christine on to it?

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 17:46

    *leaves to go pick up £10 from neighbour*

    Well done! :D

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 17:46

    can i second what you said earlier?

    Nope. You have to say she looks blooming or glowing or something.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:46

    Yay for Roddick, Boo for a rubbish final though!

    I could be wrong, Roddicks last two matches were the best he has played for YEARS.

  • Nick mobile03/07/2009 at 17:46

    Dude...where's our car?

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 17:46

    Maybe, but surely those people who want to watch the tennis will put BBC Two on first and then have to change to BBC One. Can you put Christine on to it?

    I watch the iPlayer?

  • me03/07/2009 at 17:46

    Maybe, but surely those people who want to watch the tennis will put BBC Two on first and then have to change to BBC One.

    and those people will happily do that.

    the ones they're "collecting", are the ones who automatically go for bbc one first.

  • me03/07/2009 at 17:47

    Dude...where's our car?

    hehehhehe.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 17:47

    I could be wrong, Roddicks last two matches were the best he has played for YEARS.

    He'll play Roger hard, but Roger will win it.

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 17:47

    I watch the iPlayer?

    No, I meant can you use your influence at the BBC to make them stop. I'm using iPlayer too and the site had not been updated to reflect the change in the programming.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 17:48

    No, I meant can you use your influence at the BBC to make them stop. I'm using iPlayer too and the site had not been updated to reflect the change in the programming.

    Mmm. I could, but I have no idea about channels and stuff. I was tuned in to centre court since 1pm and that's all I needed :)

  • me03/07/2009 at 17:48

    Nope. You have to say she looks blooming or glowing or something.

    she just looks mas... eno... mam...

    big.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:48

    Nope. You have to say she looks blooming or glowing or something.

    I would say she looks like she is cooking the Saviour of Tennis to perfection

  • me03/07/2009 at 17:50

    I would say she looks like she is cooking the Saviour of Tennis to perfection

    or bibendum.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:51

    or bibendum.

    oooooooooooh harsh

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:52

    I bet a large number of people will be reselling their finals tickets now

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 17:53

    Grrrrrr 5Live. Heard the tiebreak on there. At 6-5

    'And Roddick plays it into the net'

    Thought it was back to 6-6 and everything, back in it. And then the idiot says

    'And Roddick drops to his knees and celebrates reaching his third final'

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 17:53

    I bet a large number of people will be reselling their finals tickets now

    I'd hang on to them - it might be the day where Roger Federer entered the history books.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:54

    I'd hang on to them - it might be the day where Roger Federer entered the history books.

    I'd never pass up a chance to see Fed but a lot of people are Murray-or-bust sadly :(

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 17:57

    she just looks mas... eno... mam...

    You're lucky LPG hasn't seen this...

  • me03/07/2009 at 17:57

    You're lucky LPG hasn't seen this...

    hehe. shhhhh.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 17:58

    hooray only 99 days until Australian Open tickets are on sale :D

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 17:59

    I'd never pass up a chance to see Fed but a lot of people are Murray-or-bust sadly :(

    Lewis Hamilton syndrome strikes again. Maybe the sounds guy did jinx it by playing the British National Anthem...

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:00

    Lewis Hamilton syndrome strikes again. Maybe the sounds guy did jinx it by playing the British National Anthem...

    My tennis forum says "Oh god bbc sad montage - this is ridiculous, its just a tennis match, not our last chance for national pride."

    I can't see BBC coverage so can't comment on it, but I can imagine what it looks like if their tennis coverage is like the F1 coverage.

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 18:01

    I can’t grow anything. I follow the instructions about watering and sunlight to the letter, and the ungrateful little things still curl up and die on me. {Comment #260}

    Same here. I've found a good trick is getting stuff that stands droughts like cacti, put them in the windowsill and then ignore them until they start looking a bit wilted. Then give them a glass or two of water and a week later they're fine...

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 18:01

    I can't see BBC coverage so can't comment on it, but I can imagine what it looks like if their tennis coverage is like the F1 coverage.

    The tennis forum guy isn't an F1 fan, is he? Especially back in the ITV days...

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:02

    The tennis forum guy isn't an F1 fan, is he? Especially back in the ITV days...

    I don't think any of them are, they're mostly Americans and when I commented that Lewis had tweeted Andy none of them knew who Lewis was :D

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 18:02

    From Twitter:

    I'm not disappointed by Murray's loss because I'm British and I lowered my expectations accordingly.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 18:02

    I don't think any of them are, they're mostly Americans and when I commented that Lewis had tweeted Andy none of them knew who Lewis was :D

    Lewis tweeted Andy? Maybe Lewis jinxed him? ;)

  • me03/07/2009 at 18:03

    is button on for a spotty now then?

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 18:03

    Lewis tweeted Andy? Maybe Lewis jinxed him? ;)

    I've not had a tweet from Lewis. Or do you mean that Scottish tennis player again?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:04

    Lewis tweeted Andy? Maybe Lewis jinxed him? ;)

    Andy, Its Lewis Hamilton here. I just wanted to wish you all the best for today's match against Andy Roddick.... I know the pressure is on but let it be fuel for you and give you strength for this game. ..You know you can do it i know you can do it and so does your country. Most of all, do it for yourself man. All the best Peace

    LEWIS, YOU KNOW NOTHING. :D

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 18:04

    is button on for a spotty now then?

    Provided he doesn't choke, yup.

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 18:04

    is button on for a spotty now then?

    Nah, he'll come a valiant second to some Ice Hockey player probably.

  • me03/07/2009 at 18:04

    LEWIS, YOU KNOW NOTHING. :D

    how did he get that in 140chars?

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:05

    how did he get that in 140chars?

    its 3 separate messages, they were broken up by the ....'s

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 18:05

    So, 3 Americans in the 2 Wimbledon finals, on 4th of July weekend. The Williams sisters were expected, but Roddick certainly wasn't.

  • me03/07/2009 at 18:06

    its 3 separate messages, they were broken up by the ....'s

    LEWIS, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND TWITTER. :)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:06

    So, 3 Americans in the 2 Wimbledon finals, on 4th of July weekend. The Williams sisters were expected, but Roddick certainly wasn't.

    don't cry Britain, theres still Jamie Murray!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:06

    LEWIS, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND TWITTER. :)

    I bet it wasn't even him, there was no twitpic proof this time :D

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 18:06

    don't cry Britain, theres still Jamie Murray!

    Jamie who now? :)

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 18:06

    don't cry Britain, theres still Jamie Murray!

    Eh? Andy's young, he'll just get better. He'll have another shot at it.

  • me03/07/2009 at 18:07

    I bet it wasn't even him, there was no twitpic proof this time :D

    sounded more like ron...

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:07

    Eh? Andy's young, he'll just get better. He'll have another shot at it.

    I mean this tournament though :D

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 18:07

    I mean this tournament though :D

    Oh. ;)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:08

    oh, file fail. One of my recordings is 5gb and I can't export anything larger than 4gb. NOW HOW AM I MEANT TO MAKE HUMOUROUS ANIMATIONS.

  • Journeyer03/07/2009 at 18:09

    Anyway, I'm off to bed. Wimbledon finals will both be great. Night, everyone!

  • me03/07/2009 at 18:10

    night j.

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 18:10

    Anyway, I'm off to bed. Wimbledon finals will both be great. Night, everyone!

    Night sir.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:11

    Anyway, I'm off to bed. Wimbledon finals will both be great. Night, everyone!

    Night!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:16

    how have I not seen this before

    http://www.andymurrayometer.com/

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 18:20

    gagh... just got homeish. feet dead, we left early to miss the traffic and lost the car so we go traffic! 2hrs and 1 Murray defeat later....

    It was frigging amazing... i took wayy to many photos, camera ran out of battery at lunchtime... saw so much, literally walked into Timo.. was so shocked i didn't get an autograph!

    LMP1's are tiny!

    Nascars sound great!

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 18:21

    It was frigging amazing... i took wayy to many photos, camera ran out of battery at lunchtime... saw so much, literally walked into Timo.. was so shocked i didn't get an autograph!

    Did you get a photo of him?

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 18:21

    I was reading a book called "The Meaning of Sport" today. It seems quite peculiar to have a book suddenly break off discussing the sociology of competitive endeavour to spend three pages discussing how F1 cars are adapted to make them go faster...

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:21

    literally walked into Timo.. was so shocked i didn't get an autograph!

    RG's bad day gets even worse

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 18:22

    Did you get a photo of him?

    Earlier on, but not when i collided with him

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 18:22

    RG's bad day gets even worse

    Everything after school, seems to have gone 'orribly wrong.

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 18:23

    Earlier on, but not when i collided with him

    Is this photo, of him, or in the car?

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 18:23

    RG's bad day gets even worse

    hehe, must be a good day for you though!

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:23

    hehe, must be a good day for you though!

    :D :D :D

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 18:23

    Is this photo, of him, or in the car?

    Cant quite remember, i think him, DC and Mick Doohan were having a chat

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 18:24

    Cant quite remember, i think him, DC and Mick Doohan were having a chat

    I'll let you off, assuming it is of his face.

  • lou03/07/2009 at 18:26

    hey all! Cambridge was awesome! i'm sad i missed the murray match though. i hear goodwood was great fun today :)

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 18:26

    I'll let you off, assuming it is of his face.

    He was very friendly..

    especially considering some bloke chasing a mclaren around the paddock ran into him!

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 18:27

    especially considering some bloke chasing a mclaren around the paddock ran into him!

    Eeee, I think it was clearly McLaren's fault ;)

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 18:27

    The Doctor is watching The Other Murray.

  • [email protected]03/07/2009 at 18:32

    bbq time cyas later...

    did i mention i sat in an R10? ;)

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 18:40

    Evening all. So glad to be home, LONG, very tough day at work. TFI Friday is all I can say. Roll on Sunday too. :)

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 18:41

    Hey Scott.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:29

    *twiddles thumbs and looks around* So......

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 19:31

    *twiddles thumbs and looks around* So......

    Want something to talk about?

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:36

    Want something to talk about?

    Actually come to think of it, I was going over something in my head today at work.

    I think Jenson prefers hot conditions to Rubens in races. Jenson's got a smoother driving style than Rubens so he'll use his tyres less but probably takes longer to get heat into them. In colder conditions, like at Silverstone, Rubens seemed to cope better as he was probably able to get his tyres up to temperature quicker than Jenson which could have been why he had a podium. But then when it gets hot, Rubens overcooks his tyres and with the higher temperatures, this aids Jenson to get heat into his and still drive smoothly at the same time.

  • Amy03/07/2009 at 19:37

    Want something to talk about?

    double murray fail! poor jamie.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:38

    Think about it - all the races Jenson's won (with the exception of Malaysia) have been in sunny, hot conditions. All non-Jenson/Brawn wins have come in colder conditions. And of course I do remember Silverstone Radio mentioning Brawn struggle in cold conditions.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 19:42

    Think about it - all the races Jenson's won (with the exception of Malaysia) have been in sunny, hot conditions. All non-Jenson/Brawn wins have come in colder conditions. And of course I do remember Silverstone Radio mentioning Brawn struggle in cold conditions.

    So then the question is, if it is cold enough to suit Barrichello, is it too cold for a Brawn win?

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 19:43

    double murray fail! poor jamie.

    Boo.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 19:43

    Evening all.

    Glad Lou enjoyed Cambridge and jealous of Nick for getting into an R10. Sums up the day so far.

    Scott,

    I think to an extent you are right but it really comes down to the stupid tyre rules. If both drivers had a free choice of tyres I don't think you would see as much difference

  • me03/07/2009 at 19:46

    So then the question is, if it is cold enough to suit Barrichello, is it too cold for a Brawn win?

    i say no.

  • me03/07/2009 at 19:47

    Scott,

    I think to an extent you are right but it really comes down to the stupid tyre rules. If both drivers had a free choice of tyres I don't think you would see as much difference

    what if there was just one tyre for everybody?

    no choice, but no farcial racing either.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:47

    So then the question is, if it is cold enough to suit Barrichello, is it too cold for a Brawn win?

    Interesting. If Rubens can generally have a good weekend and Jenson fall into one or two problems, he should get at least one win this season. Also depends on what Red Bull get up to as well.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:47

    what if there was just one tyre for everybody?

    A control tyre?

  • me03/07/2009 at 19:50

    A control tyre?

    just one tyre, all season. that's it, and the drivers have to deal with it?

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:51

    just one tyre, all season. that's it, and the drivers have to deal with it?

    Sounds good to me.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 19:51

    what if there was just one tyre for everybody?

    It would suit some drivers of some cars. I have said since the start of two compound racing that Bridgestone should bring its full range of tyres to each race and let the drivers run what they like. If Rubens can get equal performance to Jenson with a slightly harder tyre let him have it. If Lewis's style demands a hard tyre let him have it. If there is something about the Red Bull that needs two soft tyres, a super soft and a medium let them have it.

    Let everyone set their cars up to get their best performance all the time and the gaps will be reduced and we get rid of utterly unsuitable tyres for ever.

  • me03/07/2009 at 19:53

    It would suit some drivers of some cars. I have said since the start of two compound racing that Bridgestone should bring its full range of tyres to each race and let the drivers run what they like

    sounds expensive though.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:53

    It would suit some drivers of some cars. I have said since the start of two compound racing that Bridgestone should bring its full range of tyres to each race and let the drivers run what they like. If Rubens can get equal performance to Jenson with a slightly harder tyre let him have it. If Lewis's style demands a hard tyre let him have it. If there is something about the Red Bull that needs two soft tyres, a super soft and a medium let them have it.

    You know why they only bring two dry compounds to race weekends - cost cuts.

  • me03/07/2009 at 19:53

    You know why they only bring two dry compounds to race weekends - cost cuts.

    so bring just one.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:54

    so bring just one.

    Exactly.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 19:54

    http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/76653

    Don't know if this has been covered but Branson is switching to Manor with a shareholding which I assume is what held up the Brawn deal. I am sure giving him a shareholding appealed to Ross at the start of the season but not when he saw what the car was capable of.

    Also it looks like Autosport is trying to out Donnelly.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:55

    Don't know if this has been covered but Branson is switching to Manor with a shareholding which I assume is what held up the Brawn deal. I am sure giving him a shareholding appealed to Ross at the start of the season but not when he saw what the car was capable of.

    Yup, I saw that come up earlier today in the comments.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 19:56

    sounds expensive though.

    It has to be preferable to everyone know that each car is going to be totally useless for 15 laps as they run the bad tyre. The cost of shipping the extra tyres would b the same as shipping fuel rigs.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 19:56

    so bring just one.

    What happens when they get it wrong. You can't get one tyre that suits all cars and tyres.

  • me03/07/2009 at 19:57

    It has to be preferable to everyone know that each car is going to be totally useless for 15 laps as they run the bad tyre. The cost of shipping the extra tyres would b the same as shipping fuel rigs.

    you're missing my argument.

    i say, one tyre. no 15 lap stint on a bad tyre. just one compound all season.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 19:57

    It has to be preferable to everyone know that each car is going to be totally useless for 15 laps as they run the bad tyre. The cost of shipping the extra tyres would b the same as shipping fuel rigs.

    Also take into account the production costs of all those extra tyres.

  • me03/07/2009 at 19:57

    What happens when they get it wrong. You can't get one tyre that suits all cars and tyres.

    make it very hard?

    okay, one compound per race then. the right compound.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 19:58

    Motorsport has a podcast now. It's a bit old school BBC. I don't think they are quite ready for this century but they are trying.

    http://www.motorsportmagazine.co.uk/

  • me03/07/2009 at 19:58

    Also take into account the production costs of all those extra tyres.

    agreed. also, i'd prefer one tyre and keep refuelling.

  • me03/07/2009 at 19:59

    Motorsport has a podcast now. It's a bit old school BBC. I don't think they are quite ready for this century but they are trying.

    just like the autosport one then?

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 19:59

    i say, one tyre. no 15 lap stint on a bad tyre. just one compound all season.

    I understand the point but you can't have one tyre that suits everyone. Even when there was a tyre war each manufacturer's tyre only really suited one team. Free it up.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:00

    Also take into account the production costs of all those extra tyres.

    There is no extra production cost. The tyres exist and are in storage in England having already been shipped from Japan. Each driver is going to use exactly the same number of tyres. The only difference is the mix.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:01

    make it very hard?

    Hard tyres give you cold graining

    okay, one compound per race then. the right compound.

    It is still not going to suit everyone

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:02

    just like the autosport one then?

    I have never listened to the Autosport one. Is it behind the paywall?

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:02

    I understand the point but you can't have one tyre that suits everyone. Even when there was a tyre war each manufacturer's tyre only really suited one team. Free it up.

    seems like a massive waste of money to me. bring just enough tyres to last the weekend and tell the drivers to adapt.

    i'm not a fan of pandering to unique styles (back to the kimi argument, i guess). drivers need to learn to work around these issues, not expect a tyre manufacturer to bend over backwards to suit their particular turn in style.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:03

    There is no extra production cost. The tyres exist and are in storage in England having already been shipped from Japan. Each driver is going to use exactly the same number of tyres. The only difference is the mix.

    you're not thinking bigger picture here?

    why would they make them if they didn't need them?

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:03

    I have never listened to the Autosport one. Is it behind the paywall?

    it's free, but oooh so boring.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:05

    i'm not a fan of pandering to unique styles (back to the kimi argument, i guess). drivers need to learn to work around these issues, not expect a tyre manufacturer to bend over backwards to suit their particular turn in style.

    That is like telling a left footed football player he can only kick the ball with his right foot. It is all to do with how the brain is wired. It can't be changed. Some drivers are adaptable in the same way that some sportsmen are ambidextrous.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:06

    why would they make them if they didn't need them?

    My point is that they already exist. If you are going to only have one compound ever then Bridgestone could save money. They have a monolpoly let them spend some money to earn the benefit of that monopoly.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:07

    That is like telling a left footed football player he can only kick the ball with his right foot.

    no it isn't. it's liking telling a football player that the ball will be the same ball all season. made by the same company, be the same shape and the same size.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:07

    it's free, but oooh so boring.

    I have never even seen it advertised. Motorsport have Nigel Roebuck so there is hope but they are only doing 20 minutes on the Monday after each GP

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 20:07

    no it isn't. it's liking telling a football player that the ball will be the same ball all season. made by the same company, be the same shape and the same size.

    Isn't that what it is, normally?

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:08

    My point is that they already exist.

    but they don't need too?

    They have a monolpoly let them spend some money to earn the benefit of that monopoly.

    we let them spend money and they request two tyres be used per race!

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:08

    Isn't that what it is, normally?

    that was kinda my point ;)

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 20:09

    that was kinda my point ;)

    I'm half reading here, carry on please.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:10

    no it isn't. it's liking telling a football player that the ball will be the same ball all season. made by the same company, be the same shape and the same size.

    It is precisely the same as telling him to use his left foot. Kimi's brain like Lewis's has been wired to detect the front end of the car gripping and the rear stepping out and to deal with the consequences. Alonso's and Massa's have been wired to deal with the front end sliding. Now in their 20s tou want them to re-wire their brains.

  • Rachel03/07/2009 at 20:10

    Heya All!

    To add to the tyres debate - with Bridgestone bringing consecutive compounds to Nurburgring, Hungaroring and Valencia (& Spa too I think) then the difference mightn't be so drastic, and they might stop enforcing the huge gap. Also, I'm not sure only 1 tyre would work, because you can't predict the weather months in advance, but they have to do the tyre allocations way ahead of time; if Silverstone had been one weekend later - in the heat wave - then the tyre effect might have been different.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:10

    we let them spend money and they request two tyres be used per race!

    That is Max's fault.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:11

    It is precisely the same as telling him to use his left foot

    i disagree. completely :)

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:11

    That is Max's fault.

    bridgestone asked for it. max agreed.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:12

    To add to the tyres debate - with Bridgestone bringing consecutive compounds to Nurburgring, Hungaroring and Valencia (& Spa too I think) then the difference mightn't be so drastic, and they might stop enforcing the huge gap. Also, I'm not sure only 1 tyre would work, because you can't predict the weather months in advance, but they have to do the tyre allocations way ahead of time; if Silverstone had been one weekend later - in the heat wave - then the tyre effect might have been different.

    Hi Rachel,

    You are right. I would rather let all the drivers have what they need to race. Give Button softer tyres so he can go and race the Red Bulls.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:12

    if Silverstone had been one weekend later - in the heat wave - then the tyre effect might have been different.

    fair enough. but do what they currently do. only with one compound, not two.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:12

    i disagree. completely :)

    You are just stirring now. I am going to tell Christine

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:13

    bridgestone asked for it. max agreed.

    Max is a moron

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:13

    You are right. I would rather let all the drivers have what they need to race. Give Button softer tyres so he can go and race the Red Bulls.

    next you'll suggest bridgestone turn up with individual tyres designed for each driver.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 20:14

    next you'll suggest bridgestone turn up with individual tyres designed for each driver.

    Alonso will want one that gives him 6 tenths. ;) Massa will probably want white ones.

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:14

    You are just stirring now. I am going to tell Christine

    Well I agree with Mr C.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:14

    fair enough. but do what they currently do. only with one compound, not two.

    But you still have to make and store multiple compounds and ship them half way round the world. So why not send them to the tracks and give us better racing.

  • Christine03/07/2009 at 20:14

    You are just stirring now. I am going to tell Christine

    I'm not getting involved.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:14

    You are just stirring now. I am going to tell Christine

    hehe. i put a lot of value in drivers who are adaptable. and have little time for those who are less so.

    it's exactly the same as yesterdays discussion. we're not going to agree, but that's fair enough.

    i like a driver who can do both le mans and f1. and i think drivers should be just as adaptable in all situations.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:15

    Alonso will want one that gives him 6 tenths. ;) Massa will probably want white ones.

    :P

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:15

    next you'll suggest bridgestone turn up with individual tyres designed for each driver.

    All they need is to supply a range of tyres so that each driver can get the best out of his car. 4 coumpounds should be enough.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:16

    All they need is to supply a range of tyres so that each driver can get the best out of his car. 4 coumpounds should be enough.

    nonsense. why 4 and not 5? why 4 and not 3?

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:16

    I'm not getting involved.

    He wants to stop Franck having tyres that will let him win

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:16

    He wants to stop Franck having tyres that will let him win

    i want franck to le mans and f1.

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:17

    He wants to stop Franck having tyres that will let him win

    :D Although the more fundamental issue is surely that first Franck needs a car to put those tyres onto.

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 20:17

    i want franck to le mans and f1.

    He did in 2006

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:17

    hehe. i put a lot of value in drivers who are adaptable. and have little time for those who are less so.

    I understand that but you are never going to have 3 or 4 seriously adaptable drivers on the gris at a time and some of them will be at the back. I simply want to create the conditions to give us good racing.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:17

    He did in 2006

    he's adaptable.

    i bet he'd make the most of a single compound too.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:18

    nonsense. why 4 and not 5? why 4 and not 3?

    I would prefer 5 because that is what Goodyear used to bring. You need small steps between them so that everyone can get as close as possiblr to their ideal set up

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 20:18

    Top Gear have given us petrolheads some "homework" for Sunday night. I think you can see where this is going ;)

    http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2009/07/02/your-homework-for-sunday/

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:19

    :D Although the more fundamental issue is surely that first Franck needs a car to put those tyres onto.

    What is the point in him having a car then not giving him tyres that suit him? You are just trying to make him look bad

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:19

    I understand that but you are never going to have 3 or 4 seriously adaptable drivers on the gris at a time and some of them will be at the back. I simply want to create the conditions to give us good racing.

    what do feeder series do? i honestly have no idea. but f2, more than one compound?

    if the drivers can deal with it early in their careers, they'll grow up adaptable. all of them.

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 20:20

    Top Gear have given us petrolheads some "homework" for Sunday night. I think you can see where this is going ;)

    http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2009/07/02/your-homework-for-sunday/

    Another guy sponsored by Monster...

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:20

    Top Gear have given us petrolheads some "homework" for Sunday night. I think you can see where this is going ;)

    http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2009/07/02/your-homework-for-sunday/

    Ken Block is just awesome. Or mad. Probably both.

  • Rachel03/07/2009 at 20:21

    All they need is to supply a range of tyres so that each driver can get the best out of his car. 4 coumpounds should be enough.

    Why not get the teams to look at the conditions, their car and their drivers and choose one compound for each race (for each driver) - then they can only use that tyre (presuming it stays dry). That way only (however many allocations of tyres they have per weekend, is it 7 or is that sat/sun?) one type of dry tyre has to be shipped out and the teams can win/lose on that decision so there is still some strategy involved.

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:22

    What is the point in him having a car then not giving him tyres that suit him? You are just trying to make him look bad

    The point I was trying to ma e is that he can look neither good nor bad without the basic tool he needs.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:23

    what do feeder series do? i honestly have no idea. but f2, more than one compound?

    A lot of the junior formulae have one tyre. A lot of drivers look really good in some classes and then have one year in one class where they just can't get on top of it. The difference is that the races are not as long or as fast so the car is more consistent throughout so if they can dial in a set up that lets them drive then it will generally last throughout the race.

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:25

    There must be more to it than the tyre compound they are using though.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:26

    Why not get the teams to look at the conditions, their car and their drivers and choose one compound for each race (for each driver) - then they can only use that tyre (presuming it stays dry). That way only (however many allocations of tyres they have per weekend, is it 7 or is that sat/sun?) one type of dry tyre has to be shipped out and the teams can win/lose on that decision so there is still some strategy involved.

    That is better than the current situation

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:28

    That is better than the current situation

    so is having one compund per race. in fact anything is better than the current situation.

    question is... what is the best situation?

  • Rachel03/07/2009 at 20:28

    Top Gear have given us petrolheads some "homework" for Sunday night. I think you can see where this is going ;)

    http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2009/07/02/your-homework-for-sunday/

    that looks like fun!!!

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:29

    question is... what is the best situation?

    Bring back Michelin and Goodyear :)

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:30

    There must be more to it than the tyre compound they are using though.

    It is a complicated situation involving the driver's ability and preferences, the car design and variability over a race distance and tyres. All I am saying is if the tyres are made in Japan and shipped to a warehouse in England it seems stupid not to ship them to the track so that each driver can get his ideal set up.

    It would also give Bridgestone a lot more publicity than they get now. Imagine if everyone had a freehand we would all be discussing how Jenson has 4 soft tyres but Rubens has 3 softs and a medium on the front left. The whole thing would be a lot more interesting and the racing would be closer.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:30

    Bring back Michelin and Goodyear :)

    YES! that would be fab.

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:30

    that looks like fun!!!

    Have you seen the bit with the Segway?

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:31

    question is... what is the best situation?

    What I said in the first place. :)

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:31

    Bring back Michelin and Goodyear :)

    Tyre wars are fun

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:31

    Have you seen the bit with the Segway?

    No

  • the Blue Orange Lion aka FOFA Chairman03/07/2009 at 20:33

    I'm having a shocker - James Thompson will take to the wheel of the LADA PRIORA at Porto WTCC race for its inaugural outing. I wonder how much money did they pay him for this humiliation? I'll admit to growing up in a family where Lada was the car of choice (because there were no Western brands around in the 1980s) but honestly for a guy like James it's a step backwards. It's like hearing Kurt Cobain singing a Michael Jackson song, not that any of them could do it on Earth right now.

  • Rachel03/07/2009 at 20:33

    Have you seen the bit with the Segway?

    Yes. You'd have to be pretty crazy to agree to do that (but still, think of the noise!)

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:34

    Have you seen the bit with the Segway?

    No

    About 3 minutes into the second video on the TG link.

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 20:34

    YES! that would be fab.

    With Goodyear back, it'll be just like the late 80s - early 90s again :D Now, about them sparks...

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:35

    With Goodyear back, it'll be just like the late 80s - early 90s again :D Now, about them sparks...

    Ooo, sparks :)

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:36

    About 3 minutes into the second video on the TG link.

    I gave up on the first video after about 30 seconds. The car looks like it is doing the driving.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:36

    With Goodyear back, it'll be just like the late 80s - early 90s again :D Now, about them sparks...

    We need sparks

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:38

    I gave up on the first video after about 30 seconds. The car looks like it is doing the driving.

    If you watch enough you get some in-car shots.

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:39

    I'm having a shocker - James Thompson will take to the wheel of the LADA PRIORA at Porto WTCC race for its inaugural outing

    this thing??

    http://images.marken.auto-motor-und-sport.de/media/mdb/36336/Lada-Priora.jpg

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 20:40

    If you watch enough you get some in-car shots.

    Let him do it in a car without all the clever diffs etc

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 20:40

    We need sparks

    This town ain't big enough for both of us?

  • me03/07/2009 at 20:42

    We need sparks

    This town ain't big enough for both of us?

    :)

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 20:50

    For the third day of MiNaBloPoMo, I did an entry about the F1 sites I visit by routine. For some reason, Sidepodcast sneaked onto the list ;)

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 20:52

    For the third day of MiNaBloPoMo, I did an entry about the F1 sites I visit by routine. For some reason, Sidepodcast sneaked onto the list ;)

    Why. I wouldn't know why that would be the case.

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 20:54

    Also it looks like Autosport is trying to out Donnelly. {Comment #444}

    So is Pitpass (but then the stupidity of a chief steward hawking for money for one team in particular is so blatant that it was inevitable really).

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 20:54

    For the third day of MiNaBloPoMo, I did an entry about the F1 sites I visit by routine. For some reason, Sidepodcast sneaked onto the list ;)

    Side...pod...cast? What is this that you speak of?

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 20:56

    Why. I wouldn’t know why that would be the case. {Comment #526}

    :D

  • Jeremy03/07/2009 at 20:58

    For the third day of MiNaBloPoMo, I did an entry about the F1 sites I visit by routine. For some reason, Sidepodcast sneaked onto the list ;)

    there are other f1 sites? What on earth for? :P

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 21:01

    Side…pod…cast? What is this that you speak of? {Comment #528}

    Some bunch of 1s and 0s occupying this approximate location in cyberspace. Semi-legendary capital of Sidepodland, ruled by the benevolent monarchy of Queen Christine and King "me" aka. Mr C. The locals are known for being friendly and rather talkative.

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 21:03

    there are other f1 sites? What on earth for? {Comment #530}

    Well, until paddock passes start getting handed out in Sidepodland, and until F1 blog royalty decides they want to admin my fora and blog for me, I probably ought to do my own information scanning before conveying my points of view ;) ...

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:05

    Heeeeeello,

    How are we all? Feels like i haven't been here in ages!!

    Having fun?

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 21:06

    How are we all? Feels like i haven't been here in ages!!

    Heya stranger

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 21:06

    Having fun?

    Apart from having a set of sore knees from getting a ball out of a nettle patch, I am okay.

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:07

    Heya stranger

    oioi, how are ya?

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:07

    oioi, how are ya?

    yeah, ignore that ;)

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 21:08

    i’m not a fan of pandering to unique styles (back to the kimi argument, i guess). drivers need to learn to work around these issues, not expect a tyre manufacturer to bend over backwards to suit their particular turn in style. {Comment #458}

    If I wanted to watch "one-size-fits-all" competition, I'd go to my local JobCentre. Sports in general, and F1 in particular, are far more prepared to tailor themselves to the reality that everyone is different. Blocking that attempt with something as important as the tyres seems daft - especially when Bridgestone has already made the tyres en masse and delivered them to its storage facility (it uses the same four compounds per season, so for efficiency reasons does a mass of one compound followed by a mass of the next compound).

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 21:08

    Its.too.early.

    Morning.

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 21:09

    yeah, ignore that ;)

    yeah, i can read your mind.

    Or at best, your earlier comments

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:09

    Morning.

    ello ello

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:09

    Or at best, your earlier comments

    or both

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 21:10

    ello ello

    Hello.

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 21:10

    or both

    Your next comment will say

    'Well done, you can read my mind'

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 21:11

    why would they make them if they didn’t need them? {Comment #459}

    In case the compounds they initially used were completely inappropriate at a given track, or else if they had a change of mind at the last minute like they have with the summer quartet of races (it's too late for them to make a new batch for at least some of those races now, since tyres need between 6 and 8 weeks to manufacture).

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:13

    'Well done, you can read my mind'

    well done you can read my...waaaiiit a second ;)

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 21:13

    well done you can read my...waaaiiit a second ;)

    Damn, I was oh.so.close.

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 21:14

    (it's too late for them to make a new batch for at least some of those races now, since tyres need between 6 and 8 weeks to manufacture).

    Actually it only takes 1 week to make the tyres. It then takes 7 weeks for someone to paint the stripes on half of them.

  • Lukeh03/07/2009 at 21:21

    Hullo. On rubbish phone so no idea if this will even post. First day of goodwood was incredible, am now redder than my tshirt though. Met bruno senna and stood behind A screaming toyota f1 car. Plus lots more and hundreds of photos alreadey.. For first time to event though it.is.simply.amazing. Just so gobsnacked by it all. Speak soon!

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:21

    Hullo. On rubbish phone so no idea if this will even post. First day of goodwood was incredible, am now redder than my tshirt though. Met bruno senna and stood behind A screaming toyota f1 car. Plus lots more and hundreds of photos alreadey.. For first time to event though it.is.simply.amazing. Just so gobsnacked by it all. Speak soon!

    Awesome!! Glad you're doing great!!

    You met up with any others yet?

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 21:22

    Plus lots more and hundreds of photos alreadey..

    If you don't have one of Timo...

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 21:24

    Actually it only takes 1 week to make the tyres. It then takes 7 weeks for someone to paint the stripes on half of them. {Comment #548}

    :D

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 21:24

    Hullo. On rubbish phone so no idea if this will even post. First day of goodwood was incredible, am now redder than my tshirt though. Met bruno senna and stood behind A screaming toyota f1 car. Plus lots more and hundreds of photos alreadey.. For first time to event though it.is.simply.amazing. Just so gobsnacked by it all. Speak soon!

    Sounds likeyou had a great day Lukeh

  • Lukeh03/07/2009 at 21:24

    Met an old friend out of eerie coincedence but no sidepodders yet. :( will meet lou and ollie sunday but no idea about tomorrow.

  • Lukeh03/07/2009 at 21:26

    Apologes i cant quote, i have a few timo pics and a vid. Also some striking pics of senna that i cant explain, will show you guys next week. Just gives me chills looking at them..

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 21:26

    Apologes i cant quote, i have a few timo pics and a vid. Also some striking pics of senna that i cant explain, will show you guys next week. Just gives me chills looking at them..

    Pics and a vid? You are now my new favourite commentor

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:27

    Apologes i cant quote, i have a few timo pics and a vid. Also some striking pics of senna that i cant explain, will show you guys next week. Just gives me chills looking at them..

    Bruno i presume? otherwise that would give you chills

  • Scott Woodwiss03/07/2009 at 21:27

    Apologes i cant quote, i have a few timo pics and a vid. Also some striking pics of senna that i cant explain, will show you guys next week. Just gives me chills looking at them..

    Explain chills?

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 21:30

    Explain chills?

    Are they multiplying?

    I'm guessing Lukeh's pics make Bruno look a lot like uncle Ayrton.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 21:30

    Explain chills?

    I assume Bruno looks like some other Senna in the pics

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 21:31

    Are they multiplying?

    We are on form this evening mister Taylor

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 21:32

    We are on form this evening mister Taylor

    Why thank you, Mr Roy (that makes me think of Basil Brush).

  • Lukeh03/07/2009 at 21:33

    I didnt mean to do so but as he drove out from malaren garage, i got a photo of bruno in his uncles car and close up of his helmet next to his name on the car and pic of him sitting away from the camera as well just reminds me of ayrton. Sounds rubbish in words like i said but it just looks fantastic on my camera.. I dunno how else to explain them..

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:33

    Why thank you, Mr Roy (that makes me think of Basil Brush).

    Boom Boom?

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 21:36

    I didnt mean to do so but as he drove out from malaren garage, i got a photo of bruno in his uncles car and close up of his helmet next to his name on the car and pic of him sitting away from the camera as well just reminds me of ayrton. Sounds rubbish in words like i said but it just looks fantastic on my camera.. I dunno how else to explain them..

    Sounds good to me. I look forward to seeing the pics.

  • Sean Golding03/07/2009 at 21:37

    I didnt mean to do so but as he drove out from malaren garage, i got a photo of bruno in his uncles car and close up of his helmet next to his name on the car and pic of him sitting away from the camera as well just reminds me of ayrton. Sounds rubbish in words like i said but it just looks fantastic on my camera.. I dunno how else to explain them..

    Any pics are good pics.

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 21:39

    Boom Boom?

    I'm showing my age again. Mr Roy was Basil's straight man back in the 1970s.

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:40

    I'm showing my age again. Mr Roy was Basil's straight man back in the 1970s.

    And Mr Brush (in his modern guise) says "Boom Boom" alot

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 21:40

    And Mr Brush (in his modern guise) says "Boom Boom" alot

    He's always said that.

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:42

    He's always said that.

    Glad to hear it!

    Question Time is being recorded near me in a couple of weeks and i really want to go, but i have to perform at my Primary Schools 40th anniversary shindig. boo

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 21:45

    Question Time is being recorded near me in a couple of weeks and i really want to go, but i have to perform at my Primary Schools 40th anniversary shindig. boo

    I'd go for the school thing rather than waste my time listening to a bunch of politicians and some celebrity who has never before had any opinion on anything.

  • Rachel03/07/2009 at 21:45

    I'm showing my age again. Mr Roy was Basil's straight man back in the 1970s.

    His straight man in the remake was called Stephen...

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 21:46

    His straight man in the remake was called Stephen...

    Spooky

  • RG - The Fisi of Sidepodcast03/07/2009 at 21:46

    His straight man in the remake was called Stephen...

    I liked him, then they ruined it by replacing him. Then I stopped watching

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:47

    I'd go for the school thing rather than waste my time listening to a bunch of politicians and some celebrity who has never before had any opinion on anything.

    I don't mind it at the moment, the expenses episodes annoyed me, thats all they talked about. There are more important things going on in the world than an MP's duck house

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 21:47

    His straight man in the remake was called Stephen...

    Am I the only one who remembers whet it was Derek Fowlds who was in Yes Minister?

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 21:48

    Am I the only one who remembers whet it was Derek Fowlds who was in Yes Minister?

    Bit before my time I think.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 21:48

    I don't mind it at the moment, the expenses episodes annoyed me, thats all they talked about. There are more important things going on in the world than an MP's duck house

    I think the Fraud squad should be sent in to go over the last 20 years expense claims and throw a few MPs in jail. It is ridiculous that they can rob us blind and just pay back what they are caught stealing.

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 21:50

    I think the Fraud squad should be sent in to go over the last 20 years expense claims and throw a few MPs in jail. It is ridiculous that they can rob us blind and just pay back what they are caught stealing.

    trouble is, who would be left?

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 21:51

    trouble is, who would be left?

    Lock up every one that is caught and elect new people. Can we do the same with Max?

  • Jon Waldock03/07/2009 at 21:51

    trouble is, who would be left?

    You'd be surprised, there are more than you'd expect

  • Alianora La Canta03/07/2009 at 22:03

    trouble is, who would be left? {Comment #579}

    Dennis Skinner... ...and probably not many others. I'd be surprised if it was more than a third of the House, given the combination of extremely complicated rules, equally dodgy advice given out, the natural greed a lot of people have, the culture of entitlement and the lack of enforcement until the newspaper leaks started.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 22:05

    sidepodspace update - The moon looks like the moon!!

    A couple of weeks ago-ish we watched the launch of the LRO/LCROSS mission to the moon. The Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter has now sent its first pictures back and the moon looks a lot like the moon in them. The smallest feature that can be seen is about 3 metres so quite how much use that is when picking landing sites I don't know. Also NASA being NASA have decided to put north at the bottom of the pictures. Is it any wonder they have so many problems?

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/lroc_20090702_a.html

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 22:47

    sidepodspace update - The moon looks like the moon!!

    Wow!

    Who woulda thunked it!

  • Andy Taylor03/07/2009 at 22:54

    The smallest feature that can be seen is about 3 metres so quite how much use that is when picking landing sites I don't know.

    I thought the resolution was better than 3 metres, there was a discussion on Slashdot about finally being able to show the conspiracy theorists they are wrong. Someone replied that the only way to convince them would be to take them to the Moon, preferably without a space suit.

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 22:57

    I thought the resolution was better than 3 metres, there was a discussion on Slashdot about finally being able to show the conspiracy theorists they are wrong. Someone replied that the only way to convince them would be to take them to the Moon, preferably without a space suit.

    It is too late to convince the conspiracy theorists. They would just claim the LEM bits that are legt were sent later. I just want to know how the cameras they left on the moon tracked the LEMs as they took off.

  • guille230603/07/2009 at 22:58

    I thought the resolution was better than 3 metres, there was a discussion on Slashdot about finally being able to show the conspiracy theorists they are wrong. Someone replied that the only way to convince them would be to take them to the Moon, preferably without a space suit.

    I also heard something around 0.5m, probably it's just a first low-resolution picture

  • Flibster03/07/2009 at 23:00

    I just want to know how the cameras they left on the moon tracked the LEMs as they took off.

    manually controlled from the ground by timing the previous blast off's and including the time it takes for the signal to reach the moon to control them

    NASA show on Discovery. ;)

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 23:02

    According to the fact sheet linked from http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html the camera can go down to a resolution of 1 metre

  • Steven Roy03/07/2009 at 23:03

    manually controlled from the ground by timing the previous blast off's and including the time it takes for the signal to reach the moon to control them

    Manually? I thought they just attached a piece of string from the lunar module to the camera

  • guille230603/07/2009 at 23:03

    According to the fact sheet linked from http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html the camera can go down to a resolution of 1 metre

    5 seconds before I posted it :)

  • Steven Roy04/07/2009 at 00:10

    I always said I'd buy a desktop when I finished uni, but I'm far too addicted to taking my laptop everywhere I possibly can. I once had it in the bath.

    Are you insane. You are not meant to wash your windows in the bath