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by painless
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Canada day
Replies: 0
Views: 282

Canada day

Well if there's a dearth of Canadians on here then I guess it's down to me. Happy Canada Day
It's a beautiful day here in Quebec city
Hope all of you are happy, healthy,safe and as well fed as I am!
by painless
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which F1 team principal are you?
Replies: 34
Views: 6793

Re: Which F1 team principal are you?

Dorothy just told me I'm not in Kansas anymore - Damn!
by painless
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Non-Championship Races
Replies: 46
Views: 14014

Re: None Championship Races

Oh, you'd watch.
Back in the day us old wrinklies turned up in their thousands for The International Trophy and The Race of Champions. I still remember 1975 and Tom Pryce winning in the snow. Counted for diddly-squat in terms of points but like beating The Stig it gave bragging rights.
by painless
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: London suggestions please
Replies: 40
Views: 19904

Re: London suggestions please

Blake, I left London for the Arctic about thirty-five years ago so did not feel qualified to advise on current activities. I have since relocated to Quebec but I remain a Londoner (I guess in modern parlance I self-identify as a Londoner) One of the things I missed greatly was whitebait (A tiny fish...
by painless
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vancouver and Montreal recommendations please
Replies: 3
Views: 4310

Re: Vancouver and Montreal recommendations please

From the airport you have a few options; both Taxi and Limo are fixed price to downtown about $40 and $60 respectively (both expect a tip approx 15%) There is a bus (never taken it so no clue good or bad) Getting around in the city I tend to use the Metro or simply walk! There are also bike rental s...
by painless
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Vancouver and Montreal recommendations please
Replies: 3
Views: 4310

Re: Vancouver and Montreal recommendations please

I now live in Quebec city but kept my condo in Montreal. You don't specify which areas of interest you require recommendations: Where to eat, where to stay, where to drink, what to see, what to avoid (potholes mostly), which language to speak. how to get about , shopping, drugs, the list goes on but...
by painless
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 679
Views: 579626

Re: Attending a GP

Jimmy J Please give very serious consideration to the DIY option. Have done this very trip a couple of times and it is extremely do-able. we do have friends in Belgium (which helped) but was still a fair commute to Spa and Belgian traffic cops take advanced training in how to avoid being helpful (wh...
by painless
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 679
Views: 579626

Re: Attending a GP

In the spirit of Monty Python's four Yorkshiremen "1 am - luxury!" Once left London Victoria Saturday night, coach to Dover, ferry to Zeebrugge, coach to Zandvoort, saw Hunt J. win first Grand Prix, back on coach to very sketchy Belgian bar for Horsemeat steak (yum!) on to Zeebrugge, back on ferry t...
by painless
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 17310

Re: 2019 Belgium Grand Prix Free Practice & Qualifying Threa

Anyone knows what the weather will be like during the weekend? NO!! One year in particular went to Spa (the town) and could not sit in the sun at a cafe because of the heat. At the circuit next day it absolutely pee'd down. Of the times I've been to Spa it seems it has rained more often than not. S...
by painless
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: scrolling too fast
Replies: 3
Views: 8489

scrolling too fast

See this is how ugly rumours start. I was scrolling through google news page, skipped through sports, then I saw headline "Hamilton confirms case of bat rabies" Whaaaat?? Does Toto know? Will Ocon get the call? Are thousands of Brits asking for GP refunds? Hamilton is also a town in Ontario so no ne...
by painless
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many Grands Prix have you attended?
Replies: 44
Views: 13591

Re: How many Grands Prix have you attended?

50+ from 1974 Brands Hatch (jody Scheckter) every British GP then moved to Canada in 1987 and went to Montreal every year (except the year we had no race) Also travelled a bit so Monza, Spa, Zandvoort Zolder Barcelona. Have seen first GP wins for James Hunt, Ricciardo, Hamilton, Alesi, Kubica and Ma...
by painless
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: A scam perhaps?
Replies: 4
Views: 2215

A scam perhaps?

e-mail offer turned up in my Spam today.
General admin. tickets for 2018 Canadian GP Sunday for under twenty bucks
Did not copy link here in case it is not legit.
Apparently only available this Friday

-Seems a little odd
by painless
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 408066

Re: Annoyances

Employer rights are not much better (maybe worse) here in Canada Minchy. I retired a couple of years ago from a situation where I had about half a dozen employees: I enjoyed my job but I got really, really, REALLY TICKED at the absenteeism, the quitting w/out notice, the showing up late/B***ring off...
by painless
Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Robert Kubica makes single seater return
Replies: 141
Views: 52407

Re: Robert Kubica makes single seater return

before dismissing this "because of Monaco" you might want to take a quick squint at the 1972 race. OK J-P Beltoise's disability was not as severe as Kubica's and the BRM was supposedly very tractable in the wet but it is still one hell of an achievement (more so when you consider the quali...
by painless
Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Photos & such
Replies: 27
Views: 26582

Re: Photos & such

.we had the unrealistic goal of visiting the two Ferrari museums, the Maserati factory (right across the street in Modena), and Lamborghini factory all in one day!!! It can't be done! Especially when staying west of Florence. Maybe that is unrealistic but you need to up the ante and throw in a visi...
by painless
Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Do you think you would've been an F1 fan in the old days?
Replies: 41
Views: 7761

Re: Do you think you would've been an F1 fan in the old days

Even Colin Chapman was driven to excess. His cars were the fastest but also the most fragile because in his quest for less weight, he was willing to cut corners. I wish I could recall his name, but there was one driver who had the opportunity to drive for Lotus but did not pursue that path because ...
by painless
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 408066

Re: Annoyances

Blimey! Nobody's been annoyed this year? Time to slip into my Captain Quietly Fuming outfit. Wife's i-Pad keyboard quit yesterday (Sunday) - needed new batteries so off we go to nearest supermarket to pick up a couple of 2032's. Join line of three at express check out. Stupid, miserable bat ahead of...
by painless
Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2017: In Memoriam
Replies: 249
Views: 172920

Re: 2017: In Memoriam

I don't find this thread morbid (and I have lost a couple of friends recently) but I can thoroughly recommend the obituaries in The Economistfor well-written, often fascinating, views of the lives of those who have passed.
by painless
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Photos & such
Replies: 27
Views: 26582

Re: Photos & such

Congratulations on making your dream come true. I visited Marenello in 2009 and it looks, from your pics, to have improved the collection since then so Damn! I will have to go back. A good portion of the Painless blood which courses through these veins is Italian so I hope you enjoyed Italy (and you...
by painless
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1.com interview with Juan Pablo Montoya
Replies: 171
Views: 35506

Re: F1.com interview with Juan Pablo Montoya

Eerrrrmmm.....Can't many American drivers actually trace their ancestry back to European roots from not too may generations ago?
by painless
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 408066

Re: Annoyances

Siao7 wrote:Hah, I saw two fights in the space of 10' in IKEA at Wembley two weeks ago. People acting like idiots


Saw one in Toronto airport once over a baggage trolley.
by painless
Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Bernie's Stupid Ideas Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 4659

Re: Bernie's Stupid Ideas Thread

I will not deny Bernie's had some good ideas in the past; big improvements in emergency medical care f'rexample but of late the thought process seems to have been "I think I'll get up now" followed by random neural activity similar to that displayed by a bowl of Jello until eventually &quo...
by painless
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 408066

Re: Annoyances

Today I have been demonstrating Moby's law. When you cobble something on the bench and it works fine for weeks, even though you keep it identical, when you tidy it up it will not work I think (and you would know) the lash-up quotient is inversely proportional to the performance. I would also like t...
by painless
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 229897

Re: Awesomeness

mac_d wrote:mac_d wrote:
Probably showing how boring I am, but I bought some new slippers at Tesco this morning and they are smashing.

Good for you, nothing better than some comfy slippers and a warm dressing gown


Why not? - It worked for Hugh Heffner
by painless
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 679
Views: 579626

Re: Attending a GP

Looking at going to Australia next year. At first glance "Jones" stand looks pretty good.
Anyone got any thoughts? pros/cons

Any and all input appreciated.
by painless
Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hopefully what we all want
Replies: 249
Views: 38637

Re: Hopefully what we all want

I read a quote last night, and because I am a) Old and stupid and b) in a post-lunch stupor I can't remember who said it but it something along the following lines. "Every year someone wins the championship and in some years we have a champion"
by painless
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 229897

Re: Awesomeness

If any of you happen to know of any easily cleanable, relatively safe science experiments that are fun and doable from the suburbs of Glasgow, let me know I've got a couple. The flaming handkerchief with water/alcohol mix. No clean up, just a warm, damp hankie! And maybe the Cartesian diver. Ooo an...
by painless
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 229897

Re: Awesomeness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6rBK0BqL2w

Perhaps it's because my musical education fizzled at the triangle and rythm sticks stage that I'm easily impressed but this kid is truly awesome
by painless
Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 408066

Re: Annoyances

. Did set a new record for distance and force though I think. Not sure I can touch either of those records but I think I might have a legitimate claim to the endurance record having vomited my way across the North sea for fourteen hours. Hope you mentioned in your letter that you did NOT want a lif...
by painless
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Chris Amon, RIP
Replies: 11
Views: 2179

Re: Chris Amon, RIP

mcdo wrote: Lady Luck never really shone on him during his time in F1

I think it was Mario Andretti who said of him "He is so unlucky if Chris became an undertaker people would stop dying"
Sad news.
by painless
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 408066

Re: Annoyances

moby wrote:Well I'm just annoyed, right? I dont need a bloody reason.

I get really annoyed with these bloody people who get annoyed for no good reason at all
by painless
Fri Jul 15, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 229897

Re: Awesomeness

[quote="Argentum"]Dog was fascinated.
[/quote

Can dogs hear bats? Is this similar to u/sonic whistles?
by painless
Sun Jul 10, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Football Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 854727

Re: The Official Football Thread

Non! Merrths
by painless
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: I'm calling it now.
Replies: 85
Views: 13262

Re: I'm calling it now.

Don't forget all the Clearasil money!
by painless
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Name that drink
Replies: 3
Views: 4199

Re: Name that drink

A Nico; Four measures of Champagne, large dash of bitters, lemon

A Jensen; Irn bru, Sake, light on fire.
by painless
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Name that drink
Replies: 3
Views: 4199

Name that drink

So I'm on the couch watching Iceland embarrass Portugal and I put a little San Pelligrino water in my Ardbeg rocket fuel and I think "Hmmmm Italian and Scottish; It's a Dario!" So then I think OK so maybe that's not original but what other potential combinations are there out there just wa...
by painless
Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Canadian Grand Prix - Interesting Factsheet!
Replies: 19
Views: 3745

Re: Canadian Grand Prix - Interesting Factsheet!

Absolutely agree with Dobyblue's cooler complaint. Been going to Montreal since emigrating to Canada in '87 and I've just measured the cooler I usually take; it's 11½ inches and IT FITS UNDER THE ******* SEAT! As for umbrellas I was in Barcelona last month and people were very well behaved with umbr...
by painless
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 229897

Re: Awesomeness

I'm about to do something that may possibly change the current direction of my life. It's either going to be amazing or devastating with not much in between. Safe to say that I'm absolutely bricking it and I'm just glad I've not had a heart attack already today the speed my heart has been beating f...
by painless
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: To all Americans...
Replies: 145
Views: 59963

Re: To all Americans...

jimmyj wrote:I've been trying to think of a witty acronym for Trump. Something like Totally Reprehensible Untalented .... Can't seem to come up with a good one.

Trichologically Restricted Untalented Media Parasite ?
by painless
Thu Mar 31, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What would you do if
Replies: 9
Views: 6439

Re: What would you do if

Interesting though this question may be it is simply bringing the decision closer to home. All of us do already sacrifice plenty of other lives in order to enjoy our own. Countless servicemen, firefighters, police, construction workers (the list is long) have died and will continue to die for us and...