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by painless
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Alternative F1 World Championship...using disused circuits
Replies: 13
Views: 2089

Re: Alternative F1 World Championship...using disused circui

moby wrote: Las Vagus
Yes who could forget good old cranial X ?

Zolder anybody? Can't remember the year nor who won (visit must have a left a deep impression!)
by painless
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Done anything stupid recently?
Replies: 279
Views: 113960

Re: Done anything stupid recently?

Just had to resurrect this thread. I had an appointment to go to the doctor for a "digital examination" this morning. I think to my self " Ah, digital= electronics and modern technical equipment etc" Nope, it was just the digit x( :blush: Had I thought it through, I may not have gone. I can not bel...
by painless
Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ricciardo understands
Replies: 103
Views: 10602

Re: Ricciardo understands

HS Thompson wrote: You can hear people 5 rows up talking while the cars are blasting by. Unacceptable.
Maybe you should ask them to belt up.
by painless
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: back too the future. 2045.
Replies: 53
Views: 5787

Re: back too the future. 2045.

Mateschitz turns 101 but has been inhabiting a darkened office for the last thirty years threatening (in letters written in purple ink) to withdraw from F1. Bernie's head was cryogenically preserved. They found a cure for what killed him so thawed him out. No-one reckoned on a cure for insatiable gr...
by painless
Sat Oct 03, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 238060

Re: Awesomeness

Moby, Let me add my congratulations. I too have recently retired; after almost thirty years living and working in the Arctic Mrs. Painless and I are now in beautiful Quebec. When you haven't seen fresh fruit and veg that hasn't been subjected to the tender mercies of the air cargo handlers for a whi...
by painless
Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Increasing F1 competitiveness
Replies: 43
Views: 5849

Re: Increasing F1 competitiveness

Blake,
I agree with much of what you say but just to play devil's advocate here if the other teams don't turn up (read get paid) then there is no "show". Ali didn't get paid millions to shadow box did he?
by painless
Tue Jun 23, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Italian TV fans have it worse than the British.
Replies: 21
Views: 5348

Re: Italian TV fans have it worse than the British.

Cardboard box in t' middle of road you say? You were lucky!
by painless
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: One idea to make it easier to fill the grid
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: One idea to make it easier to fill the grid

But I think it would be possible to avoid the B team tactics issue you raise This is just a knee-jerk and I have not thought this through but perhaps the reward in terms of points (for points read money) could be (artificially) enhanced for the new boys to make the kow-towing to their suppliers les...
by painless
Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: One idea to make it easier to fill the grid
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: One idea to make it easier to fill the grid

This is a creation vs. evolution argument is it not? The FIA seemingly wishes new teams, sorry! new constructors to emerge, blinking, into the light and compete as equals with the established runners. To strain the analogy a little further I am looking for the meteor not to wipe out the top teams bu...
by painless
Thu May 28, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Travel Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 12583

Re: The Travel Thread

For reasons which I do not yet (for fear of jinxing plans) wish to divulge, Mrs. Painless and I hope to travel a lot more soon. Is this thread intended as an "Avoid this" warning area: If you travel to Moosefart Newfoundland for God's sake don't have the mushroom omlette at Greasy Fred's. Or as a "M...
by painless
Mon May 25, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Indy 500 race thread.
Replies: 51
Views: 7077

Re: Indy 500 race thread.

I must say I watched all three: Monaco, Indy and Charlotte (actually watched the start of Charlotte, had a bath, dressed for dinner, had dinner, watched the last couple of hundred of miles)

I found Indy by far the most exciting of the three.
by painless
Fri May 22, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Real F1 Demographics
Replies: 47
Views: 6449

Re: The Real F1 Demographics

I like to think of myself as "Junior Geriatric" Not quite completely senile but I do get a discount at the local store/Taxis/airlines. Gone native today so not wearing a watch.
by painless
Tue May 19, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Real F1 Demographics
Replies: 47
Views: 6449

Re: The Real F1 Demographics

This should probably be in the joke thread but.... The guy has already been well-defined here. 80's Wall Street Yuppy driving shiny new (insert "Tool" car of choice here) has accident. Broken glass, mangled metal, blood, cops, paperwork etc. Cop approaches the guy. "Sir, we've got to get you to the ...
by painless
Thu May 14, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you had to choose
Replies: 43
Views: 6361

Re: If you had to choose

Do they have to be current? 'cos... Gilles, Ronnie Peterson, Pedro Rodrigues,...and Hamilton
by painless
Mon May 04, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 427450

Re: Annoyances

moby wrote: wiped down with IPA
India Pale Ale ??

some of us dinosaurs can be a little slow on the uptake
by painless
Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 427450

Re: Annoyances

Still cannot get to my house.
Dog has been indoors (alone) for twenty four hours now - and that ain't gonna be pretty
Stood around in the pharmacy for about forty minutes while they refilled my BP meds
RCMP being v. good at responding to requests for updates but I guess they play a waiting game here.
by painless
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 427450

Re: Annoyances

Got a phone call from a colleague about ten minutes before leaving work "Be careful going home; there is an armed standoff in your area" Cannot get to my house, cops blocking off the street, so here I am back at work. Looks like it may be a neighbour's son going off his trolley. Could go on for hour...
by painless
Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 518996

Re: The Joke Thread

If you hold a mothball in your right hand and another mothball in your left hand and your hands are six inches apart, what do you have?


A very big moth!

Yes, I know but it's a slow Friday afternoon.
by painless
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Anti-hunger strike - I'm eating a meal from each F1 country.
Replies: 51
Views: 7634

Re: Anti-hunger strike - I'm eating a meal from each F1 coun

I like the Moule et frites but I think I'd prefer Beef Tartare Americain for Belgium

For Montreal, Poutine or Montreal smoked meat??? decisions decisions
by painless
Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 427450

Re: Annoyances

It's 24 degrees celsius in my office, and I have to wear a suit and a heavy lab coat all day. I think I might actually be melting. It's about MINUS 20 deg. Celsius outside my office (plus God knows what with windchill) and about a forty foot dash to the front door. By the time I've got dressed up i...
by painless
Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What do you eat on raceday?
Replies: 11
Views: 3064

Re: What do you eat on raceday?

I'm having flashbacks: I think it's the strong cheese and Brabham Lobster Claws.

PS. Can somebody please reassure me that Berni Inns only exist in my memory
by painless
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 12 Place Grid Drop if your team mate beats you in qualifying
Replies: 41
Views: 8620

Re: 12 Place Grid Drop if your team mate beats you in qualif

For pity's sake please don't tell Bernie.
by painless
Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:07 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 682
Views: 598442

Re: Attending a GP

Dan,
as well as being fat, balding and sweaty I also have a condo in Old Montreal - Life's not fair is it?
by painless
Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 682
Views: 598442

Re: Attending a GP

Dan, nearest Metro is Jean Drapeau. This is the middle one of only three stops on the yellow line. Unless you are coming from Longueuil you will likely change onto the yellow line at Berri UQAM where the orange and green lines both intersect the yellow. There is a short walk from metro to circuit bu...
by painless
Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 427450

Re: Annoyances

Dammit, someone up there doesn't like me. A few days ago one of those little pin thingies that keep your watch strap attached to your watch let go. Last night I take off the spare watch, put it on the dresser. This morning I pick it up and the strap is broken. Where can I get a sundial?
by painless
Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 682
Views: 598442

Re: Attending a GP

Contrary to my screen name, I am actually an English guy, living in Canada (West Coast). I have been to Silverstone many times, and now I live in Canada figure it would be great to go to the Grand Prix here. Hi Dan, I too am a Brit in Canada (Baffin Island. Yes, really!) I have been to every Canadi...
by painless
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Drivers cannot change helmet designs during a season
Replies: 159
Views: 19375

Re: Drivers cannot change helmet designs during a season

Covalent wrote:What's next, limit the amount of underwear they are allowed to wear during the season?
Yes but they get a free change if they can show previous underwear was filled because of actions of another driver. Call it...I dunno, the Maldonaldo clause?
by painless
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: What defines a "dog" of a car?
Replies: 68
Views: 9168

Re: What defines a "dog" of a car?

A cold, wet nose?
by painless
Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 427450

Re: Annoyances

I do remember a bunsen burner incident in my first year at secondary school after being told to always leave the air duct thing open when not using it to heat stuff so we can see the flame clearer. It was layer in the same lesson that the teacher leaned over his desk to pick up some worksheets or s...
by painless
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 682
Views: 598442

Re: Attending a GP

We will be staying in Milan so any info regarding traveling to and from the circuit (and pubs in-between) will be gratefully received As per my previous we gave up on the mass transit solutions - we are very eco-unfriendly! from Milan we got hotel to call taxi - this way we are fairly sure the taxi...
by painless
Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The most damaged cars to take the finish line
Replies: 63
Views: 9893

Re: The most damaged cars to take the finish line

Niki Lauda, South Africa 1997 (I think). Had radiators punctured by debris (from Tom Pryce's accident). Lost oil pressure and coolant but just finished. Little cosmetic damage but still a sick car.
by painless
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 682
Views: 598442

Re: Attending a GP

Marvin, Have been to Monza a few times but always stayed in Milan. Heard about trains from Central station but station staff seemed not to have a clue about this (I think the train may be a state secret) We did eventually track (hah!) it down but the train only takes you to Monza station and there i...
by painless
Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 427450

Re: Annoyances

Damn!
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/alerts ... ut/iqaluit

Bang goes the brisk walk with the dog to burn off Xmas excess.
by painless
Tue Dec 23, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A new Christmas "tradition"?
Replies: 3
Views: 2695

A new Christmas "tradition"?

This morning I got word that some of our local daycares were closed and that one of my co-workers was going to have problems maintaining secrecy when wrapping presents. Such are my analytical skills I quickly developed an environmentally friendly, economical and socially conscious solution! What is ...
by painless
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Are the History books reflective of talent?
Replies: 44
Views: 7190

Re: Are the History books reflective of talent?

Oh and Chris Amon of whom it was said that he was so unlucky if he'd become an undertaker people would have stopped dying. Never won a Grand Prix but soooooo close.
by painless
Fri Nov 21, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 427450

Re: Annoyances

have the sniffles, which is just a minor annoyance normally except I have a skull pounding headache. Got a lemsip in my normally-only-for-coffee cup but even still my eyes feel kind of life someone has put a vice behind them and tightened it just to the point of a dull, continuous pain. Thankfully ...
by painless
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: You know you are a Formula 1 fan when..............
Replies: 59
Views: 7944

Re: You know you are a Formula 1 fan when..............

When your Belgian friends have to (re)arrange their wedding date to allow you to go to Spa.
by painless
Thu Nov 13, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 needs fresh ideas to keep from falling apart even more
Replies: 36
Views: 5630

Re: F1 needs fresh ideas to keep from falling apart even mor

Just to play Devil's advocate...No, maybe fresh ideas are not necessary; maybe F1 should fall apart. Maybe we are already past the point of no return. Keep the DRS, the silly rules, no testing, add Bernie's lawn sprinklers and medals and whatever else he comes up with and just let him go off and pla...
by painless
Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: DIY contract negotiations - Lewis wants a crack
Replies: 119
Views: 15353

Re: DIY contract negotiations - Lewis wants a crack

What? No Marlon Brando option?
Stuff mouth with cotton wool and "Make him an offer he can't refuse"
by painless
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 14 cars OR 20 cars but no Ferrari
Replies: 85
Views: 9304

Re: 14 cars OR 20 cars but no Ferrari

I think the answer is a function of Ferrari's global branding; the stronger and more lodged in the publics' consciousness this is the more F1 requires their presence. I think too that this relationship is less marked the other way; Ferrari's participation in F1 has some influence on its brand but no...