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by painless
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523425

Re: The Joke Thread

Oh and Spoonerisms - That'll sort the bucking fastard.
by painless
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Hungary Merc Team Orders: Did Hamilton make the right call?
Replies: 350
Views: 31564

disobedience of team orders

There has been much talk regarding team orders but little seems to have been said about their enforcement.
What do you, as TP, do to enforce the orders or punish non-compliance?
Financial penalty? Driver X takes a "rest" for the next race?
by painless
Sat Jul 26, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thai Massage and other bucket list favourites.
Replies: 19
Views: 5608

Re: Thai Massage and other bucket list favourites.

P-F1 Mod wrote:Mainly so we can laugh at members
Nobody laughs at my member you moo pickle!
by painless
Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523425

Re: The Joke Thread

coulthards chin wrote:I went to the dentist's today and was sat in the waiting room flicking through the magazines.

I think this Lewis Hamilton guy is going to have a really good debut season at McLaren!
coulthards chin wrote: It hasn't been the same since Punch went tits up
by painless
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Currently Reading....?
Replies: 155
Views: 53525

Re: Currently Reading....?

Just finished a biog. of Josiah Harlan - an American in Afghanistan in the 19th century. many, many parallels with more recent history
by painless
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: plastic trophy?
Replies: 85
Views: 16219

Re: plastic trophy?

[quote="LukeMallory"]The trophies look like something I'd get for winning the annual 5km workplace race.

Is it just me or does it look like something you'd put in a fish tank?
by painless
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Oh Canada. Rain chaos again.
Replies: 11
Views: 3639

Re: Oh Canada. Rain chaos again.

Pls don't tell the thousands of Canadians who have zillions of acres of forest burning !
by painless
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Science fiction or Science fact.
Replies: 38
Views: 12820

Re: Science fiction or Science fact.

runningman67 wrote:Science Fiction writers in my opinion are visionaries.
Bell-shaped curve I'm afraid; for every visionary there's a total plonker to balance them out
by painless
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523425

Re: The Joke Thread

and for the intelligentsia....Futue te ipsum.

now where's yer filter?
by painless
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 602744

Re: Attending a GP

Banana Man wrote:Surely there must be something selling fresh meat on GP weekends, all those campers having a BBQ.
http://shop.delhaize.be/storelocator?lo ... chTerm=spa

There you go. Enjoy
by painless
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 602744

Re: Attending a GP

Another Spa question, does anyone know a good place to buy meat if you're camping? There must be a Delhaize somewhere (Spa?) Depending on your language skills you could simply ask a local yokel - be careful you don't end up with horse meat (unless you want horse) Is there a difference between meat ...
by painless
Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Official Football Thread
Replies: 4150
Views: 921172

Re: The Official Football Thread

mikeyg123 wrote:Here in Canada ice hockey is our game and
For my wife's family (who were pretty much all Quebec Nordiques fans) hockey was the religion. (and religion was more like a game - but we probably don't need to go there)
by painless
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Cooking/Recipes Thread
Replies: 4
Views: 2863

Re: Cooking/Recipes Thread

Very VERY few of you get APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network) but my friend Ooleepeeka ( a big Schumi fan)had a show "Niqitsiat" and invited various guests to cook. This is what I did: Tomatoes stuffed with Arctic Char. The original recipe I'd stolen from another TV show but they were using ...
by painless
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Last time a circuit came back in its original guise?
Replies: 40
Views: 9624

Re: Last time a circuit came back in its original guise?

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve?
OK we only got dropped for a year (forget which)but I don't think the circuit changed.

--Oooops! didn't read entire question!! Too busy slurping morning coffee and blood pressure pills!
by painless
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: France / Italy Travel Recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 7440

Re: France / Italy Travel Recommendations

You asked for personal experiences. I have eaten at The Cavallino (and thoroughly enjoyed it) I particularly like the story of (I think) Chris Amon who was taken there for lunch by Enzo after a morning testing, liberally plied with vino and then told "maybe you go faster this afternoon!" Nearly forg...
by painless
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: France / Italy Travel Recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 7440

Re: France / Italy Travel Recommendations

[quote="mikeyg123"]Whilst your in Paris check out the Mercedes, Toyota etc flagship show rooms on the Champs-Élysées. They usually have F1 cars among other interesting vehicles on display. Yes, I had forgotten that. Saw the constructors' trophy at Renault lo these many years ago!! Also if in Milan c...
by painless
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: France / Italy Travel Recommendations
Replies: 25
Views: 7440

Re: France / Italy Travel Recommendations

if you are going,as your list suggests, to Maranello you have to eat at the Cavallino opposite the factory gates. The food is good, as is the service, and who knows who sat in that seat before?
by painless
Thu May 29, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driverless F1.
Replies: 52
Views: 5471

Re: Driverless F1.

Just got in to Montreal after long day so possibly a little incoherent. Had been thinking about this topic from a slightly different angle. How does average TV viewer really KNOW that there is a driver in the car? All you see (most of the time) is a crash helmet - this could be attached to almost an...
by painless
Thu May 01, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Make your mind up - Move to France or Stay in UK
Replies: 15
Views: 4780

Re: Make your mind up - Move to France or Stay in UK

I imagine from your original post that the two options are the ONLY two options and there is no third way. I left the UK twenty seven years ago for Canada so the "popping back now and again" option was not really there. Now I am looking at selling my business and retiring to Quebec City. Like you my...
by painless
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: It's 2014, yet I still doodle F1 cars like this...
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

Re: It's 2014, yet I still doodle F1 cars like this...

Some of us are more artistically challenged. I could manage a Lotus 72 (or the gas turbine car) basically a door-stop with wheels and an airbox. What I would have absolutely loved to be able to draw was a Lola T70 or Ferrari P4 - OK not F1 but something about the sensuous curves of those two really ...
by painless
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Updates for Spain
Replies: 58
Views: 10354

Re: Ferrari Updates for Spain

Would that it were as simple as bolting on a copy of the supposedly advantageous part. If you've got a Reliant Robin bolting on a fourth wheel still is not going to give you mercedes-like performance. If the fundamental packages are not compatible it ain't gonna work and so the questions then become...
by painless
Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long before Mercedes start putting their foot down...?
Replies: 31
Views: 5886

Re: How long before Mercedes start putting their foot down..

I think the decision to allow them to race or not must partly be influenced by the prevailing circumstances, the drivers' state of mind (is he fired up, angry and likely to be over-aggressive because of some other incident?) I don't think you can have a blanket yes or no at this stage of the game. C...
by painless
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mirrors - are they a "must have"?
Replies: 47
Views: 12232

Re: Mirrors - are they a "must have"?

Covalent wrote:BTW, I found the last paragraph interesting!
yes. I presume this is a static test. I also presume a camera would/could give superior performance.
by painless
Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mirrors - are they a "must have"?
Replies: 47
Views: 12232

Mirrors - are they a "must have"?

reading thread re. cameras got me thinking. Tesla, I saw on TV the other day, have replaced mirrors on road cars with cameras citing an aero advantage (as well as appearing high-tech).
Do the rules allow this approach in F1 and where would you put the screen to view?
by painless
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523425

Re: The Joke Thread

OK Bahrain is current so it's time for a camel joke. A tourist wants to go for a ride in the dessert so he hires a camel from a local camel hire Co. He is out for a couple of days and the camel drops dead. Slowly and painfully he makes his way back. Parched and sunburned he makes it to the camel hir...
by painless
Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Taxidermy
Replies: 5
Views: 3138

Re: Taxidermy

I can't decide which polar bear is the best. The stoner or the one that looks like Brian Griffin with a set of dentures. Easy! I live in Polar Bear territory - the stoner might have the munchies: if you are on the menu this is bad, the one with the dentures could probably only give you a nasty gumm...
by painless
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Taxidermy
Replies: 5
Views: 3138

Re: Taxidermy

by painless
Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Boycott F1 by posting this essay on Facebook
Replies: 69
Views: 9275

Re: Boycott F1 by posting this essay on Facebook

If you have, as you state, been watching F1 for the last thirty years then you are clearly no longer a child: why then does your "essay" strike me as so childish? You intend to take a stand by, as far as I can make out, doing nothing; not watching, not buying merchandise, not looking at results. Thi...
by painless
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Members' Photos
Replies: 212
Views: 65731

Re: Members' Photos

With his tongue.
by painless
Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Members' Photos
Replies: 212
Views: 65731

Re: Members' Photos

I have a dog called Pudding. Any takers?
by painless
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Reuters: 'F1 party arrives in mourning Malaysia'
Replies: 37
Views: 9973

Re: Reuters: 'F1 party arrives in mourning Malaysia'

Errmm...How many die in road accidents worldwide every day? And we're racing CARS????? OMG! how heartless. The last mass audience race stopped (and not restarted) for a fatality was I believe, when Greg Moore was killed (could easily be wrong on that one) but the point is even when "one of our own" ...
by painless
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Williams "monkey seat" wing?
Replies: 15
Views: 4523

Re: Williams "monkey seat" wing?

Somebody's got to do it: I am old enough and ugly enough to stand the inevitable abuse so.....
Covalent wrote: Will they be fitting some monkeys at the back?
Some already put'em in the front.
by painless
Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: EJ gets the keys of his new yacht
Replies: 19
Views: 6278

Re: EJ gets the keys of his new yacht

Very nice, but I can't help thinking Vijay Mallya's Indian Empress will leave Eddie tossing in her wake as it were.
by painless
Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 239794

Re: Awesomeness

Snowmobiled to work as usual, advertised machine online. Guy looked at it midmorning, cheque in hot little hand by lunchtime.
Had to take a taxi home though, but still awesome.
by painless
Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hamilton got married?
Replies: 33
Views: 12696

Re: Hamilton got married?

Balibari wrote:Love is trivial compared to sport?
"Racing is life. Anything before or afterwards is just waiting" - Steve McQeen
by painless
Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Done anything stupid recently?
Replies: 279
Views: 115042

Re: Done anything stupid recently?

amazing it was how wood can simply grow out of reindeer's heads. Not so dumb! My wife (who is out of town right now so I cannot confirm this absolutely) uses the word "wood" to describe antlers because this is the french translation. Not sure if this applies to french french or just Quebec french b...
by painless
Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Seeing a live race - is it worth it?
Replies: 60
Views: 7613

Re: Seeing a live race - is it worth it?

Of course you have to go; do you really want to spend the rest of your life not knowing if it was worth it? Everyone here has touched on various aspects but most agree that the live experience cannot be conveyed adequately by a television. Do you want to spend your money on a better television or go...
by painless
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: old v new: spot the difference
Replies: 38
Views: 6418

Re: old v new: spot the difference

Inappropriate post removed.
by painless
Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Most annoying phrase on an add.
Replies: 127
Views: 25751

Re: Most annoying phrase on an add.

(he isn't allowed on my tv) I have no idea who this person is but I do have a suggestion. I have a piece of foam; it looks like a brick, it's brick size, brick shape, and has those brick-like holes in the middle. It is absolutely PERFECT for throwing at the telly when something winds you up. Right ...
by painless
Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clean Sheet/Fair Play awards.
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: Clean Sheet/Fair Play awards.

Isn't the Lorenzo Bandini award something along those lines? BTW I once tried paying a "wellness bonus" rather than "sick pay" to my staff - It failed miserably. I think if there is going to be a good guy award it should not be automatic every year if they all behave like a bunch...