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by painless
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Elite behind F1 sponsors
Replies: 13
Views: 5457

Re: The Elite behind F1 sponsors

Don't know about a shady past but controversial? Durex were certainly controversial at the time; today they may be seen as socially responsible! Any tobacco company you care to name could probably be implicated in covering up the danger their products posed. The Tasman series guys were very resistan...
by painless
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523425

Re: The Joke Thread

moby wrote:, which the Italian PM is on about. After much research and consultation with said PM's aids, it turned out it was the Aegean sea he was talking about
Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:23 pm
And he thought he could fly there on Genitalia - the other Italian airline!
by painless
Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523425

Re: The Joke Thread

Bush the younger sends in the coalition troops. After a few days an aide approaches him. "Mr President sir, we just lost three Brazillian soldiers" Bush's hands go to his head which sinks to the desk "Oh my God, How many millions in a brazillion?"
by painless
Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

Yeah, I was taught a million million is a billion (see joke thread for a Brazillian) This may be one reason I no longer live in the UK and the counting system in the Arctic goes; One, two, many... which, strangely is the number of curses I am heaping on the *&%$ phone which has menus and sub menus a...
by painless
Tue Oct 28, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes F1 W05 the most dominant F1 car of all time?
Replies: 47
Views: 7352

Re: Mercedes F1 W05 the most dominant F1 car of all time?

Just to chuck a spanner in the works... Do we need also to look at failures? Example. Lotus turbine car "dominated" at Indy until a cheap widget let go. So why don't Mercedes score nineteen one-two's?
(Puts on tin hat and hides in hole)
by painless
Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Mercedes F1 W05 the most dominant F1 car of all time?
Replies: 47
Views: 7352

Re: Mercedes F1 W05 the most dominant F1 car of all time?

I think you have to look at percentage of races entered in which one-two's are scored (my quick and dirty mental arithmetic says McLaren managed about 62% ) I don't think you can include margin of victory and I can't think of a way of eliminating the driver from the equation. Not sure if (with a lot...
by painless
Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The most useless thing ever
Replies: 28
Views: 10404

Re: The most useless thing ever

Phoning government workers at 4:15 on a Friday afternoon (or should this go in annoyances?)
by painless
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The most useless thing ever
Replies: 28
Views: 10404

Re: The most useless thing ever

the appendix??

(unless you make a living cutting them out!)
by painless
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver fatalities off track!
Replies: 36
Views: 5481

Re: Driver fatalities off track!

Mickey Thompson (and wife) How? - Shot. Why? - Unclear.
by painless
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

mac_d wrote:Apparently picked up a stomach bug or something.
mac_d wrote:Not putting your dinner in the oven
Is there a connection here??
Wishing you a speedy recovery
by painless
Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

Jump in the shower and...HOLY TACKLE-SHRIVELLER!!.. that's not the usual nice warm few minutes. Why? Because the furnace quit. Why did the furnace quit? Because..... the insurance people decided an oil tank only lasts ten years then; Leak, pollute, disaster, spill, big claim, yada, yada, yada. So I ...
by painless
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Poll: the show or safety
Replies: 104
Views: 12883

Re: Poll: the show or safety

Has to be show. One doesn't want to watch a high-wire act two inches off the ground, nor does one want to see the artist go splat from a hundred feet up. One wants the suspense that he might, the thrill that he's going to lose it and the rush when he doesn't. People enjoy being scared; if not why so...
by painless
Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523425

Re: The Joke Thread

DrG wrote:Depending on your age you might do the following:
If I was really paranoid I'd think you'd been monitoring my life - nice to know I'll make my nineties though!
by painless
Thu Oct 09, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Marussia on pole
Replies: 7
Views: 2448

Re: Marussia on pole

Sounds like "Brainwave de Bernie" with a side order of mixed nuts.
by painless
Thu Oct 09, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Was there a race of a qualifying session delayed............
Replies: 6
Views: 1672

Re: Was there a race of a qualifying session delayed........

Can't remember the year (began with a 2 I think!) It wasn't race or quali but a practice session delayed in Spa for poor flying conditions while we all enjoyed a nice, long cold shower.
by painless
Wed Oct 08, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

We usually have good old cardboard egg boxes, what are these plastic ones like? Easy to hate, hard to describe. They are, I think, only used for half-dozens not the twelve or eighteen boxes which are still the pressed paper pulp things. Imagine a flimsy plastic egg tray with two "wings" which fold ...
by painless
Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

AngusWolfe wrote:As long as we agree blister packaging is the worst.
It may be tied for first place with those godawful plastic egg containers (don't know if you have those in UK) The things that are cunningly folded in such a way that defectives like me can't figure out how to get into the #@*% thing
by painless
Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

AngusWolfe wrote:Corned beef has me appreciative of all cylindrical cans. Stupid bloody shape.
gotta disagree with that one!!
that tapered shape makes it easy to get the corned beef out of the can in one lump (and if you really, really, want to stack 'em neatly just alternate each can right side up/inverted)
by painless
Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

The phrase 'moving forward'. Completely meaningless, bulls**t, management buzzword.Moving forward we need to look at ways to increase our profits.It will be interesting to see what impact this has on the team, moving forward.etc.Adds nothing to the conversationI have to put up with this sort of rub...
by painless
Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Jules bianchi's replacement.
Replies: 135
Views: 22999

Re: Jules bianchi's replacement.

F1 is a business just as much as it is a sport these days. To compete you have to....compete. Morality and ethics have no place where money is involved. I'd like to echo that. Sport is full of passion and emotion and "true sportsmen" are often blind to the business and financial needs of their call...
by painless
Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523425

Re: The Joke Thread

It's been a #$%@* awful day - we need a joke. A businessman is asked to give an after dinner speech and, although nervous about public speaking, he accepts. He jots down a some notes in the back of his chauffeured limo on the way to the function. His nervousness increases as he eats his way through ...
by painless
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

And still on the supermarket topic; the line of shopping carts that are apparently welded together so you can't get the damned thing. (ask me how my morning went today!)
by painless
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:27 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How long can a rookie go without a win?
Replies: 13
Views: 3112

Re: How long can a rookie go without a win?

How long is a rookie a rookie?
by painless
Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The 'I need a bit of a pick me up' thread
Replies: 22
Views: 8631

Re: The sad thread

I can understand most of what you are going through (I have no kids so that part escapes me) Over the years my wife and I have adopted (or been adopted by) several dogs. One dog which "followed me home" (according to my wife) we had for a long time but suffered a stroke while my wife was out of town...
by painless
Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: If you were setting up a race team...
Replies: 33
Views: 5618

Re: If you were setting up a race team...

Ronnie Knows Racing
with chassis numbers SNO T1, T2 etc
by painless
Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Russian GP and Russian invasion in Ukraine
Replies: 87
Views: 14225

Re: Russian GP and Russian invasion in Ukraine

I seem to remember a boycott of Moscow Olympics and the Soviets just turned around and marched right back out of Afghanistan didn't they?
I don't think the loss of a GP (however important it may seem to those here) is going to sway Vlad the invader one iota.
by painless
Fri Aug 22, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2014 Belgium free practice & Qualifying thread
Replies: 217
Views: 30459

Re: 2014 Belgium free practice & Qualifying thread

Inappropriate post removed.
by painless
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

[quote="moby"]
Consider combining a holiday with some bulk purchases?[/quote

Just before Canadian Grand Prix that is exactly what I do! A year's supply of spaghetti, toilet paper, mineral water,flour, coffee. etc. etc. etc. I just uncrated 12 cubic metres of stuff - but no shoes!
by painless
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much water?
Replies: 11
Views: 3613

Re: How much water?

Makes you appreciate just how shallow the oceans are in relation to the size of the Earth. I remember seeing (and feeling) a supposed correctly carved relief model of the earth (can't remember which museum) and it's remarkably smooth. the little lumpy bits we live on are not easily distinguished fr...
by painless
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 431827

Re: Annoyances

I live in the Arctic - this is not annoying I need to buy shoes - this is only very slightly annoying I have wide feet (like a duck) and need correspondingly wide shoes - again only slightly annoying I go online in search of wide fitting shoes and find a site Go through choices, colour, style etc et...
by painless
Fri Aug 08, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari restructuring, sacking of engine chief, etc.
Replies: 39
Views: 7585

Re: Ferrari restructuring, sacking of engine chief, etc.

Laura23 wrote:or he decides to go into high level Italian politics
Bunga-bunga?
by painless
Thu Aug 07, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Have I Got News For You.
Replies: 20
Views: 5236

Re: Have I Got News For You.

moby wrote: LOL. It was 208 with the "tranny" (it meant something else then) peached on the edge of the bath at 6:00 after work
not wishing to turn this into a Pirate radio nostalgia thread but then came Radio Caroline, Radio London, Kenny Everret et al. All until Aug 14th 1967 - anniversary soon!
by painless
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Have I Got News For You.
Replies: 20
Views: 5236

Re: Have I Got News For You.

Erm...None of the above.
I do watch the news but I can't say I follow the stories intently. Equally I don't think I sit there like a drooling moron letting the programme wash over me.
by painless
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: GP2 v F1 are we brain washed? Style over substance.
Replies: 59
Views: 8542

Re: GP2 v F1 are we brain washed? Style over substance.

I am supposed to be working but hey, I'm self-employed and I read most of this thread but I wanted to go back to the question posed at the start. Are we brain-washed? I think those who are being asked the question are a self-selecting sample - the name of the website is a bit of a clue. Me, I'm on t...
by painless
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Museum - viewing pleasure during your summer break!
Replies: 32
Views: 5019

Re: Ferrari Museum - viewing pleasure during your summer bre

Honda Quick wrote:Donahue drove and see if any of those cars are in the Porsche Museum.
I am not sure how frequently or how much exhibits are turned over at Porsche museum. A couple of years ago I did see about half a dozen 917's including the "Pink Pig" and the Can-Am car which I believe was driven by Donahue.
by painless
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari Museum - viewing pleasure during your summer break!
Replies: 32
Views: 5019

Re: Ferrari Museum - viewing pleasure during your summer bre

Would love to check off Mercedes next. Then I'll be content for auto musuems. Noooo!! If you're going to do Mercedes (and you should) then you'll be close to Porsche and you have to do that one. And go back to Italy for the Alfa Romeo museum (It's in Milan area how could you have missed it?) That's...
by painless
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Ferrari restructuring, sacking of engine chief, etc.
Replies: 39
Views: 7585

Re: Ferrari restructuring, sacking of engine chief, etc.

Blake wrote:There was no LUCK involved, it was Luca's time driving for Lancia's rally team that brought him to the attention of Ferrari. That is not luck, that is earning your way.
Being Agnelli's golden boy at FIAT didn't hurt his chances either! Luca's here to stay (unless he catches politics)
by painless
Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Thai Massage and other bucket list favourites.
Replies: 19
Views: 5608

Re: Thai Massage and other bucket list favourites.

purchville wrote:Caught, tagged and released a black marlin back in 2004. That was always a bucket list item for me
Did the game fishing thing quite a few years ago. Proved to myself that Hemingway I am not. Still want to do the hot-air balloon safari. Anyone done this/know where/why/who etc?
by painless
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523425

Re: The Joke Thread

moby wrote: I know someone who called his cat after his mother-in-law. Funt its name is. (true)
That's better than "Cooking Fat"!