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by painless
Sat May 04, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The Most Underrated Champion
Replies: 144
Views: 16168

Re: The Most Underrated Champion

A lot of this depends on each person's perspective and knowledge of history. For the majority that occupy forums like this, since it's English-speaking and heavily influenced by British tabloid media, such drivers as Mansell and Hamilton dominate, while others are casually dismissed. I could not ag...
by painless
Sat May 04, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Joke Thread
Replies: 1173
Views: 523772

Re: The Joke Thread

Sticking with the cowboy/horse theme.... A cowboy rides into town, hitches his horse to the a rail then walks around and lifts the tail of his horse and plants a big wet kiss right on its pickle. a fellow watching all this asks him "Say, why did you kiss your horse on his pickle?" and the ...
by painless
Sun Apr 28, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Your reaction right after a race ends?
Replies: 41
Views: 5372

Re: Your reaction right after a race ends?

I have a flagpole outside my house up which, if the result warrants it, I run a flag. We also open a bottle of champagne as an aperitif that evening. Less than favourable result? leave up the windsock and eat bread and water.
by painless
Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could live anywhere – where? Advice needed?
Replies: 17
Views: 2956

Re: If you could live anywhere – where? Advice needed?

flyer wrote:I've never been there except the airport, but doesn't everyone like Holland?

Yes they do, that's why the house prices and the traffic are mental!
by painless
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: FIA to reduce a cars turbo as a penalty in '14?
Replies: 50
Views: 8223

Re: FIA to reduce a cars turbo as a penalty in '14?

No. It also penalizes the poor SoB stuck behind Mr Wide'n'slow. And what happens when the turbo kicks back in? Penalties also need to be seen by the spectator; the TV viewer may get it but those actually in the crowd may not know why X suddenly slowed.
by painless
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: If you could live anywhere – where? Advice needed?
Replies: 17
Views: 2956

Re: If you could live anywhere – where? Advice needed?

I left UK over twenty years ago so I'm not really current but do you really want to go somewhere where the economy is going down the crapper? Do you believe they won't tax you up the ying-yang to get out of that? I think proximity and ease of travel may be something of an illusion; what's another co...
by painless
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Can't stand Paul Di Resta!
Replies: 81
Views: 9926

Re: Can't stand Paul Di Resta!

slide wrote:i like paul , he is not a bullshitter , and seems to be a very geniune character - he not the best to interview , possibly , and not much of a joker , but i think you very much get what you see

Yeah, but what I see is a spud.
by painless
Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Winston Churchill To Appear On £5 Notes
Replies: 13
Views: 3537

Re: Winston Churchill To Appear On £5 Notes

I don't have a problem with Churchill on the fiver (I no longer live in the UK anyway) What I do have a problem with is the holier than thou types who come up with some specious argument against anyone you might want on a banknote. One man's hero is usually the other man's villain and all the politi...
by painless
Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: When you die where do you go?
Replies: 48
Views: 9010

Re: When you die where do you go?

Apparently now the teapot is also an option.
see Rita Mcneil (sp?) funeral
by painless
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: BlackBerry Sponsoring Mercedes. Good for Canadian viewers?
Replies: 13
Views: 2224

Re: BlackBerry Sponsoring Mercedes. Good for Canadian viewe

yeah, they are quite poor. TSN are quite poor like the Pacific is a bit damp. I once saw that Vic Whassisname in Montreal and it took a great deal of willpower not to knee him in the big boy's danglies. I am in Nunavut and our local cable listing sucks to the point of not being able to trust the pu...
by painless
Fri Apr 19, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: When you die where do you go?
Replies: 48
Views: 9010

Re: When you die where do you go?

You are constantly turning over (not in the spinning in your grave sense) hair nails skin blood bone etc. all constantly being replenished during life You today is not the same "you" as last year if you consider individual atoms; many have gone and more have arrived. I am fond of telling m...
by painless
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stirling Moss says Women lack the mental skill for F1
Replies: 191
Views: 19512

Re: Stirling Moss says Women lack the mental skill for F1

Maybe the problem is that none of the women Moss knows have the mental aptitude for F1. So the guy knows the wrong women, you can't crucify him for that.
by painless
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 to be 5 seconds slower in 2014!
Replies: 57
Views: 10240

Re: F1 to be 5 seconds slower in 2014!

Laura23 wrote:That'll give the tyre whiners something to talk about next year at least.

And slightly longer to whine!

5 seconds times about 60 laps equals a whole 5 minute rant! Next year I will buy earplugs
by painless
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is Fred destined to be an all-time great?
Replies: 79
Views: 9119

Re: Is Fred destined to be an all-time great?

mcdo wrote:He already is

Subject line too long by three words: Be, to and destined, and the answer is still yes. the man (kid then) was being applauded while in a Minardi and has only got better.
by painless
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Stirling Moss says Women lack the mental skill for F1
Replies: 191
Views: 19512

Re: Stirling Moss says Women lack the mental skill for F1

I'm with Voltaire on this one "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" Mind you, Voltaire also said "The composition of a tragedy requires testicles" Is it not better for all concerned that Moss reveals his biases and does not waste the ...
by painless
Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fine Dining verses Home Cooking Thread
Replies: 12
Views: 2237

Re: Fine Dining verses Home Cooking Thread

Do I want to get into a foodie argument? Yeah sure. On Saturday I had for dinner; Foie gras with caramelized apples and a mixed salad Fish (Char) with celery and a walnut oil sauce Cheeses Profiteroles with a choice of chocolate or melba sauce real fancy dining right? here's the kicker..I cooked it ...
by painless
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Is there an alternative to the safety car?
Replies: 38
Views: 4795

Re: Is there an alternative to the safety car?

Detours. A few guys leaning on shovels, some traffic cones and a few confusing signs that run out of directions once you're thoroughly lost and maybe enforced by the odd road roller here and there.
by painless
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Dry weekend ahead :)
Replies: 21
Views: 2981

Re: Dry weekend ahead :)

The subject line had me seriously worried for a few seconds. A whole weekend with no booze?! I am hoping to crack open a celebratory bottle of something after all-dry race.
by painless
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 239871

Re: Awesomeness

Just checked my schedule; Friday is a half day because of our spring festival (Toonik Tyme) so afternoon off, China practice on the haunted fish tank - sweet!
by painless
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: An Experiment Via Poll
Replies: 65
Views: 7588

Re: An Experiment Via Poll

No. To whom are you trying to prove your worth? None listed seem to be the sort of people I would seek to prove anything to.
by painless
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Security Evasion at Formula One Events
Replies: 35
Views: 6514

Re: Security Evasion at Formula One Events

Once we didn't so much evade security by breaking in as much as we failed to leave. Went to Brands Hatch for the Friday and camped/hid in woods Friday and Saturday night. remember also "borrowing" a punnet of strawberries from Tyrell as we strolled through paddock. Try that now and they'd ...
by painless
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The “Moan about work” Thread
Replies: 30
Views: 5226

Re: The “Moan about work” Thread

I too am self-employed and while I can't say I hate the job there are certainly occasions when I would much rather be doing ANYTHING else!! the retirement home is almost complete, but not close to being paid for yet so a few more years to go. Maybe there should be a separate thread for the self empl...
by painless
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Formula One launches race unfixing probe
Replies: 7
Views: 2323

Re: Formula One launches race unfixing probe

The phrase "entertainment experience" just made me have an instant nightmare of audience being asked to VOTE NOW ! Race!/ Don't race Text your vote to...Oh god I can't stand it
by painless
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Awesomeness
Replies: 511
Views: 239871

Re: Awesomeness

About time for this thread to move up the board again so: Jarno Trulli's Grappa Don't know if it's available in UK (why would it not be?) but found some in the SAQ in Montreal and it's pretty damned good stuff. Also some of his wine is none too shabby either.
by painless
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Least favourite driver and why?
Replies: 175
Views: 29938

Re: Least favourite driver and why?

I once read a review of a Van Morrison show (a musician I greatly like) which said "Sings like an angel - looks like a potato" Di Resta, I have to say looks pretty spud like and performs at a very average level Case closed.
by painless
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 432074

Re: Annoyances

pack some sandwiches, they'll get the hint
by painless
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nick Fry Stepped down from Merc
Replies: 16
Views: 3588

Re: Nick Fry Stepped down from Merc

Ask Dorothy.

Sorry, couldn't resist that one
by painless
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So tyred!
Replies: 53
Views: 7392

Re: So tyred!

F1 supposed to be going green? shouldn't one set of tyres last the whole season?
by painless
Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 432074

Re: Annoyances

I use my snowmobile for my daily commute. Snow + Mobile.= get to work on time Guess which part of the equation puts a major crimp in the travel plans if it's absent.
by painless
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: the Cyprus financial issue
Replies: 13
Views: 3323

Re: the Cyprus financial issue

One way or another they will get it out of you. When you make the money they tax your income, when you spend your money they tax you: sales tax GST VAT whatever it is, If you spend it on specific items they tax you: booze, petrol, smokes. If you own stuff they tax you, property taxes rates call it w...
by painless
Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The meaning of life thread
Replies: 54
Views: 8344

Re: The meaning of life thread

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by painless
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Fangio's f1 merc turns up in a warehouse!
Replies: 54
Views: 9622

Re: Fangio's f1 merc turns up in a warehouse!

In some ways I hope Mercedes does not buy it. I went to the Mercedes museum a couple of years ago, the building itself is amazing but the contents are thoroughly mind-blowing. I think, however that you get overloaded and by the time you get to this it's going to be "Oh yeah, Fangio's car, ho hu...
by painless
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 432074

Re: Annoyances

Gothalamide wrote:Are you in the US?


Canada but I lived in the UK before and actually liked some of the ads for their sense of humour (Cadbury's smash sticks in my mind)
by painless
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 603002

Re: Attending a GP

Crispy Condor? Did Colonel Sanders conquer The Andes?
by painless
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 432074

Re: Annoyances

I hate a lot of music. maybe this should go in the What makes you feel old thread but while were being annoyed TV adverts for drugs when they hardly mention the condition the drug is for but jabber for forty five seconds straight on the side-effects as in "Stiffawillynil!!! may cause hotdog fi...
by painless
Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 603002

Re: Attending a GP

Apologies if it's already been asked and answered, but this year we're planning on going to the Belgian Grand Prix seeing as I'm 21 and the mother is 50. My question is does anyone know if Spa is the same as Silverstone, in the sense that if you have a grandstand ticket, you can sit anywhere you wa...
by painless
Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Have you ever thought...
Replies: 14
Views: 2819

Re: Have you ever thought...

This should probably be in the joke thread but it's spider related. A guy met his friend who told him that spiders' ears are in their legs and to prove it he had a trained spider who would come when called. Sure enough he put the spider in the centre of the table and called his name "Here Spide...
by painless
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes you feel old?
Replies: 101
Views: 13730

Re: What makes you feel old?

Racing cars without wings and aero sh** and thinking "Yeah, I remember that one"
Also kids thinking Shakespeare and the Beatles were contemporaries.
And the doc starting the conversation with "Well, at your age........."
by painless
Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Have you ever thought...
Replies: 14
Views: 2819

Re: Have you ever thought...

I have often thought about this. I hunt (for food not for sport) and I must admit that it does worry me if I don't achieve a quick, clean kill. I also have, over the years, adopted several stray mutts (to offset the hunting guilt??) and my wife is convinced some have shown gratitude. I don't know ab...
by painless
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 603002

Re: Attending a GP

F1 Canuck. Could not agree more. By far the most civilised way to go is via Metro but I would add that leaving the circuit at the end of the day may be better by walking (I have a place in Old Montreal so I'm lucky) but it beats having your nose jammed in someone's armpit on a crowded Metro train. T...