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by painless
Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 432074

Re: Annoyances

And that idiot taxi driver who tried to kill me this morning. But on a more positive note; clean underwear twice in one day!
by painless
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 432074

Re: Annoyances

If it is left open for 60secs the freezer beeps, the fridge door activates the beep after 90 secs, the microwave beeps, the dishwasher beeps, the oven beeps, the washing machine beeps. If anyone gives me a beeping appliance for Christmas I shall not be responsible for my actions. I'm bleeping fed up...
by painless
Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How many will be buying these?
Replies: 20
Views: 3804

Re: How many will be buying these?

I tried to get one but they don't have Canada as a shipping option. *inaudible*!
by painless
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chrismo's Dog House and Beer Garden
Replies: 507
Views: 388342

Re: Chrismo's Dog House and Beer Garden

Just got home, took the dog (Pudding) out; minus forty-one with windchill! I think I need a large Scotch.
by painless
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Who is your motorsport hero?
Replies: 78
Views: 8225

Re: Who is your motorsport hero?

The first two drivers in 18whatever who gave each other a look and then floored it (or re-set the throttle lever) and the snot-nosed kid who was watching them. It all started there.
by painless
Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 432074

Re: Annoyances

And while we are with the hypochondriacs let's not forget shock as in "I was like in total shock"
Surprised? maybe, astounded? perhaps, scared s***tless? possibly but in shock? probably not.
Shock is a medical emergency caused (usually) by blood loss or infection NOT by a little scare!
by painless
Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prank call to the hospital - possible suicide.
Replies: 43
Views: 10261

Re: Prank call to the hospital - possible suicide.

My apologies for not reading story. Saw this on TV at work as scrolling headline referring to "Nurse involved" and jumped to wrong conclusion. Did not have time to go to website for full story.
by painless
Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Prank call to the hospital - possible suicide.
Replies: 43
Views: 10261

Re: Prank call to the hospital - possible suicide.

OK. Patient confidentiality is absolute but who's going to say no to someone you think is Ma Windsor? She should never have been put in that position. (Of having to refuse the Queen) Any other case would probably have got nurse rap on knuckles, this case would probably have been dealt with more seve...
by painless
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Annoyances
Replies: 1620
Views: 432074

Re: Annoyances

Unfortunately (?) we live in a (mostly) free world where one person's preference, for say chewing with the mouth open, is another's annoyance. Sadly personal freedom does not extend to wrapping their face in duct tape satisfying though this may be. I know I'll get crucified for this but... Cyclists....
by painless
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Pic in Caterham
Replies: 40
Views: 5314

Re: Pic in Caterham

Johnston wrote:Topic review - Pic in Caterham



So that's Sochi out the window then is it?
by painless
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: The best title finale of all-time?
Replies: 44
Views: 6473

Re: The best title finale of all-time?

For drama, characters involved, circumstances, all that stuff, listened to on a crappy transistor radio (yes, really) Hunt/Lauda Japan.
and I guess the Timo Glock school of overtaking episode a distant second.
by painless
Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Calming down before the start..
Replies: 56
Views: 16515

Re: Calming down before the start..

Beta blockers!
by painless
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: F1 Racing...Peter Windsor...
Replies: 11
Views: 2394

Re: F1 Racing...Peter Windsor...

A dental hygienist once wished me "God's speed' - I just asked her where.
by painless
Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: How's it looking Stateside?
Replies: 36
Views: 5481

Re: How's it looking Stateside?

[quote][/quote][quote="metamorphomisk"]   Post subject:  Re: How's it looking Stateside?   I live in canada and the race will not be shown live as well. TSN will show the race 8 hours later...... Ridiculous...... Also, even though I pay to get speed coverage, f1 on speed is blocked for can...
by painless
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Chrismo's Dog House and Beer Garden
Replies: 507
Views: 388342

Re: Chrismo's Dog House and Beer Garden

Cruising towards five o'clock. few people to see, staff paid, it's all good
Put the gin in the freezer Ethel!
by painless
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Which track do you look most forward to each year?
Replies: 57
Views: 5484

Re: Which track do you look most forward to each year?

Montreal -not least because I can walk home to my apartment!
Monza - don't get to go every year but the place just oozes history
Love Spa and used to like Brands Hatch and Zandvoort
by painless
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Phone switch
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: Phone switch

Dunno about a phone -you don't want a wrong number turning on your heating I am currently building a house (having a house built) in Quebec but I live in Nunavut so I have specified an internet control for the heating. Should be able to turn heat on or off remotely (also the A/C) Cost was about $600...
by painless
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Proof that things even out in the end?
Replies: 74
Views: 7803

Re: Proof that things even out in the end?

So you want an evening out?
by painless
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Swearing on the podium
Replies: 248
Views: 33374

Re: Swearing on the podium

maybe if we had proper flags instead of pictures of flags then the FIA could ask people to clean up the f***ing language
by painless
Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Karthikeyan's and Rosberg's crash!
Replies: 32
Views: 6261

Re: Karthikeyan's and Rosberg's crash!

Britney finds a cucumber. No, don't go there.
by painless
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Attending a GP
Replies: 684
Views: 603002

Re: Attending a GP

I would be interested to hear the views of anyone who has been to Spa and sat in a grandstand. I have been 3 times but every time we were GA. As much as there are plenty of great GA spots, I am bored of queueing from 7am to get on the banks early. What grandstands have people sat in? What where the...
by painless
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: your local track
Replies: 45
Views: 5012

Re: your local track

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve - but Montreal is about a thousand miles away from Iqaluit.
We did have a snowmobile race from here to Kimmirut (and similar with dog sleds) but that's more like a rally
by painless
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: i liked the fact yesterdays race there was no 2nd chances...
Replies: 38
Views: 5920

Re: i liked the fact yesterdays race there was no 2nd chance

But F1 isn't a "show" it's a race. Unlike NASCAR which in modern times is less race and more "show" Absolutely 100% agree. The need for "show" driven by the need to sell product and appeal to casual viewers while it may have produced some benefits in certain areas of t...
by painless
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Driver Penalties: A New Proposal
Replies: 48
Views: 11920

Re: Driver Penalties: A New Proposal

We used to have a rule where only some of the results could be counted (don't remember numbers but say best twelve of fifteen) Could this not be introduced into the system? No infractions? count all your results, bit of a Mad Donald and you might only get to count a couple of results. This does not ...
by painless
Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: i liked the fact yesterdays race there was no 2nd chances...
Replies: 38
Views: 5920

Re: i liked the fact yesterdays race there was no 2nd chance

I agree,
A mistake leads to consequences without possibly contentious stewards' decision.
A bit harsh on anyone nerfed off and may make overtaking a less rewarding experience if you screw up (or are screwed up) This needs work!
by painless
Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Which national leader would you like to bring back, and why?
Replies: 43
Views: 7672

Re: Which national leader would you like to bring back, and

Pierre Trudeau (cooler than Clinton)
Ted Heath (greater comic potential - could also opt for Berlosconi here)
Idi Amin but only briefly enough to see he got what he deserved (also could opt for Bokasa and a wide range of other assorted bastards)
Brehznev (nice hats)
by painless
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Home Brewing
Replies: 16
Views: 4277

Re: Home Brewing

Don't get too experimental; here in Baffin one favourite is hairspray squirted through Coke (yes, really)
by painless
Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Other motorsports???
Replies: 22
Views: 3548

Re: Other motorsports???

try to avert your eyes but just listen occasionally to NASCAR commentary - one of the few things that is understated in this series "Bubba looks a little loose" Translation - Bubba just ploughed into a wall " A little bumpin' an' bangin" translation - multi-car pile up "Mont...
by painless
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: New 'Best things since sliced bread' !!
Replies: 22
Views: 5090

Re: New 'Best things since sliced bread' !!

I cannot even bear to watch my wife using a bread knife (or most other sharp instruments) Being left-handed is only the start. loaf looks like a casualty from some Roman arena afterwards. Greatest thing(s) since sliced bread in no particular order Ikea door and drawer dampers Anything I can set with...
by painless
Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Any Spanish Members into familiy trees etc?
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Re: Any Spanish Members into familiy trees etc?

Was there not once an Irish Bullfighter - or have I been at the strong medications again? I have not tried any of these online family tree services mainly because I do not have any interest - I'll meet 'em soon enough! I did once once spend an afternoon traipsing round a Belgian cemetery looking for...
by painless
Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: sponsors value for money?
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: sponsors value for money?

Got called away mid-post and did not have time to expand on theme but basically I don't use/own much of anything advertised on cars or drivers' suits and wondered if others were similarly unimpressed by advertising. I do not make a concious effort to avoid products (or to spell! conscious ) but I do...
by painless
Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: sponsors value for money?
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

sponsors value for money?

Not sure if this is off topic or not but do sponsors get value for money? How many products/services do you buy because they are F1 sponsors? I don't drink Red Bull, I don't drink Lucozade, I do (now and then) pour Johnnie Walker down the little red lane (I also consume more than my fair share of Ja...
by painless
Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: So for the first time, Lewis is using a white helmet..
Replies: 63
Views: 19433

Re: So for the first time, Lewis is using a white helmet..

Johnston wrote:Surprised no body has made a purple helmet joke yet .


So here it is: the difference between pink and purple???

Grip.
by painless
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Re-design the body
Replies: 70
Views: 13533

Re: Re-design the body

you can get rid of anything. re-design can be as radical or as subtle as you wish.

How about an eyeball on a finger (quite handy!)
re-site the waste disposal for greater accuracy, easier clean up etc.
still surprised no-one's opted for wheels
by painless
Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Re-design the body
Replies: 70
Views: 13533

Re: Re-design the body

In heaven no-one kicks you in the balls! This whole train of thought was started by the ban on performance enhancing drugs and my burning desire to make a ton of money flogging surgical enhancements for athletic performance (the snorkel-style nostrils etc) And now we have para-athletes whining about...
by painless
Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Re-design the body
Replies: 70
Views: 13533

Re-design the body

I'm supposed to be re-designing the kitchen but I'm bored and the mind wanders...
If you had to re-design the human body what would you change? Less ear hair? add some wheels? few spare thumbs? nostrils round the back of the head for easier swimming (not backstroke)
by painless
Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Silly season
Replies: 37
Views: 8293

Re: Silly season

I have it on good authority the HRT is about to go tits up and be bought by a revitalised Hummer concern. They can still use some of the old Letterhead/logo etc (HummeR Team) Their cut and paste skills are second to none. Maldonado confirmed #2 (he is a bit of a number two is he not?) Liuzzi back fo...
by painless
Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What do you think of universal benefits for pensioners?
Replies: 10
Views: 2556

Re: What do you think of universal benefits for pensioners?

Since when did any government feel constrained to make good on every manifesto pledge? But OK for the sake of fairness, if such a thing is desirable in an unfair world, let all pensioners have these benefits for the asking. Not given automatically but available to those who request them. The pension...
by painless
Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Watching race on the circuit vs Watching it on TV
Replies: 43
Views: 6959

Re: Watching race on the circuit vs Watching it on TV

As the years roll by the income (happily) creeps upwards too. Have now moved from a soggy bit of tarpaulin in General Admission to Grandstand seats. Also moved from UK to Canada! Have to admit I used to take a sh**load of stuff to races: stopwatches, cameras, lenses, radios, binoculars, food and now...
by painless
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:16 pm
Forum: F1 & Motorsport Forum
Topic: Best European Formula 1 and Motorsport experiences
Replies: 9
Views: 1675

Re: Best European Formula 1 and Motorsport experiences

In Milan one year we went to the Alfa Romeo museum. This gets zero publicity and was almost deserted (this at Italian GP time!) even the guy on the gate seem surprised that they had a museum! Oh, and it's free - all you have to do is find it! Also worth the visit is the Mercedes Museum and the Porsc...