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Published by Christine Blachford

This week, I've stolen a line from the children's TV show Blue Peter. They occasionally do live questions and take responses from the viewers, just to prove they are live, I think. A couple of week's ago, the question was this: If you could be number one in the world at anything, what would it be? It can be sports, but doesn't have to be. I think I would like to be number one in the world at baking bread. I'm not very good at it, but I'd like to be better. And maybe eating it too. How about you?




  • hellooooooo

  • Mr C is unlocking all the doors, no doubt. Come on in.

  • hello fellow hangers!

    *sits at the bar*

  • Mr C is unlocking all the doors, no doubt. Come on in.

    i'm just changing the barrels.

  • I would like to be number one at eating everything in sight and never gaining a pound #hungry

  • Hey guys! Can you do me a favour?

  • if i could be number one at anything, it would have to be number one rubens fan.

    Was going to give a cheesy answer but no, number 1 rubens fan would be awesome :)

  • Was going to give a cheesy answer but no, number 1 rubens fan would be awesome :)

    Surely you are that already!

  • Surely you are that already!

    i havent met him yet! it's not good enough.

    must.do.better.

  • i havent met him yet! it's not good enough.

    I would have thought Rubens would love Goodwood and you would have met him there

  • i havent met him yet! it's not good enough.

    I have. You can have mine.

  • Helloo, SidepodPeople. I don't know what I'd like to be number one at, there are so many things to choose from...

  • Bartender! Screwdriver! and hold the Orange Juice.......

  • Hey guys! Can you do me a favour?

    Depends what it is!

  • I have. You can have mine.

    and mine!

  • I would have thought Rubens would love Goodwood and you would have met him there

    i'm not sure if he's ever been amazingly. Not in the years I have anyways, it's a shame. He seems to rarely be in the UK for fan type of stuff after the Honda years

  • i'm not sure if he's ever been amazingly. Not in the years I have anyways, it's a shame. He seems to rarely be in the UK for fan type of stuff after the Honda years

    Being in Indycar will not help that, either.

  • and mine!

    the closest I have come is when kathi and emma got his autograph for me at spa. I still have it on my shelf :)

  • the closest I have come is when kathi and emma got his autograph for me at spa. I still have it on my shelf :)

    i forgot they did that!

  • Good afternoon there. I dunno what I'm drinking today, but I do know that whenever I go to the bar, it will be a different one! Surprise me.

  • Gonna get my plug in early, it must be Franck o'clock: mrschristine.com/…e-that-sometimes/

    Do plug if you have anything to share.

  • is it possible to be number one at being number one?

  • Do plug if you have anything to share.

    Kai put a post up last night

    imissthecomments.…/20/travel-ideas/

    Afternoon peeps

  • Gonna get my plug in early, it must be Franck o'clock: mrschristine.com/…e-that-sometimes/

    i can plug something this week!

    I used a kindle for the first time friday. It was glorious. toata.co.uk/2012/…s-a-kindle-magic/

  • If you could be number one in the world at anything

    Either best Captain of a (ice) hockey team, pticher of a baseball team or the guy actually running the world then.....

  • Do plug if you have anything to share.

    northernwaffler.wordpress.com for all sorts of Eurovision fun! And the fourth part whenever I can be bothered to finish it.

  • northernwaffler.wordpress.com for all sorts of Eurovision fun! And the fourth part whenever I can be bothered to finish it.

    Is it Eurovision time again? They must do four of those a year now

  • northernwaffler.wordpress.com for all sorts of Eurovision fun! And the fourth part whenever I can be bothered to finish it.

    i am loving your eurovision posts :D

  • northernwaffler.wordpress.com for all sorts of Eurovision fun! And the fourth part whenever I can be bothered to finish it.

    ive enjoyed reading your posts but i still refuse to listen to the songs until the saturday night

  • Do plug if you have anything to share.

    What about a pre-plug?

    Going to the Monaco GP Badger Bash in London next week. Will do a post if it's a good'un

  • Is it Eurovision time again? They must do four of those a year now

    Technically it's three, but you know.

    Thanks for the compliments.

  • What about a pre-plug?

    Preplugging also encouraged :)

  • Hey guys! Can you do me a favour?

    I have a poll at my website underpressureofso…rt.wordpress.com/ where I am trying to find the unluckiest ever Dutch F1 driver. s/He has to be Dutch to be used in a minor plot device for a script I planned to send your guys way in time for Indy.....

  • Also as I mentioned on twitter earlier, muse are going to be carrying the torchwood torch today at 5pm though teignmouth. i still find it incredibly odd!

  • I would like to plug mine and Pats visit to Cardiff and Lukeh and ask if anyone else wants to come along :D

  • Also as I mentioned on twitter earlier, muse are going to be carrying the torchwood torch today at 5pm though teignmouth. i still find it incredibly odd!

    olympic torch, i mean.

    see, it's broken my head

  • I would like to plug mine and Pats visit to Cardiff and Lukeh and ask if anyone else wants to come along :D

    When are you going to Cardiff?

  • olympic torch, i mean.

    The Torchwood torch sounds interesting!

  • When are you going to Cardiff?

    July 25 for the womens Olympic football :D

  • The Torchwood torch sounds interesting!

    barrowman!! *shakes fist*

  • July 25 for the womens Olympic football :D

    Sounds like a fun reason to visit

  • barrowman!! *shakes fist*

    Am i right to picture Tennant from Never Mind the Buzzcocks?

  • Sounds like a fun reason to visit

    NZ v GB, things might get violent in the stands :D

  • Am i right to picture Tennant from Never Mind the Buzzcocks?

    spot on :D

  • I would like to plug mine and Pats visit to Cardiff and Lukeh and ask if anyone else wants to come along :D

    oooh, are we doing pubbing in cardiff?

  • oooh, are we doing pubbing in cardiff?

    no :( but pubbing in london 24 hours later!

  • oooh, are we doing pubbing in cardiff?

    you should definitely join us!

  • I have a poll at my website underpressureofso…rt.wordpress.com/ where I am trying to find the unluckiest ever Dutch F1 driver. s/He has to be Dutch to be used in a minor plot device for a script I planned to send your guys way in time for Indy.....

    I would say Sophie Kumpen because she was married to Jos Verstappen but she is Belgian

  • NZ v GB, things might get violent in the stands :D

    All twelve of you in the ground?

  • although the football starts at 4pm and if pubs open in the morning ;)

  • All twelve of you in the ground?

    11,003 :P

  • no :( but pubbing in london 24 hours later!

    how are you managing that?!

  • All twelve of you in the ground?

    It's Wales and New Zealand, so they're probably all related.

  • monaco 2008 on sky sports f1.

    mmmm lovely honda car.

  • although the football starts at 4pm and if pubs open in the morning ;)

    You're going to the pub without your landlord? Shocking behaviour ;)

  • 11,003 :P

    In like an 80,000 seater? That's less than what Wales get...

  • mmmm lovely honda car.

    Nice and slow so you enjoy all its features.

  • Nice and slow so you enjoy all its features.

    exactly, we get to admire it's dumboflugels :)

  • how are you managing that?!

    back to london on a train after the match, wake up on thursday, watch some torch relay, drink some beer, eat some mini pies or other snack, perfect :D

  • back to london on a train after the match, wake up on thursday, watch some torch relay, drink some beer, eat some mini pies or other snack, perfect :D

    amazing. not sure we could manage two meetups in two days.

  • In like an 80,000 seater? That's less than what Wales get...

    there was 11,000 sold before the last round of ticket sales so i assume more sold then, but yes, it won't be anywhere near full which is why even though we don't have tickets yet I'm not worried about not getting any :D

  • back to london on a train after the match, wake up on thursday, watch some torch relay, drink some beer, eat some mini pies or other snack, perfect :D

    Not sure how to break this gently, I'm not sure mini pies are still on the menu these days

  • I have a poll at my website underpressureofso…rt.wordpress.com/ where I am trying to find the unluckiest ever Dutch F1 driver. s/He has to be Dutch to be used in a minor plot device for a script I planned to send your guys way in time for Indy.....

    blockquote>I would say Sophie Kumpen because she was married to Jos Verstappen but she is Belgian<

    Being married to Sophie Kumpen could be used by Jos to lap the field in this race, Steven.... :p

  • amazing. not sure we could manage two meetups in two days.

    We is old now.

  • Not sure how to break this gently, I'm not sure mini pies are still on the menu these days

    thats good, they were gross anyway. #blasphemy

  • amazing. not sure we could manage two meetups in two days.

    my blood has been replaced with HOLIDAY JOY. It does strange things to me.

  • my blood has been replaced with HOLIDAY JOY. It does strange things to me.

    you're like an olympic father christmas

  • amazing. not sure we could manage two meetups in two days.

    Depends where these meetups are. Can't imagine travelling to London would be cheap during the Olympics.

  • Good afternoon there. I dunno what I'm drinking today, but I do know that whenever I go to the bar, it will be a different one! Surprise me.

    best start you off with some goldschlager ;)

  • you're like an olympic father christmas

    speaking of which, bassano, pat would like to know if he can borrow your couch :D

  • speaking of which, bassano, pat would like to know if he can borrow your couch :D

    Can't see that being an issue

  • Can't see that being an issue

    we thought it made more sense than him travelling from cardiff to patland then from patland to london the following day, plus i didnt fancy too much the idea of travelling by myself in the dark.

  • So Amy, anything going on in the world of tennis?

  • best start you off with some goldschlager ;)

    Christine was right, you do hate Umlauts :)

    Goldschläger

  • So Amy, anything going on in the world of tennis?

    the rome final starts in about 40 minutes! nadal v djokovic. then its time for RG! Who is not our Ryan or F1's Romain.

  • Hello Sidepodpeople!

    I really don't know what I'd like to be number one at. Maybe I'd like to trade it for being very good at several things...

  • Depends where these meetups are. Can't imagine travelling to London would be cheap during the Olympics.

    pricey no doubt, but we're only planning one meet-up this year and that'll be it.

    *grips desk for dear life*

  • the rome final starts in about 40 minutes! nadal v djokovic. then its time for RG! Who is not our Ryan or F1's Romain.

    i like roland garros, although it needs blue clay just to annoy people.

  • pricey no doubt, but we're only planning one meet-up this year and that'll be it.

    Well, if the meetup is in Cardiff that wouldn't be so bad.

  • the rome final starts in about 40 minutes! nadal v djokovic. then its time for RG! Who is not our Ryan or F1's Romain.

    I think to think unlike Roland Garros, it's always time for both me and Grosjean.

  • Christine was right, you do hate Umlauts :)

    doh, the admin that christine is having to do right now.

  • i am willing to bribe people to come to the meetup with the promise of foreign snack foods. any requests let me know ;)

    Mostly I just want to give Lukeh some Australian Fanta and watch his head explode.

  • i like roland garros, although it needs blue clay just to annoy people.

    Purple clay, green clay, pink clay...

  • Mostly I just want to give Lukeh some Australian Fanta and watch his head explode.

    it's not supposed to be orange coloured!

  • Well, if the meetup is in Cardiff that wouldn't be so bad.

    cardiff instead? possibly, but if people are leaving the same evening i guess it would be a short one?

  • Well, if the meetup is in Cardiff that wouldn't be so bad.

    meetup will be in london, the day before the opening ceremony, so technically not "during" the olympics, just ;)

  • Moto GP commentators gave away a Go Pro camera. Bet Mr C likes them better now

  • doh, the admin that christine is having to do right now.

    I am not doing the comments.

  • it's not supposed to be orange coloured!

    What colour is Fanta in Wales?

  • the rome final starts in about 40 minutes! nadal v djokovic. then its time for RG! Who is not our Ryan or F1's Romain.

    Anyone you recommend?

  • What colour is Fanta in Wales?

    yellow!

  • Moto GP commentators gave away a Go Pro camera. Bet Mr C likes them better now

    wha?? why?

  • Anyone you recommend?

    the french open is my least favourite slam so if you watch it just assume nadal will win it all :)

  • wha?? why?

    To one of the Moto 2 riders to do a behind the scenes weeken thing

  • To one of the Moto 2 riders to do a behind the scenes weeken thing

    ooooooh.

  • mum wants me to meet my second cousin while I'm in Cardiff. Her name is Catherine so she must be pretty cool.

  • the french open is my least favourite slam so if you watch it just assume nadal will win it all :)

    Because it is not blue?

  • ooooooh.

    Mr C was excited that he could have got his hands on one.

  • yellow!

    Have you considered the possibility that you're colour blind?

    Lemon Fanta is yellow. Orange Fanta is Orange

  • Lemon Fanta is yellow. Orange Fanta is Orange

    nah, your orange fanta is yellow. crazy.

  • mum wants me to meet my second cousin while I'm in Cardiff. Her name is Catherine so she must be pretty cool.

    Best make sure you have a distinctive handbag that day

  • Best make sure you have a distinctive handbag that day

    I will do.

  • nah, your orange fanta is yellow. crazy.

    No, it's Orange. Is this a conspiracy.

  • Best make sure you have a distinctive handbag that day

    I will do.

    Oh, you weren't talking to me, were you? This is awkward.

  • Lemon Fanta is yellow. Orange Fanta is Orange

    honestly, it's yellow. Amy has seen the shock with her own eyes too :)

  • Oh, you weren't talking to me, were you? This is awkward.

    I am sure Amy won't mind you having a nic bag too. unless it is better than her's

  • Oh, you weren't talking to me, were you? This is awkward.

    :)

  • I am sure Amy won't mind you having a nic bag too. unless it is better than her's

    That's okay then.

  • No, it's Orange. Is this a conspiracy.

    no this is orange https://www.coles…e7/ff/4817985.jpg yours doesn't look like that. yours looks wrong.

  • No, it's Orange. Is this a conspiracy.

    You think it's orange, until you see the actual orange stuff: secondratesnacks.…mages/orange3.jpg

  • Lemon Fanta is yellow. Orange Fanta is Orange

    orange as the french one or proper fluo-orange?

  • no this is orange https://www.coles…e7/ff/4817985.jpg yours doesn't look like that. ours looks wrong.

    I agree ;)

  • honestly, it's yellow. Amy has seen the shock with her own eyes too :)

    The Google pics do look a bit yellow. I never drink it so I just see the Orange cans

    I'm going to pretend this never happened

  • I'm going to pretend this never happened

    And apologise for calling Lukeh colourblind, hopefully.

  • I agree ;)

    Me too. Nothing is that orange.

  • orange as the french one or proper fluo-orange?

    Orangina is so much nicer than Fanta. Plus, if you shake the bottle, you wake the drink!

  • I agree ;)

    yours likes to trick me into thinking its actually orange juice. ours says 'hey! i'm made of all sorts of chemicals! i'm bad for you!'

  • And apologise for calling Lukeh colourblind, hopefully.

    Yes, that too

    Sorry Lukeh :)

  • yours likes to trick me into thinking its actually orange juice. ours says 'hey! i'm made of all sorts of chemicals! i'm bad for you!'

    I haven't had it for years, it's not the nicest of things. I just can't get over the fact it's orange in australia. That's like... like.. marmite being red!

  • I haven't had it for years, it's not the nicest of things. I just can't get over the fact it's orange in australia. That's like... like.. marmite being red!

    oh marmite, how i miss you #marmageddon

  • Sorry Lukeh :)

    no offence taken :)

    *secretly continues to make up colours nevertheless*

  • oh marmite, how i miss you #marmageddon

    Marmageddon must surely be about marmots!

  • Hehe, James Allen on the monaco 2008 coverage.

    "Mike, tell me about Adrian Sutil, he's always threatened to do something special hasn't he?"

  • Marmageddon must surely be about marmots!

    That would make for an excellent game!

  • Marmageddon must surely be about marmots!

    I did not invent the name of this catastrophe, i am just suffering through it :D

  • "Mike, tell me about Adrian Sutil, he's always threatened to do something special hasn't he?"

    Something special being crashing in the most peculiar ways.

  • Marmageddon must surely be about marmots!

    I can see the tagline now...

    "Today Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Tomorrow the World"

  • also I managed to get a photo of the dumbo flugels #retro

    http://t.co/IHbp2Ehx

    (also, bonus heikki)

  • "Today Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Tomorrow the World"

    Can marmots swim?

  • also I managed to get a photo of the dumbo flugels #retro

    Yay!

  • I did not invent the name of this catastrophe, i am just suffering through it :D

    You know there's Marmite Extra Strong too?

  • "Today Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Tomorrow the World"

    Can marmots swim?

    Does not matter. They found the "Port du Victoria" bridge!

  • You know there's Marmite Extra Strong too?

    I've never tried UK Marmite, I will have to give it a go while I'm visiting :)

  • Can marmots swim?

    The Metro goes there, they can hop on that

  • I've never tried UK Marmite, I will have to give it a go while I'm visiting :)

    Is it not the same stuff?

  • You know there's Marmite Extra Strong too?

    Is that used in Guantanamo?

  • The Metro goes there, they can hop on that

    The Canadians defeated by their ultra-efficient public transport system.

  • I have to run now, family lunch. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon, I'll be enjoying a bit of freshly fallen snow :)

  • Bye Guille

  • Is it not the same stuff?

    no, NZ Marmite is apparently different.

    I see our shortage made your news though :D www.guardian.co.u…ew-zealand-spread

  • Bye Guille

  • I see our shortage made your news though :D www.guardian.co.u…ew-zealand-spread

    Do people eat it spread that thick? I don't think I could.

  • I see our shortage made your news though :D www.guardian.co.u…ew-zealand-spread

    Once the Marmite goes the world is going to hell in a hancart/Super Aguri.

  • Do people eat it spread that thick? I don't think I could.

    no way, i think that would kill you

  • Do people eat it spread that thick? I don't think I could.

    marmite is nasty anyways *shudders*

  • Can I make a request of Mr C?

  • no way, i think that would kill you

    Okay, phew!

  • they do sell UK Marmite here but they give it a stupid name so I refuse to buy it.

    upload.wikimedia.…_in_Australia.JPG

  • I have never tried Marmit and have no desire to do so. It does look chocolatey though

  • can we nominate people for number ones?

    I think mr c should be nominated number one at creating awesome websites.

  • I have never tried Marmit and have no desire to do so. It does look chocolatey though

    It's definitely NOT chocolatey

  • The Metro goes there, they can hop on that

    The Canadians defeated by their ultra-efficient public transport system.

    The only thing keeping the marmots in check is that it is almost impossible to figure out where you are going at the next Metro station of Henri-UAM from the Circuit......And that's when you are a 6 foot bipodal creature.....

  • I have never tried Marmit and have no desire to do so. It does look chocolatey though

    remind me never to try your chocolate cakes

  • Can I make a request of Mr C?

    Go for it. He's popping in and out to keep an eye on us all.

  • can we nominate people for number ones?

    I like this idea too!

  • Go for it. He's popping in and out to keep an eye on us all.

    Can he make links in the comments open in a new tab? Idiots like me keep on opening a link, closing it then wondering where the comments went.

  • Can he make links in the comments open in a new tab? Idiots like me keep on opening a link, closing it then wondering where the comments went.

    Try right-clicking

  • Try right-clicking

    I am not intelligent enough to remember every time.

  • Can he make links in the comments open in a new tab? Idiots like me keep on opening a link, closing it then wondering where the comments went.

    Press CTRL and L-click the links.

  • Can he make links in the comments open in a new tab? Idiots like me keep on opening a link, closing it then wondering where the comments went.

    We may have had this discussion before, and there may be a reason for it. I forget. We shall find out :)

  • I like this idea too!

    like how helmut marko nominates his number one driver :)

    #couldnthelpmyself

  • I am not intelligent enough to remember every time.

    There's probably a browser setting too. What are you using?

  • Come on guys, no ones picked who their unluckiest Dutch F1 driver is at my blogsite....

    underpressureofso…rt.wordpress.com/

  • We may have had this discussion before, and there may be a reason for it. I forget. We shall find out :)

    Fair enough. I could learn to righht-click but my memory is pretty flimsy.

  • Number one gold digger.??

    One day he makes $20 billion. Next day she marries him

    https://twitter.c…04204851821944832

  • Come on guys, no ones picked who their unluckiest Dutch F1 driver is at my blogsite....

    I don't know enough about them/have a terrible memory

  • Fair enough. I could learn to righht-click but my memory is pretty flimsy.

    My memory is dodgy too but I think there is a setting in the browser that lets you make links open in new tabs. I think

  • One day he makes $20 billion. Next day she marries him

    You don't think it was for his sparkling personality?

  • One day he makes $20 billion. Next day she marries him

    Do you not believe in love? Cos I don't... ;)

  • One day he makes $20 billion. Next day she marries him

    Haven't they been together forever?

  • You don't think it was for his sparkling personality?

    I am just amazed he didn't have his hoodie on

  • Haven't they been together forever?

    9 years. becoming a doctor takes forever in america.

  • I don't know enough about them/have a terrible memory

    Snap. I only know that I remember Doornbos because his name is like doorknobs.

  • I am just amazed he didn't have his hoodie on

    I wonder if he puts them up on BookFace for people to comment on

  • Haven't they been together forever?

    Yes. They met as undergrads and she just graduated as a doctor. It took her the same time to become a doctor as it took him to make $20 billion

  • Snap. I only know that I remember Doornbos because his name is like doorknobs.

    i remember Albers because one year i sat behind a guy at the melbourne gp with a Christijan Albers cap and I spent the whole day in shock that he still had fans.

  • Come on guys, no ones picked who their unluckiest Dutch F1 driver is at my blogsite....

    I don't know enough about them/have a terrible memory

    Well, I have given you a list of the three most likely to jog your memory, plus Steven's around....

    (I have:

    1) Christijan Albers

    2) Robert Doornbos

    3) Jos Verstappen)

  • 9 years. becoming a doctor takes forever in america.

    yeah, tell me about it. doctor who's still not that popular

  • 9 years. becoming a doctor takes forever in america.

    Is there a relationship you aren't following in the media? :)

    Never figured you for Zuckerberg fandom

  • I think mr c should be nominated number one at creating awesome websites.

    can't be #1 until i've fixed the movable boxes.

  • also i thought it may be worth mentioning - i noticed the other day that the chap behind west wing/social network/moneyball aaron sorkin is making a steve jobs biopic. Should be interesting

    (there's also another steve jobs film coming out from someone else where ashton kutcher is steve jobs. yeeeeeppp.)

  • can't be #1 until i've fixed the movable boxes.

    not bad for a number two.

  • Well, I have given you a list of the three most likely to jog your memory, plus Steven's around....

    I would probably go Verstappen. He was a decent driver but became Schumacher's team mate and was chewed up and spat out by Benetton. A bit like Johnny Dumfries with Senna and Lotus

  • Mr C - did you see the tweet about the Appule Expo for Mac Professionals?

  • (there's also another steve jobs film coming out from someone else where ashton kutcher is steve jobs. yeeeeeppp.)

    That wins #1 miscast in film history.

  • Snap. I only know that I remember Doornbos because his name is like doorknobs.

    Are you sure you are not describing his driving style instead of his name there ?

  • Is there a relationship you aren't following in the media? :)

    i just read a lot of news :D

  • That wins #1 miscast in film history.

    coming in 2015, bruce willis plays bill gates.

  • Can he make links in the comments open in a new tab? Idiots like me keep on opening a link, closing it then wondering where the comments went.

    We may have had this discussion before, and there may be a reason for it. I forget. We shall find out :)

    middle click opens in a new tab. if we make all links open in new tabs it takes that choice away from users. tis a tricky decision and the we've tried it both ways and concluded very little :)

  • Mr C - did you see the tweet about the Appule Expo for Mac Professionals?

    it sounded like i have to go outside, so disregarded. if i can't learn it via my screen it's not worth learning ;)

  • Is there a relationship you aren't following in the media? :)

    I saw a tweet this morning otherwise I would never have heard of her

  • (there's also another steve jobs film coming out from someone else where ashton kutcher is steve jobs. yeeeeeppp.)

    The beard's gonna need some airbrushing

    www.people.com/pe…5367,00.html#news

  • middle click opens in a new tab. if we make all links open in new tabs it takes that choice away from users. tis a tricky decision and the we've tried it both ways and concluded very little :)

    Thanks. Never tried middle clicking.

  • The beard's gonna need some airbrushing

    well, the turtleneck is there...

  • middle click opens in a new tab. if we make all links open in new tabs it takes that choice away from users. tis a tricky decision and the we've tried it both ways and concluded very little :)

    I only have two buttons

    #deprived

  • I only have two buttons

    the only thing in between my two is a fingerprint scanner

  • the only thing in between my two is a fingerprint scanner

    Wha??

  • Come on guys, no ones picked who their unluckiest Dutch F1 driver is at my blogsite....

    i nominate Ben Pon for being unlucky enough to be given that name.

    no idea who he is, just googled dutch drivers.

  • I would probably go Verstappen. He was a decent driver but became Schumacher's team mate and was chewed up and spat out by Benetton. A bit like Johnny Dumfries with Senna and Lotus

    Jos the Boss has my pick due to that horrific pit lane fire....., too!

  • I only have two buttons

    I don't have any buttons on my mouse. It's magic

  • Wha??

    i like lame gizmos on my laptops :D

  • i nominate Ben Pon for being unlucky enough to be given that name.

    Worse than doorknobs?

  • I don't have any buttons on my mouse. It's magic

    Okay, you're just messing with my mind now

  • the only thing in between my two is a fingerprint scanner

    I have one of those on my work computer. I was told don't touch that because it will screw up the computer. How am I supposed to resist trying that?

  • Okay, you're just messing with my mind now

    No, seriously

    http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/

    Eats batteries for breakfast though

  • I have one of those on my work computer. I was told don't touch that because it will screw up the computer. How am I supposed to resist trying that?

    :D :D

  • http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/

    I would have a breakdown if I had to use that. I NEED BUTTONS.

  • I only have two buttons

    ah-ha. maybe we should make it an option to open in new tabs. i think we don't want to do it by default. we did, then went back on it.

  • http://www.apple.com/magicmouse/

    everytime I've used that in the apple store it's driven me nuts!

  • ah-ha. maybe we should make it an option to open in new tabs. i think we don't want to do it by default. we did, then went back on it.

    I right click automatically. Have done for years

  • everytime I've used that in the apple store it's driven me nuts!

    we have one gathering dust.

  • we have one gathering dust.

    Apple make terrible mouses, but considering their desire to be all gesture-mental, it's probably a strategy.

  • I have one of those on my work computer. I was told don't touch that because it will screw up the computer. How am I supposed to resist trying that?

    Is that what happened to Lewis in 2007?

  • everytime I've used that in the apple store it's driven me nuts!

    You can configure it in a number of ways

  • james allen in this monaco 2008 coverage "kazuka nakajima is having a really impresisve season"

    I don't remember this

  • Worse than doorknobs?

    i'll raise you: Roelof Wunderink and Klaas Twisk - en.wikipedia.org/…rmula_One_drivers

  • But Ben Pon was only in one race. There's nothing to gauge if he was truely lucky or unlucky!

    Anyway, I added him....

  • Apple make terrible mouses, but considering their desire to be all gesture-mental, it's probably a strategy.

    I agree that the hockey puck and the Mighty were both terrible but I like this one. When used with rechargeables, that is

  • i'll raise you: Roelof Wunderink and Klaas Twisk - en.wikipedia.org/…rmula_One_drivers

    I like Rob Slotemaker, he and Michael Schumacher could've 'made' history. As well as shoes and slots.

  • i'll raise you: Roelof Wunderink and Klaas Twisk - en.wikipedia.org/…rmula_One_drivers

    Carel Godin de Beaufort. Half Dutchman, half English aristocrat.

  • Carel Godin de Beaufort. Half Dutchman, half English aristocrat.

    that's Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus (Carel) Godin de Beaufort to you ;)

  • ooh in paralympics news, all remaining tickets go on sale 11am tomorrow so if anyone wants to go see Alex Zanardi, they can :)

    Ticket availability: www.london2012.co…ideV3_Neutral.pdf

  • i'll raise you: Roelof Wunderink and Klaas Twisk - en.wikipedia.org/…rmula_One_drivers

    Bleekemolen is fun to say.

  • I agree that the hockey puck and the Mighty were both terrible but I like this one. When used with rechargeables, that is

    they should make one with a little docky thing so it can recharge itself

  • What about Christijan Albers? He was unlucky enough to drive a Spyker

  • that's Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus (Carel) Godin de Beaufort to you ;)

    I am changing me name to Mark Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus Chapman.

  • james allen in this monaco 2008 coverage "kazuka nakajima is having a really impresisve season"

    I don't remember this

    Must have stopped crashing into his front jack man then..... :p

  • I am changing me name to Mark Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus Chapman.

  • they should make one with a little docky thing so it can recharge itself

    You can by an inductive charge pad for it but it's quite pricey

  • that's Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus (Carel) Godin de Beaufort to you ;)

    he's definitely number one for silly name.

  • I would like to know how often Christine watches Blue Peter and what she thinks of the shocking news of BBC1 ditching it afte a million years

  • I would like to know how often Christine watches Blue Peter and what she thinks of the shocking news of BBC1 ditching it afte a million years

    I hope they've prepared quite a few earlier before they quit

  • I would like to know how often Christine watches Blue Peter and what she thinks of the shocking news of BBC1 ditching it afte a million years

    When i was young it used to blow my mind that blue peter badges let you into places for free. I remember asking my mum why she never got one for the bus.

  • Ooh Mr C, pop ups on mobile safari for post notifications is great too

  • James Allen is now having a lewis hamilton/ayrton senna freakout

  • James Allen is now having a lewis hamilton/ayrton senna freakout

    I bet there are hand gestures

  • Kai put a post up last night

    oh thanks. Good morning/afternoon/evening. Gorgeous morning here.

    I think I'd like to be best in the world at....going with the flow and not stressing out.

    That or creating a new alternative fuel source for cars that's free and doesn't pollute.

  • You could argue that the unluckiest Dutch drivers were all those Bleekemolens because a few of them looked promising but they never really got the breaks

  • Ooh Mr C, pop ups on mobile safari for post notifications is great too

    woot!

  • he's definitely number one for silly name.

    Along with Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips. #NoblesinF1

  • i would also like to thank pamela for the hours of entertainment her parallel between the backstreet boys and kimi raikkonen provided me.

  • oh thanks. Good morning/afternoon/evening. Gorgeous morning here.

    hello kai :)

  • i would also like to thank pamela for the hours of entertainment her parallel between the backstreet boys and kimi raikkonen provided me.

    saw tweets, but missed what happened?

  • Hey Kai

  • That or creating a new alternative fuel source for cars that's free and doesn't pollute.

    Free fuel is good. Keep working on that

  • Along with Wolfgang Alexander Albert Eduard Maximilian Reichsgraf Berghe von Trips. #NoblesinF1

    He wasn't Dutch though

  • I would like to know how often Christine watches Blue Peter and what she thinks of the shocking news of BBC1 ditching it afte a million years

    I was watching it almost always up until they changed the scheduling this year and it fell off my radar a bit. Makes perfect sense to put it on CBBC because after the digital switching is done, everyone should have it.

  • He wasn't Dutch though

    Yeah, but those two in a team. Imagine having their names put above the garage.

  • saw tweets, but missed what happened?

    her friend dragged her to the concert and she didnt know anything about them and i was on the other side of the stadium so she tweeted me "who is the BSB Kimi lookalike? ;-)" and in an instant my life was changed.

    All these years I'd never known why he was the only non-Finn blonde I'd ever wanted to marry :D

  • Yeah, but those two in a team. Imagine having their names put above the garage.

    no chance if they can't spell hulkenberg.

  • Buildings down in Italy after a 5.1 earthquake.

    5.1 shouldn't do that

  • her friend dragged her to the concert and she didnt know anything about them and i was on the other side of the stadium so she tweeted me "who is the BSB Kimi lookalike? ;-)" and in an instant my life was changed.

    hehe. we need pictures.

  • Buildings down in Italy after a 5.1 earthquake.

    Where in Italy?

  • Where in Italy?

    earthquake.usgs.g…es/usb0009tu7.php

  • hehe. we need pictures.

    i cant find a recent picture of nick carter showing that hes brought back his 1999 hairstyle because without the floppy hair the resemblance isnt there.

    I tweeted this one http://twitpic.com/9mel4o to my friend I was at the concert with because she doesn't know who Kimi is, she could see it too.

  • her friend dragged her to the concert and she didnt know anything about them and i was on the other side of the stadium so she tweeted me "who is the BSB Kimi lookalike? ;-)" and in an instant my life was changed.

    :D

  • earthquake.usgs.g…es/usb0009tu7.php

    Damn. Nice area too. I'd love to travel around northern Italy in a couple of years time.

  • Buildings down in Italy after a 5.1 earthquake.

    I imagine the buildings were a few hundred years old, at least

  • Buildings down in Italy after a 5.1 earthquake.

    Awful news :(

  • Where in Italy?

    Near Bologna

  • 5.1 shouldn't do that

    how big was their initial shock though? in Chch all the 5 point something aftershocks bought stuff down that was already weakened by the 6.3.

  • So far I think Jos has two/three picks.

    Every Dutch driver under the sun has one.

    What are you guys doing to me. I am letting you guys name a minor plot device in my blog that I am going to post here...... :p

  • Looks like they have had 6 earthquakes today. Biggest is a 6.0. Cumulative effect will do a lot of damage.

    Bologna is really nice and the home of bolgnese

    earthquake.usgs.g…Maps/10/15_45.php

  • What are you guys doing to me.

    welcome to sidepodcast...

  • Bologna is really nice and the home of bolgnese

    Modena is fairly close too

  • What are you guys doing to me. I am letting you guys name a minor plot device in my blog that I am going to post here...... :p

    Using the name Jonkheer Karel Pieter Antoni Jan Hubertus (Carel) Godin de Beaufort is in no way minor.

  • Ooooh, awkward typo.

    http://t.co/asWvG8q7

  • Ooooh, awkward typo.

    What a great typo

  • Modena is fairly close too

    It is too close to Imola for my liking.....

  • It is too close to Imola for my liking.....

    Any excuse necessary to improve the track...

  • It is too close to Imola for my liking.....

    The San Marino circuit that isn't in San Marino

  • Ooooh, awkward typo.

    Not really. I suspect both versions of that report where accurate..... :p

  • The San Marino circuit that isn't in San Marino

    Just like the Swiss GP hasn't been held in Switzerland for 60 years and the Luxemburg GP has never been held in Luxmburg

  • The San Marino circuit that isn't in San Marino

    Like the Swiss GP in Dijon.

  • Just like the Swiss GP hasn't been held in Switzerland for 60 years and the Luxemburg GP has never been held in Luxmburg

    Luxembourg isn't big enough for a post office, let alone a GP...

  • It is too close to Imola for my liking.....

    Any excuse necessary to improve the track...

    Well reprave it back to it's "pre-char-boiled berger" fire state, yes, but you can not really improve on that circuit configuration.....

    Well, maybe by getting rid of the Villeneuve chicane......

  • Yes. They met as undergrads and she just graduated as a doctor. It took her the same time to become a doctor as it took him to make $20 billion

    Have you seen the wedding pic? They look like robots.

  • Have you seen the wedding pic? They look like robots.

    But nothing like Romney....

  • Luxembourg isn't big enough for a post office, let alone a GP...

    Like San Marino is not any bigger than a decent sized city park?

  • Have you seen the wedding pic? They look like robots.

    Wait, are you saying that Zuckerberg is human?

  • Wait, are you saying that Zuckerberg is human?

    lies! lies and slander!

  • Mmmmm, 2009 monaco is on now. Brawn!!

  • Mmmmm, 2009 monaco is on now. Brawn!!

    Run Jenson, run like the wind!

  • Run Jenson, run like the wind!

    That was my highlight of 2009. Although I'm sure Lukeh and Lou disagree...

  • That was my highlight of 2009. Although I'm sure Lukeh and Lou disagree...

    It was an amazing moment!

  • Wait, are you saying that Zuckerberg is human?

    *droid*

  • It was an amazing moment!

    More amazing than a Woobens win?

  • *droid*

    www.google.com/im…QEwAg&dur=453

  • www.google.com/im…QEwAg&dur=453

    He looks smug. Shouldn't he look happy?

  • Is Lou at Brands today? how's it going?

  • He looks smug. Shouldn't he look happy?

    He doesn't do emotion. He's happy with his latest deal, looks like.

  • *droid*

    They stand like they don't know each other

  • Oh my, judging on a text I just got I think Lou may have just exploded in Brands...

  • Oh my, judging on a text I just got I think Lou may have just exploded in Brands...

    heheh, who'd she meet?

  • Is Lou at Brands today? how's it going?

    Going by the tweets she is enjoying it

  • Is Lou at Brands today? how's it going?

    She just text me now IN EXTREME CAPS!!!!

    turns out she's just said hello to a certain Jenson and Jessy...

  • Oh my, judging on a text I just got I think Lou may have just exploded in Brands...

    ah, well, at least she went happy, no doubt in the vicinity of one JB.

  • turns out she's just said hello to a certain Jenson and Jessy...

    yep, that'll do it

  • upload.wikimedia.…mola_2009.svg.png WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO IMOLA?!

  • turns out she's just said hello to a certain Jenson and Jessy...

    yay!

  • yep, that'll do it

    I have told her to breeeeeathe :)

    Sounds like she's having a fab day though, I think she's determined to find di Resta. Although JB and Jessy is a mighty fine resolution for a day for her I'd say!

  • turns out she's just said hello to a certain Jenson and Jessy...

    That will make her happy. She was tweeting about trying to find Paul di Resta

  • That will make her happy. She was tweeting about trying to find Paul di Resta

    I see some Eeeking. :)

  • I see some Eeeking. :)

    :D

  • upload.wikimedia.…mola_2009.svg.png WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO IMOLA?!

    Well they changed the circuit to that circuit configuration that you have displayed. I can remember when Tamburello was a proper corner and Villeneuve as a flat out kink to Tosa, back before Berger got toasted. Heck I have that race on VHS somewhere....

  • I think Lou should be nominated number one eek'er.

  • I think Lou should be nominated number one eek'er.

    :) :)

  • Well they changed the circuit to that circuit configuration that you have displayed. I can remember when Tamburello was a proper corner and Villeneuve as a flat out kink to Tosa, back before Berger got toasted. Heck I have that race on VHS somewhere....

    No, I panicked because I thought the pit lane was at the top. Crazy head can't understand things properly.

  • Goodness, forgot about the Renault Creme Egg livery.

  • Goodness, forgot about the Renault Creme Egg livery.

    Did you have to mention that. Now it will be stuck in my head for another 6 months

  • Goodness, forgot about the Renault Creme Egg livery.

    mmm, chocolate

  • No, I panicked because I thought the pit lane was at the top. Crazy head can't understand things properly.

    No you are right Mark. The pit lane is at the top of the circuit. Your picture is just upside down....

    {Wonders how long that will mess with his head}

  • Did you have to mention that. Now it will be stuck in my head for another 6 months

    #blameskysportsf1

    #blamesutil

  • {Wonders how long that will mess with his head}

    I am sucking my thumb now. I need reassurance.

  • Did you have to mention that. Now it will be stuck in my head for another 6 months

    Here's a slinky on a treadmill to distract you

    www.youtube.com/w…amp;v=711bZ_pLusQ

  • Here's a slinky on a treadmill to distract you

    oh my, i need to buy a treadmill now. my slinky is useless on my stairs.

  • Here's a slinky on a treadmill to distract you

    w.o.a.h

  • Here's a slinky on a treadmill to distract you

    I could watch this for hours.

  • Here's a slinky on a treadmill to distract you

    Right click, Mark. :)

  • I could watch this for hours.

    The dramatic music is brilliant too

  • Right click, Mark. :)

    :)

  • Lou is now chatting to Jake apparently!

  • mmm, chocolate

    That reminds me, I owe you a milky bar, must remember to bring it to the London meetup

  • The dramatic music is brilliant too

    I was just going to say that. Makes it so funny.

  • Mind the edge Slinky!

  • Hi all. Concert went well yesterday, after show party went on until we toasted the sunrise on the beach. A little tired now!

  • Lou is now chatting to Jake apparently!

    She is having a great day

  • Hey Janna

  • Hi all. Concert went well yesterday, after show party went on until we toasted the sunrise on the beach. A little tired now!

    Sounds like you had a great night

  • I could watch this for hours.

    ooh, at 1:42 it almost loses it, then makes a side step kind of recovery... that creeps me out for some reason.

    Hi Janna :)

  • Hi all. Concert went well yesterday, after show party went on until we toasted the sunrise on the beach. A little tired now!

    Hi janna, that sounds awesome

  • Can't wait for Slinky 2: Escalator

  • I could watch this for hours.

    Amazing how the smallest things can be most entertaining.

  • Can't wait for Slinky 2: Escalator

    hehe

  • Can't wait for Slinky 2: Escalator

    Looks like someone's tried that as well. Not as riveting though

  • Sounds like you had a great night

    We did, concert went well, combined choirs so we heard some fabulous performances. Then someone had made a triple layer chocolate fudge cake for the after show party :)

  • By the end I'm rooting for Slinky like Bilbo going up the mountain to destroy the ring.

  • Amazing how the smallest things can be most entertaining.

    the smallest things in life are always the best things!

  • Can't wait for Slinky 2: Escalator

    No need to wait

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=JIPK2NQ85Fc

  • By the end I'm rooting for Slinky like Bilbo going up the mountain to destroy the ring.

    :)

  • By the end I'm rooting for Slinky like Bilbo going up the mountain to destroy the ring.

    None shall climb!

  • No need to wait

    That's Guy Martin's long lost brother surely

  • No need to wait

    I like the giant rainbow slinky

  • Right, I'm calm after watching that. :)

  • Muse are on a bus!

    http://t.co/QHsFCwcy

    with terrible facial hair!

  • Both Jake and JB are so lovely! Paffett and Pauli are very good as hiding. Everyone should come next year. It's awesome!

  • How about a Human Slinky?

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=d0Eln4gneYk

    Freaky

  • Still my favourite slinky video

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=wGIZKETKKdw

  • How about a Human Slinky?

    Skip past annoying guy at the beginning

  • Still my favourite slinky video

    And the answer is

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=eCMmmEEyOO0

  • And the answer is

    Still looks impossible after all the times I have watched it

  • Both Jake and JB are so lovely! Paffett and Pauli are very good as hiding. Everyone should come next year. It's awesome!

    So worth going then

  • Muse are on a bus!

    ooh how long til they run? since im still awake and all

  • "Does this only apply to slinkys? " "No it applies to the real world." :)

  • ooh how long til they run? since im still awake and all

    Do other countries make such a big deal out of the torch carrying when they host the Olympics?

  • ooh how long til they run? since im still awake and all

    5:30 apparently sooo.. about 90 minutes away

  • 5:30 apparently sooo.. about 90 minutes away

    judging by this tennis i might still be up, the men still haven't started!

  • Do other countries make such a big deal out of the torch carrying when they host the Olympics?

    Yes.

  • Yes.

    How did it work in America? Did they visit the entire country or only the state?

  • www.youtube.com/w…re=watch_response

    This is even weirder. Clinky with tennis ball attached. Only lasts a few seconds but boggles the brain

    www.youtube.com/w…re=watch_response

  • Yes.

    was it athens that sent it to every prior host city? that was an epic relay.

  • To answer the question in the post, I would like to be number one in the world at keeping up with people. I can get very involved in work and what I'm doing and forget to text, tweet or comment with friends.

  • oh they think tennis is 90 minutes away as well. stupid rain.

  • How did it work in America? Did they visit the entire country or only the state?

    Generally it goes to a load of countries. This time they stuck it in a plane in Greece and sent ot straight to Cornwall. No other countries involved

  • oh they think tennis is 90 minutes away as well. stupid rain.

    they knooowww

  • oh they think tennis is 90 minutes away as well. stupid rain.

    they knooowww

    Does tennis have its own Ted?

  • How did it work in America? Did they visit the entire country or only the state?

    in 2010 it stayed in canada

  • How did it work in America? Did they visit the entire country or only the state?

    It went around the whole country. I had a relative run part of it in Florida. There's a map here

    olympic-museum.de…hes/torch1996.htm

  • in 2010 it stayed in canada

    They were using it for warmth.

  • They were using it for warmth.

    good idea :D

  • Does tennis have its own Ted?

    at the australian open they have a courtside reporter but they have to whisper. they certainly aint no ted.

  • They were using it for warmth.

    Ha ha

  • It went around the whole country. I had a relative run part of it in Florida. There's a map here

    What did North Dakota do to not get it?

  • huh, interesting.

    Torch Relay staff resarched historical sites and key moments in US Olympic history to create a route that would showcase the US.In summer 1994, the senior manager of operations secretly journeyed cross-country to determine the initial proposed route and undertake an initial mileage measurement. He also drove the secondary roads to ensure the route was passable, tracked mileage for a preliminary distance estimate, and resarched local folklore and landmarks to choose celebration sites that ensured the route would pass by places important to the local pobulation. Many ideas generated on that drive were adopted in the final route.

  • In 2000 it went to a load of places before Australia. In the past they have even sent torches into space. Although they were not lit

    www.olympic-museu…hes/torch2000.htm

  • What did North Dakota do to not get it?

    Bore everyone?

  • This is even weirder. Clinky with tennis ball attached. Only lasts a few seconds but boggles the brain

    Given that 4800 feet of film was used to shot that video the actual time envolved is about what 0.08 of a second?

  • What did North Dakota do to not get it?

    not much. :)

  • Torch Relay staff resarched historical sites and key moments in US Olympic history to create a route that would showcase the US.In summer 1994, the senior manager of operations secretly journeyed cross-country to determine the initial proposed route and undertake an initial mileage measurement. He also drove the secondary roads to ensure the route was passable, tracked mileage for a preliminary distance estimate, and resarched local folklore and landmarks to choose celebration sites that ensured the route would pass by places important to the local pobulation. Many ideas generated on that drive were adopted in the final route.

    they take this stuff seriously!

  • Torch Relay staff resarched historical sites and key moments in US Olympic history.

    In Britain, we asked the sponsors where they wanted it to go. #TheSellOutOlympics

  • they take this stuff seriously!

    yeah. I like that eternal flame idea and the spirit of it all

    The most sacred, dramatic, and anticipated moment of the Opening Ceremony has arrived - the arrival of the Olympic flame. It has been 84 days since its arrival in the United States, which, together with the 16 days of competition to come, will equal a symbolic 100 days. In the US, the flame has traveled more than 16,000 miles (25,749 km) in a journey that will conclude momentarily in Atlanta.

  • in 2010 it stayed in canada

    Not surprized. Where our own spearate state....Why should the touch cross national border?

  • Not surprized. Where our own spearate state....Why should the touch cross national border?

    well it did go into the usa a little bit but only the bits that you can see from canada :D

  • yeah. I like that eternal flame idea and the spirit of it all

    then there's the traffic, the crowds, the cost, and all that daily trying-to-get-around stuff. But there was a great spirit to it all and it was much better than being in the usual crowd crush stuff.

  • Can he make links in the comments open in a new tab? Idiots like me keep on opening a link, closing it then wondering where the comments went.

    If you've accidently closed a tab (so long as you've got an internet window open) you can press CTRL+SHIFT+T to reopen closed tabs in order.

    (Wow - I'm on the ball with my replies today.)

  • yeah. I like that eternal flame idea and the spirit of it all

    I like the idea but I don't like the thought everyone will be sick of it all before the games start.

    Everyone but Amy, that is. No one's stopping Amy :)

  • then there's the traffic, the crowds, the cost, and all that daily trying-to-get-around stuff. But there was a great spirit to it all and it was much better than being in the usual crowd crush stuff.

    they've been surprised at the size of the crowd in the uk, its put them behind schedule but its nice to see people interested because i've heard way more negative olympics stuff than i have positive from most of the host country :D

  • They were using it for warmth.

    It was the other way around. Up North in -40 Celcuis, weather the kerosene inside the touch kept freezing solid,so we would have to blowtouch the touch to melt the fuel inside it to re-light the flame....

  • If you've accidently closed a tab (so long as you've got an internet window open) you can press CTRL+SHIFT+T to reopen closed tabs in order.

    Love this tip, thanks! :)

  • Everyone but Amy, that is. No one's stopping Amy :)

    I am 5 days away from it being a year since i got my first tickets and back then i was thinking 'can i really stay excited for that long?'

    yes. yes i can.

  • (Wow - I'm on the ball with my replies today.)

    Were you massively distracted by the slinkies? I was... `

  • they've been surprised at the size of the crowd in the uk, its put them behind schedule but its nice to see people interested because i've heard way more negative olympics stuff than i have positive from most of the host country :D

    it makes me a little bit sad that there's so much negativity about it all, I can understand it hampers the day to day life of londoners for a month but it's the olympics! embrace it as much as you can :D

  • Were you massively distracted by the slinkies? I was... `

    Hypnotic doesn't even cover it!

  • they've been surprised at the size of the crowd in the uk, its put them behind schedule but its nice to see people interested because i've heard way more negative olympics stuff than i have positive from most of the host country :D

    it really is a lovely time, so many countries of the world getting to together to compete in sports and leave differences behind.

  • but then again moaning about something is part of being british!

  • it makes me a little bit sad that there's so much negativity about it all, I can understand it hampers the day to day life of londoners for a month but it's the olympics! embrace it as much as you can :D

    seriously, i know they'll never come to my country but i'd be so happy if they did

  • Love this tip, thanks! :)

    You can right click to open old tabs too

  • but then again moaning about something is part of being british!

    You're moaning about the moaning. MOANCEPTION.

  • What did North Dakota do to not get it?

    It is North Dakota the only thing good out of North Dakota is the interstate highway.... :p

  • it really is a lovely time, so many countries of the world getting to together to compete in sports and leave differences behind.

    lukeh and pat and i can cheer different teams while sitting side by side. lovely. :D

  • but then again moaning about something is part of being british!

    yeah, I wouldn't want to take that away from anyone invested in the moaning. :)

  • You can right click to open old tabs too

    Or alt + s then pick recently closed tabs or windows

  • lukeh and pat and i can cheer different teams while sitting side by side. lovely. :D

    SPC goes Olympic :)

  • It's not the games people have the biggest issue over. I think it's the over-commercialisation and media fanaticism.

    When the games arrive, I'm sure it'll be a great spectacle

  • SPC goes Olympic :)

    i hope theres a daily event page :D

  • Or alt + s then pick recently closed tabs or windows

    don't have an alt.

    Command+Shift+T is good.

  • i hope theres a daily event page :D

    We can play 'Where's Amy?'

  • It's not the games people have the biggest issue over. I think it's the over-commercialisation and media fanaticism.

    some people have an issue over the whole thing, i think andy taylor might be one judging on some of the tweets i've had from him :D

  • We can play 'Where's Amy?'

    you'll have a headstart at that game!

  • don't have an alt.

    It's the Option Symbol, I think

  • When the games arrive, I'm sure it'll be a great spectacle

    You're right. We had the same media onslaught here, of course. The real purpose and reason for the games did clarify here once they arrived.

  • don't have an alt.

    And people say Apples are better!

  • some people have an issue over the whole thing, i think andy taylor might be one judging on some of the tweets i've had from him :D

    I'm not particulraly fussed by the Olympics, but I'm not going to ruin it for others.

  • It's the Option Symbol, I think

    aha. :)

  • lukeh and pat and i can cheer different teams while sitting side by side. lovely. :D

    hehehe. excellent!

  • hehehe. excellent!

    i will have a spare kiwi flag if you feel like borrowing it though :P

  • And people say Apples are better!

    It's there, my eyes are going,I guess.

  • i will have a spare kiwi flag if you feel like borrowing it though :P

    Will you have a Finnish flag too?

  • It's there, my eyes are going,I guess.

    At least pictures of tracks aren't freaking you out.

  • At least pictures of tracks aren't freaking you out.

    thank heavens for small favors.

  • Will you have a Finnish flag too?

    i'll have it with me because i'll take it to germany but who knows if it'll get an outing at the olympics, depends once the draws come out for the sports i have tickets to if i'm seeing finland in anything :D

  • i will have a spare kiwi flag if you feel like borrowing it though :P

    i think my nephew has a new zealand rugby top. Maybe i should wear that!

    It is the millenium stadium after all

  • So, I think I'm ready to get up now. I'm hungry.

  • i think my nephew has a new zealand rugby top. Maybe i should wear that!

    wear an all blacks top and cheer for GB and confuse our neighbours :)

  • wear an all blacks top and cheer for GB and confuse our neighbours :)

    GOOO SPORT!

  • Chelsea have arrived at Stamford Bridge with the Champions League cup precariously close to the edge of the top deck.

    Who was it that dropped a cup like that from a bus?

  • Who was it that dropped a cup like that from a bus?

    Haha, real madrid! it went under the bus and everything :)

  • GOOO SPORT!

    i was kind of like that at the rugby the other night because i was cheering the melbourne team but i was also cheering the canterbury team because i'm a good south islander.

  • Haha, real madrid! it went under the bus and everything :)

    That was it. Mega Fail

  • Haha, real madrid! it went under the bus and everything :)

    A keeper for Ajax once dropped a trophy and a fan ran off with it. :)

  • That was it. Mega Fail

    www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=r_8s1cIrF_I

    So bad!"

  • Chelsea have arrived at Stamford Bridge with the Champions League cup precariously close to the edge of the top deck.

    they need to keep it safe for sauber photo ops!

  • Not surprized. Where our own spearate state....Why should the touch cross national border?

    well it did go into the usa a little bit but only the bits that you can see from canada :D

    Actually. No it did not cross the border. Mind you, there more than a few towns where the actual border goes lengthwise down someone's dining room table, as that's what happens when a line of latitude is picked as the border, but thr touch itself did not cross the actual border in 2010.

  • Apparently, Chelsea have submitted a bid to take the Battersea Power Station site. I sincerely hope that doesn't go ahead.

    The new appartments going up near it will make it only visible from the river soon :(

  • www.youtube.com/w…tch?v=KUb2mbvYXZA The Ajax drop.

  • Apparently, Chelsea have submitted a bid to take the Battersea Power Station site. I sincerely hope that doesn't go ahead.

    Read about that, they want to turn the iconic towers into the North Stand of a stadium

    roger waters, david gilmour and nick mason are spluttering on their tea somewhere at such a thought.

  • The new appartments going up near it will make it only visible from the river soon :(

    If they build something there, the four corners should have chimneys on.

  • If they build something there, the four corners should have chimneys on.

    Apparently the chimneys etc are being restored and are staying. But they probs had to say that to put the bid in - I think that'll change.

  • Apparently the chimneys etc are being restored and are staying. But they probs had to say that to put the bid in - I think that'll change.

    I hope you're wrong, but I like to be optimistic occasionally.

  • Another ridiculous but true story

    Staines has renamed itself Staines-Upon-Thames

    www.bbc.co.uk/new…d-surrey-18118309

    Sow's ear/silk purse methinks

  • Sow's ear/silk purse methinks

    The sad thing is before I openmed that link I thought to myself 'I bet it's just so people don't think of ali g!' just as a jokey thought

    and... well... wow.

  • Apparently the chimneys etc are being restored and are staying. But they probs had to say that to put the bid in - I think that'll change.

    No one would get planning approval to knock the towers down. The last bid wanted to demolish them and recreate them in their original pristine form and was refused.

  • www.bbc.co.uk/new…d-surrey-18118309

    Can anyone explain why the BBC website is incapable of using more than one sentence in a paragraph?

  • So worth going then

    oh my goodness yes! Also, the porche drivers even crash into each other in the paddock. so funny. Just found Gary!

  • Can anyone explain why the BBC website is incapable of using more than one sentence in a paragraph?

    Maybe the story was tweeted in to the editor

  • Maybe the story was tweeted in to the editor

    Missing hashtags.

  • Changing it to Staines - upon - Thames is going to really going to throw people off the scent

  • Another first world problem solved. Trying to charge your phone in the dark: fixed!

    www.engadget.com/…lite-iphone-ipad/

    Check the video

  • Another first world problem solved. Trying to charge your phone in the dark: fixed!

    oooooh!

  • Another ridiculous but true story

    Staines has renamed itself Staines-Upon-Thames

    I do not see the logic of giving someone a more precise location of a town that few people would have an interest in visiting.....

    I guess I could give the Thamas a wide berth, but then I would miss London and Greenwich.

  • Changing it to Staines - upon - Thames is going to really going to throw people off the scent

    I would like to be Amy-upon-Thames

  • I would like to be Amy-upon-Thames

    Amy-upon-Awesome. Awesome is a location too.

  • I do not see the logic of giving someone a more precise location of a town that few people would have an interest in visiting.....

    It's not about it's location, that's the PR version.

    It's about it's terrible [and deserved] reputation

  • unless it's just very very dark in cornwall, the olympic torch stream is just black.

  • oooooh!

    If you think that's good, wait until my Pebble arrives

    www.kickstarter.c…phone-and-android

  • Amy-upon-Awesome. Awesome is a location too.

    my dad grew up on Thames Street, he could legitimately be Dad-upon-Thames

  • If you think that's good, wait until my Pebble arrives

    that thing looks so awesome

  • my dad grew up on Thames Street, he could legitimately be Dad-upon-Thames

    Aiii

  • I would like to be Amy-upon-Thames

    You can be Amy-upon-Thames if you like. Changing your name is easy

  • You can be Amy-upon-Thames if you like. Changing your name is easy

    Amy-Upon-Yarra might be more appropriate :)

  • You can be Amy-upon-Thames if you like. Changing your name is easy

    I need a different name for each day of the week, I can't stick to one. This is why I have no tattoos.

  • If you think that's good, wait until my Pebble arrives

    i think pebble is a bit flawed sadly, we'll see when it's released though. should work okay with android, but at the moment, iphone over bluetooth appears limited.

  • You can be Amy-upon-Thames if you like. Changing your name is easy

    I've changed my name today already.

  • Amy-Upon-Yarra might be more appropriate :)

    and Amy-Upon-Leith for when I'm back in Dunedin :D

  • Another first world problem solved. Trying to charge your phone in the dark: fixed!

    Errr, why are you in the dark trying to charge your phone in the first place. Either turn on the light or good luck trying to charge anything during a power outage.....

    Coomon Sense over another stupid electronic device....

  • I need a different name for each day of the week, I can't stick to one. This is why I have no tattoos.

    That's why brackets are useful when you login to SPC

  • and Amy-Upon-Leith for when I'm back in Dunedin :D

    You have a Leith there too?

  • i think pebble is a bit flawed sadly, we'll see when it's released though. should work okay with android, but at the moment, iphone over bluetooth appears limited.

    Could be, we'll see. I've bought two to sell the other on eBay so at least it'll be subsidised.

    Or I could make a big loss, I suppose

  • You have a Leith there too?

    everything we have we stole from Edinburgh :D

  • You have a Leith there too?

    Aus and NZ are full of names from the UK

  • everything we have we stole from Edinburgh :D

    Is your Leith as depressed today because their team got beaten 5-1 by their rivals in the cup final which they have not won for 111 years?

  • Is your Leith as depressed today because their team got beaten 5-1 by their rivals in the cup final which they have not won for 111 years?

    no, its just a Water :D

  • Aus and NZ are full of names from the UK

    Dunedin in particular is allll Edinburgh. So unoriginal.

  • I was quite surprised when I met someone in Sydney who told me they were from Newcastle

  • I was quite surprised when I met someone in Sydney who told me they were from Newcastle

    Were they semi-naked and holding beer?

  • I was quite surprised when I met someone in Sydney who told me they were from Newcastle

    its quite depressing when you meet Australians who honestly don't realise theres another one.

  • Were they semi-naked and holding beer?

    No comment ;)

  • its quite depressing when you meet Australians who honestly don't realise theres another one.

    first south wales, now newcastle too... shocking ;)

  • its quite depressing when you meet Australians who honestly don't realise theres another one.

    #BlameSilverchair

  • first south wales, now newcastle too... shocking ;)

    Yeah, New Newcastle was the first choice, I bet

  • first south wales, now newcastle too... shocking ;)

    You'd think the NEW in New South Wales would be a giveaway.

  • Yeah, New Newcastle was the first choice, I bet

    Hehehe :)

    Newercastle!

  • Newercastle!

    :D

  • Yeah, New Newcastle was the first choice, I bet

    It worked for New New York. And New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New York.

  • It worked for New New York. And New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New York.

    I would like to see that series of Futurama. it must be very far ahead

  • It worked for New New York. And New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New York.

    What would Frank Sinatra had done were it still New Amsterdam?

  • I would like to see that series of Futurama. it must be very far ahead

    I thought it was Doctor Who- series two, Face of Boe...

  • I thought it was Doctor Who- series two, Face of Boe...

    Oh yeah, Doctor Who did it as well!

  • It worked for New New York. And New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New York.

    New New New New New England wasn't a tip off to many, I'm afraid.

  • It worked for New New York. And New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New New York.

    Sounds like the Vicar of Dibley version nearly

  • I was quite surprised when I met someone in Sydney who told me they were from Newcastle

    its quite depressing when you meet Australians who honestly don't realise theres another one.

    It more depressing meeting a nuclear tech guy in Newcastle,Ontario who's never heard of Sdyney, Nova Scotia.... It is after all, the country. about 2400 km away but still.....

  • Sounds like the Vicar of Dibley version nearly

    was just thinking that, good old Frank :D

  • What would Frank Sinatra had done were it still New Amsterdam?

    Sung it in Dutch?

  • It more depressing meeting a nuclear tech guy in Newcastle,Ontario who's never heard of Sdyney, Nova Scotia.... It is after all, the country. about 2400 km away but still.....

    I got asked by several people if I was from London, Ontario when I was in Montreal

  • What would Frank Sinatra had done were it still New Amsterdam?

    "New Amsterdam, New Amsterdam.?"

  • ahhhh watching these races on sky sports is making me so excited for Monaco. What a circuit, what a place.

    Still very much gutted it couldn't work out with Ari :(

  • Still very much gutted it couldn't work out with Ari :(

    boourns :(

  • Still very much gutted it couldn't work out with Ari :(

    What?

  • I got asked by several people if I was from London, Ontario when I was in Montreal

    Not surprized. London, Ontario is another university town, with legendary party stories to match. Worth my neck to state that Western University (London) is on of Canada's more noted University normally in Laws and Medience..

  • What?

    Lukeh is bffs with Ari Vatenan

  • Lukeh is bffs with Ari Vatenan

    True story

  • Are they throwing celery at the Chelsea bus?

    Is it because of *that* football song?

  • What?

    A few years back I won a compeition to create a video supporting Ari Vatanen and he offered tickets to Monaco and a lunch with himself, but couldn't include travel and accomadation. Due to lack of funds for that side of it and utter planning fail on my part, it didn't work out which was really frustrating because a) it's monaco and it's ari vatanen!! b) i reeaallllyy wanted to take lou and partially watch her reaction to being in the monaco paddock and c) IT'S MONACO!!

    Long life ahead yet to visit though :)

  • True story

    Wow. I wish I had famous friends. Especially if they were world champion at something.

  • A few years back I won a compeition to create a video supporting Ari Vatanen and he offered tickets to Monaco and a lunch with himself, but couldn't include travel and accomadation. Due to lack of funds for that side of it and utter planning fail on my part, it didn't work out which was really frustrating because a) it's monaco and it's ari vatanen!! b) i reeaallllyy wanted to take lou and partially watch her reaction to being in the monaco paddock and c) IT'S MONACO!!

    i should offer planning classes. mmmm, planning.

  • I got asked by several people if I was from London, Ontario when I was in Montreal

    You did tell them that London should be a eight hour drive (one-way) trip away from Montreal?

  • i should offer planning classes. mmmm, planning.

    Can you plan my life for me? I need someone to help with the tricky bits.

  • You did tell them that London should be a eight hour drive (one-way) trip away from Montreal?

    No, I said "Do I sound Canadian?"

  • i should offer planning classes. mmmm, planning.

    you should! I would plan to join it, but it'd lead to a lack of planning

  • Can you plan my life for me? I need someone to help with the tricky bits.

    Work hard, play hard, drink more beer and laugh lots

    Easy

  • you should! I would plan to join it, but it'd lead to a lack of planning

    i'm not sure its something you teach, i think you need to be born with it :D

  • *pokes head around corner*

    "last orders at bar sidepodcast"

    *psst* the indycar bump day thread is hosting a bit of a lock-in for people interested in single-seater racing.

  • i'm not sure its something you teach, i think you need to be born with it :D

    guh, i wish my mum planned ahead.

  • i'm not sure its something you teach, i think you need to be born with it :D

    I teach it every day. It takes effort if you're not born with it. If people aren't invested in it, there's no point.

  • Wow. I wish I had famous friends. Especially if they were world champion at something.

    At this time every year I keep bugging a monarchist friend I know by the name of Caroline, who lives in the small Ontario town of Hanover. Still has not gotten me any closer to hang with Albert and Steph at the Royal Box at the Grand Prix. :P

  • guh, i wish my mum planned ahead.

    hehe

  • "last orders at bar sidepodcast"

    ooh no more for me squire, not whilst i can still stand :)

  • I teach it every day. It takes effort if you're not born with it. If people aren't invested in it, there's no point.

    ahh i dont like effort. i hereby hand my classes to kai :D

  • ahh i dont like effort. i hereby hand my classes to kai :D

    Teach us, oh Great One.

  • ahh i dont like effort. i hereby hand my classes to kai :D

    oh boy. Too much on my plate already at the mo.

  • Woah - it seems that all I've done it sit in the corner and stare into my drink. Great atmosphere though.

  • Woah - it seems that all I've done it sit in the corner and stare into my drink. Great atmosphere though.

    :)

  • Woah - it seems that all I've done it sit in the corner and stare into my drink. Great atmosphere though.

    This accurately describes my afternoon too

  • This accurately describes my afternoon too

    The number of times I've looked up and seen 30+ comments pending ...

  • Marvellous afternoon, thanks peoples. You can all be number one at being awesome.

  • This accurately describes my afternoon too

    You used up your Sunday energy partying at the beach. A worthwhile effort

  • Teach us, oh Great One.

    "Thanks for consulting Kai's School of Planning. At the moment Kai will begin classes in late June due current scheduling conflicts. Consider this your first practicum. Looking forward to planning with you. Cheers."

  • off last drinks are well timed, i just fell off my bed

  • Thanks folks. Till next time

  • Marvellous afternoon, thanks peoples. You can all be number one at being awesome.

    oooh, i wanna be #1 barman!

    "now clear off home"

  • Bye all!

  • Bye.

    Bye all!

  • *Moves into the next room*

  • good night, last one out turn off the light :)

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This week, I've stolen a line from the children's TV show Blue Peter. They occasionally do live questions and take responses from the viewers, just to prove they are live, I think. A couple of week's ago, the question was this: If you could be number one in the world at anything, what would it be? It can be sports, but doesn't have to be. I think I would like to be number one in the world at baking bread. I'm not very good at it, but I'd like to be better. And maybe eating it too. How about you?

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