by Garethin General, MotoGP0 commentstags: alvaro bautista, eurosport, MotoGP, private eye, toby moody
Cool – Private Eye have published a “Colemanballs” I sent in, in the current issue – 1239.It’s one of the many clangers from Eurosport stand-in MotoGP commentator Carlton Kirby from the Catalunya GP a couple of weeks back….“Two Spanish flags for the crowd to see – one of them Japanese… “ He’s seriously awful though. I should have just sent them a tape of all 3 races and let them publish the lot.Thankfully the marvellous Toby Moody and Julian Ryder were back on the case this weekend at Assen – despite it being a bit of a downer for my hero Alvaro Bautista in the 250cc race. I say ‘bit of a downer’ – it was a real huuuuuuuuuge downer actually.Still – could have been worse… Carlton Kirby could have been commentating too.
by Garethin General, Technology2 commentstags: Apple, application, blogging, General, iphone, photos
Just trying out a blogging app for the iPhone; it’s called BlogPress. If it works then this should be a picture of Desmond Lynham apparently drowned in the lake at Chiswick Park.Seems to be a nice app and may well be useful on travels and on MotoGP trips.I need to move though, as lots of threatening ducks are closing in… — Posted From iPhone
by Garethin General0 commentstags: fun, photos, tattoos
Whilst it’s not really okay to laugh at the girl who accidentally got almost 60 stars tattooed over her face (well, it kind of is actually – she looks about 12 and shouldn’t be allowed within a mile of a tattooist for at least another 6 years…) – it absolutely *IS* okay to laugh at this sorry shower over at YourTattooSucks.com… my personal favouite being the cat’s one-eye in your belly button. Class.
by Garethin General0 commentstags: cats, eddie izzard, fun, stuff
This piece in the Guardian, reporting on a scientific “test” that proudly puffs out that cats are actually not that bright, is of course entirely wrong. That a cat will not co-operate with an insultingly banal examination of its behaviour is not in the least bit surprising. Quite frankly I’d give them some misleading results and have a good old snigger about it if I was a cat. In fact I’d probably have a crap in their lunchboxes on the way out too, just for good measure. Cats know perfectly well about all kinds of behaviour – that of live beings and that of inanimate objects – and they certainly understand cause and effect (mine have learned to open doors, find and conceal escape routes out of the garden, all kinds of smart and sophisticated stuff that requires cause and effect to be understood) and my money here would be on them outsmarting the scientists by refusing to do what’s expected of them and royally fucking with a stupid experiment that they rightly feel to be beneath them. As one commenter wryly (& correctly) points out; “Dogs have owners, cats have staff”. Anyway it’s as good an excuse as any […]
by Garethin General0 commentstags: philosophy
A new theory on the exact nature of Socrates’ death – and to what extent he brought it on himself – is revelaed today in a new book by Cambridge University prefessor, Paul Cartledge.
by Garethin General1 commentstags: anthony davidson, formula one, le mans, Motorsport
I was hugely disappointed when Ant Davidson slipped out of F1 with the collapse of the Super Aguri team in 2008. He was always one of my favourite drivers of the modern era; a great racer and a great developer/tester too… your kind of ideal man in any team really. (And also someone pretty much devoid of ego – very refreshing and likeable in today’s F1).The good news – apart from the fact that he’s a brilliant commentator (press your red button on the BBC’s F1 coverage and get swapping the audio channel to him and David Croft on Radio 5 Live!) is that he still has his hand in as a driver, and now there’s some great news of his entering one of motorsport’s legendary annual events this coming month. Aston Martin Racing recently confirmed that Ant will be one of three new drivers recruited to enable the team to run a trio of Gulf-liveried LMP1 cars at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, which marks the 50th anniversary of Aston Martin’s first victory at La Sarthe in 1959. Joining the existing Aston Martin drivers along with Ant will be Stuart Hall (GB) and Jos Verstappen (NL).Ant recently tested […]