Why F1 is in such a mess

Despite what I have written about Lewis Hamilton’s actions behind the Safety Car over the past couple of days, I think the FIA’s decision was the correct one (it’s not often I say that!). Hamilton broke the rules, but it was not the sort of thing that merited a serious punishment. A slap on the […]

Could more adverts be a good thing?

Ofcom has said that it is thinking about letting television stations broadcast more adverts. Ofcom are considering allowing nine minutes of advertising per hour. Currently an average of seven minutes per hour is allowed, although a maximum of twelve minutes in any one clock hour is permitted. Longrider is a libertarian but reacts with horror […]

Bloggers censored for upsetting a billionaire bully-boy

I’m a bit late with this one, but I feel as though I should mention it. Bloggerheads has been taken down by a bullying Uzbek billionaire and his bullying lawyers. Craig Murray’s website was apparently the one that upset Alisher Usmanov so much. But Tim Ireland’s ISP decided to take down a whole cluster of […]

Fanpedia

The internet is teeming with information. Sort of. Thanks to things like blogs, Wikipedia and even plain MSM news sites, everything that has happened since the mid-1990s is covered in minute, sometimes anal detail. But anything that happened before then? It’s almost as if it’s neo-prehistoric. In a way you can understand the lack of […]

F1 coverage to get its much-needed boost?

As the 2007 Formula 1 season approaches (only a week to go, wheee!), there is only one question on everybody’s lips: Is the television coverage going to improve? I am not talking about ITV’s coverage. Although we would all prefer there not to be any commercial breaks and would like to believe that there is […]

Celebrations are banned

GrandPrix.com notes that Massa broke a rule at the end of the Brazilian Grand Prix. I thought this as soon as I saw him being handed the flag. That’s right. A driver waving a flag to celebrate at the end of the race is against the rules. The ridiculous rule was either brought in after […]

5–0 at half time

5–0 at half time. And Scotland usually embarrass themselves against the Faroe Islands. This is just as well — we need all the goals we can get when, as Garry notes, we have a World Cup quarter finalist and both World Cup finallists in our group. And only two go through.

Political correctness, formerly known as placenames changing

Still being a cheeky youngster, it often annoys me when people use old names of things that changed ages ago. You know the sort of thing I mean — people who still say West Germany instead of Germany and the European Cup instead of the Champions League. Loads of people still say Czechoslovakia, which particularly […]

Big Brother’s Big Saviour

This year’s Big Brother has been a pile of old bum apparently. A bunch of the original housemates turned out to be possibly too ill. A series of stunts devised by the producers has backfired — the Golden Ticket housemate turning out to be an immense dullard, and the building of a “secret house next […]