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#51 ensign14

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Posted 23 June 2005 - 08:53

Originally posted by dworsham

Brit humor does not rule in India, Thialand, Vietnam, China, the US, Africa,,, you know the places Bernie is growing the sport at a rate of a new track / year at least... china, Bahrain, Turkey,

not quite the center of the universe.

think

Hey, it's the Universe's loss. :p

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#52 jonpollak

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 22:56

So...
Is this the Danica thread for now?
For the life of me I cant imagine why they closed the other one...
To much bitching and moaning perhaps?....Bitching and Moaning/...On an AtlasF1 board?
Nahhh...say it aint so ;)

ANYHOO....Bernie makes phone call to mend relationship with domestic appliance

As good old CJ would say
I didn't get where I am today without knowing who to call to get the Hoover mended

Jp

Oh yeah...Danica starts second to last in the IRL race at Richmond tonight

#53 SlateGray

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Posted 26 June 2005 - 01:36

Patrick 10th in Richmond!

#54 Cool Tard

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 19:05

Originally posted by SlateGray
Patrick 10th in Richmond!


A toaster oven finished 9th

#55 dworsham

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Posted 27 June 2005 - 19:29

Originally posted by Fredd [/i]
[B]So what you're saying dworsham is that everyone speaking to the public should say precisely the PR-vetted, politically correct boring crap that I and many other people are so bored of?



not sure what in my post prompted your assumption that I desire everyone to have PC speak - as that is not what I am saying at all.

I simply stated that a little empathy would have gone a long way in this case and that sense of humor is not the same in all areas of the world. Further, that someone like in a position of power should be sensative to this.



I just don't think there is room for this in the business of F1 or other.

#56 Ricardo F1

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 22:43

Domestic Appliance or not, domestic bliss approaches . . . . congrats to Danica!

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Although Danica Patrick got plenty of publicity for her season in the IRL, she certainly doesn't want much for her wedding.

The 23-year-old driver, who finished fourth in the Indy 500, and physical therapist Paul Hospenthal, 40, were married Saturday in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Team spokesman Brent Maurer said Patrick has asked Rahal Letterman Racing to release virtually no information on the ceremony. Maurer could only confirm Tuesday that Patrick was married and that car owner Bobby Rahal was there.

Though she is accustomed to driving at 200-plus mph, Patrick told People magazine this year that one of her favorite things is sharing life in the slow lane with Hospenthal and their miniature schnauzer, William Robert, called Billy.

"She's kind of a TV junkie," who also enjoys barbecuing and working out, Hospenthal told the magazine. "But you won't see her watching much racing."

Patrick met Hospenthal while seeking treatment for a hip injury from a yoga session.


As for Paul . . . cradle snatcher. :D

#57 SlateGray

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 23:02

Originally posted by Ricardo F1
Domestic Appliance or not, domestic bliss approaches . . . . congrats to Danica!



As for Paul . . . cradle snatcher. :D


He thought she said "I do" but it was actually "goo goo"

#58 Jonathan

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 00:38

Originally quoted from Bernie Ecclestone
You know, I've got one of these wonderful ideas that women should be all dressed in white like all the other domestic appliances.

Originally posted by Jackie
You lot are SO funny. As a British female living in the USA, it amazes me that Americans still don't understand British humour. Don't you guys get it ? Really?

I honestly can't believe that some people took it seriously :)

As an American male living in the USA, I don't understand this so-called 'British Humour' either. Was Bernie maybe being sarcastic, or something ? Can someone (someone from England ?) explain what he ment by this remark ? Like Danica, I cant make sense of his remark, either.

#59 BRG

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:34

Originally posted by Jonathan
Can someone (someone from England ?) explain what he ment by this remark ?

I could , but that would mean digging Bernie out of this hole. And as I consider him an unutterable little shite, I am not about to do anything that helps him.

So you will have to remain puzzled, I fear. :wave:

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#60 xenna

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 14:19

Originally posted by Jackie


You lot are SO funny. As a British female living in the USA, it amazes me that Americans still don't understand British humour. Don't you guys get it???? Really?

I honestly can't believe that some people took it seriously :):):)



As a British female living in the UK, I didn't find that comment as a joke.

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 14:20

Originally posted by Jonathan
As an American male living in the USA, I don't understand this so-called 'British Humour' either. Was Bernie maybe being sarcastic, or something ? Can someone (someone from England ?) explain what he ment by this remark ? Like Danica, I cant make sense of his remark, either.



It's just Bernie showing his age and the Centruy he comes from.

#62 John B

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 15:10

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......Patrick met Hospenthal while seeking treatment for a hip injury from a yoga session.


And you thought those IRL races were dangerous......

#63 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 23 November 2005 - 23:39

Speaking of Danica she was mentioned on Family Circus strip last month.

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 00:12

"...and their miniature schnauzer, William Robert, called Billy."
:eek:

What kind of person gives a dog the name Wiliam Robert???

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 09:57

Originally posted by MrSlow
What kind of person gives a dog the name Wiliam Robert???

A dog breeder, if it is a pedigree animal which I imagine it is. Pedigree dogs often come with the most elaborate names, becuase which they have to be listed on their breed register and need a name that defines them and their parentage. So that's why Mr and MS Hospenthal have simply shortened it to Billy. Seems pretty down to earth to me.

#66 ensign14

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 10:52

If it were pedigree it would be something like Pratt's William Robert Dervorguilla Stanchion III or some such bollocks.

Methinks it's a posh version of Billybob.

#67 SlateGray

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 06:41

Danica Patrick Confirms Rolex 24 Participation

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 12:16

That size difference is a hoot... Hope they have their own seats for each stint or that she only follows Allan... :lol:

Here is a shot of her looking for a turn in marker



Jp

#69 Henri Greuter

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 15:25

Well, looking back on last year I can give Danica credits for one thing:

Has anybody imagined already what kind of media attention IRL would have had last year without her?
And what effects that should have had in shortterm and perhaps long term future for the IRL and US single seater racing in general?
She has done more to keep IRL in the news than many others.

OK, and some credits for another thing:
Apart form keeping IRL in the news. It wasn't only because of being there because otherwise Sarah Fisher might have accomplised about the same.
which Fisher didn't.
Thus....


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Posted 12 January 2006 - 00:42

Wow. The self-righteous indignation is a wonder to behold, yet its a thing of ugliness. There is nothing quite so laughable as the holy blustering of the politcally correct.

Get over yourselves. Bernie was taking the piss, tongue in cheek - Simple as that. Relax, you'll enjoy life more.

Anyone taking issue with this - the problem is not Bernie, but yourselves. He gave her a write-up and laughingly belittled himself.

I really doubt the magical midget would care to much if anyone takes exception with his comments. He could always cry himself to sleep on a bed of billions.

#71 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 11:31

She was featured on Sportscenter commercial. Dan Patrick had her no. 16 Argent car towed from his parking spot. Danica came out and ask why her car was towed. Dan mention it was his parking spot with shot of a sign said "Reserve for D. Patrick"

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Posted 13 January 2006 - 17:40

Originally posted by Daemon
Wow. The self-righteous indignation is a wonder to behold, yet its a thing of ugliness. There is nothing quite so laughable as the holy blustering of the politcally correct. Get over yourselves. Bernie was taking the piss, tongue in cheek - Simple as that. Relax, you'll enjoy life more.



That word has been severely over-used..It needs to be given a rest :down:

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 20:50

Any ideas who are the other two? Erin Crocker and Kim Crosby?

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#74 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 20:52

im so embarassed to be american, and working in racing, right now...

#75 jonpollak

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 21:32

Melanie Troxel (Drag Racer) and Leilani Munter (Catherine Zeta-Jones stunt double)

Jp

#76 EVL29

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Posted 25 February 2006 - 21:42

Troxel has talent.

The other two......meh.

#77 Jordan191

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 18:26

Originally posted by Pikachu Racing
Any ideas who are the other two? Erin Crocker and Kim Crosby?

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not only cupcakes. Lookie what Cindia brought back from Florida
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just when I thought racing wasn't ****ed up enough. I'm almost too disgusted to eat them.

#78 ColdHeart

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 19:16

Danica seemed to have plenty of talent when she was racing in Toyota Atlantics.

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 19:33

Im not the biggest Ecclestone fan myself, let alone be prone to defend his PR 'stylee'....But the point in this paricular form of humour is that its 'self-deprecating' designed to make him look bad. Its a very common form of humour. The only real way to reply is with corresponding humour. Mind you...As Martin Brundle once said on national TV after bernie made a similar comment, " When his wife hears what he said, she'll put him across her knee and give him a good spanking!"

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#80 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 20:04

Originally posted by ColdHeart
Danica seemed to have plenty of talent when she was racing in Toyota Atlantics.


No she didnt.

#81 Psychoman

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Posted 26 February 2006 - 21:43

The operative term is seems, and from my armchair Penske viewpoint, she seemed to have talent, but not quite enough of it. A prerequisite to moving up to the next level should be to win a race in the level right below, which she did not do. Speaking of which, taking off-topic a bit, does Ryan Dalziel have a ride this year?

#82 jonpollak

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 01:38

I say give her 45 more hp and be done with it.

Sports Entertainment and everything.

Jp

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 15:56

Originally posted by jonpollak
I say give her 45 more hp and be done with it.

Sports Entertainment and everything.

Jp


Well,considering its the IRL....you may be on to something there.

#84 VresiBerba

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 12:02

Whorehouse 0 - 1 Microwave oven

#85 Mila

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 13:26

Originally posted by VresiBerba
Whorehouse 0 - 1 Microwave oven


right on.

now that she has that monkey off her back, I bet we see an even better driver going forward.

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Posted 20 April 2008 - 16:47

Originally posted by VresiBerba
Whorehouse 0 - 1 Microwave oven


:clap:

Bernie the old dinosaur should join us in the 21st century, where women can win motor races.