F1, I would rather watch paint dry!!

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Janne

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Because we are a miserable bunch.....

me and wife love shooting. Revolver, pistol, both action and static (precision) trap, skeet. Watching shooting online or TV??

Rather hit my thumb with a hammer. I find that even watching fellow competitiors when we compete is boring. All I am watching is to see their mistakes. Am truly happy when they get DQ'd.
Why? Because it makes my own pitiful attempt maybe a little bit better than it really is!
 

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I thought the OP was opining the fact he would rather watch paint dry than to watch F1, (presumably on the Telly, F1 not paint drying) I have been watching paint dry for the last 3 hours, and yes it is quite boring, although quite relaxing too, until a fly comes along gets stuck and leaves its footprints in the paint, Why do flies have so many legs?????,
 

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:lol:

There is a lovely film by Victor Erice called the Quince Tree Sun ... about a painter trying to paint a quince in his back garden over the period of its ripening. Exactly like watching paint dry, literally so at points, but absolutely absorbing.
 

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I used to find the pit stops interesting. The precision, speed, Team work at its best!

Do any of you watch the Us style races, on an oval track? Those are more visually interesting or a time. You see more of the race at the same time.
 

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I see there is lots of interest in dyes here, but not so much in pigment, paints per se.

Factorella: Indian yellow, sometimes called snowshoe yellow, was (supposedly) originally manufactured by feeding cows mango leaves and then drying out their urine. The resulting pigment is slightly fluorescent.

There was an eminent food historian at University I was at once (actually she worked as a secretary), she told me that ... amongst a bunch of other riveting things :)
 
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I grew up in Silverstone so I guess F1 is in the blood somehow, but I do understand how others find it boring.

I find cricket boring, I have never been interested in it, never played it, I dont understand the skills, rules, tactics, personalities etc etc etc. But I bet people that know all this stuff love it.

Cycling, the Tour de France, just a bunch of blokes riding along the road, but again, if you know the tactics, the riders, the hills etc etc it can be fantastically exciting.

F1 is a huge sport with huge teams, from the guys on the drawing boards (They probably have CAD by now) through to the drivers. Immensely complex and advanced engineering, manufacturing and computing. If you understand all of this and accept that it is mostly going to be a gradual tactical battle (much like I guess cricket is) with the occasional flurry of excitement, then it can be hugely enjoyable to watch. If you just turn on the Tv to watch a race, then you will find it boring.

Having said all that, I wouldnt pay Sky to watch F1 :)
 
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F1 is very much about tech, the car is everything, about 90% of performance comes from what the car can do and the set up, the driver has to be there for sure but can only add a small margin, I watch because of the cars and them being right on the edge of what a car can be and do within the rule set, without a good depth of tech knowledge It dose come across as dull at times as the racing on it own dose lack excitement.
 

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I find cricket boring, I have never been interested in it, never played it, I dont understand the skills, rules, tactics,
Cricket fell off my radar a bit, not being able to watch it at the level I'd like to here. I do go to watch local amateur teams play on Sunday in Stanley Park. I think most people watch cricket because it is nice to sit in the sun sipping beer with some friends. Certainly how I feel about it. The cricket is kind of something to follow along with :lol:. But the point about technology is interesting. It is limited to willow and leather and sweat ( maybe a bit of cheaty vaseline sometimes) yet it is amazing what someone like Warne for instance or Akram or Muralitharan could make a ball do.
 

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A lot of sports are a bit boring, Snooker a load of balls, don't see the point in darts, but............I must admit I was rather fascinated to watch the womens archery in the London Olympics, so precise.
In my youth, many many years ago, I did enjoy the wrestling on TV, Big Daddy, Mcmanus, and others, totally fake and rehearsed but entertaining, the only one who thought it was real was the commentator who's name I think was Kent Walton, who was also a DJ on the radio and I am sure he had a pet cat................them were the days..................
 
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Saturday morning with Dickie Davies and Brian Moore. It was a signal that the day had now started and it was time to get a move on. THat's when they started saying soccer, which I still think of as a modern confection. My oldest plays all the time now. He calls it soccer partly because football means something else here. He's said he'd prefer to say football and be understood. Which is a weird thing, because it is so big here now. People really follow the English, Spanish, German and Italian leagues closely. And, in Canada at least, CFL football is an entirely amateurish pursuit, bold and heroic, like, but nothing like the US variant.
 
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Saturday morning with Dickie Davies and Brian Moore. It was a signal that the day had now started and it was time to get a move on. THat's when they started saying soccer, which I still think of as a modern confection. My oldest plays all the time now. He calls it soccer partly because football means something else here. He's said he'd prefer to say football and be understood. Which is a weird thing, because it is so big here now. People really follow the English, Spanish, German and Italian leagues closely. And, in Canada at least, CFL football is an entirely amateurish pursuit, bold and heroic, like, but nothing like the US variant.

That Us Variant, isn't that were they dress up like Gladiators and fall about............and isn't the ball shaped like an egg?
 
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That Us Variant, isn't that were they dress up like Gladiators and fall about............and isn't the ball shaped like an egg?
Not egg shaped, it is equally pointy at both ends, so that it can be over-arm thrown a long way...and then dropped, and bounce really weirdly, and bring the whole game to a standstill for 10 minutes while half the players are swapped out.
 
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Not egg shaped, it is equally pointy at both ends, so that it can be over-arm thrown a long way...and then dropped, and bounce really weirdly, and bring the whole game to a standstill for 10 minutes while half the players are swapped out.
Never understood why they have a totally different attacking and defensive lineup.
Makes one apprichiate a well balanced rugby side
 

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Never understood why they have a totally different attacking and defensive lineup.
Makes one apprichiate a well balanced rugby side
:D Does the man who suggested using abstruse, arcane, or recondite words in one-liner posts to help find threads in the Search function appreciate the difference between rugby and "football", or does he "apprichiate" so that he doesn't have to book-mark the thread? :poke:

As for why they have specialist players, well, they can...they have up to 46 players all dressed up on the day, 53 on their roster, plus another 10 that are saved just for practice. There is no intent to play a single game, instead they play out a series of small set-pieces where the aim is to execute a pre-planned manoeuvre, and cease play at the point where the plan has fallen down. Not my cup of tea...but then I don't follow any team sports, don't watch TV
 
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:D Does the man who suggested using abstruse, arcane, or recondite words in one-liner posts to help find threads in the Search function appreciate the difference between rugby and "football", or does he "apprichiate" so that he doesn't have to book-mark the thread? :poke:

As for why they have specialist players, well, they can...they have up to 46 players all dressed up on the day, 53 on their roster, plus another 10 that are saved just for practice. There is no intent to play a single game, instead they play out a series of small set-pieces where the aim is to execute a pre-planned manoeuvre, and cease play at the point where the plan has fallen down. Not my cup of tea...but then I don't follow any team sports, don't watch TV
Wasnt my idea...and i really dont think that has relevance here.
Or is a mods job on here to point out typos and start personal attacks on people.
 
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You Brits should love F1, it is one of the few sports where you excell.

I have read that many Brits dislike Hamilton, without understanding why.
Nithing wrong with a cocky, self centered person that knows he is the best, is it?
 

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You Brits should love F1, it is one of the few sports where you excell.

I have read that many Brits dislike Hamilton, without understanding why.
Nithing wrong with a cocky, self centered person that knows he is the best, is it?

You just said it Janne, some Brits don't like people who are cocky and self centered..............................
 

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Same in Scandinavia, people do not like people that are more sucessful or better at something then them, even if they obviously are.
We even have an expression for it, Jänte lagen. ( Jänte Law)!
Basically it means you are not supposed to show that you have ’made it’ or is better at something, and if you do, you will be punished by the large group that do not perform as well as you.

Nobody is praised for his/her achievements.
‘Everybody is equal and gets a prize’
It is a cultural thing. I hope you do not develop it in UK further, as it kills all initiative and development of the group as a whole.
Everybody thinks they are fantastic and stagnate in their lives.

You can read about Sweden online.
The way people talk in UK about Hamilton is basically an expression of Jänte Law.
He is very much liked and appreciated for his achievements in Europe.
 
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https://bushcraftuk.com/community/i...populated-nowadays.150247/page-5#post-1869258

Anybody reading the above thread just needs to read through portions of this one to see a good portion of the answers to the question posed; bloody childish bickering and pointless sniping.

There's far too much of it, in my view, and I'm not in the least surprised that folk are voting with their feet or else just not posting. It's as though some members relish it, eh? :emoji_confounded:
 
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