Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

It's A Side Issue, But...

...I don't get F1. I can understand why people got excited about motor sport in the days when the drivers were crazed hobbyists or louche playboys and the cars were likely to blow up in their faces, but everything about the sport is so Disneyfied now- so sanitized, so corporate-  you might as well be watching traffic. The motorized bill-boards go round and round in circles- like flies about a lampshade- the drivers are drones (not allowed to have character for fear of hurting the brand) the dangers minimal and the results predictable. It's sport with almost all the human element drained out of it. The best spark-plug wins.

  • On Mature Reflection

    I dreamed I'd co-authored a book about how I came to leave the Church. I was leafing through the finished article and finding it very glum. My…

  • Earworms And Rain

    Binge-listening to variant versions of Matty Groves/Little Musgrave means I now have it as an ear worm. It could be worse; it could be the Birdy…

  • Matty Groves

    I'm sure there's a version where the husband cuts his wife's head off and kicks it against the wall but I can't find it. Did I make…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.