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25 July 2004 @ 09:55 am
Bob Varsha Thinks Kimi Raikkonen Is A Girl  
Comment from today's F1 race, made by my "favorite" WRC commentator, Bob Varsha:

"Thirteen laps in Kimi Raikonnen exited the race spectacularly when his rear wing failed, throwing the Finn into a series of high-speed spins, much to the delight of a few mysoginists in the grandstand."

The only way I can see the mysonginists being happy about that would be if Kimi were female.

*kicks BV* Learn what words mean before you start using them!

Edit: For anyone who watched the coverage, did anyone understand Varsha's comment just after the driver interviews? "Too bad about Fernando Alonso, though. Ugly cuss." Considering that Fernando hadn't just been swearing, I have to assume that BV's stating his personal opinion of Alonso's looks. That, or he doesn't know what "ugly cuss" means -- which, considering the source, seems more likely.
Current Mood: grammatically irked
puddlemizutamari on July 25th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)

I am SO PISSED about those damn fans! What @$$HOLES!
*stomps off, steaming*
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 26th, 2004 03:23 pm (UTC)
They'd only be masochists if they were McLaren fans. Otherwise, they would be sadists. And they are definitely stupid twits. (I'd call them dorks, but that's an insult to dorks everywhere.)
Leighlucifie on July 25th, 2004 07:36 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I semi-dozed off mid-race again shortly after Kimi's crash... I think I must have tunned all that out. =/
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 25th, 2004 09:40 pm (UTC)
You didn't miss much. There were a couple of decent passes, but I don't think you're world will come to an end for missing them.
Leighlucifie on July 26th, 2004 02:35 pm (UTC)
Okay, so I still don't remember what was said after Kimi's crash (I was busy thinking there was something wrong with german fans lately... seeing them cheer for a nasty wreck reminded me of they reports they were throwing trash at Armstrong last week), but I caught the "Ugly Cuss" comment during a replay of the race (lack of sunday night television), and I have to say... I don't get it either o.O?

The way it was said... almost sounded like it was a backhanded compliment that didn't quite work out... =/ feh, I don't ever understand what that guy's talking about anyway.
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 26th, 2004 03:29 pm (UTC)
They didn't say much right after the crash, other than to complain about the cheering spectators. (And yes, there does seem to be something wrong with at least certain German fans! Another reason to be almost glad about not going to Rally Deutschland this year?)

*smacks Bob Varsha upside the head with a dictionary*

On a mostly unrelated note, did you catch the coverage for Susquahannock Trail?
Leighlucifie on July 26th, 2004 07:34 pm (UTC)
Glad is kind of overstated... not as upset maybe... I feel rally-starved. ~_~ When is Finland again?

Nope, I've been horrible about catching the ProRallies this year, so far I've actually remembered the showtimes for OT & RIM, and that's it =/ have I missed Pikes Peak yet? (Note to self: tape Monster Garage tonight) STPR is one of the ones with night stages correct?
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 26th, 2004 08:39 pm (UTC)
I feel rally-starved.

*sigh* I know the feeling. I keep telling myself that Ramada Express will be here before I know it. (I keep not believing myself.) There's a club rally down in SoCal next month, but I'm going to have to miss it because of the move. *sniff*

Finland will be here before I know it -- it's the first weekend in August, which means that it will be over in two weeks from today. Oh, and Maine Forest is this upcoming weekend. I wish I had the money to fly out and visit a friend of mine in Connecticut, since it would only be a three hour drive away. *sigh*

On Deutschland, if it's any help, we already know who's probably going to win it. And Petter always does awful at Germany. So missing it isn't all *that* bad. (Mind, if someone handed me free tickets, I'd be there!!)

I should still have STPR on the TiVo, so I can tape it off for you as well. Pikes Peak hasn't come through yet. (I think it's in mid-August?) STPR does have night stages.

Y'know, if all goes according to plan, we will probably miss OT next year. I don't think my finances will take flying up to Oregon only a few weeks after getting back from MEXICO. (Must go to Mexico!!! Need a WRC round!!!)
Leighlucifie on July 26th, 2004 09:05 pm (UTC)

............... how long till Mexico? ;_;
puddlemizutamari on July 26th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC)
Anybody want any tamales?
Sandpanthersandpanther on July 26th, 2004 09:33 pm (UTC)
Er, probably about eight months. Though the FIA hasn't officially released the calendar yet, so it's hard to say for sure.