September 16, 2003


So what’s it like racing in the Italian Grand Prix at over 200 mph? Ask Mark Webber:

"It was straightforward today, mate. Boring as batshit.”

Posted by Tim Blair at September 16, 2003 03:50 PM

The man must have 10 pound steel balls. *Bored* at 320kmh? Good God! I'm wide awake and very tuned-in at half his speed. He was referring to the lack of competition in the middle of the pack but I still cannot see where boredom can get a look in.

Posted by: Jake D at September 16, 2003 at 04:40 PM

Actually bat shit isn't all that boring because it can kill ya. Since bats have a nasty tendency to congregate in very large numbers in confined spaces like caves, and eat their own weight several times over in mosquitos each day, the feces can pile up faster than at the White Hall and Washington, DC combined. This decaying refuse supports vast tracts of insects and microbes that will strip a human carcass to bones in a matter of a few hours, similar to the pirahna fish of the Amazon and Orinoco river basins (and one or two lakes in Florida).

Posted by: Charles at September 16, 2003 at 05:37 PM

Boring as batsh*t.

He was driving a Jaguar.

Posted by: pooh at September 16, 2003 at 06:42 PM

Of course it was boring; there weren't any 'roos or emus to dodge or run over.

Posted by: habib bickford at September 17, 2003 at 12:08 AM

Or crazy spectators!

It's a shame Montoya couldn't keep up with Schumie in the finishing stages, the race for the podium spots between those above (until Schumie broke away for good) and Barrichello - Raikkonen was good value.
It might've been a boring race for Webber in the middle-order but at least he received 2 points instead of the 1 he was gonna get before Coulthard dropped out.

Posted by: Clarke Kent at September 17, 2003 at 01:04 AM