Festival of Speed round up

So, I’m back from the 2014 Goodwood Festival of speed for a few days now and I’ve gathered together a load of links to stories, pictures and videos around the web. I have some photo’s and video’s of my own and hopefully I’ll get round to posting them as well soon. So without further ado here we go.

Lets start with the Festival TV coverage, beware there are days worth of viewing in it.

The Official Goodwood Festival of speed site

And now lots of links to other related stories around the web.

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Games Vs real life
Aston Martin Concept
Why the fans Love Goodwood
The shootout that never was
Peter Does Sussex

And a series of links from the excellent F1 Fanatic

Stars in their cars
Non F1 cars
Recent F1 cars
Eighties F1
Seventies F1
Early F1
John Surtees’ F1 cars and bikes

You can click here to see a google image search for Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014

Online Education

Yup, it’s that time of year when the kids head off to college and the parents begrudgingly accept their kids as young adults. As always I’ve seen loads of advertising over the last month or so for online training/college courses and some of these are rather costly.

When I saw this video a while back it got me thinking…

Why would you pay for online training from some company you barely know of when world-renowned institutions like these are offering education for free to anyone who wants to give it a try?

K-POP – Gangnam Style

That’s Korean POP music to you and me, I’d never really given it much thought until the video below popped up on Facebook about a week ago. It just seemed odd and I don’t speak Korean so I very nearly stopped it after less than 20 seconds, boy am I glad I didn’t. It’s a disgustingly catchy tune and let’s be honest the video has so many WTF moments, it’s something that a lot of pop acts forget… FUN!

And now it’s a phenomenon, with “reaction Videos”, Parodies (I’ll pay a fiver for “Dublin Style”), a cover version and lets face it if your going to get covered on You Tube then there is only one person you really want to cover it and that’s the phenomenon that is 331Erock

Now if anyone wants to mix Erock’s audio with the original video I’m all for that, in the meantime here’s a remix that solves the “needs more Wub” issue of the original :)

What really amazes me about this is that the song was only released July 15, 2012 and it has brought as much global recognition and attention to PSY, K-POP and South Korea in a little more than 6 weeks as the Olympics did!

Father Ted: The Dark Priest Rises


catwoman-anne-hathaway-dark-knight-rises (Photo credit: Caliban 7)

Last night, I was watching TV eagerly awaiting the new remake of “Father Ted“. Credits roll, a tasteful reshoot and remix of the original credits and music, so far so good.

“Written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan

eh what?


Christian Bale

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Michael Cane

Anne Hathaway

eh what? am I dreaming?

Opening Scene and it’s the original pilot episode, almost word for word (Dougal refers to Ted as “Batman”), except the actors are playing their characters the same as in The Dark Knight Rises, all except Michael Cane, who’s Playing Jack’s sick and twisted side up in a way that is just plain creepy. As for Anne Hathaway’s Mrs Doyle I don’t think I’ll ever recover!

Jesus, I have the weirdest Nightmares.

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