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Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:08 am
by Turntable
Careless Whisperer wrote:I was given the Damon Hill Autobiography


If I was going to read an autobiography, the world of formula one would be right at the bottom of my list, below that of a prominent chicken farmer or a lumberjack.
If the only genre of books in existence were racing driver autobiographies then Damon Hill would be right at the bottom of my list below that of the winner of Red Bull soap box race 2007

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:11 am
by CJ+
I find autobiographies to be dull as shit, as a general rule.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:20 am
by DI Burnside
Turntable wrote:a prominent chicken farmer


Get this, I know a prominent chicken farmer who also happens to be a current FIA Champion.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:37 am
by spast1kunt
DI Burnside wrote:
Turntable wrote:a prominent chicken farmer


Get this, I know a prominent chicken farmer who also happens to be a current FIA Champion.

Well the current FIA European Truck Racing champion is Jochen Hahn, whose surname is German for chicken.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:15 pm
by minimoog
spast1kunt wrote:Well the current FIA European Truck Racing champion is Jochen Hahn, whose surname is German for chicken.


Chicken is hähnchen.

Hahn is, er, cock.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:51 pm
by Careless Whisperer
DI Burnside wrote:
Turntable wrote:a prominent chicken farmer


Get this, I know a prominent chicken farmer who also happens to be a current FIA Champion.

Carrol Shelby was a chicken farmer. I imagine an autobiography of his would be quite entertaining.

Anyway, normally I'd agree with you all about an autobiography, especially that of an F1 driver, being shit, but not in this case. It's getting a lot of good reviews too - beyond my humble opinion.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:26 pm
by Cloggy
Heinrich Himmler was also a chicken farmer.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:38 pm
by DI Burnside
It's also a she.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:26 pm
by Hooli
Cloggy wrote:Heinrich Himmler was also a chicken farmer.


Drove for Auto Union didn't he?

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:38 pm
by Tokyo Sexwale
CJ+ wrote:I find autobiographies to be dull as shit, as a general rule.


I suppose it depends enormously and completely on who's it is. A general rule covering everyone makes you sound a little...feathered.

Re: What are you reading?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:59 am
by CJ+
Tokyo Sexwale wrote:
CJ+ wrote:I find autobiographies to be dull as shit, as a general rule.


I suppose it depends enormously and completely on who's it is. A general rule covering everyone makes you sound a little...feathered.

Fair point. However. I'm sure that there are some autobiographies that I would actually find fascinating, but I tend to find that people telling me what they did, for several hundred pages, just doesn't engage me. It's like how I just don't enjoy opera. It's the form, not specific instances of it.

You must generalise about your own preferences, tokesy? Of course you do.