SMC Alum featured in art gallery

first_imgMoreau Art Galleries is featuring Saint Mary’s alum Kristin Stransky alongside Marilyn Minter, an artist recently featured in New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Though the two exhibits, which opened Friday, Aug. 30 are wildly different in medium, their themes overlap. Tiffany Bidler, assistant professor of art and director of the galleries, said her aim is to provide students with professional and educational pieces that are challenging and innovative in both content and media. “My first consideration is whether or not I feel the work will inspire students,” Bidler said. Secondly, she seeks works that engage the various missions of the college. “We educate women at Saint Mary’s College and so I try to bring in the work of women artists whose work touches on issues of gender,” she said. The Galleries’ director believes the Stransky and Minter’s exhibits, located in the Sister Rosaire and the Hammes Gallery, respectively accomplish that mission. “The Marilyn Minter exhibition that I curated considers makeup’s materiality and its role in gendered performances that elicit desire and construct femininity,” Bidler said. “My favorite work by Stransky is “Landing Strip.” It’s a brilliant piece about sexuality and boundaries.” Technology plays an integral role in both the conception and process of Stransky’s pieces, Stransky said. “Ultimately, I saw art as a vehicle to explore both ideas and creation, both intellectual and hands on,” she said. The Little Theater and Sister Rosaire galleries also previously featured Kristen Stransky’s pieces. The Saint Mary’s alumna is currently pursuing a master of fine arts in Emergent Digital Practices at the University of Denver. “Coding and other technical formats often require adherence to strict processes and syntax to create a working unit, and I like to think that I bend those rules through meaning and the application of technology to craft and sculptural mediums,” Stransky said. Bidler, an art historian, said she likes to spend time comparing works of art, especially in her classes. “Marilyn Minter is an internationally renowned contemporary artist. I first saw Green, Pink, Caviar while it was on view at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The video is very sensuous, colorful, and hypnotic – it draws you in,” Bidler said of Minter’s piece. Bidler said she loves the hypnotic quality of the Minter video, which sucks the viewer into a world of color and pleasure. “I love that the context Minter provides about the photograph of her mother is at odds with some of the assumptions we might make about her mother based on a cursory glance at the photograph. I enjoy having my assumptions challenged by other artists,” she said. Bidler said the exhibition is a comparison of early work by Marilyn Minter and a late work by Marilyn Minter, at a basic level. “It seeks to draw out themes that persist over time in her work,” she said. As for the connection between Stransky and Minter, Bidler encourages students to make their own conclusions. “I have some ideas about the thematic ties between the Kristin Stransky and Marilyn Minter exhibitions, but I’d love for viewers to come in and make these connections for themselves,” Bidler said. Moreau Center for the Arts will feature the free exhibits until Sept. 20.last_img read more

Julian Buescher thrives at college level after leaving career in Germany

first_img Related Stories Syracuse reaches Elite Eight for 1st time in program history with 3-1 win over Seattle Nods of yes and no served as his only tools of communication when former Syracuse goalie Alex Bono’s family drove him around to show him the area.Everything was new, but soccer was the same. Hours alone juggling soccer balls in Manley Field House helped Buescher escape.His technical ability was what Syracuse associate head coach Jukka Masalin had seen in highlight videos during the recruiting process. For the rest, Masalin relied on managers in Germany and “dear friends” that he asked to watch the future star play and train about six times — unbeknownst to Buescher.What came back were reports of an undisciplined player compared to the rest of the parts of the German machine. He was lightweight, too, and lacked athleticism.But what he did have was the innate technical ability and a wealth of untapped potential. It was enough for Masalin and Syracuse to pull the trigger on a guy they had never seen play in person — a first for the staff, he thinks — and who was desperate to enroll right away to not lose a year of eligibility after his gap year.“We got so much information on him at the end of it and we had to make a quick decision,” Masalin said.Buescher had only decided to look at American schools a few months prior at the suggestion of Matthew Taylor, a teammate in Germany who had played at UCLA and in Major League Soccer before going international.He spoke with UCLA and other big soccer schools, but their interest vanished because he hardly knew English. Then the Orange came along and within six weeks of committing, he arrived in Syracuse, a 20-year-old freshman.Senior Juuso Pasanen referred to him as the grandpa of the team and Buescher, now a sophomore, calls himself a fourth-year senior. Two years at the semi-professional level gave him more experience than a typical freshman, but the clock was ticking on his career.“I come here and realize that I have to get the work done. I’m really late,” Buescher said. “I don’t want to waste another year.”The first thing to do was get stronger and faster. He spent time in the weight room and began his first season as the fittest player on the team, Masalin said. Though he couldn’t do any pushups when he arrived, he can manage a few now.His freshman season was a slight disappointment, he said, with no goals and just five assists despite starting every game. The Orange didn’t need him to be the go-to point producer.This year, it has, and the result has been a team-leading 27 points — eight goals and 11 assists. Two assists, including a spin move inside the penalty box and a slick pass to defender Louis Cross, pushed SU past Dartmouth on Nov. 22.  Another assist on Saturday sent the Orange to the Elite Eight.Disclaimer: This video contains explicit language “We saw that he has potential to be a fricken hell of a player and he’s starting to answer those questions now,” Masalin said. “I think he’s got more in his locker and he needs to be pushed in that way.”Buescher originally considered returning to Germany after school, but he seems to have put that aside to make a career in the United States.He worked out with five different MLS teams during the summer, spending a week with each.“I like America,” he said. “Let’s just say that.”Buescher, made fun of most for the way he says words with “th,” doesn’t have many pieces of Germany with him. He just has some customs and traditions, like his natural aversion to peanut butter, and a pair of sandals with the German national flag printed across the strap.His roots are evident in his accent and his play on the field. But Germany is where his career stalled. He’s left that behind and created a renewed dream in the U.S.“I just went a different way,” Buescher said. “I wont regret it because I made the decision and I go fully for it. It could be different, could be not. You never know.” Comments Published on December 1, 2015 at 9:12 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettuscenter_img Julian Buescher’s career in Germany was coming to a slow halt.He had once started a game in front of 30,104 fans, getting a taste of what it’d be like to fulfill his childhood dream of becoming a professional German soccer player — his highest career point. But after that, he’d been relegated to the bench, spending more time there than on the field.He had friends who had failed professionally and were now struggling. His mother asked if he was doing the right thing, still trying to make it to that level. Finally, Buescher decided enough was enough and put his professional aspirations on pause.“It is what it is,” he said, looking down at the ground and his voice trailing off. “I decided not to stay and to fight at that point.”After pursuing professional soccer for two years, the 22-year-old Buescher, a player once tagged as the top midfielder in the U-19 German Bundesliga, came to America to play collegiate soccer. He’s traded the 40,000 seat stadiums in Germany for SU Soccer Stadium’s 1,500-person metal bleachers. The decision has paid off.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHis time on the bench has been swapped out for a starring role as the leading scorer for a Syracuse team that’s headed to the first Elite Eight in program history. On Tuesday, he was named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, an award for the nation’s top player. And his career, once reaching a dead end in Germany, has found a new path through Syracuse.“He’s an exciting player … and has the ability to be a game changer,” Syracuse head coach Ian McIntyre said. “… It’s worked out great on both sides.”Buescher’s time at Syracuse began “kind of depressing.” It was January, cold and dreary. He couldn’t talk with most people, including his new teammates, because of the language barrier. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more


first_imgA CO DONEGAL woman awarded €2.8M in court yesterday won’t actually get anything, it has emerged.Marcella Breslin bravely waived her right to anonymity so her paedophile uncle Pat Gillespie could be named.And yesterday the 31-year-old won a civil action against evil rapist Gillespie, who is due to be released from prison next year. He is serving 7 years for his attacks on the Killybegs woman. In a statement Killybegs solicitor Grattan Butler from the firm D.P. Barry & Company, said he wanted the public to know that his client would never actually get the money awarded to her by the Dublin High Court jury.“I am conscious that it is very important to include in any article that while Ms. Breslin is delighted with today’s assessment by the jury it will be a matter for her us as her legal advisors to try and realise assets on her behalf from the very limited assets of Mr. Gillespie which will be an extremely difficult task,” said Mr Butler.“This does not in any way detract from the significance of the award that was handed down by the jury representing the general, aggravated and exemplary damages caused by Mr. Gillespie to Ms. Breslin for the terrible years of rape and abuse and subsequent aggravating behaviour since those years of rape and abuse.“Ms. Breslin, is a young lady with three young children who leads a very modest life and it is of the upmost importance that she does not incur any further unnecessary stress with any misrepresentation of the award.”It’s understood Gillespie, from Carrrickmagrath, Ballbofey doesn’t have any known assets.A jury at the High Court awarded the mother of three €2.8m to include aggravated and exemplary damages.Ms Breslin’s lawyers told the court that between 1993-1997, Gillespie deliberately and knowingly perpetrated acts of sexual assault and sexual abuse on her in his home and also once in her grandmother’s house at Athayvooge, Killybegs and in forest areas in the county.DONEGAL ABUSE VICTIM AWARDED €2.8M WON’T GET PAYMENT, SAYS HER LAWYER was last modified: November 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallybofeydonegalDONEGAL ABUSE VICTIM AWARDED €2.8M WON’T GET PAYMENTKillybegsMARCELLA BRESLINPATRICK GILLESPIESAYS HER LAWYERlast_img read more

Gripping and wildly unpredictable Singapore shines in the lights

first_imgSportblog 100 1 Oct 2008 15:56 0 1 Reply newest Share on Facebook | Pick Share on Twitter | Pick A dull race turned into a cracker by a couple of crashes and the ensuing pit lane chaos – such is street racing….(note the lack of crashes in Valencia in break the tedium).The sight of the fat ferrari mechanics puffing their way down the pitlane to where the forlorn Felippe Massa was idling with a big snake hanging off his car; was quite possibly the funniest bit of telly seen in years. One can only imagine the fun the McLaren guys had with that……. 29 Sep 2008 17:54 Report Share Share Read more Report Take away the pit drama and the crashes, it was tedious and something of a lottery.In this case if a competitive car had opted for a light fuel load, a good grid position would have been acheived and refuelling would have been ahead of the safety car: a win would have been assured.What might have been exciting would have been a real battle between Massa and Hamilton, where there was no shortage of overtaking opportunities and unencumbered by stupid tyre, pit-stop and safety car regulations. Share on Facebook Facebook 29 Sep 2008 13:57 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter 0 1 Motor sport blogposts crook. are you serious. it disappeared up there decades ago. Its a pale shadow of what it was but thats not the point, so is boxing, its still the best show in town.hoMotogp is great but theres something missing from it. Not sure what, maybe just the link that we mostly all drive something for 4 wheels and a 5th to steer and notionally thats like F1. Share Facebook Metatone Share … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.More people are reading and supporting The Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we have chosen an approach that allows us to keep our journalism accessible to all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford. But we need your ongoing support to keep working as we do.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism, to maintain our openness and to protect our precious independence. Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. | Pick Share on Facebook Report Order by oldest Formula One 2008 Sportblog Share on Twitter Show 25 From a telly perspective I think it looked nice – the light glinting off the cars made them look good and the darkness around the edge of the circuit with the lit-up skyscrapers in the distance made a pretty dramatic backdrop. Whether that justifies the (whisper it) ecological impact of running a trillion watts (or whatever it is) of lighting for 3 days is questionable, though probably only added a mere drop to F1’s overall carbon footprint.From a race perspective I thought it was good – we all know that the majority of action on a street circuit is going to come from cars cruncing onto armco and I welcome that! There was a bit of dramatic overtaking too which the lack of acres of tarmac run-off area and grass adds an extra element of drama to. Add in Ferrari’s Keystone Cops routine in the pits (all that was required was a jangly piano) and I think it was a great race. | Pick Reply Twitter Share collapsed Report Twitter Share on Twitter 0 1 Reply 29 Sep 2008 18:35 antonyob Reason (optional) Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Share on Facebook 0 1 Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other Twitter All 29 Sep 2008 13:45 0 1 Share on Twitter Facebook Share Share on Facebook Reply All kidding aside, I’m glad F1 has finally put a race under the lights, because it’s more fan-friendly in hot, humid places like Nashville, Richmond, and Singapore.Additionally, and with the proper TV cameras & lenses, the television from night races becomes a spectacle with the lights dancing off the cars, the brake rotors glowing cherry red, and the visible blue flame from the exhaust.We’ve had Saturday Night races here in the States for many years now, first at short “bullring” tracks like IRP, Richmond, & Bristol; and then spreading to the larger tracks like Charlotte, Atlanta, and Daytona in the early-to-mid `90’s.All that being said, the lighting at the Singapore race was only fairly well implemented, with dim areas in some of the turns. For what it’s worth, here in North America the engineering & implementation of race track lighting is done by Musco, which has the confidence of the NASCAR & IndyCar drivers to properly align the luminaires so that the light emitted does not fill up their rearview mirrors, let alone have visor or windshield glare on any part of the track. Also, the run-off areas have to be equally (if not better) illumaned, both for the drivers and the TV cameras, as that’s where the action is.By the way, the specifications for “national broadcast quality” lighting is for at least 70 footcandles (~780 lux) on both the horizontal and vertical planes at every point on the track; plus additional lighting in the pits from other angles to allow for fine repair tasks to be performed. In addition, there has to be instant-restrike HID lighting ballasts as well as multiple spinning generators in the multi-megawatt size range along with solid-state switching to take over in milliseconds in case of any power grid hiccup… Else the track would go dark with cars running 200 MPH.———————————-Be on the lookout for other F1 tracks in the Asia-Pacific region (Malasia, China, Japan, Australia) to run at night as well, because it allows the broadcasters to provide daytime coverage to Europe & America… While burying the overnight time zones in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.Dan SchwartzSayreville, NJDISCLAIMER: I have no financial or other connection to Musco Lighting or any track. | Pick charliesdad | Pick Discpad First published on Sun 28 Sep 2008 19.05 EDT 0 1 | Pick Report The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Facebook 0 1 Reply Twitter thewibbler 29 Sep 2008 16:37 Facebook recommendations Share on Twitter Share “Everything has been proven now and we can take this model and apply it to anywhere in the world – either to bring the race to Europe at a time when people watch it, or even within Europe to make it more spectacular.”With a bit of thought you can imagine we will see firework displays, all sorts of things that we can use now to glamorise F1 more.”Williams is convinced that the Singapore race has a chance of replacing Monaco as the most prestigious race on the formula one calendar. “It has a good chance of challenging Monaco for being the jewel in the crown of formula one,” he said. “That is the most accurate thing to say. They have great weather, a very good track and the grandstands packed. I think there is a lot of enthusiasm out there.”For Fernando Alonso his first win since he triumphed for McLaren in the 2007 Italian grand prix at Monza went a long way towards restoring his image after a troubled season as Lewis Hamilton’s team-mate last year. He gained particular satisfaction from the achievement because all had looked lost after a fuel-system problem during Saturday’s qualifying session dropped him to 15th place on the starting grid.”This is a fantastic result,” said the 2005 and 2006 world champion. “It was my first podium of the season, my first victory, and I’m very happy although I think it will take several days for me to realise what we have achieved.”Winning a grand prix here just seemed to be impossible because we missed our chance yesterday in qualifying, but we were very fortunate today and it’s a superb result for our team. We chose a very aggressive strategy and we had a bit of luck, but we had the pace and the car was fantastic throughout the weekend.”As for Nico Rosberg, there were those who felt that the 10-second stop-go penalty he was given for entering the pit lane before it was declared open was alleviated because the officials waited 10 laps before signalling him to take his punishment. During that period the Williams driver built up a 20-second lead, which meant that he dropped only to third after coming into the pits for the penalty.Rosberg put the team’s excellent showing down to a touch of reluctant theatre on the part of Frank Williams. Having accepted a bet with Jackie Stewart that he would wear a pair of the Scot’s tartan trousers at a race in 2008 in the event of his cars scoring a top-three finish during the course of the year, Williams had been carrying the obligation ever since Rosberg finished third in Melbourne in the opening race of the year. He finally got round to wearing them in Singapore yesterday and the young German driver obliged with his second place.”I think Frank will have to wear his lucky tartan trousers again,” quipped Rosberg. Oh that formula one success should be so straightforward to achieve. Reply Twitter Share via Email Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 29 Sep 2008 13:13 29 Sep 2008 19:13 antonyob Twitter Twitter Singapore’s maiden grand prix on the demanding Marina Park circuit served up a kaleidoscope of entertainment, with the spotlights around the track supplemented by car after car throwing up cascades of sparks from their titanium skid plates as they slammed and shimmered over the bumps.Yet this innovative event did not simply deliver a gripping and wildly unpredictable motor race, it may well signal a path towards a new generation of grands prix held under lights in order to maximise the sport’s commercial potential.It is unlikely to trigger great enthusiasm for such races in Europe. The notion of Nürburgring in the early spring, a cool enough venue at midday at that time of the year, running an evening race under lights is fanciful in the extreme. But in formula one’s most emergent business area, the Pacific rim, it is easy to imagine the commercial rights holder, Bernie Ecclestone, coaxing China, Japan and even perhaps India, if it should join the championship schedule, to follow the example of Singapore.For the moment Ecclestone confined himself to praising the new event. “I am completely satisfied with the job the organisers have done in every way, shape and form,” he said. “They have done a simply magic job with the track here and there are no complaints at all. When I originally suggested the notion of grand prix racing under lights people had thought I had gone mad, but the whole Singapore experience has raised the standards for everybody.”Those sentiments were reflected by the team principals Ron Dennis, of McLaren, and Frank Williams. “Clearly this race has given formula one a very powerful [promotional] tool and a lot of analysis will clearly now be done to establish which is commercially the best time to have the races shown on television,” said Dennis. “The race has probably gone a long way to establishing Singapore as a destination city rather than a place that you simply pass through. It is not just a new experience but a big step in the history of grand prix racing. Reply Twitter Facebook Facebook metathere really is no excuse for running new tracks without overtaking opportunities but maybe there was one eye next year when a dramatic decrease in aero aids should allow cars to follow each other more closely. I think the tyres will be fatter too which will encourage lift and drift cornering.In reality, who knows if that will transpire but i thought it a good track and its not all about the overtake, if the cars were seen to be oversteering more then an overtake wouldnt be as necessary. Fact is the cars do move around you just cant see it on telly, only the onboard shot of a driver following someone gives a clue as to how much the drivers still have to do.An imperfect sport, yes but show me one that isnt. 50 Share on Twitter Reply Report Comments 17 ta da then. long route to say the same old tired criticisms. i watched a game of football once it was shit. ergo all football matches are shit? no. Shares00 Share on Twitter Share oldest Report Facebook Share Share on Pinterest antonyob 0 1 29 Sep 2008 17:57 Report AliDia | Pick Twitter Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Facebook Twitter | Pick Twitter unthreaded Have to agree with Roverboy. I tuned in especially because it was a historical moment, but the reality was that on TV it’s just not that different to a daytime race.antonyob: The problem is the pattern, Valencia and Singapore, 2 new circuits, 2 new processions added to the calendar. Absent Piquet’s accident this would have been a procession determined by pitstops. That’s very disappointing for a brand new track. Monaco is fun once a year. We’re now verging on 3 (4 if you count the Hungaroring.)When you further consider that there were 2 safety cars which closed everyone up and (in the first instance) truly muddled the placings up, then the handful of overtaking that occurred in the top 6 is truly poor. Share on LinkedIn Discpad Share on Facebook | Pick Share on Facebook Report Report 29 Sep 2008 18:06 29 Sep 2008 19:56 Reply Under the Singapore lights, the spectacle at Marina Park was an illuminating rival to any previous formula one stage 0 1 0 1 the day F1 becomes Nascar is the day i switch it off and stop going to races ” all joking aside” i thought it was an excellent race and there was over taking so whats the problem?Its not supposed to be easy, its not basketball. If you see the cars close up, ie not on telly, you wonder how anyone ever overtakes with the speed they carry through corners.The race was too long and i agree, a proper over taking spot or 2 wouldnt have gone a miss but the drivers found one on the bumpiest part of the track (was that not good enough?) and Lewis did Coulthard somewhere else – turn 86 was it ?Seems to me that there is a set default most people have with F1 and even evidence to the contrary fails to shake their belief. Share on Twitter Share antonyob Share on Twitter Report Gripping and wildly unpredictable, Singapore shines in the lights antonyob Facebook Twitter Report Share on Twitter Formula One, as I loved it, is dead.A race without any worthwhile overtaking is described by all and sundry as a fantastic success.Hamilton said he was a second a lap quicker than DC and it took him ages to anywhere near overtaking. DC, gent that he is, did not close the door as many other drivers might.Commentators were going mad, but let’s say it again, the race was in the pits and not on the track.Have they forgotten what Formula One is (was?) supposed to be about.It was at night. Wow.The lights worked. Gosh.It was gripping. Was it really? If you like mistakes in pits and the odd slow crash and cars going round for hours as though on a parade lap, perhaps it was.In Formula One the race is no longer to the chequered flag but to the commercial altar of TV rights.Boring.And the Kaiser get rid of Silverstone, where you can overtake.I’m off to bikes… Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment | Pick | Pick Roverboy Share on Twitter Share | Pick Alan Henry Share Share on Twitter Reply Now I’m quite prepared to be shot down for this but was it only me that got a tiny bit fed up with everyone telling me how ‘amazing’, ‘wonderful’, ‘ground break’ing’ etc etc….this grand prix was. Moreover, all the comments I read/listned to/watched were from people who were actually there. Perhaps for those lucky seasoned reporters who have lived on a long diet of daytime action it may have seemed like a ‘different world’, but to me watching it on my telly…in DAYLIGHT. Was it THAT special? Moreover, If there had been no safety cars it could have turned into a very very long procession. I can’t believe a new track was designed with so few overtaking opportunities.Anyway, perhaps it was just me feeling jealous at not being out there… Share on Twitter | Pick Lewis Hamilton takes a corner in the Singapore grand prix. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images 0 1 Share on Twitter 29 Sep 2008 22:53 Report Report Loading comments… Trouble loading? Share via Email Email (optional) antonyrobFair point.I know exactly what you mean.However, I’ve wached F1 (often rather obsessionally) since 1975 and am fed up with the direction it is going.What I found annoying about the race in Singapore was that everyone was going on and on about how great everything was. No one seemed to write or say that, yes, there had been lots of thrills and spills but that, yet again, we have a new track where overtaking is almost irrelevant.Overaking is fun, exciting, the best bit, the point of it all. Share on Facebook Report Twitter Facebook | Pick Share Facebook 0 1 0 1 Since you’re here… Reply Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp | Pick Facebook Share on WhatsApp Formula One 29 Sep 2008 19:07 Reply 29 Sep 2008 21:32 MartinRDB Share on Facebook Facebook Twitter Share on Facebook Close report comment form Reply Twitter Topics 0 1 Share on Facebook I LOVE Singapura will this happen again? expanded Share Share on Messenger | Pick Report Reply Share Twitter 0 1 Share on Facebook thewibbler Threads collapsed 29 Sep 2008 16:46 Reply There may, as suggested above, be more action on a circuit like this once next year’s aero changes kick in, and there was more going on than in Valencia, but for all the history and the glamour (and yes, the cars did look fantastic under floodlights) only the Ferrari pit crew really succeeded in raising my pulse. It’s good to have a few street races, but this was too long, too processional, and too bumpy. I don’t mind the occasional event like this, but I fear that the day F1 regularly races under lights to fit in with European schedules will be the day it finally disappears up its own ar$e. Reuse this content,View all comments > Share on Twitter Some absolute bollocks being spoken in some of these comments. There WAS overtaking in the race, the best being thru’ turn 6 and 7…or were you all perhaps brainwashed by the band-wagoning media mill before the race who were hoping to prove Ecclestone and co. wrong? Yes, there was a safety cars….so feckin’ what? There has plenty of safety cars out this season in lots of races (like any other season) which has changed the shape and dynamic of the order like it always does. That’s in the nature of the sport you pillocks. Why do you castigate Singapore for it? “Take away the pit drama and the crashes, it was tedious and something of a lottery” ??? Yeah…take away goals from a football match and it’s tedious too and a lottery with penalties etc.What absolute twaddle. Reply comments (17)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. 0 1 Report Clydebear Should be titled “F1 Catches NASCAR Fever.”Closing the pits under caution…Pace cars under caution to bunch up the field…Violation for pit lane speeding…Drive-through penalties…Push-to-Pass (implemented as KERS)…Now, night racing.Every time NASCAR innovates, the Bernie/Max Show looks at what NASCAR and Indy Car does and say “Gee? Why don’t WE do that, too?”What’s next, the “Aaron’s Lucky Dog Pass?” Sun 28 Sep 2008 19.05 EDT Share on Facebook Share Share iamnotacrook View more comments Formula One 2008 Report FreedomLand 0 1 Share on Twitter Reply Support The Guardian Facebook 25 Ive watched F1 since 1978 and it has changed, of course but the glory years were already 10 years before i started watching. What can you do? Stop watching, sure, or you can enjoy all the aspects F1 offers.The overtake is the money shot but if you start getting riled with the cynicism of sport you’d never watch anything.Its all flawed, its all pretty unimportant and its all switch off-able. F1 is such a good TV sport that people have forgotten that you can actually goto a race. I went to Spa this year, it blew me away. Absolutely amazing experience. Our expectations are too high now, my dad got into F1 from watching 3 minute show reels at his local cinema in the 50’s. 29 Sep 2008 22:35 29 Sep 2008 20:10last_img read more