Your essential F1 briefing #27 Lunacy
Name Lunacy Age Around 2,000 years Appearance Dangerous Ah, mental incapacity brought on by the moon. What the deuce are you on about? Did you not know that? The etymology comes from the Latin meaning moonstruck, which folk in less enlightened times used to describe a range of fevers, agues and fits. Phew, for a minute I thought you were going to pull your usual stunt of sending our ongoing dialogue down the eternal blind alley of pop trivia. Well there is
by Fun Boy Three… Only reached number 20, according to my Guinness Book of British Hit Singles. It barely qualifies. Jog on. Oh well. What lunacy news, then? Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has described the internet conspiracy theorists who think the team are deliberately nobbling Lewis Hamilton’s car this season as “lunatics”. As well he might. Not very PC, but then again they on the internet so he’s not far wrong. Indeed. You say “conspiracy theories”, I say post hoc ergo propter hoc. Quite the latin scholar, aren’t we? Now, speaking of scholars, don’t Mercedes employ a clever cove, once of this parish, who would go online to debunk such twaddle with the sword and shield of pure logic and good sense? That might be why Mercedes published an open letter to the fans politely suggesting that the conspiracy theories are, indeed, twaddle. Dear Lord! What were they thinking? You can’t reason with people on the internet. That’s just not what it’s for! If I were Toto I’d be tempted to just tell the tinfoil hat brigade to come out from behind their web pseudonyms so I could tell them to get lost in person. Dear Lord indeed…
Do say Occam’s Razor. Shaves as close as a blade or your money back. Don’t say Now, Borgking95, are you sure the FBI really blew up your house or did you just leave the gas on?