The Paddock Pulse: November 2 Edition

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So now it's November, and if your stores are anything like the ones around here, the Christmas decorations are already going on the shelves. Pretty sure they're turning on the 24/7 holiday music on at least one FM station, too.

Of course, what these people don't know is that November is not a month to think of putting up lights and ornaments yet. It is a month to prepare for eating a truckload of tasty turkey and other fixins and then settle onto the couch for a hazily-remembered, tryptophan-coma-colored session of college football watching.

This is all in the future, however. Right now we have our first Pulse of the new month, and by popular demand (Ed. note - we did not receive a single demand for this. Carry on.) the snark has returned to our weekly list of links. EVERYTHING I DO, I DO IT FOR YOU. *pistol shot* *Bryan Adams loses toe*

Hit the jump, you turkeys.

  • Interview: Katherine Legge [Queers4Gears.com]
    DAMMIT, Ross. You HAD to lead with that photo of Katherine Legge on the bearskin. How am I supposed to focus on the Q&A with that come-hither look STARING ME DOWN like that? (By the way, "hither" doesn't show up on MapQuest... but don't worry, Kat, I WILL FIND A WAY!)

  • Jenna Fryer's IndyCar Trial by Fire [pressdog.com]
    Jenna Fryer is best known on Twitter as The Lady With The Nemesis-Eviscerating Stare of Unavoidable Doom (or NESUD). Look at her avatar and, if you survive that without feeling the need to disembowel yourself with a spork out of some unnamed guilt you suddenly feel after being STARED DOWN by Ms. NESUD, tell me I'm wrong. No, but really, Jenna's great!

  • Another Parting Of The Ways At AJ Foyt Racing [Oilpressure]
    There's a point in this blog from George where he lists all of the drivers who never turned another lap in IndyCars after parting ways with A.J. Foyt. Now, I don't know about you, but I'm thinking that intimating even INDIRECTLY that A.J. is a career-killer could earn George a bulldozer up the wazoo. BE VIGILANT, GEORGE. EVER VIGILANT!

  • Pippa Mann's blog: Searching for light [Racer.com]
    Apparently, a few days ago Pippa Mann actually answered one of her critics on the comments page for this blog. I have to think that at the time she might have still been on post-surgical drugs, because honestly, Pippa, you can't reason with Internet trolls. Best just to leave them to their Japanese tentacle porn and LOLcats.

  • Road To Indy Test: Our Visit [IndyCar Advocate]
    So Zach took his 2 1/2 year old son to IMS to watch the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy open test last week. Crap! There goes my job. I have it on good authority that Houghton, Jr., reportedly said, "Wook, daddy, wed caw go FAST!" which puts his race analysis about 80 rungs higher on the credibility chart than mine. Will be faxing resumes out later today. Be gentle with me.

  • Where do we go from here? [anotherindycarblog]
    My vote? Let's go to the grocery store and buy some Roselyn pecan tea cookies! WHAT?!? You don't know what those are??? HEATHENS. See if I invite you to another one of my famous Pinky-Extended Tea Party meetings. (Not affliated with the political Tea Party.)

Driver Tweet of the Week

@tomasscheckter: Gonna buy candy for the normal kids also leave beer and cigarettes for the edgier kids. #cantwaittobeadad ;)

Last But Not Least

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