She’s a man, baby

Posted by Iannucci | 2/11/2008 | 7 comments »
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It’s no secret My Name Is IRL often contains posts at the expense of the loose cannon that is Robin Miller. Robin has moments of being a cutting-edge reporter and others of just looking like a horse’s behind, but always there doing the same thing we are – talking about racing. Self-indulgent, yes, but an undeniable part of open-wheel motorsports and without that cranky mug yammering away there would be a lot less posts around here. Plus there wouldn’t be a need for this groovy picture.

And besides, Robin is finally coming around to talking up the right league.

So at the risk of looking like a total hater of the one person who with an army of unnamed sources is keeping folks like us glued to the newswire this week, this post now appears here to draw attention to something so minor it may result in a simple chuckle. Go to this recent article by Robin, click on Robin's “profile” and see what you can see.

Please forgive me, Robin, because this post only exists for the sake of using the Austin Powers line "Well, no offense, but if that is a woman it looks like she was beaten with an ugly stick!"

UPDATE: It appears after this posting Robin's SpeedTV profile has since been edited and no longer reads "female". So in case you click and don't get the joke, it's not you.

7 comments

  1. Billy Coy // February 11, 2008 12:56 PM  

    not sure about Robin but I did click on the NOPI Chicks and you're right

  2. Doug // February 11, 2008 1:09 PM  

    lol. Someone hasn't gotten around to rebuilding their profile with the new web-design. Personally, I've found Speed's new site and forums to be extremely buggy. Is it just me, or have others had this problem too?

    ...btw, awesome picture. :D

  3. mmack // February 11, 2008 1:27 PM  

    Doug,

    SpeedTV's website redesign is so buggy that if Robin Miller had a story with all the details of the final unification agreement, including on the record quotes from everyone involved, we'd never find it!

  4. pressdog // February 11, 2008 2:19 PM  

    LOL. I was female on Facebook for a long time. I'm also 34 years old on there, which I kind of dig.

  5. chrisestrada // February 11, 2008 2:19 PM  

    I'm sorry, but they just drowned that site in color and graphics...it's right up there with NASCAR.com in terms of a jumbled mess.

  6. John // February 11, 2008 3:50 PM  

    I give props to IndyCar, because I think their website is excellent. It's well laid out, organized, and easy to navigate. The Downforce section is supposed to be updated with a new layout this upcoming weekend, so that should be interesting. So...what are the chances that an article will ever appear on indycar.com written by Mrs. Robin?? Will she ever be allowed in the circle of trust ever again?

  7. mmack // February 11, 2008 3:59 PM  

    it's right up there with NASCAR.com in terms of a jumbled mess.

    Chris,

    It makes sense. I mean, Speed TV IS pretty much N-word TV, in between Pinks and Unique Whips. So why shouldn't their website look like NASCAR.com?

    :^)