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Tim Peake

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Namechangingchameleon Sun 24-Apr-16 13:42:27

I'm being totally U and preparing to be flamed but does anyone else find this guy really annoying?

6 months in Space (yawn) and today running the marathon on a treadmill. Bore off.

Whathaveilost Sun 24-Apr-16 13:43:40

No I don't find him annoying at all.

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Apr-16 13:45:24

I'm not really sure what you're asking?

It's ok to find people annoying. It's part of life.

Noodledoodledoo Sun 24-Apr-16 13:46:20

I think its great that something related to STEM subjects is getting so much visibility - as a country we need to encourage more people to see them as accessible/fun/not geeky. I think he has made a huge amount of progress in helping to change opinions (well maybe not with everyone based on OP!)

KenAdams Sun 24-Apr-16 13:46:46

Oh yeah 6 months in space what a bore hmm

NapQueen Sun 24-Apr-16 13:47:20

I find the window into what happens on the ISS quite interesting actually.

I was musing the other day whether it was appropriate to ask him to record a message for my team at work who have done an amazing job but figured he has probably got plenty to be getting on with.

And he shares the most wonderful photos on FB

Merrylegs Sun 24-Apr-16 13:48:01

No I think he is massively inspirational and seems utterly delightful.

It's a shame there wasn't so much social media/technology interaction about in 1991 when Helen Sharman was floating about because I'd much rather it was a woman up there, but hats off to him.

TiggerPiggerPoohBumWee Sun 24-Apr-16 13:48:14

6 months in Space (yawn) and today running the marathon on a treadmill. Bore off

He's running the marathon on a treadmill in space, and you think this is boring? I dread to think what you find interesting.

JustABigBearAlan Sun 24-Apr-16 13:50:01

^He's running the marathon on a treadmill in space, and you think this is boring? I dread to think what you find interesting^

Love this comment gringrin

AnthonyPandy Sun 24-Apr-16 13:50:41

Is he still up there then? When's he due back?

2016ismyyear Sun 24-Apr-16 13:51:37

Bore off??

How old are you? Ever done anything as interesting as him?

Purplepicnic Sun 24-Apr-16 13:52:00

Think he's doing a brilliant job, engaging us all in what he's doing.

FaFoutis Sun 24-Apr-16 13:53:44

YANBU
I find anything to do with space completely boring.

cricketqueen Sun 24-Apr-16 13:54:06

Please tell us about your interesting and exciting life. It must be pretty amazing if you find a man running a marathon from space boring.

tsonlyme Sun 24-Apr-16 13:54:59

I think it's great that we can know so much about what he's up to, like watching him blast off and arrive at the ISS. Who knew he'd spend so much time tweeting song lyrics though?! grin

WorraLiberty Sun 24-Apr-16 13:56:59

He's running the marathon on a treadmill in space, and you think this is boring? I dread to think what you find interesting.

Actually, I'd love to know what the OP has done to top that grin

RakeMeHomeCountryToads Sun 24-Apr-16 13:58:14

I don't find him annoying, I find him interesting and agree with NapQueen about the window into what happens on the ISS. I've always been interested in the ISS though, so it's not really surprising that I'd find him interesting.

His photographs are amazing and I'm glad he posts them on social media for people to enjoy. Now that Scott Kelly is back on earth it's good to have someone else taking incredible photographs from the ISS.

I'm not sure how someone running a marathon can be "boring." I think it's an achievement anyone who does it should be proud of, whether in space or on earth.

FaFoutis Sun 24-Apr-16 13:59:04

You don't need to have an exciting life to find things boring.
For me space + sport is about the most dull combination of things possible.

GabiSolis Sun 24-Apr-16 13:59:32

I love following Tim Peake. His photos are incredible and it's wonderful that he can engage with and inspire children and adults alike.

Girlwhowearsglasses Sun 24-Apr-16 14:03:16

By definition what he's doing is exciting. It's great to highlight all the science and sheer wonder if space.

He's had to be a poster boy for all this. He wasn't chosen for his personality, and I honk he's doing pretty admirably given the circumstances. I think he's trying really hard to be engaging. I do understand a little bit what you mean because he isn't charismatic in the way Commander Hadfield was. But really I'd rather hear about genuine science and pioneering ventures than a lot of things around at the moment

Namechangingchameleon Sun 24-Apr-16 14:04:30

Why question what I do with my own life cos I find this guy popping up everywhere and running a marathon on a treadmill boring?

I don't find people running the marathon boring, I love watching it with a slight hangover and hearing the stories behind why people are doing it.

You know, actually being social, enjoying people's company and not fucking off to space for 6 months is fulfilling enough for me. Where did the money come to fund this ego trip anyway?

Floralnomad Sun 24-Apr-16 14:04:39

I'm not remotely interested in space but I think he's really making the most of his opportunity and good for him , at least he is trying to share his experience and inspire people .

LaurieFairyCake Sun 24-Apr-16 14:05:14

Good gravy, what's your every day life like that you think that's boring?

Are you herding unicorns and getting muff dived by Keanu Reeves?

SukeyTakeItOffAgain Sun 24-Apr-16 14:06:04

We need to find ways of making people and children realise that science is interesting, and he's doing a terrific job.

Bore off yourself!

Babymamamama Sun 24-Apr-16 14:06:40

I don't see the point of any of it. People are starving on earth but yet we waste millions sending people up into the great unknown for what?

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