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Sunday, October 30, 2005

Sandy Jam!

Bit ambitious that one Si

You wizards sleeve 8-)

Going nowhere fast

My thoughts exactly RoBert

Pix from Joe
Hole in forks from Si
Sandy Jam, Winter '05, no riding for me, due to sprained foot, but fun and games watching that lot damage themselves, or terrify the rest of us with hairy tricks

Thursday, October 27, 2005


OK: Definition, Synonyms and Much More From Answers.com: "

There is a Choctaw word "okeh" with the same meaning and pronunciation as American usage; Woodrow Wilson, among others, used this spelling to emphasize the Native American origins of the word. The Choctaw language was well known as a lingua franca of the frontiersmen of the early 19th Century, including eventual American Presidents Andrew Jackson and William Henry Harrison.

It is said that Andrew Jackson, when asked about his usage of the two letter acronym on bills, responded that OK stood for "oll korrect," a phonetic misspelling of "all correct."

The term OK has also been used in an English will and testament from 1565. It is possible that this usage originates from "oak" the tree from which British Navy ships were constructed at the time of the British colonization of North America and the subsequent War of Independence. The actor David Garrick (1717-1779) wrote the Royal Navy's song "Heart of Oak", a patriotic song celebrating naval victories of the Seven Years War (1756-1763). In Britain oak wood is a symbol of solid dependable construction. Thus it is possible to see how establishing the reliability of the vessel might involve asking if it was "oak-a?" In 2000 the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Michael Boyce said, in the Royal Navy's "Navy News": "It is no exaggeration to say that the reputation of the Royal Navy is founded on British oak."

The term OK was also used by typesetters and people working in the publishing business. A manuscript that didn't need any changes or corrections would be marked "O.K." for Ohne Korrektur (German for "No changes"). In ancient Greece teachers would mark especially good school papers with "OK" for Ola Kala (Ολα Καλά, ΟΚ), meaning that everything is good; as a variant on that story, the Greek phrase would be used by sailors as a quick way of responding to the captain's inquiry about the condition of the ship. Another story is that it comes from the British English word hoacky (the last load of the harvest). Or the Finnish word Oikein (that's right). Or the Scottish expression och aye. Or the French aux Cayes or au quai. Or a word used in many west African languages meaning all right, yes indeed and introduced in the US via slaves.

There is an area in France called Languedoc which translates as the place where they "say OK" - or as it was "oc" meaning yes - which happens to match the Scottish (northern Gaelic?) 'och'.

A surely apocryphal account is that the term was used in U.S. military records to state that there were zero casualties or zero killed, hence 0.K., at a particular battle site.

......in case you ever wondered as i did, now you have a slighty better idea as to possibilities. but there is pages and pages of it, so follow link if u so desire. OK!

Night rider

Night riding rocks, pootling around wth headphones on under the neon street lamps. Not worrying about pedestrians or official looking people like police and shop owners giving dissaprooving looks as you cut up a pedestrian, cause there arn't any, official types nor pedesrtians,
And best of all i have concluded, is the affect on the relativity of it all. People walking around in they day reminds you of the speed of... well life i guess, something to compare your time to, when you are on your own, there is no comparison. going over and over the same manouver for 20, 30 mins dosent get boring, because it feels like a few minutes.
No pressures, no comparisons to the rest of the world, no need to justify anything. Oh how philosophical im getting again, Night riding rocks

Monday, October 24, 2005

Calvins Bike

I know i keep posting C&H, but i want these as signatures on the MTB forum and photobuckets being ghey so :p

For Bill

Not that it has any other relavance than the obvious name usage
but i liked it

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Googlism muggue


apparenlty muggue isnt listed on google at all
poor Jose :(
well it should be soon, because...

'Muggue is only written here for the sake of googlism!'

Hullo googlism (give it a few days though i think)

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Calvin and Hobbes

undoubtedly the best cartoon strip ever.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Jazz Club

(if u dont get it, go rent the fast show and/or take up earth science)

Thursday, October 20, 2005


Im pretty sure its not just me who dosent find 2nd year EES overly funny
5 hour lecture 2moz too!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Olly Roberts

Olly Roberts

T'was t' blogs birthday yesterday, but with distractions n all, never got round to wwriting post in time, ill have to do a proper one, cause birthday parties are never on ure birthday rite?
Well ahppy birthday blog
or should it be aniversary?
gah my spag is rubbish at 1 30 in t' morning

Monday, October 17, 2005

Test card

Its the test card! Olds cool

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Drew Cadir

The efficency of Drews powers of procrastination have been dropping rapidly, directly proportional to my decline in insperation for posts. Disaster! Therefore, seeing as we have more work to do this weekend, which is why im not riding, yet again :@, Heres some piccys of last weekend up Cadir Idris.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Tom McRae

Tom McRae, All maps welome tour, Carling Academy 2 Brum.
Gourgeous, Wot more can i say, it was... well... gourgeous

(Clicky Pickys)