Twenty seven

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Australian Alan Jones won the world F1 championship 27 years ago; his number that year was 27; Australian Casey Stoner’s number this year in the world MotoGP championship – which he currently leads – is 27.

Posted by Tim B. on 06/25/2007 at 09:23 AM
    1. And I’m 27 years old and if you turn 27 upside down it looks a bit like ‘LZ’, and ‘LZ’ sounds like ‘Lazy, which I am sometimes! Frankly this numerolgical stuff is uncanny.

      Posted by Ross on 2007 06 25 at 09:40 AM • permalink


    1. I was twenty seven once.

      Posted by surfmaster on 2007 06 25 at 09:50 AM • permalink


    1. I used to be 27, too. Now I’m … changing the subject. Has anyone read a good book lately?

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 06 25 at 09:51 AM • permalink


    1. mareeS

      Speaking of books, how did your book drying go.  Were you able to salvage most of your books?

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 06 25 at 09:59 AM • permalink


    1. If you subtract 80 from the projected high of 107 today here in Tucson you will get 27.  This is really easy.

      Posted by yojimbo on 2007 06 25 at 10:00 AM • permalink


    1. Karl Rove simulator announced.

      Posted by Rob Read on 2007 06 25 at 10:06 AM • permalink


    1. An interesting coincidence, Mr. Blair. I wish Mr. Stoner the very best of luck.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 25 at 10:07 AM • permalink


    1. I hope you didn’t put the mocka* on him so that he ends up finishing 27th, Tim.

      *Did I use that Strine-ism properly? My Aussie china used it once in reference to jinxing a sports team.

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 06 25 at 10:07 AM • permalink


    1. #8
      Put the mockers on’ (Damned close!)
Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 25 at 10:16 AM • permalink


    1. #4, yojimbo, I learned a lot about salvaging books these past two weeks. Electric fan heaters do the job if you can fluff out the pages. Unfortunately, the insurance company will still be paying us $8,500 for the volumes we couldn’t save. They were our best books, of course, the ones we should have had up on the top shelves.

      Such is life.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 06 25 at 10:41 AM • permalink


    1. Thank you Tim for posting about Casey Stoner – he’s only 21, and leads the Moto GP by 26 points

      Being a huge car and bike racing fan, I just love the way this young Aussie is winning!

      Go Casey!

      As for Aussies – watch out for Marcos Ambrose who’s doing his bit for OZ in the NASCAR

      Brrrrm brrrrmm

      Posted by aussiemagpie on 2007 06 25 at 10:42 AM • permalink


    1. #9 Thanks, egg_. He was talking over the phone, so I typed it phonetically from memory. (Thanks for the site link, too.)

      Posted by andycanuck on 2007 06 25 at 11:06 AM • permalink


    1. No degrees of separation in the Hunter. Casey Stoner lives next door to my cousin, his trainer is the son of a sailing mate (sadly now dead), the trainer sails on the same yacht as our son. That’s Newcaste.

      Posted by mareeS on 2007 06 25 at 11:14 AM • permalink


    1. #12 andy 🙂

      Posted by egg_ on 2007 06 25 at 11:36 AM • permalink


    1. Twenty-seven is my lucky number.  I was born on 12/15, my dad always jokingly lied about his age – he said he was 27 of course – and that’s just the tip of the iceburg… lettuce… and tomato… sandwich shop girl scout cookies and cream -Aaaaaah!  A word association attack! – corn dogs breath freshener – Aaaaaaaaah!

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 06 25 at 02:28 PM • permalink


    1. 2 + 7 = 9.  9 was a magical number to the ancient Celts.  There are Celtic people in Australia.  Coincidence?

      Posted by RebeccaH on 2007 06 25 at 04:55 PM • permalink


    1. If you take all the numbers in the Bible, divide by 43 (Richard Petty’s number, he was blasphemously called the “King”), you get 27, which tells us that Casey Stoner is the Antichrist.

      Posted by dean martin on 2007 06 25 at 06:14 PM • permalink


    1. 27 also equals 9×3 or 3x3x3.  In fact, the numerals in any multiple of nine add up to nine or a multiple of nine.

      It IS a magical number.

      Richard Petty was the second coming of Christ, only most people missed it.

      Posted by Hucbald on 2007 06 25 at 10:18 PM • permalink


    1. #10 mareeS

      Had the same problem after cyclone in Darwin in about 1998. Lost a mint copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People, first edition 1937 (I think)

      Didn’t get the chance to read it. Probably why I’m still such a prick.

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 06 25 at 11:54 PM • permalink


    1. Oh and cyclone came on 27th January

      Posted by Pickles on 2007 06 25 at 11:55 PM • permalink


    1. #18: Amen, Brother Hucbald.

      Posted by paco on 2007 06 26 at 12:01 AM • permalink


  1. For Casey to be that far ahead of Pedrosa and Rossi demonstrates an awesome talent – those guys are amoung the best of all time.  They predicted he would fade in Europe, but he just keeps winning.  Especially good in the wet.  And such a nice bloke as well.

    Posted by Brett_McS on 2007 06 26 at 04:27 AM • permalink