Well just a quick waffle before I head lunchwards, I come bearing essential information for those of planet urrth: When someone is swinging a sword at you you should be drawing your own to block it! Luckily said person was being much more awake than I was (I was drawing late! More left hand, more left hand) and thus only tapped me on the calf before declaring they were going to put another notch in their bokken for hitting a student with it :)
Anyway more interestingly on the bus home I saw an interesting site, some young kid, obviously knackered was getting on the bus after me with a bike. He negociated with the bus-driver on this front and seemed to be told that this was fine, provided he stored it out the way in the pram/wheelchair/whatever space (double deckers from Stage Coach have these).
He slumped into the chair and vaguely got his bike arranged, front wheel by the window next to him, back wheel out in the aisle. The driver asked him to get the wheel in, and he looked at the front wheel and pushed it further into the side of the bus by the window, leaving the back wheel hanging out.
At this point an old man, 70 if he was a day stood up on a moving bus, stepped over, picked up the whole bike and arranged it so it was out of the way.
Hmm… me thinks I see a problem if the youth of my generation (or perhaps the next, I’m never sure where the boundaries for these things are) can’t grok “Shifting stuff out of the way” and need to have it demonstrated for them by an old white-haired geezer.
In other news it would seem that Eris is beyond Yuggoth! A great victory for the farces of something or other.