Open Thread (December 2005)

Filed under: — Kate @ 3:59 pm EST

If god came down on Christmas Day
I know exactly what he’d say
He’d say “Oi to the punks and Oi to the skins—
but Oi to the world and everybody wins!”

Happy Holidays and all that good shtuff.

14 Responses to “Open Thread (December 2005)”

  1. daveT Says:

    pinch punch no returns

  2. Stan Says:

    IS that JarJar talk, Kate? Oooey Booey!

  3. daveT Says:

    o kee day… i wa thinking english/irish or australian…

  4. Kate Says:

    What sounded like JarJar? The “Oi” parts? I promise there will be no JarJar talk on this blog. Ever.

  5. Stan Says:

    Yeah, meesa tink “Oi” be soundin like Oooey.

  6. Kate Says:

    “Oi” is actually the British equivalent of our “yo” or “hey.” Like, “Oi! How are you?”

    But it’s also a subgenre/offshoot of punk rock, born out of the street punk and skinhead movements in London.

    Anyway… the above words are from the title track on the best Christmas album ever: Christmas With the Vandals: Oi to the World!

    I’m planning to throw it up on the radio blog, but not until it gets closer to the holidays. I can’t stand hearing Christmas music more than a week before the actual day.

  7. Linds Says:

    As opposed to “Oy,” a generalized Yiddish term for exasperation. Like, “Oy *%$(ing Vey” or “Oy! Is it the holidays already?? Let me take out the savings from my tax cut and buy some fancy scmancy presents for my mishpucha!!!”
    You may also refer to 2 Live Jews “Oy, It’s so Humid” A classic!!!!!
    (Thank you, Kate, for thinking of us Saturday!!!)

  8. Manchild Says:

    “Oi” is actually the British equivalent of our “yo” or “hey.” Like, “Oi! How are you?”

    Actually, it has a more aggressive overtone to it. Like “Stop!” so it’s not likely to be followed by something as innocent as “How are you?”

    More like “Oi! What the fuck are you doing!?” or “Oi! Cut that out!!”

  9. Kate Says:

    Well, “yo” can actually be pretty agressive, at least its Philly dialect form. It’s frequently used to grab attention or express anger, in addition to the more friendly usage. Guess I didn’t really explain that. And no matter how it’s used, it’s considered a bit crude.

    I guess I’m having a little trouble with my definition here, but to me “yo” and “oi” are very similar. “Hey,” maybe not so much. Though it would work in place of either of the words in a pinch.

  10. Kate Says:

    Okay, I just looked up “yo” on urban dictionary, and realized that I completely overlooked the whole “What’s up, yo?” usage.

    I meant it more in the Rocky “Yo! Adrian!” sense.

  11. DaveT Says:

    no christmas music till one week before christmas???!!… its been playing on my streaming radio at work from 10am-330pm every day since 104.5 started playing…. say maybe nov 5th….heheeh

  12. Kate Says:

    If I had to share an office with you? I would have shot myself. Or you. Yeah, probably would have shot you.

  13. Kate Says:

    Thank you, Kate, for thinking of us Saturday!!!

    Linds, you’re welcome!! I’m glad things went so well. Congrats!
    To those of you who didn’t know, Lindsay got married this past Saturday. Her hubby is one of the adorable twins (on the left) in this picture. He looks a little bit older now, though. :-p

  14. Holz Says:

    Hey K, care to take a request for the RadioBlog if you’ve got it? Stephen King recommended a band called Marah, their album is “If You Didn’t Laugh, You’d Cry”

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