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Following on from the discussion in the 2010 cars topic, I thought I'd just say something.

It really annoys me when people say 'I gave 150 percent or 1 million percent, or go out there and give 110 percent. 100% is the maximum, the highest possible. The rest is just bollox. With most of you guys being more mathematical than most, I thought you'd appreciate this old quote.

From a strictly mathmatecal viewpoint

What makes 100 percent? What does it mean to give MORE than 100 percent? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100 percent? We all have been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over one hundred percent. How about acheiving 103 percent? What makes up 100 percent in life?

If:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Then:

H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11= 98 percent

and

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5= 96 percent

but

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 =100 percent

and,

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T

2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20= 103 percent

and look how far this one will take you,

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G

1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7= 118 percent!

So, one can conclude with mathematical certainty that while HARDWORK and KNOWLEDGE will get you close, and ATTITUDE will get you there, its really the BULLSHIT and ASSKISSING that will put you over the top.
gibells
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Joined: 8 Apr 2009
Location: Andalucia, Spain

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gr8. now I'll start reaching 100%.
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Joined: 13 May 2009

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Loving it.
megz
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Joined: 14 Mar 2007
Location: New Zealand

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Well, Kabalah here.

I respect that, but giving 110% is not a rational thing.

I have a heart and I know that without a heart you cannot race, my friends.

I'm sure Gibells can dig it, he writes from Andalucía.

Remember, Gibells? "Qué te has hecho corazón, que no te siento en el pecho? Sin duda te habrás desecho, o no tengo corazón." Olé. ("Where have you gone, my heart, that I cannot feel you in my chest? Without doubt you have dissolved, or maybe I don't have a heart." Yeah, I know, it doesn't make too much sense in english, but english... well).

So, very appropriately "I AM ALL HEART" gives you 100% and "HEART AND MIND" gives 111%, one point above 110%, a number I like.

As J.R.R. Tolkien would say, "I'm giving eleventyone per cent". Let the journos try to figure out that...

Besides, I bet you haven't read that before: I just wrote it, from my heart... to you.

I am here to remind the world that this sport is about heart, skills, joy, honour... So, step forward my brothers and friends in racing. Race beautiful. This is just the beginning: watch this forum.

Mis amigos, I need your hearts and souls.

Beautiful!
Ciro
Ciro Pabón
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Joined: 10 May 2005

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As more often than not, the good moderator is correct in that things indeed can xceed 100% at times.

In the 70s, world famous children-books author Astrid Lindgren, paid a total of 102% tax in our great country.
"Bernoulli is a nine-letter name"
xpensive
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I'm not good, I'm rather rough when confronted, as you can attest... I have a heart.

People, can you see my point? That's, perhaps, in your country, X. In Latin America we remember this (and he did not pay taxes, he paid with life):

"Vitoria na vida, nao vitoria como piloto" (victory in life, not victory as a driver)

Con muito amor... (with a lot of love).
Ciro
Ciro Pabón
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Joined: 10 May 2005

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gibells wrote:I thought you'd appreciate this old quote.

From a strictly mathmatecal viewpoint.........
...........
H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K

8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11= 98 percent

and

K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+5= 96 percent

but

A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E

1+20+20+9+20+21+4+5 =100 percent

and,

B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T

2+21+12+12+19+8+9+20= 103 percent

and look how far this one will take you,

A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G

1+19+19+11+9+19+19+9+14+7= 118 percent!

So H-A-R-D-W-O-R-K + K-N-O-W-L-E-D-G-E + A-T-T-I-T-U-D-E = A-S-S-K-I-S-S-I-N-G x 2.49 = B-U-L-L-S-H-I-T x 2.85

Pandamasque
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Location: Ukraine

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This explains everything
Spencer
Shrek
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Shrek wrote:This explains everything

Couldn't agree more
DanyalDenyo
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