RyanCoates is a frequent reader of and occasional contributor to DavisWiki. He happens to be an undergraduate at UC Davis. He is also a member of the California Aggie Marching Band-uh. Technically speaking, he is upper-bandsman to fellow wikizen Jeremy Ogul.

Once, he was interviewed and quoted by The California Aggie based on comment he left on a wiki page.


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2008-06-11 13:21:16   Funny that you just created the DANR building page... I was just there a couple days ago interviewing someone. —JeremyOgul

2008-06-11 14:01:52   It was Adi Damania... he's a researcher in agricultural history and crop domestication. —JeremyOgul

2009-04-15 01:25:54   How about the Band-uh stop changing the rules from year to year and then we say it isn't cheating? And sorry, "gentlemen's agreements" that nobody has even heard of until everything is over with are shady. I mean... I love the Band-uh as much as anyone (I was a member at one point), but it's really ridiculous that you guys insist on so many things that are obviously false to the uninvolved outsider.

Simply put, it isn't a battle unless you can fight to the end. If the parties agree to a tie and end the battle, so be it. But to say that the battle is tied when people are still willing to fight and that anyone who plays on after that doesn't win when everyone else is gone... the Band-uh can't help but win or tie. They win or tie by definition. And sorry, that's cheating by manipulating the rules.


2009-04-15 01:42:40   Assume for a moment, that the Band-Uh! is Robert Mugabe. President Mugabe wants to win an upcoming election. Mr. Mugabe is also in charge of making sure that the election is run properly, as it is his country (and he is the President). So Mugabe makes a rule that says "All candidates elected as President must be Robert Mugabe." Sure, other people can run, but we all know the result before hand. So tell me, in what way is the Band-Uh! not like President Mugabe?

By the way, I've spent six years at Davis and have many friends in the band... and I only have one vague acquaintance from Humboldt's band. So if anything, I'm biased towards Davis. —BrentLaabs