Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tuesday Roundup

Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to one and all from the TBV family!

The Rocky Mountain News has a special Colorado Christmas snark for Floyd Landis.

The Boulder Report notes Tyler Hamilton's return to competitive cycling, and hopes that Tyler sticks this time and that Michael Ball, controversial owner of Rock Racing, has his faith in Tyler rewarded.

Natalie Angier writes a story for the NY Times that purports steroid use in groups other than world class athletes, including some non humans.

Rant wishes everyone a wonderful and safe Holiday and a very Happy 2008.

The Bleacher Report had a dream...

Thought for the Day

Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!

-Charles Dickens-

The TBV's in California are suffering a network outage with net access only through an iPhone. While this dis-connection has been good for the family bonding, we haven't a clue what is going on in the world, nor do we know when all will be fixed. We hope you too have had a pleasant holiday!


GMR said...

To TBV, Strbuk, Bill Hue, Marc, FL readers and posters:

May your day be merry and bright.

And may all your baselines be resolved.

-- GMR

bostonlondontokyo said...

Thank you for the wonderful Dickens' quote. Merry, merry Christmas to everyone, and best wishes for a bright and prosperous New Year.
-John (BLT)

wschart said...

Some as gmr said.

Larry said...

On earth peace, good will to all.

colin said...

To the TBV family,
Thanks to all of you for your Herculean efforts this past year.
Interesting Dicken's quote -- I hope they are not all delusions, but even if they are they are far superior to some of the unpleasant reality.

strbuk said...

I just felt that Dickens was a natural for a Christmas quote. I am not sure that he defined in his own mind the word "delusion" in the way that one might think. Dickens may not have meant delusion as signifying a psychotic or hallucinatory state, but rather as an unshakable belief despite evidence to the contrary. Then again, who really knows? As TT might have said it, God Bless us everyone!


grimid said...

...since we're sticking with Dickens..."God Bless us every one."

...and Thanx to "Every One" at TBV for their hard work and thanx to "Every One" who comments and posts.


daniel m (a/k/a Rant) said...

Here! Here! Best wishes to all of Team TBV and their faithful readers and commenters.

And here's to hoping the TBV family is soon back on line and not forced to web surf via iPhone (which is cool enough, but not quite the same as having a full-sized keyboard to type on).

Two great Dickens quotes. One from strbuk and the other from grimid.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.