Hand me the Bravo Foxtrot Hotel

OK, I’ve done a little research, hollered for help, cursed a whole bunch, sipped a glass or two or three, and finally repaired and optimized my WordPress database, so let’s see if this has sent the censorship gremlins packing.

If for some reason you find yourself unable to comment on one of my brilliant online observations, please fire off a NastyGram® to our retarded IT guy, otherwise known as Your Humble Narrator, to wit, me. But if I were you, I’d spend my time enjoying the Fourth of July weekend instead of hanging around here, waiting to see if I can come up with a fresh way of saying, “This fucking sucks.”

Or, if you’re truly, hopelessly and spectacularly bored, pop on by VeloNews.com at 9 a.m. Mountain time on Friday, when the Boulder-based Journal of Competitive Cycling will be running its second 2010 Tour de France Round Table. It’s set up like one of Charles Pelkey’s live updates, but instead of following a bike race online you get to ask the editors and reporters how we’ll be following a bike race online — to wit, the impending three-week dash around Frogland.

I skipped the first TdF Round Table for reasons that are better left unsaid, but I may chime in tomorrow, because it will be the last chance I get to crack wise for three long weeks.

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6 Responses to “Hand me the Bravo Foxtrot Hotel”

  1. steve-o Says:

    I can’t remember the start of a Tour where I knew less about who’s racing and what the conventional wisdom is. Is Renault-Elf-Gitane in the mix this year? I’m lost …

    But I’m hoping this approach will actually help me appreciate the race all over again. Fuggitabout the 3rd grade drama and try to pay attention to that French kid I’ve never heard of before in the destined-to-fail break.

    Pelkey has a tough act to follow … namely, himself and his Giro Live Update Guy performance. He cracked me up, constantly posting the “How’s Lance doing today?” questions from astute readers. (In their defense, after about the third day, I’m pretty sure all of the questions along those lines were set-ups from folks who appreciate a bad running joke.)

    Happy Fourth, y’all. I like to use his particular time of the year to remember the words of the immortal Benjamin Grim: “If the government was always right, we’d be celebrating the Queen’s birthday instead of the 4th of July.”

  2. Drew McCarthy Says:

    Ye dinna need a Bravo Foxtrot Hotel, laddie…
    Seek ye the Bravo Oscar Foxtrot Hotel…
    He’ll solve your twiddlin’ wee server problems.. Ha Ha!
    @steve-o: It’s Always Clobberin’ Time Somewhere!

  3. Duncan Carter Says:

    Hmmmm. The glitch fairy seems to have found the Velonews TDF Round Table. Imagine that!

  4. khal spencer Says:

    9 a.m.? Guess I missed it. Hope it was good.

  5. Patrick O'Grady Says:


    They shifted the time of the Round Table without telling me. Moved the sumbitch to 10:30. I sat in for a bit and then decided that I was a supernumerary and went out for a bit of exercise. Came back to find that the replay of the live updates now requires multiple clickthroughs. Ick.

  6. bromasi Says:

    only two or three hell I would have finished the whole bottle. What tour ???

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