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Monday, July 13, 2009

Stop The Music


I went to Brach's after court today. Instead of the regular horrid shiny shoe music one is normally subjected to, I was inundated by even more horrid shiny shoe acapella music.

Would it kill them to just shut the music off for three weeks? Isn't that part of what the Three Weeks is supposed to be about?

Ich kenesht.



  • At 3:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bike Rebbe,

    Can you give a little tutorial on how the Tour de France works- Why cant Lance just go 8 seconds faster tomorrow than the leader and overtake first place? How do teams work? How does Lance and his teammate work within the same team but compete against each other?

    I am lost without your help Rebbe....

  • At 10:43 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    IYH, I will try.

    The short answer to your first question is that Lance is not concerned about the guy in first place because he is not good enough to be be able to survive the Alps in the leadership. The only reason they let him take the yellow in the first place is because they are not concerned. It is therefore not worth the effort, nor, realistically, for reasons I will explain another time, possible to take back the time on flat roads.

    The issue of having two teammates competing for the overall classification is very complex. It will need bike "Rashis" and "Tosfos".

    Bottom line: The team leadership will be decided next week. Right now everyone is biding their time.

  • At 1:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Isn't the three weeks supposed to be about suffering--thus the shiny shoes music!

  • At 2:28 PM, Blogger Dov said…

    Hagon Habike Rav -
    Maybe we can do a little chabura kiddush after davening on shabbos to explore the Rashi and Tosfos of the Tour De France. I'll bring the powerade.

  • At 6:03 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    I will be in Baltimore this Shabbos so it will have to wait.

  • At 11:54 AM, Blogger Jewboy said…

    Mochassid-wish I knew you were in town-where'd you pray?


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