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Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the two days T.O.P. officially takes off every year, so there won't be anything new posted over those two days. We'll depart on the 23rd with our Holiday wishes to all, as usual.
Finally, please forgive me a mini-rant on the topic of my pet internet peeve, occasional mention of which is one of my compulsions: the opposite of "tight" is "loose," spelled with two "o"s and pronounced with an "ess." The opposite of "find" is "lose," spelled with one "o" and pronounced with a "zee" sound. If something is in the process of becoming lost, you are "losing" it, not "loosing" it. This is a widespread spelling error on the 'net and it drives me 'round the bend, which is not where you want me to be. Now go forth, my minions, my legions, and set right those who transgress. In return, I promise not to mention this again until well into 2008.