Funny, cruel, odd, personal … you get it all on Twitter. Each week, we’ll have a rundown of some of our favourite tweets. Here are the tweets for the week ending 29th January 2012.
One fish, two fish, Jens fish, blue fish
It’s not just the fact that his house is being taken over by the Christmas fish, but Jens Voigt‘s life seems to have many fishy facets now. First we find him – and his teammates – tempting fate and putting themselves into the mouth of an Aussie shark. We reckon Jens swam out with a knife in his teeth and picked a fight with the Great White. Jaws never knew what hit him …
Then we have Jens going out for sushi after the Tour Down Under … and astounding his waitress with the efficiency of his eating habits …
Then he’s back home in Germany and introducing us to his fish.
Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Are these aquariums just a way of Jens cutting out the middle man so he can have sushi on tap? There’s a method to the madness!
And where the hell has Fabian Cancellara been? The Land of the Giants? Luckily they seem to speak Fabianese in this island of enormous crustaceans. He’d better not let Jens see this – he’d probably eat it so fast he wouldn’t even bother to crack the shell …
Booze, boys and Boonen
It was kind of Big George Hincapie to invite us to celebrate with the BMC boys … but note his words of wisdom about tweeting under the influence. I know some people who might want to consider George’s advice … But don’t those two look like high school dudes who’ve just broken into the VeloVoices drinks trolley?
Tom Boonen, however, looks like a little boy who is being forced to eat broccoli in this picture tweeted by Levi Leipheimer after OPQS‘s stage in the Tour de San Luis in Argentina last week. In Kitty’s world, Tom + booze = bliss.
But boys will be boys
Every little kid knows the joy of riding your bike through a mud puddle. Sylvain Chavanel, however, doesn’t look so thrilled. Here he is negotiating his way through a small lake during the Tour de San Luis … or is it the Tour of Atlantis? (Okay, not officially a tweet but social media is social media …)
Mark Cavendish, on the other hand, has been warm and dry this week, learning how to be a good capitalist.
You know, the thimble and old boot are pretty oversized. I wonder if he was in the Land of the Giants with Spartacus …
Meanwhile Cadel Evans was having some playful races with his new BMC teammate, the King of Belgium, Philippe Gilbert.
The OPQS boys were getting ready to put on an amateur production of Rumblefish at the airport on the way to Argentina. (You see what I did there? I could have said Grease, but no, I said Rumblefish because this whole column is pretty fishy … just part of the deep thinking fans have come to expect from La Fondue.)
We’ll finish how we started
With Jens. We all know his “Shut up legs!” … well, he went from sunny Australia to bitterly cold Berlin and didn’t put on one of those RSNT cardies while out walking Rover…
It’s will, not wool, that keeps a man warm …
Brilliant and wickedly amusing!
One of my fave tweets this week was from Team Astana who claimed to be “shooting their riders”. Guess that’s what happens to you when you turn up at training camp a few kilos overweight!
Yes, I saw that one from Team Astana and was hoping to get it in but I just couldn’t wedge it in. Now if they were shooting fish, it’d been right in there