I swear Tycho's writing on the news page gets worse and worse each week. All that purple prose and the constant thesaurus syndrome. 'Byzantine gyrations', indeed. It's his website of course and he can write however he wants, but as a professional editor I just get the urge to put a gentle hand on his shoulder and whisper "no". He probably considers it his own 'style' but it's not effective and it aggravates me no end.