I remain unconvinced by the possible sniff of the Higgs at Cern. If they have found that they can make something fleeting which decays into a couple of Z bosons or into top and antitop quarks this would seem to prove no more than that such configurations have a slight stability. It doesn't mean that such things give other particles mass. General Relativity provides a pretty good explanation of the existence of mass already in terms of spacetime curvature. I still think we would do better to geometricate the quanta rather than quantise gravity, it would only require 3D time. I remain prepared to eat the relevant pages of the Apophenion if wrong, and I'll up the bet by adding the relevant pages of the Octavo also.
Herewith my seasonal gift, a recipie for Solstice Cake, it has already undergone field trials at Eisteddfod without casualties.
Mix together 7 oz margarine, 12 oz muscovado light sugar, 3 eggs, 1lb wholemeal self raising flour, 5 fl oz buttermilk, 14 oz of a mix of sultanas, raisins, and currants. Bake for 3.5 hrs at gas mk 1.
Adorn with marzipan symbols of the elements using 3D versions of the tatwas. Paint with vegetable based food colourings. Pierce each quarter repeatedly with a cocktail stick and pour in appropriate liquors to each quarter.
Serve with the red tetrahedron orientated south, (or north in the southern hemisphere, in which case you may have to switch water and air also).
A merry Mithrasmass, Solstice, Saturnalia, Peak-Oil, Eurocrisis, or whatever you celebrate.