Archive | June 23, 2013

Quite A Weekend For Aston Martin. I Was Just Visiting Them To Oggle The New ‘Rapide S’.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related post:
>> The Aston Martin ‘Ad’ … — Mar. 24, 2013.


This weekend’s ‘Market Watch‘ had a rave article about the Aston Martin ‘Rapide S’. Called it a beauty. I always find it pleasing (and encouraging) when U.S. media appreciates the beauty of our cars — rather than just our Royals and film stars.

I get regular e-mails from Bentley — because about 12 years ago I wrote a case study on them. Aston Martin, knowing that I am so far from their target demographics as the Earth is from the Oort cloud, quite rightly keeps me in the dark. But I wanted to see more of this beauty because I really do like Aston’s though I have never even sat in one.

I went and was greeted by this black screen. Wow. That was news to me. I don’t follow the Le Mans. Not sure if I ever did though I used to follow F-1. I was impressed. That showed class, though I think they could have done it better. The text is so small. Plus, they didn’t actually give you a way to enter the site after that! That is not good. I had to get in via a Google link.


They still have the black screen today at 'astonmartin.com'.

They still have the black screen today at ‘astonmartin.com’.


Here is one video from YouTube of the crash. Lots more. Very strange.

Here is one video from YouTube of the crash. Lots more. Very strange.


Shame about Allan Simonsen, 34. Always unsettling to hear of race car drivers driving. Very strange accident.  He went off the track on his own. Mechanical failure? Busted strut? Did he have a medical condition. Don’t know.

But Aston Martin, as it says TODAY, on the black screen, came in 3rd. Well, that isn’t good. If you don’t win Le Mans … just don’t say anything and try again next year.


And now for this absolutely, near perfect beauty. Why somebody would buy a German car IF they could afford this is always mystery to me (especially if you are Jewish, and here I am referring to a Jewish friend of mine, who was very committed to the ‘Jewish’ cause, BUT would boast that he had $72,000 of German cars sitting on his driveway and this was in 1992).

It is permissible to drool. Click to ENLARGE.


Alton Central School (ACS), N. H.: Bullying Does Not Seem To Be Isolated. Another Mother Writes …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> ACS bullying ‘issue’, independent investigation …
>>June 22, 2013.

>> NO student driven assemblies in 2012 – 2013 — June 11, 2013.
>> Much has happened behind the scenes — May 31, 2013.
>> ACS Board dragging heels re. bullying issue … — May 21, 2013.
>> ACS 8th Grader Claims That Bullying Is Alive And Well At ACS
>> — Apr. 5, 2013.


Deanna got this via Facebook yesterday
when she reposted my ACS bullying update post.

I have, of course, removed all names from this correspondence.


I wish the school would do something about the bullying! It’s terrible! Not only was xxxxx bullied by a boy with him threatening to smear PB in her face even though he knew she was allergic to it, he then decided on retribution when he was talked to, which entailed him going around the school telling kids terrible things about xxxxx. I called the AP and left a message … which after three days he never returned! Now, here it is … school is out and he got away with it! UGH! Frustrating to say the least!

Key:
PB = peanut butter
AP = Assistant Principal, Mikel LaChapell


I just find this amazing at multiple level.

There seems to be an arrogant air of indifference when it comes to bullying. I don’t know the AP. I miss Steve Ross. Though we once had major ‘differences’ you could always rely on Steve.

I wish the parents were more vocal on this issue. This has got to stop. This bullying is really harming our kids.

Well more grist to the mill.

Reasons 11 To 15 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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#11. Frigging PIP has disappeared from the ‘info’ bar. So NO PIP again. Did I tell you that I really, really, really despise DirecTV?

#12. I get my first bill, in my e-mail, 6 hours AFTER they charge my credit-card. So they first charge my credit card, then send me a bill. Nice.

#13. Other than the Super Bowl we don’t watch ‘Football’ (just don’t have the time). I have now tried 3 times, by phone, to cancel my ‘NHL Sunday Ticket‘ BUT they won’t let me!

#14. Though I have told them TWICE that I don’t want it, my bill (#11) informs me that they will be charging me $7.99 for a protection plan next month!

#15. The installer who was a nice enough guy (#10), and said that he had worked for DirecTV for 14 years, set my bedroom ‘Genie Mini‘ just for 480p, though the TV is 720p, and when I asked him said that it would automatically adjust. It didn’t BECAUSE he did not have the settings at ‘Native’ or have the 720p box ticked! Pretty poor.


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I am not the only one who hates DirecTV. There is a Facebook page. Deanna signed up and started reposting these posts. You should signup too.


I have just filed a Better Business Bureau (BBB) complaint, at the L. A. Office, for the HR 34 rather than HR 44 scam.

Video (Streaming) Of Rain Ruined England v India ICC Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL — See Rohit Sharma Wicket, Ind. 38 For 1.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related Posts:
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England v India Final … — June 21, 2013.
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India thrashes Sri Lanka — June 20, 2013.
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South Africa crushed by England — June 19, 2013.
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Watch Sri Lanka beating Australia — June 17, 2013.
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England vs. New Zealand — June 16, 2013.
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India vs. Pakistan (D/L) — June 15, 2013.

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Click … Start at ICC-cricket home page. If it is not there, then go to the VIDEO tab and look at ‘RECENT’.


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Click … Start at ICC-cricket home page. If it is not there, then go to the VIDEO tab and look at ‘RECENT’.


Go check, BUT I did say, two days ago, that this could be a rain ruined final.

Always a risk in England in June. Amazing that none of the 1975, 1979 and 1983 World Cup Finals at Lord’s saw any rain — and I was there, in person, at both the 1979 & 1983, in the ‘Mound Stand’ which was always my favorite perch.

So this has turned into a T20 bash. Very unbecoming. Obviously the cricket gods, as I said, are not happy.


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Click. This is the latest state-of-play.


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