Archive | July 6, 2013

Another ‘Amusing’ Typo By ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’ Distorts The Important Substance Of A Letter.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Some prior examples:
1/More ‘cuteness’ by ‘The Sun’ … — Mar. 27, 2013.
2/ ‘The Sun’ being cute at a lady’s expense … — Mar. 26, 2013.
3/ ‘The Sun’ speaks in tongues … — Apr. 11, 2012.
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Click to access July 3, 2013, 'The Laconia Daily Sun'. This letter is on page 6.

Click to access July 3, 2013, ‘The Laconia Daily Sun’. This letter is on page 6.


I am not sure who writes them but we know that ‘The Sun‘ insists on doing their own titles for each letter.

Really no need for typos like this unless of course they are doing it on purpose to ‘dish’ a letter.

Yes, it is one thing for Ed Engler to write that I graduated from the ‘University of Whales‘ but it is a whole
different kettle of fish to make fun of contributors and members of the community.

This doctor must have felt dreadful. With one word they just destroy her well written letter.

I have not seen a correction or an apology. That is not their style.

Possibly a coincidence but I can’t help but notice that women tend to suffer more than males when it comes to ‘The Sun‘ typos.
See examples above.

Reasons 71 To 75 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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#71. Now the remote for the Genie Mini is giving me grief; q.v. #66. This morning it took me two attempts to power up the Genie Mini and the TV — this remote programmed, by the DirecTV tech that did the installation, to turn both of them on together, when I hit the ‘ON’ button.

#72. DirecTV had sent a cheaply printed ‘sample of what you can watch in July‘ flyer in the mail, along with other assorted junk. For Saturday, July 20, in the highlighted orange box for PREMIERS on Saturday it claims “Here Comes the Boom“. Not true. Actually a lie. I recorded and already watched that movie! So it can’t be premiering on Saturday, July 20.  Actually it was the 1st movie that I taped when I got DirecTV on June 21. So much for their veracity.

#73. Though they claim that I can order programming through my account on the Web, it does not seem to let me have the option for selecting Willow cricket!

#74. I have now made 5 calls to try and get the NFL Sunday Ticket, which is totally of no interest to me, cancelled. I am still not sure whether they have cancelled it. However, two folks, who work for DirecTV have told me, though they claimed that they didn’t have the power to cancel it, that DirecTV will whack me for upwards of a hundred dollars for this in early 2014 IF I haven’t cancelled it by then.

#75. Just now, in the mail, I received a fat envelope from DirecTV with two MORE, fancy, elaborate, FAKE $100 ‘Gift Cards’ to tell me that that is what I can get for referring folks to DirecTV. I now have a total of five of these stupid, but expensive to produce, cards. I asked for NO PAPER when I signed up with these clowns. I hate to see trees cut for useless promotions. OK, send me two cards. Then no more. Save the production costs and postage. Pass on the bloody savings. I would rather have my little finger chopped off than ever recommend DirecTV — even to somebody that I do not like. 


THE Circus, Ringling Brothers, Is Coming Back To Town, viz. Manchester, NH. Oct. 3 – 6, 2013.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Click to access 'Ringling' Webpage on the 'Dragons' tour ... with video and description.

Click to access ‘Ringling’ Webpage on the ‘Dragons’ tour … with video and description.


We have been going to this circus, at the Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, NH, for the last 4 years. We love it. They put on a good show (and we also go to other circuses too). Check my posts from last year, like this one.

I am glad that they are coming. Each year I worry that they might decide to give NH a miss on economic grounds. We, by tradition, go to the last show on Sunday night — because in prior years (before all the fuss about cruelty to elephants) you also got to see the elephants walking from the arena to the train. That was always a thrill. Last year, as I chronicled in my many posts, they took the elephants to the train while the show was still going on! I will do a separate post on the ‘elephant parade‘ 0r the lack thereof. Though the Saturday night show is the big hit, the Sunday night show has a lot of empty seats. That is why I worry whether they make enough money from their shows in Manchester. That said, they never send their ‘top’ tour up here. We get the ‘runner-up’ tour. C’est la vie. In this case it really is what you pay the piper.

That it is a dragon-oriented show is cute. Of late the shows have had more and more oriental influence. That we had ‘Dralion‘ by the Cirque at the Verizon just last year seems incongruous. Again, that is OK.

As I said before we go for the cheap seats, i.e., $17 – $22. The first time we went we had a free ticket and that was in the ‘cheap seat’ section. So we had to get three others to go with it. We discovered, to our delight, that the ‘cheap seats’ were not bad given that the arena is not that big. So that is what we do. Buying those seats definitely makes this circus affordable.

Yes, I will do more posts, especially about the elephants, in the coming months.

See you at the circus.

That New Hampshire Is #3 In The Nation For Wine Consumption Distorts Reality.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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No, despite my reputation for being rather partiality to a daily (diluted) glass of red wine (only because of its medicinal benefits), I alone cannot be held responsible for this ‘high’ rate. See this WMUR presentation for the complete list. Only Idaho and D.C. (which is not a State per se) come ahead of us. D.C. is easy to understand. 

Of course it does not take a genius to work out what the discrepancy here is. It is our tax free wine sales to the out-of-staters.

But, there is actually another reason too. Our small and aging population — assuming, of course, that the Fed does their per capita based on the estimated number of adults in the State.

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