by Anura Guruge
As with ‘Hogmanay‘, the proper way to do ‘Auld Lang Syne‘ with crossed hands
and maybe even the wearing of Red Poppies for Remembrance Day
I kind of feel obliged, as a entrenched Brit, to make sure that you know the
proper way to celebrate the GREAT Robert Burns’ birthday
on January 25.
Hence these posts.
The “Address to the Haggis” is the centerpiece of any read Robert Burns Supper.
So let me help you out with these posts I found after some diligent Googling.
Laconia Mayor, Ed Engler, Editor Of ‘Laconia Daily Sun’, In Probable Freudian Slip, Refers to N.H. Senator Kelly Ayotte As ‘Tower’.
.by Anura Guruge
Poor (though that is but a figure of speech here) Ed ‘University of Whales‘ Engler. He appeared to be always distracted at the best of times. But, now: editing a major newspaper and being mayor of a large city. That has to be a tad hard even for a Superman like Ed. Yes, I know Bloomberg did it with impunity, BUT New York City isn’t Laconia, and the ‘Daily Sun’ isn’t the Bloomberg Media Empire.
Yes, pagination has been a thorn in poor Ed’s side for as long as I can remember. You need to be alert to get you pagination right and as we have already said poor Ed has so many distractions. It wouldn’t be so bad IF he had any decent help, but from what I can tell, the redoubtable Michael Kitch is about the only one around to bail him out.
What a week for Ed. Started it off with the apology for recycling old news — though I really didn’t think that an apology was needed because I, for one, take it for granted that ‘The Sun‘ has to recycle news and print the same story multiple times to fill its pages.
But to call Senator Ayotte a ‘Tower‘! Confusing. I am sure it was Freudian and Ed probably had images of a rampant tower in his mind — akin to the very suggestive (and I will leave it at that) symbolism he used in his mayoral campaign signs. Given that Ed is a dyed in the wool Republican I don’t think he was trying, in any way, to disrespect the Senator. I think Ed was just caught up in his imagery of what crossed his mind when he thinks of the Senator. A tower.
Oh, there was another correction in this issue too. Not too serious this time.
Ed really should hire some help. Maybe get a bunch interns.
So this is what you get on Page 10. Can’t access the damn paper online anymore and I don’t want to bother Deanna to scan the paper.
Just as easy for me to click a picture, using a zoom, on my cheapo point-and-click.
And we also have this.
I really hope, given that I like Laconia, that this habitual distraction doesn’t get in the way of mayoral duties. ‘The Sun’ is one thing, messing up things in Laconia would be a whole different ball game. And, Ed, PLEASE. Don’t nod off during the meetings. I think the meetings are televised and that always looks real bad. Drink a lot of coffee.
Boston Chinatown Holding Marketplace, ‘Lucky Flower Market’, January 27 – 30 For Chinese New Year 2014 Shopping.
by Anura Guruge
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From what I can see this is for those that want to stock up for the 2014 Chinese New Year, the ‘Year of the Horse‘, and get all the necessary flowers, mementos, gifts and foodstuff.
There will be a dragon dance on January 27, at 9 am, for the opening ceremonies. The market should be fun. If you are local you should definitely go and visit.