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Archive | June 25, 2015

Jaguar Unveils The High-Tech, ‘We Know How To Beat The Germans’, New 2016 XJ.

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These images are directly from Jaguar.
Click here to access Jaguar USA site.
Check it out.
Your eyes will THANK you.
Your heart will beat faster and your brain will do somersaults.


From ‘GizMag’. Click to access very good, informative article.


I will never be able to afford one of these. Of course I would love one. I will NOT live long enough to see their prices drop to a level that would meet my meager funds. But that is OK. Just love that Jaguar is resurgent and strident. Plus we know how to beat the Germans. We have done it twice and can do it again with this one.


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Clinton Correctional Facility, Shawshank Prisoner Escape, Why Hasn’t The Warden Been Arrested And Thrown In Jail?

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This is supposed to be a MAXIMUM SECURITY prison?

Come on. It sounds like it was an out-of-control Butlins Holiday Camp. What is this? A joke.

Those prisoners were having more sex with prison guards than MOST Wall Street brokers living in NY?

WTF?

I have NOT heard anything about the Warden.

Shouldn’t he already be arrested and thrown in jail for gross dereliction of duty?

This is NOT funny.


Sri Lanka: Birth Certificate From 1953 & A Birth ‘Chit’ From 1960.

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This is my birth certificate (hospital mix up, that made me also “The Other Son”, notwithstanding). It was issued on September 15, 1953 — 9 days after the day of birth. Actually, if you want to be pedantic, it is a certified copy made on January 3, 1959 — probably when I was ready to go to school. Wonder what happened to the original.

Note some very interesting things:

1. It was issued at a office in “Slave Island“! (That is at the top.) Yes, that was a fairly well known part of Colombo, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

2. It asks for the race — Sinhalese — of each parent.

3. It asks whether the parents were married.

4. It asks for father’s “rank or profession”. Mine says “Assistant Secretary to the Prime Minister“. [This is why the first car I was ever in was a Rolls Royce! The Prime Minister’s car. He lent it to my father, with the official driver, to bring me home from hospital — safety — given that there was some communal disturbance going on in Colombo.

5. The hospital mix up happened at the “Private General Hospital“, Colombo 7 — which is a rather ‘exclusive’ part of town.

6. The ‘tattooed’ “IBM WIN 06” denotes that I must have made this copy while working for IBM (at Hursley, the ‘Win’ indicating Winchester, the nearest city — while the ’06’ was the number of this copying machine. IBM had this ‘id’ engraved on the glass so that it could keep track of copies that were made!).


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This is a Birth ‘chit’ — issued by a midwife to certify the birth. The birth certificate would have come later. This is not mine. It is for my new friend, from Sri Lanka, who went to the same school as me, Ananda College, Udeni Wijegunaratne. He is a lawyer. We were talking about my birth certificate and he sent this over (and gave me permission to post it). You can make out his mother’s name.

It is hard to make out at the top because it is ripped but he was born at the “De Soyza Lying in Home“. That is SO British — Victorian era. “Lying in Home” for pregnant women. How brilliant. I remember that term. Weight of the placenta? Wow. I notice it is not filled in. 

I guess you have worked out what I am doing. I am preserving these documents for posterity.


Blinking Beautiful 2006 Cadillac XLR (62K) For Sale In Alton, NH — Reduced To A Giveaway At $27,900.

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No, no, NO — yet again. I would like to own this but it is WAY outside my ‘pay grade’. Next to British cars I am very partial to Caddies and Vettes — and have owned both, with pride. Had two Cadillacs a black (rocketship) STS and a beige (not as fast) STL. Loved them both. IF I ever get another sedan that is not a Jaguar it will be a Cadillac.

This XLR is divine. Yes, I would like it. Will I swap my XJS for it? Doubt it.

Anywho … This beauty belongs to my admirable insurance agent. I have coveted it ever since she got it. It was parked outside their offices in Alton. I had my camera, so I took some pictures because I told her that I will help her sell it.

This is a steal. Just picture yourself, 4th of July weekend, in THIS.


Two Blackish Jaguar V12 XJSs In Alton, New Hampshire — Side-by-Side.

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Related posts:
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Burgundy 2002 red Jaguar XJ8.
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Black V12 XJS.
>> B-Boys
who take care of our Jags.
>> 2 XJ8s by
“European Cars”.

>> Jaguar Association, Andover, MA.

++++ Search ‘Jaguar many other posts >>>>




No, no, NO. They are NOT both mine — and very unlikely that they will both me mine. Mine is the topless one (as always).

The other one, which is actually a very dark navy blue, is at a shop on Route 11 in Alton Bay. We had seen it and stopped the day before we got our black one.

Today I had to go to Alton Bay to pick up Devanee and I wanted to see if it was still there. It was. So I had to pull up and take a picture.

Not sure I want two XJSs on my hands. Maybe two XJ8s. But not anytime soon … I think.


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