Friday, May 15, 2015

30 Days - Day 29


I could do my head some serious injury as I read the daily newspaper and bang it off the nearest hard surface.

Yeah, I renewed my subscription about 3 months ago. Call me a sentimental old fool, but there's something about the 7.30 a.m. delivery to my wee red box on the pillar in the driveway, the breakfast, the paper propped up before me. I know The Telegram, our Newfoundland daily newspaper, is on its last legs. It's shrunk to the size of a postage stamp and could be read from slender cover to back page car ads in 10 minutes flat.

But!

Where would you ever get to chuckle over the ad up above? I would want a washer not telling but actually doing: like offloading the wash into the dryer automatically, then the dryer decanting and folding the contents when dry and putting the laundry away in drawers? Now they'd be talking alright.

And then, a shudder of horror as I read about Labrador City who are rebating the 11 cent tax on each cigarette to bring more trade to local businesses. Yes, you read that right.

Imagine, if you will, the sheer madness of a government encouraging people to die more cheaply.

11 comments:

  1. I miss print real-life newspapers. Reading stuff online just isn't the same.

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  2. I agree, and we don't get to savour the littler stories on line. Plus word jumble. Plus crossword. And Heloise.... :D
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  3. Oh, I can top that. Our local newspaper is full of reports of citizens protesting the Jade Helm 15 military exercises that commence in our county next month. Residents are crowding our City Council and County Commissioners meetings, certain that these exercises 1) are an excuse to disarm residents, 2) are a foil for a plan to round up dissidents and inter them in the Walmart stores that have been mysteriously and suddenly closed, 3) are an excuse to round up dissidents and execute them, 4) or, a wee bit more benignly, are an attempt to desensitize us to military presence as a prelude to a takeover. Letters to the editor have been full of such helpful information as tips on how to identify undercover military infiltrating stores and restaurants, and then the exhortation to shout "Soldier stranger!" when we spot such people. Sigh. We have a military training base in our county and have exercises all the time. I'm so left leaning than my left shoulder grazes the ground when I walk, so I certainly would prefer that some of our monies spent on military be diverted to education and healthcare, but . . . . just sigh. We're becoming the laughingstock of the whole country.

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  4. My washer bleeps when the washing programme is complete and it drives me mad! I am imagining the washer talking like the GPS voice... "At the next bleep, open the door!" Grrr!

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  5. Nice blog and article, thanks for sharing

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  6. Linda: OMG, seriously? That sounds waaaaaay out there.
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  7. GM:
    My dryer goes nuts at the end of a cycle and I can't shut the sound off - it must bleep at me for a couple of hours, so I can never run it at night. Mostly I use my clothesline which has the utmost respect for me. :)
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  8. I'm leaving Vimax up there - just in case any of you out there need an appendage enhancement, how on earth does he get through and several of my blog buddies can't?
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  9. I'm glad to know that other people have the bleeping problems with their washer/dryer. We have beeps and bleeps going on all over the house, all day long, and we never know if it's the washer/dryer/ the phone, the frig., the clock, the computer ... or a case of tinnitus!

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  10. Governments are mysterious entities run by gremlins.

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  11. That's absolutely nuts about rebating the tax on cigarettes.

    I don't get our local paper because they are too politically conservative for my tastes. But the ad is funny - I'd like a machine that cleans my house for me while you're designing new machines.

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