In This Day And Age…

I just don’t understand how freaking hard it is to install the equipment necessary to have wifi on all aircraft.

Wifi makes a flight go by what seems 3-4 times faster.

You know how airlines charge extra for checked luggage? In our case $25 more per bag on US Airways for a total of $50 for our one way flight. They should refund you for the total technological failure of not having wifi on all flights in the year 2013. The FAA should shut these goddamn airlines down that don’t have wifi. Fine the shit out of them. Ground these planes til they get their act together.

How is a media giant supposed to keep his finger on the bleeding edge of what is going on for his legions of loyal followers?

Listen, take a couple grease monkeys off safety check duty and get them up inside the cabin installing the necessary equipment to provide wifi. Cancel drink service for a couple weeks, use a lower grade toilet paper in the toilettes. Charge me up for the wifi, I don’t care. I’ll feel a whole lot better about paying for wifi rather than a checked bag, that’s fer shizzy.

Somebody get me a direct line to the CEO of US Air STAT, maybe I can explain to him or her just how important it is.

Bruce Tarr, Ann Margaret, forget about such pithy things like people losing their homes on Plum Island to major storms, let’s focus on much more critical agendas like making sure your boy Joey C has wifi on all his flights.

Thank you for your attention to this serious matter.

Next politician that tackles this matter automatically gets my endorsement. Fiscal cliff, fiscal schmiff, let’s solve the important matters first. Calls for an emergency meeting of the executive branch, no?

Give me wifi on all aircraft or give me death. Enough dickin’ around.

Reward for Stolen Toodeloos Panda

Joey- please post and re-post!! Thank you.REWARD!!!! STOLEN PANDA! What we know so far- Driving probably a dark colored Honda Accord (from the hubcaps), a couple, woman and man, woman has long dark hair, wearing dark clothing, black bag slung over shoulder. They went to Lone Gull for coffee, walked down Main St., came back at10:40, got into car with Panda and drove off 😦 BRAZEN in complete daylight!!! Help us bring Kevin home and bring these thieves to justice!Susan Parent Toodeloos! 142 Main St. Gloucester MA 01930 978-281-2011

Old Gloucester Sea Food Recipes Circa 1932 Frank E Davis Fish Co Part 6- Codfish

Thanks to Clark Dexter who dropped off this booklet filled with old fish recipes and some commentary from the man himself- Frank E Davis. The man who built the last building that was on I4C2- The Frank E Davis Fish Co.

I’ll be posting a page or two a day-

click the photos for the larger easier to read versions and click here for the other pages in the series

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Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

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poems on Tanzaku paper

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought.”
Matsuo Basho 1644-1694
Long hailed as the master of haiku, Basho did not invent the form as some have claimed, but brought it to new heights. He was deified by later generations who, for their own purposes, made it a crime to criticize his work. His writings include extensive travelogues from his wanderings around Japan.
Warm regards from cold Kanagawa Prefecture,
Guregu Boba-san

What’s EBMG?

Allen with his band circa 1973 (you know it’s been a while when people start using the word “circa” on your photos)

Not what, who?  You don’t think Jalapenos is going to cancel their wicked popular Tuesday night music — even though Dan King is off to the west coast, do you?  Nope.  This coming Tuesday, Dave Brown, Dave Mattacks and Wolf Ginandes (BM&G) will be joined by Allen Estes, hence: EBMG.

But don’t wait for Tuesday, lots of great live music this weekend.  See the full live music schedule here.

Here’s a quick farewell to GMG FOBs video we shot just before filming the Local Music Seen Dan King Farewell Special featuring J.B. Amero.  You can see part 2 of the special on Cape Ann TV Channel 12, this Sunday (Jan 6) at 6pm.

Allen will play a request for you on Tuesday if you can tell him the name of the song he quoted to Dan in this video.

Community Stuff 1/5/13

On Deck at the Gloucester Writers Center

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Jan. 9  Poets Around Town w/ Rufus Collinson, K. Peddlar Bridges, James Cook, Dorothy Nelson and Jim Schoel.  7:30 126 E. Main

Jan. 16 Sarah Dunlap  Life on the Abbagadasset 7:30 126 E. Main

Jan. 17 Fish Tales 7:30pm 126 E. Main

Jan. 23 Shep Abbott’s film: Serengeti Mara 7:30pm 126 E. Main

Jan. 30 Poet Erica Funkhouser 7:30pm 126 E. Main

A little GWC History…

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