Archive for November 14, 2009

Now I know times are tough…

Posted: November 14, 2009 by datechguy in local stuff, oddities
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…because on Tuesday I went to pick up my car from John after some minor repairs (yes Apple customer service pays!)and noticed something odd across the street.

Fitchburg’s only x-rated video store sits across the street between Parrot Pizza and Dippin’ Donuts (they are just about the only non-auto business in that area) and it blared out two huge signs on the side. One said “under new management” and the other announced that the porn star Belladonna would be appearing live.

As Fitchburg’s last video store closed this year and with the amount of free porn available on the net the idea that someone decided to buy the place was odd enough but the idea that a nationally known porn actress would be there was even odder.

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Fitchburg but you might recall it is in such bad shape that it can’t even afford to keep our street lights on.

So that’s how bad times are, times are so bad that a porn actress has to come to a city that can’t afford street lights to make a buck.

Suddenly I don’t feel so bad about my own situation.

Enemies of the People: Amazon review

Posted: November 14, 2009 by datechguy in amazon reviews
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My review of Kati Marton’s book Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America is available at here.

As I say in the review any person who did not live through the Cold War should read it.