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April 24, 2014

VALLEY: A bunch of stuff to ponder, 'yet t'again'

Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Did you ever notice that when someone roots for a baseball team other than the NY Yankees, they make a point of telling you how much they hate the Yankees?

I’ve mentioned this before, but why is that? Yankee fans have that rivalry thing going on with Boston, but not with the same degree of intense venom that non-Yankee fans have against them.

How can Time Warner advertise those introductory deals explaining the low cost of getting cable TV and fail to mention (where you can actually read it) that the price they are flashing doesn’t include the “equipment” and “fees”?

Quite simply, you can not get cable TV for the price they are showing you in bold letters. It’s like a car dealer telling you that you can get a brand new truck for a certain price and then, as you agree to it, they surreptitiously add the cost of the motor.

Does it bother anyone else when Donald Sutherland does the voice-over for the Delta “Up” commercial and instead of saying “... we up it, yet again” he says “... we up p’it yet t’again”?

Maybe I’m just getting sensitive in my older age, but I’m of the opinion that carrying the last letter of one word over to the first letter of the next one has a snooty sensibility about it. And, on a personal, level, one ‘p’ at a time is more than I can handle. (I have nothing for the double ‘t’.)

I’ll bet you ten bucks that every time you see a picture of Donald Trump, he has his mouth open.

How can Subway say they “invented” something new — the Flatizza — when it’s nothing more than flat bread, a.k.a. pizza dough, covered with a tomato sauce, cheese and pepperoni? I don’t know, but it sounds a little like ... mmm, maybe … pizza! C’mon Subway, call it what it is. And you didn’t invent it – Al Gore did.

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