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‘Fat Shack’, Is Real (11-Locations) & Has A Menu With My Name All Over It. Yummy, Yummy, YUM.

by Anura Guruge


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Sampling From Their Mouth-Watering Menu.

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The Menu Items I would devour — Multiple Times.



I happened to catch it on ‘Shark Tank‘ last night — serendipitously. Just like ALL the ‘sharks’ I too was hooked.

WOW. My type of place. My kind of menu. I am NOT kidding. The ‘Fat Shack‘ sandwich above, could just as well be called ‘Anu Shack‘ sandwich. Made for I. I would eat three of four of those in a sitting. I have a prodigious appetite.

And the burgers. Ahhh! That TRIPLE burger. Again, made for I. Has my name all over it.

Nearest location to I is going to be in Colorado or Texas. But, this Summer I am going. I kid you not. I have to go eat here. I will spend a few nights close vby so I can eat there 4 or 5 times.

What a concept. Wish they would open one at least in New York. I would be on the train tomorrow, if that was the case.


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‘Atoll’ 11′ Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Boards (iSUPs) On ‘Loch Lomond’.

by Anura Guruge


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No, no, NOT that ‘Loch Lomond’ — this one is high-up, in the Rockies in Colorado. No roads running around it. You have to hike up to it. And they did carrying their 11′  Atoll 11′ stand up paddle boards (iSUPs), the same type as I have.

Good, inspiring story. Have a look.

They, i.e., Atoll, also have some great deals for the holidays. Check them out.


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HUGE, Huge WIN For ‘Free The Nipple’ – Laconia, N.H. Now Sticks Out, Awkwardly.

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The de facto win for ‘Free the Nipple‘ in ‘Fort Collins‘, Colorado is HUGE and with enormous consequences.

‘Fort Collins’ was trying to enforce the SAME local ordinance, when it came to female toplessness, as Weirs Beach, Laconia.

Fort Collins admitted defeat. Laconia should do the SAME.

A Circuit Court decision has sided with ‘Free the Nipple‘.

Kia Sinclair should rejoice. She was right all along.

This is GREAT. This is WONDERFUL.

The Laconia ordinance is wrong. It is now borderline invalid.

Kia Sinclair no longer needs to take this to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Case has been decided, in Kia’s favor, in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

SIX (6) states.

Laconia has no leg to stand on.

Kia Sinclair prevails.

Free the Nipple stands firm.


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4-Day School Weeks In The U.S., Due To Money — The Richest Country In The World!

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Google “4 day school week” for a TON of articles from around the country.


Unless you live in one of the affected states — which from what I can see include Colorado, Oklahoma and Illinois — or are a compulsive news junkie as is I, you may not realize that this happening in the U.S. of A. and it is ALL due to money. That is beyond AMAZING.

Richest country in the World and schools no longer have money for a 5-day week?

Yes, yes, yes — I KNOW. I pay for it. Yes, school funding, by and large, is supposed to be local. No Federal interference. That stuff just confounds me even after 35-years here. IF anything in a Nation warrants Federal funding (at 100%) it has to be education.

The likes of China and India have to be LAUGHING.

This is so inane. How can responsible, elected officials permit this.

Isn’t education supposed to be one the highest priorities of a country after healthcare. Oooops! We don’t have that either.

I still think this is WRONG. Very wrong.


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Latest “Free The Nipple” Arrests In Weirs Beach A Waste Of Laconia (N.H.) Taxpayer’s Money.

by Anura Guruge


A New Hampshire judge, in Laconia no less, has already stated, quite clearly, that Laconia nor Gilford or for that matter any other city or town in New Hampshire CANNOT make female toplessness illegal when it is not illegal per the State. Simple as that. It is referred to as the “Home-Rule” clause.


From May 31, 2016  “The Laconia Daily Sun“.

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These arrests are already a mockery of the law (and common sense) and just gives the New Hampshire “Free the Nipple” folks an irresistible rallying point. As long as there are arrests they will provoke the police and the citizens to make the pointless arrests.

The claim that “female toplessness isn’t appropriate because there were small children at the beach” is but laughable. Small children, especially, should be familiar with female breasts. IF not their mothers must have been negligent. Please don’t try to blame these stupid arrests on small children. They are innocent in every respect.

This is just going to make Laconia look silly and pathetic — and I like Laconia too much to see that happen.

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by Anura Guruge

Laconia (N.H.) Take Note, “Free The Female Nipple” Folks Sue Fort Collins, Colorado For Local Ordinance.

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We already know that the Laconia ordinance really has no foot to stand on. Somebody should sue them to get this stupid ordinance off the books.


From Wednesday, June 1, 2016 U.K. “Daily Mail“.

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The Floods Of ‘Biblical Proportions’ In Colorado Will Further Increase OUR NH Property Rates This Year And Next.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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HT_payton_peterson_co_flooding_lpl_130913_16x9_608Of course you have no choice but to feel very, very bad for them. I would hate to have to endure what these poor folks are going through. I, given my atypical thought process, think it is unfortunate that the news media, today, has started revelling in calling it a flood of ‘biblical proportions‘. I know that Colorado is a very religious state. So what is the implication here? That God got bored with the machinations in Syria and said lets have a flood of biblical proportions. I would prefer if they just blame it on global warming or better yet Chris Christie losing weight and thus tilting the axial balance of the world.

As I said in this post home insurance rates are going through the roof, though most don’t seem to have noticed or cared. Must be nice not to even a raise an eyebrow when premiums go up 10%(+) a year.

CAB70CAC161A0101_RegularIt s true that we have been having a lot of natural disasters of late affecting property. This flood is the latest.

So you can’t really blame the insurance companies.

I find it amusing that in all their very clever and cute TV commercials they NEVER really talk about home insurance rates. It is always their ‘cheap’ auto insurance rates. As my insurance agent (who drives a $90,000 Cadillac convertible) points out, insuring a $30,000 car does not carry as much risk for the insurance company as insuring a $300,000 house with contents. Makes sense.

So while I feel real bad for the poor folks in Colorado, I am already bracing myself to see another steep hike in my home insurance rate next year.

Just remember who gave you a heads up on this.

Irving Stone’s Monumental ‘Men To Match My Mountains’ Sure Worth Reading To Appreciate The Opening Of The U.S. Far West.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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To say that I am a slavishly devoted fan of Irving Stone does not still adequately capture my deep emotional connection with this magical author’s writings.

Two of my all time favorite books are by Irving: ‘The Agony and the Ecstasy‘ (Michelangelo) & ‘The Origin‘ (Charles Darwin). Both these books made such an impact on me that I could even claim that they were life influencing.

Ditto with ‘Men to Match My Mountains‘. As with books by John Irving (funny that two of my most favorite authors are both ‘Irving’), James Michener et. al. I pick up any Irving Stone books that I encounter. So I know that I have had this book for over 15 years! I was always waiting for the right time to read it. I had read Michener’s ‘Centennial‘, about Colorado, earlier in the year. Since I did not grow up in the U.S. my knowledge of U.S. history has huge gaping gaps. I really had no idea as to the history of Colorado and was fascinated by Michener’s incomparably related narrative. I wanted to learn more. So I knew that it was getting time to read ‘Men to Match my Mountains’. I started reading it, appropriately, during our April trip to the Grand Canyon (though this book only deals with California, Nevada, Colorado & Utah).

The book is mind blowing. I learnt so much. So many characters. So many well known names, Stanford, Huntington, Fremont etc. that I was not aware of the backgrounds. I never realized the epic adventure of building the ‘Central Pacific Railroad‘. Though I have a fairly good collection of books on trains I was devastated to realize I really didn’t have any decent books on the building of this railway. That has been rectified. I bought two books. I had never heard of Hubert Howe Bancroft. I can sure relate to him.

So this book was, yet again, as with the other two Stone books, life altering for me. I now have an appreciation, tentative as it may be, as to how the Far West came to be — and cowboys really don’t play a big part in that.

If you are interested in the history of the Far West you can’t go far wrong by starting with this book. Obviously, Irving does not need endorsements from me. He is a true legend. I am, yet again, in his debt.