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I Can’t Believe That American Airlines (AA) Is Now Painting Their Planes — It Is A Betrayal.

by Anura Guruge


The ‘new’ PAINTED AA planes.



Hadn’t flown American in a couple of years and had NOT noticed until ‘last’ week when we flew to New Mexico/Arizona to visit Canyon de Chelly, again.

I was upset to see the PAINTED AA planes.

As a MILLION MILE AA Frequent Flyer I have a vested interest in AA. The unpainted planes were supposed to save money. Paint adding 400 – 700 pounds of weight to a plane. But, it appears that keeping the metal look is not for free. This article from Boeing explains it, with figures.

But, unpainted buffed planes were the TRADEMARK of AA. I did most of my AA flying, 1980 — 1999 during the tenure of the legendary AA Chairman, Bob Crandall. I was a big fan of his. I remember reading, in the AA inflight magazine Crandall singing the praises of unpainted planes.

A quick Google shows me that I am NOT the only one that has expressed concern.

And now this. Change is hard. Change can be sad.


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by Anura Guruge

Vintage Metal Bookcase File Boxes, Made by ‘Capitol’ In The 1930s — For Sale.

by Anura Guruge


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Handmade, Welded Metal 18″ Lobster Wall Hanging From Maine.

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We bought one of these handmade lobsters when we went to Rockland, Maine on Sunday. Actually buying this lobster was one of the reasons for that quick, day visit. They are made by Deanna’s great-nephew, who is a professional welder. He makes them to order. Each one, as such, is slightly different. It is cute. Deanna, a lobsterman’s daughter, likes to have lobster memorabilia around.

IF you would like one too we can order it for you. $300 + shipping (at cost). You can pay by PayPal or by check. Just e-mail me (my e-mail is on the sidebar).


by Anura Guruge

BBC’s New Comedy “The Detectorists” Is Quietly Compelling & Johnny Flynn’s Music ADDICTIVE!

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by Anura Guruge

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Click to access BBC Trailer on YouTube.


Yes that it has a Yellow TR7 is a kick BUT I never, ever liked hardtop TR7s.
The TR7 was meant to topless.

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Here is the IMDB.com listing for this show — “The Detectorists”.


It suddenly dawned on me that is THE MUSIC,
amazingly rich guitar picking by
Johnny Flynn
that made this show even more special.

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Check Johnny Flynn on this YouTube video. Click to access.


This was a featured new series on ‘Acorn‘ — BBC shows streamed — that I subscribe to on our Roku 3, mainly so that the kids can have access to the British shows that they have of late become so enamoured with.

I have never owned a metal detector but know quite a few that do and I will confess it holds appeal to me — though I know I really don’t have the time for it. But, I decided to watch it, one night, mainly as there was no new cricket that caught my interest. I watched the first episode. It was quintessential BBC comedy. As such it was soothing and easy to just sit back and absorb. The 20 minutes went quite fast. The next day, forgoing cricket again, I watched episode 2. That was even better. I was hooked. Then I realized that the music had MUCH to do with it. It was iconic British folk, with magical guitar picking. You don’t realize it at first but that music draws you right in. I am going to check out Johnny Flynn.

Well, I thought YOU might be interested. Have a look and a listen. I am sure YOU will like it. Enjoy.