The only thing that was ever worth reading in the Telegram and Gazette were the letters to the editor. Therefore we are starting a new column here called “Turtleboy’s Top Letters to the Editor,” which we will run periodically. Here’s a gem that was published yesterday:
Nobody likes change – least of all me. I’ve been saddened by all the changes made in my once friendly newspaper, and by my inability to find things where they have been for so many years. But the saddest part seems to be the loss of the movie page. I depended on that to tell me what movie was playing at what theater all over Worcester County, as well as the movie reviews. I have searched several times, but this page — and sometimes more than one page — is nowhere to be found. I realize that newspapers will soon become part of the stone age, as computers take over, but are you trying to hasten their demise by removing a part of the paper that I am sure is very important to many of us? Please consider returning this section to the paper.
Elaine R, Gardner
Ladies and gentlement I present to you, the Telegram and Gazette’s average reader. This letter brought me back to 1995. I totally forgot what it was like to be at the mercy of the local newspaper in order to find out information. Can a loved one PLEASE call up poor Elaine R and introduce her to the Google machine? I mean for christ’s sake, even Old Balls figured out how to use the Internet.
We all go to movies once in a while, and when we do the first thing anyone does is go online and see what time it’s playing at in what theater. You always hope it’s playing at a convenient time at Showcase Cinemas North, or else you’re stuck going to the God forsaken cesspool known as the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley.
But not Elaine R. She keeps it old school.