Gardner Woman Mad At Telegram And Gazette For Not Publishing Movie Listings

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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.

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13 Comment(s)
  • Non Sequitor
    June 3, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Why is everyone being so stupid? This woman is probably 75 yrs old and will never figure out a computer.

    Her grammar and syntax are virtually perfect, she’s ripping the T&G a new one and you bitch that she should get a computer?

    The bigger picture is that the T&G are losing their core audience with their ‘new look.’ The paper is now ugly. It shelved the traditional newspaper look for something that looks like it was designed by Walmart. It’s not hip, it’s not cool, it looks like every other tired newspaper.

    Bravo, Elaine.

    • Steve Gambone
      June 3, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Well Non Sequitor Turtleboy often goes off the deep end bashing the older folks who might frequent his advertisers’ restaurants and businesses. The Chelonian Kid messed up his Google satellite photos when he started ranting about the Shoppes in Millbury when the letter says Elaine is from Gardner. Talk about geography-challenged… maybe Elaine could tutor the Turtle on that one. And scratch off any Turtleboy advertisers near the cesspool Millbury zone.

      Like all the other readers, Elaine had a deal with the Telegram and without warning the Telegram changed the deal. So her gripe is legit.

      Another thing the head Turtle doesn’t get is that Elaine would likely win in a “find the movie info” race. Give her a closed newspaper set up in the old Telegram format and Techno-whiz kid with an average laptop shut down and Elaine would get to the movie info first. One pop-up ad, the computing time hog of all that online glitz slows down the search for the whiz kids.

      Old folks don’t have that sort of time to waste. In lots of time-based contests the print newspaper is faster and more efficient than doing stuff online.

  • BJeezy
    June 2, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Pfffft, Showcase North is the hood theater compared to Blackstone

  • oneopinion
    June 2, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I hate to admit it but I actually still get the Sunday print edition for the ads. I still read some of it but I buy it for the ads. How ironic right? I’m basically paying for what the advertisers pay the T&G to show me. Why is there a middle man?

  • A Guy
    June 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    I would much rather go to Showcase North any day compared to the shit show parking situation at Blackstone. I love driving past Hoey Tire and having a good chuckle

  • Frogshit
    June 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Poor Elaine….

    • BobnMic
      June 2, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      I say Elaine should run on down to Best Buy, buy herself a $600 – $800 dollar ASUS laptop, go home and fix herself a Southern Comfort Manhattan, and check out the mad mad world called Internet. Maybe old naked guys have their own website. Who knows?

      • RJ
        June 2, 2015 at 5:52 pm

        “Maybe old naked guys have their own website. ”

        We do.

        I mean they. They do.

        • RJ
          June 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

          …or so I’ve heard.

          • BobnMic
            June 2, 2015 at 11:19 pm

            Classic RJ. 😀 😀

        • oneopinion
          June 2, 2015 at 7:44 pm

          …I wasn’t watching anything “tube” and the damn pop ups didn’t start until you downloaded that stupid recipe. I told you not to download anything

  • COB
    June 2, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Ahahahahaha!!! What a stupid BITCH!

    • TurtleBoySpurts
      June 3, 2015 at 11:43 am

      Aw, c’mon, everybody knows you’d still tongue punch her fart box.

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