Archive | October 18, 2014

Jay ‘Rolly Polly’ Leno, On CNBC, Claims That British Are Fond Of ‘Jeering Success’!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> Gormless Cramer’s paycheck.
>> New look CNBC.
>> CNBC new ticker setup.

>> Jillert Anema whips Kernen’s ass.
>> Kernen mocks Indians — Feb. 21, 2014.
>> NBC snubs Valentina Tereshkova — Feb. 10, 2014.
>> Bob Costas with sponsored eyepatch — Feb. 9, 2014.

++++ Search on ‘Olympics‘ for other related posts, especially re. London Olympics >>>>


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This was Wednesday morning. Leno, on CNBC to plug his new show on that channel, was talking about Tesla and how the media was bad mouthing Tesla and revelling in the slightest of bad news related to them. He then, out of the blue said: “we are becoming like the British, always jeering success”!

I gagged on my coffee and nearly fell out of bed.

Us British jeer success?

That was bloody news to me.

Do we jeer the Beatles?

Do we jeer Richard Branson?

Do we jeer J.K. Rowling?

Do we jeer David Beckham?

Do we jeer Aston Martin?

Do we jeer the Rolling Stones?

Do we jeer THE Queen?

Do we jeer Ben Kingsley?

Do I need to go on?

It isn’t like we have EVER HAD a shortage in the success stakes.

What in damnation is the doughboy prattling on about. I always noticed that he likes to wear jeans that are too tight around the crotch. Maybe it is cutting off the blood supply to his brain. That is my explanation.


Alton (N.H.) Gilman Library, “Sky Over Alton” Astronomy Presentation, October 17, 2014 — Some Pictures.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
>> Slides for Alton Library astronomy presentation.
>> Alton Gilman astronomy presentation
>> Oct. 5, 2014.
>> Oct. 17 Alton presentation in ‘Baysider’ — Oct. 9, 2014.


>> Alton Gilman Library presentation
>>Nov. 6, 2013.
>> Presentation videos — Nov. 5, 2013.
>>
Taylor Presentation pictures — Nov. 5, 2013.

>> I make it to NASA — Nov. 4, 2013.

++++ Search on ‘Comet ISON’ on sidebar for other posts >>>>

**** Check my ISON blog.


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All these pictures (bar the first two) were taken by Devanee Guruge.

Alton photographer, John Bishop, a friend, who arrived and joined Devanee in taking pictures. So I had two tripods with cameras at the back.


It wasn’t packed but the folks that were there were very receptive and engaged. I had planned for about 90 minutes but we were still there, having a lot of fun, 2 hours later. They seemed to really like it — or at least that is what they claimed.

I had fun. But, I have never done a presentation where I have not had fun.

Our friend, Alton photographer, John Bishop, turned up — unexpectedly given that we thought we was going to be in Manchester visiting a friend that was in hospital. John set up his, professional grade Canon, and started taking pictures in tandem with Devanee — who relished the opportunity to use my Canon. I should get John’s pictures on Sunday.

Part II of this astronomy presentation is on Friday, November 20, 2014. You can come to that even if you didn’t come to last night. They are self-contained, though I will not go over the same material.

So that was that. I am glad that I did it.

Holly Brown, the librarian, always extremely nice, had displayed my astronomy books on a table etc. She was very happy, and that was good.


Pope Paul VI’s (#263) Beatification, Sunday, October 19, 2014: Order Of Service (& 1976 Public Denial Of Being Gay)

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
>> Timeline of Paul VI beatification
Oct. 2, 2014.
>> Hasty veneration of recent popes
Sep. 29, 2014.
>> Paul VI beatification being rushed
May 9, 2014.

>> John XXIII canonization — Apr. 27, 2014.
>> John XXIII better biography — Apr. 26, 2014.
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John XXIII filling the gaps — Apr. 26, 2014.

† † † †  Search on ‘John’ or ‘canonization’ for many other related posts >>>>


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Google provided translation of the ‘protocols’ for Sunday, October 19, 2014 beatification of Paul VI. Click to access original in Italian. My friend, Father Anthony Churchill, will be one of the priests concelebrating this Mass.


Given all of the ‘over the top’ and MAINLY MISGUIDED media prattle last week about the Catholic Church’s new found desire (NOT) to welcome gays it is coincidental, or ironic, that Paul VI is the ONLY pope, at least over the last 400 years, that had felt a need to PUBLICLY deny that he was gay. Here are two ‘links’. Read them. Make up your own minds.

But a very interesting juxtaposition for those of us that try to read the Vatican’s chicken entrails to see if there can ever be anything new under the Sun from Rome.

Just doing my job as a papal historian. No axes to grind. Just making sure that others who are not as familiar with papal history as I am, know the facts.


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Click to ENLARGE. AP Newspaper report April 5, 1976. Use link below to access original in Google’s newspaper archive.

Link to access original AP coverage ….


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Acadia National Park (ANP), Maine: Schoodic Education and Research Center.

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Refer to index above for other posts and pictures of Acadia including the Schoodic Peninsula side.


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Click to access the ‘National Park’ Webpage for the “Schoodic Education and Research Center”.


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Click to access the “Schoodic Institute” Website. This aerial pictures shows the location of the beautiful John D. Rockefeller building relative to Schoodic Point (“X”), the road to the Point and “Little Moose Island”. See Google Map below and refer to post on “Little Moose”.

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Click to ENLARGE. Refer to above image. You don’t see the LOVELY, imposing building from the road. So easy to drive by. We did, a couple of times before we decided, late in the evening, to go exploring before leaving the Park for the night. Glad we did.


This spectacular John D. Rockefeller donated building, once part of a large U.S. Navy base, just off the rather well known “Schoodic Point” on the Schoodic Peninsula part of Acadia National Park is delightful, unexpected gem tucked away, out of sight from the road. It is part of the National Park and as such open to the public and DEFINITELY worthwhile visiting, IF just to enjoy the exquisite building from the outside, as we did — since we didn’t get there till past 5pm, having missed it on our earlier tours of that section of the Park. So glad we went.

Here is the pithy, 2 sentence Wikipedia description of this facility: “In 2002, the National Park Service acquired the former naval base located in the Schoodic Peninsula District of Acadia National Park, and renovated it into the Schoodic Education and Research Center (SERC). SERC is one of about 20 National Park Service research learning centers in the United States, and is the largest of all these facilities. It is dedicated to supporting the scientific research in the park, providing professional development for teachers, and educating students to become a new generation of stewards who will help conserve our natural and cultural treasures.”

That, however, misses out, inexcusably, as does as I notice the ‘National Park’ and even the ‘Institutes’ descriptions, the fascinating deal brokered by John D. Rockefeller (who loved this area and was so instrumental in creating the Park and its famed ‘Carriage Roads‘) to free up some land on the Mount Desert part of the park. My last picture up top provides a bit more detail.

But check it WHEN you make it to this part of Acadia.


Click to access MORE pictures, by Anura Guruge,
in the form of a photo gallery.

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