Archive | May 30, 2016

‘ONE World Sports’ (on Sling/Roku) Totally Screwed Up England v. Sri Lanka 2nd Test Highlights.

by Anura Guruge


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It is frigging amazing how much disservice we get on Roku/Sling when it comes to cricket.

Willow managed to ruin the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 with their inability to show the correct matches.

And now ‘One World Sports’ has caught the bug.

2nd Test Day 2 highlights were not broadcast on Saturday night — in the allocated 10pm slot!

On Sunday, in the 10pm slot allocated for Day 3 highlights, they showed Day 2! Actually they showed Day 2 highlights — TWICE, back-to-back, 9pm and 10pm!

Couldn’t even see Day 3 highlights Monday morning. Yet again they are showing Day 2 when the Program Guide says Day 3.

Idiots. 


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Poor Cincinnati Zoo Gorilla, ‘Harambe’, Could Have Been Tasered.

by Anura Guruge


A taser could have worked.

IF any of the bloody zookeepers were brave enough to get close enough.

That was the problem.

Sheer, Utter COWARDICE of the zookeepers.

If you can taser a moose you can taser a 400 pound gorilla.


Click here to read original from Alaska.gov.

This was from 2010. 6 years ago!

Click images below to ENLARGE and read here.

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Click image to access CNN original.


There were other options.

Problem was that the pathetic zookeepers were too scared
to go into the enclosure to get close enough.

COWARDS.


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National Geographic, June 2016, Includes A Classic Topless ‘Tribal’ Picture.

by Anura Guruge


June 2016 ‘National Geographic’.

Page 35 — “Peru’s World Apart“.

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I have to confess I was surprised (pleasantly, I think). I had assumed, obviously erroneously, that National Geographic’s freedom to print topless (semi-nude) tribal pictures — once it’s trademark — would come to an end when ultra-conservative ‘Fox News‘ acquired 73% ownership of the iconic society (and hence the magazine) at the end of 2015. Well this is the 3rd topless picture they have published in 2016 — with two appearing in the January 2016 issue. Maybe the editor’s want to prove a point as to their independence and rights.

The June picture (above) harks back to the good ol’ days when the magazine was still in monochrome. Straight, unabashed full-frontal. To be honest I missed it the first time around! Then when I saw them during my second browsing … it was like … how did I miss those suckers?

Anywho. I am doing my job of documenting and chronicling the topless in NatG since 2014. This as you can see from the gallery below is the 8th since 2014. Enjoy. Reflect. Rejoice that NatG still can escapes the clutches of ‘Fox News’.


Gallery of the National Geographic topless pictures since 2014.
Chronological order.


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June 2016 cover.

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Google Does A Footnote For 2016 ‘Memorial Day’ Rather Than Doodle — Ditto As In 2015.

by Anura Guruge


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2016 footnote. Click to ENLARGE. 


2015 footnote. Note flag is slightly different.


Google has NEVER done a Google Doodle for Memorial Day!

I guess it has to do with some kind of policy that they eschew anything associated with war and conflict.

I can understand and appreciate that to an extent.

But, I think Memorial Day transcends war though by definition it is holiday honoring U.S. war dead in all conflicts.


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Ravi Shankar.

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We Bought A ‘Nissan Quest’ From ‘Somersworth Nissan’ On Sunday, May 29, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Taken with my Fuji X-E2s.

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This to be fair has to be classed as a somewhat impetuous, impulsive purchase (something that I have been known to do when it comes to large-ticket purchases). We sure did not set out on Sunday to buy a Nissan Quest, a minivan or for that matter any vehicle. I would also have to confess I had never (really) heard of the ‘Quest’. I actually had to ask the salesman as to what minivans Nissan had!

We had been looking for a Nissan Pathfinder. In April, when we were in California, we had rented a Pathfinder, from Budget. We drove close to 1,700 miles and I loved the performance and handling of that SUV. For a year we had talked about getting another 7-seater vehicle to replace our 2002 Chrysler van in June 2016 — when it was next due for its inspection. I was getting fed up paying the increasingly expensive repair bills. I thought we were going to get a Pathfinder. On Sunday morning I confirmed that with Deanna. Yes, we were going to lease a Pathfinder.

On Sunday we were once again headed towards Portsmouth. We were passing ‘Somersworth Nissan‘ and stopped to feel out the lease prices. We looked at a Pathfinder and got lease prices. They were not as attractive as I had wished. Then Deanna and Tesichan started talking about getting a minivan. The salesman volunteered that they had a very tempting ‘dealership rental’ Quest with 4,000 miles. Deanna wanted to look. That one with 4,000 miles had been sold. Then they had this one with 2,400 miles! 2015 with 2,400 miles.

 Deanna took it for a test drive. She and Teischan loved it. Devanee and I would still have preferred a Pathfinder. We spent 90 minutes thrashing out a price. In my old age I no longer try to beat salesman down as much as I can. I prefer to go for a win-win deal, even if I leave some money on the table. We finally agreed on a price with the Finance VP. The they offered us 100,000 miles, 7 year bumper-to-bumper coverage. That jacked up the price a bit — Nissan’s typically only having 100,000/7 year power-train warranties. Anywho … we ended up driving it home without parting with a cent. No money changed hands. I insisted that it be strictly ‘zero-down’ in every way. Second ‘zero-down’ purchase in the last 4 years. I like them. First payment on June 28.

It is nice enough. Devanee thinks it has 16 cupholders. That might be right. It is not ultra-fancy but it is nice enough.

Impressed with the folks at Somersworth Nissan. They were very decent and if they screwed us they did it very discreetly without flaunting it. I hope it was win-win. The salesman told me he made $60 on the sale. Well that is more than I got.

I will keep you posted.


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