Archive | March 27, 2018

My New Definition Of ‘Hubris’ — Thanks To The Australian Ball Scratchers.

by Anura Guruge



Click to ENLARGE and study. From Wikipedia — “hubris”.


Hubris‘ is a word that I am fond of, but have hitherto not used often because I was, until now, never sure whether I would nail it, exactly.

Not anymore.

Thanks to the ball tampering, cheating Australian bums, I now have the perfect — spot on — mental imagery for HUBRIS.

“Sudden, unexpected and precipitous downfall caused by brash, overconfidence”. BINGO. Nailed the Australian bums.

These two, captain and vice-captain, behaved, until today, as if they were immortal. Modern day gods immune to the travails of man. Not anymore. They have been sent packing, home, their sorry balls between their legs.

Hubris.

So, join me in remembering hubris in future — white Australian bums and the balls they scratch. Easy enough. Fairly graphic mental picture.


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“We Cheat At Cricket” YouTube Video From Australian Radio Station — V. Funny & Spot On.

by Anura Guruge



Though I love to call them ‘White Bums‘, which might be Freudian, I actually, by and large, like Australians. They have a great sense of humor and this video is ample testament.

There is a lot of great ‘spoof’ material coming out of Australia, over the last 48-hours. I tried to post some, BUT I really don’t have the time. So, please look around. The U.K. Daily Mail is a good place to start. Enjoy. 4th Test starts this Friday. That should be interesting.


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“Jumanji” Movie (2017) — Funny, But Lacks The Suspenseful Drama Of The 1995 Original.

by Anura Guruge



Click image to access the IMDb.com listing for the movie.


This is THE issue.

2017 nowhere near close to having the PUNCH of the 1995.



I had seen that a new version, i.e., ‘2017’, of ‘Jumanji‘ was out, but had no real desire to see it. I kind of suspected it would be anticlimactic after the first (i.e., the 1995 version) plus I had seen the 1995 version too many times.

When the 1995 version came out on VCR, probably in 1996, both Danielle and Matthew were still ‘little’. Not sure who I got it for, but we certainly had it and it was watched TOO MANY times. I know that I had sat through the entire movie multiple times and that is v. rare for I. But, it was a compelling movie.

The 2017 sure is FUNNY. You cannot take that away. But, it doesn’t grab you like does the 1995. That was the difference. There was nothing suspenseful or scary in the 2017 version. It was kind of slapstick with clever computer-generated special effects.

Don’t get me wrong. It is definitely watchable — BUT I don’t think I would want to see it again, in a hurry.

Glancing through the IMDb.com listing prior to writing I learned something to my HORROR. Both movies are supposed to be set in New Hampshire! That makes me livid because the supposed New Hampshire settings, e.g., the high school and houses, don’t look ANYTHING like what we really have in NH. I hate when they do that. The supposed NH scenes were shot in Georgia! Come on. Don’t do that.


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