Archive | April 11, 2018

Reader’s Digest “The American Way Of Life” — Still Applicable?

by Anura Guruge

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So, what do you think? Still relevant, still germane, still applicable?

I think over 50% of the ‘electorate’ will have no problem with it.

So, when was this first published? In March 1949 — 69-years ago.

Yes, the pictures I show is of the ‘March 1959‘ issue and that is where I found it. But, if you read the bottom of the picture it says the image was first published ‘ten years ago this month‘ … and that the image has during that time being reprinted over a billion times. Wow.

A few years ago I picked up two BIG boxes full of OLD Reader’s Digests — some from the 1950s. This was cool because I grew up in Ceylon, in the 1950s and 1960s reading Reader’s Digests that my father had shipped to him, every month. So, this was nostalgia.

The boxes had lain untouched in the attic for years. The other day I grabbed a copy, at random, to peruse. What a difference 59-years make. Today’s ‘RD’ is so superficial, insignificant and SLIM. RDs of the 1950s and 1960s had gravitas and GIRTH.

I hate to see these go a waste. So, if any of you are interested, let me know.

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by Anura Guruge

This Friday the 13th (April 13, 2018) Is ONLY Significant In That It Is The Sinhala New Year In U.S./Canada.

by Anura Guruge

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Only Friday the 13th that fall in October count!

The superstition has to with the dissolution of the Knight’s Templar.
And that happened on Friday, October 13, 1307.

This is April, NOT October, so Friday the 13th does NOT COUNT.

Repeat, does NOT count.

It is, however, the Sinhala New Year in U.S./Canada.

Why? Because Sri Lanka time is 10.5 hours behind Sri Lanka time — and YOU read that right. It is 10 hours and 30 minutes. Yes, 30 minutes. The British did the Sri Lankan’s a great favor. By making it +5.5 hours GMT they get sunrise and sunset, most days, pretty damn close to 6am/6pm.

Sinhala New Year, in 2018, as it does most years falls on April 14 — in Sri Lanka.

But, the 10.5 time difference means that it will start on Friday, April 13, in the U.S./Canada.

I posted all the U.S./Canada auspices times for 2018 here.

So, enjoy.

On average we get a Friday the 13th every 212 days.

The next Friday the 13th in October will be in 2023.

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by Anura Guruge

April 11 And It Is Snowing AGAIN In New Hampshire — How I Yearn For Some Global Warming.

by Anura Guruge

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

This is CRAZY and beyond the pale.

It is nearly mid-April and it is SNOWING. Yes, it isn’t much and it isn’t accumulating on the roads. But, this is too much. It has been cold, real cold.

I just yearn for some GLOBAL WARMING.

Please, please, please send me some GLOBAL WARMING.

I have had it with this Global Cooling.

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Handsome Sri Lankans In The U.S.A.

by Anura Guruge

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Honestly, YOU did NOT expect to see my picture … right?

‘Handsome’ is NOT a word associated with I, by others, especially, and even by I.

For a start, these stud-muffins are considerably thinner and fit-looking compared to I. Plus they have more hair.

I do NOT, thankfully, know any of them — and they, I.

This was from an unsolicited Sri Lankan e-mail ‘newsletter’ I get, fairly regularly, from some dude in California. Don’t know him. I guess he found my e-mail on the Web.

I just thought you would like to see what truly handsome Sri Lankans look like. You can now see why Indians and Pakistanis so resent Sri Lankans because we have stud-muffins like these.

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by Anura Guruge

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