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Another Undeniably Sri Lankan Elephant — You Can Always Tell By Where Their Trunk Is.

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There Are Indian Elephants, And There Are African Elephants — But You Can Always Spot A Sri Lankan Elephant.As soon as I saw the video I knew immediately, and incontrovertibly, that this HAD to be a Sri Lankan elephant.

They take after their owners. What can I say. You can always spot Sri Lankan men too. Luckily, for women around the World they don’t have trunk growing out of their heads. [You might want to think about that.]

I will, of course, do my best to bring you more examples of Sri Lankan elephants doing what comes naturally to them.


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‘Journey’ By James A. Michener — Strangely Unsatisfying, Didn’t Read Like A ‘Michener’.

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No, it wasn’t because it was atypically short for a Michener. It is true that the paperback, in its entirety, is under 190-pages!

But, I have read another short Michener: ‘Miracle in Seville‘. That was different.

During much of this book I was convinced that he had NOT written it. That he had just lent his name to it so that the publisher could make a quick buck. But, curiously, this book, as its last chapter per se, contains a lengthy stream of consciousness from Michener talking about how this book came to be. The story was culled from his ‘1,000-page’ ‘Alaska‘. It, set 99% in Canada, was out-of-place in that novel and they were trying to keep it from getting too long. So, they took this tale out of that book and eventually Michener got around the publishing it as a standalone.

Maybe that is why it reads strange. In parts he seems rushed. The story is not very well developed. It feels sloppy.

Yes, great characters and you can really relate to them — especially if you, like I, are British. But, in the end I was left unsatisfied, unfulfilled. Like they say about Chinese. In the end you didn’t feel full.

Not a Michener I would recommend. I have just ordered Alaska in paperback.

Maybe I have read too much Michener. This was the 5th Michener in the last 18-months — and they included ‘Hawaii’, ‘The Covenant‘ & ‘Tales of the South Pacific‘. That is a lot of words from the same person.

It will be a couple of weeks before I pick up ‘Alaska’.


The ‘Michener Corner’ in my study.
Separate from all the other books.


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Pope Francis Says ‘God Speaks Through Children’ BUT Still Does Nothing About Clerical Child Abuse!

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Not for the first time Pope Francis has said ‘God speaks through children’ and received applause from an ever docile audience.

But, what about all the children that have spoken, LOUD, CLEAR & GRAPHICALLY, about all the HORRORS of the abuse they have endured at the hands of Catholic clergy.

Nothing.

Pope continues to do very little. Basically nothing.

Yesterday, was a good case in point.

‘Cardinal’ George Pell’s lost his appeal for being being a convicted pedophile. He, a cardinal elector, has now been in prison for 6-months and faces at least another 3+ years. Pope does nothing. Pope claims that HE THINKS he is innocent. Children have spoken. But, he ignores them.

Pope Francis talks out of all side of his mouth.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — August 22, 2019.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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hula hoops Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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Are Moroccans Noted For Their Luxuriant Hair? Just Wondering. ‘Sauve’ Makes This Moroccan Product Line.

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A Moroccan crowd. They are always wearing ‘hats’!


I bought one of these Suave Moroccan products at Walmart yesterday — based purely on price.

Then this morning when I was using it I got thinking about Moroccans and their hair. I have never been Morocco, but I have to Tunisia, which is pretty adjacent and I have seen enough pictures of Moroccans. I do not recall thinking ‘Wow! They have nice hair’. Most of the time they got their heads covered — both sexes.

Now, I am confused. I feel duped. Do they really have better hair than I?


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“The GURUGE Expeditionary Force” To Acquire Greenland For Trump — Come, Join & DONATE.

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Too much talk. Time for action.

Time for man’s man, i.e., I, to step into the breech and get this done.

OK.

I am a Pacifist.

So, it will be different. But, no problems.

I am, definitely, NOT the Master of the Deal.

I am THE MASTER, OF THE MASTER, OF THE MASTER, OF THE MASTER, OF THE MASTER, OF THE MASTER, OF THE MASTER … of THE DEAL.

I am GOOD. Real GOOD. The BEST. Actually better than BEST.

I made a v. comfortable living for 22-years selling MYSELF. Yes, it was professional prostitution. I sold myself for money — yep, basically same rates as a good escort. So, I can sell. I can get the deal done.

Plus …. a secret. Don’t tell anyone. I used to joke about this.

In those 22-years, I never lost a sale (of myself) if the decision maker was female. What can I say. SMILE. Yes, I SMILE. I do NOT SCOWL. So, how can I lose. At least 50% of the folks we met in Greenland — I hope — will be female. SMILE. We are all set. SMILE.

Oh. I am also Mr. Chocolate. I am made of chocolate. I am going to need lots, lots, lots of chocolates. Maybe a few hundred tons.

Plus, roses and nylons.

This means I am going to need MONEY. Lots of money. Not millions. But, billions. But, we can do this. For Trump.

So, start sending money, NOW for the “The GURUGE Expeditionary Force” To Acquire Greenland For Trump.

This is important. No messing around. Send money. Send LOTS of money.

My PayPal account is the same as my e-mail. And my e-mail is easy to find.

Send Money.

“The GURUGE Expeditionary Force” To Acquire Greenland For Trump.

Send Money, please.

“The GURUGE Expeditionary Force” To Acquire Greenland For Trump.

When I have got enough chocolate, roses and nylons I will let you KNOW. Promise. Plus, I will need a few other things, of course. A private jet to get me there, for one. I will also need some new threads. So, send money. Send money.

“The GURUGE Expeditionary Force” To Acquire Greenland For Trump.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — August 21, 2019.

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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

Japanese bridge in New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2


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