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U.K. “Daily Mail” Sneaks In A Topless Tribal Picture While Pointing Finger At “National Geographic”.

by Anura Guruge

Click here for the original U.K. “Daily Mail”
article from today.

Click to ENLARGE if you must. Not much to see. But, this is a picture from “NatG” that the Daily Mail featured.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link at top to access original. So, in this article the Daily Mail points a finger at “NatG” for doing something that it TOO has done. Cute.

As soon as I saw this article the ‘Daily Mail‘, this morning (while I read it, in bed, with coffee, as is my daily ritual), I knew, at once (at once) why I had been getting all these hits, on this glog, on the “National Geographictribal topless posts.

Cute. I was amused. Well, not sure about others, but I have been commenting on NatG’s partiality to topless tribal pictures for years.

What is ironic is that the “Daily Mail” is also as guilty! It published at least three tribal topless pictures in 2017. See below.

So, a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Never mind. As far as I am concerned we, right now, have enough other, really major, problems to worry about — e.g., is Trump sane?

So, there are the three tribal topless pictures the Daily Mail published in 2017.

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

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“The Zookeeper’s Wife” Movie (2017) — Reaffirmed Why I Refuse To Own A German Car.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the listing for the movie.

Quite the movie. Powerful & engrossing especially given that you know that it is based on a TRUE STORY!

Schindler’s List” set in the Warsaw Zoo, Poland during WWII.

Good movie, but distressing to watch the cruelty and the inhumanity of the Germans. It really hits you.

It was PG-13 and I wanted Teischan to see it. So, I had DVRed it, a few weeks ago, during an HBO Preview weekend. She watched it, with interest, though she is still quite hazy on the historical aspects of it.

Definitely recommend it. We should never forget what happened — NOT that long ago.

In the end it is an inspirational and feel-good movie

Made me feel real good — and glad — about my near 40-year resolution not to buy German cars after I saw the German bombing of Liverpool.


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Teischan (11) Is Working On More Table Art …

by Anura Guruge

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The table she was working on earlier in the month, for her hamster cage, is done and the cage is sitting on it. See below.

She started on this new table this morning. That is NOT real wood or a veneer. She painted that on! It is a faux finish just using a brush and paint.

I love it. It looks so real.

But, she is going to paint over it! Well, it is her prerogative. The artistic temperament. So, I wanted to capture these pictures for posterity before she paints over it.

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‘Mirror Maze’ At The Boston, Museum Of Science — Amazing & Fun Even When Crowded.

by Anura Guruge

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We visited the BostonMuseum of Science” around 2:15pm on Saturday, February 14, 2018, after our visit to Chinatown for Dim Sum and a long, fun walk around Boston Common/Public Park.

We are members so it didn’t cost us for the visit.

We all wanted to check out the ‘Mirror Maze‘ — having read about it multiple times in the material we get from the Museum.

Though it is free, they issue TIMED TICKETS to limit the number of people going through the Maze. We opted for 4:40pm tickets.

It was still busy and crowded.

The maze is quite amazing. Very clever and compelling.

But, in my opinion having a large crowd spoils it. You are essentially following others in a line. So, basically you are taking a path already predetermined for you.

Though I gather that they clean the mirrors regularly you can still see the fingerprints. So, you can tell where the mirrors are. Since I did not want to walk into mirrors I used my hands ahead of me. But, right at the end, with the exit in sight and a Museum volunteer egging me on that I was nearly there, I did make a wrong turn. The volunteer found that very funny.

The battery of my Google Pixel 2 had died by then — after taking 321 pictures. So, I couldn’t get any pictures of the maze. I hope to go back before it is removed. So, next time I might be able to get some pictures.

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‘Mysteries of China’ (2016) IMAX Movie (Boston, Museum Of Science) — Short, But Enlightening.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the listing for this IMAX movie.

Click to ENLARGE and read here. The Boston ‘Museum of Science’ description.

The Emperor responsible. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia:

The army in terracotta. Click to ENLARGE. From Wikipedia.

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Yes, this happened in the U.S. Click to access this NBC News coverage. Google for more.

Though I have been to Hong Kong twice, and associate with a number of Chinese, I am ashamed to admit that my knowledge of Chinese history is cursory at best.

Yes, I knew they had Empires and Emperors, was familiar with the famous ‘Terracotta Army‘, even knew about the ignoble thumb stealing incident in Philadelphia. But, I could NOT have told you anything about the ‘First Emperor‘ until I saw this IMAX movie yesterday, at the BostonMuseum of Science“. Kind of apropos in that we had gone to Chinatown (in Boston) to celebrate the Chinese New Year 2018.

I had wanted to see this movie and it also happened to be the only one that worked in with our schedule, yesterday, given that we did not get to the museum till around 2:15pm.

It was SHORT. It is NOT 50-minutes. That 50-minutes includes the usual 10-minute PLUS preamble introducing the technology of the Mugar Omni Theater.

I learnt a lot. Did not know they had that much mercury in China that long ago.

Definitely worth watching IF you can.

This movie, alas, also highlights some of the negatives of IMAX projection on 180° curved screens. All the tall buildings in modern-day China appeared bent and in danger of keeling over!

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