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Festive Animated Google Doodle For Google’s 18th Birthday — September 27, 2016.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access the Google Doodle.

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.

Some memorable past OUR Birthday
Google Doodles.


Click to ENLARGE. Use link, directly above, to access these from the Google Archive.

Some interesting pictures from last year’s Doodle.

Click 1st image to access original (or here).



Last Google Doodles:
>> US voter registration.
>> British tea.

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by Anura Guruge


German BMW, On Its 100th Anniversary, Apologizes For Nazi Ties & Using Concentration Camp Labor.

by Anura Guruge

Click here to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” original
from March 7, 2016.

Click image to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


This is why I REFUSE to own, drive or touch a German car — even today.

I explained, in this post, my epiphany against most things Germans after seeing the destruction wrought on Liverpool (the home of the ‘Beatles‘ in England) 35-years after the end of WW II.

And the irony. Given roots in Ceylon I do not have any family members or folks that I knew who served, let alone died, in WW II. All the WW II veterans I have met, and I have met quite a few, have been British, American, Canadian, Australian and yes, German! [I skied in Austria with a German who lost his leg in WW II. They had rope lifts — as is common in Europe. He, given that he only had one leg and as such one ski, needed someone on the other side of the lift to compensate him — essentially to have their skis pointed at an angle to straighten him out. He would wait at the bottom of the ski life until I appeared. Then he would ask me.] But I still feel very strongly about all the ALLIES that served, suffered and died during WW I and WW II.

That is why I am will only now own American, British, Korean or Indian cars.

Click to ENLARGE. My Red Poppy collection.

Related posts:
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by Anura Guruge

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Says Red Poppy, In U.S., Should Be Worn On Memorial Day, Not Veterans, i.e., 11/11.

2015redpoppybannerAnura Guruge December 2014 thumbnail.
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by Anura Guruge

Click to access the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
official Q&A page with these answers.


Click to ENLARGE and read here.

This, to be fair, makes sense.

Our Poppy Day/Remembrance Day is to honor and remember the war dead — though by extension we use it also to honor and commemorate all past wars. The U.S. makes a distinction between its two holidays: Memorial Day (in May) & Veterans Day, 11/11. That is made clear in the first Q&A.

My problem. Enough Americans don’t wear Red Poppies either for Memorial Day or Veterans Day.

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