This Blog Is ARCHIVED As Of Today — June 12, 2021.

by Anura Guruge




Not much to say that the top image does not already say. So, why waste bandwidth.

THANK YOU so very much for visiting this Blog. It was fun.

So Long, and Thanks for All The Fish

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Today’s Gallery Of Flowers — June 11, 2021.

by Anura Guruge



The atypical heat wave is gone. We had some rain. Flowers are back in force. Quite the show today. So, I had to SHARE them with YOU. Enjoy.

‘HostGator’ Web Hosting — Just Absolutely AMAZING Telephone Support Makes All The Difference.

by Anura Guruge



This blog is TEMPORARY! Sorry.

After more than 20-years I have FINALLY got around to consolidating my Website & blog in one place — under my ‘guruge.com‘ domain.

After about a month of research & soul searching I finally opted to go with ‘HostGator’ shared hosting & WordPress.

‘guruge.com’ was at Weebly. I was NOT enamored with the Weebly editor. Clunky.

I tried nearly everything out there. You name it, I must have tried it.

Truth me known, I was with HostGator previously — albeit with their template-based ‘Website Builder‘. That was OK, but was too rigid.

In the end, hosted WordPress (outside of wordpress.com) made most sense for I.

But, what FINALLY & decisively made me opt for HostGator is their support.

I had been impressed with their CHAT support. It is very good. Most of the time it is from India (with a lot of female associates) & they have been OUTSTANDING. WOW.

But, I tried the 24/7 phone support a few times. The phone support tends to be from the U.S. Wow. They just go out of their way to be helpful & they know their stuff.

Yes, I know that ‘BlueHost’ & ‘HostGator’ & a number of others are ALL owned by the same ‘investment’ company. But, I think HostGator support is superior to that available from BlueHost.

PLUS, HostGator claims to give you UNLIMITED disk storage. I like that.

So, that is why I went with HostGator. I can’t say enough good things about them. And their pricing is NOT bad too — & yesterday I could cash into their 70% off rates (as opposed to the 60% rates). SMILE.

Anura’s Picture Of The Day + 6 Others, June 11, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


All taken with my (Jan. 2021) Google Pixel 5.

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Joe Biden Gave Boris Johnson A Bespoke ‘Bilenky’ Bike — It Is A Philadelphia-Based Company.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access their Website.


It is a Philadelphia company & Joe, born in Pennsylvania, is partial to all things from that State. It appears that he & Jill Biden ride ‘Bilenky’ bikes. So, that was the hook. But, it wasn’t any old bike off-the-rack. It was bespoke. They probably even got all the relevant measurements for Boris.

I am kind of surprised it wasn’t electric. Boris is getting up there & I am sure would appreciate some assistance.

But, just in case you were wondering. A Bilenky Bike.

From inews.co.uk

Utterly Distraught & DISGUSTED That CNN Has Re-Hired Depraved ‘Jeffrey WONKING Toobin’ — I Am Done With CNN.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the CNN original. Google for plenty more coverage.


This is BEYOND THE PALE. I am so disgusted with CNN. That is it. I have been watching less & less of CNN. I will try & remove the channel from my ‘TV’.

I used to like & admire Toobin. I really did.

But, this was DISGUSTING. This was perverted. IF he was a TEENAGER I would gladly cut him slack. But, he was a 60-year old man. A father.

Disgusting. I hope ADVERTISERS have a say in this. Boycott CNN. Disgusting.

Anura’s Picture Of The Day + 6 Others, June 10, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


All taken with my (Jan. 2021) Google Pixel 5.

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Pope Francis’ INABILITY To Apologize For This Heinous Crime Is Another Confirmation That Much Of His Trademark Benevolence Is Fake — & Just For Show.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the NPR original. Google for plenty more coverage.


Apologizing for this, YET ANOTHER, appalling crime against humanity by the Catholic Church should NOT be difficult. It should be a no-brainer. The Canadian Prime Minister has ‘suggested’ that it would be the decent thing to do. But, Pope Francis has shown that when press comes to shove he is not that much of a decent soul.

I have said it PLENTY before & I will say it again. Pope Francis so desperately wants to be Trump! He is a showman. That is basically all that he is. A performer.

His supposed benevolence is an ACT. Fake. Do YOU need any other proof?

I Had Never Heard Of ‘Teqball’ Till Today — Had YOU?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teqball



I guess I do NOT (luckily) spend enough time on social media watching ‘pop trends’. When it comes to sport, other than faithfully, always watching the SuperBowl in its entirety, my main (if not only) passion is cricket. Yes, I will occasionally watch some Rugby. That is it.

I learned about Teqball when I read that Sri Lanka has created a Website for the sport! Ah? I had Google it. That is how I learnt about it.

I watched the above video. It is OK. I prefer ping-pong played by the Chinese! Teqball seems too contrived & I may be wrong but I do not think any other body part can match our hands in terms of putting speed on a ball in this type of close quarters. Yes, of course, the feet can kick very hard. But, you can’t do that in this setting. I love the speed of table tennis, yes, ping-pong at speed.

Well, I just wanted to make sure YOU have heard of Teqball. Now you have. No thanks necessary. That is why I am here.

Anura’s Picture Of The Day + 6 Others, June 9, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


All taken with my (Jan. 2021) Google Pixel 5.

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