Daily Archives: July 27, 2015

‘National Geographic’ In August 2015 Issue, Featuring Pope, Sneaks Two More Topless Tribal Pictures.

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by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> NatG
topless Jan. 2015.
>> NatG back printing
>> topless pictures?

NH contribution to
>>  the ‘Topless Tour’.

 Tastefully topless.
>> Going topless in NH.
>> Topless protests of the pope.

++++ For ‘topless’ search ‘topless>>>>
++++ For ‘Nat G’ search ‘geographic >>>>

August 2015 issue.

“The Last Rites of the Jade Sea” article — page 60.

I, as anybody familiar with this blog will know, have no compunctions about female toplessness.
If anything I have no problems with it, at all, at all.

I resorted to some censorship here because I am not sure
how old these ladies are.
I am not taking any chances!

I am surprised National Geographic was not a bit more careful.


Yes, I am indeed keeping count because NatG, for the longest time, due to some false sense of propriety, stopped printing pictures of topless tribal women — its well known hallmark, for long, in its ‘early days’.

As far as I can see these are #3 & #4 since January 2014 — though I might have missed some, despite my efforts to read each and every issue cover-to-cover. The prior two are at the very top of this post with links.

Have a chuckle. It is good for you.

See ANOTHER in the December 2015 issue … click.


Why Oh Why Did They Make The Canon PowerShot G3X So Ugly?

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by Anura Guruge

Other Related posts:
Canon G3X: 80% my next camera.
** ‘Camera Labs’
review of Canon G3X.
** Sony RX10 II vs Canon PowerShot G3X.
I bought Sony stock, rather than RX10 II.
** Sony’s
2 new cameras: A7 RII & RX10 II.
** BuyDig
offering Sony RX10 II.

>> Search ‘camera’, ‘Panasonic’, ‘Canon’ & ‘Samsung’ for other related posts >>>>


That 20% uncertainty on my part as to getting a Canon G3X, that I talked about 2 days ago, is in my world a pretty BIG margin of latitude. I am still struggling mightily, within that 20% wiggle-room, as to whether I will be happy with the Canon G3X.

If nobody else will say it I will say it. I struggle with the fact that it is not an attractive camera. Actually it is a pretty ugly looking beast, made worse when you stick on the external, viewfinder. It then looks like something that was really badly cobbled together. It sure does NOT look like a $1,240 top-end camera.

Yes, I readily admit that I like attractive things — hence my Jaguars, my watches, my dogs! I don’t have to go further.

John Keats, the poet, in 1818, said in the opening line of one of his poems: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. Fifty years ago, as a boy growing up in Ceylon, that was one of the first English ‘sayings’ I had to learn. It resonated with me, and it often comes to mind. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever”. Well you will be hard pressed to call the Canon G3X a thing of beauty.

Don’t kid yourself. People notice the camera you use. Since I have been using the Canon T3i I can’t tell you the number of people who have asked me whether I was a photographer or commented on the camera. The G3x looks like a 1980s, $12 Kodak box camera. It sure does NOT look like a $1,240 top-end camera. Did I already say that.