Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

In The Midst Of THE Opioid Crisis Why Did The Super Bowl Halftime Show Glorify A Shameless ADDICT?

by Anura Guruge

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So, Donald Trump, whose priorities are always beyond strange, worried about players kneeling during the National Anthem. They did NOT, and everybody was cool.

But, we are also in the midst of an Opioid Crisis and Trump, the Administration and others are supposed to be committed to fighting it.

IF so, why glorify a pathetic, shameless, dead loser who was a drug-addict all his adult life?

What message does that send to our ‘kids’?

That you can only achieve artistic greatness by taking drugs?

That being a drug-addict is OK and that you can still be glorified.

This was STUPID. Stupid. Stupid.

I have said it before, I will say it now and I will be saying it again.

I have absolutely zero sympathy for celebrity addicts — dead or otherwise. They should try walking 1/10th of a mile in my shoes. If I can do it without drugs they can too. Simple as that. And it should be easier for them. They have the fame and the fortune. It is so much easier to be unhappy when you are rich.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — February 6, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

objet d'art Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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by Anura Guruge

Tom Brady Illustrates Why American Football Is NOT Cricket.

by Anura Guruge

From the U.K. “Daily Mail”.
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Handshakes are de rigueur among crickets,
especially the professionals.

Google “cricket teams shaking hands” for more images.

Per British lore horse racing is the sport of kings, and cricket that of gentlemen (though we now have ladies galore, from around the world, playing it at the highest levels).

There is much emphasis in cricket on sportsmanship, so much so that there is indeed a British adage ‘just not cricket‘ to describe bad behavior of the Donald Trump/Tom Brady variety.

The teams shaking hands, all around, with nary an exception, is now part of the overall formalities at the end of the game. The game ends with the teams shaking hands. Such a nice gesture. It is not unusual for the opposition to make a point of shaking hands with a batsman that makes a good innings.

So Brady’s petulant, puerile behavior would be unthinkable in cricket. The management would have been all over him. But, this is why American sports is NOT cricket.

Kind of a shame. Cricket could add so much gentility and class to American society. Donald Trump would never dream of acting like he does IF he ever had the fortune of being exposed to cricket.

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by Anura Guruge