Daily Archives: March 15, 2018

‘Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum’ With An Amazing, Huge Sculpture Of The Great Man.

by Anura Guruge

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I happen to see a commercial for this “Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum“, on Willow TV (on my Roku 3), last week while watching (intently) the South Africa vs Australia 2nd Test Match (that SA, to my relief, won).

I was intrigued. I went back and watched the commercial a number of times.

LOVE the huge metal sculpture. Wow. So clever and so realistic. BRAVO.

I, as some of you already know, am a HUGE fan of Nelson. So, this was right up my alley. IF I ever make it to South Africa I would, of course, make a point of visiting this.

I just wanted to share with YOU since I am not sure that the existence of this great museum is that well known.

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by Anura Guruge

IF You Have Ever Wondered Why The Engine’s Of A Boeing 737 Are Flat At The Bottom.

by Anura Guruge

I was not looking for this video. I was looking for a Garmin Forerunner 935 (yes, 935 rather than 645) video when this suggestion poped-up, as can happen with YouTube.

Funny that. I had wondered as to the exact technical reasons for that flatness a number of times, over the years — though I knew enough about planes to know that it had to do with ground clearance.

So, I clicked on it just to see where it would lead me. It was actually quite interesting. So much so that I checked this guy’s other videos. You might want to do the same.

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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — March 15, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

beach umbrella in New Hampshire snow from Skylar Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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CNN Series: “Pope” Episode 1 — Egregious Errors & Omissions.

by Anura Guruge

Now that the gripping 2nd South Africa v Australia Test Match is over, I finally got to finish watching Episode 1 of the CNN “Pope” series tonight.

I was shocked at some fairly basic stuff they got wrong — dead wrong. There was a lot of FAKE NEWS.

I am pressed for time, and it is 1:07am in the morning, so I am going to make this pithy. So, here are the MAJOR, most egregious errors and omissions that infuriated I.

  1. The claim that St. Peter was the 1st pope is without basis and I already discussed that (in this post).
  2. Claims that the supremacy of the “Bishop of Rome” (i.e., the Pope) was immediately recognized and respected by the other bishops because Rome was the capital of the Empire. Not so, by a long chalk. It took many centuries and much contention before this came to pass. To say that was BAD. Very bad.
  3.  Claimed that Constantine the Great was the 1st Christian emperor. Not so in reality. Constantine, though he made Christianity an official religion, did NOT become a Christian, i.e., get baptized, until he was in his deathbed! So. yes he was the 1st Christian emperor, but he never ruled as such since he died within hours of becoming a Christian.
  4. Misrepresents how the term ‘pope’ — meaning ‘father’ in Greek came to be used. Nearly all senior monks in the first few centuries CE were called ‘father’.
  5. Claims that the bishops that attended the ‘First Council of Nicea‘ created the framework for what would become the College of Cardinals! Hogwash. Fake News. The College of Cardinals came much, much, much later and the cardinals, to begin with, were very Rome-centric. Nothing, whatsoever, to do with the ‘First Council of Nicea’. That was BAD. Very BAD.
  6. No mention, whatsoever, of St. Paul and that Rome was a TWO Apostle city.

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by Anura Guruge

Love The Heineken “I Am Still Driving” Commercial Featuring Jackie Stewart & A Jaguar.

by Anura Guruge

What a great commercial — by an American beer company at that.

I thank them, profoundly, for having the good taste to feature two British iconic Lions: Jackie Stewart & Jaguars.

The Jaguar is understated and unless you know your Jaguars you are NOT going to realize that it is a Jag.

I also wonder how many Americans know of Jackie.

I discovered that this commercial was made last year. But, today was the first time I had seen it — mainly because I fast-forward over commercials.

Well, you can see the commercial above. Enjoy — both Jackie and the Jag.

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by Anura Guruge