Daily Archives: August 25, 2018

The Raw, Rugged Grandeur Of ‘Canyon de Chelly’ — Bottom Of The ‘White House’ Ruin Trail.

by Anura Guruge

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In this series of posts I have been trying to share with you both the unsurpassed splendor and the history of this incredible Canyon in Arizona. I have done quite a few posts about the ‘White House’ ruins — the most famous of the Canyon de Chelly ruins — including a video on the hike down to it. This is a picture taken towards the end of the trail, close to the ruin.

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Latest Peyronie’s Disease TV Commercial That Mentions ‘Intercourse’ Is Out Of Line.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. You can find the commercial at: http://www.ispot.tv. See link below.

Link to the offensive TV ad. (if you haven’t seen it).

Click to access my prior posts on THESE TV commercials.

As somebody who wrote a book about ‘orgasms’ I am NOT someone that you could easily call a prude! Just check out this book. I have nothing against intercourse; I am actually quite partial to it.

But, as a father of a 12-year old daughter I am not happy to have a TV commercial, on Cable News Channels like CNN, MSNBC & CNBC, that runs during the DAY that openly mentions INTERCOURSE. That is not right. How is that acceptable and permissible in a country that does not permit any nudity on broadcast TV. So no nudity, even at 11pm, BUT it is OK to say ‘intercourse’ at 8:12am in the morning. I am not amused or pleased.

The ‘curved below the belt‘ commercial was not offensive. Just a tad funny.

But, this commercial is BELOW THE BELT.

Do YOU agree?

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“Pecker” Is Such The Appropriate Name For The Man Who Owns The “National Enquirer”.

by Anura Guruge

It is easy to work out the slang connotation of ‘Pecker’. I know of a great woodpecker joke. It’s punchline tells you all that you need to know of the name ‘pecker’. It goes: ‘So, it is true. Your pecker does get harder the further you are from home‘.

Well, I am just curious as to what Donald Trump is calling David Pecker of late. I am sure it is a derivation, starting with ‘P’, but a tad shorter than ‘Pecker’ per se.

David Pecker is Jewish. So, like all the Jewish ‘Millers’, his surname doesn’t reflect the usual English roots, i.e., somebody involved in ‘packing’ (as in wool or fish into a barrel). I really didn’t spend much time trying to research it (because it is not that important) but from the little I gather it appears that Jews in Europe have been using it for some time now.

Well right now I am only interested in Pecker in is obviously humorous context — because, of late, I have decided that all you can do in the current situation involving Trump is to try and see the funny side of it.

With luck we should get some real good Pecker jokes over the next few weeks. The current batch, on Twitter, is rather tame and obvious. So, get cracking.

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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — August 25, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

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antique burger press Anura Guruge Sony a7 II

The also rans:

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Our Famous Navajo Friend Does V. Good In The ‘Miss Central Navajo Teen’ Pageant, In Chinle, Arizona.

by Anura Guruge

Yes, the same sisters in the ‘National Geographic’ ‘Canyon Song‘.

She competes in this Teen Pageant every year.

This year she won 3rd runner up as well as being crowned
Miss Photogenic & Best Essay Winner.

She told us about the Pageant when we met her last month in Chinle. She was excited and was already working on her essay.

So, this is GREAT news. We are very pleased and happy and send our congratulations to her Dad, Daniel Draper, and, of course, the daughter.

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A Naked Eye Visible Comet, FINALLY, 21P/Giacobini–Zinner — In September 2018.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21P/Giacobini–Zinner

Click to ENLARGE and admire. From the JPL Small-Body Database Browser.

It will NOT be spectacular, and it is definitely not a great comet, BUT, if it is naked eye visible, it, with its green tinge (due to its chemical composition), should be quite the sight up there. We have not see a decent comet since the mid-1980s. Comet ISON, on which I expended considerable time and energy, vaporized when it got too close to the Sun.

No such danger with 21P/Giacobini–Zinner. This is not a sungrazer.

The ‘P’ in the 21P denotes that it is a periodic comet; i.e., a comet that has made at least 2 well observed orbits around the Sun. Actually 21P orbits the Sun every 6 years. It is very periodic. It doesn’t go too far away. Just beyond the orbit of Jupiter. It is well known and well studied comet that was discovered in 1900.

I will keep you posted. I was excited to hear that it might be naked eye visible. Wow.

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by Anura Guruge