Daily Archives: December 20, 2020

The Very Avant-Garde, Sci-Fi 2020 Vatican Nativity Scene That Has NOT Impressed The Pope.

by Anura Guruge

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Given that they have been doing nativity scenes for so long, they, i.e., the Vatican, does like to experiment & try out new themes.

This one is ‘interesting’. Yes, kind of a time warp so to speak. An astronaut, in a spacesuit, at the birth of Jesus.

To be fair, Pope Francis, has never been too thrilled with ANY of the Vatican nativity scenes since he has been pope. He sees them as a waste of money. He might have a point.

But I can see how this one could irk him more than most.

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by Anura Guruge

Lego Advent Calendars Have NOT Got Better For The Years.

by Anura Guruge

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Got 3 this year: 1998 (very 1st Lego advent), 2006 (year ‘she’ was born) & 2020 (this year).

Older ones … 2 are Advent ornaments, HUNG on tree.


Having 3 side-by-side sure gave us a chance to compare how Lego advent calendars have evolved since they introduced the first one in 1998.

And the answer is NOT very well.

The 2020 is cheap & chintzy with very little appeal.

The 1998 is CUTE but you can see how dated it is.

Lego basically has been cutting costs.

Yes, the new ones come with a MAT. Even in 2006 there was NO mat.

But, another sign of the times. C’est la vie.


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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 4) + 6 Also-Rans — December 20, 2020.

by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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The also rans:

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Selfies My Way — The Scruffy ‘COVID-19’ Look For Christmas 2020.

by Anura Guruge

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Yes, you are free to steal these pictures.

Christmas Last Year. Very different look!

I typically take a SELFIE-MY-WAY around Christmas just to prove to myself that I made it to another Christmas.

This was NOT planned. Happened to see myself in a mirror. Camera, for a change, was HANDY. So, here. I am NOT used to going unshaved for long. Will have to shave now.

Merry Christmas 2020. Cheers.

66 posts in the “Taking Selfies My Way” series.

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by Anura Guruge

Winter Solstice 2020 Is Monday, December 21 — 05:02 AM Eastern In New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge

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Welcome Yule!

MY Favorite Day of the Year.

Days start to get Longer.

The Winter Solstice, the SHORTEST DAY of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

Welcome Yule!

As I do most years I give YOU, in peace,
Dona Nobis Pacem‘ (Grant us peace)
for the Winter Solstice.

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by Anura Guruge