Daily Archives: June 9, 2021

Pope Francis’ INABILITY To Apologize For This Heinous Crime Is Another Confirmation That Much Of His Trademark Benevolence Is Fake — & Just For Show.

by Anura Guruge


Click here to access the NPR original. Google for plenty more coverage.


Apologizing for this, YET ANOTHER, appalling crime against humanity by the Catholic Church should NOT be difficult. It should be a no-brainer. The Canadian Prime Minister has ‘suggested’ that it would be the decent thing to do. But, Pope Francis has shown that when press comes to shove he is not that much of a decent soul.

I have said it PLENTY before & I will say it again. Pope Francis so desperately wants to be Trump! He is a showman. That is basically all that he is. A performer.

His supposed benevolence is an ACT. Fake. Do YOU need any other proof?

I Had Never Heard Of ‘Teqball’ Till Today — Had YOU?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teqball



I guess I do NOT (luckily) spend enough time on social media watching ‘pop trends’. When it comes to sport, other than faithfully, always watching the SuperBowl in its entirety, my main (if not only) passion is cricket. Yes, I will occasionally watch some Rugby. That is it.

I learned about Teqball when I read that Sri Lanka has created a Website for the sport! Ah? I had Google it. That is how I learnt about it.

I watched the above video. It is OK. I prefer ping-pong played by the Chinese! Teqball seems too contrived & I may be wrong but I do not think any other body part can match our hands in terms of putting speed on a ball in this type of close quarters. Yes, of course, the feet can kick very hard. But, you can’t do that in this setting. I love the speed of table tennis, yes, ping-pong at speed.

Well, I just wanted to make sure YOU have heard of Teqball. Now you have. No thanks necessary. That is why I am here.

Anura’s Picture Of The Day + 6 Others, June 9, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


All taken with my (Jan. 2021) Google Pixel 5.

Post-processing limited, max., to just adjusting brightness, if required.

Click images to ENLARGE.

Attribution will be strictly ENFORCED.


Anu’s Picture of the Day:


The other 6:

Cleverest Vanity Plate Ever — & It Is A ‘New Hampshire’ Plate.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE.


It was on a SUV parked at our beach this morning.

I had to take a double take. I first thought it said ‘Venal’ & thought that that was quite ‘ballsy’. Then, I got it right.

WOW. Was I impressed. In ‘New Hampshire’? I am sure that a majority of folks in New Hampshire have NO IDEA what the word means. Many may even claim that they have never heard it (which, however, is unlikely to be true).

WAIT FOR IT.

It was on a white, U.S. GMC mid-size SUV.

Image from GMC Website.

Yes, it was INDEED an ‘Equinox‘.

Get it: Vernal Equinox, i.e., Spring (March) Equinox, ‘vernal‘ the Latin for ‘Spring related‘.

How clever. I was so impressed. I have NOT seen that plate before, BUT the Equinox was on our beach. I had a dog with me & it was past 10am. So, I didn’t dare venture to the beach. Dogs are not allowed after 10am (I think (or maybe it is even earlier)). It could have been somebody visiting a neighbor. I would LOVE to meet the owner. I think it is a Mum. There were only two vehicles parked & I could hear lots of kids on the beach.

My hat off to whoever came up with this. Bravo. Thank YOU. Made my day.


Here is the supreme IRONY. In September 2020, in EXACTLY the same spot as this Equinox was parked I saw this. Now that lacked class.