Category Archives: musings

Joe Biden Gave Boris Johnson A Bespoke ‘Bilenky’ Bike — It Is A Philadelphia-Based Company.

by Anura Guruge

Click here to access their Website.

It is a Philadelphia company & Joe, born in Pennsylvania, is partial to all things from that State. It appears that he & Jill Biden ride ‘Bilenky’ bikes. So, that was the hook. But, it wasn’t any old bike off-the-rack. It was bespoke. They probably even got all the relevant measurements for Boris.

I am kind of surprised it wasn’t electric. Boris is getting up there & I am sure would appreciate some assistance.

But, just in case you were wondering. A Bilenky Bike.


Utterly Distraught & DISGUSTED That CNN Has Re-Hired Depraved ‘Jeffrey WONKING Toobin’ — I Am Done With CNN.

by Anura Guruge

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

This is BEYOND THE PALE. I am so disgusted with CNN. That is it. I have been watching less & less of CNN. I will try & remove the channel from my ‘TV’.

I used to like & admire Toobin. I really did.

But, this was DISGUSTING. This was perverted. IF he was a TEENAGER I would gladly cut him slack. But, he was a 60-year old man. A father.

Disgusting. I hope ADVERTISERS have a say in this. Boycott CNN. Disgusting.

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?

The ‘Hop’, Art Center At ‘Dartmouth College’, Is Getting Quite Provocative & Creative With Its Post-COVID Marketing.

by Anura Guruge

I got this e-mail, with the above image, on Thursday. Hhhmm. I have been, for over 20-years, a regular & enthusiastic patron of the ‘Hop’. I had, however, never seen a show that would have come close to this. They succeeded. They got me to read the e-mail. Smile.

NO. They are not promoting THAT dance show! No, it is NOT even mentioned. So, I have NO clue as to what it is.

The e-mail was just to give me a heads up that LIVE shows are about to begin.

That is cool. I am glad. I am glad for I as well as for all the good folks at the Hop. Great crew.

Just the picture amused I. You know what they say & it is so, so true. ” … sells”!

List Of ALL The Catholic Cardinals That Have Resigned Their Cardinalate Since 1900.

by Anura Guruge

That is IT. I kid you NOT. Just 2 really. The other 2 still got, inexplicably, to keep their title ‘cardinal’. It really is CRAZY.

People just don’t believe this. Hence why I keep on trying to impress this hard fact on folks.

When the media talks about cardinals resigning they are INVARIABLY just referring to their ‘day job’ & NOT of their sacrosanct cardinalate.

Got it? You sure. I hope so.

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx Is ONLY Offering To Resign His Boring, Ol’ ‘Day Job’, NOT His Precious ‘Cardinalate’ — The Usual Clever Ruse.

by Anura Guruge

The Pope, the cardinals & the Catholic Church NEVER tire of playing this cruel little joke on the public. Much of the media does NOT understand the issue & lets them get away with it.

Cardinal Reinhard Marx HAS NOT offered to resign from being a cardinal. Heaven forbid. That would be mean something & he, like all cardinals, push comes to shove, is not that stupid. He is just offering to quit is boring, old ‘day job’ as an Archbishop. He will have to retire from that day job at some point any way. Plus, being an Archbishop is not that special.

There are around 1,137 Archbishops & 4,055 Bishops. There are only 222 Cardinals.

Get it.

What a farce.

That 84-Year Old ‘Pope Francis’ Is OBSESSING Over Wanting To Ban The Latin Mass Just Another Indication That He Is Old & …

by Anura Guruge

This is crazy. Stupid. The Latin Mass is NOT blasphemy! It is, as the name says, the Mass in Latin. To expend so much time & energy agitating & discussing whether it should be further restricted or banned altogether is beyond the pale.

This is not a crime. Nobody is doing anything even vaguely wrong. How can it suddenly be a CRIME to want to embrace the TRADITIONAL form of the Mass. Come on. This is unworthy of the Pope, papacy & Church.

The Pope has more pressing things he should be addressing … like the hundreds of INNOCENT indigenous kids killed in Canada by the Catholic Church.

To I this is Pope Francis turning into the old, tired man he is!

It Felt Real Good To Watch Some Proper Test Cricket After Nearly 3-Months & ‘The Century’ Was A Bonus. (Smile)

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Picture of my 47″ TV.

I haven’t watched any cricket in nearly 3-months. There wasn’t anything compelling. Yes, there was Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh but those matches tend to be boring grinds. So, I have been watching Netflix & Amazon Prime & quite enjoying it.

But, I sure wanted to watch this England v New Zealand series. I haven’t seen New Zealand, in any format, in nearly (or possibly even more than) a year. So, it was good to see them though I was disappointed to see ‘Kane Williamson’, a cricketer that I am rather fond of, get out rather cheaply.

I make a point of trying NOT to divulge SCORES or big news in my headlines. I do NOT want to spoil it for those that haven’t got around to watching the highlights. They don’t have to read the BODY of the post. But, they might SEE the Header.

That said, getting to watch “Devon Conway’s” debut century was a bonus. Right from the very start I had this feeling that he would score a debut century. And, was I right. Nice, classy effort. Nothing flamboyant. Just very workmanlike.

Well, this is good. Watching cricket, on a daily basis, is very much a part of my life.

‘First Sunrise’ In Mainland U.S., During The Summer, Is NOT At ‘Cadillac Mountain’, ‘Acadia’ (Maine) — So, Don’t Sweat The New $6 ‘Sunrise’ Reservation Fee.

by Anura Guruge

I took this, at Cadillac, on October 20, 2020 around 6:24am. That was a REAL ‘first sunrise’.

Click to ENLARGE & read here. From ‘National Park Service’ Website for ‘Acadia’.
Click to ENLARGE. Continuation of above from the ‘National Park Service’ Website for ‘Acadia’.

Well, we knew it was coming. NOW it has come to pass. YOU need $6 reservations to go up Cadillac on wheels. BUMMER. There have been days when we have gone up 3-times in a day. Twice was more or less de rigeur. Once during the day & then last thing before we left the Park — or sometimes after dinner. SHAME. But, I understand. We have never got stuck in traffic but I have heard that it can be brutal.

Notice the Park Service has carved out ‘SUNRISE’ as a separate category. That is to cater for all those that are anxious to experience ‘first sunrise’ from Cadillac.

Well, I have good & bad news for them.

During the ENTIRE Summer, during 90% of the period covered by the $6 reservation system, ‘first sunrise’, in mainland U.S. CANNOT be seen from Cadillac! That is kosher. I would NOT joke about something as important as this.

You can ONLY see ‘first sunrise’, in mainland U.S., from Cadillac between October 7 & March 6. That is it.

So, ‘first sunrise’ is basically ONLY during off-season. How ironic. How cruel.

Yes, ‘first sunrise’ in mainland U.S., during the Summer, is visible from Maine — BUT not from the coast. SMILE. Yes, I know where to see it. Do you want to know. SMILE.

‘Amazfit’ ‘T-Rex Pro’ Smartwatch, Even At Today’s $155 Is WAY TOO Pricey, It Should Get Down To $55.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE.

As far as I am concerned Amazfit blew it. They had a great chance 2-years ago with the ‘Verge’ but their software, both on the APP & on the watch, were beyond autocious. They have managed to improve a BIT BUT I still see that they have issues — major issues.

Thus, Amazfit has become a 3rd-world watch — extremely popular, due to its flashy looks & relatively low prices, in India, China etc. It is not going to make it big in the U.S.

The soon to be announced Samsung Watch 4 & the rumored Google Pixel watch will further elbow them out of the U.S. market. No great loss.

But, if the price gets down to $55, which it very well could do, with the availability of the Samsung Watch 4, then it might be worth considering. SMILE.