Tag Archives: 1982

How Come Aftershave Nor Shampoo Bottles Have Tamper-Resistant Seals?

by Anura Guruge

It had never really registered with I. I would guess the same is true with YOU. Have you ever noticed (or cared) that most of our beauty product bottles have no tamper-proof seals. Go check if you don’t believe I.

It suddenly struck me yesterday. Done another major shop at Walmart as we are wont to do. I happened to buy a bottle of hot sauce and another bottle of (cheap) aftershave because I like to have a few different bottles at the ready. Later that day ….

Trying to open the hot sauce bottle was a struggle. Two SEALS. Kind of overkill, but I won’t complain.

Aftershave bottle. NOTHING. Nada. Just twist and open.

Then I got thinking. In the crazy world we live in today. I could, unbeknownst, be splashing ANYTHING on my face. YIKES. Not funny. Kind of scary.

Of course I understand that adding tamper-resistance will increase the cost and thus the price. But, but, but …

I thought after the Tylenol tampering case in 1982 there were LAWS. Obviously NOT.

We need to think about this. SERIOUSLY.

Yes, I worried about writing this post. Hhmmmm!

But, I can’t be the first that noticed. Maybe the FIRST that CARED and was willing to write about it.

This is not gun control. This should be easy. I am going to start asking folks about this. I might send this post to my two (dear and trusted) U.S. Senators.

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The Start Of What Would Be The ‘Falklands War’ Happened This Day, 35-Years Ago — March 19, 1982.

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What a WAR!

It was the only war that I was totally and utterly ‘invested’ in emotionally.

I so wanted us, THE BRITS, to prevail and prevail big.

I followed every twist-and-turn, despairing when we suffered a loss and jubilant when we enjoyed a success.

The night of the victory, June 14, 1982, I was hosting a pre-arranged customer dinner (as was a part of my job) at a restaurant on the outskirts of London. It turned out to be quite the party. I was buying drinks for all. Didn’t care about the cost. I did have a ‘no questions asked’ expense account for entertainment BUT I think I paid for that money on one of my credit cards. It was well worth it.

What a glorious victory.

THANK YOU Mrs. Thatcher. You were great.

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Pope Francis Upon Leaving Philadelphia Will Be ONLY Pope To Have Been In The Air During A Supermoon Eclipse.

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Pope Francis lunar eclipse Anura Guruge


Is it a coincidence? The Vatican would have known. Pope Francis will be leaving Philadelphia tonight, Sunday, September 27, 2015, as the Moon is being eclipsed.

There will be those that believe that that could be significant.

No other pope, ever, has been in the air during a Supermoon Eclipse. I checked.

The last Supermoon Eclipse was on December 30, 1982. Pope John Paul II was in Rome celebrating the Holidays. The one before that was in 1946 and popes were not flying as yet (at least not on planes).

So that is a record. First pope to have flown during a Supermoon Eclipse. 

The Falkland Islands By A 98% Margin Vote To Stay British. Warmed The Cockles Of My Heart. Ah! The 1982 Falklands War.


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Click to access CNN coverage with video.

Click to access CNN coverage with video.

For those of us who were in Britain, the Falkland’s War of 1982 was a very big, emotional deal. We so rooted for our Task Force and so bummed with the bloody frogs (even though my parents were living in Paris) for supplying the enemy with Exocet missiles. I was Customer Support Manager for ITT (UK) at the time and did a lot of driving from one customer site to another. I was glued to the news. So wanted to make sure we won. And what a party we threw the night we won. What a victory. It was a great time.