Tag Archives: America’s Got Talent

Did You Know That ‘Mel B’ Is Totally Blind In Her Left Eye?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This is from 2014. 5-years ago. Just Google. This is from ‘Fox News’.


This now was the OTHER eye.

Click image to access U.K. “Daily Mail” story.


As a recent fan over the last few years of ‘America’s Got Talent‘ (AGT) I have seen Mel B in action as a judge. That really is about the only exposure I have of her. I am not a fan per se and some of the sordid stuff I read about her has me totally confounded as to how she can appear in so many FAMILY-oriented TV shows.

Anywho …

I saw the story about her RIGHT eye in the U.K. “Daily Mail” a few hours ago. That was shocking enough. How do you go blind in one eye — instantaneously. That is scary. My worst nightmare.

Then I read about her being permanently blind in her left eye — because of a botched laser surgery! Ahhh! I had no idea.

Plus, it should be talked about to HIGHLIGHT the potential danger of lasik surgery. They make it out as so easy and failsafe. Then you read this.

You have to wonder how many millions she got in damages — though in my book no amount of money can compensate for the loss of an eye.

Sad, SCARY and it should be a salutary warning to us all.


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by Anura Guruge


‘Cirque Dreams Holidaze’, A Christmas Circus Show, Will Be In Manchester, N.H. In December.

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Click to access their Website.



Deanna saw this on the Web and brought it to my attention. Never heard of them. They are NOT, I repeat NOT, the circus act that performed at the “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) semi-finals 1-hour ‘results’ show, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. That was ‘A Magical Circus Christmas. They seem MUCH BETTER — but they are not coming to New Hampshire. These folks are.

About time we had a circus in Manchester. The last ‘Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus‘, which we attended, was in April 2017. This is good. I hope they are halfway decent. We deserve that.


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“America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018 Finalist, ‘Michael Ketterer’, Saint To Sinner In 48-hours?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This from ‘People’. TMZ broke the story. Just Google ‘Michael Ketterer’ for more.


I could NOT believe my eyes when I saw this on Google News a few minutes ago.

Whoa. WHoa. WHOa. WHOA!

This guy portrayed himself as the Saint’s Saint.


He had Simon Cowell in tears.

And now this?

Please, don’t tell me it was the stress and pressure of the AGT Final.

He claimed that he had been through so much that that should have been but mere bagatelle.

Can he go back to being a pediatric nurse? I hope not.

Can he adopt anymore children? I hope not.

This is serious.

Full confession on my part. Those who know me know that I am a cynic’s cynic. A professional skeptic.

While his story impressed me, there was an element that it was ‘too GOOD to be true’. Somethings that did not gel. His tattoos and piercings were incongruous with the story he told. If he devoted all of his life to all of these kids he was raising he would not be spending money on tattoos and piercings. Think about it.

So, was it drugs? Was it alcohol?

He was Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer. Simon ol’ fruit. Over to YOU.


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by Anura Guruge


So, So Happy That Boston Magician ‘Shin Lim’ Won “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018.

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AGT 2018 Performance at the Final
(this week).


Encore Performance at the ‘Results’ show
(on Wednesday of this week).


Click to access his magical Website.


Click to ENLARGE and read. Yes, he is, of course, on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Lim


We have been hooked on him since the very first time we saw him on AGT a few months ago.

We have been rooting for him ever since.

One of the AGT judges, maybe Simon Cowell, said that he could end up alongside Houdini. And that is definitely possible.

I think he will, in a few years, he considered the GREATEST MAGICIAN of all times!

We so wanted him to win, but knew that a magician had never won AGT. Plus, he faced some stiff competition.

So, we were so, so happy that he won.

Can be no doubt or debate that he was a worthy winner. He is something else.

I will go to Las Vegas to see him. No question about that.

If you haven’t seen him, PLEASE, PLEASE watch on YouTube. This is MAGIC. He is MAGIC.


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by Anura Guruge


‘A Magical Circus Christmas’ Preview On AGT Had Us Hooked — Beyond Brilliant.

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Did YOU see it in this week’s “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) semi-finals 1-hour ‘results’ show, on Wednesday? They were NOT a part of AGT. They were an invited act to serve as a filler to stretch the show to 1-hour. To begin with, Teischan & I, both veterans and connoisseurs of circuses were a bit skeptical since we knew it was JUST a filler, i.e., padding, window-dressing. Then … Bang! Wallop! We were on the edge of our seats. They were GOOD. Actually quite brilliant. We both immediately compared them to what we had seen with ‘Cirque du Soleil’ & ‘Barnum & Bailey‘. We had seen similar at BOTH but these took them to new heights — quite literally!

They are going to be in Lynn, Massachusetts in December. I am going to try and get tickets. That would be fun for Christmas — of course, alongside our yearly ‘Revels’.


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AGT Electric Violin Sensation, ‘Brian King Joseph’, Tattoos & Neuropathy.

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IF you have not seen him, PLEASE check out this video.

You will thank me. He is GOOD. Very Good. YouTube has MORE.



Google “tattoos nerve damage”. I did after watching him. This is what I found. Check it out. Click to ENLARGE,


I liked him and was impressed by his virtuosity from the very first time I saw him on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018, way back — a few months ago.

He has now made it to the semi-finals and we are happy. We rooted for him. He is beyond good. Extremely gifted.

While his music & talent should speak for itself, from his very first appearance MUCH has been made of his nerve pain and nerve damage (i.e., neuropathy). AGT milks it, given that they love to add color and contours to the performers.

So, I was watching him, intently, the other night and was struck by the extent of his tattoos. He has a lot of tattoos on his arm.

This got me thinking. When I was writing my “Central Pain” book I came to appreciate that nerve damage and nerve pain typically occurs because something ‘major’ triggered it. I got to wondering if all of his tattoos MIGHT HAVE HAD something to do with his never issues. I had never thought of that connection before.

Well I Googled and you can see the results above.

I am BY NO MEANS saying that this might have been a case. It is something to THINK about. Something to look into. IF I was him I would be asking my doctors … ‘could it in any way have been triggered by my tattoos?’

Look into it. Stranger things do happen.


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by Anura Guruge


Stupidest Thing I Heard On “America’s Got Talent” 2018 — “First MALE Angel”!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. You can hear around minute 4:26 in the YouTube video below. Picture below shows what she is prattling on about.


A male angel — SPOT ON per the Bible.


Here is the YouTube video.

Check it out for yourself around minute 4:26.


Click to ENLARGE and read. Google for more … much more.


With Mel B. as one of the judges on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) there is never a shortage of inanity and ignorance (e.g., ‘blindsight’ for ‘eyesight’), BUT this statement from Tyra Banks has to take the cake. I know she is a supermodel and likes to think of herself as blonde.

Tyra Banks attended ‘Immaculate Heart High School‘ (Los Angeles) — a prestigious CATHOLIC school! Didn’t she learn anything? Archangel Gabriel — Gabe. Did she think that ‘Gabriel’ was a girl’s name. I won’t even bring up Lucifer.

Oh, dear, dear, dear. Such, ignorance.

By the way, the act, ‘Zurcaroh‘, was pretty amazing. Shame her stupid comment put a blot on it.


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I Bought A Straightjacket!

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Attribution WILL be enforced.




From ebay (where else?). Shipped from China. Took about a month to arrive.


This “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018 Act Was The Inspiration.


No, no, NO. Sorry to disappoint you BUT it is not for I. My madness always has method.

Nope I am not going to be using it on anybody either. NO, I have never been into S&M. If anything my inclinations are 180° degrees off.

In my life, I know I have bought some crazy things, BUT this has to take the cake.

Somebody, and we will not mention, names wanted it. We are devoted fans of “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) and she saw this act earlier this Summer that had her totally captivated. She wants to try being an escape artist. As far as I know I cannot buy the required alligators from eBay. That might be harder to make happen.

When I looked I was surprised that they were not that expensive. I expected them to be at least $90. She had done some outside painting for me and I owed her around $35. So, this, quite literally was a no brainer.

Now that she has it, she is a bit intimidated. She is worried that we will not rescue her! So, she plans to STUDY escape on YouTube before going any further.


by Anura Guruge

IF You Did Not See “America’s Got Talent” ‘Golden Buzzer’ Winner This Week — “Zurcaroh”.

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YOU have to watch THIS. You will THANK ME for it.

Pretty amazing. I have over the years seen plenty of acrobatic, aerial stuff, BUT this was still pretty amazing.

I thought they were from Israel. NO. Brazil. Do not ask me how so many of them were able to come over and WHO paid for it.

This was the last act of AGT 2018 week one (i.e., this week (May 29)). Prior to this act there had been nothing that special. But, this!

Enjoy. Be amazed.


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Did The Russians Hack The “America’s Got Talent 2017” Voting For Ukrainian “Light Balance”?

by Anura Guruge





Do NOT get me wrong, in any way. I like the Ukrainian  high-tech “Light Balance” very much. I even gave them a plug, here, a few weeks ago.

They are pretty amazing and their show is truly mesmerizing. You have to hand it to them. Very clever. Very creative. Very high-tech.

I was, however, amazed that they beat-out the U.S. Air Force Academy “In the Stairwell”. Yes, they are NOT as different as “Light Balance” — but for love of apple pie & motherhood, we are talking fresh-faced, all American kids from the U.S. Air Force Academy!

I am a professional cynic, so the thought DID cross my mind as to whether the voting was hacked. Would not have been too difficult to do.

OK. So, that is off my chest.

Now back to “Light Balance”. I am NOT sure that an High Tech at such as this should be allowed to compete against people! With their act I am not sure how much is computer generated. Some of their moves could all be ANIMATION with their suit lights off. I just don’t think it is an apples-to-apples competition, people vs. computers. Think about it.


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