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Curious As To Why Google Picked ‘Whitechapel’ As The Codename For Its New Cell Phone Processor.

by Anura Guruge

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

Yes, Google very definitely is an International entity, BUT I don’t think it has any particular or special affiliation or connection with London or even the U.K. So, why ‘Whitechapel’?

Yes, it might have been for the band. Possible.

Why am I intrigued. For us Brits ‘Whitechapel’ has certain definite connotations, chief among them ‘Jack the Ripper‘! Was that it? Nothing wrong. New processor is likely to be a RIPPER. If so rather cute & clever. There is also the Bangladeshi connection & it is possible that the Google team may have some of those as key team members.

I would love to know. I would love to be able to Google it. SMILE.

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Trump’s European Travel Ban, With The U.K. LOOPHOLE, Is Beyond Inane.

by Anura Guruge

As somebody who used to fly from the U.S. to the U.K. to get his haircut, to watch 1-day of cricket or see my dentist, I am no stranger to flying across the Pond.

This 30-day European travel ban, if it really comes into play, will be hugely disruptive.

But, the U.K. exemption MAKES IT A JOKE!

Did Trump MEAN to say that only us British (the crème de la crème) will be allowed? So flights from the U.K. have to be 100% Brits? Is that what he meant?

But, the Brits have COVID-19 too!

So, why let them come?


Never heard anything this crazy from a U.S. President.

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by Anura Guruge

Us Brits Are Having Less Sex & Drinking Less — Of Course, There Is A Connection.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access the U.K. “Daily Mail”.

Link to access the U.K. “Daily Mail” — U.K. Section.

That these two stories, coincidentally or not, were juxtapositioned cracked me up. That though, alas, was the only thing I found amusing.

Not getting plenty of sex, AT LEAST ONCE A DAY, when you are in the your prime is criminal. Distressed me no end. Of course was not the case in the Britain I grew up in and enjoyed the early years of my adult life. Sex, thankfully, was always plentiful. SMILE. Less than once a week when you are in yours 20s & 30s! Jesus wept. Wow. Wasn’t I lucky.

As for the boozing. We drank much too. But, I started late (i.e., when I was 21) and stopped drinking excessively a few years later. But, drinking was very much a part of life. And boy didn’t we have a great time in Britain in the 1960s, 1970s & 1980s?

I hope this will self-correct soon. It has to. Not getting plenty of sex is not normal — for a Brit.

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by Anura Guruge

Did You See London’s New Year’s 2019 Fireworks — Well Worth Watching.

by Anura Guruge

Now this was a REAL fireworks show. WOW. And a political message at the end, to boot. Only us Brits can pull off something as magnificent as this.

I have been meaning to share this since the start of 2019. Just kept on getting distracted by other stuff. Well, better late than never.


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Again A Soothing, Nature-Themed Google Doodle For Australia Day — January 26, 2018.

by Anura Guruge

Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.

Click to ENLARGE and read here.

Use link on image to access Google original.

Australians, understandably, do not like to commemorate it as such, but January 26, 1788 — 230-years ago, was when the first shipment of British convicts landed in Sydney Cove, Australia to become the First European settlement in Australia.

They like to call it Australia Day. We, the Brits, understand. We always remember what it means. Cheers.

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The Dreaded British ‘Driving Test’ Came To Be This Day 83-Years Ago; March 26, 1934.

by Anura Guruge

83-years ago. So I doubt that anybody that took the test in 1934 is still around today — given that that would put them at, a minimum, 101. BUT, I could be wrong.

Wow. Just thinking of it gives me the shivers.

Took it in 1971, in London.

Well, something for us Brits to think about.

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Donald Trump’s Wife, Slovenian Melania, Takes A British Flag Purse To The Nov. 10 GOP Debate. PRICELESS.

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Click here for the original story & pictures
from the U.K. “Daily Mail“.

Click images to ENLARGE and enjoy here.





Never mind the $1,695 price tag for this cute — Italian made — purse.

This was priceless.

Only the Trumps could have played such a trump.

I am SURE she had NO idea. And he probably wasn’t that sure either.

That it was day before Armistice Day — very special for US Brits — made it all the more poignant.

Maybe somebody should spend a few weeks with her showing her all the flags of the nations so she knows what not to pick next time.

She will make a FINE U.S. First Lady.