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I Can’t Be Sure That Giving Up ‘Facebook’ For Lent Is Really Kosher.

by Anura Guruge

Click here for the ‘Pinterest’ account from where I got the unannotated image for the above.

The other day a friend of mine, a devout Catholic, told me that he could not leave comments on my ‘Next Pope’ posts right now because he had given up Facebook for Lent. For a second I thought he was joking. Pulling my leg. But, he wasn’t.

I genuinely was taken aback. Seemed sacrilegious. Truly like a joke. Trivializing something that Catholics used to be quite serious & earnest about.

As some of you know, despite all my pope-related endeavors, I have never been a Christian, let alone a Catholic. I was born a good Heathen & I am now a Reformed, Born-Again, Heathen.

But, over the years I have spent much time with Catholics. One of my wife’s was a Catholic — & my two eldest kids were baptised & confirmed. One even went to a private Catholic school. So, I know a bit about Lent.

Giving up Facebook really does not strike me as much of a sacrifice.

So, today, I went looking to see what people are really giving up for Lent these days. I was staggered. I was shocked. Social Media heads the list.

Sacré ‘bloody’ bleu! What has the world come to? Wow.

I really am shaken.

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Pope Francis Confirms That SEX Is Simply Divine — And I Will Gladly Second (& Third) That.

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Click image for ‘New York Post” coverage. More from Google below.

Click to ENLARGE & read here. “Google News”. Got quite a bit of coverage.

You got to hand it to Francis. He got it RIGHT.

He had admitted to having a girlfriend when he was a teenager. I guess we NOW KNOW that he isn’t a virgin. Thank GOD for that.

This raises a number of questions though.

UNLIKE the pope, many Catholic priests CLAIM to be virgins. YES, they do. No jokes (especially about little boys). So, does this mean that these poor priests have missed out on DIVINE PLEASURE. How cruel on the part of God.

Does divine pleasure ONLY apply to married, hetrosexual sex? I hope to GOD it does NOT include little boys! I am not joking. And I won’t even mention sheep.

I assume that homosexual sex does NOT qualify — with or without boys.

The pope also goes onto say: “and guarantee the perpetuation of the species“.

That cracks me up — coming from a celibate.

So, God is OK with celibate clergy though that means that the clergy plays no role in perpetuation of the species. I don’t need to mention boys — THANK GOD. 

As for pleasure of food. The pope is walking proof.

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My Garmin Fenix 6 Pro Interprets Having Sex As Cycling!

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I guess it is fair enough. Some of the motions do have some similarities (and being a Brit I do know that ‘cycle’ used to be a derogatory term for describing someone with ‘loose’ morals).

I have never seen this before and I apologize if it is old news. It was new to I. No, no, not having sex BUT seeing Garmin thinking that I was cycling. The issue here being that I had NEVER looked at this page before.

I am 67 and have a fairly low heart-rate, with my resting heart rate at around 48. So, I never bother to look at the daily chart. I check my RHR in the morning to see if I am still alive and sometimes that is in doubt with the Garmin either showing no pulse or readings around 38. Then, I do glance at the HR when I am walking/jogging or using my stationary bike. Well, I am going to be looking at this screen more often. [And, I am reasonably fit, for an old guy.]

Well I happened to look at this screen last night and saw the green bike icon and the ‘cycling’ activity. Didn’t realize what it was for a second. [Yes, at 67 the brain doesn’t work that quickly.] Then I put 2 and 2 together. Aaahhhh.

As for the two gaps in my HR graph. First was when I was showering. I have a nice leather strap so I take it off. Second time. Charging — what else? 

Cycling. OK, I will buy that.

OK, I blurred out the HR readings. My wife probably won’t be thrilled that I am sharing that level of data — THOUGH she was the one who told me I should write a book about ‘orgasms’ (which I did do).

But, this has also got me thinking. Those of you who SHARE your data better be CAREFUL! You could have folks asking you what you were doing cycling at midnight. Enough said.

I just wanted to share this with you because I found it amusing. Yes, it made me smile.

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The U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ Again Confuses ‘Celibate’ With ‘Continence’ (A.K.A. ‘Abstinence’).

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

Click to ENLARGE. From above cited article.

They have done before, too.

Click to access my post from 2015.

Yes, I know. Many people do use ‘celibate‘ to mean ‘not having sex‘. But, that becomes very convoluted when you apply it to married folks because the true definition of ‘celibate’ is not being in a relationship. That is how ‘celibate’ came to have this secondary meaning, though it is no longer the case, i.e., IF you are not in a relationship then you are not having sex!

The correct word is ‘continence‘ or ‘abstinence’.

Yes, the improper use of this word bugs I. But, I am a pedant as to the correct usage of the Queen’s beautiful English.

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

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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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What Is THE Definition Of “An Affair” — And I Am, Of Course, Talking “Stormy Daniels”.

by Anura Guruge

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I am not going to totally self-incriminate myself (in my old age), though in terms bona fides in addressing this issue, let me just say that I do not have that many regrets in my life, but one of them was that one of my wives talked me out of writing a ‘How To Have An Affair & Not Get Caught‘. She said it would reflect poorly on I! To this day I do realize that that was the Best Seller I never had! C’est la vie. I am not going to admit to anything other than to say that I may have known my way around an affair — and I cannot be too coy because, unlike Trump, I have been cited, in court, in the U.K., for adultery (albeit way back, in the last century). [You know the funny thing about that. When I was an impressionable kid growing up in Ceylon I would hear about these men that got named in court and thought that it was real dashing and romantic. I wanted to be one of those men. Well, at least one goal in life I achieved!]

Yes, of course, I watched THE interview with Stormy.

As you know I am not one that you would call a Trump supporter. But, I would have to say that he has the right to claim that it was NOT an affair.

That sure does NOT sound like an affair. I maintain that you need to have had sex at least twice, and that not on the same day, for it to even start approaching the threshold of an affair.

From what I can glean from the interview they met a handful of times and had sex once. Come on. That is but a one-night stand with some courtesy.

So, of course, I am NOT trying to cut the Drump any slack. He deserves all that is coming to him. But, I kind of feel offended that the ‘good name’ of ‘affairs’ is being slandered.

What do you think?

Would YOU call it an affair?

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Shoveling Snow By Hand After A Nor’Easter — A Privilege!

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Attribution WILL be enforced.

My INNER MAN in the winter — I and my shovel.

The kids helped yesterday.

Cleared for the two generators — just in case. So happy that we didn’t need to use them, THIS TIME.

We have had a lot of snow.

Much of this PILE is snow that I have shoveled, by hand, this winter. When I look at it I can see how much shoveling I have done. As they said last Summer — FEEL THE BURN.

The snow even tries to climb trees.

I like to shovel snow, by hand!

That I am strange, goes without saying. But, this snow shoveling isn’t a total fobile. I try to get at least 50-minutes of solid exercise 6-days a week; 3-days on, one day off. My usual form of exercise is running, with 6 lbs of wrist-weights, for about 2.5 miles — in terrain with considerable elevation. So, I am no stranger to exercise …

I would, in the winter, rather shovel than run.

Like today, the day after the BIG Nor’Easter. Sun beating down, 26°F, cloudless cobalt blue skies and nobody around. It beats skiing! It is NOT as good as sex, but what is. But next to that, in terms of physical activity, I will take shoveling on a day like today.

Within 20 minutes I was so hot and sweating that I had to get rid of my jacket. Just to be on the safeside, given my advancing years, I put on another sweatshirt.

I lost 1.2 pounds in one hour of shoveling. Yes, much of that was liquid. But, wouldn’t YOU like to lose 1.2 pounds in a day?

I have been shoveling by hand for over 15 years. I plan to carry on till I drop. I could, as ever, be wrong, but I do NOT somehow see myself dropping dead while shoveling! Just don’t. It isn’t as if my ol’ hear doesn’t know what shoveling is all about.

Clearing the mailbox.

This was my main project today.

The mailboxes of my two neighbors,
and they both have snowblowers.

This motivates me.

My snow shoveling tutorial from 2014.

Basically it was ditto today — no jacket.

Enjoy. I wish ALL of you could share the pleasure and privilege of shoveling snow by hand.

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Bust Or No Bust, What Would Churchill Make Of Donald Trump?

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steve-benena3ad864a-ba41-514d-1740-6b5d3c9c5b10That Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill KG OM CH TD PC DL FRS RA is one of my GREATEST HEROES should not come as a surprise to any regular readers of this blog.

While I am glad that Donald Trump appears to share my admiration for this GREAT MAN, who was half-American (in that his mother was indeed an American), I, who know a fair bit about the demi-god, have some major doubts where he would have thought highly of Trump.

First and foremost Churchill would have HATED the “America First” remarks. Winston SUFFERED manly as a result of such sentiments in the 1030s when Europe was entering WWII and the U.S.A. wanted to remain neutral. Winston visited the U.S. to beg the Americans to change their attitude. That alone would be a huge sticking point between the two. Churchill was BIG on Allied partnerships.

Though Winston was known to be fond of women and greatly enjoy hetrosexual sex, it is well documented that he (despite his enormous power) was NEVER a sexual predator. He, true to his genuine aristocratic roots, was a good British Gentleman who treated women with respect (other than on a few humorous occasions when provoked by upper class ladies). He would not have tolerated Trump’s crudity. He would have found that vulgar.

Winston was also a GREAT scholar and a brilliant writer. He would have been appalled by Trump’s ignorance and lack of knowledge.

Winston also served in the military, in active duty, MULTIPLE times. He would not have been impressed with Trump’s 5 defferements.

And then there is Public Service. Winston served the British public in some capacity ALL his adult life! He would have found it hard to fathom that Trump, until becoming President, had not done any public service.

So, I think, my hero Winston will look down on Trump with disdain.

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Think – Today: Would Famous 20th Century Scientist, Like Einstein, Been More Productive If They Had Google?

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alberteinYou have to admit it is one heck of thing to think about? Seeing a photo of people using the old card index system in a library got me thinking about this. Would make a great high school debate proposition. So what do YOU think?

Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.

Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Celibacy vs. chastity” — Yes, most people think that these two words refer to the same thing, i.e., abstinence from sex. That is, however, not the case. Per the Catholic Church, an authority on such matters for millennia, the correct word for describing somebody who is not having sex is ‘continence’. Celibacy refers to the state of being unmarried (or unattached). Chasity, on the other hand, deals with sexual ‘purity’ — let’s call that ‘fidelity’. You can be married, have sex with your partner and be chaste. Hence the belt to keep you pure. Aren’t you glad you know know. {SMILE}

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Tomorrow, Saturday, May 21, Is “World Whisky Day” 2016 — Cheers!

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I will have to make a point to take a nip. Not a big whisky drinker anymore though I do like the occasional glass. Red wine, strictly for medicinal purposes, is my poison. Way, way back, 30-years or more, I drank a fair amount of whisky, as my tipple of choice — albeit, with penchant for moderation in all things, bar sex, I was never a complete lush.

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