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Australia’s Ashes Innings at Trent Bridge (Friday Funnies)

Election Analyst Antony Green from ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) is a great number cruncher during the Australian state and Federal elections. I have watched him over the years on the TV screen during election nights with his predictions and prophecies calling the elections. I  also  recollect  that the young Green having a great crown of hair to slowly loosing it over the years.

This time Green has analysed a different set of numbers with the cricket score of Ashes 2015. As cricket lovers know that the Ashes series between Australia and the mother island England is a highly fought battle.

2015 series is not looking good for the Aussies at the old enemies’ turf.  The first day of the fourth test match started at Trent Bridge yesterday the 6th of August.   Day one of the five day match turned out to be disastrous for the Aussies. In their first innings Aussies were all out for embarrassing 60 runs in 18.3 overs in ninety four minutes.

Analyst Green has brilliantly converted the first innings timeline of disaster to a single tweet.(See below ).

Aussies timeline score for the disastrous first innings.

Aussies timeline score for the disastrous first innings.

And a photo of the day goes to ……

photo of the day

Photo of the day from Cricketopia.com

Split-Second Fall (Weekly Photo Challenge)

 

Just this morning while I was scanning my Twitter account,  I came across  a photo which is suitable  for  this weeks photo challenge.

The photo has been transferred from a face book account. Be appreciative of the unknown photographer who captured this split-second -fall.

Credit  also goes to @vilambaram the Twitter account from Chennai, India.

 

https://twitter.com/vilambaram/status/472605227456004096

 

 

Split-Second Story.

Indian Elections (2014)

India has elected her new leader after many week of voting.

Prime Minister- elect  Mr. Narendra Modi has tweeted a photo with his mother  mentioning   “sought blessings from my mother”

 

 

Should I join Facebook? (Friday Funnies XV)

Another gem caught my eye. Read it all the way through!

It is indeed a good laugh.

Here it is my friends………………………………………

When I bought my Blackberry, I thought about the 30-year business I ran with 1800 employees, all without a cell phone that plays music,videos, pictures and communicates with Facebook and Twitter.

I signed up under duress for Twitter, so my seven kids and their spouses, my 13 grand children and 2 great grand children could communicate with me in the modern way. I figured that I could handle something as simple as Twitter with only 140 characters of space.

But then…
My phone was beeping every three minutes with the details of everything
except the bowel movements of the entire next generation. I am not
ready to live like this. I keep my cell phone in the garage in my golf bag.

My children bought me a GPS for my last birthday because they say that I get lost every now & then going over to the grocery store or library.
I keep that in a box under my tool bench with the Blue tooth [it’s red] phone I am supposed to use when I drive.

I wore it once and was standing in the line at the checkout counter, talking to my wife and everyone in the nearest 50 yards was glaring at me. I had to take my hearing aid out to use it, and I got a little loud.

I mean the GPS looked pretty smart on my dash board, but the lady inside that gadget was the most annoying, rudest person I had run into in a long time. Every 10 minutes, she would sarcastically say,  “Re-calc-u-lating.”
You would think that she could be nicer. She could barely tolerate me. She would let go  a deep sigh and then tell me to make a U-turn at the next light. Then if I made a right turn instead. Well, it was not a good relationship…

Nowadays I call my wife and tell her the name of  the cross streets where I am lost.  She is also starting to develop the same tone as Gypsy, the GPS lady.

To be perfectly frank, I am still trying to learn how to use the cordless phones in our house. We have had them for 4 years, but I still haven’t figured out how I lose three phones all at once.  I have to run around and dig under cushions, checking bathrooms and the dirty laundry baskets when the phone rings.

The world is just getting too complex for me.

They even mess me up every time I go to the grocery store. You would think that the store  could settle on this sudden “Paper or Plastic?”.  Every time I check- out it just knocks me for a loop. I bought some of those fabric  reusable-bags to avoid looking confused, but I never remember to take them with me. Now I toss it back to them when they ask me, “Paper or plastic?” I just say, “Doesn’t matter to me. I am bi-sacksual.” Then it’s their turn to stare at me with a blank look.

I was recently asked if I tweet.

I answered, No, but I do fart a lot.”

 

“Laughter is the best medicine”

What Do You Have ?

Friday Funnies #IV  (What do you have?)

What Do You Have ?  (Friday Funnies # IV)

What do You Have?

PS: The above cartoon came on an e-mail joke –  Author Unknown – would love to give credits to the owner

How would you like to get a tweet like this on the 11th of October?

How would you like to get a tweet like this on the 11th of October?

Tweet from Nobelprize-org to Chemical weapons watchdog for work in Syria (photo credit: Guardian )

related article:  Nobel Peace Prize 2013

 

Social Media Explained with doughnuts!

Social Media Explained with donuts!

An image on Face Book pages depicting the current trend. (author unknown)

 

Beautiful story of Mark Colvin and his kidney “Rupert”.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) Radio listeners would remember the voice of  radio broadcaster Mark Colvin  carrying current affairs on weekdays. I am a regular listener of his  program to catch the current news of the day while I drive to work. I also remember when MC mentioned that he will be away for medical reasons.

I have learnt through his tweets that he was undergoing kidney dialysis.  Last night, ABC Television 7.30 report  shed more light into his kidney transplant  and the nickname “Rupert“.

He is indeed a very lucky man to get his second chance. Would you call it a  Divine intervention  for him to meet  his recipient ?

Mark Colvin's kidney donor reveals identity and joy

www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2013/s3749668.htm