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And Also

Stuff I should have added to yesterday’s list of things I’m looking forward to: Treme, a new show from the guys who made The Wire.

I’m not a huge jazz fan, but it shares enough of The Wire’s pedigree (and a few cast members) that I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Also, John Goodman is one of my favourite actors, mostly based on the work he’s done with the Coen brothers. Continue reading ‘And Also’

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Stuff I’m Looking Forward To

Winter is fast approaching and the change of seasons always makes it seem as if the year is moving a lot faster than it actually is. Along with the cold weather comes a certain amount of introspection, but rather than doing that I’ve decided to outrospect and compile a list of things that I’m looking forward to over the next few months: Continue reading ‘Stuff I’m Looking Forward To’

A Worthy Sacrifice?

Today’s post is devoted to a man who has made a great and selfless sacrifice for the people of South Africa. Yesterday, BBC journalist Jonah Fisher selflessly placed himself in the firing line of Julius Malema’s hateful rhetoric and was ejected from a press conference for his troubles. Continue reading ‘A Worthy Sacrifice?’

Heads Down

I started this blog mainly because I enjoy writing. So, because I find it depressing how easily South Africa, as a nation, reveals the worst of itself and because I’m fundamentally irresponsible,  I’m going to ignore the racial incitement taking place in the wake of ET’s murder and the possible resurgence of the AWB. Instead, I am going to write about something that I am enjoying immensely at the moment: namely the HBO series The Wire. Continue reading ‘Heads Down’

It’s Just not Scrabble

In news that marks a significant step towards the future predicted in the brilliant, hopefully not-too-prescient movie Idiocracy, Mattel has announced that Scrabble is to undergo a rule change that would allow the use of proper nouns. Continue reading ‘It’s Just not Scrabble’

Bad News Roundup

Sorry if the following analysis sounds overly technical, but there seems to be a lot of bad stuff going on at the moment. I find it all pretty exhausting, so here’s a brief rundown:

Julius went to visit Zimbabwe and recieved a hero’s welcome. Because of course that would happen. Continue reading ‘Bad News Roundup’

Long Weekend

To those who know me, this may come as a bit of a surprise, but I actually quite like Easter. I like Easter because it has integrity. Well, more integrity than other big religious holidays anyway. Continue reading ‘Long Weekend’