Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Tuesday, 28 October 2008
As the Economist clearly demonstrates, Florida housewives are why McCain still has a chance.
Monday, 27 October 2008
Friday, 24 October 2008
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
I wish I had some informed, interesting current affairs bit to share, but really this is just about the little 10km run we did over a week ago (I incite the 27th amendment: thou need not function in turbulent times) as my excuse for the delay...
Anyway, Paula and I joined forces with my family's rather eclectic running group and headed out to arniston last weekend to take part in Die Voet van Afrika in Bredasdorp. Arniston is gorgeous and the run was, can you believe it, fun. So here are some of the pics. Needless to say, I was slow, everyone else did pretty well but we all finished and felt good afterwards and the next day - my criteria satisfied :)
Paula, Rebecca and me - enjoying the tablespoon of coca cola after our run through the mountain farms in bredasdorpArniston fishing cottages in the village
Our house :) Whales in the bay all day, all weekend! (That is Seboko on the balcony)
The cave (Grot) - amazing!
OK, that is all I have today... Only two months to go before school is out for summer!! Crazy and busy. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the wedding!
Monday, 13 October 2008
Friday, 10 October 2008
See, as i understand it, the banks here do fine (Westpac is run by a Soufefriken woman, so why wouldn't it do fine?), and they don't lend money as easily as the States, so surely the AUD should be doing better than most? MC K-Rudd and DJ Swanney keep rapping to us about how the Aussie economy is doing better than most, but we seem to be doing KAK in relation to pretty much every other currency (most importantly for me, the Yen and the USD). I'm just a simple engineer, but it escapes me why the American dollar would be doing better than the Aussie dollar if their shitty banking system and under regulated finance sector was the one that fucked up in the first place? We have an analyst, an economist, some lawyers and an MBA grad (almost!) among us, can someone please explain? No words longer than 8 letters allowed, and nothing that could be classed as 'finance jargon'.
'Aw fack Bruce! Look at it! The fackin' dollar just died in the arse again! There goes Gregs holiday down the fackin' tubes! 'Strewth!'
Thursday, 9 October 2008
The devil made me do it, says lone viewer of Hansie movie
BLOEMFONTEIN. The only person known to have paid money to see Hansie: The Movie says he was tricked by Satan. Hempies Smit, 28, of Brakpan, says he had no intention seeing the film about former cricket captain Hansie Cronje, but was overcome by demonic forces at the box office. Smit is believed to have seen the entire film and is currently in a critical but stable condition.
Speaking to journalists from his bed at the Gé Korsten Memorial Hospital in Bloemfontein where he is being treated for severe nausea and diarrhea brought on by prolonged exposure to the film, Smit said that he had gone to the cinema intending to watch something else, but that "dark forces" had made him buy a ticket to Hansie.
"The lady behind the counter went a bit pale, which was hectic because she was Sesotho, and she asked me if I was sure because nobody else in the country has paid their own money to see it," recalled Smit.
Describing the film as "diabolical" he confirmed that its tagline – "How do you start over once you've betrayed a nation's trust?" – was in fact a reference to Cronje's deception and not, as widely believed, a reference to the film's scriptwriter and director.
Smit said that he was still somewhat disoriented by the experience, but remembered being simultaneously overwhelmed by "intense boredom and an urgent need to run away". However, he said, he had remained in his seat "because by that stage Beelzebub was calling the shots".
However Smit said he was trying to remain positive about the ordeal.
"Look, it's a solid film, for a movie made to exonerate a deceased icon by his brother targeting a straight-to-DVD market in rural South Africa," said Smit. "To be fair there were only a handful of weak aspects."
He said that these had included the script, the directing, the camera work, the acting, and lighting and the editing.
"But for the rest it was fine," he said.
He had special praise for Sarah Thompson, the American actress who plays Cronje's Afrikaans wife Bertha, saying that Thompson had brought "genuine nuance to the role with her American German Cockney impression of Keira Knightley sitting on a carrot".
He said the film's other actresses had not had a chance to shine as their roles were limited to walking into the kitchen to prepare food for the men, or walking out of the kitchen having prepared food for the men.
Meanwhile the film's distributors have confirmed that Grey College in Bloemfontein has bought a print and will be showing it non-stop to its pupils for the next 300 years to remind them that nothing is wrong as long as you're forgiven by adolescent boys at your old high school.
... to see pretty pictures like this....
...and funny pictures like this...
Incidently the drunk guy is Zander Bloem who is well known for making this....
... which sorta looks like my i-net screen for the past few days. Which in turn is sorta why I'm avoiding work to put up very random posts like this one.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
And before Phil gets excited, yes,i did reactivate my Facekak account, but its for a good cause (a fundraising thing, i'll explain when it gets sorted) and it only TEMPORARY. Facebook is after all a social crutch for people with nothing better to do with their time. HOLLAH!
God bless you all,
Monday, 6 October 2008
Thursday, 2 October 2008
She's debating Biden tonight. Wish I could stay up that late to watch. Will be fine entertainment.