Superman is quitting the Daily Planet, the newspaper he has worked at since the 1940′s and will start blogging. DC Comics says Kent will walk out in protest that hard news has given way to too many “soft” entertainment stories.
I have mentioned in one or more of these columns that I am not exactly a fan of wine competitions. In this column I report back on the challenges I faced when helping judge in a recent local competition.
It’s all about the money. Becoming president in the USA costs a lot of dough. Each month, political pundits track fundraising and spending by the political parties, the campaigns and the political action committees, or PAC’s. Check out the top 10 dropping big tom on Romney and Obama.
Photographer Christoph Malin from Austria created this amazing film by stacking image sequences taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. It shows beautiful star trails and city lights streaking over the Earth’s surface as seen from space.
Aubrey Levin is on trial in Canada for sexually assaulting 10 patients between 1999 and 2010. He is claiming the prolonged fondling of his patients’ genitals was a technique he learned in South Africa to treat erectile dysfunction
Morten Storm is a Dane who claims to have been used by the Danish intelligence agency (PET) and the CIA to infiltrate al-Qaeda and by finding well known YouTube cleric Anwar al-Awlaki a wife, help the agencies eliminate him.
Prisons should not be fun, but they should be nothing like what we have. A slap in the face to basic human rights, a cesspool of disease, abuse and mismanagement. Reading a government report on our prisons, the notion of rehabilitation becomes the biggest joke since a chicken stepped off a curb.
The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and the Black Keys have collaborated on a track for RZA’s upcoming film ‘Man with the Iron Fists’ – a Kung Fu film that he is directing, starring and co-writing (alongside Hostel’s Eli Roth) which opens November 2.
Sepp Blatter is no-one’s favourite guy, but his Goal project – started in 1999 – has funded 600 projects in 199 member associations. Artificial pitches, association HQ’s, training centres have all been built totally on Fifa’s dime. How many projects have we got funded? Zero.
How would you get the rather hard to get hold of Tom Hanks on to your podcast? Money? Women? Wine? A song perhaps? Nope, the correct answer is a 1934 Smith Corona typewriter.
Forget all the silly idea you may have about marching band members. I would become a fan of American Football if I got to see this at half-time. Hell, I’d even get into rugby if we had something similar.
If you ever need an official, local, gay flag, this is it. Mava Mothiba, from the Department of Art’s and Culture’s bureau of heraldry, said yesterday that there had been no objections to the flag which is an adaptation of the international gay flag and the South African national flag. “It has been registered under the Heraldry Act and is protected under the act,” he said.
Well this is disappointing. New research that examined the life-cycle impact of conventional and electric vehicles shows that in many cases electric cars might pollute much more than petrol or diesel-powered cars. So if you are looking to buy an electric car to save the planet, you could, in fact, be harming it.
A new species of dinosaur has been unveiled – the Pegomastax africanus, a 200-million-year-old dinosaur – and it is the subject of a new peer-reviewed research paper in the journal ZooKeys. The fossils were discovered in South Africa (around and in Lesotho) 50 years ago.
While the Apple lovers are not committing the crimes themselves, popularity of the company’s devices in New York is being blamed for the increase of crime in the city. The NYPD commissioner has said that crime in New York City has significantly risen due to the theft of Apple products.
Over the past 11 years, a Women on Waves ship has visited Ireland, Poland, Portugal and Spain, sparking protests in each country from pro-life groups. Rebecca Gomperts, founder of the non-profit orginasation, and her team are sailing to a Muslim country for the first time, to raise awareness about women’s health, and specifically the drug misoprostol.
Sheryl Cwele is not a happy bunny today, she and her guilty-as-charged co-accused, Frank Nabolisa, have had their prison sentences increased to 20 years by the Supreme Court of Appeal. The pair were found guilty in May 2011 of drug dealing by the Pietermaritzburg High Court and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment each.
Every now and then I get sent some wine. I never tire of this. Even if the wine is insipid, badly labeled, and I have to get my panga out of storage to hack through the multi-layered coating of bubble wrap I am happy. I love free shit. I don’t care that I will probably chuck it away soon after opening; it’s the pure and simple joy of opening something that you know you didn’t pay for but is yours. This feeling lasts but a fleeting moment, but oh, it is sweet.
A bunch of Korean engineering students get incredibly excited watching a group of women perform a racy dance routine, throwing more fist pumps per second than previously recorded in the history of their country.
A man who died recently was found to have been stashing away gold bars worth $7 million under his house, while he only had $200 in his bank account. Walter Samaszko Jr., 69, of Carson city Nevada was also hoarding some rare gold coins, stocks, and a whole bunch of crap.
Hot Wheels have to be one of the best toys ever. Getting mini cars to do flips and twists landing back on the track only to roll on into a service centre, or maybe just onto another set of crazy loops, was the best. What’s better than this miniature craziness turned full scale? Click Through to find out.
President Zuma, answering a question from from DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko yesterday in front of the National Assembly, said “[y]ou have more rights because you’re a majority; you have less rights because you’re a minority. That’s how democracy works.”
Is South African Chenin any good? According to two international writers it is, and it isn’t. Frustratingly for local producers, mixed messages are being sent out. Locally we have been all “Yeah SA Chenin is the dog’s bollocks!” and then given a full-on smack-down by international writers: “Steady on there Saffas, your wines are definitely [...]
In another instance of sheep-like behavior, research shows that a banner message on Facebook showing users’ friends who voted drove a third of a million more voters to the poll booths in the 2010 US elections. It’s not simply people responding to a message, but rather seeing their friends had voted, that they then followed suit.
A crap film is the cause of two attacks on American embassies in Libya and Eygpt. Followers of an ultra-traditionalist approach to Islam are very pissed about a video called the “The Innocence of Muslims” that not only portrays the prophet Mohammed, but ridicules him as a homosexual, an advocate of paedophilia, and shows him having sex.
Hustler publisher, and all round bad-ass Larry Flynt posted a full page advert in the Washington Post and USA Today over the weekend offering a bunch of cash for any information about Mitt Romney’s tax affairs. Not exactly classy, but exactly awesome.
It was the reason America and Britain used to go to war in Iraq: Weapons of Mass Destruction. The CIA have finally declassified documents that show how the intelligence agency were bamboozled into believing Saddam Hussein had any.