An American mechanic took a client’s classic Ferrari F40 for a spin in Texas last week. Unfortunately he lost control of the 20-year-old supercar and smashed it into a fence. He survived, but somehow I don’t think that helps his case much. Police felt it necessary to also mention that speeding was involved before the accident.
You know that word that is normally preceded by “jou ma se”? Yes, that one. During a recent episode of Toy Stories on BBC (starring James May from Top Gear), that very same word sneakily popped up on screen. It appeared to be randomly written on the inside of a Spitfire plane replica that May was busy looking into.
As if it’s not bad enough suffering a broken ego, several bruises, and a broken cheekbone, M-Net has now also “reprimanded” Idols contestant Freddie Van’Dango. He drank alcohol on Friday night, tuned a DJ and was then apparently assaulted by a cage fighter. He claims he never raised so much as a fist himself, but does concede to having a “quick mouth and a rocker mentality.”
It gives me immense pleasure to introduce you to our latest addition to the 2oceansVibe Boss Hall of Fame! These two guys just completed their firefighter exam and they are eager to show you how quickly they can get a ladder off a truck and get one of them through a window several stories above the ground.
Man, don’t you just hate little brothers? Check out this laaitie trying to irritate his brother, who is playing on an iPad. After repeatedly getting kicked by his younger brother, ouboet finally loses his cool. What happens next? The best PK via iPad you’ve ever seen. Guaranteed.
A bout of flu broke out in the Idols house last week. To help “lift their spirits” the contestants were given permission to go out in public on Saturday night – without supervision. Apparently Freddie van’Dango was in such good spirits after a while that he tuned a DJ and got his arse kicked by a “cage fighter” in the process.
Redvers Stoke, also known as Naughty Nora, recently won a prestigious annual drag queen competition in his home village in Britain. Dressed in a bra, a tight pink slinky dress, a wig, and towering heels he belted out versions of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a string of Dolly Parton hits. In the process he competed (and won) against men almost three times his age. Fierce!
The other day Chris Brown decided to give up planking by tweeting the following: “No more planking for me unless it’s on a sexy lady.” Fox news reporter Andy Levy retweeted the post, adding: “You spelled ‘punching’ wrong.” Chris took offense and replied: “@andylevy children conduct themselves better! Much love and success!” You simply have to watch Andy’s LIVE response to this on TV.
The news broke earlier today that the ANC will charge Julius Malema for infringing upon the ANC’s constitution. The party spokesperson Keith Khoza has now confirmed that Floyd Shivambu will also be charged with bringing the ANC into disrepute and sowing divisions. Shivambu is the current ANC Youth League spokesperson.
CCTV footage caught this video of a guy trying to reason with a group of rioters in London last week. The 10 or so yobbos were busy robbing a shop in Clapham Junction when he walked by and tried to stop them. For his troubles he got a fire extinguisher unleashed in his face.
The Karoo Shale Gas Community Forum said today that fracking critics are ignoring the needs of the Karoo’s poverty-stricken residents. Spokesperson Vuyisa Jantjies criticized those who oppose fracking by Shell, by saying: “If you have still the demonstrations that you have had, I will tell you that they’re purely white, rented crowds, that come and toyi-toyi in front of Parliament.”
This sounds like a scene from one of the Final Destination movies! Michael Colley, a motorcyclist from the UK, was knocked out after coming off his Suzuki GSXR. Two motorists saw this, got out of their vehicle and tried to stop an ambulance that coincidently happened to drive past. Yes, that very same ambulance from my story headline.
A new biography, published by a very respected publisher yesterday, claims legendary designer Coco Chanel willingly collaborated with the Nazis during World War II. She also had a spy code-named “Westminster”, had a German officer for a lover, and was deeply anti-Semitic. She apparently even went on missions to help recruit new agents willing to serve Germany.
Remember that story from Australia a while ago about the guy who strapped a fake bomb to a schoolgirl’s neck? They caught him on Monday in his home in America following a short but intensive investigation spanning two continents. Turns out he literally flew from America to Australia and back again to execute this prank. No, seriously. There is no spice here.
Things got heated down in Cape Town with the Municipal Strike today! As you’ll see from this video, a fires were even lit in Adderley Street. You’ll also see a gentleman missing several front teeth saying “die Kaap is kwai!” to the camera, whilst a protester gets tackled by several policemen in the background.
During the Vietnam War John Lennon and Yoko Ono held two week-long “Bed-Ins for Peace” in Amsterdam and Montreal, which were their non-violent ways of protesting wars and promoting peace. In the process, a very cool documentary was made from. Yoko Ono, bless her heart, has posted it for free online viewing for a couple of days. Watch inside!
One of the passengers on the two light aircraft that went missing in George’s Valley, Limpopo, is a Durban air show coordinator, according to organisers. They won’t release a name however, out of respect for the person’s family.
About 1000 Thai dogs – destined to be cooked and eaten in Vietnam – escaped a gruesome fate when they were rescued by police before the weekend. As you’ll see from the video, they were stuffed into tiny cages, stacked high in scores of crates. Even though the story has a happy ending, please be warned that the visuals are very disturbing.
Josh Cole is a photographer from London with a strong background in the hip hop, parkour, and street culture. He returned to some of his old haunts following the riots over the last couple of days. Here are some rather disturbing pics of rioters he met, and the kind of weapons they aren’t afraid to use on whoever stands in their way.
A new National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme is currently underway. If you think this does not affect you because you already have medical aid, think again. The Health Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, said yesterday that the law, with no exceptions, would soon require us to contribute towards this scheme once it starts up. This is above and beyond the tax that everybody already contributes.
Bongani Moyo, standing trial for more than 35 bank robberies, escaped from the Pretoria Regional Court yesterday. He found a pair of crutches and simply walked out the front door – along with the rest of the public. But how did he escape from his cell to begin with? No one locked it.
Angry youths are taking over the streets of London. But rioting is a profession rather best left to the professionals. The guy featured in this video hopefully learned a valuable lesson: if you can’t even throw an umbrella properly at the bobbies then you should rather go back to being on the dole. Because that move was well embarrassing, innit?
Nice one, guys! South Africa has the highest rate of strikes in the world, a labour analyst said yesterday. We’ve had 1 000 working days per 1 000 workers lost in 2010 – and it is expected to be even worse at the end of this year.
Rick Mereki and two of his friends traveled the world in 44 days. Their trip included 11 countries, 63 000 km covered, an exploding volcano, 2 cameras and almost a terabyte of footage featuring Rick walking! They took 1 second clips from all the locations visited, and compiled it into this must see video. It is nothing short of brilliant.
“There was a lot of screaming.” The BBC is reporting that Zimbabwean police and military are recruiting civilians to illegally dig for diamonds for them. The report also mention a torture camp, run by Zimbabwe’s security forces, operating in the country’s rich Marange diamond fields.
Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on when it comes to pirating music, you have to respect the guys from Blink-182. For their latest single, they used several unauthorized fan clips that appeared on YouTube to make a music video for their latest single.
A study done in Britain has revealed that 19h00 on August 6 is the hour and day that people feel most content over there. They deduce this is the moment that the British people will literally smile collectively. No spice.
A newborn baby girl who doctors declared dead after being delivered was moments from her burial when she awoke and started crying at a Brazilian funeral home. She was immediately rushed back to the hospital placed in an intensive care unit, but sadly passed away for real shortly afterwards.
Hugh Hefner has had a tough time recently with his fiancé first dumping him, and then telling the press how bad he is in bed. So he did what any 85 year-old would do by throwing a party with a group of girls six decades younger than him. Only then did things get silly when they started planking – pics inside.
Matt Damon and his mom – a teacher – recently took part in a public march to support educators. But during a television interview a cameraman of all people decided to pipe up, claiming that “10% of teachers are bad at their job.” Matt wasn’t having anyone potentially insult his mother and responded with: “Maybe you’re a shitty cameraman!” Cute, man!