Jeremy Clarkson appeared earlier this week on the BBC’s “The One Show”. During his interview he said that public servants who are taking part in a strike “ought to be executed in front of their families”. But Clarkson says it was only a joke and that producers of the show were warned in advance and approved of the comments.
Earlier this week Seth showed you a video of a charming British woman ranting and raving about ethnic minorities sharing the tram with her and how they are ruining Britain. Since then, two more videos, featuring equally charming ladies went viral. The competition for Britain’s most racist commuter is heating up! See the two new contenders after the jump.
This picture was taken in Weltevreden Park, Johannesburg, earlier today. The events leading up to the picture being taken are not known, but I think it is safe to assume that the driver did not pass his or her K53 test.
Saudi Arabia is in danger of losing all their female virgins within the next ten years, according to the country’s highest religious council. This follows a woman being spared a punishment of ten lashes after she was caught driving a car. The Majlis al-Ifta’ al-A’ala Council have warned that allowing women to drive would provoke a surge in prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce.
Yesterday DJ Fresh tweeted the following regarding a family member: “Attention seeking person i know says ‘i just tried to kill myself’… would it be ‘wrong’ to send them 5 ways that WILL work? #SOselfish [sic]“. He also called his cousin “a suicidal brat”. This has upset a lot of people, including the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), yet Fresh remains defiant on the matter.
Gabriele Amorth is the Vatican’s chief exorcist. And if he is to be believed, he’s pretty good at it with just under 70 000 banished evil spirits under his belt. He says yoga is the work of the devil and leads to a belief in Hinduism, which, in turn, leads to evil.
An American gun club has invited children and their families to pose for pictures with Santa Claus – and a high-powered firearm! They are able to choose between grenade launchers, assault rifles and AK-47s. The picture, taken against a festive backdrop, will then feature on a holiday card. Afterwards, the families also get a chance to test out the machine guns.
The Beagle Freedom Project rescues dogs that are bred and used for lab testing. These dogs are born in laboratories and live in cages their whole lives. The project recently rescued 40 dogs, between ages four and seven, who have never seen outside sunlight.
The saying goes that you shouldn’t bring a knife to a gunfight. But in Egypt, where violence is once again reaching a crescendo, protesters are protecting themselves with whatever they can find as they fight fierce street battles with the military. Check out their home-made armour consisting of garden buckets, gas masks and…egg boxes.
This is one of the most powerful videos I’ve seen in a long time.
Kristina Rei from Russia clearly never watched that Absolutely Fabulous episode where Eddie tells Patsy that your lips should always be smaller than your face. She has just had her 100th botox injection – bringing her total expenses on these procedures to R50 000 so far. Her quest is twofold: to emulate cartoon diva Jessica Rabbit, and have the world’s biggest pout.
Three prominent gender rights organisations met with Mandla Mandela yesterday. This, after he made statements regarding South Africa’s sexual age of consent last year, saying that when it comes to culture, the sexual age of consent is a “white, Western notion.” He was specifically referring to the ukuthwala practice, where girls as young as 14-years-old are abducted and forcefully married to older men.
Footage showing a Liverpool drug dealer throwing R1,5 million worth of cocaine from a moving car has been released by police. The guy tossed 2kg of the drug from the window of a Mercedes while being followed by police filming the chase.
The Brothers Streep were recently seen on Idols, where they poked a bit of fun at some of the show’s more controversial moments and characters. And before that they performed live for Anna Paquin on the Graham Norton show. This time they tackle the ANC’s steamrolling of the Protection of Information Bill in parliament this week. Check out “The Secrecy Bill” after the jump.
Joyce Evans is an American news anchor for a local station in Philadelphia. She recently became a bit more famous when a vintage clip of her back in the 80′s surfaced online. After signing of a report in perfect English, she waits a couple of seconds, and then… No, rather watch for yourself. Trust me on this one.
It seems we aren’t the only ones who had some action in parliament yesterday. South Korea’s ruling party has ratified a controversial free trade deal with the United States. But just before they did that an opposition MP set off and threw a teargas device at the speaker, briefly clearing the chamber.
The landslide victory of the opposition conservative Popular Party in Spain is widely viewed as a threat to same-sex marriage in that country. But the gays won’t go down without a fight. Or without a make-out session, for that matter. Watch as a live Al Jazeera news report on the election gets photobombed by two guys furiously sucking face.
Those sneaky Russians! News anchor Tatiana Limanova gave Barack Obama the middle finger during a recent TV bulletin. After mentioning that her president is soon to be taking over the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leadership responsibilities (that were previously held by Obama), she flashes a zap nonchalantly, before continuing her bulletin.
It looks like the investigation into the death of Peter Roebuck is far from over. The Australian sports journalist committed at the Newlands Southern Sun hotel last weekend. Police will now question 16 male students who lived with him in his eight-bedroom house. Roebuck had been accused of sexually assaulting one of them before his suicide.
Jaco Haasbroek is a designer from Cape Town. This guy designed a t-shirt so cool that it has now been worn twice on one of the biggest TV shows at the moment. The shirt is called “High 5” and it popped up in an episode of Modern Family last month, and again on last Wednesday’s episode. High-five!
A 2oceansViber sent us this report regarding an upcoming prawn gathering in Johannesburg. Yesterday morning, a bunch of them hit the morning traffic on foot, yet still wearing their helmets. Their agenda? To apologise in advance for Sunday’s 94.7 Momentum Cycle Challenge, and to present motorists with alternative routes to get around the city. They also urged drivers to #SmileDammit
Joao Leite dos Santos is one loco ese! On Sunday he visited a Brazilian zoo in Sao Paulo, got drunk, and decided to take a swim in the monkey enclosure. As you’ll see from this video, he ended up being attacked and badly injured. According to experts, the only reason why he survived was because the monkeys were afraid of the water.
A brand-new, fully electric superbus has been purchased to make traveling between Dubai and Abu-Dhabi more enjoyable. It is designed to be capable of driving 250 km/hr whilst carrying 23 passengers! I believe the term “amazeballs” is appropriate here. Pics and a video of this delicious monstrosity after the jump.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said yesterday that racial insults on the soccer field are nothing more than “on-field provocation”. He also suggested that players should accept this as part of the game and simply shake hands at the end of the match. I was actually trying to think of something sarcastic to insert here, but I’m too busy weeping for humanity at the moment.