Tony Ehrenreich is South African trade-unionist and regional secretary of the Western Cape region of COSATU. He’s also a social media badass, and has absolutely no time for you if you have more tweets than followers. Check this out.
The Daily Beast have put together a list of what they’re saying are the 11 best Monty Python moments of all time. But with so much brilliant material to choose from, which scenes stick out?
‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ opens in South African cinemas on 13 December 2013. In preparation for the film’s worldwide release, Air New Zealand is up to their old tricks with a new promotional video titled ‘Just Another Day in Middle Earth.’
In order to advertise their ‘Week of Greatness’, Footlocker put together an ad that makes you feel like everything is right with the world.
‘Improv everywhere’, a viral prank group, thought it would be a cool idea to dress some kid up as Harry Potter, adorn his trolley with a Hedwig lookalike, and have him ask people where platform 9 and 3/4 is.
This is a bit of a blunder. In their preparations for the 2022 World Cup, the architectural firm behind one of the stadiums have released an artists impression of what the stadium might look like when it is complete.
Think about what you have to do today. Now, don’t do it. “How?” we hear you ask. It’s easy – just follow the instructions on this epic infographic. In fact, you might as well kick the procrastination off by reading the infographic.
SNL gone done it again. Despite knowing how much Kanye West hates parodies of himself, they went ahead an produced this spoof video. In the clip, Jay Pharoah (Kanye) and Nasim Pedrad (Kim) nail their respective characters as they host the fictional breakfast show “Waking Up With Kimye”.
Volleyball just doesn’t get the same kind of press that other ball sports do. Well, maybe (women’s) beach volleyball does – but certainly not indoor volleyball. We’d like to change that, if only for a minute.
Surely you all know of Anne Hirsch by now? Sure you do. She’s back making videos again, and this time she’s taken a page from Loyiso Gola’s book – and started her very own news channel.
BREAKING: Justin Bieber makes bold political statement about Argentina’s Dirty War by desecrating Argentine flag – is what would have been in the headlines if Bieber was making a political statement. But he didn’t. He just desecrated the flag – no reason.
The selfie. Has it become an accepted means of self-expression – have we all decided it’s okay? Is it an art form? No one can really say, but it certainly seems that the initial disgust with the self-indulgent practice has been subtly swept under the carpet. Everybody’s doing it.
But how do you tame your brilliant beard? Shaving is hard. Isreali director Michael Mevorach felt so passionate about the obstacles men face when they shave that he made this hilarious short film about a man cleaning himself up for a date.
You just can’t keep a good comedian down. Sacha Baron Cohen takes even the most mundane of situations, and finds a means of turning it into comedy. If he isn’t throwing Kim Jong Il’s fake ashes all over Ryan Seacreast – then he’s killing an old lady on stage.
For your pleasure: The latest episode of the Anne Hirsch Show features the Monarch of the Fiefdom of Cape Town, Madam Premier Helen of Leeuwenhof. The girls chat about drum majorettes, rottweilers, and other interesting things.
Humour is one of the best ways of dealing with kak news. The proposed Secrecy Bill is kak news. So, Right2Know is hosting a night of comedy and biting satire along with some of South Africa’s best comedians.
This is some of the worst driving you will ever see. Not simply because of the actual driving, but because of the driving philosophy held by the driver in question – it boggles the mind.
In yet another series of pranks – Kimmel invited parents all over America to trick their kids. Now, while trick-or-treating is fairly foreign to South African kids, American kids take it very, very seriously. And if they don’t get their fair share, all hell breaks loose.
This video is going to be better than you expect – trust me. It’s the masterpiece of one Matthijs Vlot, who is basically a video remix genius. He spends hours cutting and chopping video, and piecing it back together to create something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Literally.
This is a bit of a weird one. You would expect the star of movies like ‘True Grit’ and ‘No Country For Old Men’ to put up a decent bar fight, but this is just embarrassing. The 45 year-old seemed to be trying to take down a bouncer at O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica. He was outraged because the bouncer had told him that the pub was closing for the night – and he was prepared to fight to keep it open.
“Lets go do a show in Brazil,” Bieber’s manager said. “It will be so relaxing,” he said. Well, after what has been a very hectic week in Brazil, it doesn’t look like JB will be going back any time soon. First, he attempts to leave a brothel under a bed sheet, but gets caught anyway. And now this. It feels as if, by some divine mercy, some sort of deity has heard the worlds’ anti-Bieber sentiments,and has answered them oh so swiftly.
We get sent links to cool stuff all the time. Sometimes the cool stuff is genuinely cool, sometimes it just isn’t. But every once in a blue moon we get an absolute gem sent to us – something from the deep web that mainstream media hasn’t been able to pick up quite yet. This time it’s a music video from somewhere in South Africa.
The [insert country]‘s Got Talent franchise just keeps on cropping up with so many gems. If it’s not an ugly woman who can melt your face with her singing, it’s a ridiculously precocious little kid who can play the piano like Beethoven. There just no end to the amount of people who have talent – despite their limitations.
Kulula.com were the first South African airline to give the comic safety demonstration a try. It was cute, it got the odd chuckle, but soon it got pretty tired and cringeworthy. But let’s face it, it’s extremely hard to take something as earnest and serious as safety precautions and turn it into something people actually want to watch and engage with. But somehow Virgin Airlines have managed it.
Leaves. They’ve always been the go-to ingredient when trying to construct an elaborate prank. Cover a hole with leaves, have your mate fall 10 metres into the ground. Classic. They’re also great for hiding in, and reappearing when your victims least expect it. Such was the technique of our latest prankster,who got into the Halloween vibe by dressing as a pumpkin and hiding under some leaves.
David Arqutte may have a bit of a thing about coming clean to Howard Stern – as he opened up again in a drunk call to Howard, live on air. David called into the show and immediately declared he was “wasted” after a wrap party, before he went to spill some serious beans. His rant ticked almost all of the bean-spilling categories, as his 30-minute call went on to cover his wife, Hitler and religion.
Well, ex step dad, now that Bruce Jenner has divorced Kim Kardashian’s mom, Kris. But that would be way to complicated to explain in a headline. Anyway, the drummer for the Black Keys is a guy by the name of Patrick Carney, and his Instagram account is one of the funniest shrines to plastic surgery [...]
I imagine this is the closest we’ll get to feeling like Bill Cosby in ‘Kids Say The Darnedest Things’, because we just found this kid who did the darnedest thing. Last Saturday Pope Francis gave a speech “about families” to thousands of pilgrims who had traveled a long way to see the man in the white dress.
To all of the social media managers out there, were sorry about this. We know your job is important and, without it, your companies “daily impressions to viral reach” ratio would be completely off. But you’ve got to be able to laugh at yourself sometimes, right? Please enjoy this hilarious picture of a new idea for a Halloween costume – it’s pretty scary.