This week Ryan talks to Tobi Van Zyl, the CEO of MoneySmart.co.za, about how to manage your finances, and indeed your life, from an online platform. Also, given that it’s a brand new year, with 365 days of opportunity for mischievous teenagers, with acne and imaginary girlfriends, to screw up your computer with a virus, [...]
Taxi Rank is a newly-launched web app that lets folks in Cape Town order cabs online or via smartphones – which isn’t in itself especially new or useful. What is pretty neat is that, once pick-up and drop-off points are specified, the service also provides estimated quotes by Cape Town’s various taxi companies, organized by price.
Morning spice reported that a dog attacked a two-year-old girl at Clifton’s first beach on Wednesday this morning. It turns out that the same dog whisperer, James Lech, responsible for a dog that mauled a girl in a similar attack last year, is responsible for this latest incident too.
Entertainment Weekly have dropped some of the first images from Stephen Soderbergh’s much anticipated stripper flick, ‘Magic Mike’. Check out what’s on the men-u at Club Xquisite this June after the jump.
How do you know if you’ve succeeded in life or in business? It’s not the Ferrari, the house in Bishopscourt or the kids in private school. It’s being invited by Black Astrum to have them make business cards for you – for the cost of R12 000. Per card. No spice.
What if there was a deodorant out there powerful enough to transform any ordinary guy into a man who smells like power? Wonder no more! Thanks to Old Spice, that day has come, together with a new mind-blowing ad campaign.
Kim Jong Il’s Other Son Says It’s All A Front – The oldest son of North Korea’s deceased despot Kim Jong Il blasted his ruler brother as a “symbol” whose role was stage-managed by the Pyongyang elite, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Thursday. Kim Jong Nam, who fell out of favor with his father for [...]
Wimpy is a South African staple – and considered almost compulsory if you’re on a road trip. Did you know that they have braille menus in all of their restaurants? I didn’t either. They released a video in December last year to promote this fact, baking buns using sesame seeds as braille lettering. This video has blown up in a big way.
There’s a storm rapidly brewing over a very contentious amendment to the South African Weather Service Bill. The Democratic Alliance has slammed the “undesirable” and “draconian” sections on the grounds that they are a threat to the safety of all South Africans and would create an unfair monopoly over weather forecasting.
Hey gang! Check out Ari Kruger’s new short film, My Backyard. The main character, Zach, is writing a film script and decides to explore his own ‘backyard’ in order to interrogate his feelings for and impressions of his country. A riotous mix of reality and sub-conscious projections that is both thought-provoking and amusing. Check out [...]
Not everything went according to plan at the ANC’s centenary celebrations over the weekend. Dictator, and Ugandan President, Yuweri Museveni, had to get his security guards to buy him some grilled chicken from Nando’s because there was no food at his accommodation.
Once again, YouTube user barackdubs has come up with a winner! This time he places super cut video clip-grabs, featuring Barack Obama, over the backtrack of Lady Gaga’s Born this Way. In other words, it looks and sounds like Obama is actually singing the song. Video after the jump.
To all the guys out there, if you’ve ever sat through p.s. I Love You starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, you’ll know that the movie makes listening to Slipknot played backwards at maximum volume for 12 hours straight seem more fulfilling. It’s the story of a charming Irish lad who falls in love with [...]
Victorinox, manufacturers of the iconic Swiss Army Knife, as well as a host of other sharp shiny things, have unveiled their latest range of all-in-one utility tools, which now include a solid state flash drive of up to 1 terabyte capacity! Sweet!
Jeb Corliss has dedicated his life to human flight, and in so doing often makes the seemingly impossible a reality. He is one of the world’s foremost and best-known BASE-jumpers and wingsuit pilots. Wingsuit pilots are basically maniacs who put on a Batman suit and use it to fly down the face of mountains. In [...]
India Demands Apology After Top Gear India Special – Jeremy Clarkson, the Top Gear presenter, may have been described by the chairman of the BBC Trust as a “leading cultural export”, but his latest foray abroad risks causing a diplomatic incident. The complaint follows a string of controversies involving Mr Clarkson. [telegraph] Zola Bud Wants [...]
The award-winning documentary Inside Job drilled down into what caused the 2008 financial crisis by consulting some of the finest financial experts. Margin Call creates a fictionalised account of the most critical 24 hour period of the meltdown, featuring some of Hollywood’s most respected actors.
Once only confined to smoky speakeasies and gambling halls, the Italian Mafia has now spread to every corner of Italy. A recent study has revealed that The Mafia is now the biggest business in Italy – with an annual turnover of €160 billion. Italy’s four Mafia groups also hold about €65 billion in cash reserves, effectively making them Italy’s biggest bank.
On the back of the dreadful news that eight rhino carcasses were found in the Kruger National Park within the space of 24 hours the day before yesterday, a South African columnist and well respected journalist has asked whether we should be farming rhino.
I’d forgotten that this was something people still did! That metaphorical ‘Doomsday Clock,’ that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists uses to represent the threat of nuclear war, was moved to five minutes to midnight, the closest to doomsday it’s been since North Korea’s 2007 nuclear weapons test.
Teh Tarik (literally “pulled tea”) is a Malaysian tea beverage similar to what we know this side as iced tea. But somehow I doubt Lipton prepares theirs in the way this guy does. That’s why he is our latest addition to the 2oceansVibe Boss Hall of Fame.
To celebrate 500 episodes with Springfield’s most famous family, the producers of ‘The Simpsons’ are also preparing to break a Guinness World Record by challenging the show’s biggest fans to sit down and watch all 500 episodes of the show, back to back.
CES 2012 Coverage – Held in Las Vegas, the International CES is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow and basically showcases every single gadget you could ever imagine. Now that we’re all into tech toys and iPhones and iPods, with bluetooth coming out of our ears – this is basically heaven. Wired covered it nicely. [...]
It’s nice that companies are willing to go to insane lengths to try and make us buy their things. Take G-Form, who wrapped up an Apple tablet in their ‘Extreme Edge’ case, and launched it into space on a weather balloon before dropping it back to earth to prove how extreme their case really is.
Those Aussies just need to be the best at everything, don’t they? Except, a British medical journal recently revealed that Australia and New Zealand also top the global charts for usage of marijuana and methamphetamine! Awkward!
I was reading the latest issue of top men’s fashion magazine, Esquire (UK) on my iPad this weekend (I subscribe via the Zinio app) and I noticed a shoe editorial, with a model showing off various pairs of sneakers. The Puma picture was enough to secure a Tuesday Tabs ambassadorship. I don’t know her name, [...]
Instead of selling off some non-essential items like a TV or maybe a set of golf clubs when his financial situation became dire, a Saudi business man chose to sell his son. For $20 million.