This week, our resident trans-sexual rock star and pop culture dominatrix, Mary Scary, contemplates Die Antwoord. You can catch more of her poignant opinions on The Rhys Woods Show with Stacey Howell, on Tuesdays from 5 – 7pm, only on 2oceansvibe Radio.
President Jacob Zuma made a very cool announcement this weekend on the 22nd anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison. Towards the end of this year South Africa will get a series of new bank notes which will have Madiba’s image as the main illustration instead of the animals we’ve come to know.
They’re surprisingly hard to find – the Salt & Vinegar flavour of Robertson spices. This, even though it is the best thing to put on popcorn at home. I used to go to the cinema just to experience popcorn with salt & vinegar flavouring. Because that was the only place I could find it. But [...]
The US Powerball had its third largest single winner ever this weekend, with one lucky punter taking home $336 Million, which works out to over R2,5 Billion. This, from MSNBC: Lottery officials say someone who played the Powerball has won the $336.4 million jackpot. The new multimillionaire has not stepped forward and the lottery has [...]
Christelle has worked out how easy it is to attach her phone via the AUX jack to her car music system. And with the 2oceansvibe Radio app (over 35,000 downloads so far) she won’t have to tear her hair out listening to radio that isn’t made for her. Maybe that’s why 2oceansvibe Radio is South [...]
The international jury of the 55th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Samuel Aranda from Spain as the World Press Photo of the Year 2011. The winning image, after the jump.
Just one night before she passed away at the age of 48, Whitney Houston took to the stage to sing “Yes, Jesus Loves Me” at the Kelly Price & Friends pre-Grammy concert on February 10th. Click ‘Continue Reading’ to watch the video to see Houston’s strong, and now eerie, performance.
Americans seem to have an insatiable appetite for high-energy, adrenalin fueled sports laced with machoism and violence. Their latest “sport” is no exception; it’s a crude mix of soccer, American football, ice hockey without the skates, a dash of WWE and police brutality.
The late Whitney Houston with Nelson Mandela Whitney Houston Was Found In The Bath – Pop star Whitney Houston was found dead in the bath in her room at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel, the Los Angeles coroner’s office has confirmed. Deputy coroner Ed Winter said that the post-mortem on the singer’s body had been completed, [...]
Whitney Houston, the pop singer who dominated world charts in the 80s and 90s, has died, aged 48. The I Wanna Dance With Somebody singer was found in the Beverly Hilton hotel. She was scheduled to play at a pre-Grammy award party. She died the night before the Grammys and, as a result, the awards [...]
Do yourself a favour and tune in to DJ Sox and his co-pilot, Yaron. You’ll enjoy them. They’re hilarious and they play KILLER beats. Every Friday from 15h00 to 17h00 (SA Time) on 2oceansvibe Radio. Tune in using the mobile app (download at 2ov.fm) or tune in from your computer right now. Click “Listen Live” [...]
Max Zorn is a street artist from the Netherlands. Like most street artists, he doesn’t use your usual artistic tools. Instead, all he uses is packing tape and a scalpel. You know, that icky brown tape that you use to close boxes with. And the result of his work is pretty damn amazing. Cinematic, even. Full gallery inside.
Thanks to Hollywood and entertainment media when we think of robots we tend to imagine humanoid machines, sometimes so closely resembling their real-life counterparts that the two are almost indiscernible. Because of that, there’s nothing that can really adequately prepare for this headless robotic monstrosity conjured up by the bright minds at DARPA.
One of the most famous image capturing companies in the world has decided to permanently discontinue one its most famous products: the camera. After filing for bankruptcy protection last month, Kodak new that it needed to make drastic changes to its business model.
The Twittosphere went a little gaga earlier this week over pictures of a supposed line of Louis Vuitton condoms that the luxury French fashion house was planning to unleash on their highbrow clientele.
I don’t think I have ever been more excited about a Groupon deal before. It’s our job to wade through the regular deals and show you the deals that gets our blood pumping. And this, my friend, is a GREAT example! Check this out: Umm, is this not the most awesome vibe ever? Seriously – [...]
In the battle for king of the ebook readers, Apple has been fighting pretty hard. iBooks for the iPad is a beautiful piece of software, there’s no denying it. Apple’s only real competition comes from Amazon, with it’s range of Kindle products. These have all been revamped recently – with a new ad to go with it. Full vid after the jump.
Commenting on the weather is usually as insightful as commenting that a pregnant chick’s belly “is growing”. It’s obvious, a bit silly and we all still do it. But in Cape Town this week the weather really was worth mentioning – and worth looking back at.
The 102 turbine Walney Offshore wind farm located approximately 15 kilometres off Walney Island, Cumbria, in the Irish Sea in the UK, is about to start harvesting the wind. It will provide electricity for 320 000 homes and the project has cost £1 billion.
Obama seems to be going with the “sing when you’re winning” line of thought – first his rendition of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together”, and now his 28-track long Campaign playlist has shown up on Spotify, to remind voters that he’s totally hip to the groove. Take a look to compare your tastes with the POTUS.
There is great excitement in Cape Town after the discovery of a ship found buried in a pit on the construction site at the No. 1 Silo at the V&A Waterfront. Read more about the excavation process, and see a video of the process, after the jump.
I just had to look up the words “EPIC” and “FAIL” in the dictionary, and would you know, this story was listed underneath each description. A South African conservation group demonstrating an anti-poaching method for reporters accidentally killed the rhinoceros they were using in the demonstration.
Late yesterday afternoon, and once more in the early hours of this morning, the hashtag #kidnapping began trending locally on Twitter. Multiple tweets claimed that a child had been kidnapped from the leafy Cape Town suburb of Newlands, and a red VW City Golf Velocity with the registration STW048GP was identified as the getaway car. It has since been debunked as a hoax. More after the jump.
There’s nothing we love more than incredibly lame fake video, and this one is a doozy. An engineer surveying for a planned road claims to have taken video of an actual wooly mammoth crossing an icy river in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug region of Siberia.
MTN In Bed With Iran’s Military – Competing mobile operators MTN and Turkcell were silent this week on the latter’s claims that MTN bribed its way into Iran six years ago. But circumstances surrounding MTN’s audacious entry into Iran, and the South African government’s concurrent diplomatic efforts there, provide a compelling context for the claims. [mail&guardian] [...]
It was announced earlier this week that rock n roll legends Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be performing at this year’s GRAMMY Awards. If you don’t know who the above mentioned is you have no business calling yourself a music lover and you have my deepest sympathies.
It’s a little weird that I just so happened to have been listening to Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” when I stumbled upon this announcement on Entertainment Weekly. After eight seasons, a vicodin addiction and a bisexual Olivia Wilde, Dr House will be hanging up his cane. Full release from Fox after the jump.
Scientists have done something they have been working on for over two decades: successfully drilled more than three kilometres through sheer Antarctic ice into a freshwater lake to take a sample. All they really know now is that Lake Vostok has had no contact with atmospheric pollutants for millions of years.
There have been two incidents recently where “rehabilitated” dogs have attacked people. Each time it sparked online discussions about whose fault it is – the owner, the dog or the victim? But these situations are much more complex. Check out this clip of a dog biting a news anchor, unprovoked, in the face during a recent interview.