Category Archives: Segue

A detour into stuff that isn’t what I normally write about.

A Scandalous week

In the last week, South Africa was rocked by five scandals. Any one of the five on its own would have been shocking. Collectively, they are an utter disgrace. Durban loses the right to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games On … Continue reading

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That’s all. I’m out.

This is my Farewell Post. I’m done. In January 2010, I read a news report while googling news stories about autism and autistics. A gastroenterologist named Andrew Wakefield had been found guilty of misconduct for a case study he’d done … Continue reading

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Gordhan Charged. Abrahams a cat’s paw

Well it happened. I never thought it would. I never thought that Zuma would be so reckless, but I clearly underestimated him. Pravin Gordhan is to appear in court to face charges over his granting of early retirement and a … Continue reading

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“Absolutely Anything” reviewed – Four out of Ten (Edited)

I rented the DVD of Absolutely Anything, the last ever Monty Python film, and watched it. This is my review of it. The good news: it’s not as bad as some of the critics have said. The bad news: it’s … Continue reading

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With our toes on the edge of the abyss

Last year, South Africa had its feet at the edge of an abyss. President Jacob Zuma dismissed Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and replaced him with Desmond van Rooyen. Under huge pressure, four days later Zuma relented and replaced van Rooyen with former Finance … Continue reading

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Dreading the outcome of the 2016 U.S Presidential Election

I’ve been watching the preliminary running in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Donald Trump is the Republican Presidential Candidate while Hillary Clinton will likely be selected as the Democratic one. I am reminded of a comedian’s (John Pinette, perhaps?) comment … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the death of a musical Prince

Earlier this week, Prince Rogers Nelson, the most prolific songwriter of modern times, died at his home aged 57. Despite the fact that an autopsy is still to be performed, some of the more ghoulish antivaxxers are claiming that he … Continue reading

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