Category Archives: Segue

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

Thoughts on electrically powered vehicles

Volvo has announced it plans to switch over to hybrid and electrically powered vehicles by 2019. The United Kingdom declared its intention to ban internal combustion vehicles by 2040 at the latest. Last year the German Bundesrat (Federal Council) passed … Continue reading

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Corruption Fatigue

It’s just too much now. Over the past few years, story after story about corruption and state capture has broken, and nothing has been done to fix matters. I’ve even blogged about it a few times. And that was before … Continue reading

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Thoughts on James Bond

Roger Moore, famous for playing Simon Templar in The Saint and James Bond from 1973 to 1985, passed away from cancer last week. I was a James Bond fan years ago. I’m not one any more. The character of James … Continue reading

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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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