Posts Tagged South Africa

And so it ends. Ugh.

And so it ends. Ugh.

Much as I expected, the final of the World Cup amounted to more than two hours of turgid crap, with Spain not surprisingly chalking up their favourite scoreline of 1-0. Much was made beforehand about the clash of styles; the BBC must have spent a fair packet on what seemed to be an endless stream of high-production mini-movies that punctuated the tedious pre-match pitter-patter of Messrs Lineker, Hansen, Shearer and Dixon. Everyone seemed to expect a classic, though anyone who had actually watched these two teams throughout the tournament would have known that it was going to be little more than a tedious borefest won by the odd goal in one. Read the rest of this entry »

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World Cup Review

The World Cup is over: a it’s time for a quick review of all the teams. Unsurprisingly, I have given Germany the highest score out of ten, though this has nothing to do with my being biased. They were genuinely good, and in many pundits’ opinion the most exciting and dynamic team of the tournament. How things have changed from the disaster of 1998, where I would have given them a big fat zero. Or Euro 2000, where they meritted no better than minus ten. Read the rest of this entry »

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Most strange…

Most strange...

I have often prattled on at length about this country’s immigration policy, the attitudes of those who motivate it, and those who may have profited from it. Yet this week a story cropped up that really did make me wonder how these people actually work. Read the rest of this entry »

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American Geographic

American Geographic

This morning I received a rather hilarious but at the same time disturbing image: a screencap from the Chicago-based television channel WGN9 reporting on the situation in South Africa – or should I say South America. I have seen similar screencaps before where Iraq has been placed where Outer Mongolia should be or where Paris has been relocated to northern Romania or the Outer Hebrides, but this one takes the biscuit. Read the rest of this entry »

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Of trousers, Learjets and bendy straws

Of trousers, Learjets and bendy straws

I have this rather idealistic belief – call it foolish if you must – that politicians get into the business to serve the people they represent. Of course, this has never been the case as the vast majority of them have always been in it for themselves, but as each day passes by their piss-taking credentials seem to increase almost exponentially. Read the rest of this entry »

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You bloody agent…

You bloody agent...

My Big Bad of the moment – literally true as he is certainly big and very, very bad – is the leader of the ANC Youth League, Julius Malema. Or perhaps that should be Julius Melanoma, the new cancer on the political map of South Africa. Read the rest of this entry »

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And then the kak hits the fan…

And then the kak hits the fan...

I’ve made it a point not to talk about it on here for fear of it turning into a full-blown rant, but I just really need to say something about the current situation in South Africa and the unnecessary upping of the ante by bellicose extremists. Read the rest of this entry »

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