Monthly Archives: December 2008

Mbeki on Mugabe (via Hayibo.com)

Awesome parody satire site Hayibo.com relates Mbeki’s comments on Mugabe: “That’s why I sold every last shred of moral high ground the ANC had after 1994 to keep him out of the International Criminal Court in The Hague,” said Mbeki. “Now I realise I was just like Amy Winehouse and he was like Blake. They wanted to make him go to rehab in The Hague, but I said no, no, no. “But now I’m not …

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Google Zeitgeist 2008 for South Africa

For those of you interested in seeing what South Africans search for, here’s the Google Zeitgeist 2008 for South Africa. It’s actually quite boring in some places. I mean who googles for yahoo? Or googling for facebook? Or the worst – googling for google? An indication perhaps of immaturity in South African search usage? I thought so, until I looked at some of the US and UK trends, and we’re not that far away from …

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Coldplay’s Costly Creativity?

Did Coldplay plagiarise Joe Satriani’s work? They claim they didn’t, but the Youtube video says otherwise.

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Quiverful? Seriously? Dumb Religion at its Best

Quiverful? Seriously? Dumb Religion at its Best

I don’t actually want to get into any religious debate – I’m not a fan of organised religion in any form. However, sometimes you read something that just comes across as stupid. These “Quiverful” families basically hold that they will keep on breeding so long as God keeps them fertile. The Duggar family now has 17 kids with an 18th on the way and they blame it on a messy combination of fertility and religion…  …

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Lefsetz Tells the Music Labels How It Is

Congratulations major labels…  You’ve marginalized yourselves!  Wanting everybody to pay for music, suddenly few are.  And all the money is on the road.  And why should an act give you a share of its road money, you’re not agents, you don’t know how to do it, you only want to skim the cream from the top.  Or try to get the act on terrestrial radio and television, neither of which move tonnage like the old …

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