Monthly Archives: May 2009

A South African Embarrassment [Hans Rosling on HIV – TED talk]

As a South African I get dismayed and embarrassed when I watch this incredible TED talk detailing the status of HIV/AIDS around the world in today’s age. Hans Rosling explains using beautiful visuals how, amongst other things, South Africa has become, well, a rather large blotch on the map of HIV infections, and has completely and utterly fallen behind even our neighbouring african countries in this area.┬áIs our garlic and beetroot perhaps not working so …

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Idols

Idols

High five for Neotel. Cos the whole “international first double winner” thing is, well, bullshit.

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Win a 3 year School of Advertising Bursary

AAA School of Advertising (the name must be a legacy yellow-pages hack) and Springleap just sent me details of a competition for aspiring designers and marketers at high schools across the country. Design a T-Shirt, market it to get votes, most votes wins. The prize: a 3 year bursary to learn everything the AAA School of Ads can teach you, which is hopefully a hell of a lot. That’s a damn good prize, kids. I’ll …

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Wednesday Time Wasters

Image via Wikipedia It’s the first 5-day working week in South Africa the People’s Republic of Jacob Zuma for a long time, so to help split up the week, here are a handful of time wasters I’ve been collecting over the past weeks: View some of cinema’s most dramatic typing scenes. Download the MP3 and listen to Bat For Lashes’ cover of Kings of Leon – Use Somebody. [via] Play Kings Quest / Police Quest …

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