Elon Musk spent US$44-billion on buying the micro blogging social media platform – and the world lost its shit.
In other areas, the dysfunction isn’t as suddenly obvious.
As we prepare to celebrate Easter Sunday tomorrow, many of us might feel we’re actually reliving Passover.
We’re not free of the nonsense; of the conspiracy theories and pettiness.
The great lemming-like surge to either the coast or the Hinterland will be upon us – if the price of petrol hasn’t skyrocketed to new record levels by then.
Lockdown was an Orwellian wet dream: Bheki Cele’s cops were great at stopping illicit booze and turning puffing blue rinsed grannies into forecourt hustlers, but not so good at stopping GBV behind closed doors. They were worse than useless when it came to open insurrection 15 months later.
As much as the Ukraine is asking for foreign volunteers to fight off the Russians, Durban comedian Karou Charou has done a wonderful skit that’s gone viral on WhatsApp wondering if Mbalula could not have been the ANC’s contribution to the Russian Federation’s destabilisation of eastern Ukraine without the Russians having to fire a shot.
It’s tempting to wonder if we’d be better off if the tragedy in Ukraine wasn’t as televised as it is now.
Yusuf Abramjee’s Twitter feed might not be to everyone’s taste, but it certainly is compelling.
South Africa is becoming a firm favourite for foreign films, we’re cheaper and Cape Town can be anything from North Africa to southern Europe and even California. Johannesburg didn’t even require set dressing for the dystopian District 9 and was perfect for Avengers Age of Ultron when Iron Man tried to subdue the Hulk. Some of us in Joburg are still trying.