Yesterday I took a day of annual leave to sort out some issues pertaining to our upcoming emigration. Stage 3: Where the f**k are our medical forms? The Canadian High Commission is in Pretoria, along with most of the other high commissions and embassies. This is because Pretoria is the state capital of South Africa.Continue reading What I did on my day off (Part 3)
Yesterday I took a day of annual leave to sort out some issues pertaining to our upcoming emigration. Stage 2: Renewal of Police Clearance Certificate When we first decided to emigrate, it was clear that it would take a long time, and we would have to renew several things that had already been issued. OfContinue reading What I did on my day off (Part 2)
Yesterday I took a day of annual leave to sort out some issues pertaining to our upcoming emigration. Stage 1: Renewal of Driver’s Licence Card I woke up earlier (7am) than usual (8am), so that I could be at the Randburg Licencing Department to renew my driver’s licence card. It expires in August 2010, whichContinue reading What I did on my day off (Part 1)
Once upon a time, I referred to obliviots as “tomcruises”, because Tom Cruise exemplified the term when he jumped on Oprah’s couch, said he would eat the placenta, and then backed out. They might all have been called “dannyglovers” if he had eaten the placenta. Anyway, Danny Glover is almost as ignorant as Pat Robertson.Continue reading Danny Glover is an obliviot
Tonight I tried to buy tickets to a show. Some bloke called Jeremy Clarkson and a few of his mates are coming back for a fourth time to Johannesburg, and it’s the last chance we’ll get to see them for the foreseeable future. I tried seven times to buy those tickets. SEVEN TIMES. If VerifiedContinue reading ‘Verified’ By Visa? Surely you mean ‘Violated’?
Far be it from me to dictate who you should pick as your invisible friend in the sky, but there is an insidious movement in the world that is taking away the rights of people to live their lives in a free and open society. And for that group of people, do you *really* thinkContinue reading And another thing …
I’m annoyed. But some background first. South Africa has “celebrities”, because there really isn’t an A-list and B-list differentiator. You qualify as a celebrity if: You act in a soapie (Egoli, 7de Laan, Villa Rosa) You have your photo taken at a rave (Cassie Booyse, a.k.a. Vernon Koekemoer) You release a CD You host aContinue reading Celebrittle
We are back from a week-long holiday. It was fabulous. Unfortunately, all the fucktards on the road made it less fabulous. So, as a public service announcement, I’d like to tell all the bad drivers to die in a fire. Speed limits are limits, not targets. Truck drivers are especially bad (I reported three atContinue reading And we’re back
"In the course of this discussion [Nicholson] changed the rules of the game, took his eyes off the ball and red-carded not only players but also spectators". Nicholson then overstepped his judicial authority by failing "to confine the judgement to the issues before the court; by deciding matters that were not germane or relevant; by creating new factual issues; by making gratuitous findings against persons who were not called upon to defend themselves; by failing to distinguish between allegation, fact and suspicion; and by transgressing the proper boundaries between judicial, executive and legislative functions."
A lot of things bug me (we all have issues, I guess), but when someone who runs a business like TurboCASH gets defensive and rude when I threaten legal action after my numerous requests to be removed from a mailing list go unanswered, this is the last straw.