The World’s Nearly Over, So We Might as Well Laugh While We can
Wow, I had no idea that yesterday’s post would raise so many people’s blood pressure. I’m glad I’m not alone in wanting to hurl my radio out the window sometimes, and apparently may be more sane than some of you (kidding!).
There’s one thing that always lowers my blood pressure, and that’s reading Hayibo. Sadly, South Africa’s finest news source has announced that it’s ending on Friday, so we only have two days of fun left. The only thing sadder than the fact that it’s ending at all is that it won’t be available to cover the ANC’s five-year conference in Mangaung, so we will never know what’s going on. Seriously, soon we might not know anything, because of the Secrecy Bill, but maybe, as we’ll learn in a bit, we wouldn’t want to hear about it anyway.
In the meantime, here are some articles to make you laugh away your grumbles from yesterday–just a few of my favorite things (stories) from our soon-to-depart friends. I tried to pick some that were not too SA politics-specific, for those of you who are not followers. What are your favorites (and yes, newspaper-ites, I know I’m up-styling when the actual links are down-styled. It’s just a bad decision I made)?
Because it’s Christmas: “World Outraged as Christians Claim Christmas Celebrates the Birth of Jesus”
For those outraged by yesterday’s post: “Africans Shocked by Uncivilized Antics of European Savages”
Crossing a line somewhere, but could just as easily be about the United States, so I’m posting it: “Hayibo Admits it Benefited from Apartheid”
Since I know there are several entertainment news junkies out there: “Leonardo DiCaprio Likely Candidate to Play Mandela in New TV Series (yes, that IS the proper spelling of Leo’s name!)”, and on a note related to both that and what we discussed yesterday: “Morgan Freeman to be Nelson Mandela for Foreseeable Future”, and let’s conclude this section, on the funny-but-line-crossing, yet rife with truth and some of the political humor that I promised to avoid: “Mandela Day: ANC Promises to Run South Africa for 67 Minutes.”
And, finally, for those of you who appreciate a good dose of politics, here’s my personal favorite: “South Africans Beg for Secrecy Bill to Block Malema News”
Enjoy it while it lasts, folks. It’s all fun and games until the world ends.