Adele's "Someone like you" makes me want to dig out my cochleas with a spoon and donate them to the nearest implant centre. Not that it isn't a good song. I just have a minor problem with the whole wrist slitting sentiment it elicits.
I'd rather spend my time fantasizing about driving a car with the top down looking out at the ocean with the wind in my hair and a balmy breeze caressing my face, listening to Goodluck taking it easy or even listening to this:
Lady Gaga ~ Marry The Night (Live)
Anyways, if you've been living under a rock or if you're not from SA, we've had some major changes over the last few days which may inadvertently affect the future of this country on some level. Maybe if I cared more, I'd be bothered to go into detail but I've been disillusioned with life in SA for the longest time. I blame London and the UK for that - those bastards colonized my mind in the two years I was there. They just can't help themselves can they? So for now I'll copy and paste a friend's Facebook status:
October 19 1977 - South Africa's Apartheid government bans several local newspapers for publishing news articles about the beating and murder of Steve Biko at the hands of the police... the ANC protested this violently.
November 22 2011 - South Africa's ANC government passes the Protection of Information Bill allowing the incarceration (for up to 25 years) and banning of any journalist or entity that makes public information about the corrupt nature or actions of members of government.
Now everyone knows I'm not a huge fan of the media, especially those behind reckless and irresponsible reporting - but to have your notoriously corrupt government pull the plug on the open / transparent information act so that they can hide all the shit they get up to - well even I can see something heinously wrong with that.
It's just contributed to my belief that we're regressing as a nation. And it's become reason #37 to leave for good and never come back. Reason #3 is Eskom - the nation's infamous power supplier that sporadically plays spin-the-bottle with the country's power supply and conveniently runs out of money / capacity to supply the nation with power, while all its fat-cats sit with Millions in self-allocated bonuses firmly ensconced in their pockets. But that won't be our problem anymore... not if the Protection of Information Bill has anything to do with it.
On the brighter side, I don't know what's funnier - the fact that someone edited the ANC's Wikipedia page under the Criticism banner (click on image for larger visual):
Or the fact that Nando's never fails to cash in on any piece of controversial news:
South African's can laugh at just about ANYTHING. That's the #1 reason to stay.
In other news... Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating!