Monday, August 22, 2011

a little Grimm...

The classic fairytale says she would 'prick
her finger on the spindle of the Spinning Wheel of Death and die'

Well I'd like to say that Sleeping Beauty simply had an unhealthy reliance on pharmaceuticals for those hundred lonely years. A good century's sleep? for that I'd pay good money. Even if it were habit-forming.

Five Symptoms for Relief

A yellow bouquet

AR Rahman for Slumdog Millionaire

Hot Flu Remedy

Vicks in your bath

Steam from the kettle

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Ballet photography as an art form never really occured to me until I watched a production of Swan Lake at the Artscape Theatre a few years back. While watching the supple dancers move about the stage like ghosts, I imagined capturing their poses in a single frame. Their movements would cease at the click of a button, the courageous pas de deux held fast for eternity.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Today in our Television Genre lecture, Ms. Lecturer showed us examples of bricolage in the post-modern moment.This refers to the way in which cultural entities today appropriate and rearticulate signs from former movements.

In greater English sense, taking a whole bunch of popular culture and sticking it all over yourself. Examples of this phenomenom are Lady Gaga, the punk movement, MacGyver and the modern-day hipster.

I couldn't help smiling to myself. When hipster was mentioned, the audience began to murmur almost knowingly, and most of us bowed our heads in shame. We all know how the saying goes - if the  dress shirt fits , wear it.

                            Or something like that.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Geometry Lesson

A local conspiracy theory has found its way into Cape Town's after-dark warehouse of live music, Discotheque Fridays and cool-searching youth.

According to the claims of Facebook group Open Your Minds SA, the owners of popular nightclub The Assembly are members of the Illuminati, a secret society thought to be seated in the wings of powerful corporations and governments.

Using the club as a business front for otherwise conspiratory dealings, the rascals continue to sell two-for-one Zamaleks to bespectacled electroheads and imprint sublimial codes into their promotional posters as they hungrily pursue New World Order. 

Looks like an opportunity for another Dan Brownesque bestseller is on the way.

>Click to expand: Illuminati symbols of the pyramid and all-seeing eye often appear in the Assembly's stage set-up and promotional posters. And here I was thinking it was just the generic 'hipster triangle'...

Further reading: has a stab at it

African Aid.

According to

"The African Union today adopted a unilateral resolution to deploy army troops and care packages to England as looting and violence spread from London to other major cities."

Regarding the contents of the well-meaning care packages:

“Vegetables, mainly,” Charity Khumalo confirmed. “We’re sending them vegetables and toothpaste.”

Scan the rest of the article here. With your tongue in your cheek.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


P.S Those brushes are so beautiful, and I'm doing this to win. I must win! My complexion depends on it.

Little Dragon - Twice [7"Off the Wall (2006)]

Thursday, August 4, 2011

'...and it was all my own.'

Can a Man be His own island?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

insert name

______, three-point-six kilograms at birth and avid economy-class traveller, has circled the globe approximately twelve times in search of controversy and bizarre coincidences. Having completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Print Media, she found herself irked by a pair of itchy feet back in her native Cape Town.  Since then, her luggage has included a single suitcase of her best clothes, a bottle of Evian and a permanent case of writer’s block. ____makes good window-seat company, loves in-flight food and is not afraid of turbulence. In her spare time she tries to cure her condition by reading novels, wallpapering and practices her vowels in the mirror. She continues to write, despite the jetlag, and can be frequently found slipping drafts underneath editors’ office doors.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Daughter of those controversial 'Je t'aime, moi non plus' crooners, Serge Gainsbourg and English actress Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg is sure set to scandalize the French public in the stead of her celebrated parents.

The singer was quite happy to receive fashion advice from her iconic mother for her outfit at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, and arrived in a sheer black number that left little to the imagination. Some would say this ensemble were a little unbecoming for a woman so far along in her pregnancy. I just love the family resemblance.

Back in 1969, Jane Birkin made a public appearence at the premiere of Slogan, memorably clad in a bosom-revealing transparent dress.

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