James summarised January 2018 for us. It's all here, neatly wrapped.
Apparently the State of the Union address was not a night for facts, though. Even Melania didn't look impressed.
Where would we be without Zapiro and Poplak's latest take on the state of the nation / president / country?
I loved this bit: "Ramaphosa told a heat-stunned crowd that he wanted corruption wiped away, and that he wanted punctuality to rule: every cadre in the ANC would have to set their Breitlings not to Dubai time, but to CAT. Cleanliness and efficiency; technocracy to the rescue.
The crowd seemed to be buying it. It is told that the whirring of watch stems could be heard as far north as Senegal."
" 'Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures' said 19th century writer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. In a world of farcical politics and chronic social division filtered through “fake news” and caricatured by social media, fiction might just be medium we need to better understand our contemporary reality. " is the introduction to these emerging authors to look out for.
Michael McIntyre was in SA recently, with his latest show. Here's a clip in case you have FOMO, or want to relive it. Either way, it's good.
Everyone has seen this one on interviewing a millennial, so you guys can keep scrolling, but for the rest of you - here it is.
A SA film nominated for an Oscar is based on Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and it looks great.
And in a twist on that old "Can you see the snake / grasshopper / leopard in this picture?" ploy, can you see the grasshopper in this Van Gogh? For real, though?
Bruno Mars' That's what I like won Best Song at the Grammys, so we will play out with that one.
Have an awesome weekend everyone.
Here's last week's Ten.
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