Saturday 15 December 2018

Ten of the Best #143

No story necessary - Zuma's bills getting bigger.

Morning all. It's been a busy few weeks for me and my family, so I apologise for the radio silence. But I'm back, with all the stuff raided from your time lines, that I haven't watched yet. Until now, that is.

Do it, do it - Google "Idiot", click on images and see if Trump comes up. Of course now he will, definitely, because Google were asked if they had "deliberately" altered the algorithms that determine what comes up in their searches. Spoiler alert - of course they hadn't. Here're my image results, and if you click the image, you'll see the story of the Google investigation. How does Congress have time for this? (I know we do, but this is what we do on a Saturday morning, catch up on all the news.)

And aren't the following statements refreshing in their honesty?

“And here is the truth: People of the United States of America, people of the world, don’t believe what he is saying. The man doesn’t tell the truth. And it is sad that I should take responsibility for his dirty deeds,” said Cohen, reports our own Daily Maverick - click the image.

“I am done with the lying,” Cohen said. “I am done being loyal to President Trump.” Washington Post article here.

The James Corden summary of the news this week - the wall, the bunfight in the White House, Mike Pence's face....

Time's Person of the Year 2018 - the guardians (ft Jamal Khashoggi). Maybe, after a few awards given to groups of people, Time should consider calling the award "Time's People of the Year"?

Back to sunny SA - Cape Town wins best city in the world, but hey, according to this, Jozi has the best buses. Who woulda guessed?

We can't not have a "best books of 2018" post - there have been so many. Let's start with The NYT - I doubt I'll read many of these -have you read any?

This is old, but it's doing the rounds again, and people are feeling all nostalgic. The SA version of The 12 Days of Christmas.

Speaking of hadedas or hadidas...

More old news - SA won The Economist's "best anthem in the world" at the end of 2017, but here's a project for you - The Anthem project urges individuals, families, friends, schools, organisations, charities, sports teams and businesses to share their rendition of the anthem in song, music, dance or any other way. Here's one of the submissions.

How is this dog's face when the light-up antlers are turned on?  Yes, and the dog does look vaguely like mine, but no it isn't. He would never do something so undignified. Like fall in the pool or anything.

And this... the writing, the love, the story. Here's a sneak peek - "To listen to lovers speak of their love causes our hearts to bow before our minds can take issue with them". Alan Storey, this is beautiful. Christmas, like love, does not have to be a literal truth.

We're signing out with the mashup of Rudolph and Hamilton. Loved this.

I had fun this week. I may see you all next week, depending on how "on holiday" I feel.

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