Leftist intellectual and cultural philosopher Slavoj Zizek holds forth on the role of the Left viz a viz capitalism. By way of illustration, he tells an ancient Russian joke dating back to the days of the Mongol occupation.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgIIi3pzl9E Our mates at Blogger At Large inform us that the traditional Ka Mate haka was composed around 1820 and is common to many parts of New Zealand culture, performed on numerous occasions, by men, women, sports teams, the armed forces and Kiwis in pubs after the Hurricanes beat the […]
Spoken-word fusion? Heartfelt yet flippant, arrogant and humble? Well, if you’re trying to find how to do it best, you need to start with Lenny Bruce. Here he mixes in beat poetry, comedy, lounge jazz and doggerel rhyme in this version of All Alone.
Every bit as good as the original vid. Helps to address some of the issues around the “blackface disrespects black culture” claims conjured up by the original music video, without going out of its way to respond to them. Sure, Die Antwoord are fetishising their African roots, which is a […]
The media get a lot of stick, largely for being apologist stooge toadies of the neoliberal capitalist establishment and the voice of exploitive right-wing oppression worldwide. So, it’s fun to see them getting utterly cancelled live on camera by vigilante citizens, and the slow, vengeful hand of karma. We dedicate […]
The Swedish captain’s fourth on the night in a 4-2 humbling of an initially smug England during last night’s friendly. With Joe Hart managing only a crap semi-clearance, the goal from range was on, but Zlat was facing the wrong way, so the only option was… the greatest goal of […]
Equal Eduction is a civil society movement campaigning for quality and equality in South African eduction the analysis and activism. The organisation has Zackie Achmat as chairperson. Board members include Mary Metcalfe, and Doron Isaacs is the co-ordinator. Visit their website here. The organisation is engaged in a lawsuit against […]
According to our understanding, python hunting is big in Cameroon. We’ve certainly not encountered much of it down South Africa way. This method involves crawling bodily into a python’s lair, grabbing it and then having your mates drag you back out by your feet. It’s a shame to see a […]
In the year 2000 I published book called Magnum Chic. It recounted the madness around the turn of the millennium and how me and my mate Smiler strove to make sense of it. An important part of that was the Millennium Moustache. At the time we were young men […]