Lily Hollows – Little Glass Girl

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In 1987 The Bangles had a massive hit with a song called “Walk Like an Egyptian” … (oh whey oh).  It reached number one with over a million copies sold. All good and well but what does it mean to walk like and Egyptian? Is it possible to distinguish and Egyptian from any other nationality […]

The Steezies

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Snowboarders a special breed. They are fearless. God knows, they have to be to dress the way they do. And when they are not chasing down slopes and breakneck speeds, they can be over heard speaking a language where the words are recognisable but where the meaning leaves any outsider as confused as a chameleon […]

Communication by Numbers

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In between invading Russia and getting whacked at Waterloo, Napolean Bonaparte found time to honour Alessandro Volta. Who? Come now! Think about it. Volta…. Volt!! Of course, he’s the guy who invented the battery. I know. You knew that. Napolean figured it was the least he could do given that Alessandro invented the very thing […]

Strike Me A Drink

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About two weeks ago I was invited along with five others to attend a beer festival in Cape Town. The invitation came courtesy of Kyle Petersen, the keyboard player for The Rockerfellas. Despite it being advisable to consume copious amounts of alcohol just to cope being seen in public with me, four of our merry […]

Bubble Wrap Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin had it all worked out. His theory on natural selection has some merit. Only the organisms best adapted to their environment tend to survive and transmit their genetic characteristics to succeeding generations. Those less adapted tend to be eliminated. I know this because I’ve done the hard yards and suffered the reading of […]