Great South Africans

Monday, August 23, 2010

I’d just like to take a little time to introduce all of you to an idea that we might not come across very often: There are AWESOME people in this country.

We’ve all heard about the mass municipal strike that’s on the go, and while I can identify with their wishes for better pay, I can’t condone the manner in which they’ve conducted this strike, nor the fact that essential personnel like doctors and nurses are on strike.

So where are these awesome people then? Everywhere, that where. Hospitals and Clinics have been flooded by volunteers. Regular South Africans who gave up (and are giving up) their time for free. To help out. To make sure that the most vulnerable members of our society (the sick, the old and all those who need medical care) are not left out in the cold.

Thank you! Thank you to everyone who volunteered. You are what keeps this country together, and what gives the rest of us lay-abouts hope and inspiration.

In the News:

NASA Set To Launch Solar NanoSail Into Space – so awesome to see such Sci-Fi tech getting a real airing.

7 Reasons A Zombie Outbreak Would Fail Quickly – hmm…. maybe… but I’ll still keep my Zombiepocolypse kit handy, thanks.

SETI Success Within 25 Years – apparently ,we’ll soon be picking up messages from E.T.

Khayelitsha Residents Stop Construction Of 100 Homes – …. unbelievable…. I can see how these people have a valid gripe with the government… but this is the most counter-productive act imaginable under the circumstances. It’s as bad as when they burnt buses to protest poor transport… Madness!!

Town Gets Patent On Being the Center of Europe – aren’t these patent things getting a little crazy? … maybe I should patent breathing… or the colour blue….

Controversy Arises Over Taliban Option In Medal Of Honor – It may be in poor taste… but it is just a game… and if it’s set in the modern conflict… who else would be the bad guy?

First 3-D IMAX Porn Movie Made In Hong Kong – WTF? I don’t know about you… but I don’t think I need to see a 3 story tall shlong in 3D.

I know, I missed a post last week…. *shrug* … oops.

I used to think that the brain was the most wonderful organ in my body. Then I realized who was telling me this.
-Emo Phillips

 

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