Wednesday, 29 October 2014
What Kind? Is our South African version of the long running UK & USA tv series Whose Line Is It Anyway? with Drew Carey, Ryan Stile, Colin Mochrey and Wayne Brady that had us all howling with laughter in the ninety's & noughty's!
Our talented cast of professional actors returns for their fourth consecutive show and belly laughs are guaranteed (the show officially ends at 11:15pm but our cheering audiences have never let us finish before midnight!)
There is a dress-up competition and the best dressed audience member will win a nice prize to take home.
Did we mention that there will be free wine?... No? Well, there will be free wine. You're welcome.
Book your tickets (R80pp) at http://online.computicket.com/web/event/what_kind_improv_comedy/843673371 or at any Checkers or Shoprite store... Or, after a nice dinner at the wharf (if you're brave enough to party in your dress-up!) You can stroll along to the theatre at 9:30pm and buy your tickets at Box Office (next to Zacks)
See you there! #WhatKind
|Googled the answer and got this. Lots of this. (This is a clue)|
I worked together with a friend of mine, Nelisa, and we came up with our own set of Questions... in response to a previous set of questions (originally written by the antagonist/protagonist/racist/rebel/activist?) A list of questions that also all had the same answer... at least the questioner thought that they all had the same answer... (I spent some time googling these questions trying to come up with the correct answer to each ... my effort was not well met unfortunately and I was told to hand over my home, job, money etc and leave South Africa to go... where? Dunno, cos I am South African. Passport and all says so... so, yes.)
|Look at them. Smug bastards.|
As close friends (Sisters even, if Facebook's 'family' Status is anything to go by) of different colour, race and cultural groups - Nelisa and I have laughed and cried over race issues - working our way forward as friends. Sometimes she helps me to understand the complexities of racial understanding in South Africa, sometimes I get it... and sometimes I get my dear husband to make her awesome coffee, we eat a lot of jelly tots, but I digress. Cheetos as well. Add chocolate to this. And pasta.
We have found that laughter is the best way forward. Let's see how well you do in our Questionnaire!
|Another clue. You're welcome.|
These are the original racist questions to which my friend and I are responding:
1. Who is responsible for deforestation of the rain forests and wild trees
2. Who is responsible for the extinction and death of Wild Animals and Sea Creatures?
3. Who is responsible for the world pollution and man made illnesses.
4. Who is responsible for the wiping out of other races of human beings and the enslavement of others.
5. Who decided that the access to food should be sold and not freely obtained by all human beings on the planet.
6. Which people, no matter where you go on the Planet are always well off and own the majority of everything whether they are Natives of that land or not.
And as I said, the Questioner above, let's call her Sally, believed that each question had the exact same answer.
The same answers to all of the questions in our next questionnaire:
|I can't even.|
Anyway, here is our list of Questions:
1. What colour are most of South Africa's taxi's?
2. Finish the sentence: Clouds are ______.
3. What colour is fresh snow?
4. The non-black sections on a Zebra are ______.
5. The racist establishment in DC that houses the USA President, is called the ______ House.
6. The colour of refined rice. (Which is also evidence of the power of imperialism)
7. Imperial Mints are ______. (Another sign of Imperialism!! *gasp*)
8. Holy Communion Wafers are usually ______.
9. The name of the rough paint used to paint houses is ______ wash.
10. Sheep are ______ in colour.
11. A4 Printer paper is usually _______.
12. Finish the sentence: Icing sugar is _______.
13. What colour sounds like the word "What" ______.
14. Finish the Michael Jackson lyrics: "It's black, it's _______. yeah. yeah. yeah."
15. Women wait for their 'Knight on a _______ Stallion"
|The blatant racism here is just... shocking.|
Yeah, so, there's that. Anyone can make a list, and make sure that all answers are exactly the same... I do suggest though, before making an accusatory racist list like the first one above, check your facts - wikipedia is great, or if you are a hipster then the Encyclopedia Britannica is surely at your local library - and, good luck with that.
Anyways.......... I hope that you all have a good day. Make friends with someone who is different to you. Broaden your horizons guys.
Catalina Theatre on Wilson's Wharf
October 31 and 01 November
R60 (Just the show)
R120 (John Dorys and Show)
R120 (Spur and Show)
Book via Computicket, or at any Shoprite or Checkers stores, or at the Catalina box office open 1hr before each show.
Regrets no under 15's (15 VNL)
|A brave individual willing to stand in the gap and generate dialogue.|
|Radebe's portrayal of Joyani is poignant and emotive.|
|Read the WN.com review HERE|
7inch Stilettos circles Joyani Maqa, a 25 year-old homosexual who chooses a path that destroys him. He flees home after his family has been murdered. Living on the streets, he's involved in the sex trade business, drug use and murders. His choices have become a burden to him as he seeks a direction
to a better Future.
|Read IOL.co.za review in isiZulu HERE|
Contact Thabiso on 0835291361 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Poster by Mondli Madondo.
Monday, 27 October 2014
What an INCREDIBLE weekend! The Clover & Selati Sweet Treats Theatre was pumping, there was standing room only :)
So many cute and happy children - worth every stiff muscle from doing all of those action sing-alongs ha!
|So much colour! Here with Chef Katie Kasambala.|
The MISSING is ridiculous!!! The Good Food & Wine Show SA DBN was like a **festival of awesome** this year!
Sarah Holloway Rainbow Experiential Marketing), Lentswe Bhengu Africa on a Plate), Sherwyn Sean Weaich (The Gourmet Bushie, Ultimate Braai Master), Candice Courtney (So Whipped), Katie Kasambala Little Cooks Club Durban North),Amy McKenna, Daniela Dotan (Daniella's Macaroons), Katelyn Williams & Ewan Strydom, Claire Winstanley Expresso Morning Show - SABC 3), Siya, Mishal Mookrey (Mela) & more... you made this weekend ROCK.
Big loves from the Diva (Singing Chef) *kiss *kiss (Now put your left leg out... left leg in... )
Audiences can look forward to him diving head-first into topics such as relationships, addiction, procreation, growing pains, the struggles of being afrikaans but lacking culture, and where we'll find ourselves in the future as a human race.
|Follow Arno Els on: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram|
Thursday, 23 October 2014
An American Football field measures 0.53 ha (1.32 acres). So about 4 football fields every 5 seconds!
Many people think the actual figure is much higher, because these figures were provided by each country, and may not include illegal logging.
A report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N.: The State of the World's Forests 2003 notes the percentage of forest lost between 1990 and 2000.
Burundi (15 000 hectares, 9%) and Haiti lost the most (7 000, 5.7%).
Some countries increased their forest cover. Among them:
|Evidence: The Sweaty Palms|
|"Palmistry" Enrique Simonet - La buenaventura 1899|
What inspired you to learn about the practice of Palmistry? Who told you about it? When did you start?
I come from a line of Psychics. But my inspiration for studying Palmistry was definitely my Great Granny, she was a Faith Healer, Herbalist, and used to read tea cups and palms... I adored her and absorbed a lot from her, so developed a strong interest in palmistry and studying the hands at a very young age.
What has been your most inspiring case so far? Do you sometimes form friendships with the people you have read?
My most inspiring case, was the shortest reading I ever did! And I could not see the lines on this woman's hands, because when I looked, all I saw was "money" pouring out her palms, and a big number 8! So that is exactly what I told her, I said "in 8 days, you will receive money, LOTS of it... Turns out she had been trying for months to sell her farm, with no takers, one man had recently viewed it and wanted to buy, it would be around about another 8 days until they knew if his "bond" or "loan" was approved... She received her money!
The lines on your hand change with the experiences you have throughout your life, and I have had people come back for second and third readings every couple of months, so have gotten to know them well.
What pushes you to pursue this field?
A passion, hands tell the story of your life, they can't be hidden, are out there for everyone to see, it is amazing how much you can tell about someone just by looking at their hands, before even studying the lines on their palms... It is an ancient Art, something you can study your whole life and there will always be more to learn.
If you could read anybody's hand, who would it be and why?
Oscar Pistorius's of course.. So the Truth can be revealed!... :) Seriously though, I think to study the hands of a criminal, rapist, or murderer would be an amazing case study… To see what circumstances in their lives lead them to do what they did.
Where are you based?
I stay in Sherwood,
Do you require payment before you do your palm reading?
Before or after, some banks take one or two days for a payment to reflect... When I receive an email of someone's hands (lines clearly visible) I do the reading send it off, and attach my Banking details underneath.
Tell me about yourself, who are you? Where have you been? What are your dreams and hopes for the future?
I was born and grew up in
|To have your palms read, please email Charmaine at email@example.com|
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
1. They rarely demonstrate good traits. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control. You won't see them much in toxic leaders.
2. They seek a minimalist structure of accountability. Indeed, if they could get away with it, they would operate in a totally autocratic fashion, with heavy, top-down leadership.
3. They expect behavior of others they don't expect of themselves. "Do as I say, not as I do."
4. They see almost everyone else as inferior to themselves. You will hear them criticizing other leaders while building themselves up.
5. They show favoritism. It is clear that they have a favored few, while they marginalize the rest.
6. They have frequent anger outbursts. This behavior takes place when they don't get their way.
7. They say one thing to some people but different things to others. This is a soft way of saying they lie.
8. They seek to dismiss or marginalize people before they attempt to develop them. People are means to their ends; they see them as projects, not people who need mentoring and developing.
9. They are manipulative. Their most common tactic is using partial truths to get their way.
10. They lack transparency. Autocratic leaders are rarely transparent. If they get caught abusing their power, they may have to forfeit it.
11. They do not allow for pushback or disagreement. When someone does disagree, he or she becomes the victim of the leader's anger and marginalization.
12. They surround themselves with sycophants. Their inner circle thus often includes close friends and family members, as well as a host of "yes people."
13. They communicate poorly. In essence, any clarity of communication would reveal their autocratic behavior, so they keep their communications unintelligible and obtuse.
14. They are self-absorbed. In fact, they would unlikely see themselves in any of these symptoms.
Saturday, 11 October 2014
Saturday, 4 October 2014
Hosted by the owners Tamsyn and Devan, this charming vintage styled shop is reminiscent of the Notting Hill film and has become a hub of activity and support for the Durban Arts community.
Support local, support this innovative and creative platform for Home industry and Arts.
The days itinerary:
Noel Johnson - MC
14:00 Volunteer Car wash in aid of Hope House
14:00 Face Painting & Children's Entertainment
14:00 Live Portrait Artist - Eugene
14:30 Hope House Presentation
15:00 Book Launch - Erica Keitzman-Kennedy Smith
15:30 Live Science Demonstrations
15:55 Book Launch - Amy Wortmann Tears of the Dragon
16:15 John Ellis Unplugged
17:00 Poetry Book Launch - Irene Emanuel: Live Poets' Society & Open Mic
18:00 Free Beginner's Salsa Dance Class
19:00 Sandy Bigara - Album Launch - A Night to Remember
20:30 Connecting Stars chill session
Shannon Joe Dirt Rice (on facebook) delivered a brilliant set at the Stand Up Guys Open Mic Competition last night, taking the title from the equally funny Venessa Morton, followed closely on points was Jason Govender - a novice - who blew us away with his unique angle and dry humour!
Arno Els and I had a 'Strum off" where we faced off against each other on guitar - Arno had the audience in stitches with 'Bunnies are Arseholes' while I set a world record as the first pink-haired lady to play a guitar with 385 stickers on it, with a mic stand made of 100% indian/coloured man (Rowin Munsamy was an AWESOME mic stand) and a music stand made out of 100% Mark Young. I sang 'O Mio Babbino Caro' and the winner was Arno Els! Next time buddy.............
Don't miss next months Late Night Comedy! Two fridays in a row - last friday of the month: What Kind? Improv Show and the first friday of the month: Stand Up Guys & Open Mic Competition.