Gun Free South Africa on awareness of gun violence brought by high profile case

Gun Free South Africa on awareness of gun violence brought by high profile case

Oscar Pistorius – Olympic and  Paralympian CHAMPION, a star of the field, a South African sporting hero and captivator of our hearts as someone who overcame adversity after having his legs amputated below the knee as a baby. Our Blade Runner.  Until the morning of 14th February 2013 when we woke up to the news that he had shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of the morning, with four gun shots fired through the door of his toilet in his house in an exclusive, secure complex in…

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Knock Knock Knock … BBT! Knock Knock Knock… BBT! Knock Knock Knock… BBT!

Knock Knock Knock … BBT! Knock Knock Knock… BBT! Knock Knock Knock… BBT!

My family and I have fallen hook line and sinker for The Big Bang Theory. So much so that our catch phrase right now is Bazinga! and we knock on doors, windows, whatever there is to knock on in the Sheldon Cooper style. Knock knock knock Penny! Knock knock knock Leonard! We ogle over Sheldon’s shirts and are toying with the idea (not really, as shipping is too expensive) of ordering a shirt or two from America. We have come to the conclusion that we are nerds, and geeks (yes, I know,…

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O is Obviously for Boy Bands

O is Obviously for Boy Bands

B is for Boy Bands. And for Brother Beyond, and for Bros, and Backstreet Boys and for my latest crush, the Boys in the Band, who are a celebration of all boy bands! But maybe mostly for the BEATLES!!! Who were the first ever Boy Band!  Let’s take a brief walk through some known boy bands, and think about why they hold the appeal they do. I believe by understanding what appeals to people, we can begin to understand the problems in the world and possibly get to the solutions….

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N is for Never Gonna Give You Up

N is for Never Gonna Give You Up

N is for Never Gonna Give You Up (and no, this is not a Rickroll). For the uninitiated, Never Gonna Give You Up was a 1987 song by British singer Rick Astley. It’s the song that catapulted me into listening to pop music. We all have that song, yes? Think back, and tell me which song it was for you. Those were heady days back then, as I think I’ve mentioned in another post. The mid to late 80s were an awesome time to be young. There was a lot…

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M is for the Movies

M is for the Movies

This is such a broad topic that it’s been a bit daunting for me. I think the broadness of the topic gave me writers block, but I decided today to just sit down and do it! I don’t think that any article I write could hope to do full justice to this topic, unless I wrote something the length of the Bible, but there is no doubt about it – movies have played a massive role in the development of popular culture. Maybe the way to go about this is…

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