Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Don't you wish all choices were this easy?

[from wizbang via ivo]
[and I'm not posting this just because someone named 'al' won the caption-competition...]

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Another UCT water feature

Apparently UCT can stop making [unintentional] water features anytime they like. It's not like someone's addicted...

Shackles + capsizing = FAIL

No Robben Island boat trip is complete without, apparently, being shackled like a slave [Cape Times article for subscribers only - boo hiss!].

Let's hope the ferries don't leak.

Otherwise, we can expect a repeat of the failboat incident.

*Yes yes, they have said that the passengers won't be shackled to the boat itself, but how many people do you know that can swim with shackles on?

Monday, February 4, 2008


If at first you don't succeed, malapropisms may not be for you:
In Parliament on Wednesday, Erwin warned that load-shedding was designed to prevent a catastrophe.

"We cannot envisage [sic] any possibility of the system going down. This is absolutely critical."
[SAPA, via the Sunday Independent]

Now this is oxymoronic, to say the least. Obviously he could envisage the "possbility of the system going down" - otherwise how would he know he had to prevent something?

Perhaps Mr Erwin was so busy being entertained by his fellow Parliamentarians to properly entertain the notion that he might need to use a different, less incorrect, word. I'll leave you to guess which one. How entertaining this whole post has been.

Epoch Fail

Thank you xkcd, for coming to the fail-party...

Sunday, February 3, 2008

That bracing sea air

It's common practice in humid areas (especially seaside areas) to put something in the salt shaker that will simultaneously act as a dessicant and not be dispensed (i.e. be to big to fit through the holes). This is often rice or (in funkier places) pasta.

But isn't this just a tad too much rice? How much salt could possibly be in this thing?