22 March 2006

Tell me your friends, and I will tell you who you are.

Is there such a thing as magic? Investec had a JACKASS [Joburg Article ClerK ASSociation] function with a ‘magician’ doing his stuff- after careful observation I figured out how most of his ‘tricks’ were actually illusions, but there one or two I just couldn’t get… Swift movements, innocent looking accessories and possibly a covert accomplice are all you need to be a magician!

What a great week! Every week should be so short- that I can live with. With the end of supper fast approaching, it only seemed right to spend time with some sun, sand and surf! Awesome stuff- if only the beach was closer to Joburg;( Campus seems to have changed quite a bit- all your typical Indian Bcom(ers) have been moved to UDW so the dynamic at Howard College now has a fresh joie de vivre! Change is good- helps you appreciate what you have/had…

Racial confrontations: don’t think this would even qualify for such an analysis- guess a bunch of white goofs just messing around with a homeless kid sleeping on the beach is just stupidity and has nothing to do with racism?! But had the homeless kid been white would they have still burnt him on the head with a cigarette? Or, had we been white guys who confronted them, would they still have picked a fight? I guess they would have coz their actions seeped with foolishness and stupidity and those goofs probably did not even have the brain matter or lucidness to be racist..

On that note, fear is an amazing phenomenon: at times it makes one do utterly stupid things that would inevitably end in injury, and when one want to do something ‘fun’, like kloofing (jumping off cliffs into a river), it virtually paralysis some;p Where does fear of that sort originate? In the days of youth, one rarely caught a whiff of the thing and now it seems to pump through the veins more vigorously than adrenaline! At least for some of our more medically inclined friends it seemed that way:)

From the movie Syriana.. worth seeing (Tanx gogs!)

“Corruption charges…corruption? Corruption is government intrusion into market efficiencies in the form of regulation. That’s Milton Friedman. He got a goddamn Nobel Prize. We have laws against it precisely so we can get away with it. Corruption is our protection. Corruption keeps us safe and warm. Corruption is why you and I are prancing around in here instead of fighting over scraps of meat out in the street. Corruption… is why we win.”
-Tim Blake Nelson as Danny Dalton to Jeffrey Wright as Bennet Holiday

2 comments:

Muhammad said...

V: Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. There is an idea, Mr. Creedy, and ideas are bulletproof.


That's from V for Vendetta. :)

Bilal said...

Tanx Sir,
Deep Stuff;p