• Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition 8/01/2012
    Posted by on Jan 9th, 2012

    Video by my mate in the UK about the problem of rhino poaching in South Africa goes viral. [PharSide]

    Malema calls ANC leaders baboons during the centenary celebrations over the weekend. ANCYL backs him up. Asses. [TimesLIVE]

    Watch SA comedian Trevor Noah become the first African to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Here’s the full high quality version if you havn’t seen it already. [Life is Savage]

    Some really paranoid guy in Woodstock Cape Town got arrested with.………… “a 9mm Browning pistol, 178g of tik, 120 Mandrax tablets, 80 units of heroin, 70 units of cocaine, one parcel of dagga, 75 different rounds of ammunition, four MK8 red rockets and one MK5 smoke grenade.”  [iol]

    Toll road company to build R54 million luxury office block on Chapmans Peak. [Cape Times]

    Beyonce and Jay-Z have a baby girl and call her Ivy Blue. Good thing it wasn’t a boy called B-Jay. [NY Daily News]

    Scientists genetically engineer super soldier ants. [Geek System]

    Three Ozzie anti-whaling protesters took the law into their own hands and boarded a Japanese whaling vessel outside Australian waters. They are now being held captive and the Australian government said they are likely to suffer the consequences. [News.com.au]

    President Jacob Zuma vows to “take urgent and practical steps to restore the core values, stamp out factionalism and promote political discipline” during his speech at the ANC centenary celebrations. [iol]

    A one cent copper coin made in 1793 fetches $1.38 million at auction. Yes …some twat with a ridiculous amount of money actually paid around R10 million for a really old once cent coin. [News24]

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