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10 things women don’t understand about men

Let’s face it women & men are completely and utterly different in every way. We don’t think it’s even possible for women to understand men, just as it’s near impossible for men to understand women. We’ve come up with a list of things we think women just don’t get...

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Are you turning into your father?

You couldn’t stand him when you were a pimply teenager, then you became really good mates in your late twenties and thirties. Now you are starting to turn into him. You are becoming your old man. I am becoming my father (one day at a time), and the problem is I’m...

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Are you becoming a douche? Here are the signs

We have all seen it - good blokes slowly turning into douchebags! So what is a douchebag? My favourite definition is from the Urban Dictionary: "Someone that surpassed the levels of jerk and asshole, however not yet reached fucker or mother fucker." Does it ring a...

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A throwback to the coolest toys from the 80’s

The other day I was rummaging through some dusty boxes, I had stored away years ago, and I came across a couple of action figurines I used to play around with for hours, as a kid. Honestly, as soon as I had the action figure in my hands I felt like I was 5 years old...

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Our chicks have wrestled away our TV remotes!

There are a couple of things I remember clearly from my childhood. One of them is that my old man completely dominated the TV remote and dictated the family TV viewing schedule. There was an established hierarchy in my house and the TV viewing set-up was a really...

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6 types of people every guy needs to avoid in 2019

Looking to make some changes in 2019? I’ve made myself one promise – spot the assholes next year and avoid them at all costs. I reckon if I get that right, I’m well on the way to a better 2019. Here are 6 warning signs you are dealing with a proper asshole. And to...

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When did below par become the benchmark?

I recently had a small bathroom renovation at my house go so wrong, so quickly, that I ended up showering at the gym for three weeks. I learnt two important lessons from this nasty little experience: Firstly, I should have vetted the contractor a bit better before...

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Mr Zuma you owe these guys an Uber vehicle

I took the crack-of-dawn OR Tambo  flight to Cape Town on Monday morning, and because I was on a crazy 36 hour turn-around, Ubering around the Mother City seemed like the most sensible plan for a guy looking to travel lightly, not have to waste time finding parking...

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How the internet has killed the Playboy magazine

You know times are really tough when Playboy magazine announces that it is scrapping nudity! Yip, if you haven't heard, very soon the lovely ladies in Playboy aren't going to be baring it all. If you ask me, that's like McDonald's taking the "Big Mac" off their menu...

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15 Things That Are #StrongerThanTheRand

It looks like global markets are going to hell in a handbag. Is it simply a correction or something more sinister? Who really knows... What I do know is that the following hashtag #StrongerThanTheRand was trending big time yesterday, on the back of the Rand's lowest...

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Life Is Short. Have An Affair

It's a little ironic that one of the world's biggest "match making" websites, offering it's users a chance to unshackle themselves from monogamous relationships (yes it's called marriage) using anonymity as the bait, has come tumbling down like an over stacked Jenga...

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Reality TV Will Be The Death Of Us All

When people start watching other people on TV, who are watching other people on TV, you know the entire human race is slowly getting stupider. Reality TV was fun 15 years ago when 12 people were marooned on an island looking for the immunity idol (Survivor), but now...

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How I Managed To Retire At 35

The truth is I'm not retired! The truth is I used this particular subject line because I know how guys feel about "perceived success". Your immediate thought would have been: How did this dude, with a blog, manage to retire so young? What is he doing differently to...

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I Tip My Hat To The Real Grafters Amongst Us

Yesterday I got out for a round of golf. I like golf, I'm not particularly good at it, but that's exactly why I like playing. You see, the game of golf really, really stretches me. I'm not what you call a 'natural', so the honing of my mediocre talent is what I find...

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Can I Have Your Vote For A Four Day Work Week?

Two day weekends just aren't doing it for me anymore! Just as quickly as Friday night arrives, the daunting Carte Blanche jingle rings in my ears, on a Sunday night, and I know it's time to start mentally clocking back in and readying myself for the next 5 days. So...

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Nkandla Open For Family Getaways

The chances of Nkandla being open for family getaways are about as slim as ISIS having peace talks with Obama, over a couple of ice cold beers. It's never going to happen is it? This headline is just one of several smart April Fools' day hoaxes, from last week, and...

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So many Facebook friends yet fewer real ones!

Depending on when you were born, you would probably remember the days when landline telephones were our only real source of communication with the outside world. Those were the days when there were no cell phones, internet, Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter or email...

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Signs You’ve Married Your Mother-In-Law

They say when you get married, you marry the entire family. That statement is a matter of fact, and every bloke out there, who has uttered the words "I do", will know exactly what I'm talking about. And that's cool, that's part of the 'holy matrimony' thing. What...

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The Single Man’s Saturday – Remember Those?

Do you remember Saturdays when you were a single man? Good times. Now what do we have? Kids, kid's sports functions and birthday parties, a girlfriend/wife dragging us around malls, lawn mowing and pool maintenance. Just doesn't seem as fun as the type of stuff we...

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Do You Remember Those Really Crappy Jobs?

You only know you're in a great job when you've had enough crappy ones, right? Somehow, the universe ensures you walk a long, long employment path before allowing you to settle into something you are reasonably comfortable doing, for the rest of your life. And let me...

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SONA –The Way A Regular Guy Sees It

SONA 2015 was a fiasco, wasn't it? I'm really not surprised...I personally think it's a pretty accurate snapshot of what's going on in our country. But, while our politicians decide to play the 'blame game', I've decided to write up my own points on the state of the...

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They March In Paris, While Boko Haram Slaughter!

“There’s something wrong with the world today. I don’t know what it is”, is a line from an Aerosmith song, and right now I echo that sentiment! There is something wrong with the world today, especially when world leaders can gather to walk down the streets of Paris,...

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New Year’s Resolutions Are A Load Of Hogwash!

The clock strikes 24h00, a new year rolls in, and now, all of a sudden, you are going to be so much better than the previous 365 days. Don’t fool yourself! All New Year's resolutions do is set you up for failure. I rocked up at the gym this morning at 05H00 (like I do...

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Thank You Kim Kardashian And Ebola

2014 was a year that made me howl with laughter, and occasionally sit back feeling completely dumbfounded. To show my gratitude for all the laughs (good and bad) I’ve decided to write out my 2014 Thank You Notes. In no particular order, here are my 2014 Thank You...

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3 things the Ferguson riots can teach us

The rioting in Ferguson Missouri has made global headlines as millions of people watched a divided city go up in flames. On the back of the aftermath I wonder if there are any lessons to take out of this? For those of you who aren’t up to speed, here is a quick...

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I’m taking my foot off the accelerator in 2015

Being driven is a wonderful personality trait. Drivers get stuff done, right? But those particular personality types also run a hard, hard race. In 2015 I'm taking my foot off the accelerator. I know what I want to do next year, but I will set the pace. 2014 has flown...

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Have we all become spineless ‘yes’ men?

It's way too easy, nowadays, to turn a blind eye. It's way too easy, nowadays, to ignore your instincts. It's way too easy to park that nagging feeling. Why? Because we have become so comfortable being comfortable, that the thought of upsetting the apple cart has made...

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Traffic is killing me, one trip at a time!

I’m dying a slow, painful death, and I know you are too. It happens twice a day - when I get into my car to go to work and when I get into my car to go home. Smoking isn’t going to kill us, traffic is. What time do you need to get up in the morning to avoid Joburg...

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Just say sorry, Cell C!

I was cruising down Beyers Naude drive at the end of last week and I happened to see the billboard, which has everyone, in Joburg, talking at the moment - "Cell C, the most useless service provider in SA". This billboard has been put up by one of their clients. It...

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5 things I would tell my 25 year old self

The problem with being in your mid-thirties is that you start reflecting! I wouldn't call it a mid-life crisis but you can’t help thinking about what you would have done differently, if you had the chance. So if you are in your early twenties, you might want to read...

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Signs you are being ruled by your email inbox

So technology is somehow making our life easier? That is absolute BS. In fact I would argue that some technology is making everyday-life harder, and email is a perfect case in point. Email has been around for a while now (probably 30 years) but has only become a...

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Signs you’ve got beer goggles strapped on

I was out having a few dops on Saturday night and spotted a few brothers at the bar with beer goggles firmly strapped onto their inebriated skulls. A familiar alcoholic fog was leaving them unable to see the wood from the trees. Or should I say, the hot birds from the...

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Dude, she just isn’t into you!

The saddest thing to see is a bro who thinks he is in there, when clearly he isn't. Often this nightmarish RomCom plays out in amongst a group of friends so it's easy enough for his mates to spot, but not so easy for poor love-struck Romeo. Here are things to spot to...

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I have found the best burger in Johannesburg!

So I was cruising back from a weekend away in the Waterberg, on Sunday, and I was starving (hungry enough to start eating the friggin dashboard). Perhaps it was the pain in my stomach that lifted my consciousness to a different level, but I suddenly remembered that a...

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Is T.B Joshua the real deal or simply a fake?

Now that the dust is starting to settle on the fiasco at the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria where 115 people lost their lives (84 of them South African) when a multi-storey guesthouse collapsed, it's got me thinking - Is T.B Joshua the real deal or simply...

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I ate a dude’s moob on a recent flight home

After a long couple of days in Cape Town on business I boarded an early evening Friday flight back to Joburg. “Your seat is row 5 seat B, hope you enjoy the flight” sangthe air hostess, wearing a seriously faded orange uniform, as she pointed me down the aisle....

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A full wallet is a marketer’s wet dream

I practice a couple of things and one of them is the sacred - it's the Sunday paper read. I enjoy sitting down and crunching it from the first page to the last. And in an age of aggressive online publication, it's a somewhat aging practice but nonetheless it's...

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Dedication to the routine is the real pain!

I’m back at gym! Again.. And I’m doing the 05H:00 before work thing! It’s not the actual physical work which is tough (although my aching body would argue otherwise). It’s the routine which is painful. You forget how quickly 24 hours rolls around and it seems one...

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Settle 5 problems with adequate life cover

You know you need it, you don’t always want to pay for it, but without it your family’s future could be a lottery. So, why do you actually need life insurance?  For most guys, the easy answer is "to settle my debt, boet". Besides this, though, there are also other...

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Drive a car from R699 per month and get burnt

Have you seen those cars driving around with the back windscreen advertising "Drive a car from R699 per month" sms 1234 with this code? Turns out the whole thing is a ponzi scheme and has crumbled quicker than Thandi Modise's dream of owning a thriving farm. But it's...

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How many pies has Boris Becker been eating?

How many pies has Boris Becker been eating lately? The answer is: way too many... I'm sorry but the camera man got more visuals of Boris Becker in during the men's Wimbledon final on Sunday than Djokovic and Federer combined. The reason for that was simple - Boris...

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Roofied by the toothfairy

There are funny stories and then there are funny stories. This one is off the hook. The names of persons involved will remain anonymous to protect their dignity. So a mate of mine took his old man for a few beers at the local Pub. Two beers down and the lights got...

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Kudos to the “One car for life” crowd

They are as scarce as hen's teeth, but when I do see one it puts a big smile on my face. They are ghastly but beautiful at the same time. Always old but refreshingly new, and never ever very fast! I'm talking about the "One car for life" crowd. Let me give you a...

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Mr MDMA takes his final trip

I was reading the Sunday paper with one eyeball on the tennis this afternoon and I came across an interesting article. Alexander Shulgin had passed away at 88. So who is Alexander Shulgin? If you ever clubbed in the late 80's or  90's you might have put down one or...

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Where is your God damn pen, man?

So I dropped my smartphone after a big night out. The following afternoon I put in a call to my insurer and the following are the next steps. 1. Courier picks up phone. 2. Insurer assesses damage 3. Insurer fixes or replaces the technology. This story starts and ends...

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Sometimes an old fashioned bullet beats a tweet

This whole Nigerian school girl kidnapping saga has me thinking! Back in the good ole days we weren’t nearly as diplomatic as we are now. I mean this has been going on for more than a month now and these idiots, Boko Haram, are playing everyone for fools. I recently...

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Cough up another R10 for parking, sucker!

Have you noticed the following trend? Some weasel decides to take a chance at ripping honest consumers like you and me off and before you know it the whole epidemic has spread country wide. Why? Because nobody has the “kahoonas” to kick back! And then it’s too late…...

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Rocomamas – Ribs that make you sing hallelujah

One of my fondest childhood memories was of the local rib joint. If I didn’t have sticky BBQ sauce spread from one ear lobe to another it wasn’t a “PROPER” smash-my-face session. I needed that old school red rib basting smeared all over my face, just so I could bath...

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