Why The First Forty-Nine Stories by Ernest Hemingway is one of my favourite books

Why The First Forty-Nine Stories by Ernest Hemingway is one of my favourite books

When I consider my favourite books, I think about the ones that in some way changed the way I thought about something, or showed me a new perspective. From Rudyard Kipling, to bible verses, to this discount-bin pornographic parody of Tintin my gran unknowingly gave me, in which Captain Haddock makes a to-scale cutout of Tintin’s face and positions it over the mouth over Snowy’s little butthole, my best books and stories are the ones that taught me something.
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Tell the missus I say cheers, I’m going to die on Mars

Tell the missus I say cheers, I’m going to die on Mars

I was reading about the first self-driving related death the other day and it got me thinking about my future. As tragic as the death is, the guy who died claimed a world first. Maybe even the first AI death. No one will ever be able to take that away from him. He’s a pioneer. So I started thinking about what I’d be remembered for when I die, which is when the panic set in. Other than that one time I made it through every green traffic light up Strand from the Golden Acre to High Level, I haven’t done anything truly exceptional.
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You Need BADBADNOTGOOD in Your Life

You Need BADBADNOTGOOD in Your Life

You’ve probably heard a bit of noise around BADBADNOTGOOD over the past week or so. They performed at Cape Town Jazz Fest and The Good Luck Bar in Joburg. On Friday I was put onto them and I’ve been in an internet black hole since. The music, their projects, their rapid rise to success make for a seriously interesting story. From basement sessions with Odd Future and Tyler, The Creator, being the in-session band at Coachella, making an album with Ghostface Killah, or scoring a movie with RZA, all before any of them turned 25. I’m not going to waste my time copying lines from their Wiki page, just check out the best of their work I’ve found below, then get into their story.
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Heroes Are Out. I’m About The Old Dudes Now

Heroes Are Out. I’m About The Old Dudes Now

I’m so unfit right now it’s changing my movie experience. The old me, the one who could walk up a flight of stairs without stopping for a breather, used to revel in post apocalyptic ‘nightmares’, relate to the Will Smiths of the I Am Legend type movies, or wish my plane down over some undiscovered island where I could shed life’s societal shackles and get down to the good old business of survival.
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Sweet Deals

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