The Festival of Ideas in NYC. Lessons for Cape...
futurecapetown: André-Pierre André-Pierre du Plessis How can we and should we imagine the future of our city? And more importantly why shouldn’t we celebrate these ideas? This was the premise of questions posed by New Yorkers this past weekend during the first Festival of Ideas for the New City. Organisations throughout New York City teamed up with the creative industries to imagine a...
the-girlieshow: Happy holidays, everyone!
urlesque: 200 (90210) Christmases In 2 Minutes (by Cinefamily) [via interweber]
shortformblog: Alec Baldwin apologizes to himself (in character) on “SNL”: This is a brilliant response on the part of Baldwin to the whole American Airlines/Words With Friends incident earlier this week. Actual quote from Baldwin, playing an American Airlines pilot: “Mr. Baldwin is an American treasure, and I am ashamed at the way he was treated.” Magic.
Die oud-PFP-LP mnr. Philip Myburgh van Swellendam is gisteraand oorlede. Hy was ‘n liewe oom.
Soup: Joao Silva, Returning Home. →
cjchivers: He left in the early fall of 2010 for a reporting trip to Afghanistan. There he stepped on a landmine and lost his legs. Fourteen months on, he came back to his wife and two children in South Africa, after a long hospitalization and period of rehabilitation in the United…
Overheard in the newsroom
Lwazi: What does 'mahgrof' mean?
Dean: No, I said 'maar grof ... Dit lyk maar grof.'
No government in the world kill its people, unless it’s led by crazy person.– Syrian President Bashar al-Assad speaking to Barbara Walters. Assad’s government has killed an estimated 4,500 people. (via officialssay)
Hillary Clinton’s truly remarkable speech: “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.” Worth the watch