Monthly Archives: December 2010

Best to be batty in the cycle of life

I looked at the man with the gun. Am I going to survive this, I wondered. He lifted the gun. His shooting finger curled around the trigger. I closed my eyes. I can’t blame anybody else for my predicament. It’s … Continue reading

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Who is 2010’s BoY (Buffoon of the Year)?

It’s the silly season – a time of jingling belles, ho, ho, hos and, if you’re in Gauteng, rain, dear. It’s also a time when newspaper analysts deconstruct the year’s headlines and columnists reflect on the good, the bad and … Continue reading

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Throw shoe! Bugger invaded Iraq! (6,4) and other Prezileaks

On Tuesday my alarm didn’t ring, which isn’t surprising because I didn’t set it. Late, I didn’t have time to eat breakfast but as I was rushing out of the door The Shrink, my wife and crossword comrade, handed me … Continue reading

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One-parent gig a Freudian slap

I didn’t want to do it, but I had no choice. I was desperate. I reached for my cellphone. “HELP,” I typed. I hit “send”. A minute later my cellphone pinged. The response, from The Shrink, my wife and crossword … Continue reading

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