Monthly Archives: October 2011

It’s a close call as I get (s)hut up

I’m detained in the joint. I’m caged in the slammer. I’m locked up in the big house. I’m sure it’s going to be more of a Schabir-sized incarceration than a Mandela-sized stretch, but doing time is doing time. It’s Sunday … Continue reading

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Torture by cliché just not cricket

“I need to occupy something,” I tell The Shrink, my crossword companion. “Occupations are happening everywhere from Wall Street to Worcester from Facebook to Ventersdorp. In fact, this very morning the toilet at work was occupied. I’d better occupy something … Continue reading

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Why victory slipped from Bok hands

I don’t blame jet lag, Fikile “Moer Hulle” Mbalula or the fact that John Smit is long in the tooth. I don’t blame food poisoning or Danie  Rossouw’s line-out faux pas. I don’t think it’s Ard Matthews’s fault (although I … Continue reading

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Friends may come and friends may go, but towels hang around

I walked across the gym floor. I could feel the sting of hundreds of eyes upon me, judging me. I’m sure the gym bunny in tights hissed “sies” as I walked past her and the tattooed, muscle man pumping iron glared … Continue reading

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