Friday, September 22, 2006

More Pulse Pics

What better way to end the week but on a light note?Here are some great pics I dug out of the Pulse archives and captioned!Feel free to add your own captions!

So that's what happened to that couch from Magic City!

Nick: Weeeee Archer!What about me?I'm the one who paid her entrance!

This is what happens when you dress in the dark

Czars:Look!I'm wearing daddy's suit!

Devious One:I caught 10 possums and used them to make this coat

Even with the blinding sun, ya'll have to see my pleather jacket!

Have a nice weekend.................

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Vita kati ya wazee and the last lap

The last few weeks have been really intresting on the blogosphere.Why?Because I got to see KBW elders and their fellow technocrati go at it hammer and tongs over the Grahamstown Indaba or Impi depending on which side you look at it.
Seeing as I am a just an everyday casual blogger, other then one loose comment I didn't bother to enter the fray at all. I already have enough people in the blogosphere who think rather lowly of me so why add to the number? So I just sat back and watched eloquent, well polished barbs fly across the blogosphere. Accusations ranged from racism, selling out and elitism; I was waiting for one side to accuse the other of turning tricks for whitey but it didn't get that bad, thank God.
But since that is water under the bridge I am not going to say anymore, what I am going to ask is this simple question. After the uber bloggers finished their sessions, meetings, networking and presentations; what lessons were learnt for run of the mill bloggers such as myself? Because most of the people at that conference did not represent the everday African blogger but were there on their behalf.
So would any attendant please do a simple Conference Report on what was learnt there and how KBW members can put it to use?Yes we mortals too yearn for words of wisdom too even though we don't sound like it most of the time.
ps:This is not meant to be a racist remark but when I went through the flickr album of the conference all the white faces had the names but most of the black faces had DCI delegate and no names attached.

Moving on, why is the last lap always the longest?For some reason this semester's classes seem rather hard and it seems that I will have to sacrifice lounging over the weekend for studying unlike other semesters.I have an 800 page book on Abe Lincoln to read and review. I guess it's going to be one long productive weekend!

I also have to continue clearing my yahoo closet.I am sure there is still loads that I can share with ya'll...........

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Cleaning Out My Yahoo! Closet....

Today I decided to try and clear my Yahoo! inbox. It has close to 3,000 emails in it. At times I never used to delete e-mails because they were important, had interesting forwards or I just didnt have the time ( remember cyber cafes arent free!)
I have been at it for almost an hour and I have found loads of interesting stuff that I thought I should share.
Here goes......

I found this joke
A married woman was having a really nice time with one of her boyfriends when there was a sudden knock on the door. Thinking that it was her husband, she instructed the man to jump into the ceiling only to find it was another boyfriend. When the 2nd boyfriend was about to make love to her, the real hubby came. Boyfriend 2 had no other option except to jump into the ceiling also. "How are we getting out of here ?" asked # 2 to #1 "I do not know about you, for me I am going as soon as the hubby starts making love to the wife. When the time came, # 1 jumped naked from the ceiling , landed on the bed and said, "I am Jesus, God shall bless you with a baby girl! He quickly vanished. # 2 quickly followed and panting said "I am Satan have you seen Jesus?" "He went that way." the hubby replied

And another one.....
Butler's Night Off...... A wealthy couple had planned to go out for the evening. The woman of the house decided to give their butler, Jeeves, the rest of the night off. She said they would be home very late, and that he should just enjoy his evening. As it turned out, however, the wife wasn't having a good time at the party, so she came home early, alone. Her husband had to stay there, as several of his important clients were there. As the woman walked into her house, she saw Jeeves sitting by himself in the dining room. She called for him to follow her, and led him into the master bedroom. She then closed and locked the door. She looked at him and smiled. "Jeeve," she said. "Take off my dress." He did this carefully. "Jeeves," she continued. "Take off my stockings and garter." He silently obeyed her. "Jeeves," she then said. "Remove my bra and panties". As he did this, the tension continued to mount. She looked at him and then said, "Jeeves, if I ever catch you wearing my clothes again, you're fired!"
I think I may have posted this one before but it made my day so I have to share it one more time!

Girl’s Diary Monday 17 October 2005 Saw John in the evening and he was acting really strangely I went shopping in the afternoon with the girls and I did turn up a bit late so I thought it might be that. The bar was really crowded and loud so I suggested we go somewhere quieter to talk. He was still very subdued and distracted so I suggested we go somewhere nice to eat. All through dinner he just didn't seem himself; he hardly laughed, and didn't seem to be paying any attention to me or to what I was saying. I just knew that something was wrong. He dropped me back home. I wondered if he was going to come in; he hesitated, but followed. I asked him again if there was something the matter but he just half shook his head and turned the television on. After about 10 minutes of silence, I said I was going upstairs to bed. I put my arms around him and told him that I loved him deeply. He just gave a sigh, and a sad sort of smile. He didn't follow me up, but later he did, and I was surprised when we made love. He still seemed distant and a bit cold, and I started to think that he was going to leave me, and that he had found someone else. I cried myself to sleep....

Boy’s Diary Monday 17 November 2004 Liverpool lost to Manchester United Had sex though.

There was a period when I went missing for a while.This is what kept me missing.

I also found 10 strings for you (not work friendly!)

This was also funny as ever!(not work friendly!)

Came by this other joke too....

Tanzania has rejected a newly appointed Japanese ambassador to the
country. The Tanzanian Permanent Secretary in the president's office
sent a refutation letter to the Japanese Prime Minister early today. In
the brief letter, the Permanent Secretary expressed his apology that the
newly appointed ambassador will not be allowed to take the post in
Tanzania due to the contradictions that were best not published because
of the repercussions that will be caused in the Swahili speaking

However, The Permanent Secretary added that the issue should not be
taken as a personal matter and that the ambassador will be allowed to
serve the post in Tanzania if he did something about the problem. The
ambassador Kanashuta Hakanuki and his wife Kanakuma Kanagawa were
expected to arrive in Dar es Salaam this weekend. We have also been
reliably informed that their Bi-sexsual son's name is Anakino and their daughter is
called Nikishuta Nitahara.

Would you give him any money?

No more honey for me!

International Symbol for Marriage

My fave exam pics!

A student after my own heart!

Made my day!

Damn Aliens!

A good way to end the post.....

I have to study for an exam and if I keep on looking through my inbox I'll never get started!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Primary School Quiz!

Some muppet has been running around calling himself the flashback King and I think it is time that I took back my throne and put him back in his place.
Do ya'll remember the school quiz program that used to be on KBC way back when where two school would go up against each other and would answer loads of questions and at one point would even solve a math equation on two separate blackboards?Well it's time for our quiz on matters of way back when!Prizes will be announced later...........

1.Who were the Rare Watts?

2.Who was Babu Joe?

3.What was Super Orange Snack

4.Who was Bogi Benda?

5.What was Box?

6.What was Freemark?

7.What was Boflo?

8.On what show was "words to my favorite song" a segment?

9.What was mahindra?

10.What is/was Wepesi?

11.Who was Sebastian?

12.What was Babito?

13.What was Lawman

14.What show did Dennis Kashero star in?

15.What band had Bob Kioko and Victor Seii as members

16.Who were the members of Musikly speaking?

17.Who sang the song "Dereva, chunga maisha"

18.Who sang "Pump up the jam?"

19.What was boom?

20.Who wrote Kisima Cha Giningi?

21.Who was Cringer?

22.What was URTNA and what did it stand for?

23.What were Brilliant and Hollywood?

24.Which joint used to hold Jam Session?

25.Where was Oven Door?

26.Which joint sold the best Masala Chips in town?

27.What color was Krush?

28.What was on the cover of primary maths?

Well that's our quiz for today children!Best of luck!
ps:Visit the muppet's blog, seems he has something interesting going on...

Monday, September 18, 2006

Cleaning out my picture closet

A few weeks ago an artist had an exhibition at the Arts Gallery and since I had a camera with me, I decided to take a few pics.To be honest I don't know if you can really call what she did art but what do I know?

After that while going to buy groceries I decided to take a few pics...

Agricultural Equipment Dealership

A convenience store with inconvenient prices!

The Uni's Basketball Auditorium and Athletic Centre

The late doggie (No time to rotate the pic!)

Doesn't our sitting room lighting look good?

Ta Daaaa!!!!!!!!

Where the poor white folk live

The projects.As you can see I am in a moving car, a fast moving car at that!

We're movin' up!We have an I-hop now!Not that I have ever gone there...

I just love their ribs!

Can't leave out Captain Dees!

A boat ride on the lake during our picnic and that dude in the back was shameless enough to wear an Arse - nal tee, hmph!

A good pal of mine who is now in Switzerland on exchange


When times get tight....

I think those are enough pics for today!Happy Monday!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Mob Violence replacing Police in Kenya?

I read this article in the EA Standard and it seems that security in Kenya still has a long way to go.Things have improved slightly but it seems that bank robberies are back on the upswing if press reports of the last few months are anything to go by.Some people say that it is connected to the upcoming elections, with the thugs being connected to politicians who want to finance their re-election kitty.
A survey once said that 37% of Nairobi inhabitants had admitted to being mugged in the last one year.Crime can be attributed to many things but what the people expect is for the police to prevent the country from sliding into lawlessness. Unfortunately due to different factors like lack of funding, antiquated equipment, poor morale, too few policemen and corruption; mob justice has become the order of the day.
I am sure most of us can remember South Africa's number one import before Nando and Steer's, the necklace. This was when a suspected criminal would after a sound beating have a tire put around his neck and set on fire. I think that was the ultimate expression of the people's frustration. The most amazing thing is that when mob justice goes down is that you would think that it would be riff raff that would participate but I have seen well dressed men and women take part in it.
Often incidents have been reported of a mob catching a group of thieves and beating them to death in front of patrolling police men who knew that if they intervened the blood thirsty mob would pounce on them and accuse them of abetting the criminals activities. I once recall hearing the phrase, "the thugs were apprehended by peace loving wanainchi," if you ever get to see one of those mobs; peace loving is not the word you would use to describe them
As for the Police, yes there are corrupt police men; but there are also those who have been frustrated when they arrest criminals only to see them on the street like a week later due to revolving door justice. So some policemen have taken to executing criminals on the spot so as to save tax payers money.
Sometimes the stories can make Nairobi seem like a warzone when that is not the case depending on where you live. Of course security is better in the uptown suburbs where people hire private security firms, you can choose from around 10,000 in Kenya. But as lonely planet put it, "how do people expect watchmen armed with wooden sticks to combat thugs with automatic weapons?"
So living in a suburb or gated community can only shield you for so long. It is obvious that we need a larger police force with modern equipment, a functioning judicial process with less corruption and a stronger economy so less people will choose crime as a way of life.
But before that happens foreign investors will shun Kenya, our tourist industry will underperform, our women will have to live in fear of rape everyday, business owners will fear being cleaned out, car owners wont be sure how long there cars will belong to them and pedestrians will skit around the city hoping their necks aren't broken by ngeta.
Regular programming will resume soon.......