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Showing posts from September, 2011


Last night I watched “Fly with me” on the BBC, and it’s very funny, Matt Lucas and David Walliams , are really very clever satirists. They did however do a scene using the 1 st class head airhostess, and her attitude to a couple who have been bought a 1 st class ticket as a gift and she feels are not of the standing for 1 st class, and as funny as the scene is it did remind me of some of the treatment I have suffered at the hands of the service industry. Why do we stand for this? We pay for the dubious pleasure of being treated badly, and it’s our fault, because we just don’t do anything about it. I have been battling my phone service provider for several months, it all started in May. I was called by my service provider and told that I was using less than 2 gigabytes of data, and that they have a special which gives me 2 gigs and whatever I don’t use is carried over to the following month. Sounds great, go ahead, and with that in early June I left for Italy and did not use

bad as me

I had breakfast with a good friend this yesterday at a little deli in Blawberg, called Carlucci it overlooks the wreck that is amazingly now in three pieces. The breakfast was really good, I had a classic, eggs and bacon while my friend went healthy for the fruit, muesli and yogurt option, which looked so good I regretted my decision right away. So if you are in that area, go check it out, the service is good and it’s a cool place to sit and watch the bay. Look what’s being released on the 25 th of October “BAD AS ME” the new Tom Waits….. I can’t wait.


It’s been a beautiful day here in Cape Town, it feels like summers on its way, and Cape Town is one of those truly special places in summer. Things have been a little quiet for a bit, it’s either being content, or just being to busy, the latter it certainly isn’t. Business has been a little quiet. I have been having a good weekend but I have been bothered by some people who believe they are a whole lot cooler if the distorted thumping emitted from their cars, can be heard 3 miles away. Guess what if it was a little clearer I probably might even like your taste in music. I do have to tell you that I never got laid on the size of the speakers in my car if that was the case, I would be deaf as a doornail.


Sunday at the SA Hotrod day, which I really am very bored with, a sandlot and a few vendors is not my idea of a hotrod day, there are cars worth in excess of half a million rand and that’s the best that can be done. A amazing thing happened to me, I was standing near Maybelline, and for those that don’t know it’s my car, when a couple approached with a gorgeous and very young baby in hand, it must have been his first outing. They asked me if they could take a photo of me with the kid while sitting in my car, obviously, I said he should sit in the car holding his son, but they insisted that they wanted him held by tattooed arms and all that so I did it, and it was awesome, it was really great to be holding such a cute little guy in my arm’s, sitting in my lovely car. Monday I got a call from a fellow tattoo artist who has named his newborn baby boy, Milo and I just didn’t know what to say, I was really at a loss for words, it’s not something I ever thought about, but wow that’s


There are a few bastions of manhood left, and this is not going to be some misogynist rambling, it’s just that few things are a mans thing anymore, it seems that all we used to do as men has been done, and done well by women. There is one thing that even though girls will shave, and shave in all sorts of places men never do, but one of the wonderfully manly things to do every day is to have a great shave. Not this bullshit splash some water on your face, a gel that foams and a razor with a gazillion blades, that shaves you in seconds while you wipe your ass, brush your teeth, and comb your hair. The good, old-fashioned shave, where you have a mug, boiling water, and a great badger hair brush, and before Greenpeace get on my case the badgers are not harmed when they collect the hair, so chill out. A hot towel on your skin to soften that bristling day old growth, the hot brush from the mug dips in the shaving soap, building a lather, reheating it in the mug, and building the lat