Archive for September, 2012



18
Sep
12

The Truth Behind The Tokoloshe Video

Tokoloshe2Being the slickest Tiger in the jungle, I get emails from time to time with insider information from the puppet-masters who run the interwebs.

One such email hit my inbox last night following the Tokoloshe video I posted on the site last week. Turns out the sceptics were right, the video is part of a sneaky marketing campaign.

It’s genius in it’s simplicity. The brand is called www.tivvit.com, it’s an online portal to find properties to buy or rent when you wake up one day and realise yours is kak.

Using this concept the creatives came up with a whole buncha ads that I would like to invite you to watch with me. Wait right there, I’ll get the popcorn…

17
Sep
12

Escape Monday: Photo Manipulation On Steroids

Michael-OYou guys need to spare a thought for me while you’re reading this because at the exact moment this goes live, I’ll be at the dentist getting a filling.

So while they’re dosing me up on those awesome drugs that make the one side of your face look like you’ve had a coke stroke, here are some images that have been digitally manipulated by a man called Michael Oswald.

It’s almost uncanny what this man can do Photoshop and 3D Max. As you’ll see in the pics below, Michael O can take some pretty average-looking images and turn them into seriously awesome pieces of digital art. If you want to see something seriously cool go to his site and click “Process”.

17
Sep
12

Escape Monday: Underwater Baroque Art

black-moonDue to a whole lot of unforeseen circumstances, I was not able to source the soothing underwater dolphin sounds I would have liked to for this post, but that’s definitely the vibe I’m going for here.

Sure, it’s Monday again and surprise, surprise, you’re back here and it felt like the weekend never happened, but don’t let that bum you out.

Your Tiger pal is here to ease you back into things with these soothing underwater images taken by Christy Lee Rogers as part of her series Reckless Unbound. The images look like baroque oil paintings and invoke a certain tranquillity sorely lacking from Mondays.

 

 

14
Sep
12

Rocking The Daisies Must-See Bands (Part 1)

Wstock MafiaFor those of you that didn’t catch my tweet earlier this week, my media accreditation for Rocking The Daisies has been sorted!

Having learned the hard way from Synergy last year, this time around I kept it classy and applied way the hell in advance and having seen the lineup I am beyond fucking excited.

So every Friday leading up to RTD12 I’ll be posting videos and tracks from the bands you HAVE to catch this year come hell or high water.

To keep it simple I’m breaking it down one stage every week, starting with the Thursday night “Campsite Stage” which kicks off at 6pm.

13
Sep
12

Okes Who Like To Klap It #20: Right-Handed Tokoloshe Catcher

TokolosheHazit charnas!

So I’m checking out one of ma boychay’s sites the other day, a BUFF CHARNA by the name of SAVAGE and I come across irrefusable proof that all that kak about a little goblin ou called the TOKOLOSHE who comes in the night to steal your coffee, sugar and cleaning products are true!

And all this time I thought our maid Nomsanene was talking kak, jassis! How dof can a ou be?! When the evidence were staring me right in the FACE! Luckily for us all, this BUFF OU who goes by the name of Albert Dlomo KLAPPED the following video of a tokoloshe in his flippin’ house!

12
Sep
12

Ugandan Film Trailers Are Awesome

Captain AlexForget what Kony may or may not be doing in Uganda, there are way more pressing issues in the country at the moment, namely the answer to the question “Who Killed Captain Alex?”

In the trailer you’re about to see that question is posed continually as a radass montage of action scenes play right before your very eyes.

And no, I’m not using “radass” in a facetious way. The filmmaker who shot this feature film, Isaac Godfrey Geoffrey Nabwana, did so with a budget of basically zero, an editing suite he built himself and one camera with a broken viewfinder.

How indie is THAT?

 

11
Sep
12

Project Whisk(e)y: Bell’s Special Reserve

BellsI know what you’re thinking. Bell’s. Old white men. Fishing. Their noses so red and swollen if you squeezed them whisky would dribble out.

Bell’s is not hip. Bell’s is not cool. If a guy arrives at a house party with a bottle of Bell’s, you immediately assume he stole it from his dad’s liquor cabinet.

Such is the stigma that haunts this perfectly good blended scotch whisky because it is marketed directly at old men who are so loyal to the brand that they buy it by the case every two months at Makro and have done so for the last 30 years.

10
Sep
12

Escape Monday: H. Leung’s Enchanted Landscapes

kenhongleungpaintings9In retrospect, I’m not really sure if this Escape Monday project is such a good idea. If ous knew that KLAP GYM BOET SlickTiger was posting this blerrie moffie stuffs, my badass internet rep might be destroyed irreparably.

A person is either a flippin’ KLAP GYM BOYCHAY or a cardigan-wearing, arty-farty paf. The line is drawn in the sand and you’re either on one side or the other.

While you contemplate that pearl of wisdom I’m just going to leave these images that Chinese-American painter Ken Hong Leung did as examples of the kind of stuff a klap gym ou would NEVER post.

10
Sep
12

Escape Monday: Light Painting

Colourful_Faffing_PThe Escape Monday project continues this week with another two posts designed to transport your mind as far away from your cubicle (read: cell) as possible.

This post features a collection of photos taken by Ian Hobson who claims that not one of these pics have been digitally manipulated, he’s created all of them by waving different coloured lights in front of cameras set on long exposure.

At least, that’s how I think he does this. The results are nothing short of mesmerising and should, even if it’s just for a minute or two, take your mind completely off the fact that it’s Monday.

 

 

07
Sep
12

Friday Playlist: Bong Rippin’ Badassery

org_bongIt’s Friday bitches and if you’re down here in Cape Town with your Tiger pal it’s a goddamn beautiful day, ain’t no doubt about it.

The first golden rays of summer are finally shining through the shitty winter we’ve been having which is cause enough to celebrate by loading a massive bong when you get home and ripping that mofo for everything it’s worth.

“But wait!” I hear you say, “I need some killer music if I’m going down that road man!” Well, what the fuck dude? Didn’t you read the title of this blog post? I got you covered broheme. Just hit up the 8Tracks playlist I put together below and let the good times roll!