Posts Tagged ‘barack obama


It’s Legit, They’re turning Life Of Pi Into A Movie

life_of_pi_by_glueciferI really, really, really, really, really, really, hope whoever is writing, directing and producing the film adaptation of Life Of Pi does not fuck it up.

I only read Life Of Pi recently (I finished it about a week into January) and it had such a profound effect on me that I’ve had two dreams about that book since reading it.

Whenever I’m thirsty I think about that book. Whenever I’m looking at the sea I think about that book. Whenever I think about zoos or religion or tigers or God I think about that book. Dramatic as it sounds, that book changed my life.

I resisted reading it for years because generally when people go as batshit about a book as they did, and still do, for Life Of Pi it turns out to be formulaic garbage. Then again, if I had read it when it came out, I’m not sure I would have processed it in the same way I did reading it in my late 20s.

It cut me right down to my core. Reading the last 10 pages was one of the most emotionally gruelling literary experiences I’ve ever experienced. If you haven’t read it, do it before the movie comes out because there is no conceivable way the movie will be able to do this book any justice.

Here’s all that’s been released so far from the film:



Not really much to go on, I’ll post more if I find it.

In the meantime though, here’s one of my favourite things I ever found on the interwebs and no, it’s not some obscure band or random fail video, it’s a simple thank you letter:



It’s signed “Barack Obama” and I agree wholeheartedly with what he says.

I preferred the story with animals too.



The 200th Post Lands On Friday!

We’re getting close party people, so close I can feel it, you can feel it and hundreds of thousands of people all over the world can feel it too… they just have no idea what it is and are rubbing ointment on it in the hope that it will go away.

This week is going to see some epic posts going down as we count down the days to the 200th post, which lands, like a mothership full of fokken prawns on Friday, almost exactly 7 months after I first banged a couple of random words out and hit the ‘publish’ button.

What a journey it’s been, no shit. I mean hell, if I strung all those posts together I’d have a fucking novel. It would be pretty disjointed and probably read like something a tik addict wrote between smoking bulbs and running from the cops, but hey, PROGRESS has been made.



And so, to celebrate the 200th post, I’ve decided to invite everyone (who reads this blog and lives in Cape Town) to join me for a couple of drinks on Friday night at Knoxville on Kloof street.

Check out the “Them’s Fightin’ Words” Facebook page for all the details. The guestlist so far is looking pretty badass, here’s a sneak peak:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger (HUGE fan of the Klapping Gym Boet Post)
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Hugh Hefner and The Girls Of The Playboy Mansion
  • Megan Fox
  • Jack Nicholson
  • Samuel L
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Barack Obama
  • Charlize Theron
  • The Girls Of Weapons Of Ass Destruction 5
  • Dave Grohl
  • Josh Homme
  • Wagon Axle (Nebraska Apache)

So what the fuck are you waiting for? Ditch those bullshit plans you made for Friday night and come party like a ROCKSTAR with your buddy Slick!