Links I Love IV

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Rory and Jess moments – Buzzfeed

This Cracked post is very interesting – the power of accents and being well spoken has been on my mind often the last few months.

Celeb passport photos throughout the years – I got this from T9M’s site – super interesting!

31 Photos from Fukushima 5 years after the nuclear disaster – Article by Upworthy

These words for emotions you thought you couldn’t explain

The routines of powerful women

These celebrities that hate their famous characters

Some South-African gems of the past few week

  I swear, these things can only happen in South-Africa

Mrs. South-Africa became Mrs. World

Wayde van Niekerk, a South-African sprinter, became the first runner to break 10 seconds for the 100m, 20 seconds for 200m and 44 seconds for the 400m. He is the favorite to win the 400m this year at Rio. Have I mentioned how ridiculously excited I am about the Olympics coming up?

What did you find interesting article wise the last few weeks?

 

 

 

Links I love II

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We’re back at it! You can see my first post on Links I loved HERE. Hope you enjoy these!.

Let’s start off with Meryl Streep discussing how Malala Yousafzai influenced her – I just love when strong women applaud other strong women. We should do that more often.

These two Cracked Posts that shatter your image of famous people (Part One and Two)

These Bratz dolls were reimagined as powerful females – LOVE

This Huffington Post post about how people look before and after coffee – this is me!

This Fight Club Trivia

Some newsworthy posts:

I disagree with miners pretty much all the time in South-Africa – their demands are outrageous and I really feel like unions are detrimental to this country’s economy. However, when I fully read what was going on in this lawsuit where miners are taking large mining companies to court regarding health battles, I got fully on board this time. No citizen should ever have health issues because they weren’t given proper PPE.

The bridge that collapsed in South-Africa – this story caused such righteous outrage in South-Africans – aren’t we being killed by enough things already? Can our bridges NOT kill us too?

Five things Friday: Five of the most annoying Hollywood couples

Yep, it’s Friday. I am particularly glad this shitty week is done, because man, has it been shitty. My dad’s ill, work sucks and Johannesburg has suddenly become the iciest pit of Frozen Hell. BUT, let’s talk about something we all want to bang our heads repeatedly against the wall about: Irritating Hollywood couples. Yep, those guys who just make your shoulder blades itch when they appear together on screen. Alone they are bad enough, but together? Spawn of Satan.

Tom Cruise, the bad years
Tom Cruise, the bad years

5. Tom Cruise and anyone he dates/marries/forces into Scientology. 

Let’s face it: While Tom Cruise is a pretty fun actor, he is insane when it comes to relationships. Like, cray. Has anyone forgotten the Oprah couch incident? Yep, he loves in buckets and buckets. It’s scary. That poor couch.

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4. Beyonce and Jay Z

I am so not on the boat that think Beyonce is the Queen of the world and its’ galaxies. Kill me, don’t care. Truly. This relationship seems like such a business arrangement, sorry. Just nope.

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3. FKA Twiggs and Robert Pattinson

I’ve never really felt the insane urge to dump two people in the shower and throw them with disinfectant from afar than I’ve felt the need with these two. It seems like such a shame that two such successful, wealthy people would go to such extensive lengths to look so unkempt. It might also strongly be of the Edward Cullen days, but R. Pattz just strike me as an obsessive boyfriend type, you know?

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2. Amal Amaluddin and George Clooney

Sorry, Amal. You don’t really annoy me. It’s your husband. I’ve lately developed such irritation with him – his desperate need to prove that he’s a philanthropist is just so friggin annoying. I know it’s been said quite often, but George is the lucky one here, everyone. He got a beautiful, insanely smart successful woman while she… got an actor.

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1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West

The only thing Kim Kardashian could have dated with a bigger ego than hers is Kanye West. The King of the Bitchface and stealing T Swift’s thunder. But while I don’t particularly like Kanye West, at least he’s got some talent. Not my style or my scene, but he’s good at what he does (apart from annoying people, that is). However? Kim K? she’s basically a pornstar who went mainstream because let’s face it, that is what anybody who became famous after making a sex video would have been called. Ughhhh. I just really don’t like them. I think they are plastic and everything a Kardashian does is just for attention – plastic, plastic plastic. Together these two are just too much.

5 Things Friday: 5 WTF moments lately

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Happy Friday! The last few weeks have truly been some of the most entertaining of the year. People are tired and incredibly cranky, and it is showing in the entertainment industry, with politicians, criminals and us ordinary folks. Hell, even the weather is throwing a tantrum.

Here are 5 things that was truly WTF the past two or three weeks. Enjoy!

Justin Bieber is a BOY

Like any other self-respecting person over the age of twenty (I am being generous here, that age line should be eighteen) I look at JB with a touch of puzzlement. First of all, his initials makes whiskey – something I would need in large quantities to survive his singing.

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Okay, he is marginally talented. I am just past the phase where I am impressed with pop stars/boy bands (so that includes 1D). I am not even afraid to declare I dislike him in a world populated by his Beliebers. My point being, this week in Brazil he made the rookie mistake of sleeping (?) with a girl he didn’t know and was probably a groupie. Mere seconds later the girl posted photos of the practically naked, sleeping Biebs online. It proved many things:

The Biebs is now by all accounts straight

And a boy

Don’t trust groupies or sleep with them

And thirdly, if you HAVE to sleep with them, at least hide their phones/recording devices/notebooks

Justin Bieber is still a KID (what is he, like 19?) Stop perving about his body or manhood or whatever the fuck you are doing, pedophiles.

Celebs bashing one another

I have always thought that celebs should be united in their hate against the paparazzi and fame. I understand that they are still humans and disliking people is a natural part of life, but I really disagree with openly bashing one another. There was Sinead O’Connor bashing Miley Cyrus (that might have had some valid reasons, but the fact remains), Jennifer Lawrence also bashing her in coded messages – which wasn’t necessary as they aren’t even in the same field or on the same level, and George Clooney took out Leonardo DiCaprio earlier this week.

It is seriously mean and petty and uncalled for. You don’t show how strong you are by breaking other people down, not even in Hollywood. I have the same opinion of women bashing each other in the corporate world to climb the ladder. You are at the end of the day embarrassing and degrading yourself as well as someone else, just because you are insecure. Sies man.

Robert McBride

Robert McBride was perhaps the worst person in law enforcement in South-Africa (apart from Jackie Selebi of course). During his stint managing the Metro Police, there was corruption, intimidation, unfair promotions and evidence tampering. He was finally released from duties when he was caught driving a state vehicle drunk. This week a statement was released where it was announced that he is actually being nominated to become the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) head.

I have to be honest and say that it seems like shit like this only happens in South-Africa. How is it remotely justifiable that a man known for intimidation and corruption can be on a shortlist to become the head of a unit dedicated to sniff out police corruption?

My other question is whether the ANC wants to lose the elections next year? Because their current campaign of choosing corrupt members for parliament certainly suggests that they plan to lose.

Radovan Krejcir

I have to confess that I am revolted with myself. I am being ridiculously entertained with the drama surrounding the “business man”, Czech national Radovan Krejcir. Firstly, it is rumored that he is being searched for in his own country as well, but the crimes in South-Africa is much worse. He is a rumored Mafia boss in SA, and he is the main reason people in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, is either hearing gunshots or explosions these lately. Earlier this year Krejcir narrowly escaped an assassination attempt as well. This week there was a bombing in his business estate, and while the police have confirmed he is alive, they aren’t disclosing where he is yet. This dude obviously ticked off some big guns. It is comforting (?) to know that here we also have a Mafia, not just petty criminals causing havoc. I am still following the story religiously and hope there will be some clarification soon.

Johannesburg had an EARTHQUAKE

While sitting at our desks on a Monday morning, following the Monday morning tradition of doing nothing, bemoaning the fact that it was Monday and reminiscing about the weekend, we Johannesburgers felt the EARTH SHAKE. What on earth? How is this possible? Is it finally the apocalypse?! NO. What happened is there was a fault line in the earth, we had a magnitude 4 earthquake.

I can feel people laughing at me across the globe. I full well understand that in essence it was a puny earthquake. But it is news worthy as this doesn’t happen in South-Africa – we don’t get earthquakes, tsunamis or tornadoes. It is one of the only perks of living in South-Africa.

We were all fine though. But it made for entertaining social media material the entire day.

Anything happened in your country this week that made you go dafuq?

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