The Internet isn’t real life. Look, I’m, sure you know this already, but let’s all take a minute in what has been a very difficult year, to take stock of our lives. Thanks to Covid, for many people the Internet is the only kind of social activity they’ve had. It’s frighteningly unhealthy and you must do everything you can to break free before you lose your soul online. That may sound dramatic, but the evidence of mental and emotional breakdown is there for everyone to see. Don’t let it happen to you. Here are the twelve online commandments…
How does one collate data when the governments of the world are hellbent on lockdowns as the only solution to solving a global pandemic? Has the gathering of data been transparent globally? Is the function of WHO to scare people so that they change their behaviour? How will Sweden be judged by history for not locking down? Social media can help or hinder progress… how should we navigate those waters?
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What do your favourite colour, animal, and place say about you? Gareth responds to the Twitter outrage directed at him over the weekend. Italy is slowly emerging from its long Covid-19 lockdown, but the people are not happy. ‘The Mountain’ from GoT deadlifted 500kgs… because he could. And who do you trust more between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg?
23.03.20 Pt 1 – The thing about under-reacting in Covid-19 times is that the downside is death, and that doesn’t sound fun. Having said this, should you become friends with anyone in your complex, because what happens when you get healthy? How should you handle being stuck at a wedding with no alcohol? If someone coughs in the grocery store in the same aisle as you, maybe it’s worth staying at home forever more. And does a big forehead mean you are just cooler?
10.03.20 Pt 1 – If you are going to panic, where are you going to do this panicking? Which businesses will win because of coronavirus? Dubai’s World Show sounds like the best thing in history. If you can expose your kids to the world, do it… they’ll thank you later. If you make a fake bomb threat, we should throw fruit at you in the town square. And Stairway to Heaven might have a devilish act attached to it.
Don’t let the trappings of Twitter, ‘fake news’, or being stuck in traffic every day fool you… there’s been no better time to be alive than right now – as the Editor of HumanProgress.org, Marian Tupy and his team believe, and prove this through their website that shows how the state of humanity has improved in almost every way over time. Building the site on the premise that the media misuse data to paint an overly negative picture of development, Marian chats to Gareth about the good that’s happening all around us.
06.03.20 Pt 1 – The secret in life is not to panic… just run! Should we stay away from everyone in KZN, even if they are our family? Covid-19 is a real thing and it’s in South Africa. The leadership of Singapore has declared there’s nothing to worry about, they’re ready for all outcomes, but it’s business as usual. The new James Bond launch has been postponed, it’s nothing personal, it’s just business. If Siya died, we’d just move on… it wouldn’t be hard. There’s a dead rat in the roof, it’s awful! There’s a guy under the bridge with a girlfriend, so what’s wrong with you?
03.03.20 Pt 2 – How important is a national anthem in a society? The JMPD can’t shoot, but they have guns… and they have Michael Jackson gloves, but can’t direct traffic. In the latest in the Jacob Zuma and Gupta files, we bring you Nguni cattle, a nose job and a pizza joint – and no, this isn’t a lobola gone wrong. Amazon is infested with bogus coronavirus cures. Spielberg’s daughter is a 50-year-old’s punching jailbird now… just another day in the life of the porn producer. Paul Slabolepszy then joins us in studio to talk about his latest play, ’Suddenly The Storm’.
27.02.20 Pt 1 – What is in your food – do you care or are you just too hungry to give a toss? Henry Ford gave us the production line and the 8-5 workday… is he a genius or a monster? If you nap at the theatre are you a philistine? What ever happened to Fashion TV? Athi Geleba – is she lit or not? Siya bought a candle because Oprah said so, but he’s not influenced. And is Tito Mboweni the coolest guy on planet Earth?
24.02.20 Pt 2 – Bullying is a bad thing, we all agree already people. Coronavirus is not that bad, flu is so much worse. 90s cult show, Friends is making a comeback and Matthew Perry will be delighted to get the pay cheque. The new ad from Nando’s is sensational, it’s a golden nugget. Should you do a Kirk Douglas with your money, or should you leave cash to the kids? The Bachelor season 2 is here… we unpack. Drama, Cape Town, a dog-loving heartthrob – what more do you need? Charley Pietersen talks to us about #StopToStart and addressing a fatherless nation, and how we can curb this trend.