I think it’s important to occasionally view the world from a different angle. And one of my South African friends linked to Hayibo a while back and I now stop by and read their articles every so often. Funny as hell. And sometimes in a way that you just could not get away with in America.
You really should check out the whole website. It’s political/social commentary, but funny as hell, too. I think sardonic would be the appropriate term? Definitely tongue-in-cheek at times.
Anyway. A few of my (non-SA politics-specific) favorites:
Scientists Discover Google+ User: A little quote from the article: “‘It was like science fiction turning to science fact right in front of us,’ said one. ‘I mean, it’s maybe not as scientifically significant as the Higgs Boson, but unlike the Higgs Boson, it’s something we’d pretty much given up on actually finding.'”
Study proves that bigots, morons, not entitled to their opinions after all: Another little taste: “‘… it occurred to me that if monkeys could type, they’d be writing comments on News24 and Timeslive. But they can’t, so instead they scream a lot and throw their poo at each other, which is a lot more honest – and slightly more intelligent – than what goes on online.'”
Non-millionaires urge gloomy Adele to cheer up: And another: “Femi Kibulu, child bride of a child soldier in Mali, said that while she adored Adele’s rough-edged vocals and smooth, sophisticated lyrics, she feared that the singer might have lost touch with the realities of suffering.”
And, last, but not least:
Mars rover becoming passive-aggressive after finding only dust: And a final taste: “This morning NASA scientists awoke to a status report from Opportunity that read, ‘Holy crap! Found a monster! It’s…oh, wait, no, it’s a rock. Because that’s all that’s here.'”
Trust me. Read them. You’ll laugh. Well, I hope you will. I did. But then again, I’m kind of dark and jaded under my happy-go-lucky surface.