Zumatello, Part 2

IOL has published this story:

The prankster who defaced ANC president Jacob Zuma’s poster and placed it on a pedestrian bridge near Virginia Airport, Durban, will be fined or face jail time if caught, the IEC said on Thursday

Clearly inspired by an e-mail that has been doing the rounds for the past month, someone added a mask to the poster and scrawled the word “Zumatello” alongside Zuma’s image.

The poster was then placed on the pedestrian bridge over the southbound carriageway of the M4.

The reference to Zumatello, for the uninitiated, comes from the cartoon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which featured four turtles whose names Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Donatello were borrowed from Renaissance era artists.

The Independent Electoral Commission says there is nothing funny about defacing any election posters.

Tension between rival parties was highlighted when a similar election poster of Jacob Zuma was defaced in Umlazi recently.

The ANC in KZN called on police to investigate, but no formal charges had been laid.

Just two months after that incident two men were arrested for plastering their business adverts on an ANC poster in Johannesburg’s city centre.

The men were taken to the Johannesburg Central Police Station and charged with contravening the Electoral Act, which makes it illegal to conceal or remove any voting or electoral material.

The charges included malicious damage to property and contravening the Electoral Act.

IEC spokesperson, Mawethu Mosery, who had not seen the poster in question said: “Misrepresentation of campaign posters is a matter that deeply concerns us.

“We will not tolerate such behaviour.”

Mosery went on to say that if it was concluded that another party was responsible for the defacing, the party would have to pay a fine of about R200 000.

However, if it was carried out by an individual with no political ties, there would be no option of a fine and the offender would face up to two year’s imprisonment.

Seriously – don’t people know what a sense of humour is any more?

The 10 commandments of Left 4 Dead

  1. Thou shalt not think thy is invincible when thy hast thou automatic shotgun, as thou knowest not when thy Tank shalt spoil thy plans of World Zombie Domination.
  2. Thou shalt have one player to watch thy rear, for thy Smoker is cunning and sneaky.
  3. Thou shalt not split up unless thou wantest to be ambushed by thy Hunter.
  4. Thou shalt shove thy Boomer away before shooting him.
  5. Thou shalt not rush thy enemy if thy hast a player with thy sniper rifle who hast clear lines of sight.
  6. Thou shalt not disturb thy Witch if thou health is low.
  7. Thou shalt not hoard thy health pack if thy teammate is near death, for four players killest thy Horde better than three.
  8. Thou must learnest that thy sniper rifle does not helpest thy team during thy final battle.
  9. Thou shalt not abandon thy teammates and quit thy game before thou hast escaped.
  10. Thou shalt not fight over who playest as Zoey.

Apple’s latest – the iTit

So, today I was at the Kingsmead scorebox for day 5 of the test between South Africa and the Aussies. We won’t mention the unfavourable result (from a South African perspective, that is), instead I’m going to draw your attention to something that one of the journalists in the press box found in the morning session, and who consequently had everyone who was in there at the time in stitches of laughter.

Upon Googling it now, I found that this one has been doing the rounds on several other blogs for a while now, and I have no idea who the original source was – this blog was the first thing that came up in my Google search results, so that’s what I’m putting.

Apple Computer announced today that it has developed a computer chip that can store and play high fidelity music in women’s breast implants.

The iTit will cost $499 or $599 depending on speaker size.

This is considered to be a major breakthrough because women have always complained about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.