On the light side

Noseweek|April 2020

On the light side
The life of a newspaper (or in this case) magazine columnist is not an easy one, particularly for one’s state of mind.
BHEKI MASHILE

Herein lies the problem: there is absolutely nothing that slips by us. Our minds have been programmed to comment on everything we come across, observe, hear, see, watch etc whether we want to or not. We become very keen observers and analysts, sometimes too keen.

Unfortunately, all too often we find ourselves being compelled to comment on serious issues, like the recent Roundup herbicide threat I wrote about in Noseweek’s last edition (nose245). But hey, every once in a while one is drawn to comment on something that makes this columnist thing enjoyable. So here are a couple of fun observations I recently made that I must share with you.

Let’s begin with our free TV station e.tv, I was miffed, gatvol, peed-off that it had stopped airing the likes of Forensic Files and Unusual Suspects. Oh, wait a minute, they did not stop airing them altogether, they relegated these true crime stories to ridiculous early morning insominiac hours. But hey, thank goodness they have since been brought back to a reasonable 10 pm time slot on Tuesday.

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