Win a car with Whoopee (South Africa)

Whoopee are giving away a brand new Ford Figo if you sign up (for free) as a member on their web site. Now that’s definitely easier than playing the lotto, with far better odds. You can find more information on their Facebook Page.

According to their web site Whoopee has the best South African Service Providers at discounted rates. Also a good site to give your business exposure if you sign up as a Service Provider.

A nice touch is that the Service Providers (plumbers, electricians, panel beaters) are grouped per area. Members earn loyalty points which they can redeem on Whoopee’s online store. You can follow Whoopee on Twitter @whoopeeZA .

Ford Figo

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Dark Moon – a novel by Maggie Tideswell

I am the kind of person who always finishes what I ……Ok I do finish what I start but one thing that seems elusive is writing more than 3 pages of a novel. Trust me those 3 pages are a masterpiece that Charles Dickens would have been proud to eh…..wipe his glasses with.

That is the reason why I respect and take pride when a fellow South African accomplishes what most of us can only dream of.

In ‘Dark Moon’ Maggie Tideswell has achieved such a feat. Published by All Things That Matter Press, Dark Moon is a novel about the ways of emotional and physical manipulation, power and love.

Watch the trailer at the top of this post, visit her blog and follow her on twitter @lunamags.

Let’s help spread the word, blog, tweet, facebook and tell the world about Maggie Tideswell’s ‘Dark Moon’.

Win a Hed Kandi VIP Experience with Phoenix Software

Win a Hed Kandi VIP experience with Phoenix Software. The prize is a VIP table for 10 at Arena Royale in Johannesburg or The Fez in Cape Town. Accompaniments are a bottle of vodka, champagne and whiskey to party the night away.

To enter all you have do is to refer the most people to like Phoenix Software’s Facebook page.

Get started by liking Phoenix Software on Facebook and filling in a simple form with your contact details.

WWE wrestlers robbed in South Africa

WWE wrestling superstar Randy Orton revealed on twitter that a number of WWE stars had their luggage stolen in South Africa.

He tweeted, “Landed in Capetown a few hours ago. Beautiful here. Too bad over half the roster had various items stolen out of they’re checked luggage.”

The WWE stars are in South Africa for shows in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg.

Chelsea’s Ashley Cole to mend ways, back with Cheryl Cole

After a string of indiscretions Ashley Cole has asked to be judged only by his football.

Speaking to BBC Sport in New York where he had gone to meet rapper Jay Z about a restaurant they are opening in London he said, “I’ve made mistakes and have just got to live with it,” adding “Judge me on how I play football or on when you meet me.”

After being fined £100,000 by the Premier League for holding secret talks with Chelsea while still under contract to former club Arsenal, Cole has been in the news because of his public divorce from pop singer and reality judge Cheryl Cole.

He hit the headlines earlier this year when he year when he shot a work experience student with an air rifle at the club’s training ground. Cole had this to say “If someone had actually seen the incident – you wouldn’t laugh because it was a stupid thing to do – but the whole situation was crazy. Of course it was an accident,”

Meanwhile ‘Bang Showbiz’ is reporting that Ashley Cole and ex wife Cheryl are back together. This is after they spent the weekend together with the footballer being a guest at her London 28th birthday.

A family friend told The Sun newspaper: “It’s done and dusted. They spent the entire weekend together and properly dating.

“They were out on Saturday night for drinks, but decided against a late night and went back to Cheryl’s early.

Greatest American Actors

The Huffington Post is celebrating America’s independence day with a vote and list on America’s greatest actors.

The problem with such lists is that they are subjective but then at least users can place a vote. The rise of Hollywood and the way it rules, more like dictates not just international entertainment but culture means this celebration of American talent is befitting of July 4th.

The current top 5 in pictures are:

Gregory Peck

Gregory Peck

Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando

Jeremy Clarkson in race row

Jeremy Clarkson appears to be good at courting scandal as it were. In fact he so good at it he has actually created a career out of it. His newspaper columns, books and even top gear wouldn’t be what they are were it not for these rows.

It’s his tongue in cheek comments that make me a fan. I admit it’s either you find him really funny, or you find him really obnoxious.

Who else would justify speeding by saying “speeding has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.”

On cars “having an Aston Martin DB9 on the drive and not driving it is a bit like having Keira Knightley in your bed and sleeping on the couch.” On Zonda “It’s like a lion in orange dungarees. Kind of fierce, but ridiculous all at the same time.”

Back to the controversy, Jeremy Clarkson used a newspaper column to rant as usual on environmental issues, this time on the energy saving mode on his new tv set.

He said, “If you turn the feature on, the screen dims so much, every programme looks like it’s being presented by Lenny Henry in a cave.”
Lenny Henry, CBE (born 29 August 1958) is an English black actor, writer, comedian and occasional television presenter.

Being black myself these are the kind of jokes and remarks we make amongst mates of any race. I don’t think Lenny Henry will take offence.

It’s Jeremy Clarkson, a stand upon comedian disguised as a journalist and television presenter. The level of importance of his comments is just a hair above those of a three year old. It would have been a spot of bother had been David Cameron for instance.