Patsy just won’t win

June 11, 2007 at 8:15 am (annoying, blogs, MXit, MySpace, stupid)

There goes my relationship with Interface. But even though Nikiwe has now gone you’ve got to hand it to the SABC. At least they try to appear clever.
Even when they show MySpace as an example of a blog you’ve got to give them credit for trying to show the initiated what an evil horror blogs are. MySpace is clearly the bloggiest place to be; not wordpress, not blogger, no, MySpace.
So imagine my confusion when they suddenly started talking about MXit – no blogging speak at all. Social Network Sites (SNS), blogs and MXit are synonymous it seems…well according to the SABC at least.
Then those smartasses at our national broadcasters display their dazzling skills with a camera by screening an SAPD logo – back to front no less.
Supersmart Udi, the presenter (remember the YWCC debacle at the 2002 soccer World Cup?!*), had this to say to add to the brilliance that is this show: “Emails cost R1.50” just as the banner for SMS line appeared on the screen.
Patsy – in trademark orange – spewed forth her pearls. I’m taking a leaf from her book and applying some self-censorship by not even bothering to discuss what Ms Technophobe 2007 had to say. Let’s just say “Oh my actual”.
Shame, poor Reinardt Buys, he didn’t stand a chance…the only one with a brain and it was just wasted on all in that studio. Oh, my vacation is coming up. I want to go to Costa Rica after all the on-air mentions.

* YWCC – your world cup channel – is what the then etv presenter came up with to show off his amazing presenting skills. I kid you not.



  1. madamm said,

    Costa Rica? Now there’s an ideal destination…

  2. tbhanks said,

    Udi kept making reference to his daughter, Costa Rica…

  3. madamm said,

    did you hear Manu padayachee is dead? They don’t say what happened to him in the ST though…

  4. tbhanks said,

    Ja, I heard last week. I think he had a heart attack or something – but can’t be sure about that. I know he was relatively young.

  5. Louisa said,

    This is very tragic…now that Patricia has revealed herself to be so ignorant and judgemental I have no idea who the hell to vote for in the next elections. Tobes, don;t you feel like running?

  6. tbhanks said,

    Hee, hee. I don’t think the world is quite ready for me Louisa. There would be instant anarchy as I try to whip them all into shape. True about Patsy being such a, well, patsy.

  7. Louisa said,

    You still have some time to reconsider. 😉

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