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"Culture is the heritage of us all. some may be more interested than others in the treasures of the past, but no one can fail to take a pride in his country's participation in the story of mankind, as represented in carvings, sculpture, music, paintings and the other arts. And there is a personal commitment to this, for no man can really say he is alone: we are all joined through our identity, with the cultures which are part of the mainstream of life"
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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Profound Nonsense At Its Best

My favourite Canadian just let me know about this and even though I am so busy right now, (check out a media company called Purple Tembo for more details he he he and follow links to like on Facebook and follow on Twitter he he he ;}),  I had to quickly post this.  This video is a collaboration between Norwegians and muntus.


I am always joking to my Northern Hemisphere friends whenever they complain of cold, as we in the South get roasted to a crisp, that I should bottle the excess sunshine and send it over to balance things out, and that they should do the same with the cold. I could use that freeze in my non-airconditioned car when needed (thankfully today I have remembered to open all the windows when I woke up, so when I start my journeying in a coupla hours I won't roast and turn into a tasty turkey bound for some Lusaka-resident American's Thanksgiving Table, as they celebrate the holiday here today he he he ;}).

This also reminds me of how real videos like this can be and at their worst like the KONY 2012 debacle earlier this year, and how one-sided aid is, when actually we could help each other out in both directions.  Earlier in the year I had a bout of my nervous condition and then through recovery I blogged about another vid that made fun of the way the West reports on continental affairs.  I will leave you with that coz that is another instance of profound nonsense. I hope to see more of this content in the future, satire is a great way to introduce a serious topic in an accessible way and get people talking about the inequalities negatively skewed to the way we Africans are reported in the media and are treated by the world :).

3 comments:

  1. I am honoured that I'm your favourite Canadian!

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  2. He he he he, even if you weren't, after this share you definitely are :). This really made my day!

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