Category Archives: Satire

Holding up a mirror to figures, institutions and ideologies – “to see ourselves as others see us” Translated from the works of Rabbi Burns.

The Old Masters – re-interpreted 141

For those of us who lack absolutely everything to do with the venerable art of …well…Art, it behoves us to inveigle our way amongst the knowledgeable bods by means of a carefully constructed facade of confident opinion; and there’s no … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 138

With only 334 days until Christmas, I reckon you ought to make a list of all unwanted prezzies and from whom they came. Then make another list and write down to whom you intend passing on one of your unwanteds….. … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 127

At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month….. It is a sad thing to note; it seems that when humanity is at its lowest ebb, the most noble characters come to the fore. We can moralise … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 113

Well, we might as well do something topical for a change. No, I am not going to make any comment on hunting, canned or otherwise; besides, in ten months the world in general will have forgotten the dentist, so we … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 71

With that rather comforting cosmic predictability, Wednesday has arrived, hard on the heels of Tuesday night; and we can all breathe a word of thanks that South African officialdom has not yet got their greedy little paws on electronic communications … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 69

The 24th of September is a public holiday here in darkest Africa; formally known as Heritage Day. To many, it is a day when rallies are held in various stadia around the country; generally accompanied by the consumption of food … Continue reading

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The Old Masters – re-interpreted 68

Clearly there is no limit to my efficiency. While my Antipodean Reader is waking to a Wednesday morning, which I hope is a happy one, we are bidding Tuesday goodnight as we put the cat out (it was smouldering by … Continue reading

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