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The good, the bad and the ugly of the past week (21 April 2017)

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Cape Town 1

In a few short hours, it will be the end of the work day and the start of the weekend. For me, it will be the start of a much needed holiday. That’s right, I’m going to love and leave you all for a week and head off to the Mother City. I have lived in South Africa for almost a decade and have been to Durban, Bloemfontein and even the Knysna area (as well as the Kruger, obviously) but never made it to Cape Town. We will be having a bit of a get together next Friday, too, so I’m looking forward to meeting all your hipster faces next week. Meanwhile, here’s the news you might have missed this week.

Best Stories

I have a very old, signed copy of American Gods. It is one of my favourite books, and the novel that cemented Neil Gaiman as one of my favourite authors Thankfully, the series adaptation sound phenomenal.

I recently got to watch Rogue One on Blu-Ray, and I was most distressed by the CGI monsters they made of certain actors. That’s why I’m very glad to hear that the late (and amazing) Carrie Fisher won’t be in Star Wars: Episode IX. But she did manage to help tweak The Last Jedi script before she died.

Worst Stories

We never really had privacy, but the information age has made us even more exposed. I like to think that when I put on headphones I can at least pretend to retreat into my own head, but Bose has burst that bubble, too, as apparently they are selling listening habit information. Gross.

I thought I’d heard it all, but for JVC and Telefunken TV distributor to claim that you can’t see the difference between Full HD and HD Ready? GITFS.

Random Stories

I have heard some amazing critiques of Disney’s Aladdin, often focused around how Robin Williams’ portrayal of the genie is indicative of American colonialism in the Middle East. Yes, I follow some intriguing critics. But that portrayal still defines the genie for most of us, which is why the idea of Will Smith being cast in the role for the live action adaptation is just so very strange. Suppose it’s time for us to bop along to his rap version of Fresh Genie of Aggrabah.

I love to listen to hard rock, but now there seems to be a fitting speaker for such tunes – this speaker is made out of concrete.

Reviews, Editorials and Features

Every secret and clue in the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi
LG G6 review – LG’s best phone in years
Mr Shifty review – a super-powered brawler that runs out of ideas
ASUS ROG STRIX Z270G GAMING: Gene-etically Modified
Denon HEOS HS2 Multi Room Audio System review– Multi room audio bliss
Nacon GM-105 Mouse review – Barebones features that fail to excite
Xbox One S: The evolution of the Xbox One
Why is CS:GO getting all the love?
FanCon 2017 – How Cape Town got its own major comic book convention
Here’s every song on Guardians of the Galaxy’s Awesome Mix Vol.2
Fallen Review (DVD) – An eye-rollingly unoriginal Twilight knock-off

Header Image of the Week

YEAH BABY

Thanks Darryn. You are single handedly keeping this category alive!

Comment of the Week

This comment was technically from last week, but as we didn’t do a weekly wrap during the long weekend, here is the winner who triumphed over two weeks of commenting. Well done Lu with your comment on Jou Romeo:

“Ek like jou”
“Ek like jou ook, maar eks ‘n De Villiers, en jys ‘n Van Der Merwe”
“Dit suck. Ek pleeg soommer selfmoord” *kills self, but not really*
“Wel ek wil nie single wees nie” *Kills self*
“Oh kak.” *Really kills self*
*Sad Bobby van Jaarsveld song plays*

Bonus Content

Darryn, where do you find these things?

Thanks to random chat, we were reminded of this… which is still brilliant.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Critical Hit as an organisation.

Last Updated: April 21, 2017

54 Comments

  1. Ottokie

    April 21, 2017 at 12:34

    This is comment number 10 000…I have no idea what to do with it. So I will just bait some people like I usually do.

    SOCO is REAL whiskey!

    Empyrion has bad textures!

    Trevor can’t braai steak!

    DC > Marvel!

    Hello Niel 😉

    Ubisoft is not a AAA developer!

    Fluttershy is best pony!

    Mince is dog food!

    also… thanks Hammer for all the upvotes o/

    And what would a post from me be without my fabulous cat gif.

    http://www.cutecatgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/fab.gif

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    • Captain JJ

      April 21, 2017 at 12:36

      You started off upsetting me, but it really just got better from there….and then you lost me right at the end again with the mince thing XD

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        April 21, 2017 at 12:37

        I started to forget some of the past “debates” with everyone…We do it two much

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 21, 2017 at 12:39

      I’ve won comment of the week more times than you. HAH.

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      • Captain JJ

        April 21, 2017 at 12:39

        Which one are you again?

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        • Ottokie

          April 21, 2017 at 12:39

          The punny one

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          • Captain JJ

            April 21, 2017 at 12:41

            That’s not how I spell “smartass” 😛

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 21, 2017 at 12:39

          The best one.

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          • Captain JJ

            April 21, 2017 at 12:40

            Fine. BE LIKE THAT XD

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2017 at 12:41

            So back to why Vodka is mash?

      • miaau

        April 21, 2017 at 12:53

        No, you have been granted comment of the week more times than Ottokie.

        I wonder how many you have won? Anybody here know?

        Sigh, Hey, Alien, no an attack, just my weird sense of purpose here.

        But seriously now, how many times do you think you have won comment of the week?

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 21, 2017 at 12:53

          Somewhere between 15 & 20 I think.

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        • Ottokie

          April 21, 2017 at 12:53

          Once!

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      • RinceThis

        April 21, 2017 at 13:08

        you hold on to that, it’s all you have!

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 21, 2017 at 13:17

          I’ll hold on tight with my manly hands.

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        • Captain JJ

          April 21, 2017 at 13:27

          lol

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    • miaau

      April 21, 2017 at 12:51

      Um, well done, I suppose?

      What do you get for someone with 10 000 comments?

      A card, a piece of cake and a mention in the internet rule book?

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      • Ottokie

        April 21, 2017 at 12:52

        I get cake? O.o

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 21, 2017 at 12:53

          Yes, but you have to fetch it… and it’s on the other side of the N2.

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          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2017 at 12:55

            Well fook.

          • Captain JJ

            April 21, 2017 at 12:58

            Mince cake

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2017 at 13:00

            You sick bastid

          • Captain JJ

            April 21, 2017 at 13:06

            It’s called lasagne! 🙂

          • miaau

            April 21, 2017 at 13:11

            Nice cake!

          • Captain JJ

            April 21, 2017 at 13:27

            Just had some for lunch actually 🙂

          • miaau

            April 21, 2017 at 13:10

            Well, my wife says (I really asked her) that she will not bake a cake NOW, as we are going away this weekend and she is busy packing, with kids loitering. She asks if next week is ok? She makes a killer sugar free carrot cake, for example.

            Pretoria too far for a cake?

          • Ottokie

            April 21, 2017 at 13:14

            Nope, and the older I got the more I appreciate a good carrot cake over any chocolate cake.

          • miaau

            April 21, 2017 at 13:43

            Yeah, my wife says no to the cake……

            I really, really tried. She says I can ASK her next week. She will not bake a cake for at least the next few weeks.

            Dammit, now I want Carrot Cake, diabetic style.

          • Original Heretic

            April 21, 2017 at 13:44

            Carrot Cake is awesome cake.
            I can make a killer Carrot and Banana Cake that always comes out awesome.

      • Captain JJ

        April 21, 2017 at 12:52

        Proof that you hate your job methinks.

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    • Admiral Chief

      April 24, 2017 at 10:13

      GG
      WP

      Reply

  2. Captain JJ

    April 21, 2017 at 12:35

    There’s going to be a get together in our fair Town?

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  3. Lu

    April 21, 2017 at 13:24

    Awesome!

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  4. Matthew Figueira

    April 21, 2017 at 13:25

    HI GUISE

    Reply

  5. Matthew Figueira

    April 21, 2017 at 13:30

    Oh and enjoy CPT Z 😀

    Reply

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