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Maybe it’s because our weather is usually so good that a bit of cold gets me grumpy. At the moment I’m supposed to be at gym, working on shedding my “hearty soup and red wine” extra kilos, but the chill makes me too lazy to go. I think that’s why it’s called resistance training; I’m resisting it constantly… which makes me feel guilty… which makes me angry… Basically, if it weren’t for my mood swings I wouldn't get any exercise at all. Every morning, I’m tempted to bunk work and curl up in bed with a good book and a bad woman. This irritable frame of mind seems to affect others too. Several of our celebrities and politicians have been looking sombre recently; making appearances surrounded by even more serious faced bodyguards. Now I’m no expert, but shouldn’t bodyguards be a bit inconspicuous? If you’re wearing a black suit and bright red tie, who are you blending in with? The Parlotones? …Don’t get cross with me, I’m only asking. Never fear; I’m not going to do political jokes, because, as the old saying goes, they tend to get elected. Instead, I’m suggesting that we look at the bright side of serious matters and notice the unique way South Africans do life. For instance, our taxi industry has announced that it intends to expand into the airline business. This could give rise to some new in-flight announcements like: “Please be careful when opening overhead storage as some passengers may have shifted during the flight.” But, hey, if it’s Proudly South African, I’ll try it and I think the more authentically local the experience, the more tourists will love it too. We just have to get the marketing right. When I travel overseas, I’m asked if we still have wild animals in our streets. And I can honestly answer that in my street, all it takes is a braai and a rugby game and everybody’s a wild animal!   So I wish you a cosy winter. Let’s count our blessings and, ESKOM willing, snuggle closer to the heater, even if it does leave one side of your face frozen while the other is overcooked like a shawarma. Soon spring will arrive, bringing the rugby world cup to warm everybody up, or at least get us hot under the collar. Al Prodgers is a Proudly South African comedian. His brand of positive, motivational comedy can maximise the impact of your golf day, event or any corporate communication. Follow Al on Twitter @alprodgers For free comedy downloads Click Here or contact Ulandi at 011 462 9322 to secure a booking for your next company event.
31st July 2011
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BLOG:  Cosy Winter
Maybe it’s because our weather is usually so good that a bit of cold gets me grumpy. At the moment I’m supposed to be at gym, working on shedding my “hearty soup and red wine” extra kilos, but the chill makes me too lazy to go. I think that’s why it’s called resistance training; I’m resisting it constantly… which makes me feel guilty… which makes me angry… Basically, if it weren’t for my mood swings I wouldn't get any exercise at all. Every morning, I’m tempted to bunk work and curl up in bed with a good book and a bad woman. This irritable frame of mind seems to affect others too. Several of our celebrities and politicians have been looking sombre recently; making appearances surrounded by even more serious faced bodyguards. Now I’m no expert, but shouldn’t bodyguards be a bit inconspicuous? If you’re wearing a black suit and bright red tie, who are you blending in with? The Parlotones? …Don’t get cross with me, I’m only asking. Never fear; I’m not going to do political jokes, because, as the old saying goes, they tend to get elected. Instead, I’m suggesting that we look at the bright side of serious matters and notice the unique way South Africans do life. For instance, our taxi industry has announced that it intends to expand into the airline business. This could give rise to some new in-flight announcements like: “Please be careful when opening overhead storage as some passengers may have shifted during the flight.” But, hey, if it’s Proudly South African, I’ll try it and I think the more authentically local the experience, the more tourists will love it too. We just have to get the marketing right. When I travel overseas, I’m asked if we still have wild animals in our streets. And I can honestly answer that in my street, all it takes is a braai and a rugby game and everybody’s a wild animal!   So I wish you a cosy winter. Let’s count our blessings and, ESKOM willing, snuggle closer to the heater, even if it does leave one side of your face frozen while the other is overcooked like a shawarma. Soon spring will arrive, bringing the rugby world cup to warm everybody up, or at least get us hot under the collar. Al Prodgers is a Proudly South African comedian. His brand of positive, motivational comedy can maximise the impact of your golf day, event or any corporate communication. Follow Al on Twitter @alprodgers For free comedy downloads Click Here or contact Ulandi at 011 462 9322 to secure a booking for your next company event.
31st July 2011