Thursday, February 07, 2008

the eskom

Well didn't get on the fucking bike.

But had a valid reason.

My momentary PMS yesterday has strangely disappeared.

That new SAA advert – the one with the caricatures dressed up as PE, JHB, CT, EL, etc etc. Well. It's phenomenal, ten out of ten. 747 saw it for the first time last night and was screaming, “Never! Never!” at the telly, tears of mirth running down his face.

I got flowers!

But perhaps the most delightful aspect of yesterday was this: My maid wrote me a note, “Will come back to do ironing tomorrow. Because of the Eskom. Eish
How fucken fabulous is that? Hell I love Pretty. The Eskom? Like it's this thing, this virus or deformed and alienic tokoloshe that has delivered it's shit luck onto our household plugpoints. It's just Eskom-sans-The. It's a real-life, tangible inconvenience. From now on it's The Eskom or bust.

And I didn't get on the bike, but I painted my nails electric pink and did like, pleasurable, stuff.

21 comments:

kyknoord said...

Well c'mon, don't keep us in suspense. What's the valid reason?

MamaMeeA said...

Eish, indeed. Eish.

And hey - it's the pleasurable stuff we're all after, isn't it?

Peas on Toast said...

Kyk - you not gonna believe this, but the pleasurable stuff was talking shop.

Honest to God.

mamameea - But tonight I get on ZA BIKE! Oh fuckballs. I can't. Going to the theatre.
Bugger. Tomorrow.

Rico said...

What would life be without pleasurable stuff?
That red pic up there nearly had me snorting my coffee through my nose... we were definitely very, very amused.

Sunrise said...

Ha ha, I love that ad, I dig the guy from DBN, "Sheez JHB is like hectic!" (I know the guy, and is actually a local surfer at North Beach).

Peas on Toast said...

Rico - it's a corker innit? Queen Vic sitting on some lady's face. I saw it and thought, "bloody fantastic, you saucy old minx."

Sunrise said...

Oh that pic is from famous, Graffiti/Stencil artist BANKSY, Christina Aguilara, bought that original piece for some crazy amount of dollars (I think). I have met some of his contempories...Some wierd cats in that game.

Peas on Toast said...

Sunrise - it's amazing hey? I love ads that focus on stereotypes, and diverse ones at that. I loved the JHB guy on his phone whose pretending to listen to the CT chick. Not to mention the East London sky diving bunny....fuck it's beautiful. Just beautiful.

Peas on Toast said...

Sunrise - yip it;'s Banksy. Flippen fantastic designer too. He has galleries of stuff that is phenomenal, and always pushes the envelope.

sunrise said...

Yup, I know, I digged the swapping of Paris's CD inserts for some other random cover mocking her, and noone even noticed (well her and her fans didnt notice - cause they all as F'ing stoopid as each other!). I have an awesome book on him, and went to the Melbourne Stencil Fest a few years back, insane!

Peas on Toast said...

Serious? The Stencil Fest must've been crayzeeeee. I am fascinated by the one of the Vietnamese girl (from that famous photograph during the war...her running naked and screaming down the street.....) holding hands with Ronald MacDonald.

He also did the one a few posts below, with Queen Liz II and the corgi. Genius.

KaB said...

That ad is brilliant...my mom & I were practically in tears the other night! How hilarious was the coloured okie from Cape Town...I schmaak it stukkend bru!

The Eskom...where the fuck is the cure?!? I want to put it down!

Pretty needs to come up with a name for the water issue now...

KaB said...

Piss: I didn't go for a run either

*fug*

Peas on Toast said...

Kab - it's classic hey? It's been ages since I saw a truly great South African ad, and there is was. I wonder if it's on YouTube [yet]?

As for your run - now I feel better, thanks babe :) xx

Expensive Mistakes and Cheap Thrills said...

The Eskom. Death and doom to them.

I wrote them a letter a while back.
http://batchfoo.blogspot.com/2008/01/power-rant.html

But they never replied.

Bastards....

Jam said...

Love that ad.
I feel like sitting in the dark at the moment. Never there when you really need them, whichever way you look at it.
Eish.

Revolving Credit said...

Just be glad that you actually had power and could turn the tv on.

I don't think the ad would work quite as well in print!

Peas on Toast said...

Thrills - you expected them to reply? Hahaha, bless you child!

There is Good news and Bad news from ESKOM

The Bad news: The sh%t is going to hit the fan…

The Good news: The fan is not working

Jam - come sit in the dark downstairs with me!!

Rev - indeed. Perhaps YouTubing it is the best way - at least then when the power goes out, there's entertainment on the laptop for a while...

Nessers said...

Have not been on my bike since it gave me kak 65km into 94.7 last year - it is still on my shit list and to add insult to injury I have hardly been to gym this year either (have not gained weight so that is fine) - I don't feel bad either. You will get on your bike again when the time is right - at least that is what my cycling pertner is telling me *g*

Peas on Toast said...

Nessers - I wouldn't get on my bike after an ordeal like that either! Good luck m'dear, my reason are far less traumatic :)

amanzimtoti said...

The best part of that ad is the Jhb guy at the end "HalloMyBabeUnjani"