The Gospel of Tony Soprano

Fr Edward L. Beck writes: The only time I met James Gandolfini, we talked about God. It was a chance meeting at the Broadway play “God of Carnage,” in which he was acting. I went backstage to see someone else but was introduced to James. When he heard that I was a priest he laughed and…

South African X-ray Machine Steals Show in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

It showed on the telly last night. The Lodox produces the lowest levels of radiation of any other X-ray machine, and is used in 11 hospital trauma units across the country, mostly at government hospitals. While other machines might take 20 minutes to X-ray a critically injured patient, the Lodox takes only seconds. The machine…

McDonald’s Advert

This McDonald’s (South Africa) advert is new on TV. Forever Young was shot – in part – in our neighbourhood over at the Ouetehuis. It’s not bad and we’ve certainly come a long way…    

Speaking of Q&A… What Happened to Cardinal George Pell Last Night?

The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney had a shocker of a debate with the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins. He went as far as saying that the Biblical story of Adam and Eve is but a mere myth, a mythological account: “It’s a very sophisticated mythology to try to explain the evil and the suffering in the world.” When you make such…

South Africans Spend More Time with Mobile Phones than TV

South Africans spend more time on their mobile devices than they do watching television to listening to the radio, according to a Mobile Media Consumption survey. Times Live: On any given day, mobile web users spend 30 percent of their  media time on mobile devices, 29 percent on television and 20 percent listening  to the…

Icasa takes Top TV Porn Channel to Court

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has applied for a court interdict to stop TopTV from launching a 24-hour pornography channel, it says. Good! Icasa spokesman Paseka Maleka said the application was lodged on  Monday and TopTV was given until the close of business that day to file its  answering affidavit. He said he did not know…