“April Fool’s Day has been more farts than highlights, never a feature in my life.
As a child, I wasn’t like most boys. Although I felt the awkwardness of peer group pressure, I couldn’t, for example, participate in the stupidity of fart jokes. I wasn’t devoid of humour, just leaning more towards the meaningful or twisted kind found in movies such as ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ and ‘Lethal Weapon’. I haven’t changed as an adult. I’m not into most stand-up, excessively swearing or shouting comedians. But I appreciate the sweets on knives offered by George Carlin, Bill Hicks, John Fry and John Oliver. Bill Maher is so good, simply the best, that I forgive his liberal fantacism.
My joke on the DA and the Knysna Municipality was spontaneous. Whether you find it funny or not depends on the kind of humour you fancy, and what you want or don’t want from this world. What was certain is that my target didn’t find me funny. They issued a press release against me. Because their reaction said a lot about who they were, it was meaningful… and intensely hilarious…”
Those words were from ‘Same Shit, Different Government: Book 1 – The Corruption & The Intimidation’. The book will be released in digital format for R200 on April Fool’s Day 2019, South Africa’s national holiday for politicians. Subscribe for free and be notified of a R50 discount during the first week of sales.
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