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Adele shows Lauryn Hill some love

Adele shows Lauryn Hill some love. Image: Instagram

Adele has become one of the greatest musicians of all time and she recently opened up about how Lauryn Hill inspired her career.

The ‘Someone Like You’ hitmaker attended the former Fugees star’s concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, and after ward she took to Instagram to share her own personal memory of seeing the 43-year-old star in London, when she was just 10-years-old in 1999.

Heaping praise on the ‘Ready or Not’ singer’s 1998 debut solo LP ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ and for reaching levels she doesn’t believe she herself is capable of, Adele, 30, wrote alongside the record’s artwork, “I saw Lauryn Hill in 1999 at Brixton Academy when I was 10 years old. Tonight I saw her play at the Hollywood Bowl. I’ve just turned 30! What a woman what a record, by far Miseducation is my favorite record of all time.”

She added, “Such an honest representation of love and life, I feel I can relate too but also I know theres elements and levels i never will be able to. Ms Lauryn Hill was on form in every way possible. Thank you for the record of a life time, thank you for your wisdom! Thank you for existing. Happy 20th x (sic)”

Lauryn was recently forced to defend herself against claims she stole music for the album. 

She penned a lengthy essay defending herself after jazz musician Robert Glasper claimed last month that Lauryn had “stolen all of [his] friends’ music” whilst making the record.

In 2001, Lauryn settled a lawsuit with four musicians from the album who claimed they had been denied writing credits.

In her essay, she wrote, “I apologise for the delay in getting this posted, I was late in hearing about it. I understand this is long, but my last interview was over a decade ago.”

“The Miseducation was the first time I worked with musicians outside of the Fugees [whose] report and working relationship was clear. In an effort to create the same level of comfort, I may not have established the necessary boundaries and may have been more inviting than I should have been.”

She added, “In hindsight, I would have handled it differently for the removal of any confusion. And I have handled it differently since, I’m clear and I make clear before someone walks in the door what I am and am not looking for. I may have been inclusive, but these are my songs.”

(c) Instagram

She also refuted Glasper’s allegations that she was difficult to work with and she cut musicians’ pay when she was displeased with them.

Lauryn wrote, “Don’t have the details or recollection of cutting the band’s pay in half. If fees had been negotiated and confirmed without my knowledge, I may have asked for them to be adjusted. But I would never just cut a musician’s pay arbitrarily unless I had a legitimate reason. There are artists who do cut pay though, James Brown was notorious for docking musicians if they did something he didn’t like, I’m sure there are others.

“Men often can say ‘I want it done like this’ and not be challenged. The same rules don’t always apply for women who may be met with resistance. When this happens you replace that player with someone who respects you and the office you hold. (sic)”

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OPINION: Grown-ups need to create more jobs

OPINION: Grown up's need to create more jobs. Pexels

Apparently, George Bernard Shaw, when asked what he considered most beautiful, replied: “Youth is the most beautiful thing in the world what a pity that it has to be wasted on children!”

It gave rise to the saying “Youth is wasted on the young”, which was pretty much taken to accurately describe South Africa’s current generation of youth until recently. Before the #FeesMustFall! campaign, they seemed to pale in comparison to the 1976 generation.

The criticisms of the youth by the older generation always seem strange, because surely the general character of the youths reflects the quality of parenting by the grown-ups?

Every nation is duty-bound to nurture and invest in its youth, but South Africa is not doing a good job of this.

Despite an annual national Budget of R351billion for education and skills, Statistics SA reports that 3.3million young South Africans aged between 15 and 24 years are “not in employment, education or training”. It further places the overall youth unemployment (those aged 15 to 34), at 38.2percent in quarter one of 2018.

The youth make up 63.5percent of the unemployed, primarily because the high overall unemployment rate in the country (26.7percent) gives employers ample choice of qualified and experienced labour supply – qualities that the youth generally lack.

The Youth Employment Service (YES!) is a welcome intervention. Nevertheless, good intentions notwithstanding, the job placements under YES! will not reduce unemployment sustainably, unless our economy expands in a manner that increases demand for jobs.

Another common solution offered to deal with youth unemployment has been to focus on youth-owned businesses. There are even Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) bonus points offered to companies that support youth-owned businesses.

The rationale is a bit puzzling and seems informed by a dubious “science”, which finds expression in the following equation:

Youth unemployment is unacceptably high + Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the key to job creation = Let the youth start and manage SMEs to solve unemployment in their ranks.

This effectively shifts the burden of job creation to the youth.


If youth-owned businesses were able to create jobs at a higher rate than those owned by older people, then it would make sense. But this is doubtful, despite the mammoth successes achieved at early ages by the likes of Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Shuttleworth and Elon Musk, for example.

The exceptions must not be treated as the defining norms for policy purposes.

Outside of sports and entertainment, the majority of people who have successful careers follow a phased and predictable maturity cycle. They spend their youth studying, finding their feet and developing skills that will only be harvested in their forties and fifties.

It is no coincidence that managerial and executive positions in corporate companies are generally reserved for highly qualified and experienced people.

If the intention is to solve the unemployment problem through SME development, then the policy should focus where the chances of success and job creation are greatest. Often times, it doesn’t.

To cover this shortcoming, SME development support is often mashed with training and skills development a product of another strange equation:

A shortage of skills + High unemployment + Small businesses are the key to job creation = Bundle intensive training with SME development programmes to skill entrepreneurs and create jobs.

The consequence is that there are endless training courses in business incubators that teach “finance for non-financial managers”, “marketing”, “HR management”, etc.

It is oddly expected that after a few days in a classroom, SME owners will masterfully execute functions that otherwise require professionals more than seven years of study and further work experience to gain competency.

These “tick box” training programmes are often reported as successful SME development interventions.

South Africa needs a few reality checks if we are to solve the unemployment problem and create proper career opportunities for our youth.

 Karabo Mashungane (c) Stock Images

Training is personal development, not SME development.

Entrepreneurs are too often kept in classrooms during working hours and away from their real job of driving growth in their organisations.

If entrepreneurs need training and qualifications, they should register in part-time courses with existing tertiary institutions. If needs be, they can study and attend classes at night and on weekends.

I must confess that I am as guilty as anyone of having run these SME training programmes. But Alcoholics Anonymous has shown that admitting to folly honestly is the first and crucial step to rehabilitation.

Similarly, we, as a country, must admit forthwith that we have erred and take corrective steps.

SMEs are the key to job creation, but if we continue to allow the SME development “box” to be ticked and pat ourselves on our backs simply for completing training programmes, we should not be surprised when joblessness persist.

Corporate South Africa and the government are co-enablers of this “addiction”. They pay billions annually to SME development programmes and incubators to carry on this training.

They should close the tap.

The Department of Trade and Industry is currently considering public comments on the latest gazetted amendments to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of Good Practice. I would urge them to exclude training from qualifying as an SME development intervention.

If corporates want to fund bursaries for entrepreneurs, they should do this from their Skills Development budgets. SME development must focus on market access and assisting businesses to deliver on opportunities given.

A more effective government policy would be to encourage experienced professionals and corporate executives to leave the comfort of their jobs and start new businesses. They should be provided with “safety nets”, incentives and start-up funding combined with private equity.

These professionals already possess management skills which will increase their probability of success. It would reduce the cost and waste in SME development. Most importantly, it would create job opportunities and help absorb excess youth capacity in the country.

Jobs would result not only from the businesses they create, but also from the corporate positions they leave behind.

Karabo Mashugane is the chief executive of 20/20 Insight – Specialists in B-BBEE Advisory, Supplier Development and SME financing.


WhatsApp strengthens security measures

WhatsApp strengthens security measures. Image: Pexels

Hackers could soon be able to read through your WhatsApp text messages, images and videos.

The latest security warning comes as the Facebook-owned chat app announced plans to start backing up users’ messages to Google Drive for free.

Although WhatsApp protects all sent messages, images, videos and documents with end-to-end encryption, opting to back-up with Google Drive stops this security practice – leaving texts exposed to online hackers.

WhatsApp has long allowed people to store their messages in Google Drive.

Until now, these back-ups counted towards users’ Google Drive storage limit. However, WhatsApp recently announced a partnership with the company that means back-ups will no longer be counted toward their Google Drive allowance.  This means more people will likely take advantage of the feature, leaving more people potentially exposed.

Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced conversation records could be backed up for free on Google Drive without impacting users’ storage quota. This move, which will be rolled-out as the default to all users from November 12, is good news for people who have lots of saved data in the chat app, since it means they can back-up their past conversations without any additional cost. 

However, security experts have highlighted potential problems with the practice.  Non-profit privacy watchdog the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has previously warned: ‘We have advised users to never back up their messages to the cloud, since that would deliver unencrypted copies of your message log to the cloud provider.

“In order for your communications to be truly secure, any contact you chat with must do the same.”  WhatsApp has confirmed back-ups are not encrypted in the FAQ section of its site. 

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‘Media and messages you back up aren’t protected by WhatsApp end-to-end encryption while in Google Drive,” it reads.  This means Google has the ability to access the data, writes technology blog BGR. 

It also raises concerns hackers could access the unencrypted data – exposing personal information contained in text conversations – if they gained access to users’ Google Drive account.  Those who value privacy and security should consider other backup means, like saving WhatsApp content locally to a computer, on an encrypted hard drive.

Only WhatsApp users on Android are able to take advantage of the partnership with Google Drive. Users also need to have Google Play services installed on their phone. In order to stop backing up messages to Google Drive, users should navigate to the ‘Manage Apps’ option within the settings menu of the cloud storage.

Tap on WhatsApp in the menu, then tap on ‘Delete Hidden App Data’, then ‘Delete’. MailOnline has contacted WhatsApp for comment.  

Earlier this month, the firm announced it is changing the way it stores data.  As part of the sweeping new changes, WhatsApp confirmed that messages, images and videos that haven’t been updated in more than one year will be automatically removed.

To avoid the loss of any data, WhatsApp has told users to manually back up their data before November 12 2018. The messages will not be deleted from the app on the handset, only from the Google Drive storage service.  However, users who want to transfer old chats to a new device will lose the ability to port over the content. 

In an email to customers, a Google spokesperson said, ‘Due to a new agreement between WhatsApp and Google, WhatsApp backups will no longer count against Google Drive storage quota.

‘However, any WhatsApp backups that have not been updated in more than a year will automatically be removed from storage.’   Although WhatsApp users have been notified of the change, it is possible customers will have missed the memo.

It could be a costly miss, as these valuable messages and hidden gems will be wiped from the system permanently.


Skhumba is coming to the rescue of all car owners

Skhumba is coming to the rescue of all car owners. Image: Instagram

South Africa’s renowned comedian, Skhumba Hlophe AKA “The People’s Side Bae”, has taken to the parking lot to share some tricks and hacks that can help car owners and soon-to-be drivers with their cars.

From his unique car washing technique to fuel saving hacks using just a R5 coin, The People’s Side Bae will, over the next few weeks, share his tips to help you set yourself economically free with OLX.

The information will be shared in the form of short videos called the PreLoved Parking Lot that will be published on Youtube.

“I’m excited to announce that I am dedicating myself to helping you buy and sell affordable cars on OLX South Africa and set yourself economically free,” said Skhumba.

The fuel hikes affect the vast majority of South Africa. Week in and week out, there is always a petrol price hike threat to consumers. In fact, according to Central Energy Fund calculations, local consumers could be hit by another bombshell as early indicators are that the fuel price could rise by R1.14 a litre in October.


Skhumba sees this as a fun but relevant undertaking and encourages everyone to be part of the conversation. 

“As a servant of the people, I want to know what car conversations we should have? What questions are burning stronger than Durban curry? The Preloved Parking Lot is at your service!” he said.

Communications Manager for OLX South Africa, Diana Mjojo said helping consumers make smart decisions with their money has always been their mission since the inception of their marketplace. 

“As a company, we are deeply invested in trying to ensure that people save as much as possible but still get what they need,” said Mjojo.

She added, “Skhumba is a great alignment to our vision because he too loves his people so much that he wants to see them prosper and set themselves economically free.”

The People’s Side Bae will be constantly sharing the parking lot tips on his social media channels. Be on the look-out on his Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

The first episode of the Preloved Parking Lot is already available on Youtube.  

Would you like a dash of marijuana in your Coca Cola?

Coca-Cola is considering adding marijuana in their soft drinks

Coca-Cola is jumping onto the marijuana train as reports claim they are in talks to create a soft drink that is infused with marijuana.

The US giant is said to be in ‘serious’ discussions with a cannabis producer as it looks to grab a slice of the growing marijuana market.

A deal with the firm, Aurora Cannabis, could lead to Coca-Cola selling drinks infused with marijuana, which is said to have health benefits such as easing inflammation, pain, and cramping.

The conglomerate is likely to use cannabidiol, known as CBD, to develop the drinks. CBD is the non-psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis that is said to help ease the pain but without the buzz or high some users seek.

According to US-based Bloomberg news, sources close to negotiations said Coca-Cola and Aurora are ‘pretty advanced down the path’ of doing a deal. “It’s going to be more of a recovery drink,” the source added.

If Coca-Cola seals a contract with Aurora it would be the first major soft drinks firm to make a move into the marijuana market.

Canada is set to legalize the recreational use of cannabis next month as more states across the United States make it legal.

The South African Constitution Court legalized the private use of marijuana this week.

(c) Pexels

CBD oil is already on the shelves in the UK and is increasingly popular among those seeking an alternative to aid sleep and alleviate mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.

However, it can only be sold as a food supplement. In 2016, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said items containing CBD would have to be licensed if they were advertised for medical purposes.

A spokesman for Coca-Cola refused to comment on speculation but added, “Along with many others in the beverage industry, we are closely watching the growth of non-psychoactive CBD as an ingredient in functional wellness beverages around the world.”

“The space is evolving quickly. No decisions have been made at this time,” said the spokesperson.

A spokesman for Aurora, which is based in Canada, said, “Aurora has expressed specific interest in the infused beverage space, and we intend to enter that market.”

There are growing calls for a separate type of oil derived from cannabis that contains THC, the psychoactive ingredient of the plant, to be more widely available.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced in June that doctors in the UK would be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products under strict conditions.

It followed the cases of Alfie Dingley, six, of Kenilworth, Warwickshire, and Billy Caldwell, 12, from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, who were given temporary licences for the oil to treat their severe epileptic seizures. The boys were originally denied the oil after it was confiscated at border control.

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Kit Harington is grateful for Game of Thrones

Kit Harington is grateful for Game of Thrones. Image: Instagram

Kit Harington is grateful for Game of Thrones because that is where he met his wife Rose Leslie.

The 31-year-old actor met spouse Rose Leslie – who he married in June – on the set of the fantasy drama series so he will always credit the HBO saga for changing his life “completely”.

Asked how the show had changed his life, he told reporters backstage at the Primetime Emmy Awards, “I met my wife on the show, so in that way hopefully it gave me my future family and my life here on in, that’s the main thing it did for me, you know, it’s changed it completely.

“The last 10 years, you could not ask for a better job to have in your 20s than to be an actor in ‘Game of Thrones’, it’s been the most amazing thing so it’s changed it completely,” he added.

(c) Instagram

His co-star Emilia Clarke admitted her time on the show had done the same for her – though she hasn’t been as lucky in love.

She quipped, “Really similar [for me] apart from the wife bit, basically. It’s given me my entire career and my entire life as I know it now. I genuinely owe it absolutely everything, I’m incredibly lucky.”

Meanwhile, Kit – who plays Jon Snow – recently admitted he doesn’t think everyone will be happy with the ending when ‘Game of Thrones’ draws to a close after eight seasons next year, but he thinks that’s always the case with a good drama series.

He said, “I think a TV series that’s spanned eight, nine years is an incredibly difficult thing to end. I think not everyone’s going to be happy, you know, and you can’t please everyone.”

He added, “My favourite TV shows are ‘Sopranos’, ‘Breaking Bad’, and ‘The Wire’ and they all ended in a way that…It’s never going to satisfy you.”

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Finally! Google Chrome gets rid of annoying ads

According to reports, there will no longer be any intrusive annoying ad's on Google. Image: Pexels

According to reports in The Verge users can finally enjoy Google without any disturbance from intrusive adverts.

This came after the technology company decided to enhance user experience as ads were reportedly disrupting online experience.

The built-in blocker is now in use.

However, Google will not remove all its ads, only those that do not conform to standards from the Coalition for Better Ads.

The Coalition for Better Ads identified that ads tend to disrupt user experience and result in slow browsing.

Sites will reportedly be assessed on the Better Ads Standards. They will then receive a rating of either a pass, warning or failing.

How it will work is, if a site receives several violations and ignores Google’s notification of these violations, then Chrome can take action by blocking ads on the site, after 30 days.

Ads that Google plans to block:

– Pop-up ads

– Auto-play video ads

– Sticky ads

– Ads with a countdown


Meanwhile, in October last year, for the first time, Google uncovered evidence that Russian operatives exploited the company’s platforms in an attempt to interfere in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the company’s investigation.

The Silicon Valley giant has found that tens of thousands of dollars were spent on ads by Russian agents who aimed to spread disinformation across Google’s many products, which include YouTube, as well as advertising associated with Google search, Gmail, and the company’s DoubleClick ad network, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss matters that have not been made public.

Google runs the world’s largest online advertising business, and YouTube is the world’s largest online video site.

The discovery by Google is also significant because the ads do not appear to be from the same Kremlin-affiliated troll farm that bought ads on Facebook — a sign that the Russian effort to spread disinformation online may be a much broader problem than Silicon Valley companies have unearthed so far.

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Durban designers are ready for #DFF2018

Source: Instagram/ @dffemporium

We caught up with emerging Durban designers Siphesihle Khoza and Emmanuel Sefatsa who will be showcasing at this years Durban Fashion Fair on Thursday.

The designers are currently putting the final touches on their showcases before the big reveal.

Siphesihle Khoza is a self-taught designer from KwaMakhutha, a township in the south of Durban.

Durban designer Sphesihle Khoza will be showcasing this Thursday at the #DFF2018

His love of fashion started back in 2004 when he was in grade 7. He took sewing classes at school and had no idea that one day it would lead him into making fashion his career.

He moved to Durban looking for mentors in the industry, he then met Bonga Bhengu who introduced him to the basics of fashion in 2006. Shortly afterward, he was rejoined with his childhood friend Mthokozisi Ntaka of Randevour Clothing where they spent years together growing in the fashion business.

As a menswear designer, Khoza said he is inspired by all cultures and clans across the world. He believes strongly in simplicity and neatness and focussing on the smaller details that define his style.

For the show-case he said it has taken him 5 months to prepare.

“It took almost 5 months with back and forth visits to the judges but it is just a 5 weeks work,” he said.

He added that incorporating the AfroFuristic theme was easy because he had, from the beginning, chosen colours that just shout Africa in a futuristic way.

“Being part of DFF2018 is the best thing that has ever happened in my whole career being self taught amongst graduates is always a challenge but I am thankful that I managed to make it this far,” he said.

After begging for a sneak peak into his showcase he said, “You can expect soft colours like desert sand brown/rust, brown, few shades of grey, rain forest green, white, silver and gold.”

Emmanuel Sibusiso Sefatsa whi will also be showcasing on Thursday, is a Durban based fashion designer who lives in uMlazi and studied fashion and textile design at DUT.

Durban designer Sibusiso Sefatsa will be showcasing this Thursday at the #DFF2018. Image: Supplied

He was selected for the Milan internship program in 2014 and participated in the DFF that same year then again 2015.

“The Emmanuel Titito label focuses on young, adventurous, street smart individuals who appreciate fun and colour in the streets. Standing out amongst the rest is what this label is all about,” said Sefatsa.

He said he draws inspiration from international fashion designer Jeremy Scott.

“I have worked on this collection from the beginning of this year, and I not stopped working on it till last month. Then I started accessorizing,” he said. 

He added that the opportunity to showcase at DFF2018 was a great opportunity for young designers. 

“We get to show buyers, bloggers and potential customers what we have to offer as designers within Durban which is good for us as entrepreneurs,” he said. 

He said the following should be expected from his showcase, “Since Emmanuel Titito is a menswear clothing label that emphasizes men to stand out with bright summer colours, we believe colour has the power to change a person’s mood so expect bright colours on the runway.” 

Here are 100 hilarious ways to describe Trump’s hair

Source: Instagram/ mzingh

The first known published description of Donald Trump’s hair, as an entity that deserved its own description, was mild.

“His sandy hair is probably a bit long by standards of the corporate world,” read a 1984 newspaper profile of the then-38-year-old mogul.

“With the sides slicked back just a bit.” Three decades later, describing the headstuff of the President has been elevated to an art form.

Is it swirled or swooped?

Animal or vegetable? (Mineral?)

Burnt sienna or orange Creamsicle?

A website published an extensive investigation asserting that the whole concoction might actually be a $60 000 (about R720 000) weave.

Here, in the most comprehensive and highly scientific endeavour of its kind, culled from 30 years of news articles, we present the top 100 unique descriptors of the Trump mane, written by journalists or pontificators who secretly fancy themselves, poets:

1. The complex superstructure that is Donald Trump’s hair

2. A masterpiece whose guiding principle is a heroic desire to completely conceal the forehead

Source: IOL

3. A thin sheath of perfectly placed strands
4. An abandoned nest
5.A hairspray labyrinth
6. It appears to be a comb-over, but, incredibly, it doesn’t arrive from any direction. You cannot stare at The Donald’s hair very long. It’s like staring into the sun.
7. A decomposing ear of corn
Source: Instagram/ @asknauf

8. A corn husk doll cursed by a witch
9. An ambitious corn dog that escaped from the concession stand at a rural Alabama fairground, stole an unattended wig, hopped a freight train to Atlantic City and never looked back
10. The furrowed wake that a speedboat would leave on a lake of orange sherbet
11. A Mobius combover
Screengrab: Twitter/ANA/African News Agency

12. (His hair) resembles the behaviour of alpha chimps who, as primatologist Frans de Waal reports in ‘Chimpanzee Politics,’ make their hair stand on end in order to look large.
13. The male equivalent of a push-up bra
14. An upside-down Twitter logo
15. A mullet that died in some horrific accident
16. Carefully crafted helmet of fine gossamer, woven into a precise immovable template
17. Golden fleece
Source: IOL

18. Dyed the nascent yellow of a baby chick
19. A hue best described as ‘Cigarette-stained teeth blond’
20. The patriotic shade of amber waves of grain
21. A ginger forest
22. Orange fizz
23. Burnt Cheetos auburn
Source: IOL

24. The same unplaceable tinge as the marble in the Trump Tower lobby
25. The ginger flank of Trump’s hair was plastered firm down at the sides, and a side parting had emerged. The back was long, straggly, and running free.
26. Orange and matted on the sides, and now white/silver, wispy, swept back, defying the laws of physics and practicality on top
27. More flyaways than LAX


28. More soft-serve swirl than Dairy Queen
29. An aggressive cowlick gone rogue
30. An unruly shrub
31. An unfortunate situation
32. This multidirectional comb-over is so complex that even engineers marvel at its structure. Resistant to wind and rain, NASA has looked at it as a possible Shuttle Shield.
33. The roll of sod that never looked quite right in your yard
34. Farcical follicle humiliation
35. Combed like he’s televangelist Benny Hinn
36. Like Biff, from “Back to the Future”
37. Like Lucille Ball
38. Like a troll doll


39. Dyson Airbladed
40. Norwegian bunch grass
41. Mexican feather grass
42. A South American Flannel caterpillar
43. The hair of 33 Barbie dolls
44. A hairpiece come to life
45. It is a fluorish. On top, it flows forward to the forehead where it does a fine, serpentine U-turn, while along the sides it sweeps over the tops of his ears like rows of cirrus clouds.
46. (It) appears to be courting the women’s vote, combed on the left side of his head in the shape of a vagina.
47. A pancake hat
48. An omelette


49. Bread at the end of the loaf
50. A wavy slant that seems to defy gravity
51. White roots and light filaments wrapped and wrapped around the back of his head
52. An airboat skimming the Everglades
53. The halo of meticulously crafted bullsh*t
54. A Kangol hat made of spun sugar
55. What appears to be Daniel Boone’s mythical coonskin cap
56. A pumpkin having a nervous breakdown


57. Bolted down like a storm cellar door
58. Decomposing pumpkin pie inhabited by vicious albino squirrels
59. A viscous, bird-killing oil slick
60. Fine strands of gold-plated fur
61. A horse’s mane blowing in the wind
62. A dead skunk
63. A radioactive skunk.
64. A dead squirrel
65. A mutant squirrel
66. A beaver’s tail
67. A very well-behaved guinea pig


68. A badger sitting atop his head
69. An actual, live woodchuck
70. A dishrag that on closer inspection is alive with maggots
71. It may look like a dead gerbil, but it actually advertises both his vanity (hence, his humanness) and his imperviousness to ridicule. It would qualify as the most original Washington haircut since Ronald Reagan went prematurely orange.
72. A dead, furry lobster
73. Diffused, unsavoury salmon
74. Artless
75. Banjo strings


76. That thing
77. That construction
78. That curious thatch, which he wears longer than most men of his generation who are not in a 70’s revival band.
79. A small straw hut


80. Wisps of insulation material
81. Best left to an architectural critic
82. A face on the top of his head. A twin, all but absorbed in the womb. The eyes move. The lips quiver.
83. Buttery-fluffed
84. Souffle’d
85. Miraculous, restorative-powered
86. Epic and luxuriant mop


87. Billowing golden pompadour
88. Weird piece of velcro
89. Strange phenomenon
90. A glowing orb presiding over the night’s spectacle
Source: IOL

91. A creation consisting of two different parts, like an Ikea shelf
92. A comb-over from hell
93. The new wave of comb-overs, (which) drops the lie and the shame and just asks onlookers to marvel at the scale, vision and depth of the comb-over you’ve just created.
94. The grotesque, exhibitionist, peacocky mutation that adorns his skull
95. The Trump Crosshatch (TM)
96. A mound of cotton candy


97. A bridal-level updo
98. A blow-dried confection
99. An inter-dimensional, gravity-warping vortex


100. “Hair”

– Washington Post

We low-key want Miley to diss Nicki…

Source: Instagram/ @nickiminaj
Miley Cyrus is reportedly refusing to release a diss track she penned about Nicki Minaj. 

The ‘Wrecking Ball’ hitmaker fell out with the 35-year-old rapper back in 2015 when the latter branded the former Disney star a “bitch” on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).

But it looks like Miley is keen to put their feud to rest now as she has scrapped plans to drop a song from her upcoming new album that features harsh lyrics about the ‘Chun-Li’ hitmaker. 

A source told The Sun newspaper: “One of the tracks was a diss against Nicki because she feels like she has never been able to explain herself. But she no longer wants to release it, as she doesn’t want to make things any worse. Instead, most of the new tunes on the album are about her desire for independence.”

Miley isn’t the only one who has fallen out with Nicki in recent years as just this past month the ‘Bang Bang’ hitmaker has made enemies with Travis Scott and Cardi B. 

Source: Instagram/ mileycyrus

Nicki started a feud with Travis a few weeks ago when she accused him of using his girlfriend Kylie Jenner and eight-month-old daughter Stormi to rake in more album sales.

Her temper got the better of her when her new album ‘Queen’ landed behind his latest LP ‘Astroworld’ in the Billboard charts – meaning he claimed the top spot. 

A few days later, Nicki hit the headlines again when she got into a scrap with Cardi at a New York Fashion Week party after she allegedly bad mouthed her two-month-old daughter Kulture.

Speaking after the altercation, which was captured on camera, Nicki said: “You knew that when that footage came out, you were about to look dumb.

“So your team, they hurry up and put out a statement. I didn’t stop anyone’s bags. She had to say that because she has built her career of sympathy and payola.

Nicki Minaj. Picture: Reuters

“The other night I was part of something so mortifying and so humiliating to go through in front of a bunch upper echelon people who have their life together.

“I was in a Gaultier gown — off the motherf***ing runway- and I could not believe how humiliated we all felt.”

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