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Electric graffiti : musings on a Facebook wall

Author: Gus Silber
Publisher: Johannesburg, South Africa : Bookstorm, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gus Silber, well-known journalist and wordsmith, has over the last few years written some extraordinary commentary pieces on his journeys around his neighborhood in Johannesburg and his digital wanderings through the global village we call social media, and posted them to Facebook. Gus's followers know what insightful and frankly charming pieces he writes, and we're bringing those digital missives to the page and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Humor
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gus Silber
ISBN: 9781928257721 1928257720
OCLC Number: 1144496994
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro --
Copyright --
Contents --
Foreword: Dispatches from an invisible country --
Thank yous --
'Bohemian Rhapsody' and the Prince of Denmark --
Mxed agenda --
The amazing bionic teenager --
The agony of being inappropriately dressed in Cape Town --
And the cars look very different today --
Gooi it in the pot --
The benevolent imperialism of the BBC --
Blood and heart: the day the Springboks came to town --
Living in the shadow of a fatwa --
The wolf who came in from the wild --
The capital crime of using uppercase --
Remembering the Radio Rats, the eternal hope of Springs Ask not for whom the giant ships come and go --
Paul Simon, the kid who fell short of his greatest dream --
Farewell, matric --
The quiet gift of music when the power goes out --
When art is a happy accident --
The curious South Africanisation of Black Friday --
The oys and joys of Tali's Wedding Diary --
A fragment of history from behind the Grassy Knoll --
A homeless Jesus --
Dining à la Eskom --
Mokgadi, the One Who Guides --
A BlackBerry rings a bell --
Bias, a street-art archaeologist of the future --
Barry Hilton and the science of funny --
Stripping Gatsby bare --
Long live the academy Bra Hugh, the man who made some kind of noise --
The Florentine Hustler of Silicon Valley --
The Master of Whataboutery --
Mirabile dictu! --
My fok, Marelize --
Art is bull --
The weaponisation of charm --
The happy-sad afterlife of Ricky Gervais --
Goodnight, Opportunity --
Drifting off to sleep on a library of dreams --
The fleet-footed rising of a new dawn --
Thirty sows and pigs --
'Si swirt sweeu see sweep swip tsik' --
The day One-Shot Mike shot Annie, the Queen of the World --
Skabenga, the King of Cats --
Skitching a ride --
'I'm not Charlie!' James Phillips, the great nobody of South African music --
Sorry, hey --
The song that made the walls come tumbling down --
The trouble with political jokes is that they get elected --
The whip-crack symphony of a night in the suburbs --
The meaning of swag --
The athletes of ballet, poised between pain and grace --
When some sweet-talking song comes along --
A signature evening with a literary idol --
The man who went out of his way to say thank you for his coffee --
Fire and rebirth --
Hobbits of the Civil Service --
The hard-headed meat-eater who wants to save the world from meat Sprinkling Wildblumen over Weimar --
True confessions of an X-phile --
No such thing as a free coffee --
Once upon a Star --
The Year of the Three Revolutions --
A six-year-old child could have drawn this logo --
Bringing home the beacon --
You've got an Uncle Pravin in the furniture business --
Autumn, you are Winter's enabler --
The joy of ambient zhoozsh --
One small step on a lunar sea --
Lessons from a kumquat --
Our tjatjarag nation --
Leonardo, Master of the Great Unfinished --
Hey, Google, I'm home --
I'm All Shook, Because English is Lit --
Too early for Alan Paton
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Gus Silber, well-known journalist and wordsmith, has over the last few years written some extraordinary commentary pieces on his journeys around his neighborhood in Johannesburg and his digital wanderings through the global village we call social media, and posted them to Facebook. Gus's followers know what insightful and frankly charming pieces he writes, and we're bringing those digital missives to the page and discerning masses. This is a collection of over 50 of Gus's most-loved social media posts; covering everything from understanding house-breaking hadedas, the meaning of pathos, deciphering Joburg style, and everything in between.

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