Donald Trump is tilting at windmills

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Just last week I warned you guys about the pitfalls of April Fool’s jokes in our unfortunate era of fake news spreading like California wild fires (side note – Trump’s solution is ‘raking the forest’), so when I came across another unbelievable wild claim from Donald Trump, I had to make doubly sure that he shat those words from his mouth on any date but April the first. Get this – Trump 100% believes that windmills and more specifically the noise they generate, give you cancer. Whuuuuuuuuuuuuuut? So explain the population of The Netherlands, dickhead? I just had to find the clip, but I found so much more. I’ll just hand it over to Trevor Noah before I give you souties a quick kief Afrikaans lesson after you’ve watched the video:
Unbe-fucking-lievable, right? So before we get to the Afrikaans lesson, let’s give the Afrikaans peeps an English lesson first:
Tilting at windmills is an English idiom that means “attacking imaginary enemies”. The expression is derived from the 1605 novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, and the word “tilt” in this context comes from jousting. This is what Trump does on a daily basis, folks – he attacks imaginary enemies on Twitter. How apt is this idiom?

This orange tietkop in charge is crazy as fuck! Which brings us to an even better Afrikaans idiom, incidentally also rooted in the tale of Don Quixote:
“Hy het ‘n klap van die windmeul weg” (English: He’s been hit by ‘n windmill). In the story, Don Quixote, a lean, middle-aged rural landlord who imagines he is a knight storms a windmill because he is under  the impression that it is a giant: “As he approaches the windmill, a morning wind starts blowing, which turns the wicks and Quichot gets a blow to the side of the head that makes him fall to the ground.”

So this Afrikaans idiom translates “to not be quite sound of mind” or as we say in plain Afrikaans: Hy is fokken poesmal!

Have yourself a crazy lekkker weekend (not the Trump kind of crazy) and use the wet weather as an excuse to catch up on some quality streaming. We’ve selected our top 10 for this week which we picked off The Plumlist to guide you.

 10# “To be blunt, I think he is one of the strongest men in the world”
A Very English Scandal – and a more perfect “stiff upper lip” title does not exist – is based on the true story of the British MP who stood trial in 1979 for plotting the murder of his ex-lover.
On Showmax
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 #9 Find your new favourite local “funny person”
If laughter is the best medicine, then Funny People Africa is just what the doctor ordered for South Africa at a time when Eskom is making us all feel sick and tired.
 On Showmax
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#8 Four books that were beautifully adapted for the screen
Movies based on books just seem to have greater depth. But it can be a huge challenge to satisfy the book’s fans. Here are four movies that cracked the formula.
 On Showmax & Netflix
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 #7 Take a bite out of Santa Clarita Diet 3
Ten half-hour episodes of this deliciously dark comedy will go down a treat, especially for those with an appetite as voracious as Sheila’s. Warning: contains spoilers!
On Netflix
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 #6 Fourteen irreverent comedies to stream
Sometimes cutting loose and watching un-PC shows is the cure for the real world – and the stress of other shows that you’re probably a little too emotionally invested in.
 Everywhere
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 #5 The best series coming to Showmax in 2019
Block off these dates in your calendar: here are the Plum Picks coming to Showmax that have us excited for the rest of the year.
 On Showmax
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 #4 Third time’s a charm for True Detective
After a wobble with its rambling and unsatisfying second season, True Detective returns to glorious form in its third outing.
 On Showmax 
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 #3 Netflix renews The Umbrella Academy for Season 2
We are here for Vanya and Klaus. And for Number Five, the world’s most innocent-looking anarchist. We ain’t fooled.

 

On Netflix
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 #2 American Gods S2 is back with plenty of vengeance
The clash of the old gods and the new ramps up in the second season of the screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel.
 On Amazon Prime
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 #1.Channel hopping in the age of streaming
Melt Sieberhagen weighs in on how to find stuff to watch when you don’t really know what stuff to watch because there’s so much stuff to watch.
 On Netflix 
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Our randomized trailer pick of the week

Each week we take a number from 1 to 10 from our list of suggestions and put it through a randomizer to choose a trailer to show you. This week the randomizer broke. It got bit by a windmill, so we’re showing you some more bizarre claims which Donald Trump’s White House can’t explain:

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