Don’t be THAT oke on April Fool’s Day (which is Monday)

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I want to appeal to you okes to please refrain from making kak jokes and pulling dumbs-ass pranks on your friends, family and colleagues on April Fool’s day this year. Not only because it is mostly lame, but also because it falls on a Monday this year. If shit goes south on April Fool’s compounded by the baggage that normally comes with a blue Monday, you might end up with a PK or a bloedneus.

There were some seriously lekker pranks in the past, though. Some April Fool’s pranks have even become quite famous – such as the 1957 BBC clip showing pictures of fake farmers picking spaghetti from trees. Some gullible Brits even inquired as to where they could get their own spaghetti tree. Fokken poepholle.

This was, however, how spaghetti was really produced back then. It was before the Spaghetti Worm infestations of 1963 which wiped out all the crops in the northern regions of Switzerland. What we eat now is artificial spaghetti grown from wheat and it is a tremendous tragedy that we will never be able to savor the taste of a real string of spaghetti…

Lekker kakpraat. Did you fall for it?

Look, we can’t force you not prank each other like Microsoft’s Chris Capossela, who earlier this week, sent out a memo to all his staff and asked them to “not do any public-facing April Fools’ Day stunts.” because “these stunts have limited positive impact and can actually result in unwanted news cycles.”

I agree with with the nerdy uncle. It is just that we are in a very weird time and space and we kind of spoiled the fun for ourselves with social media. Think of all the fake news and bullshit out there? How many times do you have to reprimand a friend or relative for spreading horse shit links on (especially) Facebook? I am of the strong belief that not everybody should have a social media voice. There should be a university of some sorts for it.

The majority of sheep find it very difficult to filter their kak from their klippe and of course it can have problematic repercussions . Capossela goes on by furhter stating: “I appreciate that people may have devoted time and resources to these activities, but I believe we have more to lose than gain by attempting to be funny on this one day”.

HOWEVER, Mr T put it much more eloquently way back in the 1980s when he categorically stated, on more than once occasion:
“I pity the fool!”

So just go with a plain old trusted Rick Roll, man. That shit is still funny, right?
Or spend your time more wisely by checking out this week’s top 10 which we picked off The Plumlist.

 10# The night of the brutal burns
It’s been a couple of weeks since the launch of the uncensored Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax on the platform, and it’s still one of the most talked-about local shows currently streaming.
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 #9 The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind goes from Wimbe to the world
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind opens with a group of men walking through a dry, sun-beaten field picking maize from the browned stalks and throwing them into baskets carried by the young.
 On Netflix
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#8 Not just a beautiful game
Whether you support The Red Devils, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Barcelona, or the perennial fourth-best team Arsenal, as a football fan, you live and breathe your team.
 On Showmax & Netflix
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 #7 Your top 10 superhero series playlist
While Marvel and DC slug it out on the film front, there’s also a battle brewing on the TV side of things. Here’s our pick of the best comic book properties on internet TV right now.
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 #6 It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia S13
This season the gang have their hands full as Charlie hopes to have a child, Mac explores his sexuality, Dee takes feminism to new heights and Frank (Danny DeVito) tries to experience the greatest moment in Philadelphia sports history. Episode 1 is available until Friday 5 April 2019.
 On DStv Now
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 #5 The Grand Tour is outrage porn that took a wrong turn
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back for Season 3 of The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime and again push the limits of political correctness, participate in highly choreographed set pieces made to look organic, and engage in frat boy banter about penises, guns and anti-vegetarianism, among other things. All of this is interspersed with the occasional serious review of beautiful cars that most viewers cannot afford.
 On Amazon Prime
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 #4 The most chilling thrillers to stream on internet TV
While there are a plethora of TV shows to watch, a thriller will always hit that sweet spot. There’s nothing quite like uncovering a murder mystery or discovering that your favourite character isn’t who you thought they were.
 On Showmax & Netflix
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 #3 Where to stream M-Net’s Sunday night movies this March
Settling down to watch the M-Net Sunday night movie is a comforting ritual in many South African homes. It’s the last bit of escapism before the end of the weekend – and the perfect dessert after the real-life stories on Carte Blanche.


On DStv Now
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 #2 Ant-Man and The Wasp
He may be the smallest superhero, but the second Ant-Man movie is a marvel (geddit) to watch, as the creators play with scale. This time Dr Hank Pym asks Ant-Man to team up with his daughter The Wasp against a powerful new enemy. Available to watch on DStv Now until 23 April 2019.
 On DStv Now
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 #1.Westworld Season 2
Starting right after the bloody climax of the first season, the survivors of the Westworld massacre fight for survival! But the androids are realising that things aren’t as simple as they thought in this brilliant second season.
 On Showmax 
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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, it landed on the primer for Westworld’s second season!

Just so we are clear – a primer video is not a trailer or a sneak peak, so it doesn’t contain any spoilers. The name is kind of self explanatory – it primes you for the next series of events by recapping what has transpired in the past, just so you can have your wits about you. It arms you for what is about to come. It is kind of like getting back to school from a lekker long holiday and doing some revision work to bring you up to speed.

Except, school is kak and TV is kaklekker!

Having said that, don’t watch this 25 minute primer if you haven’t watched season 1 of Westworld yet. I haven’t started season 2 yet, so this is the perfect 25 minute have-it-all episode to recap the entire season 1.

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