The Butterfly Effect

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Yesterday at around noon, a friend from Joburg sent the following message to one of our little close friends WhatsApp groups:
“Coming back from the shops and more or less 150 beautiful white butterflies will not make it to their destination as they are all on my windscreen”
I thought to myself a) shame, poor butterflies, b) Hundred and fifty sounds a bit exaggerated and c) concluded that he is talking utter kak…

A few hours later, at around 14:30, I decided to drive from Pretoria to Joburg to go surprise my mom for lunch – this basically means I rock up unannounced and hope she had cooked something lekker for lunch. She did. She lives all the way out in Randburg and not to far from this tjommie of ours who supposedly mass murdered all these beautiful white butterflies. I saw fokol on the way there. Not on the N1 and not in Randburg. By the time I had to leave, the traffic on the N1 was fucked. I always switch on the Google Maps tannie and I only listen to her. She told me to klap the N14 back to Plakkietoria and I Mary J obliged.

And then it happened! For the next 60 or so kilometers on the way back to Pretoria on the N14 – I non-stop murdered a few hundred beautiful white butterflies. It was either them or me. It was quite a site to behold, next to the road. You kind of want to pull over on the freeway and take it all in. Apparently this massive migration happens every year. I might have seen it before but it must have never registered with my brain, because I don’t recall it ever begin this big and impressive. According to a clever butterfly omie, clouds of Belenois aurota, commonly known as the brown-veined white butterfly start hatching along the entire coastline from Cape Town towards Namibia and then migrate inland in a north-easterly direction, making their way to the west coast of Madagascar and they don’t always follow the same route. I’m dik impressed.

According to the work of Edward Lorenz, the term “the butterfly effect” is derived from the metaphorical example of the details of a tornado (the exact time of formation, the exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. Now, when getting to the chaos theory and the butterfly effect, I hope this doesn’t make kak for South Africa, because guys, there were really a fuck ton of butterflies out there yesterday, flapping their what-whats all over the place, causing a chaos-theory mess all over windscreens. And then this morning we had loadshedding again!

Coincidence?

I don’t fokken think so!

If you would like to watch a lekker drama with some butterflies in it, head over to Showmax for Waiting for Butterflies but if you suffer  Lepidopterophobia, maybe pick something else from our top 10 from
the Plumlist:
10# You’re invited to Somhale’s wedding
Coming soon to Showmax: Somizi Mhlongo and Mohale Motaung formally invite you to witness the union of their love and the merging of their families and their respective Zulu and Sotho cultures.
On Showmax
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 #9 Messiah: Where faith and fame clash
Each of the 10 episodes of Netflix’s new controversial thriller are as inconsistent as the series as a whole. Sometimes it feels like an action movie, other times like an arthouse film that’s on the cusp of derailing.
On Netflix
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#8 Welcome to Star Trek’s final frontier
kay, hold your horses – this is Star Trek but we’re not in space… yet. Episode 1 of the Amazon Prime series starts with Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) playing chess with Commander Data (Brent Spiner), which takes us back to 2002 movie Star Trek: Nemesis
 On Amazon Prime 
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 #7 Remembering Kobe Bryant: stream the tribute now
Sunday, 26 January 2020 will be marked as one of the darkest of days in sports history, after the world learned about the untimely passing of retired LA Lakers shooting guard, Kobe Bryant.
On Showmax
(read more)
 #6 The Star Trek: Picard trailer shows the journey is far from over
Sir Patrick Stewart will be reprising his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, decades after leaving his original role on Star Trek: Next Generation, in the series to be released on 24 January 2020. Picard is in the next chapter of his life – and it’s not at Starfleet.
On Amazon Prime
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 #5 Twenty-three of the best action series to stream
Bored with blah drama shows? Tired of not-that-funny comedies? Not buying into scripted “reality” series? Stream any of these action shows and get your heart rate bouncing like a basketball in an NBA game! Adrenaline and entertainment, thy name art action shows, like…
On Showmax & Netflix
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 4# Ten movies that are worth your time and data on Showmax
From indie gems to Oscar winners and box office hits, these are the movies you won’t regret streaming the next time you feel like having a movie night, whether you caught them at the cinema and want to rewatch them, or have never heard of them
 On Showmax
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 #3 Gen Z is getting into Good Trouble – and loving it
Season 2 of the critically acclaimed and fan-favourite drama Good Trouble hit screens in South Africa at the end of 2019, and keeps attracting new fans with its fun soapiness.
On Showmax 
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 #2 Lockdown Season 5 has landed
Notorious for its cliffhangers, plot twists and emotional rollercoasters, Lockdown takes viewers into the cells and offices of Thabazimbi Women’s Correctional Facility, where survival is the order of the day. .
 On Showmax
(read more)
 #1 American Gods S2 is back with plenty of vengeance
We’re going to assume that, if you’re reading this, you’ve already watched the first season of American Gods. If not, go and do it, and then come back, because the first eight episodes boast an all-star cast, spectacular set pieces, and healthy doses of clever allegory and wordplay along with a ladleful of smut and violence.
On DStv Now
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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 our number 10 spot, Somizi & Mohale: The Union!

From Somizi’s wedding shoes to the guests and the vows between Somizi and Mohale, The Union will be there to bring you all the Somhale Wedding vibes you want and need.

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