Check hom

Blackhole sun, won’t you come?

In Movies en TV deur griffinRek jou bek

Our top 10 weekly selection of DSTV Now | Showmax | YouTube | Netflix | Amazon Prime
John Mitchell an English astronomer, was the first who, in 1783, was toying with the idea of stars so unbelievably dense that their gravity would be impossible to get away from – even if you were the coolest photon glued to The Flash’s ass and was able to fuck off at the speed of light after he has tossed you into the Speed Force . The is no escape! These dark stars are basically what we refer to as black holes, which is a region of space-time exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing—not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light, can escape from inside it. Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform space-time to form a black hole. This is some scary shit! It is basically like our government – it sucks everything in that comes across its path and destroys it.

This week, earthlings got to see the very first ever real photograph of a black hole. This is a massive achievement if you take into consideration that basic science such as “what goes up must come down”  still baffle people who truly believe in their heart of hearts that the earth is flat. The radio “photograph” was obtained earlier this week by an international collaboration involving more than 200 scientists and engineers who linked some of the world’s most capable radio telescopes to effectively see the super-massive black hole in the galaxy known as M87. Check out CNN’s news report:

Most of you have seen the photos across social media over the last two days. It basically looks like a cat’s anus with an irritable, inflamed infection. But do you know how fucking scarily huge this thing is? M87’s black hole has a mass that is 6.5 billion times that of our Sun, which itself is one-third of a million times the mass of the Earth. Its event horizon has a radius of roughly 20 billion kilometers, more than three times the distance Pluto is from our Sun.

It is flabbergastingly insanely incomprehensible, so maybe Dan Farr, a super science fan can put it into something more comprehensible:
“Most news outlets are only showing the blurry zoomed in picture of the black hole so I’m posting the entire zoomed-out image of the black hole and everything it is consuming. The tiny black spec in this image is 6.5 billion times the size of our sun. This thing is HUGE”
Go check out Dan’s Facebook page for for spacey stuff.
Honestly, this is too much for my brain, so I need to dumb it down with some TV-series. Right on queue, the weather will also force most of us indoors this weekend, so there is what we picked of The Plumlist tree as our top 10 for your viewing pleasure:

 10# Channel hopping in the age of streaming: Prime Video edition
Welcome to the second installment in the quest for the brainless joys on internet TV. This week, it’s Amazon’s turn to guide us to weird and unexpected places.
On Amazon Prime
(read more)
 #9 Dambisa lights up the screen in The River
Since her debut on The River, we’ve realised how much we’ve missed Brenda Ngxoli on our TV screens. Her magnetic talent creates magic whenever the cameras start rolling, and it’s awesome.
 On Netflix
(read more)
#8 The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina S2 – in a word: seriously?
Sabrina embraces her witchy half while going about the rest of her life as a normal high school girl – except, you know, she’s getting help from Satan.
 On Netflix
(read more)
 #7 Where to stream the 2019 BAFTA TV nominees
Watch, or rather, make 19-year-old game developer Stefan lose his grip on reality in this creepy, choose-your-own-ending scarefest in the Black Mirror franchise. A game within a game within a game. Bandersnatch is the most meta movie you’ll ever watch.
On Showmax, DStv Now & Netflix
(read more)
 #6 South African stars owning it in 2019
Here are the heavy hitters to keep your eye on in the next few months – they’re making their mark on some of your favourite local TV series.
 On Showmax
(read more)
 #5 Like The Crown? Stream A Very English Scandal
Hugh Grant is excellent in this three-part series based on real-life politician Jeremy Thorpe’s scandalous affair.
 On Showmax
(read more)
 #4 Thirteen of the best drama series to stream in South Africa
Finished streaming all 86 episodes of The Sopranos and craving more thrilling drama? Look no further than these must-watch shows on Netflix and Showmax.
(read more)
 #3 Inside Bosch’s gritty crime-fighting world
Like the 15th-Century Dutch painter he’s named for, the TV detective sees hell on the streets and depicts it in his own way by solving crimes.


On Showmax
(read more)
 #2 Afrikaans gets dark in new sci-fi thriller Die Spreeus
Puzzling and paranormal phenomena are all under the spotlight as Die Spreeus kicks off. Each episode sees Starling Investigation Unit detectives Bas Koorts and Beatrice Mack (Chris Vorster and Monique Rockman) follow crimes and criminals from other worlds – and sometimes other dimensions.
 On Showmax
(read more)
 #1.In the battle of the brand, HBO sets fire to the competition
I would like you to consider, for a moment, everything that happens to you a few minutes before you’re about to watch your favourite show. Or what about a brand-new show that you’ve heard about (perhaps right here on The Plum List?) that sounds too good to pass up on?
 On Showmax 
(read more)

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. We still haven’t fixed the randomizer since it broke down last week, so here is a manual selection. You didn’t think we’d for reals leave you high and dry with a title such as “Black Hole Sun”, did you? Have a jol! This super-hit by Soundgarden is 15 years old!

griffinBlackhole sun, won’t you come?
Check hom

Caution Boy is hier soos ‘n 90s raasgat. Waar is die res van julle?

In Rolbees Reviews deur RolbeesRek jou bek

Ek sal altyd daai deel van Lynnwoodweg in Pretoria onthou waar die Hatfield strip nou is. Hoe verduidelik jy vir die jonger generasie hoe die scene was daai tyd? Daar is nie eens fotos van hoe die clubs binne gelyk het nie. Geen selfies of groepsfotos van die mense op die net nie. Geen websites, Facebook posts of YouTube videos van bands nie. Net befokte (albeit beperkte en blurred) herinneringe.

Maybe het iemand hier en daar ‘n kiekie geneem maar ek het nog nie eintlik so iets gesien nie. Ons het jare se kak gehad met die ou South African Narcotics Bureau (oftewel SANAB) veral toe ons nog sewentien was en by Shaft uitgehang het. SANAB het gereelde “undercover” raids kom doen by die clubs om underage drinking, zol en hard drugs uit te vis. Maar ons het geweet wie hulle is want hulle was kakdom en kon nie mooi inblend by Gen X nie. Jy kan nie ‘n wit hempie en jeans met Gypsy tekkies wil aantrek en tussen flannel hemde en swart Nirvana en NIN shirts kom try cool wees nie.

Die life skills wat jy geleer het om jouself by ‘n club in te bullshit in die nineties was goud werd maar die life skills wat jy geleer het om nie gearresteer te word nie (as SANAB jou probeer uitvis het) was priceless. Drugs was nooit my thing nie en ek het net kaste vol bier uitgedrink en zol gerook. So ek het SANAB net beskou as ‘n onregverdige irritasie in my tienergat. Shaft was amper altyd vol, so dit was nie maklik vir die varke om rond te beweeg binne nie. Ek het ‘n hele paar keer op my knieë gekruip onder die tafels op daai sif pisvloer (sonder dat hulle my sien) en onder hulle neuse uitgeglip by die deur uit en by die trappe af. Staan maar net buite in die donker en rook vir so ruk met my vuil jeanpante tot hulle weer gefokof het.
So week of so terug het die volgorde van gebeure my aandag getrek en veroorsaak dat ek by The Grind Bar and Eatery opgeëindig het. So reg in my ou hood. Andy Cappo van Caution Boy en Apocalypse Later het my die storie vertel van die cops wat ‘n cease and desist order op Thrashers bedien het en hulle redelik gestrand gelaat het met hulle gig saam met The Badass Execs en Make-Overs, Vrydag 29 Maart. Ek kon nie mooi uitfigure of dit liquor license issues of noise complaints was nie maar die lang arm van die gereg is lyk my net so irriterend in 2019 as dit by rock and roll kom as way back when. Dis nie asof die regte kriminele vry rondloop om te steel soos hulle wil nie. Friends of Zuma. Bleh.

Ek dreig nou al vir ‘n lang ruk om Caution Boy en Make-Overs live te sien maar daar het altyd iets voorgeval. Ek weet nie of ek al ooit vir Andy Cappo en sy makkers so up-in-arms gesien het nie. Ek ken Andy as die bra met zero ambisie wat die “grootmenswȇreld” aanbetref maar hy is daai artist wat genuine bang is om te happy te wees want volgens hom mag dit dalk net sy art opfok. Dit inspire my as bands nie opgee as die kak die fan tref nie. So saam met Trev en Finn het hy nogal ‘n bohaai opgeskop op social media en Willie van der Schyff van African Beer Emporium het eerste sy hand opgesteek om die Vrydagaand hulle venue beskikbaar te maak.  Daarna het die mense van The Grind ook aangebied om te help die Saterdag 30 Maart. Die bands het besluit dit sou beter wees om mense so bietjie tyd te gee om te adjust en die gig het toe die Saterdag plaasgevind.

Die venue se decor en die vibe het my baie laat dink aan die nineties. Nie so donker soos Shaft of The Viper Room nie. Ook nie so dodgy soos McCoys van ouds nie. Ek het nie gevoel ek moet my back watch die hele tyd nie maar die hamburger wat ek getand het, het my wel aan die ou dae laat dink. Heavy greasy. Hartaanval op ‘n bord. Jirre.

Die misfit kids is anders deesdae. Niemand was opsoek na ‘n fight nie en openlike afwykende seksuele gedrag was daar ook nie te bespeur nie. Hulle is vir seker meer behulpsaam en vriendeliker as wat ek onthou hoe ons was. Dalk is dit omdat ek nou ouer is en nie meer self deel van die probleem is nie. “Hot head needs cool water” soos Mr Miyagi getune het. Ek het vir seker nie ‘n tekort aan mense gehad wat my op en af by die garage-like dansvloer se trappe wou dra nie. Die een girl wat ek ontmoet het, het haar vriende rondge-order om my te help en ‘n ander girl was heavy concerned en het my ‘n drukkie kom gee. I guess the kids are all right.

Hoe was die bands? Kom ek begin by die akoestiek en klank. Dit was maar bietjie crappy maar die bands maak van nature baie geraas en die hele vibe en hulle energy op stage is vir my ‘n groot deel van die show. So vir my hoef die klank nie perfek te wees in so scene nie. Ek was meer amazed dat daar tussen die cool kinders reg bo ons by die Fokof bar en die cooler kinders by die packed House Club langsaan ‘n klein DIY scene aan die groei is wat my weer herinner het aan dit waar dit alles begin het. Basic alternative en punk met complicated emosies. Die Bad Ass Execs het baie potensiaal. Garage punk-rock vibes. Gaan check hulle Youtube vids uit. Lekker visual arts ook.

Ek het Caution Boy se nuutste album verlede jaar review en is ‘n moerse fan van die recorded work. Hulle live shows is baie meer rou en unpolished maar kort nog werk. As Andi Cappo-hulle met hulle live shows kan emulate wat hy met sy recordings kon regkry en die balans tussen geraas en pop melodies nog verbeter gaan daar baie meer mense na hulle shows toe kom, skiem ek. Dit gaan epic wees! As ‘n frontman hanteer hy die crowd (en sy kitaar) op ‘n liefdevolle passive aggressive manier. “Fuck all of you. I love all of you.” Dis baie interesting vir hierdie nineties kid.

Ek weet die band het nie geld om hulle equipment te vernietig nie en dis die enigste rede hoekom hulle dit nie doen nie. Dis ‘n awkard en weird performance maar dis regtig hoe hulle is en dis hoekom die misfits dit love. Daar was een oomblik net na Andy sy kitaar se snare teen Trev se bass gedruk en daarna op sy knieë afgesak het om feedback uit te wurg toe ek gedink het daai kitaar gaan nou stukkend gebliksem word. Hou jouself in, Cappo! Waar gaan jy weer ‘n kitaar kry?

Make-Overs was meer as wat ek verwag het, probably omdat ek al omtrent al die getroude paartjie se Youtube vids gekyk het. So, musically het ek geweet wat om te verwag.

Maar wat ek live opgetel het was hoe comfortable hulle met hulle art, mekaar en selfs hulle klein fokops op stage is. Cool mannerisms soos die manier hoe Andreas sy microphone approach as hy sing of teen die muur gaan lȇ en strum tydens ‘n langerige song of hoe Martinique in ‘n zone daai tromme moer asof hulle die hele paternalistiese sisteem is. Hulle het jare se ondervinding op groter oorsese en local festival stages en hulle love wat hulle doen.

Ek weet nie of daar ooit ‘n moerse underground scene in Pretoria substantially gaan groei wat hierdie musiek aanbetref nie, maar as dit sou gebeur sal hierdie drie bands nogal belangrik in so beweging wees. Ons weet daar is nog baie ander sulke freakazoid bands daarbuite maar waar is al julle jonger generasie kids se bands, huh? Rebelleer bietjie teen die status quo!

Dinge is te franchise-reseppierig in Pretoria en my generasie is te fokken oud.

Maak die regte nuwer geraas!

RolbeesCaution Boy is hier soos ‘n 90s raasgat. Waar is die res van julle?
Check hom

Name this rap group – Die 30 beste name vir daai Boerboel clothing ad

In Spec-takel deur griffin20 Eiertjies

As hierdie manne ‘n natmakertjie op die platespeler moet gooi om ‘n bokkie se hart te laat pomp, sal dit sekerlik Leon Riekie se “Once, twice, two-tone my lady” wees. Maar Donovan Goliath se instruksies op Twitter was fokken duidelik:
Behalwe vir die comment “that guy on the right… I’ve seen better legs hanging out of nests”, was die response op Twitter fokken hilarious. Hier is die bestes:

Jan Direction
Johannes Brothers
Frikkie Tot Die Mag 3
Trappe van Vergelyking
Bone Thugs N Hanekom
Die Boer-Tang Clan
Erf, Wind and Fire
50 Ronts
Brasse Van Die Plaas
Bek Street Boys
Pretorious B.I.G (my absulte fokken favourite!)
Beeste Boys
Cypress Giel
Kasper No Vest
Die Windpomp Wetters
Dire Shorts
Tokyo Klipdrift
Dr Drie
BWA – Boere With Attitude
Instruction Boys
Vanilla Thrice
Kallie en Die Kriels
Two and a Half Men
Brasse Van Die Skaap
Kanye Wes-Transvaal
Jan D.M.C
Fleetwood Frik
Drie Manne Twee Kleure

Watter een is jou gunsteling? Tune ons nuwe in die comments en ons update dit hierso.

** UPDATE – Nuwe toevoegings:**
The Parletwotones
Simply White
Vanilla Uys
Taming Impalas
Vet Tjop Boys
3 Brannas Down
Wat Kuit Jy?

griffinName this rap group – Die 30 beste name vir daai Boerboel clothing ad
Check hom

Game Of Thrones season 8 begin Maandag op Mnet en Showmax!

In Movies en TV deur griffinRek jou bek

Wat van so bietjie goeie nuus in die entertainment industry vandag vir ‘n verandering? Game Of Thrones season 8 begin Maandagaand! Nu Metro sal ook special screenings hou van die eerste episode op Maandag, 15 April, 3 uur die oggend – dis nou vir die super dedicated fans. Dit sal plaasvind by selected cinemas in Kaapstad, Joburg en Durbs. Vir dié van julle wat faktap slaappatrone het – hier is die schedule vir die episodes sowel as die durasie van elke episode. Vir die mense wat wel kan wag, die episodes wys later die aand (22:00) op Mnet en Showmax, so bly weg van die hele interweb af op Maandae gedurende April en die eerste week in Mei as jy nie spoilers soek nie.

O ja, en tag ‘n tjommie op Facebook wat tune “Ek het nog nie een episode van Game Of Thrones gekyk nie”
Hulle kort aandag en validation. Gee dit vir hulle.

Beplan jou etes en -kak en pis-breaks solank:

Game of Thrones Season 8
ep 1 : Monday, 15 April 03:00 est running time 0:54
ep 2 : Monday, 22 April at 03:00 est running time: 0:58
ep 3: Monday, 29 April at 03:00 est running time: 1:22
ep 4: Monday, 6 May at 03:00 est running time: 1:18
ep 5: Monday, 13 May at 03:00 est running time: 1:20
ep 6: Monday, 20 May at 03:00 est running time: 1:20

Directors vir season 8 sluit in: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, David Nutter en Miguel Sapochnik en skywers vir final season sluit in: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman and Dave Hill.

griffinGame Of Thrones season 8 begin Maandag op Mnet en Showmax!