Blog entries from: Diasporadical

The world through Africa's eyes....

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October 22 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Oct 22 2014, 06:05:00

Chris Rock is a funny guy. Sometimes, his jokes are a little out of line, but most of the time, he's a really funny guy. I bumped into one of his stand-up clips a while ago. He explains that it's okay for fat girls to talk about skinny girls and short guys to talk about [...]

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October 17 2014

From Diasporadical Fri Oct 17 2014, 00:00:38

My mother is an academic professional. She's one of those people with so many academic distinctions that you begin to wonder what you're doing with your life. Especially people, like me, who are very anti-school. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying education is pointless. I'm just against the current structure of the institutions through [...]

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October 15 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Oct 15 2014, 06:05:04

First things first. I didn't really get an answer to this question, and I'd still really like one, so if you don't mind ... thank you kindly. Onwards onwards. A good proportion of the DR Crew works in advertising. Which means we routinely makes videos like this *pointing up*. Which means I should really enjoy [...]

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October 8 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Oct 8 2014, 06:05:41

Every Friday, I get a newsletter from Cracked with five articles they think I should read. Last week's letter had an interesting piece on directing pornography which made me genuinely curious. See, I've read tons of articles about how women analyse everything and how men are remarkably simple, and today, I'm hoping a guy can explain [...]

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October 5 2014

From Diasporadical Sun Oct 5 2014, 06:00:00

I've waited to write this. The last time I went to Westgate was exactly a week before the famed attack the mall is now associated with. When I say exactly, I mean exact, down to the hour. I was meeting up with some friends in between my trips in and out of Kenya. It was [...]

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September 25 2014

From Diasporadical Thu Sep 25 2014, 06:05:29

I like to leave the office at 5.00, but I usually leave at 6.00, or maybe 6.30. Not today. It's 6.00 p.m., and my boss needs me to go for a meeting. I have no idea what time this meeting will end. I call my baby and tell her I'll be late. She says it's [...]

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September 17 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Sep 17 2014, 06:05:00

My views on homosexuality have changed a lot in my 32 years. My first conscious memory of the issue is watching a mini-series on KTN. I don't remember the name of the series, but it had something to do with a wall or a fence, and I think it starred Oprah Winfrey. In the series, [...]

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September 10 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Sep 10 2014, 06:05:46

The naked body is a beautiful thing. Unfortunately, few women see their bare bodies that way. Even models and beauty queens have qualms when they stand before a mirror. So no, it's not that strange that Jennifer Lawrence and a hundred other celebrities are uncomfortable with their (perfect) nude bodies being paraded all over the [...]

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June 18 2014

From Diasporadical Wed Jun 18 2014, 04:10:46

And yet, we're the same guys that trash talked Kalonzo Musyoka for profiling a journalist on tribal grounds. Truth be told, we are not very different from Kalonzo. The question we should all ask ourselves before and after reading an opinion piece or listening to a government statement is: Am I already biased  in my current political views or is [...]

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May 23 2014

From Diasporadical Fri May 23 2014, 15:58:03

"The man you see before you is the mortician. The patient died on the operating table a long time ago." - The Hon. Attorney General, Prof. Githu Muigai, SC, on Anglo-Leasing cases. Earlier this month, the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) went to the High Court of Kenya in the case of Law Society of [...]

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