I’ve been quiet, I know. I’ll offer no apology worth your time so I won’t even try. Those of you who’ve been following The Noblest Rogue for some time will understand and know that the last two months of every year are very hectic for me business-wise and due to me only wanting to offer you quality content on this platform, I tend to rather go silent during this time frame than offer up half-arsed pieces about bullshit blah blah blah. And the silence is set to continue for the next few weeks as I take a much needed break away from all things which require a plug and charger. It’s that special time of year in Cape Town when the beach beckons and the soul responds and I dare not suppress the need to have the sand between my toes and the sun on my back.
You’ve got to hand it to ol’ Matty. He’s upped his game in recent years and moved beyond the blonde-haired, blue-eyed bugger with the southern drawl that had chicks weak at the knees the world over. Whilst he may still possesses this power over the women of the world, he’s recently taken on roles which have required him to do more than simply take his shirt off and smile. His brief cameo in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ was worthy of an Oscar alone, whilst his performance in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ was incredible and saw him scoop an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. How then is it possible that Matty went from winning an Oscar to acting in a trio of Lincoln adverts? Sure it’s an easy gig but really? Matt sits there and drawls on about some spaced out opinions on why we are here and how long he’s been driving a Lincoln for blah blah blah. Fuck me, at one stage there is even a live bull thrown in the mix. It wasn’t long before someone decided that enough was enough. Thankfully that someone was Jim Carrey. This is pure genius!
It may have taken its time to arrive but now that summer is here, I’m keen to make use of it. There’s no doubt that Cape Town has a plethora of things to do during silly season and if you don’t get out and about, you might miss out on some serious fun. In all honesty, you don’t really have any excuses not to get out because of the amount of daylight we get during the summer. During the winter we look at pure darkness after 18h30 whilst in summer we’re blessed with sunsets closer to 20h30. Hell, you can still catch a tan on Clifton at 20h00 during the summer. What a pleasure! Another blessing in the Fairest Cape are our beaches. Blistering white sand, fresh blue ocean and sun-kissed bodies are how I’ve remembered my summers in the Cape and I’m planning on making more of these memories this summer. On Blue Flag Beaches nonetheless and it’s a privilege to say that the Western Cape holds 27 of these Blue Flag beaches.
Before you climb into your car and head to Rocking The Daisies to ghush your faces off this weekend, take a second to read this brilliant article by Dan Nash from Bangers & Nash. With
The Silly Season summer about to kick off in the Cape, we’re all fully aware of the awesome parties which will present itself along the way. From music festivals to trance parties, the chances that you get exposed to and offered drugs – in all forms – are great. What I appreciate about Dan’s article is that he stresses that we should rather accept that drugs are a part of our society rather than condemn or condone them and with this mindset offer some tips to help you “rave safe, bruh.”
For no other reason than it’s a Thursday, here is a compilation of humans plough their heads and/or faces into mother earth. Some are at pace, others are not. Either way, this shit is funny.
There is no doubt that GoPro have forever changed the face of home videos. In fact they’ve revolutionised the face of filming to such an extent that you can film anything, anywhere, whenever you like. In HD. Gone are the days of scratchy, out of focus films limited to your back garden because the power cord only has a 2m reach. For the dudes at GoPro the world constituted more than just their backyards and they wanted to film it. Whether in the air, on the ground or under the water, the new GoPro HERO 4 will film anything from leisure to extreme activities in supreme quality. Check out the promo video for it.
The Taste of Joburg is without doubt the top Foodie and Wino festival to attend in South Africa. Take my word for it. I’ve been to mostly all the shows which fall within the ‘food and wine’ category and none of them come anywhere close to The Taste of Joburg! In terms of vibe, food, wine, people, hotties and weather, this is where you want to be this weekend! It’s where I’m heading this weekend and I am stoked to get there.