Holidays get boring, right? The last few weeks or so can be frustrating and dull, especially if you’ve gone home to some sleepy little town in the middle of nowhere (note: anywhere between Pretoria/Joburg and Cape Town qualifies as nowhere in this scenario).

To deal with this boredom, I turned to television. A lot of television. I became, for example, totally and devastatingly obsessed with Game of Thrones. I haven’t been this enthralled by a television show since Friends (still one of the greatest shows on TV, and if you don’t agree, you’re wrong). Game of Thrones has not only captured my imagination and created a deep emotional investment in its storylines and characters, but it is also just plain balls-to-the-wall awesome. Sex, bloodshed, war, magic, betrayal, zombies (zombies!). Seriously? What’s not to like?

Another show I’m all kinds of in love with at the moment, which has just started airing in SA, but which I’ve finished watching because I’m a bad person with no respect for copyright laws, is Girls. Which is the opposite of Game of Thrones is many ways, but is in my opinion the freshest, most honest new comedy on television. It treats its utterly relatable characters with a bracing, sometimes painful honesty. It is also really, really, really, really, really, funny. Really. I haven’t found anything this funny since Arrested Development (probably the best show that ever was or will be).

So, now that you all have assignments to do and tests to write and will soon be in dire need of any reason you can get your hands on to procrastinate, watch Game of Thrones or Girls, if you haven’t already. If you have I applaud your taste and want to be friends with you.

But if you’re looking for alternative distraction, you’ve come to the right place. If you don’t find something in this week’s edition that interests you, I’ll run around campus naked (when I say run, I mean walk. And when I say naked, I mean fully clothed). We have a really cool article on the upcoming zombie apocalypse (I hope you’ve all stocked up on guns and ammunition and canned goods). We also take another look at interracial friendships on campus (you can never have too many friends when the zombie apocalypse hits). We also follow up on the bus routes to Sunnyside and Arcadia that have been in the works since early this year and we chat to Die Tuindwergies about life, love and midgets. As usual you can also find the Top Ten on the Fun & Games page, in which I discuss the bad side of television.

I got a letter from a concerned parent who asked me to write an editorial in which I motivate you all to study. I don’t think I’ve really done that this week, but if at first you don’t succeed, have another drink.


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