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Confessions of a Social Pariah: 10 Minutes at the Corner

By Spliph, South Africa: I sat on the corner bench this other afternoon and just literally watched the world go by. Faces glowing with glee, others more fixed to an expression far from that of joy. This got me thinking – what are we rushing to in this life? In a world where everything is instant – from food to […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: It's just lines – nothing more.

By Spliph, South Africa: A discussion on skew lines, crying men and takkies at an art exhibition. Have you seen them? Fermented beverage in hand, cigar smoke scintillating the already toxic air, well worn dinner jackets on their shoulders, captivating hairstyles on their heads, and their noses a centimetre above its natural position. They are engaged in deep conversations while […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: Trends

By Spiph, South Africa: I would like to believe I am a stern anti-subscriber to social convention. I view convention as a shared taboo to which I divorce myself of all completely. Convention to me signals self-inflicted propaganda schemes so overt yet covert. So you can imagine how tightly I held on to my regular cut pants when males started […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah: The Stop and Chat

By Spliph, South Africa: There is nothing as daunting as meeting someone you vaguely know and in the process being forced to start a conversation. These awkward encounters follow a universally agreed on process and go something like this: A: Hi B: Hey how are you? A: I'm very well and how are you? B: I'm good thanks….. wow it's […]

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