Extra Virgin - August

Editorial

Editorial

Men on Women
- Everybody remembers their first kiss. Except me. I think I’ve blocked it out, because the vague and fleeting flashbacks I’ve had over the years – which always play out like hazy soap opera dream sequences – recall just three things: tongue of a baby eagle, braces, a goatee of saliva.

But no matter how awkward that first communion is, it is nothing compared to what comes next: sweaty fumblings in the back of a car, a first date that ends early when you ask her to marry you, the ‘stormy first relationship’ that somehow always involves one party threatening to throw themselves in front of a vehicle.

 


There are more than enough golden moments to make it all worthwhile, though a particularly weathered and whether you are in a fairytale relationship or have a history with more blood and gore than a Wes Craven film, we all agree on something: when it works, there’s nothing like it. So, being a man who loves women writing an editorial about men and women for an issue devoted to women, I will begin the shout outs: Big up to the fairer sex.

Firstly, a few apologies. Sorry for leaving our towels on the floor, for leaving the toilet seat up (or down – which is it again?), for not liking Dirty Dancing, for not looking like the lovechild of George Clooney and Johnny Depp. We tried to cut our hair like Johnny Depp but it just made us look like 14-year-old girls. We’re sorry.

This month, we’ve made a compilation of clips from the world’s top male comedians talking about women, which may seem biased and, well, it sort of is...

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Girl Talk - Anthony Pascoe, founder of satirical spoof news site Hayibo.com, talks about all the important things in life. In other words – Kathy Bates, dressing like a girl, and Cape Agulhas's talent.

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Environment

Changing Earth - Much of Europe has razed its forests. Now the developing world is being asked to save its trees, and Africa is at the centre of the solution, writes Leonie Joubert.

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We could have given you a very serious list of record breaking figures in the world of female pop music, but where would be the fun in that? So we’ve made a few up as well. We will be back with very highbrow financial opinion next month.

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Do It Herself - Of all the well-worn stereotypes out there, the one about women being bad at DIY is among the most threadbare. But if you're a girl who thinks a Stanley knife is a knife that belongs to someone named Stanley , read on.

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Travel

One of the perks of being among the top tourist destinations on the planet is that we have some of the world’s best hotels and spas. Here, we select our top five chocolate-on-the-pillow spas.

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Film

It’s a little biased this feature: five clips featuring angry men talking about why women are mostly to blame for everything. But that’s the advantage of being male and putting the compilation together oneself. Enjoy.

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