Page 5 of 16

Facebook Favs

Facebook Favs.

Your Facebook Favs of the week (1-9 Apr)

Every now and again, I come across some very interesting posts from users worldwide worth sharing. Perhaps its boredom, but  I decided to collate 5 of last week’s posts I personally found interesting. That’s right, I’m about to lumber you with my own sense of humour. Don’t be alarmed though, I did a quick tally of some of the most engaging posts (based on number of views and likes) and came up with the following 5. Warning: some of the entries are seriously funny.

Let’s begin.

#1 Even fish can be jerks! [1.7m views | 109k likes]

Facebook Favs. Gangster Fish (courtesy NTD Television)

Facebook Favs. Gangster Fish (courtesy NTD Television)

Talk about letting sleeping fish lie right?. Ok 3 fishes in a tank, one is trying to catch a quick nap in his perfectly dug hole but his amazingly annoying tank ‘mate’ just won’t let him be. The white coloured fish (not real name) keeps covering the hole with sand which infuriates the black coloured fish (yeah I know how that sounds) who comes out from his hole every 5 secs to tell off his ‘mate’. Anyway, watch the video below.

#2 The $71 Diamond Ring [1.3m views | 14k likes]

Facebook Favs. The most expensive rock (courtesy AJ+)

Facebook Favs. The most expensive rock (courtesy AJ+)

The most expensive diamond in the world, weighing 59.6 carats (like that means anything to me) flawless, the largest known vivid pink diamond, took 2 years to cut and polish…. and someone paid 71.2 million cool ones for it. Now just think about it, who is the lucky girl?…. and where does she live? Watch the video below.

 

#3 She didn’t see it coming. (38m views | 228k likes)

Facebook Favs. She got told. (courtesy Tapoos)

Facebook Favs. She got told. (courtesy Tapoos)

A couple sat watching TV, she asks him if he drinks beer (even though he has beer in his hands), he says Yes! and she goes into ‘Einstein mode’ breaking down how much his beer drinking habit would cost him over his life time. Watch the video to hear his reply. The punchline makes it all worthwhile. Watch the video below.

 

#4 Pastor Jenkins. [3.8m views | 19k likes]

Facebook Favs. Pastor Jenkins. (courtesy Kendall Holley/ Textingstory.com)

Facebook Favs. Pastor Jenkins. (courtesy Kendall Holley/ Textingstory.com)

This hilarious text message between a churchgoer and his pastor got me in stitches and judging by its 3.8m views, I’m sure it got a whole lot of others in stitches too. Some of the things you want to say, but you just… CAN’T. My stomach still hurts, I laughed so hard. Watch the video below.

#5 The greatest advantages of having kids [395 likes]

Facebook Favs. Pic Courtesy Tots to Travel.

Facebook Favs. Pic Courtesy Tots to Travel.

This photo from Tots to Travel simply tells you everything you need to know about kids. There’s no hiding place from them really.

That’s my round-up for the week. Here’s hoping you enjoyed my selection. If you didn’t, well, I’m doing it again next week.

I’ll love to know your thoughts. Feel free to share them in the comment section or via my Facebook page.

Kole Obasa

FirstSite Colchester tranquil interior. Pic Courtesy FirstSite.

FirstSite Colchester tranquil interior. Pic Courtesy FirstSite.

Firstsite Colchester Is Colchester’s Open Secret.

You’ve all been to Firstsite Colchester right? No? well, I’m not surprised. The other day, I was trying to hook up with a friend when I texted him to meet me at Firstsite. He replied saying he didn’t know where Firstsite was.

The first time I visited Firstsite was completely by accident too. It was on one of those days I needed to kill time and it wasn’t going to be in any of the overcrowded public places. I needed something else. So I drove around a little and spotted it…Colchester’s answer to Tate.

A few days later, my friend called me and described his experience of visiting the place. “Its fantastic,” I think he said amidst excitable rants. That’s actually the best way to describe the place… Fantastic. So why not write a post about this fantastic place right?

Here are 3(and half) reasons why you should visit Firstsite Colchester. Read Full Article

Ben Carson. Pic courtesy: CNN

Ben Carson. Pic courtesy: CNN

Ben Carson courts controversy, but this takes the biscuit.

Mr Ben Carson said this yesterday:

“That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder for less. But they too had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land.”

Then I picked up my remote control and hit the ‘rewind’ button 10 times and it was the same message. Yep, I heard right the first time.

Read Full Article

Xenophobia. Killing a Nigerian is now a past time in South Africa.

Xenophobia. Killing a Nigerian is now a past time in South Africa.

Xenophobia Attacks In South Africa Is Simply Idiotic.

We have been let down by our South African brothers. . . badly.

Heard of the word Xenophobia? No? I wrote about it 2 years ago. Now I write about it again because again, it has reared its head.

According to our friends at Google, the official meaning of Xenophobia is ‘the fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange.’ Quite literally, it is a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries. Are you starting to wonder the difference between that and racism? Well, you are not alone. Personally, I think the lines between Xenophobia, Genocide and Racism are very, very blurred.

Read Full Article

The Nigeria we need is within reach.

The Nigeria we need is within reach. Pic courtesy Naij.com

The Nigeria that is required is achievable and getting it is elementary.

I have been in deep thought for the past couple of days. Yes! I’ve had Nigeria on my mind. As is  the norm these days, it’s not been particularly positive news, positive vibes or positive movement.

Let me share a secret with you, every Nigerian in diaspora or at least anybody in the world with a link to Nigeria either through parentage, other forms of heritage or ancestry have somehow grown a thick skin to the negativity that have emanated from the country over the years. However, it must be said that every negative news that emanates from the motherland still manages to destroy the soul.

Read Full Article

Nigerian Airforce Lockheed C130 Hercules.Pic courtesy Airlinersnet.

Nigerian Airforce Lockheed C130 Hercules. Pic courtesy Airliners.net

Lockheed C130 Hercules and the muddy grave.

Saturday, September 26, 1992 was a perfect day for flying.

There was an atmosphere of joy and anticipation amongst the passengers when the last of the 158 passengers took his seat at the rear of the aircraft. They included the best and the brightest of the country’s military minds. Shortly before 4:15pm, the air force Lockheed C130 Hercules got clearance from the control tower to take off. Sitting in the cockpit were experienced pilot and Air force Wing Commander JP Alabosun and his copilot Wing Commander Mamadi. The premonition of the great evil about to befall the passengers was present but the gods weren’t showing it.

Read Full Article

Yahya Jammeh underestimated his West African counterparts.

Yahya Jammeh underestimated his West African counterparts.

When West African leaders stood up to one of their own -Yahya Jammeh.

An incredible thing happened in West Africa recently, and somehow the significance was lost on most of us. History is littered with stronger, richer nations standing up for the oppressed in the face of tyranny. It was the case in the second world war with Hitler’s invasion of Poland with his Nazi Army. History agrees this prompted the war which statistically, is the deadliest in human history. Following the invasion, France and the United Kingdom quickly declared war on Germany. Although this didn’t deter Hitler  who subsequently succeeded in also annexing other territories like Finland, Romania and the Baltic states but France and the UK’s stance was clear, they would confront tyranny, anywhere.

Read Full Article

President Barack Obama. Pic courtesy AP.

President Barack Obama. Pic courtesy AP.

President Barack Obama, this is for you.

Hey Barry,

What’s happening!

As your reign comes to an end, I can’t help but reminisce about your tenure. I was a bit cynical when I found out a young black Senator was running for the POTUS seat; I remember telling my brother in law I thought you were a flash in the pan, attention seeker, y’know that kind of thing like our own Chuka Umunna. I was transiting in Amsterdam on the night I heard of your win. It took me a while to take notice of the significance of your win, well…..till the abuse started. It was only then I knew you had done something truly special.

Read Full Article

The embattled James Ibori.

The embattled James Ibori.

James Ibori – by Simon Kolawole

Predictably, many Nigerians are disgusted with the jubilation that greeted the release of former Delta governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, from UK prison on Wednesday. His friends and associates were over the moon. His community rolled out the drums. There were eulogies here and there. In my estimation, the celebration was sincere and affectionate. And that exactly was what irked many Nigerians: how could people genuinely celebrate the release of a convicted money launderer and fraudster? Shouldn’t they be appalled? Shouldn’t they stone him? Shouldn’t they ostracise him? What is this world turning into? These are the questions pervading the social media.

Read Full Article

The atrocities in Aleppo. Pic courtesy of The Independent.

The atrocities in Aleppo. Pic courtesy of The Independent.

For all my Friends in Aleppo

When I think of genocide, I think of Hitler!

Somehow I conditioned myself to believe that he was the ‘capo di tutti capi’ when it came to genocide. Then of course I found out about Stalin, Mao and Pinochet before in a bid to outdo themselves the new kids on the block came into prominence – Saddam, Kim ll Sung (and all his kids).

Lets remove our heads from the sand for one goddam moment and check the definition of genocide – the deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular nation or ethnic group. Now we have the situation in Aleppo . . . if what is happening there is not genocide then people responsible for commissioning words to be added in the Oxford dictionary should seriously consider a change of profession.

Read Full Article