Hi and welcome to our blog!
As the welcome on the home page says, we are a bunch (perhaps I should say flock or gaggle or herd?) of Rhodes University T.V journalism students.
While this blog may have started out as simply an assignment which we had to create and update as part of our course (and for marks I might add) we have all come to love this blog as if it were our own child and have used it for many hours of ranting, raving and procrastination (as one might use a child for).
This is our space to express ourselves, tell you what and how we feel about certain issues and topics, showcase our videos and to hopefully get feedback from you. We would love to hear from you and to engage in stimulating…. conversation/debate- so we encourage you to leave comments!
Whats in our blog:
Home: The home page is updated quite regularly and features our sometimes random, but always insightful/entertaining blog post.
Biographies: find out a bit more about who we are and what we do. Check out our personal biographies for more insight into the life of your favourite authors (or least favourite…)
Videos: here’s where you can find the short videos we have made so far in our T.V course.
Instead of boring you with more details about who we are, we thought we’d tell you more about that all important day- THE DAY BEFORE FRIDAY ie Thursday.
Thor was the Norse God of Thunder. The Scandanavians believed his chariot rumbled as it crossed the sky and that he wielded a hammer that shot lightening when he threw it.
After lots of wars, pillaging etc etc and the intermingling of different cultures and beliefs, the day Thorsdaeg came about. Which is pronounced by modern English speakers as Thursday.
Thursday is sometimes referred to as “Friday Eve” (a.k.a the day before Friday) in anticipation for the end of the work week on Friday.
Thursday is the fourth day of the week in most western countries and the fifth day of the week in the Judaeo-Christian calendar, falling between Wednesday and Friday.
In most of the Indian Languages the word for Thursday is Guruvar, with Guru being the Sanskrit name for the planet Jupiter.
In Thailand, the colour associated with Thursday is orange.
In The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, the character Arthur Dent says “This must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays”. A few minutes later the planet Earth is destroyed.
Ah, you gotta love the day before Friday!