2021: Groundhog Day I think many of us imagined that we’d wake up on January 1st 2021 and the world would have turned a corner on the more nightmarish components of 2020. No such luck though, as we’re stuck in the same mad mix of lockdowns and new variants with a springing of Stateside insanity thrown in for good measure of late. So, we’ve woken up to more of the same essentially. Let us hope that we can vaccinate our way out of this Groundhog Day experience.

For those not in the know, Groundhog Day is a fantastic Harold Ramis movie from the early 90s starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. The premise is that the character played by Murray wakes up to the exact same day again and again. Many came to see it as an apt metaphor for  reincarnation and the idea that we are reincarnated again and again until we find enlightenment. Within the movie the central character came to approach each day fearlessly.

Perhaps we should  all be adopting a similar attitude to an extent, as for many of us we’re living the same day, again and again, to the point that its much of a muchness. The central problem of course is that communities are essentially in lockdown. The local Casino that I used to enjoy frequenting has ‘shut up shop’ and so unless I’m going to get handy with a monkey wrench that’s a non starter. Much of life has moved online though, from shopping to education, and casinos are no different. More than ever playing online pokies real money is a welcome distraction from the trying times we’re in.

So as the early months of 2021 tick by, instead of focusing on the’ South African variant’, I’d be less inclined to dwell and more likely to play online slots South Africa. Most of us have a lot of time on our hands right now and so taking up a hobby or pastime (again online options like gaming perhaps, or going for walks locally) to distract from some of the more concerning realities is your best bet for having a good time right now!



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