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23 August 2017 10:00 (South Africa)

William Shatner and Sarah Palin boldly go where no couple has gone before

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

Sarah Palin showed up on "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" on Friday - and brought along William Shatner. Shatner has done late night TV shows, donning serious mien and reciting some of Palin’s wacky statements. This past Friday he came on TV to read from Palin’s memoir, "Going Rogue" including passages about rapper Kid Rock and stalking sheep. Then Palin read from Shatner’s own autobiography, including – and we positively couldn’t make this up - sections in which Shatner talks about visiting an African elephant "in my underwear". After the readings, the two left the stage arm-in-arm.  Soon to be a classic YouTube clip. For more, read the AP

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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