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When I started blogging about 6 months ago, I never realised that it would take over my life.

My blog, “Tripartite“, was meant to be a place where I could swear, give my opinions and abuse Manchester United supporters.

That soon changed as I found that I could no longer write my columns for because I was so absorbed in the blog.

My background is as a criminal attorney, part time journalist and news junkie.

The blog, due to time constraints, required abandoning the journalism in favour of the blog. There was a freedom which I had not enjoyed as a writer for SA Soccer365 or the Derby Evening Telegraph (UK) where editors removed the best parts of my weird humour.

I had even met with the editor of SAPA who took me on as a “stringer”, but failed to write a single word asI pounded this blog.

What I would like to achieve with “TRAPS” is a look at Politics, Sport and (best of all) Humour.

Hopefully this will highlight areas that need it and give you a good laugh at the same time.

I’ve been wrong before.


  • Mike Trapido is a criminal attorney and publicist having also worked as an editor and journalist. He was born in Johannesburg and attended HA Jack and Highlands North High Schools. He married Robyn in 1984 (Mrs Traps, aka "the government") and has three sons (who all look suspiciously like her ex-boss). He was a counsellor on the JCCI for a year around 1992. His passions include Derby County, Blue Bulls, Orlando Pirates, Proteas and Springboks. He takes Valium in order to cope with Bafana Bafana's results. Practice Michael Trapido Attorney (civil and criminal) 011 022 7332 Facebook


  1. Ivo Vegter Ivo Vegter 16 August 2007

    Hah. That’ll teach you to abuse Man U supporters.

  2. Michael Trapido Michael Trapido Post author | 16 August 2007

    Ivo I’ve got to tell you it’s murder being a Derby County supporter in an Ocean of Man United followers..I’m drowning in them!

  3. Silwane Silwane 21 August 2007

    Ah! Tripartite. The unholiest of alliances.

  4. Michael Trapido Michael Trapido Post author | 22 August 2007

    Sili you wily ol’ fox you.

    Wondering how long it would take you to get here.

  5. Hiddy Hiddy 16 October 2007

    Hey Trip
    been a while man, looks like you got a nice setup going on here :)
    just thought i’d track you down and say howdy… i miss the 1st timers guides man. hope all is well.
    The HideousMan

  6. traps traps 16 October 2007

    Hiddy great to see you bud. Please post on my stuff and I will respond.


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