Friday, April 11, 2008
Had a really cool day yesterday. While America went about suddenly discovering my Vernon Koekemoer post, my day was filled with cappuccino and good people.
I met up with a really great guy for coffee. He joined me while I went about my cafe-office business. He also told me that the Thrupps chemist in Illovo – Sunray Pharmacy– was Daisy de Melker's shop of choice when it came to buying poison to knock off her husbands one by one. Husbanks, should we say.
Sunray is such an arb pharmacy. Yet, they unwittingly helped one of South Africa's most hectic and notorious female serial killers get her strychnine, prescription-free.
Back in the early 1900's. Arb, but hilarious.
Then I realised America had found Vernon, and thanks to him (and reddit.com), I got over 25 000 unique hits on my blog yesterday: (Someone said my blog and Vernon were on SkyNews yesterday, but I didn't see that. Seriously? I believe the Vernon part, not my blog part.)
God I love the Internet.
It could be the most random thing, and the Internet can mushroom anything into a monumental topic. People can comment on it, they can choose not to comment on it, they can interact in their own way, they can be voyeurs on the side, you can discover anything.
The power and double-edged sword effect of the Internet – because it is a double edged-sword in its various ways – is still possibly the most amazing thing Man ever invented. Ever. For it's power and reach and endlessness alone. At least I think so.
Vern, buddy – yesterday was when I wished I had big ads on my blog. That would've been a really nice lottery win, and all just by accident.
Thanks big guy, I owe you a klippies and coke.
I'm not dating at the moment, but I'll spot you a Steers burger if you're ever in my area.