Friday, April 11, 2008

shot vern


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.

22 comments:

Nessers said...

I could get used to commenting first - thats twice this week grin and it is 9h07.

Peas on Toast said...

Nessers my lovely, I'm glad you're awake as early as I am babe. :)

MsBehavn said...

Fame at last, Peas! You deserve it.

Anonymous said...

Peas, I promise you and Vernon were on Skynews yesterday, it was at about 7.45pm UK time, they were doing a story on what was dominating the internet. Can't find the story on the their website but why don't you send them an email?

Jam said...

Hehe. International gal.

Jam said...

Peas - check the Vernon group. Vernon really was on Sky News!

Wezzo said...

Jeeeeez, yeah ChumpStyle's traffic spiked/soared yesterday 'cos of that link from your koekemoer post. Naaice one Peas.

KaB said...

Lol...isn't it funny though...that old *Vernon has sparked such worldwide interest!

I heard him on 5fm other day...shit he was funny!

You got to love the internet...it's fanfuckingtastic!

Peas on Toast said...

Msbehavn - ah bless, but I aint famous. Britney's famous :)

Anon - seriaaas? I think that's the funniest thing I've heard all week. Me and Vern on SkyNews!

I wanna meet this guy now! :)

Jam - God bless America :)

Wezzo - I thought so! Links from reddit, to here, to you guys to Vernon's group...it's all happenin'!

Jam - am going to see my new American mate and his group right now! :)

Kab - isn't the Internet a peach? How did we live our lives again without it? (You know, pre-1996...)

Champagne Heathen said...

Sky news! Bluddy nice and well done!

My numbers just spiked by a humble 40, but for me it's a big thing. Usually it's when I post something about condoms and guys in India find my blog in their searchs, but it doesn't seem to be that this time...maybe it's cause I told a bunch of commentators on one blog I found them to be ignorant racists. Good Friday morning times!

[Hello American readers!]

Peas on Toast said...

Hi Champs - Yeah I thought yesterday before I checked the stats: "I wrote about a strap-on. Surely 26 000 people wouldn't all be interested in that." It's not like the readership around here are a bunch of nuns, let's face it.

But yeah, an interesting dynamic - and Vernon is more of a ledg than he's been before thanks to the Web.

happy snapper said...

ha ha ha! I love it! well done Peas and Vern. I bet Vern would never have guessed, the day he rocked up at the H20 party that he would end up on SkyNews :) he he.
And so true, the internet is amazing. It keeps me from going mental at work every day!

Peas on Toast said...

happy - ha ha I know, unless of course he wanted to be on Sky News - and has coined this little plan the whole time, cunning guy :)

The Divine Miss M said...

Wow. Hectic.

You're famous ;) Well as a parasite on the back of Vernon, but you know! hehehhee

Peas on Toast said...

Miss M - I'm a Vernasite! hahahaha
(He's the shark and I'm that sucker fish thingie)

Sheena Gates said...

omg! dude, you are taking over the fucking world!

i knew there was a reason i found you.

i'm the sucker, that sucks on you, who sucks on vern.

Sheena Gates said...

erm.

god.

i didn't mean it like that.

*blushes*

Peas on Toast said...

Ha ha Sheebs, not I. But Vernon certainly is! It's all so bizarre and hilarious!

Sue at eLuckypacket said...

Bee-ootiful Amatomu spike! Enjoy - well deserved.

Peas on Toast said...

Ha ha thanks Sue. It's pretty innit? Like a one day saber...:)

SwissTwist said...

Darn! wish i'd seen this when I was visiting JHB last week, could have done with that Steers burger!!!

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