Why are we one of the most expensive countries on Earth for internet access? Even President Thabo Mbeki pointed out as far back as February in his State of the Nation address that the charges by Telkom are "unacceptable". Ian Fraser takes a look at the Telkom monopoly, as well as the "thug logic of the local cellphone companies".
If you're a regular local Internet user then you will know just how complicated and slow the whole business of getting online is. Sentech's new MyWireless service aims to change all that. MyWireless is a new broadband Internet access service, now available from Sentech (www. sentech.co.za).
Once upon a time, you could buy cocaine, opium, amphetamines and morphine in most shops. Many products were happily filled up with stuff that today, would get you busted - from the cocaine in Coca Cola through to arbitrary products like "Mrs Winslow's Soothing Syrup.
Buried any pets lately? Well, why not join the ranks of grieving ex-animal owners, and post a tribute to your squished dog or cat, at The Online Pet Cemetery. Staying with creatures that have too much energy and brains that don't quite grasp things like they should, how about Teenage Brains?
Let's start this week's column in the toilet. Literally. Pick your receptacle of pleasure, or merely send someone a great toilet-related postcard from the Toilet Museum. Next, their political party is world famous and consists of surreal, crazy and occasionally drunken people having a LOT of fun.
Well, the column is in a new home, with better walls, roofing and much better owners - that said, let's dive into the newest, weirdest and latest online sites. In Copenhagen the local birdlife has taken to adopting various cellphone ring tones, presumably to stand out from the rest of the flock.
Fancy going up against a chicken, in a game of noughts and crosses, for $10 000? Well, you'd have to get to Las Vegas to do it in person - but here's an article detailing how a bunch of specially trained chickens are - even as we speak - milking the gamblers at a casino right now.
He's the ultimate dead parrot customer and Minister for Silly Walks, and known throughout the parts of the world that understand things like 'comedy'. However, he's not John Cleese, he's a celebrity impersonator. Discover what life is like for someone Being John Cleese.
It seems to be only this country which treats its deaf citizens as if they're morons. Watch local 'designed for the deaf' TV, and notice that the content seems laughably juvenile and pretty offensive to any deaf person with an IQ -- because being deaf doesn't mean 'stupid'.
You know that feeling when looking for a telephone number and a bizarre name happens to catch your eye - well, you're not alone. Have a look at a collection of names at The Funny Name Server. In keeping with this week's 'silly season' theme, rejoice at the oodles of info to be gleaned from Useless Knowledge.
Okay let's start off by looking at the animal known as Robert Mugabe. Just to demonstrate that it's not only white people who can be deranged morons; take a read of this supposedly 'African' viewpoint of this Nazi neighbor our President likes holding hands with - at Mugabe The Man of 2001.
I didn't realize that Zimbabwe's new media laws prohibit anyone from making rude comments about Mugabe, and it doesn't matter whether they're inside the borders of that country or not. It's now illegal to say anything rude about Mugabe, anywhere.
I think it was Churchill who when asked what constituted Naval traditions replied 'Rum, Sodomy and the Lash'. So with that in mind, why not take a look at some of the happy songs all those sailors used to sing onboard their ships, at Work Songs of the Sea.
Okay, so you're rich, bored, and you haven't discovered that sending me money is a great way of making me happy. So what can you do? Before you try changing channels on your TV, why not browse through the options to be found at <i>101 Things To Do Before You Die</i>.
Local TV has decided to screen a BBC 'conspiracies' series, finally introducing the idea that the world is a lot sneakier than previously thought. So here's a few more conspiracy things. Starting way back in time, try this interesting page from the 1960's, of a journalist's escape after Sharpeville.