Well, why the hell am I telling you all this!
So here's the MORAL: Trash that *&^#ing IE and get Opera or Firefox. These have hoards of features that IE cannot match. Hiding images, built-in Pop-up blocking and Tabbed browsing being my FAVOURITE! Hiding images enables me save browsing time since it doesn't download images to be displayed and saves me embarassement when it doesn't display those kinky gifs found on many sites!
Well, here's more why you should use them.
 http://www.opera.com/ (download here)
 http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/ (download here)