Thank you SterlingIsFine for the correction.
Sadly it only made the display in Opera worse by now also showing the contents of the <noscript> tags.
Any other thoughts people might have?
It seems so odd that it doesn't show anything in the Windows IE browser.
It does work fine in the Windows Safari browser.
Should I try to preLoad the images?
So the scoreboard is as follows:
PC: IE 8 = no
PC: Safari = yes
Mac: Safari = yes
Mac: Firefox = yes
Mac: Camino = yes
Mac: Opera = partially (which really means no since I can't use it)