I just put in the add-on Flashblock, for my Firefox, which is really called Debian Iceweasel. It turns off annoying flash ads. It used to be that you could press the stop button, and it would freeze the animation. That would allow you to actually read! Now, you can't, and the girls jiggle while you are trying to read the latest policy papers from Sarah Small Town. (Did you know that Reagan actually wrote some good papers?) It just sucks!
Now, this nifty doodad replaces the flash with a symbol, and you can play the annoying ad, if you want to, by hovering over it and pressing the play button. It's so neat!