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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Comedy Central goes all ironic

As if I have nothing better to do, I thought I'd check out a video on Comedy Central. The topic of the video is, "protecting your computer," and is titled, "Stephen Colbert Computer Security Tips." I think. I didn't actually watch the video. I did, however, get this nice little warning:

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Well, hello.

Just for the record, I haven't enabled pop-up blockers in Firefox, per se. Yes, I do have some extensions installed, but as far as pop-up blocking goes, all I've got going is the Firefox default action. I believe.

Back to Comedy Central. Firefox prevented Comedy Central "from opening 3 popup windows." Upon further investigation, I learned that two of them were for doubleclick ads, and the other one was for, presumably, Comedy Central's hybrid video viewer.

I declined to allow Comedy Central to serve me pop-ups of any kind. I know. I know. It's a comedy show. I'm laughing my ass off.

[Via] (which is also ironic when you think about it)

Posted by Marie at September 3, 2006 2:42 PM