No, don't think so -- I don't play with anything along those lines. I'm thinking it's much more likely related to Netscape 4.73. (I did say "ancient". You thought I was kidding. Popup blocker? I settle for avoiding sites with popups when I'm on this machine.) ) I do have a Firefox on here, & don't see it with that, FWIW.
i'm with you, he's on Hiatus...he'll be back...who knows when, but look at the recaps. he had a long break in there, but came back [to recaping at least, i don't know if he stopped watching all together like i think he did now]