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Someone Please Shoot This Guy

MSNBC: The Prince of Pop-Up Ads

Referred to as the Prince of Pop Up Ads, Brian Shuster is one of those guys you'd like to kick in the ass as you throw your computer out the window because it has been taken over by an endless loop of pop ups ads. He recently received a patent for the pop up which he refers to as a "Traffic Management Utility". Funny how all these leezy products end up with innocuous names like that.

Now, he's coming out with another maddening advertising technique: an audio ad that is impossible to turn off. Here's what he says about this new technology. "They will be hugely effective. I apologize in advance to everybody on the Internet who wonít be able to surf the Net in quiet anymore." Why are there people like this in this world?

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