I previously commented on how I've started using different browsers for different purposes. I just visited the Weather Underground (wunderground.com) using Chrome, and it wasn't pretty. Right next to the weather map was this obnoxious flash animation. I quickly closed the frame and reopened it in Firefox, where NoScript screens out much of the obnoxious, much of the dangerous, and much of the insipid.
I had a similar experience last week while out of town. I don't have cable TV, and so am usually not subjected to cable news. Cable TV news is terrible, all commercials all the time and almost no news. Give me NPR and BBC any day. I've mostly stopped watching NFL games for the same reason.