下手の横好き世界5 by William Van Hecke

Lightboxes are annoying

Hope you weren't planning on using your browser for anything useful here

Hope you weren’t planning on using your browser for anything useful here

You may have seen these things used on people’s blogs, or news sites, or product sites, or anywhere that people want to be hip and Web Two Point Oh:
http://www.huddletogether.com/projects/lightbox2/#example

The supposed benefit:

Why this is annoying: