I've stumbled upon something interesting - not sure if it has been mentioned before. If a site has two embedded flash videos, then initiating the first one doesn't work as expected (e.g. you could see the progress bar load up, but the video does not play). However, trying to initiate the second video actually gets it going!!! Try it out yourself: http://wheelgun.blogspot.com/ Problem is that the browser will still become unresponsive.