A Fix For "Shockwave Flash Has Crashed"

When I open a bunch of links at once my computer, usually from linky parties & memes, my computer gets really sluggish, and I start seeing the yellow toolbar across the screens saying shockwave has crashed.  Apparently this is because there are just so many flash items loading at once - mostly in ads. 

 In Chrome you can go to settings, scroll all the way to the bottom and choose "show advances settings". 

 Now under Privacy choose content settings, then under Plug Ins choose "click to play".  Now you can choose to play flash items on websites, but they will not automatically load