If you use Mozilla or Firefox, you have to try out this little thingy. It blocks all flash content, but enables you to click to view the flash content. EXTREMLY helpful with dreaded websites like washpost. Really nice, because you can still enjoy ZeFrank.
And if it is still blinking everywhere, type about:config in the address bar, go to image.animation_mode and change it once or to none.
BTW: If you still don't use Firefox, get it today.