#1: The people who invented adverts for the internet.
#2: The people who invented pop-up adverts for the internet to suck even more of your precious bandwidth away and be even more intrusive to your web browsing.
#3: The people who invented pop-up adverts for the internet that circumvent your pop-up blocking software for when you try and get rid of the ads invented by the people to be killed for #2.
#4: The people who decided that the pop-up adverts from #3 *still* weren't intrusive and annoying enough, so then changed them so that clicking the "Close" link ACTUALLY OPENS THE ADVERTISED WEBSITE ANYWAY.
This may become a long-running series...