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March 8, 2011 at 12:14 PM

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Tired of Charlie Sheen? Tinted Sheen browser blocker can help

Posted by Stephanie Clary

Charlie Sheen coverage isn't letting up, especially since he was fired from "Two and a Half Men." But if you're ready to stop seeing his name and face online, a browser blocker will censor the Internet for you.

Tinted Sheen was created by Greg Leuch and can be downloaded at http://fffff.at. The plugin is available for Firefox and Chrome.

It applies a black bar over mentions of Sheen's name and blackouts his photos. It also replaces his name with asterisks if it appears in your browser's tab.

After installing it and quickly browsing the Internet, I did spot some instances where Sheen still appeared, but it was still effective. Here is Seattle Times' entertainment page before and after installing the plugin.

Before Tinted Sheen
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After Tinted Sheen

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H/T Seattle Times producer Amy Bergstrom via good.is

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