SE loading slow?

Does anyone else notice Serious Eats loading a little slow lately?

I believe it the fancy pants animated ads causing the problem.
The ads load up very last, first showing up as a big blank ad-shaped box, then filling in gradually with an ad, then finally revealing it's browser breaking animation.
I usually can't scroll or click around without severe lag before the ads finish loading.

Now my connection is by far NOT slow (fiber optic) and I'm using the newest update of Firefox on a computer not a year old. I don't think it's my computer or connection.

The ads contribute to Serious Eat's engaging food-centric, mouthwatering layout graphically (as well as financially...), but I was just wondering if anyone else was exasperated with how they take hostage of your browser until they're through loading all their bells and whistles.

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