Re: Good old days
Well.. if they ask me to unblock and it's a site I want to visit for a specific reason, I do. And then reset the blocker.
Better solutions that seem to work with most of the current generation of crapware:
(1) (getting less effective but still often works) Reload a page, and abort loading after the text has arrived but before other stuff.
(2) (usually does the job) Just paste the URL into lynx in a terminal.