Firefox users are lucky, then, that the Greasemonkey extension allows them to install the Automatic MySpace Media Media Reomover, which disables most audio and video on MySpace profiles by default. Panicked users no longer need to waste time searching a profile for the off switches to its cacophony.
You can selectively enable/disable individual audio/video items on the page with one click -- so if you insist on hearing that bit of music or seeing that bit of video, you can. Of course, you can also turn it off just as quickly.
Now if only Tom would build this feature into MySpace. Come to think of it, Friendster's starting to need it, too.