Okay, I think I have found perhaps the most ridiculous procrastination device yet. Playing sad/happy greasemonkey!
FireFox users may have the monkey installed, and his little face shows up in the bottom right-hand corner of the browser. If he's sad, click on him, and he's happy! If he's happy, click on him, and he's sad!
Fine, fine. I'll go do my reading and stop playing with the monkey's emotions (and script enabling).