FINALLY, enough people have complained (besides myself) about how much this is ANNOYING as hell.
So NOW, someone somewhere put together a Google Chrome extension to block these annoying overlays that are hard to X out of, for the most part. Especially those who use SmartPhones to browse the internet.
So now Google Chrome has an extension to block this anoying shit.
Edit: Overlay Blocker is no longer available in the Chrome store, but they now have one called BehindTheOverlay. It works, so far.
Done told you all that we are tired of this shit. And now we can block all these nonsense and actually get to read the text on the various sites.