There is an actual solution.
It was designed and published in a previous post here:https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=42005.0
You can show a realtime balance of an address, show the blockcount, or show any other text.
EDIT: You can embed the code into email signatures, blogs, forums and normal HTML code. It can update in realtime and show balances from any address. You can customise the string to change colour, font size and background. It comes out as an embedded image
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