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BrandonCarr39
04-11-2009, 02:42 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090411/ap_on_re_us/odd_religious_broadcast_gone_wild

PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia cable network's early morning broadcast of Good Friday Mass at the Vatican abruptly changed to something wildly different a 30-second "Girls Gone Wild" ad.

Comcast spokesman Jeff Alexander says the 2 a.m. Friday programming glitch was due to a required test of the Emergency Alert System. He says such tests are usually done in the overnight hours.

The test automatically tunes viewers to a preselected channel that would provide information in the event of an emergency. But during tests, the channel airs regular programming, which in this case included a paid advertisement for the racy videos.

Alexander says the problem affected the network's entire local area, but only one person called to complain.

Godfather
04-11-2009, 05:06 PM
They need to make up for it by interrupting some Maxim-type program with religious messages :applaudit:

NEPAsteeler
04-11-2009, 05:24 PM
Maybe it's secretly the church's new way to get people to actually attend mass instead of watching it on TV. :flap:

KeiselPower99
04-11-2009, 05:44 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090411/ap_on_re_us/odd_religious_broadcast_gone_wild

PHILADELPHIA A Philadelphia cable network's early morning broadcast of Good Friday Mass at the Vatican abruptly changed to something wildly different a 30-second "Girls Gone Wild" ad.

Comcast spokesman Jeff Alexander says the 2 a.m. Friday programming glitch was due to a required test of the Emergency Alert System. He says such tests are usually done in the overnight hours.

The test automatically tunes viewers to a preselected channel that would provide information in the event of an emergency. But during tests, the channel airs regular programming, which in this case included a paid advertisement for the racy videos.

Alexander says the problem affected the network's entire local area, but only one person called to complain.

And I bet it was that one woman that nobody likes in church that did.

KeiselPower99
04-11-2009, 05:45 PM
Maybe it's secretly the church's new way to get people to actually attend mass instead of watching it on TV. :flap:

Nuns gone wild??? Wow where is Al Bundy when ya need him?

MasterOfPuppets
04-11-2009, 06:36 PM
Nuns gone wild??? Wow where is Al Bundy when ya need him?
:rofl: hilarious.....its a wonder the catholic church didn't have it on payper view ....:hunch: ...bunch a money grubbin ........:doh:

Hines0wnz
04-17-2009, 03:44 AM
One complaint? Everyone must have been too hungover to not only miss Mass but to watch it on TV as well. :sofunny: