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Old 04-11-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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Default Pa. cable glitch switches Vatican Mass to racy ad

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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.
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Default Re: Pa. cable glitch switches Vatican Mass to racy ad

They need to make up for it by interrupting some Maxim-type program with religious messages
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:24 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pa. cable glitch switches Vatican Mass to racy ad

Maybe it's secretly the church's new way to get people to actually attend mass instead of watching it on TV.
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Default Re: Pa. cable glitch switches Vatican Mass to racy ad

[QUOTE=TNewman41;588952]http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090411/...cast_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.[/QUOTE]

And I bet it was that one woman that nobody likes in church that did.
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Default Re: Pa. cable glitch switches Vatican Mass to racy ad

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Nuns gone wild??? Wow where is Al Bundy when ya need him?
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Nuns gone wild??? Wow where is Al Bundy when ya need him?
hilarious.....its a wonder the catholic church didn't have it on payper view .... ...bunch a money grubbin ........
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One complaint? Everyone must have been too hungover to not only miss Mass but to watch it on TV as well.
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