posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 09:18pm on 02/02/2009 under
From Arizona Star.....

Porn Interrupts Super Bowl Broadcast


The pornographic content that interrupted thousands of local Comcast subscribers’ Super Bowl broadcast was the result of an “isolated malicious act,” a company spokeswoman said Monday.

But company officials have yet to determine how that act was committed, spokeswoman Kelle Maslyn said, though any sort of equipment malfunction has been ruled out.
“We did an extensive preliminary check on our technical systems, and everything appeared to be working properly when the incident occurred,” Maslyn said.
In light of the incident, Comcast says it will issue a $10 credit to any customers who say they viewed the 30-second clip, which featured full male nudity.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Phoenix said it is looking into the interruption, which lasted about 30 seconds, and featured full male nudity.

“We take this matter seriously,” spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle said. “We’re working with appropriate agencies to review the incident.”

One of those agencies, the Federal Communications Commission, was not aware of any formal complaints made regarding the porn clip, FCC media relations director David Fiske said Monday afternoon.

It is still unclear how many viewers saw the clip, from a porn movie being shown on Shorteez, an adult cable channel offered by Comcast on a pay-per-view basis.
Only Comcast subscribers who received a standard definition signal could see the clip, while those who watched the game on high-definition televisions were not affected, Maslyn said.

Comcast is Southern Arizona’s second-largest cable subscriber, with more than 80,000 customers in unincorporated Pima County, Marana and Oro Valley.

The Star newsroom was flooded with calls Sunday night from irate viewers who said that the porn cut into the game with less than three minutes left to play, just after Arizona Cardinals player Larry Fitzgerald scored on a touchdown pass from Kurt Warner to put the team in the lead.

Callers said that the clip showed a woman unzipping a man’s pants, followed by a graphic act between the two.

The Super Bowl was being shown locally on KVOA. The station sends its signals — both standard definition and high definition — to Cox Communications, which then sends the signals to Comcast, station president Gary Nielsen said.

KVOA’s signal didn’t have porn on it when the station sent it over to Comcast, Nielsen said. He said his station has received no complaints from viewers who watched the game on Cox, on satellite providers such as DirecTV or Dish Network or from people who saw it through an over-the-air signal.

“This did not emanate from us,” Nielsen said. “We are dismayed that this had to happen.”

The porn clip was actually the second interruption Comcast’s standard definition subscribers saw, Maslyn said. A few minutes earlier, a short clip showing the closing credits of a movie on another adult channel, Club Jenna, were shown.

Both Club Jenna and Shorteez are channels offered by Spice Entertainment, according to the Playboy TV Network’s Web site.

Comcast has set up an e-mail account to take feedback from concerned customers. The address is comcasttucsonfeedback@gmail.com.

Customers also can call 744-1900.

Since first reporting on the story Sunday, various online updates posted by the Star on its Web site had received more than 173,000 page views on as of 1 p.m. Monday, online editor John Bolton said.
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posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 04:14pm on 05/09/2008 under ,
The dog in the picture dont look five years old though.

Balls found inside 'rattling' dog

A dog had to have 13 golf balls removed from its stomach after eating them on walks around a Fife course.

Owner Chris Morrison had been taking five-year-old black labrador Oscar round the Pitreavie golf course in Dunfermline for several months.

He took Oscar to the vet after noticing a rattling sound coming from his pet's stomach.

They then discovered that 13 balls - each weighing 45 grams - were lodged in his stomach.

Mr Morrison, a planning administrator, said one of the balls had been in his stomach so long that it had turned black and was decomposing.

He said: "He finds golf balls like truffles. We're not sure how long exactly this happened over, but it must have been a fair period - several months at least.

"I felt his stomach and heard them rattling around.

"He normally brings a few home, but I had no idea he had eaten so many.


He is a black lab so he is a fair size, but to swallow 13 is quite amazing
Chris Morrison

"The vet hadn't seen anything like it, it was bizarre.

"He is a black lab so he is a fair size, but to swallow 13 is quite amazing."

The balls were removed two weeks ago in a successful hour-long operation.

Bag full

Oscar is now on the road to making a full recovery on a special post-operation diet of watered-down food.

He also has to wear a muzzle while out and about.

Mr Morrison added: "He does get a bit frustrated now and again."

Bob Hesketh, 40, principal vet at Vetrica in Rosyth, said he had never seen anything like it.

He said: "It was like a magic trick. I opened him up and felt what I thought was two or three golf balls.

"But they just kept coming until we had a bag full.

"I think they must have been in there for several months, one was all black and the shell was swollen."


I cant imagine a vehicle lasting one million miles.

UPS driver surpasses 1 million miles in his truck

Thu Sep 4, 9:05 PM ET

PALESTINE, Texas - A routine package delivery turned into a milestone for a UPS driver in East Texas. Brent Boyd, 51, on Thursday surpassed one million miles on his UPS delivery truck, the same vehicle he's driven for 22 years with the company.

The odometer on Boyd's 1987 GMC truck rolled over to all zeros as he began his delivery route near Palestine. He said he's never had an accident with his company vehicle.

Boyd told The Associated Press that his truck's gone through at least three engines and been repainted several times.

But he's resisted offers for a new van. Boyd says the truck is "like home" and feels like "sitting in the recliner in your house."

Palestine is 105 miles southwest of Dallas.
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Mood:: peaceful
location: home
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 03:36pm on 16/08/2008 under
Ahhh Texas )
Music:: Ohio (Come Back to Texas) - Bowling for Soup
Mood:: dumbfounded
location: Michigan thank the powers that be
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 06:19pm on 05/04/2007 under
Heard this morning that the director and co-screenwriter of a Christmas Story was killed in a car crash along with his son. Most of his movies were forgettable, but he gave a Christmas Story and thats all that matters.

more behind the cut )
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posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 03:22pm on 22/03/2007 under
Its official the Chinese have gone as mad as us.

A New Chinese Trend: Viagra For the Dead )
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posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 01:48pm on 17/03/2007 under ,
When I saw this in the paper I couldnt believe it, who the hell would do this? The reward is up to 10K now.

Teen's hunt for lost dog has nightmare end )
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posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 11:24pm on 19/02/2007 under ,
I havent posted a dog story in a while, so here it is. I like this part of the story best:

"The dog probably saved their lives" by lying across them during the cold night, said Erik Brom, a member of the Portland Mountain Rescue team. He described the wind in the canyon as "hellacious."

I just want to know what the dogs name is.

rest behind the cut )
posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 08:02pm on 10/01/2007 under
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posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 09:13pm on 17/07/2006 under ,
Now this is neat. Anything that might help kids read more is a good idea in my book.

more dog stuff )
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posted by [personal profile] dadiceguy at 10:13pm on 15/07/2006 under ,
Social networking for our pets?

Cats & Dogs living together.... )
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