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WARNING—Must be a fan of Fox’s 24 to get the first paragraph, and it must be read with a low and raspy voice. If you don’t like 24, just go ahead and scroll past it!
Three minutes left. The underdog Arizona Cardinals seem to be making the impossible happen. They are mounting a comeback. Extremely well placed shots move the team down the field and closer to victory. Suddenly, BAM! Dubaku and his clan of bad guys use the CIP device to attack Americans yet again! The target—innocent football fans. The method—30 seconds of porn interrupting the come from behind drive.
OK, that was lame—but this story is REAL! According to the Arizona Daily Star, about 30 seconds of porn interrupted the game, just after Larry Fitzgerald caught a pass from Kurt Warner to put the Cardinals ahead of the Steelers late in the game.
According to The Escapist, the clip was from a movie playing on a pay-per-view channel—Shorteez—offered by Comcast.
“We did an extensive preliminary check on our technical systems, and everything appeared to be working properly when the incident occurred,” a Comcast spokeswoman said. She also claimed it was an “isolated malicious act.”
Au contraire, later on in the Daily Star article, the reporter claims that a warning shot was fired. The first interruption came earlier in the game. It showed rolling credits from an adult film that had just finished on another adult channel, Club Jenna.
The BBC reports that Tuscon-based KVOA-TV, the NBC affiliate whose cable feed was interrupted, was not the source of the breach. “When the NBC feed of the Super Bowl was transmitted from KVOA to local cable providers and through over-the-air antennas, there was no pornographic material,” company president Gary Nielsen said.
Now, what would it be worth to you if were forced to see someone’s naughty bits intstead of your hometeam touchdown celebrations. Comcast thinks it’s roughly $10 in credit.
Why the payout? Shhhh, so nobody tells the FCC! That’s accoding to a blogger for the Village Voice in New York.
Perez Hilton even lended his own bit of wit to the topic Tuesday.