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Desc:During an airing of Doctor Who in 1987, someone managed to hijack the signal http://bit.ly/1dpyncy
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Rangoon - 2014-01-14
This is actually the sort of thing that is worth duping.
Lef - 2014-01-14
I'm all for this type of tomfoolery, yet am perplexed that someone with those kinds of resources would limit the video to such an inane message.

never the less, I like this message and wish to subscribe to his newsletter.
Kid Fenris - 2014-01-14
Political ramblings or more specific propaganda might've made it easier to track down the culprit.

By the way, here's a nice long piece about the incident and the primary suspects.


BorrowedSolution - 2014-01-14
Thanks Kid, that's a very informative article.

Ghoul - 2014-01-14
The hijacking took place nearly 30 years ago. Why has no one come forward to take responsibility for this?
Bort - 2014-01-14
And Sally Sparrow was never heard from again.
Cena_mark - 2014-01-14
I wish every broadcast of Dr. Who would get hijacked. That show sucks and it only loved by nerds.
EvilHomer - 2014-01-14
Are you talking old Who, or new Who?

SteamPoweredKleenex - 2014-01-14
It's been running since 1963 more or less. It must grate on your nerves for something so sucky to have lasted so long. Douglas Adams must suck by association, right? He worked on the show.

Kid Fenris - 2014-01-14
In all fairness to Cena, Horror of Fang Rock is a pretty lame episode. It has a few funny Leela scenes and not much else.

Cena_mark - 2014-01-14
I hate all Whos. New Who, Old Who, Dr. Whooves.
I know its been around forever, but what really pisses me off is this new obnoxious American fandom that has embraced this 50 years of shit.
I already thought Douglas Adams sucked before you told me he worked on Dr. Who, I saw that shitacular Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy movie.

EvilHomer - 2014-01-14


As for Adams, the Hitchhikers movie sucked, but the books are quite funny.

Cena_mark - 2014-01-14
The books inspired the film. I put the blame on Adams and Mos Def.
Dr. Whooves is one of the worst things about the MLP Fandom. Even worse than clopping. Also I heard he hates apples.

EvilHomer - 2014-01-14
Oh, and quick update. I liked your suggestion about including my Applejack painting in that upcoming art show, Cena, but I ran it by some of the organizers and they didn't cotton to the idea. Apparently, they thought some older people might take offense to a woman horse...? Think it was some kind of sexist statement? Or think it was not sexist enough? I really don't know, it's the first I've ever heard anything like that.

I tried explaining who Applejack was, how she embodied all sorts of military values and how how her hard-workin', gender-buckin' attitude really exemplified the role of women in the modern military, but they said if it needed explaining to a room full of old people, it was probably too controversial and best left out of the gallery. Oh, but the painting of Obama going all Rambo was fine, even though that one is MEANT to be controversial and piss people off.


So anyway, no Applejack - which was by far my nicest and, arguably, most appropriate submission - but Obama rampaging with an M60 and Sonichu rising from the ashes of Chris-Chan's house of rape and cat pee, they are both a go.


ashtar. - 2014-01-14
"I already thought Douglas Adams sucked before you told me he worked on Dr. Who, I saw that shitacular Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy movie."

Douglas Adams sucked because that horrible movie made after he was dead that was nothing like his books was bad.

Still got that trollin' magic, Cena.

Cena_mark - 2014-01-14
Well I really enjoy the painting. Pretty cool you did a painting dedicated to all things Cena_mark (Even threw in a wrestling reference!)
I guess the problem is how some women like Barbara Streisand and Sex and the City chick are called horse-face by sexist dorks. The irony being how un-horsefaced the characters in MLP FIM are.

Good luck with the show. The Sonichu one is rather striking. I wonder what people who are ignorant will think of its meaning.

EvilHomer - 2014-01-14
Thanks! And yeah, that might be it... honestly, I don't see how being called horse-face should even be that big a deal anymore, since a) it's not like a woman's worth should be measured by her appearance, right? Stop being so look-ist, everyone! and b) anyone who thinks horse-face is an insult has obviously never seen Fluttershy.

I tried to make the point that, if people really weren't familiar with the show, mightn't they assume the pony was a boy? But they said Applejack looked like she had breasts, which was really baffling, because believe me, when I draw breasts, I know it!

Anyway, I kinda wish I had the opportunity to submit a digital installation now. I'd love to have a seemingly static image of one of those paintings, that breaks into a Max Headroom Incident every fifteen minutes or so.

Cena_mark - 2014-01-14
Okay you called me out Ashtar. I won't blame Adams for the film, but Hitchhikers Guide is just like Dr. Who. Just some nerdy British shit, that I don't like.
I guess this is pretty hypocritical coming from a Dwarfer.

Kid Fenris - 2014-01-14
This will forever be my favorite prank.

Correction: after he hums the Clutch Cargo theme, he says "I still see the X," a line from the show. Not "I stole CBS."

And as he throws the glove away, it really sounds like he says "It looks like it's got bloodstains on it!"
Old_Zircon - 2014-01-14
This is definitely a dupe but always worthy.
Innocent Bystander - 2014-01-15
This has to be at least a quadruple dupe at this point.

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Hailey2006 - 2014-01-14
It's just so fascinating
Boomer The Dog - 2014-01-14
I didn't hear about this at the time, but I've read the legend, and it's good until it gets to the speculation over who is behind it, then it gets too mind numbing.

I did hear about the HBO satellite jamming, where the pirate overpowered the movie Used Cars with a message that the price for TVRO satellite dish owners was going up too high.

This is cooler since it's theater.

EvilHomer - 2014-01-14
Was it you?

Please tell me you were the one responsible for this, Boomer.

Boomer The Dog - 2014-01-18
Hi Homer, no, there are no Dogs in it.


namtar - 2014-01-15
These stars are for the Doctor's comments after it cuts back.
Xenagama Warrior Princess - 2014-01-16
I can't believe I have never heard about this before, but again, I was two when this happened. Call me crazy, but I'd like to see something like this happen again.
John Holmes Motherfucker - 2015-01-14
Every now and then, I search Ebay looking for a mask like this. Fuck Guy Fawkes!
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