Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Porn and the Super Bowl

What a Super Bowl! One of the best games I've ever seen, and although I was pulling for Arizona, I just loved watching such a great game. However, not everyone was watching the same thing - I had one of the higher channels in HD that gave me the American feed, so I was watching with American commercials (including the ones in 3-D - I dug up some 3-D glasses, but we couldn't tell the difference). Some of my friends watched the Canadian feed, which meant several commercials for Corner Gas and still more for Rogers products of one kind or another. And then there were the people in Arizona, who were on the edge of their seats as Larry Fitzgerald broke free for what looked to be a 64-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, as their Cardinals were about to take the lead, and...the game froze, and a hardcore porn movie came up on their screens. Not just for a quick flash, like in Fight Club, and not for a brief three seconds either. This is like a full 30 seconds of porn - here is the Arizona Comcast station broadcasting the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwDirC4jqVg

Now, I realize that when you go to youtube at that link, you'll have to either log in, if you're a youtube member, or sign up, if you aren't. Sorry about that. Why it would matter, I have no idea, since they have giant black marks covering all the naked stuff anyway. So who cares if you watch it, or if you're 18? Anyone is old enough to see this. This wouldn't even come with one of those NSFW tags. Well, unless it didn't have those big Censor marks on it.

Oh, and the really funny thing? Not that someone pulled this prank on the people in Arizona at that exact time in the game, and not that Comcast has apologized - it's this. Comcast is sending each of their subscribers who do not have high definition ten dollars. (Apparently, if they had the HD feed, they didn't get this porn.) I wonder, is it really ten dollars, or is it $9.99? Are they actually sending everyone who watched this the same amount of money they would have had to pay to order the porn in the first place? Does that actually make any sense?

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