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Kids in parts of North Carolina were yesterday treated to previews of Playboy TV featuring "nude women having explicit sexual conversations", as local news outfit WRAL puts it. The Kids On Demand channel showing Playboy channel preview The outrage affected Time Warner Cable's Kids On Demand and Kids On Demand Preschool channels …

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Joke

Wow, I must be getting old

That's nothing like Rosie & Jim used to look when I were a lad :-)

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Coffee/keyboard

Which one is Jim,

And which one is Rosie?

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Joke

TV Schedule

Next on C-Boobies we've got Fingermouse!!

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Go

Blast you to hell!

You beat me to the See Boobies gag. It's hard to believe that there are two such towering comic geniuses frequenting the same IT news website.

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Joke

Yes indeed

a vertiable pair of shining wits.

Of course I may have a got couple of letters in wrong order there.

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That... can only be good for them in North Carolina....

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Anonymous Coward

Outrage!

Quick! Put some gratuitous violence on the tube!

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Happy

Kids in the US-

Don't they feed from those boobie things?

Do they have to wear blindfolds if they do?

Or are the nipples hard plastic and poke their little offended eyes out, as The Book suggests...

Or is it just that their Children's TV is better than ours (for blokes that end up having to watch it, of course).

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The solution isn't more safeguards

It's to employ clever, sensible, motivated people, and to keep them that way. No amount of performance management and process will replace that.

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Dude

Someone need to put you in charge of UK education policy, amongst other things.

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WTF?

"... could only see black on their monitors"

I'm sure someone can tell me why a bog-standard TV receiving the same broadcasts as Joe Public isn't part of the technicians' set-up?

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Common practice

It is usual to have your station output as it appears to the big wide world being relayed back into the gallery/network control/etc - however with a proliferation of small stations effectively just working as computer playlists for small audiences, you just don't get that assurance any more.

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You can't do that On Demand...

...since On Demand feeds are never "live on the air". If the kid feeds were rerouted to the adult channels and the tech desks were blacked out, I wonder if this was a piece of intentional sabotage, perhaps by an insider, against parental controls

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no update to equipment

the tech probably had an analog set.

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Paris Hilton

I hadn't noticed...

... that these were "on demand" channels. Thanks for pointing that out.

Making appointment with optician now.

Paris is available exclusively on demand only.

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...bog-standard TV receiving the same broadcasts as Joe Public...

At least in the TV station control rooms I've been in, such a setup was consistently used. But it's been awhile since I worked in TV broadcast circles, I'll admit...

O tempora, o mores...

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Joke

gee

We never get service like that from Comcast... I think it's time to switch!

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Joke

technicians were having "a hard time"

Yeah, I'm sure they were.

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Frankly

It does have to be better for them than Spongebob.

The black screens makes me wonder if there was a very serious fault, or if it was sabotage. Sounds like something the PFY would do for sh*ts and giggles.

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Flame

Classic!.... Making Kids on Demand...

and best of all it was available first thing in the morning

so is that like ordering out for a Pizza da action ;)

Hot n Spicey, Yaaa Mamma

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Am I the only one...

who read the text under the picture as "Press SELECT to show all fistings"?

I'll get my coat.

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how is it

that when a channel on virgin goes down we only get reruns of antiques roadshow?

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Happy

I can see Rosie

and she has changed from what I remember, but where's Jim and what's he doing?

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and to think,

everyone here keeps saying 'merkins are prudes!

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Heart

Boobies are Scarey

Here is the US, letting kids watch violence is ok. But boobies brings the outrage.

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So...

How much are they going to get fined for this? Given the size of the "wardrobe malfunction" I can't imagine they'll get off lightly...

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Heart

Explanation

It did take me a while to work this out, but after about 10 years of living in this extremely weird, religiously contradictory country, I came to this conclusion.

If you see naked people on TV that aren't gay prostitutes having sex with your Baptist (or Presbyterian) minister, you're going to hell, regardless of age or intent.

On the plus side, according to the new Bible as approved by the Fox News Network, you can now officially buy your way back into Heaven, because Jesus has changed his mind and now prefers people who are stinking rich and have no desire to help those who are worse off than themselves.

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So...

When do we get the playmobile re-enactment!

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Troll

Forget the playmobil reenactment

Can we has re-enactment using actual Rosie and Jim ragdolls?

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Pint

Hmmm...

If that's in the place of Rosie and Jim, wonder what's in the place of Humf...

Makes me want that channel even more...

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