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January 22nd, 2007

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02:31 am - such pretty things
Nothing I did this weekend was all that interesting, so here's a bunch of YouTube stuff.

Max Headroom fan hijacks Chicago-area broadcast of Dr. Who. I heard of this a while ago, but I didn't see the footage until now.

Another notorious cable hijack, this one from Wyoming. It's hard to find any hard information about it, and some claim that the whole thing never actually happened.

A scene from The Adventures of Mark Twain, courtesy of Yamo. There's no fucked-up cartoon like a fucked-up claymation cartoon.

Commercial for the awful Famicom version of Valis. This was supposedly directed by Hideaki Anno, who'd later work on anime like Gunbuster and Evangelion and inspire lots of now-trite jokes about his use and possible misuse of antidepressants.

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Date:January 22nd, 2007 05:58 pm (UTC)
I've read quite a bit about the Max Headroom incident, they still haven't caught the pirates or figured out how it was done. Best guess is that the whole thing was pre-recorded and then broadcast from a van with a transmitter.

And if you never seen it, the rest of The Adventures of Mark Twain is just as bizarre as that scene.
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Date:January 23rd, 2007 02:21 am (UTC)
That is INSANELY interesting. I am really intrigue by the Wyoming Incident one. Unfortunately, I couldn't find anything else about it online.
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Date:January 23rd, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
Yes. I crave me some more info.

It sounds like you at least found some discussion somewhere about its authenticity. Link?
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Date:February 1st, 2007 07:32 am (UTC)
I can't seem to find the relevant Something Awful forums thread, but there wasn't that much discussion, just a challenge for someone to find an actual news story about the incident. Nothing was turned up. That almost makes it even more interesting.
Date:January 23rd, 2007 03:51 am (UTC)


For a moment I thought the Valis video you linked to was an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's excellent book of the same name.

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