I just have to write about this one—it’s great stuff!
On the Swedish TV news on Saturday one of the busy “oh-we-are-so-international” background TVs was caught showing a porno movie.
Apparently, or so the story goes, the studio staff had been watching “a sporting event” on that very TV before going on air (yeah, right…) and forgot to change away from the station Canal+, which also shows porn late at night.
Now this event is fall-down funny in itself, but two interesting extra facts surface if you poke around a bit, as I like to do—
1) CNN.com reports on it with the following headline – “Porn broadcast stuns news viewers”. And then they go on to say in the same article that there had been “no complaints from viewers”. How is this “stunning” them, exactly, when they aren’t even arsed to call in? CNN appears to believe that every country has the same “morality” problem as the US, where a slightly fuzzy porno movie would cause people to squirm and pray and gnash their teeth. Wrong country, buddy–the Swedes have other things to fret about, like the upcoming election, or where they will get their crayfish.
2) The above image of the aforementioned TV news broadcast with porno movie, strangely missing from the CNN report, can be found in the Swedish daily aftonbladet. And here’s the good part – if you right-click the image and do “save image as” you will see that the name of the picture is “ramAttack.jpg”. Heh heh heh…ram attack…now that’s funny.