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March 9, 2004 9:29 AM   Subscribe

News 14 in North Carolina had an online system where people could post school closings, etc that would scroll on the screen. The postings all got reviewed before they went live, but after they’d been reviewed/approved, the system was open for the original poster to go back and change the copy, so you could essentially submit something benign, then go back and monkey with it. Screen shots of the results.
posted by jonson (44 comments total)

 
Not bad, haxoring a la MIT style :)
posted by elpapacito at 9:34 AM on March 9, 2004


Any cock'll do!
posted by jon_kill at 9:35 AM on March 9, 2004


"Windows 32 Exception Error : If this is your first time seeing this, please reinstall Windows"

"Cecil's Cockring Emporium"

"Unnatural Intrusion Security"

Heh.
posted by troutfishing at 9:38 AM on March 9, 2004


Hilarious. You know how we do.
posted by scarabic at 9:41 AM on March 9, 2004


God help me, I laughed when I saw an All Your Base Reference.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:42 AM on March 9, 2004


Really funny. I think the posters showed amazing restraint.
posted by wsg at 9:46 AM on March 9, 2004


I'm more interested in the news story of the presidential candidates catching on fire in this one.
posted by soyjoy at 9:46 AM on March 9, 2004


ROTFL
[This is good]
posted by DBAPaul at 9:50 AM on March 9, 2004


[well done!] WSG, I agree, they showed amazing restraint.
posted by shoepal at 9:56 AM on March 9, 2004


Dont worry XQUZYPHYR, I almost snorted my coffee when I read that one too.

a classic hack if ever there was one. Bravo! We should see more of this! The Tutone reference was an easy one, Mike Hunt was juvenile, but I dont get the Colonel Angus Chicken reference. And could someone explain the Zia Naik one?
posted by Dantien at 10:08 AM on March 9, 2004


Beautiful.
posted by Tholian at 10:14 AM on March 9, 2004


Colonel Angus is another juvenile one, i believe it's supposed to be cunnilungus. *cough*

i don't get Zia Naik though...
posted by knapah at 10:15 AM on March 9, 2004


Colonel Angus
posted by techgnollogic at 10:18 AM on March 9, 2004


Looks like somebody cut too many software development classes in college.
posted by tomorama at 10:19 AM on March 9, 2004


Thanks techgnollogic! I was giggling like crazy here at the office over that link. It's what I get for going out on Saturday Nights...
posted by Dantien at 10:22 AM on March 9, 2004


I imagine the ones I don't get (Zia Naik) to be possible inside jokes?
posted by jonson at 10:32 AM on March 9, 2004


Zia Naik=see ya naked?
posted by allpaws at 10:36 AM on March 9, 2004


Thank you, jonson. Great link.
posted by subgenius at 10:37 AM on March 9, 2004


I need help. I get them all but the "Melvin, Sherrill & Watkins, LLP" one. Anyone have a handle on this one?
posted by internal at 10:54 AM on March 9, 2004


lol jon_kill. glad to see other Mr. Show fans out there.
posted by skechada at 11:00 AM on March 9, 2004


internal.....Marcus Melvin, Scooter Sherrill, and Levi Watkins are players on the NC State basketball team. "Wi When Sun" = "We win on Sunday", when they were scheduled to play Duke (they did win).
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 11:02 AM on March 9, 2004


internal,

Melvin, Sherrill & Watkins are players on the NC State Basketball Team. Wi Win Sun was referring to that Sundays game with North Carolina.
posted by remo at 11:05 AM on March 9, 2004


What, no "Hugh G. Rection Consulting"?

I'm disappointed.
posted by clevershark at 11:08 AM on March 9, 2004


sync!
[this is good]
posted by dabitch at 11:08 AM on March 9, 2004


I can't believe it really took 2-3 years for this particular honour system to break down. Most people are way too mature.
posted by orange swan at 11:23 AM on March 9, 2004


god damn, i've had two of the worst days of my life and i just laughed so hard, thank you jonson and thank you haxors wherever you are
posted by yeahyeahyeahwhoo at 11:28 AM on March 9, 2004


first thing that came to mind
posted by Peter H at 11:35 AM on March 9, 2004


Awesome stuff.
These people had more restraint than I would have. I'd have definately gone for a 'war of the worlds' effect.

thanks for the laugh.
posted by Busithoth at 11:45 AM on March 9, 2004


It's amazing that no viewers called in with complaints. Maybe it shows how most of us tune those things out. I wish someone would have hacked our local weather stations during the last winter storm. Geez, you'd think it was the War of the Worlds based on their coverage.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 12:12 PM on March 9, 2004


I liked the Daycare center, but with the TV showing a surgery. Should I have caught more in that?
posted by Goofyy at 12:14 PM on March 9, 2004


Holy shit this is funny.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:16 PM on March 9, 2004


Yes, Peter H, this incident clearly demonstrates why Matt will NEVER allow users to edit anything after it's been posted.
posted by wendell at 12:59 PM on March 9, 2004


Tutone Industries cracked me up. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 1:26 PM on March 9, 2004


Very funny stuff! But I have to wonder whether anyone who didn't feel like going to work that day ever posted their employer's name. (But it still wouldn't be as funny as "Bring 'Em Young -- contact R. Kelly for details".)
posted by Zonker at 5:30 PM on March 9, 2004


I would've posted "Dewey, Cheatham and Howe, Attys At Law" in a heartbeat.
posted by alumshubby at 6:18 PM on March 9, 2004


Tutone Industries?
Colonel Angus Chicken?

Do you have to say these out loud with an american accent to get it?
posted by spazzm at 7:50 PM on March 9, 2004


Colonel Angus I get, but Colonel Angus Chicken? *shudders*
posted by dg at 8:57 PM on March 9, 2004


Tutone Industries?
Colonel Angus Chicken?


This will help with the Tutone one (call 867-5309, ask for Jenny)

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=jenny+867-5309&start=10&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&selm=3614C6D0.241E9002%40yahoo.com&rnum=18

The other was discussed above but it is an oral sex reference.

As for Zia Naik's, I first read it as "Snake's" but it might be a reference to naked.
posted by bargle at 9:01 PM on March 9, 2004


er, the link
posted by bargle at 9:01 PM on March 9, 2004


Ah! Tutone. I remember the trivia that this song was the first time a whole 7-digit phone number was in a hit pop song.
posted by Goofyy at 1:09 AM on March 10, 2004


Um, Steve Cropper and Eddie Floyd beg to differ, Goofyy.
posted by arto at 2:05 AM on March 10, 2004


And then there's Pennsylvania 6-5000 which would also be 7 digits, eh?
posted by litlnemo at 2:29 AM on March 10, 2004


I laughed, I cried, I snorted! Funniest thing I've seen on television online in a while. (...reflects that he needs to get out more.)
posted by Dick Paris at 4:21 AM on March 10, 2004


"I would've posted "Dewey, Cheatham and Howe, Attys At Law" in a heartbeat."

alumshubby, DeweyCheatemnHowe.com [self link]
posted by DBAPaul at 7:24 AM on March 10, 2004


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