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18th Mar '18 5:39:30 PM nombretomado
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On occasion, computer glitches or human error resulted in incidents where emergency alerts were issued accidentally. One {{egregious}} example occurred with the older Emergency Broadcast System in 1971, when a clerk intending to send out a routine test alert to all radio stations in the network accidentally loaded a Telex program tape that included the codeword "hatefulness," which was the code signal to the stations that a nuclear attack or other catastrophic emergency had been confirmed and that they were to immediately issue an on-air alert and suspend operations or remain on the air, but broadcasting only important news or survival information pertaining to the emergency. Even worse, a retraction message sent shortly after ALSO used "hatefulness" as the codeword, leading to more confusion. It wasn't until sometime after when a message using the correct codeword, "Impish," was issued that the matter was cleared up. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B1EAeh6H_I You can listen to recordings from two Midwest radio stations during the incident here.]] Another example was in January 13, 2018, when the entire state of Hawaii was told that ''a missile was heading towards them.'' After 30 minutes of panic, another alert went out, declaring a false alarm. Hawaiian officials blamed a worker who pushed the wrong button. A TV recording of this incident can be seen [[https://twitter.com/Deadspin/status/952250070354874370 here.]]

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On occasion, computer glitches or human error resulted in incidents where emergency alerts were issued accidentally. One {{egregious}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} example occurred with the older Emergency Broadcast System in 1971, when a clerk intending to send out a routine test alert to all radio stations in the network accidentally loaded a Telex program tape that included the codeword "hatefulness," which was the code signal to the stations that a nuclear attack or other catastrophic emergency had been confirmed and that they were to immediately issue an on-air alert and suspend operations or remain on the air, but broadcasting only important news or survival information pertaining to the emergency. Even worse, a retraction message sent shortly after ALSO used "hatefulness" as the codeword, leading to more confusion. It wasn't until sometime after when a message using the correct codeword, "Impish," was issued that the matter was cleared up. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B1EAeh6H_I You can listen to recordings from two Midwest radio stations during the incident here.]] Another example was in January 13, 2018, when the entire state of Hawaii was told that ''a missile was heading towards them.'' After 30 minutes of panic, another alert went out, declaring a false alarm. Hawaiian officials blamed a worker who pushed the wrong button. A TV recording of this incident can be seen [[https://twitter.com/Deadspin/status/952250070354874370 here.]]
4th Mar '18 3:51:13 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oss18nLxJOk&feature=related Played for laughs]] in the 1996 PC game StayTooned.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oss18nLxJOk&feature=related Played for laughs]] in the 1996 PC game StayTooned.''VideoGame/StayTooned''.
23rd Feb '18 5:06:03 PM Witchfinder1218
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[[caption-width-right:350:OhCrap DeathFromAbove!]]

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8th Feb '18 7:11:15 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': The news reporter in "The Intergalatic 147" tells of a mysterious white sphere hurtling through space and is on a collision course with Earth. Turns out that when it hits, the Earth will be diverted into the black hole of Alpha Omega. The reporter suddenly turns it into a contest for viewers to name the sphere.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': The news reporter in "The Intergalatic 147" tells of a mysterious white sphere hurtling through space and is on a collision course with Earth. Turns out that when it hits, the Earth will be diverted has knocked Mars into the black hole of Alpha Omega.Omega. Earth is the next planet to where the sphere is headed. The reporter suddenly turns it into a contest for viewers to name the sphere.
6th Feb '18 5:01:05 AM Ccook1956
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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* A Creator/BillEngvall comedy bit has him on the verge of a FreakOut because of a weather warning in Texas--which turns out to be for an inch of snow. He then compares this to states like Michigan, where "in an inch of snow, you can still find your golf balls."


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[[folder:Stand-Up Comedy]]
* A Creator/BillEngvall comedy bit has him on the verge of a FreakOut because of a weather warning in Texas--which turns out to be for an inch of snow. He then compares this to states like Michigan, where "in an inch of snow, you can still find your golf balls."
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6th Feb '18 5:00:18 AM Ccook1956
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[[folder: Recorded Comedy]]
* On the album "Take-Offs And Puts-Ons," George Carlin interrupts his "Wonderful WINO'' radio show:
-->Bulletin bulletin bulletin! Bulletin bulletin bulletin! Bulletin bulletin bulletin! Here is a bulletin bulletin bulletin...the sun did not come up this morning, huge cracks have appeared in the Earth's surface and giant rocks are falling from out of the sky. Details twenty-five minutes from now on Action Central News, kids!
6th Feb '18 4:55:01 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': The news reporter in "The Intergalatic 147" tells of a mysterious white sphere hurtling through space and is on a collision course with Earth.. Turns out that when it hits, the Earth will be diverted into he black hole of Alpha Omega. The reporter suddenly turns it into a contest for viewers to name the sphere.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': The news reporter in "The Intergalatic 147" tells of a mysterious white sphere hurtling through space and is on a collision course with Earth.. Earth. Turns out that when it hits, the Earth will be diverted into he the black hole of Alpha Omega. The reporter suddenly turns it into a contest for viewers to name the sphere.
6th Feb '18 4:53:53 AM Ccook1956
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* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': The news reporter in "The Intergalatic 147" tells of a mysterious white sphere hurtling through space and is on a course for the black hole of Alpha Omega. Turns out the sphere is on a collision course with Earth, and the reporter suddenly turns it into a contest for viewers to name the sphere.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DangerMouse'': The news reporter in "The Intergalatic 147" tells of a mysterious white sphere hurtling through space and is on a collision course for with Earth.. Turns out that when it hits, the Earth will be diverted into he black hole of Alpha Omega. Turns out the sphere is on a collision course with Earth, and the The reporter suddenly turns it into a contest for viewers to name the sphere.
13th Jan '18 4:22:09 PM atyxyt
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On occasion, computer glitches or human error resulted in incidents where emergency alerts were issued accidentally. One {{egregious}} example occurred with the older Emergency Broadcast System in 1971, when a clerk intending to send out a routine test alert to all radio stations in the network accidentally loaded a Telex program tape that included the codeword "hatefulness," which was the code signal to the stations that a nuclear attack or other catastrophic emergency had been confirmed and that they were to immediately issue an on-air alert and suspend operations or remain on the air, but broadcasting only important news or survival information pertaining to the emergency. Even worse, a retraction message sent shortly after ALSO used "hatefulness" as the codeword, leading to more confusion. It wasn't until sometime after when a message using the correct codeword, "Impish," was issued that the matter was cleared up. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B1EAeh6H_I You can listen to recordings from two Midwest radio stations during the incident here.]]

An even worse example was in January 13, 2018, when the entire state of Hawaii was told that ''a missile was heading towards them.'' After 30 minutes of panic, another alert went out, declaring a false alarm. Hawaiian officials blamed a worker who pushed the wrong button. A TV recording can be seen [[https://twitter.com/Deadspin/status/952250070354874370 here.]]

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On occasion, computer glitches or human error resulted in incidents where emergency alerts were issued accidentally. One {{egregious}} example occurred with the older Emergency Broadcast System in 1971, when a clerk intending to send out a routine test alert to all radio stations in the network accidentally loaded a Telex program tape that included the codeword "hatefulness," which was the code signal to the stations that a nuclear attack or other catastrophic emergency had been confirmed and that they were to immediately issue an on-air alert and suspend operations or remain on the air, but broadcasting only important news or survival information pertaining to the emergency. Even worse, a retraction message sent shortly after ALSO used "hatefulness" as the codeword, leading to more confusion. It wasn't until sometime after when a message using the correct codeword, "Impish," was issued that the matter was cleared up. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B1EAeh6H_I You can listen to recordings from two Midwest radio stations during the incident here.]]

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]] Another example was in January 13, 2018, when the entire state of Hawaii was told that ''a missile was heading towards them.'' After 30 minutes of panic, another alert went out, declaring a false alarm. Hawaiian officials blamed a worker who pushed the wrong button. A TV recording of this incident can be seen [[https://twitter.com/Deadspin/status/952250070354874370 here.]]
13th Jan '18 4:21:12 PM atyxyt
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An even worse example was in January 13, 2018, when the entire state of Hawaii was told that ''a missile was heading towards them.'' After 30 minutes of panic, another alert went out, declaring a false alarm. Hawaiian officials blamed a worker who pushed the wrong button. A TV recording can be seen [[https://twitter.com/Deadspin/status/952250070354874370 here.]]
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