Archive for August 18th, 2012
So, I’m not sure there’s a delicate way to put this, but THERE APPEARS TO BE A DEMON LIVING INSIDE THE CHANNEL 4 STUDIO. Or it could just be a technical glitch.
Last night, during a cut from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to one of WSMV’s 4 Warn Weather Alerts, the creature appeared on the screen.
What caused this? Is it a henchman from WKRN? Creeping Shariah?
WSMV reporter Josh DeVine suspects the station “caught the first few frames of an ad” during the dissolve.
“Still…” he says. “Creepy.”
I’d guess DeVine is right. Grimm would seem to be a likely source of such a creature. Then again, maybe Mark Clayton did this.
I’ve placed a call to WSMV, to alert them that they’ve been infiltrated, and will update here if I hear back.
Update: I’m just off the phone with Channel 4′s news director Matthew Hilk, who kindly put up with my questioning on this matter. A quick transcript of our chat, after the jump:
So, do you have any idea what happened?
“You know, throughout late night programming we were interrupting various network commercial breaks, for severe weather cut-ins. We were transitioning into one such cut-in, NBC’s Jimmy Fallon tossed to a network commercial and the images that aired were obviously the first few frames of whatever that network commercial was to be. As you can tell, our control room was in the process of covering up that commercial for the weather report.
But it appeared to me to be the beginning of a promo for NBC’s Grimm. Haven’t been able to verify that, because we don’t air the network programs. We just pass them through.”
The weather team at Nashville’s NBC affiliate WSMV accurately predicted that Tennessee would be battered by a series of severe storms that would leave much damage and destruction in their wake.
But Channel 4′s weather report proved even more prescient than the station’s meteorologists could have imagined.
One eagle-eyed viewer caught a glimpse of a terrifying apparition just before the start of the report. Using his DVR to pause the forecast intro at just the right moment, YouTuber PerlAddict was able to determine that the demonic visage he saw was none other than the Devil himself.
What the Hell? If WSMV has a legitimate explanation, they’re not sharing it, so it’s safe to assume we’re all going to die.
Google’s Motorola Mobility subsidiary is trying to have the International Trade Commission ban Apple from importing iPhones, iPads, and other computers into the U.S., Bloomberg reports.
The smartphone manufacturer filed a complaint with the ITC over claims that Apple infringed on its patents. It’s the second complaint Motorola has filed.
Motorola, even before it was owned by Google, was fighting with Apple over claims that its hardware infringed on Motorola’s patents.
A decision on Motorola’s first complaint is expected to come next Friday, August 24.
Meanwhile, Apple and Samsung are wrapping up a trial over another set of patent disputes. Google’s involved in that case because the suit is over Samsung devices that run Google’s Android operating system.