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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:14 AM
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This seems a bit odd. Is this usual?

s9.postimg.org...


www.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: moth115

It's an error page and they have used a wacky picture on it. Nothing more.

The website now displays another page explaining its a "technical glitch".



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:22 AM
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I've noticed the BBC Website has been slow and occasionally down ever since Fri morning. Not sure what's going on there. Maybe it's being hacked?



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:25 AM
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Was it a little green puppet that looks like a clown?

If so, it's from the 1970s BBC test card. It's iconic, so a burning version denoting a technical problem is simply a British in - joke.

Edit:

Is this the puppet?
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Edit 2:

I see it is - I couldn't see the OP's image.
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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:26 AM
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a reply to: Kryties

A multinational news corporation experiences an website error..

Displays an image of a burning doll...



It's an error page and they have used a wacky picture on it. Nothing more.

Really?



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:29 AM
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a reply to: EsotericGod

Yes, really. And as a previous poster explained it's an old British joke.

You really need to learn to lighten up and not see EVERYTHING as a conspiracy.




posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: EsotericGod




Really?


Yes, that doll as another poster said is iconic.
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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:32 AM
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For the non-British - it's from 'Test Card F' which is something they used to put on the BBC outside of programming hours.

Test Card F - an odd little piece of British trivia

No mystery here!


Edit: The article actually talks about the 500 error burning version in the OP!
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posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:33 AM
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The doll is a take on an old "test card" they used to put up when the BBC was not 24/7.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: Kryties

Apologies,

Image didn’t load prior to commenting...

It did sound out of the norm through the description of the thread.

After viewing the image, I have to admit that it is most likely nothing more..

Still a bit strange though!..




posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:34 AM
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a reply to: EsotericGod

BBC Website:


Old 1970's BBC Test Card:


Any questions?



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:39 AM
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originally posted by: KingIcarus
Was it a little green puppet that looks like a clown?

If so, it's from the 1970s BBC test card. It's iconic, so a burning version denoting a technical problem is simply a British in - joke.

Edit:

Is this the puppet?


I see it is - I couldn't see the OP's image.


Edit 2:

This.... Nothing more
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edit on Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:39:37 -0500396America/ChicagoSaturday4 by rigel4 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:39 AM
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a reply to: Kryties

If flight mh500 goes down I will




posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: moth115

Too soon dude




posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:42 AM
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a reply to: EsotericGod

Sorry about that..first thread I've started, posting from phone and it got a bit messed up, and wouldn't let me edit or delete bad link. Should have really said flames behind a strange looking doll!



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:44 AM
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Looks like the background is burning to me.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 06:54 AM
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At the risk of teasing the OP, which I don't mean to do, this thread has had me chuckling to myself.

I have a vision of Britain falling under the NWO - and the signal being the burning clown (which is called Bubbles, by the way).

I'm picturing a stereotypical British bobby spitting out his cup of tea as he gets word that 'bloody Bubbles is burning on the Beeb' - the signal for the commencement of UK martial law.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 07:04 AM
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a reply to: KingIcarus

Haha.. I definitely don't trust that clown, whether it's iconic or not



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 07:33 AM
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Yep this is normal.

That test card was originally used as a placeholder for colour control - saturation, hue, tone etc.... So early engineers could have a standard.

en.wikipedia.org...

en.wikipedia.org...

The burning one is used for a an internet error.



posted on Jul, 19 2014 @ 07:35 AM
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originally posted by: moth115
a reply to: KingIcarus

Haha.. I definitely don't trust that clown, whether it's iconic or not


True that.

How do we know he's not brainwashing the girl in the original picture?






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