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2012-08-04 08:01:10 PM
Sheesh, some people are so touchy you can't even say hello.
 
2012-08-04 08:06:56 PM
Jesus

What kind of a decent person does something like that?
 
2012-08-04 08:17:00 PM

cman: Jesus

What kind of a decent person does something like that?


We probably should start by ruling out decent people.
 
2012-08-04 08:17:35 PM

cman: What kind of a decent person does something like that?


Forget about the quality of the persons character, what possible motive could there be here? What's the upshot here? YEAH! I got him! BURN! I totally scored one for white folks everywhere with that!

I don't get it.
 
2012-08-04 08:35:23 PM
Well I has a degree in hotel management and I can provide some consultings for Motel 6
 
2012-08-04 08:49:50 PM
Can you set the motel TV start-up screen to be specific to one room?? It looks like some mouth-breather did this to the whole motel - or am I miss-reading it?
 
2012-08-04 09:31:22 PM
Weird. I smell a lawsuit.
 
2012-08-04 09:49:04 PM
It's also how that town says hello to their new sheriff.
 
2012-08-04 10:56:19 PM

nekom: cman: What kind of a decent person does something like that?

Forget about the quality of the persons character, what possible motive could there be here? What's the upshot here? YEAH! I got him! BURN! I totally scored one for white folks everywhere with that!

I don't get it.


White supremacists are, in my experience, usually the lowest examples of white people that you could find, people that are just one step above being too mentally retarded to do anything except automatic functions like breathing. When you are inferior to the human race in every way, picking something arbitrary and pointless like skin color to pretend that it makes you better than someone else is the only way they can pretend they are better than anyone.
 
2012-08-04 10:57:24 PM

cman: Jesus

What kind of a decent person does something like that?


Well there's your problem.
 
2012-08-04 11:02:45 PM
Hello N _ _ _ _ _

*spins wheel*

Is there a T?
 
2012-08-04 11:05:03 PM
Why do they keep capitalizing Black?
 
2012-08-04 11:09:03 PM
If that's the worst thing you can complain about a cheap motel...well
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-04 11:12:12 PM
Who thinks doing this nowadays is a good idea? Maybe you could get away with stuff like that in the 1950s, but everybody's got cellphone cameras today. In what imaginable scenario could this possibly have become anything but a PR catastrophe for the local hotel and the corporate chain as a whole?

Then again, perhaps it was a disgruntled employee torpedoing the company as he walked out the door. Who knows?
 
2012-08-04 11:13:41 PM

nekom: cman: What kind of a decent person does something like that?

Forget about the quality of the persons character, what possible motive could there be here? What's the upshot here? YEAH! I got him! BURN! I totally scored one for white folks everywhere with that!

I don't get it.


That was my thought. You gotta know Motel 6 is gonna launch a manhunt until they find exactly who did it, and that person is gonna get canned, which probably isn't that big of a deal to someone who has the mentality to do such a stupid thing. But the thing is Motel 6 is also going to make sure the world knows that this specific person did it, not us, and this specific person has been fired. That's not gonna help with future job prospects.
 
2012-08-04 11:14:09 PM

consider this: Hello N _ _ _ _ _

*spins wheel*

Is there a T?


The guy who did it is probably burning one for "Time to Go"

Sad that people like this still exist, wonder if they'll catch who did it?
 
2012-08-04 11:15:32 PM

GAT_00: nekom: cman: What kind of a decent person does something like that?

Forget about the quality of the persons character, what possible motive could there be here? What's the upshot here? YEAH! I got him! BURN! I totally scored one for white folks everywhere with that!

I don't get it.

White supremacists are, in my experience, usually the lowest examples of white people that you could find, people that are just one step above being too mentally retarded to do anything except automatic functions like breathing. When you are inferior to the human race in every way, picking something arbitrary and pointless like skin color to pretend that it makes you better than someone else is the only way they can pretend they are better than anyone.


Awww, I wanted to clumsily and incoherently make the same point and you had to go ahead and do a good job at it. Thanks jerk.
 
2012-08-04 11:16:30 PM
What a long opening sentence in that story.

/am a journalist so getting a kick...
 
2012-08-04 11:16:54 PM
This sounds too strange. How did they know that a black person would be in the room? How the hell did they get the the text to appear on one TV only? It could have been done by a friend of the guy to set up a lawsuit who may work at the chain or with the company that provides the hotel channel video feed. A lot of hate crimes like this are done by the person reporting the hate crime. It happens all the time. I guess we shall find out in the follow up.
 
2012-08-04 11:18:21 PM
A. He could've let it go.
B. He could've let it go.
C. LET IT GO!
 
2012-08-04 11:18:50 PM

consider this: Hello N _ _ _ _ _

*spins wheel*

Is there a T?


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-04 11:20:38 PM
Stupid question, but forget the "why would you" and "what kind of person would want to" for a second. HOW did they? Seems like this was only in the one room. Do hotels have something to let them send messages to individual rooms via closed captioning on a TV screen? I've never heard of anything like that.
 
2012-08-04 11:24:15 PM
Britain's first track medal???? I thought that the long jump took place before this (in real time, not just bizzaro NBC weird)
 
2012-08-04 11:24:28 PM

Last Man on Earth: Stupid question, but forget the "why would you" and "what kind of person would want to" for a second. HOW did they? Seems like this was only in the one room. Do hotels have something to let them send messages to individual rooms via closed captioning on a TV screen? I've never heard of anything like that.


www.nerdragecomic.com
 
2012-08-04 11:24:45 PM
Get over it. Worse things have happened, and you're calling the police over name-calling?
 
2012-08-04 11:25:14 PM

TheManofPA: Britain's first track medal???? I thought that the long jump took place before this (in real time, not just bizzaro NBC weird)


No, this is the javelin thread
 
2012-08-04 11:25:21 PM
Could this have been a hotel guest configuring the TV?

It looks like it might be the channel name, and they say a TV in a different room didn't have the problem. Maybe someone can configure the TV to a custom channel name, and some joker screwed with the remote.
 
2012-08-04 11:25:25 PM

TheManofPA: Britain's first track medal???? I thought that the long jump took place before this (in real time, not just bizzaro NBC weird)


That completely works to get my point across.
 
2012-08-04 11:26:28 PM
Ah, Cincinnati. The most racist city in the North.
 
2012-08-04 11:29:43 PM

Xcott: Could this have been a hotel guest configuring the TV?

It looks like it might be the channel name, and they say a TV in a different room didn't have the problem. Maybe someone can configure the TV to a custom channel name, and some joker screwed with the remote.


This.
You can rename channels on older tvs that are hooked up through a cable line through the menu on that tv. Someone thought it would be funny. Go to any frat house and find all the channels named stuff like "gay porn", etc.
 
2012-08-04 11:30:50 PM
So....some previous guest/ /b/tard stayed at a motel six and hacked the TV?
 
2012-08-04 11:31:50 PM
Did he check his hotel receipt?

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2012-08-04 11:32:03 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: So....some previous guest/ /b/tard stayed at a motel six and hacked the TV?


and by hacked the tv, messed around with the menu options and named the tv n*****
 
2012-08-04 11:32:26 PM
I'm going to put my money on the person that stayed in the room before him. I can change the channel and input labels on my TV with my remote, and I'm guessing theirs can do the same. So rather than "RGB 1", "Cable" or "Antenna", the previous guest took a chance and changed the label to "Hello N-----". That would explain the single TV and for the most part explain why it happens on the one Guest Services channel and not the others.
 
2012-08-04 11:33:37 PM
Most televisions designed for the hotel/hospility environment.are locked down to discourage tampering and theft. They can only be programmed by accessing hidden menus or with a special remote. I'm guessing someone that stayed in that room previously had the knowledge or equipment to set up a power up greeting message. Housekeeping probably seldom turns on the television when cleaning the room.
 
2012-08-04 11:33:42 PM
and I see that my explanation has already been covered.
 
2012-08-04 11:35:20 PM
Holy overreaction Batman! Words on a TV screen are not "call the police, NAACP, and every news station in a 50 mile radius" material. Change the goddamn channel and let the front desk know on the way out. If the thought of someone calling you a dirty word is enough to send you into heart palpitations, you shouldn't be out of your bubble anyway.
 
2012-08-04 11:35:38 PM

baorao: and I see that my explanation has already been covered.


Therefore, the motel 6 shouldn't be held accountable.
 
2012-08-04 11:38:42 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: baorao: and I see that my explanation has already been covered.

Therefore, the motel 6 shouldn't be held accountable.


no, probably not in the long term. But I can see in the moment thinking that the motel had something to do with it and being angry with their "yeah ok, we'll get back to you in a month" response.
 
2012-08-04 11:41:29 PM
Hey, Motel 6 is only trying to offer a personalized experience. If he had been white it would have said, "Hello honky."
 
2012-08-04 11:44:23 PM

Mock26: Hey, Motel 6 is only trying to offer a personalized experience. If he had been white it would have said, "Hello honky."


Which would have been offensive if you were a duck. This type of tv hacking must stop.
 
2012-08-04 11:46:27 PM

Xcott: Could this have been a hotel guest configuring the TV?

It looks like it might be the channel name, and they say a TV in a different room didn't have the problem. Maybe someone can configure the TV to a custom channel name, and some joker screwed with the remote.


Most likely. I interpreted this as some silly prank by ignorant people. Some people don't know the weight of that word as they scribble it on random places while pointing at it giggling and patting themselves on the back for an "epic" prank. It does not smell like absolute vile malicious sanctioned racism as the article reads--does make for a great headline though. I might have missed a detail in the article however being that it's hard to read every single fark submission with 100 percent accuracy.
 
2012-08-04 11:47:14 PM

LoneVVolf: Holy overreaction Batman! Words on a TV screen are not "call the police, NAACP, and every news station in a 50 mile radius" material. Change the goddamn channel and let the front desk know on the way out. If the thought of someone calling you a dirty word is enough to send you into heart palpitations, you shouldn't be out of your bubble anyway.


I can understand the reaction. If it turns out to be an employee of the hotel, who is to say that if he came back at night one of the times there would be a special welcoming committee for him. When you check in and see that to greet you, one's mind can jump to any number of possible and scary conclusions.
 
2012-08-04 11:47:48 PM

rhiannon: Mock26: Hey, Motel 6 is only trying to offer a personalized experience. If he had been white it would have said, "Hello honky."

Which would have been offensive if you were a duck. This type of tv hacking must stop.


*sigh*. That was not even close to what I meant to say. Good thing is, I'm going to bed.
 
2012-08-04 11:50:12 PM

baorao: Britney Spear's Speculum: baorao: and I see that my explanation has already been covered.

Therefore, the motel 6 shouldn't be held accountable.

no, probably not in the long term. But I can see in the moment thinking that the motel had something to do with it and being angry with their "yeah ok, we'll get back to you in a month" response.


I mean, I write "think for yourself" in every hotel room bible I come across. I also write "read Ezekiel 23:19-20" on the gideon's page. But should the hotel be held accountable if I offend someone? Tough shiat.
 
2012-08-04 11:52:29 PM

davidphogan: Why do they keep capitalizing Black?


Thought that was odd myself. I've seen that once before in a different article. Maybe the term turned into a proper noun and no one told us?
 
2012-08-04 11:53:13 PM

Mock26: Hey, Motel 6 is only trying to offer a personalized experience. If he had been white it would have said, "Hello honky."


I'd be completely OK with that if it would say it in George Jefferson's voice.
 
2012-08-04 11:53:35 PM

GAT_00: nekom: cman: What kind of a decent person does something like that?

Forget about the quality of the persons character, what possible motive could there be here? What's the upshot here? YEAH! I got him! BURN! I totally scored one for white folks everywhere with that!

I don't get it.

White supremacists are, in my experience, usually the lowest examples of white people that you could find, people that are just one step above being too mentally retarded to do anything except automatic functions like breathing. When you are inferior to the human race in every way, picking something arbitrary and pointless like skin color to pretend that it makes you better than someone else is the only way they can pretend they are better than anyone.


thats kinda why they exist. Everyone wants too feel they are better than somebody. Poor white trash are usually the most racist because they are the most like the poorer element of black society than makes them comfortable.

I can tell you as a computer tech that makes house calls I make my superficial judgements about people based on the house I pull up to rather than skin color. Give me middle class black over poor white trailer trash anyday. I'm classist, not racist.
 
2012-08-04 11:56:48 PM

Britney Spear's Speculum: baorao: Britney Spear's Speculum: baorao: and I see that my explanation has already been covered.

Therefore, the motel 6 shouldn't be held accountable.

no, probably not in the long term. But I can see in the moment thinking that the motel had something to do with it and being angry with their "yeah ok, we'll get back to you in a month" response.

I mean, I write "think for yourself" in every hotel room bible I come across. I also write "read Ezekiel 23:19-20" on the gideon's page. But should the hotel be held accountable if I offend someone? Tough shiat.


I'm guessing more people turn on the TV than pick up the Bible in hotel rooms.
 
2012-08-05 12:00:49 AM

fusillade762: davidphogan: Why do they keep capitalizing Black?

Thought that was odd myself. I've seen that once before in a different article. Maybe the term turned into a proper noun and no one told us?


It's the "official" way (APA guidelines): "Capitalize Black and White when the words are used as proper nouns to refer to social groups. Do not use color words for other ethnic groups. The manual specifies that hyphens should not be used in multiword names such as Asian American or African American."
 
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