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(The Ledger)   Two DJs have been taken off the air following an April fools joke gone awry. It would seem that joking about dihydrogen monoxide in the water supply is no laughing matter   (theledger.com) divider line 72
    More: Dumbass, dihydrogen monoxides, April Fool's Day, water supplies, Val St. John, Lee County, Bonita Springs  
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2013-04-02 06:49:59 AM
 
2013-04-02 07:09:24 AM
I heard that if you just dehydrate it, it is harmless.
 
2013-04-02 07:24:45 AM
No Florida tag?
 
2013-04-02 07:25:36 AM
Stupid joke by people who think they are being oh so clever.

Plus, it should be hydrogen monoxide. H2S is hydrogen sulfide, after all.
 
2013-04-02 07:29:32 AM
People complained about this on April Fools day?  I blame our educational system.
 
2013-04-02 07:40:34 AM
If there is one thing local media won't stand, it's scare mongering.


anyway...did you guys here that report about the kids "sexting" each other???
 
2013-04-02 07:43:57 AM

log_jammin: If there is one thing local media won't stand, it's scare mongering.


anyway...did you guys here that report about the kids "sexting" each other???


No, I didn't!  I was too worried about my third grade daughter going to these "rainbow parties."  The world we live in, man,it's just sick.
 
2013-04-02 08:00:55 AM
It fools the hippies tree huggers every time its done and that alone makes it hilarious
 
2013-04-02 08:32:59 AM
"The News-Press reported that he immediately pulled the duo and began airing a retraction and apologies."

So...there's no water, then?
 
2013-04-02 08:49:44 AM
Penn and Teller did it better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw
 
2013-04-02 08:50:41 AM
I assume the dumbass tag is for the station manager who suspended them, and not the DJ's. Because that's a goddamn stupid thing to suspsend someone over. IMHO it's tantamount to admitting that you are a waterheaded idiot and you think all of your consumers are too.
 
2013-04-02 08:52:55 AM
Combined with a greenhouse gas it can explode.

images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-04-02 08:52:57 AM

Shadowknight: log_jammin: If there is one thing local media won't stand, it's scare mongering.


anyway...did you guys here that report about the kids "sexting" each other???

No, I didn't!  I was too worried about my third grade daughter going to these "rainbow parties."  The world we live in, man,it's just sick.


I'll be lucky to make it to that news report.  Last I heard something in my kitchen may be killing me, and its something we all have!  Needless to say, I've been stabbing everything in the kitchen.
 
2013-04-02 08:54:14 AM
Is there a way to expand this and remove DJs from other markets?  I'm talking *morning* DJs here.

I quit listening to one or our morning shows when one of the jocks took a mic into the john and broadcast himself taking a dump.  Not that I'm highbrow in what I find funny, but I draw the line at pinching a loaf on the air.

/stay classy Lex and Terry
 
2013-04-02 08:54:35 AM

PainInTheASP: People complained about this on April Fools day?  I blame our educational system.


For not taking a joke, no.  For not knowing that dihydrogen monoxide is referring to water, yes.
 
2013-04-02 08:56:19 AM
Water water everywhere but not a drop of think
 
2013-04-02 08:57:13 AM

grokca: I heard that if you just dehydrate it, it is harmless.


Are you kidding? Then you've got one of the most combustible substances known to mankind, directly responsible for deaths in the US space program!
 
2013-04-02 08:59:46 AM

b0rscht: Stupid joke by people who think they are being oh so clever.

Plus, it should be hydrogen monoxide. H2S is hydrogen sulfide, after all.


Er.. one H and one O is a Hydroxyl Radical..  pretty sure you don't want to drink that.
 
2013-04-02 09:01:50 AM
Little Johnny took a drink, but he will drink no more, for what he thought was H2O was H2SO4
 
2013-04-02 09:04:44 AM
Wait, the general manager of a country station in Florida didn't get the joke, so he pulled the DJs?

This is my surprised face.
 
2013-04-02 09:05:35 AM

mongbiohazard: I assume the dumbass tag is for the station manager who suspended them, and not the DJ's. Because that's a goddamn stupid thing to suspsend someone over. IMHO it's tantamount to admitting that you are a waterdihydrogen monoxide-headed idiot and you think all of your consumers are too.


Fixed.
 
2013-04-02 09:11:57 AM
And yet they completely ignore the dangers of hydroxic acid.
 
2013-04-02 09:14:58 AM
Remember that one time in elementary school when you learned the meaning of the word epidermis?  Didn't you go around telling people their epidermis was showing?  I sure did.
 
2013-04-02 09:15:16 AM

ristst: Is there a way to expand this and remove DJs from other markets?  I'm talking *morning* DJs here.

I quit listening to one or our morning shows when one of the jocks took a mic into the john and broadcast himself taking a dump.  Not that I'm highbrow in what I find funny, but I draw the line at pinching a loaf on the air.

/stay classy Lex and Terry


Lex and Terry? The same who broadcast in the Florida panhandle region? I stopped listening when they spoiled the season finale of Dexter (the season with John Lithgow) with no warning. They were talking about something completely unrelated and blurted it out. I really liked that season, too.
 
2013-04-02 09:15:56 AM
I hope the DJ's were pulled for their unoriginal, unfunny bit.  It's been done to death.
 
2013-04-02 09:18:00 AM
Well it was a country station, of course their listeners wouldn't know what "dihydrogen monoxide " is. It was obviously the work of those turrists.
 
2013-04-02 09:19:55 AM
Just don't screw up your order at the restaurant when ordering second,
 
2013-04-02 09:21:12 AM

jim515: Just don't screw up your order at the restaurant when ordering second,


Darn it, now with a farkin'  link
 
2013-04-02 09:23:03 AM

RminusQ: grokca: I heard that if you just dehydrate it, it is harmless.

Are you kidding? Then you've got one of the most combustible substances known to mankind, directly responsible for deaths in the US space program!


I'm sure there is a solution to fix that.
 
2013-04-02 09:23:43 AM

DubyaHater: I hope the DJ's were pulled for their unoriginal, unfunny bit.  It's been done to death.


I hope people died from dehydration out of fear of what was coming from their taps.
 
2013-04-02 09:26:45 AM
It is a stunt.  They weren't even really suspended.
 
2013-04-02 09:27:45 AM
It's a country station.  Stupid people are easy to fool and the DJs should have known better.
 
2013-04-02 09:35:06 AM

b0rscht: Stupid joke by people who think they are being oh so clever.

Plus, it should be hydrogen monoxide. H2S is hydrogen sulfide, after all.


Near as I can tell they are both dihydrogen monoxide and hydrogen oxide are valid, but hydrogen oxide is more often used. I am pretty sure hydrogen MONoxide is not correct as you are specifying the count of O but not H.

/not a chemist, but have a passing interest
 
2013-04-02 09:36:27 AM

DubyaHater: I hope the DJ's were pulled for their unoriginal, unfunny bit.  It's been done to death.


If that was a rule then morning DJs would not exist.

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2013-04-02 09:36:45 AM
I don't see the big deal in this.  The DJs only meant to have a little fun with their nappy-haired audience.
 
2013-04-02 09:42:57 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: Combined with a greenhouse gas it can explode.

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thats not how that works. Maybe if you paid more attention to the valuable lessons that space exploration has taught us you would understand. How about I 3D print you a model to explain it?
 
2013-04-02 09:49:10 AM

aevorea: Lex and Terry? The same who broadcast in the Florida panhandle region? I stopped listening when they spoiled the season finale of Dexter (the season with John Lithgow) with no warning. They were talking about something completely unrelated and blurted it out. I really liked that season, too.


Yeah, I believe that's them.  One of their standard bits is to scream along with Danzig's "Mother".

But these guys love calling other jocks "hack".  The funny thing is, they're some of the biggest hacks out there.  And what's worse, they're Howard Stern wannabe hacks.  Oh, these guys *so* desparately want to be Howard Stern.  And they consider themselves "Gods of Love", dispensing sagacious advice to the lovelorn.

Then I saw a commercial for their show.  Ummmm.......Gods of Love?  Not so much....
 
2013-04-02 09:49:18 AM

b0rscht: Stupid joke by people who think they are being oh so clever.

Plus, it should be hydrogen monoxide. H2S is hydrogen sulfide, after all.


IIRC, Hydrogen Sulfide is ionic, and can only come together in that ratio (Two H+ and one S2-). Whereas H and O can form at least two covalent compounds, dihydrogen monooxide (water H2O) and dihydrogen dioxide (aka hydrogen peroxide H2O2)
 
2013-04-02 09:53:28 AM

PsyLord: PainInTheASP: People complained about this on April Fools day?  I blame our educational system.

For not taking a joke, no.  For not knowing that dihydrogen monoxide is referring to water, yes.


For not knowing how to read a calendar...
 
2013-04-02 09:54:37 AM
Dihydrogen monoxide is so dangerous, that if present in red blood cells, it will be used to produce carbonic acid!  And you don't want your red blood cells producing that, would you?!?!  It's an acid, so it's bad!
 
2013-04-02 09:58:29 AM
FTA:
The News-Press reported that he immediately pulled the duo and began airing a retraction and apologies.

Apology? Sure, makes some sense.  Explanation would have been good if they were actually worried about stupid people freaking out.  But retraction? Does that mean that water is NOT, in fact, coming out of the taps?  It seems that would be a more troubling story than the "joke".
 
2013-04-02 10:05:17 AM

Egoy3k: Quantum Apostrophe: Combined with a greenhouse gas it can explode.

[images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 353x352]

thats not how that works. Maybe if you paid more attention to the valuable lessons that space exploration has taught us you would understand. How about I 3D print you a model to explain it?


Go ahead.... LOL
 
2013-04-02 10:11:45 AM

MadMonk: It's a country station.  Stupid people are easy to fool and the DJs should have known better.


Don't put this on us country fans.  How about we just blame it on stupid people.  You know, Floridians
 
2013-04-02 10:13:17 AM

Onkel Buck: It fools the hippies tree huggers every time its done and that alone makes it hilarious


3/10
We all know who it fools.
 
2013-04-02 10:25:43 AM
Should have referred to it as hydric acid.
 
2013-04-02 10:45:49 AM
That joke just never grows old. I remember scaring the lunch ladies with it back in the day in the late 1960's.
 
2013-04-02 10:56:04 AM
A day late and I'm the first one to post this?

http://dhmo.org/
 
2013-04-02 11:42:55 AM

b0rscht: Stupid joke by people who think they are being oh so clever.

Plus, it should be hydrogen monoxide. H2S is hydrogen sulfide, after all.


Well *I* see what you did there anyway...
 
2013-04-02 12:22:03 PM
Water like from the toilet?
 
2013-04-02 12:26:12 PM
In defense of the station manager, it is found in 100% of all cancer cells
 
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