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(LA Times)   NTSB issues official apology for offensive pilot names released to TV news station, according to spokesman Heywood Jablowme   (latimes.com) divider line 221
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2013-07-12 10:09:04 PM
Ivana Manta Hugankiss unavailable for comment...
 
2013-07-12 10:13:29 PM
Paging Mike Hunt!  Is there a Mike Hunt here?
 
2013-07-12 10:15:13 PM
That poor intern. I wonder if his name is Joe King?
 
2013-07-12 10:15:36 PM
Stewardess... this says the in-flight meal is Cream of Sum Yung Guy?
 
2013-07-12 10:16:22 PM

MurphyMurphy: Stewardess... this says the in-flight meal is Cream of Sum Yung Guy?


haha!
 
2013-07-12 10:19:07 PM
lulz
 
2013-07-12 10:22:26 PM
The unapologetic intern:

i1137.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-12 10:24:23 PM
ex-intern
 
2013-07-12 10:28:36 PM
I'll bet it was Mike Litoris who queefed the names.
 
2013-07-12 10:35:19 PM
Gene Masseth
 
2013-07-12 10:38:47 PM
Overzealous staffer.

And why isn't it, "Former intern"?
 
2013-07-12 11:00:49 PM
Intern=free labor. Sounds like the NTSB their money's worth.
 
2013-07-12 11:01:59 PM
I would totally buy that intern a drink. Sure it's unprofessional but it's hilarious.
 
2013-07-12 11:04:08 PM
What's his FARK handle?
 
2013-07-12 11:55:35 PM

calbert: Gene Masseth


It's obvious, isn't it?
 
2013-07-13 12:07:14 AM

calbert: Gene Masseth


I DON'T F*CKING GET IT!

/seriously... I must be retarded in some way, because this meme totally evades me
//or maybe my mind just rebels and I'm blanking it out
 
2013-07-13 12:13:54 AM
Haha well I found it absolutely hilarious, but I do have a very inappropriate sense of humor. "Captain Sum Ting Wong" had me falling out of my chair!
 
2013-07-13 12:31:18 AM

EnviroDude: What's his FARK handle?


Pat McCann
 
2013-07-13 12:33:54 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I DON'T F*CKING GET IT!


i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-13 12:37:22 AM
 
2013-07-13 12:37:58 AM
Pat McCrotch done it
 
2013-07-13 12:38:37 AM

Dijon Ketchup: I'll bet it was Mike Litoris who queefed the names.


i44.photobucket.com

You know the guy?
 
2013-07-13 12:38:41 AM
 Homer sexual not amused.
 
2013-07-13 12:39:06 AM
I.P. Freely and Hu Flung Dung

/all i got
 
2013-07-13 12:39:18 AM
It remains unclear how the station got the names in the first place.

That should be a fun story once it comes out.
 
2013-07-13 12:39:45 AM

Somacandra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I DON'T F*CKING GET IT!

[i.imgur.com image 444x397]


Yes, yes, I understand Heywood Jablome, and I've seen the goddamned picture

/BUT WTF IS GENE MASSETH SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
//I just don't get the joke
///and with my sense of humor, that is like finding Nessie and Bigfoot shacked up in a Motel 6 right off of I-5 in Portland, Oregon
////with video
 
2013-07-13 12:40:31 AM
"We work hard to ensure that only appropriate factual information regarding an investigation is released and deeply regret today's incident. Appropriate actions will be taken..."

You said appropriate twice.
 
2013-07-13 12:40:59 AM
Asiana Airlines has identified the pilot and copilot as Lee Kang-kook and Lee Jung-min.

Shouldn't he be a chef?
 
2013-07-13 12:41:15 AM

calbert: Gene Masseth


Hahahahahahaha!!! Awesome. I love that one.
 
2013-07-13 12:43:05 AM

calbert: Gene Masseth


Came for this. Leaving satisfied.

/would like to speak to Al Coholic...
 
2013-07-13 12:43:58 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somacandra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I DON'T F*CKING GET IT!

[i.imgur.com image 444x397]

Yes, yes, I understand Heywood Jablome, and I've seen the goddamned picture

/BUT WTF IS GENE MASSETH SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
//I just don't get the joke
///and with my sense of humor, that is like finding Nessie and Bigfoot shacked up in a Motel 6 right off of I-5 in Portland, Oregon
////with video


*pat, pat, pat*

I never got it either, makes me feel like I'm missing something obvious.
 
2013-07-13 12:46:01 AM
How can this be racist?  They outnumber us like four to one.
 
2013-07-13 12:46:14 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somacandra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I DON'T F*CKING GET IT!

[i.imgur.com image 444x397]

Yes, yes, I understand Heywood Jablome, and I've seen the goddamned picture

/BUT WTF IS GENE MASSETH SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
//I just don't get the joke
///and with my sense of humor, that is like finding Nessie and Bigfoot shacked up in a Motel 6 right off of I-5 in Portland, Oregon
////with video


If you have to ask, you're never going to know.
 
2013-07-13 12:48:20 AM

fullyautomatic: Haha well I found it absolutely hilarious, but I do have a very inappropriate sense of humor. "Captain Sum Ting Wong" had me falling out of my chair!


Hahaha, same here.  Fark, I laughed for a few minutes straight, then spent the rest of the day giggling occasionally whenever I thought about it.  I wonder what was going through the anchors head as she was reading those on live TV.
 
2013-07-13 12:49:28 AM
I bet Stu Pedasso had something to do with this.
 
2013-07-13 12:50:06 AM
I laughed out loud . . . and I usually don't.

Even more funny is that the news anchor probably had help practicing these names a few times before going on air.
 
2013-07-13 12:51:06 AM

You are Borg: Hahaha, same here.  Fark, I laughed for a few minutes straight, then spent the rest of the day giggling occasionally whenever I thought about it.  I wonder what was going through the anchors head as she was reading those on live TV.


"Ron will read anything that's on the teleprompter.  Anything."
 
2013-07-13 12:52:26 AM

vygramul: Overzealous staffer.

And why isn't it, "Former intern"?


Cuz he got a high five and a promotion?
 
2013-07-13 12:53:20 AM
Mike Oxlong nods approvingly
 
2013-07-13 12:54:37 AM
Odds that he's charged with a crime?
 
2013-07-13 12:54:52 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somacandra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I DON'T F*CKING GET IT!

[i.imgur.com image 444x397]

Yes, yes, I understand Heywood Jablome, and I've seen the goddamned picture

/BUT WTF IS GENE MASSETH SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
//I just don't get the joke
///and with my sense of humor, that is like finding Nessie and Bigfoot shacked up in a Motel 6 right off of I-5 in Portland, Oregon
////with video


Imagine someone with a bad lisp saying "jerking myself." I demand remunerations for this.
 
2013-07-13 12:55:04 AM

Popcorn Johnny: Odds that he's charged with a crime?


0/10
 
2013-07-13 12:55:31 AM

W.C.fields forever: Homer sexual not amused.


img.fark.net

Neither is Rusty.
 
2013-07-13 12:55:38 AM
i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2013-07-13 12:55:51 AM
Tonight's news, sponsored by:

www.toddicus.com
 
2013-07-13 12:56:27 AM
My friend Cody Pendent enjoyed this story.
 
2013-07-13 12:58:11 AM

calbert: Gene Masseth


I still can't believe how many people couldn't figure out how funny that one was. Must have just been more Canadians than Americans with pronunciation.
 
2013-07-13 12:58:27 AM
If you're having trouble with Gene Masseth, just say it out loud a few times at different speeds (but not with kids or sensitive types around lol)
 
2013-07-13 12:59:21 AM
And Baba-Booey to ya'll.

"Go f**k yourself, San Diego"

lol....

News readers, will they ever comprehend what they're reading?
 
2013-07-13 12:59:40 AM
Time for the alien space battle scene.
 
2013-07-13 01:00:05 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
"Kid, when I catch you, I'm gonna rip out your eyes, and stuff 'em down your pants, so you can watch me kick the crap outta you!"
 
2013-07-13 01:00:32 AM
Ohhhh! Gene MasSETH. Now I get it.
 
2013-07-13 01:00:39 AM
Hugh G. Rection spotted at the scene with Jack MeHoff.
 
2013-07-13 01:00:43 AM
"Mike Rotch? Mike Rotch! has anyone seen Mike Rotch around here?"
 
2013-07-13 01:01:28 AM
Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!
 
2013-07-13 01:01:28 AM
I donated a computer to a project at a local university back when computers were still spendy items.  In exchange, my name was to be engraved on one of the microsatellites they were sending up.  I initially requested credit as Hugh Jass but later decided it was childish and said they should use my real name.  They said not to worry about it as most of the names were of the Haywood Jablome variety.  I don't know whether they used my real name or not.
 
2013-07-13 01:03:36 AM
this came to mind:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDMiw-KFasRvfygyhgI7Dqqs7LwnXeR W a

/why come media stoopid when it comes to aviation?
 
2013-07-13 01:04:37 AM
Gene Masseth!!!
 
2013-07-13 01:05:13 AM

jtown: I donated a computer to a project at a local university back when computers were still spendy items.  In exchange, my name was to be engraved on one of the microsatellites they were sending up.  I initially requested credit as Hugh Jass but later decided it was childish and said they should use my real name.  They said not to worry about it as most of the names were of the Haywood Jablome variety.  I don't know whether they used my real name or not.


Cool story bro. No, really. I'm kind of jealous.

And I'm off to the star registry again...

Totally worth it.
 
2013-07-13 01:05:15 AM
Hahahaha I can't believe the put those "names" on the air. I needed that laugh.
 
2013-07-13 01:05:34 AM
"These names were not accurate despite an NTSB official in Washington confirming them late this morning," the anchor said. "We apologize for this error, and for our inability to recognize obvious bullshiat without having our hands held.  We want our viewers to know that we won't let our refusal to ever leave our offices or use our brains to do actual investigations cause this kinds of mistake, until the next time it happens."
 
2013-07-13 01:06:35 AM
WordyGrrl: Sounds like the NTSB their money's worth.

the whole thing?
 
2013-07-13 01:07:19 AM
That's one thing I miss about living in Cali, people pranking the local channels.
I remember one of the first home shopping channels that used to broadcast live on one of the UHF channels in San Diego.  They sold a bunch of crap but the hecklers and pranks were hilarious and that's why we watched.  It was great, I mean you could call them and the phone on the desk right there on TV would ring and you could ask the hostess all sorts of questions about the product.  No delay, no filter, no screening.  They eventually got sold to one of the national shopping channel networks and all the fun went away.  Never again could we inquire about the uses for the various attachments on the vacuum cleaners, or whether that vase could fit in certain parts of the average male's body.  We would never hear the Quaalude lady ramble on about her kids or how she had one of whatever way back in the day and they were only selling cheap knockoffs now, etc.
/CSB
 
2013-07-13 01:07:35 AM
For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd
 
2013-07-13 01:09:17 AM
Someone just told their unpaid intern that there was no future for them at the company.
 
2013-07-13 01:09:52 AM
Yeah, what's the deal with an intern at the NTSB being able to get anywhere near a telephone?

If we funded our government properly (after deducting for IRS parties), we'd be able to put accountable people in important offices, rather than "free" labor.
 
2013-07-13 01:10:18 AM

Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd


Phonics it for the slow amongst us.
 
2013-07-13 01:11:26 AM

Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd


If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor
 
2013-07-13 01:14:48 AM

Somacandra: calbert: Gene Masseth

The old 2009 thread


Hehe... Mike Oxlarge.
 
2013-07-13 01:16:15 AM
 
2013-07-13 01:16:31 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor


You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?
 
2013-07-13 01:17:52 AM
This soon to be former intern will either never get another job again, or will one day rule the world. There's no in between.
 
2013-07-13 01:18:35 AM
The joke with Gene Masseth is that you've been repeating it over and over again out loud trying to figure it out, when it means absolutely nothing.
 
2013-07-13 01:18:42 AM
So the NTSB had their slave labor relay the information to the person at the TV station who is no doubt doing the jobs of five people for $11 an hour. The anchor is a moron with a phony journalism degree from Arizona State or some other degree mill. The station manager was probably promoted from the sales department and actually knows nothing about broadcasting.

It's a long chain of incompetence and apathetic labor.
 
2013-07-13 01:19:01 AM

Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd


Enjoying myself? wit a lisp?
still scratching my head.Thinking to hard.

/need
//more
///clues
 
2013-07-13 01:21:24 AM
Seriously, what the hell is so funny about Gene Masseth? The 2009 thread is useless.

I get every single other prank name. I'm a goddamned linguist, and a rather cunning one, dammit. What gives?!

/A diagram would be helpful
 
2013-07-13 01:22:02 AM

W.C.fields forever: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

Enjoying myself? wit a lisp?
still scratching my head.Thinking to hard.

/need
//more
///clues


I think we're wasting our time trying to make something of it

/the joke is that it's meaningless
//and we're fools for trying to figure it out
///gene this
 
2013-07-13 01:22:09 AM

milowitz: The joke with Gene Masseth is that you've been repeating it over and over again out loud trying to figure it out, when it means absolutely nothing.


Oh.  :-/.  Well played.
 
2013-07-13 01:22:23 AM

HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor

You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?


Yes, but what about Gene Masseth?
 
2013-07-13 01:23:13 AM
I don't understand how this is racist, it's making fun of their language more than their race. Or do epicanthic folds cause someone to speak in a certain manner?
 
2013-07-13 01:23:28 AM
www.bontheball.com
When the American "news media" meets an American "government agency."
 
2013-07-13 01:23:35 AM

Somacandra: calbert: Gene Masseth

The old 2009 thread


Very nice.
 
2013-07-13 01:24:29 AM

MFAWG: HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor

You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?

Yes, but what about Gene Masseth?


No spoilers here, but just look, and think about it.
 
2013-07-13 01:25:21 AM
I couldn't get over the fact that she read those names out and didn't skip a beat. I would have stopped after getting that first one out. Hilarious either way, though.

It also shows that there aren't really journalists anymore. Just a bunch of actors that read teleprompters to push whatever agenda they're paid the most for.
 
2013-07-13 01:26:07 AM
Man, I hadn't heard Gene Masseth in years. I laugh every single time like I'm hearing it for the first time.
 
2013-07-13 01:27:47 AM
Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF
 
2013-07-13 01:28:23 AM

Somacandra: calbert: Gene Masseth

The old 2009 thread

i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-07-13 01:29:27 AM
The intern is called Carrie Oakey
 
2013-07-13 01:29:53 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF


HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor

You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?

 
2013-07-13 01:30:25 AM

Somacandra: Dijon Ketchup: I'll bet it was Mike Litoris who queefed the names.

[i44.photobucket.com image 500x361]

You know the guy?


The TV station logo on the Mike Litoris screenshot is also KTVU Channel 2, the same station that read off the NTSB names. They must be easy pickings.
 
2013-07-13 01:30:59 AM

Tellurium: it's making fun of their language more than their race


Ching chong, damn straight!
 
2013-07-13 01:31:05 AM

REO-Weedwagon: It's a long chain of incompetence and apathetic labor.


Yup. It was a cascade failure of the highest order and in this day and age of instant news, journalists shouldn't still be getting pantsed like this, but there ya go.
 
2013-07-13 01:33:55 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF


Try it with a French accent. I'll be waiting...
 
2013-07-13 01:34:03 AM

MFAWG: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor

You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?


So it IS just meaningless bullsh*t that is perpetuated for no other reason that it's meaningless?

/makes perfect sense
//'specially here
 
2013-07-13 01:34:10 AM

gadian: milowitz: The joke with Gene Masseth is that you've been repeating it over and over again out loud trying to figure it out, when it means absolutely nothing.

Oh.  :-/.  Well played.




imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-07-13 01:34:14 AM
Shouldn't the be the fault of someone like a proof reader or someone in quality control at the station?
 
2013-07-13 01:36:25 AM

Jabberwookiee: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

Try it with a French accent. I'll be waiting...


Hope you're not holding your breath

/I am a collector of voices and accents
//my one serious lifetime hero is Mel Blanc
///I CANNOT MAKE THAT BULLSH*T FUNNY
////no comprende
 
2013-07-13 01:38:12 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: MFAWG: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor

You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?

So it IS just meaningless bullsh*t that is perpetuated for no other reason that it's meaningless?

/makes perfect sense
//'specially here


Yep.

Guys interviewed for the newspaper in 2009 snuck in a funny name, and they did it by tucking it behind an actual name/fake name that wasn't dirty.

Gene Masseth was the normal name, and instead of laughing at the funny name he said, "Ha! Gene Masseth is hilarious!" With the normal snark we all love.

A few people posted wondering how Gene Masseth was funny, and thus the meme was born.
 
2013-07-13 01:38:30 AM

HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor

You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?


I asked my Pop a question years ago.It was about thinking to much....He asked me in turn..'hey W.C. you ever see a bunch of ducks flying overhead,and there were more ducks on one side than the other? You know why that is?'  Me: ' No Pops ,why is that'..Pops:Cause theres more ducks on otherside..

//don't think to much kids.
 
2013-07-13 01:38:34 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Jabberwookiee: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

Try it with a French accent. I'll be waiting...

Hope you're not holding your breath

/I am a collector of voices and accents
//my one serious lifetime hero is Mel Blanc
///I CANNOT MAKE THAT BULLSH*T FUNNY
////no comprende


Well, I am a collector of playful nonsense.

Almost passed out. You may have just save my life. I am eternally grateful.
 
2013-07-13 01:39:59 AM
*Intern in sarcastic tone*

"Yeah... THAT was their names. RIGHT"
 
2013-07-13 01:40:57 AM

Great Janitor: Shouldn't the be the fault of someone like a proof reader or someone in quality control at the station?


It is the fault of common sense. Where were you when we needed you?!?!?
 
2013-07-13 01:42:11 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF


The joke is: Gene Masseth is the guy's real name. The other guy in the photo made up "Haywood Jablome" as a joke. But to make it even more funny (sic), Farkers and others pretend that Gene Masseth is the joke name, then drive others crazy by fake-hinting, but not revealing the joke ... because the joke is, there's nothing funny about the name.
 
2013-07-13 01:42:16 AM
Next time try submitting the name to someone other than the receptionists 12-year-old son

Those responsible at the NTSB were Harry Pitts and Ralph Artz
Segment producer was Wayne Dwop
 
2013-07-13 01:43:00 AM

Testiclaw: Gene Masseth was the normal name


Uhh, no.
 
2013-07-13 01:43:29 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF


It's very similar to the joke image of the very busty girl tied to a chair and everyone who sees the picture comments about the show on the TV behind her. (Ignore the obvious, pretend something innocuous is the main subject and see who falls for it)
 
2013-07-13 01:44:05 AM

MadAzza: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

The joke is: Gene Masseth is the guy's real name. The other guy in the photo made up "Haywood Jablome" as a joke. But to make it even more funny (sic), Farkers and others pretend that Gene Masseth is the joke name, then drive others crazy by fake-hinting, but not revealing the joke ... because the joke is, there's nothing funny about the name.


You couldn't be more wrong. If the French accent doesn't work, try German. Sometimes that helps.
 
2013-07-13 01:46:39 AM
Paging Haywood Jablome, Haywood Jablome please report to thread #7839762
 
2013-07-13 01:47:01 AM

Testiclaw: MaudlinMutantMollusk: MFAWG: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor

You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?

So it IS just meaningless bullsh*t that is perpetuated for no other reason that it's meaningless?

/makes perfect sense
//'specially here

Yep.

Guys interviewed for the newspaper in 2009 snuck in a funny name, and they did it by tucking it behind an actual name/fake name that wasn't dirty.

Gene Masseth was the normal name, and instead of laughing at the funny name he said, "Ha! Gene Masseth is hilarious!" With the normal snark we all love.

A few people posted wondering how Gene Masseth was funny, and thus the meme was born.


Thank you
 
2013-07-13 01:47:55 AM

vygramul: Overzealous staffer.

And why isn't it, "Former intern"?


You realize he didn't give them the names right?  He just confirmed the names the station asked him about.  I can imagine scenarios where the latter might be an actual mistake.
 
2013-07-13 01:48:19 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: MaudlinMutantMollusk: MFAWG: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor

You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?

So it IS just meaningless bullsh*t that is perpetuated for no other reason that it's meaningless?

/makes perfect sense
//'specially here

Yep.

Guys interviewed for the newspaper in 2009 snuck in a funny name, and they did it by tucking it behind an actual name/fake name that wasn't dirty.

Gene Masseth was the normal name, and instead of laughing at the funny name he said, "Ha! Gene Masseth is hilarious!" With the normal snark we all love.

A few people posted wondering how Gene Masseth was funny, and thus the meme was born.

Thank you


Holy snaps!

Thank you!!
 
2013-07-13 01:50:07 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: So it IS just meaningless bullsh*t that is perpetuated for no other reason that it's meaningless?

/makes perfect sense
//'specially here


The brilliant part is that it does sound kinda like it should mean something.

And it has "ass" in it.
 
2013-07-13 01:51:14 AM
I don't know what's funnier, all you people pretending not to know the Gene Masseth meaning, or all you dopes trying to explain it.

i434.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-13 01:52:25 AM
i.qkme.me
 
2013-07-13 01:53:41 AM

walkerhound: I don't know what's funnier, all you people pretending not to know the Gene Masseth meaning, or all you dopes trying to explain it.

[i434.photobucket.com image 640x494]


You got the original of that?

/ba-dum-tish
 
2013-07-13 01:55:07 AM

walkerhound: I don't know what's funnier, all you people pretending not to know the Gene Masseth meaning, or all you dopes trying to explain it.

[i434.photobucket.com image 640x494]


Say, you would happen to have the original of that pic, would you?

My friend, the Asian adult film actor Wang Hung Lo wants a copy....
 
2013-07-13 01:55:19 AM

LordOfThePings: MaudlinMutantMollusk: So it IS just meaningless bullsh*t that is perpetuated for no other reason that it's meaningless?

/makes perfect sense
//'specially here

The brilliant part is that it does sound kinda like it should mean something.

And it has "ass" in it.


Arise, Sir Pings
 
2013-07-13 01:55:35 AM
www.holdinoutforahero.org
 
2013-07-13 01:57:16 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Arise, Sir Pings


You must be feeling generous tonight. Thank you, my liege.
 
2013-07-13 01:59:22 AM

LordOfThePings: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Arise, Sir Pings

You must be feeling generous tonight. Thank you, my liege.


My pleasure, dude

/I rike you
//you make me raff
 
2013-07-13 02:02:06 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: LordOfThePings: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Arise, Sir Pings

You must be feeling generous tonight. Thank you, my liege.

My pleasure, dude

/I rike you
//you make me raff


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-07-13 02:04:13 AM

Somacandra: Dijon Ketchup: I'll bet it was Mike Litoris who queefed the names.

[i44.photobucket.com image 500x361]

You know the guy?


same tv channel.  unbelievable
 
2013-07-13 02:05:50 AM

Elmo Jones: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x359]


One of the local AM radio stations has a reporter named Anita Bathe, and I think of Moe's bar every time they mention her name.
 
2013-07-13 02:09:48 AM
The joke is: Gene Masseth is the guy's real name. The other guy in the photo made up "Haywood Jablome" as a joke. But to make it even more funny (sic), Farkers and others pretend that Gene Masseth is the joke name, then drive others crazy by fake-hinting, but not revealing the joke ... because the joke is, there's nothing funny about the name.


Ah. So it's a reminder that the majority if not a significant number of Fark posters are ASSHOLES.
Got it. Thanks.
 
2013-07-13 02:11:40 AM

Fiction Fan: The joke is: Gene Masseth is the guy's real name. The other guy in the photo made up "Haywood Jablome" as a joke. But to make it even more funny (sic), Farkers and others pretend that Gene Masseth is the joke name, then drive others crazy by fake-hinting, but not revealing the joke ... because the joke is, there's nothing funny about the name.


Ah. So it's a reminder that the majority if not a significant number of Fark posters are ASSHOLES.
Got it. Thanks.


Well, at least I was just ignorant

/you're just grumpy
 
2013-07-13 02:13:42 AM

jtown: I donated a computer to a project at a local university back when computers were still spendy items.  In exchange, my name was to be engraved on one of the microsatellites they were sending up.  I initially requested credit as Hugh Jass but later decided it was childish and said they should use my real name.  They said not to worry about it as most of the names were of the Haywood Jablome variety.  I don't know whether they used my real name or not.


There was a guy at our dorm who got junk mail under the name Hugh C. Chardon.
 
2013-07-13 02:13:44 AM
There was an aspiring model in my high school class.  She was given the title of "most likely to become a model" and the yearbook staff thought it was a stupid category, made up just for her large ego.  The girl was asian and they put her name as "Inme Oh" in the caption.  The teacher who proofread the yearbook saw that name and realized that on her Senior picture, the name was different.  Can't have that, so he changed that one to Inme Oh as well.  It went to print that way.

That was the same year they snuck "Bong Smigth" and "Tomy Smegma" into the Junior section.
 
2013-07-13 02:14:13 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: W.C.fields forever: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

Enjoying myself? wit a lisp?
still scratching my head.Thinking to hard.

/need
//more
///clues

I think we're wasting our time trying to make something of it

/the joke is that it's meaningless
//and we're fools for trying to figure it out
///gene this


Here's the key to figuring out Gene Masseth is to  not assume both men in that picture gave fake names.
 
2013-07-13 02:18:23 AM

no clever name here just move along: Somacandra: Dijon Ketchup: I'll bet it was Mike Litoris who queefed the names.

[i44.photobucket.com image 500x361]

You know the guy?

same tv channel.  unbelievable


You'd think they would have learned.

Odd thing is, that's the one respectable news station in the SF Bay Area. Or at least, it once was. Truth be told, I haven't watched it in a long time.
 
2013-07-13 02:24:38 AM

REO-Weedwagon: So the NTSB had their slave labor relay the information to the person at the TV station who is no doubt doing the jobs of five people for $11 an hour. The anchor is a moron with a phony journalism degree from Arizona State or some other degree mill. The station manager was probably promoted from the sales department and actually knows nothing about broadcasting.

It's a long chain of incompetence and apathetic labor.


At which station did you work?
 
2013-07-13 02:29:03 AM

MadAzza: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

The joke is: Gene Masseth is the guy's real name. The other guy in the photo made up "Haywood Jablome" as a joke. But to make it even more funny (sic), Farkers and others pretend that Gene Masseth is the joke name, then drive others crazy by fake-hinting, but not revealing the joke ... because the joke is, there's nothing funny about the name.



Not even close.

/gene masseth, lol
 
2013-07-13 02:29:17 AM
Has anyone heard the 'no-soap-radio joke', it is really funny.
 
2013-07-13 02:31:34 AM

LordOfThePings: [www.holdinoutforahero.org image 300x375]


Never fails to bring the lulz.
 
2013-07-13 02:32:51 AM

Enemabag Jones: Has anyone heard the 'no-soap-radio joke', it is really funny.


No, but I did hear one about a naked blonde who walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm and a two-foot salami under the other.
 
2013-07-13 02:32:52 AM
OK, it's the Zen thing. Le sigh. That 2009 thread was full of jerks, like, I mean they musta opened a whole warehouse full of 'em.

/Ad Farkem Te Excipimus
 
2013-07-13 02:33:52 AM
Wow there are still folks who haven't figured it out yet...
 
2013-07-13 02:37:03 AM

Ivo Shandor: Enemabag Jones: Has anyone heard the 'no-soap-radio joke', it is really funny.

No, but I did hear one about a naked blonde who walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm and a two-foot salami under the other.


Is that the one where the bartender says, "Oh. I don't suppose you'll be needing a drink."?
 
2013-07-13 02:37:09 AM

Gene Masseth: Wow there are still folks who haven't figured it out yet...


Too soon
 
2013-07-13 02:38:20 AM

Gene Masseth: Wow there are still folks who haven't figured it out yet...


'splain yourself.
 
2013-07-13 02:40:07 AM

Gene Masseth: Wow there are still folks who haven't figured it out yet...


What makes you think you are welcome here?
 
2013-07-13 02:43:25 AM

UsikFark: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somacandra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I DON'T F*CKING GET IT!

[i.imgur.com image 444x397]

Yes, yes, I understand Heywood Jablome, and I've seen the goddamned picture

/BUT WTF IS GENE MASSETH SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
//I just don't get the joke
///and with my sense of humor, that is like finding Nessie and Bigfoot shacked up in a Motel 6 right off of I-5 in Portland, Oregon
////with video

Imagine someone with a bad lisp saying "jerking myself." I demand remunerations for this.


Google is hard. Massesth-ively hard.
 
2013-07-13 02:46:16 AM

BuckTurgidson: Ivo Shandor: Enemabag Jones: Has anyone heard the 'no-soap-radio joke', it is really funny.

No, but I did hear one about a naked blonde who walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm and a two-foot salami under the other.

Is that the one where the bartender says, "Oh. I don't suppose you'll be needing a drink."?


That's the one. Laughed my ass off when I heard the punchline.
 
2013-07-13 02:48:15 AM

Lochsteppe: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somacandra: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I DON'T F*CKING GET IT!

[i.imgur.com image 444x397]

Yes, yes, I understand Heywood Jablome, and I've seen the goddamned picture

/BUT WTF IS GENE MASSETH SUPPOSED TO MEAN?
//I just don't get the joke
///and with my sense of humor, that is like finding Nessie and Bigfoot shacked up in a Motel 6 right off of I-5 in Portland, Oregon
////with video

*pat, pat, pat*

I never got it either, makes me feel like I'm missing something obvious.


Kind of like the episode of the Simpsons where all the dumb people figure some puzzle out, but the smarter Lisa can't.
 
2013-07-13 02:48:42 AM
I just finally looked up the actual video of the news moron reading the fake names. She seriously said Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow out loud, without stopping to think about it. What the f*ck.
 
2013-07-13 02:53:34 AM
That said, Dick Trickle was a real name.
 
2013-07-13 02:59:24 AM

HotWingAgenda: I just finally looked up the actual video of the news moron reading the fake names. She seriously said Ho Lee Fuk and Bang Ding Ow out loud, without stopping to think about it. What the f*ck.



When your brain learns to do a job well enough, it will sometimes shunt your cognition a bit to make you more efficient at that specific task.

You should see the crap they've done to pet/mri scans that goes by a radiologist without them even realizing that someone put mickey mouse ears on a kidney or the outline of a sailboat where a liver should be.

Their job is to read that teleprompter. They hone in on that, get 'in the zone' and well, you get what we have here.

/go fark yourself San Diego
 
2013-07-13 03:38:00 AM
"a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority."

"a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority."

"a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority."
 
2013-07-13 03:51:28 AM
The Gene Masseth joke only works if you know basic Hungarian.
 
2013-07-13 04:26:10 AM

Ivo Shandor: BuckTurgidson: Ivo Shandor: Enemabag Jones: Has anyone heard the 'no-soap-radio joke', it is really funny.

No, but I did hear one about a naked blonde who walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm and a two-foot salami under the other.

Is that the one where the bartender says, "Oh. I don't suppose you'll be needing a drink."?

That's the one. Laughed my ass off when I heard the punchline.


Last thing I remember seeing was the monkey trying to put the cork back in.
 
2013-07-13 05:36:45 AM
Didn't Gene Masseth invent the fingerbox?
 
2013-07-13 05:38:52 AM

W.C.fields forever: HotWingAgenda: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Testiclaw: For those that still don't understand why Gene Masseth is funny, just think off all the different way Gene can be pronounced.

/took me a while, but I got it
//and lol'd

If I have to work that hard to get a goddamned joke, it's not worth the effort

/and I know I have a fully armed and operational sense of humor

You ever see the prank where someone put a piece of garbage on a pedestal at a museum next to a real piece of art, and then a bunch of art snobs spend days agonizing over all the nuances of why the fake piece is brilliant and insightful?

I asked my Pop a question years ago.It was about thinking to much....He asked me in turn..'hey W.C. you ever see a bunch of ducks flying overhead,and there were more ducks on one side than the other? You know why that is?'  Me: ' No Pops ,why is that'..Pops:Cause theres more ducks on otherside..

//don't think to much kids.


My dad told me the exact same thing
 
2013-07-13 05:51:42 AM
I don't recall issuing a statement...
 
2013-07-13 05:59:54 AM
It is absolutely astounding, I mean totally mindboggling, that someone would:

A) Call to confirm that list of names

B) Pass the list along to a newswriter/scriptwriter

C) The scriptwriter would USE the info after seeing the names written down

D) The graphics person could see those names listed and STILL make the on-air graphic

E) The director could look at it on his preview monitor and NOT notice the idiocy going on and broadcast the freaking list


Just...I'm speechless.
 
2013-07-13 06:06:12 AM

The Southern Dandy: Ivo Shandor: BuckTurgidson: Ivo Shandor: Enemabag Jones: Has anyone heard the 'no-soap-radio joke', it is really funny.

No, but I did hear one about a naked blonde who walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm and a two-foot salami under the other.

Is that the one where the bartender says, "Oh. I don't suppose you'll be needing a drink."?

That's the one. Laughed my ass off when I heard the punchline.

Last thing I remember seeing was the monkey trying to put the cork back in.


I heard it as "It was the look on the monkey's face as he tried to push the cork back in."

I never laughed as hard as "You two can stay, but the Ferengi in the gorilla suit has to go."
 
2013-07-13 06:12:32 AM

Disgruntled Goat: It is absolutely astounding, I mean totally mindboggling, that someone would:

A) Call to confirm that list of names

B) Pass the list along to a newswriter/scriptwriter

C) The scriptwriter would USE the info after seeing the names written down

D) The graphics person could see those names listed and STILL make the on-air graphic

E) The director could look at it on his preview monitor and NOT notice the idiocy going on and broadcast the freaking list


Just...I'm speechless.


I think they knew and just figured they had cover to blame it all on the NTSB and embarrass them.
 
2013-07-13 06:16:20 AM
His boss I. Bin Haad was not amused.
 
2013-07-13 06:22:32 AM
Paging Mr. Mehoff! Jack Mehoff!
 
2013-07-13 06:28:36 AM
I for one do not approve of these antics
 
2013-07-13 06:45:15 AM

God-is-a-Taco: Asiana Airlines has identified the pilot and copilot as Lee Kang-kook and Lee Jung-min.

Shouldn't he be a chef?


Or wearing an incontinence pad.
 
2013-07-13 06:58:29 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Jabberwookiee: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

Try it with a French accent. I'll be waiting...

Hope you're not holding your breath

/I am a collector of voices and accents
//my one serious lifetime hero is Mel Blanc
///I CANNOT MAKE THAT BULLSH*T FUNNY
////no comprende



Seems pretty funny from here.
 
2013-07-13 07:07:49 AM
Someone please, find that intern's email address so an invite with sponsorship can be sent.
 
2013-07-13 07:20:45 AM
Hugh Jarsoul. Paging Dr. Hugh Jarsoul.
 
2013-07-13 07:23:45 AM

phartman: That said, Dick Trickle was a real name.


Dick Swett was a New Hampshire politician.
 
2013-07-13 07:27:43 AM
Well, I guess Yuri Nader can kiss her internship goodbye. :P
 
2013-07-13 07:31:07 AM

fullyautomatic: Haha well I found it absolutely hilarious, but I do have a very inappropriate sense of humor. "Captain Sum Ting Wong" had me falling out of my chair!


Bang Ding Ow was teh one that got me.

The intern is totally getting fired, but that was great.
 
2013-07-13 07:31:46 AM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Paging Haywood Jablome, Haywood Jablome please report to thread #7839762


(Maybe if i spelled it right ...)

Heywood Jablowme, Heywood Jablowme please report to thread #7839762.
 
2013-07-13 07:35:23 AM

MadAzza: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF

The joke is: Gene Masseth is the guy's real name. The other guy in the photo made up "Haywood Jablome" as a joke. But to make it even more funny (sic), Farkers and others pretend that Gene Masseth is the joke name, then drive others crazy by fake-hinting, but not revealing the joke ... because the joke is, there's nothing funny about the name.


It's like one of those "jokes" where you lie to someone about something trivial/inconsequential (and for which they have absolutely no reason to disbelieve you or suspect you are lying) and then have a hearty laugh because they were dumb enough to believe you.
 
2013-07-13 07:39:15 AM
How long until "I am the douchebag redditor who leak the pilot names, AMA"?
 
2013-07-13 07:41:00 AM
CSB:  I once met a guy named Hung Long.

In case you don't believe me:

http://www.manta.com/c/mmqdwjz/hung-long

http://www.yelp.com/biz/hung-long-asian-market-seattle
 
2013-07-13 07:50:05 AM
I've ranted about this before, and I am going to do it again:

Dear News Stations and Media Outlets,

Look, I appreciate the work you do.  Granted, I get about 99% of my news from the internet, but that's neither here, nor there.  When I tune in with you, it is often for live events.

Now that being said, I think I need to take a small step back and lend you a wee bit of insight about my state of mind, as well as the collective state of mind/opinion about newer generations thoughts about you.  Our parents and grandparents were loyal to specific news outlets and hosts.  We are not.  We do not switch the channel because you are going to report something exclusive 45 seconds a head of another station.

Generally, exclusivity means nothing to us now a days, and here is why:  About two minutes after your "OMG Exclusive Interview WHARGARBLE!!!" is over, about 9000 other media sources have, dissected, summarized, and disseminated the main and interesting points of you "exclusive" interview.  In short, we do not care about your exclusivity.

Our indifference to exclusivity is extended even further when it comes to your station/network reporting on a specifics of a topic 17 seconds before another station/network.  It has been proven time and time again that when live events are happening, often there is a lot of misinformation as well as outright incorrect info.  You have taken your craft from being basically a public service, to entertainment, hence your need to get "whatever out there as soon as you can."

You have a duty to the public to report on CORRECT information, not just stuff.  You wanna know why younger generations are not loyal and do not care about you?  Partially, it is because of shiat like this.  These "names" had to have been passed through at least 3-5 peoples hands, and not one single person took 10 seconds to study the information and say..."gee, this does not look to be correct, I think we are getting pranked here..."...no one did that?  Hey, but...bonus point time - You reported it before anyone else!!! WOOT-WOOT!!!  GO LOCAL NEWS STATION, GOOOO LOCAL NEWS STATION!!! GO SHORTY, IT'S YOUR BURFDAY!!!

Seriously, fark you guys, fark you right in the ass!  We want accurate information, not just stuff.  Why this is so difficult for you to grasp is beyond me...
 
2013-07-13 08:07:25 AM
First of all, the Gene meme thing isn't funny, and if you think it is, well, you can marvel over the red wheel barrow beside the white chickens.

What is funny is that no one at KTVU noticed those bogus names? Is it the fault of the news station wanting to be first? I don't think so, not unless they're all like Ron Burgundy and will read anything. Problem is, we really don't need as much news that gets put out there, online as well. Give people time to wonder and try and figure things out, work on the facts, then report it later, after all the stories get straightened out. It's just too much. about 75% of CNN is absolutely worthless, probably more. Kill the stupid scroll, and ignore the stupid Tweet or comment you get from Ngo Fukin Wei.
 
2013-07-13 08:09:08 AM

tirob: CSB:  I once met a guy named Hung Long.

In case you don't believe me:

http://www.manta.com/c/mmqdwjz/hung-long

http://www.yelp.com/biz/hung-long-asian-market-seattle


There's a Vietnamese restaurant in Las Vegas named Pho Kim Long. That has to be intentional.

s3-media4.ak.yelpcdn.com
 
2013-07-13 08:10:25 AM

Disgruntled Goat: It is absolutely astounding, I mean totally mindboggling, that someone would:

A) Call to confirm that list of names

B) Pass the list along to a newswriter/scriptwriter

C) The scriptwriter would USE the info after seeing the names written down

D) The graphics person could see those names listed and STILL make the on-air graphic

E) The director could look at it on his preview monitor and NOT notice the idiocy going on and broadcast the freaking list


Just...I'm speechless.


1988 called and wants its workflow back.  That's not how things are done anymore.

A) Newsroom desk jockey* (probably also an intern) calls NTSB to get/confirm the names

B) Newsroom desk jockey* PMs the list to the news writer, who is also very likely an intern

C) Newswriter/intern writes the story*.  The graphic is created in the script -- there are very few graphics people anymore, and they only deal with complicated things like non-canned animations.  Simple full-screens are all done in ENPS or whatever writing tool the station uses.

D) Producer is too busy doing the job of 11 other people and sitting in meetings to proofread the script.

E) Anchor wanders in three minutes before the news starts, and reads the script cold from the TelePrompTer.

There are no more "proofreaders."  There never was a "quality control department."  The director is so bogged down in fancy flying special effects that he never has time to read the preview screen.  Local TV newsrooms have been cut back so much over the last 20 years that this is the result.

There are dozens -- maybe hundreds -- of local news shows that go on the air with just three or four people.  In many markets the anchor has to run his own prompter with a foot pedal.  Field crews used to be four people (reporter, photographer, sound, producer).  Now almost the entire country runs on one-man-bands.

(*This assumes the over-worked producer even HAS a desk assistant/assignment editor and a writer or two on staff.  More often than not in American local news, one person -- the producer -- does virtually EVERYTHING.)
 
2013-07-13 08:14:49 AM
And this morning here on the morning show, a happy tenth anniversary to Phil and Connie Lingus!
 
2013-07-13 08:17:47 AM
I felt drawn to this thread...
 
2013-07-13 08:20:06 AM
I must have died as a 13 year old boy in a previous life, because I think this is HYSTERICAL!!!!  Started my weekend laughing with my husband.

Besides that, the news station probably got more hits than any other story in years. So if it upsets you rinse the sand out your panties and move on to the next thread.
 
2013-07-13 08:22:55 AM
Gene Masseth: since 2009, proving that if you don't get the joke, there's a good chance it's you.
 
2013-07-13 08:39:21 AM
Incidentally, the NTSB just made me a job offer
 
2013-07-13 08:49:16 AM

residentgeek: Seriously, what the hell is so funny about Gene Masseth? The 2009 thread is useless.

I get every single other prank name. I'm a goddamned linguist, and a rather cunning one, dammit. What gives?!

/A diagram would be helpful


Do you like fish sticks?
 
2013-07-13 08:54:12 AM

GreatGlavinsGhost: Paging Haywood Jablome, Haywood Jablome please report to thread #7839762


Will you accept a substitute?
 
2013-07-13 08:55:03 AM

Fupac: residentgeek: Seriously, what the hell is so funny about Gene Masseth? The 2009 thread is useless.

I get every single other prank name. I'm a goddamned linguist, and a rather cunning one, dammit. What gives?!

/A diagram would be helpful

Do you like fish sticks?


www.lorenweisman.com

What's wrong with liking fishsticks? I eat them all the time.
 
2013-07-13 08:56:59 AM
That newscast was the funniest thing I've seen in some time. Busted up laughing at work, and then I had to show everyone what was so Goddamn funny.
 
2013-07-13 08:59:49 AM

phartman: That said, Dick Trickle was a real name.



www.dlpconstruction.com
 
2013-07-13 09:04:43 AM
I was in an airport two days ago and heard a page for Phil Mahiney.
 
2013-07-13 09:05:08 AM
Obligatory:

http://youtu.be/4XMr3QO2Sbc
 
2013-07-13 09:08:55 AM

MythDragon: Fupac: residentgeek: Seriously, what the hell is so funny about Gene Masseth? The 2009 thread is useless.

I get every single other prank name. I'm a goddamned linguist, and a rather cunning one, dammit. What gives?!

/A diagram would be helpful

Do you like fish sticks?

[www.lorenweisman.com image 450x300]

What's wrong with liking fishsticks? I eat them all the time.


Then you are a gay fish.
 
2013-07-13 09:57:49 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: ///and with my sense of humor, that is like finding Nessie and Bigfoot shacked up in a Motel 6 right off of I-5 in Portland, Oregon
////with video


Dude, don't mention they're at the Rose Quarter Motel 6.  They want their privacy.

i143.photobucket.com

I just saw them at Hung Far Low a little while back.  But keep it on the dl.
 
2013-07-13 10:09:55 AM
www.doheth.co.uk
 
2013-07-13 10:10:21 AM
www.theblindcard.com
 
2013-07-13 10:17:26 AM
 
2013-07-13 10:52:34 AM
Video (for those that somehow never saw it):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obpN0KZ-Qo0
 
2013-07-13 11:01:37 AM

ggecko: Video (for those that somehow never saw it):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obpN0KZ-Qo0


I Thin Q!

The LA Times wants me to pay dems.

Never.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:20 AM

calbert: Gene Masseth


Yes?  I'm here.
 
2013-07-13 11:03:49 AM
This station vehemently claimed that the TSA confirmed these names. Either the TSA is run by a bunch of dipsh*ts too or the station LIED THEIR ASSES OFF and the TSA never confirmed squat.

What other things do our media deliberately lie to us about?
 
2013-07-13 11:10:09 AM

Gene Masseth: Wow there are still folks who haven't figured it out yet...


Dad?  Dad, get off the internet.  Mom needs to go to the store and you're lollygagging posting in Fark threads.
 
2013-07-13 11:11:43 AM
Watching tv the other day...interviewee is name anthony bologne...I yelled ou HIS NAME IS TONY BALONEY--and a good time was had by all.
 
2013-07-13 11:12:44 AM
Intern Hugh Morris strikes again.
 
2013-07-13 11:13:29 AM

TV's Vinnie: This station vehemently claimed that the TSA confirmed these names. Either the TSA is run by a bunch of dipsh*ts too or the station LIED THEIR ASSES OFF and the TSA never confirmed squat.

What other things do our media deliberately lie to us about?


where are you getting the TSA?

it's the NTSB. just read the article. The NTSB even admits that it was one of their 'summer interns' who 'verified' the names to KTVU.

it's still up in the air how the station originally acquired those names, which prompted them to call the NTSB for verification (that according to the article, the NTSB wouldn't even do even if the names were correct).
 
2013-07-13 11:19:50 AM

reaperducer: Disgruntled Goat: It is absolutely astounding, I mean totally mindboggling, that someone would:

A) Call to confirm that list of names

B) Pass the list along to a newswriter/scriptwriter

C) The scriptwriter would USE the info after seeing the names written down

D) The graphics person could see those names listed and STILL make the on-air graphic

E) The director could look at it on his preview monitor and NOT notice the idiocy going on and broadcast the freaking list


Just...I'm speechless.

1988 called and wants its workflow back.  That's not how things are done anymore.

A) Newsroom desk jockey* (probably also an intern) calls NTSB to get/confirm the names

B) Newsroom desk jockey* PMs the list to the news writer, who is also very likely an intern

C) Newswriter/intern writes the story*.  The graphic is created in the script -- there are very few graphics people anymore, and they only deal with complicated things like non-canned animations.  Simple full-screens are all done in ENPS or whatever writing tool the station uses.

D) Producer is too busy doing the job of 11 other people and sitting in meetings to proofread the script.

E) Anchor wanders in three minutes before the news starts, and reads the script cold from the TelePrompTer.

There are no more "proofreaders."  There never was a "quality control department."  The director is so bogged down in fancy flying special effects that he never has time to read the preview screen.  Local TV newsrooms have been cut back so much over the last 20 years that this is the result.

There are dozens -- maybe hundreds -- of local news shows that go on the air with just three or four people.  In many markets the anchor has to run his own prompter with a foot pedal.  Field crews used to be four people (reporter, photographer, sound, producer).  Now almost the entire country runs on one-man-bands.

(*This assumes the over-worked producer even HAS a desk assistant/assignment editor and a writer or two on staff.  More often ...


And of course, as a producer, there's no slant to this story of yours, eh?

\not arguing that newsrooms are unorganized piles of crap
\\but among the most brain dead people I have had to work with over the last 25 years
\\\most of them have been "producers" (a term that ranks up there with 'military intelligence')
 
2013-07-13 11:39:01 AM

Fiction Fan: The joke is: Gene Masseth is the guy's real name. The other guy in the photo made up "Haywood Jablome" as a joke. But to make it even more funny (sic), Farkers and others pretend that Gene Masseth is the joke name, then drive others crazy by fake-hinting, but not revealing the joke ... because the joke is, there's nothing funny about the name.


Ah. So it's a reminder that the majority if not a significant number of Fark posters are ASSHOLES.
Got it. Thanks.


Yep. Exactly. To teach us all a valuable lesson, you should leave and never return to FARK.

/You're old. Get younger!!
 
2013-07-13 11:44:07 AM

CheapEngineer: And of course, as a producer, there's no slant to this story of yours, eh?

 

Lame assumption is lame.  I'm not a producer.  I don't even work in television.  You shouldn't infer too much from people's Fark handles.

But while we're playing this game, CheapEngineer, let me guess -- you're one of those TV station "engineers" who pushes buttons and paperwork all day?
 
2013-07-13 12:30:50 PM

make me some tea: tirob: CSB:  I once met a guy named Hung Long.

In case you don't believe me:

http://www.manta.com/c/mmqdwjz/hung-long

http://www.yelp.com/biz/hung-long-asian-market-seattle

There's a Vietnamese restaurant in Las Vegas named Pho Kim Long. That has to be intentional.

[s3-media4.ak.yelpcdn.com image 500x375]


If only it could have been Pho Kim Long Thai.
 
2013-07-13 12:32:14 PM
If NTSB kid slipped Gene Masseth in that list, that would've been awesome.
 
2013-07-13 12:35:21 PM
www.thepoke.co.uk
 
2013-07-13 12:45:07 PM
Not exactly sure how they names he gave are racists.  The real pilot's names are Lee Kang-kook and Lee Jung-min.  The ones he came up with weren't much of a stretch.  Does anyone really think the guy made this joke because he hates or even looks down on Korean people?  Is the silly name Pat McGroin racist against Irish people?  But not too surprising the media jumped on racist using their simple but inaccurate formula:  ethnic names + offensive joke = racism = outrage = ratings.  If it was offensive it was to the victims of the crash and their families.

Offensive or not, it was freakin' genius.  Possibly the funniest thing I've read all week.  I CAVATO'ed heartily.  (Chortled at a volume audible to others.)
 
2013-07-13 12:54:43 PM
 
2013-07-13 01:00:38 PM
Just figured no one would be so stupid not to see it. Guess the jokes on him.
 
2013-07-13 01:19:26 PM
Then there's a hockey player named Grant Clitsome.
 
2013-07-13 01:24:43 PM

Dinkledort: Not exactly sure how they names he gave are racists.  The real pilot's names are Lee Kang-kook and Lee Jung-min.  The ones he came up with weren't much of a stretch.  Does anyone really think the guy made this joke because he hates or even looks down on Korean people?  Is the silly name Pat McGroin racist against Irish people?  But not too surprising the media jumped on racist using their simple but inaccurate formula:  ethnic names + offensive joke = racism = outrage = ratings.  If it was offensive it was to the victims of the crash and their families.

Offensive or not, it was freakin' genius.  Possibly the funniest thing I've read all week.  I CAVATO'ed heartily.  (Chortled at a volume audible to others.)


I just had a conversation about this and asked how Heywood Jablome is racist. "it isn't." Then why is Ho Lee Fuk? "because Heywood does not make me think of any particular race, but Ho Lee is making fun of asians."
 
2013-07-13 01:26:21 PM
oops, how Heywood is *not* racist. sorry
 
2013-07-13 01:28:29 PM

DoctorCal: Britney Spears Cletus Federline wild new sex tape not safe for work


Oh god ... this comment
http://www.fark.com/comments/1529615/13695178#c13695178
 
2013-07-13 02:24:55 PM

make me some tea: DoctorCal: Britney Spears Cletus Federline wild new sex tape not safe for work

Oh god ... this comment
http://www.fark.com/comments/1529615/13695178#c13695178


TT_TT_Pned
 
2013-07-13 02:33:08 PM
Odds are the intern answering the phone thought it was a prank call and said something like "oh, yeah, sure. Those are totally the names. "

newsies should've unfarked themselves before even calling.
 
2013-07-13 03:07:21 PM
 
2013-07-13 03:11:31 PM

reaperducer: CheapEngineer: And of course, as a producer, there's no slant to this story of yours, eh?


Lame assumption is lame.  I'm not a producer.  I don't even work in television.  You shouldn't infer too much from people's Fark handles.

But while we're playing this game, CheapEngineer, let me guess -- you're one of those TV station "engineers" who pushes buttons and paperwork all day?


Bless Your Heart. Got fired for screwin' up, eh?

\no way you wrote that without either having the job or having a GF who whined about it
\\but sure, whatever you say, deeply sorry for having offended you ;)
\\\I fix the buttons the morons break, and all the rest of the shiny crap they bring back broken
 
2013-07-13 04:08:00 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Anyone who can parse this Gene Masseth bullsh*t out in a way that makes sense to me gets a free month of TF


Gene Masseth
Genie Masseth
Genie Massive

Get it?

/had to try
 
2013-07-13 04:16:28 PM

The Southern Dandy: Last thing I remember seeing was the monkey trying to put the cork back in.


Wow. It has been many years since I heard that one. I still giggle at it.

/many years
 
2013-07-13 04:23:14 PM

saturn badger: The Southern Dandy: Last thing I remember seeing was the monkey trying to put the cork back in.

Wow. It has been many years since I heard that one. I still giggle at it.

/many years


Greateast.Punchline.Eva.
 
2013-07-13 05:56:46 PM
They'll read anything up in front of them. Somewhere I have a tape of Peter Jennings announcing that volcanoes had just been discovered on Jupiter's moon 10.
 
2013-07-13 07:00:19 PM
All parties involved have been sacked.
 
2013-07-13 07:35:59 PM

calbert: Gene Masseth


I love you guys.
 
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