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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
    More: Followup, National Transportation Safety Board, police stations, spokeswomen, Asiana Airlines, Transportation Safety Board, KTVU  
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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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