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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 61
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2013-07-12 10:35:19 PM  
15 votes:
Gene Masseth
2013-07-13 02:33:52 AM  
6 votes:
Wow there are still folks who haven't figured it out yet...
2013-07-13 12:55:38 AM  
4 votes:
i.telegraph.co.uk
2013-07-12 10:15:13 PM  
4 votes:
That poor intern. I wonder if his name is Joe King?
2013-07-13 01:23:28 AM  
3 votes:
www.bontheball.com
When the American "news media" meets an American "government agency."
2013-07-13 12:53:20 AM  
3 votes:
Mike Oxlong nods approvingly
2013-07-13 12:51:06 AM  
3 votes:

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."
2013-07-12 11:01:59 PM  
3 votes:
I would totally buy that intern a drink. Sure it's unprofessional but it's hilarious.
2013-07-13 11:10:09 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:03:20 AM  
2 votes:

calbert: Gene Masseth


Yes?  I'm here.
2013-07-13 08:54:12 AM  
2 votes:

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


Will you accept a substitute?
2013-07-13 01:55:35 AM  
2 votes:
www.holdinoutforahero.org
2013-07-13 01:53:41 AM  
2 votes:

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 01:51:14 AM  
2 votes:
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 01:18:35 AM  
2 votes:
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 01:16:31 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:59:21 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:46:14 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:39:45 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:38:37 AM  
2 votes:

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


i44.photobucket.com

You know the guy?
2013-07-13 12:33:54 AM  
2 votes:

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


i.imgur.com
2013-07-12 10:13:29 PM  
2 votes:
Paging Mike Hunt!  Is there a Mike Hunt here?
2013-07-13 05:56:46 PM  
1 votes:
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 01:28:29 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:35:21 PM  
1 votes:
www.thepoke.co.uk
2013-07-13 09:57:49 AM  
1 votes:

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 08:39:21 AM  
1 votes:
Incidentally, the NTSB just made me a job offer
2013-07-13 08:17:47 AM  
1 votes:
I felt drawn to this thread...
2013-07-13 08:09:08 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:31:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 07:27:43 AM  
1 votes:
Well, I guess Yuri Nader can kiss her internship goodbye. :P
2013-07-13 05:51:42 AM  
1 votes:
I don't recall issuing a statement...
2013-07-13 02:59:24 AM  
1 votes:

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 02:29:17 AM  
1 votes:
Has anyone heard the 'no-soap-radio joke', it is really funny.
2013-07-13 02:18:23 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:55:07 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:52:25 AM  
1 votes:
i.qkme.me
2013-07-13 01:38:12 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:30:25 AM  
1 votes:

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 01:14:48 AM  
1 votes:

Somacandra: calbert: Gene Masseth

The old 2009 thread


Hehe... Mike Oxlarge.
2013-07-13 01:09:52 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:06:35 AM  
1 votes:
WordyGrrl: Sounds like the NTSB their money's worth.

the whole thing?
2013-07-13 01:05:34 AM  
1 votes:
"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 01:01:28 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:01:28 AM  
1 votes:
Live, from New York, it's Saturday Night!
2013-07-13 01:00:32 AM  
1 votes:
Ohhhh! Gene MasSETH. Now I get it.
2013-07-13 01:00:05 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:54:52 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:50:06 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:46:01 AM  
1 votes:
How can this be racist?  They outnumber us like four to one.
2013-07-13 12:40:59 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:38:41 AM  
1 votes:
 Homer sexual not amused.
2013-07-13 12:37:58 AM  
1 votes:
Pat McCrotch done it
2013-07-13 12:37:22 AM  
1 votes:
2013-07-13 12:31:18 AM  
1 votes:

EnviroDude: What's his FARK handle?


Pat McCann
2013-07-13 12:13:54 AM  
1 votes:
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 12:07:14 AM  
1 votes:

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
2013-07-12 11:04:08 PM  
1 votes:
What's his FARK handle?
2013-07-12 10:28:36 PM  
1 votes:
I'll bet it was Mike Litoris who queefed the names.
2013-07-12 10:15:36 PM  
1 votes:
Stewardess... this says the in-flight meal is Cream of Sum Yung Guy?
2013-07-12 10:09:04 PM  
1 votes:
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