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(Jim Romenesko)   NPR stations given heads up that network will refer to California Chrome's ownership group "Dumbass Partners" on air without bleeping, and that they should handle offended church ladies as appropriate   (jimromenesko.com) divider line 58
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2014-06-10 11:01:06 AM
Perhaps they could pronounce it Dumas?
 
2014-06-10 11:37:09 AM
Perfect.
 
2014-06-10 11:38:05 AM
That certainly explains why the owner was complaining so much.
 
2014-06-10 11:38:28 AM
Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.
 
2014-06-10 11:39:26 AM

mutterfark: Perhaps they could pronounce it Dumas?


Pere et fils?
 
2014-06-10 11:41:44 AM
evilsquirrelsnest.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-06-10 11:43:05 AM

stuhayes2010: Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.


You know how I can tell you don't know many church ladies?
 
2014-06-10 11:43:28 AM
I watched the Belmont Stakes, just because I knew exactly when post time was and the race only takes two minutes of my life. I barely cared, but I did (kind of) want California Chrome to win the triple crown. The owner should have voiced the complaint before the race. Not because it would have made a difference, but because he wouldn't seem like a sore loser.

A lot of experts knew California Chrome wouldn't win because of the distance. That's why he lost. Period.
 
2014-06-10 11:44:00 AM

stuhayes2010: Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.


One of my wife's aunts is the traditional church lady type. She and I don't get along. She hates NPR, for example.

Anyway, she was talking to me once and asked if I believed in socialized medicine (I do). She then asked if I loved my nation (I do).

She then pointed out that I was therefore a National Socialist, and do you know who else was a National Socialist???

I would love to think that she was trolling, but she's...she's said worse things and meant them.
 
2014-06-10 11:44:35 AM
i62.tinypic.com
 
2014-06-10 11:44:43 AM

stuhayes2010: Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.


Some of them listen to NPR for the same reason liberals listen to Rush: It gives them something to biatch about.
 
2014-06-10 11:44:45 AM
Blubbering, angry Wilford Brimley in a cowboy hat, please come back to my television.  You make me laugh.
 
2014-06-10 11:45:46 AM
Steve Innskeep saying "Pussy Riot" still in the lead by a nose.
 
2014-06-10 11:48:33 AM
As a typical NPR listener, I was so shocked to hear such plebeian vulgarity uttered in the dulcet tones of All Things Considered's Robert Siegel that I spit my Chardonnay halfway across the room. If I owned a TV, it would have sprayed all over the screen! But I don't own a TV.

/I kid because I love
 
2014-06-10 11:51:42 AM
Call me when they bring back Schwetty Balls.
 
2014-06-10 11:53:51 AM
kind of off subject but, I'm getting tired of Morning Edition and All Things Considered doing so many stories about the Middle East.  I get it that there is a lot happening over there but geeze report on something else please.  I seems my whole drive time is filled with what is happening over there.  I've started to turn the channel when one of those stories comes on.
 
2014-06-10 11:54:18 AM
Dumb ass-partners
 
2014-06-10 11:54:38 AM
Big Ass Fans   http://www.bigassfans.com/
 
2014-06-10 11:55:15 AM
Will the movie cast Jim Carrey of Jeff Daniels? Dumbass Redux.
 
2014-06-10 11:55:47 AM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Steve Innskeep saying "Pussy Riot" still in the lead by a nose.


That, this, forever and ever.

Amen.

/huge NPR junkie
 
2014-06-10 11:56:10 AM
Dumbass etymology:

From Dumb (stupid) and Ass (beast of burden).

Therefore not offensive.

/I had to explain the derivation of Jackass to my son's first grade teacher.
 
2014-06-10 11:58:00 AM

Tyrosine: Dumbass etymology:

From Dumb (stupid) and Ass (beast of burden).

Therefore not offensive.

/I had to explain the derivation of Jackass to my son's first grade teacher.


Exactly why I liberally call people cocksmokers without fear of retribution. Who doesn't like a good BBQ?
 
2014-06-10 11:58:09 AM
Disclaimer: I really know nothing about horse racing.

The whole thing seemed to me to be set up for California Chrome to win the Triple Crown...everything I've read through the Triple Crown was saying that California Chrome was racing against inferior horses.
 
2014-06-10 11:59:36 AM

Harry Freakstorm: [evilsquirrelsnest.files.wordpress.com image 477x343]


Came for this; leaving satisfied.
 
2014-06-10 12:04:18 PM
How about we just stop caring about things that should have gone out of style 90 years ago?
"Hurr, let's all get dressed up and go look at them horseys run fast."
 
2014-06-10 12:06:58 PM

Jaden Smith First of His Name: Steve Innskeep saying "Pussy Riot" still in the lead by a nose.


Pussy Riot

Pussy

Riot

Pussy Riot
 
2014-06-10 12:09:12 PM

semiotix: As a typical NPR listener, I was so shocked to hear such plebeian vulgarity uttered in the dulcet tones of All Things Considered's Robert Siegel that I spit my Chardonnay halfway across the room. If I owned a TV, it would have sprayed all over the screen! But I don't own a TV.

/I kid because I love


I'd say you owe me a keyboard, but I happened to be eating french cut green beans at the time.


Let's just say it didn't make it to the keyboard.

gingerdeschamps.files.wordpress.com

 
2014-06-10 12:11:21 PM

stupiddream: kind of off subject but, I'm getting tired of Morning Edition and All Things Considered doing so many stories about the Middle East.  I get it that there is a lot happening over there but geeze report on something else please.  I seems my whole drive time is filled with what is happening over there.  I've started to turn the channel when one of those stories comes on.


It's a pretty evenly mixed bag. I guess you're just a lot more sensitive to Middle East stories I suppose.
 
2014-06-10 12:12:02 PM

browntimmy: How about we just stop caring about things that should have gone out of style 90 years ago?
"Hurr, let's all get dressed up and go look at them horseys run fast."


"Stop liking things I don't like!"
 
2014-06-10 12:14:53 PM
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Going to put my foot so far up your ass, the Federation will lose three starships looking for it.
 
2014-06-10 12:14:57 PM

browntimmy: How about we just stop caring about things that should have gone out of style 90 years ago?
"Hurr, let's all get dressed up and go look at them horseys run fast."


You are free not to care. "Oh noes NPR is reporting on a sport I don't care about! Hurr Durr couldn't that time be spent on another couple inane interview questions to an obscure jazz musician or performance artist?!?"
 
2014-06-10 12:15:21 PM

Wellon Dowd: Jaden Smith First of His Name: Steve Innskeep saying "Pussy Riot" still in the lead by a nose.

Pussy Riot

Pussy

Riot

Pussy Riot



I have always wondered.  The name of this band in English isn't some strange Best Korea style translation of Cat Fight, is it?
 
2014-06-10 12:16:14 PM

mutterfark: Perhaps they could pronounce it Dumas?


They could even sing it that way.
 
2014-06-10 12:16:25 PM
Won't it be great when the FCC says "Fark it, I'm out."
 
2014-06-10 12:18:18 PM
There's an ethnic group in China called the Uighurs. It sounds like "wiggers". This group became newsworthy a few months back, and there were several reports about them.


While it lasted, it was quite humourous to hear Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce present regular news stories with a straight face about the Wiggers doing this, or the Wiggers doing that, or the Wiggers being a decent people who just want the freedom to be Wiggers without interference from Beijing.


The BBC has recently changed the pronunciation guide to a purposely mispronounced "hooey-gi-jars".

/ filter pwnd most likely
 
2014-06-10 12:20:31 PM

Debeo Summa Credo: browntimmy: How about we just stop caring about things that should have gone out of style 90 years ago?
"Hurr, let's all get dressed up and go look at them horseys run fast."

You are free not to care. "Oh noes NPR is reporting on a sport I don't care about! Hurr Durr couldn't that time be spent on another couple inane interview questions to an obscure jazz musician or performance artist?!?"


Outside of a controversy, how much time would you say the majority of people typically focus on the sport of horse racing?
 
2014-06-10 12:22:06 PM

letrole: Big Ass Fans   http://www.bigassfans.com/


as a member of fark's favorite gym, i get amused everytime i'm on the treadmill and look up to see a huge purple and yellow big ass fan! makes me think of carls jr BIG ASS FRIES!
 
2014-06-10 12:23:34 PM

stupiddream: kind of off subject but, I'm getting tired of Morning Edition and All Things Considered doing so many stories about the Middle East.  I get it that there is a lot happening over there but geeze report on something else please.  I seems my whole drive time is filled with what is happening over there.  I've started to turn the channel when one of those stories comes on.


News should be about things that are out of the ordinary. War, strife, bombings, etc. are all everyday occurrences in the Middle East. The day nothing awful happens there, that's news.
 
2014-06-10 12:26:58 PM
www.zuguide.com
Dumas
 
2014-06-10 12:30:48 PM
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-06-10 12:33:42 PM

letrole: While it lasted, it was quite humourous to hear Huw Edwards and Fiona Bruce present regular news stories with a straight face about the Wiggers doing this, or the Wiggers doing that, or the Wiggers being a decent people who just want the freedom to be Wiggers without interference from Beijing.



1)  some time ago, there was unrest in "Bihac", in Bosnia or whatever.  Pronounced "BEEE-hotch".  this was about the same time every Snoop Dogg song had him sayihng "BEEEEE-yotch".  hilarity ensued.

2)  howard stern played a clip ad nauseum of tom brokaw reporting on a plane crash in some russian town "Buchalki", so with his weird way of talking it sounded like "bukkakke" (whatever that is.  *ahem*).  I think they made a song of him saying "buchalki" over porn starts moaning and groaning.
 
2014-06-10 12:45:00 PM
www.whattododigital.com
 
2014-06-10 12:47:45 PM

thismomentinblackhistory: Jaden Smith First of His Name: Steve Innskeep saying "Pussy Riot" still in the lead by a nose.
That, this, forever and ever.
Amen.
/huge NPR junkie


Second place goes to anyone on the BBC saying "murrr-der." Any of them. Cracks me up every time.
 
2014-06-10 01:00:23 PM

browntimmy: Debeo Summa Credo: browntimmy: How about we just stop caring about things that should have gone out of style 90 years ago?
"Hurr, let's all get dressed up and go look at them horseys run fast."

You are free not to care. "Oh noes NPR is reporting on a sport I don't care about! Hurr Durr couldn't that time be spent on another couple inane interview questions to an obscure jazz musician or performance artist?!?"

Outside of a controversy, how much time would you say the majority of people typically focus on the sport of horse racing?


The 105,000* there with me on Saturday pay attention to horse racing. As do the millions who watch each leg of the triple crown and the breeders cup.

news stations apparently think enough people pay attention to horse racing, despite the poutrage from folks like you.

Don't get me wrong, I know this is fark and it's absolutely acceptable to make fun of other people's interests. I look forward to a month of mocking soccer fans for their interest in undeniably the most boring sport imaginible in the near future.

But "how about we not pay attention to the thing I don't like" is just tiresome.

*- including about 20,000 smoking hot dolled-up chicks, FWIW
 
2014-06-10 01:04:49 PM
The bleeping seems to be getting more common. Just yesterday I was listening to the local classic rock station, which has generally had a reputation for not giving a crap. They bleeped the "god" out of the word "goddamn" in "Life in the Fast Lane." I almost wet myself.
 
2014-06-10 01:13:12 PM
I believe it was the band Perfect Pussy that they said "has a name that we absolutely cannot say on radio."
 
2014-06-10 01:14:20 PM

letrole: Big Ass Fans   http://www.bigassfans.com/


Those fans are freakin sweet, no joke.
 
2014-06-10 01:19:19 PM

Lord Dimwit: stuhayes2010: Church ladies don't listen to NPR, too liberal for that crowd.

One of my wife's aunts is the traditional church lady type. She and I don't get along. She hates NPR, for example.

Anyway, she was talking to me once and asked if I believed in socialized medicine (I do). She then asked if I loved my nation (I do).

She then pointed out that I was therefore a National Socialist, and do you know who else was a National Socialist???

I would love to think that she was trolling, but she's...she's said worse things and meant them.


Tell her to turn in her SOCIAL security card and don't use Medicare if she loves her country
 
2014-06-10 01:39:47 PM

stupiddream: kind of off subject but, I'm getting tired of Morning Edition and All Things Considered doing so many stories about the Middle East.  I get it that there is a lot happening over there but geeze report on something else please.  I seems my whole drive time is filled with what is happening over there.  I've started to turn the channel when one of those stories comes on.


I get sick of it too. I'm not sure NPR is really unique in focusing their international coverage on Europe (where little is happening) and the Middle East (where the same old thing is happening), but most American networks give so little time to international politics that it seems that way.

The BBC, of course, is the place to go to for international news. Admittedly, they focus on the former British colonies, but that's a wide swath of the world. And look for "The World" on your public radio station, they have fairly good international coverage.

But none of that helps if you're just a drive-time radio listener.
 
2014-06-10 01:45:20 PM

Krieghund: "The World"


My second favorite non-music program on NPR.  RIght behind Left, Right and Center.

/NPR Junkie
//KCRW FTW!
 
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