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(Rocketnews 24)   Japanese newscaster, who previously admitted to not knowing what PowerPoint was, suggests that residents facing power outages during heatwave use electric fans to stay cool. This guy is like the anti-Romero or something   (en.rocketnews24.com) divider line 42
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2014-07-25 09:39:21 AM  
Romero is still a thing?
 
2014-07-25 10:23:59 AM  
Thinks this is a perfect alternative:

upload.wikimedia.org

/obscure?
 
2014-07-25 11:55:48 AM  
Battery powered electric fans, he meant.

Sure he did.

Now shut up.
 
2014-07-25 11:57:17 AM  
Japanese heat can't be beat by a fan alone.

If the power goes out, write a will on asbestos paper.
 
2014-07-25 12:12:03 PM  
Kids these days. Back in my time we gave PowerPoint presentations by candlelight.
 
2014-07-25 12:14:43 PM  
They have kids to turn the fan manually. Wait, Japan is an aged society. Equip the wheel chairs to power the fans!
 
2014-07-25 12:16:57 PM  
Lick Lomero?
 
2014-07-25 12:18:54 PM  
If you spin the tentacles fast enough, you can get some good drafts going.

Maybe even take flight!

/used panty vending machines.
 
2014-07-25 12:19:55 PM  
Ok folks, you have to understand here, that guy is rich. He just does news casts for fun.

So, he meant what he said. He just doesn't realize that his servants start up the generator, THEN fire up a fan for him.

/once it was explained to him, he muttered "99%er problems, hah!"
 
2014-07-25 12:21:29 PM  

doglover: Japanese heat can't be beat by a fan alone.

If the power goes out, write a will on asbestos paper.


Got the aircon running and a standing fan pointed at the bed. Still sweating through my tank top onto my kuuru sheetsu.
It's that magical time of year when the cicadas are singing, the cold faucet comes out like bathwater and three showers a day aren't quite enough.
Thank god I don't work in elementary school anymore. The mushiatsui gods laugh at those pitiful electric fans. My office has it's own aircon. Luxory!
 
2014-07-25 12:21:35 PM  
Wait he's Japanese? Aren't they supposed to be like 50 years ahead of the rest of the world and like everyone has a Ph.D in Robotics or something?

/Also, what's the deal with the tentacle porn?
 
2014-07-25 12:22:55 PM  
The wife did this once.  We had a power outage.  Sitting there with the doors open and she says "Isn't there a fan in the shed."

Yeah.  A big box fan.  It's probably buried in the back.  Why?"  Says I

"I guess I should go out and get it then."  Replies she.

Okay.  Why" querries I.

"To cool the house dow.... OH FARK YOU."

I pulled a lever.  Some balloons and a sign dropped that said "Harry was Right" and a clown skeleton dropped soon there after.
 
2014-07-25 12:24:27 PM  

captjc: Wait he's Japanese? Aren't they supposed to be like 50 years ahead of the rest of the world and like everyone has a Ph.D in Robotics or something?

/Also, what's the deal with the tentacle porn?


The US has brilliant rocket scientists. Doesn't mean it can't have Glenn Beck at the same time.
 
2014-07-25 12:25:27 PM  
To be fair, how many of us have walked into a dark room during a power outage and tried flip on the lights?
 
2014-07-25 12:31:56 PM  
Millions of Koreans cry out in terror that he's just trying to kill people by fan death.
 
2014-07-25 12:33:53 PM  

BummerDuck: Ok folks, you have to understand here, that guy is rich. He just does news casts for fun.

So, he meant what he said. He just doesn't realize that his servants start up the generator, THEN fire up a fan for him.

/once it was explained to him, he muttered "99%er problems, hah!"


I heard he went green.
Just has his sycophants fan him by hand.
 
2014-07-25 12:39:18 PM  
Bathtub filled with cold water.
 
2014-07-25 12:42:27 PM  
Huge metal fans are much better. There's on next door so I guess I'm prepared.
 
2014-07-25 12:48:37 PM  

Tom_Slick: To be fair, how many of us have walked into a dark room during a power outage and tried flip on the lights?


Habit. I gots it, like a nun.


/perhaps we can show this newscaster a ppt of how dog-piling works...
 
2014-07-25 12:58:52 PM  
Maybe they can just sit by the windmills...
 
2014-07-25 01:18:48 PM  
I kind of wish I didn't know about PowerPoint as well.
 
2014-07-25 01:31:23 PM  
When my power is out, I frequently turn on the air conditioner and even charge my electric car.

/rooftop solar power for the win, biatches.
 
2014-07-25 01:32:04 PM  
Funny part is, the guy is giving great advice. Use fans instead of AC units, and maybe the power wont go out.
 
2014-07-25 01:38:11 PM  
Years back here in SF Bay Area there appeared on one of those "This just in... water is wet.  Film at 11" local news shows a Marin County "Wizard of Smart" who decided to protest PG&E rate increases by purchasing a battery powered ice chest.  Film crew, pretty roving reporter, the whole team showed up to report on this important breaking story.  She was going to show that evil utility company!  She was going to use battery powered fans and, to press the point, demonstrated her spiffy new ice chest powered by flashlight batteries.  Yeah, stick it to The Man.  You go girl.... to 7-11 to buy more D-cells.
 
2014-07-25 01:40:11 PM  
In the Fourth World, a fan makes you King.
And a 'fridge appoints a Queen.

The very first thing after a lightbulb in off the grid world is a fan when voltage shows up.
There are some fascinating hacks for light at night w/o the juice.
 
2014-07-25 01:45:48 PM  
Kind of like when I call the help desk because I'm locked out of my computer and they tell me to open a ticket online or say they'll email me a new password. Brilliant!
 
2014-07-25 01:52:53 PM  
My father insists that an LCD projector is "a powerpoint". Nothing can convince him otherwise.

/he has had a computer since ~1980.
//programmed the first one (somewhat) in BASIC
///just getting old, I guess.
 
2014-07-25 02:00:01 PM  
Hilarious. That is a Biden-esque level of stupidity.
 
2014-07-25 02:06:33 PM  
As punishment for his senpuuki gaffe, network management performed ceremonial seppuku on Furutachi the following week.  The grisly spectacle, which featured Furutachi's frequently incomprehensible commentary, was a ratings smash.
 
2014-07-25 02:07:33 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Romero is still a thing?


That man has been a staple of KABC Los Angeles since 1985. His water stays wet, his hair stays crystalline, and we all stay envious.

29 years at one station as a new anchor? Heck, three decades at ANY job these days is impressive.
 
2014-07-25 02:11:47 PM  

pseydtonne: CapeFearCadaver: Romero is still a thing?

That man has been a staple of KABC Los Angeles since 1985. His water stays wet, his hair stays crystalline, and we all stay envious.

29 years at one station as a new anchor? Heck, three decades at ANY job these days is impressive.


Old School Commitment is a lost art.
 
2014-07-25 03:37:09 PM  
www.jlifeinternational.com
 
2014-07-25 03:55:44 PM  

special20: Lick Lomero?


More like Res Nessuman.
 
2014-07-25 04:25:30 PM  
that face says it all

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-25 04:25:53 PM  
Andy: Les, the transmitter blew up.

Les: Of course, that was my lead.

Dr. Fever: Wait a minute, you lead off your newscast by telling them that we were off the air?

Les: I can include that in my update.
 
2014-07-25 04:53:07 PM  

onzmadi: that face says it all

[img.fark.net image 228x297]


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-07-25 07:19:18 PM  
Thought I'd see these two for sure.
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-25 07:47:36 PM  

Tom_Slick: To be fair, how many of us have walked into a dark room during a power outage and tried flip on the lights?


I like to mess with people when they are looking for their phones by suddenly saying "why don't you call it?"

Have caught a few off guard.


/feel free to use, but give credit.
 
2014-07-25 09:06:06 PM  

Resident Muslim: Tom_Slick: To be fair, how many of us have walked into a dark room during a power outage and tried flip on the lights?

I like to mess with people when they are looking for their phones by suddenly saying "why don't you call it?"

Have caught a few off guard.


/feel free to use, but give credit.


I tried, but then they said "hey, good idea, can I borrow your phone?" - and nobody laughed, and nothing was funny.  Credit where credit is due, which is none and nowhere.
 
2014-07-25 09:13:36 PM  
Take one of these:

cdn.infmetry.com
2.5 watt USB desk fan - nowhere near as good as an AC fan, but waaaay better than the AA-powered crap they sell at convenience stores in the summer.  They are a universal common design exported out of somewhere in China, with pretty much everyone and anyone's label slapped on 'em.  You can get these fans EVERYWHERE.  They are so popular that even the NSA uses them:

img.fark.net

Next, get yourself one of those portable USB phone chargers, or make one yourself using this little $3 guy from ebay:

img.fark.net

Solder 2-3 batteries to the + and - terminals, and plug the fan into it.  Or just solder the batteries directly to the fan, it doesn't care, it's just a DC motor.  It will run off a 9v battery if you really wanted it to.
 
2014-07-25 09:36:52 PM  

moeburn: Resident Muslim: Tom_Slick: To be fair, how many of us have walked into a dark room during a power outage and tried flip on the lights?

I like to mess with people when they are looking for their phones by suddenly saying "why don't you call it?"

Have caught a few off guard.


/feel free to use, but give credit.

I tried, but then they said "hey, good idea, can I borrow your phone?" - and nobody laughed, and nothing was funny.  Credit where credit is due, which is none and nowhere.


Did I just get MoeBurned?!!

:p

Piece of advice: stop hanging around people smarter than you!!


/or smarter than a burned toast for that matter
 
2014-07-25 09:57:16 PM  

Yogimus: Funny part is, the guy is giving great advice. Use fans instead of AC units, and maybe the power wont go out.


 Yup, air conditioning is a huge electricity hog. Any way to "beat the heat" without a/c is a power saver.
 
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