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TV station "identifies" SF crash pilots: Sum Ting Wong, Ho Lee Fuk, and others

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by LongTimeListener, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member


    This was raging all over social media yesterday while we were in shackles. (I blame chrismba.)

    Bay Area station KTVU apparently has a Funny Guy in the production department who put those names into the system. But strangely enough, they were vetted with the NTSB -- which admits that an intern answered the phone and confirmed the "identities." Still no word on who exactly the people are who pulled it off.

    The video:

    The apology: http://blog.sfgate.com/matierandross/2013/07/12/1937/
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  2. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    As soon as I read Sum Ting Wong, I knew there was something wrong. Even with NTSB approval, I would have double and triple checked those names.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    He was looking for a place called Ho Lee Fuk's, gonna get a big dish of beef chow mein.

  4. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    I can't believe they they duped the TV news people into airing that.

    Howard Stern's penis.
  5. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    NTSB has confirmed to KTVU that the summer intern who was responsible for the erroneous confirmation is Heywood Jablome, who is currently a sophomore at Mike Hunt University.
  6. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    Isn't that the school that just hired Buster Hymen as the football coach?
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    The NTSB official in charge was I.P. Freely.

    If it wasn't for the fact three people are dead, it'd be hilarious, but I do admit I laughed. But that was a Ho Lee Fuck up.
  8. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Station manager O. Howie Fuquettup had no comment.
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    In the world of Onion, it was a hilarious prank.

    Four great lines. The last line is the perfect capper.

    Hard not to laugh, so I did. Apologies to the families.
  10. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I believe it is. We're talking about the Mike Hunt University in Lottasex, Virginia, right?
  11. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    That's the school where "Holes in the Mattress" was written by Mr. Again.
  12. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Their rivals are the Sam Houston Institute of Technology.
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