Asiana flight 214 became a joke to a prankster at San Francisco’s KTVU that gave fake asian names of the pilots for the news anchor to read during the report of the tragic crash, July 6, 2013.
*Asiana flight 214 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, is obviously no joking matter, but apparently has become racist fodder for some news outlets.
Two girls were killed and numerous others injured in the crash that was a major headline for newspapers and top stories for networks.
But when California’s bay area news station KTVU reported the pilots of the plane as “Sum Ting Wong,” “Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk” and “Bang Ding Ow”, professionalism along with any remnant of respect for the news channel were obliterated.
Martin Luther King, Jr., tells a little jokey joke on the Tonight Show while being interviewed by his buddy, Harry Belafonte in 1968.
*Very rarely do we see any footage of Martin Luther King’s humorous side. We are always being fed images of his struggle and fight to persevere through the Civil Rights Movement. But, today, we were lucky enough to find rare footage of him crackin’ a little jokey joke of his own. (more…)
Shery Lanford Smith
*The Chair of the Sumter South Carolina Tea Party posted — and then quickly pulled — a post on her Facebook page earlier this month that joked about throwing the Obamas out of a helicopter, reports TalkingPointsMemo.com.
Shery Lanford Smith posted the joke on her Facebook page on August 11th. The page has since gone “private.”
In the joke, the Obamas are on a helicopter talking about how they could make people happy if they threw money out the window. The pilot says: “I could throw both of them out of the window and make 256 million people very happy!” Smith added: “If you’re one of 256 million, PASS IT ON.”
Smith reportedly pulled the joke after the Sumter Item contacted her about it. But here’s an earlier screenshot, via the Item:
“It’s just a joke,” she told the Item. “I had no idea it would be an issue.”
The Sumter SC Tea Party’s page is now also defunct
NYPD picks on black man for joking around.
*The New York Police department has not been able to identify with the phrase New York’s Finest in eons. There’s been far too many discrepancies in their line of duty.
Should we run down the list: Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, Tawana Brawley, Sean Bell…we could go on, but why? And here we are at yet another incident that is completely senseless on the streets of New York.
WorldStarHipHop.com put up a video showing a young black man on the street running his mouth, joking around with a bike rider that (more…)
*When George Lopez joked about Kirstie Alley earlier in the week, he probably didn’t think it was a big deal … at the time.
However, Lopez did apologize to the actress after suggesting the “Fat Actress” actress/star, who recently lost 60 lbs., looked pig-like on the dance floor during the “Dancing with the Stars” premiere earlier this week.
“I misjudged the joke. No malice was intended and I apologize to Kirstie,” George Tweeted Thursday evening.
But it looks like malice is what Alley had in mind Friday morning when she came out blazing with a response via Twitter aimed right at the comedian’s kidney:
“@georgelopez I don’t need or want ur apology,” the actress wrote. “I want your kidney dude..on behalf of ur X and all the women uv insulted…give it back”
In 2005, Lopez’s then-wife, Ann, donated one of her kidneys to him after one of his deteriorated due to a genetic disorder called narrow ureters. The couple split this past September.
*One of the conundrums in the entertainment world is rapper 50 Cent. On the one hand with most of his business moves and some of his comments from time to time, you get the impression that he’s a truly gifted and intelligent person.
Then you have situations like this weekend when it was revealed that he is behind one of the most insensitive and stupefying moves we’ve heard of so far this year.
In the wake of the absolutely horrific magnitude 9.0 Japan earthquake that looks like it’s going to claim the lives of upwards of ten thousand people, 50 Cent apparently thought it would be hilarious to joke about it on Twitter:
“Its all good Till b*tches see there christian louboutins floating down da street s**t gone get crazy.”
“Look this is very serious people I had to evacuate all my hoe’s from LA, Hawaii and Japan. I had to do it. Lol”
And after he got critical responses, he tweeted:
“Some of my tweets are ignorant I do it for shock value. Hate it or love it. Im cool either way”
Well dude, you may be cool with it, but we’re not cool with you. Not on this.