Go figure. Asiana Airlines has changed its tune. They are now accepting KTVU’s on-air apology as enough to cancel their defamation lawsuit. It may or may not have to do with the sudden realization of how fucking stupid they looked to everybody else on the planet. Or, maybe, it was the fear of us naming the winner in the Name the Asiana Airlines Lawyer contest. Which we are still going to do, but now the deadline is today at 3pm Pacific.
Update 7/17: Seeing as how Asiana dropped their lawsuit suddenly, this contest is ending at 3pm Pacific today. Get your entries in now, lazy ass mofo.
When I think about how much trouble I’m going to get in for this, I get very happy. Given that Asian Airlines is now officially suing KTVU over the four crap-in-your-pants funny made up pilot names, it’s time for you to name their attorney.
Tweet us what you believe will be the name of the Asiana Airlines attorney. Most horribly creative wins a $250 Amazon gift card. No matter where you come from, we’re all needlessly yet instinctively born racist bastards. The key is to be amusing and smile in the process. Just ask Paula Deen. I mean, Paula Deen before this past April.
Tweet your entry to @DurdenShat. Try to follow so it’s not a pain in the ass to find you when you win. Contest ends Friday at noon Pacific.
P.S. All venom, spite, and anger in or of related to this contest is aimed at Asiana Airlines who seem less interested in why their pilots had no idea how to properly land an airplane and more interested in suing over being butt hurt because a TV news station got pranked.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Begins on or about 6/5/13 & ends when the future succubus is born. Open to legal residents of the US & DC (excl. AK, HI, PR & all US territories), who are at least 21 yrs old. AK, HI, PR, all US territories & where restricted or prohibited by law. Sponsor: SPINMEDIA.
According to KTVU, their source for the fucked joke pilot names they accidentally aired was the National Transportation Safety Board. In particular, KTVU cited an intern at the NTSB who ‘double checked’ the spellings of the names for the TV news program over the telephone before they went live on the air. Asiana Airlines is now suing KTVU for defamation, which is idiotic, because what they really need are better pilots, but they’re suing just the same. And, let’s be honest, politically incorrect or not, you laughed when you saw the news broadcast. Yes, you did. It was really fucking funny. Even my mom was cracking up as she was telling me how wrong it was. Everyone needs to stop being hypocrites.
On an entirely unrelated note, NTSB Summer Intern in Public Affairs, Alexander Fields-Lefkovic, a student at Cornell University, seems to have removed his LinkedIn profile page. Though we do have a copy of it thanks to a socially benevolent WWTDD tipster. For those not familiar, LinkedIn is the YouPorn of business networking. It’s where sales people and corporate job seekers go to wank over each others resumes. It’s where Alexander listed his summer internship at the NTSB, until recently that is. Could it be that Alex suddenly lost his summer internship? But every cloud has a silver rining. We would like to offer Mr. Field-Lefkovic a highly valuable learning work experience at WWTDD for the remainder of this summer. I think we offer college credit or something that makes these summer slave labor arrangements fully legal. Alex, call us.
(Is Alex the best and the brightest in our nation’s college youth? Let us know on Twitter @DurdenShat)
Here’s KTVU’s apology for their errant news report that the Asiana Airlines crashed plane pilots were named Sum Ting Wong and Ho Lee Fuk and a couple other doozies. I guess it wasn’t enough because Asiana is now suing KTVU. Meh, that won’t get anywhere and I bet most people will admonish the airline to hire better pilots rather than worry about racisty bad Asian name jokes. For its part, KTVU is blaming a ‘summer intern’ at the NTSB for providing them with the funny names. The same summer intern they verified the names (and spellings) with over the phone and still couldn’t figure out the joke. Was this intern’s name Mike Hunt or Ben Dover by any chance? Teleprompter monkeys.