Today, San Francisco's KTVU reported that these were the names of the pilots of Asiana Flight 214 that crashed on Sunday. Station VP Tom Raponi says they "sincerely regret the error" and that "prior to air, the names were confirmed by an NTSB official." Below, watch video of the reporter reading those names. (Thanks, Sean Ness!)
UPDATE: The NTSB has issued a press release stating that "a summer intern acted outside the scope of his authority when he erroneously confirmed the names of the flight crew on the aircraft."
UPDATE #2: An NTSB spokesperson told SFGate that 'the names 'originated at the media outlet' and that the intern — unaware of the offensive names — was 'acting in good faith and trying to be helpful." (Thanks, Todd Lappin!)
BB pal Mitch Altman informs us that he’s ceased manufacturing on his marvelous invention the TV-B-Gone, a keychain remote control that turns off any television with a push of the button. It’s great fun in sports bars, airports, restaurants, and wherever else there’s an idiot box that annoys you! Grab one now because when they’re […]
I loved watching the 1986 comedy TV series “Sledge Hammer!” as a kid. David Rasche’s portrayal of San Francisco’s most aggressive, least sensitive, and completely absurd police detective, the titular Sledge, is fantastic.
From Herb Lester Associates, clever hotel notepads from fictional movie and television hotels! For £12.00, you get six pads: • Bertram’s Hotel (At Bertram’s Hotel, Agatha Christie) • The Great Northern Hotel (Twin Peaks) • The Overlook Hotel (The Shining) • Royal Imperial Windsor Arms Hotel (National Lampoon’s European Vacation) • The Green Man Inn […]
These knitted gloves are here to save the day (and your hands) with an ultra-comfy, double-layer that will allow you to stay warm and use your phone. Now you can take photos on the fly, text, Tinder, and more without letting freezing temperatures get in your way. Plus they work with all touchscreens, so no […]
Carrying this EDC card is like slinging around a handheld toolbox wherever you go. Its minimal design is small enough to fit in your wallet’s billfold, and it’s TSA-compliant so you’ll never leave it behind. It’s got hex wrenches, metric and imperial rulers, flathead and Phillip’s screwdrivers, and a bottle opener so that you’re ready […]