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   And that's the news for this evening.... Oh and we quit

21 Nov 2012 02:18 PM   |   19001 clicks   |   Mediaite
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Walker    [TotalFark]  
Screw you guys....we're going home.

21 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
FuLinHyu    [TotalFark]  

Walker: Screw you guys....we're going home.


Would have much preferred the " fark you, fark you, fark you, you're cool, and fark you, I'm out!" approach

21 Nov 2012 12:46 PM
bdub77    [TotalFark]  
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"This is Ron Burgundy, signing off for the last time. I will be pursuing a career as a jazz flautist, while my partner Veronica Corningstone here will be pursuing a career in whoring. When she is not on the streets, you can find her at the Crazy Horse Gentleman's Club between the hours of 11am and 2pm M-F, which is, as I understand it, the normal hours for the uglies."

21 Nov 2012 12:53 PM
simplicimus     

Walker: Screw you guys....we're going home.


Yep. Surprised it was an ABC affiliate, and not FOX.

21 Nov 2012 01:01 PM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.

21 Nov 2012 01:22 PM
simplicimus     

Sybarite: Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.


That film was prophetic. All we need now are network psychics.

21 Nov 2012 01:31 PM
Marcus Aurelius    [TotalFark]  
TV news people with principles? This is a rare occasion.

21 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
EyeballKid     
Worst. Awkward hug. Ever.

21 Nov 2012 02:19 PM
Kanemano     

Sybarite: Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.


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21 Nov 2012 02:20 PM
exparrot     

simplicimus: That film was prophetic. All we need now are network psychics.


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I predict a Romney landslide! Back to you, Bill O'Re--I mean, Howard Beale!

21 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  

EyeballKid: Worst. Awkward hug. Ever.


He should have just tossed her up on the desk, grabbed her ankles, thrown them in the air and just started hip thrusting On Air.

21 Nov 2012 02:22 PM
vudukungfu    [TotalFark]  
Good for them. I worked at a restaurant once where the owner of the place was a dick. (More than one)
The entire staff had a meeting and decided we would all keep out attitudes up, seek work elsewhere, and all quit on the same day, just before the big rush season.
He went out of business.

Another one stiffed me for a raise and got a broken nose for that.
His mother tried to hire me, because no one had ever stood up to her son.
no thanks, mom, he's a product of you.

Rule #1 Don't fark with my paycheck.
Rule #2 I don't work with drunk women.
Rule #3 Don't lie to me about the work. the deal is the deal, as the transporter says.

21 Nov 2012 02:23 PM
gja    [TotalFark]  
Hope they never expect to use that job as a reference:
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21 Nov 2012 02:23 PM
jigger     
She said bang-OR.

And it's better than doing what Christine Chubbuck did.

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21 Nov 2012 02:24 PM
reillan     
keep farking that chicken.

/got nothin

21 Nov 2012 02:27 PM
ursomniac     

exparrot: simplicimus: That film was prophetic. All we need now are network psychics.

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I predict a Romney landslide! Back to you, Bill O'Re--I mean, Howard Beale!


You know - Chaz Bono really transitioned well.

21 Nov 2012 02:27 PM
EyeballKid     

ChipNASA: EyeballKid: Worst. Awkward hug. Ever.

He should have just tossed her up on the desk, grabbed her ankles, thrown them in the air and just started hip thrusting On Air.


Fark it! We'll do it live!

21 Nov 2012 02:30 PM
uncleacid     
Like there's a shortage of people who can read a telepromter.

21 Nov 2012 02:31 PM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  
Christ on a cracker. The unskippable ad before the segment was as long as the segment itself.

21 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
UNAUTHORIZED FINGER     
When I worked for a small Northern California newspaper one of our reporters wrote a story revealing that one of our major advertiser's (a regional grocery chain) produce and meat scales were consistently cheating customers as verified by the county's Bureau of Weights and Measures.

Our publisher refused to print it. The reporter resigned that day, and the story appeared the next day in our competitor's paper under her byline, with the addendum that our paper refused to print it. She's been with that newspaper for 25 years now, and she's all class.

21 Nov 2012 02:33 PM
DangerGentleman     
Station management just got told to eff themselves.

21 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
Fano     
You want a prediction about the weather, you're asking the wrong Phil. I'll give you a winter prediction: It's gonna be cold, it's gonna be grey, and it's gonna last you for the rest of your life.

21 Nov 2012 02:35 PM
Office Ninja     
Well, it was ABC......

21 Nov 2012 02:36 PM
The Irresponsible Captain     
Too bad anchors from the big "Newz" networks won't do this. They have no journalistic integrity.

21 Nov 2012 02:37 PM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

simplicimus: Sybarite: Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.

That film was prophetic. All we need now are network psychics.


We've got them, we call them "pundits" but the function is basically the same. I can;t tell you how often I see something on cable news and scream "Network was SATIRE not a got-damn how-to manual!"

21 Nov 2012 02:37 PM
TheOther     
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What news anchors in Maine might look like.

/hot like lobsters in a boiling pot

21 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
SDRR     
Attention Whore Alert!!!!

21 Nov 2012 02:39 PM
booger42     
At least they finished the newscast. That was classy.

We had a radio guy walk out on the afternoon drive time shift when he got his layoff notice. He was classy too, but bitter and it was effective - dead air at 430pm....awkward.

21 Nov 2012 02:41 PM
ChipNASA    [TotalFark]  
Bangor? I *hardly* KNEW her.
/really, no one else?

21 Nov 2012 02:42 PM
washington-babylon     

Sybarite: Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.


Oh We're Not Gonna Take It
no, We Ain't Gonna Take It
oh We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore

21 Nov 2012 02:44 PM
Hector Remarkable     
Once, I'm not proud to say, when i was much younger, I spray painted "Fark You" on the floor before leaving my alleged employ at a certain sign shop. It was a trashy place anyway, and I simply did not care.

21 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
Bendal     
A local and popular DJ in the Raleigh market had the format of his station changed by the new management. He put up with playing country and western for a while (he was a classic rock DJ before), but eventually couldn't stand it any longer.

He put on "Take this Job and Shove It", left the studio and locked the door behind him, and walked out. It was about five minutes before anyone noticed he wasn't in there any more and get the door open...

21 Nov 2012 02:45 PM
akula    [TotalFark]  

Magorn: simplicimus: Sybarite: Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.

That film was prophetic. All we need now are network psychics.

We've got them, we call them "pundits" but the function is basically the same. I can;t tell you how often I see something on cable news and scream "Network was SATIRE not a got-damn how-to manual!"


You know, I've only ever seen pieces of that movie. Netflix has it on streaming and it looks like it's probably more apropos today than ever before. Going to have to watch it this weekend.

21 Nov 2012 02:46 PM
oakleym82     

lenfromak: Christ on a cracker. The unskippable ad before the segment was as long as the segment itself.


Sounds like you need Ad Block Plus

21 Nov 2012 02:49 PM
simplicimus     
From "Network" 1976:
All I know is that first you've got to get mad. You've got to say, 'I'm a HUMAN BEING, God damn it! My life has VALUE!' So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, 'I'M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!' I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell - 'I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!' Things have got to change. But first, you've gotta get mad!... You've got to say, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!'

21 Nov 2012 02:50 PM
washington-babylon     

Bendal: A local and popular DJ in the Raleigh market had the format of his station changed by the new management. He put up with playing country and western for a while (he was a classic rock DJ before), but eventually couldn't stand it any longer.

He put on "Take this Job and Shove It", left the studio and locked the door behind him, and walked out. It was about five minutes before anyone noticed he wasn't in there any more and get the door open...


Was his name Rex Bob David Saul Lowenstein?

/obscure, even on FARK.

21 Nov 2012 02:55 PM
Crewmannumber6     

washington-babylon: Sybarite: Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.

Oh We're Not Gonna Take It
no, We Ain't Gonna Take It
oh We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore


Paddy Chayefsky or Twisated Sister, hmmmm.

/walks away shaking head.

21 Nov 2012 02:59 PM
someguy945     

gja: Hope they never expect to use that job as a reference:


If only their work had been recorded in some manner, so that they could prove they held those newscasting positions and show the quality of their work.

21 Nov 2012 03:03 PM
simplicimus     

akula: Magorn: simplicimus: Sybarite: Sounds like they were mad as hell and not going to take this anymore.

That film was prophetic. All we need now are network psychics.

We've got them, we call them "pundits" but the function is basically the same. I can;t tell you how often I see something on cable news and scream "Network was SATIRE not a got-damn how-to manual!"

You know, I've only ever seen pieces of that movie. Netflix has it on streaming and it looks like it's probably more apropos today than ever before. Going to have to watch it this weekend.


If you haven't seen it already, also watch "Broadcast News".

21 Nov 2012 03:09 PM
dopekitty74     

Bendal: A local and popular DJ in the Raleigh market had the format of his station changed by the new management. He put up with playing country and western for a while (he was a classic rock DJ before), but eventually couldn't stand it any longer.

He put on "Take this Job and Shove It", left the studio and locked the door behind him, and walked out. It was about five minutes before anyone noticed he wasn't in there any more and get the door open...


That is classic. And classy... Good for him!

21 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
Titor's Time Machine     
If this turns in to a "most immature but satisfying way to quit your job" thread I will have to return.

21 Nov 2012 03:13 PM
ShawnDoc     
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21 Nov 2012 03:22 PM
Mock26     
Well, that was boring.

21 Nov 2012 03:23 PM
ShawnDoc     
Now with photo:

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21 Nov 2012 03:24 PM
The All-Powerful Atheismo     

ShawnDoc: Not available for comment:


I can see why. It's hard to get invisible people to comment.

21 Nov 2012 03:26 PM
JasonThomasX     
So Suck It, Bangor!

We are so out of this shiathole!!

21 Nov 2012 03:28 PM
Crewmannumber6     
Her face is strangely asymetrical, but the way she wears that blazer makes me want to open it up and see more.

21 Nov 2012 03:30 PM
IlGreven     
No worries, they can just pluck two people off of the breadlines, just like Wal-Mart will on Black Friday. Right?

21 Nov 2012 03:32 PM
havocmike     

gja: Hope they never expect to use that job as a reference:
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The TV news business is relatively small.. and (as you can imagine) filled with people who's actual job description involves investigating people. You can bet any time a resume crosses a desk, they're checked out. There's no way they'll be able to hide this, and they know it.

THAT SAID - if their claims are true, they should have no problems finding new employment in another market if they so choose. This isn't really scandalous. In fact, it's something appealing to news directors who still have newsrooms with strong ethics (they exist, hardly as rare as cynics think) But, based on the article, it sounds like they're leaving the business.

21 Nov 2012 03:44 PM
Don't Troll Me Bro!     

Bendal: A local and popular DJ in the Raleigh market had the format of his station changed by the new management. He put up with playing country and western for a while (he was a classic rock DJ before), but eventually couldn't stand it any longer.

He put on "Take this Job and Shove It", left the studio and locked the door behind him, and walked out. It was about five minutes before anyone noticed he wasn't in there any more and get the door open...


When I was a youngin' a local DJ "Johnny Danger" was working for Z104 here in Madison. He left by locking himself in the studio and playing "I'm too sexy" as a protest of the direction that Z104 had taken after selling to Clear Channel. They had started playing the same boring top 40 songs over and over, and he didn't like it, so he took it to the extreme. He got fired.

Then he went to 94.1 WJJO, which was a classic rock station, that then turned into a hard rock station, then they sold out to Clear Channel and went to shiat as well. In case anyone didn't see the "fark Clear Channel" thread the other night, fark Clear Channel.

/CSB

21 Nov 2012 03:52 PM
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