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   ESPN auto-filter blocks coach's name as too scandalous. Andy Dick taking note

07 Dec 2012 01:44 PM   |   8029 clicks   |   Mashable
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bdub77    [TotalFark]  
By taking note you of course mean rolling a dollar bill into a cocaine straw.

07 Dec 2012 12:16 PM
Cyberluddite    [TotalFark]  
Not quite as funny as a few years ago when some fundie Christian "news" site, in reposting wire service news stories, filtered the word "gay" to "homosexual" (fundies never use the word "gay" to describe gay people, since they think it implies that you can be "happy" as a sodomite sinner). This resulted in the stories about Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay coming out like this:

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07 Dec 2012 01:14 PM
pagstuff     
Can Dick Trickle get in on this?

07 Dec 2012 01:48 PM
Fark Rye For Many Whores     
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07 Dec 2012 01:48 PM
c-ment     
Penis van Lesbian?

07 Dec 2012 01:48 PM
Fubegra    [TotalFark]  
Truly clbuttic!

07 Dec 2012 01:49 PM
Whiskey Dickens     
FTFA:
The site's auto-filter apparently took the man's name out of context as an anti-homophobic slur.

Quit journalizing. Apply at Burger King.

07 Dec 2012 01:50 PM
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No? Really? I was sure.

07 Dec 2012 01:51 PM
Moosecakes     
"Anti-homophobic slur"

Ya picked the wrong words there, Mr Blogger.

07 Dec 2012 01:52 PM
ampoliros     
I've run into this problem (Dyke is in my name). The most memorable was when ToysRus wouldn't let my wife ship a gift, saying that our inscription (and billing info) was offensive. She actually wrote them about it and the response was basically, "We're sorry you have an offensive name. Have you considered changing your it?"

07 Dec 2012 02:02 PM
ampoliros     
*changing it

/bad editing

07 Dec 2012 02:03 PM
PsyLord     
Dick Butkus is now a coach?

07 Dec 2012 02:03 PM
WGJ     
The Sports Illustrated site Fan Nation is not ESPN.

Or is that the joke?

07 Dec 2012 02:04 PM
happyleper     
FTFA:

He also happens to possess a surname that might trip up some 12-year-old boys -- or, apparently, an anti-vulgarity auto-filter used by the Sports Illustrated site Fan Nation.

Fail tag belongs to subby -- this wasn't ESPN.

07 Dec 2012 02:04 PM
The Downfall     
Sports Illustrated is not ESPN

07 Dec 2012 02:05 PM
russlar     
Ahh yes... The Steve Levy auto-filter.

07 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
bossuniversalAA     
what ever man
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07 Dec 2012 02:08 PM
On the Side     
Has anyone mentioned that this wasn't ESPN?

07 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
The Downfall     
Even Spongebob has referenced Blazing Saddles.

Link

07 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
offacue     
I was so hoping to come in here to see a Boobies post drifting down the comments.

07 Dec 2012 02:22 PM
leevis     
Misty Hymen?

07 Dec 2012 02:26 PM
TheGogmagog     

Cyberluddite: Not quite as funny as a few years ago when some fundie Christian "news" site, in reposting wire service news stories, filtered the word "gay" to "homosexual" (fundies never use the word "gay" to describe gay people, since they think it implies that you can be "happy" as a sodomite sinner). This resulted in the stories about Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay coming out like this:

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Happier than a Sodomite sinner in prison.

07 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
Cheesehead_Dave     
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07 Dec 2012 02:31 PM
TheGogmagog     

TheGogmagog: Cyberluddite: Not quite as funny as a few years ago when some fundie Christian "news" site, in reposting wire service news stories, filtered the word "gay" to "homosexual" (fundies never use the word "gay" to describe gay people, since they think it implies that you can be "happy" as a sodomite sinner). This resulted in the stories about Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay coming out like this:

[blog.pennlive.com image 453x278]

Happier than a Sodomite sinner in prison.

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/Geico Gutar guys image hotlink fail.
//Still won't come up in peview
///Not to mention I missed an obvious Penn state joke fail.

07 Dec 2012 02:35 PM
Skirl Hutsenreiter     

Whiskey Dickens: FTFA:
The site's auto-filter apparently took the man's name out of context as an anti-homophobic slur.

Quit journalizing. Apply at Burger King.


Why can't people stop directing insults at homophobes? What's wrong with the world?

07 Dec 2012 02:36 PM
you have pee hands     
HA HA
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07 Dec 2012 02:38 PM
Mr_Fabulous     

Cheesehead_Dave: [digital.library.northwestern.edu image 850x668]


They call it Ryan Field now, fyi.

/go cats!

07 Dec 2012 02:42 PM
Skeptos     
I have a Vietnamese friend named Bich who occasionally runs into this problem.

/and no, she's not one

07 Dec 2012 02:44 PM
wyldkard     
Jim Belushi told you this was gonna happen...

07 Dec 2012 02:50 PM
wyldkard     

wyldkard: Jim Belushi told you this was gonna happen...


Awww, you're not acutally supposed to FIX the word filter, FARK!

07 Dec 2012 02:51 PM
Morchella    [TotalFark]  

Cyberluddite: Tyson Gay coming out like this


He came out?

Actually I just saw that when deciding what text to quote. My real purpose was to note that it's the season when those fundie Christians don their homosexual apparel.

07 Dec 2012 02:52 PM
sephjnr     

bossuniversalAA: what ever man
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Beat me to it with **** van ****.

07 Dec 2012 02:57 PM
zerkalo     
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Lulz from the pre-internet days

07 Dec 2012 03:04 PM
coneyfark     
I wonder how Peter O'Toole has done with auto-filters all these years?

07 Dec 2012 03:08 PM
zerkalo     
Need an anti-homophone filter

07 Dec 2012 03:09 PM
bossuniversalAA     
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07 Dec 2012 03:12 PM
hdhale     
So then no quotes from John Updike either?

"For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do, they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities."

07 Dec 2012 03:18 PM
traylor     
Sonny Dykes

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07 Dec 2012 03:27 PM
CognaciousThunk     
Didn't college coach Houston Nutt have a team with 2 QBs named Dick and Johnson?

07 Dec 2012 04:00 PM
jdemartino     

c-ment: Penis van Lesbian?


Which I TV chat site I used to go to would actually accept, since those are considered "non-slang", "clinical" terms. But it still censored Dick van Dyke to **** van ****.

I used to know a guy named Dick Hare. Don't know why he never changed it. Got a lot of laughs when he was paged at an airport.

Later,

Joe

07 Dec 2012 04:10 PM
Slappajo     
Surprised it didn't catch Peter Jurkin being suspended at Indiana.

07 Dec 2012 04:31 PM
Ow My Balls     
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Meh, the best I could do.

07 Dec 2012 04:49 PM
Gordon Bennett     
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