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Old 04-02-2013, 22:16   #1
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Florida DJ's suspended for calling water 'dihydrogen monoxide'

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Old 04-02-2013, 22:34   #2
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I don't understand the urge to listen to idiot morning guy radio station idiot dj's, the 5th grade prank calls made by 50 year olds and other stupidity. It does not surprise me that an apparently significant portion of their audience never even took Chem 105 or heard of water referred to as the Mickey Mouse molecule.
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:37   #3
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He is screwed. Serious violation of FCC regs.
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:44   #4
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He is screwed. Serious violation of FCC regs.

Since I have no clue on some of the FCC stuff, What regs did he violate?
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:48   #5
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Since I have no clue on some of the FCC stuff, What regs did he violate?
Saying the truth on the air?
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:49   #6
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He is screwed. Serious violation of FCC regs.
Telling the truth is an FCC violation?

If so, a lot of things make sense now.
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Old 04-02-2013, 22:53   #7
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Seriously?

What is this world coming to?
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Old 04-02-2013, 23:16   #8
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Using public airwaves to incite panic.
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Old 04-02-2013, 23:20   #9
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Using public airwaves to incite panic.
They damned near locked up Orsen Wells and The Mercury Theater for the same thing back in the thirties. HH
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Old 04-02-2013, 23:21   #10
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But if the panic is because people are morons and can't google a simple term, then is it really inciting panic? I don't agree that's what they are doing.

That's like saying that I should be charged with disorderly conduct for open carrying(where legal) because someone became scared/called police at the sight of my gun and/or was too ignorant to know that the law allows it.
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Old 04-02-2013, 23:26   #11
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Wow, that's just stupid that they would get in trouble for that! Years ago we had a couple of guys on a Boston radio station get fired for an April Fools prank, but they had announced that Boston mayor Mumbles Menino had been killed in a car accident.
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Old 04-03-2013, 00:46   #12
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DHMO is no joke, you can die if you breathe the stuff.



IS it really news if stupid people panic.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:20   #13
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No joke, a whole city council was on the verge of voting to ban dihydrogen monoxide after reading that people could die breathing it. That is until someone who was actually smart enough to pass 5th grade science knew that dihydrogen monoxide is WATER!!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:41   #14
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Would he be in as much potential trouble had he said H2O instead of dihyrdrogen monoxide?

The general public being absolute morons, and forgetting their obama-phones can use google, is not grounds for a Felony charge.

The public panic shows just how sheepish people are when it comes to what they hear on (any) media outlet.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:34   #15
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Apparently what they did can be construed as falsely saying that the water supply is poisoned, and that is big trouble.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:27   #16
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The general public being absolute morons, and forgetting their obama-phones can use google, is not grounds for a Felony charge.
What you have to realize now days is about the population are such morons that they voted for obama, twice.
You can't expect much rational thought to come from them.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:04   #17
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Using public airwaves to incite panic.
Their intent was to incite panic? How could you prove that? Got some leaked memos or emails?

This is a stupid joke that I've heard on the air before (with no panic). The water dept overreacted and is providing the radio station with a lot of free publicity.

A similar thing happened in north metro ATL years ago when a dj announced that the city of Duluth was going to change its name to Moaning because it was so close to Cumming. Much name calling and threats of legal action ensued, but in the end the only outcome was the shows numbers went up.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:21   #18
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If the point of April Fools jokes is to point out the foolishness of the people who don't get them, that may be the winner for the year.

Reminds me of:
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On January 15, 1999, David Howard, a white aide to Anthony A. Williams, the black mayor of Washington, D.C., used "niggardly" in reference to a budget. This apparently upset one of his black colleagues (identified by Howard as Marshall Brown), who interpreted it as a racial slur and lodged a complaint. As a result, on January 25 Howard tendered his resignation, and Williams accepted it.
I think it would be worth getting fired if the rest of the world knew it was because the person firing you was too stupid to understand what you were saying.

The people commenting talk about Floridians being stupid but, honestly, try this in the northeast and they probably would have the national guard on the streets and the mayor would be calling in scientists to explain how that stuff got in the water.
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:29   #19
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Wow, that's just stupid that they would get in trouble for that! Years ago we had a couple of guys on a Boston radio station get fired for an April Fools prank, but they had announced that Boston mayor Mumbles Menino had been killed in a car accident.
Opie & Anthony on WAAF. Menino's wife was NOT very happy about it. I'm pretty sure they have a syndicated show on XM radio now, and likely make more money now than they did then. Being as I'm from NH as well, the news didn't really 'affect' me all that much.
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Wow, that's just stupid that they would get in trouble for that! Years ago we had a couple of guys on a Boston radio station get fired for an April Fools prank, but they had announced that Boston mayor Mumbles Menino had been killed in a car accident.
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Opie & Anthony on WAAF. Menino's wife was NOT very happy about it. I'm pretty sure they have a syndicated show on XM radio now, and likely make more money now than they did then. Being as I'm from NH as well, the news didn't really 'affect' me all that much.
yep, O&A are really torn up on Mumbles Menino retiring, they are going to lose a lot of good radio trying to decipher his speeches. XM 105 and sirius 206 mornings
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DHMO is no joke, you can die if you breathe the stuff.



IS it really news if stupid people panic.
It is perfectly safe to handle in dehydrated form, though.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:02   #22
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Hes better off not speaking to a town full of morons. At least he knows where to sell stuff to the rubes.
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What about those weather alerts?


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What about those weather alerts?
That would be "using the public airwaves to incite toilet paper gouging".
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:56   #25
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The DJ needs to be locked up for being unoriginal.

Penn and Teller did something similar to this.

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