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Up until today, Cal State-Northridge Economics professor Kenneth Ng had a website.
photo via Jezebel
Not just any website, mind you, but a Thai sex-tourism one called “Big Baby Kenny” that took you through the, ahem, ins-and-outs of the “Thailand Girl Scene” and promised “No Hidden Agenda, No Censorship, No Bullshit.”
[By "Girl" he means "Hooker."--BULLSHIT RED FLAG #1]
But then people got wind of it and thought, SHOCKINGLY, that it was creepy and inappropriate and, what else? Oh right: creepy. Then Cal State-Northridge said it wouldn’t intervene or discipline Ng because he didn’t run his creepy site using public/University resources. A free speech debate ensued, with Ng as his own most vociferous defender. As he told the LA Daily News:
“I’m not going to let anyone make me take it down. That’s just a personality thing.”
And by “anyone,” Ng did not mean himself, apparently, because earlier today, he actually took down his own site [BULLSHIT RED FLAG #2]. NOT, as Cal State-Northridge’s Provost Harry Hellenbrand said in a statement “because [Ng] considered the subject matter and content as unsuitable for public discourse, public discussion, or public debate,” but “because of the deleterious effect it had on the university’s reputation.”
[Which never occurred to Ng in the entire year during which the site was up, when he was waxing economic about prostitution--"The Thailand Girls Scene is all about expanded opportunities. It allows you to do things that just cannot be done in 'The World' or lowers the cost so much that a guy with a normal income can do things which he could never afford in 'The World'"--a trade that engenders child abuse, violence towards women, and human trafficking in Thailand.--BULLSHIT RED FLAG #3]
No, the reason Ng took down his website is because it was just too good [BULLSHIT RED FLAG #4]. In the only post you can now find on Big Baby Kenny written by Ng–all others have been deleted (although his delusional, grandiose prose lives on in this gem)–the professor writes:
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Often when we award the distinctive honor of DISGRASIAN OF THE WEAK, the offender’s biggest problem is that they are shameless about whatever shitty thing they’ve done.
This week, however, we recognize disgrace that has been acknowledged and loaded with a truckful of shame. As you may know, Toyota recently recalled eight auto models with brake pedal sticking problems, after a widely-publicized car crash took the lives of a CHP officer and his family.
Today, Toyota CEO of three months Akio Toyoda stood before the Japan National Press Club to deliver a most ashamed, sprawling, grief-laden public apology.
A little more than three months after assuming his post, the president of Toyota, the world’s biggest automaker, recited a long list of mea culpas to astonished reporters at the Japan National Press Club.
Filed under: Absolute Shame, Apologies, Economic Crisis, Fatal Car Crash CHP Officer, Global Economics, Japan National Press Club, Lexus, Public Apologies, Salvasian, Shame, Toyota, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda, Toyota President Apologizes, Toyota Recall
The NY Times has reported that Japan’s robots are now facing a devastating rise in unemployment, due to the economic slump of our current worldwide recession.
What does this mean for American robots? OH MY GOD, WHAT WILL ANN CURRY DO!?!? IS SHE GOING TO BE OKAY!?!???????????????????????? ANN! BABY! IF YOU’RE READING THIS, CALL ME AND I’LL START PUTTING MY FEELERS OUT FOR NEW GIGS. WE’LL FIND SOMETHING. EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT.
Thanks, Eliza and Pete!