December 9, 2002 11:04 AM   Subscribe

oh look. it's chris rock impersonator, chris tucker, up to his old tricks again. ha ha... such a kidder that guy.
posted by xmattxfx (39 comments total)
They also misspelled Ashley Judd. (Or is that actually Charlize Theron?)
posted by staggernation at 11:10 AM on December 9, 2002

They all look the same to the AP.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 11:15 AM on December 9, 2002

Kris Rock was awesome in The Golden Child.
posted by Witty at 11:21 AM on December 9, 2002

It's not a recent trend... I've found dozens of examples of this from the AP, including being able to document three of them yesterday without even trying.
posted by anildash at 11:21 AM on December 9, 2002

that doesn't look anything like Kid Rock...
posted by cadastral at 11:27 AM on December 9, 2002

they've gotta stop letting Jackie Harvey write the copy.
posted by condour75 at 11:30 AM on December 9, 2002

Hey, isn't that Mick Jagger misidentified in the middle?
posted by eyeballkid at 11:32 AM on December 9, 2002

Yes, let's forget all about our third-world debtors. I vote we set up an International Monetary Fund to help our unfortunate brothers... oh wait...
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 11:36 AM on December 9, 2002

When did Spielberg shave his beard?
posted by cinderful at 11:39 AM on December 9, 2002

I thought Sonny Bono was dead.
posted by hammurderer at 11:41 AM on December 9, 2002

I thought The Rock was bigger than that.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 11:44 AM on December 9, 2002

When did Spielberg shave his beard?

posted by donkeyschlong at 11:47 AM on December 9, 2002

Mary McDonnell, Bill Pullman, Will Smith... please don't tell me they're making a sequel?
posted by inpHilltr8r at 11:48 AM on December 9, 2002

More bono.
posted by iamck at 11:49 AM on December 9, 2002

Stop the presses!

Oh, wait, there are no presses!

Get some presses!

Now stop them!!!


Profit !!!
posted by websavvy at 12:03 PM on December 9, 2002

Chairman Bono

He was asking for it by wearing the green Commie hat.
posted by Tryptophan-5ht at 12:22 PM on December 9, 2002

AND....this just came across the wire ** CORRECTS SPELLING OF WYNONNA ** from another stop along the tour.

What I think is even more disturbing (and you can't see it without access to the actual AP photo service client) is that the AP moved a shot of Ashley and some random hair stylist in Lincoln, Neb. who - get ready for this - had to style her hair when her regular stylist missed his flight from NYC! Now that my friends is news.

Many of you are figuring out what many of us in journalism have known for a long time - the AP blows.
posted by photoslob at 12:28 PM on December 9, 2002

That's a damn shame. They're in Nashville this weekend. Very good work for rich people to be doing.
posted by mikrophon at 12:28 PM on December 9, 2002

the AP blows

My fave AP gaffe was several months ago, when there was a wire report about resignations in the Yugoslavian parliament (I think... can't remember exact details) over responsibility for a grizzly massacre during the Balkan war.

Poor bears!
posted by scody at 12:31 PM on December 9, 2002

That's probably the only time you'll see Wynonna and Bono share the stage. And that's a good thing.

btw, spell check wanted that to read "Wyoming and Bongo."
posted by mikrophon at 12:39 PM on December 9, 2002

I think it was on the laserdisc of one of the Die Hard movies that printed a credit for the overweight black policeman buddy as being "From TV's Roc." [old, old show]

It was printed on the jacket of the disc, and they had to include a printed insert correcting the mistake.
posted by robbie01 at 12:41 PM on December 9, 2002

I can't belive this post has gotten this much response. :)
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 12:57 PM on December 9, 2002

You mean Chris Rock and Chris Tucker are actually two different people?!?!
posted by JollyWanker at 12:58 PM on December 9, 2002

So do they just pick a Judd at random for each stop on the tour?
posted by staggernation at 1:05 PM on December 9, 2002

Now this is some fetching headgear for Bono!
posted by scody at 1:39 PM on December 9, 2002

posted by xmutex at 2:09 PM on December 9, 2002

As photoslob alluded, all sorts of crap comes over the AP photo wire; three different croppings of the same picture (as if the newspaper photo desks couldn't do that themselves), throw-away shots of celebrities, random pix of non-news events all over the country...

Also, as I said over at Anil's site, the inaccuracy in photo captions you're seeing here isn't new. Caption corrections have been been almost as common as photos on the wire for a long, long time. What's new is that Yahoo is here, spitting out the AP photo wire without any form of filtration. So you're getting all the corrections along with the content.

When AP solely served newspapers and other more static media, this wasn't as much of an issue; the caption corrections would most likely come over the wire before the paper was put to bed, the corrections would be made and readers were none the wiser. The Internet has eliminated that time delay, and that in combination with reduced editorial proofing (at least on Yahoo's part) results in more errors making it to print -- or, in this case, to screen.
posted by me3dia at 2:33 PM on December 9, 2002

um.... but robbie01, the old, old show with the overweight black guy was called "Roc." I'm confused. Was the mistake that the guy turned out to actually be Chris Tucker?
posted by soyjoy at 2:44 PM on December 9, 2002

No, the overweight black guy in question was from Family Matters, a.k.a. The "Urkel" Show. He doesn't even particularly look like Charles Dutton.
posted by anildash at 2:48 PM on December 9, 2002

mikrophon: Now there's an idea. "Wyoming and Bongo," a Starsky & Hutch meets The Streets of San Francisco meets Miami Vice with two country boys fightin' crime in the big city. Starring these two.
posted by samuelad at 2:53 PM on December 9, 2002

I'm pretty sure the guy in the middle is actually Robin Williams.
posted by fidelity at 2:54 PM on December 9, 2002

(What, is this Fark now?)
posted by me3dia at 3:12 PM on December 9, 2002

Wait am i not the nly 1 felling stupid?? the symptoms are across the bored????/ Holy jeez it is happening it's turning to here ....... i have got a can of barq's has bit how do 1 open ti? thrusty, what ar... these btyttons for..f.dssf...

in other news, the was recorded in SOVIET RUSSIA yesterday 2. a beowulf cluster of 3. ???? 4. Profit!

posted by KettleBlack at 5:37 PM on December 9, 2002

Thomcatspike, you have some serious competition....
posted by scody at 5:42 PM on December 9, 2002

(What, is this Fark now?)

Yes - now let's photoshop the picture, adding kittens in every way imaginable.
posted by iamck at 6:01 PM on December 9, 2002

posted by KettleBlack at 8:27 PM on December 9, 2002

Have you ever actually seen them together? This does sound like a job for fark.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:08 PM on December 9, 2002

Winona Ryder, Sonny Bono and Chris Rock??? Sounds like a state fair.
posted by Brewer at 7:45 AM on December 10, 2002

Yeah, they showed up at the Wheaton College and the writer caught the strangeness of the scene.

"Even in the most bizarre worlds, self-described spoiled rock stars don't make appearances at campuses so conservative students are forbidden to dance on campus."

You can't find a Chicago suburb more conservative than Wheaton. But hey, I'm moving out in less than a week!
posted by john at 12:18 PM on December 10, 2002

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