Friday, 28 June 2013

Straight-A student needs a D

She seemed such a nice girl at school.

But she'll be remembered differently forever because of that wretched Yearbook Proofreader.


Unless that is actually what she said.

In which case she'll still be remembered forever.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Late news

If you were reading this article in Friday's New York Times, you'd no doubt be surprised to learn that you'd missed the unfortunate demise of Leonard Cohen.



Luckily, it wasn't long before the NYT revised the article and added this message.


So Leonard Cohen lives after all.

He lives I tell you.

Hallelujah.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Crash and burn

I run several websites which help bring business to my printing machines.

Though I say it myself, I'm reasonably good at giving them suitable names which reflect the types of service they offer while also sounding attractive to potential customers.

If I ran a driving school, I don't think I would make this mistake.


According to Dennis A, among the courses they offer are...

a £280 12-hour mini crash course especially for, presumably, young Estate Agents,

a £485 23-hour intermediate crash course for those drivers who are one hour short of a day,

and a £610 30-hour novice crash course for those who feel they need more time as they haven't yet quite crashed enough.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Gorgeous exposed brick

Graphic image warning. The faint of heart may prefer to turn away now.

The Estate Agent's description of this Upper West Side apartment suggests that its walls feature gorgeous exposed brick.

Unfortunately, one of the Agent's own photos of another gorgeous exposed, er, well, definitely not brick, was somehow included with the apartment photos and it became clear that brick was not such an accurate spelling after all.


Apparently the Agent is denying that the photo is a selfy.

But that just makes me worry more for his friends.

Did he surreptitiously creep up behind one of them and capture the moment?

Perhaps the camera was set to Auto Flash.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Negotiating spelling

Dennis A sent me this which was posted on the Gipton & Harehills Neighbourhood Policing Team's Facebook Page the other day.


The situation ended well and, luckily, there were no injuries.

Apart from the pride of the NPT.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Thou shalt not spell

Here's an interesting take on the Ten Commandments.


So who, you may ask, is the book's author, E W Jackson Sr?

None other than Virginia's Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

Let's hope his comand of state law is better than his comand of English.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Look for out those typos

Thanks to Jon C for going to the trouble of scanning the cover of a recent edition of The Sunday Times Magazine and sending it in.

It's a spoof ransom note credited to Mat Gill and photographed by Kevin Dutton.

Mat Gill is a Senior Designer at The Sunday Times. At least, that's what it says on LinkedIn.

I'm sure he knows as well as anyone the importance of having your work checked. But, on this occasion, it seems that there was no one looking for out him.

Monday, 10 June 2013

On the bread line

There I was, enjoying my breakfast toast, when I almost choked on this.


Shame the strap line doesn't match the standard of the product.

Come on, Irwins, use your loave's and get a grip.

Oh, and while you're at it, see if you can find the missing fullstop too.

Friday, 7 June 2013

Hot food

Dennis A spotted this interesting dish on a recent visit to the Jinnah restaurant in Leeds. It's on the menu under House Specialities.


I'm not entirely sure exactly what aphrodisiac they use for the marinade but apparently it can make even a lamb or chicken appear fairly hot.

But, as the dish has 'a fiery strong strength', I wonder if the after effects to which the menu alludes are more likely to be digestive rather than suggestive.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Gunplay

If anyone can shed more light on this story taken from PennLive, then please do.

But first you're going to have to explain exactly what the term gunplay means because neither I nor Cris (@CRISis73 on Twitter), who brought it to my attention, have a clue.


And who's doing the gunplaying?

The Cop with no name or the hopping Robber?

Monday, 3 June 2013

Young Adolf

Every year, many high school students in the USA open their yearbooks to find that their Mum and Dad have gone to the trouble - and expense - of placing an ad featuring a picture of them along with some appropriate words.

It's a nice gesture, but sometimes it can go wrong.

Like, for instance, this one featuring a young baseball player from an unnamed high school which was posted on reddit the other day.

You can see that Mom, Dad and Kota's message did not quite say what they intended.


By the way, how many innings are there in a baseball game?

Nein.

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