A one-time school project gone terribly, terribly wrong.

14 March 2008

The Editorial Eye

Some folks have it, some don't.

My editorial eye is primarily a musical one. I first noticed it when I went to see a band billed in the advert whence I got the tickets as "Dire Straights".

Some time ago, I observed a sign reading "Live Sat: Vince Neil of Motley Crew."

And the other day I found a web page where an intense discussion of the finer points of the band "Spinal Tap" were being discussed.

However, it should be noted that the Spinal Tap board has a point, in that Microsoft apparently did not see fit to equip any of their fonts with an umlauted "n".

However, other people exercise their editorial skills in other media. Case in point:

In a nearly-related story, a California attorney was asked to surrender his "GO 2 11" license plate. This move by the relevant authority was due to some wanker-with-nothing-better-to-do's apparent contention that the plate could be read as "go to hell."

It's kind of fun to read the response.

Story blatantly stolen off the Spinal Tap Fan site.


At 12:39 p.m., Blogger Slave to the dogs said...

The exhibits are the best part of that letter. But who in the 11 reads "GO 2 11" as "GO 2 HELL"?

At 4:20 p.m., Blogger Metro said...

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At 4:21 p.m., Blogger Metro said...

Probably the same morons who believe in numeric Bible codes, that Dan Brown is a non-fiction author, and that the circled "K" on a bottle of Snapple means the company has paid its special Jewish tax.

Oh, and that Barack Obama is a Muslim.

In any case, those who do, should.

At 11:30 p.m., Anonymous PJ said...

I'm cursed with a form of savant syndrome: perfect spelling and grammar. It's very definitely a curse since the world is filled with misspellings everywhere I turn. And the Internet perpetuates them by giving them a sort of "if it's printed, it must be right" validation. Where's my vodka...

At 4:23 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

I might have to get that picture. And I found a ruling you'd love.

At 12:00 p.m., Blogger Metro said...

If by "get" you mean "steal", you're welcome. After all, I must have stolen it from somewhere, though I know not whence it came.

However, I'm also stealing that court report.

At 12:26 p.m., Anonymous Chris G said...

Does anyone know if the guy won his appeal?

At 10:45 a.m., Blogger Metro said...

Excellent question, Chris. Unfortunately in the malestrom of the interwebs, Keith Wagner and his GO 2 11 license plate appear to have been carried off into history.

Perhaps someone with better access to the legal files might be able to dig that information up.


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