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  1. mistakes
    Sony Accidentally Uploads Entire Movie to YouTube Instead of Red-Band TrailerIn case you were wondering why that Khali the Killer trailer felt so incredibly long.
  2. mistakes
    United Airlines Amends Grave Tomato Juice ErrorShame, SHAME!
  3. Iran Gains, Then Loses, Nuclear Weapons Program in White House ‘Clerical Error’The White House said Iran has, rather than had, a nuclear weapons program in what might be its most impressive typo yet.
  4. Guess Which Line Was Missing From the Transcript of Trump’s Immigration MeetingHint: The one in which he agreed with a Democratic senator, to the horror of Republicans.
  5. oops
    New Hampshire Fixes Mistake That Allowed Women to Commit MurderOops!
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    Can You Spot What’s Wrong With This Cover on the Women’s March on Washington?Oops.
  7. Clinton Really Shouldn’t Have Told Voters That Trump Wasn’t a Regular RepublicanNew analyses suggest that many pro-choice and economically liberal Democrats voted for Trump because they didn’t think he was a normal Republican.
  8. Pentagon Admits It Accidentally Sent Live Anthrax to More Than 50 LabsFacilities in 17 states, D.C., and three other countries received the samples, way up from what the Department of Defense originally reported.
  9. Sleepy Grandfather Arrested After Losing Kid on the F TrainOops. 
  10. United States Not-So-Narrowly Avoids War With MexicoA Mexican helicopter accidentally crossed the border.
  11. Cracking Your iPhone Screen, and Other Real-Life ‘Own Goals’PAY ATTENTION, basically, says a psychologist who studies this stuff.
  12. Mistakes
    Morton’s Apologizes After Forcing Cancer Patient to Remove His HatBecause cancer is offensive to restaurant customers.
  13. Candy Crush
    City Pays Man $42,500 After Mistaking Peppermints for Crack CocaineThe suspected crack user actually works as a substance-abuse counselor.
  14. Nelson Mandela Is Alive and Out of the HospitalGeorge Bush mistakenly released a statement mourning his death.
  15. Eliot Spitzer and Geraldo Rivera Bond Over Embarrassing Behavior If only Anthony Weiner could have weighed in.
  16. No, Trayvon Martin Did Not Film His Friends Beating Up a Homeless GuyGeorge Zimmerman’s lawyers said he did, but they took it back.
  17. Florida Prosecutors Accidentally Released a Photo of Trayvon Martin’s BodyAlong with George Zimmerman’s school records.
  18. Cheney Meant to Criticize McCain, Not PalinIt’s really all the same thing.
  19. mistakes
    Hilary Swank Will Donate Her Chechen Party Favors to CharityThe actress says she was not aware of her host’s bad reputation.
  20. Nancy Pelosi Did Not Attack Obama’s Messaging StrategyNot on the record, at least.
  21. Your American Dream Has Been Canceled Due to a Computer GlitchThe State Department mistakenly tells thousands they won a chance to immigrate to the United States. Whoops?
  22. One JPMorgan Intern Has Learned a Lot in a Single AfternoonSuch as: Don’t send a mass e-mail inviting everyone to bring fake I.D.s to a bar night that’s “going to get wild.”
  23. mistakes
    Tracy Morgan Does Yet Another Homophobic Stand-up Set [Update: And Apologizes For It]Women aren’t really attracted to other women, they just hate men, he told a Nashville crowd.
  24. clickables
    Read a Collection of Oprah E-mails Mistakenly Sent to Opera Software“Hi opera, I am nine years old, I was just wondering if you could send me some tickets to a Hannah Montana show.”
  25. mistakes
    Samuel L. Jackson’s Copy of The Avengers Screenplay Has LeakedDespite its secret production title, ‘Group Hug.’
  26. chris brown
    Chris Brown May Get Himself Kicked Off DWTSWithout even going before the judges.
  27. Howard Kurtz Keeps Hilarious Error to Himself Until New Yorker Calls Him OutHe thought he was interviewing Darrell Issa. He was not.
  28. taylor momsen
    Taylor Momsen Apologizes for Telling Glasgow It’s Part of EnglandTaylor Momsen probably should have paid more attention in geography class.
  29. A Scary Thing HappenedAnd other fun tales of disaster.
  30. mistakes
    Extra Features Missing on Slumdog Millionaire DVDsNo word about the subtitles, though.
  31. mistakes
    Anne Hathaway to Snap Neck of Golden Globes WebmasterIf any members of the HFPA wake up with blue hair this morning, they’ll probably know why.
  32. ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ Is Large, It Contains Multitudes It’s hard to be a woman (well, we’re told), subject to the whims of fashion mags and their demanding editors. But this month it seems the ladies of Harper’s Bazaar are maliciously toying with their readers. First, on page 83, the magazine recommends the “Smart Shopping” tip of a Diane Von Furstenberg military-style coat, complete with double buttons and epaulets, depicted in a stylish red and available at Saks for a mere $575. Then, on pages 96–97, a “Buy, Keep, Store” guide — instructing readers on “what to run out and buy, what’s still right to wear, and what you can ignore — for now” puts in the “store” category those very same “military styles.” Why? (“Epaulets are too severe for fall’s soft shoulders.”) What’s an attentive reader to think? Why in one place does Bazaar hate epaulets but in another recommend DVF’s version? We’ve got no idea. And we’re sure the issue’s Von Furstenberg profile is a mere coincidence.
  33. How Much for the ‘Post’? Question of the day: Why is today’s Post 25 cents in most of the city (or at least in West Village, at Eighth Avenue and 14th Street, where we checked) and 75 cents in the East Village (or at least at Avenue A and St. Marks Place, where this was spotted)? Your guess is as good as ours.
  34. CFDA’s Titanic iPod: It’s Unsyncable!The fashion-industry elite walking out of the Swarovski-sponsored pre–CFDA awards dinner at Top of the Rock last night found a particularly exciting treat in their gift bags: a Swarovski-crystal- encrusted iPod Shuffle. There’s just one problem. The crystals covering the case make the Shuffle too big to fit in its dock, which means it won’t sync with a computer. Unless, that is, the fashionistas go out and buy Shuffle adaptors, we’re told. Note to Swarovski: Next time, get a tech team in to consult on crystal size. —Jada Yuan
  35. The ‘Portfolio’-ing: When You Premiere the PremierIt was no mere typo. There must have been a conscious decision to use “premier” to describe the first issue of Condé Nast Portfolio, which nearly all copy editors, this reporter included, would have called a “premiere.” You don’t make a mistake like that across the board — on the cover flap (“premier issue”), in the table of contents (“premier issue”), and, most telling, in the promotional letter (“premier issue debuts” [itals added to nauseate]). No, this one seems to be intentional, a style statement by the new publication. Perhaps the someday-to-be- monthly business magazine is indicating that what you hold in your hands is indeed the top of the line, that this is as good as it gets, it’s the premier one, the most important, the preeminent, the top, the Colosseum, the best! For a premier issue to debut — well, it’s spelled out right there. If they intended the correct “premiere” (which means first, debut), they wouldn’t have coupled it with “debut.” So they must mean what they say. This is the premier, not the premiere; the best issue you’re gonna get. Take it as it is. —Carl Rosen
  36. Whose Interviews These AreThe New Yorker confuses Robert Frost and David Frost (whoops!), much to the amusement of both “Page Six” and the Gatecrasher. Porn star Jenna Jameson has lost a lot of weight and has started acting unprofessionally since her divorce. Real-estate developer Harry Macklowe gets preferential treatment at all Icon parking garages in Manhattan. Ben Widdicombe got an earful from Pauly Shore. The Russian Tea Room uses out-of-context quotes to give the impression that it has been well reviewed. Tom Wolfe will give a speech in Miami about art and architecture. A number of J.P. Morgan bankers are expected to attend Dana Vachon’s book party tomorrow night, despite the treatment the firm (or, rather, the fictitious firm based on Morgan) gets in the book.
  37. And, Suddenly, the U.S. Attorneys Story Makes Even Less Sense The Times Website at about 1 a.m. this morning. “And if you testify the wrong way, Kyle, say good-bye to the Endangered Species Act.” Former Key Aide Testifies Today on Gonzales’s Statements [NYT]
  38. Last Week in Minor MisunderstandingsIn this installment of our remarkably lax-on-ourselves annotated errata, we’re not quite apologizing for a Nader flub, a Central Park slight, and another Brooklyn border gerrymander. But we do find it necessary to clarify a few things.
  39. Ove Is All AroundWe enjoy Google’s longstanding tradition of altering the search engine’s logo to commemorate various holidays and notable events. But we also wish — today, especially — that the logo designers consistently remembered their company’s name includes an L. Other than that, well, Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too, Googe.
  40. Magazine Can’t Wait for End of Bloomberg EraWe’ll remind you, first, that New York elects its mayor the year after the United States elects its president. Then we’ll remind you that Mike Bloomberg was elected to a second four-year term — unprecedented spending, unprecedented margin of victory, remember? — in November 2005 and inaugurated on January 1, 2006. Finally, we’ll remind you that this means he’ll be New York’s mayor until December 31, 2009. Now let us point you to the first two sentences of Adam Gopnik’s “Comment” in the current New Yorker. The emphasis is ours: It is a sign of the times — which, a Greenwich Village bard once told us, change — that two former mayors of New York may run for President next year, and no one thinks that either candidacy is even slightly a joke. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is thinking of running, as a Republican, and current Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who will be a former by then, may run as a None of the Above. Hey, even the world’s most storied fact-checking staff gets a holiday break, too. Gothamitis [NYer]
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