Saturday, December 3, 2011

SST Triple Feature!

I've been a fan of Street Sport Television (formerly Old Autos Television) since the beginning and have noticed many little errors here and there ever since I started doing this blog. Here are a few [more]:


They began putting the new web address up as of this episode (aired January 15, 2011), and um...yeah. You can try that address, but I doubt you'll get anywhere with it. They put it up 4 or 5 times throughout the episode and it was the same each time. They still use this graphic in the current batch of episodes; a new season!


Maggie Yoell, not Yo ell, who is holding the sign in the next picture.


Their sign maker has a touch of dyslexia too, it seems. ;)

Poor SST. I love the show and Rick Walker is a great guy, but man, they sure could use a proofreader!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Oh, Andy...

From the back cover of the DVD "The Real Andy Kaufman":


I know it's just superfluous apostrophes again, but still... They also mentioned a restaurant/nightclub called Pips on the inside when it should be called Pip's.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Furance? Furance?! We don't need no stinkin' furance!

From the local post office:


I'm happy to say that my furance will be in good working order for the coming winter. :)

P.S. The title of this post is, of course, a reference to Raul's Wild Kingdon from "UHF": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx6TBrfCW54&feature=related

Friday, September 9, 2011

My favorie kind of errors...

...the ones people PAY for! Here's another from the newspaper:


I would also either omit 'for' or substitute it with 'your.'

I need to start checking these Canadian Tire ads (and/or read the newspaper more often) because apparently they're a goldmine of errors! :p

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Stupid Hotmail!

This one is more of a pet peeve of mine, but the junk mail filter at Hotmail is definitely getting dumberer all the time!


I don't have junk mail here because I just deleted 34 of them, stupid! That also includes one VERY obvious one in my inbox! >:-(

I must say that for the first EIGHT YEARS of using my Hotmail e-mail address, which was basically my only one, I got maybe 1 or 2 spam messages a month, sometimes less! Awesome! Then they "upgraded" their system and I got flooded, sometimes getting 7 or 8 a day. Not a lot for many people, but a massive amount for me, considering how amazingly well I'd done all those years. It eventually went down again to maybe 1 or 2 a day, but now I'm back up to 5 or 6 a day after another "upgrade." I swear they have the dumberest junk mail filters on Earth!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"I'll take it out...on their s[c]ulls!"

The above quote is from the SCTV skit/movie "On the Waterfront Again", starring Bobby Bittman, Lola Heatherton and Lin Ye Tang. The below picture is from the arcade game Black Tiger.


It was found in someone's signature somewhere. Not sure if the mistake is in the game or if a person made that themselves, but I likes it either way.

Oh, and whilst watching a certain show, a guy was doing the ol' quotation marks with your fingers thing to describe some shoes. He said: cool "lime green shoes." The thing is, the shoes were lime green. The issue was whether they were "cool" or not. ;)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chimie artificielle

These three are from the Naturalchemist game site. Motion Twin, the company that makes this and other games, is French, so I give them some slack, as English is not their first language. But sometimes they make me laugh.


Come on, it's spelled correctly right down there!



I'm guessing they meant artistic... If not, that's an interesting group of alchemists!



Rack to the Future!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

SICK typo, dude!

From an old BMX video:


I was entertianed by this one. ;)

Oh, and when I went to name the file (sickbmxvid.png), I accidentally put sicbmxvid the first time. Y'know, sic, as in I made a mistake. *rolling eyes*

Monday, August 22, 2011

[not] Watching their carbs

Another from good ol' Street Sport Television:


It's carburetor. Oh well! :) The show is on summer hiatus right now, it seems. I'm sure they're very busy filming new episodes as I type! I really need to look up some of the car shows they go to. There's an excellent one only 30 minutes or so from here, but I keep forgetting! (I just wrote to them to get the lowdown)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Because, It's Midnite

From the first forum I started posting these at, The Shizz:


I'm told there's a game called Midnight Strike...

The title of this post is a reference to the band Limozeen:



http://www.hrwiki.org/wiki/Limozeen

Monday, August 15, 2011

Change-MY-Car!

From the Osamu Tezuka short film "Push":


Should be Change-a-Car, which is literally what the service provides. I wish that was a real thing...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

The Illiad and the Oddysey

From fanedit.org:



Odyssey is pretty much misspelled everywhere on the site, including in the poll on the front page as shown, but is spelled correctly by the editor on the cover art. ;)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Lern to spell!

From the Oxfam Unwrapped DVD trailer:


Should be Learner. I know a lot of people would have no clue who the guy is (he's a character played by Richard Ayoade), but that's ok. I was amused. ;)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

El cheapo pad thai

Not surprisingly, cheap food tends to have more mistakes than quality stuff.


- Should be Instructions
- Unitl
- Should be microwave[no s] settings

After I took that pic, I thought I'd show a comparison:


The ideal: nice! :)


The reality: not so nice. Tasty, though. It's a sort of slightly tangy peanut sauce with no hint of shrimp flavor. ;)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Zanac!

Noticed this whilst watching a review of the Retron 3 gaming console on Classic Game Room:


Desinded. I misspell design all the time while typing, but it usually comes out desing. At least I still have a 'g' in there. :p

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Doesn't anyone proofread anymore?

I almost hate to post this, as this is my family doctor's mother, and because obits are a sad thing anyway, but still...


Clam lake?! The more mistakes I see in our stupid local newspaper, the more it makes me want to force myself into a proofreading job there! I bet all they do is use Spell Check and if they don't see any red marks, they're good to go. I would've given them a piece of my mind over this and probably gotten [no, demanded!] some sort of refund.

P.S. I hadn't really thought of it before, but it is also inferred in that first sentence that they commited an illegal act...

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Frount?!


From a Food Network challenge to build giant gingerbread houses, these were instructions found on the inside of the wooden structure used to hold one of them together.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

BEST ONE YET!

Or close to it! :) It's an ad found in the local newspaper:


Let's see...

1. Wintermaintenance?
2. Winter-wise. Not too bad, though it's not really to be used in a descriptive way, but more as a course of action... Therefore, winter wise.
3. Up tp 5 litres!
4. Synilictic is not a word. I checked. That should also be two sentences after 'Lube, oil and filter,' not one run-on one. (Or perhaps with a semi-colon after the 'Formula 1 oil' part.)
5. The hyphen in 'top-up' is unnecessary.
6. #1 Auto PANTS! :D
7. #Tire Store!

Oh man... A lot of people are to blame for this, but I thank them all for their inattention to detail!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Charles is hip

Kayvon TV strikes again, this time with a shot from when Kayvon met Prince Charles:



Charles was commenting on Kayvon's hat and actually said "that's a very smart hat [no comma] you've got there."

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Much appreciated!

From a flash-based game I play called Formula Wan (http://www.formulawan.com):


The top time is the actual qualifying lap I did and the time below is what they gave me. Thanks! :D

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Street dumbererness


From the show "Kayvon TV", when Kayvon and a rapper called B19 he was talking to were told off by a cop. They decided to put what the cop said on the screen. Oh, the street was blocked off, so...?

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Footsketball?


From the Fantasy Basketball 'can't cut list' (meaning if you pick them, you can't trade or drop them); three FOOTball players! They're so good, they made it onto the can't cut lists of other sports! :o

Saturday, April 9, 2011

HUGE difference in many ways



On top, we have the silver McLaren F1, once the world's fastest production car, officially tested at 241 MPH, but capable of more. (and still more impressive than the Bugatti Veyron for various reasons, in my opinion) Worth $2,000,000 or so nowadays.

On the bottom, we have an actual yellow Caterham 21, a sporty little roadster that cost around $35,000 new.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Wild puppy's what?


I don't like to add too many like this, as it would be very easy to make an entire blog based solely on misused apostrophes (the most common error I see by far), but this one has some cuteness to it, I'm sure you'll agree. :)