Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Now Wait A Minute...

Keep on truckin'!
Yearbook pictures can be devastating - that is a known fact of life. But it's not too often that the names are just as bad:

Yearbook "oops": spell-check lessons
By Lauren Boyer
Newhouse News Service
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Max Zupanovic is listed as "Max Supernova" in Middletown Area High School's yearbook.
William and Elizabeth Givler's last name is "Giver" in the book, and Cameron Bendgen's last name was changed to "Bandage." Student council member Kathy Carbaugh became "Kathy Airbag."
And Alessandra Ippolito isn't sure what to think after seeing a caption listing her as "Alexandria Impolite."
"It was kind of funny, but kind of rude at the same time," Ippolito said.
A computerized spell-checker used by a publishing company spelled trouble for the school's yearbook, Reflections, bestowing new names on several students.
Leslie Givler was shocked to see her children, William, a sophomore, and Elizabeth, a freshman, listed in a picture with their last name as "Giver." Leslie Givler said she paid $53 each for two yearbooks.
Four of the yearbook's 176 pages, which featured the school's band, chorus and student council, were affected, said co-editor Amanda Gummo.
Ed Patrick of Taylor Publishing, which printed the book, said that the company takes full responsibility for the errors and that yearbook mistakes are common.
Another yearbook published by Taylor, Red Land High School's The Heritage, was delivered recently with 16 pages plagued by missing photos, misspelled words and gibberish filler text.
Patrick said the final CD for the 16 pages in question was never received from the school. What happened to it is being investigated.
The company was willing to reprint the book, but that's not what school officials wanted, he said. Red Land High School and West Shore School District officials said a reprinting of just the 16 pages as a supplement was good enough.
Thanks a lot, Middletown Pennsylvania!! What other bright ideas do you have up your sleeves, you sly devils? But seriously, spellchecking people's names? That doesn't make too much sense. In fact, the only thing that makes less sense is the fact that we put "Barry" Obama's picture at the start of this post. Why didn't we use a picture of someone better looking? Keeley Hazell, anyone?

Three hots and a cot.

After reading this next story, we were pretty shocked. Seriously, this guy has more amenities in his prison cell than we do at our own house...

Brazil inmate had $173K, guns, TV, fridge in cell
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The luxurious lifestyle of a convict in northeastern Brazil has come to an abrupt end after police confiscated a plasma TV set, gym equipment, two pistols and cash worth $173,000 from his cell, officials said Tuesday.
Bahia's Prison Affairs Department head Jose Francisco Leite said police raided the cell Monday in a statewide crackdown on drug trafficking.
He said Tuesday authorities have ordered an investigation of how of Genilson Lins da Silva got 280,000 reals ($173,000), two .38-caliber pistols and other amenities into his cell at the Bahia's Lemos Brito Penitentiary. Silva is serving 28 years for robbery and murder and was transferred to another prison.
Leite says Silva "led a posh prison life in his cell, which he occupied all by himself."

This one is completely absurd. They need to fire whoever is in charge of that prison... OK, we are perfectly aware that crime in Brazil is out of hand. But for fuck's sake - a plasma TV? In jail?

But hey, why stop there? Bring in a spaghetti machine and a Lay-Z-Boy and a loyal army of prostitutes. There are basic freedoms!


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