In “We Regret The Error”, his presciently titled review of The National’s new album Trouble Will Find Me, editor Stephen Whitworth described the band’s 2010 hit “Bloodbuzz Ohio” as a “lightening in a bottle” single. Alert Wiener Paul Compton pointed out that Whitworth probably meant to type “lightning”. Lots of swear words later, Whitworth bestowed $10 and a Typo Wiener T-shirt on the sharp-eyed Mr. Compton.
Paul says he’s “a film-biz refugee turned public servant,” and Google tells us he’s also a prize-winning home brewer who will spend his prize money on his passion: “I’ll either put it toward a bucket of locally-produced honey (Zeebee represent!) for mead making, or I’ll use it as a down payment for some way-overpriced bottle of snobby beer,” says Paul.
LIGHTENING IS FOR HAIR Spot a typo in this issue and e-mail the annoying details to firstname.lastname@example.org (write TYPO in the subject field). Please include the page it was on, and the article and sentence it was in. Typos include misspelled words (including names), garbled grammar and general gibberish. Factual errors don’t count but formatting mistakes do. To be eligible, typos must be in editorial content such as articles, listings, headlines and photo cutlines. Next deadline is Wednesday, June 5 at noon. The winner (who will be notified by e-mail) must be available to come to our office on the Scarth Street pedestrian mall Friday, June 7 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Good luck!