Tuesday, April 6, 2010

When you're using the 50% rule, you're doomed to...well, about a 50% failure rate.

I guess this radio station was going by the 50% rule: If we're not sure how to spell it, we'll spell it two ways, and we've got a 50% chance of being right.

The problem with being 50% right is that you're also 50% wrong. Taylor's last name is Hawkins. I love the look on poor Taylor's face in the picture. It's like he looked down at the misspelling and felt as disgusted as I felt when I saw it. This dude's an amazing drummer and has been in some pretty popular bands (most notably the Foo Fighters), so I'm surprised that radio station webmasters--y'know, people who are relatively knowledgeable about music-related stuff for a living--can't manage to figure out how to spell his name by now! (OK, they did get it right--once. But they got it right in the smaller text, not in the big, bold headline text, so does it really count?)

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