Weird Al
So unless you've been living under a rock -- and we're talking a very big rock and way deep -- you witnessed the birth of an editorial anthem this week in Weird Al Yankovic's "Word Crimes," a parody of Robin Thicke's not-nearly-as-awesome "Blurred Lines." If you did somehow miss it -- perhaps you were traveling or in a medically induced coma, I don't know -- here's the video in all its glory:

Not only is it one of the greatest songs (and videos) ever, it's garnered Al mainstream coverage via Rolling Stone, E!, the Wall Street Journal, Billboard, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, and more. It's also gotten (as of this writing) just shy of 5 million views on YouTube. Perhaps the song really touched a nerve. Perhaps it's a rallying cry to all the word nerds out there to rise up and take back the English language!

Thy will be done, Al. Thy will be done.

By Steve Boudreault
 
 
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So a quiet week for typos this week. No screwed up diplomas, mangled yearbook pages, or embarrassing marriage proposals have made the news feeds. Guess it's time to dig into the archive for a classic, isn't it?

Many of us had the distinct pleasure of seeing some iteration of Sesame Street live in our youth, whether it was a stage production, a school visit, or an ice skating extravaganza. To hype up these visits, the producers would use these things called newspaper ads. (Ask your grandparents.) This particular production was headed into Shreveport's Hirsch Coliseum and ran this advertisement. It's either a really egregious typo, or someone had a serious grudge against The Count.  

One! One horrifying typo! Ha ha ha!

By Steve Boudreault



 
 
2014 World Cup Logo
So it's in the history books that the U.S. team lost to Belgium in the 2014 World Cup. It stinks, but for a short while there the country was caught up in the fever of it all and folks were good-naturedly having a go at Belgium and the Belgians, despite not having given either a second thought in ... well, ever, really.

What Americans do think about on a more regular basis, though, is the venerable Waffle House chain. Why? Well ... it's waffles. And we're Americans. What more is there to say?

So the Waffle House decided to get in on the U.S./Belgium rivalry by boycotting Belgian waffles the day of the big game. To let the world know, they sent out this tweet:

Yep. Belgium waffles.

Of course, the Internet being the Internet, folks were quick to point out the typo. In response, Meghan Irwin, Waffle House's communication specialist and social media manager, had this to say:

"I think it takes away from our brand's personality if we try to put too much strategy or too much thought into something."

There you have it, folks. The takeaway from the Waffle House Book of Wisdom: Don't think too much.

By Steve Boudreault