#1 By: Rob Beschizza, October 6th, 2013 12:47
#2 By: millie fink, October 6th, 2013 13:38
it's funny how the specifics here (perhaps unfairly!) paint it as unbelievably unhip, as if these names were fringe-culture obscurities rather than something blaring from every goddamn radio station in America 24/7.
So being aware of what's blaring from mainstream corporate outlets makes a person hip?
#3 By: Ken, October 6th, 2013 14:25
I'm comfortable with the New York Times being a little on the square side.
#4 By: Rob Beschizza, October 6th, 2013 14:53
Consider it a necessary precondition.
#5 By: Tim, October 6th, 2013 15:14
This is an indicator of a much more common thing - the increasing absence of copy editors from newspaper production. In the name of savings, many papers have decided to 'just run it through spell check'. It results in lots of hilarity, such as 'meat the editors' - but it is bothersome, too. How am I supposed to trust that they've got their facts right, when they can't even get the words on the page right?
(Note: I did check, but I will admit to and own any typographical or grammatical errors in the above)
#6 By: Bytebro, October 6th, 2013 16:27
Actually, this story, which seems to collapse to - "Major media outlet is incapable of naming acts correctly, could the acts be from a parallel universe?!" - would make a good seed for a novel. Cory, you're on!
#7 By: ploofituh, October 6th, 2013 16:31
At least they're very good with corrections (as in, they actually do correct stuff all the time) and don't try to hide anything. This makes them infinitely more trustworthy than many other media outlets (especially "new" media).
#8 By: Mike Isacson, October 6th, 2013 17:41
I wish I was as blissfully ignorant of "Get Lucky".
#9 By: pat, October 6th, 2013 18:34
by the way, which one's pink?
#10 By: Eric Near, October 6th, 2013 21:55
I count two. Quite a collection...
#11 By: jackie31337, October 7th, 2013 07:18
How can you shun the mainstream if you don't know what's in it?
#12 By: jackie31337, October 7th, 2013 07:21
I work as a technical writer, and this is precisely why we still have humans peer reviewing each other's work. Our spelling checker didn't complain about "automatic testes" when I typo-ed it into the manual, but fortunately a colleague noticed the extra "e" before we published.
#13 By: millie fink, October 7th, 2013 08:14
Ha, right. And thus is revealed the ironic dependency of the Hip.
#14 By: leicester, October 7th, 2013 09:49
Those dang kids, listening to their Daft Puck or Daft Pink, or whatever. Back in my day, we had real music, played by real musicians, on real instruments! not this twiddley widdly electronic stuff!
Now get off my lawn!
#15 By: Jorpho, October 7th, 2013 13:04
I like Daft Puck. It sounds Shakespearean. Somewhere out there is surely a Renfaire band (or at least a filk group) who has used that name.
#16 By: Rob Beschizza, October 11th, 2013 12:47
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