This Is Why The Phrase “Reading Is Fundamental” Was Invented.

The following is one of my biggest pet peeves.

Let’s say someone comments on a blog whose topic features a well-known name, for example – maybe a celebrity’s, political candidate’s or the one of prominent societal figure. And even though said name is clearly mentioned in said article SEVERAL times, for some reason, possibly a severe brain hemorrhage in between finishing the article and filling out the “comment here” field, that someone manages to horribly misspell that name. Or, in this case, put down an entirely different name.

And it’s not just in this one example I’m about to show you. I could tell you about many that I’ve seen in my years as an internet junkie, but I don’t wanna bore you with my troubles. (How did I manage to get through 180+ posts without quoting Stevie Wonder?!) I came across this incidence in particular whilst reading The Frisky, a pop culture blog that you may or may not have heard of. Well it’s certainly more popular than my blog, but there’s probably blogs about cats coughing up cat hair and paint drying that’s more popular than mine. The post featured an episode of Anderson Cooper’s eponymous talk show, where a woman is married to herself, or something. As you can see, Cooper’s name is mentioned at least once in the article. Aside from that, Anderson Cooper is a prominent, world-renowned journalist, so you’d kinda have to be living under a rock not to know who he is. So, then why this?

I’m even being nice here, neglecting to mention the lack of punctuation, the Selective Capitals and the use of “Humanitarian Reporter”, because I don’t even know what that is. Oh waitI did mention the other stuff. Anyway – who the hell is Carson? Did they mix him up with Johnny Carson, who is more than 40 years older and, um, dead? Or Carson Daly?!

Because they could be twins.

Nah. Better luck next time…”OK”. Nice screen name, by the by.

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