What's wrong with this picture?!

umlautthoni's picture

http://www.nytimes.com/

(be sure to turn your pop up/ad blocker off)

Si_Daniels's picture

The Giants should be wearing less clothes to simulate Green Bay conditions?

Stephen Coles's picture

improper quotation marks on the Apple ad

Si_Daniels's picture

Nah, that's a newscorp styleguide rule. In effect since Mr Murdoch purchased the paper.

Stephen Coles's picture

Please say you're kidding.

jupiterboy's picture

People who want real quotes are dangerous free thinkers.

agostini's picture

« » <-- arent they nice?

umlautthoni's picture

Sii,

That was funny! However, styleguide rule or not, it's plain wrong.

Si_Daniels's picture

Sorry, I was kidding on both counts, although i still don't get why the G-Men are suited up. I guess I'll go back and read the article. ;-)

Si_Daniels's picture

They're trying to fix it... almost

original...

new, on first load...

then it breaks...

Go Apple, go! You can fix it! You can fix it! Go, go, go!

Miguel Sousa's picture

The thing seems to be made out of two SWF movies, one horizontal across the page and a vertical one on the side. The horizontal one is correct, but then the vertical one overlays it with the wrong quotes. Pretty funny.

The bottom line is, indeed, Wall Street Journal didn't proof read it...

Si_Daniels's picture

Makes sense, explains why the top one was easier to fix. The side one is going to be more tricky with PC's hand going over the type - someone will be up late tonight. :-(

For now it looks like they've reverted to the original - good move as the mismatched quotes just drew attention to the issue.

Si_Daniels's picture

Fixed!

Stephen Coles's picture

Hilarious development. I wonder how many were emailing Apple (or whoever produced the ad) to complain about the quotes. Just Si?

Nick Shinn's picture

People who want real quotes are dangerous free thinkers.

However, John Baskerville was an atheist, and was buried upright.
I believe he also wore very tight trousers.

Si_Daniels's picture

>I wonder how many were emailing Apple (or whoever produced the ad) to complain about the quotes. Just Si?

I’d prefer to picture Steve Jobs in Starbucks with a straight-off the factory floor Macbook Air. He’s sipping his quad espresso, enjoying a slice of Banana loaf while Sarah McLachlan, or some other iTunes favorite plays unobtrusively over the PA. He decides to check out the extremely clever ad he’s had placed on the online version of the Wall Street Times, so using a single gesture the WSJ page comes up. His smug expressions immediately turns to one of shock, the espresso goes flying landing on his shiny new toy. He whips out his iPhone and within minutes an army of Flash devs quickly start to fix the ad, fearing for their very lives.

jupiterboy's picture

However, John Baskerville was an atheist, and was buried upright.
I believe he also wore very tight trousers.

This is post 9/11. Everything (including punctuation) is different (and dumber).

Jack B. Nimblest Jr.'s picture

"What's wrong with this picture?!"

Someone found something really, really important to deal with!?

Cheers!

umlautthoni's picture

sii,

I would prefer to think that Steve frequents Peet's and wouldn't settle on the swill Starbucks tries to pass off as espresso. ;)

Si_Daniels's picture

The press double-shot...

But you could be right - this candid pic maybe says it all - Steve does a runner when Howard comes on stage... http://farofa.typepad.com/farofa/images/2007/09/05/apple_evento_07.jpg

umlautthoni's picture

I suppose it would be bad form for Steve to be going anywhere else but Starbucks. Then again, he IS Steve Jobs. He could call up any coffee producing country in the world to have his very own signature grind of Stevspresso delivered every day.

BTW, I wasn't taking any personal shots at you or Seattle. I just happen to be a Peet's fan as well as a Packers fan.

Si_Daniels's picture

No offence taken. I'm not a huge Starbucks fan either - not happy with Mr Schultz approach to our Sonics. Best of luck to the Pack this weekend.

jupiterboy's picture

Coffee People used to have a nice logo.

fontplayer's picture

Pete's usually has classical music during the day. Much better for working (for me anyway). (I am at Peet's right now, as a matter of fact)

umlautthoni's picture

The foam on a Peet's latte is what I affectionately call marshmallow fluff. I asked a Peet's staffer if they teach people how to prepare foam in a similar manner at home. I was told, "Only if you buy one of those.", as he pointed to an espresso machine they had for sale.

Sii: Thanks for the well wish. I only wish I could be there. 4-deg watching the Packers at Lambeau for the NFC Championship. Man.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7690574?MSNHPHMA

Diner's picture

The residents of Wisconsin thank you on your support of our local team . . .

In -6 degree weather . . . Yeah, it's REAL cold here . . .

:D

Si_Daniels's picture

My daughter had just turned four and we were watching a Seahawks game on TV. She was obviously paying attention, “Dad, they look regular size” she said. “What?” I asked, then I realized who we were playing. Hopefully that will be of comfort to the Packers - they’re not real giants.

Hiroshige's picture

New Pez dispenser...


...coming to a candy store near you?

Si_Daniels's picture

Obi-Wan-Eli - you're our only hope!

Dan Gayle's picture

I’m not a huge Starbucks fan either - not happy with Mr Schultz approach to our Sonics. Best of luck to the Pack this weekend.

Man, sxrew that guy. Sxrew Starbucks. At least we get to keep the Storm. (Ha!)

Si_Daniels's picture

Spot the odd Seattle team/owner combination... ;-)

Seahawks - Paul Allen
Mariners - Nintendo & ex-Microsoft people
Storm - Microsoft people
MLS team - Comedian Drew Carey

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