The Disney Channel needs a copy editor to keep it from making an oversight like this on its “bumpers” — those little pre-recorded bits it uses when it goes to and comes back from commercial breaks.
Do you see it?
My daughter caught this a while back. So I asked her to take a cell phone photo.
Yep. Some genius decided to save a few bucks by reusing last year’s “bumpers.” Completely forgetting they were stamped with the year, right on the side of the lifeguard shelter.
Kudos to my daughter, Elizabeth Apple, for being sharp enough to pick up on this. Clearly, she spends too much time reading her dad’s blog.
Or watching TV. One or the other.
And Disney Channel, if you’re out there: Elizabeth just graduated from high school and is looking for a job. Call me and I can help you set up an interview with her.
You know who else needs a copy editor?
Local TV news operations. Chicago’s WMAQ-TV in particular. And Harrisburg’s Fox43 TV news. And Local 15 News in Mobile, Ala. And other local TV news operations. And creators of mobile apps. And Martha Stewart’s TV operation. And Baseball jersey manufacturers. And T-shirt designers. And Georgetown University. And Kansas State University. And the New York Jets, the Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals (boy, do they need a copy editor). And the National Hockey League. And Fox Sports. And college athletic department ticket offices. And the Virginia general assembly. And college alumni magazines. And pharmacies. And the makers of Sudafed. And Borders bookstore. And government agencies and political candidates. And Tea Party candidates. And city and county Boards of Elections. And the state of Pennsylvania. And the U.S. Postal Service. And South African traffic cops. And road paving contractors. And the Ohio Dept. of Transportation. And billboard companies. And sign painters. And Home Depot and manufacturers of â€œhoodies.â€ And rubber stamp designers. And glass etchers. And restaurants, breakfast joints, Chinese restaurants and cake decorators. And more cake decorators. And drive-in movie theater managers. And South Africa’s New Age and Sunday Independent newspapers. And Dublin’s Sunday Business Post. And newspapers in the U.K. And the Washington Post, the New York Times (Hey! A repeat offender!) the New York Post, Newsday, the Chicago Sun-Times (Another repeat offender!), the Rochester, N.Y., Democrat & Chronicle, the Missoula, Mont., Missoulian, the Times-Record of Denton, Md., the Amarillo (Texas) Globe News, the Waynesboro News Virginian, the Virginian-Pilot, the Green Bay Press-Gazette, the Carbondale, Ill., Southern Illinoisian, and Time magazine. And the Associated Press. And Mann’s Jeweler’s Accent magazine. And CNN and CNN Money and Fox News (and Fox News again) and German news channel N24. And Google Newsâ€™ â€˜bots.