February 27, 2009
The New York Times said:
A correction in this space on Feb. 12 about an article on hip-hop in China misstated the family name of the director of Acupuncture Records, who commented on the constraints faced by some musicians in China. As the article correctly stated, she is Wong Miao (not Wang Miao). The correction also misidentified the kind of music Acupuncture Records produces. It is electronic, not hip-hop. (Go to Correction)
That was confusing.
The New York Times was right on the internet, and then wrong on the internet, and then right again but wrong about something else, all on the internet.
February 24, 2009
The Twitter Fan Wiki said:
Twiterature – Quotes from literature on twitter. Marked by #twiterature. It’s a Thing.
It is not a Thing. It is just some guy saying a lot of incomprehensible things.
The Twitter Fan Wiki was wrong on the internet.
February 18, 2009
Jonah Goldberg said:
Via Instapundit, Dave Foulk says it’s 86,759 tons — in one dollar bills. That’s more than an Iowa class battleship. In pennies, that’d be 216,898 tons, which by my rudimentary math is what scientists call, “even heavier.”
Update: For the record, I went with the weight of a penny at 2.5 grams. What I idiotically didn’t do was multiply by 100. Anyway, I got this from a reader:
OK, first Foulk is off by a factor of 10, it should be 866,740 tons (787 billion one dollar bills each weighing 1 gram divided by 454 grams per pound divided by 2000 pounds per ton). Next you say the weight in pennys would only be 2.5 times the weight in dollar bills (86,759 tons versus 216,898 tons). A penny weighs 3.1 grams versus a 1 gram dollar bill (close to 2.5 ratio) but of course there are 100 pennys per dollar, so weight in pennys would be about 268,000,000 tons.
That was a lot of wrong.
Some people were wrong on the internet.
February 17, 2009
Michelle Malkin said:
On Nov. 4, after Barack Obama clinched the White House, the market closed at 9,625.28.
Barack Obama had not clinched the White House, or even the election, at the time the stock market closed at 4:30pm on November 4, 2008. The Electoral College certified his election on January 9, 2009.
Michelle Malkin was wrong on the internet.
February 16, 2009
Michael Ledeen said,
But we elect the government itself, as if we were the very incarnation of wisdom. We are “alternately made the playthings of [our] ruler, and his masters, more than kings and less than men.” We may chuckle, but it is the rueful laugh of the powerless.
It is not the rueful laugh of the powerless. It is the bemused chuckle of the sane at a wild-eyed lunatic.
Michael Ledeen was wrong on the internet.
February 11, 2009
ABC News Blog Political Radar tagged a story like such:
July 1, 2008 in Kucinich, Dennis
The story was titled, “Obama Shifts on Welfare Reform.” It did not mention Dennis Kucinich.
Political Radar was wrong on the internet.
February 10, 2009
If I were single, I think I’d donate [blood] more often — there are lots of young, attractive women there, they’re presumptively healthy and probably somewhat altruistic, and it’s natural to strike up a conversation since they keep you waiting a lot.
It is not natural to strike up a romantic conversation while waiting to donate blood.
Instapundit was wrong on the internet.